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29th Year. Prescott, Arkansas, Friday August 17 1906. Number 47 N PRESCOTT MAYOR’S COURT W. W. RICE ARRAIGNED IN MAYOR AR NOLD’S COURT tad Fined to the Full Extent, of tne Law, For Failure to Work on the Street. Dr. W. W. Rice, a well known Bid popular physician of Pres et was arraigned before his iionor. R. P. Arnold, Mayor of prescott last^Wednesdav for fail re to workjon the streets or pay he lawful charge for such fail re. Dr. Rice pleaded “Not guilty” nd testified in his own behalf hat he was not able to perform manual labor; he exhibited is right arm,* -showing that : was paralyzed and the muscle erished away. He also produced certificate signed by four hysicians in the city, including ie mayor’s father. Dr. W. E. mold, certifying that he was Dt able to perform manual labor, here was no evidence on the Bier side. The mayor pronounced judg ent against the doctor, and as *sed his fine at twenty-five dlars, the full limit of the law. ie Doctor gave notice of an ipeal and will take the case to e Circuit court. A negro, George Furlow, was •fore the same court a few days p, and had no excuse what er, and was fined the lowest ie, ten dollars. THROWN BY HORSE j _ Last Monday and Right Ankle Dislocated. Last Monday Hosea McCain was thrown from his horse at : John Hale’s place about two ! miles from town and his right ! ankle dislocated, and the boy badly bruised up. Dr. J. S. Chastain was called and the boys leg set in place and dressed. His wound, while very painful is not dangerous. PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS. The Primitive Baptists had an old time foot--washing at their church at Smyrna last Sunday. Once a year these good people have their service including the washing of feet. -- Democrats Nominate Woman. Dallas, Tex., Aug. 11.—Mr^. Mary Cope was today nominated by the Democrats of Fanin coun ty for district clerk, This is the first time in the history of Texas that a woman has been nomina ted for office. The nomination means election. PHE BLOODY SHIRT JDOE JOHN S. LITTLE SPOKE AT THE CITY PARK YESTERDAY ISCUSSES RECONSTRUCTION idares in Substance That no More Fair Elections Can be Had in Arkansas- Makes no Pre tentions to Fairness. A rather small crowd assembled the park yesterday afternoon hear Judge Little andCongress m Wallace speak. Doubtless the clouds gathering the southwest just afternoon 3t many away. Ion. W. V. Tompkins introduc Judge Little. ludge Little made a very favor e impression on his introduc He said that some Republi 18 and some Populists were go ' to vote for him and he hated talk a!>out people who were d enough to vote for him. said that he had been taught believe that th^ populists were 'tty good people and that it is iuch debated questio 1 wheth the Democrats had swallowed 1 Populist or the Populists had *Hed the Democrats. said that the Republican tform challenged a compari °f the records of that party, record of the Democratic *>’• He accepted the challenge, commenced with the history reconstruction and hauled VeU Clayton and reconstruc 1 over the coals. e said they left 67 cents in State treasury which they ftt in their flight from the * house. They debauched the >°ls by making J. C. Corbin, ^r°, state superintendant of he instruction. hd he was willing to take any fears of democratic adminis l0n and would take the last years when we have three times as many people, twenty times as much business and six I times as much property. He said that during the las t ! six years we have paid three million dollars for education and one and a half million dollars for the old Confederate soldiers. He spoke of the Deaf Mute the Blind institute and the Ark ansas University at Fayetteville. He said that Powell Clayton says the great issue in this state is fair elections, and he then pro ceeded to tell about abuses of the ballot under Clayton’s adminis tration. Some of the modern Re publicans are good men person ally but there is a difference in being good personally and being good politically. 1 Ho said that when he was | elected governor he will see that 1 the laws are enforced, i Said that nobody had passed on the poll tax amendment but this 32 caliber Jew at Little Rock | (Judge Trieber.) I Said that in Arkansas whether as citizen or officer he will stand for white man’s government. Says the Republicans camplain because they are not allowed to pick their representation on the1 election boards. No, and glory to God they never will. He made no pretentions of be ing in favor of honest elections. We went there for him, we came away against him. Congressman Minor Wallace spoke after Judge Little, but it was too late to get in this paper. NEWS OF ARKANSAS / The following is the reading of the Constitution with reference to taxation for school purposes, and also the reading as it will be if the proposed Amendment No. 8 is adopted. It is being published throughout the state over the signa ture of Hon. John H. Hinemon, who is lending so ably and faithfully his labors and abilities to the success •f the amendment at the polls in September, and is in reply to a ques tion on the subject, placing the whole matter in its true light; Section 3 of Article 14 of the Con stitution of the State of Arkansas as it now stands reads as follows: “The general assembly shall provide, by general laws, for the support of common schools by taxes, which shall never exceed in any one year two mills on the dollar on the taxa ble property of the state; and by an annual per capita tax of one dollar, to be assessed on every male inhabi tant of this state over the age of twenty-one years. Provided, The general assembly may by general law authorize school districts to levy, by a vote of the qualified electors of Buch district, a tax not to exceed five mills on the dollar in any one year for school purposes.” bhould the vote in the septemoer •leotion be favorable to the adop tion of amendment No. 8. the sec tion above referred to would read as follows: “The general assembly shall provide by general laws for the sup port of common school taxes, which •hall never exceed in any one year three mills on the dollar on the taxa ble property of the state, and by an annual per capita tax of one dollar, to be aaeaeed on every male inhabi tant of this state over the age of twenty-one years. Provided, the general aaaembly may by general law authorize school districts to levy by a vote of the qualified electors of auah districts a tax not to exceed •even mills on the dollar in any one year for school purposes. Provided, further, that no such tax shall be ap propriated to any other purjwse nor to aov other district than that for which it was levied.” You will note from this that while the general assembly is authorized to enact laws increasing the state levy from two to three mills and authoriz ing such school districts as may de sire to do so to vote a local tax not exceeding seven mills, the per capita tax remains the same, and is not to two dollars, as you seem to think. Respectfully yours, ' J. H. HINEMON. State Sup’t Public Instruction. Dallas Long, a 15-year-old boy, who lives on Main street., Argenta, has completed a miniature steam boat, which is on exhibition at the Gazette branch office. 311 Main street.. The boat is about three feet in length, and about two feet in height, and baa two decks, stem wheel and complete engine room. It is painted rod, white and black, and the work is very artistic for one so young. It required two weeks to make the boat, and the only tools young Long used were a pocket knife and a small hand saw. Clark county is to have the first model country school house to be erected in the State, according to plans prepared by State Bl*t>eiln ten dent ,T. H. Hinemon. He has\fferal to give $200 toward the caustf.anl the building will cost about fefiOOf It will be located at the cross ro^s between Arkadephia and Rome, Gor don and Okolona, in Distrior 14, which has formally accepted the proposition. It was in this district that County Examiner W. A. Craw ford taught his first school. As the result of eating part of a can of sweet potatoes Mrs. George A. Lescher of little Rock, had a close call for her life, having been very ill from the effects of the pois oning. The can of potatoes was ap parently fresh and wholesome. There were 6.000 persons present at the Ex-Confederate reunion at Charleston. About $110,000 has been paid into the state treasury this year on account of liquor licenses. All the counties have settled with the state treasury except Sebastian and Sevier counties. Capt. Wm. Grayson has sold 5,580 acres of timber land in the northwest part of Clark county to Wm. A. Giles of Chicago at.$5 per acre. It is the largest deal that has occurred in the eountv in a long time. --- Stomach Trouble* and Constipation No one can reasonably hope for good digestion when the bowels are consti pated, Mr. Chas. Baldwin, of Edwards ville. 111., says: ‘‘I suffered from chronic constipation and stomach troubles for several years, but thanks to Chamber lain’s Stomach and liver tablets, urn al most cured.” Why not get a package of these tablets and get well and stay well? PrichS6 cents. Samples free. For sale by Baker^trug to” wholesale and retail. ^ ----- | MONEY IS WORTH ALL | l YOU CAN GET FOR IT | p ~'~~'==== . I W e don’t care whether you price Hardware and h urniture at other places but we do want you to price at our t place. In the long run or on special | items, we believe your money will buy i l more goods and better goods here than | anywhere. We make it a point to have f our prices in line, and the customer who | have stayed with us so many years know 1 that on lots of items our price is lower. | You will usually find what you want in our stock, you will find our store meth- j ods and facilities the best. We like for you to compare our goods and prices. MAKE THIS STORE YOUR TRADING PLACE AND MAKE YOUR MONEY GET ALL IT IS WORTH. j “ ( I I ! 1 1 ! __ 1 (In the big building) REPUBLICAN SENA TORIAL CONVENTION Held at Hope Last Saturday and Hon. Elijah Delaughter Nominated for State Senator. W. 0. W. AT HOPE. Prominent Speakers Make Speeches to Great Crowds. The Woodmen of the World had planned for a gala day at Hope laitJi^Jiesday. To that end they haoinvited the craft from far and near and had prepared a bountiful dinner, sufficient to feed “Five thousand.” But alas! the miraculous part of the occa sion was not in turning the five loaves and two fishes into food for the five thousand, but in turn ing the Woodman picnic into a regular, old time political pow wow. (That last “wow” does not mean “Woodmen of the World.” In the forenoon, Judge Little who was one of the big guns of the occasion spoke for two and a half hours on the important, inspiring and ever soul—stiring theme of “Powell Clayton and his Militia.” That took half of the day. In the afternoon our genial, handsome and urbane friend, R. Minor Wallace took the stump. (We do not mean the mystic “Stump” in Woodcraft.) But the old-fashioned political stump. He first assaulted the political question, and after struggling with that “Octopus” for awhile he yamped the ever d ‘lightful theme, “The Old Soldier.” “The old soldier soon vanished and he grappled with Lee’s History of the United States.” This was perfectly invigorating to the Woodmen. When he got to the battle of Murfreesboro, some of the boys slipped out to get a fresh i breath and a drink, and waited j till he got down to “Missionary Ridge.” He occupied just two and one half hours by Dio Lewis’s watch, and we know that is cor rect, beca ise Dio fixes watches. That took the other half of the day. The eloquent Mr. Tompkins, was there. He was loaded to the i muzzle with good things on the ] mysteries and benefits of Wood craft. but the day was spent and of course the boys had enjoyed it and that was enough. Bublic Speaking. Hon. W. V. Tompkins, IT. B. Mc Kenzie and J. O. A. Bush will address the citizens of Nevada county at the following times and places, to wit: Sutton Thursday Aug. 23, at night. Bodcaw, Friday, “ 24, at 10:30 p. m. Willisville, Friday Aug. 24, at night. Rosston, Saturday “ 24, at 1:30 p. m, These are the appointments o f Messrs.Tompkins and McKenzie, but theyhave agreed to divide time with me. ' They also speak at Caney P. O. on Saturday night, but I do not think it kvill be convenient for me to attenil at :hat place. Let everybody who can do so, go out and hear Respectfully, J. O. A. Bush. Public Speaking. Eld. E. DeLaughter will address the >eople at Laneburg Monday Aug. 27; iiosston, 28; Willisville 29; Falcon, 30; Sodcaw, 31: Emmet, Sept. 1st at 10 >’clock a. m. and Prescott at night, sept. 1. Let every body come out atj ,hese places as I have something good ,o tell you. , E. DeLaughter. 9JklfOVS Relief Caret Sick-HeactacTic, ^Neuralgia, Cramps, Cholera Morbus Diarrhoea, &c. as cents for large bottle The Republicans of the 20th senatorial d strict held a district convention at Hope last Saturday, and unanimodsly nominated Hon. Elijah Delaughter of Nevada county for state senator, Mr. Delaughter is a highly re spected citizen of this county, having lived here for many years. He is well known and has many friends. We are informed that he will make a vigorous . unvass of the district before the election. 5o per Cent Cain in 1905. Our purchases of Dr. Mendenhall’s Chill and Fever Cure in 1905 were 5o per cent more than in 1904. The fre quency of our orders indicate it one of the staple Chill remedies. J. S. Mer rell Drug Co., Wholesole Druggist, St. Louis Mo- Sold by Honest Druggist. WHAT SOCIALISM IS. (From Watson’s Magazine) “No, no, no! Socialism does not mean a division of property. Watson says that because he is ignorant and unfair. Socialism means the ‘Collective ownership' of property.” What a precious thing the right word is! Collectivism! The Socialist agitator gets as much unctuous comfort out of the term Collectivism as the good old Methodist sister derived from “that blessed word ‘Mesopota mia.’” Yes, I am ignorant, but I don’t mean to be unfair. Let us see: You propose to collect all the private estates, and t o form them into one vast public estate; and then you will allow to every body a proprietary interest i n and to this public estate, with out refrence to who did or did not own private estates. Yet you pretend to believe that this is not a division of property. Brothers, are you deceiving yourselves when you proclaim such a contradictory doctrine, or do you merely seek to deceive others? When our barbaric German ancestors in the olden time had overrun some province of the wealthier but weaker Roman Empire, it was their custom at the end of the marauding cam paign to collect into one huge pile the spoil of battle. Gold and silver from the rich man’s chests, cattle from the poor man’s field, precious vessels from temple and church, promiscuous loot from palace and hut, from bazaar and shrine, built up the heap of booty which belonged to the victors in common. Impartially it had been strip ped from the good and the bad, the high and the low, the coun try and the town. Collectively it now belonged to the good and the bad, the high and the low, the country and the town. And from this great collective hoard each member of the mar auding band took in proportion to his merit. Modern Socialism, more gen erous than the barbaric chief tains, proposes to allow the vic tim of the spoiler to retain a joint interest in the spoil. - - Listen at This Engine, boiler, gin with feeder and condenser, steam packing press, grins mill with belts etc. Will gin and pack 8 to 10 bales daily. Only $800.00 See Jno. M. Milburn.