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NEVADA COUNTY PICAYUNE
' 2nd, Year. Prescott, Ark., Thursday. May 6 1909. Number 14 [gjj, p, NELSON PIANO VS. THE VQSE ^Thoffman music CO Kansas City, Mo. i ^fS’v to your favor of the 10th inst., wish to say befort' we purchased the beautiful style 10 H. P. Nel ^ . from you we had in our home, on trial, a new piano from the Jenkins Music Co. It was after giving Vose P)Str;;ments a thorough test that we decided in favor SH p. Nelson Piano. While the price of both instru iS the same, yet there is a sympathetic soul-quality in ie and the touch, and style, makes, in our judgment, .jg’on piano the superior instrument, and I assure you ffnnn we shall cheerfully recommend to our friends P. Nelson Piano. Very truly Signed W.m. Coflu n. Lt Monson Prescott, Ark. Sells the H. P. Nelson Pianos. mob HANGS 1WO NEGROES Marshal!. Tex.. April dO A mob entered th** county jail here early today, secured two negroes, Jrecle Mose and Mat ( base, and lynched them. The militia, which had been guarding the jail for the past three days, were relieved at midnight, and the itizens formed a mob immediate ly, taking the authorities by sur mise. Mose Hill and Chase were charged with firing upon and killing Deputy Sheriff Mark Huffman and wounding Con jtable Alex Cargill a few days ago while raiding a crap game. No arrests have been made. The mob numbered 10 men. and battered in the north wall of the jail, grabbed the keys from the jailer and rushed the tremb ling blacks to the street. They were taken four blocks south of the jail to Pope’s pasture, where they were hanged. Chase made adesperate attempt to free him lelf, but was overpowered and lynched with the other. Jesse Jefferson, one of the ne groes implicated in the shooting, was left in his cell. The mob proceeded about its work in an orderly manner, and there was little excitement. WHITE CLIFFS SOLD Ashdown. April do. The White Gifts cement plant and realty holdings on Little River were •old under decree of the federal court at this place this afternoon. The purchaser was Henry C. Brent,vice president of the Fidel ity Trust Company, of Kansas City, and the hid was $28 000. There was but one other bidder, »ho represented Arkansas peo pie who contemplated purchasing and operating the proposition. The purchase was made by Brent to protect the trust com pany. which was a heavy credi tor of the concern. NATIONAL DEBT INCREASES Washington, May 1.—The monthly statement of the public dept shows that at the close of business yesterday the debt,less cash in the treasury,amounted to $1.025,983,823. which is an in crease for the month of $3,207,303 The debt is recapitulated as follows: Interest bearing debt. $913, 317.490 debt on which interest has ceased since maturity. $3, 131. 115. Debt bearing no interest. $386, 969,052. Total. $1,303.117.658. The cash in the treasury is classified as follows: Gold reserve, $150,000,Of >0. Trust fund, $1,333,574,800. General fund, $100,000,320. In national bank depositories. $71,150,204. In the Philippine treasury. $4 135,945. Total. $1,725,479,434. against whHi there a**e demand liabili ties outstanding amounting to $1,448,045,599, which leaves a cash balance on hand of $277, 133,8.35. A LIVING SKELETON is the final condition of any child that has worms —if it lives. 1 liink ol any thing in your stomach that eats ail yon take as nourisnment. Nine-tenths "1 the babies have worms, maybe yours has Be certain that it has not by giv it White's Cream Vermifuge it expels all worms and is a tonic for the baby. Price 25 cents. Sold by Baker Drug store. When you buy your j Spring Suits j we want you to see our line j _ I We have just opened up our Spring Stock ^ can show as pretty styles as you ever saw Prices $10.00 to $17.50 j I W. B. WALLER wt- fl DECORATION DAY Decoration, or Memorial day, as the thirtieth day of May is variously called, is appropriately observed in nearly all parts of this broad land in which there is scarcely a hamlet however small that has not the honor of being the last resting place of some soldier of our great war; the greatest and most obstinately fought war of modern times. In it were engaged practically every free man fit for military service in the South, and a very large proportion of the men in the North, besides many regi ments of colored troops enlisted from ths former slaves near the end of the war. After four years of valiant lighting, stubborn on the part of the North, and desperate on the part of the South, there was scarcely a family in the country that did not mourn the loss of a loved one sacrificed on the one side or the other of this dreadful strife. It was a stupendous national calamity, a tremendous setback to the progress of the country as a whole and especially to the South, which suffered most be cause it was the theater of war. Even now, after the lapse of more than a generation since the war. its baleful effects are still felt and in some parts of the country are painfully apparent. At the close of the civil war the nation was in mourning, but for some time there was no public ceremonial in honor of our departed heroes. It was in the South, and soon after the war that the custom of annually decorating the graves ! of the soldiers with appropriate i public ceremonies was first insti ; luted. It spread rapidly, how jever, and was soon in vogue through the land, and most of S the States have set apart a day m late spring or early summer as a legal holiday for that purpose: | many, though not all, adopting ! the thirtieth day of May as Me mo! ial or Decoration Dav. It was an impressive spectacle in the early seventies to see the sturdy veterans, then in the full vigor of manhood, marching to the “Dead March in Saul” or in step with the beat of muffled drums, on their way to decorate the graves of their fallen com rades. It betokened the power of the nation and reminded of the pomp and circumstance of war from which the country had but recently emerged. A Decoration Day parade now is. perhaps, equally impressive, : hut suggestive °f different ! thoughts. Now there are far more soldiers’ graves to decorate, and fewer soldiers to do the decorating, and what few are in line march with an unsteady I step and are bent if not broken by age; indeed, they are fortu nate if they have the strength to march at all. The sons and grandsons ot many of them in the regalia of the “Sons of Veterans,” march in the same procession, and we are sadly reminded that the soldiers of the war of ’61 will not long be with us, and that soon their part in the Decoration Day ceremonies will have to be performed bv a younger genera tion. In some places there are only the graves of the l 'nion dead to be decorated, in others only those of the Confederate dead, while in many the Northern and Southern armies sleep side by side “the sleep that knows no waking,” and it is most affect ing to see the aged veterans of i the blue and gray marching in the same procession and with equal respect and veneration decorating the graves of the de parted heroes of both armies with flowers and the cherished flag of their united country. Since the great war we have had another war, a comparative ly small war; but it served one great purpose in showing that all sections of the country are equally loyal and devoted to “Old Glory.” When war with Spain was de clared and president McKinley called for volunteers, very few of the veterans of ’61 were fit for service because of advanced age, but those who were, and none more enthusiastically than those who had worn the gray, hastened to tender their services, and thousands who could not pass muster themselves sent their sons. And so in our modern khaki uniform in the Spanish war the Union and Con federate veterans and their sons fought side by side with equal valor and patriotism under the o d flag. None performed more valiant or more heroic service in the Cuban campaign than did Gener al .Joseph W heeler, lie had distinguished himself as a dash ing and successful cavalry com mander in the Confederate ser vice, and he resigned his seat in Congress to accept from Presi dent McKinley a commission as Major General of Volunteers in the Spanish War. It is time that the Nation’s wounds were healed. It is time that we forgot the animosities that manifested themselves in the conflict of ’61. On Decora tion Day let us with solemn pride and in the valor of those whose graves we decorate rejoice that their sacrifice was not in vain, and that we have a united country all sections of which are equally patriotic. —Comfort. ... -- LAKE SEAMEN STRIKE Chicago, May 1. — Seventy three hundred members of the lake seamen have gone on a strike to escape what they de scribe as intolerable conditions. They have the co-operation of 6,100 fireman, engineers, cooks and stewards, who are already on strike. The strikers in a statement through their national officers tonight say that they are deter mined to stay out until they have defeated the plans of the owners, members of the Lake Carries’ Association, to keep them on watch continuously instead of 12 hour shifts, to blacklist them, to reduce their fall wages to $15 a month and to force the men to sign contracts not to belong to any labor union. As rapidly as navigation opens and indepen dent vessels enter trade, the union will ship men on boats that don’t adopt the rules of th » Lake Carriers’ Association. This will reduce the number of strik ers one-hall’. —- - --- 1 - BEYOND EXPRESSION G. W. Farlowe, East Florence, Ala., writes: “For nearly seven years I was afflicted with a form of skin disease which caused an almost unbearable itching. I could neither work, rest nor I sleep in peace. Nothing gave me per | inanent relief until 1 tried Hunt's Cure. One application relieved me; one box I cured me. and though a year has pass ! ed, I have stayed cured. I am grate | ful beyond expression.” Hunt’s Cure is a guaranteed remedy ror all itching diseases of the skin. Price 50c. Mrs. W. R. Boney, of Stamps, Ark., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Mattie Cantley. Mrs. Sam Dickey, of Spring Hill, La., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Brown. A pure, wholesome, ■ reliable Grape Cream of I Tartar Baking Powder j The cream of fartar used in Dr. Price’s Baking I Powder is in Ihe exact form and composition In * which it occurs in the luscious, healthful grape. 1 Improves the flavor I and adds to the health- I fulness of the food • ./Vo Alum JSo lime 1 ^Vhojphate I r Dr n .r* . \ Prices1 Cream Baking . u PoWdcrJ STORM VICTIM DIED THURSDAY Texarkana, Ark. April 30. M. L. Purifoy, one of the vic tims of the storm which visited Texarkana and vicinity Mondav afternoon, died yesterday at his residence, 82(5 Hazel street, as a result of the injuries which he sustained at that time. His death came quite unexpectedly and was a severe shock to the family and friends who fully believed that he would ultimately recover. His condition, while recognized as serious, was not regarded as critical by those in attendance at his bedside. Yesterday it was deemed best to reset his right hip which was badly fractured when the build ing in which he sought refuge blew down, and he was placed under the influence of an opiate during the operation. He pass ed through the operation seem ingly as well as any one could and came out from under the in fluence of the opiate in a short time, showing no ill effects from either. Ten minutes later he died. When the storm came up Mon dav Mr. Purifoy with two or three other workmen was at work on a building on College Hill. Seeing the cloud approach ing they sought refuge in a small barn which stood near. With the first hard gust of wind this structure toppled over and Puri foy, in attempting to escape,was caught beneath the debris. When he was rescued a short time afterward it was seen that his right hip was crushed and that he was badly bruised and cut about the face and head. He was given surgical attention and removed to his home on Hazel street vithin an hour after the storm had passed. He suffered intensely, and from the fatal termination it is supposed that he had sustained internal injuries that were not apparent when he was first hurt. Mr. Purifoy was 55 years of age and is survived by a wife and four children. He has re sided here for some years and w as known as a man of honesty and fair dealing. He was a mem ber of the Central Christian Church. Mr. Purifoy was a brother to B. C. Purifoy of this county and had many friends here who re gret to hear of his untimely death. -. NO OTHERS It is in a class by itself. It has no rivals. It cures where others merely relieve. For aches, pains, stiff joints, cuts, burns, bites, etc., it is the quick est and surest remedy ever devised. We mean Hunt’s Lightning Oil. 50c and 25 c bottle. _ .♦..Seasonable Goods.... SOFT COLLAR. SHIRTS In White, Cream and Tan. Price.... 65c to $2.50 STRAW HATS In all the latest styles and shapes.. 10c to $5.00 UNDERWEAR For the entire family. Our Stock is Complete and our Prices are Right. Ozan Mercantile Company Prescott, - Arkansas.