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■2nd* Ycaf* Prescott, Ark., Thursday. June 3 1909. Number 18 rY0uCANjGE7jnHEM^ROMUS| ^ uA Buster Brown’s! Trade Mark Registered GUARANTEED STOCKINGS FOR MAN, WOMAN OR CHILD Jht Best-Looking, Best Feeling and Best-Fitting as well as Best-, Vttring 23 cent Stockings made. They are sold four pairs m.a box at ONE DOLLAR PER BOX ^ * will replace FREE any pair that wears to holes ia heel or too •tfrthin four months from date of purchase. Let us show them to you— jj^ you how to stop the drudgery of darning I K. Hamilton & Co. EXCLUSIVE AGENTS. lean Cure Cancer AT HOME without op eration, dan *rer or delay I will prove it can h e ^ cured. ILL PROVE IT TO ANY SUFFERER FREE 1 have a CERTAIN EASY METHOD that m this dreaded disease in a few ys. You can use it successfully home with perfect safety. Every eihouldknow about this marvel 1, painless remedy. If you have IMA. LUMP. SORE OR ANY SKIN DISEASE lit needs immediate attention ite at once and learn how I ca t re you at small expense. Obsti* te cases wishing personal atten nare invited to visit our sanitor l No matter what your condi n call or write. Hi. Bells Sanitorium Co. (Hernando St. Memphis, Tenn. SCHOOL PICNIC PR06RAM lie following program will be dered Friday, June 4, at the ool picnic. City Park, Prescott L Ichool children will all meet at school house at 9:15 to re re reports and be graded for aing of school next Septem chool will march in a body to City Park where we hope to tall the patrons and friends Na school. Song, “America.” School. Declamation Contest, Twelve young men, 8th and 9th grades. Two prizes, gold medal by W. C. T. U. and $3 worth of books by 0. L. Dunaway. May pole dance and songs, 1st and 2nd grade pupils. Address J. J. Doyne, President State Normal School. Dinner (all please bring well filled baskets.) 200 yard race- Alma Jones, William Briggs, Dale McDaniel, Alva Mathews, Cecil Gee. The races will begin about 2 o’clock. To the two winners, Baker Drug store offers two Rerall watches worth $1 each. 100 yard dash-Paschal Stew art, Ray Wylie, Clarence Miller, Claud Newth* To the winner, O, R. McDaniel will give $1 cash. 50 yard dash-Tent Marsh, John Hubbard, Ira Kizer, Jewell Vick, Scott Hamilton. Tom Thrasher, Seth Harper, John Hatley, Robert Harrell. Burnie Buchanan. To the winners in this raeej the Prescott Hardware Co. will give two knives worth 75 cents each. Sack race—Jonnie Hesterly. Holbert Duke. Roy Duke, Ran dolph Grimmett, Frank Brock, Harold Duke, Harvey Hale, Har ry Dawson. To the winners, Hesterly Drug Store will give $1 in value to each. Mens Pants We have the best line of mens Pants in the city—all up-to-date, in both light and dark patterns—both foil bloomer and regular styles, Come in and look at ours any-way and the chances are yon will find just what you want, at prices from $2.50 to $5.00. W, B. WALLER 3 ALLEGED NIGHT RIDERS FINED On Charges of Carrying Pis tols, and Similar Minor Offenses Lonoke. May 29. The prelimi nary^hearing of the five young white men recently arrested and brought to this place by Sheriff T. M.fFletcher and his deputies on various charges of intimidat ing and shooting into negro houses, destroying fences, carry ing guns and disturbing the peace, 20 miles south of here, was held at this place before -Justice W. L. Corn today. The accused men are: Foil Howard, Jim Cox, Jessie Jones, Lyall Ferguson, Henry Cornett and Lige Lucas, the last named being the constable of Pettus township, where the offenses are alleged to have been com mitted. Several prominent land owners were pushing the prosecution. The defendants had a host of witnesses. Both sides, foresee ing a hard fight, and evidently doubtful of convicting or acquit-1 ting evidence, entered into an agreement consuming most of the <iay. In the case of Foil Howard and Jim Cox. against whom the charges are most severe, Howard pleaded guilty to carrying a pis tol and was fined $50 and an ad ditional $50 for resisting an of ficer. When Sheriff Fletcher ap proached Howard at his home in the night time, Howard produced a pistol, but was detained by Sheriff Fletcher, and then began to run, whereupon the sheriff shot him, inflicting a slight wound on the left wrist. Cox was fined $50 for carrying a pistol. Lucas, the constable, was also fined $50 and asked to tender his resignation as constable of Pettus township, which he did. Jones, Ferguson and Cornet, who are mere boys, were re leased on a promise of good behavior. There were several other charges against Howard. Cox and Lucas, but they were dismissed on good behavior. The damages of these men were committed at different times during two weeks, and but for the timely action of Sheriff Fletcher, the crimes and damages would have been more serious, as a great number of the negro tenants on the farms in the southern part of the coun ty were on the verge of leaving the country, thus damaging the landlords thousands of dollars, and probably resulting in loss of life. The most important witnesses for the state were three women, who are alleged to have been keeping an illegal resort in an out-of-the-way place. The con fession on their part was only made after a threat by the sheriff to send them to the county farm unless they told what they knew of the affair. These women were asked to leave the country, to which they agreed. ---.——-* Sam 0. Logan will begin the erection of his new home on Christian Ridge as scon as the weather will permit. Mr. J. L. Hodnett, a very prominent citizen of Redland , township, was in the city last Saturday on business, and while i here made the Picayune office a very pleasant call. NEW SCHOOL LAW NOW EFFECTIVE Bush Bill Requiring Attendance of Ail School Children for Half the Regular Term, Affect* 30 Counties —Viola tion Means a Fine. About 30 counties will l>9 subject to the provisions of the Bush compulsory law, with the beginning of the next school terms in such counties. In fact, the law is now in effect, but it will have little application for some months, as the schools in all the cities and towns are now closing for the summer vacation. In the country, however, many of the schools are taught in the summer, and in such districts the provisions of the law will immediately apply. The law re quires that all children between the ages of 8 and 16 years, -who have not completed the re gula tion course of seven grades in the public school in their district for at least half the school year, or receive equivalent tutoring at home. The only exceptions are in cases of extreme destitution, the parents or guardian not be ing able to provide proper cloth ing, etc., or where the child is mentally or physically unable to attend the schoool, or where the aid of the child is absolutely es sential to the support of the family. Children living over two and one-half miles from the nearest schoolhouse are also ex cused. *In all such cases a certi ficate excusing the parent from liability under the law must be secured. Children between the ages of eight and 16 years must not be employed in factories or mines or be employed by persons in any way during the school period, unless they have the certificate above mentioned. The person so employing a child will be sub ject to a fine of from $10 to $30, and any parent or guardian who violates the provisions of the law requiring the attendance of children at school will be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be subject to a fine of from $10 to $25. One or more attendance of ficers must be appointed by the board in districts that will justify such appointment, and it shall be the duty of this officer to en force the law, serve papers in case of violation, etc., the same as any other officer of the law. In districts having no attendance officer to report violation of law, this duty will devolve upon the clerk of the school board. Each town or district of 10,000 population, in addition to attend ance officers, may provide a tru ancy school, where children given to habitual loitering may be looked after. Incorrigibles and those of vicious disposition are also to be asigned to this school and required to attend it. All fines to be recovered from the operation of the law go into the school fund of the district to help maintain the cost of employ ing attendance officers and main taining the truancy schools. A synopsis of the school at tendance law must be published at least 10 days before each ses sion of the school opens. The following counties are subject to the provisions of the new law: Sebastian, Benton, Carroll, Clay, Cleveland, Craighead, Crawford, Faulker, Franklin, Fulton, Gar land, Grant, Greene, Independ ence, Jackson, Johnson.Madison, Newton, Nevada, Prairie, Kan Ob Price’s W Cream ■ ®a JVlsr I u PoWdcr fv5° f Years the Standard A pure, Cream of Tartar Pow der. Makes fines! cake and J pastry, light, flaky biscuits, 4 delicious griddle cakes— M palatable and wholesome. No alum, no lime phosphates. Avoid baking powders made from alum, Noonecan continuously eat food mixed with alum without injury to health. dolph, Scott, Sevier,Sharp, Stone, St. Francis. Union, Van Buren, Washington and White. The department of edncation is heartily in sympathy with the new law, and regards it as one of the most salutary additions to the educational regulations made by the last legislature. CROPCONDITIONS BETTER THAN IN ’08 Reports From Sixty-Five Counties Received by Guy B. Tucker. Commissioner Guy B. Tucker has just issued a comprehensive summary of crop conditions in Arkansas, covering all but ten conuties of the state. The sum mary shows most satisfactory crop conditions. Summing up the report the commissioner says: This will show a report of the cotton and the corn acreage in 65 counties. More than 200 cor respondents have reported. The condition of the crops generally is much better than at the same time last year, the overflow and sipe water not doing one-half the damage done to the crops in 1908. The cotton crop is from 10 days to two weeks late in most of the cotton section, but reports are favorable as to other conditions. ‘ ‘The corn crop is also in much better condition than at this time last year. More than 30 counties have reported an increase in corn acreage. In some of the counties, as it is due to the open ing up of new lands, but in others it is principally due to the fact that the demand for corn is greater than ever before. In some of the counties where the boll weevel did damage last year corn has been planted instead. “The interest that the Depart ment of Agriculture has taken, with the Department of Public Instruction, and this department, in the organization of corn clubs throughout the State has had a tendency to promote the interest in corn raising to some extent Cotton has fallen off in acreage in more than 20 counties, which is due to the planting of corn, potatoes, hay, cow peas, etc. ‘ ‘The fruit crops in the north western part of the State shows a marked improvement over last y« ar’s crop. Taking the con ditions altogether in all sections, the State’s crops are much better than they were the correspond ing month in last year. ” $2.50 $3.00 $3.50 The popularity of "Qyeen Qyality” shoes increases by leaps and bounds. 10,000 pairs daily is the present pro duct with the demand exceed ing the supply. The "Qyeen Qyality” habit is becoming universal. Most women wear ( them. All women ought to. Oxfords $2.50, $3.00, $3.50. Ozan Merc. Co.