Levada county picayune
■2nd* Ycaf* Prescott, Ark., Thursday. June 3 1909. Number 18
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SCHOOL PICNIC PR06RAM
lie following program will be
dered Friday, June 4, at the
ool picnic. City Park, Prescott
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
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
200 yard race- Alma Jones,
William Briggs, Dale McDaniel,
Alva Mathews, Cecil Gee.
The races will begin about 2
To the two winners, Baker
Drug store offers two Rerall
watches worth $1 each.
100 yard dash-Paschal Stew
art, Ray Wylie, Clarence Miller,
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
To the winners in this raeej
the Prescott Hardware Co. will
give two knives worth 75 cents
Sack race—Jonnie Hesterly.
Holbert Duke. Roy Duke, Ran
dolph Grimmett, Frank Brock,
Harold Duke, Harvey Hale, Har
To the winners, Hesterly Drug
Store will give $1 in value to
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
On Charges of Carrying Pis
tols, and Similar Minor
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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
Summing up the report the
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.
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