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Ij2nd Year. Prescott, Ark„ Thursday. Sept. 23 1909. Number 34
ON HIS WAY TO ROCHESTER. N. Y. 9. J. W. Holloway Will Attend the National Association I of Rural Mail Carriers as a Delegate. j. W. Holloway of Rosston was in the city last Saturday on his way to Rochester, New York, to attend the National Associ - tion of Rural Mail Carriers. Jim is one of the delegates from Arkansas and he stated that he would stop off at Little Rock and see the Board of Trade of that city and also the Governor and see what inducements he could get to otfer for -the next national convention to be at Little Rock. Jim is a hustler and we ex pect to have the next Associa tion of Rural Carriers in Arkansas. “HOLD COTTON” SAYS COLE Arkansas Farmers' Union President, G. A. Cole, Sends Letter to Members. A letter advising members of the Arkansas Farmers’ Union to , hold their cotton for a good price, and to be slow about selling, has been issued by President G. A. 1 Cole of the Arkansas union, who was in Little Rock yesterday. Mr. Cole said he also advised members of the union to ware house their cotton as much as possible and to handle all of it through the regular union chan nels. The union, he says, has esti mated that the shortage in the cotton crop this year under that of last year will amount to about 8.000. 000 bales, totaling about 10.000. 000. -- ■ -— J. M. Hardwick of Zama was in town last Friday. . * •mwmmmmu i —— —— G. A. COLE FOR GOVERNOR President of the Arkansas Farmers’ Union Says His Friends Have Been Urg ing Him to Run. President G. A. Cole of the i Arkansas Farmers, Union, who ■ was in Little Rock yesterday, affirmed the report that some of I his friends have been urging I him to make the race for gover ! nor, but declared he was not thinking anything about the matter. “I’ve got enough work with the farmers to keep me busy for the next two years at least,” stated Mr. Cole. It has been rumored in Little Rock that Mr. Cole was being urged to make the race, but several prominent officers of the union stated yesterday before Mr. Cole was seen that they did not think he would run. - ■<#». --- NOTICE To the people of Prescott and Nevada County: We have appointed Alex Vaughan as our representative for Nevada Couuty to sell our Tropical Valley Mexico lands at Tampico Mexico on the Gulf Coast. See him and get litera ture. This will appeal to any home seeker. Tropical Valley Mexico Co. Ft. Smith. Arkansas. --;— - --— WEEKLY ARKANSAS GAZETTE. Send fora sample copy of the Weekly Arkansas Gazette. It supplies the demand for a good Weekly State Paper. It contains all the important State news, a digest of the news of the World, a good story, a farm page, timely editorial com ments, etc. Only 50e for six months. Only $1.00 for one year. Agents wanted to solicit sub scriptions. Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Ark. Miss Mary Milburn will attend Ouachita College this term. t Mens Pants We have the best line of mens pants in the city—all up-to-date, in both light and dark patterns—both full 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 - -—', HOLD COTTON FOR 15 CENTS Governors o f Southern States Approve Govern or Sanders’ Advice to Farmers. Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 18.— A majority of the governors of the Southern states have accord ing to the correspondency receiv ed at the executive office, acted fovorably upon the suggestion of Goyernor Sanders that the gov ernors of the South urge cotton farmers to hold their cotton for 15 cents. Letters commending the gov ernor’s course and pledging co operation have been received I from Governors Donaghey of I Arkansas, Noel of Missouri, Brown of Georgia and Willson I of Kentucky. ALL GOVERNORS ARE INVITED Effort Will Be Made to Give Impetus to Good Roads Throughout The Country. Columbus, 0., Sept. 18.—Gov ernor Harmon today invited the governors of all the states and ; territories of the Union to attend ! | with delegations the National Good Roads Congress to be held here October 26-29. Every ef ! fort will be made to give the good roads movement an unpre cedented impetus throughout | the country this fall. — _ ATTENTION! CAMP ASA MORGAN The Confederate Camp at Camden, Ark., has officially in vited Camp Asa Morgan as a body to be present at the Ouachita ' Valley Fair on Confederate day, Oct. 20th 1909, at which meeting time General C. A. Evans of : Georgia, is expected to address | the veterans. A meeting of Camp Asa Mor ; gan is hereby called to meet at ! the Court House, Prescott, Ark., i September 25th at 2 p. m. to ar ; range for as large an attendance as possible and to fix upon place of rendezvous at Camden for those going through the country. By Order Of W. A. Hatley, Cmpt Commanding. ANNOUNCEMENT I wish to announce to the public that I have purchased the Prescott Steam Laundry from Mr. J. Q. Crow and will continue to run the same on strictly a business basis. I will endeavor to give all our patrons the very best service possible and deliver your laundry promptly. Our boy will call and get your laundry every day if you will only notify us. Trusting that our business re la'biOiiS Wili o2 ple«sant, I am yours to please, Gip Yeager. NOT LESS THAN 14 CENTS, HE SAYS Ben L. Griffith Believes Farmers’ Union Executive Committee Will Hold Cotton Up. That the executive Committee of the National Farmers' Union will not ask the members of that organization to hold their cotton for any price less than 14 cents was the belief expressed last night by Ben L. Griffith of Con way, former secretary of the Arwansas Farmers, Union and one of the best-known members of the national organization. Mr Griffith stated that the matter of fixing the price at which union cotton can be sold had been left with the Executive Committee at the recent national convention of the union in Birmingham, but that so far as he knew that com mittee had not yet announced the price. * ‘As far as I am per sonally concerned, I do not be lieve the union cotton will be set at anything less than 14 cents, at least,” stated Mr. Grif fith. “The price is now 12 cents.” PROSPECTS BETTER TO REALIZE Two years ago the national convention fixed the price at 15 cents. The cotton was held, but the price was never reached. It went as high as 13 cents. The cotton was finally sold at what ever price could be obtained. This year, however, it is be lieved that the conditions are more favorable for the union. Mr. Griffith stated last night that the crop prospect in Georgia was not much better than that in Arkansas and that in Alabama and Mississippi the crop will be far below the average one. Six ty per cent of the average crop, he said, was the best estimate from the semi-official reports re ceived by the Farmers’ Union. — ---— We are glad to note that Mrs. P. Norman, who was seriously hurt two weeks ago by a fall, is improving rapidly to the delight of Uncle P. as well as her numerous friends. ! DEATH OF GOVERNOR JOHNSON Death of Democratic Leader ; Who Was Considered Presidential Possibility I In 1912 I a “Well, Nora, I guess I am going; we have made a good fight.”—Last words of John A. Johnson, Gover nor of Minnesota. ^Rochester, Minn., Sept., 21.— Governor John A. Johnson, three times elected governor of Minne sota, a candidate for the Demo cratic nomination for president of the United States in 1908 and looked npon by many throughout the country as the probable Democratic National stand and bearer in 1912, died at St. Mary’s hospital here at 3:35 o’clock this morning, following an oper ation last Wednesday. Governor Johnson’s life hung continually in the balance until the end came. So frequently did his condition change alter nately for better and then worse that his physicians, ever hopeful, but none too optomistic, were able to say at no time since the operation was performed that the governor had more than an even chance for his life. At his bedside when the end came were Mrs. Johnson. Miss Margaret Sullivan, her friend; Doctors W. J. and Chas. H. Mayo, Dr. C. F. MeNevin, Frank A. Day. the governor’s private secretary; Fred B. Lynch,Demo cratic National committeeman, ana the Misses Janie and Schil ler, the governor’s nurses. NOTICE All customers having bundles of laundry in town who fail to see our Laundry boy will please leave same at Hesterly .Drug Store, as we make that place our up-town office. Prescott Steam Laundry. Gip Yeager, Manager. --«•»- — - ■■ — Read the Picayune. _ ——————————^^ New Fall Goods Now on display in all Departments. Ladies and Misses Coats and Suits. " “ Hats. 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