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THE NEVADA COUNTY PICAYUNE
C. B. ANDREWS, Editor and Prop. PRESCOTT • - ARKANSAS. Helping the farmer to help himself Is the newest agricultural creed. Rainy days bring out the man who carries his umbrella as though It were • spear This season's precipitation should be conducive to succesful alligator fanning A Norwegian claims that he has In vented a boat that even a boat rocker cannot sink. Automobiles possessed of ft wild de sire to reduce the population should be suppressed. The reports of automobile accidents are quite numerous for a season which bas Just opened. The Tarts fashions call for corsets for men. but men refuse to be re shaped In this way. A Roston doctor enumerates a dozen causes of spring fever. Rut he falls to mention carpet beating A frog l*g famine Is predicted, but there are a number of citizens who are not In the least disturbed. Of course there Is much to be said in favor of the recall of umpires under certain mournful circumstances. About this time of year look out for reports that your favorite ball team )s composed exclusively of cripples. Eggs are only five cents a dozen In •Ehina. No wonder that acting there Is regarded rs a degrading occupation. Still, the coinage of a half-cent coin .vould give the typewriter girls the op portunity to use their “Vi" hey often «r. New York's death rate has been halved since 186G. The people who live thero are becoming more hard ened. Tho invention of a sock that will not wear out Is another crushing blow ■t the good old Institution of mar riage. Tho fashions for women this year •re but a repetition of those of 1835. Clothes ns well as history repeat them ■elves. A poetess asks: "Oh, where does beauty linger?” Answers from dealers In hair goods and cosmetics should be barred. Many a young man has a bad half- j hour In tho forenoon explaining whero be was between 2:30 and 6 the after noon before Knitting Is used ns ft cure for bad nerves by overwrought women of Ger many. It seems like a terribly utili tarian form of therapy. Boston Is to hnve a hospital for vic tims of the "blues." Would it not be cheaper to buy them tickets so they could get out of boston? In Kansas City the ether day the wife of a painless dentist horsewhip ped his office girl. The scene is re ported to have been painful. Telephone girls complain that tho beadgear they are compelled to wear produces corns on their ears. Still, j corn on tho ear Isn't so had. There are reported to he fewer law yers In New York than formerly. Is Manhattan making this announcement In order to induce Immigration? A Denver woman keeps her savings In an Icebox, presumably in the hope that some day she'll have a cool mil lion _ - - The edict has gone forth that wom an's dresses this year are to have j countless buttons. This Is where the matrimony rate will take a big slump. It takes a true scientist to wait, when he sees a mosquito biting him. to discover before swatting whether his enemy Is a germ carrier or not. CallfornlaAravellng men are to boy cott places where tipping Is not pro hibited. They will have plenty of places to avoid In this mercenary day. — Boston Is to establish a hospttal for ! the cure of the "blues." This shown 1 what uninterrupted devotion to Hob- j •rt Browning will bring a community to. An expert advises simplicity in cuV fixating a garden. After all. the alny pleat words are best for relieving the •Bind when the lettuoe turns out to be weeds The Germans now say bathtng mul tiplies bacteria. It. however, reduces amelia, and the one offsets the other. A New York lawyer Bays that in America the crook runs less risk than the honeet workingman. The crook usually gets full value for legal serv ices. The average man Is not alarmed by the statement that there are a million Bad a half microbes on a dollar bllL He doesn't ka«p It long enough to In Mr danger. —f-—■— ——- --J LUMBER STATE About Gne Hundred Kind of Trees Grow in State--Not All Used. However. FOUR FIFTHS TIMBER LAND Quantity Produced by Arkansas Is Exceeded Only by Two Other Producers. Wmlfra ?7rwtrp»l>er Union Nrw« tfrrTlc#. IJttie Rock. — Arkansas contains about 34,000,000 acres of land and half a million acres of water. Four fifths of the land Is covert'd with for ests or woods of some sort, and one fifth Is in farms. The woodlands grade from tracts heavily timbered with valuable species down to those containing little more than brush. Lumbering began in the state on a small scale a century ago, and cutting has gone on ever since. Systematic lumbering in Arkansas, however, is comparatively recent, and the state is one of the richest in timber resour ces. About one hundred kinds of trees grow here, but some of them are not now put to use, because they are too small or too scarce. About sixty kinds *re cut and sold, but not more than half are commonly distinguish ed ns separate species In the regions where they are cut. The principal growth of shortleaf pine is in tho southwestern part of the state; loblolly is found in the valleys of the Ouachita and Little Missouri rivers; cypress along the White, Red, Ouachita, Saline, and Arkansas riv ers; longieaf pine near the Louisiana and Texas borders; while the hard woods grow in all parts of the state, but iii largest quantities in the north ern portions. The total annual drain upon the forests of Arkansas is not much, if any, short of 5,000,000,000 board feet. Latest returns credit the state with a lumber output of 2,111,300,000 feet; cooperage, lath, veneer, shingles, etc., 114.312,000 feet, firewood, 2,581,674,000 feet; the crossties, poles, crossarnis and wood distillation unknown. The enormous quantity of forest material annually supplied by Arkansas is not exceeded by that of more than two or three states. More than ninety-one per cent of the wood manufactured into finished com modities in Arkansas is grown in the state. Practically none would come in from the outside except for the fact that forested regions lie near the bor ders and seek their most convenient markets across the line. The state produces more than enough wood to supply all its industries; and, except four or five species, It grows all the kinds needed. Nearly 1,400,000,000 feet of wood which yearly passes through Arkansas j factories is apportioned among the fifteen industries represented in the j State Hope.—Prof. G. \\\ Howard, gov- j eminent agricultural demonstrator for , Hempstead county, returned from a j tour of the southern half of the conn- • tv. Prof. Howard reports very flatter ing prospects for crops of all kinds, though everything is late. The rain fall recently is reported as the heavi est for many years. In some places great damage was done to the farm lands by washing. The heavy rain covered the territory from Hope to Stamps, a distance of 20 miles. All the small streams were out of their banks. Tampered With Money Order. Helena.—Charles Fitzhugh, arrested j at Gild. Lee county, on the charRe of manipulation of the United States | money order, was given a hearing and held to the federal grand jury, which i convenes at Little Hock in October next. Fit/.hugh made a complete con- i fesslon of his alleged act, in which he tampered with a money order, design ed for one William Webb, in the sum of three dollars, Beebe.—D. W. Harlow of Burton, Kan., has purchased the White County News from T. M. Woods and will take /barge of the paper next week. Mr. Woods has been In the newspaper business In Beebe for 18 years and is well known In Arkansas. Fort Smith.—The fund being col lected for the relief of the widows and orphans of the McCurtaln, Okia., mine disaster reached $37,697, according to the bulletin Issued by Maj. C. R. Rreckenridge, chairman of the com mittee having the work in charge, the small streams were out of their batiks. Fort Smith.—An unldentlfed white man was found in a dying condition at Fayetteville and expired shortly after the arrival of medigal attention He went to Fayetteville from Fort Smith on a Frisco train, but nothing was found in his possession to reveal his identity. Fort Smith.—At the close of a ten days’ revival members of the First Baptist church of Eureka Springs raised $3,S00 by subscription for a new edifice > This Man Gets Arkansas Vote in National Convention. afarp CZARK Former leader of the minority In congress, and now speaker of the house, Champ Clark has plenty of record on which to base his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, and his boomers are taking every’ advantage of it Mr. Clark has been active in congress for so many years that h!s position on most questions is well known to the public. DEMOCRATIC STATE PLATFORM The Democratic party of Arkansas, assembled in convention at Little Hock, June 5, 1012, declares: 1— The theory of government advo cated by the Democratic party em braces the principle that all just gov ernments derive their power from the consent of the governed; it also im plies that these powers shall he ex ercised solely in the public interest. This theory precludes favortism and special privileges, is consistent with the highest degree of personal liber ty, and recognizes the equality of all citizens before tbe law. Tariff for Revenue Only. 2- The power of the federal gov ernment to Impose and collect tariff duties should be exercised solely for; the purpose cf revenue; (his should; bo limited to the necessities of the government when honestly and econo mically administered. Development of Arkansas. 3 -Steady development can he se cured by encouraging desirable immi gration, Inviting the investment of capital, and securing fair reward for labor. Economy. 4 Wo demand simplicity and econ omy in tlie administration of public affairs to the end that the burdens of taxation may he diminished. ■ T rusts. r>—trusts and umawiui commna tions are the natural consequence of the Republican policy of protection. Our trust laws could bo impartially enforced, nnd the public protected from the oppression resulting from in dustrial combinations. Popular Election of U. S. Senators, j f. -We favor the amendment to the j federal constitution providing for the i election of United States senators by direct vote of the people. Income Tax. 7 -We favor amending the federal constitution so os to authorize an in come tax ns a part of our national revenue system; and commend the Arkansas legislature for its action in ratifying the amendment which has been submitted. Banking. S We believe that honest farming, business nnd working classes of the country could he largely relieved from panics and a consequent unemploy Mystic Shrlners Meet. I.ittle Rock.—The Mystic Shrlners, in richly colored dress and ornaments of the Orient, have completed the pil grimage to 'he shrine at the temple of A1 Amin and have started on their journey home. The verdict of ail is n tribute to the hospitality of the lo cal nobles while in the city. Thirty eight novices "hot footed It" across the burning sands. They are now no longer "novices,” hut "nobles" of the highest order, nnd may join with the others in their pilgrimage to the A1 merit by a Democratic revision ana co dification of our antiquated national banking laws; which would create an elastic hanking system, and preserve our independent political control. We also believe and advise that the legislature enact a safe banking law for the supervision and regulation of banks in this state. Education. 0—Gratifying progress in educa tion has been made in Arkansas un der Democratic administrations. We pledge loyalty, encouragement and support to all our educational institu tions, especially the common schools, the agricultural schools, the normal and university, to the end that the intelligence, prosperity and happiness of our citizens may he promoted. Taxation and Revenues. 10—Questions relating to taxation arc frequently perplexing and diffi cult of solution. The deficit now ex isting in the general revenue fund has been occasioned in part by the improvident method of making appro priations now prevailing. Our state government should bo restored to a cash basis. This may he accomplish ed either by absorbing the existing deficit in a loan at a low rate of in terest, and discharging the same through the sinking fund, at the same time adopting the budget system of appropriations, so as to limit appro priations to the revenue. Or, if that cannot be done, then the general rev enue rate should he so increased as to provide as speedily as possible for tv e Indebtedness already created, and to raise sufficient revenue to meet expenditures. Short Sessions of the Legislature. 11— Short sessions of the general as sembly are favored as a means of les sening expenses, preventing extrava gant appropriations and unnecessary special legislation. Highways. 12— That the Democratic party, ever committed to the policy of public im provements and development, hearti ly endorses the earnest efforts made in highway improvement, and pledges its best efforts to the future exten sion of highways along systematic and comprehensive lines, and recom mend adequate legislation for this purpose. We favor feederal aid to Amin Temple of the Mystic Shrine. One of the unusual cases in initiation was that of the Rev. John S. Jewell of Hope, who Is, as he expresses it, “80 years young." Though the ordeal was trying, he was none the worse for wear on the following morning. Hot Springs.—The Red Men of the ’fate, to the extent of hundreds, gath ?red at Whittington park in an old ’ashioned picnic and barbecue. Sev eral thousand people visited tfce park luring the dgy and last nigbL * ’state and local authorities In the con* structiou and maintenance of post roads. Levees. 13— Rec3nt overflows of the Missis sippi and its tributaries, and conse quent loss cf life and property, em phasize the necessity for strcngthen j ing our levee system. The subject is of vital importance to localities direct ly affected, and the cause should bo free from the jealousies occasioned by political influences. Inasmuch as interstate interests are involved in | the mantenance of the Mississippi river levee system, and the commerce of the nation concerned in preventing a recurrence of these overflows, we may consider the advisability of at tempting, in conjunction with other states interested, to induce the feder al government to assume control and maintenance of the same. Certainly the boards of public control should be chosen from the localities concerned, either by popular vote or by the gen eral assembly. The University. 14— Patriotic considerations suggest ;the advisability of reform in the man agement of the university and consid erations should bo given to changes in the method of selecting the trus tees, and a judicious reorganization of the university force. Penitentiary. 15— The board for the management of penitentiary affairs should be re organized and selected by the general assembly and the governor be vested with power of removal. Corrupt Practices Act. 16— Honest primaries and elections are the foundations of all political re forms, We favor a strong corrupt practices act, which, among other pro visions, shall require publicity of cam paign contributions and expenditures, and which shall limit expenditures of all candidates for nomination and election to any office, and specify the purpose for which expenditures may be made. Our political institutions must be protected from the leprosy of corruption. uia statenouse. IT—We recommend to the Thitry nintli general assembly of the state of Arkansas that it take such steps as may be necessary to preserve tho | old statehouse. Workmen’s Compensation Law, Ik We favor a. workmen's compen sation law that is fair to both em ployer and employe. Surplus Potatoes This Year. Texarkana. Secretary Vic E. Bu ron of the Texarkana Board of Trade, acting for local truck growers, has shipped tne first carload of Irish po tato! s sent to outside markets tills season. The shipment was consign ed to a St. Louis dealer. The local markets usually consumes all tho potatoes raised in this community, but it is estimated there will be a surplus this year of eight or 10 cars. Arrested for Perjury. Paragould.—Shelly i^ynn, son of a prominent grocery merchant of this city, was bound over to the grand jury under a bond or Jl.uOO on tho charge of perjury. It is alleged that in appearing as a witness in police court recently Lynn swore he had no knowledge of any gambling going on in the city. Several days later he and others were found guilty of shoot ing craps. Bumper Fruit Crop Expected. Magazine.—The farmers of this sec tion of the country are arranging for the largest shipment of fruit on record this year. They have already receiv ed four carloads of baskets and are making every preparation for the handling of the fruit. There will be at least 150 cars of fruit go from this [place if It is all marketed. Many Im migrants from the North and East are locating here and taking advan tage of the cheap lands, and resour ces aro being developed faster than ever before. Big Fruit Tract Bought. Pangburn.—One of the largest land deals that has ever been recorded In this county has been closed. A fruit and land company, controlled by capi talists of Kansas City, has bought from a local lumber company over 4,800 acres of land, to be developed l and put in apples and small fruit trees. This land is Just across the river from Pangburn. The represen tatives of the purchasers states it will only be a short time until they will commence work to prepare the laud for cultivation. Petitions for Drainage Filed. Newport. — ITelimlnary petitions have been filed in the Jackson county court asking the creation of drainage districts in Bird and Jefferson town ships, each of which would probably benefit about 3,000 acres of land. Sur veyors were appointed to make the surveys of what land Is benefited and when these are completed the court will consider the creation of these improvement districts. Boy Caught In Running Gear. Nashville.—A son of A1 Potts, re siding Lear Lockesburg, was serious ly Injured when riding on the rear of a buggy driven by Joshua Hatch, a liveryman of this place. Mr. Hatch was driving pas* the homo of the boy, when he njgnted the rear axle of the buggy to ride a short distance. The boy's foot became caught in the running gear of the vehicle, and he fell backward. His arm was caught in a wheel and broken, and his leg was also badly wrenched la the fall. SUBMARINE SINKS' WITH pin? BOAT IS RUN DOWN BY EATTL* SHIP ST. LOUIS AND 13 CUT IN TWO. THREE OFFICERS AMONG LOST Ver.dimaire Goes Down in 130 Tcet of Water Off French Coast When Warships Are Engaged in Ma neuvers With Submarines. Cherbourg, France. — One of the worst disasters in the long series of accidents that has marked In-,. U3<} of submarines in the French na y oc curred here when the submarine Ven dimaire was struck by the batt'eship Saint Louis and sank in 180 fret of water. There were three officers and 21 enlisted men on board the tiny craft when she was sent to the bottom and there is no hope any of them are alive. At the time the disaster occurred a squad of battleships were engaged in maneuvers with the submarine fleet. According to the commander . i (he Saint Louis, a large gash was cut in the shell of the submarine and she sank immediately after she was struck. As soon as he report-? 1 the nature of the accident a report was sent to the ministry of marine at Paris, stating that there was no pos sibility of saving any of thoce cn board the vessel. Within an hour after the ace dent hail been flashed here by wreiess, powerful machinery and dredges were hurried from the guard and dive's were sent out on the fastest torpedo boat in the harbor The divers, how ever, were able to deseend only a short distance and reported to Ad miral Fournier that the only way of bringing up the vessel wculd he 'o drag for her with grappling hoias. The rapidity with which the wss.d sank indicated that li*>r plates were smashed and th? submarine experts here declared that even if the crew succeeded iu closing her wate t.gat compartment they would be unable to survive for any length of time. The Vendimaire was the last word In submarine construction, but even the newest devices equipped her f.-.r an accident of this nature were held to be insufficient to preserve her crew's lives for more than a iew hours. During the last few years more than half a dozen French submarines have either foundered through struc tural defects or been sunk in colli sions. Two years ago the French surma rim 1‘Iuviove collided with a ch ■ i.nel steamer oft' Calais and went to tho bottom. Twenty-six lives wet* lost in that accident. The Pluvious** "as of the same type as the Dendimalrc. When the accident occurre d \ner nicnts were b ins made in approach ing battleships with submarines Pioneer Drowns Himself. nioomingtcn, III —After attempting to kill himself with a razor, Max Dub linger, pioneer merchant of Lincoln, escaped from tie* hospilal and ended his life by drowning. Last week his home was burned and the body of hig aged wife was found in the ruins. Commerce Court Affirmed. Washington.—The commerce court upheld the interstate commerce com mission in making rates on lumber from the Willamette valley, Oregon, to San Francisco. The court decided that the commission had not acted ar bitrarily. 2 Captains on Mauretania. New York.—As possibly the first change in the management of a great ocean liner following the Titanic dis aster, the Mauretania came into port with two captains. First at tin* head of the steamship's passenger list ap peals as usual the name, "('apt. VV. T. Turner," and l»neath it in capitals of equal size, "Staff Captain S. U. S Mc Neil, K. L). N. K." Aid New York Suffragists. New York.—A group of Chicago women who believe that the conquest of the Albany legislature would be easy, if New York suffragists would only present a united front to the en emy, have decided to open an office here and try to bring the warring fac tions together and help them to win the vote. Plant For Raising Bills. St. Louis—United States Secret Ser vice Agent E. J. McHugh, assisted by a squad of policemen, raided rooms in two lodging houses and found a plant for raising bills. Two were arrested. Prohibitionists Prepare to Meet. Chicago.—Delegates are being se lected daily to the prohibition national convention aud preparations for the quadrennial gathering are well under way. There will be 1.484 delegates in Atlantic City on July 10. Boy Drowns Saving 20 Girls. Dixon, 111.— While preventing a launch holding twenty high schoo giris from going over the dam acres* llock river, Warren Lally in a launc was carried over the dam an drowned.