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EVADA COUNTY PICAYUNE
THIS PAPER IS FOR PRESCOTT, NEVADA COUNTY, AND THE STATE OF ARKANSAS. WHAT ARE YOU FOR? LUME 38~ PRESCOTT. NEVADA COUNTY ARKANSAS. FRIDAY. JUNE 18, 1915. NUMBER & \ Close Negotiations Here Have you been figuring arranging terms with other parties? Is the deal about to be closed? Remember the Hank of Prescott’s Private room, - a room fitted out for your very pur pose,—having the equipment, including blank forms, that is needed when all parties to a transaction “get together.” Don’t bother to tell us beforehand when you will use the rootn. .Just come right in and lake possession. You are welcome. The room is here for You. BaNK OF PRESCOTT “IT RENDERS THE SERVICE” , Prescott., ... Arka: as [resident sanguine I OP PEACEFUL ENDING fiances for Amicable Settlement With Germany Improved It Is Said Washington President Wil li ft Gs >.•! •.) i-ag. 1 by reports at the negotiations between frraany and the United States ill have a peaceful outcome. Those who have discussed the uation with the president re ntly says he believes the ances for an amicable under mding with Germany are much tter than at any time since e Lusitania tragedy. This feeling is based on both icial and unofficial reports from din. The president does not plan to nd another note to Great Brit iprotesting against the inter rence with commerce between elnited States and neutral untries of Europe until thedis ssion with Germany has taken )re definite form. This does I necessarily mean he will wait fd a reply is received from irmany. Colonel House Should Help. Col. E. M. House, the presi nt s friend, who arrived in N>*v, Y'.'k from Europe yester day, is < xpected to give the pres ident rnucn valuable n formation concerning the sentiment in Ger many and the possibility of ob taining a modification by Great Britain and France of their blockade operations affecting neutral commerce, NOFVAL COLL GE Ivl 'et. us at Willisville Monday, July 19, 1915. Begin now to make plans to attend the Great Western Normal College of Mu sic. Second 20-day session for Willisville. Come study harmo ny. counterpoint and the compo sitions of the Old Masters as well as modern music. H. N. Lincoln of Texas. President; W. E. Er win of California. Principal; R. D. Erwin of Arkansas, Assistant; Miss Melba Lightsey of Oklaho ma, Pianist. For particulars write either secretary, Miss. Bet tie George Martin, Emmet. Ark., or .1, B. Silvey, Rosston, Ark. CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears > the Signature of SOME SPECIALS YOU SHOULD SEE! MEN S OXFORDS “BOSTONIANS” All new Better get our prices before you buy. STRAW HATS These will be sold at same prices we paid for them, new and bought this Spring. \v Coring our entire line of Red Cross Shoes a •—1111 per pair. Regular prices >8.50 and $4.00. W. B. WALLER ^a<^ies ^ome Journal Patterns MANY ASPIRANTS FOR OFFICE Several Have Thrown Their Hats In the Ring and Others Threat en to Come In. Notwithstanding the county primary is several months off, there are several that are getting lined up for the different county offices while others are listening at the buzzing of the political bee. Following are a few of the avowed candidates: Rev. J. W. Erwin, Gus Wood ul and Henry Almond for tax assessor. J. W. Franks, the present county clerk, will be in the lace for county judge, and E. L. Cox it is said has his eye on that job also, with a possibil of A. M. Denman and Joe Mea dor entering the race. The treas urer’s office seems to be the one most sought at present, with W. R. White Jr., W. K. Yancy, J. M. Duke, D. L. Dillard, E. Y. Blakely. James A. White, Ed Barham and T. •(). McDaniel in the race. well. W. R. White Jr., has not exactly pitched his hat in the ring but has it ready at any old time. A. S, McGough, Dave Martin, Fred Callaway, Algie Dillard and Garland Starnes are out for County clerk to suc ceed J. W. Franks. Judge J. M. Thomas has not made up his mind yet as to whether he will enter the race again or not, while he has some very strong solicitations, he rath j er thinks he will retire for two [years any way. Mr. Calhoun, our efficient circuit clerk, is serv ing his first term and will have no opposition. It is also rumor ed that J. A. Baily, formerly count}' and circuit clerks, may get in the race for county judge or treasurer, he has not yet de idtd. This is only a partial list of what will be in the race for the different offices before the fall months open up. SINGERS TAKE NOTICE The Nevada County Singing Convention will meet at Salem church, two and one half miles south of Prescott, the first Sat urday Sunday in July. Ail sing ers and lovers of good music are invited to be present. Sunday afternoon will be giv en to the ’’Old Sacred Harp” sin gers. Classes desiring the con vention next year will please state same in their letters. A. F. Callaway Prs. W. E. Downs Sec. COLONEL HOUSE ; IS CHAMPION DENIER ■ Won't Succeed Bryan and Didn’t 1 Go to Europe on Peace Mission. i I New York.—Colonel Edward IM. House of Texas, intimate friend of President Wilson, ar rived today after having made i an extensive tour of Europe. He went to the home of his 1 son-in-law. Gordon Auchincloss. at Roslyn, Long Island, where he received newspaper men. The interviewers obtained lit tle satisfaction. Colonel House answered in the negative nearly 'every question propounded to him and those that he did not answer in this manner, he usu ally refused to answer at all. Here are some of the things ho No. Six-Sixty-Six This is a prescription prepared especially for MALARIA or CHILLS 4. FEVER Five or six doses will break any case, and if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not return. It acts on the liver better than Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c denied: That he has been offered the portfolio of state to succeed William Jenninps Bryan and that President Wilson had asked him to return at once to accept this ! position. That he had been sent to Eu ! rope by President W'ilson as his' emissary in the hope of begin ning negotiations that would bring peace to the warring na tions. That he had been sent to Ger many to bring about a betten un derstanding with that country. However, Colonel House ad mitted that he had talked with high officials of the governments of Germany, France and En gland. Causes Much Speculation. The fact that he has visited the warring nations and con ferred with their officials, coup led v, ith the fact that he is ex tremely close to the president, that the president has utmost confidence in the T^xan and no more than one occasion has fol lowed his advice has caused widespread speculation, howev er. The appointment of David F. Houston as secretary of agri culture has been ascribed direct ly to Colonel House. Colonel House said he had not | communicated with President Wilson ^-inee his return. He 1 says he intends*to go to Wash ; ington to see tiie pres dent, but ioes n «t know when. Colonel House said he left New : York January d() on the Lusita i j rua, the trip on which Captain Dow tiew the American Hag | while passing through the Ger man war zone. He added, how ' ever, that he did not see the American flag. He visited En gland for two weeks and while there talked with Premier As quith. David Lloyd-George and Lord Kitchener. From England he went to Par is, where he visited a week and was received by President Poin care, Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcasse and others. From Paris Colonel House said he went to Berlin, where he was the guest of Ambassador Gerard. In Germonv he^talked with For eign Minister von Jagow, Chan cellor von Bethmann-Hollweg. Under Secretary of State Zim merman and others. He was in Berlin a week, going thence to Switzerland and then hack to London. Colonel House said that he was in London when the Lusita nia was sunk and when the first American note to Germany was made public. He declined to comment on these subjects. He said that in all the countries he visited there was a strong spirit of confidence as to an outcome of the war favorable to the side side that the particular people favored, but that the people gen erally were tired of war. ■ - - — —' - A6RICULTRAL SCHOOL A meeting of the businessmen of this city was held last Mon day afternoon with W. C. Las ; siter of the Agricultural depart ment of the University of Ark ansas, and H. F. Knapp of the ! United States Department of j Agriculture, for the purpose of perfecting arrangments for the | holding of an agricultural school i in this county. It was decided to hold five different schools in ! stead of one, or rather me con tinues school at five different places in the county. Bluff City, one day, Cale one day, Ro.-s'.on, one day, Sutton one day and Prescott two days. This school will be held about the middle of August, trie exact date will he decided upon later. HON. T. C. M’RAE IN RAGE FOR GOVERNOR Prescott Ex-Congressman An nouces That He W ill Seek the Nomination. I homas C. McRae oi t r:j-- city, for 18 years congressman irom this district, has announced that he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination lor governor at the next primary election. Mr. McRae declined an invitation to speak at the chautaqua at Brinkley June 15. He savs he believes that busi ness and political conditions, both state ai.d nationa . as well as the international situation con I ranting the nation maae pol itical discussion and agitation at this time unwise. Mr. McRae says the making, harvesting"and marketing of crop the revival of business, and above all. the support of President Wilson in his determination to uphold the honor of the United Statei and to protect the rights of its citizens at this time, are uppermost in the minds of the people. He says he favors the restoration and maintenance of the credit of the state, the econ omical expend ture of the state’s money, the abolition of useless offices, the protection of labor and capital, the encouragem nt of immigration, the enforcement oi all the laws, the liberal support and improvement of all public schools and colleges and that passage of a primary election 'aw that will prohibit and pun ish fraud and secure the right of contest. Although he will not begin his active canvass for several months, Mr. McRae intends to invite all his opponents to meet him in public discussion through out the state. He says he hopes the Democ ratic State Central Committee will decide to hold the primary next summer instead of in March so that the campaign may be conducted during the spring. FLOOD Of RED RIVER BREAKS GAS LINE CABLES Stream Rises Steadily and Sev eral Days Must Elapse Before Repairs Can Begin. Red river rose steadily yester day and had reached a stage of 29.5 feet at Fulton Monday night. The water rushing through the break in the levee, which caused the washout in the gas pipe line, broke three steel cables stretched across the break to protect the line from driftwood. Several telephone poles were broken when the heavy drift was re leased and other property is en dangered. Officials of the Arkansas Nat ural (las Company believe sever al days must elapse before the water recedes sufficiently for re pair work to be resumed. About eight feet of water is now over the line. In Prescott Monday the gas became exhausted about 4 p. m. The presure had been reduced to relieve the strain on the tempor ary line and the gas in th • main did not last as long as when the line broke the last time. PRINCIPAL CRAMMER SCHOOL Roy Tompkins of Bodca\y was Saturday elected principal of the Prescott grarnmer school to suc ceed Ellis Run: - r, who resigned to accept the snperintendency of t'e .urlretsboro schools. Mr. 1 »m' -tins is ,. graduate of Ouau h. a i’allege and last year was pi ” io-d of the Mabel (Ok la.) £C . 1 ; HODGES STOPS WORK OF INVESTIGAT ING COMMITTEE Submits Statement That Chief Executive Directed That He He Made Target for Unfavor able Report. Auditing of the secretary of state’s office by the legislative f uditing committee, consisting of Senator George W. Garrett, Rep resentative U. A. Gentry and Representative Monroe Smith, received a sudden check this morning when Earle W. Hodges, secretary of state, ordered the work stopped and told the audit or as well as Representative Smith that further access to the office, for the purpose of audit ing, would be denied. The aud itor, A. A. Bebee, who had been in the secretary of state’s office fur 10 days, first was ordered to turn over the books by Mr. Hod ges. The auditor reported to Representative Smith, who, when he interviewed Mr. Hodges, was notified that the committee would no longer be recognized in the secretary of state’s office. In a statement issued by Mr. Hodges, he says that he look the action in the face of an affidavit, by L. T. F. Thomas, an account ant formerly in the employ of the committee, that Mr. Hodges’ of fice was to be made the target of an adverse report by the com mittee. Mr. Hodges, in his statement, says he will pay ex penses of two accountants, to be chosen by the State Bankers’ As sociation or by the State Board of Public Accountants, to make a thorcugh audit of the office. Thomas Affidavit. In the affidavit made by Mr. Thomas, part of which has been published, it is charged that Rep resentative Gentry told Mr. Thomas that Gov. George W. Hays had “noticed that he (Mr Thomas) had been too friendly” with Mr. Hodges, and that the governor had “remarked it to rum. Mr Thomas’ statement also alleges that Mr. Gentry told him the governor had wanted “spec ial attention paid to the office >f the secretary of state, and all en ergy put forward to show it in as bad a light as possible ” Declaring the auditing com mittee’s work a “political farce” insofar as the investigation of his office is concerned, Mr. ’Hod ges’ statement says he wants a fair and impartial investigation of the office under his adminis tration. “That the investigation is po litical is indicated by many fact* which I cannot undertake to en umerate in this statement,’’ said Mr. Hodges. “However, it is significant that I was not asked j to sign the note at the Bankers' Trust Company to justify the committee’s expense, which the governor says was signed by himself, R. G. McDaniel, state trersurer, and a number of the governor’s appointees. It is also !significant that before entering the eovernor’s office for an in vestigation the committee gave out a s'atement to the effect 'ha"; after completing my office it ! would discontinue its work.” — A TEXAS WONDER THE T' \.u Wonder eiires kidaty a ni t-m i der troubles, dissolves tfruv. I. run ■- dia betes, weak ami lame ! >• ,, . , neiimal. and all irrepiilaritn s of the kidn > ' ad load der ill both men and women. It not sold n> your drutftfist. will be sent by mail on re. ,11 of$l. One small bottle l- two months tt ml ni<«it anil seldom fails to |>erl'eet aeiirw. for testimonials from this and mber States I»r. K. W. Hall.aKSiOlive Stivi t, M. Umi*. do bold by druKtfists.— Adv.