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NEVADA 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 25. 1915. NUMBER H Farmers ' ■ i ! < that is what Bank of Prescott checks are j | doing every day. ! ! j i Are our checks working for you? Are they . j going through the mail for you and making payments, thus allowing you to continue the farm work uninterrupted7 ^ ' You send the checks out, -that saves you j time. We’ll see that the same checks re- j turn to you as legal receipts,—that saves you disputes and trouble. Have our checks work ' for you this summer. 1 __ _ \ i “ ~ ‘ BANK OF PRESCOTT !' "IT RENDERS THE SEF '/ICE” Prescott., .... Arka* ,as 1 I j 1 MRS. C. W. COOK Mrs. C. VV. Cook of Emmet died last Wednesday morning at 2:10 o’clock. She had been a sufferer with asthma for a num jerof years. Mrs. Cook was !3 years old and leaves a hus-. )and and several children to nourn her death Her remains were hurried at Emmet cemetery Thursday morning at ten o’clock. Rev. V\. W. Fincher conducted the funeral services. NORMAL COiLEGE Mpet 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; It. D. hr win of Arkansas, Assistant; Miss Melba Lightsey of Oklaho ma. Pianist. For particulars write either secretary, Miss Bct heGeorge Martin. Emmet. Ark., or J. B. Silvey, Rosston, Ark. ff you need a good mower, we “*ve New Supply Co. MISSIONARY SOCIETY ' Last Monday afternoon the1 Missionary Society met with Mis B. A. Few. This wa3 the liter j arv meeting and all those who j were absent missed a pleasant time as well as some good in struction. The 30th of thie month the in- j stitute will 1. htid ..ore by the; Missionary officers of this dis- j trict. Be sure and attend as it will he helnful to all. Do not forget the dinner on the Court yard during court I week Thirtieth Communication Roy al Grand Chapter Order Eastern Star, Pine Bluff, Ark., July 6th to 9th inclusive. For the above j occasion the St. L. I. M. & S. i Ry., will sell tickets Prescott to Pine Bluff and return for $4.80, tickets will be on sale July 5th to 7th inclusive, final return limit midnight July loth. G, A. Hays, Agent. --- CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears ■ I Signature of SOME SPECIALS YOU SHOULD SEE! MEN’S OXFORDS “BOSTONIANS” All new -Better get our prices before you buy. STRAW HATS 1 huse will be sold at same prices we paid for them, new and bought this Spring. are ottering our entire line of Red Cross Shoes at $-.00 per pair. Regular prices $3.50 and $4.00. W. B. WALLER ! Agents for Ladi es Home Journal Patterns THE NEVADA COUNTY SINGING CONVENTION It is not my purpose to annou nce the annual meeting of this body (as it has already been done ny the efficient president, Prof. F. Calloway, thru the county napers,) but it is my intention :o call the attention to some of :he efficient work that has been Accomplished throug its influence since its organization. More than wenty years ago, a few of the stick-breakers of the country, seeing the need of better music ind a deeper and broader inter ‘st in the cause, got their heads ogether and organized the Ne vada County Singing Convention he purpose of this convention o promote the interest of vocal, md instrumental music in Ne vada County. At this time there vere very few mnsical instrum mts in ihe country homes, so 'ar I knowr there was not a church n Nevada county (outside of the owns) that had an organ in its louse, at this time a great many rood men and women thought it ;inful to use any kind of a mus cal instrument in church wor ship. I here a few good people | who are cranky on this line yet. In my memory serves me right, there were only sever persons in the organization of this body: Judge Harris, J. B. Hannah, R. 0. Westmorland, J. (V. Holloway, R. C. Bright, Tom Easterling and myself. At this ime it was difficult to get a doz m men in the county who could lirect music in any way, *anc here was no such thing as an xrganist in the country, it was ilso difficult to get a dozen per sons in most communities to ever nake an efTort at singing. 1 lave been at all-day singings where there would not be more than three or four who would at tempt to direct, even more: 1 lave attended all-day singings where no one would attempt tc issist me in directing. I have *tood on the floor all day and di rected. At one time when tin Convention met at Boughton, here were only two directors or the ground, that of J. W. Hol loway and myself. I mentiou these incidents and conditions simply to show the contras! (musically) then and now. In the past two years I have visited a score or more all-day singings where each director was allowed to direct only twi pieces. 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. and in not a single instance have we been able to use all the leaders t>n the ground, in the six hours Twenty years ago out of all the teachers in the county not one could carry his student, fur ther than the rudiments, or the primary grade, but it is different now. After twenty years of work and study under such emi nent musicians as Prof. A. J. Showalter, J. D. Patton. K. C. Robertson, H. N. Lincoln and others, Nevada County has a number of graduates, normal and first grade teachers, who are not only teaching primary grades but ye teaching Harmony, and composition, sight reading, ear trailing, voice piano, organ, gui tar, violin, etc. It is no longer necessrry to lend your boy or girl away for these studies. You can get them at home in Nevada county at a nominal cost. There is sc ircely a church in all the country that has not an organ or piano a its house and from one to six jrganists in its membership. Well what of it? From whence .• me this wave of progress and idvancement? Surelv the Ne vada County Musical Convention las been one of the prime lac tors that inspired our young men and women; our boys and girls, of which Nevada County has the j choicest in the world, to attain to highest ideals in education, j morals and Christian citizenship, j There has been a time when it! was very little trouble to enter-! tain this convention, in fact I have seen the time when all the eatables were spread on* one table cloth, and there was plenty for the crowd. It is different now. The convention has Rrown to such proportions that it is a very heavy burden for any com munity to entertain it for two ( ays. As has already been annouced in the county pauers, this con vention will meet in annual ses sion at Salem 2 one-half miles south of Prescott on the 3rd and 4th of July, and every person within ten miles of this place j should feel an interest in enter taining that vast throng of sin gers and visitors amounting to possibly 2000 people. Every one is cordially invited to be on hand and help enjoy and entertain your friends. Any one who will take care of delegates over Saturday night will notify either of the follow ing committee, telling them the number vou can entertain: Dave Mitchell, U. L. Moore. Lee Rog ers. Jarrett Ingram, C. C. Cal houn, J. M. Duke, Jas. Horn. Levi Moore, or VV. R. Steed W. R. Steed. CARO OF THANKS Dear Mr. Editor: You car. say to the people of Emmet and surrounding country that l feel very grateful indeed for the in terest and help they gave me in my bereavment in the death of my wife. Sincerely, R. R. Garland. MANY KILLED IN CALIFORNIA QUAKE Calexico Experiences Severe Shocks —Imperial Valley In Darkness. Los Angles, July 22.—Reports El Cenuro, in the Imperal vallev say a severe errthquake was felt there early tonight. Electric light wirs were broken, throw ing the town into darkness. Buildings were shaken. Later reports sav two shocks felt at Brawley and as far east as Yuma, Ariz. The first shock occured at 8 o’clock and continu for about a minute. The second shock, which occured an hour later, lasted 45 seconds. Seven fires are reported to have been started in Calexico, where the shocks were more frequent and severe, it is report ed. Several deaths were report ed there. The first shock caused an ex plosion near the Holton Power Company at Elcentro. One building was burnt to the ground and other damage done. Reports from the stricken dis trict are meager, and it is diffi cult to get information because of the interruption of the tele phone and telegraphic communi j cation. The entire Imperial yal-j ley, comprising several hundred i square milesp is in darkness -* • * MULES WANTED I will be at Prescott, Ark . on June 2Gth, 1015. and will bin good Mules, fifteen to sixteen hands high, and will pay the high dollar. Frank William-'. I have just bought a carol mules and shipped from Pres cott, Ark., last week. I. M. Money. | NEVADA PHYSICIAN HELO AS BURGLAR la Found in Store Late at Night, 1 but Says He Had Permission. | Prescott, June 22. D.. >. <J. Thompkins. a well known physi-! cian residing at Sutton this co untv, was arrested at his home Saturday on charge of burglary. He waived preliminary examin ation and was held to the Grand Jury under $500 bond. The state alleges that Saturday morning at 2 o’clock several men noticing a light in the store of John Bright, former tax a9sesor went to the building and called and Dr. Thompkins came out and surrendered. They state he had a flashlight and had piled sever al boxes of starch and three shirts near the door. They also allege that the door was opened with a key, though no key was found. Dr. Thompkins says he form erly had his office in Bright’s store and was given permission by Bright to enter the the store at any time, that Saturday morn ing he was coming to Prescott after his daughter who was tak ing the teachers’ examinations, and that he went to Brights store to get some groceries for his wife and some shirts for a man on his place. Dr. Tompkins is well known in this section, is married and has several children. He form erly practiced medicine at Gale. HAZEL REEDER DEAD Little Hazel Reeder.Jthe five year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Reeder of this city, died Wednesday night from an attack of congestion. The little remains will be hurried at Sut ton. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the town and country. -- - PENSION AFFIDAVITS County Clerk J. W. Franks wishes to inform the pensioners of Nevada county, that he will not require the affidavits as are being sent out by some county clerks, but will send out cards for the pensioners to sign as has been the custom in the past. Upon receipt of the affidavits he took the matter up with the state auditor and received the following letter: Hon. J. W. Franks. Prescott, Arkansas. Dear Sir:— In reply to yours of recent date, asking our opinion as to the use of the pensioners annual affidavit blanks, which were sent you, 1 will say that these blanks have been printed to comply with the new pension law, but the State Pension Board is of the opinion that the matter should be left to the discretion of the County Clerks, and that part of the blank in regard to the indi gency and disability of the pen sioner. should be used onlv in most cases. The Board is of the opinion that if you are satisfied as to the proof you receive from each "pensioner, that he is enti tled to remain on the list, that you should report the same to the Board and the State Board will be entirely satisfied, and' pensioners reported by you to be entitled to remain on your list will be left there by 'he Board. ; However, we have advised the I different County Clerks to use their own good judgment and discretion in this matter. Yours very truly. .M. Did.i.use-.:. IGNORE THE DEMAGOGUE; APPEAL TO THE MAN Even informed thinking man sees not alone the threatened dangers of but the damage now being wrought by the propagan da of radicalism in this country. But so few are informed. £ The threatened danger is that the uninformed, led by self seeking, dishonest demagogues,, will be swept off their feet bv their specious argument and, thus, the country will be swept into social chaos. The present damage is that of what we call “social unrest’’—strikes destruc tion of property, loss of wages, i spirit of law deiiance, and, worst of all, distrust and class aatred. And as thinking men, we admit both the threatened danger and the present damage. But what are we doing about it? There can be but one answer to the foregoing question. In formed thinking men must make it their business to teach the un informed thinking man that along the way the demagogues are trying to lead him lies mad ness The radical leaders are speaking to him every day in lurid page and with poisoning tongue; give him cool reasoning and self-convincing facts as an tidotes. If the threatened dan gers become facts in this coun try. the blame will be upon the employers of labor for negl ct ing their duty to inform their workmen; if the present damage is suffered to continue, the blame will fall in the same place. MILITIA STILL AT SLATON HOME Georgia Governor Says He Is Holding Guard Merely to Pre vent Damage to His Properity - Atlanta Is Quieting. Atlanta, June ?3. — The guard of militia and extra county po lice still surrounded Governor Slaton’s country home today and no intimation was given as to when it will be withdrawn. Those most bitterly opposed to the governor’s action in com munting the death sentence of Lee M. Frank to life imprison ment ceased their demonstration at dawn yestereay and all had been quiet, both near the gover nor’s home and in the city since. Governor Slaton went to his office yesterday f r the first time since Saturdry and was expected to appea.-a: the Capi tol again today, when the legis lature convened. The governor stated that the guard is maintained about his home to prevent possible dam age to his propeaty. Think of debt as you would of a pestilence, and most of all avoid “time prices. ” If you must go into debt try to borrow money at 6 to 8 per cent, put it in the bank and pay the actual cold cash for what you need. Better pay at the rate of 10 per cent a vear in intrest than at the rate of 30 to 70 per cent a year in time prices. And if there is anything else quite as bad for keeping you in debt as time prices, it is usnally the prices asked by trav eling agents. The slick-tongued agent has made millions of us pay two prices for things we didn’t half need. It’s a safe rule to never buy anything from arc agent till you have had a week ro think it over. A TEXAS WONDER ^ > ' TIIK Texas Wonder cure- I.i.'neyan l bia.1 der trim Ides, dissolve- crawl, cures dia lietes. weak and lane ae’' s, rheumatism and all irreifulatilb « of tin kidney- and 'da der in both men and women. II not sold ny your druccist. will he sent I>y mail on lee* if of $1. One small bottle i- two memh-, treal DViit ami soidom t ails to is rteet acuro. Send for testimonials from this amt other Stajos l>r. K. W. llail. 3Wi Olive Street. St. Ixmis. Mo noid by druceists —Adv.