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EVADA COUNTY PICAYUNE
_ THIS PAPER IS FOR PRESCOTT, NEVADA COUNTY, AND THE STATE OF ARKANSAS. WHAT ARE YOU FOR? PRESCOTT. NEVADA COUNTY ARKANSAS. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 28. 1916. NUMBER 37 w ESTATE BANK^ \HOMEc ^>BANK froHil I. PANS A Forward Lor*'* 1917 stands ready to take the stage. The old year with its joys and heartaches will Boon be but a memory. For us it has been a good year. And with circumstances as ,v are we can well look forward to 1917 will *heer and optimism. This is our sincere greeting to you—our cus tomers and friends-may the New Year hold for all of you Happiness and Prosperity in abundant measure. SANTA CLAUS BANKS HERE. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas. 17,000 INDIANS TO BE ; PAID $200 PER CAPITA Fcrt Smith, Dec. 27. ( — Special) $200 per capita payment to the 7,000 members of the Choctaw Bd Chickasaw tribes has been uthorized by the lower house of (he national Congress in the pas flge of the so-called Indian ap propriation bill. It will require Approximately $5,000,000 to Bake the payment, which is of importance to Fort Smith, owing to the close proximity of the Choctaw country to this city. During the last summer approxi mately $8,000,000 was distribut ed to the same tribes through an appr ipriation derived from the residue of the sale of the Choc taw and Chickasaw estate, but which was withheld from pay ment because of the claims of the Mississippi Choctaws to par ticipate in the funds. Washington advices say a re cent ruling by the secretary of the interior forever bas the Mis sissippi claimants from partici pating in the distribution of pro perty claimed by the Oklahoma tribes. The decision was rend ered in a case wherein an effort was made to reopen the rolls of the Choctaw and Chickasaws, the secretary deciding against the reoDening. Thirty million dollars worth of property is held for these tribes by the govern ment. PROGRAM FOR FARMERS UNION January Term To be held ■ t the 11th and 12th, at A'1’ Church, under the auspices of Oakland Local: Thursday. January 11th: Meeting called to order by Pres dent at 10 a. m. Address by Bro. 0. S Jones; sub ject, “Wasting Human Life;” time, 10 to 11:30 a. m. 11:30 to 11:45 a. m.—Welcome address by Mrs. Freeman. 11:45 a. m.-Response by J. V. Ogden. 1:30 p. m,—Address by Bro. Felts; subject, “Why the Pro ducers of All Wealth Have None.” The meeting on the first day will be open door. Everybody invited to attend. Second day—closed doors. Meeting opens at 8:30 a. m. After the regular opening ser vices, the president will deliver his message. J. V. Ogden, Chairman. Subscribe for jThe Picayune. r ToOur Customers and Triends By your assistance and loyalty, you have enabled us in four months to build a business that is very gratifying to this institution. Our Officers, Directors and Stock-holders wish to thank you each and all for what you have contributed to our success. We trust ;he New Year may bring you Health, Happiness and Prosperity. FIRST STATE BANK PRESGOl T, ARKANSAS. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS; C. A. Smith, Pro?. W B, Waller. Tice-f’rs*. F. M. Sharp. Ctahior J. C. Wmlul, *. H. Smith. J. M. StripHn*. Geo. f. Crew. WORK TO GE6IN SOON ON THE POSTOFFICE BUILDING Lot Has Been Ordered Cleared and Plans and Specifications Have Been Prepared WalterlfHirst, custodian of governmsnt property in Prescott has received orders from the Treasury department to notify the vendor of the lot on East Elm street, recently selected as a post office building site, to have the same cleared within 60 days. The house now loeated on the lot will be moved at once, and as the plans and specifications of the new building have been made, it it expected that actual work of construction will begin as soon as the lot is cleared, which, under the terms of the order, will not be later than Feb ruary 22nd. The house on this lot is now occupied by Moore and Martin, real estate dealers, and the Ne vada Countv Abstract Co., R. L. Blakely, manager, who are seek ing new quarters. BUSINESS NOTICE I expect to be absent during the next two months, serving my constituents in the Arkansas legislature, during which time Chas. E. Shankle will have charge of the affairs of The Fieayune. Any favors shown him will be appreciated by me. He is an ex perienced newspaper man. well known to the Nevada county rea ders, and is acquainted with your wants and desires. We hope to make The Picayuue a better paper this year than ever before. C. B. Andrews. MARRIA6E LICENSE ISSUED County Clerk Dave Martin has issued the following marriage li cense during December: Clifton Harris and Miss Evie Buchanan. Harry F. Helton and Mii Pearl Daniel. Allen Daniel and Miss Myrtie Taylor. Ralph Rawton and Miss Lillian Carrigan. Carl Prince and Miss Mattie Wake. Everet Cash and Miss Doris Cromer. Allen Brown and Miss Willie Cole. W. C Lassater and Miss Irma Lee Hamby. S. E. Tribble and Miss Grace Stephens. Aubry Barlow and Miss Lelia Dawson. Howell Herring and Miss Del la Whitten. Hugh McDaniel and Miss Em ma E. Edwards. C. F. Jarvis and Miss Lola Wa ters. J. W. Dobbins and Miss Lil lian lleadors. 22 YEARS OF SERVICE W. R. White, Jr., bookkeeper at the First State Bank, will sever his connection with that institution January 1st, and has accepted a position as bookkeep er with the Junction City Lum be Co. Mr. White has been con nected with the First State Bank and its predecessors for 22 years, and has always held the respect and esteem of his associates. He will be succeeded at the bank by Henry Hitt. J. M. Henry, of Union town ship, was a visitor to Prescott Tuesday. Mr. Henry tells us that he will be in the race for sheriff at the next election. ' ALLEN GEE HELD UP AND ROBBED CHRISTMAS NIGHT Negro Takes $15 From Small Son of Imon Gee and Makes His Escape Allen Gee, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Imon Gee, was held up and robbed Christmas night of $15 by an unknown negro. In looking for the highway man soon after the hold up, a suspi cious negro was located, and in attempting to arrest him he re sisted, followed by shots from Constable Fred Murrah and Night Watchman Charlie Litton, one of which struck the negro in the leg, badly shattering the bone. The wounded negro claims to live at Hope and also at Sutton. The money was not found on him and it is not posi tively known that he is the par ty. A pistol was taken from him, and it was his attempted use of this gun that caused the officers to shoot. MOSCOW CHURCH The first quarterly conference of the Prescott Circuit is a thing of history. Rev. J. A. Hender son, P. E. preached at 11 a. m., Dec. 23, 1916, a great sermon on the third chapter of Acts. At noon the ladies served din ner in the church. It was a bountiful feast. Then, immedi ately we held the business session of the quarterly conference. Five out of eight churches had representatives present. They made good reports for the first conference. They made a nice increase in the salary of the Presiding El der and preacher in charge. Saturday night we had a beau tiful Xmas tree under the aus pices of the Sunday School and it was a success in every particu lar. The Superintendent and helpers deserve special credit for the splendid program. We were highly entertained Sunday at 11 a. m. Rev. J. A. Henderson preached a Christmas sermon. At the close of this service Bro. Henderson received eight members into the church and administered the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. This closed the first quarterly conference held in Prescott District by our new Presiding Elder and it was a spiritual feast. At 3 p. m. he preached to a large congregation at Pleasant Ridge church. Our people are much in love with Bro. Hender son and feel like he is the right man for Eldership of Prescott District. MARRIAGES Married—On Sunday eve, Mr. Everett Cash to Miss Doris Cromer, and Mr. Allen Brown to ; Miss Willie Cole. Both couples are popular young people living a few miles west of Prescott, just over the Hempstead county line. The ceremonies were performed by Esq. Ralto Smith, and were his first official acts, he having been inaugurated as justice of the peace in Hempstead county the first of the month. M’OANIEL-EOWARDS Married-Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, at the Prescott circuit parsonage. Mr. Hugh McDaniel to Miss Emma Edwards, Rev. J. C. Johnson officiating, The bride is the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. [Edwards, and the groom is tho 'son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. R. Mc Daniel. Both of them have a; host of friends who wish them 1 much joy, peace and happiaeas. HAPPY NEW YEAR jFO the thousands of women who have ^ served their families and friends with healthful, perfect bread, pies and cakes made from our Famous Dolly Dimple Flour we extend our appreciation of their patron age and our best wishes for a healthful, hap py New Year. And assure them that Dol ly Dimple Flour will, continue to be made from the same selec/ |vheas and that re sults will continul lbe as perfect as in years gone by. I I >se who are not acquainted with t I eptional merrits of Dolly Dimple Flour 4,The heart of the grain, plus the art of the brain** The favorite flour of the south’s most famous cooks we suggest that they start the New Year which the most delicious pies and biscuits and the most perfect bread they ever ate — made from this popular flour that comes from«one of the largest and best known Southern Mills. The best self rising flour comes in the red cam bric sacks. The highest patent natural flour comes in the blue sacks. A Dolly Dimple Doll for the Kiddies FREE with ( each sack. Order your sack from the best store in your city. ARKADELPHIA MILLING COMPANY ARKADELPHIA, ARK., U. S. A. With the exception of a dis turbance among some negroes in the southwestern part of town Christmas day passed o(F quietly in Prescott, our people for the most part spending the occasion in social calls, auto riding, prom enading and feasting. All of the banks and most of the stores were closed all day. NOTICE The Nevada County Farmers Union will meet with the Oak land Local at Artesian Church. January 11th and 12th, 1917. The stockholders of the Farmers Exchange are requested to be present. E. M. Woosley, Susie Otwell, President. Secretary. We Wish To Extend to all our friends and customers our best wishes for A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Our business the past year exceeded our expectations for which we thank you. W. K. Buchanan.