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divide HONORS "^Eoo" ..AST NIGHT. „ Zeniths and Garlands met in contest at the High school au frieDd' „ if night, in the presence of dltorium last mgm, ‘Iftwo'iieties divided silver cup garland winning the Bemis, “Tzenith the Guthrie cup. Deetema •ndZe“ c Munn, of the Garlands. d°n;. Dwiglit cress of the Zeniths, first. *“C0Ild' ■ Miss Nannie Maud Stubble it), first; Miss Marguerite field. Z^ith. first, Garla“jiJ Elva Bush, first and „JrGe”lrnde McKelvey, »«»„„. both *eni^b8' Miss Merriam Cummings. fireTand Miss Nancy Wilson, second. 7nrtfv'dual prizes to winners were nresented by Hon. W. V. Tompkins, act P Prof C. M. Hirst, who was Jed to Stamps to act as judge in a lool contest in that city. X entertainment last night was worth while, and enjoyed hugely by ^TheTinne^in test night’s contest w,u participate In the coming educa Lal events at Nashville. Camden, and Hone, and we are confident that Tres cott’s representatives will give a good Ifcount of themselves before any edu cational gathering in this state. _a-— TWOCONFESS TO BANK ROBBFRY T/IREE ALLEGED ACCOMPLICES is QULIN HOLD IT THEN ARE PLACED ON TRIAL. Poplar Bluff. Mo.. April 8.—Former Deputy Sheriff O. D. Brown and Holla Nicholson of this city pleaded guilty in Circuit court today before Judge Ing to robbing the Bank of Qulin at Qulin. 20 miles south of Poplar Bluff, near the Arkansas line, on February 2. About $3,500 was stolen. Each was given a sentence of five years in the peniten tiary. Deputy Sheriff C. W. Yates, Curt At kins and Tom Cruft, all well known residents of this county, announced they would stand trial and a special venire of 75 men was called this morn ing out of which the jury was selected. They are held us accomplices to the robbery. Yates and Atkins were in the bank at the time of the robbery and with Assistant Cashrier Irvin Waller were locked in the vault by the bandits who escaped ou the horses of 5 ates and Atkins, which were tied just out side the bank. Brown went ou the stand this after noon and testified that he and Nichol son went to Qulin where they hid in the barn of Yates, who also is a di rector in the hank. He said they were visited by Yates and the other two men at intervals all day and plans were made for the robbery that afternoon. Brown gave the details of the robbery and declared that when they were cor nered by deputies in the woods between Poplar Bluff and Qulin they threw the money in a tree top. It is said the mon ey never was found and what became of it is not known. Taking of evidence will continue to morrow and possibly the case will be given the jury late tomorrow night.— Gazette. -o 1.200 SHOPMEN IDLE. North Little Rock The Missouri Pa cific shops in North Little Rock have closed for the remainder of the month. The men were puid all their back pay, °r up to the time they were laid off. it is customary for the railroad to hold a half-month’s pay. but In this case the men were paid up to the date the shops closed. The closing of the shops for evon a month means u hard blow to North Little Rock. At least 1,200 men were let out, and it will he difficult for toany of those to find work. FN,) LOW GERMINATION OF IMPORTED SUGAR BEET SEED. Between November 15, 1920, and February 21, 1921, over 3,250,000 ll»s. of sugar-beet seed were imported into * e United States. Germination tests ®ade by the United States Department ® Agriculture show much of this seed in be low in vitality. Only 30.5 per of the total importation was equal wt to tlie customary standard, ch requires 75 per cent of hte seed is to give sprouts, with 70,000 sprout kilogram of seed. HORSE Jefferson City. Mo. April 8.—Gov brplu tCK*ay vetoed the horse mg bill passed by the recent legis re, undr which it was said horse ^ would be restored in the state. CANNOT WITH DRAW LANDS RECENT PROCLAMATION IS WITH OU TEFFECT, SAYS ATTORNEY GENERAL UTLEY. The recent proclamation Issued by Governor McRae withdrawing state lands from sale is without weight of law, according to a letter written to Herbert H. Wilson, commissioner of state lands, by Attorney General Utley yesterday. Mr. Utley’s letter was in response to a letter from Mr. Wilson, who asked advice on a specific application to pur chase a 40-acre tract of land which bed been forfeited for taxes. The attorney general said that in view of Section 12. (Article 2, of the state constitution which vested solely in the General As | sembly the power to set aside a gener al law, the governor’s proclamation cannot operate to withhold the lands from sale. The land commissioner was instructed that it was his duty to issue a deed to any prospective purchaser who made his application in conformity with the law.—Gazette. -o Miss Euflice White is visiting friends in Little Rock. * * * • J. H. Blakely of Rosston was in to day paying his taxes. • * * * J. R. Boyce of Jackson township is spending the day in Prescott. * • • • Hon. J. O. A. Bush will leave for McCaskill today on legal business. • • • • Miss Ruth Sewell of Prescott, visited friends here Friday.—Star of Hope. • • * • A. A. Murray and mother of Emmet are here today doing some shopping • • • • Jas G. Clark of Arkadelphia is here today, looking after business matters. • • • • J. M. Hardwick of Bluff City was a caller at the Circuit Clerks office today. • • • • Geo. F. Cress returned last night from a business visit to Little Rock. • • • • O. L. and L. 1‘. Mitchell of Bodcaw were transacting business here this morning • • » • J. C. Higginbotham and Jim Otwell of Cale had business in Prescott this morning. • • • * Col. J. G. Benton of Lackland Springs das here this morning shaking hands with friends. • • • • Henry Slaughter is visiting here for a day or so. Mr. Slaughter is now lo cated in El Dorado. • • • * Hon. Randolph P. Hamby is repre senting clients in the circuit court at Washington this week. • * » * Messrs C A. Smith and E. M. Sharp of the First State Bank are out of town today on business. » * * • W. P. Wilson of Prescott, spent yes terday in Hope, a guest at the new Capital Hotel.—Star of Hope. • * * * J B Mimn the popular traveling rep resentative of veterinary remediies is spending a few days in Prescott. • • • • R. B. Hamilton and family have moved into their new home on West Second street or Christian Ridge. • • * * J M. Sadler of Little Rock, repres enting the Bankers Trust Company of that city is here today on business. • • • • Prof. J. B. Bradley has just closed a successful term of school at Willis ville. Prof. Bradley lives at Bluff City * • • * (’has. H. Tompkins of the law firm of Tompkins and McRae, is today at tending to legal business in Caddo Gap. » • • • Apparently this was “preachers day” at the collectors office—most of the ministers appearing to pay their taxes. • * * * Mrs. Jack Blakely lias returned to her home at I’rescott after a visit to friends here and at Emmet.—Star of Hope. * * * « W. M. Kirk of Bluff City was in town this morning, and states that the drillers are making good headwaq at the Bluff City well. * * * * Clyde Cox and Fred Murrah made a quick trip to Little Hock yesterday, leaving here on No. S, and returning on NTo. 3. after delivering Bud Kennedy to the State Hospital for Nervous Dis eases. * * * * The Henderson-Brown trio, compos ed of Misses Lula Beth Gee, Pearl Mil ler and Alice Shinn, returned to Arka delphia on No. 32 this morning, after rendering a splendid program at the Methodist church last night under the auspices of the Sunday school Chau tauqua. Free coffee and lunch at Farmers Supply Co.. April 16. • • • • Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dewoody of Terrapin Neck are Prescott visitors to day. • • • • Brunk’s Comedians will be here all next week. 2.r> people, band and orches tra, anr finest electric lighted tent in America. The opening play will be— 'The shoplifter.” feature vaudeville be tween acts. • * • • The Royal Arch Masons held an in teresting meeting here last night, con ferring degrees. Several out of town visitors were in attendance. 23 of Roy al Arch distinction enjoyed supper at the New Park Hotel. * • • * The animal meeting of the Arkansas Athletic Association and Arkansas In ter-School Contest Association, will be held at Hope. Arkansas, beginning Thursday evening. May 5 und contin uing through Friday and Saturday. May 6 ami 7. * * * * Mr. and Mrs. U. B. Buchanan and daughterdaughter Miss Katherine, went to Prescott this morning where they will make their future home—Malvern Daily Record. * • • * Carl Hines returned this morning to Foreman, after spending a few hays in the city with relatives. Mr. Hines has a contract on a highway in Little River county. They expect to finish this highway this month. • • • • J. F. (Jack) Fortuer of Popular Bluff Mo., is here today adding more acreage to his already large holdings in Nevada County. When we strike oil here, we hope to see Jack become a citizen of Prescott as president of a big bank or a big something. A A « * WHITE’S CHAPEL Wo have had some nice rains the past few days and the earth is wet. Let’s remember this is the Lord’s work, so we need not fret. The majority of our farmers are through planting corn and some are talking of planting cotton. We had better keep the seed in our barns until spring, or they will soon lie rotten. Grady Hairston and wife visited his mother. Mrs. ,1. D. Rogers, near Patmos Saturday and Sunday. 1 took supper tonight with my true friend. Wm. Crain. He lives one mile South of Bodcaw. He lives on top of a hill near the entrance of a lane. He married a good Christian girl and some of these days Lemolac may do the same. There is one thing I wish to let yon know, that William is always the same Bill, if he does live in a nice bungalow. Iwould like to write more about Wil liam. but will have to let it go. Please permit me to say a few things about my young friend John Downs. He is about as clever a fellow as you ever saw that hangs around these little towns. If you will treat Johnnie right he will meet you with a smile instead of a frown He knows how to make money if cotton has gone down. He farms, trades horses and buys cattle. If it is necessary for him to do so to make a good trade, my how he can cause his tongue to rattle. 1 hope to live to write up Rosston. Mt. Moriah and Holly Springs, Willis ville and White’s Chappel some day. and also many more of the good people of Bodcaw. It will take time to write ail 1 wish to write. I know that some people think it a sin to have fun in that way. I had a good man to talk pretty straight to me one tine for joking. He was one of these good fellows that nev er joked. He thought he caught me napping one time and he gave me a good skinning. So you dear readers need not worry for I do not feel that I am sinning. That’s all -o NOTICE. The printer is about ready to go to press on a new directory. If there are any one in the city or country contern plating having a phone installed within thirty days, it would lie advisable to call the manager and have their num ber recorded la the directory, as the company will insist on patrons calling by number when the new directory is ont. Southwest Arkansas Telephone Co. 2t L M. Emmerson. Manager. DOI KLE WEDDING TOMORROW Tomorrow at 10 o’clock at the homo of William Campbell in the Laneburg settlement, a double wedding will be staged. Two of Mr. Campbell’s daugh ters will be the brides. Mr. Frank Campbell will marry Miss Lillian, and Mr. Ileury Downs will mar ry .Miss Katie Campbell. Kev, W. M. Mears will officiate. We extend in ad vance our congratulations to the con tracting parties. -o HEMSTITCHING I am now at the Ozan Mercantile Co. where 1 am prepared to do your Hem* stitching. Call or leave work there and it will be promptly and neatly done. Price 10c per yard. Mrs. W. R. White, Jr. HAM SCHOOL HOUSE We have gotten back to the same old stand despite this awful panic. We are standing at the throttle with orders in our hand, Just puffing and pumping for the promised land. If the boiler don’t burst and the engine gives way. Look out Bro. Alex, we’re coming your way. The fireman in the cabin, Bro. Lem on deck. If you ever get married, you'll be hen pecked. We’ll take up the shovel and shovel in coal, For this darned old panfc is getting mighty old. The health of this section is fine and the farmers are moving along nicely. Bro. Gathwright preached an inter esting sermon Sunday. This beeing our regular meeting day at Corinth. Glad to have him and hope that he may return soon and you Lem. We have the full stock law in this part and the good people seems to be observing it by letting the dear old cows stay outside, so you see we are law abiding citizens Say boys. I’m getting some better or those blues now, so come on and let’s make the Picayune a rousing paper for Nevada and maybe Uncle Buck will send us a copy or so of his dally. We have had plenty of rain and some little to spare, but we are not grumb ling just any thing for a change. The school at Bod caw will soon come to an end and several of our boys and girls will be promoted to the same old Job plowing and hoeing cotton and corn. Isn’t that a wonderful talent. The Shaw oil well is Just doing fine. Plenty of gas and expecting an oil flow soon. Just let her splash for that means prosperity. Beet wishes to all hoping the panic may soon be ovfer. -o UNION HAPPENINGS Health is very good in this communi ty Prescott folks must have had a com plete blow out yesterday, the way the wind is blowing this morning from that direction. We like Prescott all right, but if you folks have anything to do with the north wind, I wish you would let up right now. Mr Grover Michael is visiting Grand pa Bailey today. .1 K Butler made a business trip to Prescott Saturday. The county union will meet at Shiloh school house April 14 and 15. Farm work has been on a stand still the past week. Cotton planting time will soon be here. Le’s plant lots of i* boys, and maybe we can get us some new overalls this fall. THE POETS. We always loved the poets of The olden golden times The music of their melodies, The rythiu of their rhymes— The bold and brilliant Byron and One Edgar Allen Poe, And Milton, Burns and Shelley of The golden long ago. But now we doubt if either one Or even all of them— Have anything to speak of on White’s Chapel’s worthy Lem Or Bodcaw’s gifted Alex or The lad from school house Ham— Since reading their's for other works We hardly care a •-o SUTTON SCRAPS. Elder W. C. Felts preached a very tine sermon at New Liberty church Sunday morning. Dinner was served to a large crowd and the afternoon was spent in singing. Merssrs W. R. Steed. Alvin Woosley of Prescott, A. C. Gala way of Arkadelphia, B. F. Snell of Emmet. B. 11 and S B. Skiner of Hope, and C. R. Hudson of Laneburg. Messrs ,lim Crumb. Author Valawuy of Emmet and C. R Easterling. Horace Hamilton, C. C. Fuller, Earnest Steed and C. C. Purtle were present, and there gootl singing was enjoyed by all present Elder J. M. Parish of Brisbane will preach next Sunday at New Liberty. April 17, at 11 a m. Dr. .1. H. Sutton is no better, his condition is very serious. Mrs. .1 M. Bennett bus been on the sick list the past week. Mrs. Jannie Garrett received a mes sage over the telephone Friday morn ing that her sister, Mrs. Mae Howell was dead. She died Friday morning at 5 o'clock in the city of Hope. There will be a box supper at the high school building next Saturday night, April 17 It will be for the bene fit of the seniors Everyone Is invited to come and bring boxes and plenty of money. The Sutton atheletic club was orgaui zed last Wednesday night. Mr. Earl Fore is coach and general manager. Robert Lahbert president, Bill Erwin Secretary, nenry Bates sheriff. The senior class last week chose as valedictorian, Garland Garrett and solutitorian, Gladys Lambert. Miss Sallye Norman of Boughton is • ~ " --- | EVER BILIOUS ? 9 P Charleston, Miss.—Mr*. R. V. Heins, of this place, ■ U ?*ys: Lh.aye never had to use very much medicine, II ■R because if I felt headache, dizziness, or colds, bad taste ■ I) in the mouth, which comes from torpid liver, I would TV ■I take a dose or more of Black-Draught, and It would M If straighten me out and make me feel as good as new. VI U We nave used in our family for years |H THEDFORD’S * Bu K-DMUGHT ■ and It certainly is the best liver medicine I ever saw. ■ I] It has not only saved me money, it has helped keep my 7| ■ system in shape, and has never weakened me as so m I many physics do. 1 recommend it to my friends and am IB Hi glad to do so,” Black-Draught is the old, reliable liver ■ medicine which you have doubtless heard much about ■ ■1 When you feel badly all over, stomach not right, bad (I HI taste your mouth, bilious, or have a headache, try sfl If Thedford’s Black-Draught At all Druggists. B| R Always Insist on the Genuine 1 J| in the city visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bennett, Misses Sallye NUorman, Clara and Gladys Lambert hunted the wolf Saturday night. The entertainment given by Miss Vera Simpson last Saturday evening was enjoyed by all who attended. There hasbeen considerable excite ment created in this community over a wild animal supposed to be a wolf or a mexican lion. No one has been able to see it yet, but can hear it most every night. Howling men from Hope, Prescott. Bodcaw, Emmett, Mt. Moriah has been here with their hounds trying to capture it, but up to the present it is still roaming the forest. Tuesday night is setapart to try to capture him. Come and bring your dogs, Lom o-lae. -o BOYS ANI) GIRLS! ITS UP TO YOU. Do you ever stop to think that your future lies before you,—that it is up to you whether you make a success or a failure? With youth and health you have the power within you to possess the blessing of a practical knowledge, the joy of achievement, the content of success but only thru intelligent effort. If you have within you the love of higher things and better days; if you have ambition, energy and determina tion. we can train you in business meth ods. Bookkeeping. Stenography, Pen manship. Cotton Classing. Business Ad ministration and Finance, Telegraphy, etcs.. and secure for you a good position You can get this big start toward the success you want to make of your life in a few months’ time and at a small cost to yourself. You have no time to lose. The spring and summer months should be used in securing a practical knowledge, that j von may accept a good paying position when the busy fall season begins. In our years of experience in teach ing. we have helped thousand*) of young persons unfold and blossom into great er usefulness, awaken to the responsi bilities of business life and crown hteir efforts with success. What we have done for 40.000 others we can do for you. 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Name ; Address -o WOMAN VOTER ACCUSED. St. Louis, April 7.—The first Indict ment in St. Louis, charging a woman wit hvoting illegally, was returned by the Grand Jury late yesterday. Mrs. Norma Reeves was charged with having voted under an assumed name In the election Tuesday. Four other indictments were returned, bring ing the total np to 133 since the Grand Jury began Its investigation of registra tion and election frauds a week ago. M. H. KENNEDY DENTIST Office: First State Bank Bldg. Preecott, Ark. ■ ■■■ — « — -e DR. SAMUEL B. GEE Specialist Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat MCIAL ATTENTIOH IlfEI Tl 81U* FITTIH Office:—First State Bank Building Preecott. Arkansas DR. A. W. HUDSON Drtkt Phenes: Office 245; Res. 404. PRESCOTT, : ARKANSAS Accept No Substitutes for Thedford’s BLACK-DIM! Purely Vegetable Liver Medicine B F.9 1 Today has boon tho reavlest tax paying clay since the collector made his rounds of the county. Sheriff Steele’s office lias tieen crowd ed all day long, but lie and Bob Moore turns them away properly attended to in short order, making room for those waiting to come on • • • • GOVERNOR TO ADMINISTER OATH TO MAYOR-ELECT A large crowd is expected to witness the ceremonies at tIk* city hall tonight when Mayor-elect E. B. Gardner and all newly elected city officials will be sworn in and will enter upon their of ficial duties. Governor McRae will bo present, and will administer the oath of office to the incoming mayor Tlie ceremonies will be held in the 1 spacious corridor of the city hall. In vitations have been extended to the en tire population of the city. A number of addresses have been arranged for, among which will be one by Governor McRae. The oaths will be administered to the incoming officials on the steps leading to the council chambers, and the audi ence will occupy the space in the lobby, —Gazette. -—o CHANCERY COURT IN SESSION. Judge J. D. Shaver convened chan cery court here this motulng. The docket Is light and th* term will not last longer than two day*. Some of the Important caeea wll go over unto next teem.