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APRIL 28, 1921 PRESCOTT, NEVADA COUNTY, ARKANSAS. APRIL 28, 1921 NUMBER ONE BAD Weather Bank Remember, the R. F. D. carrier goe* by your mail box every day. Save time and steps by using the mails. If you want a check cashed; a draft issued and mailed; a deposit credited or other routine business transacted, mail us your Instructions. We will do the rest promptly and gladly. No charge. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas IWKM KG NEWS T>r Sutton, who seemed to rally a few <lnys njro. iv.i' reported worse again yesterday Sam Frants, who has been serious ly 11 i' getting better He 's a broth' r of County Judge .T W. Franks. Miss Myriuin Fore entertained th • young pe'iple of Tjuiehurg and Sutt< ti las' Saturday night with a social. Ev er? "in t"ported a splendid time Mr- Olen Steed has re'urned from Arkrolelphiu. where she vi-ited friends Mr- Frnest Steed is vis'ting in Pres cott this week. Mr- McRae Ganr is in receipt of a mt-sagi from Stamps announcing tli" death of her brother, Mr Ward, who died ;n that city last Tuesday nigh'. Business is slack in al lines on ae count of the* high water, which is said to lie the biggest overflow in 1." years. One bridge is washed away and the levee , overflowed in many places. Tin' commencement exercises will be gin at the Sutton High School Thurs day night. Rev Dyers of Nashville, will preach the commencement sermon Sunday at 11 o’clock. Hon. Steve Carrigan of Hope, will addrox the Senior class next Monday. The work at Sutton well is steadily going on, with everybody hopeful and in fine spirit. -o Subscribe for the Daily 1’lcayuue. CONVERTED JEW TO SPEAK AT METHODIST CHI RCII TOMOHT Mr. Herschel Cohn <»f Little Koch, will speak at the Methodist church ties evening at the regular prayer meeting hour. 7 :4.7 o'clock. Mr. Cohn was edit cated tor a Jewish Hnbbi and is said to be a most forcible and accomplished speaker. Tie i~ highly recommended by l)r. Philip Cone Fletcher. Dr. James Thomas and others Me has spoken re eently in the Methodist church in Fort Smith, Morrillton, Conway. Malvern and other important places in onr state, lie experts to apply to the Little Hock District Conference, which meets at Lonoke next week for license to preach in the Methodist church. He is a Mason nnd Knight Templar. Come and hear him. J- A. Sage. Itir. Fl'KSK KOK WILSON. New Orleans, April -0.—A local box ing promoter today telegraphed to Johnny Wilson of Boston, middleweight j champion, an offer of a purse of $<15. ooo for a 110 round bout between the champion and Mike <ribbons, to be held here, preferably Thanksgiving Day. It wus said Gibbons' manager, who is ( here, was agreeable. The purse is said , to be the largest ever offered for a middleweight match. « Subscribe for the Daily Picayune. THE BIG SALE Has been a Grand Success. Why Not! We are selling most all merchandise for less than we can replace them on today s market Come and Buy Today before the Big Sale Closes. FREE! FREE! 200 FREE Tickets will be given away Sat urday, April 30th. 200 sealed envelopes, containing tickets, given to the first 200 peo ple entering this store, beginning promptly at 10 o’clock A. M. Many numebrs will draw free prizes 'which will be given away at 3:30 p. m. YES, I WILL BE THERE! JOE BOSWELL, The Clothier Home of Hart-Schaffner &. Marx Clothes. Phone 190. Prescott, Arkansas I Ilium 15 KILLED IN MISSISSIPPI TOWN OF BRAXTON PRACTICAL LY IS DESTROYED BY STORM. Jackson. Miss., April 20.—A tornado struck Braxton, about IS miles from hero at 2:30 this afternoon, kilims: about 15 persons and Injuring twice that number. Every business house In the place was destroyed and many of the residences either totally or par tially wrecked. The list of dead is a follow: Drew Warwick. Will Spell C. T. Till man. Mrs Logan. K. S. Everett, presi dent of the bank. C. N. Chandler, physi cian. Kimball child. W. D. Kelly, a voting man. seven others killed, names not available. Those wounded: <\ C. Brice, wife and baby. Miss Dora Kelly. Miss A W Mangum. Mrs. H. Vance. Clyde Johnson, Earnest Harper. Tom Graham. N. R. Taylor, Frank Ber ry, Carl Magee. C. W. Different, C. F. Everett. Miss Bernice Walker, R. K. Mahaffey. J. A. Sheppard. Miss Bernice Mahaffey. All the above are whites. Cloneva Walker, a negress. Two of the wounded dies after arm ing at I do hospital. The residence of I)r. Norman was destroyed and his garage blown away, leaving his automobile unharmed. His young still .jumped into the machine ami carried the news of the disaster to Mendenhall, several miles away, where assistance was secured. The dead were taken to Dio. about three miles d slant and the injured to Wcathersby. five miles away. More than SlOO.uou worth of damage was done. The wind lasted only a few minutes and was followed hv a terrific rain, which has swollen the streams in that vicinity to overflowing and will result in more damage to crops. A party of fivt took refuge In the i 1 .;ink vault and escaped unhurt. The president, who failed to take refuge, was kdled. Braxton is a town of about ."iiO in habit mints in Simpson county on th" Gulf and Ship Island railroad Braxton is completely cut off from communication, both by wire and rail The train due here at 0 o’clock from the south is tied up at Mendenhall and the one g"ing south is held here unable to proceed. The G. & S. I. railroad is blocked with fallen timber. Braxton lias sent an urgent call for doctors and nurses and a special train is being made up here to carry them dow n. A big force is clearing the track for the passage of the train, wh'ch will also carry a detachment of National Guards from this place to do guard duty Gazette. --O - TRAIN TRAFFIC’ CRIPPLED l'oplar Uluff. Mo.. April —Train service imi thp Missouri Pacific and the Frisco railroads from Poplar Bluff sont hand north is hndl.v crippled as the result of heavy rains which swelled the stream between St Louis and Poplar Bluff. No trains have arrived from Arkansas since early this morning, and none are expected until tomorrow. Black river is reported rising about two feet an hour at Lceper. .‘>u miles north of this city. Indications are that the river wil lerceed the stage of 1915. when railroads leading out ot Poplar Bluit were paralyzed and traffic was sits pended several days. The rise is expected here tomorrow and Fust Poplar Bluff is endangered. Damage to towns north and south of Poplar Bluff in a radius of 25 miles will suffer from the rise, it is believed --—o HEAVY RAINS DESTROY BRIDGES County Judge J. W. Franks was out yesterday and today looking over the damage doue (he county bridges by the heavy rains. At Salem church, two miles south of town, the bridge crossing Onion branch was washed away, as was also a bridge spatting Carouse creek. The bridges washed away were wood construction, none of the large iron or steel bridges were damaged. This will delay, if not prevent the arrival of mail from Rosston Judge Franks has started repair work whore such is possible, hut at some poists it will be necessary to construct new bridges. The recent downpour was the heavi est here lu many years. -o Instead of once a weke, the Plcay uue will come to you 6 times a week TO DITCH THE RIGHT OF WAY RAILROAD COMPANY WILL HELP PRESCOTT’S CLEAN l P PROGRAM. The Missouri Pacific railway compa ny has agreed to cut two ditches ex tending a mile each way from the sta tion, one on each side of its track, where 36 inch culverts will he installed, thus furnishing a drainage of inesti mable value to this city. With the j "clean-up” program now in full blast, these railroad ditches will serve a great purpose, and the uction taken by the company constructing the same, is ap predated fully by the people of Pres cott. On yesterday Inspector Willingham and his co-workers opened an out let for a pool of water near the high school building, which had been standing there for a long time, serving rather as a summer resort for the Mr. and Mrs. Mosquitoes. The drainage of this pool empties into a ditch cut through the field of the late Colonel Hamby. “Brickyard lake” will be made dry to morrow, when Inspector \\ illingham and his force arrange for it' proper drainage. With connections made at points j where convenience suggests along tin railroad ditches, we will soon have a ^ fine system of drainage, which means better health and coinfort for all our citizens. -o- | LIFE STORY OF CHARLES CAREY. There will be a very impressive set vice next Sunday night at the First Presbyteran church of this city con listing of a panorama and song set vice portrayed in the life of Clias. Cary, and which can be depilat' d in the 1 ! of most any man The plan takes the ; lirtle babe and accompanies him ill through the different stag'-' of life and j from the cradle to the grave the various >teps of the human being is made to live before you. Mrs. F.tuond Logan will have charge of the reading and Mrs. Warren Cummings of the mn> o and Ik or ’JO persons, of all aces, w II take part in the readings and 'lie regu lar choir will sing gr<-a, songs o' ^ • be church. The service will begin a’ 7 :15 p. m. RANKHEAD ROITINC WILL NOT HE ( II \NGEI». That there seems little danger of ^ the routing of tlie Bankhead IIigliwa\ being changed to run along a more , northerly route as was at once tune indicated, is pointed nut in letters and telegrams received from representatives of this district who attended the Bank bead Association meeting In Greens boro. North Carolina. According to R. McDaniel arm others .the highway "ill not vary from the original plans, extending from Ar kadclphia to Cordon, and from Cordon to Prescott, and from this city to Hop ■ and on sooth. A little les stalk and more work will he welcomed hv those who want to see tire Bankhead High way completed at an early date. -o MARQIAKD REMARRIED. Cincinnati. Ai>ril 26.—Robe Mar qoard. Cincinnati National Leagoe pitcher, was re-married here today to Miss Naomi Malone of Baltimore by Mayor John Harper of Loveland. <*.. at the Hamilton county courthouse. After their previous marriage in Elkton. Md.. it was discovered TbHt the ceremony wus performed before Mar qtiard's divorce decree from Blossom Seeley, the actress, had become legally effective. -o WILLIAMS WHIPS Itl RMAN. Philadelphia. April 26—Kid Wiliams of Baltimore defeated Joe Burinan of Chicago in an eight-round 1 xing bout here last night. -o FINDS VALUABLE PEARL. Black Rock, April 26.—Dave Stark, negro, found a 30 grain perfect pink hall pearl in Black River, just above the Coffman ferry, which be sold to E. B. Woodson of Walnut Ridge for $800. Stark had been digging sbells just oued ay when he found this pearl, said to be one of the finest ever found in Black river. —o C. H. Moore was here yesterday from Prescott.—Star of Hope. — o ■ — Subscribe for the Daily Picayune. OUR LINE OF Golden Cross Voiles is very complete with the newest patterns. 40 inches wide 50 and 75 cents the yard We also have a very complete line of Organ dies. Hitt Dry Goods Co. FLOODS' CAUSE , HEAVY LOSS THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LOW LANDS SUBMERGED FOLLOW ING HEAVY RAINS. Thousands of acres of bottom lands are under water in Baxter, Izard and Independence counties, fololwing the j overflow yesterday of the White river The river at several points was re ( ported r sing rapidly last night. None , of the larger river towns are endan gered. however, it is believed Few casualties were reported. j Adod to the damage which will re- j suit from the overflow, several sec tions of the state yesterday were | swept by a hard windstorm, t’arlisle, Haskell. Warren and Dumas reported considerable damage by the wind. Practically all the land overflowed by the waters of the White river lies between Cotter and Baesville. It is in the valley sections, where it is not p rot creed by levees. Polk Bayou at Batesville also is on a rampage, but last night it was said no father rise was expected unless the back waters from the White river flow into it. As a result of this rise, the ice plant at Batesville was forced to shut down yesterudy morning, water having poured into the boiler room. In a low lying section of the Ar kansas side of Texarkana, between 200 and 300 homes of negroes were submerged by flood waters and it was necessary to remove the marooned negroes in boats. One short railroad was put out of commission, and traffic on the Hock Island was partially paralyzed by the high waters. A bridge on the Cush man branch of the Missouri Pacific, whicli runs from Newport to Cush man, the mnganose field of Independ ence county, was washed away, caus ing curtailment of all traliic. Part of the tracks of the Hock Island, south of Benton, was inundated several inches Trains continued to operate however. Flood Warnings Sent Out. Following Monday night’s heavy rainfall, flood warnings were sent out yesterday to towns along Black and White rivers by the haul office of the Weather Bureau. Predictions of a rapid rise in the Arkansas river until a stage of 21 feet is reached at I ittle Hock by tomarrow was also predicted. The rain Monday night, according to reports at the weather Bureau, wits general over all sections of the state and resulted in much damage to plant ed crops. No washouts had been re ported on any of the three railroads running into Little Hock last night, although the tracks were reported flood ed at Home points. On the Missouri Pacific, between Butterfield and Hot Springs, water covered the tracks sev eral miles and delayed trains. All trains were able to got through slightly late, officials of the road said.—Gazette, o CANIHL I NUKK ARRKST I | I Los Angeles, Cal., April 2fl — Arnold (“Chick”) Gandil, one of the former Chicago White Sox liasduU players indicted in connection witli the al leged ‘‘throwing" of world series games in 1010, was arrested here tonight at the request of the state’s attorney’s office in Chiago. Keep the r BALANCE IN YOUR FAVOR The present HIGH COST OF LIVING has made it difficult for many of us to strike an even balance between our INCOMES and EXPENSES. Care in buying your daily needs will lighten the burden and by taking advantage of the merchandise we handle your DOLLARS will TIP the BEAM in YOUR FAVOR. W. K. Buchanan & Co. PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS.