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TAFT TO BE
CHIEF JUSTICE Ex- President Quickly Confirmed U> Senate Following Nomination—Meets With Opposition. Montreal. June 30.—“It- has been the ambition of my life to he chief in tier." William II Taft declared to night. “hut now that it is gratified I tremble to think whether I ran worthi ly fill the position and he useful to the country." ■Wnhsington. June 30. —Former I’res blent William Howard Taft was nomi nated late today by President Hard ing to bo chief justice of the T’nited State, and his nomination was eon firmed by the Senate in executive ses sion. The nomination was not confirmed Without opposition, however, and a roll call demanded. The opposition is said to have been voiced by Senators Borah of Idaho Johnson of California and I,a Collet to and Senator Watson, deni oerat of Georgia The final vote was flO to 4. An agreement was reached not to make public the roll call. Action Is Speedy. The appointment was formally an nounced late today at the White House. Mr. Taft will succeed the late Edward Douglass White, whom he appointed to the office in 1010 Tt was indicated that President Harding had acted so far In advance j of the winter terra of court because he j felt that the new chief Justice should , have ample time to reorganize the court’s business before the convening October 1. Mr. Harding Is said to have been advised by legal officers of the administration that all the federal courts are so congested with business that prompt action during the summer recess was necessary In order to expe dite litigation as much as possible. Mr. Taft had not been apprised of his appointment tlie president, it was said at the White House, and the first news he had of it came from the press The former president now is in Montreal .aiding in a railway arbi tration for the Canadian government, and it expected to return to the Unit ed States to familiarize himself with the work of the court. High administration officials empha sized that the former president was the one outstanding figure among those who might have been considered for the place. Four Senators Oppose. The Senate’s doors were closed for discussion of the nomination after sng gostions that Mr. Taft be confirmed In “open executive’’ session because he Is * former president had been rejected by his opponents. Three Republican senators and one Democrat voted to prevent Mr. Taft from achieving the cherished ambition of his life They were: Borah of Ida bo Johnson of California. La Follette of Wisconsin. Republicans, and Torn Watson of Georgia. Democrat. Mr Taft's nominat'on to fill the \» canev occasioned by the recent death of Chief Justice Edward Douglas White, was sent to the Senate early in the afternoon. Immediately then after a few rumblings of d ssat -fac tion were heard from progressive lb nuiiitcan senators, who have not rele-h ed Mr. Taft politically since u.o rous party split in H»12. But there no revolt and an effort by Sena tor Kellogg to bring about c-uifoma tion without delay In the Indie:,,. Omunittee was successfully eg..,com When the committee reported h. nomination favorably in exec,it v. slon and unanimous consent was oh tainod for Immediate consideration then was brief debate. Senabu Knox of Pennsylvania urged confirmation from the Republican side and Senator Underwood of Alabama the mmo.it> leader, supported the nominal on from the Democratic side. Jtorali Leads Opposition. Senator Borah made the 1'rmrpal gpeech in opposition to confirms! on He declared that Mr. Taft had been separated from the law practice for 30 rears and had devoted most of M* Ufe to politic. During his pol’tical ca eer be said. Mr Taft had never tried a case nor Prided as a Judge. He also called attention to the fa. t that Mr Taft if <53. within sev.n y a of the judicial retirement age. When Mr Taft left the White Mouse Senator Borah said, he was unwilling to risk his reputation at the bar. “We took a great lawyer from the bench and shoved him Into politics." Mr Borah is reported to have said in the executive session, referring to Sec retary Hughes, "and now the Republl can party is shoving a politician onto the bench." Senator Johnson spoke along slu'lar line*. The defense of Mr. Taft was led by Democrats. Senator Underwood said Mr. Taft had made himself "beloved by tho South.” adding that this sentiment was due largely to Mr Taft’s appoint incut when president of a Southerner the late Chief Justice White.—Gazette -o ,T. R. Hamilton of Emmet spent a few hours here this morning on bus iness. • • • • Wheeler Gordon came in this morn ing on So 32 from a business trip south. • • • • Miss Chi ora Holt of Nashville is visiting B. I. Stewart and family of this city • • • • Mrs. E. M Uaines and Mrs. 8. E. Bane left this morning for a visit In j Malvern. • • • • Gould Wilson went north this morn ing to call on his many customers along the line. • • * • Jj. M. Smith of Stamps was here this morning on business. He left on No. 35 for Hope. • • • • Esquire W. 8. Daly of Bodcaw. was in the city today, on route to Little Rock on business. m m w w Fr.nl Guthrie came lu last night, left on No. 32 this morning for points north returning tonight. • • » • L. II Thomas, produce jobber, is loading a car of mixed vegetables for immediate shipment • • • • It. C. Palmer of Pine Bluff Is expect ed to rarive today fo ra visit with his brother G. T. Palmer. • • • • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hitt of this city spent yesterday with Prescott rel atives.—Star of Hope. Mrs. T. A. Foster and Mrs. Hughes of Liberty, are visitors here today. • t • • Miss Vertie Honea of Gale is the guest of Misses Vera and Eunice Phil lips. • • • • Van Graham, road overseer of Bough ton township, is in the city to day. • • * • Gould Wilson made a trip to Hope today in the interest of Uitcliie Grocer company. • • • • F. M Cross, road overseer of Caney township is among the visitors here this week. • • • • Mrs Alice Lawrence and children left today for her new home in Junc tion City. Ark While here Mrs. Law rence was the guest of Mrs. Havid Stewart and family. • • • • Geo. J. Cox, representing Purkms Dry Goods company of Dallas, Texas, went north on No 32 this morning of ter transacting business here. • • • • Mrs. Preston Davis of Hope, was in the city this morning en route to Me Cuskill to visit her sister. Mrs. C. P. Harrington She was accompanied by her two children and her sister. Miss Bessie Payne, of Highland. • • • • Mr and Mrs J. H Boles left this af ternoon for a visit in Hartman, Ark before returning to their home in Ida bel. Ok la. While in the county, they were the guests of relatives at Lane burg. .... l)r. Carl Mullins leaves for Guruon. where he will operate his medicine show for ten days. The doctor has in creased his troupe of 12 musicians and commediaus. He has purchased a tent from the King Drug Company of Our il„n, which will scat 1200 people and is lighted With tile Deleo lighting sys tem • • • Warren E. Starnes, who lias been visiting in liluff City, left this morning for his home in Dallas. • • • • Allen Greeson returned to his work i nl.ittle Bock, after enjoying a plea ant vacation with home folks. • * • • Neal Smith of Stamps is in the city today on business. This is Mr Sm th s first visit here in twenty years • • • • Mrs. Jake Saunders went to Emmet tills morning fo ra visit with her daughter, Mrs. John Crumley. • • • • Why should a crook rescue an inno cent g rl on her way to jail for a crime she didn’t commit? Why should he huy her expensive clothes and take her to Paris, though he didn't even like i her? Sec maurlce Tourneu’rs "The Bait." with Hope Hampton, at the Gem Theatre*. • • • • Miss Henrietta Boggs left this mom lug to visit her parents at Tokio and from there to Fort Smith for a visit. • • • • W. A Huggins of Hope, is here today in the interest of the Inter-state acci dent and life insurance company of Chattanooga, Tenn. DRILLERS FIND OrL LN STFi ni N' WELL Stephens, June 20.—Drillers nt the Stephens’ Oil and Gas company’s well, about a mile east of Stephens, swathed the well all night and knocked off work about an ohur this morning. When they went back to the well to resume swabbing they found 40 feet of oil i standing in the well. Oil men today estimated that the well as it stands ought to be good for ; about 30 barrels a day with a pump. The gas pressure is not sufficient to make the oil flow. The srew fuit work this afternoon while waiting fo ranother swab. The one In use Is too large to swab the liner of which there is about 30 feet, but another swab is expected tomorrow from Shreveport. The Columbia Oil and Gas company is hauling machinery to Its test in 11 15-20 The Livennan Oil company which will drill four miles north of Stephens, is erecting the first derrick -o JOHN HENGER SHOT BY T. R. CARR LATE YESTERDAY Late yesterday afternoon, T. K. Carr shot John Hengen through the hip with a 38 Smith and Wesson revolver, In flicting a very painful but probably not serious wound. The shooting occurred In front of the New Capital Hotel, of which Carr Is proprietor. Ilenger con ducts the Capital Cafe, next door to the hotel. The immediate cause of the trouble yesterday according to eye wit nesses, grew out of a controversy con cerning some tacks thrown out in front of the hotel, said to have been done for the purpose of puncturing the tires of certain automobiles hnbitually parking there. Hengen was talking to Bud Taylor and W. H. Perry when Carr approach ed him and demanded to know if lie had said that Carr placed the tacks on the ground in front of the hotel Hen gen denied having made such a state ment. but added, “If I had said it I would stick to it because I am not afraid of you.” The men were stand ing close together when Carr quickly drew his pistol and fired. W. II. Perry made a grab for the gun, which effort probably saved Hengen's life, the bill let striking him in the hip and ranging downward. Night Marshall Will Goff was first to the scene, placing Carr under ar rest, while friends of the wounded man rushed him to the hospital. Carr was turned over to Sheriff Dodson, to whom he furnished $1000 cash bond for his nppearanee at the preliminary hearing set for Friday of this week. Hon. Steve Carrigan has been retained to defend Carr.—Star of Hope. -o JITNEY MEN MIX-UP. Yesterday afternoon while waiting for No. 8 to come in two jitney drivers Louie Hornbeek and B. 1). Akers, get into a heated discussion over business affairs A few licks were passed and affair wound up in Mayor’s court this morning. Mr. Hornbeek received a $5 fine and the case against Mr. Akers was postponed to give Mr. Hornbook a chance to bring in witnesses. SOLDIER HEROES BURIED. Texarkana. June -0—Bodies of Rerton Paul Ochs and Ofls Henry, the first of Texarknna soldier heroes who fell on the battle field in France to lie reform'd home, were given burial with full military honor* in Rose Hill come tory this afternoon. During the morn ing the hotly of Oehs was taken to a Sacred Heart Catholic church, where high ritual mass was said by Father o’Brian. Tbs afternoon both bodies, draped with flags were taken to the State Line Methodist church, where a brilliant oration wa* delivered by the Rev Francis N Brewer, who conduct* ed the religious service. A military escort of about 100 ex service men in uniform followed the bodies, which were taken on cassions to the country, where the regulation volley was fired over the graves and final tap* sounded All business houses closed at 2 p. in., and remained closed the remainder of the day. It t looked a* if the entire poulatlon turned out to honor the heroic dead the crowd being estimated at several thousand. The laxly of Grover Vernon, another soldier, will be taken to Nashville and given military burial tomorrow morn ing. The body of Melville Hawkins, negro will l>o hurled with military honors at the same time at Mandevllle. Guards from the local American Le gion post will have charge of both ser vices. MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED County Clerk Algia Dillard issued marriage license this morning to Cllf ton Tucker of Gurodn and Miss Lillie Mae Burroughs of Okolona . -o Instead of once a week .the Plcay uue will come to you 0 times a week. LACKLAND NEWS. I Health is very good in this conunn , nity at present Farmers are very busy laying by ■ | crops before the Fourth. There is going to be a big picnic at Lanckland Springs July 2. Every body Is invited to come and bring your basket full. We will have some good speaking and the Ouachita Band | will be here to furnish music. Mrs. Lila Harris of Arkadelphia, is I visiting home folks. Mr. T. It. Henry went to Laneburg Sunday and reports a nice time. Mr Hilliard Griffie and family vis | ited home folks Sunday Sunday school is moving off nicely at this place. Mr. Chas. Burford filled his regular . appointment at Mr. Benton's Sunday. I will come again next week. __ PLANNING NEW HOSPITAL. After a tour of inspection of the Confederate Home grounds, members o fthe Hoard of Control decided yos I terday to build the proposed new hos pital annex as an L on the eastern end of the present hospital building. Plans of the new addition are being drafted and it is expected that work will begin early next mouth. The I work will cost about $10,000. DESERTER GIVES IT. _ I Sheriff Luke Steele left yesterday I afternoon with Sergeant .liin Beard for Camp Pike. Beard was a deserter of the flag and has been fleeing cap ture for some time. Yesterday morning however, he walked into the sheriff’s ! | office and surrendered and willing to i t>e carried back and receive punishment, -o-— NEVADA COUNTY TO HAVE ANOTHER TEST WELL I There will be drilled in tills county J a well on the June Johnson place near; Delta in the southern part of the coun- j ; ty. The Jarrett-Hoskins interests of ! Wichita Falls. Texas, have charge of j ! the drilling and developments. The | timber for the erection of the derrick is on the ground and the work will proceed as fast as possible. The peo ple In charge of this drilling are ex pert oil people and will leave nothing unturned to ascertain whether or not oil is in the southern part of the conn- ; ty We trust their efforts will lie crowned with great success REMARKABLE PHOTOPLAY. One of the most remarkable photo plays ever produced by Cecil B. De Mille, is his new Paramount picture. ‘•Something to Think About,” which is ou view at the Gem Theatre Monday. It Is a story in which the idea of right thinking as well as living is admirably ; handled. Its theme is of the loftiest and Its treatment of that high artistic standard which has made Mr. De Mille’s previous productions a house hold word in every locality -o Mrs. C. E. Uoyston who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. P. Ham by, returned to Pulton this morning Ever been to the Follies Bergere, Paris’s smartest theatre? You’ll have your chance when you see "The Bait ” Gem Theatre. • • • • BAD LICK AND THE DEVIL PI'KSI'EII HIM "I don't think any one lias had more had luck and sickness than I have. In 1905 1 had two ribs, and arm and col lar bone broken in a railroad accident. Then 1 had pneumonia. After re covering I crossed a pasture when a bull chased me .tossed me over the fence and broke my light leg. In 1910 I had typhoid fever ;since then severe stomach and liver trouble, which no medicine or doctor touched until two years ago I got a bottle of Mayr’s Wonderful Remedy, which proved the first ray of light in thirteen years." It is a simple, harmless preparation that removes the catarrhal mucus from the intestinal tract and allays the in flammation which causes practically nil stomach, liver and intestinal ail ments, including appendicitis. One dose will convince or money refunded. Hestorly Drug Store and druggists everywhere. -o HEMSTITCHING I am now at the Ozan Mercantile Co where I am prepared to do yonr Hen»> stitching. Call or leave work ther* and it will he promptly and neatly done. Price 10c per yard. Mrs. W. R. White, Jr. Subscribe ff th<* Picayune Hemstitching, Mooting Bn«i neatly done, pri.-es reasonable -RoJ Door from postoffice. Mrs. w n ^ len, phone 21. ’ ' ^ 4-20 tf -—o—-— $100 REWARD, Sioo The readers of this paper wi]I , pleased to learn that flier,' i„ ... , ^ one dreaded disease that .-oierice s 1 l.een able to euro in all its stages i®! tl.at is catarrh. Catarrh being influenced by constitutional trea Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken inteSaS* and acts thru the Blood on the \t„ ' Surfaces of the System there,! ^ straying the foundation of the diL* giving the patient strength bv bufldh£ up the constitution and assisting n ture in doing its work. The pjLrf tors have so much faith in the ninoi™ powers of Hall’s Catarrh (hire thli they offer One Hundred Dollars foranv ease (hat it fails to cure. Send for of testimonials. lst Address: F. ,i. CHEXEY & no Toledo. Ohio. Sold by all Druggist," 75cents. 6 181 -o State of Ohio, City of Toledo. Lucas County, bb. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that b* is senior partener of the firm of F J Cheney & co., doing business In the City of Toledo. County and State afore said, and that said firm wil pa* the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every ease of Catarrah that cannot be cured by the use of HALL’S CATARRAH CURE. FRANK J. CHEN EY In my presence, this 8th day of December, A. D. 1888. A. W.GLEASON. (Seal) Notary Public. Hall’s Ctarrah Cure Is taken intern ally and acts through the Blood on the Mucuos Surfaces of the System. Bend for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., TOLEDO, 0 Sold by all druggists, 75 centa. Hall’s Family Pills for conatipatla, White -SHI FES IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT For Misses_ _$1.50 Sizes 10 to 2 W. B. WALLER Shipment of Carhartt Overalls just received. §ot you, Steve!! Air- Tight Tint of SO Ask your dealer to show you the new vacuum sealed tins of 50 Chester fields. A compact, con venient and absolutely AIR-TIGHT packing— the cigarettes keep fresh indefinitely. WF have always yearned to run a newspaper ▼ V “column” just sit back and publish other people's contributions. And here “Steve” comes across with a contributed advertisement, and saves us some work. He keeps his name and address a secret—but good work, Steve, say we. ‘ You satisfy. ’ THREE YEARS ago. • • • I TRIED a cigarette. • • • THAT I'D seen advertised. • * # AND I didn’t like it. • • • NOT A tall, not a tall. • • • YESTERDAY I ran short. * » » AND HAD to sponge. • • • AND ALL I could get. • t • WAS A Chesterfield. • • • NOW I didn't fancy. A CHESTERF IELD. • • • FOR. SAYS I. • • • WASN'T THAT the kind. • • « I TRIED and passed up. • • • THREE YEARS ago? • • • BUT ANYHOW I took onft. • • ft AND NOW l know. • ft ft MY BIG mistake. • ft ft FOR ALL the while. ft ft ft I SMOKED it. ft ft ft I FOUND myself. ft ft ft SAYING. “BY golly. ft ft ft THEY DO satisfy.’ ft ft ft “STEVE.” CTEVE took no chance at all. “Satisfy” is in the Chester! blend-sure thing No use lookmg j anywhere else for ‘satisfy e,t > because the satisfy-blend is a se — it can’t be copied.