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New Years Greetings
To our many friends and customers, we extend our heartfelt thanks for their patron age during the past year, and trust our pleasant relations may continue during the ensuing year. May the year 1923 be one of happiness ! and prosperity for all of you. Our store will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week, taking stock. We will be open for business Saturday, December 30th. OZAN MERCANTILE CO. Prescott, Ark. 9 THIRTY-CENT COTTON NOW IS PREDICTED "Biggest Speculators” Give Their Opinion in New York. New York, Dec. 25.—Although stock market transactions are almost entire ly for profesional account all indica tions point to higher quotations for stocks and bonds. The advance in commodity prices is also expected to continue. Predictions of 30 cent cot ton are made by the biggest specula tors. Recent strength of the transportation shares is a source of much gratification to investors in general. Some of the biggest firms are advising the purchase of seasoned dividend payers on the theory that easy money rates will make their yields look attractive. Improve ment of the common carriers is due to real investment buying. Railroad stock prices are an average of 3 1-2 points above the low level reached on Nov. 27 last, and 8 1-2 points under the year’s high price made on Sept. 11. Seasoned dividend payers are the favorites. Many in vestors have started to reinvest divi dend and interest money to be received January 1st. Railroad shares will undoubtedly he helped market wise by the November and December earnings statements, ex pected to show improvement, compared with September and October. An unusually good market prevails for high-class industrial preferred stocks. The inquiry for these prefer red stocks is so good that a number of companies considering new financing will sell preferred shares instead of bonds. Bankers are predicting higher bond prices. The demand is unusually good for this time of year and unless there is a plethora of new offerings, quota tions should continue upward. Inquiry for municipal bonds is good, and prices show strength. -o Moore & Allen. Photographers. r'm*\***\ | ict t* *W c » i.ii <.*■>•* I«>*j I Words At the end of each year it is the custom for mer chants to thank their patrons for past favors. It is a fitting recognition of the loyalty the people have shown to their home dealers. We, too, thank you most sincerely. But we want our thanks to consist of more than mere words. We want to assure you that our appreciation will be evi denced the coming year by the high quality of our merchandise, by the extreme moderation of our prices, and by the excellent service we will render you in 1923. May the coming year be prosperous and happy for you. LIQUOR CAUSES MANY DEATHS Eight Die in New York From Drinking “Christmas Cheer”—Forced to Witness Their Work. New York, Deo. 20.—Eight deaths were attributed today to drinking poi sonous liquor over Christmas. A score or more victims were confined to hos pitals. Of the eight persons who died .two were women. A Brooklyn woman was arrested as the seller of whiskey which caused the death of one of the women. Prohibition Director E. C. Yellowley. whose aides succeeded in keeping the white lights dimmer than usual, de clared that while the dry navy was busy in holding rum runners outside the three-mile limit, land rum runners succeeded in an old ruse, smuggling liquor into the city under thousands of Christmas trees. This liquor, however, apparently was reserved for home con sumption as little of it was to he found in the white light cabarets. Shelby. O., Dee. 20.—For five minutes Phillip Weiganott and Fester Elston stood at the bier of Robert Longley today, sobs shaking their bodies. Word less. they gazed upon the still form of Fongley. who died yesterday after drinking "moonshine” they admitted they made. Police conducted Weiganott and Elston to the coffin and compelled them to gaze upon the body. Weiganott and Elston are held on charges of murder. Two other men who drank some of the same liquor are totally blind and little hope for recovery of their sight is held. The liquor is said to have contained wood, alcohol. Detroit. Dec. 20.—Poisonous liquor obtained over the Christmas holidays were declared by the police today to have been responsible for one death and the illness of more than a score of persons here. From Saturday night until this morning 23 perosns. declared to have partaken of poisonous whiskey, were admitted to hospitals. Four were discharged after a short stay but the others are reported to be in serious condition. Boston. Dec. 20.—One man is dead and more than 30 persons are in hos pitals today as a result of drinking liquor sold during the Christmas holi day. William Brady, removed in an unconscious condition from his home here, died in a hospital. Efforts to trace the source of supply of the liquor were made by the police today. INSPIRATION SERVICE Tho young people of Prescott gather ed Monday evening at the Presbyterian church for the most interesting of the Inspiration Services which were start ed in June. Miss Elva Bush furnished the first number on the program, a reading. “The First Christmas.” It was well rendered and was appreciated by all present. The Christian Endeavor quartette of the Presbyterian church composed of Helen McRae. Christine Neimeyer, Conrad White and Charles Orrick with Lucy White, aeeompanyist, rendered “Whispering Hope" as the second num ber of the program. Mr. Irvin A. Blakely gave an inter esting discussion on “Service, and kept the attention of his hearers throughout. Mr. W. V. Tompkins gave a short talk on the “Birth of Christ." compar ing the birth of Christ with that of Henri of Navarre, then gave the ulti mate end of each. Governor McRae concluded the pro gram with a talk to the young people in which he encouraged the further ance of these services. The next service will be held at the Baptist church. Monday, January 1. with each church furnishing a portion of the program. Moore & Allen, photographers. * START YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT NOW! Many people have honestly promised themselves that they will start to save systematically just as soon as a certain obli gation has been met, some defi nite object accomplished. The habit of saving culti vated by regularly making de posits however small, has often proved a vital factor in fur thering individual advance ment. Start your savings account now—with a 'whole new year ahead. Your account at this bank will be warmly wel. corned. It may be started with just $1.00. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas — SOIL SURVEY MAN TO COME HERE The following letter was received by Mr. E. J. Watson. Agricultural Agent of the P. & N. W. Ity., and will be of interest to the farmers throughout the county: Fayetteville, Ark., Dec. 21, 1922. Mr. Watson, Industrial Agent Prescott and Northwestern Railroad Prescott, Ark. Dear Sir: We are directing our man, A. II. Meyer, now doing soil survey work in rfay county, to go to Prescott to work in Nevada county about Prescott for the winter season. We would appre ciate very much your personal help in getting the people of Prescott and community to understand the purpose of the work and the benefits that may come from it, in order that he may he reasonably well received into the com munity.. We would be glad if farmers could know that he will work in that section, otherwise we find farmers very scepti cal about what a man is doing about on their place, and know what a word of introduction and encouragement for his work will help very much at the outset. I can not tell you when he will reach there, but we have authorized him to be there by the first of the year. With personal regards, I am Very truly yours, Martin Nelson, Vice Dean and Director. NOTICE We will be closed all day Monday, January 1st, 1923, taking stock. Nevada County Hdw. Co. Well Fed Men Those who make the greatest success in life are strong, efficient, well nourished men. Those are not obtained from the ranks of the poorly nourished. If you would be PREPARED for the battles of life you must have the best possible nourishment, and this is only obtained by eating This store has a wide reputation for superior groceries. Our motto is: “Nothing too good for our customers.” If you get it from us you don’t have to TEST it— you KNOW it is GOOD. WANTED TO BUY, STOCK PEAS NELSON GROCERY * ROY NELSON, Prop. Phone No. 374 Preicott, Arlt.