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Just Received One Car Upper Ten Flour One Car Shorts and Bran One Car Red Seed Oats One Car Alfalfa Hay We also have on the way a car of Mixed Feed, containing Florse and Mule Feed, Dairy Feed, and Poultry Feed. Swift’s Red Steer Fertilizer in Stock. OZAN MERCANTILE CO. Prescott, Ark. INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC BEGINS TO DECLINE Little Rock, Jan. 31.—The influenza epidemic in Arkansas is declining rapidly, the total number of cases re ported dropping from over 3,000 last week to 2.415 yesterday, according to the records of the State Department of Public Health. This figure repre sents only 34 counties, Dr. W. C. Gar rison, state health officer, said, but is an indication as to the course of the disease. He estimates that the total number of those affected has de creased from 50,000 to 40,000. The number of cases in Little Rock has greatly decreased while the total for North Little Rock has increased from two to 148. Counties reported as shown by the weekly record, follow: Arkansas, 122; Ashley, 10; Kenton. 50; Bradley, 41; Calhoun, 17 ; Chicot, 45; Clay, 2; Cleveland, 18; Conway, 389; Craw ford, 100; Drew. GO; Faulkner, 139; Franklin, 122; Garland. 4; Greene, 30; Hempstead, 11; Hot Spring. 220; Izard, 5; Jackson, 45; Lafayette, 2; Jefferson, 8; Lonoke. 135: Monroe, 11; Ouachita, 38; Pike, 50: Pulaski, 431; Sebastian, 58; Scott, influenza in al most every home, no figures; Sharp. 10; St. Francis, 112: Union, 54; Washington, 29; White. 10; Woodruff, 33. In Pulaski county 283 cases were re ported for Little Rock and 148 fof North Little Rock. o . FAVOR SUPERINTENDENCE / ■ i ■ Little Rock, Jan. 30.—County su perintendency of education is receiv ing hundreds of endorsements from all over the state, according to J. R. Grant, state supervisor of rural schools, who says that more than 200 letters and petitions had been received by the Department of Public Instruc tion since the question of amending or abolishing the office had been agitated in the present legislature. $1.50 a Throw For this POCKET BEN WATCH Guaranteed for one year. Just in, a new shipment. Get yours now. A good chain to go with it for 25 cents. NEW BILLON SEVERANCE TAX Compromise Measure Intro duced by Senator Nor fleet—Wilson Bill Amended j Little Hock, January MO.—An echo of important hearing before the Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation, held Monday night, was heard in the Senate yesterday in the introduction of a new severance tax bill bv Senator Norfleet, chairman of * > the committee. Although President. Jake Wilson's bill now is pending in tjie Senate, and was pending Monday, it was discussed at the committee hearings Monday night, together with Senator Bogle's bill. Governor McRae who addressed the committee, objected to the Wilson bill for the reason that it imposed the tax only on oil and gas and a few minor minerals. The Nor fleet bill, known ns the “compromise bill,’ seeks to meet all objections to the Wilson bill. It is supplementary to the latter in that it taxes all nat ural products of the soil and water not included in the Wilson bill. A tax of 2 per cent of the value of the product is assessed on all coal, lumber, etc., and no distribution is made of the revenues to be derived under the bill. The 50 cent per ton taxation on bauxite, assessed in the Bogle bill, is increased to $1 a ton in the Norfleet bill. The measure was referred to the Committee on Revenue and Tax ation. President Wilson called liis hill up yesterday morning and amended it by adding a clause providing that should the courts find invalid any one clause the validity of no other clause nor the bill in entirely, will be affected. An other amendment, offered by Senator Williams, also adopted, provides that appeals from assessments may be taken to any chancery court having jurisdiction instead of to the Pulaski Chancery Court, as originally pro vided for. bill was presented by Senator Price which would legalize Sunday amusements, but would leave to the town and city councils the authority of declaring and Sunday game or other amusement illegal on moral grounds. Another general measure, introduced by Senator PuT^aney, pro vides for the conservation of the state’s forests. The hill creates a state board of forestry to consist of the governor, superintendent of public instruction and the commissioner of mines, manufactures and agriculture, ex-officio, and four citizens to be ap pointed by the governor. The board is empowered to create state parks of state-owned woodlands and to appoint a state forester at $3,000 a year to have general supervision of the for ests. fire control, supervision of re forestation. etc. —-<) COTTON PROBE SOUGHT - Washington, Jan. 30.—Broad inves tigation of the cotton industry by the Federal Trade Commission is sought in a resolution by Senator Smith. Democrat of South Carolina, reported today by the Senate Agricultural Committee. The inquiry would cover foreign and domestic production and con sumption. exchanges, mill operations and all features of the growing and marketing of cotton. Senator Smith originally proposed that the Senate Committee conduct the inquiry, hut the committee today decided to refer the work to the commission. -o The Candy Calendar Sugar was introduced into America by the Spaniards in l.r>20. In the six teenth century a sugar baker was a man who boiled raw sugar and refined it sufficiently well to make it fit for home use. Candy-makers and candy stores began to make their appearance in Europe in the latter part of the six teenth century, but if was not till ISO!) that candy peddlers appeared on the streets of London. Lemondrops were first made in England in 1723. i * . •• THE VALUE OF THRIFT Thrift means more than the mere accumu lation of money. It means saving money for a comfortable and independent future; it means preparedness for meeting emergencies and em bracing opportunities; it means the cultivation of habits that will bring success. Use a savings account at the Bank of Pres cott as a basis and acquire the thrift habit. The value of thrift will become more evident as it enables you to plan with certainty for the ful fillment of your desires. Begin at once! BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas * ^ 7$ank is Under . f STATE SUPERVISION COTTON BELT EXTENDED Cairo, 111., Jan. 30.—A cotton crop in Illinois this year is practically as sured. I). S. Lansden.a hanker of this city having placed an order for plant ing seed which he has announced he will buy in car lots and resell to the farmers at cost. Farmers in this section have pledged approximately 1.000 acres to the crop, hitherto believed to be an exclusive possession of the lands below the Ma son and Dixon line. Loy E. Iiast, agriculturist for the Lee Wilson cotton plantations of Wil son, Ark., traveled over southern Illi nois a few days ago, examining the soil and studying weather data. He said that with the growing season about two weeks longer than prevails in Missouri, where cotton has been grown successfully, together with the fertile soil of Illinois, there is no rea son why cot.ton should not become one of the most profitable crops of south ern Illinois. “Hundreds of acres now planted to wheat, that have prospects of barely paying expenses,” said Mr. Rast, “could be planted to cotton and return gross receipts of not less than $150 an acre. “Concrete action on the part of Illinois farmers deserves the co-op eration of all Southern cotton growers. The chances are that with such co operation among the growers of the fleecy staple in southern Illinois, and with no boll weevil to damage their crop, even with their short season, a profitable crop should be raised.” •-o NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF CO. “C,” 153rd INF. There will be inspections of “C” Company, Wednesday night, January 31, Monday night, February 5 and Tuesday night, February 13, by state and federal officers. All members are herewith ordered to be present on these dates. Capt. J. E. Barham, Commanding. OUR GROCERIES SATISFY The spirit of accommodation is the dominating influence in our store. The desire to please has taken deep root with us, and you w411 find it magnified by every person in our employ. OUR GROCERIES SATISFY We buy the cream of the market, keep our stock fresh and up to the minute, and always cordially wel come the pure food inspection. There is satisfaction in every purchase made at this store. Put us to the test. NELSON GROCERY ROY NELSON, Prop. Phone No. 374 Prescott, Ark.