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■ j * Qfye tyxtscatt I I-No. 1 PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1907 y Price 5 cents I EFFECT ON THE 10th. I 2-cent Rate Goes into Effect To ^ morrow Night at 12 O’clock. B The agent of the Iron Moun Btain at this place received in Bstructions yesterday to put into ■effect tomorrow night at 12 ■o’clock the 2-cent passenger ■ rate as provided by the Ross B The circular in effect says that ■ it is to be a Hat 2-cent rate. No Si round-trip tickets are to be sold. B There will be no party rates, no ll clergy rates, no child rates. No fH discount allowed for railroad em B ployes', charity, etc. ■ For tickets sold to points out fl side the state, d cents a mile will tt be charged for the entire trip. |g| However, passengers may pur ■ chase tickets to the state line at J§; 2 cents, and re purchase from jj| the state line to their destination J| at the prevailing rate. The rate B when cash fare is paid on the B train is the same as when a tick I et is purchased. J The excess baggage rate will jfjj be two-thirds of the present rate. U All mileage books and tickets I previously purchased will be ae ■.••^tepted for passage, but not re I deemed. i That the railroads apparently intend to submit to the law for a time does not mean that they ,*,biive given up th^» j*»leulion < f contesting the legislation in the courts. On the contrary, no an nouncement has been made of any recession from the determ i . tion taken at a recent meeting of railway attorneys at St. Louis, where it was decided to tight the * law throughout the highest courts, if necessary. Death of Mrs. J. L. McGough. News was received this morn l ing from Emmet, announcing the death of Mrs. j. L. McGough, which occurred at her home at D o'lock last night. Mrs. McGough had been seri ously ill for some time with con j sumption, but her death, never theless came as a severe shock 1 to the family. The funeral will take place at the family burying ground this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Go-Carts I Specialty I This I . Week Prescott Supply 1 and Hardware Company Mrs. McGough was the step mother of Mrs. J. M. Hal tom, of this place, to whom is extend ed the sympathy of the entire community, as well as to the be reaved husband and family. Library Association. A meeting of the citizens of Prescott will be held on next Friday evening, at 7:30 o’clock, at the the home of J. C. Young, for the purpose of organizing a public library association. Ev erybody interested in the matter is earnestly requested to be present. It is proposed at this meeting to devise a plan for the raising of the funds necessary to pur chase the books, and to appeal, to Mr. Carnegie for money to erect a handsome library build ing. The importance of the enter prise is apparent to everyone who NEW TELEPHONE CO. Application for a Franchise Will Be Made Before the City Council. At the next meeting of the city council, which will be on the 16th inst., there will come up for consideration the application for a telephone franchise for a new telephone company, which is be ing organized by R. L. Moore, formerly of Magnolia. Mr. Moore tolls us that the company will be capitalized for $12,000, eighty per cent of which has already been subscribed, and that work on the system will begin as soon as the franchise is granted. Mr. Moore left yesterday for Magnolia, j» be gone several d«ys, winding up his affairs at that place! Associated with Mr. Moore in the organization of the company is Judge A. M. Denman. We are the Buggy People Since December 10th, we have unloaded three carloads of buggies; we have sold nearly evei y one of them except the car we unloaded last week. In this car there are a lot of bran new styles, but it is the material and the constiuetion that we want you to find out more about. Come in to see us and we can show you why our buggy tic.de is increas ing all the time and w hy people nat urally come to us for vehicles. We sell the best built up, best finished and best trimmed runabout in the country for 947. SO. We are also harness people; we make it and we understand it. Come to see us • and we will help you to compare values in harness. PRESCOTT HARDWARE CO. (In the Big Ruilding.) realizes the value of a good pub lic library. -- Jim Estes Hurt. On Friday of last week, Jim EsteS, engineer on the dummy, working out on the P. & N. W., while going down a steep grade, by some means allowed his en gine to get out from under his control, and in an attempt to save himself, jumped, breaking his leg, and injuring himself in ternally. Mr. Estes is in a serious con dition, but we trust will soon be out again. --- Will Lecture Tomorrow Night. Miss Mosher, national lecturer j for the Woman’s Christian Tem perance Union, will lecture at j the Methodist Church tomorrow ! evening. Everybody cordially invited. Miss Mosher lias been in the state for two*months, and prog- i ress'has marked every step of her way. j Let us do our'part by going out to hear her. —— ■ “Richelieu ’ groceries are the* best HAUT has them. ‘ The temperature for Prescott for the twenty-four hours end ing at 7 a. m. this morning was: maximum, 77 ~ ; minimum, 50° ; rainfall. 00. ■^W.C.l'NUTUe.VTts. X> frti. Z. SKUC&Vn. BANK OF PRESCOTT. Prescott, Arkansas. Capital Stock Authorized $100,000.00 Subscribed $50,000.00 Savings Department Wg pay four per cent compounded semi-an nually on Savings Ac counts. On deposit of $1.00 wo will furnish you absolutely free a hand some savings bank to help you sate. Start an account today Wc will appreciate it Mrs. M. A. Baker, Miss Ber tha Fleming, of Casa, Ark., and Miss Maggie Baker, student in Ouachita College at Arkadelphia, are the guests of the family of Dr. .J. W. Baker. News of the Churches. BAPTIST CHt.'KCH. Rev. Beauchamp, Field Secre tary of the Southern Baptist Sun day School Convention occupied the pulpit at the Baptist Church yesterday morning. He is here attending the Workers Institute which has been in session for sev eral days and which adjourned last night. Rev. Beauchamp's text was taken from I Peter, 2nd chapter 21st verse; “That ye should follow his steps.” His sermon was well received by a large and appreciative congre gation. The music was a very much appreciated part of the service. Rev. Hudson one of the visiting ministers presided at the organ and was assisted by a well filled choir of local talent. Rev. Hudson also made a very interes ting talk to the young people at the church yesterday afternoon. Rev. Bowers occupied the pulpit in the evening. TV TV * PKESBYTKlilAN CHURCH. There was no service at the Presbyterian Church yesterday, the pastor being absent on ac count of an appointment out of the city. The usual Sunday School service was well attended, however. *■ * ' * MKTHODIST CHURCH. i The services at the Methodist church yesterday were well at tended. Dr. Godbey took for his text the Apostles Creed and showedjthat this was accepted by all protestant denominations as a test for applicants for member ship and any little fancies that they might hold were of little importance. The night services were given to a general talk which was highly instructive. • * X X The usual services were held by the pastors of each the Cumberland Presbyterian and Christian churches yesterday. The Covington Case Secial to the News. Little Rock, April 8.—The en tire morning was spent in read ing the deposition of Architect Day, of Philadelphia, regarding the capitol bill in the legislature of 1905, and the evidence brought out in effect was that Mr. Day knew absolutely nothing of any boodling in the legislature of 1905. Hotel Arrivals The following registered at the Hotel Miller today: W. T. Speech, Louisville; W. C. Marrs, Memphis; W. R. Burns, Little Rock; F. E. Mathews, Bradley, 111.; H. Taylor, Chicago. •T. R. t\ ilson left last night for Malvern where he goes to take charge of the plant of the Rock well Lumber Co. at that place. The concern manufactures screen doors and do an immense business. The family of Mr. Wilson will follow as soon as he can secure a house there. ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE Proceedings of the Body Had this Morn* ing. Goodwin Presidesi n Senate Special to the News. Little Rock, April 8.—The senate was .called to order this morning by President Moore, who appointed Senator Goodwin of Bradley county, to preside for the day. The |Moore-Heartsill bill was read twice and Senator Amis questioned whether or not the bill had been tampered with. On motion a committee was appoint ed to investigate the report that the bill had been changed from the original provisions. In the house, the Pulaski County Levee Bill was introduc ed, and the Dulaney amendment to the general appropriation bill was adopted. The amendment provides for a secretary and rate clerk for the railroad com missioners at a salary of $1,500 and $1,400 a year respectfully. Chafing Dish Club. The members of the Chafing Dish Club entertained their friends with a skating party at the rink Thursday evening. The decorations were useful and ar tistic, each column being wreath ed in ivy and honeysuckle, while roses and lilies added their beauty and sweetness to the oc casion. From a bower of vines and flowers the crystal punch bowl offered refreshing nectar to each, while delightful strains of music mingled with the fragrance of roses, the soft lights, the charm ing young ladies of the club, their happy guests, altogether made the scene one of rare beauty, which can better be im aged than described. After several hours of skating, (even the hours seemed to be on skates, they passed so quickly) the delicious luncheon was served from dainty baskets, each hold ing enough for two, and clearly showing that the young ladies of I the Club were experts in that old fashioned art of “fixing good things to eat” as well as the more athletic art of skating. Each guest felt a regret that such a pleasant evening should so soon come to an end. Owing to the rain all who were expected could not come, but the forty who were present never spent a more delightful evening. Mr. and Mrs. Sam O. Logan and Miss Julia Logan will leave on the cannon ball this afternoon / for Monticello, to attend the Hoke Orr wedding at that place Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. TODAY TheNewsissent you complimentary. Do you want it tomor row? If so, tele phone No. 242. N O W. We want every body to take the daily. It will be delivered at your •door..