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Vol. I—No. 2 PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1907 Price 5 cents
ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE The Moore-Heartsill Bill Passes the Senate this Morning Special to the News. Little Rock, April 9.—The Senate was called to order this morning by President Moore and Senator Greenhaw was call ed to preside for the day. In the senate four local bills were passed, and considerable local measures discussed. The Moore-Heartsill bill was passed by the senate and when the sergeant-at-arms announced to ahe house its passage there was considerable cheering by that body. In the house the Barker De murrage Bill was passed by a vote of 79 to 1. The bill had for merly passed the house, but was amended in the senate and passed this morning as amended. The University Deficiency bill was debated at length in the house, but final action was post poned. The rest of the morning was taken up with local matters. Both houses adjourned at noon and will hear Hon. W. J. Bryan at the Auditorium this after noon. The Insurance Situation An exhaustive hearing on the insurance situation in Arkansas will be given in Little Rock to night when the House Commit tee, on Insurance holds an open meeting in the hall of the House of Representatives, and invites every resident of the state inter ested in the solution of the problem to be present and make his views known. Rival insurance factions are to be given time to present their grievances. Those who are advocating the passage of the Browning-Lee bill, and those who are opposed to any legisla tion that will in any manner in terfere with the wide scope of the present anti trust law are to be heard. Gossip has it that there will be three weddings in June and that all three brides live on the same street in Prescott. Go-Carts A x Specialty This Week Prescott Supply and Hardware Company Rev. A. L. Carter, of Jackson, Tenn., who assisted Rev. E. E. Hendrick in a protracted meet ing here in December, 1905, passed through on yesterdays north cannon ball, on route home from Texas. Corporation Bill Passed. One of the important bills which passed the Senate yes terday afternoon was Senate Bill No. 9i) (McKenzie’s corpora tion bill), a measure designed to protect minority stockholders of a corporation. The measure was passed with only two dissenting votes, that of Senators Arnold and Carlock. -- Annual Outing. The Prescott Domino Club left this morning for Gray’s Lake, where they will enjoy four or five davs very pleasantly at that pop ular camping ground. In the EXTENSIVE BOO DUNG Evidence In the Covington Trial Shows More Bribery Secial to the News. Little Rock, .Sept '•».—The two most important witnesses in the Covington trial this morning were W. J. Bowie, of Grant county and R. L. Rogers, ex-attorney gener al. Mi-. Bowie stated that Senator Adams had on several occasions told him that boodling was very common in the legislature of 1905, and he (Adams) had on more than one occasion taken money in consideration of some service. Mr. Rogers denied everything testified by Senator Gross, j Gross testified a few days ago ! that Rogers had told him that j Rhoton would spuash the indict ment against Senator Gross if he would vote for the Little Rock Argenta annexation bill in the 1907 legislature. party were J. K. Hamilton, Dio Lewis, John Warren, ILL. Blake ly, C. B. Moon, O. R. McDaniel and G. R. Haynie. They expect to tish, hunt, and play dominoes: and will come back with a varied assortment of tish stories. -- Will Lecture Tonight. Miss Rhena Mosher, national lecturer for the W. C. T. U. ar rived in the city this morning from Nashville on the 8:25 train, and is the guest of Mrs. John M. Pittman, Miss Mosher will lecture to night at 8 o’clock, at the Metho dist church, and you are cordial ly invited to hear her. She will interest you. —--— Children One Half Prire. The depot agent at this place received a bulletin today announc j iug that a" children between the j ages of 5 and 12 years would be sold tickets over the Iron moun tain railroad, to all points in Ark ansas at 1 cent a mile beginning | at midnight tonight. This can- j cels the order of Sunday which stated no half rates would be sold, j The temperature for Prescott for the twenty-four hours end ing at 7 a. m. this morning was: maximum, 683 ; minimum, 69 3 ; rainfall, 00. C.'Mc'R.&t.'TTt*. XD.'U.'JovUt tq Vrti. C. S> KtcC&Vn. Ciinur BANK OF PRESCOTT. Prescott, Arkansas. Capital Stock Authorized $100,000.00 Subscribed $50,000.00 Savings Department We pay four per cent compounded semi-an nually on Savings Ac counts. On deposit of $1.00 we will furnish you absolutely free a hand some savings- bank to help you save. Start an account today We will appt eclate It The Presbytery of the Presby terian Church will convene at Malvern Thursday, and will re main in session three days. T. C. McRae and Rev. and Mrs. H. M. McLain will attend from this place. - - Against Polygamy Senator McKenzie introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17 yesterday afternoon, I which is as follows: Whereas, it appears from in vestigation recently made in the United States Senate and other wise, that polygamy still exists in certain places in the United States, notwithstanding prohi bitory statutes enacted by the states thereof, and Whereas, the practice of poly gamy is generally condemned by the people of the United States and there is a demand for the more effectual prohibition there of, or placing the subject under federal jurisdiction and control, it is thorefore, Resolved by the Senate of the State of Arkansas, the House of Representatives con e u r ring therein, that application be and is hereby made to congress un .1 . .. ..^*1 e p i i a •. uci tii in n u>i/ in tin/ ruiiMiiu tion of the United States for the calling of a convention to pro pose an amendment to the con stitution of the United States, whereby polygamy and polyga mous cohabitation shall be pro ; hibited. Resolved further that the leg iislaturesof all other states of the United States now in session or when next convened be. and they are hereby requested to join in this application by the adoption of an equivalent rest) lution. except where states have already taken such action. This resolution was read and adopted and ordered transmit ted to the house. -- Hotel Arrivals The following registered at I the Hotel Miller today: R. J. Patterson. H. E. Harris, Ed Tay ! lor, T. J. Hart, Duff Green, C. : B. Abrams, St. Louis; L. U. Lap j pieman, J. H. Lavender, jr., Wal ter Edmond, E. L. Hayes. Little Rt>ck; T. M. Hartman, B. F. Williams, J. J. Brown, Malvern; L. M. Ratcliff, city; L. L. Mat lock,Texarkana: W.Henley, Law rence, Kan.; Meyer Winter, Nashville; Jno. (J. Davis, Waco, Texas; C. D. McSwain, Emmet; E. Furthman, New York. Hon. T. 0. McRae is in Little Rock today attending a meeting of the the board of directors of the Synodical Female College, of which he is chairman. It is pro posed by the Presbyterian Synod of Arkansas to build a female college at Little Rock, and the meeting today is to advance the cause. The Card Club meets this af ternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Jno. A. Davis and will perfect their organization They have some fifteen members enrolled and expect to meet every other Tuesday in the af ternoon. “Richelieu” groceries are the best—HART has them. LEAPS FROM STAND. Covington Attempts Personal Encounter With Attorney James A. Gray. Trembling in every muscle, with passion showing in his face, former Senator, A. W. Coving ton, leaped from the witness yesterday afternoon and made for Attorney James A. Gray of counsel for the prosecution as if he intended to do him bodily violence. Counsel on both sides leaped to their feet and Attor ney Lewis of counsel for defense stepped between Covington and the table at which Gray was standing. In a moment Deputy Sheriff A1 Chichester had made his way through the crowd and had led Covington back to the stand. The trouble started after Cov ington had made some state ments relative to Mr. Gray’s at titude and vote on the fellow servant bill. Covington related that Gray was the author of the bill. Gray, he said, was the chairman of the Judiciary Com mittee and the bill had been re ferred to that committee. The bill came up for consideration, and Senator Moore, now acting governor, made a motion that the bill he nasseil “T so nut the motion,” iSitid Covington, and it stood on a divided vote. When the revote was east he (Gray) voted against it in order to al'ow Ed Williams to argue against the bill. Attorney Gray jumped to his feet, shouting time after time, “Tell it all. Tell it all. Tell it all. Tell the truth about it.” “ I have told tin-1ruth about it; that's the first lesson l learned at my mother's knee,” said Cov ington. “That's all right about what you learned at your mother's knee, but you have departed from your early training,” Gray re torted. Judge Lee with a sharp rap of his gavel restored order tem porarily and admonished counsel and tin* witness to refrain from personalties. Mr. Moore addressed the court and said he had no objec tion to Covington telling every thing that happened, but that he should not refer to him person ally. “I don’t want to testify,” said Mr. Gray, “and the senator knows it—he is lawyer enough to know that I do not want to testify and he knows better than liiLi •'if- nvwl state something that is not true.” “I did state the truth and you know it,” shouted Covington as he leaped from the witness stand and made for Gray. After Covington had been pacified Judge Lee addressed both witness and attorney. “The next time there is any thing done like that,” said the court, “I am going to land both of you in jail until you get in a good humor.” Covington then apologized to both Judge Lee and the jury and proceeded with the testimony. -- R. P. Arnold received a new peanut roaster, Howard Terry a new soda fountain and Geo. J. Terry Co. a new soda fountain today.