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VOLUME XIII—No. 141
PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS jj . «. COMMERCIAL CLUB ORGANIZED With 54 Charter Members at Meeting Last Night—Lions Club Boosters From Little Rock Made Addresses. Fifty-four business and professional al men met laBt night at the court house and organized themselves into a Commercial Club for the purpose of boosting Prescott in a substantial way. After the organization was per fected fL'ty-four business and profes sional men became charter members of the Club. Mayor Randolph P. Hamby acted as chairman of the meeting and after a few preliminary remarks on the ne cessity of a commercial organization for the city, introduced Messrs. Parks and Anderson of Little Rock, who are members of the Lyons Club of that city, Mr. Parks being secretary. Both gentlemen gave very interesting talks of their organization which they said was for the purpose of promoting civic improvements, creating get-to gether feelings among the business and professional men and looking after the general welfare of the city. The talks were well received but af ter discussion by those present it was decided to organize a commercial club and in the future probably perfect the organization of a Lyons club. Joe A. Bailey was elected tempor ary secretary of the meeting and af ter a few brief talks by business men, I Chairman Hamby took the floor and explained the vital need of an or ganization in Prescott for the purpose of not only -reaching out and bringing trade to Prescott, but cinching the trade in its rightful territory. He touched the keynote by stating that Prescott is losing cotton every year because of the fact that this city is not paying prices to conform with those of neighbor towns; this fact is undisputable, he said. Naturally, when a farmer takes his cotton to other towns for marketing, that town also gets that farmer’s trade and Prescott merchants suffer. He also dwelt at length on the need of a com mercial organization for securing manufacturing enterprises. Chairman Hamby stated that he received in quiries every week relative to fac tories, prospectors, etc., locating in Prescott and Nevada county, but the lack of a commercial organization to answer this correspondence results in the ignoring of the answers by the prospects, who seem to consider that a city without an organization is a dead one. Dr. A. S. Buchanan also gave some interesting data to show that while Why Take Chances ? Often people who lose money through failure to bank it; or through buying bad stocks; or by speculation, “Oh, well, I’ll charge it up to education.” ; Stich education is too expensive. B prudent-bank your money at the Bank of Prescott, and have Earning Funds—only. We pay 4% interest semi-annually. BANK OF PRESCOTT $75, •00.00 $75,600.00 Capital. Surplus.. PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS PcyfcctS* ’4:, ON \ SAVINGS/ deposits. REMAINS of hessian camp UNEARTHED IN NEW YORK Workmen excavating at Broadway and One Hundred to be the flooring and fireplace of a hut of a camp occupied graph shows children searching the excavation for relics. and Sixty-ninth street, New York, unearthed what is said by the Hessians during the Revolutionary war. The photo we are sleeping, other towns are get ting our trade, because they have in ducements to offer in the way of cot ton prices, etc. Dr. A. S. Buchanan was elected per manent president of the newly organ ized Commercial Club and presided in the place of Chairman Hamby through the remainder of the proceedings. An executive committee composed of Mark M. Smyth, Lynn J. Harrell, Chas. F. Pittman, Thos. C. McRae, Jr., and John A. Davis was appointed for the purpose of drafting a consti tution and by-laws and securing a permanent secretary. The commit tee will report at the next meeting to be held at 8 o’clock next Thursday night and acted upon by the members. A vote of thanks was accorded Messrs ' Parks and Anderson for kindness in coming to Prescott and explaining the workings of the Lyons Club. DR. J. R. DALE IS INJURED WHEN HIT BY DELIVERY CAR Dr. J. R. Dale was seriously in jured yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock when he was struck and knocked down by a State Line clean ing establishment’s delivery car at the corner of Third and Hazel streets, his collar bone being broken. At the time of the accident, Dr. Dale was accompanied by his son, Dr. Rodney Dale. The injured doctor was immediately removed to his home where the fracture was given proper attention.—Texarkana Four States Press Sept. 26. ACCEPT OR REJECT IS WILSON’S PLAN President Seeks to Secure Im mediate Action on Treaty By the Senate—U. S. Too Proud to Ask Reservations. Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 25.—Reducing : his fight for the peace treaty to a direct issue of acceptance or rejection, President Wilson today invited the Senate to take a definite and unmis takable stand one way or the other. After declaring it would be his duty as chief executive to judge whether the Senate’s action constituted ac ceptance or rejection, should reserva tions be incorporated in the ratifica tion, the president added a warning that he did not consider “qualified adoption” as adoption in fact. He said, however, that he saw no objec tion to mere interpretations. In two addresses in Colorado dur ing the day, Mr. Wilson reiterated again and again that the whole con troversy had resolved itself into a clear-cut question whether the boiled States should go into the league of nations or stay out. It was time, he said, that the nation knew where it was to stand. Meanwhile White House officials ni the presidential party permitted it to become known that the proposed res ervation which the president quoted at Salt Lake City and Cheyenne, and which he announced he would regard as a rejection of the treaty, was one he had been informed was agreed on by several Republican Senate leaders. Reviewing the treaty provisions, the president stressed the self-de termination and labor features. Going on to the league of nations covenant, he declared it was necessary for carrying out the peace terms. Fro the same reason, he asserted, the covenant would be incorporated in the treaties with Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey, now under ne gotiation at Versailles. Article ten, said the president, was based on the sentiments, not only of the American people, but of the 'world. Referring to his 14 points of (peace, which he said only spoke the sentiment of the American people, ‘]Jlr. Wilson declared that program bad been accepted everywhere and that he had crossed the ocean “under bond” arid carried out the peace plan which everyone had endorsed. Mr. Wilson was applauded when he said the United States was “too proud to ask for reservations which would relieve it of some of the res ponsibilities other nations assume tinder the league.” There was more dpplause when he said he was fight ing for the safety of the children and would exert all his influence to see that another generation would not Have to go overseas in arms. If you want the Daily Gazette bj mail, let me have your subscription Jack Johnson Jr., Newsdealer. tl LEGISLATURE WILL ADJOURN WEDNESDAY Little Rock, Sept. 26.—The House and Senate yesterday adopted a reso lution by Mr. Riggs of Garland county that the special session of the legis lature adjourn at noon next Wednes day, Oct. 1. An amendment to adjourn at noon Saturday was voted down. Now that there is to be no profiteer ing legislation, the members are ex erting themselves to get their local measures through, and there is still a great quantity of bills pending and more threatening introduction. There is a greater flood of bills than had been anticipated. SPIRITED FIGHT OVER REPEAL OF ROAD BILL There was a spirited fight in the House yesterday over the Ward bill, passed by the Senate, repealing the act creating the Delta Road Improve ment District in Lee county. The bill was championed by Mr. McCul loch of Lee county, and opposed by his colleague, Mr. Elliott. The latter raised the point of order that the bill is out of order because it is not with in the purview of the governor’s call. The chair overruled this i>oint of order, and the bill was put to a vote and defeated. LOOK! A car of apples just unloaded on West Main street next door to Dr. Rice’s Drug Store. Come and get prices and I am sure you will buy. Cooking, canning and eating apples. 6t Fred Murrah made a business trip to Gurdon this afternoon. STEELMEN SEEK ARBITRATION Union Official Declares This Would Bring About End of the Strike—Conditions Are Described. Washington, Sept. 25.—Appearing as labor’s first witness in the Senate investigation of the steel strike, John ^ Fitzpatrick, of Chicago, chairman of the strikers’ committee, declared to day that an agreement by the United States Steel Corporation to arbitrate differences with its employees would result in an immediate end of the walkout, which, he said, now affects 340,000 men. Fitzpatrick’s statement came after a six-hour recital before the Senate labor committee of the efforts to organize the steel workers, and of the conditions which led up to the strike. Had ,Tudge Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the board of the steel corporation, met the workers’ committee, the men wolud not have walked out, Fitzpat rick said, but an agreement for a con ference now would not result in the men returning to work. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, and chairman of the first committee formed to organize the steel workers, will be heard by the committee to morrow. On Saturday William Z. Foster, secretary of the workers’ com ! mittee, who has been charged by Rep resentative Cooper, Republican, Ohio, with spreading I. W. W. propaganda, . will be heard. Judge Gary is to ap 1 pear next Wednesday to present the [ steel corporation’s side of the contro i versy. In his recital today, Fitzpatrick painted a lurid picttnfe of conditions in the steel districts oil Western Penn sylvania. Ite declared there was a reign of blood and iron there with deputy sheriffs, paid “gunmen” and the Pennsylvania constabulary as its exponents. Murder and assault of steel workers were of every day oc currence, he alleged, and in this con nection he sketched dramatically the story of the killing of one woman, an organizer of mine workers, which oc curred before the steel strike was called. Fitzpatrick’s deductions from this occurrence led to sharp questioning by senators. “Do you feel that the steel com pany officials directly ordered the killing of this woman?” asked Sena tor Sterling, Republican, South Da kota. “Yes, I do,” Fitzpatrick responded. “Think they had a meeting and decided upon murder?” “Oh, I don’t think they passed a motion and left a record of it, if that’s what you mean.” We have in our first shipment of for early Fall wear. They are good looking and exceptionally good values. Come in and let us show you. See our window. OZAN MERCANTILE COMPANY Prescott, Ark.