OCR Interpretation


The Prescott daily news. (Prescott, Ark.) 1907-1941, October 08, 1919, Image 1

Image and text provided by Arkansas State Archives

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90050307/1919-10-08/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

.
-ffcnrd
VOLUME XIII—No. 151. " PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1 PRICE FIVE CENTS*
VERY SHORT'
SPENT ON-TREATY
Sidetrack Peace Pact For De
Ibate on Promotion of an Army
Officer—Senators Again in a
Wrangle.
Washington, Oct. 7.—/The peace
treaty was side-tracked for threh;
hours today while the-Senate debate^
and passed a bill to bestow upon
Judge Advocate General Crowder, on
his retirement'from the army, the
permanent rank of lieutenant general.
Then the pact was cnllpd up for
thirty minutes. A reading clerk
struggled laboriously with the print
ed text until he reached the section ref
lating to Shantung, on which the next
fight will be made. At that point the
Senate quit work for the night.
There was no announcement regard
ing any decision to take up other majt>
ters in place of the treaty, and, at 2
o’clock Senator Lodge, chairman of
the foreign relations committee,
walked into the chamber, while Senaf
tor Chamberlain, Democrat,,-pf Ore
gon, was speaking op the CroW^et
bill, looked around, and learning that
an agreement had been made to dis
pose of the measure, returned to- the
cloak room to wrestle with Republi
can groupa ovejr *&r*j$pns, . , f
Senator Lodge told members later
t . - . jp i* k
that the agreement on ^he promotiori
Aieasure was, mdde by,; Senator Knox;
Republican, pf -Pennsylvania, who in-;
troduced it, and Senator Hitchcock of
Nebraska, in charge of the Demo
cratic forces. Senator Chamberlain
in opposing it spoke for two hours
and there was much other debate be-,
fore the vote was reached. i
During the morning-hour, the two
hour period beginning at jnoon, art
which everything on and off the cal-*
eridar is discussed, there was a sharp
wrangle over the league, due to charg
es that the League to Enforce Peaces
and othe organizations -were putting
out propaganda in an; effort to force
the Senate to ratify the treaty un-j
amended.
_ -—!
AUCTION SALE
October 16th,
One wagon.
One saddle.
One automobile.
A lot of plows. •
A lot of new radish barrels.
A lot df new bushel baskets.
The sale will be at the residence of
Mrs. S. R. Young, east of Hi School,
at 10 o’clock, October 16th, 1919.
0. S. JONES,'
FOR SALE—Second hand Ford.
Mr. Knowles, Ice Plant. 7d6
WILL ADD VIGOR
TO H'C. L FIGHT
Plans Adopted at Conference to
Renew War on Present Prices
—Series of Meetings to Be
Held in Country.
Washyigton, Oct. 7.—War against
high prices on the necessities of life
with renewed vigor to the country
this month and waged through a
series of meetings that is expected to
enlist the co-operative efforts of fedi
eral, state and local officials. A de*
cision to adopt this method wafc
reached today in a conference held
between Attorney General Palmet
and a committee of the National As
sociation of State Attorneys General
Mr. Palmer, in- person or by reprei
sentative of his department, expects
to attend all the gatherings, and will
leave Washington October. 27 for a
tour of middle western states, where
the first meetings are to be called. !
In each state according to the plan|
promulgated, the governor and the
attorney .general will call togethei
district attorneys, mayors and mem-t
bers of the local fair price organize
tions. Actual steps which can be
taken to cUrb profiteering locally anc
in conjunction With the national ef
fort will be considered.
Attorney General Clifford T. Hil
ton, of Minnesota, Chairman of the
committee, advocated the passage bj
states of uniform acts Similar to that
adopted in Minnesota, which vesM
State agricultural authorities with'
power and funds to investigate vio-1
lations of the food acts.
ARKANSAN* GETS BIG
ASSIGNMENT IN NAVYj
tL1etit. David E. Cummins, Unitecf
States navy, who hails from Pres-*
cott, Nevada county, has been madd
navigator of- the cruiser St. Louisi
This assignment is very complimen
tary to Lieutenant Cummins as navi
gators of such ships are ..usually se
lected from officers of considerable
more experience and length of ser
vice. He enlisted as an apprentice
seaman at Little Rock in 1913. In,
1914 he entered the Naval Academy
at Annapolis, Md., as one of the an
nual appointees from the enlisted
ranks, and was graduated in 1918.
Before going to the St. Louis, Lieut.*
Cummins served as a turret officer on
board the U. S. S. Missouri.
THE WEATHER
Wednesday and Thursday, partly,
cloudy to cloudy.
Maximum ..... 80
Minimum ....60
Rainfall ..u;..v...v~...........-4 jfi6
Jf The contrast between the man who , ■ ,
spends all of ms salary and the man
who saves part of.it, is the difference
—in ten years—between the owne#of
« a business ai^d the man without a job.
Our bank makes a special sfudy of
helping you to save, and after saving
a fair amount, we can point out a safe
and secure investment for your
money.
BANK @F PRESCOTT
Capital... $75,040.00
Surplus. $75,040.00
PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS
(PET REIGNS'IN
STEEL DISTRICTS
Troops Assume Active Com
mand of Regions Threatened
By “Reds”—Inflammatory Lit
erature is Seized.
Chicago, Oct. 7.—Quiet reigned in
the Chicago steel strike zone tonight
after a day of raids on the homes of
agitators in Gary, where regular
army troops are in control. Indiana
state troops enforced martial law in
East Chicago and Indiana Harbor.
The day’s chief developments were
the charges made by Major Genera!
Leonard Wood of the central depart
ment of the army, and Major Hodges
of Gary, that “Reds” had been at
work attempting to foment trouble,
and the raid by government agents.
A number of men suspected of rad
ical. proclivities were hailed before
the military authorities and numer
ous others were taken on charges of
carrying concealed' weapons. None of
the alleged radicals was locked uj)
but some of those carrying weapons
were still in the guard house tonight
Federal agents seized much in
flammatory literature and the activi
ties of military, municipal officers
and agents for the first time since the
strike began took the minds of strike
ers and others off the industrial strug
gle itself.
As- far as the strike itself was con
cerned there was little-change today
Several hundred men returned tc
work at the mills in Gary, Indians
Harbor, South Chicago and Wauke
gan. Thejllinois Steel Company al
South Chicago'was said to hf operat
ing on a-- 50 per cent basis. 'Unior
leaders declared the estimates were
greatly exaggerated and that produc
tion was -at a very low figure.
South Chicago, like the trooprguarc
ed, Indiana towns, was quiet tonighl
after a parade of several thousanc
strikers and sympathizers.
Pittsburgh, Oct. 7.—Conditions ir
hte steel workers strike in the Pitts
burgh district were without markec
change today. No additional plant:
w^re reported to have started up anc
the strikers did not announce any
material additions to the ranks. The
works that resumed yesterday in the
Donora-Monessen Field were report
ed as having continued operations to
day, while strike headquarters re
ceived word froih organizers thaf
some men in the various works were
not out, but there is little, if any pro
duction.
All, the big plants of the Carnegie
Steel Company in this district, which
the ;strikers failed, to shut down, arc
continuing to operate. The company
reports that (men are slowly bul
steadily reporting for duty.
■f .... i * 4
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT
OF THE FARMERS’ UNION
As president of the State Farmers
ton ion and a former member of the
.‘^Information Committee on Cotton
•Seed and Sued Ptodqcts,” I feel that
i should make a public statement for
the benefit of the farmers of the state
and the public. I contended from the
very beginning, and Jim G. Ferguson,
commissioner of agriculture, agreed
with me that the committee, could not
and would not consent to being used
to bear down the price of cotton seed.
,1 believe there is some force holding
down the price of cotton seed against
jthe law of supply and demand. Act
ing upon this as my premises I firmly
believe today the producer should be
getting $80.00 per ton for his seed,
and Mr. Ferguson agrees with me.
I believe it is wrong to figure from
the top down, and when the producer
is reached leave him out of the con
sideration. If everything above must
have a big and fixed profit, I believe
the producer should have first con
sideration and first profit. I am go
ing to contend for this all the way
through.
Geo. L. Sands,
President State Farmers Union.
. Hemstitching Machine now installed
a); my home. Work promptly and
npatly done. Price 10c per yard. Mrs.
W. R. White. Jr., phone No. 57. tf
FIRST GUN FIRED BY YANKS IN THE WAR
V. :■ /VsSr//*r.'VfnrSS/.':'•>/...■YAdtsrMi?*mt»»***A***u***n*. ■
The first glut that wits fired by Americans In the war and the flags of the
tftxth field artillery, the unit that fired the first shot. This was a feature of
the reception to General Pershing In New York.
IMPATIENTLY AWAIT
GREAT NEW CIRCUS
*' -
“Circus Day," the big holiday for
which young and old impatiently wait
at this particular season promises to
eclipse all other events .of the calen
dar yera at Texarkana Friday, Oct.
17th.
It would seem as though everybody
in this locality were planning to at
tend. The very name of the great
new circus—Ringling Brothers and
■ Barnum & Bailey combined—has been
sufficient to arouse far more interest
than has ever before been shown in
the coming of any amusement enter
prise. And word from the Ringling
Brothers, who are the directors of this
gigantic Super-circus, is to the effect
; that those who attend the perform
ances will witness the greatest pro
gram ever presented in America.
This is likewise true of the mammoth
street parade, which will positively
take place showday morning, the
mammoth menagerie and all else con
nected with this biggest of all amuse
ment. institutions. The famous show
men have made a complete survey of
both the great circuses and merged
the finest and best of each into one.
Hundreds upon hundreds of perform
ers will appear in the gigantic main
tent. There will be scores upon
scores of the clevere#t dumb actors.
A gorgeously costumed pageant, of
stupendous size, will open the pro
( grgm. Great companies of charac
ters, representing the best-loved
1 ■■■mi ■■in. .i .. ■ mi ■ ■ ■■■ .
stories of fable and nursery lore, will
appear. There will be splendid and
many groups of beautiful horses in
jeweled trappingsfl The army of
clowns exceed all past records for fun
and numbers. All contribute to the
biggest circus in history.
RURAL CARRIER EXAMINATION
The United States Civil Serviee
Commission has announced an exam
ination for the county of Nevada, Ar
kansas, to be held at Prescott, on
Nov. 8, 1919, to fill the position of
rural carrier at Emmet and vacan
cies that may later occur on rural
routes from other post offices in the
above mentioned county. The exam- •
ination will be open only to male citi
zents who are actually domiciled in
the territory of a post office in the
county and who meet the other re
quirements set forth in Form No.
1977. This form and application
blanks may be obtained from the of
fices mentioned above or from the
United States Civil Service Commis
sion at Washington, D. C. Applica
tions should be forwarded to the
Commission at Washington at the
earliest practicable date.
Admission of women to this exam
ination will be limited to the widows
of U. S. soldiers, sailors, or marines,
and to the wives of U. S. soldiers,
sailors or marines who are physically
disqualified for examination fay rea
son of injuries received in the line of
duty.
- .i.-ik* . »J., . ^ ~ **:.* • - « * “ *• "f

xml | txt