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IolUME XIII-NO. 319.
PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1920. PRICE FIVE CENTS THOMAS C. McRAE Candidate For Governor Arkansas is Being Plunged Deeper in Debt! Fell Behind Half Million Dollars in 1919! A Business Administration Imperative! i . Startling, but true, the state gov irnment is falling behind at the rate 6f more than $500,000 annually. The past week I«received. on request, from the State Treasurer a statement of re ceipts and disbursments for the year ending December 31, 1919, which con veys the astounding dilemma of our itafce government at the present. This statement reveals that $545, 066.01 more money was paid out in 1919 than was received. This is a part of the harvest of neglect, inef ficiency, extravagance and politics . Where is it going to end? Do the people of Arkansas require any better proof of the futility of government by the politicians than this ? But there are several politicians in i the race for Governor, any one of whom may be depended upon to do equally as well os is being done now. There is a merry tempest in a tea pot around several “headquarters” these days over the momentous (?) questions of who this professional politician is for, and who that one is for, in this, that and the other coun ty or community. But if the people, vote like they are talking, they are going to ignore the politicians this year. I promise a business administration. I stand for a vacation for politics and politicians. I have but the simple, single ambition—to make you an hon est, efficient, useful Governor. THOMAS C. McRAE. The Politicians Can’t Fool All The People All The Time Hark I hear the politician with his usual ambition AMERICAN RESCUES 2,000 ARMENIAN ORPHANS »k Western Newsp* lE^rr.-JWK.... Dispatches plumage al tha >' ilti this deed. American Neni iiom Adana, Turkey, indicate a Heroic rescue ut li.UOO Armenian orphans. alien tiie American or i city was destroyed by Incendiary tire of Turkish raiders. William Gilbert, Jr. of Yonkers is credited lie is tlie son of a Yonkers pastor, and a veteran of the war, having served in the uavy, now with the laiM Relief association In Turkey. with his pleasing disposition As he stands in proud array: But the old machine is rocking And the spokes are interlocking And reglardless of the knocking We are still for Tom McRae. There must be an early ending Of the reckless money spending For our state is stooped and bending Underneath a load of debt; While the Politicians prattle, You can hear life’s ebbing rattle, As they face a losing battle That they never shall forget. Rules of fairness long forsaken, Once again they’ve undertaken, To revive and re-awaken Those who proudly led the way; They may fool some folks forever All of us, part time, if clever, Not all folks, all time, no never, That is why we’re for McRae. —Randolph County Democrat. SUPREME COURT BEGINS SUBMISSION OF CASES Little Rock, April 27—The Supreme Court has caught up with the docket and yesterday began the submission of cases subject to call. Until this time the docket had been several weeks behind. Mrs. C. P. Arnold is on a visit with relatives at Magnolia. A SERVICE MESSAGE START YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT TODAY A checking account at this bank outs order and system into your ft nancial affairs and supplies a means for keeping an accurate record of r„„, income and eipe»«""» » “f r^ 'ae rnl checKk and a.l oter sup plies are tfUto Come in today and say. # rne^rr—°te. RANK OF PRESCOTT .$75,000.00 Capital-. $75,000.00 garplna.-. PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS GEORGE BROWN MUST SERVE TIME SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS DE CISION OF LOWER COURT IN CASE OF GEO. BROWN CHARG ED WITH ROBBERY. George Brown, a jitney driver of Hope, who was sentenced to serve three years in the penitentiary at the last regular session of the Nevada circuit court for robbing Ben Baker and his aged mother near Bodcaw, must serve his full sentence, accord ing to a ruling of the tate supreme court yesterday, the higher court af firming the sentence of the lower court. Brown has been out under bond since his appeal was taken. 1 Brown together with Joe Ed Smith, Harry Simmons and Arthur Neal, went down to the home of Ben Bak er and his mother early at night in a car an daccording to the tetimany stopped the car a few yards from the house, one standing guard at the cara, one at the back entrance to the yard and two, one of which was Brown, went into the house, and are said to have tied a rope around Baker’s neck and dragged him out into the yard to force him to disgorge the in formation as to the location of his mother’s money. They also tied the aged woman to a bed pot. After rob bing the two people they returned vto Hope. Neal was the first to “squal” making affadavit to his story to lo ;al officers and later Simmons con fessed in open court at the trial. At GRADUATION TIME [s here and It’s the time of all times, For GIFTS Come to US, we have hundreds of gifts both for the Young Lady and the Young Man, Prices from 50c to as much as you want to pay. Come in and look around. that term of court Smith was sen tenced to three and a half years in the pen for robbing a travelling show at Bodcaw, for which he is now serv ing time; Simmonds was given a year in the pen, for his share in the Baker robbery, but because of his age, which is only 19, was transferred to the re form school where he is at present. Neal never has come to trial for his share in the affair. MAKES REPORT ON AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL Little Rock, April 27.—T. B. Kit chens, assistant State Comtroller, has made public his report on the Second District Agricultural School at Russel ville. It shows the total value of the property in which the tate holds title amounts to $303,855,42. The state expended for the benefit of the school during the two year ending July 1, 1919, the sum of $84,992.92, of which 48 per centwa s for salaries and 13 percent for supplies. The Farm Account showed receipts of $4,969.25 from the sale of dairy products, live stock etc. The report says: “ThTe records are kept accurately and reflect all financial transactions in a satisfactory manner. Some changes will be made in the manner of keeping ame, however, when the other schools have been audited and the requirements of al lfour observed. A uniform system will be placed in all four schools.” KresoD ip, all sizes at HE3TJER LY’S. SIX TO DIE. SIX TO BE TRIED MONDAY ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT DE NIES GROUP HEARING—ECHO ES OF NEGRO REVOLT—JACK SON DEFERS RETRIALS. Little Rock, April 26.—The supreme court today denied a rehearing in the cases of the sixne groes convicted of murder in connection with the negro uprising at Elaine, Phillips county. The governor will not set the date for the execution of the negroes. The six cases reversed by the su preme court will be retried in Helena Monday. Helena, Ark., April 26.—When the Phillips circuit court convened here today interest centered in the cases of Ed Ware, Will Wordlow, Alf Banks, Jr., Joh nMartin, Joe Fox and Albert Giles, to be retried here for murder in connection with the Phillips coun ty insurrection of last October. The cases of the six negroes had been, reversed and remanded by the su preme court, because of the wording of the verdict. Scipio Jones, negro attorney of Lit tle Rock ,appeared for the defendants and stated that Col. George W. Mur phy of Little Rock, chief counsel for the six negroes was exceedingly busy Jones asked that the cases be deferred as long as possible, and Judge J. M. Jackson, presiding, set the cases for next Monday. The case of Ben Helm charged with murder in connection brought to trial on Monday next. Helm was arrested in Jefferson coun ty last December, having been pre viously indicted for murder by the Phillips county grand jury. Failure of the six negroes to be retried to ask for a change of venue caused mild comment here, as it was generally be lieved that such an attempt would be made. Ben Helm being unable to em ploy an attorney, the court appointed Hon. Skipwith W. Adams to repre sent him. SUPREME COURT SUSTAINS TREASURER Little Rock, April 27.—The Supreme Court has sustained State Treasurer Joe Ferguson in his contention that the $15,000 appropriated by the leg islature for the Railroad Commission is not available for the use of the Arkansas Corporation Commission. The money was appropriated specifi cally to fight the rate cases, and the Corporation Commission attempted to use it for this purpose, but the State Treasurerj|ould not honor the war rant. TlflPcourt holds that all ex penses of the Commission must be borne out of the $35,000 to be raised by taxes on the corporations. 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