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-_____ PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS P. & N. W. MAY RUN TRAIN TO MURFREESBORO — If Fifteen Miles of Track Can He Leased For One Year, Daily Service Train Will He Hun From Prescott to Mur freesboro. It is probable that Prescott will have a daily train service with Mur freesboro. The M. D. & G. railroad is insolvent and advertised to be sold. There is a distance of fifteen miles from Tokio to Murfreesboro. (The M. D. & G. crosses the Prescott & Northwestern at Tokio, and if it is possible to secure a year’s lease on this connecting mileage of the M. D. & G. the Prescott & Northwestern will operate their trains through to Murfreesboro. . On account of the suspension of operation of the M. D. & G., the road is in a very bad condition. It is stated that an expenditure of $15,000 will be required to place the line in good condition. The Prescott & North western is now paying to the M. D. & G. a rental of $450.00 per month for the privilege of operating their log train over this stretch of road. They are willing to expend $15,000.00 in repairs if a lease can be secured for one year. This matter is in the hands of the court, and it may be that the lease can be granted. The ; matter is being heard today at Tex-j arkana. If this train can be operated to Murfreesboro, Prescott will have ] direct connection with the largest peach orchard in the world, the only diamond mine in North America, be-j sides one of the richest truck growing sections to be found anywhere, and largeareas of virgin timber, pine and several kinds of hardwood. * PRESCOTT FIGHT FANS MAY GET NEWS OF SCRAP Prescott fistic fans are getting their noses together endeavoring to get the Dempsey-Carpentier fight by rounds over the Western Union next Saturday. The cost will not be a great deal and there is no doubt but that there are enough here to pay the I required amount. If you want to enter the pool, see W. D. Wilson at the city office of the Western Union, Front street, near the postoffice. Deputy Circuit Clerk Fred Fuller is visiting home folks at Bodcaw. DE VALERA VOICES DESIRE FOIl PEACE Withholds Reply to Proposal of Lloyd George—Irish AepubJi can Leader Confers With Irish Minority Before Answering. Dublin, June 28.—Eamonn De Va lera, the Irish republican leader, is not yet ready to give a definite an swer to Premier Lloyd George’s let tot inviting him to a conference for an Irish settlement. He has briefly replied to the premier, however, ex pressing the earnest desire for a lasting peace, but deems unity of Ire land essential to that end. The Irish Bulletin, organ of the Daily Eireann, in a special issued, publishes Mr. DeValera’s reply to the British prime minister. It follows: “I am consulting with such of the principal representatives of our na tions as are available. We most earn estly desire to help in bringing about a lasting peace between the peoples of the two islands, but see no avenue by which it can be reached if you deny Ireland essential unity. “Before replying more fully to your letter I am seeking a conference with certain representatives of the politi cal minority in this country.” Belfast, June 28.—Sir James Craig, the Ulster premier, announced today that the. Ulster cabinet had accepted the invitation of Mr. Lloyd George, * the prime minister, for the proposed i conference between representatives of! Northern and Southern Ireland and i the British premier. The cabinet’s decision was reached at a meeting held this morning. Meanwhile DeValera, the republican leader, is in Dublin still consulting with his colleagues regarding the in vitation to meet the representatives of Ulster and of the British govern ment in London. It is understood here that he has paid a visit to Mount Joy prison to see Arthur Griffith, founder of the Sinn Fein, who is un der confinement there. Sir James will be accompanied by all the ministers of the Ulster cabinet with the exception of Sir Dawson Bates, whose duties as home secre tary necessitate his remaining in Bel fast. THE WEATHER Wednesday and Thursday, partly cloudy, scattered showers. Maximum ...93 Minimum .78 I Savings Interest Due |j Semi-annual interest on your Sav ings Account is due July st. Bring in your pass-book any time on or after that date and let us have = ; • the pleasure of adding a few more =;j figures to the balance to your credit. ^ ( If you haven’t yet opened your Ac count here at this bank, we cordially invite you to do so now. Then when ||! due, there will be something coming the next semi-annual interest comes to you too. y§i BANK OF PRESCOTT [| i liTTiiiii.i...... .aass^iiirrmiTTTinnlihr'ni.illiliilllilll.'niifliniiTniFifniililllllllfll sir FORMULA FOR WEEVIL KILLING Laurens County, Georgia, Farm er Keeps His Plants Cleared of the Pest Until August— One Application Needed. Dublin, Ga., June 27.—A formula for poison that will kill the boll weevil and keep a field clear of the pest until August, when the migratory weevils are in action, is being used this year by Dr. W. B. Taylor of Dexter, Lau rens county, who has been growing cotton in Laurens for the last three years in spite of the boll weevil. Last year he made 139 bales on 150 acres, in spite of the weevil, wet weather and other hindrances. Doctor Taylor lives about fourteen miles from Dublin, and has become the recognized boll weevil expert of the county. Saturday a friend in Dublin asked him about the weevils on his farm. “Why, the boll weevil is a joke, with me,” he replied. “I laugh every time I think about him. I can rid any field of boll weevils for 25 cents per acre, given just two successive days of sunshine.” He was asked for an explanation, and when he replied that he had worked out a formula for poisoning the weevil, and was using it, was asked for that formula. Here it is, just as he gave it, and it has the indorosement of the county : demonstration agent of Laurens !county, J. B. Tyre, who was present: Take molasses, 2 gallns; saccha rine, 1 ounce; ice cream powder, 2 packages; calcium arsenate, 10 pounds; water, 8 gallons. Mix the ! ice cream powder and the saccharine both in a little water before adding to the other ingredients. When you have it all mixed together well, be sure it is kept agitated that the poi- j son does not settle to the bottom. Make a mop by taking a small stick, and tying a roll of cheesecloth around one end about two inches wide. Gen an old tin can, fill it with the solution, keep it stirred, and walk , down the row and put a few drops of the solution on the under side of the leaves near the bud of the plant. Be sure the mixture is well stirred while putting it on. Only a small amount is required for eacn plaht, and with the above amount of the mixture scientifically applied it should cover 20 acres. Some, however, apply a little thicker than needed and it may not cover more than ten acres. A few drops to each plant is just as effective as a gallon. Only one application is needed, provided two sunshiny days follow. With this solution in use, all the squares picked up, the cotton plant pushed just as fast as possible, the • Y * y X | | Syrup of, | \ Hypo phosphates $ X 1 | Makes a good | X Summer Tonic X | * | Just tonic enough to create $ a good appetite. The logi cal tonic when the building X process is required. A food ? tonic that strengthens the *£ nerves, tissue marrow. A pleasant tasting summer j| remedy for everybody. I ! BUCHANAN | DRUGSTORE | Phone 67 X »)* ? WE PAY THE POSTAGE X Y A ♦ A I .I farmer should have a full crop of cotton made by August, when the migratory weevils begin to swarm,! and when it is useless to fight any longer. If the crop is made by that time, however, you are safe. In explaining his formula, Dr. Tay lor made the following points; He has found by two years of special experimental work that the weevils i are attracted by a sweet mixture, and easily fall prey to poisoned sweets. Syrup, calcium arsenate, and water will kill the weevils, but he adds the saccharine to make the mixture sweet er than ordinary syrup, and more at tractive to the weevil. The ice cream powders are added to give the mix ture a “body,” makes it foamy and mucilagenous, therefore, hard to wash off by rain, and sticking longer on the plant, while it requires less agitation. Any kind of syrup, corn syrup, mo lasses, or any like sweetening will do. LABOR FOR WHEAT HARVEST Little Rock., June 28—The Federal State Employment Bureau, operated as a part of the State Bureaup of Labor and Statistics, in the state cap itol at Little Rock, has, during the past three weeks, sent over 600 white men to the wheat harvest in Oklaho ma and Kansas. No colored labor was sent, as no provision could be made to care for the colored help. The department received splendid co-oper ation and help from many sources , particularily from Secretary Melton of the Texarkanna Chamber of Com merce and secretary Hurst of the Newport Board of Trade. The United States Employment service issued daily, bulletins, giving information as to the needs of the wheat belt, and through th combined service of the state labor departments, and the fed eral service, congestion of labor was was prevented and the movement was directed where most needed. While the peak peak of the demand has been reached, there are sections in which harvest labor is still needed. Before going to the wheat harvest however application should be made to the state labor department for informat ion. The service of the Federal-State Employment Service is free to emplo yer and those seeking work; all kinds of labor is handled. The employment bureau is located in room 129A, State Capitol, Little Rock, and is in charge of the deputy commissioner, E. I. Me Kinley. WANTED TO TRADE I have 160 acres of timber consist ng of oak, gum, hickory and achlo ated in Section No. 19 in Nevada bounty. 1 would like to trade for a good car and other articles. Will give good trade. Must be gotten in lext two years. Address Thomas D. pruce, Okolona, Ark. 24d6w2 Our store will be closed all day Monday, July 4th Nelson Jewelry Store. SOLONS READ1 0 CONCLU1 P ICE Compromise of Knox-Porter Re solutions Effected — Demo cratic Conferees Refuse to Sign Report. Washington, June 28.—Establish ment of peace by congressional reso lution neared its final stage today when Senate and House Republican onferees agreed upon a compromise resolution which they hope to have in President Harding’s hands late this week. The compromise embodies the House plan of declaring the state of war with Germany and Austria at an end and adds the Senate provisions reserving American property and oth er rights. The Democratic conferees, Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska and Repre isenative Flood of Virginia, called in for the final conference today after the Republicans had previously ar ranged their compromise resolution, refused to sign the report, and said that with other Democratic colleagues they would oppose the Republican plan to the end. Overwhelming Re publican majorities in both Senate and House, however, were said to leave no doubt of adoption of the con ference draft. Action on the. compromise resolu tion tomorrow is planned in the House and finally in the Senate Thursday. The conference report was presented to both bodies late today. Democratic leaders on both sides said that the final discussion would be protracted and the Republicans said they hoped to have the peace measure sent to the White House by Friday, in expec tation of its signature by the presi dent before the Fourth of July. Satisfaction over the compromise was expressed by both Senate and House Republican leaders. Chairman Porter of the House foreiyn affairs committee was pleased that his plan for declaring the war at an end had been accepted instead of the Knox resolution repealing the war declara tions. Senator Knox, however, gave out a statement declaring that both plans accomplished the same result. “Both the Senate and House for mulas,” Senator Knox said, “effect the repeal (of the war declaration) desired.” The Senate conferees in making concessions gave away nothing of substance in their instructions, he said, adding that a resolution of Con gress that a state of war is at an end “necessarily repeals the prior (war) resolution.” The Sample Shoe Store will be closed all day Monday, July 4th. Our store will be closed all day Monday, July 4th Nielson Jewelry Store.