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THE SENA WEEKLY STAR.
WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 1807. A . \t . HT. JOHN, V. W. ST.JOHN. ft. ft. ST. 40HY. ft. W. ST. JOHr) Sc SONS, Editors and Proprietors. Entered at the postofllce at Mena, Ark., an Has* matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Xhre*1 months.. IRo V)vu* year. •>l*e Advertising rates given on application. K. C., P & G. TlfTlE TABLE. THROE6IT EX PR ESS—Pa 11 y. Southbound. Northbound. 10:00 pm .KANSAS CITY. 7:00am 11:55am. Pittsburg..12:8uam 5:05 am .Joplin.11 :8o pm 8:85 am.Si loam Mprings.8:06 pm a 12:85 pm.I’oteau. 1 8:46 pm 1 ltwpm.Poteau .a8:H)pm 8:55pm.MENA . 1:15pm LOCAL PRKPiHT- Pally K.wupt Sunday. 7:oo am .I'oteau. 7 :tlo pm 11:45 am..Mens.. 2:00 pm CHURCH SERVICES. M. K. CHt'UCII SOCTH—Preaching each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:80 p. m : Sunday jehool at 10a." m.: Epworth League'2:80 p. n>.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening. .1. Y. Christmas,’Pastor. WEN A FIRST THEN THE WORLD. A hank is very much needed in Menu and it will prove a paving investment when once under way. Lyman J. Gage, wuo has neon given the treasury portfolio by Mr. McKinley, weans a full beard but it is not as long as Peffer’s. The man who embarks iu gar dening and fruit growing near Mena this spring will strike it richer than many who are hunt ing for mines. President-elect McKinley, by opposing the expenditure of $50, 000 for an inaugural ball in his honor, has shown good judgement and done* much to endear him to the hearts of the people. Nebraska is proposing to “even up'1 with Chicago by sending corn to the starving peoplo of that city, probably in remembrance of the aid given the drought stricken people of Nebraska by Chicago a few* years ago. The fact that the supreme court of Ohio has declared the collateral inheritance tax law constitutional shows that legislation is gradually tending toward bettering the so cial condition of the people along the lines of property legislation. | III I . II ■■ .1 !■■■■' ■ The Van Buren Daily Venture says that ‘‘the lobbyists are at work at Little Rock.” Every! seif respecting legislator should lien Ilia nhtincl i>ndonvnia down and that right heavily on lobbyists and particularly those working in the interest of corpor at ion s.* imm ■■■iiiimwi . .."■'■"■■■. Horse sausage is reported to have become u staple article of diet among certain classes in St. Louis, and we have no doubt but that it is as good as the proverbial dog sausage we read so much about. The horses slaughtered for this purpose are said to cost only §2 a head. Tho selection of Justice David Brewer, of Kansas, by the su preme court as one of tho Vene zuelan arbitrators, shows that the west is coming to the front and that Kansas is keeping itself well advertised. Mr. Brewer differs from Senator Feller in that ho has no whiskers cither on his face or the top of his head. -.-.— No country in all the great south-west is so well situated to reach the best markets with fruit as the portion of Arkansas tribu tary to Mena. The K. C., P. & G. railroad has given us connec tion with Kansas City and all cities to the north of that point for our earliest fruits, and long before a crop can be grown this road will be completed to the Gulf, giving fruit growers of this section splended markets in the south for their later varieties. PREPARING HER DEFENSES. 1 Foreign iournaU show how j England in time of peace is pre paring for war as follows: On March 31,1896, eighty-three i men-of-war were building at En I glishship yards, having an agri gate tonnage of 312,375 tons. Six ty four of these were for the British navy. Fifteen ships were under construction in the govern ment yards, and at the private yards forty-nine vesslcs were building for the British navy, in cluding thirty torpedo boat des troyers of speed of 30 knots. The navy budget of the current year provides for the construction of sixty torpedo boat destroyers of a speed of from 30 to 33 knots, at a cost of $300,000 each. There are to be built besides four battle ships, four first-class cruisers, six third-class cruisers, or seventy four ships in all. ========== THE GERRYMANDER AN EVIL. “The use of what is called the ‘Gerrymander’ in order to obtain an undue party advantage in the election of members of the house of representatives has become a public reproach,” writes ex-Prcsi dent Harrison, discussing Con gross in the February Ladies Home Journal. “It is the mak ing of unfair congressional dis tricts, not having relation pri marily to population and to the counties composing them, as they should, but to party majorities in the counties, with the object of giving to the party making the apportionment a fraudulent ad vantage. The districts are made up to be republican or democratic, as the ease may be, and the voters of the minority party are cheated out of a fair representation in the congressional delegation. This is a grave evil, but it may bo doubted whether it would be cured or even much ameliorated in the long run, if congress were to take into its hands the making of t he congressional districts.” Several of our exhanges are quoting some correspondence said to 1 ve passed between Joseph A. Larkin, of Cincinnati, and Senator John Sherman, in which Mr. Larkin unfolds a financial scheme and Mr. Sherman is cred ited with endorsing it. A few of these papers condemn Sherman for endorsing the Larkin scheme and others praise him, but it oc curs* to us that if they had read Sherman’s reply carefully they would have discovered that the foxy old follow did not endorse the scheme as outlined. In his rc ply to I. i-arKin, air. onerman j said: “I agree with you in your opinion as t<> a proper financial policy, and will, as far as I can, seek to carry it out."’ It will be noticed that lie said “a proper financial policy” and not “your” financial policy. It may he that Sherman has “a” financial policy himself that he wants to carry out. He has been known to have in the past. The organization of a horticul tural society to better consider and discuss questions pertaining to agriculture, horticulture and gardening in this locality' is a move in the right direction and those at all interested should give the movement encouragement by attending and becoming members. Much good can be gained by co operation, and as this is destined to become a great fruit and veg etable growing section of country such a society becomes a living necessity to insure the greatest success. The people of Polk county re pudiate tho idea that there is any sulfering yvithin her borders due to the drought of last season, and do not thank anyone for including it as among those asking aid of the state legislature. As a southern resort or home | for northern people, and a north ern resort and home for southern people Mena cannot be excelled. The high altitude giving pure, fresh air together with the moun tains at the north to break the force of +he wintcry blasts and blizzards, makes this an ideal place to li vc in the year around. All the people cannot live here, however. Many have their busi ness elsewhere that they cannot leave permanently or disposo of, and the completion of the Port Arthur route from Kansas City to the Gulf will enable many in the north to come here to reside dur ing the severe winter months, and others from the south to spend the hot summer months free from malarial influences. It is becoming more and more evident that horses as beasts of burden or for hauling loads either of freight or passengers in our cities are to be displaced by motor power that does not require a whip or the society for the pre vention of cruelty to animals to ann f 11 n I i f ici r\r»f n 1 . moa.1 ww VUl* V J V -»M U L/UUVVtl ent experiments have already been made to prove that in a com paratively short period of time other power than horse-flesh will haul our wagons and carriages over the streets of our cities. The Pine Bluff Graphic very correctly remarks that, “beyond any question the tirst thing that Arkansas should do is to make preparation for the payment of its public debt. Everything should 1)0 made subordinate to this end. No stain of repudiation must tarnish the name of the com monwealth if we would remain a respectable member of the sister hood of states, or attract visitors to our boundless resources. Let every dollar of the state's past ob ligations be paid.” The people’s representatives in state legislatures, as well as in congress, should bear in mind that if they are not capable of legislat ing justly and properly for the people without being coached by corporation lobbyists, they should resign and let the lobby have full swing, or let the people send competent men to till their places. As an indication of the return of prosperity in the immediate future we see it stated that the coffin trust has been reorganized and an advance of ten to twenty per cent ordered on all kinds of caskets. Siatc Senator Kimball's bill for improving the wagon roads of Ar kansas, or some bill that would be practical, should be adopted. No better investment can be made than the building of good roads. Notice. Mena, Ark., Jan. 2'J, One Red Cow about six years old, with horns about twelve inches long, had been bored in front of horns about two inches above head for hollow-horn, and marked wit;i crop off right ear and two slits in left ear. This cow caused me a great deal of trouble from breechiness, and be ing unable to find its owner and sus tain tho damage done by her, I had her killed and disposed of. The owner, if there be any, can, upon prov ing said property, get the full value of the cow by applying to me. W. E. Thompson. Baptist Christian Endeavor. The young people of the Baptist Church held a meeting in Steen’s hall Monday evening. Quite a crowd was in attendance and all were nicely en tertained by a literary and musical program. The Rev. Mr. Tucker gave a nice talk along the line of Christian Endeavor work which was very appro priate. After the program was ended nice refreshments were served and some time was spent in a social way, allowing all to become better ac quainted. THE ROYAL GEORGE. ■ ■ ■ The Only First Class Restaurant and Short Order House in Mena. Open Day and Night. Everything New and Neat. Comfortably Furnished Room^ to Rent. H. E. TONTZ, Proprietor. Ou Northeast Side of De Queen Street. Half Block from Depot. Commercial £\ub, MENA, ARKANSAS. OFFICERS : GEO. E. WHEATON, President. C. A. SMITH. Second Vice-President JON H. HAMILTON, First Vice-President. JOS. P. LANDES, Secretary. W. I. BOYER. Treasurer. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: John H. Hamilton, W. I. Mntheny, C. A. Smith, A. Gallagher, W. I. Boyer, Henry Glitach, F. M. Reeves, Geo. E. Wheaton. Regular meetings the first Monday in each month. Will take great pleasure in giying correct information about Mena and Polk county. J. P. LANDES, Corresponding Secretary. THE Hotel Mbna - Is now open to the traveling public as the ONLY FIRST CLASS^^ Hotel in the city. It is new in every particular, the rooms are well furnished, warm ami well lighted, and the tables supplied with the best the markets afford. Corner Mena St. and Port Arthur Ave. Harry TrEMAIN, Proprietor. A List of Genuine Showing the Price of Lands at and near The following is a list of Genuine Bargains which the land depart ment of the Kansas Citv, Pittsburg &. Gulf R. R. has to offer. All lo cated near Mena on the line of this great railroad, which will soon be completed from Kansas Citv to the Gulf: 1 Jounce 3S1 m'les from Kansas City. Elevation above sea leavel No. 00. In acies, one-half mile from Mena; half in cultivation, balance excellent pine and oak timber, all tillable land. Price §250. tillablePrice*®. <,U “lf MUo f,0m Muna: “II Ann timber, all ^ «1Hi?CrCS1 ,k mile from Mena; 10 acres in cultivation, bai f„bl6L®°aC1r- 40 a,crus„in ““ttivation, all tillable, good Umber, 1S0.S “lm ' S0U1C fruit; 1 mil°fro,n Mona’ nicc imnmvitcnf/fn ri? r,Hc,s f,;°“ Mona! 30 acres in cultivation, poor SnTt *5«, t,Uable land; g00d “•>»»> a"‘l <*™* near by' A "ood wvll nmn!,? m!cs m cultivation, good improvements, t, ?n oon " 'vater; l?!cc Place- Price §1,500. 1 in cultivation, “Sic™ -omTumbcf'.dl^Mahl 8°°d ,bott?m 'f"d rtrte’tr; r* ftX ror an pm poses, and a bargain at §7 per acre. railroad 'track (iesirabP^V'I V )mG- u^eu*tura' ant* timber land on made for this purpose we wUl^uiuTsidiZand'f08?' h* purcha8° “ The elevation “Putin sid n^and depot where necessary. the station." The town .. n V ? 8 'i°W t lC lc,pht of the railroad track at Where terms are not stated111*8 are..lJ8ua*)y higher than the station. ance one and two lafs ttoes7S I.’ * *% «■**** cash, bai age property adioininf/M™ 8thpcrcpnt. We considor the acre many times present prices. " actional 7nLSc» Corner 7tr.'„dWya^tteEECK’ La"d C°mrniss'Oner, KANSAS CITY, HO.