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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.
Xhre*1 months.. IRo
V)vu* year. •>l*e
Advertising rates given on application.
K. C., P & G. TlfTlE TABLE.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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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,
GEO. E. WHEATON, President. C. A. SMITH. Second Vice-President
JON H. HAMILTON, First Vice-President. JOS. P. LANDES, Secretary.
W. I. BOYER. Treasurer.
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
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
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,

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