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mm-w»vim—awniri«•y*■»■■—r<*•-» —VTA — t’w’wi wn •mmnmmmmmmm* THE MENA WEEKLY STAR. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1897. A. IV. ST. JOHN. V.W.HT. JOI!>\ B. *. ST. JOHN fq. w. st. jonr) & soiys, Editors and Proprietors. Entered at rhe postoftlce at Mena, Ark., an second class matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Tli reo moo tbs.J,_ .,.. --... 2tte Six Months....1.8»e vine year.............t...i-....tibc Advertising rates given on application. K. C., P. a C. TimE TfTBLE. THROUGH EX PRESS—Hally. Southbound. . , , , , Northbound. 4:15 pm.IvANSAfi CITY.10:1b am 8*40pin... I'ittsburg.. -i :i«) ain i]fl ;45 pns...ioplin.. .y :3) am 1-;4T atii/._Afinam Springs....-..- .1*4:30 am ' , 5:47pa)!...i l'"ti*nu. . : »a»pm ar 7t! -am.MENA................ <>:iV>pm 1 ■ sRSarii Iv *...—•..MKJTA..’.1. »tt 5:45wn tl:I.o*hw.. . hrhssen.4 :ftO pn* , h>:U .. Horatio,. ... SUM HU ’ • it*: • * f .• .. ,Tt <}irkana..*;■ i f?s» pm . -'llrev port.K)Spain . ’* , ; \V. a: UI.simoVV4 A«eut. ' . r ' i.r'S'voirtd p> u|Uf.... fotviiu*, ..12:0T. pui, c.rti.y yin.....:. • ....../Mena ■.. -0:«0 hm ) t--A . J . II ■ I li l. .. ■ CHURCH SERVICES. M. X. CHURCH SOUTH—PiPftchlng <-neh •Sunday at 11 a.rn. and T nt" p. m ; Sunday soli ->ol at Mai tu.; Kptvnrtiv i,e»*cue 2:8© p. ui.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening. .1. Y.’Christmas. Pastor. 1 - i. . ... l- L — ..—-----4—- — MENA FIRST—THEN THE WORLD. “The Bank of Mena,’’ That sounds about right-. We have no “boom;'1 it is sim ply a steady, healthy growth that Mona is making. The K. O., P. & C+. is bound to become the greatest road in the country. Its Northern extensions will soon enter Omaha, Neb. ‘ At 1,350 above the sea level we have no fours .from tidal waves or the Ovrioiv of rivers,' and wo laugh at all talk about malaria. Mena is a safe and healthful place to live in. Two thousand Irish emigrants arc coming to the United States ami three-fourths of them are reported to bo young women. There is room for them in Ar kansas. The new man of (lie Port Arthur route, as printed on the back of the letter heads in use by the of ficials, has outlined upon it the proposed road from Mena to Hot Springs. The dredging for a deep water harbor at Port Arthur will go on. Hie gentlemen behind the project are men who carry out whatever they undertake and know no such word as ‘‘fail.” rritn l oet cv*»u»i' mlvlnu/.' it _ _ . tl [ t ^ J 1 (I > lUi'UlillliVUUt'U i 01* n'luOVjijl; IT* sect posts from apple trees is made as follows: “One pound of puris green, three pounds of fresh lime and 150 gallons of water.” Note the prices quoted in our advertising columns for farms and farm lands near Mena and see how easy it is to got a homo which will double in value inside of two years. Now is the time to get a good homo cheap. Messrs Quigley & Kelly, the owners and managers of the Bank of Mena, to be opened here next week, are gentlemen of financial standing and large business ex perience and will establish (lie bank upon a stable foundation. Now that our graded streets have been cleaned up and put in good condition the city council should try and see that the main thoroughfares leading into town arc put in good condition as far, at least, as the city limits. Numerous air ships have recent ly been “seen” by people in var ious portions of the country, and now a pastor of a church at Gol den City, Mo., is ropoted to have Seen an aligator three and a half feet long in a creek near that place. Do these people ali drink the same beverage. To Tltc Memory of BH! Nye. 'Tis sad to learn of the death Of one so quiet and so kind; But the Mow don’t fall so hard Where his works are left behind. For Mis of Me great humor For centuries will lie road, And ninny a one will cause to laugh At. things he's done and said. Our astronomers and scientists Are men of sober mien ; As if the sober side of life Is all that’s to be seen. But Bill Nye took the other side, And with peculiar tact , He covered up’ with ridicule. The most repulsive fact. lils thoughts were lofty, clean and pure, Ills face a ray of hope; He seemed to Mi the object Of perfection’s Horoscope. Ux lowered above the humorous, world, And none with him compare ; And on each shn kissed pinnacle Nye’s name is written there. So I*-t usnsk Dame Nature if it be within her power. To weave a wreath about his head Front Memory’s leafy bower. That ho in«y know irt wiint estetsin His works are Wid by nieii; And that Man's immortality jn pmvi'ii uy mspen* The mountain streams of pure soft water near Mena go rippling down the valley as merrily as a happy maiden thinking of her first .truelove. Their blue and limpid waters give pleasure to the eye and sing sweet music to the ear. telling of health and happi ness to all who come to see and listen while sitting in the cooling shade of the forest trees growing majestically along their banks. Near some of these streams, or at the springs on the mountains from which they get their start, would be a typical place fora Sanitarium and summer resort. The republican state executive committee, at a recent session bold at Little Rock, endorsed F. M. Reeves, of this place, for the posi tion of postmaster. This was an excellent recommendation, one that will be appreciated and en dorsed by a very large majority of our people regardless of party. Mr. Reeves is a thoroughly hon est and reliable gentleman and one of the best known men in Ihe county. He was postmaster at Dallas under the Harrison admin -tration. Renters of farms in the north rn states should come to Arkan sas and become the owners of their farms. The amount paid in rents for a few years only, would pay for a farm here at the prices the}' are now selling. It is reported that England is buying American horses for her cavalry service. Possibly the price of horses will bemn to ad -• o Vance now—under the McKinley administration. V nn /imi f lio \rr\ + r\ nl o aa n •*» very near the ground to hear the great strides Mena is making towards greatness. Our Commercial Club Speaks. When word was received in Mena to the effect that dredging had been stopped in the channel at Port Arthur by order of the Secretary of War, a meeeting of our commercial club was held and the following resolution adopted and wired to Secretary Alger: ‘TO T1IK lloNOUARl.K SECRETARY OK War, Washington, D. C. Resolved; That we most earnestly beg of yon to not recall the dredging system at Port Arthur. This would entail great loss to the commercial in terests of thousands of business men iu the states of Louisiana. Texas, Ar kansas, Mis-ouri and the great .North west. Deep water at Port Arthur is an assured fact under system now iu vogue there,and will inure to the bene fit to millions of people in all these states mentioned. To stop this work now will entail great loss to thsusands of laborers find cause a depression of business now in operation in this sec tion of our Government A Useful “New Woman.” South West City (Mo.) Leader: A Pleasant Hill girl who began work as a telegraph operator when IS years old, now lives in Florence, Kan., where she holds the following posi tions: Railroad agent, express agent, baggagemaster, local manager West ern Union Telegraph company, post master and notary public. She has also prevented two terrible railroad wrecks during the past few years. WHAT STILWELL SAYS. The Channel Will be Finished From Port Arthur to Sabine Pass. “Kansas City, Mo., April It).—Eight years ago the oflicers of the Missouri, Kansas «fc Texas Trust Company con ceived the idea of a direct line of rail road fr>’m the North to the nearest point on the Gulf of Mexico. Sabine was chosen as tlmt point on account of the bow in the Gulf Mexico at that place malting it nearer than any other point to Kansas City, because of the great depth o' water there existing and the natural conditions for a great harbor. Millions of money have been expended in carrying out this plan, in cluding the building of the Suburban Kelt Railroad at Kansas City, and the Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Rail road. “Nothing on earth can interfere with the bio ding up of ouV termina's at Port Arthur. “While scheming real estate people owning property at Sabine Pass would like to reap the fruits of what they have not sown by inducing or forcing us to use their ground, and U - .1.II it A,. ' 4 M l* . vx VIV/U'j Ul 1 L'U v OU U. L v/ VIVMU — * working on the channel which we in tend to build from Port Arthur to the head of Sabine Pass, we wisii to say positively that nothing can prevent our building this channel. While we would like to build it as we have planned, that is in two feet of water in order to save dredging two feet of dirt l'or a distance of live and one half miles, if we cannot speedily get permission to do this we wilt simply move the channel back, dig it in solid ground which we own, and operate under, a charter from the stale of Texas. “Rumors have been rife daring the past few days that tnis work must Stop, but t here is no foundation in such reports, and the people who have constructed this great property will find a way to build a channel live and one-half miles in length on ground which they themselves own. Port Arthur will be the terminus of our railroad. We would deem it unwise to subject the great property interests, extensive trnnnals, public and private improvements and the people of a growing city to a recurrence of the great tidal wave disaster'which swept the old city of Sabine Pass from the from the face of the earth a few years ago. The moment the road is finished, if our channel is not in shape to carry export business to the Gulf, we will j simply rent lighters which have been ottered us, build a short dock in front of Port Arthur, and run ears on the lighters to load the boats as they lie in the Pass until our channel is com- ! I pleted. We agree to handle all busi ness that is offered us for export in this way before the channel can be hn- j ; is bed, and as we have never made any ' promise we have not fulfilled wo hope th s will be final and end all false ru mors regarding what we will and can ; do. A. E. Srii.wKrj,, President. -- The Walker Springs. nuoul too uays ago P. ?*T. Polhauius, of Texarkana, who is erecting the ex- ' tensive ice plant and bottling works t. ___ .. .. . ___ ! 11 VI v « w ***•**-1 U-. uy X . JiCCVCS illJU , a on Push mountain to the Walker springs which have a very excellent local reputation for their met]ical qual ities. About eight gallons of the water was taken by Mr. Poiharaus to his! works and carbonated with gas and bottled, and last Saturday he left a half dozen bottles at the Star office with his compliments. As far as tested this water retains, when bot tled, all its peculiar qualities and we have no doubt but if once brought to the attention cf the public would be in irrtat demand and the bottling and shipping become quite an industry. i The : Mena : Dairy. ,,,e Milkl>otl\ Sweet ind Sour, nlso Batter. e ueltver daily, both irloi hoik mid evening to all customers, choice butter mul the best of milk, both sweet and sour ns wanted, and all at reasonable prices. Hall our wagons us they pass and give us yonr orders. Wilson, Rowton & Co., Props. OVER 4Z0 ACRES In Nursery Stock. ■ Only Anthorizefl Agent, Our Price-List, now ready; mailed free. Address JAMES B. WILD & BROS. Sarcoxla. Mo. rOLF. M'ritETKIDUE, J. C. EYEBS. McPHETRIDGE & -- Attorneys at Law. Office, second floor, MENA, Blocksom building. ARK. Ill HH II I nimmmmmmmmi mni ll^l,*,wWlll^!!T^^l -tv ..■■S .*. .. 7 I ^ Ready For Business!^ f THE jNTEW ! FURNITURE :: STORE | I OF I W. H. Booth & Co. I --—- l 1 , t 4 The largest stock in the city. :-: Fresh from tho factory 4 Can Sell It Very Cheap. <k Corner Be-Quc^n Street and PliPinja A»B X Jluni 11 Aven.U'. . . . i ICIlcl, ATK. <|> Good Homes. Good Farms. Cheap Homes. Cheap Farms. Here is Your Chance to Get Them A. W. St. JOHN & CO., Real Estate Agents, have on their books the following list of properties. each and every one being a Nd. 1. A new three room cottage with porch and ball, stone foundation, plastered walls, nicely painted and finished, good well of water, on corner of Honert avenue and Hermann str: et, lot 40x100. Price $550 No. 2. Lot 12, block 00, on south Dc Queen street, good business lot, two small buildiugs on it. Owner will take mule team and wag on in part payment. Price $325. No. 3. One 80 acre farm, 4 miles west of Mena, on public road, all tillable, 35 acres under good rail fence and in cultivation, bal ance in timber, one double log house, good cribs and stables, large garden, 3 acres in or chard, good well and spring. Price $640. No. 4. One 80 acre farm, 3 miles south west of Mena, 35 acres in cultivation, balance in timber, large log house, fair log barn, well iu yard, large garuen, some fruit trees. Price $700. No. 5. One 160 acre farm, four miles west of Husks Station, 50 acres under fence and in cultivation, balance well timbered, \wo sets ot cheap log houses, 100 bearing fruit tiers, 5 never failing springs, a tine stock farm, good range near. Price $000. No. 6. One 100 acre farm on the Ouachita river one mile from Heath station, 0 miles from Mena, 60 acres in cultivation and fenced balance iu timber, mostly bottom land, two sots of buildings and outhouses, small orchard and fine well of water. Ouachita runs through but never overflows. Price $1,100. No, 7. 40 acres, 1 mile from Mena 10 acres in cultivation, balance good timber, all tillable. Price $400. No. 8. 80 acres, 40 acres in cultivation, all tillable, good timber, fair improvements, good well, some fruit, one mile from Mena, bice location. Price $800. No. 0. SO acres, three miles from Mena, o0 acres in cultivation, poor improvements, all tillable land, good school and church near by. A bargain at $5C0. No. 10. 160 acres, 90 acres in cultivation, good improvements, running water, nice place. Price $1,500. No. 11. 280 acres, on railroad track, 100 acres good bottom land in cultivation, balance good timber, ail tillable, good spring, two good wells, good barn, good frame house. This is an all around (arm for all purposes, and a bargain at $7 per acre. TRACTS IN ST. JOIIN’8 BUB DIVISION OF THR EUREKA ADDITION TO MENA. No. 12. Lots 1 and 2, block 10, each loox 335, part of each cleared and goood for garden, shade trees on front end, nicely located. Price lot 1, $225; lot 2. $175. No. 13. Lots 10 and 11, block 10, lot 10 llox300, lot 11 110x300, both front on Ilonert avenue, all cleared. Price lot 10 $125, lot 11 $110. No. 14. Lot 4, block 11, 300x335, street on two sides, i acre in timber, 2 acres in cultiva tion with several apple and peach trees grow ing good well, frame of barn well roofed and little log cabin. Price $250. No. 15. Lots 1 and 2, block 11, each 300x 3 ; >, front on Houcrt avenue, J acre of lot 1 good timber, 2 acres in cultivation and fenced with a few peach trees on it, a choice piece of bind. Price $225. Lot 2, all timber, good location. Price $175. No. 10. Lots 4 and 5, block 10, each Mi 3-35, part cleared and part timber. Price lot 4 §125; lot 5 $100. No. 17. 800 acres in a fine farm 10 milt* out. 200 acres in river bottom, with mount tains all around for thctisands of acres. fn» for outside range; can lie divided. Price on application. This is a fine place. No. 18. 340 acres, 1 mile from Mena, well improved. Price $15 per acre. No. Ill, 40 acres 1 mile from Mena. Prion $10 per acre. No. 20. 100 acres, 8% miles from Mena, 40 acres improved. Price $000. No. 21. 320 acres. 3 miles from Mena, well improved, on railroad. Price $10 per acre. No. 22. 280 acres, 12 miles from Mena, 80 acres bottom land. Price $4.50 per acre. No. 23. 37§ acres, 1 mile from Mena. Prifll $700. No. 24. 400 acres, well improved river bot tom, 4 miles out. Price $15 per acre, Address A. W. ST. JOHN & CO., ■^LQAa, -A-rlrajD-sas. T. V Ti‘n ana Sncct iron Roofing, . . Galvanized Iron Cornfce. Guttering, Spouting, Repairing. Tin Shop at Sneed & Jones’ Hardware Store. Call and see mo. LaundryT SBiDR NICHOLS, Proprietor. SOUTH-EAST MENA ST. Fresh Meat! We are prepared to keep all kinds of fresh meat in nice condition during the summer months. Give us a call* Sherwood avenue between Mena and Be Queen streets. Board & Alley’s Meat Market C. E. HOPE, Baggage and Transfer Line, . Work guaranteed and prices in keep >ug with the times. Agent for Walter Bierce Oil Co. MENA, AKK. < .