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i fj.d MEHA WEEKLY STAR.
• w[Minesday, may r>, 1 sic ,(* A. W. ST.JOHN. V.W.8T. JOHN. R. II*. ST.JOHN. * fi. W. ST. JOMI) & SONS, Editor* and Proprietor*. Entered at t!ic poaollk-c nt Mena, Ark., a« second class matter. SUBSCRIPTION AMITE Three months. 20e Six Month*.Hoc 'me year. iSOc Advertising rates given on application. i F3ort K. C , P C. S'I (TIE j Arthur rgm.c. \ Route. TlkUOlTGH E:cfress—Dai ly, .-1 mihixnind. Northbound. 4: lb pin .KANSAS CITY.10:15am pm . IMUsteirg . j .-ionai t i: 1 . mu . ..IotiHh. i am ;uto ■ ... i :!iwia apriJugs.Uisioam . . l*:>t:v u. rr 71.--? am ... MKN A.. Pmbpm 1 ■ : i. ... Iv .Mi-.Xa . e.r 5:i*pm . • ■ 1 . n:v !'!i... ! :50 jim . Kora; S'*. ... J!:H pm .o .... . ,.T- :. iri'.iim. ... I sfj pin !;. •_ ; .MtreYcport.10:tjOaril \Y. A. PISBROVC, Agent. _> LOCAL FREIGHT—Daily Except Sunday. Tim PiitPRii *<ir» 0:05 pm.Mena.... 0:80 nm CHURCH SERVICES. M. K. : -HU HO It SOOTH— Pivuchinp e-ieh Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:8o p. ni; Sunday seh »ol at "...'I : Ktuvi>rtu lveapne £:;I0 p. m.; fraj’er j. ‘ Wednesday eventr>;.'. V. Christmas. Pastor. toward greatness. ^ ____________ Then' is no better opening in all 1 nth west for a good livery stable than in Mena. Tie iv tire fully fifty re ideneos a business bouses under eon struetion in Mena to-day. Ail tioe fanners from the coun try around Mena speak encourag ingly of the prospects for all kinds of agricultural and horti cultural products. The Port Arthur Route is a hummer of a railroad and ‘‘gets there" on timo and in good shape always. Til.' good crops assured in Western Arkansas this year will t n I it) enhance the value of farm l.m : . . . v, miiy very mater ially. Too much eaun .t be stud in fa vor of establishing a postal sav in-bank sysum in the United States. Wherever this system has been tried it has worked to the : .'! <eet satisfaction and to the bonoik o ' . t:e i co.t't. mis Doing somotlunsr oi n tmi bor country our readers may bo Ilk ' » ‘ kw_ i t\i 1 Ilk I !'Uk fil/d 1 ] * • I i n J 11 . . 1 AAA A. «- • VV' * AAA (AAV/ A Ul V l UAUl All Ol U U of timber 110 feet long ami twen ty two inches square, without a knot .or blemish, was cut in a mill tit Uoqu am, Wa.-h., recently. /arm lands now setting in this vicinity at from live to eight dol lars an acre will be worth twice as much in less than one year. Here i- the place to invest in farm lands wi !> a sure prospect of an advance in the price of the lands. !v G a fact quite worthy of note by7 the people that at the meeting of the ‘'Reform Club’’ in Row York City recently, at which Gro ver Cleveland was the principle speck r. a banquet was served to t .■ members and guests costing' •twelve dollars a plate. The pro do dig classes ought to all join td : “Reform Club’* right away. The poem entitled “To the M. nmry of Bill Nye” appearing ;-r issue of the Star was inad v- riar-.tly printed without having •he signature of the author, “C. /. Mac./' attached. This and •'• ■ v•1 r;11 others appearing in the S- r re from the pen of Mr. C. L. M. >; \. of Kansas City, who on es nually visits Mena in the in 1 nst of the Central Coal and j Cuke company, and are all rciviv : .. f. vorable comment. FAVORS POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS. It will lie remembered that the last republican postmaster gen eral under President Harrison, Mr. John Wanumaker, advo cated the establishment of postal savings banks and a postal tele graph system but was unable to secure any legislation along those lines. In a recent interview with Post master General Garcy. now in charge of that department under President McKinley. Mr. F. G. Carpenter reports that official as saying; “I would like to see postal sav ings hanks established all over the country, and I hope to he able to get legislation through congress to that eilV-et. Such banks might be founded in connection with a 2 per cent bond issued by the government, and might result in the bonds being held by the peo ple in every part of the country. Th-y would give a foundation for UK* (‘siaousnmeni or national banks everywhere, and they would bind our people together. Every man that held a bond would be a patriot. There would be no more borrowing money from England, and there would be millions who would save who are not saving now. I don't believe in the fear many people have of a national debt, and 1 tldnk. in many re spects, Ben Butler was right when he said that *a public debt was a national blessing.' “I am connected with the Balti more Savings bank, one of the largest, of the kind in the country. \\ e do not allow more than §25 a week to be deposited by one per son. We. like many other sav ings banks, have more deposits than we know what to do with, and wo have had sometimes to ask people to take back their money. The money which the post-office savings banks v.ould get would, for the most part, come from poo pie who do not depos'd now, and ! do not think there would be a great objection on the part of the banks." The foregoing is a strong busi ness like statement and we hope General Garev will meet with bet ter success than Gen. Wanamaker did in securing legislation; favora ■!e to postal savings banks. The teacher of a public school .u Chicago found that eighty of her scholars smoked from two to twenty cigarettes a day. Six only of these were able to do good work in their classes. The vic tims of the cigarette habit con fessed that they were suffering e .stantly irom heada ‘he, drowsi ness and dizziness. Many de clared that they could not write well because their hands trembled. A number were “shaky” when tuts vv.uket!, and unable to run for any distance. They could not rouse themselves to meet the ex amination test. The teacher re ported that they were sure to fail if asked to memorize anything. Some of the smokers were from four to five years too old for their grade, and it was found that after they began to smoke their pro gress ceased. Except in three instances the scholars hardest to discipline were smokers. Truancy and theft were traced directly to the habit. Boys who had re formed and joined the Anti-Cigar ette Society said they “felt like different bovs. The power and perniciousness of the cigarette habit are revealed by this fresh testimony from a eompetant and careful observer. — Boston Regis ter. See the map on the eighth page of the Star and note the large area of territory tributary to Mena. When it is underatood that owing to the low prices our merchants sell their goods farmers are com ing thirty and forty miles to get their supplies one can readily see why Mena is growing so rapidly and bound to become a large town. * Smiles. They chase away the wrinkles Of old age and despair, And in their place About the face Leave dimples here and there; And throw out a ray of sunshine As welcome it the spring, ■So let's keep a smile f)n all tlie while For every living thing. —C.L Mac. State Senator Kimball lias in troduced a “good roads” bill at the special session of the state legislature now in session and it is reported that the bill places the entire responsibility of good roads in the bands of the Agricultural Commissioner. If that official as sumes ibis responsibility he will certainly earn his salary and here after no one can consistantly ask that this office be abolished. The man who can he made responsible for got 1 Is in Arkansas just now will deserve to have his name written in letters of lasting fame upon the eternal rocks on every ninunl.uin in tin* state We need some good practical work done on the roads and possibly the Com missioner of Agriculture can de vise; some plan to start the work as this is what is needed. Postmaster (tenoral Carey, in quoting (ion. Ben. F. Butler as savini? that a “public debt was a ✓national blessing." did not, per haps, convey Butler's full mean ing as wo understand i*. The old greenback leader felt that a pub lic non-interest bearing debt, cir culating as a currency, like the greenback, was a blessing, and so it was and i». The K. P. & G. road has put on two new locomotives, to [ nil the trains between Shreveport and Mena, and today No. 103 from the south and No. 104 from the i north, came in, pulling the trains. They are Goth mountain climbers, besides being beauties.—Daily Texarkanian. To Beautify the Grounds. Last wee!; 200 or more choice potted plants were sent by the Company from i Kansas C;ty !o bo .--at on ihe grounds in front of the* Hotel .Mena which had been prepared for that purpose. As they grow and get in bloom they will look very pretty aim giv • pleasure to j the guests at tile hotel as well as to others To Trade. A five acre tract of land west of Hoblitzel! s brick yard, three acres in garden, for partly improved property in Hot .Springs, Ark . or 8 m.* report, La. Wi uld assn mo anno i re is ml er ances. Address J. S. Hall, tf. Mena, Ark. _ — - A building to bo used by Mr. Ghio j a-s the candy factory proper is being 1a it 1 1 fr • , * ♦ Is M . f « L . T> —.. 1 ... 1. .. ?t l • . .... * un j UUUU* ing on I>e Queen street., The main building is to be used only as a sales ; room. \\Y are prepared to k ■< p ml kinds of j fresh meat in nice condition during | the summer months. Give ns a cal'. Sherwood avenue between Mena and ; Do Queen streets. Board & Alley’s Meat Market. C. E. HOPE, Baggage and Transfer Line, Work guaranteed and prices in keep ing with the times. Agent for Walter Pierce Oil Co. • MENA, ARK. LAUNDRY. I-itst Class Work Guaranteed. Short Orders Given Special Attention. Spec ial Kates to Fumilie . SfllDfl NICHOLS, Proprietor. I SOUTH-EAST MENA ST. ——W—Ww——— — — — — ■■' Self Interest Leads Careful Folks To Or A L L AG H ER’ C x**c~—TO TIRADE iJ Ladies'Silk Mitts, * * - - Ladie’s Sailor finis, * * - ,„ 10c. Ladies’ Belts • * ., lOe. One Lot of Ladies' Shirt, Waists worth ;roo<l deal more money. 50c. Ladies’ I)uek Suits • - - - "5131 Ladies’ Low Quarter Shoes, in black and chocolate, worth SI.50, c, , ••a, 00. Ladies’ Low Quarter Shoes, in ox-blood, chocolate and black worth 35 per cent, more, - - - <^ „r IS Is Ep * W# . lEK, De Queen Street, Jlena, Ark. G-o To W. i. BOYER, FUfiNITUfi E. ' ' / Carpets, Shades, Door Mats, Clothes Racks, Etc.^-**®^ Prices Reduced. Everything New. 2F axrjuit’u.r© ZE^epa-IrecL Coffins Made, Coffin Hardware and Lin ings In Stock. Corner De Queen Street and Pickering Avenue, Mena, Arkansas. a LUfrjtoef Co. Corner of Sherwood Ave. and Marsdcn St., Manufacturers of Yellow Fine and Oak h h Larpber. do carry in stuck nd retail at wholesale prices | A HITE PINE, YELLOW PINE, OAK LUMBER, idin . Doors. Screen Doors. Sand, Windows, Screening Wire, incut. Pressed Brick, Glass, Tar Felt Rooting,] liic Brick, Nails. Ruhberoid Roofing. Ac make figures on house hills and are prepared to furnish all ; materials called for in contractors' estimates. Give us ;i call. I ____ ___ I C. P. MORRISON & CO., (Successors to Petrosa Bros. Lumber Co.) ■^^zz2B=cn*^ Are prepared to furnish all kinds —"sanss®* Dimension Stuff, Finishing, Doors, Windows, Etc., Etc. Office and Yards on Janssen Ave. Between Mena and Hermann Streets ■ •' *" t -t’ * “ V-’ ^ A /tv /Is /. AAAAAAAAAA A A furniture, j All Kinds Of !! I Furniture and . . I House Furnishing Goods. | I ('all and see us and got prices before buying elsewhere. | | W. H. BOOTH & CO. I 1 i,"""'; I*" Qu'vn Stri ct and M i J, <| Hom-rt Avenue. . . . Heiia, AfK. ; The : Mena : Dairy Pure Milk l»oth Sweet and Sour.aj*®®”'^ We deliver daily, both morning an‘‘, !)t,9t uf to all customers, choice butter and tti ^*J1 niilk.both sweet and seurns at reasonable prices. Hail our w»#01 !| pass and give us yonr orders. Wilson, Fowton & Co.i^’0*’