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Mother AtcKinley’s Modesty.
T •• xireine modesty of the late Mrs William Allison McKinley is sh ..vti by the following story in the words nf a Pullman conductor: "While on one of my runs from Chicago to p i s nog I observed an elderly lady se> ed II alone in my ear, and seeing that mu* was endeavoring in vain to adjus< i he window near tier seat, I did it for her. Then 1 dropped into an adjoining seat and engaged iu conver sation with the old lady. The conver sation <1 rifted from one subject to an other until I happened to mention the factlh.it, before entering the railway service. 1 had been engaged in business in Col a iu bus. The old lady remarked that she nad a son living in Columbus. I said to her: ‘It is quite likely that I know your son. 1 was in business iu Columbus a great many years and have a very large acquaintance with its people.* M •* 'No,' said she, you will scarcely know him, as he as only been in Col umbus a few years ’ " 'But,' said 1, ‘I am still a frequent visitor there and may have met him.’ ‘The old lady made no answer to this, but, turning her face looked out of the ear window. 1 finally ventured to ask if he was engaged in business. The old lady half turned tier face and said: 'Well ye-, my son is engaged in business,’ and again she turned her eyes to the hills and fields. I thought ■ 1 could observe a slight shade of color creeping into the old lady’s pale cheeks, and as I pressed my inquiries about her son I thought she showed signs of slight embarrassment. At last 1 ventured to asu: ‘In wimt kind j of business is your son engaged .v fKa nU I *111 \* iliil no» ! reply. She looked around at last; the ; blood had mounte 1 to her cheeks un til ftbe was blushing like a school g>>-' •• ‘My son just now,’ she said is governor of Ohio.' “The information could not. have been more modestly given had Wil liam McKinley been but an humble clerk in a dry goods store, instead of the governor of a great state Useful drains or Thistles. From the Farm News. In a fertile soil something must grow if stimulated by nature's forces, and a favorable environment, if not good fr- its. ttien bad, if not the useful grains and rich e-rapes of t he vineyard, then thorns and thistles, brambles and briars, crow in abundance. Idle ness may be the b udge of wealth and what is (tilied worldly comfort; but it is the curse of both body and mind, the n urse of every evil desire and passion, and must lead the active mind to mischief or to melancholy. Without some honest employment, no man can lie happy, lie has mistaken his own need who expects his future happiness to be secured by freedom from labor, and his heaven to be a place of absolute rest. Life manifests itself in activity and where there is healthful life there is aUvaws activity to a purpose. Purposeless activity is an evidence of] disease and must lead as does abso lute rest, to the destruction of life itself. —————♦ Don’t Mope. From the New York Sun, “The worst possible thing for a man ; to do when cares oppress him.” said ] Mr. Gratebar. “is to mope; to sit down : and think it over. It' there is any thing on earth that will mildew a man ! and make him good for nothing, i that's d What he wants is activity: ! to keep moving. If he can’t work, or j thinks lie can't, let him go out and j take a walk, and start his circulation, It’s ama/.iug what a little fresh air] ami exercise wm uo ior a man. Keep | moving, and the first, tiling you kuuw , you’ll find yourself whistling, or hum ming a time, ami then yon laugh to yourself a little and go back and go to work. -» Howls in Confinement. From the Farm and Fireside. If poultry confined iu yards could be well managed, they would pay better than when giv.-n a range; but to give a small flock proper attention would cost too much labor. When one keeps a j flock for pleasure the labor is bestowed without regard to cost, but. on the farm the case is different. When j birds are confined they learn vices. They begin to eat their eggs, and puli feathers from the breasts and bodies j of one another. This is due to idle j ness. If idleness can be avoided, the fowls will not learn vices. Fowls in yards become pets, and they arc fed by every member of the family. As the bens soon learn to recognize their friends, they run to the attendant upon the sound of approaching foot steps, and the result is that they are feed frequently, because they are sup posed to be hungry. Their crops are always full, they become lazy and fat, having nothing to do; then like all other idle creatures, learn vices. There is no point more essential t( learn in keeping fowls in yards thar that of when not to feed. All know when to feed, but to have the courage to withhold food is the most impor | taut requisite in the management. -#_ The New Poultry House. From Coleman's Rural World. When you build that new poultry house, construct it in such a manne that you will be enabled to clean on the droppings with little trouble Make the perches movable, horizonta and not too high from the floor. I good cement floor is a little the.fnices thing for a roosting room, but a closi smooth board floor will answer al purposes. A little dry sand loam wil increase the value of the fertilizer an< at the same time make the mannri easier to handle. The rest of the lu*i house floor should be covered vvitl fresh, dry leaves, cut straw or chaff into which all grain should be t hrown causing the fowls in continual exer cise.—Colercise. Idleness and over a is the great trouble with fowls at thu time of the year, and if allowed ti mope around they are liable to gc that much-to-be dreaded habit u feather pulling. The sc ret of surce.-e is largely in keeping the fowls in con tin uni exercise -, Obituary Eimtokb Mkwa mar: In sadness I t i!< ■ my pen to chroni cle the death of Miss Fanny Suit. She was luii'u in loSj mid was 13 years 5 rnonI hs an*1 5 d;iy- old. She died Do< cm her 1 1897, at h°r lather's hom‘‘ in Polk county. After a long and se vere illness, the Lord thought best and took her away. She leaves a father and mother, three brothers and font sisie-s and a host, of friends to toonrn her loss. She is lov d and is missed by till who knew her. She professed a hope in Christ in September 1897. May the Lord b ess her parents. Say should « loved one grieve for those. Who safe arrive on Canaan's shore? ""leased from all those hurtful toes. They are not lost hut gone before. -1 For Sale: Estay and Camp upright piano. Call on J. II. Littlejohn at the Arkansaw Store for price. -• To Drive Out Vermin. A writer in the Sientific American says he has cleared his premises of vermin by making white-wash yellow with coperas arid covering the stones and rafters in the cellar with it. In every crevice in which a rat might go he put the coperas, and scattered it in the corners of the floor. The result was a complete disappearance of rats and mice. Since that time not a rat or a mouse has been seen near the house. Every spring the cellar is coated with the yellow white-wash as a purifier ami a rat exterminates and no typhoid, dysentary or fever attacks the family. £ -♦ The finest line of perfumes and soaps in the city at Jackson's Drug Store. Ouachita Baptist Association. Notice is hereby given that there will be a "all meeting of the Ouachita Baptist Association on Saturday be fore the fifth Sunday in January, 1898 at 10 o’clock a. in.. Said meeting to be held with the Hopewell church near Cove, Polk county, Ark. Each shnrch is requested to send one mes senger. J, J. Holland, Mod. Nov. 24. 1897. Window glass, paints, oils and var nishes at Jackson Drug Co.’s. -4 Just Received, At Littlejohn & Co’s, a new and fresh supply of choice groceries, among which is a lot of Scuddoes Can ada maple syrup, warranted pure and unadulterated. When wanting fresh goods of best grades give us a call. Littlejohn & Co. -« Everything at Rock Bottom prices, at Gallagher’s. tf -♦ Fall and Winter Styles. Send two ceut stamp for uew edition of Fashion Book. Beautifully illustra ted in colors. Contains a complete list of the latest styles in ladies’ drese paterns. Address Prickly Ash Bitters Co. St Louis, Mo. 15-41 -4 R. S. Owen pays the highest prices for cotton. --—4 Shoes at right prices, at Gallagher’s. -4 Shoesl Shoes! Shoes! Lots of them at Owen’s aud at prices to suit the times. 11 tit Up=To-Date Drug Store. To the Public: We desire to say to the public in general that we are in the drug business in every sense of its meaning. We carry every article that a strictly first class drug store represents. Our goods are all new and fresh and truly “up-to-date. Welnvite you to call and look through our house. Our Christmas Goods: We did not buy extravagantly in toys and useless articles but we have an elegant line of pretty and useful articles designed and manufactured expressly for the Holiday trade. Call on us before buying your Christmas presents. jjj Cigars and Tobacco: > I We are certainly “in the front row” in this line. We Carry over one H ’ 8 hundred brands of cigars and make a specialty of pleasing our putrons. We ! ]j[ I X also carry a tine line of pipes—from the celebrated “corn field meerschaum” to i [ j i i] the finest brier-root trimmed in gold. Come in. We can please you. j jij 1 Ij J. G. Jackson Drug Co., I 306 Mena Street, J I 8 QQCQQQQOQOQ<*>~ iitQftOCO' :&OCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCX)OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOi| H WANTED A SECOND WIFE. o«* tho Eve cf !• f'r./pcsii* !2«a aSrst ****w Interfered* 'Squire Bray, of Caswell, a little town in North Carolina, was hunting another wife. His first marriage had Been a barmy one, dissolved by tho death of his beloved helpmeet. The ’squire had a son named Bob. Bob was a wild blade and proposed to knock his father out of a second union. In the capacious breast pocket of the ‘squire’s great coat reposed a pint, tickler, well filled, that he proposed using on his way back from seeing the Widow Brown. Now, just before he started Bob slipped the flckler out and put in its place a small alarm clock, carefully wound and set fob 11 p. m. The ’squire had sat the Are out and was well on with his overcoat, holding the widow’s hand at the door and put ting in his sweetest words at the Inst, “Yes, your first husband, my dear, was one of my best friends, and w'e’ll visit his and my lost Hannah’s graves, won’t we, love?” “Ah, yes, for w'herewas there a sweet er woman than your poor Hannah?” asked the widow. “A good woman; she was good enough, but there’s a living one just as sweet,” said the ’squire, and he was drawing her to him for a kiss when whizz-w izz, wizzer-hizzer-ting-whir-r-r r-ting! bang the clock went of? inside of him. “Oh. Lawd!” screamed the widow; “he’s shooting to pieces. Tt’s Hannah’s old peanny a-playin’ inside of him!” “She said she’d haunt, me! She allers told me so!" cried the squire, running in u o');.- tor ms norse, wnn ootn nanus pres: 1 to his breast and the clock still striking, ting, ting. lie rode like old j Nick was after him and never knew ! the racket till he felt, for his tickler ■ and ripped out the little clock that Hob had bought ntauction. Then be laughed I till the tears ran down his cheeks, but I he promised F.ob never to spark another woman if he’d only keep the joke from the neighbors. The widow believes to this day that old man Bray Is a walking volcano and that his dead wife would set the bat tery a-going if ever he went near a woman again to moke love to her.—St. Louis Republic. One on the Gentlemen. Gilhooly has a dog, Flossie, of which he is very proud. A few days ago he went into a resturant on Elm street, and, as usual, Flossie was with him. “If you don’t tahe that dog out of here I’ll complain to the proprietor,” growled a red-faced man at one of the i tables. “What’s the matter?” asked Gil hooly. “She is covered with fleas,” “IIow do vou know that she has fleas?” “Because I can feel the fleas she low scratched off crawling up my legs al ready.” “Come, Flossie,” said Gilhooly, re Bdguedly. “Let us get out of here; the gentleman has fleas on him.”—Texas Sifter. __ To Homesteaders. We have at this office blanks upoi which to make application for “fina proof” and will make them out frci of cost to anyone wishing. Our fe< for publication is $2.SO and no om need fear that we have not the re quired bonified circulation to mak< such publication-, legal. 3> Established August, 1896. Telephone No. 8. 3| W. 1. BOYER, I —: DEALER IN:— ;j ■ ||Furniture, - Carpets, - [Matting, | 1 3; Linoleum, Shades, Etc. 3; i| Prices are Right. Call and See Goods. 3; I A big assortment of Mattings on V 3 >\ Hand to select from. 3j 3> 203 Pickering Avenue. Mena. Arkansas. 3; JAAA^VWVVVWVWSAA<WVVVSAA»VWVW|AA<^iAjVW»M I_M. \A/imberly, I -: DEALER IN :- | QEIIER/'lL* . MERCHANDISE. I Wo will pay the Highest Cash Price for Cotton anil give the lowest | prices on any article in the general merchandise line. | pooocK>oGoocGoooooGooocooc ooooooooooooooooooooooooo I I Staple and Fancy Groceries I I CALI, ON 8 I IR- S. OWEaT. I He buys Groceries in car load lots and sells them cheap. 8 1 Q Store on Pickering Avenue MUM A ADI/ 0 I p East of Mena Street. IVILlNAj AfliVi Q £ (♦, j iV. 2m nw? — '%*'Vf-%i*'*#%#'%*^j»'H>'^j*’Hyi|#r,«»y,'*#H#H>’ V^vVVVVVVV ;®i ENTERPRISE ^ U \* I Tfjc I^eut Store. I ! OPPOSITE PASSENGER DEPOT, Sherwood Avenue. I Embroideries, Silks, Doilies, Dress Furnishings, Laces I ^ and Ribbons. Look at those Feather Boas. Come and I # see the Fancy Combs and Hairpins. Pocket Handkor- 1 chiefs to suit Everybody. Dolls for the Babies. Mittens } to keep your lingers warm. Nobby Caps and Belts. 1 I Jewelry of Every Description, I KANSAS CITY MEAT MARKET! SHERWOOD AVENUE, MENA, ARKANSAS. I i .. We take special pains to furnish Hotels and Restaurants with everything pertaining to a first class Market. M. E. Pumphrey, Pro’r. j