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THE KANSAS EDITORS. They Spend a Few Minutes Lookin Over Mena. Six Pullman sleepers and a dinin car composed the special train whic arrived in Mena Thursday afternoo loaded with hustling Kansas editors their wives and daughters. The partj numbering 270. was out on its excui sion trip which constitutes the fine number on the program of the auua convention which was held at Kansa City, Kan., last week. The weather here was unpleasan for visitors as it was raining. Bu rain can't keep the Kansas editor fron seeing all there is to be seen, and dur ing their stop of about an hour, raos of the party took a hurried walk ove the business portion of town. Before leaving they were givei copies of the review number of th Star which came in for its share o praise while the compliments wer being showered upon Mena Then they resumed their journey t( Port Arthur. It was their desire tha on their return they would pas through Mena in more favorabb weather and be enabled to see more o our city but in this they were disap pointed as their train went nortl Sunday during the night Whoopiug cough is the most dis tressing malady; but its duration car be cut short by the use of One Minut< Cough Cure which is also the besi known remedy for croup and all lunf; and bronchial troubles. Pipkin <S Hanes. Horticultural rieetlng Again. The second year of the Horticultural society starts out with the most inter eating meeting yet held. Though, a£ usual, the turnout was small, consider ing the importance to the people, but a goodly number were present and interest genuinely enthusiastic. The president gave a short talk in regard to the work of the society, showing what has been done, can be done again and urging that fruit growing be made the most important business in this section because it will be the most profitable Mr. E. J. Davidson, who was here in the interest of the Pitts burg & Gulf railroad company and the Transportation company controil ing the refrigerator cars, gave much valuable information to those expect ing to grow strawberries. Mr. David son reecommended Michel’s Early for shipping north and Gandy for Iat3 southern shipments. He also cheerful ly answered ail questions showing his practical knowledge aud experience and stated that he would gladly give his time to instruct any who wish to plant strawberries for shipment. The figures he gave would convince any one ready to put forth intelligent ef forts that there is money in strawber ries. Mr. John Paul, formerly of Western New York, submitted a proposition for co-operation with a view of testing and demonstrating the profits and methods by growing ten acres of veg tables such as omons, cabbage, celery etc., naming the high prices paid for these edibles at present. » in a un 6 vo viv/ijiu *v»» v-v» --— — amt organization of stock companies to grow strawberries were offered aDC it seemed as if the desired . acreagt might not be planted unless such effort should be made and a meeting was called Tuesday night February 15, at mayor’s office to consider th< matter. Committees on invitation foi Tuesday night meeting and on pro gram for next regular meeting wen appointed. The next regular meeting will be 01 Monday, February 21 at 2 p. m. a mayor’s office and every person inter ested in the subject of “Small Fruits,’ should be present and every membe should be a committee of invitatioi to invite and bring tome one. Thos< desiring to get in on the ground floo should attend and become members Let us get a good start in the frui business. r HOOKAH. “Small Fruits,” discussion led by A W. St. John and followed by D. H Hopkins, E C. Cagle, J. G. Hudgiu and T. M. Carder. “Gardening in Con nection with Fruit Growing,” Joh Paul, W. C. Blackwell and F. S. Fot ter. “Flowers and Shrubbery,” W. .1 Preston There are three little things whicl do more work than any other tlire little things created—they are the ant the bee and Dewitt’s Little Early ltis era, the last being the famous little pill for stomach and liver troubles. Pip kin & Hanes. Just received at L. W. Welch’s a lo o men's Vici, Hals and ladies’ fin Shoes. ti Buckwheat flour at Geo. A. Clark’e The Ladies’ Literary Society. The Mena Ladies Literary Club met S with its president. Mrs.' G, VV. Gist, at her reside nee yesterday with a good ? attendance, twenty-two members be ll ing present, and much interest being ti manifested. The program as ar ranged was carried out, and several . interesting papers were read, after which the society adjourned to meet l next Tuesday with Mrs. R. R. St. John I at her residence on Port Artnur ave s nue. t From Rocky. The farmers are busy sowing oats and preparing for the coming spring. I)r R. T. Connally’s barn is com pleted and is one of the best in this part of the country. Many of the farmers are enlarging their orchards this spring. They are beginning to see the pay there is in ' raising fruit Old Grandmother Potter died near 5 Rust last Saturday and was buried in the old Camp Ground cemetary in the > presence of many relatives and friends. . Services were held over remains by [ Rev. J. W. Beds. George Vaugn and Rant Nichols got i into a tight just over the line in the f Nation and both were seriously hurt. Vaugn used a knife and Nichols a rock. The fight is the result of an old 1 fued. Luke. VALUABLE BUSINESS POINTS. , Sorghum at Clark’s for 25 ceuts. Fresh garden seeds at Pipkin & ' Hanes. 2t A full line of garden seeds at Geo. A. Clark's. Go to Pipkin & Hanes for fresh gar den seeds. 2t The cheapest goods in Mena at the Racket Store For the best cigars in town, go to Pipkin & Hanes. 2t Handkerchiefs from 2M cents up at the Racket Store, For the best brand of bakiDg p>w der go to Geo. A. Clark’s. The best garden seeds 4 cents a pa per at the Racket Store. Call on L. W. Welch for shoes. He will meet all competition in price. tf Subscription received for any paper or magazine published, at the Post office Book Store. 4 tf When wanting poultry or any game in its season go to Delker’s Meat Mar ket on De Queen street. Call at the Arkansaw Store ana get special prices on green coffees and ex amine our safety oil cans. 2t Seed potatoes—Early Rose, Early Ohio and Bliss Triumph at E. Will man's Commission House near freight depot. 7-4t For pure drugs, paints, oils, toilet goods of all kinds, in fact, anything iu the drug line, go to Pipkin & Hanes. Satisfaction guaranteed. 2t Twelve Challenge Points. 1. We pay freight. 2. Box and pack free. o. i ttfJCi uui* nil uuAon. 4. Replace at one half cost. Some I sorts free. | 5. Give low retail or wholesale ! prices. 6. (iive ten trees at 100 rate, 300 or i more at lOuo rate. 7. Give buyers choice, and send no others. 8. Guarantee safe arrival. 9. Guarantee trees true to name. 10. Guarantee trees free from San Tose scald, black knot, yellows and other diseases. ! It. Guarantee trees of best quality — ‘ no better. 12. Guarantee satisfaction. , Above is from Stark Bros. Nurseries 1 and Orchards Co., Louisania, Mo. H. H. Griffiths, Agt, Mena, Ark > Headquarters at Johnson & Ilollope t, ter’s new grocery store, De Queen . street. 7*4t r arzEazE Balmy - Spring 1 Is nearly here and we are ready to supply our customers with ev erything in the LI3STE, — „ Gents’ Furnishing Goods, and ;S H O ES For Ladies and Gents for Spring wear. t New Goods Arriving Weekly. W. R. Blocksom, . j Brick Block, North Mena St. I Established August, 1898. Telephone No. 8. W. I. BOYER, —: DEALER IN jt Furniture, - Carpets, - Matting, ij Linoleum, Shades, Etc. Prices are Right. Call and See Goods, j; A big assortment of Mattings on < * i Hand to select from. —__ % 203 Pickering Avenue. Mena. Arkansas. J ► njet)a LUtpfoer Co. The First Established and Most Extensive in the City. I ITIVinFI? Of all grades, kinds and di- III JVIFW/I LLIImDLK mensions-the largest stock IN IMLNA. Paints, Oils and Varnishes. Doors, Sash, Blinds, Screens. Builders' Hardware, Lime, Sand, Cc ment and Brick. In fact everything needed to build a house can be found at the Mena Lumber Co.’s yards and warehouses, on Sherwood avenue, north of the Freight Depot. W. D. EQOLF, Manager. «£ < 4 4 «£ «£ •£ it 4 «£ •£.42 I ---- N Educator In Gardening. '* j* J jk J* REVIVES INTEREST AND GIVES RENEWED ENERGY Jk ^k to those interested in Gardening and Floriculture, and to the begin ^ ner is a “Friend in need.” It is “up-to-date” in every respect, and contains valuable articles, written by the most reliable authorities; treats of both Flowers and Vegetables, also small fruits, the orchard, shrubbery, etc., and keeps the reader posted as to everything & that is new and good. * * It contains many beautiful illustrations of plants and How ers, besides illustrated articles of instruction. Vick’s Maga /.ink is worth many times the price of subscription, yet is mailed regularlv, each month, for one year, for 50 cents. Sample cony mailed free. • We will send VICK'S MAGAZINE and the * WEEKLY STAlt one year for only the price of the Star, SI.00. Addre-is THE STAR, ^ Mena, Arkansas, JHardu ^ S to 1/^5. Don't Waste your time and money in buying Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, Quecnswaro, Plows or Plow Repairs without first looking over the stock at Vv. J. Lloyd’s New Hardware Store. We have the best stock of the goods named that can be found in Polk County, and presided over by an experienced hardware man. \Ve also carry a full line of Iron, Nails and Wagon Materials, with prices to suit you on all goods. Give us a call. W. J. CARY, M’g’r. ZL/£t. Pleasant, Texeis. BLfICK; Bf*OS„ Proprietors. A full line of Fruit and Ornamental Trees adapted to soil and climate of the South. Write for Descriptive Catalogue. Livery and Feed Stable. SHERWOOD AVENUE, MENA, ARK. Good Rigs, Gentlo Teams. Quick Service. Prompt attention to the wants and demands of the public. Your patronage solicited. Come in and get acquainted. R. P. COOK, Rrop’r. THE SHORT LINeI FOR ALL POINTS * I > NORTH AND SOUTH I ^ ' fl Quick Time and Elegant Equip.Bs^ mcnt. I ^ THROUGH EXPRESS—Dally I X Sos‘“:....kanSas c.ty.i ll:55pm. Pittsburg.8;40am fl ♦ 12:05 am......Joplin. .2-.88 am fl 4 4:06 am.Siloam Springs...11:43 pm H 4 8:10am.Poteau. 7:50pm fl * a 10:15 am. MENA.5:25pm. fl < 110:80 am.MENA.6:45pmifl .} 8:00 pm.Texarkana. 12:86amB 4 6:10pm.Shreveport.8:06am fl •! 11:10 pm.Horn beck. 4:24 am ■ i 8:15 am.Port Arthur. 7:00pm fl LOCAL FREIGHT—Dally Except Sunday I 12:30 pm. . Poteau.12:80 pm ■ 8:56pm.Mena.«:50am I For information relative to rates,etc., callot I D. J. Cavette, Agent I H. C.Obe.G. P. A. ■ CHURCH SERVICES. I \ PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-At new church 1 bnlUilngcornerAmsterdam and Zwolle street* I < Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:80 p. m.; Sunday fl ' school>t 8:30; prayer meeting at 8 o’clock. ' fl H. R. Schimkrhobn, Pastor. ■ M. K. CHURCH SOUTH—Preaching each I Sunday at 11 a.m.and 7:30 p. m ; Sunday school | at 10 a. m.; Kpworth League 7 :80 p. m.; Prayer | meeting Wednesday evening. ■ C. J. Greene, Pastor. a BAPTIST CHURCH.—Services every Sunday E at 11 a m. and 7:30 p. m. Sundav school at 9:46 fl a. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday even- fl lng. W. L. Compere, Pastor. B JVWISr A A COMMERCIAL CLUB—Regular meeting; first Monday evening of each month at Hotel Mena. George E Wheaton, president, and J. P. Landes, corresponding secretary. MENA LODGE. K, of P. No. 100-Meets in Castle Hall in Blocksom’s block on Mondav evenings of each week. W. A. Disbrow, C. C’ W. I. Boyer, K. of 8. R. WOODMEN of the WORLD, Camp No. 61 Meets in regular session on Thursday evenings of each week. J. C. Byers, C. C.; W. Ivan Matheny, Clerk. CITY COUNCIL—Regular meetings at Coun cil Chamber on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Thad M. Carder, mayor; W.W. Whitley, recorder. HOOK and LADDER Co. No. 1—Regular meetings on first Tuesday evening OI tael month at 8 o'clock. Ben Lewis, fire chief. A F. A A. M. Dallas lx>dge No. 128—Will meet at their lodge room on 8aturday evening on or before the full*moGu of every montn at 7 o'clock. Thad M. Carder, W M.; V. Pertel secretary. Notice for Publication. Land ofliee, Camden, Arks.. Jan. 7, inns Notice is hereby given that the following named settler lias flfed notice ofglils intention to make final proof in support of his claim,and that said proof will tie made before the Clerk of Polk county. Arks., at Dallas, on l#th Feb., 18B8, viz: ROBKKT H.MACE of Polk county, Arks. H. E. No. 16764 for the *w! , of lie1*, and n‘j of sef4. and sw'4 of se'4. section 11, township 2 south, range 81 west. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land viz: Ivan H. Hall, John R. Perry, John A. Siiu» and Levi Joplin all of Mena, Arks. J. A. ROSS, Register. Pub jan 12 P. M. Stuckey’s General Merchandise Store I Carries a very complete and I choice stock, consisting of DRY GOODS, Notions Groceries, Provisions Anti all articles needed in well regulated families. In connection wo keep a fine lino of Pianos, Organs and other musical instruments. Call and examine stock. E. 0, STUCKEY, MANAGER. A S NOTESTINE T K GARAGHTY NOTESTINE & GARAGHTY, j Contractors And Builders. Shop on Janssen Avenue, East of Mena Street i SEE TiHlEiM. J. T. SPRING, PRACTICAL PAINTER and HOUSE DECORATOR. All orders promptly attended to. Residence at corner of Hermann Street and Port Arthur Avenue. City - Blacksmith And Wagon Shop. On Janssen Between Mona and l)e Queen Sts. E. J. Tauter, Prop.