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THE MENA WEEKLY STAR Established 1SS.I an Th* Pioneer. Published each Thursday at the office on aena Street near Honerl Avenue. Mena, Ark. V. «. ST. JOBS’* SONS, Proprietor*. V. W. ST. JOHN, Editor. R. R. ST. JOHN. Manager. St’BSCniPTION RATES. Jne Tear.*$1.00 Jlx Montha. 60 *hree Month*. Jingle Coplea. Oe Advertising rate* given on application. Entered at lha poatofflea at Mena for trans mission through th« mails as second class mar matter. THE MENA EVENING STAB la a progressive newspaper furnishing to Its renders a dally service covering the most Important of the world s gen eral happenings, as well a* those Items of local news that go to moke a home paper Invaluable to cltlgens of any com munity. If you want the news In ynnr home each week day, subscribe for The Evening Star. By carrier or mall, 40c er month. “One of the most rare kinds of courage is the courage to wait." “Don’t worry because you have made a mistake; you might have made a worse one." A STRONO HAND ON TME BRAKE. The Saturday Evening Post of November 30 published a series of articles from leading men in answer to the query, “Is Roosevelt a Men ace to Business?” The following is by [Alexander H. Revell, a Chicago merchant and manufacturer, and seems to cover the question pretty thoroughly: "Certainly I do not believe that President Roosevelt is a menace I o business. On the contrary, I regard him as a statesman, and a very far sighted one, who has a remarkably clear view of the fundamentals of good and honest government. It is quit possible, I aumit, tnat, if we had a President more given to temporizing and conciliation than President Roosevelt, things might present a smoother surface just at the moment; but that condition would only be a false peace, preced ing a far more disastrous reaction than that which now confronts us. “If the causes which have brought on the present financial disturbance had been allowed to go unchecked by the restraining hand of a courag eous Chief Executive it seems to me altogether probable that the natural result would have been a political upheaval, possibly revolutionizing all existing political alignments and turning the control of the nation’s affairs over to radical and inexpe rienced men wholly unfit for the responsibilities of government, and lacking in that integrity of character calculated to command the confi dence of the people. “Almost the whole cause of the present trouble appears to me to rest in the mania of speculation and frenzied finance which has, for long time, been holding the center of the stage in Wall Street. Some big men of this country seem inclined to dodge this point, but I can see no use in trying to escape this conclu sion, or in attempting to conceal it by evasion, or by throwing up dust in other directions. I do not wish to charge those who are closest to the monetary situation of the coun try with making evasive statements; but 1 do believe that it is idle to at tempt to cure the situation without coming out squarely and placing the responsibility where it belongs. “If new laws are to be enacted dealing with our currency system those who are to frame such laws should have the advantage of a plain and frank statement of the facts at the bottom of the trouble, and this is only to be had from those who are on the inside and know the truth. And I do not believe that we are likely to have any currency legis lation—especially any that will serve as a real remedy— unless it is found ed on the basis of a real knowledge of the inside facts- a knowledge, for example, of the extent to which Wall Street has absorbed, in specu lation and high finance, the surplus money of this country. “There is a kind of speculation, of course, which is legitimate, and there is a kind which is illegitimate As 1 see it, President Roosevelt does not believe that illegitimate specula tion should have the first call on the money of the country—it should be put way down low on the waiting list, to take what is left after the manufacturer and the marehant and the real producer have had enough to do business on. "Right now this country is in what might well be called the very flower of prosperity, with its factories busy with unfilled orders and its crops overflowing in abundance. "A panic right now is a misfit, a contradiction to all the basic condi tions. By every visible sign our prosperity should continue indefi nitely—and still we are in a money stringency. All this means to me that the trouble is a speculative and currency difficulty—one that ought to be impossible and one which should, by prompt and sensible leg islation, be made impossible of recurrence.” Oh, CONSISTENCY! It is a dull month with Mr. Bryan when he fails to put forward some novel political plank. His latest propo sition is that the government should guarantee all bank deposits. But Mr. Bryan has also acquired facility in dropping hit, numerous misfits. - Globe Democrats. Since the day when the crooked methods of a few New York finan ciers caused a break in the free flow of business prosperity, and since a rotton banking institution or two went to the wall and others took fright, tying up the money of the country, no paper has heaped more abuse upon “scared” depositors who wanted their money than has the Globe-Democrat. That big sheet j seemed determined to assign all the trouble to the people who, accord ing to its theories, had no right to their money at a time when banking institutions were confessedly scared and were holding it buck by main force of possession. In the face of this course it is, perhaps, entirely consistent for the same paper to ridicule W. J. Bryan and his advocacy of a measure that would remove every fear of loss from every depositor, and a meas ure that would go very far toward making a money panic such as this impossible. No doubt these same depositors who have been the sub ject of ridicule will very much ap preciate the course of the Globe Democrat in making "funny” re marks at the supposed expense of a man who wishes to insure them against loss and against the very condition that has caused many a man to hoard his money. In this connection Mena’s banks are greatly to be congratulated, as they have refused to be scared and have been ready at any moment to pay over the counters the money due any depositor, a condition so unusual during past weeks as to be remarkable, ft is equally pleasant to record the fact that almost no depositors have withdrawn their money from Mena banks, showing that they have had an intelligent grasp of the situation and full con fidence in the institutions whose open-door policy has been so excep tional and so appreciated. It is doubtful, too, if any of these banks, or any other rightly conduct ed ones, would oppose government or state guarantee for depositors. It is generally, as in this case, men and papers given over exclusively to petty partisanship who oppose such mpniinrm—simnlv nnrl snlelv because they receive the approval of lead ers of an opposite political party. AN UNPLEASANT VIEW. According to statistics there were 5.000 killed and 76,286 injured in railroad accidents during the past twelve months. And yet the United States and Mexico have united in an effort to prevent war between South American republics, which in the past ten years have probably not killed and injured so many persons. People like the 2-cent rate all right, but would probably be willing to pay more if the management of the railroads would give more heed to making travel and employment on the roads more safe and less to watering stocks and other like specu lation. Allow your imagination to linger on the sight of more than 80.000 victims and several times as many suffering fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters, wives and children. And everybody knows that the list could be reduced to a fraction of its size if the proper efforts were made. It is proven by the records in other conntries where human life is held less cheaply. The Kansas City Star and Times has of late most insistently placed be fore the people of Jackson county, Mo..particularly those outsideKansas City, the immoral influences of the saloon, working hard for the cause of local option. But as these same people, mostly farmers, voted more than 2 to 1 for saloons, the indica tions are that something like $300, IXK) license money of which they have a large slice to use for road pur poses, acted as a great solace to their pricking conscience. James K. Hill, the railroad mag nate, says that this country needs a "rest cure” to bring about normal conditions. Wonder if that is the reason that some thousands of rail road men have been thrown out of employment recently? But maybe the wives and children of these men who are "resting” will not agree so well with Mr. Hill’s ideas. Japan is now to prevent its sub jects from coming to America, so it is said. This country will rejoice at the decision, but how would the average American feel to have his government prohibit his going any old place? Wouldn’t there be a mighty howl ? When Bryan and Roosevelt held a consultation at the White House recently, it is not hard to imagine that Wall Street had a case of "shivers.” Eat More Candy. “Give children plenty of pure sugar, taffy and butterscotch and they’ll have little need for cod-liver oil,” says Dr. Woods Hutchinson in the Christmas Woman’s Home Com panion. “In short, sugar is, after meat, bread and butter, easily our next most important and necessary food. You can put the matter to a test very easily. Just leave off the pie, pudding or other desserts at your lunch or mid-day dinner. You’ll be | astonished to find how quickly you’ll feel ‘empty* again, and how ‘un- i fini'hed’ the meal will seem. You can’t get any working man to ac cept a dinner pail without pie in it.! And he’s absolutely right. The only thing that can take the place of sugar here is beer or wine. It is a signifi cant fact that the free-lunch coun tera run in connection with bars furnish every imaginable thing ex cept sweets. Even the restaurants and lunch grills attached to saloons or oars often refuse to serve desserts of any sort. They know their busi ness ! The more sugar and sweet* a man takes at a meal, the less alcohol he wants. Conversely, nearly every drinking man will tell you that he has lost his taste for sweets. The mire candy a nation consumes, the less alcohol. The United States government buys pure candy by the ton and ships it to the Philippines to be sold at cost to the soldiers in the can teens. All men crave it in the tropics, and the more they get of it, the less ‘vino’ and whisky they want. “In fine, the prejudice against sugar is born of puritanism and stinginess, equal parts. Whatever children cry for must be bad for them, according to the pure doctrine of original sin; besides, it costs money. I know families in the rural districts yet where the head of the family groans over every dollars’ worth of sugar that comes into the house as a sinful and ‘unwholesome’ luxury.” Making Holiday. Old age, they say, is another name for regret. I have not found it so, and sometimes I am a little afraid lest I have grown old improperly, because for me regret has so small a share in the wistful tenderness of a glad remembrance. I think, per haps, regret is born chiefly of omis sion: Now I.have perpetrated many things—sins, follies and solecisms of • . 1 i V H I ill every variety—uut 1 icci auic utat my lists of omissions is not a formid able one. I may have neglected virtue, but I have never willingly omitted delight, and the joys in the world far outnumber everything else. Yes, I can safely assert that whenever the chance was mine things worth enjoying were rarely left out, and I think it must be those who have habitually omitted the best things in life, the pain, the hope, the happiness, who in twilight hours are haunted by regret. “Acts may be forgiven; not even God can forgive the hanger-back.”-George Frost. __ In After Years. A young farmer, who does not believe in patronizing home mer chants, sent to a mail order house for a suit of clothes. In the pocket of the pants he found the following note: “Should this fall into the hands of a good looking man who desires to correspond with a young lady tf sweet disposition, kindly address,” etc. The aforesaid mail order man promptly sent a letter to the address, and a few days later received the following reply: “Sir, my wife has received a letter in her maiden name. Twenty years ago, when she worked in a factory, she might have written the note. She is now the mother of seventeen chil dren and my lawful wife. If you don’t cut writing to her, I will take a trip to your town and make you look like two cents’ worth of dog meat. ”—Exchange. Silver Not an Element. The coinage of silver has no bear ing upon the monetary conditions which exist today. The restoration of bimetallism would have given us more money than we have at present, but the unprecedented di covery of gold has given us such an increase in the volume of money that prices have risen. The present stringency is not due to the scarcity of money, but to the scare that has snroad amnnc dpn isi tore.—W. J. Bryan. Kind Words from Ohio. Editor Mena Star: I have been receiving the Mena Star for several years. It is the best weekly papers I’ve seen. Please change my address from Edenton, 0., to Blanchester, 0., and oblige John H. Prickett. Arkansas’ Black Diamonds. Arkansas proposes to ship some of its smokeless coal to New Orleans for naval tests. If Arkansas can make good on smokeless coal its white diamonds will be a minor matter.—Globe-Democrat. We’re All Listening. Jeff Davis of Arkansas says he will “make Rome hojvl” when he gets to Washington. Rome is about the only place that is not howling at him now.—Globe-Democrat. THOUGHTS WORTH WHILE. (Eternal I’rotirow.) No one has a right to criticise un less he can do be’ter; and he who can do it better knows too much to criticise. It has frequently been stated that one cannot be happy and be good; but the fact is that the person that is not happy is not good, and the person that is not good cannot be happy. Do not tear others down; build yourself up. In every sphere of! endeavor, this is the great secret of | results that are permanent, thor- j ougbly satisfactory and thoroughly j worth while. That which has worth can prove I itself to be worthy; bit it is no sign of superiority to antagonize inferior ity The greater does not have to fight the lesser, iet the greater but appear and the lesser will not be wanted by anybody any more. Thousands h .ve believed that to ignore the needs of the body was a mark of goodn ss, but modern psy chology is demonstrating the fact j that to ignore or crush any natural desire is to produce abnormal de sires, and it is abnormal desires that make man go wrong. Other thou sands have gone to the other ex treme and ignored the needs of the soul; but this same psychology is demonstrating that to ignore the soul is to deprive the mind of proper guidance. Lack of soul develop ment is therefore the cause of the mistakes of man. SUNFLOWER PHILOSOPHY. (Atchtnon Olooe.) Some people are born to be made rich by others. Some men are seeking temptation in order to test their strength. It is easy for a man to be patient if he has nothing at stake. Some fellows have a great deal of ability in ungrammatical packages. Women have a nice way of being mean that men cannot hope to equal. In the game of love a man is apt to draw to beauty until he makes a pair. A woman’s idea of an entertaining man is one who says but little and listens. Having common sense and having command of it are to different things. Spendthrifts mav be so called be cause they have nothing in common with thrift. Sympathy is all right in its place, but it can never take the place of ready money. So many people are like a poorly governed community. They fail to maintain a sinking fund. A girl 3 best influence against trouble is to make a confidential friend of her mother. The unhappy women are not all married to mean men; many of the unhappy women are not married at all. When a woman says her husband will not give her any satisfaction when she accuses him she means he will not confess. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. (Chicago News.) Some of the most eloquent ser mons are wordless. Hope deferred is apt to give the promoter cold feet. You never realize how brave some men are until you meet their wives. Tne professional society man is capable only of entertaining silly women. Never judge the merit of a joke by the laugh of a woman with dim ples and pretty teeth. If it wasn’t for the happening of the unexpected life would be aw fully monotonous. And a sympathetic tear comes as near being a panacea for all femi nine troubles as anything on the market. If a self-made man says he is ashamed of his job he is a pretty fair specimen of what David said all men were: BACK GIVES OUT. Plenty of Readers Have This Ex perience. You tax the kidneys—overwork them— They can’t keep up the con tinual strain. The back gives out—it aches and pains, Urinary troubles set in. Don’t wait longer—take Doan’s Kidney Pills. Arkansas people tell you how they act. J. W. Pi ice, of 211 North Tenth street, Fort Smith, Ark., says: “I tried Doan’s Kidney Pills and they did me more good than any remedy I ever tried for my kid neys. For two years off and on I r> ■ « IT . . a- a/1 in ■ t U >■ a * 1 1 n n la i >i i* r\ » t h v.. ..IN f'— *•* across the small of my back and if I walked or over exerted ray self the pain became very acute. I read about Doan’s Kidney Pills and used them with the result that the back ache left me. I am highly pleased with the results obtained frim this reliable remedy.” For sale bv all dealers. Price, 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., ButTalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name — Doan’s — and take no other. A Young Wall Street Plunger. New York, Dec. 1.—Josse L. Liver more, the 2S-vear-old plunger, who was recently crodlted with making $3,000,000 In Wall street and who said he had retired, is said to be back in the street looking for more. It is said that he has acquired 300,000 hales of cotton and with the increase recently stands to make $1,000,000. "Keep your mouth shut and go home to your wife on time,” was Liver more's advice to men seeking for a "system" in Wall street at the time he made his fortune. Williams Again Minority Leader. Washington, Dec. 1.—At a caucus Saturday of democratic members of the house. John Sharp Williams of Mississippi was nominated for speaker by acclamation. Boy Skaters Drowned. Sauk Center, Minn., Dec. 1.—Rey don Hooper and a boy companion were drowned in Sank Lake Friday night while skating. Never Disappoints ••Many extensively advertised remedies are failures when put to the teat. Hunt’s Light ning nil lx an exception. Confidence In It Is nev er misplaced—disappointments never fol low Its use. It is surely the grandest emer gency remedy now obtainable. For ouu, burns, sprains, aches and pains, I know no equal. George E. Paddock, Doniphan, Mo. • - a. rflOMAS STRIKES BACK AT LAST L Revival of the Fight in the M. E. Church, South, Conference Against a Well Known Preacher— $50,000 Damage Suit. Malvern, Nov, 30 -Rev. Jam. s rhomas, one of the most wide.y (Down Methodist preachers in Arkansas has at last turned upon his enemies. For five years Rev. Mr. Thomas has been charged by Methodist ministers and laymen with being Otto Brock, who many years ago was a bad character in Texas. Mr. Thomas, though he has denied this, has never offered to prove an alibi nor has be ever until now seemingly resented the accusations brought against him. Today Mr. Thomas filed suit in the Hot Springs county circuit court against G. W. Hester of Devine, Tex., for$50,000damages for slandering his character. Mr. Hester is the banker of Devine, Tex., who a year ago made affidavit that Rev. James Thomas was Otto Brock. He was in Malvern for two days this week and reiterated those purges. Mr. Hester was here at the in vitation of a number of Methodist layman who have been investi gating the charges against Mr. Thomas. Rev. I. K. Waller of Oklahoma conference was also brought here to identify Mr. Thomas as Otto Hrock, which it is said he did, and the matter has been brought to fever heat. As a result Mr. Thomas has struck back. Mr. Thomas’ record during the 20 years in which he has been in tbe ministry in Arkansas, has been a brilliant one, and above reproach. He has many admirers in Little Rock, whom he won during his eight years’ service there. At Texarkana his work was remarkable. He went there a'fter leaving Little Rock and or ganized a church, and then built one of the best Methodist churches in Arkansas and paid for it in the four years that he was pastor there. During the past year he has been financial agent for the Henderson and Hendrix colleges, and has in that time raised $150,000 tor those schools. He is a very bright man and, it is said, a powerful preacher. Sliver For Indians. Valentine, Neb., Dec. 1.—Thirty eight thousand silver dollars, weigh ing 2,300 pounds, left Valentine Fri day In charge of a squad of 14 mounted police, for the Indians at the Rosebud agency. The money Is the first Installment of the $110,000 which will recompense the Indians for the lands surrendered by them In the Bonesteel tract. Every aduTt and child on the reservation will receive $30. The remainder of the money must be sent to the agency before January 1. A Home Made Happy by Chamber lain’s Cough Remedy. About two months ago our baby girl had measles whleh settled rn her lungs and at last resulted In a severe attack of bronchitis. We had two doctors but no relief was ob tained. Everybody thought she would die. 1 Went to debt dltl'er»,nt ulnr«w to rt tain remedy which had been recommended to me and failed to get it, when one of the storekeepers Insisted that I try Chamber lain's Cough Remedy. I did so and our baby Is alive and well today.—Oeo. W. Spence, Holly Springs, N. C. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy always cures and Is pleasant and safe to take. For sale by Jackson Drug Co., and all druggists. California Bara Insurance Companies. San Francisco, Dec. 1.—Three of the largest Insurance companies do ing business on the coast had been denied authority to further business in this state by Insurance Commls sloner Wolfe. It Is alleged the com panles transferred from the statu ~ourts to th- federal court, suits for osses sustained In the great fire, in violation of state law. When to Qo Home From the Bin (Ron, Ind.. Banner: "When tired out, go home. When you want consie latlon, go home. When you want tun go home. When you want to show other, that you have reformed, go home and let your family giu acquainted with the fact. When you want to show yourself at your best go home and do the act there. When you feel like being extra liberal go home and prac tice on your wife and Children tlrst. When you want to .bine with extra brilliancy go home and light upthe whole household," To which we would add. when you have a bad cold go home and take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and a quick cure 1. certain. For tale by Jackson Drug Co., and all druggists. Florence Nightengale Decorated. Lcndcn, Dec. 1.—Florence Night engal\ the English philanthropist has 1 e.n decorated with the Ordef of Merit by King Edward. She II the first woman to receive this dis tinction, which, up to the present time, has h<een bestowed only upon 19 men. Might Hav ejlieen. When Shakespeare said: "Aye, there's the rub,' we do not know for certain he was ihlnklngofthe Itch. But one thing we do know-and know It twenty year.' worth llunt's Cure will absolutely, Infallibly and mined lately cure any Itching trouble that »ver happened to the human cuticle, if. guaranteed. Dr.PRICe'S CrfmBaking Powder The finest in the world When ordering ask for Dr. Price’s by name, i | the grocer may forget the kind you are accustomed to. 1 JHIiSWlHffiS Baron Ishll Arrives in Tokio and Talks of Observations in United States and Canada. AMERICAN JAPS OPPOSE IMMI8RATI0N The Mikado’s Representatives, After Investigation, Believes It Will Be Necessary to Prevent Immigration of Laboring Classes to United States to Avoid an Exclusion Act. Tokio, Dec. 1.—Baron Ishll, chief of the bureau of commerce of the Japanese foreign office, who visited America and Chnada for the purpose of investigating the emigration prob lem, arrived in Tokio Saturday and conferred with the officials of the for eign office with whom he arranged a thorough canvas of the situation for the coming week. In an Interview Baron Ishii said: “My visit to America and Canada convinced me that the opposition to the Japanese is based partly upon race prejudice, though considerable of it is due to laborers, instigated by ag itators. I found Japanese residents in America and Canada who resent the incoming of their countrymen from the Hawaiian islands and Mex ico, which Is disliked. .While It Is proper for Japanese to conserve the interests of the Japanese now re siding abroad, many of whom are I prospering and living peacefully in America, In my opinion It will be necessary in order to keep absolute faith with the United States, to pre vent immigration of laborers thither altogether, because an exclusion act would be disagreeable. We Bhould send laborers to Canada In great mod eration." The foreign office Is now engaged in investigating the representations of the American ambassador. Thomas J. O’Brien, concerning the character and number of emigrants. The Indications are that the Japanese government will give formal but verbal assurances of a future rigid exclusion of all that can be termed strictly labor emigra tion to the United States, being care ful also In limiting the number mov ing for Canada. It is doubtful if these assurances will take the form of writ ten notes to either country, but pos sibly Foreign Minister Hayashi will make a statement In the diet. Fatal Chicago Elevator Accident. Chicago, Dec. 1.—Two men were killed and si* persons seriously In jured when a passenger elevator fell 10 floors Saturday in the store of Edenheimer, Stein & Co., clothiers, 204 Jackson boulevard. As the car left the tenth floor on the downward trip the cable parted and the cage plunged downward, striking the bot tom of the shaft with terrific fore*. Most of the occupants were employes of the firm In the building and were leaving for the luncheon hour. Duma Session Ends In Riot St. Petersburg, Dec. 1.—The ses sion of the duma Saturday, which was devoted to the continuation of the de bate on the declaration of the govern ment, presented by Premier Stolypln Friday, broke up In a riot. The re actionaries assaulted Fedor T. Rodltch eff, orator of the constitutional demo crats and attempted to drag him tom the tribune In order to end his vitrollc attack on the government. Certainly Fair Of all troubles humanity Is subject to none I*-! bajia causes more acute distress and more ! frantic ellorts for relief than many forms of Itching Skin troubles. We will tell you a remedy that rarely ever falls-Hunt's Cure. One box Is absolutely guarnteed to cure any any one case of Itching trouble-no matter what the name. If It falls, your money Is cheerfully refunded. Millers May Not Be Tried. Topeka, Dec. 1—The suits against the so-called millers’ trust in Kansas are said to be In a fair way never to come to trial. There Is a rumor that the millers are willing to give up, pro vided the punishment influicted Is not too severe. The state has decided not to file Its amended petition In the case, Attorney General Jackson de claring that. In his belief, a sufficient ly strong case hag already been made. Mow Diptheria is Contracted. One often hears the expesslon, “My child i caught a severe cold which developed Into ! diphtheria,"when the truth was that the cold I had Blmpiy left the llttleone particularly hub- 1 ccptlble to the w andering diphtheria germ. I ,7 hen ChamIw-rIain's Cough Remedy Is given ' U quickly cures the cold and lessens the dan-1 ger of diptheria or any other germ disease lie- 1 Ing contracted. For sale by Jackson Drug! Co., and all drugglntH. A BREWER WANTsllAM^5 The Schlltz Company of Mllw,ui,. to Sue Attorney General and M Receivers. Leavenworth, Kan., Do: L-l*. owners of the Schlltz Brewing"*!!* pany of Milwaukee, Wig., are arran. Ing to file a damage suit for $;50m against Mr. Garver, Mr. Allen »* Mr. Whitcomb, the three receiver! of the Kansas supreme court, and the attorney general, F. S. Jackson. The legal papers have been prepared and the damage suit will be filed In the United States circuit court within a week. S. E. Abrams, a represent! live of August and Henry Uhletn of Milwaukee and C. F. Muller of Chi cago, were here Saturday and cleared up some brewery property matters preliminary to filing the suit The threatened damage suit la the outgrowth of the suits in the Kanias supreme court to oust breweries of other states from doing business In Kansas and to seize their property. The supreme court receivers seized six brick buildings In Leavenworth, among the best property in the city April 27, and held possession of it til a few dayB ago when the Schllti Brewing company made a settlement with the receivers by paying cost! amounting to $3,400. Missouri Bank Looted. Sedalla, Mo., Dec. 1.—A telephone message from New Franklin, Howard county, 40 miles from Sedalla, sayi that robbers Friday night dynamited the safe of the New Franklin bank, ransacked the vaults and escaped with $4,000 In coin and currency. The robbery was not discovered until Sat urday morning. Bales of hay and stacks of grain from a nearby mill had been brought Into the bank by the robbers and piled up against the vault doors to deaden the sound of the explosion. No clue to the rob bers. Must Dsfend the 2-Cent Rats. Topeka. Dec. 1.—O. F. Grattan, ab torney for the board of railroad com missioners, has filed In the United States circuit court demurrers to the petition of the railroads In the 2-csnt fare case. The suit was brought by the railroads to prevent the enforce ment of the order granting 2-cent fares In Kansas. Children’s favorite tonic la White'* Cream Vprmlfup-, the cure for worma and all childrens dine****. It not only kills the worms, but remove* th* inucua and Mlltue In which they build their nests. It* action on the child I* mild and leave* him In a healthy condition. Joe Dan iel, Hurinac, Tenn., says that he save one of hi* children White'* cream Vermifuge when the doctor thought It had colic, and from the Unit done the child passed 78 worm*. (Sold by Jackson Drug Co. Christmas Suggestions Guns, single bar ' rel.$3.50 to $7.50 Guns, double barrel.8.00 to 60.00 Rifles. 1.25 to 25.00 Shooting Sweat ers. 2.50 to 4.00 Hunting Coats.. 1.50 to 6.00 Gun Cases.75 to 5.85 Field Glasses... 5.85 to 10.50 Compasses.15 to 1-50 Rollerskates... 3.50 to 4.50 * Air Rifles.75 to 1.50 Foot Balls. 1.00 to 1.50 Sweaters. 1.50 to 4.00 Striking Bags.. 1.50 to 2.50 Boxing Gloves, per set. 1.75 to 3.50 Dumb Bells .. .50 to .&> Eencing Foils... 3 50 to 5.50 Whitely Exer- „ rA cisers.2.00 to 3.50 Bicycles. 25.00 to 35.00 Typewriters... 40.00 to 50.00 SCSi““... 17.86 to 27.50 iV.ena Sporting Goods Co. "SSt ’Phone 8. Mena St. New and Second Hand Store at Richard’s Old Stand on DeQueen St. Everything in Household goods bought and s ,, Especial attention paid to Repair work of all kinds. Call us by 'phone and we will come and see your goods. PATON 8i JOHNSTON