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$76.60 RAISED FOR
PUBLIC LIBRARY BY HIGH SCHOOI Success Beyond Most Sanguin Expectations of Promoters of the Movement. GIRLS THE BEST WORKERS Interesting Session at School Monda] Morning in Which Instructors, Pu pils and Visitors Took Part. The fund raised by the higl school pupils of Mena for the pur pose of buying new books for the Public Library amounted tc $76.60, much more than the most sanguine anticipated, the classes reporting as follows: Freshmen $25, sophomores, $24.25; juniors, $23 35; seniors, $7. The high school room was the scene of unusual interest Monday morning as the pupils were count ing up the results of their united labors of Friday, when each and all worked with a right good will for the benefit of the library. The efforts were so beyond the sanguine expectations of ihemost optomistic that it was no wonder they all bad such smiling faces and that Professors Adams and Burns were equally pleased and proud of the varied accomplish ments along practical lines that Friday brought forth. Protessor Adams then placed on tbe blackboard the amounts earned by each class, and fol lowed by asking for a talk from tbe ladies of Library committee of the Woman’s Literary Club who were present. Mrs. Shaver, as president of the Woman’s Literary Club, made a nice little talk thanking them in behalf of the club and the peo ple of Mlena, emphasizing the fact that the library was as much tbe property of the school chil dren as of any. Mrs. Stratton, as chairman of the Library committee, made a bright and humorous talk along tbe same lines. Miss Eva Howlett made tbe largest return, but as Miss Flor ence Rosbacb was such a close second, it was decided to award library cards to each, Mrs. Shaver making the announcement. Miss Florence very gracefully thanked tbe committee for the card and gave it back to tbe library, as she explained that to be so for tunate in her efforts was reward enough as she felt that tbe library belonged as much to her as to any. Following is a list of tbe classes, amount turned in by each class, names of pupils, meth od of earning the money and the amount by each pupil or party, where several combined in a single effort. Senior Class, 6 Members-Winifred DeLongy, Theda Legate, Callie Jones, Ola Jones, made ana sold potato chips, J6, Harold DeLongy, ‘‘worked daa,” $1. Total, $7. Junior Class, 12 Members—Dell Cox, Ola Lewis, Carrie Brown, Winnie Anderson, Mildred Gardner, Mildred Steele, Dink Board, Florence Steele, prepared and sold popcorn and candy, 111.35; ricking wood, $1.75. Ben Shaver, “worked mother,” fl; Alice Gallagher, sold chrysanthemums, $3; Florence Rosbach, made and sold 29 dozen doughnuts and prepared and sold OOJK-W 1-rHUUlM, OttUIt: VAJIIWIIW, acted as "hello” girl, $1. Total $23.35. Sophomore Class, 12 Members—Grace Bixler, Pauline Parker, Hallie Averett, Ella Ham, Vera Stuckey, Esther Hoge, Ira Titus, made and sold hamburger sandwiches and coffee, $15.65; John Kirech, ricked wood, 50c; Jesse Hayes, carpenter, $1,50; William Gardner, manager sewer plant, $1.80; Polly Waters, fixed comcrib to keep out chickens, 50c; Mabel Hughes, 30c; Dorothy Shaver, cleaning yards. $1. Total, $21.25. Freshman Class. 15 Members-Elmer Davidson, washed windows, $1; Eva Howlett, solicited, $5.05; Naoma Wheeler and Ethel Honeycutt, dusted offices and sold candy, $6.50; Dora Hawthorne, washed and cooked, 50c; Earl Short, ricked wood, 60c; Sam Lear md Jim Shaver, laid sidewalks, ricked '•'ood and washed windows, $2.75; Leulah Hughes and Margaret Kirsch, made and sold candy, 75c; Eva Hoge, kept house, 50c; Ernestine DeLongy, cleaned yards, $1; Letha Izard. 3ewed »nd kept house, 75c; Hazel Nall, prac ticed three hours on piano and carried in coal, 75c; Katherine Sharp and Stella Adams, made and sold fifteen dough nuts and cleaned yards, $3 30; Eliza beth Morgan, kept house, 50c; Ruby Ran, cleaned house, 75; Annie Tweedy, 25c; solicited 15c. Total, $25.00. Grand total, $76.60. The whole city of Mena owes much to Professor Adams and Professor Burns for the untiring efforts these gentlemen put forth in assisting the boys and girls in their good work. Caught Large Catamount. B. Lance reports having a catsmount chase in the moun tains northwest of town last Fri day night. The dogs were in ’he chase for eight hours and when the animal was caught it ®eaMired two feet in height and four leet long. Mr. Lance has Ca,*ght a number of the bob cats at)tl catamounts but none as l!,r£e as this one. Stop That Cough lf you have a cough, cold, ujre throat or *•1.don’t delay a moment—cure It. Hlm mun* rough Syrup U a euro remedy. It main, you well. ACORN LOSES POSTOFFICE. Order Went Into Effect Yesterday Acorn Mail Held at Mena. A-orn VPet!fish’ wa8do"n froir f ^ 0rn ahd reported that the postoffice at that place ha been discontinued by the govern . “«• th« prL.. £"!« mailhaiffaCe WiH reCeive lhei« ha* h e°?- J* R- Near» "he has been acting as postmaster al Acorn resigned several months r pg? recommended that Mr. 1 hfmefiKhtbr aPP°inted to succeed him, but for some reason no ap pointment was made. Mr. Pete - fwn Tte? Ii*at a mass meeting will be held by the people of Acorn soon and a petition sent to the Postoffice department asking COMPROMISE REJECTED Little Rock Conference Rejects Pro posal to Turn Mena Hendrix Acad emy Over to School District. A letter to W. E. Anderson from the Rev. J. A. Henderson, who attended the session of the Little Rock Conference of the M E- Church, South, at Malvern, last week, announces that the proposed compromise by which the Mena Hendrix Academy property was to go to the Mena school district was rejected by the conference. As will be remembered by the readers of the Star, s*eps were recently taken by interested parties at a meeting in Little Rock to bring to an end the liti gation between Hendrix College and J. E, Weotton, the Little Rock Conference of the M. E. Church. South, arrl tho nl!.-.. of Mena. The terms ot the com promise were, in L.ief, that the school district pay J. E. Wootton 1500, Hendrix College $ 1,000, the college to return to Mr. Wootton the Commercial Hotel property and the academy property to be deeded to the school district. The case will now probably be fought out in the Supreme court. THROWN FROM HER HORSE Mr*. Jack Tansy Quite Seriously Injured While Riding in Janssen Park Monday Afternoon. Mrs. Jack Tansy while out horseback riding Monday after noon about 4 o'clock, met with a bad accident, being thrown from her horse and receiving a fracture of the left wrist and bad bruises about the shoulders and face. At the time of the accident Mrs. Tansy was riding along the driveway in Janssen park wh.-n her horse began to pitch in a violent manner. She managed to retain her seat until the animal reached Honert avenue near the Commercial hotel where she was thrown off, the fall rendering her unconscious for some little time. She was picked up taken into the hotel and Dr. J. R. Davis sent for who admin istered to her sufferings. Several hours later she had recovered sufficiently to be re moved to her home and today she is reported as getting along as well as could be expected un der the circumstances. GILBERT McMILLAN IS BACK. Returned From Tour of Investigation and Sightseeing in California. Gilbert McMillan, who left Mena two months ago for California for the purpose of "seeing the world," etc., has returned, and will be found in the place for which he is emi nently fitted and for which he always had a liking, foreman of the com posing room of The Star. Oscar Cooper, who has held that position tor about two years, has purchased an interest in the Farmers Union Signal at Mt. Ida, and leaves with his wife for that place tomor row. Oscar has proven himself a faith ful employee and The Star joins with many friends in wishing him success to' the utmost in his new field of endeavor. BURNED WITH CURLING IRON. Mrs. C. E. Webb Has an Eye Pain fully Injured. Mrs. Webb, wife of Conductor C- C. Webb, who resides at the home of Mrs. IS A. Johnson on the South Side, mot with a very painful accident Monday a.ter noon about 1 o’clock. Mrs. Webb at the time was using a hot curling iron in fixing up her hair when in some manner struck her right eye with the hot iron, inflicting a painful burn. The injury was dressed by Ur. J. R. Davis and while very pain ful it is not thought that any permanent injury will result from the burn. _ To My Friends and Patrons. Dr J. W. Stephens, a graduate of Vanderbilt University Depart ment of Dentistry, who has had fTur or five years of experience, will have charge ol my Puttee in Mena as it is impossible for me to be in the office on account “fhealth. I take pleasure in Doc.or Stephen 'e,I°kno»b,m to be .0 up-to date. painstaking dentist 227 6tw2 C, C. Huston. | _ _ XX HNESHOWINfi OF K. C. SOUTHERN Its Net Earnings Have Increased 20 Per Cent and Operating Expenses De creased 3—Steady Growth Since Harritnan Lost Ont Chicago, Nov. 30.—No railroad in the United States has had more rap;d developments and im proveraent in all its interests than the Kansas City Southern, as disclosed in its annual report. This is a comparatively new road. It hardly had been com pleted when it became necessary to reorganize it, and after going into the hands of the receiver, it went into these of a voting trust. As yet it is but a single track line, running directly south from Kan sas City to Port Arthur. Lumber is the chief item of its traffic, though it is now handling a large tonnage of agricultural produce and some minerals. During its last fiscal year the Southern increased its gross earn ings by 20 per cent over those of the preceding year, while it de creased its operating expenses by 3 per cent. This is an unpre cedented record in these times, when operating expenses have been increasing out of all propor tions to the increase in net reve nues. These results are to be credited almost solely to good manage ment, as is shown particularly in the heavy revenue train load which has been reached. In these days, when congestion of traffic has become a chronic feature of railroad operation, it is note worthy that the average car movement on this line has been increased from twenty to thirty miles a day. To its record in this regard the road owes the rapid development of its export grain traffic from Kansas City to the Gulf. Ship pers have learned that by giving it traffic their shipments are sure to get to destination expeditiously and, consequently, it has become a popular route. Considerable improvement work has still to be done. Grades have to be reduced and curves elimin ated. When this has been accom plished, the operating expenses will be reduced still farther, and the operation of the road become more profitable. The Southern Gaining Rapidly. From tho Kansas City Star. It has been no secret here that the Kansas City Southern rail road is the best paying railroad in the country in proportion to its mileage and the extent of its business. A strong showing has been made in net earnings and in re duced cost of operation since the company was freed from the Harriman control two years ago. By reason of better service traffic has imoroved and there has been an almost phenomenal increase in freight and passenger earn ings. It has been generally known that the company was do ing a remarkable business and that it would pay a dividend of 4 per cent on both the preferred and the common stock, despite the fact that the road is capital ized for more than $100,000 a mile, as compared with $60,000 a tnile for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad. A. E. Stilwell, who built the railroad and afterwards lost con trol of it, has frequently stated ' that its earnings recently were, larger per mile than any other road entering Kansas City. What’s worth doing to worth doing well. If you wish to be cured of Rheumatism use Dallard's Snow Liniment and you will be “well cured.” A positive cure for Sprains, Neuralgia, Bruise* Contractd Muscle*, and all the Ills that flesh Is heir to. A. O. M. Williams Navasota, Tex. writes: "I have used Snow Liniment for a sprained ankle and It gave the treat of satis faction. 1 always keep It In the house. Carneeie Opposes Central Bank. New York, Dec. 1.—Andrew Carne gie has received a letter from Lord Avebury, president of the Central As sociation of Banks, correcting some misapprehensions concerning his po sition as to the establishment of R central national bank in the Unite 1 States. Lord Avebury says he is not in favor of such a central institution and would be sorry to see one estab lished in America. Mr. Carnegie agrees with Lord Avebury and adds: • All we need is elasticity in currency, acquired by allowing the issues of credit notes on assets to one-fourth their value, charging banks on such Issues a high rate of interest. That’s Itl t 1 Cough yourself Into a lit of spasms and then wonder why you don't get well. If you will only try a bottle of Ballard's Horehound Byrup your cough will be a thing of the past. It to a positive cure for Coughs, Inrtuensa, Bronchitis and all Pulmonary diseases. One bottle wilt convince you-at your druggist, 26c- 60c *1.00. sold by Jackson Drug Co. LJOi C3 1A11. 5 ..- ■ - - - —.- ■■- .-■■. ... iiffHTiMTwUfrTiBTiffffff' --:——--— SIMPLE RECIPE MIXED OFTEN. Druggists Hear Much Praise for This Simple Home-Made Mixture. Some remarkable stories are being told about town and among the country people coming in of this simple home-made mixture curing Rheumatism and Kidney trouble. Here is the recipe and directions for taking: Mix by well in a bottle one-half ounce Fluid Extract of Dandelion, one ounce Compound Kargon, three ounces Compound Syrup Sars aparilla. Take as dose one tea spoonful after meals and at bed time. No change need be made in your usual diet, but drink plenty of good water. This mixture, writes one auth oity in a leading Philadelphia uewspaper, has a peculiar tonic effect upon the kidneys; cleans ing the clogged up pores of the eliminative tissues, forcing the kidne>s to sift and stra'n from the blood the uric acid and other waste matter, overcoming Rheu matism, Bladder and Urinary troubles in a short time. A New York druggist who has had hundreds of calls tor these ingredients since the first an nouncement in the newspapers last October stated that the people who once try it “swear by it,” es- j peciallv those who have Urinary; and Kidney trouble and suffer with Rheumatism. The druggists of this neighbor hood say they can supply the in gredients, which are easily mixed at home. There is said to be no better blood-cleansing agent or system tonic known, and certain ly none more harmless oc simple to use. TO SCHOOL DIRECTORS. At the nquest of the State Superintendent of Public Instruc tion I hereby call a meeting of all the school directors of Polk county to be held December 7, 1907, at the courthouse at Mena. Tne purpose of the meeting is the organization of a a County School Directors’ Association and to have a general discussion of matters pertaining to the public school interests. State Superintendent J. J. Doyne, or some one representing his office, wi'l be present to assist in the organization, and an inter-j esting and profitable meeting is expected. Every school director in the county is urgently request ed to be present. W. M Pipkin, dl w2 County Examiner. ..——.—.- ■ -"*- ■■ ■ 111B ! <Mi ' IF AN AD in The Star Leads You to a Bargain, Tell the l Merchant Where You Saw It. 11. a. Shaver, Sr. W. Minor IMpkln | SHAVER & PIPKIN LAWYERS Office at Court House, Mena, Ark. Will practice In all the., court* of the • tale. l^and. probate collections, specialties, leand titles investigated and clouds re moved. Abstracts furnished, taxes paid and forfeiture# contested. Estates of decedents and minora in vestigated. settlements of administra tors and guardians overhauled. Corre spondence solicited. COUNTRY PRODUCE! Fresh and Salt Meats, Poultry and Vegetables, Hay, Flour and Feed A square deal to all- those who sell to us- those to whom we sell MINTON & BURNETT Soalb Meat St. Mena, Ark.