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RIVAL KIMBERLEY fftile Much of the Diamond Land b Almost Worthless Genuine Stones Have Been Found. Little Rock, Nov. 29.—Prof. Philip Schneider, the geologist 0f Syracuse University, who was employed by the State Depart ment of Agriculture to make an investigation of the diamond fields of Pike county, Ark., has filed his report with State Agri cultural Commissioner Guy B. Tucker. prof. Schneider says much of the land inspected is worthless, while a few acres, .comprising what is known as the Huddleston and Money places, are the richest producing areas. He says sur face indications show that this territory equals the Kimberly mines in South Africa. Prof. Schneider says there can be no doubt ih it genuine diamonds have been secured from the Huddleston tract. STIR AT LITTLE ROCK CONFERENCE The Question of Identity oi James Thomas to Come Dp. Malvern, Arlr., Nov. 29.— Little Rock conference of the M. E. church, South, was chiefly occupied by xeports of various pastors. Tomorrow Rev. Corrigan, of Hot Springs, is expected to move to reinstate J. S. Hawkins, silenced for alleged slander of James Thomas, and at that time interesting developments are ex pected. An invitation from G. W. Hes ter, a Devine. Tex., banker, Rev. Tbomos to meet him and friends was accepted for tonight. The conference will be held in Orr’s hotel. A feeling of suppressed excitement prevades the entire city and the presence of Rev. Waller of Oklahoma, who appar ently corroborates Hester as to the identity of James Thomas as Otto Brock, ts the center of interest today. Waller today, discussed the matter with a num ber of ministers. I Dr. Ware and Pastor Nors worthy declared they never threatened Hester but that they advised him for the sake of har mony in the church to leave Mai vern. Hester and others stick to the statement that they told him that unless he left the sheriff of Hot Springs county would soon serve him with papers. , Hawkins is present but taking no part in the matter. SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST. Dr. J. W. Stephens Has a Splendidly Equipped Office. A representative ot The Star I: pleasure of being shown h the new office of Dr. J. evens, the young dentist ecently came here from in, Ark., and bas_ taken of the office previously :d by Dr. C. G. Huston in chrtdge building, itephens takes great pride fine equipment of both urni ure and instruments >ry o his profession, and be readily seen that he be ibai the best is none too 'hen it comes to being pre to do denial work as it be done. In addition to Je equipment the doctor hightiy recommended from home. He is a graduate Vanderbilt University at ille. Tenn. handle produce, too. ’* Onion Storing Cotton and Taking Up Other Things. b®in, Nov. 29—Not alone farmers’ Union here hand* becolton of the farmers of fction and storing it in an uus warehouse, which they :rected, out, they have com* <1 to market everything the rs have for sale. 10. Tucker, Commissioner Je», Agriculture and Manu* **» °i Little Rock, has re ' d letter from the secretary Lushman Farmers’Union, 'K to be put in touch with c« men, who will purchase ‘ickens which the farmers 'nging in and leaving with for disposition. Eyening Star, Month 40c. the fond PARENT—“THE KID'S ALL RIGHT; TAKE SOME YOUR SELF." H Hotel** —— --• 1 ■ i .1 -—. THE WHIPPING POST REMEDY. How a Van Buren Justice Got Rid of Undesirable Citizen. V an Buren, Nov. 29.—The ad vocates of a return to the primi tive, but effective form of punish ing petit criminals at the whip ping post wasdemonstrated on the streets here Wednesday at which time a man sentenced to 100 lashes made his escape and is probably i-till going. R. L. Cooper, who was sent to jail by Justice Park Crutcher for disturbing the peace, upon being released stole three of the jail blankets For this he was prompt ly arrested and was taken before Justice Crutcher for the second time and pit ad guilty, no doubt expecting to return to the steam heated and comfortable jail for at least thirty days. Instead the court assessed bis punishment at 100 lashes on the bare back and instructed Jailor Frank Benson to take him back to jail and pre pare to carry out the order of the court. As soon as Cocper heard the verdict it was evident to tne spectators that there was going io be a break for liberty at the very first opportunity and as Jailor Benson started towards the jail with the whimpering thief, the crowd that had witnessed the trial stepped out on the sidewalk to see the race. Upon reaching the postoffice Mr. Benson called for h<s mail, leaving Cooper stand ing on the sidewalk- This was Cooper's opportunity, and an in stant later there was a streak of rags rushing down Main to Fourh street and thence toward the Fusco tracks, and thence tow aids the river and bluffs over i<vnb in u t In IlPlll 111 ttlt'Tbv along, Mark Smith, the fl etest ot foot in the crowd, gave chase as an impetus to the fleeing prisoner and to be certain that Cooper would not stop until after he had reached Oklahoma, kept short distance behind shouting at the motive. The last seen 01 Cooper he was still exceeding the speed limit. BEN CARRUTH ON TRIAL. Charged With Cowardly Murder of Editor Scott at Helena. Helena, N >v. 29.—The Scott murder trial was begun yesterday morning in the Phillips county ciicuit court, when Ben Carruih was arraigned before that tri bunal, charged with the murder of City Editor J. M. Scott, on Sunday morning August 4. Perhaps no other trial in recent years has recalled a crime so brutal as this one. Two men, Ben Carruth and Billy Archdale, are on trial for the crime. They were arrested after the commis sion of the crime, given a pre liminary hearing before Esquire James H. Turner and bound over io the grand jury without bail. Circumstantial evidence was strong against them, and the public was aroused over the mur der. On November 18, the grand jury met and after being in ses sion several days found true bills against both men. Scott’s murder was supposed to have resulted from the course of the oaoer upon which he was em ployed^!! showing up corruption among police officers. See life large painting of Jans sen park in the window at the Davis drug store, and then send >our friends one of the new pos cards made from the painting. CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO MEET Chairman Jett Issues Call for December 16 at Mena. C. H.’Jttt of Wicket*,chairman of the Polk County Democratic Central Committee, has issued a call for a meeting of the commit tee in this city on Monday, De cember 16. Among the important matters to come up before the commitee will be the senatorial question as to whether Polk or Scott county shall have (he privilege of naming the Candida < «. The call issued by Chairman Jett is a follows: The Tolk County Democratic [Central Committee is hereby called to meet at the court bouse in the city of Mena on Monday, December 16, 1907, at 10 o’clock, at which time a representative of from the Scott county Central Committee is requested to meet us with a view to organizing a senatorial committee for the dis trict, also to to transact other business that may come before the said committee in county matters. C. H. Jett, chairman. Mark Whayne, acting secretary. A Breeches Stratagem. After the battle of Ramlllles had been won by the great duke of Marl borough, Lord John Hay, who com manded a regiment of Scotch dra-' goons, whan the regiment of foot, called the King's, consisting of 1,200 men, submitted to him and surrend ered their arms and colors, ordered, to prevent their running away, and the necessity of setting a strong guard over them, that every maa should cut a piece out of the waist band of hla breeches, which obliged them to hold them up with one hand, and in that posture they marched with a guard of only It dragoons and a sergeant Charles XII. did some thing like this by the Muscovites after the battle of Narva._ a vain soaater. A farmer In central New York state has in bis employ a man named George, whose understanding is not very acute. One day as his employer came out to the field where he was working, George hailed him: “Say, boss, who do you like best, Mr. Gor man or Mr. Carney," naming two min isters whose churches are in the neigh borhood. “Well,” said the farmer, “I couldn't say. I never heard Mr. Gor man preach." “I don’t like that man Carney,” said George; “he brags tdo much. I went to his church last Sun day and he didn't talk about anything but his father’s mansions and brag about how much finer they were than any one else's.”—Lipplncott's Maga zine. Ham Was Hard to Find. Mrs. M. G. Quackenbos, whom At torney General Bonaparte has made one of his special assistants In the campaign against the trusts, is a New York lawyer. She tells this story of a railway ham sandwich: “A man paus ed bitterly In the consumption of a very hard, dry railway ham sandwich and said to the maid behind the counter: ‘ don’t see no ham in this.’ 'You ain’t come to it yet,’ said the maid with a smile. A minute or two passed. The man’s jaws worked gloom ily. Then they stopped again, and he said: 'I don’t see no ham yet, young woman.’ ‘Oh’ she replied, ’you’ve gone and bit over it now.’ ” -- A Forestry School. The opening of a forestry school in South Africa a year ago marked anoth er advance in the propagation of the forestry Idea The school was estab lished by the government of the Caps of Good Hope at Tokai. Cape Colony, to train men for the government for I estry service in the several South African provinces. The course covers two years, the first year at the South African college and the second year at the Forestry school at Tokai on a i long-established estate, where there are extensive forest lands and a great variety of trees in all stages of de velopment. Watching the “Kids." \ sign displayed In front of a New York department store is the delight of mothers and incidentally the inno vation has Increased the rush at the i lore's bargain counters. The store employs a fatherly-looking man to stand outside and watch the young hopefuls while the mothers wage bat tle with each other in front of the counters. The scheme has proved a j great success. THE PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL MESSAGE (Continued from Page 2.) erection of a naval monument at Vicksburg. Corporation Cnntrlbnf lens to Cttnuaid Expenses. "Under our form of government voting Is not merely s right but a duty. and. moreover, a fundamental and necessary duty If a man is to ba a good cttlxon. It Is well to provide that corporations shall not contribute to presidential or national campaign#, and furthermore to provide for the publication of both con-! trlbutlons and expenditures. There Is, however, always danger In laws of this kind, which from their very nature are difficult of enforcement; the danger being lent they be obeyed only by the honest, and disobeyed by the unscrupulous, so as to act only as a penalty upon honest men. Moreover, no such law would ham per an unscrupulous man of unlimited means from buying hie own way Into of fice. There la a very radical moasure which would. I believe, work a substan tial Improvement In our system of con ducting a campaign, although I am well aware that It will take gome time for people to so familiarise themselves with such a proposal as to be willing to con sider Its adoption. The need for collect ing large campaign funds would vanish It congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses of each of the great national parties, an ap propriation ample enough to meet the necessity for thorough organisation and machinery, which requires a large es pendlture of money. Then the stipula tion should be made that no party re rolvlng campaign funds from the treasury should accept more than a fixed amount from any Individual subscriber or donor; and the necessary publicity for receipts and expenditures could without difficulty be provided." Wula Improvement In the Oeenn Mall Her. ice. "I call your especial attention to the un satisfactory condition of our foreign mall service, which, because of the lark of American steamship lines, la now largely done through foreign lines, and which, particularly so far as South and Central America are concerned, a dans In a man ner which constitutes a serious barrier to the extensions of our commerce. "The time has come, lu my Judgment, to set to work seriously tu maks our oesan mall service correspond mort closely with our recent commercial and political development. A beginning was marie* hv (hd ni'Mn mtll act nf Maeoh ft 1191, but even at that time the act was known to be Inadequate In various par ticulars. Since that time events have moved rapidly In our history. We havs acquired Hawaii, the Philippines, and lesser Islands in the Pad lie. We are steadily prosecuting the great work ei uniting at the Isthmus the waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific. To a greater extent than seemed probably even a dozen years ago we may look te ae American future on the sea worthy ef the tradition of our past. As the first step In that direction, and the step most feasible at the present time, I recommend tbe extension of the ocean mall aot of 1»1. That act hae stood for some years free from succneeful criticism of Its prla ciple and purpose. It was based on theo ries of the obl'gatlons of a grsat mari time ndtlon. undisputed In our own land and followed by other nations sines ths beginning of steam navigation. Briefly those theories ars, that It Is ths duty of a first-class power so far as practlcabls to carry Its ocean malls undsr Its own flag, that ths fast ocean steamships and thslr crews, required for such mall serv lrs. ars valuable auzlltarlee to the sea power of a nation. Furthermore, the conatrAtlon of such steamships Insures the maintenance In an efficient condition of the shipyards In which our battleships must be built. "The expenditure of public money foi the performance of such necessary func tions of government Is certainly war ranted, nor Is It necessary to dwell upon the Incidental benefits to our foreign commerce, to the shipbuilding Industry, and to ship owning and navigation which will accompany the discharge of these urgent public duties, though thay, too, should hava weight" Asks Increase la Pay for Army O ill cere and Men, The president devotes much space to ths affairs of the army, and strongly urges that our regular military organi zation be kept up to the highest possible standard of efficiency, and says: “The medical corps should be much greater than the needs of our regular army In war. Tet at present It Is small er than the needs of ths servlcs demand svsn In peace. The Spanish war oc curred less than ten years ago. The chief loss ws suffered In It was by dis ease among the regiments which never left the country. At the moment the nation seemed deeply Impressed by tMi fact; yet seemingly It has already bee* forgotten, for not the slightest effort has been made to prepare a medical corps at sufficient size to prevent the repetition Of the same disaster on a much larger scale If we should sver ba engagsd In a serious conflict. "But the medical department Is not tba only department for which Increased pro vision should bs made. Ths rats of pay for the officers should be greatly In creased; there Is no hlghsr type of cltfke* than ths American regular officer, and ha should have a fair reward for his ad mirable work. There should bs a rslae tlvely even greater Increase In the pay for the enlisted men. An especial provision should be mads for establishing grades _1 _ 1 a a— zk..... n# n.err'int A n * r* Ilk the navy, which should be open to the enlisted men who serve sufficiently long and who do their work well. Inducements should be offered sufficient to encourage really good men to make tha army a Ilf# occupation. The prime needs of otfr pres ent army Is to secure and ratals compe tent noncommissioned officers. This diffi culty rests fundamentally oa the ques tion »f pay. The noncommissioned officer does not correspond with an unskilled la borer; h# corresponds to the beet type ef eklllod workman or to the subordinate official in civil Institutions. Wages have greatly Increased In outside occupations In the last 40 years and the pay of the soldier, like the pay of the officers, should he proportionately Increased. The first sergeant of a company, If a good man. must be one of such executive and ad ministrative ability, and such knowledge of his trade, as to be worth far more thaa we at present pay him. Tha same la true »>f the regimental sergeant major. These men should be men who had fully re solved to make the army a life occupa tion and they should be able to look for ward to ample reward: while only mea properly qualified should be given a chance to secure these final rewards. The Increase over the present pay need not be great In the lower grades for the first one or two enlistments, hut the Increase should be marked for the noncommis sioned officers of the upper grades whs serve long enough to make It evident that they Intend to stay permanently in the army, while additional pay should be given for high quaUflcatlona In targat practice. , ... "Among the officers there should be severe examinations to- weed out the unfit up to the grade of major. Fri>m that position on appointments should be solely by selection and it should be understood that a man of merely av erage capacity could never get beyond the position of major, whtlo every man who serves in any grade a certain length of time prior to promotion to the next grade without getting tha promotion to the next grade should be forthwith retired." Preeldent Secs Meed of l.arftrelr lacrrased W»vjr. The president asks for a continuous Increase In the navy, and asks present congress for appropriations for four new battleships, and says: ••We need always to remember that In time of war the navy le not to he used to defend harbors and aea-coaat cities- we should perfect our system of coast fortifications The only efficient use for the navy la for offenae Th* only way in which It can efficiently pro tert n eodlf WSWWTIW lfSMbla action of a foreign navy Is by destroy lng that foreign navy For defense against a hostile fleet whloh actually attacks them, the coast cities must de pend upon their forts, mines, torpedoes, submarines and torpedo boats and de stroyers. All of these together are ef ficient for defensive purposes, but they In ao way supply the place of a thor oughly efficient navy capable of acting on the offensive; for parrying never yet won a fight. It can only he won by hard hltlng. and an aggressive sea-go ing navy alone can do this hard hitting of the offensive type. But the forts and the like are necessary so that the navy may be footloose. In time of war there Is sure to be demand, under pres sure ef fright, for the ships to bs scat tered ao as to defend all kind of porta. Under penalty of terrlbla disaster, this damand must bs refussd. The ships must bs kept together, and their ob jective made the enemies' fleet. If fortifications are sufficiently strong, no modtrn navy will venture to attack them, eo long ae the foe has In exist enes s hostlls navy of anything ltka ths asms alls or efficiency. But unless thsrs exists such a navy than the forti fications ars powsrless by themselves to sscurs ths victory. For of coursa ths mars deflclsncy means that any rssoluts ansmy can at his lslaure com bine all his forces upon ona point wltk ths osrtalnty that ha can taka It. Gtvsa Reasons for Despatch Of Fleet to the Paetge. "Until our battle fleet la much larger than at present It ehould never be split Into detachments so far apart that they could not In eveat of emergency bo spoedlly united. Our coast 11ns Is on the Pacific Just as mush as on ths At lantis. Ths Intsrests of California, Oragon and Washington ars as em phatically ths Interests of ths whole ualoa as those sf Maine sad New Tork, sf Louisiana and Texas. Ths battle ■sat should new and than bs moved to the Pacific, Just as at other times It should bs kept In the Atlantic. When the Isthmian canal Is built ths transit sf the battle fleet from one ecesn to the other will be comparatively easy. Until It Is built I earnestly bops that the battle fleet will bs thus shifted be tween the two ecoans every year or two. Ths marksmanship on all our ships has Improved phenomenally dur ing ths last Ova years. Until within the last two or thrso yoars It was not possible to train a battle fleet la squad ron maneuvers under service conditions, and It Is only during tbsso last two or thrso yoars that ths training under Ikes. Aon/tlflnna ban Kanama maw 11 w af. factlva. Another and moat aaosssary atrlda In advanoa la now bslng takes. Ika battle fleet la about starting by the Straits of Magallan to visit the Pacific ooaat. Sixteen battleships are going under tbs command of Rear Ad miral Avans, while eight armored cruisers and two other battleahlpa will meat him at San Francisco, whither aartaln torpedo dastroyara are also go ing. No float of auch alas has ever mads auch a voyaga. and It will bs of ▼ary groat educational uaa to all en gaged In It. The only way by which to teach officers and men how to handle the fleet ao as to mast svsry possible strain and emergency In time of war la to have them practice under similar aondttlons In tlma of panes Moreover, the only way to And out our actual naada la to perform In tlma of paaco whatever maneuvers might ba neces sary In time of war. After war la de clared It la too lata to And out th# aaada; that means to Invite disaster. The trip to the Pacific will show what some of our needa are and will enable us to provide for them. The proper place for an officer to learn his duty la at aea. and tha only way In which a navy can aver ba made efficient la by practice at aea. nndar all tha condl tleas which wauld have to bo mat It war existed." He reviews tha work accomplished by the second peace conference at Tho Hague; nates the improvement of af fairs la Cuba, and tha preparations bo lag mads to reestablish tha govern ment of tha Island republic; asks per mission to cancel the remainder of Ckina'a Indemnity obligation to us, and ravlewa the effect of Secretary Root's visit te Mexico. THEODORE ROOSIVU Who White House, December I, 1MT. . ...^ BIBLE MANY CENTURIES OLD. Valuable Manuscript Treasured In tha Cottonian Library. In the Cottonian library In England la an old manuscript copy of a part of the Bible la Latin. This was used at tbe coronation of English sovereigns 300 years befora tha "stone of gestl ny" was brought from Scone to West minster by Edward I. In other words the use of this Bible for the purpose in question dated back to the year 1000. Tbe Bible la a quarto of 217 leaves, containing the four Gospels, and aeems, from tha style of the writ ing and Illuminations, which are very beautiful, to hava been made about the end of the ninth century. The Tes tament escaped destruction in the fire at Ashburnham House in 1731, of which it beara evidence on lta crum (11CU IVKVt'V HUU I utuou lUKlglUB. 1UCIV la tome evidence that the son of Ed ward the Elder, Athelstan the Glori ous, who waa King of the West Sax ons from 925 to 940, owned this Bible and presented it to the church of Dover. The Clethee Tree. An article of furniture too seldom used Is the clothes “tree,” resembling the poets of our grandmother’s four post bedstead. It atanda on three feet and has half a doxen prongs or hooks. Aa It takes up so little floor space and holds so many garments It Is an In valuable article. In a small hall or vestibule It takes the place of the hat rack, and In a larger hall It comple ments the table on which gentlemen’s hats are laid. Eor the necessary air ing of one's clothes over night it la preferable to ehairs, aa it can »o eas ily he aet out of the sleeping room. In the bathroom it is especially con venient. *• IU.-J-“■.JSLUl'JJ'JiiH?-~ LEGAL NOTICES, A/WWI* NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Oitlce at Camden, Ark., November A 1907. Notice Is hereby given that NOLEN P. McKKKVEK of Hoard Camp, Ark., has tiled notice of his Intention to make llnai live year proof In support of hlH claim, vlx: Homestead Entry No. 29429 made January 16, 1906, for the N W'j Heotlon 14, Township SS., Range 29 YV., and that said proof will be made before County Clerk of Folk county, at Mena. Ark., on De cember 28, 1907. He names the following witnesses to prove hts continuous sidence upon, and cultiva tion of the land, vis: Elsie J. Lewis. James Looney, Matthew Parker and Frank Hass, all of Hoard Camp, Ark. It. U. Frledhelm, Register. Nov. 21. NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Camden, Ark., November 23, 1907. Notice Is hereby given that WILLIAM A. QARB of Mena, Ark.,has tiled notice of his Intention to make Anal live year proof In support of hts claim, viz: Homestead Entry No. 2T.4M made March 13. 1902, for the SE'4 KK‘4, Hec thin 28. NK'k NE‘j. Hectlon :B, and NW, NW'i, Becllon 34, Township 2 Booth. Range 31 West, and that said proof will be made tie fore Circuit Clerk or Polk county, at Mena, Ark., on January 13, 1908, He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence, and cultivation of, the land, viz: . .. „ , ., John!’. Harrow, Lewis II. Keener ami Al ford Murphy of Mena. Ark., ami Thomas J, Lowlher of Potter, Ark Nov. 38. II. U. Frledhelm, Register. Tonsilitis Is swelling and inflammation of the glands at the side of the SlOiMVS Liiviirverd: use the the For Croup, Quincy Sore Throat, Bronchitis, Asthma, Pain in Che Lungs this liniment is Sloan's Liniment is indispensable when travelling because it <s penetrating,worming, soothing, healing and antiseptic. Price 25t,50t t HOO D^or^^loon^Bo»horvM2SLiL TIMBER LAND, ACT JUNE 3, 1878 Notice for Publication. United Slates I.and office, Camden, Ark., October 10, 1907. Notice I* hereby given that In compliance with the provisions of the act of Congrem of June3, 1878, entitled “An act for the sale of timber lands In the State* of California. Ore gon, Navada, and Washington Territory." as extended to all the Public Land State* by act of August 4, 1892, JAMES A. NORRIS, of Kiser, County of Polk, State of Arkansas, ha* this day Hied In VI* otflce his »worn statement. No. 1273, for the purchase of the N EU N EU, Section 31. and N1i N W1;, of Sec tion No, Si In Township No. 1 South, Range No. 28 West, and will offer prooftoshow that the land souiht Is more valuable for It* tim ber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and toestahlbih his claim to said land before Circuit Clerk of Polk County at Mena. Ark., on Monday, the 23rd day of December, 1907. He names a* wltncme*: Columbus P. Purr, Reuben J. Phllpot, Claud Rarrett and Robert lj. Norris, all of Egger, Ark. Any and all persons claiming adversely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims In this office on or before *ald 23rd day of December, 1907. II. (I. Erledhcim, Register. Administrator’s Sale. Notice iB hereby given that pursuant to an order of the Polk Probate Court, made and entered at the October term thereof, 1907, the undersigned adminis trator of the estate of C. W. Stanley, deceased, will on the 21st day or December, 1907, between the hours prescribed by law for judicial sales, at the east entrance to the court house at Mena, Arkansas, offer for sale the fol lowing described real estate belonging to said estate, to-wit: NW 1-4 section 17, township 3 S., range 32 W. Terms of Sale: On a credit of 12 months, purchaser to give note with approved security and a lien to be re tained on said lands to secure the pur chase price thereof. Given under my hand an such admin istrator this, the 19th day of Novem ber, 1907. E. W. Moon, Administrator. Nov. 21. contest notice. Department of the Interior, United States I.and Office at Camden, Arkansas. October 26, 1907. A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed in this office bv ROBERT T. BROWN, contestant, against homestead entry No. 22879, made January 27, 1900, for the NWti SE'^. NK'fSW'.and HE', NW'J, Section 19, Township 1 S.. flange 28 W., by Henry I,. Smith, contestee. In which It Is alleged that the said Henry L. Smith has wholly aban doned the said tract and changed his resi dence therefrom for more than six months next prior to the date hereof, in fact he never resided on the said land or Improved It In any manner. Said parties are hereby notified to appear, respond, and offer evi dence touching said allegation at lOo'clock a. m. on December 7 1907, before W. I. Ureen, Clerk, at his office In Mena. Arkansas (and that llnal hearing will be held at lOo’clock a. m. on Decern her 20, 1907, before) the Register and Receiver at the United States Land Of fice In Camden, Arkansas. The said contestant having, In a proper affi davit. Hied October 25, 1907. set forth facts w hich show that after due diligence personal service of thin notice can not !>e made. It Is hereby ordered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper publication. II. Q, Frlednelm, Register. F. I,. Mallory, Receiver. Administrator's Sale. Notice la hereby given that pursuant to an order of the Folk Probate Court, made and entered at the October term thereof, 1907, the undersigned, administrator of the estate of Deborah Owen, deceased, will on the 28th day of December, 1907, tietween the hours prescribed by law for Judicial sales, at the east entrance to the court house at Mena. Ark., offer tor sale the foHowliig described real estate belonging to said estate, towtt: Lots, Lear's Subdivision and Addition to Mena, Ark., and a part of Lot 4, ilornbeck Place, an addition to Mena, Ark., being 76x140 fuel on the northwest corner of said lot Terms of Hale—On a creditor six months, fmrehaser to give note with approved seeur ty and a Hen lo he retained on said lands to secure the purchase price thereof. Olven under my hand ns such administra tor this, the 19th day or Noveuilier, 1907. W. M. Pipkin, Administrator. Nor. 21. wwimmsniuuci s date. Notice Is hereby given, that In pursuance of the authority and directions contained In the decretal order of the Chancery Court of Polk county, made and entered on the 24th (lay of June. 1907. In a certain cause (No. 271) then pending therein between John H. Ham ilton. et al. Improvement Hoard Improve ment District No. 1, Mena. Ark., complain ant, audit. Hakkcr, W. D. Allen, et al. de fendants, the undersigned, as com m tsshmer of said eourt, will ofler for sate at public ven due to the highest bidder at the southeast door or entrance of the county court house. In which said court Is held, In the county of Polk, within the hours proscribed by law for Judicial sales, on .Saturday, the 14th day of December, 1907, the following described real estate, towlt; Dot Ik. block 96: lot 12. block flit; lot 12. block 36: lot 6. block 66, in the city of Mena In Polk county, Ark. Terms of sale cash. (liven under my hand this 19th day of No vember, 1907. W. 1. Green, Commissioner In Chancery. Nov. n. Doraraisaioocr’s Sale Notice Is hereby given, that In pursuance of the authority and directions contained In the decretal order or the Chancery Court of Polk county, made and entered on the'£Jd day of July, 1907, In a certain cause (Nov 281) then (lending therein between Jno. II. Ham ilton, et al, Improvement Hoard of Improve ment District No. 1. Mena, Ark., complain ant, and Geo- Garrison, et al, defendant, the undersigned, as commissioner of said rourt, will otter for sale at public vendue to the highest bidder, at the southeast door or en trance of the county court house, In which said court Is held, in the county of Polk, within the hours prescribed by law forjudi oial salt-s. on Saturday, the 14th day of De cember. 1907, the following described real estate, towtt: Lots i, 2, S, 4, 5, 6. 7 and 8, In block No. 106. city of Mena, In Polk county, Ark. Terms of sale cash. Given under my hand this 19th day of No vember, 1907. W. 1. Green, Commissioner In Chancery Nov. 21. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of Interior, Land office at Camden. Ark.. October 24, 1907. Notice Is hereby given that Henry F. Brink ley, of Kaglelon, Ark., has tiled notice of his Intention to make final rlveo ear proof In iupport of his claim, vis: Home*teed Entry No. SUM, made September 7, 1904, for the N. N. W. and N. W. H N. K. Vi, Sec. It, and S. \V.'/» S. E. Vi, Sec. 2, Township 1S., Range 31 W.. and that said proof will he made before Circuit Clerk of Polk County, at Mena. Ark., on December 9, 1907. He names the following wltnesees to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultiva tion of, the land, vU: James Williams, Andrew .1. Horan, Prank Alstatt, John Blalock, all <>f Eagletou, Ark. 11. G. Frledhelm, Register. Oct. 31. FARMERS’ UNIONS A Roster of Local Unions, Places and Dates of Meeting. Officer* of union* are especially requested to notify The star of any changes In officers, meeting limes or places, thus keeping the directory up-to-date aud of greatest possible value to the membership. POLK COUNTY UNION. Meets the third Wednesday In January April, July and October. William Martin, President nnd Lecturer, Itocky, Ark. J. C. Terrell, Secretary-Treasurer, Itocky, Ark. A. M. Parker, Organizer, llatfleld, Ark. LIBERTY UNION NO. 235. Geo. Wood, president, J. K. Wilcox, secre tary; meets 2d and 4th Saturdays at 2 p, m. Egger, P. O. CHERRY HILL UNION NO. S«7. P. H. Purr, president; J. M. norough. Secretary. Meets each 1st and 3d Saturday at 2 p. m. Egger P. O. RANSOM UNION NO. »I7. Meets 1st and 3rd Saturday nights. J. R Chambera, president; Prof. W. R. Shinn, sec. relary. Mena, P. O. ROCKY UNION NO. 154. J. C. Terrell, president; H. Thacker, secre tary. Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday at 2 p. m. Rocky postothee. DALLAS UNION NO. 75a Meets 1st and 3rd Saturday at 7:30 p. m. S. A. Key, president; A. L. Durham, secretary, Mena, I'. O. BOARD CAMP UNION. Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday nights. C. H. Mtller, president; A. K. Wear, secretary. Hoard Camp P. o. FIDELITY UNION. John L. Itldllng, president; J. W. WUklna secretary. Yanaervoort P. O. COUNTY LINE UNION NO. 677. Meets Saturday evening before the 1st and 3rd Sundays. E. H. Miller, secretary, llart i. n n HOLLY HI LI- UNION NO, 2151 A. J. Edwards, president; J. Y. Smith, ec retary. llartlyP. O. OWEN CHAPEL UNION NO. *10. H. Z. Fowler, president: T. D. Held, secre tary. Meets first and third Fridays ol each month at 2 p. m. Mena P. O. HOLLY SPRING8 UNION NO. 2*4. E. K. Orlfllth, president; J. C. Yell, secre tary. (Julto P. O. ROCK SPRINGS UNION NO. **1. W. E. Co*, president;.!. F. Haas, secretary t*ulto P. O. FOWLER UNION NO. 1284. Willis Jones,president, Eugene Abernathy, secretary. Meets first and third Saturdays. HI* Fork P. O. OZARK UNION NO. 200*. Meets 1st and Srd Friday ul*hta. Wiley Dingier, president; Miss Ira Heavers secre tary. 'irannlss P. O. OVERTURE UNION NO. 1»#T. Clarence Walts, president;!!andaford story secretary. (Jlllham P. O. HOLLY GROVE UNION NO. 154*. K. K. Carter, president; R. L. Dairy m pie, secretary. CENTER UNION NO. 1801. Lee Evens, president, L. L. Kmruel, secre tary. BAKERS SCHOOL HOUSE UNION J. H. Davts, president; T. H. llaker, secre tary. Uranutss P, O. POTTER UNION. Meets 2d and 4lh Friday nights. 8. B. Har relson, president; J. H. Plgg, secretary. Mena I*. O. MOUNTAIN FORK UNION Tom Rogers, president; Wllllc Heavers, sec retary. OLIVER CHAPEL UNION. T. C. 11111, president; J. It. Joplin,secretary Meets each Tuesday night. Mena P. 0. HATFIELD UNION NO. *80. Meets 1st and Srd Saturday at 2 p. m. A. C. Bruce, president; R. H. Stockton, secretary. Hatfield P. O. l .~. ~ Commissioner s Nale. Notice ta hereby given, that in pursuance of the authority and direct l< ns contained In the decretal order of the Chancery Court of Polk oou nty made and entered on the 14«h day of t ictotier, 1907, In a certain cause I No. 3U6i then pending therein between W. M. t’t|>kln, et at. Improvement Hoard of Improvement District No. I, Mena, Ark., complainant, and P. M. Reeves, et at. defendants, the under ; signed, as eommlssloner of said court, will ; oner for sale at public vendue to the highest bidder, at the southeast door or entrance of the county court house, In which said court H held. In the county of i'olk, within the hours prescribed by law for Judicial sales, on Saturday, the 14th day of December, 1907, the following described real estate, towtt: Dots ,j and kin block No. 104, city of Mena, In i’olk county. Ark. Terms of sale cash. Given under my haud this 19th day of No vember, 11107. W. I. Green, Commissioner In Chancery. Nov. 31. Road Notice. The undersigned will present a petition to the County Court for the purpose of estab lishing a county road as follows; Hvglruilng at a point mile east of Wtckee, In the Wlrkes and Center Point road. In section 31, township.')south, range HI west; thence In a lMirtheasternly dlrlctlon through section X2, Intersecting the old Hatton und Center Point road In section 14; thence due east through section 13 to the county line, a dis tance of six miles. J. A. Pttchford. W. H. Darwin and others. Nov. 9. 1907. 48wS WARNING ORDER, Newton F. Youngblood, Plaintiff, vs Martha Youngblood, DelendanC—In The Polk t thancery Court. The Defendant, Martha Youngblood, Is warned to appear In this Cuttrt within thirty days, and answer the eomplali , of the plain tiff, Newton I-’. Youngblood. Oct. 11, 1907 W. L Green, Clerk WARNING ORDER. Frankie Jones. 1‘tsntlff vs. lien Jones, De fendant, In the Folk Court. The defendant. Hen Jones. Is warned to ap pear In this court within thirty days, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Ffitnk le Junes. Nov. 9, 1907. W. I. Green. WARNING ORDER. O/.k Havers, plaintiff, vs. D. W, Sayers, de fendant— In the Folk Chancery Court. The defendant. D. W. Mayers. Is warned to appear In this court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, mle Mayors. W. I. Ureen, Clerk. Nov. lilh, 1907.