fftile Much of the Diamond Land b
Almost Worthless Genuine
Stones Have Been
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.
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
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
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
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
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
SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST.
Dr. J. W. Stephens Has a Splendidly
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
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
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
'K to be put in touch with
c« men, who will purchase
‘ickens which the farmers
'nging in and leaving with
Eyening Star, Month 40c.
the fond PARENT—“THE KID'S ALL RIGHT; TAKE SOME YOUR
H Hotel** —— --• 1 ■ i .1 -—.
THE WHIPPING POST REMEDY.
How a Van Buren Justice Got Rid of
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
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
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
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
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
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.
(Continued from Page 2.)
erection of a naval monument at
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
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
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
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.
Who White House,
December I, 1MT. . ...^
BIBLE MANY CENTURIES OLD.
Valuable Manuscript Treasured In tha
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
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
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.
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.
Is swelling and inflammation of
the glands at the side of 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
healing and antiseptic.
Price 25t,50t t HOO
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.
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
E. W. Moon, Administrator.
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.
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
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.
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
Dot Ik. block 96: lot 12. block flit; lot 12. block
36: lot 6. block 66, in the city of Mena In Polk
Terms of sale cash.
(liven under my hand this 19th day of No
vember, 1907. W. 1. Green,
Commissioner In Chancery.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
CENTER UNION NO. 1801.
Lee Evens, president, L. L. Kmruel, secre
BAKERS SCHOOL HOUSE UNION
J. H. Davts, president; T. H. llaker, secre
tary. Uranutss P, O.
Meets 2d and 4lh Friday nights. 8. B. Har
relson, president; J. H. Plgg, secretary. Mena
MOUNTAIN FORK UNION
Tom Rogers, president; Wllllc Heavers, sec
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.
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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
W. I. Green,
Commissioner In Chancery.
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
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
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
Nov. 9, 1907. W. I. Green.
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.
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