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SOON Bb LOST ART Congressman Bartholdt of Missouri Has Introduced a Bill to Force Lobby ists to Place Themselves and Employers on Record. (By Henry K. Lambic) / Washington, May 2X.—Shades of Nat McKay, but thing are com ing to a pretty pass. Here is Richard Bartholdt of Missouri, advocate of universal peace and official dispenser of “pork” in the I louse of Representative, trying to get in a body blow on the lobbyists. He has introduced a bill requiring them to tile their name and ad dress, along with the names and : addrt ss )f their employers, at the office of the Attorney (tenoral. If the news of Congress penc | trates to Wraith-Land, the great McKay, king-bee of the lobbyists of recent years, must have turned over in his grave. When McKay was at the top-notch of his glory and his Hotel Dewey the rendez vous of statemen small and great, thev would have taken Bartholdt and locked him in a padded|eell at St. Elizabeth’s, the institution for | the mentally unsound which the \ goverment maintains on the out [ . I of till! I lleil'of III ( % l I I I »»1 I t I 41 But these are t*>o days of reform Tlic gent l«‘ grafter has been sent to Moundsviil or'other places of pen al servitude, and even Senators of the United State who strayed the paths of rectitude have felt the heavy hand of justice. The won der is the lobbyists escaped so long. What earthly chance would the lobbyist have should Bartholtd's bill become law? His business is not one that thrives on publicity. As well ask the conjurer to adver tise the secrets ot his legerdemain Passage of the Bartholdt bill would put lobbying in the class with the tempering of bronze and other lost arts. Yet it would not lie surprising should the bill be passed when Congress reconvenes. If there is [sufficient reform sentiment in Congress and the country to pass a bill requiring publicity of cam paign receipts and expenditures, the lobby ist has no right to expect immunity. Tilings are not as they used to be. COUNTY EXHIBITS AT STATE FAIR Special Prizes to Be Given the Counties Making the Best Showing. Special prizes will be included in the State Fair premium list this year for the counties of Ar kansas making the most credit able showing at the State Fiir and Industrial Exposition of Ar k msas, which will take place the week of October 12 to 17 at Oak lawn Park, Hot Springs. Special effort is being made by the Fair Association to have or ganized in each county a Stale Fair Committee or Auxiliary Board, the appointment and or ganixitton of which is left en tirely to the respective counties. l • ! O » A _ L'.!- Aunro iiiia n a uia iv * » > > ••• " v sense of the term and every effort is tiling made to m ike the interest state-wide and the exhibits repre sentative in a very broad way of the vast a varied resources of our glorious state. It matters i.ot whether a coun ty exhibits livestock, farm or . forestry products, ores, art works, or what not. The countv from which the citizens send the most premium winners will receive pnzes with which to help defray the expense of assembling ex bibits to the State Fair next year. The basis of award will be four points for each first prize and two p ;*• s for each second. No coun ts wnl be eligible that lias not received at least seventy live points and lias not organized a Slate Fair Board or Committee before the State Fair and regia tered the names of said commit tee with the secretary of the State Fair Association, Hot Springs. Address, State Fair Associ ation, Hot Springs, Ark., for further information, or with any suggestions. Putting in Fixtures. Fixtures are being put up in Cox building on Mena street, one door south of The Staroftiee, and it is reported that the building is to be occupied by a party who will engage in the mercantile business, but no details will be given out until later as it will be some weeks before the new busi ; nets will opened. TRAIN GOES INTO WASHOUT. Heavy Rains in Vicinity of Gurdon Cause Wreck. Gurdon, May 2b.—The hardest rain of the season fell here last night. There was a continuous downpour for twelve hours, and there were two washouts on the Iron Mountain, one at Gurdon and one at Curtis, as a result. At Curtis a freight train ran into the washout and the engine and ten cars were wrecked. Great damage was done to tair.s, especially to the cotton crop. INSPECTING 15-ii NEW BRIDGES Judge Prickett’s Third Steel Bridge Completed and Fourth 3r dj>els Being Well Built Over Mountain Fork. Sam II. Smith, one of the county bridge commissioners, spent Thursday out on Mountain Fork inspecting the big steel bridge being erected by the Southwestern Bridge Company of Joplin, Mo., over that stream, four miles west of Hatfield. In conversation with a repre sentative of The Star uext morn I Mo \1 r Si m i f h st that Vita vroc much pleased with the work that was being done and that the bridge was being put up accord ing to the plans and specifications and when completed would be a substantial structure. The bridge, including the main span and approaches, will be several hundred feet in length and is high enough to escape ail overflows. This bridge, together with the one just completed over Hoard Camp crei k, will cost the county about $6,000. RAIN INJURES PEACH CROP. Fruit Has been Falling From Trees Near Fort Smith. Fort Smith, May 2f>. —Con tinued rains have about put an end to all hopes tor a good crop ot Eiberta peaches in this vicin ity. Thelrees have shed their fruit in the last ten days and now there are few peaches on the trees. The fruit was about the size of a man’s thumb and all trees were well fruited when the falling began. George Sengel’s Sunny Side farm is the only one near here where any peaches remain. lie expects nearly half a crop. NEGRO DROWNED AT VAN BUREN. Flood Puts Electric Lights, Gas and Mains Out of Commission. Van Huron, May 27.—The first fatality resulting from the flood in this vicinity was reported here late this evening from a point on the river two miles below the city. A negro farmer, whose name has not been learned, attempted to reach his home ir. a skill to get some chickens, and his frail boat was caught in a whirlpool and capsized. The city is without iuei ^as and electric lights, as the sub marine cable carrying the feed wires from Fort Smith, as well as the gas mains, went out early this morning. The Frisco bridge at this point is being used for stringing temporary wires across the river and the lights will probably be on by midnight, ENGINE BEYOND CONTROL. Fly Wheel Broke and Large Piece Kills Frank Oates. Atkins, May 27 — W, Frank Oates, manager of a sawmill at Pottsville, was almost instantly killed this morning when the governors oi the'engine gave wav, causing the machine to run away and a large balance wheel to burst. A piece ot the wheel struck Mr. Oates is the breast and face. lie was a highly respected citi zen and leaves his wife and several small children. Fayetteville Postoffice. Fayetteville, May 27.—James Knox Taylor, supervising archi tect, Washington, D. C„ has an nounced that proposals for the complete construction of the United States postoftice at bay ettevillo will be received up to the 24th of June. This assures the construction of the long ex pected government building here, work on which is expected tu be . m soou. The item in the omni bus bill for Fayetteville is $10,000. ! PINDALL WON’T TRY FOR DENVER Don’t Want to Give “Extra Session Hamiter’’ Another Chance to Get in Governor’s Chair—Won’t Leave State While Governor. Little Rock, May 28.—Gover nor X. O. Pindall yesterday made formal announcement that he had withdrawn from the race for dele gate-at large from Arkansas to the National Democratic conven tion at Denver. He explained his withdrawal by saying that he I thought the people of the state did not care for a repetition of the recent gubernatorial contro versy, which resulted irom his leaving the state and going to Washington, D. C., and that he had decided, as the result, never again to leave the boundries of the state during the time he occu pies the governor’s chair. Gover nor Pindall also expresses the hope and belief that United States Senator ,)efl Davis will not be sent to Denver as one ot the dele gates. YOUR SCHOOLING FREE Two Scholarships in the U. of A. to be Given Away by the Woman’s Clubs of the State. The following letter is < heer fullv published at the request of Mrs. John I. Moore of Helena, chan man of the committee on education of the A. F. W. (’. The clubs in the state will be interested to read again the plan of the University Scholarship adopted by the Federation at its meeting in Little Hock. $J.()0 from each of the 97 feder ated clubs would provide for two scholarships in the U. of A. $145, first sc holarship; $140. second, enough for living expenses. One scholarship is for boys and one for girls, to lie awarded by competitive examinations. Ques tions used to be sent out by the University Examining Board and examinations this year held by principals of High schools or county examiners, as Judge Till man, president of the University, may decide. A small fee is to be charged each applicant to repay examiner. The University Examining Board will grade all papers. The boy getting highest grades gets boy’s scholarship: the girl getting highest grade get’s girl’s prize. Then, to still further stimulate exertion, let the larger scholar ship go to either the boy or girl according to which makes the higher averages, No average below HO. Let the scholarship be good for one year only, the freshman class of the Arkansas University. The right kind of student will have found his feet by the end of the freshman year. No one attending the Univers ity' preparatory at Fayetteville is eligible. The object of the scholarship is to make our Uni versity better known and appreci ated in the state and to give to boys and girls from small places and of limited means the advant age of the University atmosphere. Dues should be sent to the Chairman of Education of the A. F. \\ . ami. when all clubs have paid, by her transmitted to the treasurer of the University. He will disburse the fund in monthly payments. Anyone desiring information in regard to the examinations should inquire of Judge Tillman, presi dent of the U. of A. Teacher*, will you please call the ftention of your pupils to these scholarship*. In offering them, the A. F. W. C. realized that the greatest benefit to be de rived would not necessarily be gained by those who won the re waids, but by the many, who by striving to win, improve their work in the preparatory schools. This preparation may cause the unsuccessful ones to do collegiate work in our own or in some other University. Clubwomen, will you please send vour usscssiucnts us soon us possible. All depends upon this. REDUCED SENTENCE. Judge Grace Sends Negro That Jury Wanted Hung to Penitentiary, 1‘ine Blutf, May 27.—Judge A. B. Grace has reduced the sentence of Steve Butler, a negro, to mur der in the second degree and sentenced to serve 21 years in the penitentiary for killing a negro named Finney near Pine Bluff some time ago. Butler was ac cussed of killing Finney and I burying bis body in a field near : by, where it was later plowed up. | His plea at the trial was self de fense, but the jury found him i guilty of murder in the first dc ! gree. f—= SHOCKED TO DEATH Electrician Undertook to Cut Fallen I Electric Light Wire. Warren, May 27—Algie Spring, local electrician for the Warren Light ind Water Company, was' instantly killed while cutting a! fallen live wire which had blown | to the sidewalk by a wind storm. ! Other parties who were with j Spring when the accident oc curred, tried to keep him from ! cutting the wire, which was | charged with 23,000 volts of j electricity. HEEDEDMAYOR’S PROCLAMATION Trash Gathered in Both Business and Residence Districts and Wagons Kept Busy—Weeds Should be Cut Also. Last Thursday was clean-up day in Mena, Early in the morning men were seen raking up and burning trash in the rear of the business houses and as a result of the proclama tion of Mayor Davis, requesting the pcbple to clean up their property, the down-town district has a cleaner and more tidy ap pearance. The change in appearance is also noticeable in me rcsmence part of the city, where many yards have been cleaned of rubbish, greatly improving and beautify ing the surroundings. BULL DOG’S GRATITUDE. While Girl Lifts Brute Over the Fence It Sets Teeth In Her Arm Only to Be Pried Loose. Mammoth Springs, Mav 27.— While lifting a large bull dog over the fence at her home here, Miss Dollie Murphy, the daughter of William Murphy, was attacked by the animal, which sank its teeth in her arm. The dog re tained its grip and not until neighbors came and pried his jaws apart with an iron bar was Miss Murphy released. It will not be neccessary to amputate her arm on account of the wounds, but weeks will be required for them to heal. WANT DIPLOMAS RECOGNIZED. i _ Teachers’ Reading Circle Expects Credit From State Board. Fayetteville, May 2(>.—The Arkansas Teachers’ Heading Circle, of which Dr. W. S. John son is president, now has a mem bership of nearly 1,000, and ex pects to double its membership by the time the meetings of the state institutes are over. The Circle is “a normal course at home” and covers a period of four years, one book of culture and one book on some professional subject being assigned for each year. At pYesent those who have finished the course get no credit from the State Board of Educa tion, but I)r. Johnson hopes to be able to secure sonic recognition from them soon. In doing this, he says the board would only be following other states. DEATH AT BETHESDA SPRINGS Mrs. Lucinda Yocum Passed Away Last Week Came From Louisana. Mrs. Lncindt Yocum, wife of B. Yocum, who resides out at Be thesda Springs, died Wednesday afternoon after a lingering ill ness. The remains of Mrs. Yo cum, accompanied by husbaud and mother, were shipped Thursday night on No. 1 to her old home at Frierson, La., for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Yocum moved to Mena two years ago from Frier son La., corning here for the benefit of Mr.;. Yocum’s health. They moved last fall to Belhcsda Springs, neir Dali s, hoping that the water of these springs would benefit her and she gradually grew worse until death released her of her sufferings. Mrs. Yocum was born in Win terset, Ii., and \\a* 27 years old at the time of her death. Work Progressing. The work of running‘up the concrete walls of the Salyers building being erected on Do Ouecn street is progressing rap idly and the work will be com pleted inside of the next few days. This building will be 50x1.10 feet, two stories, and when completed will add much to the appearance of this street. The building will be used by My. Salyers as a livery stable. It. An itching trouble is not necessar ily a daugerou* one, hut certaiuly a most disagreeable aftletion. No niattcr thc name. if you itch —it cures you. llunt's Cure is "It.” Absolutely guaranteed to cure any form of itch } ing known. First application relieves. pifnFH ‘IE m;m CAUSED BY HUMORS IN THE BLOOD The skin is provided with countless pores and glands, through which an evaporation is going on continually, day and night. This is nature's method of regulating the temperature of our bodies, and pre serving the natural appearance of the skin. These pores and glands are connect. 1 \ ith tiny vein.; ... d at tv ; thre ugh whkh they receive, from the blood, the necessary n mi liment and strength to preserve their healthy condition, and enable them to perform this duty. So long as the blood is pure and rich the skin will be free from eruption or disease, but when the circu’ati m becomes infected with acids and humors its nourishing and healthful properties are lost, and its acrid, humor-laden condition causes irritation and inflammation of the delicate tissues and fibres of tb po s a;. I gl. ids, and the effect is shown in Eczema, Acne, Tetter, Sad Rheum, or me other distressing, disfiguring skin disease. These humors get into the p—*”—* ~ blood through a deranged or inactive k< zi;m.\ forty yf.ars. condition of the system. Those i want to t»n you the *r«at members whose duty it is to collect 1 received from the of and expel the refuse matter of the **! body fail to properly do their work, i fforty >-•> art, and could And p and this surplus or waste matter is uouim* to cure m* until i triad left in the system to sour and fer- a- f: V: L *»®»red intensely ment and be absorbed into the pustule* would form from blood. There are also certain v. a.oh there Aowod a sticky Other humors Which get into the IVd; crusts would come on the blood from without. The juice or milk from poisonous plants, such piece of beef. I suffered a irony as poison oak, poison ivy, nettle the 1 n r years I was afflicted, rash, etc. enters though the open pores or the skin unu tukes root in npv?r any rotum of th* the blood. This causes a breaking trouble. c.h.evans. out which remains for a time and Stockholm, Neb. then disappears, but returns at — --- certain seasons of each year. The cause of all skin troubles can be traced to some kind of humor in the blood. Smooth, healthy skins arc only possible where the circu lation is pure; and therefore the cure of any skin affection can only come through a thorough cleansing of this vital lluid. Salves, washes, lotions, etc., are valuable only for their ability to keep the skin clean, allay the itching, and tend to reduce inflammation; they cannot correct the trouble because they do not reach the blood. S. S. S. cures skin diseases of every character and kind, because it purifies the blood. It goes down into the circulation and removes the humors that are causing the trouble, builds up the weak, acrid blood, aiu' completely cures [ Eczema, Acne, Tetter, X\ Salt Rheum, Poison V ww* r Oik, Poison Ivy, and all eruptions and dis ^ eases of the skin. Y7 h en S. S. S. has ** w driven the humor from PURELY VEGET A o f, E I the blood, and cooled ■ ___ ___J and cleansed the acid heated circulation, every symptom passes away, th in is again nourished with rich, healthful blood, and comfort is ;;; ;o (’••cas/ tortured skins. Special book on Skin Di -eases :. ,d any medical advice free. 3. S. S. is for sale at all drug s: >r\ • THE SWIFT SPECIFIC r-0., ATLANTA, GA. . ■".."■"I"...""■■■■"■■I. HI.".. . . . " 11 .’..I ■■■— ■- -.— I— ■ MHIHI——— ———1^—■ I ’ ■■■■!■ I I II II M———— K. M. QUIGLKY, Prealdent. F. N. HANCOCK. Caiililfr. JAM. n. SH A VEIt, Vice Prealdeat. II. A. IIAIlCOt'K. Ain't Caalilee. THE NATIONAL BANK OF MENA The Oldest Bank in Polk County. Capital and Surplus $70,000 .. ! SAFE. CONSERVATIVE AND ACCOMMODATING. Latest Improved Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent. None of the funds of this Bank have been or will be loaned to its officers, directors or employees. -OIHRCTOIM-m R. M QUIOI.ET. r. N. HANCOCK. JAS. D. SHAVER. EDWARD KEOGH. U A. STRATTON. I J - ■ * ■ ' w .-" .. ~\A/EL WANT ——i Your Produce, Chickens, Eggs, Butter, Vege tables—almost everything you grow. In addition to our big stock of Groceries, Meats, Flour, Feed, etc., we have added a small line of Hardware, Tinware, Graniteware, Etc., and a Few Farm and Garden Tools You can save money by looking over our Big Store. A Trade Coupon With Every Purchase of 50c and Over | W. B. Jones & Son 604 De Queen Street. Mena, Ark. JOHN It. HARRISON (successor to khubkn hakkison) =EXPERT HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY= Wagon Work and General Blacksmithing Give Me a Trial. Soulh Mena St. Mena, Ark. __ l IF AN AD in The Star Leads You to a Bargain, Tell the Merchant Where You Saw It. Don’t Make a Mistake! If you are a stranger in Mena and we are recommended to you, you will find us opposite the First National Bank with a nice line, of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry tml well equipped to do your Watch Repairing on short notice and guarantee satisfaction in price and grade of work. T. A. AWBREY Jeweler and Optician. Opposite Hirst Nat'l. Bank, Mena, Ark See Those Celebrated Murphy Dining Chairs $1.50 to $2.50 Each Lawn Mowers Refrigerators Screen Doors and all sorts of Summer Goods now in the front row at. J. A. RICHARDS Hardware and Furniture DE QUEEN ST. PHONE 227. PINE KNOT TAVERN B. F. Morgan, Prop. Mena Street, Near Postoffice. FIRST-CLASS SHORT ORDER SERVICE. REGULAR MEALS 23o GOOD ROOMS CLEAN BEDS 23c W. E. Stephens Watchmaker and Jeweler Fine mwk solicited and perfect satisfaction guaranteed. Located in Ihinctt’s Furniture Store on South Mena street. Especially adapted to the South. You take no chances in buying our seeds; they are always satisfactory. Ask your dealer ARTHUR G. LEE Seed Merchant. Fort Smith, Ark. IF YOU ARE ! j BOTHERED With Headache from a nerve strain on the Eyes, or if your Eyes tire from reading or sewing vou should consult DR. R. C. McCOY THE OPTICIAN Oltiee at Vandiver’s Drug Store on South Mena Street.