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IS OPTIMISTIC Believes That Arkansas Can Make a Showing in the Fight With Rail roads Over Rates That Will Convince the Courts. Little Ro< k, Sept. 9—George Donat:hey, Democratic noni [ jnee for governor, late vesterdav afternoon gave out an interview [ on the St. Paul injunction in which he stated was by no means a foreboding of the state going to lose on the final bearing. He expressed himself as be ing bitterly opposed to any com promise with the railroads, say mu be did not know whether they were making nnv money in Arkansas or not, but as Arkan sas has many sources which are awaiting development, and capi tal seeks places where invest ment is safe, the la w must be so all business interests will be protected in Aikansas. Gov. Donauhev classified the St. Paul healing as a one-sided affair—all railroad,—and impossible for the state to present its side of the case, in that it had no experts to dissect the railroad testimony, He said testimony by men wlm have spent their life in the rail road work, is needed for the final hearing, on behalf of the state, and gave as his opinion that it can be gotten. Gov. Donaghey said ho believed the legislature will provide ihe money for the getting of the experts. The state will be on an vqual footing with the rail road, in the final hearing ac.or ding to Gov. Donaghey, as it will have to produce witnesses instead of affidavits, and the state will have a right to cross examine these witnesses. Gov. Donaghey commended the men who represented the state, but said they were in St. Paul c workmen without tools. Taking the density of the po u lation the number of miles f railroad to the hundred squ e miles, and the number of miles of railroad to the ten thous rd | people into consideration, <1 showing just how much milo.se of railroad must be maintained by a givi n number of people, all livoi-' tr,:i!e the state, Gov. D - iy- A k uisas ww shu that h wi.l impose a less huui ri he r.ilr ads bv a 2 c ii i .1 * y other sta e j now h.vi g simuar rate in f.ec . 11 ■ d t>> his belie', Ar s,' w u d irr,p i>e a les bun eo on the tailroads by the entoici ment of the 2 cent rate th ir N w Y /rk. Govir or Donaghey says every time he railroad attorneys at *st. Paul und r oi k to show details of operation on freight rates as a basis lor injunction, the result was unfavorable to them. He showi d this by the rate in cotton fr ni Malvern to Little R .ck be ing 11 ceu's; from Little R ck to Boston, 80 cents and from Ms - vern to Boston, 85 cents. It was aNo shown the railroads agreed to this rate. Gov. DonAghey next took up the claims of the railroads that it cost tn.ire to maintain the roadbeos in the low land- of Arkansas than in the m >untains of other states, the ties rotting faster, and other complaints He answered this by saving that while the ties rot faster here, they are secured in Arkansas at one-third the cost they are in other states. As to the claim of the railroads that sickness in Arkansas made the cost of labor greater, (iov. Don aghey said such statements might have weight i'> Minnesota, but would not in a court in Arkansas, where the mortality rate in Hele na, one of the lowest towns in the state, makes a better showing than Denver or Colorado Springs. (Iov. Donaghey said the falling off ot the price of lumber lully one-third was an effective reply to the statem- nt. of the railroads that it cost more to maintain wo. d-n structures in Arkansas, (iov. D nag hev paid a tribute to Judge J ,cob Trteber, of the fed* erai c urt, saving he. with all the evidence before him, w ill give the state an absolutely fair trial, A Goad Farm for Sale Cheap. 240a farm, 100a tn cultivation, 50t in wood lot, 8a in meadow 3 good houses 'nd outbuildings - good w 11s and one fine spring it '•"Id at once can Vm had foi 13,000. eas, payments. Apply ’< H. (». Medford, Board Cantu, Ark *3$ 4t HEAVY MENA INVESTOR HERE. Captain A. M. Holliday of New Orleans Looking Over Property. Captain A. M. Holliday, accompa nied by Mrs. Holliday, is stopping at the Antlers and will be in Mena sev eral days. Captain Holliday is one of tne old time steamboat men of the lower Mississippi river and now controls a large ferry business at New Orleans, as well as being heavily identified with the banking business. He owns 300 or 400 lots in the Woodland addition to Mena, and is here to look over the property and take such steps toward its developement as he finds conditions justify. WhDDING ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Cox Last Night Passed the 31st Mile Post of Their Wedded Life. In their home on Maple avenue and Eleventh street last week Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Cox cel ebrated quietly, surrounded by the members of their own family, the 31st anniveisary of their wed ding. The evening was given over to a feast of gratitude for the good things of life that had come to the family and of expres sions of thankfulness that all had been spared to see the happy event. Mr. and Mrs. Cox were among the earlier comers to Mena, hav ing made their home here in 1899, since which time each year has added to their list of friends They are among the number whose faith in and love for Mena has never been shaken. Mr. Cox has always been a representative business man of MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH H. COX. Mena, and with his two son*, Eugene and Edwin, can always be tound among t ’ most liberal contributors to ny movement that means progress foi his home cttv. He is at this time the president of the Farmers and Merchants (tank, and a.so one ot the firm of the Cox Wholsale Grocery Company, which is among the strongest and most active commercial institutions in this part ot Arkansas, All ^visli Mr. and Mrs. C x many happy returns of the anni versary of their wedding day. CANNING FACTORY Practical Man of Means H»re With a View of Putting in a hirst Class Plant. Mr. Carl Shuey, a practical canning factory builder and oper ator, who is now operating plants at Alma and Prairie Grove, is in Mena with a view of put ting in a tactory here. Mr. Shuey was here last year, but left before taking any definite action on account of oth er business demanding his atten tion. Mr. Shuey is a mm of means, likes Mena and believes it to be a splendid location for a canning factory, providing he is given the assurance of co-operation by the farmers and fruit growers. SHOOTS AND KILLS DAUG! TER. Mrs. Rainwater of Fort Smi .1 Has a Terrible Accident. Fort Smith, Sept. 9.—While loading a 45-caliber Colt revolver I at her home at Stigler this even nig, Mrs. J. T. Rainwater shot and accidentally killed her five year-old daughter. The bullet tore a great hole in the girl s abdomen, and, after two hours of suffering, the girl succumbed. Because Mr. K inwater was ab sent and as a means of protection for herself and It.tie one, Mrs. K .mm water was loading the weapon for the night. Several of the children were clustered around her when, with a loud re port the was discharged ltitc The body of the little girl. It Knocks Malaria Out. | The old reliable Cheatham’* Chili Toute cure* quicker and more norma 1 J lv than any other remedy. One bottle is guaranteed to cure. any one ease. You can t lose U. lr> it FIGHT TO FINISH i SAYS COMMISSION State Official* Decline to Name New Freight Tariffs Until Railroad Rate Litigation Is Finally Decided. Little Rock, Sept. 10.—Throw ing down the gauntlet to the four trunk lines in Arkansas, R. P. Allen, chairman of the State Railroad Commission, admittedly speaking for himself and Com missioners J. E. Hampton and J. W. Crockett, declared last night that they would not meet the traffic officials in any conference upon any phase of the pending litigation in the federal courts which involve the making of in trastate freight rates. He further declared that the commission would not compile a new tariff with increased rates to prevail during the effectiveness of the temporary federal injunc tion. “We have been bridled by a federal judge for the present,” he said, “and until a final hearing in the matter we will not issue a new tariff, nor will we oppose the enforcement of one issued by the railroad companies, regardless of bow extortionate it may be. Will Ask Appropriation. “We will have nothing what ever to do with the railroad com panies until this question cf freight rat.s has been settled by the courts. There is no necessi'y for any conference with their offi cials upon the rate question. We idhore to the claim that our tariff No 3 is right and affords the tr fli.' lines a just compensation. Therefore, we expect to wage the fijih to maintain our position th 'ugh the courts, and to this e d expect to ask the next legis lature to make an appropriation sufficient to pay the expenses of this litigation. ‘ It is our intention to make a searching and exhaustive study of the business, books and ac c iun!s of the railroad companies, retain proper legal counsel and carry our case to the last resort. “Just how much it will cost to do this, I am not now prepared to state. If the matter is finally rettled in Judje Jacob Trieber’s court, then the cost will not be large. Of course, if it goes to the United States supreme court, necessarily the cost will be in creased considerably. WILLIAMS WINS SCHOLARSHIP. Amity Youth Awarded Prize Offered by Federation of Women’s Clubs. Fayetteville, Sept. 7. —Maurice Williams of Amity. Clark county, has been awarded the scholarship offered last spring by the Arkan sas Federation of Women’s Clubs. There were a number of candi dates for the honor, but Williams won easily over his competitors. Young Williams comes from the home town of “Big” Keith, and is a personal friend of the big Khodes scholar. He ha9 the i.__ C i Vin f'irct urlin h uc UUIJUI V* v/v . ---- ever betn given a scholarship of any kind in the Atkansas institu tion, and is said to be a brilliant young man. The scholarship not only pays the matriculation fee in the university, but is suffi cient to cover board and other necessary expenses. The fortunate competitor in the contest for young women has not yet been decided upon. Outlook for University Good. Judge Tillman stated today that prospects for a big at tendance were still very bright ! The books of the secretary are now open and some are enrolling ! every day. Harry Chaney, a sor of the mayor of McAlester, Ok. is the latest to matriculate. Th new state will send a goodly dele gation. __ Don’t be afraid to give Chamb< r Iain's Cough Remedy tQ your chil dieu. It is intended especially foi cough's, cold's, croup and whoopinj cough, and it is the best medicim made for these diseases. For sale te j Jackson Drug Company and all deal ers. NEW COMPANY OF MaLITIA Fifty Young Men For State Guards At Hot Springs Hot Springs, Sept. 9.—Appli cations for membership in the Arkansas State Guard, has been made by fifty young men of this town signifying their inten tions of becoming members if the company will be admitted. An officer of the guard will be sent there to see if the company can be recruited up to the requir ed strength, and if his report is favorable, a commission will be issued. BAREFOOT BURGLAR Aged Negro Cooked and Ate a Meal in One of the Many Houses He Robbed. Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 9.— Slowly the detectives of Little Rock are weaving a net about Henry Taylor, alias Henry Jack son, an old negro who is now do ing time on the county farm, and they have already sufficient evi dence to place him in the peniten tiary as the barefooted burglar, who used chloroform so profusely in the Argenta rooberies. Taylor was arrested after he had sold some clothing and a watch taken from the store of J. V. Turner, in Argenta, where the burglar cooked a meal and ate it after robbing the house and store. He was sent to the county farm until other evidence could be worked up against him. Detectives Morgan and Vick r _J a.\_A. n 1 A Ln/1 juuuu utai i uv. p> w been disposing of clothing and went to a rov of negro houses where they found three dresses which had never been worn S.me articles were found which were taken in other Argenta bur glaries, and Taylor will now be brought back from the county farm and turned over to the grand jury for investigation. TO QUI1 CRIMINAL LAW Col. Murphy Has Announced That He Will Fight No More Battles Where Crime Is Involved. Little Rock, Sept. 9.—Col Geo. W. Murphy, dean of criminal lawyers of the South west, and the attorney most sought after for the defense work of criminal cases in this section, has announced he will not accept another criminal case. “When I have completed those I have now on my list,” said Col. Murphy this morning, “I will be through with criminal law and then start in to rob railroad companies and the trusts.” Col Murphy has been the central figure in the big criminal trials in Arkansas and adjoining states for nnnj years, and has defended all the legislators tried here upon doodling charges, and has been retained to defend all those yet to be tried. None ot his clients were ever given long sentences, though the most of his cases have been those in which a murder had oeen com mitted. CONFEDERATE PENSIONS Auditor Moore Began Sending Out Warrants to Old Soldiers Today. special w i ne nuti. Little Kock, Sept. 10.—State Auditor Avery E. Moore today began sending out the Confeder ate pension warrants to the old soldiers of the state thus setting at rest past rumors that the fund would be held up as the state capital fund has been. Auditor Moore says his ac tion may be technically illegal because the last legislature failed to make the necessary appropri ations but he is willing to assume the risk, trusting in the next legislature to approve his ac tion. Foley’s Orino Laxative is a now remedy, an improvement on the Laxa tives of former years, as it does not grille or nauseate and is pleasant to take. It is guaranteed. Sold by all druggists. MAKE ICE CREAK. FROM WATER and a small qua tity of condensed milk, if fresh milk cannot be had. RECIPE. *4 pint condense! milk costa . . . .OCe. Add cuough cold wutcr to make oue 1 quart. • « OO One 13c. package JK1.W) ICE CUE AM 1'ouder.13c. Total. .19c. Mix all together thoroughly and freeze. Don’t heat or cook it ; don’t add anything else. This makes two quarts of delicious ice cream in 10 minutes at very small cost. AND you KNOW IT’S PURE. Five kinds: Chocolate. Vanilla, Straw berry. Lemon and Unfavored. ' 1 3 packages 25c. at ail grocers. Illustrated f.eclpe Honk Free. ————— —---- . ... - . Q <5 Q THE CURE FOR W. O. S CROFULA Swollen g’lands about the neck, weak eyes, pale, waxy complexions, running sores and ulcers, skin diseases, and general poor health, are th< usual ways in which .Scrofula is manifested. The disease being deeply intrenched in tlae blood often attacks the bones, resulting in White Swelling, or hip disease, and the scrofulous and tubercular matter so thoroughly destroys the htalthfiy properties of the blood that Scrofula sometimes terminates in consumption, an incurable disease. The entire circulation being contaminated, the only way to cure the trouble is to thoroughly purify the blood and restore the circulation to a strong, healthy state S. S. S. is the very best treatment for Scrofula ; it renovates the entire blood supply and drives out the scrofulous and tubercular deposits. S. S. S. is the greatest of all blood purifiers, and it not only goes right down t > the very bottom r.f the trouble and removes the cause, but it supplies the weak, diseased blood with the healthful properties it is in need of, and in this way builds up weak, frail, scrofulous persons and makes them strong and healthy. S. S. S. is a gentle, safe, vegetable preparation and is suited for persons of any age. Book on the blood containing information about Scrofula and any medical advice free. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA. C---'l R. M. DIIIGMT, PrtalGeat. F. If. HANCOCK, Caahter. JAS. n. AH A VICK. Vice Prralrieat. H. A. BABCOCK, Aaa't Caahler. THE NAlTONAL BANK OF MENA t The Oldest Bank injPolkJCounty./l Capital and Surplus $75,000 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. -DIRECTOBI-h R. If. QUIGLEY. F. N. HANCOCK. JAS. D. SHAVER. KDWARn KRnun. M a stbittov MENA LUMBER CO. (Incorporated.) Successors to Lay son Lumber Co. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Sash, Doors, Shingles AND ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIAL Before buying elsewhere be sure and inspect our grades and get our prices. We can save you money. We make all deliveries free in Mena. PHONE 517. MENA, ARKANSAS. DR. THOMAS CURES CHRONIC DISEASES* VarUftAale We ti^t this disease by painless methods, and F? I farlcoceli with no detention from business. The «tsjf- j* nant blood Is drsren frorn dilated reins with the assistance or our Improved Varicocele Truss and Klectro-t.'hsnilc process, the H % parts betng restored to their natural conditio* and circulation [», Ifrlflturi 179 cure stricter* without •©▼«*• operative M wlllvIUr® procedures. Our treatments act directly «» the » | parts affected, completely dislodging tbo stricture by our gal- $ rente electric medical treatment; it Is painless and In nowise Interferes with your business duties. . w Nsrvous Debility of Msn rev o^ vitality, ff so. by n oar methods we will restore that rigor and strength to you that should be rours. Our treatment Is not a mere stimulant but gives satisfactory and permanent reeuita t . . coRtnunor Contagious Blood Poison I*f lt*nn»y toa*Te been R AIR 4DV.CE hereditary or contract*! In early day.. W« our. Ita coin ... plication*. Wa .top lt» program, eradicate a»«ry Te»tlge of In yarton Of by IB AU In ! p0ls0n from the »y»tem, nnd by the ora of harwle.. remndlee, matcer In plBln anyylbP** *bn vbteh leave no Ifier effect upon the iv.tcm. medtelne eent In pla n wrappers, kii>nky, Ht.AlUiKK AND IH1N4KY DISEASE* c»*»a oot I*0 «uc«».fully treated nnd permanently cured PILES and t&Kix'K'fnrYnfo^mnlSm KlIPTl'KK cured by palnlosa and bloodies. method.. CHRONIC DISORDERS OF WOKEN. CATARRHAL CONDITIONS CURED. nnn“tarHI«anAar»oa;Nem,“?2!ra M*aTOMoM^ complications, chronic bronchial aad pulmonary re*"aiB* °ur **• ir“im*ui of gitRE, Office Bonn: At. m. tot p. m. Sunday. 9to 1 p m. DR. THOMAS MEDICAL INSTITUTE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK:; W irnmmmmrjmmm .. ■riBBBBSasaswBSH——sfe/ PEOPLE who read ads in THE STAR are the ones who best know where to trade to advantage. WATCH FACTORIES ARE STILL RUNNING I When you see our prices on Watches you will be convinced that we want to dispose of our goods, and that we can get more of them. If you have repairing to be done and you think.we deserve a portion of your potronage, we will give satisfaction regardless of cost to us. iilifO orfT T. A. AWBREY Jeweler and Optician. Opposite First Nat'l Rank, Mena, Ark. Season Now Open for Wild Turkey i We can furnish suitable Buck Shot Loads in Black or Smoke less Powder, or if you are using a Uille we can always furnish j Cartridges for any standard make. < We carry a full supply of Winchester, Factory-I ,oaded Shotgun Shells—the kind you need. WE MAKE A SPECIALTY of | repairing tire arms, bicycles, typewriters, cash registers, add ing machines, sewing machines, gas engines, phonographs, rub- j ber goods, etc., etc. '<$ ■.MM* WHOLESALE AND RETAIL j Phone No. 8. North Mena St. 1 (Very Serious I It is a very serious matter to ask B for one medicine and have the Ij wrong one given you. For ihis I. reason we urge you in buying K to be careful to get the genuine— H BlacT-draughT r Liver Medicine The reput.idon of this old, relia ble medicine, for constipation, t tv digestion and liver trouble, is firm ly established. It does not imitate other medicines. It is better than others, or it would not be the fa vorite liver powder, with a larger sals than all othere combined. SOLD IN TOWN n I ASK YOUR GROCERYMAN FOR THE GENUINE EUPION Tbs Family Safety Oil It Has No Equal It Will Give You Satisfaction j It Has Stood the Test j; Waters-Pierce Oil Co. i PINE KNOT TAVERN B. F. Morgan, Prop. Mena Street, Near Postoffice. FIRST-CLASS SHORT ORDER SERVICE. REGULAR MEALS 25o GOOD ROOMS CLEAN BEDS 29o Postoffice Short Orders... We especially desire the custom of our friends from out of town and guarantee to please them. Mena SUopposite Postoffice |-— —— | ■ . —.-- 1 .’-'-i" " —■ ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY Well situated and perfectly drained. Map, plat and in formation at Odd Fellows Bldg. Phone 242. Old Linisay, Supt. I —r - ----—TT— "•“■g ALEX PATON & CO. Undertakers andj Fmbaltners Day phone 360. Night phone 181 t *'f ' i> " .