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THE MENA WEEKLY STAR
E«t#bll*h*d ISM a* The Pioneer.
Published each Thursday at the office ot:
Men* stmt near Honert Avenue, Men*. Ark
A. ST. JOHN'S nons. Proprietor*
V. W. ST. JOHN. Kditor.
R. R. ST. JOHN Manager.
.
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matter.
THE MINA EVKSIMi STA*
la a progre##Ive newspaper furnfshln.
to II# reader* a dally service covering
the most Important of the world's Ron
•rah happenings, as well its those Item
Of local new* that go to make a home
paper Invaluable to cltiiens of any com
munltv If you want the news in ynui
home earb week day. subscribe for Th.
Evening Star. By carrier or mall. 4tu
>er month.
fmmmmmmemK . 1 1 1L. '!—L.. "■ ' ' ~
There is nothing easier than fault
finding; no tulent, no self-tkniul n<
brains, no character arc required.
Robert West.
Governor Donaghey has let it L>»
known that he has no friends in tin
whisky business so far as pardoning
violators of law. That is an unusual
condition in Arkansas.
A Kansas legislature proposes t<
assess a tax of $25 a year against all
bachelors over 45 years of age. It
is either a case of increast* revenue
or population in Kansas.
California stood for Ruef and hi?
gang of boodlers a good many year?
whose only work was working the
_..LK» l»aa* nn nniflll h Atl’l itl'tlt
|.rt4lS..V, « V * —
few industrious, wealth-producing
Japs. __
Spain is having a new navy built
in Great Britain. It is perfectly
safe to assert that it won’t send this
one on an errand similar to the om
that made roosts for the fishes of
the last. __
New York is now beginning tc
ask—“What’s the matter with Wall
Street ?’’ The main thing is that it
produces no useful thing and ab
sorbs a large part of the producer’:
property. ___
Roosevelt will in a few days be ar
ex-president, and will ut once pro
ceed to show the country that it
need have no worry regarding whal
to do with its ex-presidents so fai
as he is concerned.
The Fort Smith Times don’t ofc
ject to Bryan’s statement that h<
will be a candidate if the peopU
demand it, but thinks the Nebras
kan does altogether too mucl
hustling to create the demand.
It has been discovered that somi
of those men who cheated the gov
eminent in weighing sugar owne<
by the Sugar trust, made as high a
If50, (KM I a year. Good pay is nol
always a preventative of dishonesty
Mena comes out of the w inter thii
yet r in a cleaner and more sanitari
condition than in years. This shouh
be an incentive to redoubled inter
est in making it the neatest, clean
y est, best-kept town on the map thi
summer. _
One Arkansas town has sold it
park for city lota. One of twi
things is sure: That park was no
worth much to begin with or th
towui did not contain citizens whi
believed in living up to their oppor
tunities for municipal improvements
Attorney General Norwood ai
Governor Donaghey do not, fron
reports, appear to esteem one an
other very highly. Let both ge
dowm to hard work for Arkansas
betterment and their opinions
each other will improve with ac
tuation. _
It appears probable that some on
interested party put a pistol hoLste
in the pocket of Senator Carmack'
coat after he was shot, the purpi -
being to justify his murderers
Such practices are altogether to
common, and the “punishment t
fit the crime” in such cases w-oul
be about as bad as hanging.
Did ycu ever see two prettie
little lakes than those that grae
Janssen park? For a long seaso
there was but a place for lakes
They to < n- rly resembled anothe
Mei.a ration- they were “ahy1
on water. Hark Commissioner Kell
has an interesting story as to hot
the deficiency was supplied.
The general fund in the stat
treasury on March 1 probably will b
less than $60,000, and the deman
on that fund with the legislator
in session is about $15,000 a week
If the legislators quit work who
the cash ran out, we could ligur
mighty quick when to expect thei
home. _
Kansas is sure to have a law t
guarantee bank deposits before tli
legislature adjourns. Some of tli
bankers are fighting it to the la:
ditch, but the people who want t
know that they can get what
theirs when they want it are in tl
majority. What are the Arkansi
lawmakers going to do about this
Governor D mag hey has not i
yet got the state convicts at woi
building roads, and doubtless hi
many problems t » solve before
can be done. 15ut the- people gene;
k
ally believe in him, approve the idea
and will be glad to see a start made.
In no way can Arkansas better use
this vast amount of labor, as in no
way does it come less in competition
witK free labor. To let it go to
waste is a crime against humanity.
Ben Cravens, our representative
in Congress, asked the Biesklent to
; name a battleship in honor of Ar
! kansas, and it has been done. He
| i > endeavoring to secure free mail
| delivery for Mena and we should
have it. He also has asked that a
government building be constructed
her Mena’s interest in Mr. Cra
vens is increasing in response to his
helpful course.
William J. Bryan propesies that
the national House of Representa
tives will be Democratic in 1910,
giving as his chief reason that the
people of the middle west will re
sent the action of the Republican
congressmen ip fighting against
such measures as have been advocat
ed by Roosevelt. Mr. Bryan has
made a good many political fore
casts that were not realized, but he
certainly has grounds for this
opinion. The only thing that can
prevent his prophecy coming true
is for Congress to figl t less for
special interests and more for the
people. The voters are learning the
lesson that only by vigilance can
their rights be maintain-nl.
THE KE.EET AND HUMANITY
The big fleet of battleships is
again in home waters. It has been
.. ...... 1 L ^ 1 r-m Vi All A /l.lAtll
plWhed the most notable voyage of
the kind in the history of the world.
It is all very well for us to point
with pride to the achievement. It
may be, few of us know, that the
tremendous expenditure was neces
sary that it may have “shown’’
the nations of the world that our
country was prepared to take care
of herself in any conflict that she
was so powerful and rich that none
dare impose upon or attack her. It
may have been foreseen by our
President and his advisers that this
around-the-world cruise was neces
sary to preserve peace.
But it is a sad thing, nevertheless,
that the human race must pay such
a price to avoid nations flying at
each other's throats. The cost to
the world of war and preparations
for war is altogether too great. It
is a crime that men should be denied
bread to pay such costs—that such a
tremendous portion of the produc
tive powers of the world should be
. so used.
But the millenium has not come.
| We, our children, and maybe our
( children's children, will continue to
pay of their life blood for these
things, but surely one day it will
cease. One day the efforts of man
1 may be devoted wholly to buiiding
up, not tearing down.
FRESH AIR—CLEANLINESS
Kansas City is having an exhibi
i tion and study of tuberculosis—cjn
sumption. It’s purpose is to teach
, the people how to prevent and how
t to treat consumption, and is being
t attended by thousands, rich and
poor alike. AH the teachings can
be summed Up in a few words—
_ FRESH' AIR. CLEANLINESS.
And the instruction being given is
almost wholly along these lines —
i living so as to always breathe fre-h
)iair and to maintain proper cleanli
. ness. It would be a blessing if such
t a school could be maintained in every
• | county seat in every state in the
f! Union.
.! Here are a few practical rules
\ that most of us can follow every
' day:
p)»n’t live, study or sleep in rooms
r' where there is no fresh air.
s' Don’t eat with soiled hands.
s\ Don't place the points of pencils
in your mourn.
j1 Don't keep soiled handerchiefs in
(i your pocket.
1 A\.-\N t;kl:l) Ol tiS I IONS. AGAIN
W. J. Bryan still is answering
questions regarding his future and
r the presidency. This is his last re
e ply, made at Denver last week:
Everybody who knows anything
•; or who has any sense at all knows
r how I stand in the matter of being
’ i a candidate for the presidency a
. j fourth time. 1 have made myself
clear on this subject time and again,
’ and if the people haven’t sense
enough to understand it. why,
what’s the use of explaining it all
6 over again.
e 1 am not an out and out candidate,
I but if the people of this country, if
e my own party should demand that 1
make the race again, standing for
• my well known principles and ideas,
i why, I do not see how I could re
t* fuse.
a J The people will answer the ques
tion four years hence, and the
answer will tie based very largely on
II the actions of President Taft and
e ! the dominent party during the in
e , terim. Bryan said Taft was a man
it! lacking in the will to tight the bat
0| ties of the common people. If the
> future proves that he spoke truly,
18 j he may well be expected to be the
e' choice of his party in 1912.
is i - -—:
? HOW THINGS ARE CHANGING
Missouri and Arkansas both have
lJ, Democratic senates, but there's a
i difference. When it became evi
IS dent a Republican candidate had
1 received but a very narrow majority
‘-jin the former state, some expected
that the Democratic senate would
find a way to seat the other man.
A few years ago such would have
been the case in Missouri, but the
contest between the parties has
been very close recently, and the
people are keeping so well posted
that they resent any crooked politi
cal methods by defeating those guilty
of them. The Democratic party in
Missouri will gain favor and pres
tige by the course its senators took.
In Arkansas that era has not quite
arrived-'-but its coming. The Demo
cratic senate was just a little fear
ful of results if it followed the old
time course that has long been
usual to both parties in such cases -
that is, seat Sumpter despite the
fact that Greaves seemed to have
received the most votes. Some oi
the strongest Democratic paper;
have felt the tendency of the time;
to an extent that they would havt
condemned such action openly, and
it would have cost the party thou
sands of formerly faithful adherents
Rut the senators were hardly
ready to follow the course of tht
Missouri body. They were only half
over the fence in the climb to politi
cal integrity. They hardly dared
seat the Democratic candidate, and
yet lacked the nerve to seat the Re
publican. They stopped astride th(
fence and referred the candidate;
back to the voters. Some call it
cowardly, but, nevertheless it por
tends the change that is taking plact
in Arkansas. It is leaning towarc
a fair, square deal that the peoplt
want a condition made possible bj
the increasing publicity given thesi
days to the acts of the people’;
representatives._.
i Mfc rUbl.lt d 1.053.
Why is it that so little attention b
paid to public work V A contract b
awarded upon certain plans and sj>eei
lications. The work begins and b
carried on and completed, but unless
some one accidentally discovers anc
reports that the work is not up to tb<
contract, the contractor goes on witl
the work unmolested, draws his pay
and departs. After awhile the bat
work develops and then the public ha
to stand the loss. It does not mattei
what the work may be, tc'iool build
ings, waterworks, sidewalks or an;
Other improvements for public beueti
and paid for out of the public money
The above from the De Queei
Democrat is true of public work ti
a great extent everywhere, but is i
worse evil oftentimes in small citic
than in large, where more actua
supervision is given public work
Every man elected to office shouh
strive to guard against such a con
dition in his community.
ROYCROFT PHILOSOPHY
HY FRA KLBFRTtS
Whenever you get out of doors
draw the chin in, carry the crown o
the head high, and fill the lungs t
the utmost; greet your friends wit
a smile, and put soul into ever
hand clasp. Do not fear being mi:
understood; and never waste a mir
ute thinking about your enemies
Try to fix firmly in your mind wha
you would like to do, md then wstfc
out violence of direction you wi
move straight to the goal. Kee
I your mind on the great and splendi
\ things you would like to do; an
‘then, as the days goes gliding by
! you will find yourself unconscious!
i seizing the opportunities that ar
j required for the fulfillment of you
desire, just as the coral insect take
from the running tide the elemenl
jit needs. Picture in your mind th
able, earnest, useful person yo
desire to be, and the thought yo
■ hold hourly is transforming you int
that particular individual.
Thought is supreme. Preserve
right mental attitude- the attitud
of courage, frankness and goo<
{cheer. To think rightly is to create
i All things comes through desire, am
l every sincere prayer is answered
I We become like that on which ou
hearts aie fixed. Carry your chii
I in and the crown of your head high
j We are gods in the chrysalis.
Value of a Gaiden.
The home garden is profitable am
i those who eat vegetables have th
best health. Vegetables and frui
i are essential to arood health. It wil
be worth while to study the possi
bilities of a small plat which ca
be supplied with water from a we
or tank. When a garden of ont
; eighth of an acre can be made riel
! and supplied with the water needec
it will furnish a large family. Ont
half this will be good if the groun
be kept busy with continuous crop*
—Farm and Ranch.
A Plain Duty Shirked.
The Gazette thinks the senat
should have settled the Suinptei
Greaves contest by settling it- b
saying which man was elected sent
tor on September 11 last. But no\
that the senate has referred th
matter hack to the people of Gat
land and Montgomery counties, le
there be an election so impartial an
fair that there can be no question a
to which candidate in this comin
i election was chosen by the votes o
the people —Arkansas Gazette.
Squire Editor Get Senatorship.
J. L. Wadley, editor of the H<
Springs News, has Iteen appointe
\ senator from the Thirty-first sem
torial district, to temporarily suppl
j the vacancy caused by the senate
; cowardly action in the Greav-*:
Sumpter case. Wadley is a prett
^clever fellow and although he suj
ported Sumpter in his contest with
Greaves during the last campaign,
he advised Sumpter not to accept
the sonatorship when it became ap
parent that it had been stolen from
Uie man who had won it at the polls.
—Fort Smith Times.
The Boy’s Idea of It.
A bright 4-year-old Mena boy has
parents whose recreation in walking
in the woods and hills he generally
shares. On returning from such a
trip recently, the young man climbed
up to the supper table and remarked
with a sigh: “Mama, let’s eat supper
twice.” _
Rational Brevities.
(UavlUxon.)
Worry is hurtful and is of the
devil’s persuasion. Laugh in its
face and be happy.
Life is no mystery but stands out
a solved problem when welcome to
know the law governing it.
We must not neglect the small
everyday duties of life, for therein
is the secret of spiritual growth and
true greatness.
There can be no conflict between
true religion and true science, as
science is true knowledge and genu
ine religion is scientific.
Difficulties ar.d obstructions are
necessary factors to real develop
ment. Why complain of them
dust overcome them and speed on
to others.
A warm cheerful how d’ ye do
direct from the threshold of an
honest, loving heart reaches and
enriches those that hear it.
Intemperance does not consist
entirely in drinking too much
whisky. It is in evidence on every
side. Let's all do better each day.
. « * 1
it everyooay wouiu uu<*uu
correct all error in themselves be
fore they begin to criticise others
; the world would be a busy scene for
many months.
Every pain we have is but nature's
signal bell that something is wrong
and needs attention. Take a look
| and discover what law of health
j you have violated.
Fixed opinions are dangerous
hinderances to progress, both as to
temporal and spiritual affairs.
• Many of our so-called virtues are
i real vices when subjected to honest
,; analysis.
The word “death” is a poor name
| for a chemical incident in which
* means more life. It is but a putting
1 off of old mortality and the material
. | corruption to receive another. See
I 1 Cor., 13th chapter.
Continue to remember and fondle
your troubles and they grow and
thrive like a cultivated plant. His
card and forget them and they
dwindle and disappear entirely, giv
ing place to happiness and peace.
Life when viewed from the higher
’ table lands which lies above tin
f plane of selfish prejudices present:
:» one grand panorama of sparkling
t loviliness and convincing evidence:
that God and man are inseparably
’ 1 united, and that all the combiner
‘ beauties of this earth are but asmal
- foretaste of what we shall enjoy
. ! while roaming the realms of God’:
t; universe in the great beyond.
BITS OF EVERY DAY PHILOSOPHY
1 j (Atchison Uiotie.)
p No scheme is so poor that it won’t
j i work with some people,
ji Your life is your religion, whal
you do counting for a great dea
’: more than what you believe.
^ When a man can’t remember th«
e , name of a pretty gir|, that is a sigr
r the gray hairs are here,
s When you hear an extravagant
s compliment you are disposed t(
L, think there is a good dealt.
If a man doesn’t run to politics
! he is probably given to religious
J conventions, or lodge reunions.
’ Believe in Christian Science
enough to believe your health wouk
' be better if you only thought so.
I The only time a man of experience
takes his wife into his confidence i:
j to tell her he is not making any
money.
- A man never knows until he i
) married what a good time the worn
. en can have when there are no met
around.
Don’t tell a friend in trouble thal
every cloud has a silver lining, un
. less you have time to stop and fim
1 it for him.
" If you want a favor of a friend
f ask for it straight and plain. Ni
1 amount of palver in advance wil
_* U C.. _ 1___ __*
- IIIUI1V HIV i U T VII IVOW VUOJ VVI k, I (till,
i If you want to hear a terrible tale
I get a married woman to tell whni
she would do if her husband shoulc
“lay hands”on her, that is, strike her
’ No man ever fell in love with t
• suffragist. When you find a suf
- fragist married, her husband fell ir
j love with her before she became i
suffragist.
Every man who runs for office
sa>s: “They are always talking oi
the importance of nominating goo<
men for office. Now the peoplt
- have a chance; let them vote foi
. me.”
? After a girl has reached eighteen
. she is seldom seen with her mother
except when going to buy her fal
k clothes. After she is married, how
s ever, she and her mother beconn
- quite chummy.
t i Many a man who has been helpei
j through school by his father o
mother, has taken all the credit t
' himself and never mentioned tin
i efforts of his parents to give hin
f an education.
When a girl is sixteen years old
her mother gots crazy if a boy look
\ at her. Two years later, the moth
II er is quite indifferent to boys, un<
,! when the girl reaches twenty, thi
3 mother thinks it mighty funny i
- her daughter ha-n’t gentjemar
yr company.
a! When a man has a scheme *ii
which he wishes you to invest, hi
usually makes his figures and thei
triumphantly announces: “But cu
“ the figures in two; cut them squari
in two, anti still you tnake money.
Hut after the figures are cut in two,
there is usually something wrong
with the scheme. ^_
POINTED PARAGRAPHS.
• Chicago New*.
The hard drinker is usually an
easy one. , j
Running up hills soon runs a man s ,
reputation down.
Sometimes a man s silence speaks
volumes tor his discreetness.
Trust in the Lord—but do a little
hustling on your own account.
Everything comes to the girl who
has a reputation as an heiress.
The preaching of some women is j
better than the piano practice ot
others. I
Occasionally success is due to tal- j
ent, but more often it is the result j
of hang-dog persistency.
And a house party by any other
name would be a lot of cha r-warm- j
ers just the same.
A lazy man makes as much fus
when he has a little job of work on
hand as an old hen does who is try - j
ing to raise one chick.
MRS. COMER'S BEST JUDGMENT.
Like That of Others, It Occas onally
Was at Fault.
The mistakes which wore plentifully
sprinkled along Mrs. Comer's career
were never regretted by any one more
than by Mrs. Comer herself. "I used
the very best judgment I had.' she
said, referring to one unfortunate oe
currence, ‘but as usual, everything
went wrong.
‘ You see. I went to Greenville In tr.e
morning with Mrs. Hobart. Intending
to go on to Nashua; but I changed m>
mind when the weather turned coo)
and spent the day with Anna Moods,
going home at dusk'. 1 d forgotten m>
little bag with my key in it. so I went
right over to Mrs. Hobart’s.
“She'd gone down the road to Mrs.
Cole's, but I found her key behind the
mr. 1__J Llind nvwl tv ont rltrht in
"Tlie house was dark, buf I said to
myself: ’I won’t light a lamp for fer.<
of scaring her. a timid woman living
all alone as she does.’ So 1 sat in the
dark till 1 heard her coming up tlr
walk.
“When she found the doer was u*i
locked she gave a kind of a gasp: sc
I stepped forward, and then, long at
I had a cold so my voice didn't som-'
natural, and I was afraid 'twou <
scare her, she being so timid, I put on*
my hand and laid it on her arm
“And if you'll believe me," finisher
Mrs. Comer, plaintively, "she fell righi
over in a faint, and cut her forehen.
on the edge of the rocking chair, an<!
I thought I’d never bring her to!
I "There’s no use trying to be care
J ful with a woman like her."—Youth (
j Companion.
IRVING THE ABSTEMIOUS ONE
Poet Had Forgotten Finishing Bottlt
of Port Himself.
It was while Irving war, rehearrlm
j “Becket" that he told a story of Ter
. nyson that has both pathetic and hi:
! morons significance. In the earlie
days, when The Cup" was in prepai
: ation, he had been to see Tennuysoi
■ In the Isle of Wight to discuss hi
Ideas for Its presentation. After dir
ner the desseit and wtne were se
out upon a separate table and whe
they were seated the poet asked In
Ing if he would like a glass of port.
“Yes. I like a glass of port," replle
the actor.
Upon which Tennyson, taking hit
at his w'ord, poured him out a glas
of port and. all unconsciously, fli
lshed the remainder of the bottle hlu
self.
Next morning the actor had to leav
and had therefore taken leave of h!
host overnight. But he had scarce!
1 awakened when he saw I,ord Tenn;
son sitting at the foot of his bed.
"How are you this morning?" h
i Inquired, anxiously.
"Very well, indeed,” was the guest
reply.
“Are you?" came the response, wit
just a tinge of doubt in the ton*
of the voice. "You drank a lot of poi
! last night."
That was Tennyson’s wav of r<
pentiug after a bottle of port!
__
The Decorations.
The housekeeping bride was parti,
ular to keep a (lower or two In a vas
on the dlning-iooni table. One afte
noon she came In late and starte
to arrange loins roses when her co
ored maid exclaimed:
"Oh, you got some, did you? I wa
afraid you’d forget, seeing It was s
late, and I knowed we had to bav
something green; so I just fixed It."
Th b ile went into the dlntoi
room In ho cent or of ihe mahogan
| table st cil one of her handsome)
vas i-11 of remalue salad leaves.
-.
A GOOD REASON.
Mena People Can Tell You Why It Is Si
Doan’s Kidney Pills rim* th
'Irau-se of disease, and that is wh
the cure-are always lasting. Thi
remedy strengthens and tones it
the kidneys, helping them t
drive out of the body the liqui
poisons that cause Imckmdn
headache and distressing kidne
and urinary complaints. Men
people testify to permanent cure.*
Sum Hadt, t>0<> Seventh St
I j Mena. Ark , says: ••Doan’s Ki<
■ 1 ucv Pills cured me of a severe al
, tack of backache and an annot
. nin e from the kidney secretion;
i which had clung to me constant I
for at least two years. 1 procut
, j eil this remedy at the Palac
i Drug Co., and consider it the lies
1 •ever used. 1 have also hear
‘ many'other people speak in th
-1 highest terms of Doan’s Kidne
j Pills.”
For sale bv all dealers. Prie
isUc. Foster-Mi burn Co , Muffalo
, New York, sole agents for th
| I'nited States.
Remember the name—Doan’s
* and take uo other.
Bg Ladles |
example of thousands ofl
Jardui. Cardui is a non |
r medicine for women. It ■
with sick female organs. ™
RD Ij
Help You I
ative medicine, that builds I
d relieves female pain,
of Eskdale, W. Va., writes: 1
I had given up all hope of R
ffered for 3 years with my ■
L to my bed, so I took Cardui, |j
it cured my female trouble.” R
RUG STORES B
EXPERT WITH BOWS
WEAPONS OF LISSOO NATIVES
ON CHINA BURMESE BORDER.
Are Splendid Marksmen and Although
Cowardly Their Use of Poisoned
Arrows Makes Them For
midable as Foes.
On the wild frontier between China
and British Burma is a barbarous
tribe which has no civilized supervi
sion. George Forrest, an English!
traveler, thus describes the chief j
weapon of these people:
"If I hail to suggest a title for a
book on the upper Salwin i should
call it 'The Land of the Crossbow,’
which is the characteristic weapon ot
the country and the Lissoo tribe.
"Every Lissoo with any pretensions
to. chic (Missesses at least two of these
weapons—one for everyday use in
j hunting and the other for war. The
I little children play, with miniature
crossbows. The men never leave their
huts for any purpose whatever with*
: out their crossbows; when they go to
j sleep the nukung' is hung over their
heads, and when they die it is hung
over their graves.
“The largest crossbows have a span
of fully five feet, and require a pull of
: fully 35 pounds to string them. The
bow Is made of a species of wild mul
berry of great toughness and flexl
hility; the stock, some four feet long
In the war bows, is usually of wild
i plum wood; the string is of plaited
; hemp and the trigger of bone.
“The arrow, of 16 to 18 inches, is of
r split bamboo, about four times the
; thickness of an ordinary knitting nee
i die, hardened and [minted; the actual
t point is bare for a quarter to one-third
- of an inch, then for fully an Inch the
f arrow is stripped to half its thickness,
i and on that portion poison is placed.
"This poison Is invariably a decoc
j tion expressed from the tubers of a
1 species of aconitum, which grows on
■ those ranges at an altitude of 8,000 to
i 10.1)00 foot. The poison is mixed with
s , resin, or some vegetable gum. to the
t- j consistency of putty, and Is then
► smeared on the notched point.
"The ‘feather’ Is annulled hv a strir
’ of bamboo leaf folded Into a trangular
* form and t*>d in a notch at the end
V of the arrow, with the point of the
r' i angle outward.
“The reduction In thickness of tha
* arrow where the poison is placed
! causes tho point to break off in the
* body of any one whom it strikes, and
as each carries enough poison to kill
h a horse a wound is Invariably fatal
* Free and Immediate incision is the
* usual remedy when wounded on a
limb or fleshy part of the body; bul
at Cheng ka the uncle of the Lao-wc
hief showed us a preparation which
resembleu opium dross, and which he
said was an effective antidote.
"With few exceptions the Idssoc
* seemed to us to be arrant cowards
hut the crossbow and poisoned arrow
Is certainly a most diabolical weapon
\n arrow from a war bow will pierce
1 a deal board an inch thick at 70 01
SO yards. Some of the Tsekou natives
- were so expert that they could hit a
n mark four inches In diameter repeat
* edly at 60 to 80 yards.
“As no one goes anywhere without
’■ his crossbow' and bearskin quiver ful
y of poisoned arrows, and as every vil
- lage is at feud with every other vil
lage, mutual suspicion is inevitable.
"In open fight the Idssoo are usual
ly careful to keep at a respectful dis
tance from each other and behind ox
hide shields which protect the whol<
. body. Hut if battle is rare, nturdei
and sudden death by ambush In th<
'* Jungle are common."
v
> Irish Witty Before Foe.
> C.l. Nugent, commanding officer o
| j the lri*h guards, at the annual dinar
, of no Windsor and Eton chamber o
v cent tierce, told a story of an Irisl
soldier in the last war.
At dusk of a day throughout whlcl
they had been lying under heavy ftr«
* an officer crawled up with orders fo
the battalion to assault, upon whlcl
the Irishman got up. shook hlmnel
and said: "And whoy not'1'
, On another occasion when a mat
v screamed at the loss of a finger <u
the battlefield a sergeant shouted ti
y | him: "Hold ver row, yer coward!;
skut; there* a nton o~er there who';
lost his bead, and he hasn't said t
' word. ’
t*-—- ■" ■
CHILDREN WHO ARE SICKLY
Mothers who value their own comfort am)
, the welfare of their children, should neve
be without a liov of Mother (Pay's Kweel
, Powders for Children, for use throughout th«
season. They break up colds, cure feverish
1 news, constipation, teething disorders, head
srhe and stomach troubles. These I’owd. n
Never Pall. Hold by all drug stores, ai>c
- Don't accept au.v substitute. A trial pack
age will l>e sent FKK.K to any mother wh<
will address Allen 8. Olmsted, Lt Roy, N. V
A NEW MENA FIRM I
J. E. Wood and J. A. Richards Join in
Undertaking and Household Ex
change Easiness.
We, the undersigned, wish t0
announce to the people of Men*
and vicinity that we are co-part,
ners in an undertaking and sec- ^
ond hand or exchange Lusinets, j
which will be conducted in the
building at the rear of J. A. Rich- |
ards’ furniture and hardware
store. The firm name will be
Wood & Richards. We are hav
ing room nicely fitted up for ur- |
dertaking and will carry a com
plete line of goods. We have *1- 1
ready purchased a hearse and are
ready to serve the public at any j
and all times. We will still con- i
tinue to buy, sell and exchange
household goods. Mr. Wood will J
be in full charge and give his per
sonal attention to the business.
We wish to thank the people oi
Mena and surrounding towns and
country fir past favors and still |
solicit a centinuance of the same.
J. E. Wood.
J. A. Richards.
FELL FROM SCAFFOLD
AND INJURED HIS BACK
Thirty years ago .lames C. bee
of 1100 Hth St., 8. E. Washing-1
ton, 1). C., fell from a scaffold
and seriously injured his hack.
In telling about it he says:—‘ Mv
suffering was terrible; from the
small of my hack all around my
stomach was just as if I had tee#
beaten with a club. I tried all
kinds of plasters, balhulomu.
eadcine and porous, without git
ting iclief, and bought so-called
electric b Its, but none of them
did me any good
One day, while working near
my daughter’s house, my back
pained me go badly that I bad n*
<|iiit. I went into the house aa<lg
lay clown for ease. My daughters
had a bottle of Sloan’s Liniment -4
in the house and she rubied nir
back well with it and gave me
some to take home. I used >is |
and a hu'f bottles of Sloan’s S» jg
Liniment and can do as much■
work as any man in the shop, al-p
t hough I am sixty-seven years old 9
I would not he without Sloan*11
Liniment for any consideration
and recommend it to anyone ->uf- £
fering pain.”
— '■ - — • — —
Want to Trade for Farm.
I desire to trade for farming
property near some good growing
city my residence property
Mena, a city of 6,000, located on ,
K. C S. Ry., in healthiest loca
tion iu Arkansas. The property
is a seven-room plastered house
situated in one of the best resi- ^
dence districts, four blocks from
tbe depot and five from the post- >
office and business center. It 11j
on Stilwell Heights, overlooking
the city and Ouachita valley
The property is well improved.
has good well, city water supphe
to lavatory and bath, eUctriC|g
lights in every room and in barn- |
yard well set with bluegrass a°
abundant fruit trees at the rear
barn is neat and very convenient- ’
Property is good investment In ■
home and will rent well, tbcugJ
most too good for rental purpose* ,
1 as it has been my home unt*
work calls me elsewhere. I
If you have anything to t a *
1 write with full description, term
: etc., and also state that the u J
is absolutely good, as on'},f3llL |
offers will be considered. If . I
proposition seems good 1 win* |
your property over. . >;
I refer \ou to either nab« J
bank or to ex-Mayor Mark ■ j
nev as to myself and the proper
J. B. McMahon,
286 6t 6 lm Mena, Ark- |
80 Acres Land 80
At a bargain for cash, or 1
trade for Mere p operty.
G. F. Crawfotd.
283-3t 5-41 Mena, A**||

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