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TELL US ABOUT IT THE OLDEST, BIGGEST AND BEST PAPER IN POLK COUNTY AND READ BY THE MOST PEOPLE. _LET US SHOW YOU VOLUME XXVI. MENA ARK., THURSDAY, MAlK II jl, UM)«>_ ___NUMBER 10 Many People Are Seeking Homes in Polk County That They May Escape the Discomfort of Northern Winters. There’s a Reason gongress_called PRESIDENT TAFT CALL8 THE SPECIAL TARIFF SESSION FOR MARCH 15. NEW CABINET MEMBERS TAKE THE OATH % ' “■ Secretaries Knox, Hitchcock, Meyer, Ballinger, Wilson and Nagel Sworn In by Chief Justice Faller of United 8tates Supreme Court—Many Per sona Call Upon the President. Washington, Mar. 7.—President Taft [ has issued a call for a special sessios ‘ of the Sixty-first congress to .convene jj March 15. The call does not mention r .the object for which the special ses I sion is called. I No nominations were made by the I president Saturday, but six members I of President Taft's cabinet took the loath of office in the cabinet room at | the White House shortly after ten jto’clock Saturday morning. The oaths were administered by # Chief Justice Fuller of the supreme li; court, first to Philander C. Knox, sec retary of state, then to Frank H. S.HItchcock, postmaster general; Georgs Von Lengerke Meyer, secreatry of the navy; Richard A Ballinger, secretary of the interior; James Wilson, secre tary of agriculture, and Charles Nagel, secretary of commerce and labor. I George W. Wickersham took the oath of office Friday as attorney gen eral. Mr. Dickinson, secretary of war, and Mr. MacVeagh, secretary of the treasury, will not reach the city for some days. ; President Taft, Secretary Carpen ter, Senator Burton of Ohio, Richard u. nuriitu, nun ui justice narian oi the supreme court, and John Barrett, director of the Bureau of American Republics attended the ceremony. As soon as the ceremony had been completed President Taft gave him self up to the reception of several hundred persons who gained admit tance to his offices by reason of being accompanied by senators and repre sentatives. Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island interrupted the reception pro ceedings by a somewhat lengthy con ference with the president. While the friends of senators and members were being received in the office building several thousand per sons gathered in the east room, being delegations with proper credentials, and when Mr. Taft had disposed of the first crowd he went to the east room wiit^-e the handshaking process continued for some time. Big Oil Deal. Tulsa. Ok., Mar. 10.—Property in the famous Gleen pool oil district con slsting of 1,250 acres of land on whirl are fib producing oil wells and 600,OOt barrels of oil In storage, was purclias ed by J. E. Crosbie here Mondaj from Robert Galbreath. The consider atlon was $700,000. Do Not Suffer. No use suffering from Itching Piles when one box of Hunt’s Cure is absc lutely guaranteed to cure any case. One application will convince you of its merits. To Rocky for Burial. The remains of the Rev. T, B. Phelps, who died at the home of hia sor.-ir.-law at Nunley Monday night, passed through Mena Wednes day^ route for Rocky, where inter ment was had this afternoon. Uncqualed as a Cure for Croup ^Besides l>eing an excellent remedy for colds and throat troubles, Cham berlain's Cough Remedy is unequaled as a cure for croup,” says Harry Wil son of Waynetown, lnd. When given as soon as the croupy cough appears, this!remedy will prevent the attack It is useu successfully in many thou sands of homes. For sale by Jackson Drug Co., and all dealers. ENDORSED SEWER LAW Meeting of Citizens Requested Repre sentative Hamilton to Pass Bill Legalizing Franchise. About twenty reprisenta’ive taxpayers of Mena met at comt bouse Monday night and passed a resolution to ask Ripresenta tive Hamilton to pass a bill to in validate and confirm the franchise granted by the city of Mena to H W. Cardwell to construct and maintain a sewer system in Mena. Mayor Davis was instructed to so notify Mr. Hamilton by wire. The committee appointed at a recent meeting to investigate the matter, W. E. Watkins, W. M. Pipkin and J. W. Gardner, were unnnimous in the opinion that the law should be passed, de manding of Mr. Cadwell, how ever, that he release the city from its obligation to furnish free water for sewer. This, Mr Cad well conceded, and the resolution, offered by Mr. Gardner, was adopted unanimously. Mr. Cardwell proposes to begin the extension of the sewer system within 30 days, covering practi cally all the water district, and expending $15,000 in Mena. John Thompson, president of the Commercial club, presided at the meeting. Qood tor the Blues. Ts your appetite on a vacation, your energy absent, and everything else out of “Whack?” If so, you had better take something and take it now. Simmons' Sarsaparilla is the King of Tonics. It will make you eat all you want to pay for. Try it and hear vourself lautrh airain. Wind Hasn’t Hurt Wheat. Salina, Kan., Mar. 9.—Reports re ceived in this city from various coun ties in the western and central part of the state show that the few days of warm weather Just past have brought out the wheat In fine shape. It was reported from some localities that the heavy wind of a few weeks ago had caused great damage to the crop. This report is shown to be erroneous in many cases. Killed in a Forest Fire. West Plains, Mo., Mar. 9.—Mrs. Emma Webb, wife of Samuel Webb, a farmer who lived in the north part oi this county, was burned to death Saturday while lighting a forest lire that threatened to burn their home Her clothing caught fire and she lei! dead in her husband's arms. She leaves live children. I . _ No Need of Scratching. Other afflictions may be more pain ful, but none more annoying than many forms of itching trouble. The quickest and most reliable remedy for itching diseases of any character is Hunt’s Cure. One application relieves —one box guaranteed to cure. Graveyard Working. All persons intereste 1 in the Dallas cemetery are requested to meet there on Thursday, March 18, for the purpose oi completing the work ot clearing off the grounds, planting shrubbery, etc. A. L. Durham. Bloating after eating, indiges tion, flatulence or water brash, may be quickly corrected through the use of Prickly Ash Bitters. It strengthens digestion, clenses and regulates the bowels. W. C Vandiver, special agent. WAKNiNO OttDKK. ThomnK A UuhhcII, plaintiff, va. Mrs.G. W JaiuMi, defendant—In the Volk Circuit court. The defendant. Mm. G W. James, Ik warned to appear In thl« court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff', Thomas A ItuHKell. March 10,190H II. J. Green, Clerk E EASTER 1 15 COHING m ND MOST PEOPLE usually want new fk clothes for this occasion. Of course you | can buy goods at any store—but there is i diffm-nce in stores; the better the store the letter it is for the people who patronize it. f you don’t trade at this store it is certainly lot our fault, for we assure you we are uixious for you to become our customer, and n addition to offering you one of the largest md best stocks in this part of the state to select from, you will be treated ri-’h No shoddies here. We do not buy any “job lots” or “odd roods’’—everything is new and first-class, and fou get your money’s worth every time—not ince in a while. You can get everything to fll wear right here in this store Grand Leader | GREAT LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY Che Report Says Twenty-one Are Dead and 150 Injured at Brinkley—Se vere Storm Damage at Other Points. Little Rock, March 9.—The latest reports from Brinkley, the stricken city on the Rock Island 92 miles east of here, indicate 18 are dead and n million dollars property loss incurred by fire, Hood and wind, as a result of the tornado which struck the city at 7 o’clock last night. Two traveling men of this city, W. M. Wilson and J. C. Ayers, were stopping at the Bnnkley hotel during the afternoon. They had left the hotel and gone to a pool hall, where they were when the tornado struck. “It had been a sultrv after noon,” said Wilson. “Suddenly a heavy rainstorm broke, contin uing about five minutes, followed by a tearful wind. The wind did not last longer than three min utes, but when we reached the streets they were blocked with debris. Every business house ex cept the Braud'a dry goods store « % « > , i i. » .1.__ Wda W1CUVCU, UUlli Iiuitio, vuv O splendid three-story brick, and both the Arkansas Midland and Cotton Belt depots were total wrecks. “Fire broke out in three differ ent places in the residence section, where homes had been splintered. We counted eight dead and help ed move them from the wreckage bv midnight, when we left for Little Rock.” Judge Jacob Trieber, Prosecut ing attorney William Whipple. Captain Akers and the whole fed eral official family, of this dis trict, were in the Brinkiey hotel enroute to Helena to hold court, fortunately none was severely in jused. Governor Donaghey, Speaker Epps Brown, of the house of representatives and a relief party j from this city, left at noon for i the scene of the storm, on a Rock Island special. The storm all about this section last night was severe, especially at Fourche Dam, Kerr Station and other points, where residenc es were blown away. A negro girl named Anderson, 10 years of age, was killed at Fourche Dam. A negro, Arthur McChristol was killed by light ning in Argenta during the storm. Telephone and telegraph con nections were paralyzed for hours, at one time only one out of town connection being intact. A message has just been re teived from Brinkly asking the governor to order the militia to the scene. Companies of the state guard will be sent out this after 1)0011. Carried Call For Help Weakly, Ark., March 9.—Resi dents of Brinkley, which was de vastated by a toanado last night are arriving here. Six white people are known to bo dead and probably fifteen injured. Brinkley is a town of three thousand inhabitantsand refugees say the entire business section is demolished and probably eight per cent of the residences were razed to the gronnd. Relief trains have arrived at the scene but all wire communication is interrupted. Reports from southeastern Ar kansas say a heavy wind storm passed over that section last night doing considerable minor damage, but no lives were lost. L. M. Kimmell, railroad tele graph operator at Brinkley, one ot the first to reach a point of communication to summon aid for the devastated town, graphically describes the scenes immediately following the passing of the storm. Together with several compan ions, Kimmell was in the Rock Island depot when the storm struck. As if it was a toy the substantial structure was twisted and broken, the occupants being caught among the falling timbers and bruised but otherwise un hurt. Extricating themselves af ter halt an hour’s effort they found the town in darkness and the streets filled with a terror stricken throng. Intermittent dashes of light ning revealed wreckage every where, a portion of a building standing here and again onlv a tangled mass of debris. As Kim mell and bis companions made their way through the street. they encountered two of the dead and stumbled over others wbc were injured. Huddled about the ruins of their homes familioi were standing in groups clinging together in terror while here and there a searcher was gropin about in quest of a missing member of the household. As the party started to leave Brinkley, intending to walk to the nearest town the added horoi of fire appeared. When two miles from Brinkley, Kunmell and company were forced to turn back because of a gale. As they returned the fire had gained head way, and, fanned by a stiff wind, was spreading but prompt work of citizens suppressed the confla gration. Boarding a locomotiye, Kitn mell and his companion, J. M. Wojtanski, Richards, a lineman and Conductor Gale made a quick run here bringing news of the storm and an appeal for aid. Million Property Loss. St. Loui«, March 9.—A special from Brinkley, Ark., says 30 per sons were killed and 15 to 40 in jured and a million dollars in property loss caused by a cyclone last night. The city is a total wreck. The business section is in ruins and ‘>0 per cent of the residences destroyed. Town of England Also Struck. Little Rock, March 9.—A spe cial from Brinkley saysthe known dead now number 21 with 151 in jured. The new Cotton Belt station at Baucum was absolutely wrecked, the mammoth establishment of the England Mercantile Company at England was unroofed and stock ruined. From England to Kerr Station the storm, in places, was a mile wide and its path is literally strewn with dead cows, horses, etc. The main track of the Cotton Belt was choked by cars blown across the track near Baucum, last uight, holding the passenger train till 6 o’cIock this morning. Many plantations in Lonoke county wero entirely stormswept. The dead: Porter Foote, J. L Sterrett, Henry Stovall, Jr., Mrs. Phillip®, two unidentified men, Charles Krense,.Clara Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Hood, four negroes. A Religious Author’s Statement Rev. Joseph II. Ji'e®pVman> Salis bury, N. C., who is tho author of several books, writes: “For several years I was afflicted with kidney trou ble and last winter I was suddenly stricken with a severe pain in my kidneys and was confined to bed eight days unable to get up without assist ance. My urine contained a thick white sediment and I passed same !!« quentiy day and night. 1 commenced taking Foley’s Kidney Remedy, and the pain gradually abated and finally ceased and my urine became normal. I cheerfully recommend Foley’s Kid ney Remedy.” Sold by all druggists. CHANGE IN WATER WORKS COMMISSION The Present Members Decide to Dis % continue Efforts to Carry on Im provement Work Pending Reorganization. John H. Hamilton came over from Little Rock Saturday after noon to meet with the watci works commissioners of Mena District No. 1, which had been called by M. A. Stratton, chair man of the board. When the board met Monday morning it decided that becaus' of certain dissatisfaction existing it was best not to take up an proposition toward raisin ; fund or making any improvem.u;s cti the present plant. This decision led to an adjournment in order ti try and find citizens who would accept the responsibility of the work and who would be entirely satisfactory to the people of Mena. In the afternoon the consent of R. A. Tomlinson to serve on the commission was obtained, and the board will make efforts to bring about a reorganization as soon ns possible. Mr. Hamilton returned Monda) to his post as representative of Polk county at Little Rock. DAMAGING FLOODS The Downpour Yesterday Is Said to Have Played Havoc Along Mountain Fork. Reports by telephone from Hat field say that the downpour Mon day raised Mountain Fork west of there to a point where it overflowed some of the bottom lands, doing considerable damage to early planted crops and some of the laud. The rain in Mena was very heavy, and the streets were flood ed, but no damage of consequence is reported. Ward creek was quite tempestuous in appearance and those who had 'occasion to cross it went to some of the con crete bridges. Lon Goff, who has confined the stream between two cement laid stone walls where it crosses his land, watched the torrent closely, but says that the swift water did no harm. The promise of the weather bureau tint we would have frost Monday night was not realized. TO MEXICO AND CANADA Mena Store Makes Sales of China to far Away Points in Opposite Directions. One day recently a lady visited The Cash S'.ore and bought soon pieces of chinaware, remitkint that she would take them with her and put in her trunk. This brought out the fact that she was a residmt of Port Arthur, Ontario. The next day at about the same hour another strange lady made similar purchases and it developed she was from some point in Old Mexico. Mr. Ad kisson today received a pretty postal from his C inadian custo mer, Mrs. Claudia B. Burriss, that the ware had gotten through all right and expressing appreciation of "such kindnefs from a stranger.” Thus does Mena become known in all parts of the continent, and the more it becomes known the greater will be Mena. What’s the Use? Aches, pains, burns, cuts, sprains, and all similar afflictions are always instantly relieved; often entirely cured by an application of that un equaled remedy, Hunt’s Lightning Oil. Don't suffer, Don't delay. What’s the use ? Farm for Rent. 40a, 25a in cultivation, good 3 rootn house, barn, fine spring, 3 mi. west of Mena on good road. Cash or crop rent. J. L. Horner, Littlejohn Bldg., Mena, Ark. 310tf lOtf For Sale. One acre of land with three room house, facing two streets in Olmsted suh-division. Address cash bids oetore April 30, 1000, to J. D. Cranor, 301 lift b 2t Mena, Ark. If you have legal business in the Staite Circuit. Court, Federal Circuit or District Courts, or a damage claim against a railroad or other corporation, write or telephone (Bell ’Phone No. 1052] Simmons & Hunt, Lawyers, Ft. Smith, Ark. w-tf For the best dental work, see Black & Dickson, best vork, lowest prices and least pain. 2b0tf2ti I -- Lochridfte’s SPRING OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT Our Spring Opening takes place on March 18th, IQ09. and continues three days. We want you to consider this a special invitation to be present. FREE SOUVENIRS Every lady visiting our store the first day of our opening will be presented with a BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIR TUMBLER Full table size-Etched with Your Own Initial without any advertising whatever on them. These tumblers are not the ordinary kind; they are the finest quality, sparkling crys tal, lead blown glass, fire polished and ring clear as a bell. The offer is uncondition al and absolutely free, but on account of the value of this souvenir it can only be giv en to you in person if you visit our opening, and not to children or other messengers. They will ornament any table, and if you want the balance of the set we will give you the other five, all with your own initial on, when you purchase from us amount to $10.00. TELL IT TO YOUR FRIENDS WE HAVE YOUR INITIAL _*_DON’T FAIL TO COME —LOCHRIDGE DRY GOODS COMPANY Our Store is the People's Store The Busy Big Store You Hear So Much About The Store Where Your Dollars Go Farthest ABSOLUTE BUSTER MISSOURI SUPREME COURT OVER RULES STANDARD OIL’S MO TION FOR MODIFICATION. IHE WATERS-PIERCE COMPANY SAVED Court Holds That St. Louis Concern Has Complied With Requirements of Decree of December 23 Last Standard’s Partnership Proposal Ig nored—A Dissenting Opinion. Jefferson City. Mar. 10.—The su preme court In banc has overruled the motion of the Standard Oil company of Indiana for a modification of the judg ment of ouster and made the order of ouster absolute. The court Ignored the Standard's much discussed propo sition to take the state into partner ship. The court also overruled the motion of the attorney general to make tho decree of ouster In the case of tho Waters-Pierce Oil company absoluto and held that the Waters-Pierce Oil company has compiled with the re quirements of the decree of December 23, 1908. Judge Lamm and Judge Woodson dissent. The not result Is that the Standard Oil company of Indiana Is ousted ab solutely except for Buch protection as It can get from the federal court. The Waters-Pierce company, on the con trary, Is given a clean bill of health and may continue in business In Mis souri. Judge Woodson, who wrote the dis senting opinion In which Judge Umm concurred. Quoted the return made bv the Waters-Plerce company when It paid its fine and the statute under which the companies yere prosecuted. The court had ordered the Waters Plerce company to pay a fine of $50, 000, and furnish satisfactory proof that it had severed all trust relations with any company violating the law. Judge Woodson says the company compiled with the first part, but did not com ply with the last. The decision Is considered a great victory for the Waters-Plerce com pany and incidentally for the minority Interests of that concern who assert they have been making unavailing ef forts to free the company from control by the Now Jersey corporation. With this object in view they declined to approve the proposition made by the Standard Oil company of Indiana that tha. company bo allowed to continue business in the state under a trustee? ship composed of representatives of the court nnd the company. This proposition excited the liveliest Interest, in that it would have given to the state a measure of direct con trol of a corporation's affairs, had It been adopted by the court. But It was Ignored In tbe announcement by the chief justice which simply said that the motion for a modification of the ouster decree had been overruled. With the Judgment of ouster made absolute against the Standard Oil com pany of Indiana and the Republic Oil company those concerns must now pay their fines cf $50,000 each and cease business In the state. The $50,000 fine assessed against the Waters-Plerce company has been paid. In conjunetleri with the certified check which the Missouri company filed with the clerk of the court there was pre dated a document "accepting" the court’s original decree which carried l conditional permit to continue busi 1088. i nose proviaioiiH included one that the company must bo reorganized so as to be free from Standard Oil con rol. There was nothing In the docu ment to show that this bad been done md on this basis the attorney general moved that the ouster decree bo made fTective at once. As Advertised. I purchased a bottle of Chamber lain's Cholic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and found it to bo all claimed for it in the advertisements. Three of the family have vised it with good re sults in summer complaint.—H. EL Howe, publisher of the Press," High land VVis. For sale by Jackson Drug Co., and all dealers. For good yellow pine shingles on short notice, call or phone M. K. Peninger, Nunley, Ark. >02 1 in 8 1 rn Log learns Wanted. Steady work at good pay. We pay in cash every Saturday right. Barker & Lighton, 5&10 2t Janssen, Polk Co., Atk. Don’t think! Don’t woiry! Black & Dickson will do your dental work and give you perfect satisfaction in every particular. 2(>0tf 2tf _ See Petty for Wire Fence. EDS Fresh, Reliable, Pure Guaranteed to Ptaase Every Gardener and Plantrrttbouid test Lite J superior merits of Our No rt he m G row n Seed*. SPECIAL OFFER FOR 10 CENTS we will send pontiKtUl our FAMOUS COLLECTION t pi*. 00 P., Tudl.lM ....*«• I |.»*. Fri«»u tuous . . . . l«e 1 pkf. S« If-Urowln* (Vlsrr • t • *0® I pkf. Karljr Arrvw-fcrtd CahtMkf* • * • 1S« t |tk». lallortos Market Lett*** , . • |0* ALu > A >ar**tles» Choice »W*tr H**4» • . Hi at <*» Write twtey! S*rw! 10 r*«*9 te h*lp p«y peataa* Mid If *iitl r«»c*i\« the isbuv* Faniuo* Collection. ’ te~ with our N«w *n4 hutfuoUvt ('arvlnit Uuids. * si ^ • ICS si Ml id.