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FUTURE OF CHINA.
Tli* Pnllllonl Situation In Knrnp* and th* Bant—Am*rloa’a Ad vnntajre*. There are two ways of influencing a people or a country,commercially. One Is by methods of mutual intercourse; the other is by the dominion of terri tory. Influence is exerted to a much greater degree where commercial rela tions are supported by the absolute po litical and military control of one coun try over another. Commercial, military or political conquests are, however, rarely attempted where the countries or people to be controlled are either impoverished or physically strong. The temptation to avarice and ambition Is far greater where the people destined to subjugation are both rich and pow erless. The condition of China to-day may serve as a proof of this statement. This vast empire, endowed with greater natural resources than India or Africa and possessing a greater population than either—j et physically weak and financially bankrupt.—was conquered aud placed under enormous indemnity by a nation one-tv. el ft h its size, in a brief war, which involved a loss to the victor of but G44 kiiled. Here is a tempt lug field for the ambi tious, both in a political and a commer cial sense. And this field will be! thoroughly explored with one of the two results: 1. A combination of the great powers erf Europe, resulting in a division of the < liinese empire—the strongest seizing the lion’s share; or (") a disagreement—much to be de sired—among the powers ns to this di vision. in which case the celestial king dom would be allowed to work out its own salvation. In the latter case, the empire, stimulated to greater efforts, may eventually reach a h:gh standard of civilization and development. Po far as the effects of the situation upon the people of Europe are con vt i !trii« 11 mut> in* Niiu uiuniu* iuore iiw governments can extend fheir do minion and control t.h« greater will be their commercial facilities; and those facilities n-gam will result in a greater revenue and en incr eased demand upon the] . ne mark - f- >• vnds of every de scription. Bui to maintain scab in fluence and power. 1 he ut.»er:r'r, pa triotism. strength and resour.c. s of the nation it ml at tin - Ik- taxed to tlieir lit mu t limit. ... Britain has spent nbnnr c-,"0.fv'i (v ,. -non her rnesenl IM1V-; and s! ■ i« Ml] incrnF.sing her service in order to maintain her su premacy. The pv cut emperor of Ger many has for ynr appealed to his g v ernheut to suH to h naval armament; and is gent i ports show that ^ja'.'.OOO. 00" V-- beep <■ aided for this purpose. Tb Mitle ki: ‘ ’em of ’.eon. which, from a comparatively insignificant posh ion among the nations, ha.-; i cent ly risen to great prominence* has pro vided for addiiions to 1 or navy, which, when completed, will 'dace it third among the navh - of the world. We are fortunate in being isolated from oilier countries. We are blessed wiili t» virgin suit nod great natural re source.*. At the same time, however, thi c are questions of vast importance v i I -h will require the at*cation of our ables t statesmen, in order that the pros perity and enterprise of the country may be preserved, and i! r e< mfort and welfare of its millions of t.tilers guard ed. Bor this reason, it will he nvc -ary t * - 11 up c v commerce w'h "evrit Io declined, so that we may succcss fiillv compete in the markets of the wovi h—nen. Wham A. Mil* ■*. in Forum. d On* F-n.ll of Breath. T’ • “pne uniat ;phor,”un Austrian in tv am for enabling miners, fin men, etc., to breathe when surrounded by after damp, smoke or nervous fume® of nr; kind, consists of an air-tiglit rub le Bag containing n steel bottle of pure oxygen at a pressure of 100 liters, „ ,1 .. 1 __ A-...A - 1. __ (airing n 25 per cent, solution of caustic s ' *. 'Hie oxygen can be admitted by a baud -crew into the bag and drawn into •;,* month through a rubber tube, 1i r.ose being closed by a clip. The turn of another hand screw breaks the gin-- bottle, allowing the caustic soda to w out and be absorbed by a knitted network in the bag to absorb the car br; :o acid exhaled, allowing the oxy gen to he rebreathed, the apparatus bein' finable of furnishing oxygen r ".*•!' to la st from ”0 to On minutes, ns he been ntvsied by numerous expert* no is. -Chiengo Chronicle. Wiiap anil Hornet. A Wasp and a Hornet are again on tin roster of ships in the American navy, whose historic names have been given to recent purchases of smaller vessels by the government. 'Hhe war of 1812-14 was distinguished by tlit brilliant acth os of both tht Hornet and the Wasp, 18 guns. There were two Was]*, in that war. The first one cap ture. 1 the British brig Frolic, and was then in turn otured with her prize by a British 7 ,i” frigate. The second Wasp capture ! e British ships Rein deer and Avon, and a few months later was lost at sea, when, where or how be ing unknown to this day.—Springfield (Mass.) Republican. ••The Poet’* Fire.” Prof. Dryasdust—Now, Mr. Wagger, can .you explain what the poet mean® by “the embers of the dying year?” Mr. Wagger—Certainly, professor. November and December,—N. Y. World. WARNING ORDER. Polk County Circuit Court, September Term, 18»8. Emma N. Hilliard ) vs. ; Warning Order. Thomas B. Hilliard) The defendant, Thomas B. Hilliard, is warn ed to appear in this court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Emma N. Hilliard. July 14.1RWK. W. J. DAVIS, Clerk By N, J. Davis, I). C. [2t)-4t NOTICE. A petition will In: presented at the July ad journed term of the Polk County Court for a new countv road liegtnning at the north end of South Main street Carder survey town of Bethesda Springs, running north to the incor poration line of the city of Menu where the line dividing the land owned by Alford and Kelley strikes the south Incorporation line of the city of Mena. Thad M. Carder 29-4t and others. Notice For Publication. Land Office at Camden, Ark. i July 5.1KRH. $ Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has llled notice of ids intention to makellnal proof in support of his claim,and that said proof will be made before the county clerk of Polk county, Arkanasas, at Mena, on 20th August, 1808, viz: William G. North, of Polk county. Ark. II K 15615 for the nek of sef,*, section 28. twp. 2 south, range SO west. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: John A. Gatlin, Marion Wil liams and John Mount, all of Dallas, Ark., George W. Petty, of Mena, Ark. wta28-6] J. B. Friedheim, Register. AGENTS WANTED In Every County to Supply the Great Demand for —— AMERICA’S WJII* FOR IiMNITy Told In Picture and Story, Compiled and Written by Senator John J. Ingalls, OF KANSAS. The most brilliantly written, most profusely and artistically illustrated, and most intensely popular book on the subject of the war with Spain. Nearly 200 Illustrations froniPliotograplis taken especially for this great work. Agents are ranking $50 to S100 a week selling it. A veritable bonanza t’>>r live canvassers. Apply foi des ription terms and territory at once to N. D. T.iOMPSrS' PUBLISHING CO., ST. tons. MO..or NEW YORK CITY I WHY WORRY? I semu Hy LAlJiLo genie Mens ■■ Guard. Gives an • :wy mind. Last* a lifetime. Guaranteed; send prepaid $1.00, Everything in rubber goad'. Write fur prices C OLE i 111 MICAL CO. Jits Fvaaston. Are. Chlearo, ill. Ice Cream Pai los s. The (■! nicest eti atm o1 lies' flavors run !><• had tit my rooms at rnriio ot iionert avenue and lie .Omen street, during iUe season 1 also offer uty sbs hotel furniture for sale, cheap for cash : : : : : . . . Airs. A. Prady. LUilBER . . . Of Ail w ' . Sawed at our • >• IS and sold at prices, t t 1 t petition. iCsri mates tna 1 ,o rs filled on short notice. Mi .■ R. R. track oppo site StOC if ’ w. >. ip$iYon JERSEY MILK DAIRY. Sweet Milk and Butter Milk. . . C. M. COLE, Prop. Wagon Will Call at Your House Daily. P “1\B!G MONEY In Exclasive Territory. Our Fire ant liurglnr proof Safe* sell at night. Citi or Country, OUTFIT FREE. NO needed! Agent* actually getting rich; so can you One Agent, in one day, cleared 113.40, Proof* and Catalogue free on application ALPINE SAFE &. 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Northbound. 6:40 pm.KANSAS CITY. 9:15 am 11:55 pin.Pittsburg. 8:40 am 12:05 am.Joplin.2:88 am 4 :05 am.Siloam Springs.„..U:48 pm 8:10 am.Poteau. 7:50 pm a 10:15 am.MENA.5:25 pm a 1 10:30 am.MENA.6:45 pm 1 8:00 pm..Texarkana..12:85 am 6:10 pm.Shreveport. 9:05 ain 11:10 pm.....Horn beck.4:24 am 8:15 am.Port Arthur.. 7:00 pm LOCAL FREIGHT—Dally Except Sunday. 12:80 pm...Poteau.12:80 pm 8:5o pm.Mena. 6:60 am For Information relative to rates, etc., call on D. J. Cavettk, Agent. II.C.Orr, G.P. A. _ CHURCH SERVICES. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH—At new church bnildingcornerAmsterdam and Zwolle streets. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:80 p. m.: Sunday school at 9:30; prayer meeting at o o'clock. \. P. S. C. E. at 6:30p. m. H. Pv. SCHIMKRHOBN, Pastor. M. E. CHURCH SOUTH—Preaching each Sunday at 11 a.in.and 8:00 p. m ; Sunday school at 10 a. m.; Epworth League meets Monday at 8 p. m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening. C. J . Greene, Pastor. BAPTIST CHURCH.—Services every Sunday at U am. and 8 p.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday even ing. W. L. Compere, Pastor. CHRISTIAN CHURCH—Services every Sun day at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.; Sabbath school at 10 a. m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening; choir practice Thursday evening. G. P. Young, Pastor.2 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH—Ser vices at 11 a. m. and 8 p m at the school house. James Massey. Pastor. SOCIETIES. A. F. & A. M. Dallas Lodge No. 128—Will meet at their lodge room on Saturday evening on or before the full moon of every month at 7 o’clock. Thad M. Carder, W. M.; V. Per tel, secretary. MENA LODGE, K.ofP. No. 100—Meets in Castle llall In Blocksom’s block on Monday evening of each we G. W. Knowlton.C. C ; J. H. Hamilton. K. R. WOODMEN of the. \\ >RLD. Camp No. 01 Meets in regular ses-fi on Thursday evenings of each week. J.C.i •rs, C. C.; W. Ivan Matheny, Clerk. KNIGHTS OF E TV—Meets every Thurs day night at Masoi nail. J. C. Byers, S. K. C. THE IRON HALL —Meets every Friday night at the K. P. hall. J. C. Bykks, Pres. Mrs Ethel Blockbom. Sec. CITY COUNCIL—Regular meetings at Coun cil Chamber on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Mark Whayne, mayor; 1. D. Jones, recorder. HOOK and LADDER Co. No. 1—Regular meetings on first Tuesday evening of each month at s o’clock. F. C. Savage, lire chief. j Bicycles. Bicycle Tires. Bicycle liims, Bicycle Spokes, Bicycle Pumps, Bicycle Oil, | Bicycle Cements, Bicycle Tire Tapes, Bicycle Wrenches, Bicycle Bells, Bicycle Valves, Bicycle Plugs, Bicycle Patching Rubber, Bicycle Bar Grip. Bicycle Enamel, Bicycle Cyclometers, Bicycle Oil Cans, Bicycle Spoke Wrenches, Bicycle Locks, Bicycles Repaired, AT THE fHepa J^u/elry Store, The place where they do watch repairing as it should be done. THE DAY WE CELEBRATE? REMEMBER THE 2nd - Anniversary . -- To be held at MENA, the County Seat of Polk County, Arkansas, -OlbT fiuQust - 19N7, -1898. Old Veteran and Cavalry Parade; Fire Brigade; Hong Kon<r (Chinese) Brigade; Merchant's Floats, Horticultural, Agricultural and Mineral Exhibit. A Barbecue, Good Musiu and the Haying of the Corner-stone of the Mena College will he features of the day. Reduced railroad rates will be secured for the occasion. '.V 1 r1 •>/*“ v*7^vWvM \/^Sv fSv *T*-i / »T* w WHEELER & WILSON, I NEW NO. Q 1 Family - Sewing - Machine. A groat improvement over anything .... g Ever made in the way of Sewing Machines. $ I ^ ' | The Latest and the Best. Hie only Sewing Machine that does not. fad in any point. Rotary Motion and Ball Bearings make it the Lightest Run ning Machine in the world. For sale by ♦ 8c Lewis. Leidigh & Havens Lumber Co, •V e have the largest and best assorted stock in the city, and carry in connection. ■ Lime, Sand, Cement, Building Hard ware, Sash and Doors, Black Diamond Roofing, And in fact everything needed to build a house. Estimates made free. i JOHN J. LEIDIGH, Manager. 1