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Mena Weekly Star (Newspaper) - February 13, 1908, Mena, Arkansas
An historical old newspaper the Mountain signal printed at Bethesda Springs in 1884, contains names Well known. County and City officers some Are still in Public life some living quietly and some gathered by the grim reaper. Through the Courtesy of a. J. Davis the Star is privileged to peruse a copy of the Mountain signal of Date january 17, 1884. This old paper was printed at Bethesda Springs at a time when that place was an incorporated City and a rival of old Dalllas. It was edited by w. T. Mcauley now thought to be located in fort Smith. It is somewhat quaint in style but on the whole a better paper than one would be led to expect from so Small a Community. A feature of note in its advertisements is that nearly All of them were of hot Springs Busi Ness houses though fort Smith i3 also represented. There was Little local advertising patronage save Homestead entries. It is a Little surprising to note that advertising rates were higher per a to i in 111 1 a Natol or lion a i Sihu it i Ilij j Are now charged per month for the evening Star. Following Are a few of the prices quoted signal weekly evening Star Star 1 in. 3 Mo-$6.00 $.150 $3.00 1 in. 6 Mo.8.00 3.00 6.00 1 in. 12 to. 12.00 6.00 12.00 the professional card of Alex Ander & Greene is printed. The senior member was a. P. Alex Ander who was also a preacher and was Long prominent in Polk county affairs dying a few years ago. He was Polk count yes first assessor serving from 1862 to 1864, was represented in the state legislature one term served As circuit clerk ten years was a Justice of the peace in Mena and was the populist nominee for county judge at the time of his death. He was father of Lee and will Alexander and of mrs. Pink mount mrs. Reuben Olarri Ison and mrs. Leslie Moseley. Another prominent Man of this period was pole Mcphetrige the lawyer who located at old Dallas in 1789. Later he was nominated and elected Tot estate Senate serving through the sessions of 1881 3, and during the following years won reputation As one of the Best lawyers in this Section of the state. Or. Mcphetrige with his family still re sides at old Dallas but maintains his Law office in this City. W. M. Greene the other Mem Ber of the Law firm was later prosecuting attorney of the judicial circuit then of the eighth judicial circuit and died recently. But it is the official life where the names Are most familiar to the present Day residents of Polk county. Some of them evidently Early Early formed Tho habit of holding office and the third term idea never bothered them Aud doe9 not yet in some cases. Here is the directory of the county officers in in 1884 county and probate judge to. M. Carder. Sheriff a. L. Pipkin. Circuit clerk a. J. Davis. Assessor a. M. Williams. Treasurer Levi Joplin. Coroner Wesley Bates. Judge t. M. Carder was Menas first mayor and now lives quietly near the old town at Bethesda Springs. J. L. Pipkin sheriff was father of w. M. Pipkin and died a few years ago while holding the office of sheriff of Polk county Hii third term in that office but no consecutively. W. J. Davis Uncle Jack Hai held office almost continuously since the Early Days serving a circuit Everk for Twenty two years he is now an Active candidate of another term. W. M. Williams Uncle Mario has just withdrawn from the Rac for assessor his old office be cause of ill health. He serve Polk county in that capacity eighteen years beginning i 1878. Levi Joplin is living on a fan just West of Mena. He is brother of sex sheriff d. B. Joum we9ley Bates the Coroner in a member of the Bates family so prominent in Polk county affairs Many of whom live near big Fork. He is now living quietly on a farm near big Fork. City officers of Bethesda. J. S. Piper was mayor in 1884 he was formerly a governor of a Central american state and served in the mexican War. His widow Mary Ann Piper until recently lived near Bethesda but now lives near Mena. She is about 80 years old and draws a mexican War pension. The aldermen were t. Shedd who lived where d. H. Hopkins now has his Home was a mail contractor minor Pipkin grand father of w. M. Pipkin one time county treasurer and ran a hotel at Bethesda l. D. Roseberry Carpenter recently a citizen of Mena chairman of the democratic Central committee now of Oklahoma c. C. Murphy for Many years the Only watch tinkerer in the county now dead Doc land lived Here Many years. The City marshal was b. H. Cecil brother in Law of Joe Hudgins and Sam Smith. I. A. Morris was postmaster for Many years being succeeded by j. W. Cunningham present sheriff when Cleveland was elected he was futher of the wife of Dick Davis and of mrs. J. M. Hilton of Board Camp. Among the other names found in this old paper that Are a part of the history of Polk county is Touna William , a Nara Shell Baptist preacher and grand father of circuit clerk w. I. Green and h. J. Green one of the present candidates for that office. It is said of William Green that he dreamed Bethesda Springs into existence and dreamed a place in the Bible where he found the name Bethesda. It is said that a Strong Effort was made to give the Little town another name but or. Green insisted on his Choice and won. It is related that he had been to Eureka Springs and on return ing dreamed that the Waters from the numerous Springs where be Thesda was located had wonder Ful Healing properties and proceeded to form a town. William Green probably has More descend ants and relatives in Polk county than any of the old time settlers. Uncle Bob suits advertised himself As 25 years at the an Vil. He was Stepfather of d. B. And Levi Joplin and of mrs. B. F. Thompson. I. N. Lane was for Many years a Justice of the peace and established a Good reputation. He now lives on a farm three Miles West of Mena and writes All Cir Cuit court records As he has done for years f. A. Waters was a Justice of the peace and has been More recently. He is now a prominent Farmer near Mena. B. F. Cagle was then a prom nent Farmer is now dead but left a Large family and Many Kinfolk in Polk county. Col. Pat Rice was a Promin o1 attorney in 1884, and lived in inc old log House now standing to Janssen Nark. He later move la Conway where he died. It i probable that the old p per was saved by or. Davis because it contained an account of Ibe death of his sister Sallie Davis who is spoken of today by those who knew her As an exceptionally Bright and Beautiful girl. Some years after this old paper was printed the Mountain signal was edited by w. M. Pipkin then a Mere boy and his work and ability As an editor is ret Mim Breed in a very complimentary manner by old residents of Polk county. No Panama Bonds to Mena. Report that $25,000 was secured by first National an error. Associated press reports published All Over the country to the effect that the first National Bank of Mena secured $25,000 of 1 the Panama Bond Issue Are ii error. C. A. Smith president of Thi first National said men Lay Tea his Bank made a t id for $25,00 of the Bondson certain conditions but that As the terms were no ? complied with by the government r j no Bonds were secured. Loo Reward Sloo the readers of this paper will be pleased t 6 learn that there is at least one dreaded do ease that nature has been Able to cure in a i i is stages and that la Catarrh. Hall s cat Arr i cure la the Only Postove cure now known l 3 i the medical fraternity. Catarrh being Achi i Stetu tonal la ease re Ulrea a Conata Tuilom v j treatment. Halls Catarrh cure la taken i eternally acting directly upon the blood an d mucous aur Facea of the system thereby de Troy Long the foundation of the disease an gov Lynx the patient strength by building up to Constitution Ami assisting nature in doing 1 q work. The proprietors have so much fall in its curative Powers that they offer of p Hundred Hollars for any Case it rails to cur Send for list of testimonials. Address v. J. Chen by a co., Teledo o. Hold by All druggists 76c. 8 take Nail s a oium Puls for constipation. A split at hot Springs Effort of Central committee to hold lines tight causes farther break. Iio Springs feb. 8.the Bob Williams faction of the. Demo cratic county Central committee met Here this afternoon to make arrangements for Tho county primary. Resolutions were adopted pledging the voters to the support of the ticket and also the candidates whose names were submitted to abide by the result of this primary. A Resolution was also passed Eulogi zing George b. Cook candidate for the office of stale superintendent of Public instruction and condemning the action of the citizens improve ment Union in issuing the circular against his candidacy a few Days ago. This action widened the breach in the democratic party in Gar land county the members of the citizens improvement Union re fusing to be bound by such resolutions and Means that two tick ets will be in the Field. Immediately after this action of the com Mittee or. Jesse Randolph an avowed Canidate for Coroner withdrew from the meeting and inserted an announcement in the citizens bulletin to the effect that he would be an Independent candidate. Many leading candidates Are loud in their denunciation tonight of Tho action of the committee and it is freely prophesied that within a week a Complete Independent ticket will be announced. To simple recipe mixed often druggists hear Mach Praise for this simple Home made remedy. Some remarkable stories Are being told about town and among the country people coming in of this simple Home made mixture curing rheumatism and kidney trouble. Here is the recipe and direction for taking mix by shaking Well in a bottle one Hall ounce fluid extract dandelion one ounce compound Kargon three ounces compound syrup Sarsaparilla. Take As a dose one teaspoonful after meals and at bedtime. No change need be made in your usual diet but drink plenty of Good water. This mixture writes one authority in a leading Philadel phia newspaper has a Peculiar tonic effect upon the kidneys cleansing the clogged up pores of the Eliminative tissues forcing he kidneys to sift and Strain rom the blood the uric acid and other waste Maffer overcoming rheumatism bladder and urinary troubles in a Short while. A new York druggist who has had hundreds of Calls for these ingredients since the first announcement in the newspapers last october stated that people who once try it swear by it especially those who have urinary and kidney trouble and suffer with rheumatism. The druggists in this neighbor Hood say they can Supply the ingredients which Are easily mixed at Home. There is said to be no better blood cleansing agent or system tonic known and certainly More harmless or simple to use. Daughter of j. W Turner dead miss Vera Turner taken away suddenly saturday night. Miss Vera the 18-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. J. W. Turner who reside in the West part of the City died saturday night after Only a few Days ill Ness her death being caused by a severe attack of congestion of tit stomach. Funeral services were held a the Christian Church monday afternoon conducted by the Rev j. I Green of the presbyterian Church. The remains were Lai to rest in White Oak cemetery. A Brooklyn Bank resumes. New York feb. 11.the first National Bank of Brooklyn which close on october 26 last reopened for bus Ness monday. Since its closing the Bank has been in the hands of Joh w. Schofield As receiver. A Deal Cienci i of $166,000, which existed when the Bank suspended has been made goo i by the stockholders. Franco leaves Bordeaux. T Bordeaux France feb. 11.sene Franco the sex Premier of Portugal with his wife and son left this Cit by train at 7 43 monday morning 1 the direction of Marseilles. The i parture was sudden the hotel Ai Thori Les being notified of the step t the last moment. Shingles for Sale. I have appointed Pope Bros o As Selling agents in Mena pc shingles manufactured at my i East of town. These Shingle � will be stored in Mena in larg � quantities and will be sold at the Low Price of $1.30 per thousand parties buying shingles at the b Mill will be charged $1.10 it thousand. Jerry Bain 287 3 Whf the Shingle Man our annual White Sale begins wednesday feb. 19 and will continue four Days. We have promised you the greatest White Sale in the history of our business and we Are now ready to redeem this Promise. We mention a few of the special values special value in White goods a 40-Inch Victoria Lawn would be a splendid value at 15c a Yard special Price.10c swisse in dots and figures Fine sheer cloth actual Worth 15c a Yard special Price.10c figured Madras highly mercerized a very desirable cloth for Little boys suits and ladies skirts a real 15c value special Price during this Sale.10c Fine embroidered Swiss in 10 to 20 Yard length actual value 25c, special Price.15c India Linon specials 20 pieces of 8 l-2c India Linon will be on Sale at.6ic 25 pieces of 12 l-2c India Linon that we will sell at.10c 10 pieces of India Linon that we sold at 20c, will be sold at.15c specials in Muslin underwear childrens drawers sizes 2 to 12 years made of Good Cambric trimmed at Bottom with tucks and hems a 15c garment to sell to you during this Sale for.10c 75c drawers for 48c. A High Grade Muslin 7-Inch ruffle tucked stitched or lace trimmed a garment Worth 75c, your Choice for.48c Corset covers for 25c. A Plain Corset cover shaped Waist made of Good Cambric lace trimmed Arm holes lace in neck a Well made garment to sell you for. 25c ladies Muslin petticoats for 29c. Short Plain Muslin petticoats made of sub Stantial fabric 6-Inch flounce each.29c ladies Muslin gowns for 48c. Ladies gowns made of Good Muslin tucked Yoke with a shaped neck sleeves trimmed with lace special Price each.48c y some very special values in laces and embroideries v 7ic embroideries for 3c. During this Sale we will offer a special lot of embroidery Worth 7 l-2c for.3ic 10c laces for 5c. A very Large line of Linen and Vale laces some extra wide widths a splendid 10c value to sell you for.5c 15c laces for 10c. This lot consists of Valencine and Mechlin i / re ular 15c laces to sell you 15c embroideries for 10c. This line consists of a very Choice lot of embroidery Well Worth 15c, during this Sale Ioc 35c embroidery for 25c. A splendid assortment of embroidery Many extra wide Corset cover widths and All Worth 35c, to go during this Sale for.25c 10c bleached Domestic for 7\c. This is our regular 10c, soft finish Yard wide bleached Domestic Sale Price.7ic Lochridge dry goods co. To test authority. Suit in fort Smith to see if City can place funds in Bank to draw interest. Fort Smith Fec. 10.late saturday evening p. H. Dickin i son filed a Bill in equity asking i an order restraining mayor Bour land w. W. Webber and Henry Kuper the Board of pubic affairs from loaning City Money to any Bank City clerk Sparks from issuing warrants for same and City treasurer Kelly from honouring such warrants. Tho City Council had instructed the Board of Public affairs to place the Cit yes Money in the Bank paying the latest interest on daily balances. The City has now about $00,000 in Cash on hand and the councilmen did not care to see it Idle when it might be bringing interest and the loan withdrawn at any time. Dickin in is a Small merchant and is supposed to be a Mere figurehead for opposition led by a member of the City Council. W. J. Shoup returned. Will engage in the bakery business 1 on de Queen Street. W. J. Shoup a former Well known citizen of this City but who for the past several years j has been living in Kansas City has again removed with Bis Fame Lyback to Mena. Or. Shoup has rented one of r the rooms in the Hudgins Brick 9 on the Corner of de Queen Street 1 and Honert Avenue and will engage in the bakery business. Two car loads of hogs. Ben Strauss & co. Received j y saturday afternoon for their a Market two car loads of Fine v porkers which were shipped in a from Oklahoma. All of these bogs Are in first class condition and will average about 300 pounds each. R new matting cheap. 1 the Jackson drug & furniture s Mohave just received the first e consignment of Spring matting e there Are 50 Rolls in this lot the i. New building is not ready and to e sell this quickly it will be priced r at 15 per cent off and carpet paper to go with it will be thrown in free. 287 3 7 2 our furniture methods first to give you the Best and neatest Stock of the very latest styles to select from. Next to keep in position to make the Price that will always make it pay you to Call on us. W. E Watkins & Bro. Hardware furniture and farm implements Pickering Avenue. Mena Arkansas. 11 Railroad commissioner. An old Railroad Man in Mena a Long support of voters. Pete j. Robison of Warren Ark., candidate for Railroad com missioner for the Southern District of Arkansas arrived in Mena monday and spent the Day Here in the interest of his candidacy. Or. Robison who is a member of the order of locomotive engineers and who has received the endorsement of a number of the labor organizations stated that he has had Whir to two years experience a3 a practical Railroad Man and believes that such experience is the Best preparation any Man could have for the various duties of this important office. Or. Robison proved himself to be a very pleasant and affable gentleman and during his Short stay Here made a favourable impression with those he met. Mattresses at Petty s new furniture store $2.75 each. Me Ashcan 0 perfected Aetna lamp is absolutely Dan Ger proof a new invention. Never clog up. No smoke or smell intense Clear a hate Light for borne or store with the Needle Generator tha Light can be varied from a spark to 1oo Candle Power. Burna its own Gas under Mantle. Simple port Able clean economical. Special Price lamp flue Mantle Complete s3,q6, Adua co.,1511 Malasi. . J. E. Wood i Emu lying and undertaking Day phone 10 West Side 8f/h?r phone 52 South Mena st. Odd Fellows cemetery Well situated and perfectly drained. Map plat and in formation at Odd Fellows bldg. Phone 242. Old Lindsay sept. Mena evening Star month 40c. J a Richards has not sold out his furniture business when you want any thing in the line of furniture or hardware., or Rural route mail boxes give him a Call at his new store on de Queen Street. You will get a Square Deal. Elmer j. Lundy attorney at Law Davis old. Mena Ark. E. R. Bryant abstract or once in Penni 44 court Houm Turuc to. ? ? a. A. King attorney collections and general practice office Over first National Bank
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