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en appropriately said: Ozarks lies Mend," the strawberries, or- hogs, poultry and mar- where the climate is Where the water is purest, it most productive and are surest and safest. e County scat of Polk Coun- on the main line of the Southern railway, 385 of Kansas City, in easy at Kansas City, Chicago, Oldahoma City, Beaumont, and other land of :he county i.q Partly mountainous, with St00Jt, .try of Ozar[fs the length of the county will be a link in the Jefferson Highway, an- other running east to the Montgom- ery county line will be extended to Hot Springs, and still another pro- jected to run west of Mena taps the trade territory of the Mountain Fork Valley and a fertile section in Okla- homa. St. Joseph's Academy St. Joseph's Academy, a view of which may be seen in this issue, was erected in 1914, to replace the old building destroyed by :hre on Febru- ary 3rd, 1913. It i,q a handsome brick and concrete I building presenting "t fine appearance T o St. Joseph's ranging from 1,000 to are fertile valleys lands. In the coun- SOUrces of the Ouachita, and Rolling Fork riv- sources of many les- all fed by cool, clear solf conditions are as near- [or health and diversified Pursuits as nature can Seldom are we subject or over cohl weather, an ideal resort for winter visitors. We south to escape the from the north, and is such that the summer south is offset. The av- is 50 to 55 inches. products of the cotton, corn, hhsh and forage crops, beans, sweet peppers, A" P. Gallagher other truck crops. Among grown are straw- lerries, raspber ci,;s, peaches and ?l 1 nl s. is an abundance of wild huckleben-ies, black- and muscadine hog, cattle and poultry eing rapidly developed. Will soon be the rule, ce of the razorback hog COW. on the warm, sun- Mountain, second and most pictur- The Kansas City comes nto Mend around the eastern then leaving Ouachita river, and from the beautiful ey, the road runs grace- City of Mend, where at railroad stood a log spring, in the acres of cultivated .Was a primitive forest. a city of between in population of pro- l)ublic spirited cit:izens. ef the most beautiful in the state if not in Here you will find and mild winters, un- inUre water, no mos- and no negroes. steadily and per- its pretty homes, library, lodge structures and the of its public im- the faith of the City's future. Improved U course of construc- north and south THE GUARDIAN, is required for the ceremonies of the t divine services. With a sllendid school, Sodalities for ladies, and many of the men be-I longing to the Knights of Columbus, I with the observances of the different Feasts of Devotion and the annual celebration of "The Forty Hours Ado- ration" Father Gallagher makes pos- sible, for his people, every opportun- ity in the practice of their religion. Father Gallaghel-s labors are not confined to Mend parish; outside of it he carries on extensive work, which means great good to the diocese. He has built five chmches for other mis- sions, and to his efforts alone is clue SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. the parish and colony makes it possi- ble for the parishes to have Holy I Mass every Sunday. Thin, of course, ! entails an amount of hardship in winter, as well as labor and expense, but these are not considered by the devoted priest, whose aim is solely the advancement of the Church and the propagation of the faith. Father Gallagher's success is most deserving for he is truly the exempli- ficat'.on of devotion to his priestly du- ties. That Father Gallagher may be spared many years to continue his noble work in Western Arkansas is the DrayeTul wish of his devoted people. the flourishing Catholic colony at Egger, about seventeen miles from Mend. A Ford car maintained by Madonna Wriqt Bracelets--gold and sqvor..4.00--BOOKERY. PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN i Notice to Homeseekers-- If it's a real farm you are looking for write or call on us, we have it. ALLEN & McMILLAN Mend, Ark. Office Janssen Avenue Rear First National Bank Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Silver- ware, Rich Cut Glass. Expert Watch Repairing, Edison and Brunswick Phonographs. Hay Bros. Jewelry Co. The Leading Jewelers at Mend and Springdale "We Grow Thru Service" First National Bank MENA, ARK. The largest and strongest bank in Western Arkan- sas, between Fort Smith and Texarkana. Closely Linked wilh Growth of Mend and Polk County Home of the Star, Mena I #1' w " 1 :: : --- lvlena Launclry A cadcmy, IC11.1. I I i [ Cleaning, Pressing" and Dyeing in its large and well-shaded grounds./i m, nn. lr , Ill High Grade Hat Work It is three tories and covers an area l1 ]'lie lilly 1 01111tRill |i| We make a specialty of Family Wash, rough dry. of 75 by 60 feet. It is electrically liglated well equipped with the vac-/! UNC ES I i The Model G]ocely MENA, ARK. uum system of steam heating and the L H  , , Phone 234 most modern system of sanitary plumbing. I,arge, airy class rooms./I Chocolates, Cigars and | |  ......... music rms and drmitries affrd I I I all accommodations that can be de- Tobacco II e I sired. St. Joseph's Academy has not  " I[| ,, . , , , D.J. Autrey and C. D. Bak r, Managers Mend Office to I A. G. Sims, Proprietor [ I uaSll a nu 00ar]y 11 .. . . ^ - I only the distihction of being " first educational institution in Mend, u I I I /I Stuart Land Company I of the entire county. Mend Ark The cnstructin f the present edi-   ]i "v "'" " ..... 7J:/pTr td """ r" " "" g I Incorporated flee was begun in October, 1913, the a placing of its cornerstone with .im- pressive ceremonies by Very Rev. A ...... II Arkansas' Largest Farm Agency 1 P. Gallagher, on January 4th, 1914, .,...u,.}ae.l...I.beo..Io,o.,o........,t...@,.. .... . was a very interesting event in the  : !l ' MENA,MENA, ARK.ARK.  , history of the parish and the city.   .  a" Tile solemn blessing an dedication $ I)ANIELS TRANSIiER AND STORA(IE CO. of the Academy took place on April .. 1 twenty-seventh, by Rt. Rev. J. B. Mor- . I ris, during his episcopal visitation to the parish. Its dedication by our Rt. Rev. Bishop is a privilege which few schools of the diocese can boast and the honor was fully appreciated by Fatber Gallagher and the Sisters of Mercy. The first school session in the new Academy was begun on September the seventh with the splendid attend- ance of one hundred and ten pupils, the best opening in the school's his- tory up to that date. Since then the annual openings have found the num- bers increased. ,.-; The healthy location of Mend high up in the Ozark mountains above the malaria line and outside the habitant of the mosquito, with its elevation of from twelve to sixteen hundred feet above sea level, makes St. Joseph's Academy an ideal school for delicate pupils, and boarding students are re- ceived any time during the year. Very Rev. A. P. Gallagher, Pastor St. Agnes Church, Mend, Ark. In speaking of or writing on Mend and its progress, an article cannot be complete without reference to Very Rev. Augustine P. Gallagher, the pas- tor of St. Agnes parish and Dean of Western Arkansas. In 1897, shortly after his ordination, Father Gallagher was appointed pastor of the new par- ish at Mend, the town of only one I year's existence, having been laid out i in 1896 by the Kansas City Southern I raih'oad. Up to that year Western I . Arkansas, from Ft. Smith to Texar- I kana--a radius of 220 mfles---was en- i tirely without a Catholic church, or school, with scarcely a Catholic fam- ily in that territory, the nearest church was at Hot Springs, a distance of eighty miles east of Mend. On arriving here in October, 1897, Father Gallagher found ten Catholic families, a very small chumh, poorly constructed and devoid of much that is needed in the divine service, even in the pioneer parishes, a school, St. Joseph's Academy, which had been opened only a few months p:eviously by the Siste]s of Mercy from St. Anne's Academy, Fort Smith, its en- rolhnent being less than forty pupils, one half at least non-Catholic. With unusual zeal Father Gallagher began his work and from this small mission he has succeeded in building up one of the most exemplary parish- es in the-diocese. The congregation now numbers near eighty families and is remarkable for its devotion and the frequent reception of the Sacraments; the church has been so enlarged and improved that it is practically a new one an4 is well equipped with all that We ywhere I . Mo,ve Anything, Any ffime Agents Magnolia Petroleuin Co., Auto Oils, Greases, . " Gasoline, etc. " MENA, ARK. }.} .,H. ..1. 4. - ..}I..I-4. J. M. McCARY, Manager ROBERT BOTTLING COMPANY Manufacturers of HIGH GRADE SODA WATERS o . o . THE LYRIC THEATRE MENA, ARK. Daily Matinee 2; 3:15 Evenings at 7 and 8:30 Bottlers of COCO COLA and WARD'S ORANGE CRUSH CHERRY BLOSSOMS Phone 568 MENA, ARK. Savoy Hotel T. C. VAN HORN Prop. House Newly Painted and Papered OPEN DAY AND NIGHT ST, JOSEPH'S ACADEMY MENA, ARKANSAS In the Beautiful Ozarks, Above the Mosquito and Malarial Belt For the Education of Young Ladies Conducted By THE SISTERS OF MERCY Phone 223 Dining Room in Connection. Bst of Everything to Eat. Our Dinners a Specialty. THIS INSTITUTION, delightfully and,healthfully situated high among the Ozark mountains, affords every facility for a solid and re- fined education. Parents may rest assured that every attention con- sistent with a mild but firm government will be paid to the pupils of this Academy; whilst the utmost care will be taken to nourish in their minds those principles of virtue and religion which alone can render education profitable. Itowever, no undue influence hall tbe exercised over the religious opinions of any; but for the maintenance of order, all will be required to conform to the discipline of the Institute The course of studies for pupils of junior and internediate grades embrace all the ordinary branches, while that for senior pupils con- sists o Higher Arithmetic, Algebra, Gcometry, Bookkeeping, Ancient and Modern History, Latin, Philosophy and other sciences, and Civil Government. Great attention is paid to Vocal Music in class, ,and to Plain Needlework. The scholastic year, which commences on the first Monday in September, is .divided into two sessions of five months each. TERMS PER SESSION Board and Tuition (including washing) ....... .2 .............. $75.00 Extras Piano Music with use of instrument ................. _ ........ ,$20.00 Vocal Music ............................................... 15.00 Violin, Mandolin and Guitar ................................ 15.00 Expression .............................................. 15.00 EACH BOARDER is required to bring the following: Bed Covering, Sheets. Blankets. etc., Table and Toilet Articles, Two Dark Blue Dresses and Black Underskirts. Bloomers. sufficient Underwear to in- sure comfort and neatness. Pupils must have their clothes marked in full. For Further particulars, Please -ddress SISTER SUPERIOR, St. Joseph's Acadomy, Mend, Arkansas YORK SHOE SHOP, Modern Machinery Mail Orders Given Special Attention end Your Shoes By Parcel Post to York & Son Shoe Shop Mend, Ark. NALL'S BOOK STORE C. 13. NALL; Proprietor Music, Books, Stationery, School and OfficeSupplies Grafonolas, Eastman Kodaks; Sporting Goods, Cigars, Tobaccos, Libby's Cut Glass, Fancy China, Pyrex Ware, Newspapers, Magazines. Telephome 182 617 Mend Street MENA, ARK. MENA HARDWARE CO. Bucks Stoves & Ranges Bucks Oil Stoves Scaly Mattresses Sewells Paints and Varnishes Four Exclusive Lines " Mend, Ark. Walson Commission Company, Inc. Wholesale Grain, Hay, Ftour, Feed and Produce Flour Fanlh0n United Mend, Ark.