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U W wi JK" not qeecrvo it,
e4. v'urW.M to withhold that:
. ' i asee I founded the
CMiiWIt. in 'time, yon Ind
V 1 r - wwaT iaj jvui iiniwuv vaitci
r yet fmih in your memoir. Because
I could not be manipulated asltl
' the custom to "manipulate" some
Democratic newspapers In this State,
certain politicians thought it a good
Investment to furnlshthemoney with
which, tp buy my paper but I did
not know at that time that I was
being bought out in order to be
gotten rid of.
Those in this county who haye
known me longest, know that I hare
leen a Democrat from boyhood. To
Ira a Democrat is to be with the peo
ple. It has always been my custom
to criticise the questionable conduct
of a Democratic official as quickly as
the questionable conduct of an offl
clal of anv other nnrty. Por this
reason the "regulars," who believe
that a crime committed in the name
of Democracy should be applauded
anddefended by the faithful, conclu
ded that It would be n good invest
pfont to retire me to private life.
'" But private life does not suit me,
It is too tame. Like Teddy Roose
velt, I want to get right out after the
wild and trnnllr. T want, to f-mfn to
the people of Scott county, ana of
Missouri, that the men at the hend
of their Stntegovemmentnre neither
Democrats nor Republicans, but thnt
they are the subservient tools of cor
porate interoHts. and that corporate
interests furnish the funds to secure
their nominations and election nnd
further, that these corporate. inter
ests arc,. In return, guaranteed pro
tection against adverse legislation,
AUthis I propose to make clear to
the unprejudiced mind
I am an admirer of Mr. Bryan and
indorse every plank of the Kansas
City platform. It is to be regretted
that this cannot be said of the men
who manage to keep themselves at
the head of the Democratic party in
Missouri. To me it seems thnt there
is little choice letween a party dom
inated by Bill Phelps, the railroad
lobbyists, or Dick Kerens, 'the rail
road magnate. In either case the
people are subjected to rallrondor
In Missouri we cloim to haven
Democratic administration. Democ
racy means the rule of the people.
Was it the people who selected Bill
Phelps as a delegnte-ai-large to the
National convention? was it
Vhe people who last year called the
Democratic State convention three
months in advance of the usual time
ana in advance of the National
convention in order to butt off all
opposition to thenmchlnemadepolit
icol"slate?" Was it the people who
passed the so-called "pure-food law"
hiculvtM to the baking powder
trust an exclusive monbply in' Mis
souri nnd thus forces people to pay
three prices for their bakingpowder?
Was it the people who, under the
disguise of n "horse-breeders bill,"
gave Ed Butler, Dave Francis and
other "lending Democrats" exclusive
race-track and pool-selling privileges
in St. Louis? Was it the people who
legalised the merciless and arrogant
street car monopoly of St. Louis
that has killed, wounded ana1 maimed
more of our people inthesamelength
of time, than the Spaniards and the
Filippinos combined? Was it the
people who declared the third amend
ment unconstitutional so that the
rich might continue to escape or
dodge just taxation? Waa it the
people who "held up" the various
measures in our legislature to reduce
railroad, telegragb, express and in'
terest rates, as well as many other
important measures calculated to
relieve the masses? Again I ask, was
it the people? Or, was it the poll
ticlans doing the bidding of their
-If it is a settled fact that money
will rule, as Chairman Fraser seems
willing to concede, then it matters
not to tip people whether so-called
Democrat or so-called Republicans
bold the (Scial positions through
which money will rule. Many of us
are wining p concede that money
has ruled, aw now rules, not only
Missouri, butXthe entire nation of
late years, but Ve are not willing; to
'throw up our batds and say that the
evil cannot be rWedied.' It is riot
encouraging to those who' yet hays
faith iqthe IsteUigesce of the people
. ta toWy a;alrman of a Demo-
' x aVVA.
; upou im copseat oi uw
Km t3mmmm& it -don't sound w
antttfMwspa .sad the
waa;M the nature of aoomDsneu.
It is'.intimated, and-even charged,
that the men who-"carry Southeast
Missouri In their vest pocket" (Mon
roe Stebert and Albert O. Allen) are
responsible for the .candidacy of
Judse Fox. If this be true, it is
altogether probable that Judge Fox
knows nothing of it. He Is merely
being "worked," as dosens of other
good meuhavebeen "worked" by the
men who "carry Southeast Missouri
in their vest pocket."
The Kicker has the highest regard
for both Judges Fox and Fort. Both
men are able Jurists, and each is held
in high esteem in his respective dis
trict. Perhaps no two men n re more
competent to fill the position of Su
preme Judge of the State than they,
But what of that? What avails
ability 'and competency when the men
who "carry Southeast Missouri in
their vest pocket" decree otherwise?
Right here the Kicker would like
to cuss out loud, but it wouldn't do
Htiy good. But this we nil know:
During every campaign good nnd
true men from this section are urged
miri lirnittrlit mil. tn itinko tlm rum
ror some important State office and
the Democratic stronghold of the
State goes her full length for her fa
vorite son, or sons. Every favorite
son is assured the unflinching sup
port of Seibert nnd Allen, but, be
cause of some mysterious influence,
they return home just after the con
ventions wonderinghowit happened.
And it will be so with Fox nnd
Fort. If they are not acceptable to
the corporate influences who furnish
the slush fund for the carrying on of
the Democratic, or so-called Demo
cratic, campaigns of this 8tate, they
will come home wondering how it
happened provided, of course, thnt
the men who "carry Southeast Mis
souri in their vest pocket," prove ns
powerful in the future ns in the past.
As to this there is a question. Some
of the old moss backs are beginning
to shove the saw logs in their eyes to
TO REDUCE THE SURPLUS.
A press dispatch from Washington
tells us that "a general understand
ing seems to have been reached
among lenders of the Senate and
House on the majority side to effect
the reduction of the treasury surplus
through reductions of the tax on
beer, tobacco and possibly whiskey,
together with the abolitiou of nil the
special taxes. The special taxes will
include those on bankers, billiard
rooms, brokers, stocks, bonds, bowl
ing ajjeys, circuses, theaters and con
That's the idea, exact ly. Takeoff
the tax on whiskey, beer, tobacco,
banker, billiard rooms, brokers,
stocks, bonds. Jim Butler's nasty
show, nnd other "luxuries nnd vices,"
as Lieutenant Governor Lee puts it,
but keep it up on sugar, oil, clothing,
farm machinery andotherneccssnries
of life. The people don't lu'nd pay
ing an Indirect tax for, as Mark
Hanna' says; they-dou't . know,theyJ
are paying it.
SOME HARD KNOCKS.
Ex-Oov. Stephens is quite severe in
his criticisms of the Democratic or
ganication of Missouri, und he Is es
pecially severe on Gov. Dockery and
his associates. He charges that the
Governor and his political f riends are
leaving no stone unturned to deliver
the Democracy of Missouri into the
enemy the gold bugs.
bile the ex-Governor may bo a
little sore, and while his administra
tion may not have pleased a majori
ty of the people, yet the position tak
en by him is in line with the general
opinion prevailing throughout the
State, and the "regulars" will find it
difficult to overcome. '
Mr. Stephens makes some very se
rious and pointed charges. He ought
to be, and is, well posted in regard to
the political affairs of the State, and
the "regulars" will flud it difficult to
brush him aside with a mere waive of
the hand) The convention that nom
inated Gov. Dockery indorsed the ad
ministration oi uov. Htepnens ns
"economic and business-like," and
they cannot now consistently assail
either his administration or his Dem
Mr. Btephens charges that the "re-
orgabUera" the Cleveland brand of
Democrats are in, the saddle in this
Stat. What are they going to do
Pouncuxs are usually dangerous'
to the public welfare. 'A politician
has been described as one who'wants
the State to do something for him.
A statesman is on who wants to do
somsthlug forth Stat for th peo
ple. W have too, many politicians
and too few statesmen. This is as
te of Missouri a of .any other
'mw; tKt:JMonedru bnt we
throuffh its ctitirman. bartered itself
for financial ald then-shame upon
those .promoters. There are, many
decent Democrats, in this State who
will not stand for corruption in any,
form, and if such capers nre continued
we will go down into defeat just like
Tammany did last Tuesday. Char
But why does not the Enterprise
give its readers the statements' of
Representative Cnrdwell and Senator
Lyons? How nre the peoplejto judge
if the "Incidents" described as "coffin
nails to certain aspiring politicians"
are withheld from them? Does it
impair the standing of a Democratic
journal in Missouri to publish
the;truth? Certainly Representative
Cnrdwell and Senator Lyons nre
Democrats in good standing, nnd
what they have to say regarding the
condition of affairs in Missouri should
not be withheld from the voters and
In addition to being n representa
tive in the Missouri legislature, Mr.
Cnrdwell is also chairman of the
Jackson Club of Kansas City, one of
strongest Democratic organizations
iu the State. Inn speech to his club
he charged t hat the Democratic State
committee sold out the Missouri leg
islature to favored corporations in
advance of its election in exchange
for campaign fund contributions. It
is not denied nnd must be accepted
as true. The fact that no legislation
antagonistic to corporate interests
in this State can be enacted is evi
dence of its truth.
Anyone familiar with State legisla
tion is well aware thnt our State
officers can have passed or rejected
any measure they desire. They nre
acquainted with nil the representa
tives nnd the legislators naturally
regard their opinions with much
weight. Senator Lyons says:
'As a rule, the State officers are the
worst lobbyists we have, ond nre
generally more offensive nnd persist
ent than the men who represent
special interests. There is hnrdly a
mensure affecting materially any
interests that a State officer or an
ex-State officer is not on the ground
trying to- influence legislation con
Senator Lyons then goes on to tell
how Monroe Seibert tried to influence
him to vote against the beer tax
measure because the brewers had con
tributed liberally to the Democratic
campaign fund and concludes:
"The State officers usually do a
great deal of talking nbout the rail
road lobby, but it is done for the
purpose of keeping attention from
themselves. It is done to 'hide the
OUR NORMAL SCHOOLS.
"The education of a child cannot
be shifted to the shoulders of teacher
or educator. The responsibility rests
first nnd foremost with the parent."
linaies nome journal
But we shift tlio rpsnmmlhllitv tn
the State and endeavor to mould the
mind of the child to conform to tho
pattern furnished by the State. Then
wo permit the barnacles which the
State bas created to dictate through
a lobby how much of the blood of
the tax-payer shall be set aside for
their use. All this is done iu the
nnme of education, and for the up
building of the morals of the com
munity. Iron County Register,
Be careful, Bro. Ake. A man who
tnlRtf like thnt fckftlvvto be accused
of being opposed to our "freeTnstPI
tutions" nnd classed along with those
who favor a "dishonest dollar." It
is only too true that every family in
Missouri must contribute to, the sup
port of our Normal schools and State
CuiversltleB,nnd'tliat a regular or
ganized lobby is to be found at Jefferi
son City at every term of the legis
lature seeking to get mora nnd more
of the people's money fot their sup
port, let it is also true that not one-
family iu a hundred is financially
able to have the children attend
these schools which the law forces
tlutm tn ha)n ttintnt aln
" fc.i j
Certainly it is unjust to take from
all the tax-payers hundreds of
tnousatms oi dollars annually to
iimiuuuii in scuoois oi cue nigner
class lor tne children of the well-to-do,
whlle.the cuildreu of' the less fortu
nate families must be conteuted with
the district schools.
There win certaiuly be nothing
wrong in inslstlngthnt they who find
use for the higher schools should be
asked to support them, while thov
who, through no fault of theirs, are
made topatrouize them, should be
exempt from contributing to their
- ill' ? ' A2' 11 J-iiiNi,
veil s RiiorneT
ence.v.it's?; good Excuse.1
farmer. ought tqg.ve'ltfoU'oM!
IrnnwLlfliM " ' j.
'And what did Geonre say when he
proposed?" asked Ethel. "He said
nothing," replied Maud; "he started
to say something, gasped, turned
deathly pnlo, and then fainted away.
Of course I kuew whut that ment w
when ho came to I told him he niltrht
ask papa." "And then?" "Then
poor ucorge minted away ngain."
The Pain of It.
Mrs. Phoxv-I'd like to be a man
just for a while. Mr. Phoxy-Whnt
lor; Airs, iwioxy ra like to exper
ience the feeling of buying my wife a
new gown. Mr. Phoxy You could
easily imagine that feeling, you've
been to the dentist'. Philadelphia
than its cost. We promise to make
tne kicker a goou newspnper,
good newspaper Is worth more
There will bo held u Farmers' In
stitute in Morley, Mo., Nov. 20 nnd
21,1001, iu which the furmers and
citizens of Scott county ure invited
to attend and assist in carrying out
the following program:
First day (J:U0 a. in. Song, Morley
Invocation, Rev. Irwlu B. Mnuley.
0:510 Subject Make the home and
inrm nttrnctlve for the young
people Julius Albrecht.
Discussion, Henry Schuette, Jnmes
10:30 Recess 20 minutes.
I0:50-Tnlk. Dr. D. F. Luckev.
1:80 Subject, The Iwst method of
feeding und caring for cnttle, Caleb
Matthews, Smith Bros.
General Discussion, W. C. Lambert,
Wm. L. Curroll.
2:30 Recess 20 minutes.
2:50 Talk, T. J. Mairs. assistant
in Missouri Agricultural college.
Mcona uny u:uu u. m., song by
Invocation, Rev. W. B. North.
0:30 a. m Subject. Tho most nroflt-
..i-i i '. .. .
uuie way 10 grow tue cow pen
R. C. Hunter.
Discussion, J. K. P. Chownlng, N. B.
10:13 Talk, John Y. Stinsou, di
rector of the Missouri experimental
11:10 Recess 15 minutes.
1 1:23 Subject. The fanninir nubile
should bo a reading public, W. G.
Discussion Milo Greshnm. E. H.
Smith, P. A. Hafner nnd John B.
1:80-Tulk, C.H. Eckles, Professor
2:iJo-Tnlk, 'NV. T. Carrinirtoii.
8:80-Talk. Marsh Arnold.
Now, we the committee earnestly
nsk you to give two days of your
time to the discussion of questions
that are of the utmost importance to
you. The State is at the expense of
sending out speakers and we should
do our duty li.v giving them un au
Los B. Williams,
H. H. Davgherty,
C. D. M. Guptox,
W. H. Bcoo,.
W. G. Kapp,
remainder of this month it will pay citizens
desires to buy winter supplies to visit Kelso and see j
Our Large Stock must be reduced to make room foj
iiuvxiwi uucir iiuvav iiue oai'gains ior novemoer
10,000 yards Calico, very
btt quality Hfc & 4u
5000 yards Gingham best
5000 yards Canton Flan
nel v 4c
500 yards Domestic iJtfe & 4c
ouu yaws piaia goous,
worth 23c. goes at
500 yards silks und satins
worth DOc, go at
For Ladles' nnd Children
Ladles capes, 1,50, go at
,r 8.00, ' '
a i n-nii
" . " 8.00, ''
Ladies Jackets, 9, go at
' " 8, '
Children's Jackets 1.50, goat 05c
" " 8.00, go at 1.48
" 5.00, go at 2.48
Men's suits from 2.25
" overcoats 2.25
Youth's suits 2.00
" overcouts 1 .25
Children's suits 00v
Ladles' and Qi
Indies union suifl
50c. no at.
Ladles union suitsv
7oc, go at i
Ladles red and grq
nel vest and pant
3.00 per Huft,gi
Children s vests nn
for 10c aud up
Men's gray nnd wh
dersnirts and dn
Men's fleece JhteA
shirts rnifii wx
Men's flannel iinj,
nnd drawers, '
Men's Shoes fi,
Ladies Shoes n
500 Lndies Hatsl,
styles, closing a,,
ico wool shawls.
Roasted Coffee 1
Given Collet 1
Laundry Snap 5 ha
Lye 5c per can.
Remember that these prices are,
will not be offered after November ,
Come Early and get Flrtt Choice F
New Stock of Winter
GRAND LEADER, I'
Will you read this f
3 Papers a Week lor $1.35 a, Ye .
7 Papers a week lor $2.50 a Year !
While in St. Louis the Kicker man secured
Special clubbing rates and can now offer the
Twice-a-Week St. Louis Star
for one year, and the Kicker until January,
1903, for the low price of $1.35. Or, the
St. Louis Daily Chronicle
for one year and the Kicker until January,
1903, for only $2.50. The regular price of
the daily Chronicle alone is $3.00 per year.
Subscribe now and read of evenings.
You Cannot Invest your money better.
mrrmtm m so,..
HENCE IT "MUST BE SO.
Qpitk a number of tbs newsnipers
of the district ars in fsvor of srtsc
primary election. Ths congressional
comralttsocan do as it sees fit. but
tns people baye hd about asmu
stand up ondsr,, A little mors oi
ud tbsy waibalk." This
tbs Btat M wsU as ts disMot
, It pan sons msaSo'nli.' '-VstWr-
He says that everybody knows that Goods can be sold cheaper for Cash
than for Credit. Therefore he has decided to sell strictly for cash and thus
give his customers the advantage of low prices. He has put aside his credit
books and will make no distinction.
Everybody Must Pay Cash!
And to ask for credit will be useless. No matter how good your Standing is
financially, it does not help" me in my business but your cash will. In or
der to get your cash I will offer inducements in the way of Low Prices that
no credit house can afford a cut on regular prices of from 10 to 20 per cent :
Regular 18.50 slns go for f 8.00 Arbucklen coffee, per package... 11c
" 2.50 'v'" " 2.25 Kegular8.00inen'hatHg()nt 2.50
" 1.50 " " 1.25 2.25 " " " 2.00
All best cnlicoes go for 5c per yard 7 bnrs of Lenox nonp for 25c '
Good cnlicoeti go at 4 cents. 7 bnra of Big Deal fioup for 25u
Best granulated sugar, 18 lbs..fl. 00 12 bain good soap for 25c
.0. K. coffee, 8 lbs for 1.00. Irish potatoes per bushel fl.OO-
And so it goes all along the line of merchandise.
We, have not marked down a few articles as a "bait" with the intention
of making it up on other things. The reduction is reasonable und "uniform,
aud appqes o the entn-e stock.
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