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SCOTT COUNTY KICKER.
BENTON, MO., SEPT. 28, 1907.
i NO. 46
About the Progress of Our Schools.
Excerpts from a Pamphlet just Issued by County Supervisor Hugh Smith
, That Should Interest Parents, Teachers and Pupils. A Good Showing.
Our county stands as one of the most progressive of
the state. Being located in the fertile valley ot tlie
'Mississippi anil traversed by Crowley's ridge, its opportunities are
many, and its soils so varied that we are not compelled to depend
upon one crop or product. Scott county is the banner watermelon
county of the state. The Missouri Book of 1901 says we raised
4,935,000 watermelons and 20,000 baskets of cantaloupes' the previous
;ycar. Our melons this year sold as high as $l?r per car.
We have 1,341 farms, covering a total of 12.,0!4 acres in culti
vation. Wheat and corn are raised with good success, as shown by
the state statistics. This year Scott county is third in the production
of millstuffs, being excelled by Jackson county, in which Kansas City
.In located, and Greene county, in which Springfield is located. Thus
we see that we stand at the front, although in the district formerly
sneered at by the ignorant as the "swamps."
Let us advance our schools in the same proportion, is our plea.
Our county is now in a string of three counties having county super-
vision (Cape Girardeau, Scott and New Madrid), and in that respect
we again boast of being in the lead, from the fact that we have more
counties in Southeast Missouri in a group with an organized school
rsystem than any other section of the state. We have twelve banks,
: seven newspapers and bear the reputation of being one of the
-wealthiest counties of the state. Our county is dotted with towns
and villages, there being eleven towns which have schools of three or
Improvements In Our
Schools During the
Past Two Years.
A GREAT CONVENTION'.
w until tne past two years scott county nas
made ereat improvement in her schools. In
April, 1900, the county adopted school
supervision. We do not claim all the im
provements are the direct result of this step, but we do claim that it
lias aroused the public in regard to its school business, that the peo
ole are.takincr more interest in the schools, and that they are demand'
Ing more of their schools and are preparing for better schools. We
.have an organized system, are following a fixed course of study, in
which each quarter's' work is outlined, have reports from the teachers
each nuarter showine the enrollment, etc.; have a system of exami
nations for the minils Quarterly : have report cards sent to the parents
quarterly ; have township meetings for teachers and pupils, and have
county graduation for all the schools at the close ot tne scnooi year
Within the past two years we have made the following improve
Organized five new district.-.
Have built three brick houses ot four rooms each.
Have built five frame houses.
Increased the teaching force by employing twenty extra teachers.
Increased the salary of twenty teachers.
Sikeston increased term to nine months.
Several rural schools have longer terms.
Almost every town has an eight months' term.
Oran increased principal's salary from Sio to S100.
Oran increased primary teachers' salaries from $l" to S"5.
Sikeston increased superintendent's salary from $!)u to $100.
Sikeston increased the principal of the high school salary from
3;0 to $80.
Benton increased principal's salary from $t0 to $i0.
Crowder increased principal's salary from S."0 to SV".
Graysboro increased principal's salary from 93 to $100.
Morley increased principal's salary from $Go to $30.
Several rural schools paying $50 and one paid $55 to a lady.
Have increased the attendance by the perfect attendance certifi
'cates and have the schools working together as a whole, striving for
a fixed purpose.
We now have libraries in thirty-five out of the fifty-five districts.
Oran is now building an addition and will add two teachers,
: making in all six. Sikeston. with thirteen teachers, can not -accommodate
the pupils, and is now planning to build next spring.
A display of the work of the schools by the county is in the
superintendent's office and patrons are welcome to examine it when
:at the court house.
We have had three towns to appear in our midst within the past
two years employing now nine teachers.
That good schools must be had in order to get people to locate
"in a town could not be more forcibly illustrated than in Chaffee.
Edna and Illmo. Men. who could see that the school system is a
business and must be treated as any other business, saw that some
thing must be done in their towns. " As a result some of the leading
business men of Edna put up $0,000. with which to build a house,
and later bonds were voted to repay them.
Illmo is doing the same thing this year, and Chaffee has the
same arrangement, except that the buildings are temporary, and
will be replaced by a brick next year. A good school is the best
'.business investment a town can make.
What We The rural and small town school educates the mass
Should do for of the people. It behooves us then to spend more
Our Schools. monev. obtain the best teachers, and build and fur
nish the best buildings for the education of the
greater number. It seems that our educational policy is becoming
one-sided, as we are prone to expend vast sums on the schools that
educate the few. We should have such schools that the children
could be educated at their home school till IS years old. This in-
eludes a four-year high school course, but is possible to everv com
anunity in the county, as will be shown in another topic. Children
isieed the home influence till this age. We are annually sending
'.boys and girls away to academies and small tee-tuddle-dum schools
'WHO couiu not pass an cigmii-Kiiuic cmiiuiwiwh,
thus spent was used to support our own schools how much better
; schools we could have. 1
Every district should have a good, substantial building, with
-plenty of playground, a good fence, a bell on the building, maps,
charts, globe, dictionary, and library. Some of our buildings are not
comfortable and should be replaced. The children deserve the best,
.-as we are educating the next generation, and to use the old argument,
"It is as good as I had when I went to school," is poor policy. School
'houses should be made attractive and then the children will enjoy
going. A building with the above apparatus, pictures, and an organ
or piano has a far-reaching influence, as compared with an old,
' We have only, three schools in the county that have nine months.
Tet us strive to have every town support a nine-months school and
every rural district an eight-months' school.
In some districts the amount of local taxes does not equal what
the state gives. Who should be the more interested in the education
of the child, the state or the parent?
Educate the boy while he is young. In some districts the boys
.-sar stopped from school to help on the farm. This is a mistake, even
. Jl lose, time, does not tret through school
.-.arum me uuams --- - . aul i ...i,!i
"until he is 18 or 10 years old, whereas tf he were kept in school while
..young, would finish the eight grades by the age of 14, and then would
. be large enough to ao more wur.
public. Some of us see that skilled trainers arc employed to improve
our fine horses and stock, see that the most modern and comfortable
buildings are erected for the horses and stock, and vet pav no atten
tion to what kind ot people are employed to tram the children and j
less to the kind of house used for a school. !
Show us a community where the people uphold the disputes of
the pupils with the teacher, where the chief reason why a teacher
was employed was that they needed something i gossip about,
where the people let the neighborhood quarrels enur the school, and
we will show you a place where they have no sclnx.l. and the money
so spent is wasted.
It is the duty of every patron to have something to say about the
election of a director. Put in careful men. who will employ a teacher
because she is a good teacher and not on account of her relationship
to so and so.
We can give every child of the county a high school education
if we would. There is a law called "Consolidation of Three or More
Districts," which permits three or more rural districts to organize
into one large one and support one high school for all the districts
in it. This new house could be placed about the center of the four
districts and no pupil would have farther than three miles to go.
This school takes all the older pupils who have finished the eighth
grade in other schools and puts them under a high school teacher.
The other schools run as before. The expense of thi high school is
divided among the four districts. Thus we see that at a very small
cost we can give the country boys and girls a high school education.
They have this plan in operation in other parts of the state and why
can not we put it in force?
Excerpt from Missouri School Journal: "Do we spend much
money for schools? Last year from the counties of Missouri were
shipped poultry and eggs "the source of the farm wife's pin money
to a value three and one-half times the total amount paid for teach
ers' wages, incidental expenses and building purposes for the com
mon schools of the state. The chickens could run our school and
leave twentv-seven million dollars in the farmers' pockets. Do we
spend too much money for schools?"
From an article in the School News written by Taylor C. Clen
denen.siiperintendentofCairo.III.: "Parents or guardians should hold up the hand of teachers in
the work and discipline of the school. The co-operation should be
willinglv and intelligentlv given for the good of the children, the
help of the teachers and the hope of the future generation. The
school teachers' faults, real, or supposed, are much discussed in the
homes. The stories of children excusing their poor work or conduct
are too often mere criticism of teachers and far too readily accepted
bv the fathers and mothers.
"Unless the parents do co-operate wisely, the teacher can not
po.-siblv do his best work and inve the nest results. hat i the duty
of a parent toward the teacher and what have the teachers a right to
expect? We all know what a miserable thing a spoiled child is. We
pity the parents of one spoiled child, and we must not neglect to pity
the school teacher who is expected to control a halt-score 01 various
patterns of spoiled children, along with three dozen healthy and nor
ma children. Ave. that teacher needs more than our pity. Mie
needs our svmpathv and pravers.
"The wisest and best thing tor a parent in co-operation with a
teacher is to see to it that no spoiled child is sent to school, rarents
do not expect teachers to strike their child, but to control it by intelli
cent moral persuasion. I hen the child should have that kind ot
control in the home and there will be no trouble, or if there is it will
be the teacher's fault.
"Another wise help for the parent is to advise the child to obey
the teacher in evervthinir. Encouraue obedience to the wishes and
reauirements of the" teacher. Acain, a child should not be permitted
to speak disparagingly of the teacher. There are many teacher? with
manv shortcomings : but these things are best learned by parents
investigating for themselves, bearing in mind the natural tendency
of childhood to overdraw a teacher's weakness or a school incident.
"It is best for the parent not to laugh at the smart things a child
tells of doing at school to annoy the teacher or to bother the other
children. A laugh will be so much encouragement and that will hurt
the child much more than it will the teacher. The wise parents are
loyal partners of the teacher tor the sake of both child and teacher.
"On the teacher's side there are duties. A spoiled child should
not be permitted to remain in school longer than it is known there is
no cure in that school for it. The experience and incompetency of a
teacher mav lead her to mistake a lot ot children as spoiled, wnen
tvh.ir slic s,es is but her own reflection. Such a teacher should not
try to teach or should give it up as soon as the discovery of failure is
"The teacher should never hint or reflect upon the parentage or
rearing of a child. It is an unpardonable offense to call children
,l,inv IWIv-1kvi(U. sttmids and the ike. A teacher who does so is
"The teacher must take the initiative in forming the school part
nership. She must call on father or mother, ask tor sympathy, sup
port and full fellowship in the educational, development hnu.
partnership is worth forming in fine, invaluable. Secure it."
WHERE THE CHICKEN GOT IT
Last week Capitalism got it where
the chicken got the axe. That was
an important election in Oklahoma.
The new state adopted a new con
stitution and they said it watt too
"Socialistic." It provided for the
initiative and referendum, election
of U. S. Senators by direct vote,
prohibition for twenty years, etc.
The carpet hugger in control of
the. territory appointed by the
president were very much opposed
to the "niiurehistii' document."
iiody. ol course, was President Kooevelt sent Ins man
principally of cotton , Friday Tuft out there to help
them out. But the people knew
their business and voted 'i to 1 for
From tne National Co-Operator,
The greatest, most important
and perhaps, the most harmonious
meeting of farmers this country
has ever known, was held at Lit
tle Rock, Ark., last week. It was
a three days' meeting, and, while
strictly a' business meeting, it
was one continual love feast from
first to last. Delegates were
present from twenty states. All
the cotton states were reprc-
ented. From far awav Califor
nia and Washington thev came.
grower, yet many ot the grain
and live stock states were repre-
entcd. All section? were de
lighted with the work done, tints
again showing that I he rarmcr
Union i National, indeed and m
The mot important work of
course, was the setting ot mini
mum prices on the various farm
products below which all Union
farmers are pledged not to sell.
The price of cotton. bai mid-1
dling. was set at fifteen cents a 1
pound a- was expected and tore
shawdowed before the convention
Vf.li. Hampton, a Carter county
farmer, has invented a combined
corn and pea planter. In speaking
of his invention Mr. Hampton says:
"In this planter, the features of
both the corn and pea planter aro
combined, and it is an extremely
simple, endurable and ornamental
machine, as well. By a slight move
ment of a lever, it is readily changed
from planting one kind of seed to
another. When the lever is in one
position, it, plant corn and in an
other it, plants pei. and can also
I be adjusted to plant corn and peas
1 or other -mall grain in the hill at
the same tune. The dropping of
I tin. frrjiin I i.nK- n nnrnr.l rrr.'ivifji.
Fp in Chicago a New York ring,, nQ oR.e whlteVer lminJ ,,,.
owns the street railways and other1 .i ...in ,.,..., t. -.,:.,
1 fl.iirfnl in Gnnli lull Jipniirnlafv fltul
valuable public service grafts.
secure their grip on the city the
grafters wanted a new charter.
The big papers and big business
were all for the grafters. Both
political rings were with them as
usual. On one evening ten Social
istsone a lady were thrown into
prison for making street speeches
i a, it - flit..
-., f U nf .;, i f re f imr,n ' .n , i 1 .
mi l VillLi in fwV." ai,i vv.u uj'mi , , j
arc a follows: Lnir stanle cot- against mem was vagrancy
will plant perfectly in every re
spect, regardless of the size of thy
Shipley correspondent in tin;
.Dunklin Democrat: It has been
1 reported that cotton will make l,-
000 pound to the acre, but some
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charge... ... !t .. .... ' , ....
UUll IL I1U Hill J 11 SI, Will, MUI1 11
' over and closely examine your whole
ton at prices ranging troin v,c
to 4"ic a pound : cottonseed. S'.'O
a ton : Xo. U wheat SI a bushel :
corn. ."0c a bushel : barley. '0c
Tl, ..I , , .1. ...... ..1 MO luVl
. -iwu ti. i i'ld. that if it averages o00 pounds
to ..0,000. The vagrants werei. .. .,, , ,, ...
ti , i ..1 4 4-i to the acre, it will do well. Of
then released without trial. , , . .
course, we speak for this particular
bushel : oats. :i.c a bushel.
A sliding scale wa adopted
WA.VTS HIS BOY RELEASED. , part ot the county, only. The boll
Moudav the Kicker noticed a man worms have been, and are doing
the price of cotton. The price is of good appearance walking back great damage to many fields, and
to increase one-tourth ot a cent and forth near the sheriff s home, ",ue l"peei i'oi so nrisrm. as n,
a month to pav ior storage, in-,
ttrance. etc. The-e prices were
all unanimouslv adopted, and the
determination on the part oi the
union farmers the nation over to
win out in the fight tor these
prices will maintain them.
1 his great national meeting
did manv things ot importance
for the welfare of the American
tarmer. It was iiown in our
national convention, a it ha-
and finally he came over and asked i ws a w w'ek
foradrink. "What is. vour name?" A littU- "lifting the kiver" in
I asked. Mississippi county revealed the fact
"A. H. Belt." he answered "I that. ex-County Collector Ashby
amfromCape-in-Hock. 111. I came lacked -4000 of turning over enough
to see about my son whom they have money to th count? . So says the
in jail here. He bought a horse Charleston Republican. TheDem
from a Mr. Sander. A. M. San- ocratic paper down there treated
ders. I believe of Blodgett, for the matter with "silent contempt"
thirty dollars when he worked over and refused to mention it. The,e
here last vear. He paid on the . organ are great "news"-papers.
been shown in our various state horse, then .nild him and never paid Ashby 'coughed up" the amount,
conventions, that we are not in the balance. They have him charged, There is a good, healthy ring in
partisan politics, but that we are wjfn j.eiin,T mortgaged property Mississippi county, a well as in al-
poiUlls. IldMlU .....i t.nvp i..i i.:m ;.. :: i,, mC)$t every oth-r COlintV.
i r :
. j uu w ittiii unit in jaw
lone imien guuu . .: .y- ... .... j. ,;,.. nnv' Thf.r.o-rpnM.n,.,,! fnrrr.n.nnntv
10 when this transaction took place describes a stalk ot corn brought
ions states in the matter ot tne
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it was decided ov the national m ,,ci im vuiiavt, n i" mtn "m- i- .
convention to elect a legislative a minor are illegal and I believe it stalk was twelve feet and four inches
committee of' three to represent is so in Missouri. I am a hard-. in height and meaured six inches
our interests before the congress ' working man and have no money I in circumference at the butt. It
of the United State. The com- to throw away, but I will see law-' had two ears on it. one large and
mittec selected is a iciiow s . Ver. developed above the average, the
Here Mr. Belt drew a paper from other about half siz-. He say he
his pocket and handed it to me say-1 ha plenty of corn fifteen t'e-t in
I read. It was height, and a great deal of it has
from business j two fully grown ear.-,."
Ben. L. Gnitm. Ark.: Campbell
Russell. Indian Territory, and R.
F. Duckworth. Georgia. Thi- i
certainly a splendid committee
for that purpose. They will not
fail to tell the congres what the
ing. Head this,
men and neighbor?
agricultural people need, in a way , his hone-ty and good character. ) Oh. ye. I had almost torgotten
so convincing that manv good When the authorities refused to it. Remember about the last con
and who!eoiiie law will be en-. to release the boy Mr. Belt employed , gre. giving the people especially
acted in our behalf. 'Attorney Me Williams and a hearing! the farmer tree denatured alcohol
will be had Saturday, lnvestiga- j for fuel, light and power! Kemem
tion revealed that there was no such 1 ber about reading thoe million and
'leven column of ror in the daily
miiT-iniwi, ni. .i.i- mi Hie mortgage on record
Fair Grounds or on the road to the -1 A Haycraft. of Morley town-, paper.- about what congress was do
Fair Grounds. September 4. 100" ship, is a son-in-law of Mr. Belt j ing for the farmer
ladies gold watch and chanteliue i and was here with him. It. seems, , , .
Watch-closed case-with ' that, the hnv wa working tor Mr. "mparea wun ,nc mnii ami nni-
designs of birds on both sides ot
case and carved all over cae. Lib
eral reward. Finder please return
to Emil Schott, Chaffee, Mo..
Kicker Office, or Oran Postofflce.
Havcraft when he bought the -plug.' l'r ni7 ".-
j would look like b cent.
(eorge A. rettihone is not in , --
jail now He is in a hospital.
'Ifeachr and School.
There Is an old, time-worn saying. "As ts the
teacher so is the school." This is true to a
considerable extent. But another saying.
"As i thi rnmmunitv so is the school, ts
iust as true. Any community which wants a good school can have
it The relation of the parent to the teacher and to the school ts one
i .tTur,.iiM. The teacher is str vine to educate your
child nd you are working for your child and It seems as the two are
vSvffior the same object that there should be a close relation of
. muttud understanding between them. Support the teacher tn the
Smmentof the school, always speak weft of the school before the
hUdren, taftt personally with the" teacher of any disagreement with
?r aid do Jpt sender message by the pupil to be delivered m
Below will be found the superintendent'. report
of all the schools ot the county for the school year
lSKi-in0T. Last year we received from the state
SI.IU tier imoil and about S1.00 from the county.
making a total of S'i.o;. You can compute the amount raised by
...L-li .idio-d bv tmiltinlvintr the enumeration bv S-2.3T. and then mul-
tiplving the assessed valuation by the levy for teacher s wage
adding the two. Some interesting figures thus occur, as in
cases the state and county furnish the larger part
Last vear our enumeration for the county was
This year our enumeration for the county is
Last year we received from the state
Last vear we received from the county
This vear we received from the state
Last vear we emoloved teachers
This vear we have emoloved teachers
- . n it , .
Last year we. had : schools uoiaing v niomns icrms.
Last year we had 13 schools holding 8 months' terms.
Last year we had 0 schools holding 7 months' terms.
Last year we had 27 schools holding 6 months' terms.
Last year we had 1 school holding no school.
Making a total of 52 districts. This year three new districts
have been organized, making a total of 55, and longer terms have
been voted in many. Let us try to decrease the short-term scnoois.
The total valuation of the taxable property of the county was
$4,000,000 and the total school tax levied was $25,037.
Towns last year employed waciiera
Country schools employed 0 teacheJ!
Number of men teacners tn county
Vnmtior rA wnmcn teachers in countv ; as
Nnmher ni meetings held for teachers t f
Long confinement has brought on .
a disease rhat. mav co.t his life, i
Lost or Strayed Black bird dog, Here i n man miilVv of no offense, i
yet he has been in prion for a yeari
land a half denied both trial and
bail. And what has happened to
Pettibone may happen to you in 1
this tree country it you arc a
iiuF.r. or pi ni.tr tio.
i In '.ts ,'ircul- court ot ,'iiti .-nuntv, MliMnurl
ot pnbllfition in T.iontmn of i-ocrt.
tuitr wrm i "
v. w tii.iw icuntcr.
. ..".7 HI
with white breast collar on
Pointer. Finder please uotify W. i
Z. Maxwell, Oran. Mo. or .1. (..
Heifner. Faruiingtoi. , Mo
Strayed A steer calf, red and
u-liita niilu.l anlir Mini ntiderliit in I
right and split in left ear. ten mouth. working man, or his friend
old. Reward. T. M. sttnyhvru,
3 miles south of Benton.
For Sale .00 or 600 bushels of
good corn at WlW at the crib.
Andrew Robert, Benton Mo.
For Sale The Kicker ponies.
Snlendid drivers. Perfect matches.
Gentle Mrs. Htifner drives them body except the 'guardians of
nnvwhere. With butr!v and har- law" has known this for
Well, they've got Standard Oil
hiding out again. They have dis
covered that this pirate, aside from
r.ntr' .llliic,' I'efMvt mt I
.v, un rhl- I'.'tb il ly nf Auzut. iw In v.icii.
ttoo -f rn'jri com-- l'iiQttff tiiMn tiy her attor
ny .In- il HxUr uu,! nl Vr petition nml
aiti-luvU. illfiriiiir hciiocc othr tiling,, thut (It
fn'tnat Hot.rr WhIImi-... It h non-rMdent of tin
stittn ,1 U-irirl WhMiire It I- ordir-l by 111
unil'roienol I'lTl. th Circuit conrt of scott
ountT MUxnnrt. U"" I'Utllwitlon t iunj notl-fvlnjaiiriiM-ndant
Hitlon ,iilr.t him by iMItUintnthedrrulti'ourt
iif i ntr county Mi-nnrl th oH"ct h nil irHiirul
tin t urc of which Itinir to ilmolrc the loml of
iiuitritJioii.v x!,ttu.r hctvtvn th pliilntlf? and iie
fHtt'lunt ,i- iillrccrl tn th. petition nnd nnlMHlil
ilefpDtJjiit. Ilohert H iillmv Ik i,nil unjH'iir before
the circuit court of cutt county. MH'onrl.atthi'
net regular term thereof. tobeiteitiinHndbolilcn
Sikeston will have . , . . . .1J teacners
Oran will have : teachers
fartv wilt have 4 teacners
Blodgett will have 3 teachers
Commerce will have 3 teachers
Benton will have
New Hamburg will have
Vanduser will have
Chaffee will have
Edna will have
Tllmrt urill have . .
Diehlstadt will have teacheTs
Crowder will have ' 8 teachers
ness, StfoU. seiuom anve out nnu
have no other use for them is my
reason for selling. The buggy is a
For Snle. 2000 brick. Kicker.
Threshed pea hay at 35 cents a
bale. T. J. Ditterhne, four miles
west of Commerce. 45-tf .
For Sale One registered Short
horn bull. Will be three years old
in December. A sure breeder and
good disposition. Reason for sell-
no I cannot use him longer in my
herd. Call on, or address, J. C.
Sanders, Oran, Mo. 44-tf.
For Sale 8everal first class sin
gle and double burner gasoline
lamps. Season for selling- will
pnt in acetylene lights. Also two
SO-inch 'King beaters, oneap.
For Rent or Sale A 220 acre
farm: nearly 200 acres in cultiva
turn) located lour maes south oi
Benton. Apply to N. ts. Uavanah,
Diehlstadt, Ho. 44-4t.
It you wish to buy or sell real
estate in Scott county it will pay
yon to consult D. H. Harper, Oran
50 ItcwABP. We will pay a f 50
reward (or information leading to
the arrest and confictfon ot anyone
guiy cf stealing stock belonging to
any oi our mem oent.
Stockmen's Union, Vanduser, Mo.
at the court hoH-e In the tou of lienton, Mo,.
flivi.lan,) i mntinn n nrnfif .if ,, ' on the "lt Uiy of I "etol.er lW..theti a nil them
oi mentis, is making a pronr oi iiMniTiirpi"Hiitiiiiiintirr p-mion th mm
hiitnlrt.il million ! ivir mi a cunital ' M le tnken in. confe unl Juilmnentrenderwl
Huinireu muiioii .i e.ti on it ui,u , ,I(.CI1.,1U,C,V , pPnywl m tbf petition. An,i it i
of less than that amount! Every-. further orj.i t,v the ri..rwUf,.re.i,iinr.vti,m
the vwk 1.111 cewslvely lu the cott County KicWer. il
I n ..... I - ...O.II.K. .1 ... nunr...
har- law" has known this for years, jmnnt'y. Miio'uri, to i. punhe.i t imt o'nn.
weei, the Hint insertion to i.e m ihi niteenunyii
before the flrt itnv of the October term, l'W, of
the Scott County Circuit Court
A trne copy from the record
.1 M. Arnold, Clerli.
In wltni whereof I hv hereto et my hunt!
and uffUed tbeneal of nald court. Ponn
eal t office In lleuton, Mo thU I'ltR dxy of
J. M. AnnoT.n. Clerk Circuit Conn of Scott
But they are goiug to put John B.
on the witness stand. They must
be working him for another church
That old blubber Taft will re
commend to the next congress an
appropriation of three million dol
lars to fortify Washington against
invasion. Must be getting scared.
Or are the contractors needing a
little pin money 1
Rev. Whitnell will give bis hum
orous lecture, Mississippi San
shine," under the auspices of the
Teachers' Association on Friday
night, October 11, Admission, 25
cents for adultsexcept teachers.
School children free; 146-at.)
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY.
Onf ce tip-atalrs in Robertson B'd'.
Bentoh. Mo." 81
Dealer in all Kinds of
LU1MI AMI WHIMS' HATMAL,
Inr Ml WWnr Ftum Uk k9tkt
ORDKK OF PUIILICATION,
In the Circuit Court of Scott County. MJmotirl.
order ol pabiicittion in mention oi court, to
th October Term WC.
Ellis 1. Smith, flulnttft. )
Tt. I IHrorix.
Jno. D. Smith Defendant. )
Kow oa tbli ltd Uy ot Anpnt. 1M7, cobm
platntiaiwMBbyhtr nttorney, Jama Vt R
kr. befor th asdlaiid oltrk of th Clmlt
Court of Hratt ranntr. HlMourl, In TiteaUoa of
Conrt and 01m br petition and a(BdaTlt,atatlB
monc other thinm that tbt defendant fa a aoa
rMldrat of th itt ot UlMonrl to th ordinary
erric cannot be had; wbtnapon It la ordered
by the clerk aforauld la Tacatloa of Conrt. that
publication be caade notUylns aald defeadant
thKtnlalntlff haeconimeneed nn action aatalnat
nlm by petition in tne iirrai i:onn nr aeon
coan j, H laaoari, the objert and aeaerai natar
of atfeh betna: to obtain a decree ofdlToroefrora
the boade of Batrlmony eoatnaeted betveea
plafa tax and iwtenaant at aiieajea in ana peuuoa,
and that oaten aald defendant be and appear be
fore tale Court at the neat rearalar tern thereof,
to be bea-aa aadhoklr a at the conn home In the
town ot Beaton, county ot fUvjtt, etate of Mkv
eonrl, on the Hat day of October aest. Met.
and on or Derore tne niet nay oi earn eeraa. en
aver or plead to plalatira petition the eaate aiU
netaaen aa cuaieaeea ana a oeciee vi vrrorae
graated aa prayed therelB: and It la fartteir or
dered by the etork aforesaid In Tacatloa oteoart.
that a copy hereof be paollehed tor foar
ireir in tne aeon uoaaay
Kper pabUaaed weekly, at faeatoa.l
eoari. to be pabUekad at leant
the laet laaertloa to be at leatt M
foie the 8 rat day of the aald October tana. Her
A tree copy troej aae rerora,
Ia" wttaaaa whereof I bare aercaate aetaarbaaal
andafiiedaBeaaal ofeald roart. lejaa
CafUl. at etaeele eatoa, aton that teak af at
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