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SCOTT COUNTY KICKER.
BENTON, MO., OCTOBER ia, 1907.
Observations by the Kicker
How "the People" Rule.-Court Decisions that Reverse
Themselves.--Government by Injunction, Etc.
As wan expected Senator Borah
was acquitted" of the uecusation
of being a party to the gigantic land
and timber frauds against the gov
ernment 111 the west. Millions of
acres of land have been fraudulently
acquired and millions of dollars
worth of the people's timber has
been stolen, aad nobody did it .d
though the theives were "caught
with the goods on than." A
"court" acquitted the first man
tried. And this man will sit in
the United States Senate next win
ter and make laws to "protect the
farmer and laborer." He is the
paid attorney of the Baker Lumber
C01 ipnny, engineered the frauds and
took his part of the swag in "fees."
Borah's "trial" took place in
the same court house where Hay
wood was tried. The same influ
ences that spend their money and
energy to convict Haywood were
equally active in securing the ac
qttittal of Borah. The "best peo
pie" and the newspapers that de
nounced Haywood defended Borah
In the Haywood case the judge ad
mitted everything that the prose
cation said would finally show Hay
wood s connection with it. In the
Borah case the judge admitted noth
iugthat was liable to connect Borah
with the laud and timber frauds.
Of the Borah trial the Chicago
Daily Socialist says:
"The judge who had charge of
the case against Senator Borah
stopped the proceedings when the
prosecution attempted to introduce
evidence of the crimes of the Bar
ber Lumber Company and de
clared that no further testimony
would be received until Borah
should be directly connected with
the tinnier stealing. As no direct
evidence to this effect was produced,
although no one denies that
Borah was the attorney for the
Barber Lumber Company when it
was stealing hundreds of thousands
of dollars north of timber, the
case went to the jury and resulted
"We do not propose to criticise
that verdict. We do not know
what the jury would have done
had sill the evidence been submitted.
"The fact remains that at the
bottom Borah was acquitted by a
judicial decision shutting out all
evidence of the sort that was per
mitted in the case against Hay
wood. "Had the judge in the latter
case Unbidden the introduction of
all evidence of crimes unless they
were Jirst connected with Hay
wood there would have been no
witnesses examined for the state
and no trial.
"Of course, it is hard to avoid
suggesting that Senator Borah
has gaiued his acquittal at the
expense of his reputation as a lawyer.
He certainly must have been neg
lecting the interests of his clients
in u most alarming manner if they
were allowed to steal nearly a
thousand claims by false entries
and no one denies that this was
done in the district in which
.Senator Borah's office was located
without his knowledge.
"He really ought to get one of
McPurtlund's famous 'gun men'
to guard his office furniture or
some one will walk away with it
while he is in the office.
"Still it is a pretty safe bet
that the Barber Lumber Company
will not discharge him for incom
petency." The Kansas City Independent
Anyone who followed the Borah
trial with any closeness at all will
not hesitate to say that his acquit
tal was an out 1 age against justice.
The man was guilty of timber land
frauds guilty in the same fashion
and in as great a degree as the late
Senator Mitchell and should have
been .sent to the penitentiary. 1
J. liUv UD i linn b ta V4 m v v vmv
of which he is the head, a
that controls newspapers,
and justice. Mitchell bad a ring
too, but Heney broke it up by sheer
force of ability, just as he would
have broken up the Borah combi
nation had he been conducting that
prosecution. But Heney was not
there and the United States attor
ney who had worked up the case
was thrust into the background and
practically superseded by two speci
al men from Washington. And
wbyt Because Borah is a Roosevelt
.man, and because he charged that
the United States district attorney
was a Haywood man, and a union
The whole trial was loosely con
ducted by the prosecution, the jury
gave every evidence of being pack
ed, while the judge was partial to
the last degree. Borah's acquittal
cannot bnt be reguarded as a victo
ry for crookedness, and the natur
al couicquenoe of Hichoook's for
ced resignation. There was the
honest man in Roosevelt's cabinet,
but he hud to go because he thwar
ted the schemes of the powerful
land and timber thieves.
It is because the people have lost
confidence in their courts that the
unrest is so general. The result
of such cases as that of Senator
Borah is all planned and rehearsed,
and to satisfy "the mob'' a stage
play called a trial is pulled off and
the accused is "vindicated."
But there is one place where the
stage play business wont work be
cause of the evident honesty and
earnestness of the authorities. I
refer to the case of the State of
Texas against H. Clay Pierce.
Pierce is president of the Waters-Pierce
Oil Co. In order to do
business in Texas he had to swear
that his company had no connection
with the Standard Oil Co. because
the latter had been driven from the
state on account of violations of
Pierce made the necessary affida
vit and when Attorney-General
Hadley put the probe to Standard
Oil last winter it developed that
the Waters-Pierce was a part of it.
This resulted in the indictment of
Pierce by the Texas authorities,
charging him with perjury.
The governor of Texas demauded
Pierce front Gov. Folk, and Mis
souri's governor honored the de
mand, hut, somehow, Texas has
never been able to get Pierce
within her jurisdiction. Suppose
the Texas authorities would kid
nap Pierce as the Idaho authorities
Li1 11 o nrtiiil AT rtfai Wm t'ttv irttl ntul
Pettibone, is there u living soul that !iact ?.h' mJ nt
believe thnt thP foiled States 'depei-dsou the action of a
Supreme Court would bold the act
But all these things go to open
the eyes of the people and gradually I
they are beginning to discover 1
where they are at. While the stage
play in the Pierce case was going
on in St. Louislast spring I clipped
the following editorial from the
"The corporation controlled
press of St. Louis has been whipped
into line to defend H. Clay Pierce.
Not only is it DEFENDING hint
nut it lias CA.Mj.M.hLi m.u as more dangerous and Hussian
C.IIVTI.V M 11JTV1J .. c. n ,
.1 .;.ii.uui -'iaui ui iu nit- urn loiiucr one. raupiove
LLiAJlUK 01 TUb
come safe to criticise a court deci
sion without fear of the charge
But we are expected to look pleas
ant and respect the tuts "the
corner-stone of our liberties." Bi
ennially the tax-payers contribute
a billion dollars to congress and
millions to the various state legis
latures. These bodies are supposed
to legislate for the people. Con
tinued agitation and scratching "the
ticket" sometimes causes the enact
ment of laws that lire objectionable
to the privileged interests.
There was quite a lot of that sort
of legislation all over the country
last year. Among others Missouri
passed a law in the interest of pub
lic safety. Because of the over
work of telegraph operators many
accidents occured on the railroads
and the legislature made it unlaw
ful for the companies to work an
operator more than eight hours.
The companies paid no attention to
the law and last week a Missouri
circuit judge declared the law unconstitutional.
Several other laws objectionable
to capital were passed, but so far
as I know, none have become oper
ative. Injunctions were granted
against their enforcement as soon
as they became effective. That is
how the people rule by court in
junctions. Through the kindness of
a federal judge, and because of the
temper of the people, we have been
permitted to enjoy the ll-cetit rail
road rate for ninety days. Whether
we shall continue to be governed by
I ident federal judge. Oh, this i a
I great "government by the people."
j In many state the legislatures
enacted railroad legislation nnn
contests are peuding every where.
I The judges have returned from their
1 summer vacations and are begin-
'niiiff tn "Inniil ilfiu-n" j 1 . 1 ! 1 in.
Alabama enacted a 2-ceiit rate
and the state authorities went so
far as to arie'st those who violated
In steps a federal judge.
I Tii.. .1....;..,, :
.in. iiii-"ii i.i mi."-juii-1-1 tn
AMOR of THE RUDE AND arrested for violating the law
ARTLESS COMMON PEOPLE tlli, jmlgt. hol(ls tlmt" th,
l tilt HIV -M tW ll.Mli V 111! I '( f
niggei! commonwealth, which is
NOT owned by trusts, is ehiiraeter
i;.ed ns a PETTY TOOL of a
VENGEFUL, CROOKED POP
ULACE. "Of course, the corporation con
trolled press does not adduce any
proof of their statements nor any
reasonabte evidence of the innocence
of this freebooter, open law-defyer
1 up 1 oyer
has a ' property right" in his "ser
vant" and that the state has no
right to preveiit the "servant" from
working for his master.
Not since the infamous Died
Scott decision that brought on the
civil war has any court decreed
that one man has ti "property
right" in another man. I believe
it was Wendel Phillips who wa
T'llfiri ,Stta0,!l-d through the streets of Bos
A V. V I f lilt
hand, lias a
pretty clear ease against the man of
whom St. Louis is NOT proud.
"The state of Texas drove the
Standard Oil out of its borders sev
ton, fifty years ago, because he
said, "No man is good enough to
own another man." Fifty years
later, in a land dotted with churches
eral years ago For this it deserves and schools, conies a federal judge
NOT OWN IT, BUT HAD NO
CONNECTION WITH IT.
"H. Clay Pierce, as president of
the Waters-Pierce Oil Co., was
called upon to make this affidavit.
Tlie state of Texas now alleges
that he swore that the Standard Oil
Co. had 110 connection with the
Waters-Pierce Oil Co.
"Everybody knows the recent
developments of the case how
Atty.-Ueu. Hadley forced Tierce,
Rogers and all the other financial
pirates to admit that the Standard
Oil Co. OWNED the Waters-Pierce
Oil Co., LOCK, STOCK AND BAR
REL. Therefore, if the state of
Texas can prove that Pierce DID
perjure himself, it has a right not
only TO TAKE HIM BACK
THERE, but to TRY HIM and
PUT HlftJ IN STRIPES."
As suggusted by the Star-Chronicle,
Texas has the right to take
Pierce back, try him and put him
iu strips, but it has not the power.
The national government has more
guns than Texas, and it is the Fed
eral courts that 'are protecting
We make a great deal of noise
about our "free government" and
so on, but concealed behind every
court decision is force. The court
decisions in such cases as those of
Borah or Pierce are 'out and dried"
before the proceedings open, and so
well had the people been educated"
to accept' the result as a divine de
cree, tbtt only recently has it be'
una says unit one man lias a pro
perty right" in another man pro
vided the "other man" is depen
dent upon wages for a living.
nd yet some people who "hire
commendation, Then, to KEEl
the enemy of the people OUT, it
enacted certain laws. One of these
provided that 110 corporation deal
ing iu oil should be granted n state
liiiuiicn tt flit litiifiAa in flic aftitu
IllCllOv li' iiufiiivo 111 runt 1 . . . . 11 1
until its officers had SWORN that out 0,,J.t0 ,MSin "j'led WR?'
the Standard Oil NOT ONLY DID staves' They are told by the poli
ticians that they are free born
American citizens" and "intelligent
working men" and they like to
believe it ! Of the Alabama deci
sion the Cleveland Citizen seys:
Federal Judge J. C. Jones, in the
case of the Louisville & Nashville
Railroad against the Alabama Rail
road Commission, has just handed
down an opinion that spells slavery
in every litie. The state of Ala
bama had attempted to compell the
Louisville & Nashville railway to
obey the laws of that state and ar
rested some of the employes. The
corporation secured an injunction
restraining the state officials from
interfering in its business. In ren
dering the decision, the court de
clared, among other things:
An employer has a property
right in the services of his work
men in his business. The employ
er can maintain an action against
any one who entices his servant to
leave turn, or prevent the servant
from working for his employer.
This property right is protected by
the sanction of our- criminal laws
If that is not plain and to the
point then we do not grasp the
meaning of words. We might add,
parenthetically, that a similar de
cision was rendered in Michigan
several months ago, where a court
ruled, in granting an injunction,
that a certain firm (union) had no
right to entice the employes from a
competitor (non-union) even
though higher wages and better
working conditions were offered.
The importance of this latest de
cision iu Alabama is found not
only in the fact that the Michigan
precedent becomes more firmly es
tablished, but in the thinly veiled
threat that ctiminal proceedings,
ns well as civil actions, may be in
stituted against nn who refuse to
obey this newest interpretation of
We might question this clmttle
slave principle that "an employer
has a property right in his work
men," and ak a number of im
pertinent questions, such ns how
IN VERY HOT WATER.
When something like fen thous
and dollars was offered by the So
cialists for the kidnapping of ex
Gov. Taylor, of Kentucky, in the
same way that Mover, Haywood
and Pettibone were kidnapped from
Colorado in order to test what the
United States Supreme Court would
do about it, the "law and order"
crowd begun to take notice. And
1 so did the people.
Taylor is a fugitive from the
tatc of Kentucky, charged with
FARMERS IN BENTON
1 (ir- IIWV t .... . ,
and where the einplover obtained! "II""'lt- 111 ,,,,uaur "l u,,v
that right, and what are the dutie1 ,o,,t'1' I"er. Haywood and
that have been imposed upon an Pettillone were not fugitives at all,
employer in return for this alleged but were at home. If, per change,
right, but we realize the utmost ' Taylor should be kidnapped into
futility of debating the proposition ! Kentucky it would put the "law
with capitalistic courts. They' ,,,..1 ....i,.,.- i :,. i
which it would hcdifficult tot-merge.
THE EDITORIAL FACTORY.
A citizen, who has been around
newspaper offices enough to ob
serve things, and whose attention
had been attracted by up-to-date
looking copy on the hook of a local
newspaper, asked: "Mr. Hafner,
what kind of copy is it that is all
t pe-writtcn. I noticed it on the
copy hook in the office;"
"Will- Mlllt 1.1 ,.....!. " f
replied "It is furnished free of . Tie Scott emmty Farii., rniou
l,v flu. v. il ;,,t....t ,.,i ,u t,,n Tuesday and Wednesday. The
i..,. .i... " " ft... i committee on credential
nil" miii.v i" ut uir .-iilll llini.,i . , ,
i.:. i : i :.!..... various local
ivi hwii i mumr u'Mti nn;ii:
County Union Holds Two
Days Session Here.
To Establish Rural Tele
hold the club and weild it when
ever and whiivver they chooe.
They can read whatever meaning
they will into the laws and legisla-
Consequently Taylor made over
tures to the authorities of Kentiiekv.
He prints what U furnished him
and the public is supposed to and
generally does swallow it as the
opinion of the alleged editor. This
is how public opinion i moulded.
It explains why a man with idea
of hU own U considered a "dis
turber of business" imd n "crank."
Last week I read a lengthy arti
cle on the decline of the influence
of t lie country pre.-.. The people
Drown Spur J. W. Able. II. 0.
Irvin, .1. M. Drown.
Claypool lames Adauis, Amb-lo-e.
Turner. A. 11. Hatcher.
Minner's Switch T. A. Addv,
Win. Widdows. T. .1. Golightlv.'
Wyli..l. W. Heeb, J.C.Wylie.
Hickory Grove Tho. Hodgkiss
John F Mer,
Omn W. P. Glascock, E. F.
tive bodies are becoming mutual i"ffering to surrender if
admiration soeities. to enact or "m" ni" laylor stipulated
not to enact such laws a are deem- that HE should be satisfied with
eti proper oy tlie line judicial I uie judge oetore whom he was to ; generally understand the city press ' Pleasant Valley John Wallace
minds' of our petty ezuis, called be tried, and that onehaif the jury-, and know that these papers are; W. J. Kindred', Win. Sturgeon'
courts for convenience. men should he Republicans. Iu the . printed iu the interest of special ' Alvin Smith. " '
It might have happened that ( Haywood case not a Socialist or! business interest,, but thev are onlv; Kilt Fritz Weber,
w ld'no eseaoe the IS''!,? ,,l,K'r ",,io"Ut was I'""" t" sit ' now beginning to understand that 1 Macedonia-W. M. Malugen. T.
VL?. . I Li M,Mt the jury and the judge was sc. I these same interest arc also editing A. Matthews.
Wall Street Journal prominently ' ,,y n governor who said that a majority of the country uewspa- Luks E. K. Drown, Harvey E.
displayed the Jones opinion anil "tla'-v "boulil never leave Idaho pers through their press bureaus. ' hore.
declared that the principle "might alive" meaning Mover. Haywood During campaign these bureaus sk'ton W. S. HoliingworMi.
have a very important bearing iip- and Pettibone. I are especially active. Intact they, .
. , . m, ....
on cue reunions or eniyioyers and rue governor ot Indiana i pro
trades unions." The Wall Street , tecting Taylor and refuse.- to siir
organ also wonders "that larger .render him to the Kentucky author
use has not been made of this pro ities President. Roosevelt has not
!!r!'.-:.,',K!!L(,'LU,H.e,i,r1:'-Vel'). 1,1 onlyaid.din this protection, but
Hw. ,.u.. i........ actually contributed money to
1 i i- Mil
being enticed awav from bis e,.,. 'iciense iiimi. nils same president
It may eouie to that soon. The
employer was probably slow to act
because "this property right" was
not fully developed. But usage
establishes customs, and a few
more court decisions along the
same lines as the foregoing may
thoroughly clinch the "property
rights" idea, tor that i. what
American capitalism i. anxious to
This nation is entering a new
stage of slavery, no matter what
fool or knave? may siy to the con
ary. Capitalism must contautly
gain new power or if will languish
anil di. And 'iliitalim intend
to ensluv hi The vtimpite
show. it- victim n uu-ivy.
Labor still has an opportunity to
eize the governing power through
the ballot box and overthrow cap
italism and it. court, but the time
is growing shoit. Soon the ballot
may be declared as capitalism'-own.
FAITH IN THE PEOPLE
Missouri Republican tnvora new
denounced .Hoyer ami nay wood a
"undesirable citizens implicated in
murder" while their trial was pend
ing. Tlie reason tor this is that
Taylor is a Republican ami capital
ist, while the federation official. arc
working men and Socialist..
Hut something ha to be done
about the Taylor ca-e. People are
talking about it. Hence a man
has been found to "eonfe-s" that
a man now dead is responsible for
Guide'. death, and a woman ha
been arrested who "punnie -onie
startling revelation-." They will
get it fixed up sonic way to
the public and the capitali
furnish ninety per cent of the stuff
that appear. in the party organ.
whether Democratic or Republican.
They keep a record and know the
politic. of evety newspaper that i
"losal." Iiut, oniehow, they
haven't been able to locate the
Kicker and I have had considerable
Roekview L. S
New Hamburg Peter A
1 1 uey John Schneider,
Hampton. Reed Simpson.
I ro. Plain Win. Simmon
Hems, L. S.
urn at nieir eX nene receiving their s. y,.H.i ;..ti i.,r,
ti both side.. By com-; Lwmos ( ) P V...l.-v ; f p,..,
. . . . I... V .11,1 1UUI
parison I rind that their "argument."
i the -aiue except that in one the
, Democrat. are denounced and the
1 Republicans are praised, while in the
other the rever-e is true Both
are tm-t buster.. Both tavor a
tariff one for protection, the other
tor revenue. In either ca- the
consumer pay it and it matter.
but little to him what it i for.
Neither would disturb "legitimate
wealth." and to guard againt the
itify poibility ot howing that wealth
pre had been illegitimately gained, the
Tl.e Democratic papers that are
publishing tlie letter .-ent out rmm
Wa-hingtoti City by Clin. A. Edward-
-hould bear in mind r liar Ed-
constitution for the state. Demo- 'ward- l a tool ot the crowd that
crats oppose it on the plea that the'2"v Parker iu 1!M4. He i-. to
corporations nuiv elect the delegates 1 be sure, holding a po-itnm as -ere-to
the convention. Republicans W oi tllt; Democratic national
have faith in the people and believe 1 committee, but it should be remem-,
that they will take care of their in-p'-d that that committee wa.- .v ,
tcrests in selecting men to write n , gauizea oy me leiiow. who siaugiu-
isb-gini.ingto pound heavily. Mut immunity bath has been e.tnhlihed.
it take a mighty ighr of bribery! . ,
and perjury to keep tii- "law ami, SOUTHEAST,
otdei" crowd afloat. j Jack-on Cah-Bonk. It i ver.
i dry our m Uoiigla- cminrv.
! .New Harmony R.H.Miller. W.
; H Tanner. Noah Lo-h. Lvi Pain
ter. Benton DiekFinlcy.L.P.Gober.
Ward G.R. Diamond. Wm Dick-er-oii,
! Scheiervill. Henry Diebold.
Kel-o lohn Alien.
Blodgcft T. J. Dounifield. J.L.
1 Morle-W. w. Fralix. W. D.
jTomlinon. L. Ozmeiit. T. Swaiiu.
Leiiimon- Jake Spencer, If. W.
( wenb T. N.Pate, T. D.Wor
Edna 'n-pr Miller.
Bleda F.J. Anirhein, I.'omanus
Halter. John Pobt.
The tanner met in the coiut
! hoii-e and held an intereting .-e-1
-ion Tiie.-(hi afteinoon. In the
evening a public meeting wa held
i and quite a i-rowd gathered to hear
Count Lecturer Chapman, who
talked along line, not u-ually heard
' in a court hou-e in Ihi- country.
numerous class who know a great! Hi lecture contained no idle talk,
deal bur are too "honorable" to i IKI1' did lie wa.fc tim- i.i throwing
tell. The jury tuled with him I'O'iuets at the 'intelligent farmer.
Circuit court wa- m -e..mn a' Ava
With Jtldge .Inn. T. Moofe ot the
!lt district holding down the wool
:ick. Soniebod had broken the
local option law and the grand-jury
wa wretling with hi case. A
man wa- ummoiied betore the jury
a a witnes. He was one ot that
new constitution. There is no ade- -'''ed the parts in the Ui-t national until it patience wa. worn thread-1 11,1 'ned to make it plain what the
quate reason for longer deferring a J campaign. Taekon Cash-Book. I bare. He refused to anwer jut j "System" wa. doing tor them,
movement to create a new and bet- Tut. tut: there you go again, , wouldn't, absolutely wouldn't andj Alter Mr. Chapman other mein
terconstitution fortius great state, j Br. Mc.. jumping on your "lead- nobody could make him. The jury! bet. w.-re called who made hort
Clayton Watchman. ers." The good millionaire who appealed to Judge Moore tor re-! speeches. This i where the "edu
Yep! The Republicans "have are financing the "grand old party uef. So the witne was called up cational" part comes in. The fa r-
laitu iu me peopie. mej oeuee(,t .letter-on and .iaek-on are Kind before hi honor and told to answer
they can fool the
of the I enough to establish an editorial
nier- are learning how to talk, how
estaousll an eiuioriai ,.vei-v ninrnni tlie im-v nskeil lnm l millet nui.llc meerniffs and t.hn
people all 'the time. But what i- factory at Washington and furnish or el-e lie would tine liim st.'iO for fil't thing on know he will learn
the use of any kind of a constitu-' yu with free campaign thunder. : t.ver hour he retued and ten davs 1 how t vote and run the goveru
tion so long as the courts pay no ' .,nd yet you are not happy. !; j'a;i unt our witne. tood ' meat '
attention to it ' I And vou growl about Edward! ".wt" tur tu-n ,iv. ...j i,.,,.
I have read a great deal about a l? rheie a better man than he in the ' lurch- .efi.... t tell tl, -i,,.i
new cousiiuuiou lor .uis-oun. oui iieinocratie nationa organization.' 1... Vn..- ,d...nr H v
the man who is willing to admit i he not elected by the majority j nfter studying the matter over and
what is wrong with the present on.e ' and is this not a country where the 1 seeing that his predicament wa
has yet to bob up. That secret is majority rule: growi"ng rapidlv wore at the rate
evidently to be kept from the peo- Quit yourtrea.anah!e utterances, j f $;,() hour, and that hi liberty
pie in which uie ncpiunicaiis nave it you are a true Hemocrat you must : -a fadin" awav he "feed
so uiucli taitti until atter the dele-1 be "loval to the part v." Don t
gates have been chosen. .ret; "disgruntled." Swallow the
So far as the state constitution i- dose and look pleasant,
concerned, better let well enough -
alone. It has so repeatedly been A dubAl llhAD.
declared unconstitutional by the 1 he money the l tuted state. will
pay out in Stoddard county iu a
Wednesday's session was of un
usual interest, among other things
a tanner's telephone system is to be
established in the county and Har
vey E. Moore. Johe Heeb and James
Adams were selected a.- a committee,
to take the matter in hand. The
farmers expect to get service at the
Fred Anderson. a boy aged twelve, , ''ate ot about SO per phone per year,
was killed while loading gravel at ' Tlli important matter and
a Stoddard ei unity pit. An em-
courts that it aint hurtin' nothin'.
I considered it of so much import
ance Inst week that I forgot to men
tion it that Emperor Roosevelt was
in the state aud went down the river
on a boat all to himself and party,
in royal pomp and splendor, while
the fellows who paid the bill were
digging in the fields in their over
alls and jumper. Aided by the
newspapers such shows are a har
vest for the railroads who haul the
people to the rallies," aud that is
about all it is done for. Thirteen
steamers were engaged in the pres
This is the season of the year
when the farmer begins to take a
little tim3 to read of evenings. It
is also the season when the party
organs begin working on the pre
judices of the work people so that
they will divide up and kill each
others votes at the nevt election.
The farmers union of Scott county
should use the space that the Kicker
offers them. Every local should
be heard from at least once a month.
year for rural free delivery will ex
ceed the pay roll of any establish
ment in the county. And not a
cent of this sum is a tax on. the
people. Bloomfield Courier.
This Bloomfield editor has a great
head on him. If "not a cent of
this sum is a tax on the people,"
who pays it! But this same editor
will tell you that "the foreigner
pays the tariff."
Remember keep it iu mind, Mr.
Voter that it was during the ad
ministration of Trust-Buster Roose
velt that the "immunity bath" was
established. When the ' agitators' '
howl against the tyranny and law
lessness of a trust, until the author
ities can no longer shield it, theu
the trust must anmit its guilt and
thereby become immune from pros
ecution. Great scheme!
What th Doctor Sayi.,
"We don't, allow In our profeiitoa
that hearts 'are broken, but there ts
auch a thing as taking ao llttla In
terest in life after some great calam
ity that a man Is unable to keep up
hia and against the attacks made from
time to time by the enemy." R. B.
Vernede In "Meriel of the Moors."
baukmcut gave wax and the
was caught. A brother with
escaped with slight injuries.
Bloomfield is grading and gra
velling her street. And no sa
Common, ordinary robbers, who
do not do business according to
law, blew the safe of Scheniman
Bros., at Neely's Landing and se
cured $2,000 placed there by the
Moss Tie Co. to pay tie-makers.
"There are lots of gullies in the
streets that make it dangerous to
drive around town after night,"
says the Illmo Headlight. And
yet that towu has so many revenoo
producers saloons that ' 'build up
Besides many business houses
the Chaffee Review reports 57
dwellings completed within the past
three months and contracts let for
thirty more. Does the Review in
clude the tents and box car resi
dences! But all reports indicate
that Chaffee is going some.
Wonder if theie will be a grand
jury at the approaching term of
circuit court to look into the ac
quittal" of the Blodgett bank cash
ierf The prosecuting attorney is
the man who'has the sayt
will make farm life more interest
ing. Committeeman Adams said
to the Kicker: "Itcots me $18 per
year phone rent and I must, pay ex
tra when I want to talk to parties
not on my circuit. I figure that
for $18 per phone we can install the
line and that $3 per phone per year
will keep it in operation In other
words, we can build the line and
own it for what we would have to
pay the telephone trust for ono
New officers were elected as fol
lows: Johu Heeb, president;
James Adams, vicepresidemt Geo.
Vinyard, secretary; E. E. Brown,
chaplain; J. S. Norrid, door-keeper;
John Schueider, conductor.
Executive Committee W. A.
Dodson, W. H. Tanner, Harvey E.
J. D. Green the retiring presi
dent, has done good work and the
organization has prospered under
his direction. Believing in "rota
tion in office" he refused to serve
louger and the convention selected
anothet good leader in the person of
John Heeb. In a short talk Mr.
Heeb said, "I am with this move
ment, heart and soul."
Wednesday evesbur the wnaeW
adjourned to meet at Luiks the '14 '-W4
auvbwb iu Miliar,