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BENTON, MO., SEPTEMBER 31, i912
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MATTERS TO THINK ABOUT.
A Review of Recent Doings in the Public Affairs of Scott
County.-TaxPayers Kicked in the Face.
NOW that the people WVH soon
have an opportunity to reckon
with tlWtr aliened servants, per
haps it mlffiit be well to review
some .' the " BCt and BSC if the)'
are really trustworthy.
Let us take so'iie recent hlstorj
and liogiii with the dee') Well the
BD-called artesian well
At a special term o' eounty
0OUrt and without any demand
ft ., fturaAAfaM . . 1 1 1 ' . . rt Tow
.. t, t 4.1. ataM.Ma I
men in i-enion vawvu HIV WUi I IU
order the digging of a well not
exceeding 1,600 feet deep, to cost
not exceeding $.3.ruo.
At that time town lot wpccula
tors at Oran were agitating the
removal of the county seat, and
more of the people's money had to
be invested hoiv In order to nail
down" the county seat.
A contract was made with one
Whitney to din 1,500 feet, ir nec-
essa-y. at 9a per foot, and lie was i
required to give a (5,000 bond to I
complete the work. This raised
the possible civst o-' tii" well to
Work was begun and the coun
ty paid the bill right along. Mr. J
Whitney had no money. He was,
the son-.n-law of e. Senator Jae I
per Burke o." Farmington, a very
prominent Democratic politician
Which seemed to help him he'-e.
But Whitney was not an expert
well digger. Afte:' he had iuji
down aome 700 foot and had
spent aome 88 000 of the people'!
money, lus t.ol we:-e lodged at
the bottom of the liolo an l lie If ft
These figures are not exactly
correct, but approximately so as
1 remember them.
Whitney gave up the jo-a)tho
he bad given bond to to 1,500 feet i
at 88 per foot.
The alleged guardian o' your
interest! had paid out more than,
.$r.000 of your money. Ask them
why they did not collect on the
bondrwhlch was due when Whit- ,
tiey threw up the Job.
However, another well-digging
crew was brought in and more of
your money appropriated. Whit
liey s tools were fished, out and
the digging went on until a depth
of l.'.oo feet was reached
No artesian water yet
But they had a
U?ss than ;$rii)0.
At a depth of
flow of warm,
and some S1j -
less than three
had a fine flow
hundred feet thej
of cool wate;
supposed to be the
same as the
mill well that cost
lass than 8500.
They decided to quit. To cover
their blundering they claimed the
water contained wonderful medi
cal properties, and that a syndi
cate wanted to establish a health
resort hew and had offered the
cost of the well for it
But the "syndicate'' never put
In an appearance, nor was anyone
nble to learn the name or location,
It was unfortunate for both
Mr. Warner and Mr. Gober that
four years ago. they received
such a very flattering vote. Both
woio very popular and Mr. War
ner received a majority of all the
votes cast, while Mr. Gober was
close up behind him with three
county tickets in the field. I don't
believe either could do as well to
day. Up to that time they were just
ordinarily good people. But their
big vote seemed to cause them to
tep rather high, and they were
Able to get anything they wanted
from the county court and then
some. They were evidently looked
upon as the "pullers" for "the
in addition to the office or sur
veyor, Mr. Warner was given 81.
500 a year as highway engineer
about twice as much as is paid
by other count's or similar popu
lation and wealth.
After a year of this, the farm
ers union in session at Benton,
presented a resolution to the coun
ty court asking that Mr. Warner
be not re-employed at 81,500 a
The resolution, was (snored.
This enraged the farmers and
they circulated petition demand
ing' a vote to abolish the office.
At ttie elation two years ago
the office of highway engineer
was abolished by an overwheling
Yet the tax-payers were kicked
in. the face. They had been told
that if ttiey abolished the orflce
It would cost them mora and it
Evidently fearing the worst In
November, the Democrats that
had so overwhelmingly Indorsed
Mr. Warner four years ago, abol
ished him in August and as much
of the court as they could.
Don't blame Warner except
lor his short-sightedness. He Is
human and had his "incentive"
screwed up to the limit The court,
which is supposed to represent
the people's side, is wholly respon
sible. A few mora jolts like last month,
to which every officer up for re
nominatlon was defeated, may
even penetrate that "the people
be d-d" body, b , ,
Just what did it I don't know.
But. somehow a few years ago.
the court got it into its bead that
the county ought too rurndah the
tfbertff With a residence. Why
we should furn'sii the sheriff a
residence and not furnish the jan
itor one. nobody Ins. as ye.t ex
plained. There Is as much law for
one as the other,
Anyhow, the FrOBUng property
adjoining the Jail was bought and
Sheriff Gober moved In. .Mime fie
On the property was a very fa'r
or s'x years ago
residence good enough for Dr.
Freel'.ng and family but needed
But when Mr. Gober received
that very flattering vote 4 years
ago that house began to look aw
The county court evidently im
agined the sheri'f ought to live
In a mansion. And. although there
was no law for it. they Just went
ahead and built It.
The old house was practically
given away for the moving. It
was bought by Charley Bonncfon
and moved just west of the jail.
It is today occupied by IVtu. Ellis
the Democratic nominee ior sher
iff, an-i there are not many bet
ter bouses in Benton.
But it was cast aside as Junk
not goo-i enough for a sheriff
and a palatial residence built
which the sheriff has occupied
WITHOUT PAYING EITHER
RENT, TAXES. INSURANCE 0B
Can you beat that?
But don't blame the sheriff. He,
too. bel'eves that Socialism w ould
put the lid or "Incentive."
Across the street from the sher
iff's residence I the Wiel building
that cost 82,500. In the northern
part of town is the oi l Methodist
church that V. L. Harris bought
for about 8500. in these build In as
the officers are housed while the
new court house 's being built, and
the count Is paying 375 a year
rent .Vr the u. Fo" property that
cost 88.000 the people are paying
!?37." annually. For property
that cost the people 85,000 an 1 is
occupied by on" of the';:- so-called
servants' they get NOTHING !
Finding the people such generous
landlords, it seems that the sher
iff ought to be ought whooping
things up for public ownership.
Next thwe was a suspicion
that the town lot boomers of Chaf
fee would start a county seat re
moval scheme. It was on foot Just
prior to the election of two years
ago. but a resolution by the So
cialists that they would regard as
hostile any effort to confuse the
issues, put a crimp in that
Howeve:. it gave the patriots at
Benton a scare.
"We must improve the town."
Not at their expense, of course.
Why have a court house, and the
county seat '?
Solemnly and soberly a willing
county court was convinced that
granitoid walks ought to built a
round the public square and that
the streets ought to be graveled,
etc. The work was done at least,
the money was spent.
I need not comment on the very
extensive street improvements Ave
are enjoying in Benton. You could
Judge better by visiting us on
a rainy day. But don't forget to
bring gum boots
Or, if you want a dust bath.
come during a dry spell
But all o' the foregoing will ap
pear as chaff when we analyse
the last act so far in the play
entitled. "Nailing down the coun
As already related, the Chaffee
boomers concluded that good use
might be made of a county seat
The Ronton patriots got busy.
Two years ago the man who d'd
not agree to favor a new court
house here, regardless of the wish
es of the people, was not wanted
for county judge.
Tom Snowden, a resident of this
township and a candidate for
presiding judge two years ago.
told me that his refusal to make
promises is what caused his de
feat. Yet he had always been a
staunch supporter of "the party "
But he has a head of his own and
that barred him.
Of course that little issue was
worked on the quiet and the peo
ple generally knew nothing about
the "paramount ishoo." They
were Just fooled once more.
Frazer, Bandy and Myers were
elected, and they had ha idly got
their seats warm until arrange
ment! were under way for a new
court house, and it was soon or
dered a cracker-jack for' a coun
ty In which the masses are In act
ual want of food, clothing and
Of course some people are still
wondering where they got their
authority, bur I suppose that is
of minor importance They just
TOOK it as the federal courts do
when they set aside the laws of a
state, or of the United States.
But the people protested, and
there was a halt
Finally petitions were printed
and clrcula ted for signatures,
asking for the submission to the
people of a 850.000 bond Issue.
Having bean Ignored in the out
set, the people even refused to
sign the petitions
And it appeared as If the whole
scheme bad collapsed.
About this time the Kicker was
making some sensational graft
exposures, and insisted that the
people'! attorney explain why
this plundering of the peopls in
The answer was a notice to re
move my stairs, to detach m.i
sewer from the pubic sewer ar 1
a very bum libel suit.
Seeing tnat the patriots were
attacking my property, I urged
the removal of the county seat to
Oran not that 1 had anything
aginst Oran. but in order to get
rid of the gang "rid thus protect
ui.v i ropcrty.
The temper of the jioople was
Just about right to turn, the trick
niul the patriots were quick to
discover it and the court made
an order to sot aside S50.000 o'
lest winter's collections, and a
Contract was made to build the,
But that Sr.0.000 now has a
few dents in it Already the.v
, nave nan to .i ve into it to the -tent
of 815,000 to meet current
expenses, and they may have to
dive iii some more before the poo i
i pie dig up the 1018 taxes
The new building will corst
8100,000 or more. What use we I
have for such a structure no
body seems to know. I suppose
the surplus room can betaken up
by lawyers' offices rent free, of
Anyhow, it is expected to hold
down the county sat
And with this record behind
them the patriots may be heard
ya wplng: "Shall the pe .pie rule?
The answer .Is, "Not if they can
Thn thm la ihaOiw ittti mat.
ter that I may as well tell you
abo it There are several news
papers in the county, but it seetu
to be their chief purpose to con
ceal Important facts. All are
closer to the powers that be than
the Kicker and are therefore, bet
ter able to get inside Information.
Perhaps they get it. but doilCt
The court hou.se that Is now be
ing built may not be occupied in
vears. Afra'd to nut it to a ,t-"
of the people, the court was indue-
ed to set aside 850,000 and a
building contract wa made to
cover THAT amount.
this provides only for the
and the roof. It does not
any Mastering or uim.h
Nor does it Include any
heating aparatus. lighting plant
nor anything of that sort Just
tne walls and tlie roof.
Why the manipulators think
that when they get that much
money sunk into it the tax-payers
will come to their relief and bom'
the county to finish it
But I doubt if they have figur
ed correctly. Sometimes people
balk at having it "rubbed in" too
While they were casting about
for funds to erect this court house
they dumped several thousand
dollai-s into the pot that had been
illegally withheld from the var
ious towns for years the foreign
ered the loot
made for tlie
refused to pay
and demand was
money. The court
and suit was filed.
After some stubborn
the patriots evidently
that they could not resist doing
what every other county in the
state was doing. Tiie rightful
owners finally got their money.
but In some instance tiu "divide
up" with the lawyers amounted to
half to get what the law requir
es shall be handed to them with
So far as I know, this law has
been complied with in every oth
er county of the state But, per
haps in no other county could the
"servants of the , people' make as
gox1 use o' the money. You see,
we" have a bank.
As be'ore stated. 50.000 was
set aside to build tlie shell. The
pretence is made that if tlie mon
ey is on hand the law that requir
es the submission to the people
can be gotten around.
But the roof is to be concrete
and this requires division walla
for support. So. last week, the
court appropriated .something
over SO. 000 more for this a total
of t?5D,000 for the sltell.
On this Job there is some queer
financiering. As already related
it has. been necessary to withdraw
SI 5,000 or the 50.000 set aside
for tlie court house to meet cur
rent expenses. Yet the court or
der of last week relates that the
additional 89.000 is on hand and
Last month the record sliows
that 85,000 was taken from the
court house fund to meet current
expenses. This month the record
relates that $9,000 Is on hand and
unappropriated that may be used
In putting up division walls to
support tlie roof.
FARMERS UNDER SOCIALISM
W. 8. B ratal In Chicago Work).
There is no part of the working
class that will be more benefited
by Socialism, then the farmer.
Socialism will give the farmer an
exchange of bis products without
the capitalists, both big and small,
taking toll in the transaction.
The farmer furnishes Us own
capital, employs himself, and is
not able to pay himself as much
as the average wage earner of
the city gets. This is the ease
with the farm ow ner.
The renter has little Income
over his expenses if any nt all
The landlord, the bank, the store,
takes it all.
In Arkansas most of the valua-
i bic land 's own-. i by the big land
lords. Most of the land owned by
the actual farmers Is of little val
ues and no more than i iys actu il
expenses to the farmer. So you t e
that cen the farmers who own
and operate their own farms an
little better off than tenants,
Arkansas 's rot producing o" ,
hul' what it could from Its
farms, because under the present
system, farmers nr.'- forced to
grow cro s unsulted , the soil,
and must operate without effi
Then even what the ',
raises is taken from him through
the exchange of products
Over in St. .Louis wage workers
are making shoes, at a labor cost
of less than one dollar per pd r.
The farmer who needs the shoes
pays 3. At the same t'mo the'
fanner gets ."() cents for the po
tatoes tie ra'see. and the shoema
ker pays a dollar and i half,
Ttie capitalist class that owns the
machinery o' exchange t ikes the
Now under Socialism the farm
ing would be done under tii" di
rection of trained agricultural ex
perts, Mich ns we graduate frou
our agricultural colleges. We
would grow on the different .:
what is best adapted to the i ills,
and produce much more than we
now i!o. The shoe factories and
ull other factories would be own
ed by the people, and theexchang
of products made at cost.
What now goes to a lot of Idle
capitalists and useless business
men would be saved t the people.
Instead of giving people tit" t
land to hold, use or sell, as wedo
now under the law, we would
make the title one of use only.
whether to an Individual : t. a
COOpetaiive P!y of farmers.
No land could be held out of use
by speculators or li"!d .-ubj u-t to
rent by landlords
Scientific farming with g.-i
machinery, and proper cultivation
would enable us to raise five i
what we do now. Co-operation
would i educe the hours of labor
on the farm and make it possible
for all people to have le'sure and
and for nil ch 'dren to
have an education.
The Socialists at first paid little
attention to the farmers because
they had not enough speakers to
reach the country. They had t
stay in the cities, and among the
I unions where they could reach '.he
most people at tne least expense
Now the party has got b:g and
strong and we are going to the
country with our message. T:n
farmer is just as Important as the
wage worker because the farmer
must feed us all under Socialism,
just as he does now
Socialism offers just as much to
the farmer as any other worker
and the farmer needs Socialism
Ji.st as much.
It is in his case, as in the wage
worker, the oniy hope of anything
better the only way to shake
the capitalist from the farmer's
A VERY CLEAR C ASE
The kind of "principles" the old
party politicians are af footed
With was very clearly shown in
St. Louis week before last and In
Cape county last week. With
them the job is the whole tiling
Gov. Hadley was one of the
chief Roosevelt boosters at Chica
go. But since then he has been
astraddle of the top rail of a very
high fence. When the Hull Moos
ers met in St. Louis to nominate
a state ticket the governor wasn't
there, but sent a lettei asking
the Moozers to Indorse the state
Republican ticket. This they re
fused to do and put out a full
state ticket, which now appears
to give the Democrats a cinch on
the state Jobs.
However, in Cape county it was
different. There the Moosers in
dorsed the ticket already nomina
ted with tlie approval of the nom
ineesexcept two County Judge
Hlrch refused to stand for both
Taft and Teddy, and L. M. Pear,
was nominated for surveyor over
the Republican nominee by a vote
of 13 to 15.
Hence all the other candidates
have agreed to ride two horses
going in opiosite directions
There is a far greater difference
between the Republican and
Moose platforms than there is be
tween the Republican and Demo
cratic platforms, yet the Cape
county patriots feel capable of
stretching their 'principles" to
cover the whole ground.
The Moose outfit swiped 21
planks from the Socialist plat
form. The regulars stood pat.
To stand on both platforms is
straddling eome. isn't it?
Now that the Jackson Item is the
leading Bloose paper in Southeast
Missouri, I want Bro. Kie to be
gin the advocacy of woman suff
rage, the recall, old age pensions
and all of the other thunder that
Roosevelt swiped from the Social
ists. Come on, "Comrade" Kies
and look pleasant. I know it will
come a little awkward for a time,
but you can get used to It
Wonder if Bro. Kies or the Jack
son item don't find it & little
awkward to write "Progressive"
where be used to write "Republi
can"? Without any elementary
training a swift flop from a
stand-patter to a near Soicalist
Is liable to cause confusion.
THE HUMOROUS II)E.
Last week the plute press of
ft. Louis was very busy expel Ing
all of the conspicuous members of
the Socialist party In Missouri
Among the expelled wer e the state
chairman, the secretary, treas
urer and many others. In fact,
they just about wiped the al
ls! party off the map
How funnj all this appears to
the Socialist, lie understands the
plute press and knows that sum
antics on the Daft o the organs
of plutocracy Is the sr.V best '!-
dlcatlon of the growth of Social
ist sentiment and th Ir utter in
ability to check it
'.f the St. Louis performance H.
Mi Tlchenor thus htnnorousLv de
scribes it in St. I.', lis La boi :
Friday night, at As ihenbroedel
Hall, a meeting w is he'd un let'
the auspices of the St. Louis
(ilobe-Ucniocr.it. the St. Louis Re
public, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
the Church Progress (Cath
olic weekly paper, and C. ('. Wid-r
Srman for tt.e purpose of complet
ing the absolute extinction of the
whole Socialist movement,
ah the regu'ar members of the
Socialist party in St. Louts were
expelled by C. c. Wider man, C. c
Wlderman niso proposes to expel
all tt.e regular members of the So
cialist party In the tat. of Mis
souri as soon as his private at
torney could sober up so he coid !
draw up the legal form- of ex
communication and go out in t'.
state and deliver them. This, ..
course, means that no Socialist
vote wih be cast in Missouri thin
On motion of a representative ol
the St. Louis Republl". who was
one of the delegates at the meet
ing, both Eugene Debs a id Emll
Seldel were expelled from tl'C Si -clallet
Party. The chargi -against
Debs and Sel li i were tl at
they refused to buy tickets for
Emma Goldman's lectures
a reporter of the Olobi-Demo-or
at who waa also a delegate to
the meeting, announced t mt Kelr
Hardle, Socialist member of t
British parliament, was iioing to
speak In St. Louis without the
consent of c C. Wlderman. II n-
Bring : hi
ment to Our
sl- t m s w an
Before wearing a shoe you judge it only by its appearance and
by what the clerk tells you about it. You can't see what la
hidden by the inside lining and the outside finish.
A tist n:imer of th" sho-smailt.vl.ir
hiv.f uStflS. counters ?. insoirs m t.l.? of
imitation iostbsr, convic. Isbor it.uki
e.rfht million lnvirs. m iny containing low
raje leather or IftUMf suostitutes.
But you can always be sure you are
P'ttmj bonest sho.-s by tlemanlinf
Star Brand " sbos wc.b our well-known
Si.tr on tne bee..
Here is a "Star Branl" shoe cu up
to sho w HOW ins made and WHY It
outwears other shoes sold at the s ime
price. It n one of "Our Familv" line
made in sevgrul styles for all the family.
The "Our Family" sbo.- has sole
leather counters and soles. Ererv piece
in the heel i s of so. .."leather Tb Upper
Is of nigh .rrade boi calf leather, specia .y
tanned for comfort and service
nRIN'G THIS ADVERTISEMENT
nest, time you come to our store
and ask to see the cut snoe. ExtUiDC 1 1
carefully. Then cut up an oi l n.
by somebody MM and so.d lor tiM aamo
A. L. Hahn,
CAN" TVE CO-OPERATE ?
50.000 Organized consumers in St. Louis want your EgBS and
Poultry Shipped direct. Send for Shipping Taps and instructions
how to ship. Coops and cases furnished on application.
Any Local wishing to start Operative Shipping or Purchas
ing without Capital, write us and we will tell yea how
If the farmers have the help and support of those who con
sume their produce, they can succeed, no matter what the middle
men may do.
We have exp.ert Cattle and Hog is 1st man at Independent Stock
Also expert Hay and Grain salesmen who are at your service.
We also supply your wants. Send for prices.
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ORGANIZED AND OPERATED BY UNION MEN.
Wm. S. McAdam, Pres. and M'g'r.
No. 404, North First Street, ST. LOUIS. MO.
Risk Loss of Home, or Valuable Live Stock, or take
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At a Reasonable Cost and backed by the Electric
Lightning Rod Co. with s Legal binding Guarantee
to refund the price paid, with Legal interest, in case
any damage occurs. See
W. H. BESEL, THE TINNER, ORAN, MO.
dle was Immediately c pHsd
from both the Socialist Tarty and
the British Parliament by unan
The Post-Dispatch representa
tive, who was secretary of the
meeting, said he had heard of one
Karl MarX, who deserve I CXpul-
alon from tlie Socialist Party.
motion was made to Immediately
excel Marx, but before the ...t.
I was called for some Intruder Ifi
the hall aros I and Stat I that
Karl Marx was dead This caus
ed a llvelj dlseusslou. Tlie St.
I Louis Kepublii delegate swore
that the Intruder was simply try
'lug to cause a disturbance and
I break up the proceedings ol the
said he know this
nim Mi:': i"o
i had seen ai tide
ilie DfuuUsC he
by him in recent
j Socialist papers. A resolution
: was passed t" put the Intruder out
i of tlie hall, but it was found that
i he had already left.
The Olobe-Democrat delegate
said he believed that he believed
that Marx was living In Milwau
kee. Finally a motion was made
i to expell every Socialist that li'-
ed In Milwaukee, and the secreta
i ry was ordered to write a letter
i to President Taft authorising
him to expel Berger from his scat
, in congress.
I A motion was then made ai i
i carried demanding that all Social
ist literature in the city of Saint
Louis be seized and burned.
The meeting then adjourn af
, ter passing a vote of thank- to
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the
St. Louis Republic, t;.. Bt. Louis
, Post-Dispatch, the Church Prog
ress and all other capitalist pa-
I pars that had so fi ely assisted
I In the meeting and so klmip of
fared their columns to publishing
i the proceedings of C C. Wldern an
After talking t i 20.0 l m U
workers at Lawrence Mass., Sun
day. Vm. D. Haywood was ar-
1 resti-1 on a conspiracy charge in
connect. on with the textile strike
last winter. H- was released on
; $1,000 bond W en I road In the
papers that Hay woods offense
; was "conspiracy to injure and
1 Intimidate' mill owner., i won-
SCLC LEATHER "EEL
SOLID LEATHER SOLES
monee. You'll the- Iraos why "Star
Brand Shoes Ar- Bitter.
You cm eut up any "tar Brand"
shoe from the rinest to .r.e lowest in
price and you will and every pa.r honest
1 y made of eooi leather.
"Star Brand" sh es are mile la 07er
TOO Styles In our oun rnijtrn .factories A .-
w ,ys a-.lt for atid ins. si up m bar.r.
"Star Brand" shies The Star on the
heel ins.r-'S pood lea:u---r shoes an 1
You can let the "Our Family" sine
f r mt'C. boys and youths at f u to S3 N).
YouoAQffoi the Our Family ' shoe for
women, c.sses and ch..d.-vn at I1.35
Fori beprlo Wl'l fin 1 the "Our Fam
ily'' tne best tffsr day ya have
If J -.u r dealer doesn't sell thex, it Will
D if you to c!!snrfedea:ers. Don 1 let any
dealer sell jrou som-tr.ir,r else Coce
to us for "Our FamUjr" and o;hwr
sta: i.a sjc. '
dered what sort of a reception I
would receive If l went to the lo
cal authorities and asked for the
arrest of tii men who are engag
ed in a conspiracy to injure and
Intimidate the Kicker.
P. THE SOUTHEAST.
Bloomfleld VI iriio itor. That all
the heroes do not wsar white skin
is attested bj negro who rsceiit
,y lost ills liiv in thfl liver oppo
site CsruthersvMls In an attempt
to rescue from 'drowning tiir son
or ins employer, uuii- Jill, tlm
iio. drowned, wss the son of L
I'.. Powell u' L'aruthersvllle, who.
with his brother, accompanied the
negro to the Tennessee si.'n. While
the nemo was hitching up a team
the Ihi,i went to the waters edge
although they (,ad been cnut'oned
gainst wading in the river Jill
'stripped off his clothes and began
wading in the shallow water. imt
soon stepped into very deep water
and sunk. .lack Immediately irni!
the alarm and the negro went to
the river and plunged In to s.-uo
the boy. He too sank and moth
er of them ever fame to the sur
Jackson CashBook. Mrs. Ana.
Sanders. A- years old, died at her
home near Schneider'! mill ori
Whitewater, Monday, a victim or
the "unloaded'1 oatrlfle. Mrs,
Sanders was wounded last Wed
res lux mornli r. but little was
thought of the Injury at th time
The n 'e'. l'"it necu !.. 1 w. v s ,..
Wis s.tt'lta pn t:,e front pOJ "M of
he:- hum i combing her little
daughter's hair Hi i son, Adolph,
21 years old was also on the
porch, cleaning a small rlfli Be
lieving the weapon was not load
ed. he handled it carelessly it
w discharged, the bullet strik
ing Mrs. Sanders just aboi the
left hip and entering the ab'.o
men. Cape Republican. Mr, MeWll
Hams, the eounty farm advisor, Is
the busiest man in the county
now. Numerous farmers -are ask
hue for nis services, an i he is on
the iro all the time, -lust now he
Is busy fiahtiiiir the disease
among hogs called bog cholera,
which is spreading rapidly among
the swine In this county. Mr. Mc
Williams has procured some se
rum. 1 1 1 is usinn it with great
success II has tne farmers burn
the carcases of the innts that die
with the disease, saying that is
the only effective way t. destroy
tii" germ causing the disease
Campbell citizen Sunday after
noon while gathering clothes
from a wire clothes liiif. Mrs.
Brown Brldgefortb was struck i.v
lightning and rendered uncon
scious for a lone time Immedi
ately after she was hit tier husb
and ran to her prostrate body,
grabbed her in his 'ii nis and car
rled her Into the house it is
thought this act restored her
heart action and probably saved
her life The bi It struek her just
behind the left ''ar. ran r"own her
neek. crossed over her breast,
then down the right side, burning
a bate!: of hair from her nead
an i iert a z;imir stripe burned
re 1 from he- head to her knee.
Bloomfleld Vindicator. A south
bound Iron Mountain freight train
on the Cotton Belt railway was
wrecked at l iaiia last Wednesday
afternoon ab..ut 4 o'clock. The
wreck was caused by n fiance
bursting on the tender of the en
cine. Tiit- engine anil tender and
eleven merchandise car were
mashed, the cars pilinir one upon
another. Due of the cats was
loade 1 with flour and persons who
have s'.en the wreck say there
never was suoh a scattering of
flour as occurred when the cac
Jackson Item Louis Schwab, a
brother of Mrs tt. Keller and a
nephew of Judge Wm. 0. Schneld
er of Jackson, lost h i
Friday by drowning In
spring Drancn. He was
for his brother-in-law.
weeds along the branch, an i as he
was subject to epileptic attacks,
i it is suppose 1 he was seize ,1 by one
1 of them wnile at work and fell lu
I the water. Which W8S very shal
I lietei Messenger. Eire des
troyed tlie Goodwin & Jean poul
I try house at this place yesterday
i afternoon. Ttie loss on building
land stock on hand will amount to
I $4,000, covered possibly by one
j half insurance
Dunklin, Stoddard and Rutler
counties will n;so vote on town
ship organisation this fall,
EXECUTRIX M .TK'E.
Notice is hsrSby niven that lot
tors testa mon tary upon the es
tate of Thomas V. Moulder .deed,
have bean granted to the undse
I siirnod by the judtf- of the probate
court of Scott county. Mo. in va
cation, bearing date the 7th day
of September, 1912.
ah parsons having otahns against
said estate are required to exhib
it them to me for allowance with
in, six: months from thedateof said
letters, or they may be precluded
from any benefit of such estate.
and if said claims be not exhibited!
within one year from the publica
tion of this notice they will be
forever barred. "9-21-42
Phoebe Moulder, Executrix.
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