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OTT COUNTY KICKE
BENTON, MO., NOVEMBER 30, i912
OBSERVATIONS BY THE KICKER.
How we lire Governed by Wealth. No
National Retailers Meet.Fear Mail
l For ton years ihf Kicker hfs
lleon telling the looplc of Scott
county about oi dltlon In pub
lic affairs hero. I Hiring the early
part of thi periol 1 was a Dcm-
ocrat and, like nuny a-e still do
ing, hoped to rf ovm the parti
from within by eipporting only
"good men." .
But 1 finally got tired of butt
ing iny head agal ist a stone wall
X dlscovoied tliat the trouble was
not In MEN. but In the SYSTEM.
The men who own the wealth of
the county ftULF. IT no matter
who the figure heads may be thru
whom they ruin.
It Is true that onoo in a life
time they who rjle may make a
mistake and put In a "Rood"- man
they cannot control. But R the
Good man rofune to "get right,''
and bo governed by "thne-honared
principles, that man Is politic
ally dead A . vltaee I call Joe
Rj-t he-way I uce hold -ufice.
And when a felle v get his knowl
edge from actisl cxperlencs he
gote it ttrst-haid.
Fifteen years ago I was con
sidered a high-reller in the l!e:no
cratie pary of ftoott county
In fact, 1 was considered what
is called "a pow or." and my 60S"
.Tie.-- referred to me us a 't.
And l wa eie ted h men tor of
the village boar i of Benton -had
the 'honor1 sho-ed right 0:1 nw;
i rr!i ical promd not reai ?ing
that I w is expi cteJ to do ,n
Of course I didn't know
thliitf ubout po en ing a t
AO more than ti o average
f f'u-i.il does about governla
count v. llenoe did as 0,'J
SfficlajB do, ant' took "advi
dv'H- tb. po.'1te i in
tt but the offi il Who fa!
accept it ord soon i of
Bttt thtneM w( not g ID
.o! ding to law,' and I u
knew w njrc
among other ihmga t. e
w is being perm itii to u
out town Uoen o. Whl!
innVod wrona 'o me
layt i ehtsrtal
tlon that what
Ui . b hi law.
M v advisor at
But i oouldnl
i i, after wees
iuccaedod M t"
H ,i that endj
reor. At the bm
put out by tii
,,. .t tiad put In
jiter l tear
w .. : Uled the t
.-.1. w w Tina
But 1 really t
i the roous i iio
waa wrltl it In
wee it ti
1 f eontci
that t'-- man
as well w the
ting tlu saloon.
. igbt notufttg of i
Hud a- aver-1
3 ... i... r l
i v iid party i t0P W WW- ;
I W'W " T
a dim, hany
, ny i
l I tr.nT IHI
v 8 the power thewlooa that ,
, ,t m out, aa t bag'in align t
Ktbat power. But
a th. wroi : fcre-J. -t wrwtni ,
behind the saloon tM n-
,ai i i power-
i in 11.
linn -m" 4
, f the i ... 1 vvs ao satii
v- to -f.- peepuV and i
rnot beer "urged by my
f .. i ...... I-,!..1.. 'It1 t.l "
f'nisJ e:'i otty
vho wouil -t make a eapa
.,d effloli .'. town trus
a-t do to trust u v ier
! have bad to earn aujhonest
w. 't so'beipsned thai I ! w
bbora Most men who let ntc
work an vuw m -
allil nil oamtti
i.m or tl lit UttS'
ins uaded thai
tloa Prow ww
' ..,o,. iiv when the vt jy
t t ie very ' rea
uy ti-i '
1 Interests aid w ry pr p
J prlnolple i theP poew
Hence, t r o week ago '
. or oommeti
.".on of Prai
. and the i
.i tnus. j , -Kelly
im t ire sit
eeotlo.i o Jo n
v lllams as i
ik r 1
. w-th Kails n tii"
n. Williams In t ie public proeoi
.. ntt the an continue
. ' o in, hm i The li e
Kllllk W X.U --- --
ih tv or nrop rtjr
of n ) o it
ha .e verrorlsea
people until many are a
inli. write or ign petltl
rai i to
tal t. write or wu Fl'"4'M
mkU nn r-AiTft l"lVl Mllll
from a long art! le. it may be well
. hv "ihev s meant tn
Into'reste that rale In this county
i,HM7" . h ,t Kellv or
HnWllMaVs til different from
Hi nvsraco ire u pia. .. ...
nosltlons-nobe.ter aLd no worse
Thev believe In lie "scic- d rignv
;,.r" sni' our ivunnr c j"
dlclal sgHtem t at belongs to the
past . ,
Mr. Kelry was p- bllc pioee
1., rr- foni' .ars. and if
w ho rule bad n..t CKUslderel hla
to bo what the rulers call "sa.e
and sane," he wuld.no.t ha vo re
ceived their support, lb. Mcwu
liams has.enrvd tor bro years
as public prosecutor, aikc the act
that Ue had ao rpoiiltlon or the
n.,n, ot Ion is Sjjo evUUnc ' that
ihoM ! no Ohk tlon to hi ui.
m n.toresta wi.u "
tluue to wi
ilfe Is Uss tuKur j arf In
the past .vith an Iron hand.
What it means to antagonize
them 1 ha e also learned from ex
perience. They never fight fair
but alwajs from under cover
The iron hand Is felt but yoo
can't positively locate it.
First tlie.r began contemptible
persocucutions to injure and did
injure my property. Then a lilcl
"soot" wis hatched that forced
mo to del?.nd myself in their court
at consherable cost. Whoa a
Judge ne t of their selection put
the ease out af court, one land
lord was over-heard talking to
another landlord over the 'phone,
saying, ' Wasn't that giving us a
dirty defd?" Note the word Ua
By sue 'a methods they can bank
rupt anyone they go after. It is
a game that is being worked on
Socialist- papers all over the na
tion. In any sort of framed-up
case they can force a man to de
fend himself la court. And the
victim has no recourse. But they
call it "Justice."
And if they can separate you
from money or property in this
way, tliey can also Jeopardlce life
by the Mine process.
I can sou no d!fforencevbetween
being reJJered of money or prop
erty in this way, and being held
up in a dirk place by a highway
man, if there la any difference it
hi In fator of the highwayman's
method. With him you ometlmw
have a chance of escape,
Whlje M r, Kelly was the people's
at tor ley here ho prosecuted me
for h: Vlng a fon; e whoro a fence
had Stood fo BO .voirs, and :n line
with all othnr fence. Ho ilngled
mo o':t a i having my fence In the
street, it was but so wae every
other fenett in t!u Deghborhood
I wan draped be.'o;e a drunken
magistrate and fined SIB and sen
tenced to jail if not paid. I np-peil-1
and, in the circuit court,
Mr. Kelly dropped it. nut not till
arui" I bad been fleeced to the ex
tent of a lawyer! fee. 1 have nev
er believed tiiut Mr. Kelly did that
oa bil own initiative, but waecn
OOUraged and ut'KcJ by ether;.
CAVE MEN WAKING UP.
It is interesting to notice th?
squirming of tiio small buelneei
man. All along ho lias bosii con
tent u take h!s idois from hli
dally paper and look wise. If he
eeen It In iiis dally, or got It 'from
ih- H n. So-and-so, it was all 0.
K The proces of the 'b'. f'.sh
wallowing the rttle onea1' nev
er disturbed him He ha I een It
In tlv papers, and was U Id by his
ocngressman, thot this wa a na
tion where existed equal oppor
tunity for all and that if a man
didn't prosper it wis due to his
I.a-t week the National isso?l
atlon of Retail Merchant mi-t in
St .Louis, and their wall of wot-
b'e. There wen1 sever-
them aot ordlng to
I S " .
rort- and to
Thirf cave men vno nave ai
ntel ' Individ tal e -
ared th:t sometblng
up to Interfere with
ntlve," hae dlscoverea
mail onier nou-
And tlie parcels pf.st !
Sow these sniart luon knew that
these things were all over Europe.
ii.it wore not smart enough to
foresee that similar conditions
would produce similar results on
this aide of the pond. Hence they
You see, this 'enlightened na
tion" is j ist about 50 years be
hind Germany, England and other
advanced European countries,
and what we aie go'.ng thru row.
these countries have already gone
thru The evolution of society
and of Industry la tho same ev
erywhere accept that in some
instances the process is slower
than In othor. But the bone
hoi is who I s st that 'what nl
waya has been always wMJ be."
.:';- to eao th's and are sched
ule! for a rude awakening.
put th" reta'lsrs are having
fi ir blinders removed of course
they don't understand what Is do
Ing It but they know it Is hap
pening. . .
Th 1 retailor m'it g because he
ongS to a passing aire. His
methods are not in harmony with
present economic conditions In
Other words. h!s methods are too
w istef ll too ! pe she. The bli
mail order house will survive be
cause of its g eater economy. A
country store that supplies a few
hundred people must maintain a
building and an army of clerks
that, for the most part, are Idle
n ,t thev must be kept ill readi-
mm for the Saturday rush. 11
Ta in eomD-ratlvely small quan
ttttea and must pay hlglier Tor
Thn moii rk.fW house occupies a
: bu'iding and employs clerks that
are always busy and supplies mil
lions of people It manufactures
most of its wares, or contracts
for the entire output of u plant.
It has the advantage of the low
est cost of production. No Job
bers, wholesalers nor middle-men
between it and the consumer. It
reeelvM tieljht by traln-loada and
heavy wares are ehippad direct
from factory to consumer. They
can sell to comsumers often chea
per than the retailor can buy and
yet make a big profit And this le
what the country merchant Is up
against. J .
An.1, hi a haay sort otf way, he
Money, no Rights
begins to see and feel It. These
mall order houses are increasing
in numbers. Sears, Roebuck & Co..
of Chicago, are establishing six
branch houses In different states.
Montgomery-Ward, of Chicago,
1b, I believe, the next largest of
the kind In the middle wast. Even
tually all of th(v concerns will
consolidate tinder one head. It is
the evolution of business and you
can't stop it by Democratic tar
iff reform nor Republican regu
J. B. Morehead, of Lexington,
Mo , secretary of the Retailers, is
a man of considerable knowledge
for a merchant. He made a
talk on the subject and siied up
the situation as follows:
"In England and other foreign
countries the parcels post has
completely done sway with the
successful retail m?rchant In the
provinces. The small retailers left
merely conduct their business so
that they may buy articles for
home consumption cheaply, and
possibly supply the few neighbors
This is so In Germany, France and
other countries. That is what ul
timately w'll result in the United
States unless the retailers take Im
mediate action to prevent It.
"Instead of a few large mail or
der houses in the larger cities, we
shall se the wholesalers of today
starting mailorder houses in c'tles
of 30,0 0 inhabitants and up, end
the small town merchant Will be
wlrirvl rwlt Titiro!v. T'l" MtsllSMI
will be 'orce I to combine and !" PutJr ta Fnoh Cham
start order houses themselves ifbnr' wore araon xh" speakers.
they wish to survive."
AKE MAKES IT PLAIN.
1 am In favor of choosing the
,uvn.u:vl I nnii nitiontfl ."r the rint-
offices by Democratic primary. y Uli:,u " U'V " V-
wherever practicable. "Let theKM: Moskow'.tl. 1507 Blddte
people rule" is a good Injunction ' street, where he had lived until
for Democrats to heed.-Ironton i Llva wee afit' lttep' wh" when
Register. I nicvod sa:d he was going to
FAKtinMl vnnrs the Tlemoerats ! Fast St. LOUll, was found uneon-
have been yawning about "Shall
the People Rule?" Seeing that In
states where Democrats are in
power they are Just a little more
i orrupt and tyrannical, U possi
ble, than the Republ.eaus, many
of us regarded tne.r yawplngsns
a huge Ji.ke.
But it is no joke. TV o Ake makes
the Democrat!'.! meaning of ' shall
the i eopie r lie" very clear. Where
Democrats have the power, only
Democrats are classed as "the
people " Bro. Ake wants the post
maate"sh'ps settJcd by 1 Democra
tic primary where only Demo
crats will have a voice. Others
are to have nothing to w "
lo not come within the Democra
tic meaning of "the people."
'Let the people rule." shouts
Pro. Ake and then excludes all
who dtffar with him politically.
The Russian Czar could have no
objection to such Democracy" as
PATE NEWS NOTES.
fprlngfleid, 1U., Nov. 2'2. Insur
gent mem lie s of the Modern
Woodmen of America were victo
rious today in a suit against the
rate increase when Judge Robert
Shirley. In the Circuit Court of
Sangamon County, gian'ed a per
lietual Injunction against enforc
ing the new rates.
He held tliev were burdensome
; and oppressive
Memphis Tenn.. Nov. 23 Judge
McCall of the Unite! State.. Court
today sentenced E. t.. Hendry o'
Memphis, Abner Davis of Oklnh
nn City, J- H. Brooks of Memphis
and II C. Wynne of Little Rock.
Ark , to five years each In federal
prisons for violating the postal
laws in connection with ti'e oper
ation of All Night and Day banks.
Their terms began today.
Chicago, Nov., 23. The Pabst
Brewing Company and Phillip
Krleshelmer, saloonkeeper, were
ordered by a jury to pay Mrs
Emma Houalnger and her five
ch'ldren S"no for making her hus
band a bcpeless drunkard.
Pine Ridge Indian Agency. S. D..
Nov, 24. A thousand eciuare
miles of territory, mostly within
theSlOUX Indian Reservation, w.is
swept by a prairie fire of hucre
proport'ous yesterday and today.
The town of White Owl Is re
ported to have been entirely win
ed out. A dcien other towns
I have opened a New Store in the
Bakery building at Fornfelt, Mo.,
and carry a full line of clean
Dry Goods, Notions, Staple and
And invite old patrons to call. Bring
me your produce. Cash paid for
Butter. Eggs, Hides, Tallow and Furs.
JOHN WILHELM, FORNFELT, HO.
were threatened. An unknown
number of homesteaders' shacks
were burned and every soul In a
strip ten miles wide and more
than 100 miles long Is exhausted
from having fought fire 'for al
most forty-eight hours without
Rumors are that several home
steaders were caught and burned
to death. Hut these rumors can
not now b" verified. Practically
,'tii telephone wire are down and
the full extent (f tii damage Is
not yet known.
Denver, Colo., November Li4.
For the first time in the history
of the nation a woman has been
elected state senator. She is Hel
en Ring Robinson of Denver, book
reviewer of the Rocky Mountair
News. She will take her seat
when the General Assembly con
venes In January.
Several women have sat In the
lower bouse, but a woman sena
tor is an Innovation even in Col
orado, with its twenty years of
Bacel, Switzerland, Nov. 24.
The opening session of the Social
ist International Coagress, which
is being held here in opposition to
war, was attended today by 500
delegates representing all nations
Thirty thousand persons Joined
in a parade through t he gaily
decorated streets to the cathedral
where addresses were made in var
ions tongues. Four platforms
were erected outside and speakers
harangued great crowds which
were unnble to find roojn within.
James Ke'.r Hardie, Socialist
and Independent Iib r member o'
the British House of Commons
and Frances de Prestonst., CX-9o-
A MM)". THE Wi HIM-: Its.
From the Globe-Democrat
Joseph Rttter, a sl: eworker out
of employment, yesterday commit
"'"J m a
rear room on the sec
N'ea.r him were two
I na ioor
bottles which haxl contains I oar-
! boll:- acid. Hitter died at 2 p. m.
j In th? City Hospital without re
' gaining consciousness,
j R'.tter went to the Piddle street
hous at l a. m. yesterday and
! found that since he left the room
he had occupied bid b'.u taken
'by another man. Bitter stayed
i around the house for about in
hour, and when his absence wis
noticed search was made for hi ti
I In .a note found nei" him weight
led down by 0:10 o. Uio -..-Id hot
' tl?s. Bitter said :
i My r.ani" la Joe Bitter, a Ile
'. brew, no residence, n i hoiiie.no
friends, tired f life, l have tried
everything to make a respecta
ble living. I'll be a lo-.s to no
From the St. Louis Stn'
Ca rr station police found Mrs
Sarah Darker and her four young
children destitute in the r home
at 1810 Cass avenue Wednesday
They were without fool or fuel
All we e half starved.
Mrs. Parker has supported the
Children by working as a scrub
woman, but recently her daugh
ter, Neoma.ll years old, contrac
ted diphtheria. Mrs. Parker was
force! to abandon work to care
for the chit
The polite gave temp rary re
lief and have appealed to charita
ble people to aid the family.
Cincinnati. Ohio, Nov. 80.
'hen "Monkey," the BO-year-old
pug dog pst of Harry Jackson
took s?ck. her owner s;-ent (18.00
for tioctors' services in a vain ef
fort to brlnir about a cure. The
dog was given an elaborate fun
eral. ' Panama, Nov., 24. The Tlvoli
Club gave a bail last night In
honor of Miss Helen Tift, who ti
a member of Secretary of War
Btimson'S party, which Is now on
a visit to the canal gone. Vmong
those present wore Secretary of
War St'mson. all the members of
the Canal Commission, army of
fleers, diplomats and prominent
President Porrsa held a recept
ion this afternoon in honor of
Secretary Stiiiison and Miss Tuft.
The thirg for every worker to
do is to strive for education.
Subscribe for the only Kicker.
THE "BETTER CLASS."
In the daily papers there was a
hint that something awfully rot
ten had been unearthed in Port
land, Oregon. The hint also con
veyed the Idea that only the "best
people" were involved. Further
than that the information was
blank. Had it been work people
the press dispatches would have
told all about it and then some.
However, 1 have here the Port- j
land New I suspect that o. Uj
I 'a liner sent It Across the front
page, in box car letters, I rem! :
car letters I re I
i, , . i ' !
ess Hg uen to Leave (
gene racy so
'""": 1! : . 1
revo Itlng Ui it the ,
prohibit their publl-
cation. The News says
"More than fifty men, many of
them prominent in business and
professional circles, are today fac
ing grand Jury Indictment for
grossly indecent and degenerate
In the history of the west, no
scandal reaching so far and invol
ving so many PROMINENT MEN
has ever before nauseated the
The bare facts. In outline, ore
tbat several young boys, who had
more tender consciences than de
praved older associates, informed
Juvenile court officials of the con
ditions. Investigation was made.
Prominent men. brought face to
Tace with their sins, confessed and
dragged otters into the mess, un
til now 60 men are involved.
The Y M.C.A. was o e of the hot
beds of the practices, and the
ennfiW.ons of several men and
I boys showed that the Institution
! has, to put it mildly, been woe
fully mismanaged. That the
thlntrs confessed to have been con
tinually and habitually done in
! the association quarters is as
tunning a Wow to tv cause of
professional reform and orthod
i piety as 1ms been dealt In this
i town To" ye ir
I so shoektng are the
and wldi -spread i
the scandal teaching
id HU1H Is
and the of
who know the truth
fleers who are doing
are stunne 1 and d agusted -
So far not a suspected person
has failed to confess ; that Is the
most remarkable thing about it.
sav the offioara
Why. they aie like little rhlfd
ren." said one Of the ob i tlon t f
flcers, tpeaklng f i pro ip of
prominent mer. who ! id j 1st left
his offl'-e La wyera "doctors and
business men. confronted with t
confessions if the boys Involved,
broke down, cried and not only
told the truth about their guilt,
but Involved other blr men In the
ml re W til them "
The Kicker wants t al i thai
it is these degenerates wh rule
under capitalism You will not
find a Socialist among them. On
the contrary, all of tfceni will
you that r c'.all in is a
gainst the home and i ii'i-t ee
llgion. And don't forget thai
thSr heidquartsre w is at the
Young Mens' Christ in Km iciu
From t tic Qlobe-Democr
New York Nov. 25t An - '-yen
1 year old philosopher thinks we ar i
. living in a ctnte of refined snng
rv at the pre-"it time Refined
savagery he calls It. and he ap
plies it to bath sootety ai d indus
try. He la Dr. ald Ally 0t rton
of Brooklyn, member of the Sew
York Academy of Medicine and
Eugenic 1 hllosophy. Dr Croton
s una up the gn w-.h and advance
ment of society In this wises
"Wears today livlr.g In n !o"r
d state if aavagery. Our oietj
I u no batter than harbai lm ;ou"
Industries purely barbarl Cor
porate greed, of course, la the
cause of -t The m ney powei
woui i in.'O' por its the atn osp! ere
If it could, b it f irtttn itIy It has
not done so yet The gove -iment
has falsely allcwed the Interests
to preempt tiie eminent domain.
VnJ the result'.' Everyth'i -r I
measured by the i' wer of money
"Society is money-mad. it is
disease. ' I am toi 1 th it In the
ehoola of New Tork one-third of
the children are thieves 0b that
is toll mo by a ciedliable party,
"Why are they thieve?? Eh v
mikes them i 1 n petitlo-i The
father today strives lor nothing
but dm rev. His ofsp' Inga i herH
the trend. Early they rail into
the wav of the parents n the
lus-. 'or nior
of the ihilJ.
not ' he fai It
No, no, but the fa '
lebrank, the Democrat who c t
tempted to assaaalnati Roosevelt
nt Milwaukee, has been declared
insane and committed to .an asy
lum. Had he been a Socialist, ns
the plate p:es at first tried to
make it appear, there would have
been no question as to ids sanity.
That is one charge the plutes do
not bring against Socialists In
their courts much as they call
them wild and visionary in speech
and print. However, some mean
people are hinting that the as
sault on Roosevelt wis a franie-
up for political efrect. ind that
be was shot with a dried pea.
Martin Drury. a farm hand, hal
ted his team near the crossing of
the IronMountain and Cotton Beit
railroads at Wyatt, in Mississippi
county, to await the passing of
a train. As the train cam9 up the
mules bolted and ran Into the en
gine, killing both mules and the
Fredericktown Is to have a mu
nicipal lighting plant, tie ting a
HttVi Socialistic, oh?
IN THE SOUTHEAST.
What the People are Doing in Other
Counties that are Near.
Charles Coo nee was killed and
three other nvon fatally an1 twi
..IT' .1 i l,,t,,T.Aa! l-'r t "
Ktttredge'S general hWc at
w.)Lsh Dunklin tunty
W1H hUwu l!" hy dJrnMnftoatur
u wa8 thn trading place tear em
Ployss of tti" Paul Lumbar com-
dUoagO and Raymond P.
fTX ,,mihfM. mm. Investl.
Lavln'S lumber mill. An investi
gation is being made, authorities
believe the store was fired by a
disgruntled person. One hundred
pounds of dynamite was exploded.
'The shock rocked houses a mile
I distant and was felt fifteen miles
I away. A railroad operator at
Harvlelie, two miles distant was
nunea iram uis cuair.
Mrs. Dick Lively o' near Dutch
town is in Jackson jail hargod
with the murder of her step-son.
The Jackson Items contains this
story of the offair: "Mrs Lively
wan;ed her husband, Dick I ively.
to take some ducks to market at
Dutchtown but he OUfliWNl, say
ing 1hat he had othe" things to
do. Th's aigered his wi'e and a
quarrel ensued, which evidently
became violent, as the woman goi.
a butcher knife and started for
her husband. Harry, Mr. Lively s
eon by a former marriage, rustier
toal.i his thieate el father, when
the woman turned on him and
plunged the large knife in his
breast, above the heart, killing
him instantly. His father caught
the son la his amis, where t."
Dexter Messenger. w. o. Nance
democratic candidate for
in D itler county, w is defeated bj
a narrow margin by J P. Kear
by. Who w is running on th I'e
publlcan and Progressiva ticke.s.
Contest prooeedlngs has tieea com
menccd bv Nance, the pollit being
raised that Kearby was ruunl:ig
on th." bmlots of tvvo jiirtles. In
violation of the anti-f j-loa law.
The Kiiue contention w.li arise
in thi- case Of Circuit .Imtie Bhep
pard, who was defeated by 22
Predertoktown News. A. L Hall
sh!pp"l 1 car of porkers to Point
Louis irst week. In speaking of
the aupply of hogs at this time he
said. "I hid to drive the hogs 'JO
miles after bunching them, 'and
will b able to get only 0 ,r more
car fron that community The
cholera has k Ued a great number
of hogs ti is y : There are 1 one
scarcely between this city and
where I g-1 this loa 1 - 1 tr.l'cs 0 t
Caruthei lie rem 1
early moi 1 1 K until 1 ti
Saturd. y the stre is i
it. t roni
e ;. t li I '': '.
: this ettj
tt'jn v ag
t -a 1 1 Ing
: '. W.agiris
were crow i with c 5
on every available k
taken up bj them. TU
soon g lttiil ."".d s; Pi
h:u! to rota ui home, bi
to ff-'t t the ttln to
has been estimated that some
thing like ilWHXl is pall out
"or cotton oa. that day.
Maiden Merit. 3 il e parts
fr ..1 the State University if Mis
souri are m iking a soil survey of
Stoddard county; their purpose,
of course, 's to secure dita for tiie
University, but many farmers tire
taking advantage of the opportu
nity to learn what tho'r sin g
ccy for .a'.d whit Is good f
their soil. The party will reach
Dunklin county next year
Jackson C's'ib o. Ellison Ki 1
der, 72 years olc. d .i last Fridny
a h:s home near o ravel irii. He
was a s n of Jonathan Kinder,
one of the ploneeri 1 f -he county
He was born an I reared oa the
old home pla -e where he w is liv
ing at the time of his death He
reier married nn l lived with hie
lister, M ss Elisabeth Kinder tor
W ho twrns
of h's face s
CA i Wt 00 -
50,000 OrjrnniWHl votisumcrB
Poultry (hipped direct. Send Tor Shippi
how to ship. Ooopa a.nd cases ftirnilie
Any Local wishiiig
Ing without Capital, wr
If the farmers have
6ume their produce, the;
men may do.
We have expert Catt.
Also expert Hay and
We also supply your 1
No. 404, North
Lost week the Kicker mentioned
the finding of a child In the road
near KernUngton, where two little
negro boys had placed it after
finding it between logs near
branch Since then Mrs. Minnie
Arnoll. wliose hibatid is in the
insane asylugi- and who was ero
ployed at thg St. Francois IIoU'l
in FarmlngtoflL has confessed that
sh" gave h rth to the child and
implicate Dr W. E. Pressnel. As
a result Utn are In Jail charged
with murder In the first degree.
The City Rank of Bloomfield Is
in the hands uf state Bank Exam
iner Swancer. A. D. Wilcox, the
cashier, is said to be short- The
extent rtage to not yet
known, but the owners of tbs
bank have done the unusual thing
off personally guaranteeing depos
itors against less. The owners
are George and Randolph Houck
and E. J. Williams. Tlie bank has
deposits amounting to 125,000
It being a county depository.
Willie War lay was killed on the
farm of Wm. dtout near Poplar
Bluff. He had boon feeding peas
into a thresher. A wire fell from
the barn loft and dropped into the
tnresner. As it Was d'
the machine an end cau
leys glow Ho could i
ten it and wis drawn ,
thresher. II head and
Were torn off. Ho wa duA.l
th- machine stopped.
Maiden Merit. The libel
John McWIUlams, pr.ws-i
torney of S o:t County, a
Phil Hafner, editor of thi
County Kicker resulted las
Ir. a Vdl !t of $1 ,001 f
pi ilnt ff Ta defendant, how
fill a motion In arte-t f j .dg-
ment wh h waa granted by the
court This likely erds the mat
te: .and the K c;e- sH'.nas really
to uae wok a decided victory in
the face v f great odds
Prederlcktown New, noi"
way county far 1 ... bj m int'
experiments, has round that !
q iires as much eed I
pig's tall 'is it d'S for tn.
anoe of the pie;, m cutt
the tall- in ta?
drove of pigs lie si'-et iio
half on the fee I We don'1 . a Uy
fall for pig talis, but thl .ne
may be worth a rig I . a
tlon CaruthervtUa Dem-. . . -e
Ftnch arrived In tow i 9 in I ..
ternoon and, on Monda.i r?ior ig
commenced a three weeks term of
circuit c urt Judge Finch is
maintain! - n lab e i ceo a of
,1 for exped I ing
h.s decisions being clear
. lean-Out ana to the point, in 1 he
Is making u in st favorable im
Jackson items -The ioi- ,.f f;.i
Ktor ; Iv g it i i.' tavm of Geo
and Wm Relbert last w was
attende 1 by stockman from far
aud near, and sj.1 prices were
ieiJ'Z '1 and all the o'ferlngs sold
Rome of trie lie- f eringa "'era
taken by men fr n rW 'd'tsrd sad
In n u
i ty wa
, toe vote
aty tlv.' joolallst
- tnd r-jjma with
icing sec L In 1008
: lunkll 1 coun
1 ?n im 1 4 to 't27
, ount es '.oiled nearly
votes :.'s Wire pollel in
gressionaj district four
i th? co
, yea"s a
.los C ker, a young man who
has. a penitentiary senten ie hai g
Ing over him In Mississippi county
but who was out on parol"'. Is .u
ga'n in custcdy Oharged with the
stealing of five h irsea from vari
ous farmers near Bertram! and
selling iiiem r Kentucky. Hewaa
arrested at Henderson, ky.
1 -a a m
r ui kiwi
n patron ol
In st U,Uit want vour Fairs ana
If Tagti and Instructions
1 on application.