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HOARD OK DIRKCToRs
C. M. Weaver. Sol Dlebold. J.
Branam, p. K. llnugherty,
Phil A. Hafnor.
1 1 a 1 .1)1 1
8 month 85f
IPhll A. Hafner,. IMltor.
Oiibscrlbe tor tbe only Kicker
8ACREDNESS OF PRIVATE
From Schenectady N Y Citizen.
Tbe average person believes In
the sacredness of private prop
erty. No one believes Id the sa
c redness of ownership so uncom
promisingly as the Socialist.
You did not know thnt. rtlrl vnii?
You have been taught by the
capitalist press and the hirelings
of capitalism generally that So
cialism was opposed to private
property. Well, that Is one oT 1
the many falsehoods that are
circulate.) by the enemies of ecu- I
The Socialist not only believes
In private property, but Is doing
everything possible to bring a
bout a state of society in which
every man will be protected in ,
the sacred right to his private
property. The Socialist believes j
that every man should have
what he earns. The Socialist be
lieves that the product, orthe
equivalent to the product of
jour toll, BELONGS BY EVERY
ACRED RIUHT TO YOU. It is
your private property and should
not by subterfuge of legal scull- i
dudgery be taken away from you
Capitalism has evo.ved a clev
er system of property laws un
der which labor, which producer
all wealth, receives as wages
only a small share of that
wealth, while the major portiou
goes to the capitalist. This ma-
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lat and catalogued as 'PRIVATE
PROPERTY." It is private prop
erty, but not the private prop
erty of the capitalist. It is ttie
PRIVATE PROPERTY OF THE
WORKERS WHO PRODUCED
Socialism further believes in
the snereiness of public proper
ty, it objects to the private
ownership of pub ic property.
It wants everything that is pub
licly used to be publicly owned,
and every thing that is privately
used to be privately owned.
Tbe whole aim of Socialism is
to make it possib e for all people
to have private property. It
Beeks to do this by a system un
der Which each person shall re
ceive as nearly as possib e the
ful e.;uUal 'lit of w h it the pro
duce. If a mm Will not work,
neither shall he eat. But if he
works tie should not be robbed of
the product of his toil What a
man product as the fruit of his
own toll belongs b.v every sacred
right to him. It la his private
Capitalism takes private prop
erty which it does not make.
Labor m ikes private property
which it is not allowed to take.
Socialism will make it iinpos
sib e Tor capitalism to take what
it does not make. Socialism a
lone guarantees to every man
the sacred right of private prop
erty and forbids the private
ownership of social or public
SEE THE UNEMPLOYED.
Ellis O. Jonea in Li e.
"See the Unemployed 1"
"I do. What a bedraggled, spir
itless, aodden-looking crowd they
are to be sure Cannot some
thing be done for their relief, O
' Most assuredly something can
be done or their relief, but as
you well know, to do the sensible
thing would not be desirable."
"I know nothing o' the sort.
The sensible thing is to put them
at work at reasonable wages,
.and 1 can th'nk of nothing more
desirable than that men who
wi.-b to work should be allowed
"I am surprised at your igno
rance. The luemployed are ab
solutely necessary to civilisa
tion." "I am sure you are wrong for
once, O Sage,"
"Let us see. If all men were
employed, then there would be no
Unemployed. Am I r ght?"
"And If there were no Unem
ployed, there would be no strike
breakers when men went out on
a strike. Ia it not so?"
' And accordingly, when men
struck, the employer would eith
er have to concede the demands
of the workmen or close their
"And as a small profit is bet
ter than no p o It at all, employ
ers would not close their plants
except as a very last resort."
"And so the employees would
become as arrogant as employers
are now and emnlove would be-
come as meek as employees are
now. Do you follow me?"
"I think I do. That would be
a terrible state of affairs,
"Yes, for the employers."
AN UNSETTLED QUESTION.
Froom the St. Louts Star.
"What party does that member
of the legislature beong to?"
"I don't know," replied the
lobbyist. "I'm ono of several
parties who are bidding for him."
"Is your husband at home?"
"Yes; what do you want with
"i'mer revising the voting
list, and I just wanted to inquire
which party he belongs to."
"Do yer? Well, I m the party
wpt e belongs to." London Tat
ler. Subscribe for th? only Kicker.
MENINQIT13 KI .LS SEVEN
Ca'n. fl, ' n. 6. An epidemic
of cerebro-spi in me In.Tl is bin
appe rod north of Thebes. In thin
county se ei persons having died
exhat sting he yppl.v of cof'lns
Six are 111 with tM disease. All
the victims have been tenants
on a farm.
The county meeting of the So
cialist pirty will be held at Mor
ley. Saturday. January 11. Le.
there be a good attendance, and
every local should be lepresented
Linson Dabbs. County Secretary.
Salesmen Wanted. To look af
ter our interests In Scott and ad
jacent counties Salary or com-
I mission. Address the Harvey Oil
Co, Cleveland. Ohio.
You get the cook, and S. B.
Boa dma i nt For "felt w'l' f rnisih
your ho ise He sells and buys new
! and second-hand furniture. It will
pay you to see h'.m beJoe going
' elsewhere Adv. 8-2t.
If you want lands for invest
ment or 'or a home, see or write
W E.Ward. Gregg building, Jon
esboro. Ark Mr. Ward lived in
Commerce for ao year. rii-tf
THE MEDICAL INSTINCT
"That wns a remarkably heal
. . .
left your office."
Yes. thnfs so."
"Ml bet ho has nothing to bo
operated on for."
"You're inlstaken about that.
He's got 500." Houston Tost.
Dexter Messenger. Thursday
morning, December 26th. fire do-
stroyed two smnll houses in the
northwest portion of the city
v UVU WJ HU1VIIV IIM1 IT IIVU
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Bowman, and occupied by w i
Woods and Ben Jac s n. Tho Tire
star ed In the Woods home, and R I
nine months old child was burned
to death Mrs. Woods hid .rone 1
to the mill, while leaving two j
mall children and the babe at
home During her abscence the
residence took fire and burned so
rapidly that no one was able to !
enter the house and rescue the
babe Tho other two children
ran out when tho Tire started
One of the children had matches
in its hand and the supposition is
that the fire started from this 1
Jac'son Item. An accident
which cost the leg of Ray Young,
a boy :'?rod 12 occurred on Ninas
day a sbrt t'Jsta co west of Cor
donvllle Ray ard his brother
Ross, who live in Cape Qlrardeau.
had come to spend Christmas'
with .heir grandfather. Mr. Kin
der, and In the afternoon wanted
to o I untlng. While preparing
a shotgun was eccidently dis
charged, striking lVys leg. frac
turing the bone and teiring
away the flesh. A physician was
called and the wound attended to
uir.il the boy could be taken to
the hospital at C.ipo Girardeau,
where on the following day tho
wounded member was amputated
Charleston r.ep iblican. While
playing with a playmate. Louis
Curry, in the elevator at Annis
ton last week, Barton, tho eiht
year old son of Mr .and Mrs. H. B
Cardwell, fell into a bin of shell
ed corn and before he was nble to
get o i was smothered under two
thousands bushels of tho grain
which was dumped in the bin
Frantic efforts on the part o' the
attaches of the elevator failed to
reach the lad before life was ex
tinct Two hocrs and fhe min
utes were consumed in uncover
ing the body
Maiden Merit. From all the
newspaper accounts conditions in
many Missouri almhouses. penal
and e i'y-masonary institutions
are truly horrible. Some of our
Democratic contemporaries seen
disposed to lay tho blame on tho
Republicans but these conditions
: have existed for many years and
' one political party is no more to
blame than the other, but politi
cians are responsible. If it would
stop the breed it would be a good
thing if a few hundred practical
politicians were to be hung.
Pemiscot Argus. There is quite
a scare at present as to meningi
tis. Several cases have resulted
fatally at Tyler and It is said
that a quarrantine is being talk
ed of there. Three cases have
had a fatal ending, so far as we
have learned and the physicians
are preparing to make a cam
paign against this dread disease.
It is said that the desease fol
lows a season of bad corn, and
many attribute It to this cause.
Campbell Citizen. If the stories
published by the St. Louis Repub
lic: relative to tho treatment oi
! the convicts in tho Jefferson I Ity
! penitentiary are tri;e it is ce -
tainly up to the coming legisla
ture to take a hand in thr mat
ter. If the investigating commit
tee finds the prison of 'tola Is guil
ty they should be made, to servo
time under the snme treatment
they have inflicted upon others.
Senath Leader. Pete Cobble
killed a 350-pound bear near Hor
nersville recently. He found the
bear in a trap belonging to Frank
Branum, who had spent much
time in trying to effect bruin's
capture. They sold the meat out
at SO cent per pound, and refused
$50 for the bide.
Pemiscot ArgitH. J. Ed Green
and wife came down from Blod
gett last week to spend the holi
days with relatives here Mrs.
Gren being the daughter of fJeo.
A. Halo. They returned home
Get a 11)18 Kicker calander.
pacinian ttm Just." me Kirnwni qi ix.
Subscribers do not understand
the Kickers plan of keeping tab
on the time paid for. and some
may tblnk they do not get all
they pay for. Therefore I will
try to make the plan plain to you
If the date on your paper after
any month la "8," the three does
not stand for the day of the
month, but for the last figure of
the year 1013.
For instance, If your paper is
marked "Jan. 3," it simply means
that your subscription expires
with the month of January, 1018.
The paper will not stop until
the end of the month.
At the beginning of the month,
however, you are warned that the
paper Is expiring. This is to give
yoi ample time to renew btt the
paper will continue on until tbe
end of the month.
However, it Is a great help to
me if you renew early. It taves
the trouble and expense of notify
ing you by mall.
Look at the date after your
address, and if It reads "Jan. 3''
se.id in your renewal. If yon rant
conveniently get hold of a ? 1-bill.
get fif ,y 2-cent stamps from your
The Kicker will be more than
worth the money. Strange things
are happening these days, and
the Kicker is the only paper
in Southeast Missouri that dares
4-11 m. I a. .
MiHtaKcH are possiotc. nen
postal card, tell
just drop us a
what is wrong.
and we'll fix It. Don t get angry.
NOW GET Bl'SY
The stokholders meeting of the
Kicker was held January 1. The
new board elected were C M.
I Weaver, president : Sol Dlebold,
j vice-president ; Phil A. Hnfner
secretary-treasurer, and J. II.
'Branam 'and P. E. Ilauirhertv
Tho books were go ie over and
it was found tint the earning
for 1912 were $1U6 in excess of
all expenditures in cash and good
accounts not Including the cost
of the libel "soot."
of course we all understand tho
libel soot. It is the Inst desper
ate effort of the powers that bo
to silenco the Kicker the only
paper in the county they do not
But, judging from the spirit
that is taking hold of tho friends
of the Kicker, thev will never
of tho money earned, tho board
directed that $10 per month be
avail ible to be used by 1 he Social
1st county organisation in put-
ting n man in the field to re-organize
the oounty provided that
the remaining expense be borne
by the heals or individuals.
The directors and stockholders
present expressed themselves as
well pleased wi;h the result un
der t he circumstances with the
year's work, and pledged them
sol es to greater efforts If all
take hold, we can make tho Kick
er a paying proposition in spite of
their libel soots.
It nil depends on the fellows at
tho for'cs of he road. They should
put i he Kicker in every working
That some nre taking hold in
earnest is very evident. P. E.
Dau her y of For; felt rounded up
an e-en dozen the first dash out
of the box. Sol. Diebold. of New
Hamburg; E. L. Grammar or 111
mo; Jos J. Dies of Rockview. and
Linson Dabbs of Morley. got In
with two eac'h. and Earlie Stink
ard of Bleda and Albert Halter of
Randies, one each.
Ancell Phillip Georger. George
Walter. J. H. Migaux. H. C. Snnd
vos. G. L. Manning. F. C. Huff.
Fornfelt. L. M. Bryant. R. H.
Mullinaux, E. F. Hunze, James
Illmo. Elfert & Roth. Theodore
Horn. C. R. Smith. J. W. Albrecht
L A. Dean, W B. Stow.Wm. Wes
terhold. Benton Wm. Treinnen. T. J.
Dltterlein, V. L. Harris. Luther
Turner. Lawrence Hagan. W. A.
Miller. John Ervin.
Oram Mrs. Theresa I'.Jaos. A'ic.
Bollinger, Oswald Kapfer. Victor
Heisserer. John Hahn.
Kelso Joe Schaefer, John Blat
tel. Mrs. Mary QosoUe, Adam B.
Commerce. Thos. Hawkins, r.
E. Fullenwider. Wm. Leible.
gikeston. Fred Paid W J Kin
BJodzett. Mrs. J II nen.
Randies J. C. Bradshaw.
Bleda. Joe Pobst.
Rockview. Joseph J. Bles.
Morley Nathaniel Dabbs.
Chaffee Theodore Kllhafner.
J. W. Adams, Anniaton ; J. A.
Harvey. Poplar Bluff j M. W. Jen
kins, Parma; John Gosche. Farra
Ington; H. Holcomb, Piggott. Ark.
HERE AND YONDER
B. 8. Curd of Morley is 80 years
old and celebrated the golden an
niversary of his marriage about
five .years ago. Monday he
writes mo that for the first
time in 80 years he had been cull
ed on thnt morning to pay poll
tax. Th it is what the Demts
crats 0 '11 progress. Tho poll tax
is a relic of the feudal a ie when
the lord of the land paid tax in
proportion to the number of serfs
he was master over.
The wise men have nothing to
do but look wise and tell the work
people what is good for them and
the suckers usually swallow the
nice, sugar-coated dope. But some
are beginning to gag a little at it
C, E. Fullenwider and T. W. Ba
ker of Kelso township and Linsou
Dabbs of Morley were in Benton
Saturday. Also Wm. Schoen of
Fred Paul of Rootwad was in
the upper end of the county last
week looking for a good bull.
Alois Heisserer and Wm. Leible
of near Kelso were Kicker callers
Wm. Maddox of Oran and Alx
Thompson of Blodgett were here
FROM NEW HAMBURG
Gradually we are becoming
more "civimoa" out nere ana
Of tM have real touches of 'It.
While loading an anvil to shoot
the old year out and the new
year In, three pounds of powder i
exploded in the bands or a. i..
Hahn, burning his face and arms
horribly Martin Glastetter, who
was holding the lantern for Mr.
Hahn, was slightly burned In the
face. Dr .Schlndler, who is at
tending Hahn 'a wounds, says he
Is getting along fine and will be
prepared to be on the Job again
Since the passing of leap year
Hugo Legrand Is showing his au
thority. Miss Ollle Dlebold was
driving home from Wm. Le
Grand's on New Yera's day Hugo
hopped Into the buggy to go to
the turn-off. But he got bo In
terested that he was far beyond
the turn-off before he realized It.
and had to walk back.
Lawrence Schaeler and family
have moved up from Randies and
are stopping with the family of
Ed. Eichhorn until John Klipfel
moves out, when they will occupy
the Jake Jehlin place. Mr. Klipfel
will move to his farm near Por
tageville. During the holidays Frank Mess
mer and Wendoline Kllhafner
were out rabbit hunting. Wendo
line had no gun and it Is supposed
that his Job was to tree the rab
bits while Frank did the shooting
John Huffman and Tamily o"
near Graysboro were holiday vis
itors at Jacob Urhahn's. while
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Blsher and
George Glaus and family visited
Warren Hooker at Owensoy.
John J. Klipfel is getting ready
to leave for his farm near Port
ageville and It is reported that
Lawrence Schaefer will ake
charge of tbe Jacob Jehlin farm
Miss Raymunda Miederhoff of
Benton attended church here
Sunday and spent the remainder
of the day with her cousin, Miss
Sol Diebold was out on Whlp
porwlll ridge last weelc finishing
a cistern for the Bucher boys a
contract which they had made
with Joe Urhahn.
Mr. and Mrs. John Halter of
Ornn spent New Year's day with
their daughter and son-in-law.
Mr and Mrs. Joe Pfefferkorn.
Johnnie Grasser. Joe Weidfield
and Jake Urhahn and sons ara
down near Randies clearing
ground for Prof. Schul'.e.
Now that the holidays are over
we arc setting up o'nights tWlth
open mouths awaiting that Wil
The marriage of John Steinert
of Laflin and Miss Louisa Schuem
er of this place w is announced
Louts Hahn and Miss Mary Her
ring were at Chaffee list week.
Miss Rosa Urhahn is down from
Kolso visiting at homo.
Miss Byblllia Tobst Ins pneu
monia. Subscribe for the only Kicker.
Robt. Kneezle and Mi-.s Lillie
I Utnage were married at Unity
church Sunday evening. Both
bride and groom are well known
in this community and have the
best wishes of all.
Ray Wilburn and Mi6s Myrtle
Lemley and Charley Kneecnmp
and Miss Ethel McDonald were
married during the holidays.
i The holidays were sotidened
here by the death of Ed. Kneezle
a well-known farmer of the com
munity. The families of N. J. Goddard
and Wlnfield Hooker have moved
I Into our community and are wel
come. Mrs. Andy Calvert and daugh
ters, Pearl. Nettie and Lillie,
! spent the holidays at lllmo.
There is considerable sickness in
our neighborhood. Colds are the
Zolhe Glenn and wire or oran
visited friends in our community
John Reece and family are visit
ing relatives in Illmo.
las. Vandike visited in lllmo
with his son. Albert.
Miss Bernice Ward visited her
parents last week.
Subscribe for the only Kicker.
FROM HICKORY GROVE.
Uncle Archie Collins has moved
into the neighborhood and is mak
ing his home with his sister. Mrs.
After spending the holidays at
home, Miss mary Finley returned
to her school.
The Misses Mandy Mull and Lu
cy Allen of Unity attended Sun
day school here.
The mother of Mrs. Dick Burke
is here from Farmington visiting
Jim Morrow came down from
Benton to kill hogs on his farm
Little Leslie Darby visited his
father near Crowder Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Finley visited
at Arthur Ozees Sunday.
Butch Mull and family are now
or tho Unity settlement.
Tom llodgkiss of Sikeston is
visiting homo folks.
Clifford Otee s sick.
Sub'iibe for tho only Kicker.
Socialism is not so far off. It is
on the road and coming RIGHT
NOW I You can see evidences of it
on every hand. The old order is
breaking up. For Instance, take
a peep at the Republican party,
And then take a peep at the Dem
ocratic party, with the Bryanites
meekly yelping for Wall Street's
candidate in order to prevent a
split similar to the one In the Re
publican ranks. Wall Street never
surrenders. That was proven in
in 1896 at Chicago. But the peo
ple of the central and western
states are asked to believe that
Wall Street was floored at the
iTlnltimore convention. Thov know
I better in the east.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Martin, John
Enderle and sons, Albert, Willie
and Ben, and daughter. Miss Julia
and the Misses Lo ilse Its) l.orlna
Schlosser and borther Edward,
Ervin, Anton, Joseph and Willie
Scherer, spent Sunday with the
family of Joseph Blattel.
Herbert Sands, Otto Miller and
Miss Emma Enderle of Chaffee
and Ernest, Dennis, Thomas and
Lovle Ross, and the Misses Destie
Stroder and Caroline Rosa, spent
Wednesday of last week with the
family of John Enderle.
While unhitching a horse Tues
day Dennis Ross let his knee come
In violent contact with the hoof
of the horse and Dennis has a
After a brief visit Miss Destie
Stroder returned to her home at
Whitewater, accompanied by her
cousin. Earnest Ross.
The Misses Bertha and Julia
Enderle and their brother Paul,
spent Friday night with the fam
ily of Isaac Ross.
The marriage of Frank Halter
and Miss Rosa Glastetter was an
nounced In the church here.
Miss Alvlna Messmer spent Wed
nesday night with the family of
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. A. Heisserer last week.
Isaac Ross was a Dutchtown
visitor last week.
Joe Welter Killed hogs Friday.
Subscribe for the only Kicker.
There was a birthday party at
the home of Fritz Sanders Satur
day night to commemorate the
anniversary of the. birth of the
W. P. Pence has moved from lll
mo to this place and will open up
a moving picture sho ' in the
Mr. and Mrs. R. K, Rolens were
called to Murphysooro, III., on ac
count of the death of Mr. Rolens'
J. A. Finch retu.-u?! f'UlB Jf
ferson City Friday. wre he had
been to attend the inaugural ball.
Freddie Lipps left Thursday
for Pine Bluff. Ark., where he will
learn the machinists' trade.
E. C. Smith sold his saloon buil
ding to C. Scott, who has gone in-
j to the grocery business.
J. E. Myers was called to Char-
' leston last week on account of
! the death of his mother.
I The Infant ( f J. T. WTlams died
Saturday and was buried at the
; Cape Sunday!
I Miss Minnie Althen'all will go
to St. Louis this week to visit
for a month.
Twin boys were born to Mr.
and Mrs Ov erbee Thursdiy,
John Bosen is tu-n ?:iv S i n
Louis on an extended ili.lt
Louis Heisserer is In St. Lids
for a two weeks' st iy
A dnurtb er wis. born o Mr, and
Mrs Chas. Keesee
Herman Sanders is visiting in
Subscribe for the only Kicker.
Rockv iew hns more trains daily
than any other town in South
east Missouri Five carloads of
rice and cotton were dumped in
front of J F. Mills store cars
turned bottom up and Mr. Mills
refused to receive he goods. And
- the wrecking crew was called.
Lum Jones of Gordonville was
6een passing through here on a
big load of rags Saturday. He is
doing a good business
I A Mr. Ellis has moved from Illi
'nois to the C. B. Applegate farm
' near Chaffee known as the Coop
er Spradliu place
Ben Wyman and Frankie Feldon
! are the crack coon hunters of our
place and want somebody to give
them a good coon dog.
W. C. Rot hoi of Commerce Is a
frequent visitor here. We have
several very attractive widdows.
i Henderson Troctor and family
i of Burfordsvljle are visiting rel
: atlves here.
Mrs. Collette Manenly was up
I from Chaf.ee Saturday visiting
Frank Feldon was at the Cape
Subscribe for the only Kicker.
A. M. Rockett and E. C. Bow
man went to Benton to nav tnx-
es. Whe,n they espied the new
court house they thought the
state capital building had beeu
Erali. Eugene, Frank and Lizzie
Bertrand of near Benton spent
Christmas eve with Mr. and Mrs.
B. H. Seltman.
Ernest Ciubb, who Is employed
on the dredge boat at Holland,
spent the holidays here with
James Watson of Charleston
was a holiday visitor of Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Rockett's.
A watch party was given Dec.
31, at J. Hi Tisdels. where games
were played until 12 o'clock, then
every one present went to the
church where services were con
ducted in the New Year.
Win. Long hud some extensive
carpenter work done on his resi
deno here last week. Moore, Rer
ondes. Smith and Anderson were
the chief workmen.
Wm. Thompson has moved from
the Sam Dozier place to the farm
of J. J. Gage. We understand
that Sam will move back soon.
A party was given at Frank
Mackley's. where quite a number
gathered and had a pleasant time
Mrs. R. D. Puckett and children
visited her daughter at East
Prairie Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Lillie Banders. Teacher ot
the Misfeldt school was a culler
at our school Friday.
Bud Huey has small pox, and
Jonah Stark is on the sick list.
.less Cbappell and John Sellers
were at Sikeston Saturday.
Get a J'.u.'t Kickc: calander.
Emll Dorfer cf Canad.i Is visit
ing his sister and brother-ln-l w
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Martin, n
has been 15 years since Emll lert
here, and we are all glal to sec
him among us again. Of co- rse he
brags on Canada and would I n e
us free born American Cvltiaona be
lieve that it Is bettor to live un
der a king
Leo Pfefferkorn and Julius Ah
rens, both capable and enterpris
ing young business men of Oran.
will open up a general store In
the building vacated by M. Wi er.
The marriages of Dan Halter
and Miss Annie Bee'.e; Frank Hal
ter and Miss Rosa Glastetter,
were announced In tne Catholic
Q. A. Bowman, who acted ns as
sistant chief cf police during the
holidays, reported business In his
: line very dull
, A Dr. Chenoweth has located
among us with offices in the
j Hess building. This gives us four
Mrs. Earl Miller and Mrs M. E
Friend visited Mrs. H. C. Robblns
at Piggott. Ark., last wee';.
Like our editor, our moving pic
ture man departed suddenly for
Henry Grojean and family of
near New Hamburg were l.ere on
Material is on the ground for
the Ice depot.
Fred Tlmmo is ar d M. Capps had
started to the Cape, when their
mule fell dead In the road They
had to walk back.
Miss Eugle Fields and Geo. Wil
liams spent Sunday with Miss
Mrs. Dillingham and children
spent Sunday with the family of
Eddie McCormlck has gone to
"The poor man who deforms
himself by toll, who labors for
wl'e and child through ill his
anxious, barren life, who goes to
the grave without ever having
one luxury, has been the food of
others; he has been devoured by
fellow men. The poor woman,
sitting In tbe bare and lonely
rooms, chec less and Tireless, sew
ing night and day to keep star
vation from her child, Is slowly
being devoured b.v he fellow-men
When I take Into consideration
the agony of civilized life, the
failures, the poverty, the anx
iety, the tears, the withe ed
hopes, the bitter realities, the
hunger, tbe crime, the humilia
tion, the shame I am a'most for
ced to say that capitalism, after
all. is the most merciful form In
which man has ever lived upon
his fellow man.'' '
SLAVES NOT JAILED.
Laws have always been made
In the interests of property, did
you ever hear of a slave being
eent to prison? Slaves committ
ed many crimes, but they were
property, and it would not pay
to send them to prison. But
"free" whites were sentt o pri
son for the same nets that slaves
committed. "Slave criminals had
a superior Btandlng In the law,"
aaya Meyer, In his history. But
you white people are too atupld
to see the point. You don't ex
cape when you touch property
not yours. The Jails are made
gWe solicit your mail orders and will deliver any
thing via parcels post. Remember the place
CAN WE CO-OPERATE?
50,000 Organised consumers In Bt. Louis want your Eggs ant
Poultry Shipped direct. Send for Shipping Tags and Instruction
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 you how
If the farmers have the help and support of those who con
sume their produse, they can succeed, no matter what tbe middle
men may do.
We have expert Cattle and Hog salesmen at Independent Stock
Also expert Hay and Grain salesmen who are at your service.
We also supply your wants. Send for prices.
American Cooperative Union Supply Company
ORGANIZED AND OPERATED BT UNION MEN.
Wm. S. McAdam, Pres. and My r.
404. North First Street, ST. LOUIS,
Who earns Bread in the Sweat
of his face should be a patron Of
I VM. for the xlch never go
(here You bu t. i -"bul,a
tHi ti,ei;; ,pl hem''
houses nno owraw .
folks at Morley Saturday
etsers Raymond muJ Willie
Marshall, of near Blodgett, sir
8 M?aie?tCrles, who was taken to
th? insane asylum is reported no
bTaT Marshal, went to Butler
"aeJrS.B'fe. will preacb 8,n
Miss Fannie 'Wnlkcr, who Is at
tending school at Brown's Busi
ness College, Cairo, spent Satur
daMrsheRochell and children of the
Cape visited here last week.
p. E. Eldrige and children oi
Benton were here Saturday.
Ada Tyndall of . LOU
here last week and V
Dr. T. R. Frnzer w.a Bt Cairo
FROM CROOKED CREEK
John Hunter, of Johns on City.
Ill, who has been visiting C. M.
Weaver rcturi ed home Friday.
Geo Roemlaes and wire or Illmo,
are visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Miller.
Collin Sprndlin went to tie
John Sanders and wire nre on
the sick list.
Subscribe for the only Kicker.
Ulysses Edmonds and wife ol
rvtnimoi-nn cnont Saturday and
Sunday with R. Sanders and fnm-
; There will be preaching at Mac
edonia church. Jan. Ili. at L'.SO
P. M. Everybody come.
Misses Grace and Llnnie (iarvej
vlslte the Misses Daisy and Cecil
I Mrs. Manning rf the Capo is vis
iting her daughter. Mrs. Pascal
Aug. Springer and family visi
ted at Kmll Leciurc s nunnay.
1 Mandy What yer looking sc
pltased about. Silas?
Silas By hen I I see by ther
papers them ar Socialists are
'going to take our farms away
from us, and I was Just thinking
wlia t a good Joke It would bo on
'ein when thy got mine.
Mandy Hows thnt?
! Silas It's mortaged for all it's
worth nnd they'll have tor takt
the mortagage with the farm
Hope. QUITE DIFFERENT.
Mrs. Subbubs (who has hired a.
1 man to plant shade trees) "Dig
' glng out the boles, I see, Mr
1 Lannlgan "No, mum, Oi'm dig
gin' out the dirt an' lavln' the
' holes. " Catholic News.