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get an editor and bnd it necessary to close up the
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a we have been unable to find an editor
"ced to suspend publication we are of
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i'or some energetic newspaper man.
SCOTT COUNTY KICKER,
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WHERE THE GOOD THINGS G9
By Scott Nearing.
Mr. Dooloy closes bis well know ii
ssayy on country ftfe with the
observation that the place to
live is not where the good thing
oodm from iiit where the good
thingi go to. What an admirable
thing :; would be II the Ann rU nil
pcopie would take a leal from
the hook of Mr. Dooley's exper
ience ju the present Oriels,
The cost of living js soaring
sKyard, So higli have the price
l' some commoditeis gone that
bey have been temporarily elmi
inated from the b idgi t of the or
Now York and L'hilidelphla re
port food riots. Uu all tides there
is expressed discontent and an al
most childish curiosity With re
gard to the future price. -When
will things be cheaper.' ' people
ask one another, "What are we
to do'." the.v question, "How
can we go on living with prices
as they are this winter'.'"
ThOs do the.v talk and argue
while the Congested railroads are
rushing millions of tons of cotton,
corn, coal, steel copper and woo!
to the Seaboard w here the.v Will
augment the rapidly growing .. x-
Sport trade of the United Static
'i'ihe fiuancin and commercial
interests of the untry ure glory
ing in our inc ease of exports.
One of the great financial insti
tutions of New t'orfc in a recent
publication desci Us the increas
es In our South American trade
during the past three yeurs. In
1V11-1, the .".car l that the w ar
started, our exports to South
America were 91 millions, .n i'.'l .
144 millions, in nir., 220 milllous
Tlie statisticans who n re oared
these figures goes on to show i
that cotton, coaly machinery and
other manufaorured products
have Jg&Vfttt chief gainers in
tUSyiJncrease of exports.
A leading financial paper ol j
New York gleefully exclaims that.
th nation's export trade COntln-1
ues to surpass ail previous record-
January exports exceeded by
nearly 100 millions in value the
best previous month In tin coun
try's history, During that
month commodities willed at
Gi millions were exported from
the United States. During th 1
l'JIO thf total exports were 3 1-
raiiilo' ''lug the year 101U
Volts were 5 1-2 bii
are any indication
tal exports for the
ii V billions.
ties j, wealth
ort trade is de
by the labor
ii is occupied
. biilioi(.yf wealth
g it ubroa'.s-N-jv:t!i
A few of the Amer-i
vopie benefit through in-1 as buried here .Sunday. She
sed pioiits, salaries and wag- lfft four children.
The vast majority are irapi .- , rVill Arnold and family of Lam
ihed by the tremendous in- tns district sin-nt Monday with
ase iu the cost of living. At!the Brooks Brasier family,
present time America is the Julia CbCWUlng sjient Sun-
e where the good things ct me ti. '. ,u Lemons district, w ith her
i. djister, Mrs. Kthel Gage.
iCw days ago an ardent ndvc-I ;Jcbn Spencer bought a Jersey
of the prosperity that i omen col flCl1" Simpson, Monday,
.n the exporting of life-ueee- ; odgett Basket Ball team will
sanes that are needed at home, pi ; Worlay Tuesday afternoon,
publicly stated that if the sut- i fw - Iwter and lamily are pre
marine warfare' was uooessful in aiiug to move to Chaffee.
preventing further shipments i
the Allies the American neanleJ
would starve. He
only of a system of
life that rewards thoaa
already supplied. To him it aeertf-Lter'
ed that American peopli m isl
starve to death ii they kept tin irli
wheat at home InseaH nf w.n,:.,, f
it abroad. 7
Robert e. Inttersoli,
There i not a mau
, t v
of .v.v c: 1; w th . mi
with brains eno .;,. . t
"ill ions oi ou.i 1 1 ,
mbaey will own him n
' a key to a safa Ti... i a
nut ai' "in
fiet him uo at davil
money will separate blii1 In,,n lliK
friends; that money vi" ril1 his
Kaart with feaj tb money Will
,tf fiiiu uays oi suiitTk"""- uuu iua
nts oi pleasant 1 oreama no
"ot own it H.- Viecomes the
I Tlno Ooetz of New Hamburg
i parish wus here Sunday in spite
:of all the rain, and was seen di i
Jing toward the John Beyer home
Nhats the attraction The,,
I C. J. Rush, an employee at the
Colon licit Offices in ilium died
j suddenly Thursday morning, he
I has been in poor health for some
time. Apoplexy is given Bl the
cause' ol his death.
Miss Pauline Welter, win. n-a
operated on for appendicitis at
the St. Francis hospital Cape Ub
Fardeau, is reported to be getting
I Mr. and Mrs. Keusenkothen lert
1 Saturday for Quiucy, III., to be at
the bedside of their wn John,
i who is seriously hi with pneumo
nia, Mr, and Mrs, Ambrose Lies ol
the Macedonia ueighborli
spent several days visiting rela
tives acre and at Ancell.
i John Ressell sold a fine black
mare to Emit Dohogne foi UU
and the latter a mule to JobO
Lnderle for si7r,ou.
I Sunday a crowd gathered at
the Clem Westrich home, to re
mind his daughter, Miss Colette
of her 10 birthday.
j Mrs. Caroline Ffofferkoru ind
daughter, Miss Ella, spent fera
daye at Oraa, with the. Luuis
I On account ol the measles theri
are only about 50 children in the
Parochial school. The uuai num
ber being 800,
1 Chris, oiiieek and Frank Enderle
are remodling a house for August
Lux. on one o.' 44 fOjJJUS ji. aV
Mi and Mrs. l. Bell oi Bellviile,
111., are visitinj; the hitter s par-1
ent, Mr, and. Mra John Glueck.
Frank Legrand uud Wm. Lic
ble left for Bt Louis Saturday !
with hogs a:.d cattle.
On account of bad weather
Paiw Sunday, church was Dot
very well Attended.
.Miss Caroline Vv'eatrlch is stay
ing with the Alois Heisserer fum-l
Mrs, Dick iVelter of Ancell spent
several days visiting her parents.
Frank Compas returned from a I
trip to St. Louis Sunday,
,ich' Wiedfleld is confined to ins'
bed with rheumatism.
August Lux is marketing corn
for $1.80 per bushel.
Ous Halter was in Benton Sat-'
Jo Resacil js : new Ford own-
The j;lay "The u:d Oaken B n ..
et" given (by the Methodist La
dies Aid Friday night was ,
attended and enjoyed. They win
give tlie game plaj at Vanduser
j Tuesday uight.
Little Huiel Bi ish r has been in
the hospital at C'ipe Girardeau,
I for several weeks, having her foot
operated on. Her father Brooks
I ' isler. thinks be can bring her
b( tui in lay if she keeps luiprov
' Mrs, f incline Bpencer of Lemons
district, died iast .Saturday ana
, 011618 rmley alKj family were
m Blodgett Monday.
UUJU At ll l.dlilKU.
taenia the lU-year-yld dauah-
' Mr and Mr.Jrrank ll
"k'ci of spinal JTeninjltii Fi
aaa was purifM here suiui
UUJ aioi llili.
aioi Hiiii.'. five i iielfd 1VI11DH.
j - .v tr- ' ' idl lilt.-.
1,i 1:,.. hiaAd , , .............
vt nffe yo t: made bis reguJai
trip towarV-- Brfi's Cr K Suuua.v
through th :V' i'i weather, and on
tlie ro..d iiioiSa Irielid, Who WS
going to see WiVheat girl too. ,
Leo Olai.s u'aj u 1 Benton U
day .Icist ueei;y ;'
da iy Uosclii' nnrl
Msiteil i. in ilnv ,i. i ii.
i fcu yuv ii&uiiij ui
- lao ueuring, near Chaffee,
Albert Uoeta land Wendolin
Buober were nuuaig ties, to Chaf
fee, Friday of last week. The tieh
belonged to Leo Buober.
T. A. Wylie was a business vis
itor at the home of Louis Goetz
on Saturday of last week.
Owifag to thtV bad weather the
atteialn ni-c u L.i,,,....i,
j , 7 " - ..... v. i. nan BJIiaiJ
"".ust oxaus und little
rheima,-junDt one day
!ek with the nitamUy of
a Westrich is stayiuc
Jos. Mier family oil
at Chaffee on Friday of last week.
Farmers were very busy sowing
oats last week.
THE STATE AND WELFARE OF
From St 1 ouis Labor.
Sometimes even the capitalist
newspapers tell the truth, espe
cially ivhen they cannot help
themselves in any other way.
Thus th) prowin? discontent and
unrest of the masses of the peo
ple on account of the high cost of
living ha :i caused one of the Jour
nalistic, mouthpieces of the ex
ploiting elao to remark that "we
, are tending more and more to the
view that the state has a direct
responsibility for the welfare of
its people." -
This is some advance ver the
view, so dear to the ruing
classes everywhere, according to
which the state has merely police
functions to perform and Ao busi
ness whatever to trouble itself
about the welfare of the masses
of the people. The state was tlv
I policeman Of the ruling classes,
I the guardains of law and order.
' but the nature of this order wus
beyond the reach of the state.
; This order was determined and
shaped by the economic forces oi
i era ting in society with which the
political powers had no business
to interfere. ,
I The poor miglit suffer) but that
could not be helped. Progress de
mands its victims, and society
.pays for Its achievements with
Ii,. man lives
Of co, use, the masses of the peo
ple, the suffering victims ol ipi
t alibi law, order and progress
nee. snared this v e v oi tlH re -plotters.
They always ft'ore of
; the opinion that the state W lis to
be moie than the universal po
liceman, that the welfare oi the
people was its first and for most
concern, and to safeguard their
economic interests tueir para
mount fluty, And now v bear
' that this conception oi the object
and purpose ol the state i- gain
ing ground in the other camp, too
This is a delightful surprise, but
more than merely the expression
I of opinions and wishes is needed
to make the state take care ol
the welfare of the people,
I Let us never forget that the.
state is still in the mind- of the
capitalists class, and that this
! class has no interests t i use ,t
:or purposes w hich are opposed to
.is om n purposes, You cannot
take care of the welfare of the
people as long as the principal
means of die are in tne hands ol
Jndlvidur') and the private own-'
ersbui ti..t. means ol production
is the foundation of our social un I
bat then is to DC
answer is as clear e .
The people, w hose
only timig that iu.ru
tne ." i h
iia, light :
iaiv is the
world, must get hold 0 polit
ical power, must identify them
selves with the state, auj im .,, .
government to bring in econo
mic means ol life into the .. uauj
The state will represent V,',. ut(r.
csis and do the busine0f those
who are in control oivs powers
It will remain the MiiXe ot xUt,
capitalists class as 'jong as 'they
control it ; it Will ' become the
state of the w;rkiug rit.0,le as
fast as they conquor it.
rs in inn
By Carlotte Farkins Oilman.
No tladgiing feci xa' rnthei
No chicken fj, lhe ,,ell
No kitten mouHes for tbt cat,
Th.s gl( ry ror ..:ti, .
It is the ONLY Paper in Scott County Published b
. and in the interest of, those who do Useful Labor
R U A WORKF
Mistake hard to condone' bale ob.tra
It M.y Be Set Down.. Certain That .wS'mni0-",?0 ml,k 1 VUI
Neighbor Will Never Borrow 2 J" k ,al' ummer. l'rice-$4U
Money From Perklni. KP? VSl ' T,lnl,so' Mo, U-y,
I "0. Kfd, 1. box o4.
pins pwplS keep pemophonsi ns n ; SnU: ,.?r .Trade. One Sprout
bobbyi somedoltoapntosa i live at! ... 1Uro" -on burr grist
the Nook, Utmte4 in a quiet nvonue. I oomhlnld 5m? tU,b UruS'U'r
have lived here for two weeks, hut i " b,ned- '5 sell cheap for
Si?"5 know thp- - I W.8Heeb. Chafftpadfr 8tOCk' J"
ramopnons let loose
The house next door to me Is called
the Retreat. From nine In the morn
ing until the Inst car home there comes
from this house tlw NOIinil nf nn nl.no
a D-fliit piccolo, two more piccolos,
T. 41.. a . 1 . a . I
more D-flat than usual, a concertina lJSt WllfwoTT0', dhT
the last stairea of croun. ih hnm.no. I . . ttde tot cow or
and tne clarionet disguised as bronchial
What did Edison want to Invent such
things for? One of these days I shall
write him a Jolly stiff note about It.
I ask you, what would you do If you
were writing an article on "The Eco
nomical Aspect of the Blnck Beetle'?
Pstelli as Compared With tlip Phvs.
lotogj of the Gnat Fly." nnd then to Ik
greeted with Information that It is still tnnt loTs wUmnm" Vor
,. ! . I serious. UeU reasonable. Write or see John
o..iv the other morning when I came T. Doss, Illmo Mo
wltw' I f,T-"1 ""V1 W?g dea-S If -V0Ll are ia nel Ol good pool
with cotton WOOl in each ear. I (annot trv r..mn,lia nn.i n mmTtt 1 l-
get anything to grow In the garden.
riie other day i decided upon action.
I sold to Perkins, who lives at the B
treat, when I saw hltu In his garden:
"Io you want to sell your gramo
"Gramophone )H he said. "That Isn't
a gramo hone. That's my daughter
singing. ;.it a g,i voice, don't you
think? Writes gond poetry, too. l
ought to get some advice for her, don't
"Yes," I Fiild. "Ton Ottght to si I a
doctor, Perhaps n pieee of houe is
pressing on the bram I"
Perkins doesn't speak to me any
more. London Answers.
RADIO MEN GETTING SCARCE
Ships in American Ports Are Delayed
teauSS Wireless Operators
Fear the Submarines.
Then ' Is shortage of first-cinss
wlrelesK tttegraph Operators, and. In
some Instances recently, boats leaving
American ports have been held up un
til a na,n could be found.
A f v da; -' Bgo A beat bound for tin
English i rt wanted sfl operator bad
ly. The place was offered to two
Philadelphia operator, but they hesi
tated at taking rhnnces with German
submarines, and the master of the
craft was fi n i 1 lo ,'. !; up a gallt.m
soul from New Tors, who agreed to
make the trip. Wireless operators on
Cargo boats get fr. t: S-la to $A tt
month and their keep.
Build Vast Artificial Lake.
A remnrki bl engineering feat was
recently accorapllshed In soathern
Italia when the mammoth artificial
lake of Ifartknuave was completed in
Mysore nn Indian s'ate twice as
large oi Maryland, ruled by an en-liL-liten.
d and progressive mnharaja. It
ll f rnll.s long and has an area of SO
square mile, Tlie dam thrown across
the gorge-240 feet wide to impound
water that formerly ran to waste and
Is now being utilized for irrigating
land that would be otherwise parched
and barren, Is Lo feet long. 1C2 feet
high, and 1,". fect thick. A weir 470
feet long has been built to discharge
excess water, which, during the mon
soon Is heavy. The work was initiat
ed and finished by Indian engineers
and Is a monumSbt to Their engineer-
ing skill, as It Ii n credit to the gov
ernment of nil hlirhnem. the muhnrnla
who furnished the money i'.t it si.-
If you are in need of fence posts
would be glad to quote you prices
on same. Car load lots if wanted
Writ eor see Geo. J. Arnold, Com
merce, Mo .
or Sale. A 2-year-ol dhorse
one that will aoon be fresh. Geo.
j. Arnold, commerce, Mo.
For Sale. "Ferris Strain ' Sin
gle comb White Leghorn eggs,
$1.00 for 15, $4.00 for 100. Also
Rose Comb Rhode Island Red eggs
Mrs. Hy Scbivltz, Commerce, Mo.
For Sale My (arm of 5"5 acres.
45 acres clear, ten in timber, lo
cated la hald mile of Kornfelt or
iiinio. Also lour nouses and hpvi
derle, Commerce, Mo. Rfd. No. 1.
For Sale. 3 acres I 1-2 miles
Southeast of Kelso on Kelso an 1
Commerce road. House and small
barn, new amoke house and poul
try house good well and cistern
fruit trees and grapes and good
fences. App'.ey to U. J. Enderle,
Commerce, Mo., Rfd. 1.
1 have i span of 14 ban
w ill trade for one horse or
other stock, or will sell
1 mil It s
need at present
. bianum, Van
FOH WALE One Oliver Type-:
writer in good condition at a bar
fain. Call Ul the Kicker office fori
Notice is hereby given that let
terS Testamentary imon the es- I
of Phil .A. Hufner defeased.
jhave been granted to tlie' uncb i-
signeu by the Judje of the Pro
bate Co irt of .Scott County, Mis
souri. in vacation, bearing date I
the 10th day of March 1017.
All persons bavins claims
against said estate are required
to exhibit them to me for allow--ance
within six months from th
date of said letters, or they may
be precluded from any benefit of
such estate, and if said claims be
not exhibited within one year 1
hom the date of the publication
of this notice they will be forever
Mrs. S. Jennie Hafner.
Citizen-Democrat. Louis F. Jr.,
the two-year-old son of Mr and
Mrs. Louis F. Reitz of Poplar Bluff
died March -s of measles and a
complication of diseases. Tin- lit
tle more than four-year-old
daughter. Beatrice Ellen, died on
the -4 of the same trouble. The
condition of Mrs. Reitz is very
serious. She has suffered a ter
TOILING FOK THL MASTERS
The whole history of civiliza
tion is the history ol minions o:'
nn n toilinif to produce wealth for
tlu express purpose ol paying the
enforced demands c: landlords,
capitalists, an dother masters ot
the sources of production Ber
honest l( r digs onl (at
about 70 cent, a lln.v, w vie tne
President digs abstractions 2?
about $70 dollars a day. The
eoal is clearly worth more than
the abstractions, and yet what a
monstrous Inequality in the prices
Inasmuch as good things are
produced by labor, it follow s that
all such things by right belong to
those whose labor has produced
them. But It has so happened, in
all ages of the world, that sonio
have labored, and others ' have
w Itbout labor enjoyed a large
proportion of the fruits. This is
wrong and should not continue.
To secure to each laborer the
whole product of his labor, or as
nearly as possible, is a worthy
Object of any good government.
As labor is the common burden
of our race, so the effort of some
to shift their share of the burden
onto the shoulders of others is
the great durable curse of the
The strongest bond of human
sympatic outside of the family
relation should be one uniting all
working people, of ull nations,
and tongues, and kindreds.
These capitalists generally act
harmoniously and in concert to
fleece the people, and now, that
they hae got into 'a quarrel
with themselves, we are called
upon to appropriate the people s
monej" to settle the quarrel.
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Ordc-r today and tell your friends
and neighbors before it id too late.
If you want the Kaasas City
- Paper of
The same spirit says, "You to
nnd work and earn bread, and I'll
'eat it." No matter in what i iap
it comes, whether from the mouth
of a king who secl.s to bcftrkle
the people of. his own nation and
live by the fruits of their labor,
or from cue race of men as an
apology for enslaving another
race, It '.s ti.o latnt tyranicn'
I believe each individual is nat
urally entitled to do n he p.ens
es with himself and the fruits of
his labor, so far as it In no wise
Interferes with any other man's
TAKING LONG CHANCES.
Two college students were or
i hinged before the magistrate:
charged with hurdling thn low
spots in tlic road in their motor
"IIae yot a lawyer?" asked
"We're not going to have any
Ifl wjer," answered the eider of
the students. "We've decided to
:ell the truth.' Argor.a, it.
If you saw a dog going down
the street backwards, the tall
wajKlng the dog, you'd think it
the furuiicst eight yoii ever saw.
A few capitalists controlling the
great mass of producers is just a
funny, but you haven't caught
the Joke yet. And when you do
see it yo.t arc going to be too
mad to laugh.
A!I One Year
Weekly Star, add 20 cts. to abc o.
;tz an 1 wife were C'haf
rs on Saturday of lust
Mrs. X. Schwartz were