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MURDER MOST FOUL
Wm. Loyd Kills Charley Archer,
A Little River Tragedy.
Loyd Taken to ltcnron Jail.
The second tragedy in Scott Coun
ty within 'a month happened at Glen's
Camp, a lodging camp on Little
River, ubout woven miles from Oran,
on the early morning of Friday, the
A Mrs. Loyd with her sou, Char
ley Archer, and her step-son, Wm.
Loyd, lived at that place, the j'oung
men being engaged in the camp
run by J. Himmelberger & Co., of
Moorchous?. Mrs. Loyd was absent
from home on the night in question,
mid the boys invited acwral of their
thums to a chicken stew. They had
whiskey there, a quarrel took place
tictween Loyl ami Archer and ended
in the death of the latter by the
hands of his stop-brother.
Sheriff Miller and Coroner Lam
Ivrt were notified by telegram from
Oran the day of the killing, and both
wont to the scene of the tragic event.
The sheriif got back to Benton the
ane eveuing, having in custody
Loyd. whom he placed in jail. Mr.
Lambert held an inquest, at which
six witnesses testified, these being
M. E. Hauiiltoir. John P. Hager, Geo.
Yates, Andrew R. Myers. Jesse Tur
ner and J. Colborth. All testified to
the same facts in effect. We give
the testimony of M. E. Hamilton, in
which are embodied the facts on
which the jury rendered its verdict.
M. E. Hamilton testified : That he
know Win. Loyd and Charley Archer
and saw the difficulty between them
on the morning of the Dth... Loyd
and Archer had invited him to a
chicken stew and they had some
whisky there. While all eating,
drinking and talking together the
brothers had a dispute. Loyd and
witness stixxl on one side of the table
and Archer on tin other. Loyd gave
Archer the lie and. ta';:n a knife
nut of his pocket, opened it. Archer
was just at the door at that time.
Lovd started around the table and
Archer jumped in at the d.or and
met him. Loyd stru-k Archer with
the knife and both fell to the floor,
and in doing so up.iet the table and
extinguished the light. George Yates
called for a light and the next thing
witness saw was Loyd standing by
Archer, who did not get up but said:
"He has cut me all to pieces. " He
said he was sick, and never spoke
thereafter. Lovd said: "Damn him,
I haven't hurt Iiiin." We picked Ar
cher up and laid him on a bed and he
died in a few minutes.
No medical testimony was intro
duced and the jury returned a verdict
finding that Charley Archer came to
his death by eight wounds inflicted
with a pocket kuifc in the bunds of
Loyd bears a very indifferent rep
utation and his looks tally with that.
It is said he had repeatedly expres
sed a determination to kill Archer.
The latter seems to have been well
thought of. Our reporter interview
ed Loyd in jail but found he had lit
tle or nothing to say tor inmseir Be
yond the fact that he made no at
tempt to escape arrest.
The preliminary examination is
set for. to-day (Saturday). The
chances ore that Loyd will waive ex
amination. Mules, Horses and Mares to sell
on timo by J. F. Evins, Blodgett,
Every newspaper man is famil
iar with the man who takes more
newspapers than ho can read. He
was in town lust week. He paid 25
cents for an almanac, wiped his nose
on an awning, tried to blow out the
electric light at the hotel, failed to
light his cigar ondt, put a nickel in
the slot at the postofhee and kicked
because the mail didn't appear,
wanted to lick tho cashier of the bank
because it closed at 4 o'clock and
watched the sign oyer one of the jew
elry stores looking for it to strike.
YwrRFiintoaRAPii Taken Cheap.
Best cabinet Photos reduced from
S3 to 2 per dozen for the next ten
days only. Special reduced prices to
families. Depew a ftwto uauery,
near Court House, Capo Girardeau,
Gas Flick, of Chicago, who has
been in Benton for over six months,
and whose musical and social quali
ties were hiihlv appreciated here,
loft for his home in the city by the
lake last Tuesday. Gus is u first
class brk-klayer and an all round
good fellow and Lis friends hope to
kpo him back airoln when our coming
Imildinor boom L'ets fairly under
There will be an adjourned term
.of Probate court on the irotn last.
First-clasa baled Timothy Hay
for sale. Anulv to Mhs. Sisan
(rAiniER, Conuue, Mo,
"The Farmer's Son"" was tho title
of a play rendered by members of
the Oran M. M. & I. society last Fri
day night The play represented
larm nr.d city me, and the downfall
of a good boy. Most of the players
knew their parts well and for the
first effort it was a success. A song
by Misses Odie Alley, Estelle Qucrry,
Eva McClcnn and Mr. Elwood Alley
entitled '"Street, Cries" wa3 simply
immense Your scribe was agree
ably stoni.shed to witness so much
musical talent in our village.
Coroner Lambert was here Friday
and Saturday last on official busi
ness. The next subject for discussion by
our Literary Society is, "Resolved
that Congress is a greater ctvilizer
than Religion. Judge Hale affirms.
Afr. Underwood denies. The Judge
preferred the term Congress to Com
merce. e believe the Judge has
made a mistake. Details later.
The committee to arrange a time
and question for a debate between
the Morley and Orau Literary Socie
ties failed to report Friday night.
Their excuse was that tho local train
came too late each evening set
for going to Morley. They were al
lowed another week's time.
Judge Hale went to St. Louis Mon
day to represent the Oran A. O. U.
W. Lodge in the meeting of the
There was a pugilistic contest be
tween two young men in frout of
Hale's drugstore Monday morning.
They, both exhibited some skill iu
this popular pastime. The marshal
broke up the sport before the contest
was decided. l und trimmings each.
Uncle John Friend ha3 sold his in
terest in the Friend & Gihnore mill
to tho latter gentleman.
Judge Wm. Friend is receiving
rents on two of his buildings, not
withstanding tho fact they are uu.k
eupicd. Ex-postmaster Quorry has moved
from the John Meyers properly to a
new cottage recently built by Judge
Frank Lobar has moved into his
new residence in tho eiut end of the
Father Brandt, of Charleston,
nreached a fine sermon here Sunday
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infill. xv.w. Va'i'i tiu liiuu tieaua.
Failier Brandt draws some very
beautiful pictures of Heaven anil
eternal life, but admits that the fi
nite minu wn.ie nore can nave no
correct ideas of God. Paul admits
the same fact when he says "'Eye
hath not seen, car hath not
neither has it entered any
mind to conceive of tho good
prepared for those who love the Lord
The city "dad "contemplate build
ing a courthouse and city hall in the
near future. Plans and bids are be
ing made for same.
Rumor says P. E. Gcnoway has
purchased another lot near the Meth
odist church from W. II. Stubble-
The following subject will be dis
cussed by the Morley and Oran Lit
erary Societies Friday night, Feb.
z6, lHttt: "Kesolved that women
should be alowed the right of suf
frage. " Morlev affirms. Oran denies.
lhe debate will take place here.
We are having lots of weather in
Dr. Radcliffe is absent at Raudol's
Among tho many hindrances men
tioned by Rev. Reeves in the way of
runners in tho Christian life race, he
mentioned prido and commented
upon the time ladies take in curling
their bangs. Tins was not a popular
theme and the ladies do not admire
his version of the case. U.no,
Foa sale, in Benton, a good six
room house, lot 105 x 138 feet
Also a good shop, 25 x 75 feet, lot
same size as above. Terms easy
Address H. L. Yeakey, Benton, Mo,
August Ledore and Andy Link
were in town Monday. They com
plained of the condition of the road
between Benton and the foot of the
hill on the Commerce road. They
claim that fifty dollars spent on the
hill would put it in good condition
but, 11 neglected too long, great
washes will bo the result. Tho hills
that are graveled should be looked
after and kept up, - The cost to era'
vel these hills was considerable and
the expense to keep them up would
bo comparatively small it looked at
tcr in time. Our roads should not
be neglected, and we should keep in
good repair those parts traveled
and gravel as speedily aspossible the
uneraveied portions. A want ot un
derstanding and system has resulted
in a nearly useless expenditure of en-
ougn labor and money to have lur
nished ourtounty with good, subs tan
Hall and Cooper lands for sale
on time payments. Apply to Albert
(J. JJavis, D2U uiive St., St. Liouis.
Do you enjoy the bcatiful snow
BEIsTTOlST, MISSOURI, IHEBP?.XJ.Pl"3r
AND EVERY ARTICLE THAT LEAVES
What more do you want in buying than to know you are Getting
the .Lowest Price,
Our advantage over others
is clearly marked and we earn-
stly court comparison, quality
for quality and price for price.
MA t SZ:
We can Convince
And the Inducements for
ome and See our Fine
Wm. K. Mllli-r. ShTld of Pcott county dif.l
nl IiIk (illitlul r(-it1eiH'u in n.'i:ti:i tit ft o'WimM;
11. 111. I i-lTiti'.ry 15, ".', Hirod :l? j-curs 1 moiili
:iuJ - iliiym
Deceased Was bol'n ill Ilichwoods.
his county, and, with the exception
of two years, has resided in the coun
ty all ms life. Ho maim-cl in im i
olian uryea:i:J. wao. witn tiieir M-car-old
boy survives him. In
Mr. Miller became constable of
Morley township, in which oi'.iee he
vmamed four years, and in lb'.vz he
ran for sVritT of the county and was
elected. He would have been acandi-
date in the coming cenipa'gn in which
case his re-election would nave oecn
certain, as he had given universal
satisfaction by the undivided atten
tion which ue gave to ins duties and
his urbanity to all with whom he
came in contact.
In the course of his official duty he
was called upon to arrest Loyd. the
Little River homicide, last Friday.
Tho back water was high and it was
necessary to drive miles througu
water up to the ankles. Mr. Miller
took cold, and acute pneumonia set in
with the above fatal result, lie re
tained his consciousness up to the
Deceased was a member of the A.
O. U. W. Lodge at Oran, and was
well known, and liked all over Scott
county. His widow and orphaned
son have the deep sympathy of the
entire community. His funeral took
place from the Baptist church at
Morley to the Morlev cemetery Fri
day afternoon, the Lodge of which
he was a member taking part m the
Thos. Hawkins, living near Com
mcrce, while unloading poles was
struck on a chronically lame leg.
which was fractured by the blow. It
is feared that amputation will be
The snow storm which prevailed
all over the north the early part of
the week favored us with what little
it had left, and the wheat gets the
The Charleston Enterprise's "ste
nographer" was in Benton last week
and took home tho startling inior
mation that our county primary elec
tlon will take place on Wednesday.
April 3d, and that on the 4th we will
hold a convention to select delegates
to attend Congressional) Senatorial
and State conventions. As our coun
ty committee has not met yet this
information is quite as reliable as
Martin's "stenographer" could be
expected to produce. He is of a piece
with the rest oi the outnt.
Dr. M. W. Phillips, the dentist.
on account of an excess of work at
Sikeston, missed his appointment at
Benton on the 12th inst,, but will bo
here on the lUta without fan.
Thero are seven prisoners in the
county jail at present and one or two
A 1 ' 1 -
lowusnips U) ucur iiom.
Geo. Menz, living near Kelso.
whilo opening a gate, slipped, fell
and uroKc a leg.
Don't miss the Public School en
tertainment at tho courthouse in
Benton next Thursday night. Ad
mission free and all I nvitcd.
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OUR STCRE DEARS THE GUARANTEE OF
the best Quality and
Dry Goods and Clothing
Bohnsack & Stratman,
Xo. 1 Main St., Cape Gira
you that we always offer Bargains
FEBRUARY Appeal Directly to Your Wisdom and Judgment.
Assortment. Try us, Prove us, Learn the Truth.
J. Chancy and Sam Tanner,
of SikcstoH. and' T". Anderson. A.
K. Ellis and Ben Tcnkholf. of Com
merce, all had business iu Benton on
W. R. Soberer. Chris Benton.
Chas. and Albert Hawkins andsistcr.
of Blodgett. attended Probate court
W. H. StabUeuVld and J. W.
Hobbs. of Oran, were in to sec iu on
Squire Schoen and Peter Bosen
took charge of the Nkwshov's sanc
tum 1 hursday. The Squire occupied
the editorial chair and Pete under
took to dictate the policy of the pa-1
r. hen Pete announced his in-1
tention of making the NkwsiioY a
1'rohibition sheet a
in which both agreed to disagree and I
we were compelled to take hold of
the reins again.
Frank Zundel and Andrew Met.
of Oran, came over to see the folks
R. S. Coleman, of Moorehouse,
dropped in to see us Tuesday. He
anticipates starting into business in
Essex. Rube seems to gc t younger
and jollier every time we meet him.
Wm. Byrne, of Bleda, was on
our streets Tuesday.
Casper Miller, of Kelso. John
Halter, of Oran. and Louis Pfeller-
corn, or ?.ew Hamburg, were among
our callers the first of the week.
J. R. Joyce, of Sikeston, at
tended Probate court Monday.
Judge Leedv went to St. Louis
Rev. Kennedy and family, of
Oran, were the guests of Mrs. J. M.
Leftwich this week.
Benedict Scherer has had a tus
sle with the grip, but is improving.
Martin Scherer, of New Ham
burg, was in to see us Tuesday. He
complimented Prof; Winkleman very
highly and savs he has the hnest
choir ever in St. Lawrence church.
Friday of last week the Peavine
was off the track again and our south
bound papers lay over twenty-four
hours. Monday anotherditching and
delayed mail. If this sort of thing
is to continue all spring our citizens
will have to establish a hack service
Wasted. A young man to leara
photography. A most lucrative and
profitable trade. For terms write
to Depew 's Photo Studio, Cape Gir
Josephine, wife of Ben McKin
ley, of Commerce, died Wednesday
night and was buried Friday at the
The Benton Public School will
give a entertainment on tho even
ing .of the 3?qd inst. (Washington's
birthday) consisting of dialogues.
recitations, part and solo singing etc.
The eutcrtaiuuieut will be free.
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FULL VALUE FtjB MONEY PAID,
the Latest Styles.
We want your business, and
no matter whether you are a
large or small buyer we shall
make prices that will insure
your staying with us.
FKOM It L') DUETT.
J. D. Peal went to Lutesville last
Tuesday to attend th anr.uid busi
ness meeting of the S. E. Missouri
Association of t!v I. O. O. 1. which
body has the power of locating the
point where the annual celebration
will bo held next April.
Last fall there was a fellow came
along who claimed to have been an
actor. He struck up with the boys
and exhibited some letters of recom
mendation to C. L. Stubbs and th
writer, and one of them ran this way;
"Tliis gentleman is an actor of much
merit, lie plays Hamlet. Shylock,
Virgiuius. Richelieu and poker. He
plays poker the best. "
Miss Mattie Hawkins, of Cajv Gir-
ardeau. is visit in her brothers. C
y. and J. A. Hawkins, of our town.
. An attemnt i Mna mode to es-
i tnui: i, i,:,i l,,..,,,..!, r.f ti,
Presbyterian church at this place.
A vo'ung man with tiii-de-siecle
maimers was around the other day
liming l iv usLi.? v. Kiiy i.it it. i--l
said church. He found two.
We were glad to be present at the
"musieale" at J. D. Peal's last Sun
day, headache and alL
A thief had been arreted, for r
crime, and he sent for a lawyer nnd
said: '"I am as innocent of this as a
babe, and 1 want you to clear me."
"The fee will be 30. " said the law-
yer. Uut i m dead oroKc. said
the croolt. "unwell, then you had
best plead guilty and take your sen
tence. For a crook, without monev
to fee a lawyer, is ulwayx guilty.
Moral: But the thief generally has
the boodle all right.
Dr. R. A. Sparks is suffering from
a sudden attack of pneumonia, which
we trust will soon pass off.
Some of the boys got jerked up by
the Deputy Constable, of Moreland
township, the other day for carrying
concealed weapons. It must be u
A Blodgett kid who had received
an outfit of his older brother's cast
off clothes, put this pertinent ques
tion to his mother: "Say, ma. shall
I have to marry his widow when I
grow up?" Arise and sing!
Corbetf, as Marc Anthony would go
something like this: "Friend., slug
gers, toughs et al, give me your
boodle. 1 come to bury Caesar not
to slug. Because I slugged him yes
terday. You all do know this over
coat. I remember the last time
Caesar put it out to soak. He got
td on it, and with that sum we made
Rome howl. I am no orator as some
men are, but, as you all know, a
plain, blunt man as loves his friends,
and gits tun occasionally, ihererore,
thankin' you for your attention, and
hopin' to meet you all agin I am
truly yoursi James J Corbctt."
In the last issue of the Newsdoy
we notice that l-ol. iionroo rulcher
had been telling how he had been de
nied admittance to the Ananias club
by being black balled. The state
meat on the face of it stamps him as
a-true, and worthy member, as he
wa3 the third man elected to office
at the organization of the club, his
b.'ing that of treasurer.
J. F. Kvin;; lias returned from a
ten days' sojourn in Arkansas. 'h(iv
he went to purchase chickens. He
inform. thut he has disposed of
three car loads and will handle about
Hon. Wm. Adams hx'sne'd t.
against the horizon for a few hours
last Sunday. He is a good nurse at
The Ananias club met on the foof
rf the big wagon shed in the south
west corner of town, and when the
xl:r of the mixed drinks was some
what dissipated, the M. W-. L. said
it hud come to his ears that some of
the gang had failed to pay his dues
to the Xewsroy. The M.'W. L. was
proceeding at a tremendous rate,
when away out on the rim of the
crowd was heard the stalwart voice
R. (t. Williams, a new member, who
read the following lesson for the edi
fication c( the mob:
And a certain man who was with
out guile, patient, long suffering and
full of meekness, went down into a
a far coi'ntr.y to start a newspaper.
And divr.s publicans and sinners
beholding aim said one to another.
Behold now a man without guile,
a greenhorn from Waybackand a suck
er from the regions of Kansas. Of a
surety now we have a soft snap and
e will make the Gentile exceeding
Wherefore they went up into the
sanctum of the man without guile,
even the newspaper man, and said
unto him: j
Lo. now, we will take thy paper. !
and will pay thee in wood of oak and 1
of cottonwood and of hickory and in
butter and chickens and l.cn fruit.
And the editor said: It is well; and
he went apart and covered his face
with his mantle and wept for joy.
And he lifted up his voice and'said:
Oh. Lord, I thank Thee that Thou
hast led me beside these still waters
aud caused me to lie down in these
And it came to pass that the wea
ther waxed Cold and the editor
would fain have warmed himself by
the fire of oak or of cottonwood or of
hickory: also, he would have taken
of the hen fruit aud the butter.
But w!i.n he said to the publicans
and sinners: Do now as j'e have
promised: behold they laughed him
to scorn and said unto hiin: Rats!
Come otT and give us a rest. Behold
now. thou ninkest us exceeding tired.
And the editor's spirit waxed faint
and he died and was taken up into
Aud in the fullness of time the
publicans and sinners died also, blit
it was not so that they went to Ab
raham ' bosom not by an exceeding
Hut fiends from the nethermost pit
environed them about and hauled
them to a place of torment and when
they cried out because the thcrmom
etor whs jssinpr low. then would the
fiends niock them, saying: Rats!
Come off and give us a rest. Behold,
thou makes t us exceeding tired.
Wherefore brethren, let us arise
and carry wood unto the printer, lest
we be even as the publicans and sin
ners, lie hold the winter comet n.
whe'i no man can htJul wood.
Hex a Kb Suvpi..
Sad Fatal Accident.
Saturday of last week While Wm
Henrv Hei'sserer. the 13 year old son
of Simon Heisserer, was watt'hin
Andy Bechel cut down a tree a few
miles north of Oran, it falling limb
struck the boy on the head- crushing
the skull and cadsing instant death.
He was buried at New Hamburg on
Sunday, Father Brandt, of Charles
ton, conducting the services. His
bereaved parents have the sympathy
of their many friends.
Don'f ruin your eyesight hy
straining it. It is the most valuable
of the senses. If your eyes are not
as gxxl as formerly go to the -Hen-ton
Drug Store and get a pair of
glasses that will give you relief. All
grades ot trames irom steel to dcsi
gold. The lenses are perfect at all
From a private letter from Mike
Heisserer, of St. Genevieve county,
we learn that wheat looks well m
Died, in childbirth, near Diehl
stadt, February 11th. Mrs. 1-ora
Moore, wife of Will Moore, and on
the 13th, at same place, of pneumon
ia. John Moore, father of Will. Ther
bereaved family have the sympathy1
of the entire community.
Dr. Tomlin3on, of Morle?, was
called into oonsultatioii by Dr. Free
ling in Sheriff Miller 'a case Tuesday.
The law makes the county coro
ner sheriff pro tern in case of tho
death of the slieriff. In eases where
less than nine hiouths elapse between
such death and the day of next elec
tion, the county court has power to
appoint a sheriff. Until such aiv
txuntment is made W. C. Lambert
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Frank Hudson returned tt towii
last Saturday from his furm. Doc.
has b.-cn fixing to raise a crop of
.T- K Frank". ihV. tho banker and
Loan Aoiciatiovi mart from Jackson,
was down lu:t. week getting plans
for some new house he is to build
Joe Bowman, of Or&n, was sight
seeing in town last week.
Will Watson has been appointed
storekeeper and guager at Tonil'm
son's still. Will is a sober, studdy
man and we are glad he has the posi
t i iv.
The grand ball at Wm. Settled
was a success from the word go
Everybody was there and had a boss
Rev. Kiliore- the great Evanga
list of the M. E. faith, was here last
week and assisted in the revival
The Cannon Ball, on the Peavine,
"failed to rattle" last Friday on ae
couut of high water iu the cypress
The young people of Morley were
tendered a nice social at the resi
dence of G. W. Bowman last Wed
nesday eveing. All who attended
report a splendid time.
Rev Col riiv. of the Christian faith.
is here holding a series of mcetiieo
and it is hoped he will do a deal d
Dr. C. C. Harris claims to be the
champion rifle shot of Scott county.
lne Dr. has a little rifle and h.
practices daily. Dr. says ho is ji-ne-
ticimr for the Blodgett chap wh.i
wants his scalp.
J. J. Hunter and Bob Harrison have
leased the canning factory for the.
coming vear and will run the same;
They are ready to contract with
farmers for their produce.
Mrs. Sarah Boyce left Wednesday
for Toledo, u., to attend the funeral
ul her mother.
John Peal, of Blodgett. was up
seeing the people yesterday.
Win. Hill had an attack of erysip
elas last week, but we are glad to
say he is able to be around aytun.
Dick Hunter left today for St
Louis, where he goes to 1'iiy himself
a pair of mules. Dick says he is go
ing to farm sure enough.
The g.Kxl people of Morley will
vote for a $4.U00 sehoolhouso the
coming school election. The building
is to be a t wo story, four room brick.
The Xkwshov did not rench Sikes
ton until Wednesday. Not knowing
any good reason for the lohiV. We
naturally infer that "omething ht
again gone wrong with the great l!v
ter-State Houck mail router
Miss Pratt, of Charleston, is visii
ing her sister, Mrs. Chas. Tanner,
Strsntd Crane, the aeietant at the
depot, is suffering with pneumonia;
but i mending.
Mi!o Greshrtm i building a new
residence adjoining the one he for
merly occupied, lie expects to re
turn from the country as soon as his
The protracted Presbyterian meet
ing ut the Baptist church by lie-1.
Flemming and Mitchell is toirljr well
Frank Wilkinson. hd lias been
City Marshal for two1 years past, has
moved to Fulton. Ky., where he has
purchased liVery stable. Nat In
gram will aft as his deputy until the
Board of Aldermen accepts Wilkin
son' resignation, and perhaps until
not election, which is not far dis
t.it; Miss Pet Kirby leaves this week
for St. Louis, where she will remain
several weeks reviewing the milli
nery styles and solectiu stock for
the coming season.
George Nevill, the cflWieht ynumf
clerk ut Malone & Vanausdall's,
leaves on Sunday for his home at
Columbia, Teiui:, fur few day's
The dance eiv'fti at tho Opera1
House last week Was better attended
than any for the past two years.
Isaac Draper created a little ex
eitcmoirt l.Vrt Sunday evenine durihij
chwrtts hour bjr firing a revolver ttot
' three times, wtiich sounded likd
Hie explosion of a small gattling gtfn
Ike explained the matter by saying
he was tired oi having men tryitHg
his doors and scaring his wife durittg
his abseii ee attending to his duties
as sexton at cliUrcb. This tiino he
meant to foo) tomo or, imt.1 it is re-
mud and water knre deep dt a lively
pace; GlRCCMrKRKXTO.; -
I. Cole, of Clinton. Kyproni
ises all who want to build in Denton
that he will put up brickwork at " ten
xs bonds lor duj o?rformanc? of bis eo