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There is comnlaint mruta that thn
hymn books at tho M. E. church at
this Dlace arc beinsr mutilated and
torn. The party who is miiltv surely
does wot know the penalty for such o
an otrense. a hint to the wise is, or
uuguu iu auuuaeuk.
ino ciiscusjion Detween the Morlev
and Oran Literary societies Friday
nigni on woman sunrage was decided
in favor of Oran. Mr, Coeper, of
Morley, Mr. Alley, Of Oran, and Mr
Wade W Bonton, were tho judges,
The discussion was enjoyed by all
who heard it. The music by Mrs.
Leslie and Miss Harrison, of Morley,
mat Dy i-coi. ocnoiz ana tne young
laaies 01 wnn was deiigtitlul. The
parody on '"Kiss and let s make up,"
us sang by Miss Estollc Querry was
u treat and "brought down the
'fcouse, Miss Querry ia a natural mu
sician and she has a voice whose
tones are nea, deep and sweet
Col. Gillespie says sand is a cood
nr.ng in a cineiceus craw, put it won t
ao lor men in Oran.
Judge Halo moved bis stock of
drugs rato the Last Chance buildiBs
l m s
The protracted mectinc at tlie M.
E. church is still in progress at this
Mr. Le.irand s new rpsidn anH
butcher stiop is now ready for occu
Kumor says that Robt. Wriuht has
purcaaseo. me vv. w. uyer property.
Rev. Reeves, of Morley, filled his
appointment nere Sunday. Ho is
rather moro cheerful than the aver
age preacher. He claims that his
cnu.eii03 are doing good work, have
guou ounujy scnoois, good prayer
meetings una are prompt
111 paying I
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rank Zundcl has visited several
towns in yauthoa.it Missouri this
week. He says Oran is the livliest
town ho knows of, and the onlv one
where rnu.ili building is being done
V o predicted that thohard times
eou'.d not knock us out, wc have too
many resources for such an occur
Sicknosa is on the decrease.
Thos. Hughes' new hotel will b;
under roof by the time this reaches
your readers. Uxo.
. Monlay last was quite a stirring
d ty m Benton, a special meeting of
the county judges to appoint a sheriff
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pro miii o-.'iiig ino cause 01 tne stir.
The two candidates Sam Tanner
and Riley Batts each had petitions
numerously simicd. and bath arc
Inen well qualified for the office. The
judges, however, not being required
by law to regard pstitions in such
cases, exercised their judgment in
dependent of these petitions, and Mr.
TTanner was appointed. In his rniw-
ny or constaoie Mr, Tanner has prov-
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ca niniseu a viguant and faithful of-
uiiu mil, unuuLiuss, I11UKO an
equally good sheriff. Between now
and the primary he will have a good
opportunity to show the voters of
what material ho i3 made, and he
should not be slow to avail himself of
You can find as good a pair of
spectacles at the Benton Drug Store
s in tho city. All the lenses are
perfect, all ages are fitted and all
purses suited. -A good line of gold
mounteu gooas on nana.
Probate court was in session
Monday, ' Tuesday and Wednesday
finishing up some cases undecided at
Trie Tegular term.
For good Baled Hay, apply to
vv. kj. juamocrt, tsenton.
wwjpTjaay miernoon 01 next weeir a
couple of Dago peddlers appeared in
Benton and attempted to ply their
trade. They sold retiring in town,
but Constable Welch followed them
down to vv m. bpalding a where ob
of them was showing his goods. Be-
ing asked if he had license, he hastily
faked up his goods and plead 4 Vat
"me not shell anvting. Welch ar-
rested them after considerable resis-
tanco, ana tailed them. Thev were
given the option of taking out county
licensa or going Before Squire Can-
pon. uerore oquire cannon they
went and, it Doing proved that they
saa soia gooas near town they were
med and costed to the tune of $19.10
each. They protested that they had
no money, out ou being searched in
jail both were found to wear belts in
one of which bills to the amount of
tl!7.wa3 found and in the other sil
ver money of $43 face value. They
paiu ineir lines aua aepartea
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- jonn c(. weicn went to ot. iouis
A ball and supper are Hilled for
tne opera House at Money next
w eanesaay mgat.
J. M. Leftwich was!, in-Sikeston
Wednesday and Thursday.
" rr-Dr, Butler's" torses . had their
JsWai-ioocasional runawa Thursday
morning. Its a cold day when one
of the doctor's vehicles isn't in the
.wagon sho)).: . ; . -
Landon Sherrill and Frank Red
dick leIt Tuesday evening for Missis
sippi county, where they go in the in
terest of E. O. Graham, nurserynwn
Rochester, New York.
C. L. Stubbs has lost his "Grippe
and returned to work this moraine.
The rest of the urippa and pneumon
ia patients including Dr. R. A
Sparks, J. H. Stagner, Stephen Peal,
Joe Sawyer, Thomas Adams, L.
Shcrill, et al, are stirring about more
or less, for which let us be happy on
tho way, and trust it is tna last raid
of the pestilential foreign invader.
Preparations are being made to
discover another comet. One that
doesn't get up so early in tho morn
B. F. Marshall and.' Wm. LcVAey
were visitors to the county seat for a
few hours last Tuesday evening, ford
ing the mud and water which person
ate the roads in this county.
J. B. Dick, of St. Louis, attorney
for the Wrought Iron Range Co., of
that citv. is in 'town on a collecting
trip. Ho is accompanied dv his wife
dnu little daughter and is staying at
the famous Commercial Hotel.
You never know how much water
an umbrella will contain until you
accidentally stand it against the
wall and on the carpet for which you
paid ?a p:r yard.
J. D. Peal took the north bound
train for Morley last Tuesday." He
wa3 on business out did not let any
body here know what it was. It way
have been connected wita tfie Aft?.n
G. W. Lemley, philologist, cxto-
mologist and excavator, extraordin-
jiry of t.Arrn. finnn no.m-nnniirI hv
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I " . , 'II. 1 Al A it "
u rnjuiir lernmc Drainer, Jirtnur, re
turned last Monday from a ten days
sojourn in the wilds of Jventucky.
There must be a magnet of some de
scription over there for this gentle
man, sure, for his hegiras over there
are besoming notieable.
Don't lie on tho left s'de too mu.h
lie on tho sido tliat pays best. If
you fed compelled to lie anyhow.
The young fous of this place en
joyed a nice sociable at the residence
of JUrs: Jennie IJaker last WedncS'
day night. She leaves Thursday for
East Cap?-, 111., where she will make
her home tor the future. As this
was a sort of farewell concert there
were a gcoa many reminiscenscs cx-
changed and of tef all had thoroughly
enjoyed themselves the crowd broke
up after singing ''God be With You
according to wiims ana specincauons
C. L. Stubbs. Henry Sehroeder. V
O. Scofield and L. Sherrill are in
possession f an ancient guitar, with
which they wrestle periodically, much
to the disgust of tho
Sometimes the bays will
be on top
and then the guitar, and again it
will ba a dog fall owing to a tenden
cy to shed its strings fell at once, and
let its back hair down and rear
around like a cowcatcher oh a spree
It had got out somehow that there
was going to be fun in the Ananias
camp last Saturday night and when
the boys came together on the
ilUb Ul tllU CUUtll KUU Ul 1(1113
house track switch, there was a bod
ing silence. Tho M. W. L. picked up
a stray dog and with it rapped for
order. The seratchetary said he had
a letter from bikeston Lodge JNo.
87,o4A. V. of U. S., stating that a
person calling himself boontide liomlave a charity entertainment here a
Her was in town claiming to ba a
member of the Blodgett A. C, and
disposing of pictures said to repre
sent the M. W. L. The photograph
sent with the letter show a colored
person of about 48, in a stte of in
nocuous desuetude, broke nose,
squint eyed, front teeth gone nd his
ears would shade the livcrv tJo at
this place. Was it all richt or was
the man an impostorr The M. W. L
was jumping four feet hieh, Broi
Dickerson's cigar had gone out and
the gang was shidding it 8 coats and
it only took 2 seconds to send a tele-
gram to arrest that coon, and stat
I. We have no traveling agent.
n. ino enromos.
III. Don t invent or indorse pat
IV. Have no presidential triaSr-
date for 1)6.
V. Always loaded for bear.
VI. Drink nothing stronger than
kloohol. . ; .. :.. UAUDOILfUilSU.
Mules, Horses and Mres to sell
Mitiirie by J. Pi Bvins, Blodgett,
--B. F. AfeTson and wife of Com-
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merce, were in town Thursday,
;:Georga Everhardt and family, o
Charleston were visiting friends in
Benton the early part of this week.
Frank Miller went to St.
Thursday to buy spring goods.
The Infant child of David Stehr
was buried at New Hamburg, Wed
nesdjy ; - , ... :. .... ..
I HAVE JUST OPENED' IN OBAN,
A FULL LINE
I want the people to Come and
g: Magnmcent Stock, and I assure them the
; very best treatment. respectfully,
Died, on Monday last, of mem
braneous croup, the youngest child of
Rrbt. Johnston. TnO funeral took
place from the M. E. chwrch Tuesday
inon.af. i.ne sympatin' of a large
circle 6f friends goes out to the be-
Mr.. Laura Slack, of New Madrid.
who formerly lived here, has been
very low with jinemnonia, but a tel
egram was recivcil here Tuesday
stating her condition slightly im
proved. Mrs. Slack lws many friends
hero who are anxious rvrherrecovcry.
Ed. Marshall is confined to his
home with symptoms of pneumonia.
Wm. Marshall; of Moorehousc,
spent Tuesday i Sikeston.
Misses Maggie Moore and Daisy
Randol are in St-. Louis reviewing
styles and buying millinery goods
for the coming season
Rube Matthews and Price Harris
enjoyed themselves t the Cairo
Opera House Saturday night.
Washington's Birthdav was ob
served by the schools. Miss Birdie
Coleman inarched her scholars
through the streets to the main
school building, where a short pro
p-am was executed and tho pupil
dismissed for a hnlidnv.
The protracted meeting announced
for this week t the M. E. church did
not materialise. The ministers are
too busy fighting his Satanic majesty
tho Charleston Dramatic Club
month ago and left ten dollars for
the poor of Sikeston. Many enquir
ies nve coming in as to the disposi
tion of this money. There are many
worthy poor who need help now, when
mei ana other expenses hang over
lie Had Better Keep Slum.
A certain old gentleman (?) who
tries to make Himself conspicuous in
tne anairs or tscott comity had bet
ter "look a leedlo oudt. " A man
who defrauds his creditors, leaves the
county in order to let the stink blow
over and, after several years returns,
serves written notice on the officials
that he claims everything he has
under the exemption laws, and has
judgments staring him in the face
from every point of the compas, has
no riguii vu try to uiciute me poiixics
or this county, lie snouia be satis
ilea to oe auowea to remain hero as
a private citizen. "A word to the
wise is sufficient. " -
Wanted. A young man fo learn
photography. A most lucrative and
Drwfitiibla tradei Fjit t firms writa
to Depew 's Photo Studio. Cape G ir-
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urueau, MO. , . i
-Both Frank Margraux and bis
wife, of Kelso, are reported serioiisly
uroeir, for custurmng the
peoee weanesaay nignt, bad an ln
terriew with 'Squire Cannon . Thurs
dayy which cost him $5 and costs. In
default of payment he was settl to
OF ... .
I will Sell You Goods 25 per Cent.
Cheaper than any House in SCOTT
County. I want tho people to trade
with Ine and I know I must offer them
Inducements to come.
HOTEL MAN WASTED.
There is an excellent opening for a
live hotel man in Benton. The Bon
ton House, destroyed in the fire, did
a good business the year round, and
the terms of Circuit. CountynndPro
bato ccurts bvcv-qht to it n:u.h ad
ditional trade. Its pivpriotor. Mr.
Vincent HeisHcrer, hr.s " decided to
speifJ the balain-e of his days on one
of his f;;rnis. Here, theo, i an op
portunity for a man o Tcvy and
experience in the business. In a
fjuple of years the town will be in
better shape than ever before, and
during its reconstruction a hotel
would board the best of the mochor.
ic3 employed. Much capital ?5 not
necessary, and what is necessary a
good man could find here on c-ayv
terms. We will bo glad to furnish
any information required.
Will our exchanges please mention
this matter in their Southeast news?
Rev. Minich. of Morlev, started
on Sunday morning for Macedonia
where he had an engagement to
preach. Ho only, however, went rs
far as tho Chewning Chapel near
Cross Plains, where he addressed the
Sv.aday school, and started on his re
turn home. At the Benton depot he
turned into tho open field to cut off
the angle of the road and just there
his horso shied aud he was thrown
from the road c&rt. tie was found
severely bruised about tho head and
earned to Mr. Lambert's house and
Dr. Butler sent for. It was seven
o'clock Monday morning before Mr.
jylinich retrained consciousness. His
relations had been telegraphed for
Sunday evening but had not received
the- dispatch. On coming to his
senses ho at once insisted on going
home and, despite remonstrances, re
sumed his journey alpne.
-Joe Comoas has had rock Quar
ried and hauled to his lot m town
ind will begin building operations as
soon as the weather permits.
-YottiPnoToaRArn Takes Cheap.
Pest Cabinet Photos reduced from
$3 to $2 per dozen for tho next ten
days only. Special reduced prices to
famines. fJepew s Fhoto Gallery.
near Court House, Cape Girardeau,
John B. Greer and J. N. Chanev.
of tukeston, were in Henton on Mon
day and E. B. . Mills on Tuesday.
lhey alt report bikeston n ttatu gun
as the town of steady growth and
We had a pleasant call from Mr.
J. H. Winkleman, of New Hamburg,
The parsonage and teacher's
dwelling at New Hamburg have been
rooted with slate, alate comes pret
ty high, but it outlasts any other
kind of roof four to ouei
Sheriff Tannef has appointed
Jim uanuon jailor at the county jail
Hall and Cooper lands for sale
oil time payments. Apply to Albert
ua vis, osu un ve st., ot. Louis
. -ee if your paper is marked
"ltoar91. " If so; that signifies thai
your tune is up.
Ulj UUUUO i
Victor Scofield. of Blodgett, was J
on our streets one dav lust week.
Victor savs Morlev u; jjding to fro the
big town of the west.
Wm. Hunter purchased from M.
V. Harris the lot that tho livery sta
ble is on. Mr. Hunter will erCvt a
larger brick on tho iaine in the
The great Ajax distiller' has shut
dc-:n for a few days. Val. says he
will put in his time sewing buttons
on his breeches.
T!.e l'.itle sou of Nelson McGill. of
Little River, died lust Saturday,
was buried here Sunday.
There was a nice snow fall here
last Sunday. Several of our voung
gents were out sleighing on Monday.
The Morley boys went up to Oran
last Friday night to "do"' the club
there, but the Oran's made tho Mor
leyites believe the women ought to
H. H. Daugherty has the lumber
on the ground to build a couple of
nice houses for rent.
B. S. Curd also has lumber on
hand to build a two story house on
the north side of town.
A house of Wm. Hunters, south of
town, burnt down last Friday.
C. R. Hunter has returned from
St. Louis, where he bought him a
span of fine mules. Dick says they
are daisies, uue of them is over
17 hands high.
I here is strong talk of organizing
an A. O. U. . Lodge at this place.
e hope the good people will put
their shoulders to tho wheel and not
let it die out.
Dick Hallev paid a flying visit to
Delta last Thursday.
Uhariey loroert, of Commerce, is
here helping Agent Leslie in tho de
pot, vice D:ck Halley retigtfrd.
Morley was somewhat depopulated
last Thursday night. When we tisked
tho cause evervbodv was reported in
ilenton celebrating ashington s
Crit Burtos passed through here
last week eh route to Howell county
for a few days rest' and a change of
Several of the children of thi town
and vicinity have a disease seme
thing like diphtheria. Old Sox.
vv m. Llo'df charged with the
murder of Charley Archer, was taken
by ahenn 'lanner to l ran Wednes
day for preliminary examination,
which he waived, and was held for
the Grand Jury.
Mrs. W-. F. Miller left Benfcn
Tuesday. She will reside at Morley
Judge Albrecht was ih td see us
Wednesday. He is prim"i and loaded
on Income Tax and cognate questions.
uepuoiicans oeware i
A. V. Daniels, of Diehlstadt
wfts in Benton Wednesday.
. Fna ale, in Benton, a good six
room bouse, lot lO&J x ldSi feet
Also a good shop, 25 x 75 feet, lot
savne suo as above. Terms easv
Address II. li. Yeakey, Benton, Mo.
Hon. John R. Cof man died at his
residence j T'imniereo, Mo., at 3
oWA.a .m.. March 1. 1KH4. aged 47
.yenr i months and 18 days.
Peceascd was born October 13.
1S4G. on a farm in Ste. Genevieve
county. Missouri, educated at the
Washington University of St. Loui-s.
studied medicine and graduated at
the St. Louis medical college in ISO;'.
and at the college of Physicians and
Surgeons of New York in 1870. 1L
practiced medicine in Grandbury,
i'ex.. until when lie came to
Scott county. Missouri. Since then
he has becnengaged in farming and
practicing his profession here.
lie at all times V'h fm acthe part
in the polities of the county and dis
trict and in ISilO ran lor and was
elected State Representative, to
which he was re-elected in 1S'J2. His
health during the past winter had
not been very good and when in at
tendance at the recent meeting of
the United Workman order at St.
Loiiis he contracted a cold which re-
suited first in pleurisy and ultimate
ly in acute pneumonia, the lattrr?n
penring onlv a cav oV two before his
Dr. Ccffman was a man whose
death is a loss to the entire commu
nity. A good physician, an able
Representative, a 'highly esteemed
citizen and a kind husband and fath
er, he has been culled away in the
prime of a uscfl career. His fam
ily hnre the sympathy of all who
The funeral takes place from the
M. E church, at Commerce, to-day
(Saturday) 'it o 'clerk.
The W. C. T. U. at Marble Hill
are Mter violators of the liquor laws.
They oft'er rewair's for convictions.
W. H. H. Thomas, brother of Judge
John L. Thomas, is a candidate for
mayor oi De Soto. He will get
The Baptist college at Farming-
ton went up in flames on the 2Uth
rsi'o. Ake, of the Tronton Register,
has purchased a paper in Marianna,
Ark. , for his sou, Frank.
Bro. Fisher says he is not nn ap
plicant for the Farmiugton postofflce.
All right, Theo we take it back.
Bro. Flynn, of the De Soto Ga
zette, is in tho lecture held with
'The True Nature of the Irish Race
for a subject.
St. Mary's thinks of prospecting
for natural gas. liie i'rogress says
they have plenty of the artificial ar
tide. If fo, why not light the streets
with it f
W. F. Storvoroixtfes to reoussitate
the Hibbard Herald. Mr. Story does
not want for pluck that's certain,
but his discretion is in question.
A liver-pad fakir is doiiw up the
way-backs who oon t read newspa
pers in Houtheast Missouri, bave up
your rotten eggs against his appear
ance in your town.
Campbell. Dunklin county, is td
have a llouring mill with$i30;000baek
The Cape Girardeau New Era
(daily edition) has give tip the
ghost. Three, two or even one daily
newspaper in a town of that size- is
pretty sure to pet omebodypr some
body 8 creditors into trouble.
The Do Soto papers want a can
ning factory. They don't know as
much about that kind of thing now
as they are liable to know a year
after they succeed in getting one.
The strs. Ohio and Stftte t Mis
souri have both gore to thii bottom
of the Mississippi. Bail year for
river navigation, it seems.
' The display of aurora borealis on
Thursday of last week seems to have
been pretty generally seen through
out Southeast Missouri. . ..
Mrs. Viicent Ileisseror and Miss
Addle W) lie arc on the sick list. -
Horse and Jack Bilis
Of Every Description;
ON Chroma Lithograph, ...
. H t Newsboy offle'e.
An elegant Display of
Tho AfopT HucccBcful Eetnetly ercr 4!io.oa4
fit u Is cnruln Id lie effovit au4 doc. not blliUr.
Kebd proul blow.
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE.
Caxtox, 1(0, Apr. 1, 1M.
Cb. t). J. KnroiU Co., ,
Doar sir.: I Ii.yo n.ed ncrcrsl feottlet of yonr
Kendtir. Bnavln Curo" wUU much sncrMt. (
think It i ha boat Llnim.nt 1 rvcr n..d. ' Bawt r
rur one C'nrb, cnt Blood tnln and kWtl
lico Bono Hpavins, Have recomm.ndml It to
crerml or my li'londs who are uucb plHMd wltii
and kuep It.
liespcctfuIlT, 8. K. Tt.T. P. 0. Box Ml.
KENDALL'S 6PAVI CURB.
Gn.vo Itum, Kkdbaska, il.y It, 19o5.
f. H. J. KlKOiLlCO.,
Genu: 1 havo u.cd yonr oelented Kendall'!
VpaTta Caro with exrellent rculu. Plcue aena
Kendall's " Trcatlto on the Hnre." Lon lia Kaa.
da:;'. Spavin Dure that Is proving ao bentsclal M
OQT Jioijlo an'nial. tho Horse.
. Sincerely yonr., 7. E. DaAJTD.
Prlca ll.OO per bottle-.
PR. IP. J. RENhALL CO -.
Cnoebjh Fall., Vermost.
SO.D BY ALL DBC'GCISTS.
SAVE YOUR MONEY
ASP IMPROVE Torn CROPS
By purchasing our True Blue North
ern wrown hoods. Everything
for Farm and Garden,.
On Canteloupe and Watermelon
Seeds. Prompt attention given
to Mail Orders.
Morley . Seel Store.
Card of Thanks'.
Wc desire to thank our friends who
so kindly helped us-with the music in
our entertainment on the 22nd ult.
D. W. Lutes.
Of the Village of Benton, Scott Co.,
Mo., for the six montlis ending
February 2S, 18'Ji.
Dramshop License ....
Peddlers Licenses. . . .
Lumber and WurkoiiSir.-i-ts
Total....;... 152 45
Phil. A. Havner,. ,
Ch'm Board of Trustees'.
A Little Deceiver.
It cennot.be called a : little fraud
as it is of too great value and not
to he blamed for being misujcL,- ,
. .Vice's New Branching Aster when
cut resembles the chrysanthemum so
dosely that only experts, can tell the
'difference, and as incomes into flower
six weeks before tha "mums," and
atatimewhen tli'o fjpwers are scarce,
it is a great temptation to the florlstt
to sea tnese. . Astors tor "mumiv ,
The Branching As tor can b3 easilu
grown out doors, and the stxl eostl
only2oents per packet, sa jthaA
every person who has a foot of gjeovmtS
can enjoy a grand treat for almost
If you want honest cooda send lAe 1s
James Vick'8 Sons, Rochester N. Y.'f.
for Floral Guide, it costs you: uMhing;
as tne iu cents may Us etccweted
from first order.
Tho revival meeting jjoing on at
Commerce under the leadership of
Rev. Kilgore soemq to ba a big sue
ocas. Accessions to the, M. 15. church'
from unexpected quarters are one pi ;
its charaoUsristics. '.
- Firetlas baled Tinwthy L'
lor sale. . Apply to Mm. Baal
1 G aitheb, Coiame,. Mo.'
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