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BE3Srl,03ST, MISSOURI, JUNE 2, 1S4.
SOUTH RAST NOTES.
Frank Eastwood, who shot and ser
iously wounded a man in Pemiscot
county, was captured in a barn w lit re
he was in hiding. He is out on $1000
A delegation from Pemiscot coun
ty started to join Coxcy,got stranded
at Memphis and came home, sadder,
if not wiser men..
The Baptist church at Cape Girar
deau reports 105 additions during
the past winter.
Martin Sasse, who burglarized the
De Soto postofflce, got five years in
the pen. Inadequate punishment in
view of the fact that he is a profes
De Soto is overrun by hoodlums.
The hoodlum clement in a town is a
Uloomneld has at last Docome a
railroad town, the Missouri South
eastern having completed itsconnect
James E. Wilson, familiarly known
as "Jim Ike" Wilson, of Jefferson
county, was killed on the 15Hh ult.,
by being thrown from his road-cart,
his foot being caught in a lapse in
the floor of the cart. He was drag
ged through the woods for over a
mile, and was, necessarily, much
mangled. He was returning home
late from a Lodge meeting, and was
De Soto has now thirty "Lodges."
The price of Billy-goats in that city
should be 'way up
Bro.J. T. Kendall has boon transfer
red to Willmington, N. C, by the
General Conference at Memphis. We
can hardly congratulate Willmington
on its acquisition.
The Jackson Cash Book says it is
?tired of ring rule tired of sehecm
ing tricksters, who spend more time
.planning how to keep in office than
'they do thinking how they can best
serve the people who elected them. "
Editor Ake, of Ironton, is having
-trouble with his neighbors' dogs.
Same here in Benton. The curs must
By a singular coincidence the
Scott County Nkavshoy and the
Gazette both aimed deadly licks at
the United States Senate last week.
Let us take a half minute rest Bro.
Hafner and we'll do the old relic up
in the next round. De Soto Gazette,
Mrs. General Grant visited Iron
ton last week, and viewed the monu
ment which there marks the spot
upon which Gen. Grant is said to
have received President Lincoln's
commission as General. The Cash-
Book says all that is a fake, and that
Urant got sad commission on the
.gravel road a few miles west of Jack
Hon. Go for Mac, Bro. Ake!
Ex-Mayor Charley Stokes, of Dex
ter, has started his St. Louis Prohi
bition pap-r, "The Missouri Voice.'
Charley has a bit of Frank Mitchim
Contracts for buildinir twenty
rnili-s of levee in District No. 2. will
be let on the ltith of June, and work
is expected to begin by July 1st.
The Charleston Democrat is after
the scalp of town officials who per
mit dens of gamblers and cyprians to
.exist right under their noses.
Trams are expected to be running
on the Chester & Pcrryvule 14. H. by
August 1st. By the way. where is
that other road that Klotz and the
other Gould henchmen were to build
up that wayjf.
Kennett is to have an Opera House,
Unck, of course.
FROM NEW IIAM1IUKG.
Married, -on Sunday at 1Q o'clock
a. m., at the residence of the bride s
parents, Miss Ida Anderson to Mr.
FrcdMcGuire Rev. Laudermilk jer-
forming the ceremony. We wish
them a long and happy life with just
enough clouds to make sunshine ap
Harry Watkins and Louis Nichols,
of Oran, spent Sunday with Harry's
Prof. Atchison, of Morley, was
down Saturday evening.
Judge Jno. E. Marshall went to
Sikeston Saturday evening.
Wm. Gassoway, Chas. Bonncfon,
Leo Lcftwich and J. N. Hood, of
Benton, were down Saturday even
ing and took in the entertainment.
Come again, boys.
Rev. Laudermilk, of Diehlstadt,
came up to Blodgett Saturday.
Belle Pinkerton visited relatives
here over Sunday.
Geo. Hutchison came up from
Bird's Point and spent Sunday here.
Landon Sherril went to Morley last
Rev. J. E. Anderson and M. Stub-
blefield went to Charleston Monday.
A party of horsemen visited our
peaceful and slumbering village last
Friday. The party consisted of rem
nants of the Dalton gang, no doubt.
Don't understand us to say they had
the courage, dangerous revolvers,
checkered pantaloons or the high
grade cigarettes the Dalton brother
hood always carried. The most dar
ing thin" this crowd did was to de
liberately approach and without
warning and disembowel
ferocious, hair-grown watermelon.
They do not lack manly courage.
The re-organized Ananias club met
Sunday at midnight at Tallacholla
bwamp. dh miles southeast of
Wolf Island. The meeting was
called to order by the vice Stump-
man and petitions for membership of these das cTniJt l&Ad a? &nyt
were read from E. W. Bissell, c one mans door, but when the c av of
TVknint. T)iiii nni t Tm0 f reckoning comes Cleveland will have
Poplar Blulf and J. James, of Cairo,
to the Investigating Committee.
Bills to the amount of $81 for refresh
ments were read, approved and re
ferred to Finance Committee. The
vice Stumpmau, having fumigated a
letter from "Prof. Goshallhemloek,"
the bull-whacking mule-skinning pro
prietor of the great life-giving salve,
wishing us to advertise for him, and
to state that, with his, Goshallhein-
locK 8, salve he can cure any chronic Win Meyers, of Sikeston, was here
troubles Whatever. We WOUld do it : Mn,lnv r..rarin.r hnnrlo t.n Wvust.
if we could, sweet being, but owing wheat, he will bcVin next week.
of the preconsistancy of
somewhat doubted. Bro.
was eiectea in tne omce oi iuan-1 i... " ., . ,f . ,
..i..a T.inr" hv on nvpiMvi.Mm.n., rr,!v. : fifties con tains the following on ad
jority. Having chewed up all the j ver..v .
Krbuecr and burned up seven pan-Is I lltttfT v?ur.t occupation or
of Col. James' fcm- ato all th calling may be, if it needs support
Two earthquake shocks of consid
erable severity, one at :su p. m
and at midnight, were felt here on
Wednesday of last week. The one at
midnight was very strong, rocking
houses and rattling the dishes in cup
boards. This is the fifth quake felt
here within the last ten days.
Jacob Blattel constructed a rock
.sidewalk along the school premises,
Aug. Koenig renovated the fence
along Main street and whitewashed
the entire town.
Frank Blies visited Benton Satur
Frank Finley, of Kichwoods, was
here visiting his cousin, Constine
Groiean, on Saturday. He was en
route to attend the Republican con
vention at lienton.
Peddlers are becoming very num
erous and annoying around here. We
think it an injustice and intrusion on
our merchants, who are tax-payers,
and that, by a class of peddlers who
do very little towards the support of
county and State. We believe in
home patronage, and would favor an
8 per cent, income tax from such ped
dlers whose names do not appear on
the tax roll.
David Stehr is constantly turning
out new wagons. Our people are be
ginning to appreciate home-made
work and are convinced that it is
more durable than factory work, and
the cheapest in the long run.
The Hamburg schools closed for
summer vacation last Thursday.
It's strictly confidential, gents, but,
oh. we must adhere to our promise.
We thank you for your visits and
'hope you will "get there" just the
An infant of Mr. tSangel, living
north of town, was buried In bt,
. Lawrence cemetery Tuesday,
Pete Dirnbertfer. of Oran, was her
on Mondayv Pete can't forget his
' old home) and is bound to come over
now and then to keep himself posted
With our progress. A,
. r Hall And Cooper lands for sale
on time payments. Apply to Albert
C. Davis, 620 Olive St. St. Louis.
Rumor says that Mrs. J W Clem
son, of this place, and Mrs. C M.
Welch, of Diehlstadt, had the best
papers on Sunday school work before
the convention at Morley last week.
Misses Potter and Uowle, accom
panied by Willie McClean, allof Mor
ley. attended church here Sunday
night lest. Rev. Reeves, on this oc
casion, showed the congregation how
the Indian shakes hands. The Indian
holds up his hand and shakes his own
but not his neighbors.
Mrs. Frank Jordan and son, of
Sikeston, are here on a visit to relatives.
The tower is being decorated to
day (Tuesday) in honor of the dedi
cation of the Catholic church which
Your scribe's new office will be
ready for occupancy in the near
Mrs. Ruth Wright is on the sick
John Ashley announced for County
Judge at large Monday, and with
Charleston was well represented at
the dedication Wednesday.
Some of our citizens took in the
basket dinner at Batts' school house
We have two dentists in town this
Mr. Miller, of FredericRtown, father-in-law
of Dr. W. E. Hams, is
here on a visit to relatives.
Col. Gillespie keeps the Oran Dem
ocracy in hot water all the time by
reminding them that the party is the
cause of the present hard times. Our
opinion of the matter is as follows:
The Republicans who hired Cleveland
to betray his party are as much to
blame for the trouble as is Cleveland.
The man who hires an evil deed done
is equally guilty with the perpetra
tor, bo it is a standoff, the crime
We left on the 11th for Los An
geles, traveling through the Sacra
mento and Sftn Joaquin valleys; the
finest kind of farming country, pro
ducing in cereals, wheat and barley,
and in fruits and nuts almost any
thing you can mention. We found
Los Angelefl, only fifteen miles from
the coast, the center of the orange
country. Thfrt city has a population
of about 80,000. We made a trip to
Rodoreno, on the coast, on Sunday,
and saw the Santa Rosa, a handsome
ship. Next day we left for San
Deign, passing through orangegroves
which are said to consist of 200.000
trees, besides 46,000 apricots, 85,000
prunes, 30,000 apples. 28,000 peaches,
22.000 pears, 16.000figs, 16.000 lemons.
R linn I : -,1 ,..'inn cinn tp..l,l.
tf.AAJv Olives uuu u,vi muiiaii
walnuts aggregating almost500,000
fruit trees, ban Deigo is a city oi
some 18.000 population, situated on
the coast. We cross the bay to
Coronado where there is a mammoth
hotel, springs and other places of in
terest Thirty miles from ban
Deign we struck the Old Mexico line.
where, leaving the train, we were
put in charge of the famous stage-
man. Reuben, dressed in unuorm.
and went to a Mexican town called
Tiajuana. Here we had our hand
kerchiefs stamped with their stamps.
Returning to San Deigo and thence
Los Angeles we left for San Fran
cisco, where we arrived on the morn
ing of the 19th. We ran over the
a lions share to reckon for.
"Browning, " the Artist of Char
leston, took a picture of the new
Catholic church one day last week.
We predict a large sale of this pic
ture. Ice cream will certainly be plenti
ful at the picnic grounds to-morrow
all the freezers in the neighborhood
Val. Flefmman is at Oran this
week attending to business for J. T.
Githens. Tod has gone to St. Louis.
Mrs. A. J. Bucklin. who ha been
quite low with bilious fever, is some
better at this writing.
Mr. James Buddy, of Blodgett, was
sight seeing here last Sunday.
The strawberry festival was well
attended at the baptist church last
Saturday evening and quite a nice
sum was raised to help pay the debt
of the parsonage.
Morley has at last a full-fledged
A. O. U. W. lodge. There are thirty
five members and more coming. The
boys sav they had a fine time riding
the "Bi'lly. "
The "Peavine" made a trip over
last Sunday bringing Major Brooks,
who went up to Delta to do some sur
veying for the C. G. road.
A masque social was given at the
residence of J. H. Cooper last Satur
day evening. All who attended re
port having a splendid time.
A large crowd from this place at
tended the basket dinner ut Batts'
schoolhouse last Sunday.
"Grand-ma" Daugherty was very
sick last week but is some better
now, we are glad to state.
Mr. Watts moved his family over
from Poplar Bluff Monday, and will
be a Morleyite for a while.
Dr. Gupton and family left last
city and over to Oakland on the oth- weck for Siloam Springs, where they
er siue oi me oay, wnere we met an to spend tne summer,
Major Wood, an uncle of Major
Ward, and we spent a pleasant even
ing in the city. We visited the Mid
Winter Fair, and the Golden Gate
Park. Next day 1 went to Santa
Cruse, over the narrow gage R. R.,
passing through groves of the famous
to the fullness of our paper and fore
man, we must turn you cruelly away.
We are sorry but the incongeniahty
the preconsistancy of being is
Docs Advcrtls'iisr Pay?
A book entitled "How to Get
Money, " published way back in the
refreshments, the club adjourned to
meet again on J une the itth. All
"The New York Book Agent." or
The Miser's Gold." which was pre
sented here Saturday night by our
home talent, was well attended and
all seemed well satisfied with the
play. S. & S.
Commerce is not rejoicing over
their latest ball game, only locating
the blame. Look out for our bicycle
nine. There is a chip on some
of their shoulders, and waiting for
some one to knock it off. You
bltould see some of them get on a
twoforty gait, fold their arms,
and let her go.
We came across a crank the other
day and here is some of his nonsense:
Those who engage in litigation
should pay the expenses of courts,
juries, officers, etc. '
To reduce the taxes, reduce the
meetings of the Legislature. "
' Public roads should be worked by
"Six years to hold office in county,
State or United States afterwards
"Salaries of office holders should
be no greater than the earnings of
the mechanics and fanners."
"Since every man and woman who
owns property must pay school taxes,
every boy and girl must go to
"Allowances against dead men s
estates, should be barred after twelve
months from the grant of letters."
"uive the women a chance to vote
if they want to vote. Permit them
to sign saloon petitions. They are
sometimes interested. Cnicxs.
from the public, advertise it through
ly aud efficiently in some shape or
i other that will arrest public atteu
' tion. I freely confess that what suc
cess I have had in life may be attri-
buted more to the pvlblic press than
nearly all other causes combined.
Th'-re may possibly be occupations
that do not require advertising, but
I cannot well conceive what they are.
Men in business will sometimes tell
you that they have tried advertising
and it did not pay. This is only
when advertising is done sparingly
and grudgingly. Home opathics
doses of advertising will not pay,
perhaps, it is like a portion of
I physic, making the patient sick, but
effecting nothing. Administer liber
Quite a crowd attended the dedi
cation services at Oran last Wed
Dedication at Oran.
The dedication of the Oran Catho-
Red Wood trees, said to be the larg- j lie church took place Wednesday
est in the State. Visited San Jose j morning. At 8 o'clock mass services
and thence drove to the Lick Obser- j were held, with Father Brandt, of
vatory, Mt. Hamilton Monterey, (the j Charleston, Father Bettles. of Leo
Del Monte Hotel there is said to be j pold, Father Kern, of Jackson. Father
the largest in the world,) through : Furlong, of New Madrid and Father
the fine parks and so back to Frisco. Eshman. of Cairo, officiating. The
At Lone Rock aud Cliff House, on ' dedication sermons were delivered
the coast south of the city I saw lots; by Father Eshman. in English, aud
of seal, one of them ("BenButler") '. by Father Bettles. in German. The
being over 50 years old and weighing ' sermons were excellent, and all pres-
some 600 pounds. Su'.ro Hights a ent were satisfied beyond expecta
fine park was visited the same tions.
evening. During my week in San . Although the weather app?arod
Francisco I visited Chinatown, in j threatening, the crowds continued to
charge of a guide. Nothing short of come in, and by nixm many hundred
living in Hong Kong or Pekin could people w re present. An excellent
give as good an idea of the "Heathen j dinner was served, at which the
Chinee than is to be oDtamed here,
where the Mongolian has a city,
practically his own, of about 30.000
souls. He has fine stores, fine
houses, and near by the meanest
kind of stores and the worst charac
ter of houses. The opium den
flourishes here at its height and
"John" has it pretty much his own
way the year around. I took quite a
tor foundered himself. After dinner
an album was voted to the most
prominent candidate present, and
brought nearly seventy dollars. Al.
Harrison carried off the album, with
Will Heisserer a close second.
The Catholic church at Oran is cer
tainly a great credit to the town,
and speaks volumes in favor of the
energy and enterprise of its people
Hon. Marsh Arnold Unanimously
Renominated for Congress.
West Plains, Mo., May 20. The
Congressional Coiwnton of the Four
teenth Missouri District was held in
this place to-day. L. O. Hailey of
Douglass County was made perma
nent chairman and Dewitt C. Cun
ningham of Ripley County permanent
secretary. Every county in the dis
trict answered to the roll call.
Hon. W. N. Evans of Howell coun
ty, holding a proxy from one of the
western counties, put in nomination
Hon. Marshall Arnold. Hon. J, J.
Russell of Mississippi County sec
onded the nomination in an able
speech. There being no other names
put before the convention, Arnold s
nomination was made unanimous.
The following resolutions Were intro
duced and adopted :
"Resolved, That we, the duly au
thorized delegates representing the
free Democratic votes of the Four
teenth Missouri Congressional Dis
trict, indorse the platform adopted
by the late Democratic State Con
vention at Kansas City. And further,
"Reslvcd. That we do most heart
ily approve the course of our Repre
sentative in Congress. Hon. Marshall
Arnold, and earnestly indorse his
speeches and votes upon all public
"Resolved, That we reannounce
our adherence to tariff reform, the
income tax. free silver and the re
peal of the Federal election laws. -'
The nominee of the convention was
not present, but sent the following
dispatch, which was read before the
"Gentlemen of the Convention:
The banking bill is now under dis
cuss: j!i and the anti-option measure
follows. These are subjects of great
concern to our people, and while I am
keenly disappointed in not meeting
with you. I feel to do so at this time
would be inexcusable neglect of pub
lic duty. Thanking you for generous
confidence and support, and extend
ing my heartfelt wishes for you fu
ture success and happiness, I again
submit my candidacy to your hands,
pledging you. if nominated, my un
stinted efforts for the success of
Your humble servant.
(S'gned) "Marsh Anxu.n."
The proceedings of the convention
were harmonious. St. Louis Repub
lic. HYMEN I AL.
fancy to ban Francisco. Iheclimate The structure is 3tixS5, and twenty
is perfection, and the city is thorough-j four feet high. It was designed by
ly eosmopoltitan. You can find;G. W. Folkes. of Charleston, and
every nationality here. and. as Sam built by J. O. Hess, of Oran
Ti ..V; i
JOllUSOll SillU. V It'W 1NUI1H1UU 11 Olli
China to Peru. " It is in a sense on
education in nationalities. It is re
fined and it is tough tough of the
My next experience will bo three
days on the Pacific Ocean, en route to
Portland, Ore. If I survive the nm!
tie mcr you will hear from me again.
Bkx F. Maksiiaix.
Last week Mayor Hafner (don't
It is coneoeded, by all who enter
our office, that we have the best
equipped printing house in this sec
tion of the state. We carry in stock
an immense quantity of stationery,
and when patrons send us work we
are always prepared to do it without
delay. We carry large supplies of
wedding invitations, ball programs,
visiting cards, invitation folders,
plain and gilt edged cards, letter
i heads, note heads, statements, bill
ally and the cure will be pennanent. I ' t,,,i" T
Some say they cannot afford to ad-1 fel
It Don't Go This Year.
country, where everybody reads the
newspapers, it will be seen that
these are the cheapest and the best
media through which persons can
speak to the public, where they are
to find their customers. Put on the
appearance of business and generally
the reality will follow. The farmer
plants his seed, and while he is
sleeping his corn and potatoes are
growing. So with advertising,
while you are sleeping or eating or
conversing with one of your custo
mers, your advertisement is being
read by hundreds and thousands of
persons who never saw you or heard
of your business, and never would
had it not been foryour advertisement
appearing in the newspapers. " Free
If you think of buying furniture,
it will pay you to inspect the stock
of Anderson Bros., atCommcrce, and
get prices. They can and will save
you money. tl
Sheriff Tanner took August
Bohnhardt to Jackson tail Monday
On the affidavit of Jos. Port is and
Mr, G. B. Stubblefield. Bohnhardt
was granted a change of venue to
Cape county. . His case will come up
for trial in August.
So far as we are able to judge
the St. Louis Republic under the new
editor is not improving either in
morals or politics. ,
Mr. Arnold s colleagues in
Washington warmly congratulated
him on bis re-nomioat ion by accla
mation. He is one of the most pop
ular of the Missouri contingent at
the national capital.
Wednesday was Decoration Day,
but what with a big wedduui and
big Dedication on hand the occasion
was not observed in t his neck o Woods.
Wonder if Mr. Cleveland went off
The b;tf makers of WaBons.Hoad
Carts And Buggies have substantial
advantages over local makers; Their-
'stock is seasoned and machinery
I greatly cheapens the manufacture.
we I Heisserer & Miller can supply vou
print your bills for you, you are en-j with the best goods in that line at
that sound big?) notified the proper-. heads, memorandum heads, envel
tv owners of the burnt district of ones of all sizes, hand bill, plain
Benton that a cleauing up must take j and colored posters, and all kinds of
Freenng. H. Jj. leasey i plain and fancy stationery, which we
were appointed a . can furnish in lots of from one to
i J YtZI i.V;L f ?Z sanitary committee to see that the i fifty thousand on short notice and a
nSTnJ ?u. K U ng was properly done. Monday i prices that will surprise you. W
afford not to advertise. In this Mr came ith force of do not run over to the postoftiee t
The time of the year is at hand
when the managers of a barbecue
will approach the printer and say:
"(jive us a good send off. Help us
out. Say something about it every
week." We have been complying
with these requests for six years, and
we have failed to see where our end
of the profit comes in.
We know of an instance where
parties came to this office to get bills
printed, for which we charged them
12.50. By their persistent demands
they succeed in getting at least ten
dollars worth of advertising free,
When we attend the barbecue we
paid our way just the same as the
rest of the folks or tt little more so
and when settling time came the
management wanted us to "knock
off" the half dollar and make it even
. Oh, no; it dou't go this year. Our
space Is our stock irt trade, and if
you waf to use it to boom your bar
becues) of anything else, you must
pay for It, , When we attend barbs
cues We pay our Way you bet! We
are prepared to print billsi such as
canuot be duplicated" between St.
Louis and Memphis; and When
men and began work on the .mill
ponds and the cettar. The ponds
were drained and the cellar cleaned
out. The engine and boiler will be
removed and that will end the talk
about the probabilites of Mr. Pott s
rebuilding the Benton mill. The
article in last week's Newsboy
caused the veil to be removed, aud
this week our people have had an
opportunity to get a square "squint"
at the situation. What wo want is a
warehouse and Crenshaw & Co., of
Charleston, will give it to us. .
The bchaefer property has also
undergone a cleaning up, The ceU
lar is being cleaned and covered and
the property otherwise put in con
dition tb be more healthful.
The good work will still continue
until our people are free from breath
ing whole chunks of impurities.
I will be at . the Owensby school
house, Saturday evening Junei), at
8 o'clock, to present my claims to
the people. My opponents are in
vited to be present. Also, all other
candidates who wish to attend.
Chas. S. Stone,
Candidate for County Clerk.
buy paper when we get an order for
work but buv from manufacturers
direct, in lOO'.OOO lots thereby ob
taining the best qualities for the
least money. The Newsboy is "on
top" with a big "T ", and we are
proud of our patronage. However,
our success has not caused us to be
come afflicted with the big head, so
when you conie in. squat yourself in
the easist chair, and spit ontne wau.
"The rinir Is nn.
The Wilt thou" upswereil. anil nirnin
1 hp 'Wilt tliou' nsked, lil out of twain
Hi r sweet '1 will' Uus made ye une.
Tuesday morning, the 20th ult.,
witnessed, at St. Lawrence's church.
New Hamburg, the nuptials of Chas.
Proflit to Miss Ludovca. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Heisserer, of
Benton. Bride and bridegroom are
both quite popular with our people
and a large number of spectators
witnessed the impressive rite, which
was performed by Father Scherer in
his own handsome manner
The groom was attended bv Mike
Heisserer and Mike Bollinger: th.
bridesmaids being Misses Lilly Prof
fit and Bertha Heisserer.
After the ceremony the happy pair
with their relatives and more imme
diate friends drove to the residence
of the bride 's parents, where a fine
repast was enioved and the balance
of the dav w-as spent in the social
amenities befitting the occasion. The
Benton Harp Band treated them to
a serenade at night, and it is need
less to sav they too were well enter
tained. Mr. and Mrs. Proffit are
now engaged in housekeeping at his
farm east of Benton and enjoy the
best wishes of their troopsof friends.
Parties in need of stock peas can
secure them at the store oi Anderson
Bros.. Commerce, the next few days
on favorable terms, as they need the
warehouse room. 1 1
The first barbecuo bills of the
season were printed for Harmon &
Co.. who will give and old-time bar
becue at the Batts' Schoolhouse,
near Little River-. They have
reputation for getting things up in
goou snaps ana a gouu umo may vj
Anderson Bros., at Commerce-,
have just owned a large stock of new
Spring Goods, and are in the market
to win. bee them ana ave money
titled to a notice, that.s alh
prices which will surprise you.
Owing td the lateness of its nr
rival, we did riot get tho notice of
Fred Coff man's announcement on the
editorial page last week, where it
properly belonged. However, we
' Lope it was generally noticed.
The basket dinner at Chewning.s
Chapel last Sunday drew quite a
crowd of people, and everybody
seemed to have a "real nice time.
Bros. Brooks and Smith, with some
outside assistance, held forth the
edification of the sinful, and incident
ally raked in the straynickles, dimes,
quarters and halves of the crowd
and the candidates, ui tne latter
we noticed Messrs. Coffman. Stone,
Ellis, MePheeters, Evinsand Hinkle.
The weather was fine, but the
roads were tiresomely dusty. Cam
paign year is good for the basket din
We are in receipt of a handsom-
ly got up invitation to the 54th An
nual Commencement of the State
University at Columbia, which will
take place June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th,
and 7th, 1894.
Thursday: the 31st ult., was in
the morning cold enough for March
indeed we had much warmer weatn
er then. A chilly north wind pre
vailed, and if melons made any
growth it must have beenldownward.
dry weather with the cold is making
our farmers shake their heads. At
the clerk of the Weather they shake
Hereafter the "Peavine' Will
make one round tr" ip of Sundays
leaving Commerce 10:30 in -the morn
ing and returning in the evening.
Tliov will also carrv the mail.
and postmasters are requested to
have mails ready. There is also a
slight change in the time card, which
appears this ween.
The Coxey movement dragging
one foot arter-tne otner over a
The Republicans of Scott county
held a convention at the courthouse
in Benton last Saturday and chose
delegates to the State convention at
Excelsior Springs and the Congres
sional convention at Cape Girardeau.
To State convention, delegates. L.
P. Clvmer, H. W. Dodge. Robt. Fin
lev, Jr; alternates, T. J. Pool, W. E.
Ward. Wi J. Worsley. To Congres
sional convention; delegates, Wm.
Ballentine, L. L. Proffit, A. L.
Franklin; alternates, J. H. Cooper,
R. H. Querry, G. K. Clark.
The following, were selected as
County Central Committee for
the ensuing two years: Commerce
twp. W. H. Hutton, Kelso-, U. W.
Finley Jr., Moreland, L. L. Proffit,
Svlvania, J. D. Gillispie. Morley, J
K. Uongieton. Richland. Itco. Meuoy,
Sandyland. Chas. Ualstead, Tywap
ity John Rushing.
G. H. Cooper, Chairman.
W. E. Ward, Secretary.
(NOT) FROM ttLODUETTi
Ed. Newsboy. Inasmuch as I have
been absent from the columns of tho
only papef Bow onearth formorethah
two mouthy which is by six weeks
the longent, time .von have missed my
ful in inatUrtw fol1 for .years. During
this time various discuses similar to
the itch, scratches, mange ctcv, have
devastated the country ut Wrge and
divers hotels have suffered from
the onslaughts, of the various Bwd
gettists who held the news down for
the original and only "Little Chic
ago' - of Scott county, and gave way
to his impressive emotion in a fash
ionable manner. I remember bein
away froni home one time and the
landlady asked me if I wore false
teeth.and on receiving a negative an:
swer said something in an undertone
to the waiter. 1 asked why . he
wished to know about my molars-,
I and she said "Oh account of the
beef. I feed liver to the guests who
Wear store teeth and steak to those
wholmvc homemade teeth, ' ' and when
the beef vrme I found she was cor
rect in her diagnosis.
I heard from the Ananias club a
week or so tgo. 1 left Blodgett
March 25th. and when the gang found
I was gone for four or five niothsthey
called a special meeting at the tfPce
of the Electric Light plant and pass1
ed various resolutions appropriate to
tho occasion and decorated the
beerfaucet in buntingof seven differ
ent colors, and had my usual pa-e
in the official organ, thv Nv.wnnV,
filled withone of Spurge (u's sermons.
I see that the club has a new
hand at the bellows to give them
wind, but still the writer's names
begin with S. which reminds us of
the German who in buying books said
it was lucky that his four boys'
names began with this same letter
S; Shim." Shake. Shim, and Sherry.
Laughter and applause see Coh-
r"efsional Kecorn- 1
In the wilas of llunkiin county
the home of the wild untamed and
unterrified H. N. Phillips, who so
successfully failed to clean up Hon-.
Marsh Arnold with the universe and
such other debris as he could find,
about two weeks ago, I was eat
ing dinner in a clearing and along
.. , , i . i i
came the eldest sop. me j)nue
joy of his progenitors. He hailed
me heartiiv ana seeing tnat i was
one of "them city fellers inquired
anxiously: "Is there a sufficiency
of caloric in the surrounding circum-
ambiency to assimnnlate itself to
the requirements oi your physical or
ganization. And I said. "Well. 1
thought ever' thing tasten extra
well; perhaps they did put some oil
it. u hen 1 got DacK to iuaiuen i
cracked those big words ort my
partner. Dr. McTuggart. a good man;
weighing about 250 pounds and ha
said: "Why, you blanked Hibernian
he only asked you if it was hot
enough for you. ' I collapsed.
This same bov nsked me if I lifced
psychology and I tola him na, that I
preferred a revolver to any foreign
weapon I ever saw.
I am glad to see the political pot
boiling and that the boys have
emerged from their biennial and
quadrennial hiding plucks and caress
the wily voter on the reni'- of his hick
ory shirt, and laugh at his Venerable
and bewhiskcred jokes -as the feller
says. . .
I am favorably impressed with a
town ordinance they have in force at
Maiden, which sends every kid under
21 vears of age home at 8 p. m.. nnd
with Marshal Bledsoe that means
7:00 p. m. sharp. He brings out a
tin dinner horn ubout 7 feet long, and
gives a toot like the last trump and
vou would die to see tne roosters
liome. In some cases the infants nrf
out walking with their girls, and
then ensues a scene of woe. Proba
bly the lover is sprouting a mustache-,
if so, he is a pitiable spectacle.
V-. J. D.
A Fatal Dream.
Too cold and too dry for anythiug
John Rushing is having twd nice
frame houses built, which will add
to the appearance of the! towm
Joe Watkins went to Cuirc) Cii busi
ness this week.
"Uncle" Iko Akers dieil on the
2bth ult.. at the age of 72. He was
a Democrat of the old type and much
esteemed. The funeral procession
was one fourth of a mile long. His
wife who has also passed her 72nd
year, survives mm, also grown up
children. Mrs-. Akers is left ip good
circumstances. We will all miss
Mr; Akers very much, he being one
of the land marks in this community;
Peace to the old man s dust.
William Casey, a farmer living be
tween Diehlstadt and Bertrand, lies
at the point of death at his home
from a self-inflicted wound. Thurs
day night at about 10 o'clock, accord
ing to CaseV s statement, made next
morning, while he was still in posses
ion of all his faculties, Casey dream
ed that he was being searched for by
officers of the law. They surrounded
and pressed dknlt him and were in
the act of laying hands uion him
when he reached under his pil
low, where he had a revolver, ns was
his usual custom. Grasping the
weapon, Casey jumped up, half awake
1 - .1 .... . n Kit, . i f ,
unu ncuU'u, sprung uia
who lav sleeping at his side, and
screamed: "No, sir! I'll die bnford
you shall arrest me! With those
words he turned the revolver toward
his body and pulled the trigger. Tho
ball entered his left side and bloWed
its way through the intestines, lodg
ing irt the left kidney-. .
Not three drops Pi moon, escapeu
from the wound. The bleeding was
all internal and attending physicians
say the injury is certainly mortal;
There is ho known reason for doubt-
ng Casev'sremarkablestory. Casey
is about 45 years old and will leave
a widow and one child.
-Patronize your home merchants-.
No need to go farther than Heisserei?
& Miller's, for a good Stove, a good
Buggy or anything else. 1 hey meet
all competition in prices, and you
can do better nowhere:
Heisserer & Miller are in front
as usual with superior . articles
in Wagons; Road Carts and Buggies
They handle only the best stock and
dirt at prices which compete with those
- asked by city houses and agents.
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