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Rev. Reeves, of Morley, was here
Sunday. He has been holding a ser
ies of meetings at Sikeston, and re
ports about thirty additions to the
Baptist church at that place.
Rev. Father Brandt, of Charleston,
was here Sunday and lectured at
night. He made the strongest argu
ment in favor of the resurectiou of
the dead it has bscn our privilego to
Miss Annie Hill, of Olney, Ills., is
in the city visiting the family of F.
Miss Clymer, of Commerce, is vis
iting relatives in this city this week.
Mr. Gordon, the picture man,
pulled out for Morley Sunday last.
Prof. Dorris, a lightning calcula
tor and mathematician, was booked
for a lecture here Monday night.' The
Prof, makes liberal promises. Will
Little Edith Han-is met with a
painful accident Sunday morning. A
window sash fell on her hand and
severed the flesh from the bone.
Judge Leedy was here Monday
seeing the dear people. Rev. Fizer,
Joseph Wright has the finest den
tal chair this side of St. Louis. A
"f 170 cut, see?
The bicycle craze lias struck Oran
and caused some of our people to full
more ways than one.
Harvest is in full blast to-day
Born to the wife of Hurley Walker,
u fine girl, last Monday morning.
llaz. Moss, the all around horse
trader of New Hamburg, was here
-James Jolly has a new baby at his
house a boy or girl we do not know
iuaney iuoore, nvmg near this
place, fell through a hay loft last
Saturday evening, a large quantity
'of hay falling on top of him. Felix
Allen, who was assisting to unload
hay from a wagon, noticed that Mr.
M.jore was silent, called to him sev-
erai times aim receiving no answer
he made search and found him under
the hay, but quite speechless. By
the use of cold water and artificial
respiration he brought him out of his
swoon. Mr. Moore is reported bet
ter at this writing.
Miss tva McClean returned from
the Cape Monday evening.
Miss Ella Jones, of Richwoods,
was here last week having some den
tist work done. She was the guest
of Miss Odie Alley while here.
Frank Zundel returned from Ar
kansas Sunday. Frank says "Arkan-
saw" is the worst saw he ever saw.
Rudolph Scholz moved to Oran
from Hamburg last Tuesday. The
Prof, will probably make his home
with his brother Rudolph.
Your scribe built a cyclone cellar
for himself Tuesday.
Mrs. A. J. Horn and daughter,
Nellie, are visiting at Poplar Bluff.
Harry Watkins and Beach Stub-
blefield took their best girls to Blod-
gett last Sunday.
Miss Delia Dyer went to Sikeston
Monday, and will probably remain
through the summer season.
Too hot this Tuesday evening to
gather news. Uso,
The Bicycle craze has struck
the Benton boys, and they are most
ly ready to mortgage their summer's
work for a wheel. " You should see
Frank Miller shoot down hill into
town after a more or less early break
fast. Shooting up that hill, how
ever, is altogether another affair,
Next Christmas you will be able to
buy a bicycle cheap in Benton.
There were confirmation services
at St. Augustine's church, Kelso,
Thursday, at St. Lawrence's church,
New Hamburg and the new church
t Oran Friday. The ceremony
-set for to-day at the Sikeston church
Capt. Gray, of Cape Girardeau,
visited his niece, Mrs. Chas. Leedy,
Mi". Geo. Turner, of St. Louis, was
. the guest of Win. Hutsou and fara
' ' Hy this wek. He mode the Nsws
boy office a pleasant call. .
TSe reception to Archbishop Kain
and Confirmation at New. Hamburg
will be described in our next lsue.
Listen to the crank. When it
seems to be so necessary to borrow
money to assist in having work done
on the farm or to buy a horse, mule
or milch cow, or some needed ma
chine for a season, why should not
the Government loan to the farmer?
As this money is to be paid out for
the laborer or mechanic to live on,
why should money lenders be allow"'
ed to charge so much interest? The
money does not work, does not need
any support, does not eat. docs not
wear clothes, has no needs and is
nothing more than the Government
stamp. Without the Government au
thority to call it money it would be
almost worthless paper. The gold
or silver without the stamp of the
Government would be comparatively
useless, as other minerals are of more
use to man. But if you borrow a
mule or horse or an implement to
work on your farm, or some grain to
i?ed your animals, you should pay
the value, us you wear out the horse,
mule, implement or feed. But you
do neither to the paper monev, as
that is what is loaned. Only return
the same amount borrowed.
All the above is mere bosh. It is
not the business of the Government
to assist the i barer or mechanic.
The business of he Government is
to create corporations, tru-sts, money
lenders, and protect wealth, and to
do all these much longer will need a
Your attack on the tax dodger is a
timely topic. Suppose forty men
worth one thousand dollars each ex
empted themselves from taxation.
would not Rome howl. Then what
is the difference whether one man or
forty men escape taxation? An in
dependent press is wiiat is needed.
Lay on Mac-duff, and damned be he
who first cries, II ld, enough. ' ' .
Please tell the man who takes the
mail bags from the railroad to Ben
ton to examine the tax on the bag.
It is too much trouble to send a mule
with a Ixiy to Benton to get the Com
merce pouch. Cxicrs.
Ladies' Hats, at cost, at Heis-
sorer & Miller's.
There was speaking at Owens
by's schoolhouse last Saturday night,
at which about fifty people attended
Chas. Stone, Jas. McPheeters, L.
L. Proffit, Rolen Cannon, J. K. P,
Chcwning, Dick Huffstettler, Jos
Utnage, Rcw Brooks and a Mr.
Raum all did some talking. The ut
most good humor prevailed.
The candidates are in a quandry.
Already five plchics are annouueed
for the Fourth with several town
ships to hear from. How to take
them all in is the problem. We sug
gesi mai iney mre a Dana wagon
A 11 A -
and four horses, deck the horses with
ribbons and flags, hire a cornet art
ist to play "See the Conquering
Heroes Come," and make the rounds
of the whole five. It will 6ave ex
pense, cover much ground and show
good feeling. If you tail go it alone
go where you are weakest.
The . melon crop is doing very
nicely. Now, if the smart Alecks
who want to get ahead of their neigh
bors will refrain from dumping half
ripe cantaloupes on the market and
giving the section a bad name, we
may have quite a money harvest out
of the crop. The railroad facilities
promised will give us all Illinois fori
a market and will cheapen rates to
St. Louis. Other fruits will be
scarce, too, and that is in our favor.
The trouble may be that the buyers
of our class of melons have precious
little money to spare this year.
The postoffice at Perkins, this
county, has been abolished by the
Mrs. James McPheeters has
been sick this week, but is now con
We Understand that the Larcy
Bros,, of the Sikeston Starr will
start a newspaper in NcW Madrid,
using ihe plant of the defunct Meth
Whirr r! The reaped is Sa the
wheat fields and the golden grain is
falling before relentless knives. The
crop" in Soott County is reported
somewhat light. ; . . , .
Mr. and Mrs. J.. A. Hawkins went
to Cape Girardeau last Friday to at
tend tile Commencement exercises of
the Normal school.
C. L. Stubbs and A. W. Wright
went to Charleston Thursday to see
the play "Damon and Pythias" pre
sented, and they report it an extra
good play and well presented.
Miss Laura Pigg went to Charles
ton Wednesday last to visit her aunt.
Mrs. W. B. Conglcton and Mrs. J.
A. Hawkins went to Morley one day
last week on business.
Dii Smith, the Well known dentist,
stopped at our village Saturday even
ing. We are always glad to wel
come any of our old friends.
William Ware went to Caney Sta
tion last Sunday.
Wm. Bjlen went to Morley Satur
day. In last week's edition one corres
pondent says that he is pleased with
the letter entitled "Not From Blod
gett,"and is greatly in love with
the style of the correspondent. We
credit his remarks and would state
that we rather like the style of O. P.
Reed and M. P. W., Jr., but inas
much as our own ideas are not iu
line with our friend's, we entertain
no fears but what we will be allowed
to think as we wish along with such
men as L. J. W., S. M., et al.
Base ball has the lead together
With an unqualified welcome. Our
players say they would not be afraid
to meet Brooklyn in a contest, and it
is possible that Brooklyn would treat
them kindly as a lin does her brood.
If the club would lsten to th? tender
counsel of some of the older heads
they would be likely to remain at
home vet awhile.
The Sikeston "Bloods" and the
Blodgett "Skyrockets" crossed bats
at Richwoods Sunday, and the score
was i8 to i7 in favor of Sikeston.
C. C. Poe and his daughter left for
Lutesville Tuesday morning, where
they will spend a couple of weeks
Bill posters for Robinson's show
were in town this morning (Monday)
and covered every building they could
find with bills for their show, which
they give at Charleston on June 28th.
S. & S.
IX THE FA It NORTHWEST.
A party of us left San Francisco
on the morning of May 24th by the
steamer, "State of California," for
Portland, Ore., and such as were not
sea-sick had a jolly good time during
the voyage of three days and two
nights. We arrived in Portland the
evening of the 26th, and found it a
fine city, but they had high water
the streets being inundated. Left
the same night for Seattle and Ta
coma, -traveling over the line during
high water. We spent Monday and
Tuesday in these cities and took boat
up me oounti xo v lcioria, a. u., re
turning to Seattle next day. Thence
we traveled through the mountains
in Washington and Idaho to Spokane,
where a wash-out held us for a day,
but got a transfes over the Union
Pacific via Pocatilla and ButteCity,
where we took the Northern Pacific
for Livingstone, whence we went to
Cinnabar and took stage for the Yel
lowstone Park. There we spent al
most six days, seeing thege.ysCs And
mammoth hot springs and all the
wonders and beautier of the Park.
which we covered by stage routes.
un our return to Livingstone we
were delayed part of two days by the
high water in the Yellowstone, but
got a start for Minneapolis Saturday
and traveled through Montana and
North Dakota, the latter of which in
the eastern part is one vast wheat-
field the finest in the Northwest
We reached Minneapolis Monday,
spent the day in the twin cities-
Minneapolis and St. Paul and I ex
pect to reach the melon patches of
old Soott via St. Louis ou Wednes:
day. I have had an excellent trip,
have wijoyed much 6ight:seeing, and
my time and money have; I Consider
boen Well spent; B; F; MabshalL;
Ladies Hats, at cost; at Heis
wict u juiurr s;
Miss Elma Mulliris, of Stilton
Ark., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Thosi
Stone iu Benton. ,.- "
According to ilie Cape Democrat
Kelley's men nre a nice looking, well
b'haved. quiet and peaceable lot,
According to the Era, they are a lot
of thugs, tramps, bums and rowdies.
"You pays your money and takes
Judge Fox is almost sure, to get
the nomination for Congress in the
Thirteenth District. Judge Madison
is safe for the State, Senatnrship.
Thus arises the momentous question:
What will Jasper Burks do for a -living
let alone a drink?
Popiar Bluff girls chew gum to
such an extent that the Citizen sug
gests a contest in that line. Silly
The Citizen says Butler county
should raise more ami import less
corn, and claims the district as one
of the best for turn on this continent.
Bad boys in Ironton disturb the
rest of the citizens by firing oil guns
"andsiclr" Run 'em in!
Two dogs up in Jefferson county
killed eighteen and maimed seven
sheep last week. The want of a dog
law in Missouri is a disgrace to our
legislature. But for that, our farms
might support a fine lot of sheep at
a trifling cost, and they would pay
Jefferson county's assessor saj's he
will assess on strict statutory lines
bis year no matter Who kick
The earlj' potato crop is reported
rood throughout Southeast Missouri.
In toiling through our long list of
exchanges we are mueh edified by
the unanimity of sentiment as to the
merits of Chamberlain's patent med
icines. If our brethern would do the
square thing and charge those frauds
five cents a line, as they charge their
patrons, the local merchants, their
eaders would b. spared much irrita-
ion and their bank accounts would
not suffer much.
James Irwin, an old miser in Per
ry county, is dead, and lias left no
luc to the whereabouts of the hoard
he is thought to have accumulated.
The swamp lands in Butler county
are wanted by an Eastern capitalist,
who offers $1.25 per acre. Butler
should hold on to them. Twenty or
fewer years hence these swamps will
be cheap at $20 per acre.
Thieves in Jackson steal flowers off
the graves in the cemeteries. They
would "steal the coppers from off a
dead man's eyes."
The Cape Democrat now belongs
to a joint stock company, capital,
$4,000, of which Ben Adams holds
Neal Morris, near Kennctt, was
killed-;in a base ball game, a swift
ball from the box hitting him on the
temple and fracturing the skull.
Robert Murphy Was killed neaJ
New Madrid by coming in contact
with the fly-wheel at a saw mill.
Those who have attended any of
Walker's Benton picnics need not be
told thRt they are always jolly af
fairs On the Fourth he proposes to
give tile best in the county and he
can do it. Be on hand not later than
dinner time, when the fine barbecued
meats are at their best.
The editor of the Newsboy went
to Hot Springs, Ark., Sunday, and
proposes to stay there until the Tariff
bill passes if it takes all summer,
The religious editor is running the
paper pro tempore.
Mrs. Stock and two of her boys
are visiting with relatives Iri Jack
son, and helping celebrate a wedding
in the family.
Friday night of last week the
young folks enjoyed a dance at Wm.
In addition to other attractions
at Oran on the Fourth there will be
both Horse and Bicycle races, in
which some lively contests may bo
expected. You should be on hand.
Lish Riddle, living three miles
southeast of Morley; hid 1341 in a
can in his cellar until about three
weeks ago when some rascal stole it
Part of the money belonged to his
brother John. Why did he not pat
romze the banks that advertise?
Sikeston Sta - x
JTTCsTE 13, 1894.
The weather of the past few days
has been so warm that wheat ripen
ed exceedingly fa -st and much of it
has fallen, making it necessary for
the farmers to hurry the binders.
Rev. F. Brandt, of Charleston,
came over Tuesday to finish instruct
ing a class which will be confirmed
by Archbishop Kain, of St. Louis, ut
2 o'clock Saturday.
The Ben Dec-ring protracted meet
ing at the M. E. church last week
was a complete failure, not a single
name being Mldcd to the church
membership. Ben has lost his pres
tige here also his credit as was
shown when he was requested by a
prominent merchant here to pull off
or pay for a pair of shoes before leav
ing the store.
The protracted meeting at the
Baptist church is still doing good
work. Eight new inenk-rs were bap
tised lut Sunday and a lafget num
ber the previous Sunday. This is
the fourth week of the meeting, and
neither opposition nor the warm wea
ther has diminished tin' attendance.
Rev. Reeves is assisted by a young
divine from Kentucky, whose name
we have not learned.
Prof. Crabb and family left on
Monday for Cincinnati, where they
will visit the professor's mother a
short time and then return to their
former home in Louisville Ivy,
The Sikeston Academy closed last
Friday. Prof. Crabb will not teach
at the Academy next season.
Large crowds attend -d the baptis-
ings at the lake suiith of town the
past two Sundays. Vchicli-s of
every d.-scriptum were pivssed into
service and all who could go were
The wild and woolly barb'-r. who
created a sensation by indicting sev
eral druggists fr selling liquor about
two weeks ago, has left for Cairo
where he said lie would join Kelly's
army, leaving only a very few sorry
he had gone. These few could well
afford to associate with him but did
not. but some were out a little mon
ey and have found that things at the
drug stores are not as they seem to
think. We would like to dwell on the
. humorous side of the proceedings at
Diehlstadt but have not time, and no
doubt the Newshoy correspondent at
Diehlstadt will mention it.
Phil. Hafncr, proprietor of the
Newsboy, passed through Sikeston
last Sunday en route to Hot Springs.
We noticed the following in the
St. Joseph Gazette of recent date.
As Mr. Stout has many friends here,
having for one year had charge of E.
B. Mills' pharmacy previous to go
ing to St. Joe, we thought his
friends would bi glad to hear of his
Frank Stout has puriimsou Bro-
kaw's Union Deiwt PharmHC-v, the
transfer having been made Saturday.
Mr. Stout while having only been in
St. Joseph a year, has made a vast
number of friends, and is constantly
making new ones and adding to the
business of the house- He is a thor
ough druggist and will keep the place
up to the excellent standard where
it was placed by Mr. Brokaw. Chas.
O. Brokaw wilt be with the firm for
some time at least."
Mrs. Jane Moore died at her resi
dence in this city on lst Friday even
ing after an illness of about two
weeks. A few days before her death
she expressed a desire to join the
Catholic church. Father Brandt was
sent for and she was baptized. The
funeral took place from the Catholic
church Saturday at 1 o'clock, from
which place many followed the re-
min ih fomiw k m a
12 miles south of town. She leaves
many relatives and friends to mourn
her death, as she was a most excel
lent lady and liked by all who knew
Oh Wednesday afternoon last a
scale contest was given by the music
class of Mrs. J. D. Ebert, at her resi
dence. The prize was won by Miss
Lillian Applegate with Miss LUlie
Heislerncxt. Tho judges were Mrs.
E. J. M alone; Mrs. J; P. Young wirth
and Mrs. Prof. Carlisle. On next
Monday evening Mrs. Ebert will give
a musieaie ay ner ciass at which a
gold medal will be given to the one
having made the greatest advance
ment during the past year.
Mrs. L. J. Rider of Fairfield, Ills.,
Is visiting her daughter. Mm J. P;
Youngwirth, ' .
A FiicnM's Tribute.
I was shocked and gric'cd beyond
measure to hear of the death of Mr.
J. W. Craftou, who was for years my
nearest neighbor. A man of the
most iri'cproachiiWe and sterling
character1 his lialne was '.he srnonyin
for virtue, truth and charity. His
hospitality was unbounded and his
life such a shining esa-rnple that the
hardest of us boys Ut Ioegett were
in the habit of saying that we would
like nothing better than to b.' as good
a man as Uncle Jim. He was a
splendid type of the church member
of forty years ago the old style re
ligion the possessors of which, or a
vast majority of them, have long
since "walked with God. " No good
measure ever appealed to his liberal
ity and was turn -d away unaided.
No needy wayfarer asked of him in
vain. Many a young man remembers
the start he was able to make by
Ms help. An'.l now his light has
gone out. and nothing is left but
Yet. we feel and know that he lias
only left us to join the endless cara
van which is forever passing from
the darkness and depths of earth into
the radiant glory which surrounds
"Eternal God. from out whose hand
The centuries fall likegrainsof sand. "
THE l'O PL" LISTS.
Tho Populists nominated the fol
lowing county ticket at their Morley
meeting- For Representative. A. J.
Gupton: Collector, J. B. Finley; Sher
iff. J. A. Chewning; Probate Judge.
Rolen Cannon; Presiding J udge Coun
ty Court, 3 T. Mimts: Associate
Judges; 1st diet-.-, Jos. Hutchison; 2nd
dist., W. Oilerron; Assessor. W. O.
Cornstock. This is official. A county
Central Committee was elected for
the eimuing two years and the fol
lowing resolutions adopted:
Hi ,('., That we do indorse and
reiterate our faith r the just princi- j
pies of the Omaha platform. At the
same time we denounce not only the
platform of the old parties, but also
the official acts of the twin engines
of oppression the Democratic and
Republican parties as exhibited by
the present administration.
J!. Jci it, That we believe that an
irrepressible conflict is upon us and
can only be averted by wise legisla
tion, the abolition of the national
banks, the issue of a sufficient sup
ply of full legal tender paper money
and the free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 1G to 1, to enhance the price
of products above the cost of produc
tion thereby stimulating industry
and giving employment to idle labor.
JiiniJnK That we believe in the
constitutional rights of the Ameri
can people to peacefully assemble
and petition for the redress of theii-
Rvmlrrtl, That the proceedings of
this convention be published in the
Benton Record, Scott County News
noy and Sikeston Star.
The next meeting will be heltt at
Morlev on the 30th inst.
A Voiing man named Lawler was
drowned at the Burton place on Lit
tle River Thursday of last week. He
was on horseback and proposed to
cross in a skiff and swim the horse,
but, finding the skiff locked, he un
dc'ftciok to swim on horseback rather
than go by the bridge. The plunge
into 15 feet of water threw him off
the horse. Wm. Zimmerman saw
e uccmeni ana iricu to save uawier
but being unable to swim he reached
a plank to Lawler; which the latter
pulled away, and beitig also unable
to swim atld handicapped with a
heavy coat, he was drowned. He
as buried at Morley Friday.
We have a well written, rich and
racy letter from a correspondent in
Diehlstadt this week, but the writer
has made the fatal bluuder of def
lecting to sign his uame to the com
munication. We-regYet this; but our
rules on tlvat point are absolute.
Send in yoUr name, friend, "not nec
easfcrHy for publication, but as an
evidence of good faith."
-A called terirt of County court
convene hext Monday,, t ' ; ; ,
tJ. 1. itl,Llll SHOT.
On Thiirsdtty evening just as th4
un as settihy. C-. J. Pollard was
lieaiin; his hooie in the Sandywoods
seated in a top bugyy awl having be
tween his feet a sack of corn meal,
which he hud driven to Morley to
procure. At the fork of the Charles
ton and Blodgett roads some mis
creant ith rnurd'.-i' in his heart hretl
upon him from ih" tMnbush Afforded
bv the thin belt of timVr lying be
tween the diverting roads. The shot
was tired at close quarters--'Vi feet
perhaps and cit her the woild-bc as
sassin's aim was poor or obscured
by the foliage, for none of t he'eharg-;
of heavy shot struck the victim
as high us the hip joint. Something
like a dozen jiloaeti iln-ir way into
or through the riht log and struck
the bone or were buried in the suck
of meal as chance directed. Pollard
drove to the nearest house and was
As soon as word eouid lie got to
Benton. Ill's. Fivel'mir and Butler,
accompanied by a Newsboy ivpii'tei',
hastened to the scene. Pollard was
in great pain, but unflinchingly stood
the probing for and extraction of
such of the shot as had not passed
through the limb. The doctors do
not anticipate fatal results in the ab
sence of unusual hemorrhage or
blood poisoning, both of which they
hope to cscap-7.
Who fired that gun at a defenceless
man in broad daylight ttnd on the.
public road? At present only the.
man who did it knows. As is well
known, Pollard has enemies, who are.
all. by this dastardly act. placed un
der suspicion-. It would be well for
those who are liable to such suspic
ion to have their whereabouts at sun
down Thursdayi-vcning clearly estab
lished. The lawless clement in the county
etiw to r om ihv increase, toil
many escapes from merited punish
ment hiive nvode t'nd rei 'old.
was under the
There will be political speaking
at Cross Plains to-night (Saturday.)
It is believed that an applica
tion of p hot air motor to a pneumat
ic tired vehicle will eventually solve
the problem of rapid transit on coun
try roads. On such Vehicles it is pro
posed to use 4-inch tires that will bo
very difficult if not impossible to
puncture. It is cliUriieii that such a
vehicle i.-tlow made that will carry
two persons fifty miles over tin ordi
nary count rv road in froiri two to
four hours and consume but two gal
lons of coal oil. Ex.
Mrs-. L. A-. Towncs has been on
the sick lis't this week.
Nilicty-Kix in the shade Thurs
day afternoon-. It is what tho boys
A letter frdnt the editor at Hot
Springs reports few visitors there
mid a rate war raging among tho
bath houses, which has reduced the
price of first-class baths to $1 for 21;
Whoso hath rheumatism, whoso hath
"that tired feeling." whosoever hun-
gereth and thirsteth after a good
boil out, let him go to the Springs,
and he who hath no money, let him
climb in a box car and get there any
way. Frank iteissier instructs us td
withdraw his name as a candidate
Perry Grant; who was sent front
Richland township on a IT days jail
sentence for pot it larceny, g"aVe jail
or Cannon the slip Wednesday morii;
ing, dud left the county for the coun
ty's good. About 7 ih board is
saved the tax-payers and a bad alls
zeu gone; It's all right.
J. S; Wright; the Orari dehtist.
was in Denton Wednesday, and made
us a ph-NXlrit call; Mr. Wright baa
studied for his profession three years,
has fjot Uiinsclf a complete, flrst-ciaas
equipment arid you need no longer go
out of Scott County for reliable doo
tal work. ''. '- v-'--
-Ladies' Hats, at cost,' at Heis
serer Miller's. v -' .
Who said "Is U hot eaoff fur
ye?' Hit hhamita club. , " '
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