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SCOTT COUNTY NEWSBOY.
Pun.. A Hafnkr, Published
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Wo arc mitliorlr.od lo nttmMKrr th follow
Jnertindliliitos ror office InScolt County. fub
jwt to the Dpninrratlc primary election, to be
held Tuesday. Atiiriist A. ISOt:
JxO. S. MAHsHAM
SAMl EIi TANNEK.
W. K. n.VTTS.
W. It. ItRISSKttEK.
SltAS W. WHlTli.
For County C'fvk.
F.. T. ELLIS.
For Vrojccutlnir Attorney.
MILO O. (iHESHAM.
AI.I.KN J. H AHHl!OMt
W. T. mi DA HI).
THOS. F. HtNKt.E.
JOHN M. LEFTWtCH.
For Trenail ref,
ft. V. Al.LEN.
For Frohnte JiMjre,
IHA3. A. 1.EEDY,
For Circuit Cli'rk.
For Vresidlhg Jurtire Court y Court,
W.M. F. FH1F.ND.
W. H. MOO.
Ff r Associate JuJiff County Court 1st Dipt,
JAMES F. EV1N3.
Vor Associate J udire County Court 2nd Dist
tXX'KXHOX AXD WA C'ES.
W henever hard times strike the
fount ry and men are out of employ
ment. among other.- things blamed
is the rapid advances we are making
in labor saving machinery. Those
who charge the blame to that cause
do not seem to stop long enough to
consider that to justify their position
the first spade that was substituted
for human hands in digging and the
first plow that replaced fifty spades
should have been considered public
The invention of a machine that
does the work of ten men must neces
sarily throw at least eight of them
out of employment for a time. But
this is only temporary, and matters
speedily readjust themselves. In
deed, every invention increases the
demand for human labor while light
ening the character of that labor.
Take the railroad train of 1831 and
the present locomotive and train of
cars, for instance. A few black
smiths, wheelwrights and carpenters
built the former the latter calls into
its construction first-class machinists
cabinet-makers, upholsterers, silver
smiths, gilders, electricians, etc.
The more manufactured articles we
have the more we demand; and now
it is not the rich alone who can afford
what fifty vears ago were considered
luxuries, but the poor also.
Were we contented to put up with
only the coarsest fare and poorest
clothing, the unskilled labor of our
hands might supply our wants, but.
as we rise in civilization it takes
liew inventions to keep pace with our
Machinery has nowhere reduced
wages. In 1340 the average? of wages
in this country were We. per day.
Now it is $1.60 or just double. The
cotton cloth which then cost 16c. per
yard now costs Ik'. that is. a man's
labor buys him 26 yards of that cloth
now, whereas in 1S40 it bought him
only five yards.
Where there is hand labor only,
you find poverty. Machinery brings
wealth and comfort in its train. Eng
land uses more machinery than the
European continent and there is con'
slant emigration from the continent
to England. In England, for every
1000 of population they use 250 horse
power in machinery; in Belgium,
140; in Germany, 130; in France, 110
horse power per 1000 souls. Wages
are higher in England than in any of
these continental countries, and are
lowest in Portugal and Russia, where
almost no machinery is in use. The
United States uses more machinery
than any other country, and here
wages are highest of all. Here, also,
wages arc highest in the East, where
much machinery is used; lowest in
the South, where human sinews take
the place of machinery. Our seventy
millions of population is aided in its
productive power to an output equal
to the hand labor of two hundred and
fifty millions of people, and wages
hate doubled since 1840, while what
was, then a luxury is now in common
These are only a few of the facts
which should be pondered by the old
foggies who condemn machinery as a
device of the devil. And the time is
very far distant when the natural in
crease in population will exhaust the
almost boundless stores of wealth
which nature provide in the crude
and machinery renders. eery day
more and more helpful to the human
The Memphis Appenf-Aenlititrke
headed an editorial, "Memphis gone
to Hell." The pessimistic view of
things taken by the writer was prob
ably induced by the fact that his pa
pjr had succumbed to the weight of
its awful name, and got snowed un
der. It was sold to its Rival, tke
Couimei-c'alt a few day& later.
Ocr friend Rolen Cannon, the re-1
cogntaed leader of the Populists in
this county, occupies about a column
in this isse with an arraignment of
the Democratic party and its short-
comings lie makes no charge that
has not been made by leading Demo
cratic journals. Handicapped by the
long misrule of the other party, the
Democrats undertook to clean out in
a year or two the Augean stable In
which the Republican oxen had been
landing for over twenty years As
has happened to other refof mers be-
fore they "bit off more than they
eoutd chew," but they have, at least,
made earnest efforts After reform,
have accomplished a respectable
number of reforms deserving of
reu.it and will accomplish many
more after the coming election shall
have punted the party of the baser
element therein. There is absolutely
uo present hope in any other direc
tion. The Populists are in no shape
to take hold of national affairs, and
the thing for them to do is to vote
with the party which most nearly
represents their views on the promi
nent issues of the day.
Yot can't down the American
drummer nor reduce his monumental
cheek. Last week two of him mis
sed a Missouri Pacific train down in
Arkansas. Other people would have
cursed the luck anil awaited the next
train. Not so these knights of the
grip. They bulldozed the officials un
til thev wired the distant train to
send back the locomotive and bag
gage car for them and their samples
while the passengers who had been on
time were side-tracked in the woods
tor two mortal hours ana a picnic
party waiting for the train farther
on had a two hours' respite from the
horrors of home in the sumptuous ac
commodations of a remote country
depot, supreme is the American
Bill Dalton, the outlaw, supposed
to be dead and comfortably buried
writes to the St. Louis Republic and
says he is as much alive as its editor,
That isn't saying very much, to be
sure, but still it is a shabby trick to
play on his wife, brother and bosom
friends, who identified his body and
buried him with muchgrief. William
has been a nuisance all his life, and
now proposes to make a post mortem
nuisance of himself by becoming one
of that abandoned class who write
letters of protest to the newspapers,
When the papers say a man is dead
that ought to settle it. Any such
testimony to the contrary as that of
Mr. Dalton is clearly out of court,
The Newsboy had no favorite
me circuit nerKsnip ana has none
We merely protested against the way
in which the Benton end of the pet
tion to Gov. Stone was put throug!
as calculated to hurt Mr. Coffman in
the race. As to the man of straw
set up by the Record in what it call
a parallel case that of Mr. Atchi
son s appointment .nr. Lrow was
ousted in open court, and even Mr
Smith had a chance for that position
as he very well knows. We took
little or no interest in that matter
and consequently had no ox to gore
The Chicago Tribune is and has al
ways been a Free Trade paper. The
Iiittr-Ocitiu is and always has been
nign .protection sheet. These post
tions they reverse on the Silver issue
the Tribune being all for gold whil
the I Htrr-Oct nit is bimetallic if not
Gov. Waite, of Colorado, says he
is tired of politics and will retire
therefrom at the end of his term
He is uo more tired of politics tha
politics of him. Waite should not
wait until the end of his term to re
tire. The people of the State will
do the retiring then.
Gov. Altoelp, of Illinois, has not
improved his record in the late trou
ble with the strikers. His sympathy
with anarchists has been asserted
and his flabby, do-nothing attitud
during the strike has given great
comfort to his enemies.
There were only three barrels of
apples on the Chicago market a few
days ago. The crop this year will
not be as good as the last. Other
fruit will be still more scarce. Our
melon crop should find a ready mar
ket this year.
The coal miners had to accept
compromise largely because of their
own misconduct. They estranged the
sympathy of the people by their rule
or-ruin turbulenoy. Nothing that has
a taint of anarchy can win in this
Wk were promised the Tariff law
on me join or June as the last pos
sible date of its passage. Here is
the 23rd and where is the bill? It is
branded on the shoals of Senatorial
filibustering and bogus debate.-
Is John Sherman losing his grip i
Ohio? The Republicans of that
State are coquetting with Free Sil
ver doctrines and endorse them ia a
tentative fashion. Wall street is on 1
the verge of a precipice. 1
No wonder that Mr. Cleveland took
sick. The political atmosphere in
Washington this summer would poi
son a polecat,
And now it i ex-Speaker Reed
who is getting a new light ou the
Silver question. Et tu, Brute!
A POPULISTS VIEWS.
KnrroR Newsboy :
Dear Sir: Having noticed corres
pondence from different portions of
our county and none from Benton,
and having noticed further that they
say little or nothing about the most
vital issues of interest that now oc
cupy, as they should, the public at
tention, namely, the political and
financial conditions of the present
ime, I shall endeavor to sav a few
Never before in the history of the
Democratic party in Scott county
and in the nation was there as much
dissatisfaction as at the present
time. The reasons for this are very
obvious. The actions of the Demo-
rat ic party on the Silver question.
the pauic and the general depression
of business; the failure of the Domo-
ratic party to redeem its pledges to
the people these things, 1 say, have
created general disgust.
lhc politicians are much alarmed
over the situation. Two years ago
they went before the people and
promised that if they were given a
chance they would pass a Free Silver
law, abolish the National Hanks, do
away with the McKinley tariff and
literally clean up the earth with the
trusts and not one of those things
have they done. On the contrary
they have gone to greater lengths in
the interest of the money power and
to the detriment of the laboring
masses than the Republican party
ever did. What will they say to the
people in the present campaign?
hat account can they render of or
what excuses can they make for their
misdeeds? How excuse their failure
to redeem the pledge that they made
two years ago and have been making
for the last twenty years? These are
the things that are troubling the
politicians at the present time and
causing them to lie awake of nights.
liut they are generally a very wuv
set of individuals and equal to all
ordinary emergencies. They are hard
to get into their hole, ana when vou
get them there, they don't seem to
realize it. They have alreaay caught
on to one dodge to catch the voters
just one more time that is to lav
the sins of the Democratic party on
poor old Grover's shoulders and still
talk Free Silver, because it is popu
lar with the masses.
I now propose to show by their own
figures how they stood on the several
different votes that were taken on
the Silver bill, viz: For a ratio of
16 to l.yeas 124. nays 227; of 17 to 1
yeas 1UO, nays IM0; or 18 to 1. veas
102, nays23il; of 1 to 1, yeas 104.
nays ot 20 to 1. yeas 121, nays
'IZl; for thereinactment of the Bland
Allison law, yeas 136. nays 213; for
the repeal of the Sherman Silver
Purchasing law, yeas 240. nays 110.
This is the vote, and there is no
dodging it. The House has over 80
Democratic majority; the Populists
all voted for free silver; so, also, did
15 Republicans. With that large
majority and the aid of the People s
Party and some Republicans the
Democratic party failed to pass the
free coinage bill, hence they must not
talk Democracy and free silver, for
it won't go down, it's too thin, they
are responsible and must shoulder
The Democratic politicians Said:
"Boys, give us a chance and we will
do all these things you want us to do
and undo the things that we have
been denouncing the Republicans for
doing. ' '
The boys gave them a chance. They
demonetized silver. They favored the
National Banks. They Issued bonds
in a time of peace. They have not
repealed the McKinley law and 1 11
be d d if I believe they intend to do
it. They have not demolished the
trusts. They have absolutely forgot
ten to repeal the National Banking
There is no hopj for any beneficial
financial legislation in the Democrat
ic party, for they have made a rec
ord and oh. what a record !
The Bland Seigniorage bill was a
bid of the party for votes to elect
them again, but G rover said, no.
Grover was right, because the peo
ple should not sell their suffrages for
Sa cents and be paid in their own
money at that. The Democratic
party wants to make Cleveland re
sponsible for everything but they
can t do it. Every tub must stand
on its own bottom. In my opinion
there is no place that the people can
look to with any hope for free silver
or financial relief only in the People's
Party the real advocates of these
A vote for that party is a vote for
A vote for either of the otherpart
ies or any one that ac ts with thein is
a vote for Wall street and nabobism.
because they are both controlled by
that power. I concede that Cleve
land and the Eastern Dbnntocrats will
be denounced for the purpose of sav
ing the Democratic j)arty, but I don't
believe that it will work. No,- it
won't work ! it won't work ! ! it won't
work ! ! ! The people have found out
In conclusion, I would ask any can
didate or any reader of the News
boy to show wherein the above facts
and opinions are assailable. I am
open to conviction. Respectfully
A man named Morris, living on
Charley Proffit's place, died of
pneumonia last Saturday and was
buried at Benton Sunday. He left
a wife and several children in poor
circumstances. His brothers, who
live near Diehlstadt, bore the medi
cal and funeral expenses.
County court met in called term
Monday, approved J. M. Leftwieh's
bond as Recorder of Deeds,- accepted
Mont Stubblefield's resignation- as
constable of Sandylauds township and1
appointed Jo? Bri ton to the v.ieunt
CAVE & KOSSElt,
From the bnltlmore American.
Readers of yesterday s American,
doubtless, observed the contrast be
tween two of its leading news items.
There was a long and full account of
the opening session of the Southern
Interstate Immigration Congress,
with speeches by several of the lead
ing men of the South. In the words
of United States Senator Walsh,
who, as an editor of one of the lead
ing Southern newspapers, wields a
larger power by his pen than by his
political position, the assembling of
the delegates of the thirteen South
ern States organized a movement to
formulate the plans by which the
South could enlarge its citizenship
and work out its material independ
ence. The Governors of three South
ern States spoke of the necessity of
getting as new settlers people from
other sections. The president of the
congress thought the time was ripe
for the immigration movement to
the South. On all sides there was
the desire to induce Northern capital
and Northern people to move to the
Southern States. With all of this
the American is in cordial sympathy.
But the other meeting. It was
held in Richmond. It unveiled the
soldiers and sailors monument,
which was a proper and conscientious
tribute to the soldiers and sailors of
the Confederate army. There was a
question of taste in dedicating the
shaft the very day on which the Na
tion was paying its loyal remem
brances to the heroes who saved it;
but even that could be overlooked.
It is when we come to read the
speeches that we wonder why the
South can allow such persons as Gen
eral Rosser and the Rev. Robert C.
Cave to stand as orators of its senti
ments. Explain it as we may, and
excuse as much of it as we can, the
fact remains that one of the largest
assemblages ever known in Rich
mond cheered these two men as they
uttered what, in any other country
but this, would have been considered
the grossest disloyalty. Here we
have the South in practical charge of
the Federal Government. Now, as
long as Cave and Rosser are allowed
to go uncontradicted and unrebuked,
the Southern Interstate Immigra
tion Congress might as well consider
its work discounted, if not destroyed.
We have too much regard for the in
telligence of the Southern people to
believe that Cave and Rosser repre
sent them, but as long as they ex
ploit their speeches and allow their
utterances to be applauded they
must bear the effects. These effects
are that Northern and Western cap
italists and capital will keep away
from a hostile sentiment. Oh, for
another Henry W. Grady! Will Sen
ator Walsh fill the demand?
SAM JONES AT KEN SETT.
From the Dunklin Democrat.
Rev. Sam Jones, the evangelist.
orator and lecturer, was in Kennett,
Saturday, June !, and delivered two
of his inimitable lectures to the en
tire delight and satisfaction of all
who heard him. In the afternoon he
spoke at the fair grounds to a large
audience, probably 1,500, his subjeet
being ' "Get There. " In the evening
he spoke to a large gathering at the
courthouse, his subject being a com
panion to the one of the afternoon.
'Stay There. " He was brought here
through the efforts of Virgil McKay
unlJ. B. Blakemore, who secured
his services through the Southern
Lyceum bureau, of Louisville, under
whose management he is working
this season. It cost these gentlemen
i300 for the two lectures, besides
the incidental expenses. They did
not expect to make any money out of
the venture and placed the admit
tance prices so low that all who de
sired might attend. They came out
about even after paying all expenses.
The following were some of his re
marks. '"Lick a decon every Sunday morn
ing would be the best thing you could
do, " he said.
"Pitch an old bench-warmer out of
the window and next Sunday three
thousand people will come to see a
preacher who does something," he
said to the preachers
He said the old red-nosed devils
if they got to heaven because their
wives were good, would be trying to
borrow their wives' whitening to
bleach their noses.
If all the church members get to
heaven you will have to sleep with
your pants under your head.
Some men object to hypocrites in
the church. They must be ahead of
you or they would not be in your way,
unless you want to back up-on some
thing. Some church members are sonar
row that they can look through a
key-hole with both eyes, and they
are not cross-eyed, either. A gnat
can stand on their nose and tickle one
eye and paw the other at the", same
A dude is a pimple on the face of
society; squeeze it and it is a dudine,
something that has been squeezed.
The prohibition movement is like
the boy holding to the calf's tail that
is going a mile a minute, he does not
stop the calf but he hopes to "slow it
up a leetle. "
An old fellow worth $750,000 prom
ised to do something for humanity
when he got fixed. When that fel
low is properly fixed he will have
half a dollar on each eye, his hands
will be folded over his breast and his
big toes will be tied to gether.
That's-the way they they did Gould
and Vanderbilt and the rest of them.
In Kentucky they raise horses
worth $50,00 each and children
worth three for a dollar.
His talk on politics and politicians
was rich. He said that the third
party, or party of the third part, or
whatever you may call it, may get
to heaven but they will; newer get to
Washington. It's not on: the way.
Washington is the wickedest place
oa earth. It is the home of the devil.
The average democrat and rcpubH'
can politicians are little better thaw
rascals, but the third party man is a
fool. You can reform a rascal but
did you ever try to monkey with a
They want to borrow money from
the government at 2 per cent when
the government is now borrowing at
5. We hear a great deal of fool talk
abut th" "Mi siting rcc a ad the
We are offering
; A Little Money Obtains Quality and Quantity from our Prints Assortment
Our Stock Js Hew, Stylish, Seasonable and Desirable, Our Prices aril so low that jou Consider g
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Drop into our store and see how easy it is to make satisfactory purchases from a stock selected in Jj
the best markets by experience and good judgment. Let us convince you that It is to your in- -
terest to trade with us, as we always insure you against overcharge and poor goods.
r The Month of June is Noted for SPECIAL BARGAINS! a
Every Department is Overflowing with them. Come and bring your Friends.
rWE ARB BABGrAIN GIVERS
And Promotors of Popular
poorer under our present
There never was a greater lie
and I '11 prove it. There s nothing
the matter with the law. It's the
man that's at fault. There's a law
yer on that side of the bouse makes
ten thousand a year. Here's a little
pettifogger whose family are starv
ing. The law is not to blame. Here's
a puysician making ten thousand a
year. There's a pill-roller over on
the other corner that can't make his
salt. The law is not to blame. I can
command a crowd of ten thousand
people, and here's a little preacher
sitting behind me that can't get five
hundred. The trouble is not in the
law, brother, it's in your noggin.
The difference, is organic. If all the
wealth in the United States were di
vided out to-day each man would get
about $1,160, and in less than six
months some fellows would be riding
in palace cars and others would be
walking cross-tics and howling for
Can't Pull Out?
. Bow on the J as. Boss Filled
"Watch Cases, made by the
Keystone Watch Case Com
pany, Philadelphia. It pro
tects the Watch from the pick
pocket, and prevents it from
dropping. Can only be had
with cases stamped
with this trade mark.
Sold, without extra charge
for this bow (ring), through
Watch dealers only.
Lit ! witch citti art tpolltd In lh opMliif,
An iiuw U kltt IkU swil IrM.
Accepts advertising with
the understanding that
we have a larger bona
fide circulation than all
other papers in the coun
ty combined. See !
TIME GAUD OP
HOrCK'S MISSOURI & ARKANSAS R.
going i r.r.
LeaveCommeroelO:!) a. m. Arrive Benton,
ii:uu a. m- arrive Moriur. li:u a. m.
Leave Commerce S:0I) p. tn. Arrive Denton
s:oup. iu. Arrive .noriey j:w p. iu.
Leave M or ley 12:15 p. m. Arrive Ilenton
.no p. m. Arrive commerce l:UU p. in.
Leave Mnrley 9:30 p. m. Arrive I teuton 3:40
p.m. Arrive Commerce 4:15 p. m.
J. H. CHOWDER, 8upt
Rolen Cannon, Prop'r.
Flooring, Ceiling, Siding and Finish
ing. Also all kinds of Rough
Lumber, such as Joists,
Studding, Rafters, Etc.
Steamer New Idlewild.
Tuesday and Saturday
At 12 O'clock, M.
All Modern Improvements. Lowest
Freight rates. Special atlentio i
diven to the (raveling public.
R. L. Davidson, Robt. Taylor
il aster. Clerk
Great Inducements to
X 3VXtirL St., CAPE
EDWARD S. LILLY,
Sash, Doors, Blinds
Oils, Faints, Brushes, Guns, Ammunition,
Sporting Goods, Grlass, Etc.
37 and 39, Main St. Cape Girardeau.
What is all
About did you say? ""T
Why, just this, th&t
HEISLER & YOUNGWIRTH
Have the very finest display of
5r 4r 4
Is often given to people in the shape of infer
ior drugs which kill where meant to cure.
Avoid this by buying all medicines at the
ELAM B. MILLS,
at Sikeston. whore you will also find a full
line of reliable Proprietory Medicines.
in t' 1? t?
HOUSE FKOXTS, CORNICES, Q UTTERING A SPOUT1NO'.
Roofing, Guttering & Spouting.
Vogel & Brunkhorsty
CAPE 6IRARDEAU, M0.
Ttio Ohaape6 House trx SouUneetat a&ssourl.
i- Write for Estimates.
SCOTT COUNTY BANK, s
Capital f -:- $ 1 5.000;
Trammel a General Bunking BiiMineta
Receive Dcpnults pnntW on demand, allnW
interest on dennalla left for all month. IxHri
money at low rate, Hut Itood ootmi, buy and
aell exeuanws make coUuclioua aud pay taioa
Now. If you bare' any Mrtner to Depotilt
muoh or little, deposit with u. Hvoo burrow
borrow of u. If ydii do any bauainv biulnttwi
orcxpeettodoany.dditwitb ua. ttospeut Cully
B F. HUNTKK. JOUN J. HCNTEH
DM. C. C. HARRIS.
3IO R LEY, MO.
Treatment of rlew of Fttmalra, Vunenal
O ill Of Hfull !t
set Your Trade
and Screen Doors
M." 1 t.
S. G. PARKER,
JEWELER AND OPTICIAN,
Dealer in all makes of American Watches,
Ladies' 6 or 0 size, 15 year Boss Case
Elgin movement, $16; Gent's, $17.50.
SILVER AND SILVERINE
Always in stock at prices to suit customers.-
Chains, Charms, Lace and Brooch
Pins, Solid Cold Wedding Rings,
Engagement Rings in all the Latest Styles.
Repairing: done In all its branches.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
JOHN L, MILLER
4 Doors west or Planters' Mill,
Cape Girardeau, Mx'
A' fall line of the Beat Liquors'
and Choice Cigars.
-ScoK County trade Solicited'.-'
The dneitiohoftbe 8iiinine Court In the
caeef Wilson ver.ua liueawita aettlee odd.
eluairely toe title or the Wilson land..
All peraoua are warned not to out timber or"
trexpaaa on any of the vaeant land.
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urn.! uhI w:U any iutot mat i -ti vlm.r: U.
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