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The Secretary of War has trans
mitted to the feenatc an abstract of
ha militia force of the United
States for the year 1806, according
to the latest returns received. The
grand total of all arms of the service
is 1,115,627, and the number of men
available for military duty (unor
ganized) is 10,149,184.
Chris. Rittcr, who rode out of
Washington with J. Wilkes Booth on
the night of Lincoln's assassination,
is in a St. Louis hospital in a dying
condition and- says Booth is still
alive and playing on South Ameri
can stages under the assumed name
George Taylor, one of the murder
ers of the Mecks family who was
under sentence to hang, and who
broke jail at Carrol ton, Mo., before
his sentence could be carried out,
was captured near Hanford, Cal.,
An old and trusted employe of the
Second National Bank of Parkers
burg, W. Va., skipped out with
$43,000 belonging to that concern
There was a silent wedding in
Chicago last week. The groom, the
bride and the minister "who per
formed the ceremony were all deaf
Gen. A. J. Smith, the distinguished
federal brigadier, was buried in
Calvary cemetery, St. Louis, Mon
day afternoon, with high military
In Madrid, the capital of Spain,
the people have become so unruly
that the municipal authorities have
resigned and martial law has been
In the city hospital in St. Louis is
& negress who claims she is about 123
years old, and says she saw George
Washington when she was about ten
Chas. F. Drehcv 1j to hang at I5t.
Liuis on the Kith inst, and Peter
Schmidt on March 10. The supreme
court refused to interfere.
The citizens of Knob Noster, Mo.,
have organized a law and order
league to suppress crime. What's
the matter with our laws ?
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher is re
ported dying at Stamford, Conn.,
the result of an accident received
. during the holidays.
An important event in Washington
last week was the sitting of Ex-
Queen Lil for the purpose of having
her photograph taken
Chief Engineer Milen of the De
partment of City Works thinks that
Brooklyn will have a water famine
in less than two years
An ordinance was recently passed
the City Council of Pittsburg,
Pa., making nine hours a legal day!s
work for day laborers,
ComDtroller Eckles thinks that
the only remedy for existing fiuan
cial troubles is a complete revision
of the banking system
The bill for the abolition of the
free distribution of garden seed was
beaten in the House by a vote of 53
Impure water at Canton, Ohio,
has caused an epidemic of typhoid
The annular eclipse of the sun was
visible in New York on the 1st iust.
The supremo court refused Dues
trow a new hearing. Ho is sentenced
to hanc on the 16th. The next dodgo
by his attorneys is now in order,
- In Bull Frog Valley, Ark., eight
; out of a gang of fifteen moonshiners
- and counterfeiters wero captured last
The State capitol building, at Har-
'.. risburg, Pa., was destroyed by fire
; - 'The New York supreme court has
decided that baby shows aro illegal
: A horse flesh sausage factory has
i iust been unearthed in bt. Louis
' Do you eat Bologue ?
v A rich old miser was found dead in
? hiis den a St, Louis Monday.- Ho
;J was 75 years'old ttud surrounded only
''i -V? Young Greely, a degenerated rel
V ative of Horace Greely, is in a. Cal
,A- ifocBia jail charged with horse'steal
' in- V'";''V:"-'a A - - A
An Oxford, U, J. bay is only
i-' years old audlffilf&t,?
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SOUTH 13 AST NOTES.
Cape Gazette: Edward Kennedy,
a young stranger front nowhere in
particular, blowed into town early
yesterday and after tanking up full
on Cape Girardeau ' fire water com
menced a raid nlong Main street.
swiping in everything he could lift.
He disrobed a dummy of a $1.50 over
coat in front of William Bolinsack's
store, sold it to E. M. Hobb's for 50
cents and swiped it again from Mr.
Hobbs' store but was caught and
compelled to return it. He also car
ried off bodily a dummy clad in coat
and pants from Wm. Burgess' store
and took a pair of drawers from H.
Doyle's store. Mr. Kennedy was
finally arrested on a charge of being
drunk and disorderly and is now in
the calaboose serving out a fine of $5
Piedmont Banner: Wm. Wilson,
a farmer and stockman, living at the
mouth of Big Brush on Black Iliver,
was feeding a fine bunch of 47 steers.
His feeding grounds were in tho bot
tom, an ideal place where the cattle
were protected from the storms. But
there was one danger Mr. Wilson had
not figured on, and that was high
water. On Sunday naming of the
recent big rise he started to look
after his cattle but all he could see
was water water everywhere. Over
his feeding grounds the water stood
eight feet. When the water subsid
ed he found and skinned 37 steers,
while of the other ten he failed to
find any trace whatever.
Charleston Enterprise: Miss Mat-
tingly, daughter of Mr. Jas. Matting-
of Bertrand, was in the city today
and called on the Enterprise and re
quested us to state that she never
kept company with the notorious Jim
Albright, notwithstanding the many
eports that she had been or was his
best girl. " Miss Mattingly appears
to be a very modest and refined young
lady and seems much hurt over the
Charleston News: An unknown
man about o feet bmcbes high, heavy
set, black hair, mustache and whisk
ers, was struck and almost instantly
killed by a freight train on the St.
Louis, Cape Girardea and Ft. Smith
ailway at Delta. There was part of
a writing tablet found in his valise
bearing tho names of A. H. Ilagan
and T. J. Albridge, Gaiuesville, Ark.
The schools atSikestonhave adopt
ed a novel meaus of raising money
for the purchase of a dictionary for
school purposes. The high school and
public school scholars will uoici a
spelling match in the school house at
which an admissiou fee of ten cents
will be charged, the proceeds Jo go
for the purpose as stated above.
Cape Democrat: The little city of
Poplar Bluff is in a fix. The police
judge died some time ago and the
Mayor appointed a man to fill the
vacancy, xsow tne circuit court lias
decided that the business transacted
by the appointed Judge is illegal be
cause the Mayor had no power to ap
Prof. J. S. McGbee wants to suc
ceed Congressman Vandiver as Pres
ident of State Normal School atCape
Girardeau. Prof. McGhee was a red
hot Palmer and Buckner advocate
during the last campaign. All in
favor of his appointment stand on
Poplar Bluff Republican: Richard
L. Metcalfe, Bryan's partner in the
Omaha World-Herald, was a speaker
at a tly banquet in Omaha on Jack
son day. Metcalf formerly lived in
Poplar Bluff, and was county clerk.
He was also at one time a reporter
on the Citizen.
Jackson Cash-Book: We under
stand tho defeated Republican can
didatcs have decided to abide by the
decision of the circuit court and not
take an appeal.
A jeweler at Do Soto calls on those
who presented gifU to a certain
married couple on the celebration of
their silver wedding, to call and pay
up as ho can't afford to lose the cash
The MadisonCountyDeniocraf says
there is more sickness in that county
at present than has been known for
years. - ; '
Dunklin Democrat: Geo. Houck,
of Bloom field, is "spokeu of" for cir
cuit iuiit'e, to succeed Judge Wear.
ncji.es .tall I A woman i Capo county last year
A'A .1 thhl !I!I.H7 worth of lviullry. .
sisisrrcxisr, missoui-ii, e
Uncle Jim Rodger hf'.s a carpenter
at work remodeling the interior of
Miss Joy Bond has her pupils hard
at work, preparing for a rnusicale to
be given the last of the month.
Contractor Ileisler is still building
residences at New Madrid. Some of
our moneyed citizens ougth to invest
in a few dwellings, as we know of
several families that would move
here if they could rent a house.
F. W. J. Estes.of Bufordsville,has
accepted a position in the mill and
will move his family here in the near
future. Mr. Estes is a brother of
Mrs. W. C. Bowman.
There will be a spelling match Fri
day night between the scholars of
the high and public schools.
C. II. Pruitt, an extensive stock
dealer of Dudley, was here last week
and bought a ear load of corn.
Mrs. T. A. Hogan is visiting rel
atives at Bertrand.
Dr. T. S. Patterson, of Charleston,
is here this week, professionally en
gaged. Jo Winchester and wife, of More
house, visited the family of Green B.
Greer last Sunday.
Ben Ward, who has been working
on the dredge boat on Little River,
is quite sick;
FliOM 1) i KM LSTAPT.
Uncle John Kirkpatricl is quite ill
at this writing.
Died, near Porter's Switch, Feb
ruary 1st, .Mrs. Abbott, of congestive
ustner ot Marshall s new store is
open for business.
The post office is now located in J.
F. Watkins' store.
F.Ostner shipped a car load of cat
tle and hogs to St. Louis Monday
Diehlstadt has shipped more stock
this winter than either Charleston.
Blodsjett or Money so the agent
W. C. Anderson is preparing hi
grist mill for grinding, and will run
one or two days of each week.
Dr. Chapman, of Charleston, and
Dr. Bagwell were called over to see
Uncle John Kirkpatrick Monday.
Joe Bush, of Bertrand, was here
one day last week, and bought a full
supply of A. J. Abshier's new variety
of melon seed. Mr. Bush is a large
farmer and knows a good thing when
he sees it.
A passenger conch has been added
to the niirht through freight which
will be a great convenience to the
Joe Watkins has organined a new
club to be known as the "Sons of
Rest," and says no industrious man
will be permitted to join.
Tho Ita-Tng of Creation.
It is generally supposed that it is
tho duty of a newspaper to boom the
town in which it is published, but- it
would take a newspaper man with
wonderful imagination to say any
thing very encouraging about Ben
ton. Surrounded by the most fer
tile lands and productive farms of
the state, Beuton looms up as the
rag-tag of creation.
Everybody drags nobody pushes,
Business concerns start up with
capital stock of from $15 up and the
stock gradually declines as the day:
roll by. Nobody tries to get anyone
to como to Benton to trade or to
even spin a yarn. .every leuow
iust squats on his "hunkers" and
complains about the hard times.
while other towns less fortunately
situated aro bestirring themseves for
that which we drive away.
Tho drug store, the saloon aud the
printing offices are up to the stand
ard, and aro not excelled by many
towns the size of Benton, but there
is plenty of room for improvement in
every other branch of business,
Wako up, ye sleepy Rip Van Win
kles, and allow the customers who
aro knocking at your doors to enter
All persons , indebted to the late
partnership firm of Heisseivr & Mil
ler are requested to make payment
toF. C. Miller or Wm. Bullentine
without delay, and savo costs.
V WM. B.VLtEXTlNK.
February 3, 1897.
- James B. Inks was hanged , at
Oregon, Jlx, Saturday..
FliOM EAST KELSO.
Born, on January 31. lS'JT. to
wife of Henry Held, a son.
Geo. Slaglo and wife visited JuJge
Albrecht last week.
Chas. Will and wife are Ixith very
low with pneumonia.
Robt. Picrson, of Mannings ha
purchased Wm. Randol's stock of
nods ana will continue in the res
Mrs. Wm. Tayiag and Fred Ileil-
ing are reported very low with pneu
monia. Died, January 20th, 130", Henry
Springer, of pneumonia, aged about
54 years. He leaves a widow and
Mrs. Philip Ruble died on January
28th, instead of the 24th, as was
Dr. Frazcr, of Commerce, was
called over to see Mrs. O. H. Croft
ho was very sick, but is some bet
ter at this writing.
ed several victims the past week.
C. W.Hawkins is over in Kentucky
William Lemlev and his beautiful
young bride begun housekeeping tins
S. P. Marshall, of the firm of O.st-
ner A Marshall, of Diehlstadt, spent
Sunday in Blodgett.
J. M. Adams and wife, of Morley,
pent Sunday with friends and rela
tives here, Jesse is chief clerk in II.
Daughertv's bisi store.
Attorney H. N. Kingsbury was in
our burg Tuesday.
D. C. Adams went up to St. Louis
Monday with a car load of fine ho-rs.
Say, who corked up that "business!
Mrs. Moilie Royal, wife of Raford
Royal, died at her home, north of
Blodaett, January 30th. Mrs. Royal !
was a devout member of the Hickory
Miss Lizzie Stobaught is very sick
at this writing.
J. M. Childers and Wm. Bizzlc are
on the sick list this week.
J. Venable is going to move across
the glade so he can hear the birds
Ben Hanlin died at tho residence
of Dick Taylor, January 30, of heart
Tho trustees of our public school
have received the new building the t
board and Mr. Miller having adjusted
and the fixtures moved in, and our
school is now in running order.
Mr. Kelly, of the firm of Kelly
Bros., of Cairo, was here Saturday
and sold Mr. Ashley a bill of doors
Mr. Lampson was hero last weej
Peter Dirnbergcr was called to see
his brother Adam, who is very sick
at New Hamburg.
Burton & Biggs have tho contract
for painting and papering Ashley's
new store house.
Mr. Martin, who recently moved
here, has purchased Dave Metz s res
Several car loads of stock were
shipped from here last week.
Business Changes at Kelso.
Several important business changes
have taken place in Kelso since our
last issue. W. G. Randol has sold
out his restaurant business to Robt.
Person and G. G. Wright has sold
his merchantile business to Baudeu
distel & Co. Mr. Person has taken
charge of the restaurant, but we un
derstand' that Mr. Wright will re
main in business until July pre-
Kiimnhtv to wind un business.
Mr. Randol has not decided where
ho will locate and Mr. Wright will
also bo seeking a location after July.
He is a live business man and any
community ho -may Belect will wel
,The firm of Baudendistel & Co.
evidently intend to transact a large
business and will occupy the house
now occupied by Mr. Wright. Both
members of the firm aro live men
and will allow no grass to grow un
der their jet. A
f, i.ih -
s p?.xj ,.pi"3r
t Mrs. Martha Potter, wife of D. ,.
Pot tort and sister of Sheriff 15, .Us.
died at ' :i. in. Monday, lYbniarv 1.
S'io was a devout member of the M.
E. Church South. She leaves a hus
band, three children, three brothers,
one sister and many friend-, and rel
atives to mourn her death.
Died, on January Slst, 1 Ona.
daughter of Amos Achord, ngf,d 1"
John B. Atherton is very
There is a great deal of sickness
Miss Ella Joyce, of Morley, spent
Sunday at her home here.
Allen & Boutwell are putting in
an edger in their saw mill.
Albert Engel, of Morley, contem
plates moving to Oran soon.
Charlie Mason visited the people
in tho swamps Sunday.
Bernct Smith has rented LU farm
to Mr. Patterson and will move to
Morehouso and engage in the lodging
Henry Picket is making staves on
the other side of Caney Creek.
Geo. Sot-rets i- now a full-:
resident ot tr.e swamps.
L. P. Woodward's family,
have been sick, are improving.
There is a man in Scott county
who has a tine farm of about 'Joo
acres which he wishes to rent to
some industrious Gorman farmer.
Everything conveniently arranged
and a g.tod chance for the right man.
If you want to know any more about
it. bring a hand full of nice cigars to
the editor and if you appear to b? an
industrious man he will "put you
Rube Matthews was here Sim-
day. He said it was hi
lle has accepted a
lend auent for the
ter Co. and will
binders to our farmers,
thews is enorsretie and i t l
A. II. Mantz, John
Bobt. S.van and Constable
of Kelso, and the im vres.
Boer, of New Hamburg, had. buA
uess in llentor. Tuesday.
Monday the weather was very
disagreeable and but few people at
tended county court, but on Tuesday
the sun came out and there was a
The steamer C. W. Batchelor
one of the Commerce and St. Louis
packets, got mixed up in the ice
gore at Carondelet Friday and was
considerably crushed. She is aunost
a total loss.
How can anyone afford to do
without the Newsboy. It gives all
the important news far and near
and costs less than two cents per
week. Satisfaction guarauteea or ,nu;;, m there been any evi
money refunded. ! deuce to convict him ot selling whis-
The dust has not annoyed anyone j .ev
about Benton this week even though " ottiv.k rnot Er.PTN.s.
Joe Moore did try to throw sand in
the eyes of the county court.
Some mischievous boy r.Iaced a
cap on tho . stove during Sunday
School, last Sunday. Some said it
made a terrible noise.
John G. Sehercr, the New Ham
burg saloonist, had business with the
couuty court ednesday. Jjewis
Reichert was also here.
Sunday was a beautiful day and
everybody went driving but Monday
was very disagreeable.
If the ground hog didn't see his
shadow last Tuesday it was his
D. C. Billings and J. W. Ar
baugh came over from Commerce
It is reported here that there
wero four fuuerals &t Blodgett Suu
day. Evidently our Commerce cor-
respondent dropped through the ice,
W. W. Bray, teacher at Batts'
school, was in Benton Saturday.
If you don't see it in the News
boy, then it hasn't happened.
Major Ward and Sheriff Batts,
were hero Wednesday.
I. A. Crenshaw, ot Charleston,
was hero Tuesday.
A good farm, iHM) acres in cultiva
tion. Will rent for a term of years.
Wm. Bau.eku.nk, Commerce.
a, - ;, .-aa --;f:
r.:.:r. h i? h
villi the rp.in
i- Auitiin: the
!sl.ti and l.:u i.
1 Male Mid VAA
j kinks out of tin I);,
j ceoded to v. i .i k Mid
! at it ever sine;;. j
I question of how the,
ting along. Judge
! "Slow; cvervbody
1 Aey pro
,avc !', liM'd
.i r-'ply to the
court was et-
wants ail the
money we've g A.''
Everything glided along smoothie
until Wednesday, when Prosct. tiling
Attorney Moore presented his "bill''
to get it shot oil again. It wa? the
same old "lo cases acainst John 1'.
Mvers. of Diehlsladt." which '.he o'.d
county court had refused to allow. I wii cast their votes 21 years hence,
and which the Newsboy predicted I or become school "inarms. ''
Mr. Moore would try to run over the j Several of our industrious citizens
new court. But the new court is j wt,nt niUbit hunting during the ro-
not as reckless with the people's Jwnt smv, j0. p. Westrtch had tho
money ns Joe bad anticipated and j,,,,-, i,,ck to get one.
now he threatens dire vengence. j pe'.or Dirnbergcr and family, also
lie's going to sue the county so hej.j, jj;!i.?r and family, of Oran, at-
ays out it is very imeiy taat ,
"Jodie" will reconsider.
But even though a suit should de
velop, it may as well be determined
now as later whether or not the peo
ple are to
je thus systematically
lis is the case in which
-. The case
should have been
talent were afte;
rer "coneo motv-y
"yanked up" before
of Diciiistr'dl. The
raid -uyers wa
Myers and the
and Mvers si;
he nevr piead trji'.tr
to anythinsr. but simpl,
Joe Moore to lay in jai
When tho papers were
ent to Bol
ton they were
it a linear that
lixed" so as to make
there had been ten
separate trials and ten convictions
and the prosecut iv.g attorney claimed
five dollars iu each case, and the
justice also claimed a seperute fee in
each ease making the costs in cue
I little piea of guilty amount t
eighty odd dollars. At the Novcm-
tei-m the county court allowed
M.vuv. f-i-i refused to nav the
taken before the United Slut
but there beiim no evidence
him. lie was released.
Myers told the editor that the only
offense he had committed was. on
two occasions, to bring out some
whiskey from Charleston for minors.
He said he knew nothing about law,
and that Mr. Moore had persuaded
and scared him into accepting a 39
days' sentence in jail. Of course we
do not vouch for Myers' statement,
" j but it is very evident that the Fed
eral authorities would not have re-
Alkwod: Blind George. $25; F.
j w. liorcheidt
fiiil; Joe Abtab, fill;
27; J. Norris. $12; W.
J. 11. .Moore
B. Dotson. $12; Lmory, Slices & Co.,
$1U; M. G. B. Stubblefield, $51:1.40,
criminal costs: Elvis Pool, $10; Joe
Ramsey, $10; B. F. Owens, $10; W.
B. Anderson. $43; W. B. Anderson,
;"; Nevada Asylum. $131.75; Ben
Smith. $10; St. Joseph asylum, $ti8;
E. II. Smith, $4; A. J. Matthews &
Co., $1; Chas. lleisserer. $2.7t; Louis
Felton, $40.80; M. J. Tuekwell, $13;
Fred Seyer, $1.30; Geo. G.Wright,
$4.05; Henrv Frank. $:!.3; John I.
Diebold, $8.10; Frank Klipfel. $10;
B. F. Earles, $10; Lawrence Bueher,
$18; AlonzoKnuzel. $S; M. E. Rceder,
$0 15; Wm. Black, $230.60; Martin
Bisher, $13; A. J. Harrison, assessor,
$3'J7.70; A. J. Harrison, assessor,
$397.79; Phil. A. Hafner, $18.30; W.
J. Rodgers, $4.80.
Dramshop license granted to J. F.
In the matter ot bridge below
Commerce over outlet 20, $90 appro
priated and commissioner ordered to
Justices Andrew Schoen and J. W.
Hallcy filed reports.
Treasurer Lambert's bond filed and
Bonds of Chas. Chancy, assessor,
G. W. Brundett, coroner, J. C. Bur
ton, constable, filed and approved.
Abstract of fees collected by M.
G. B. Stubblefield filed and approved.
In matter of grading New Ham
burg public road, Peter Bosen, com
missiowr, allowed $13 additional.
Report filed and allowed J213.
Wesley Sikes relieved of $S7j er-
I' jiieou.s assessment.
eons a-'.scK-ojiet!! .
Justice Chrismoi ''I
Court will be in sess
tier of tlii.s week.
rep ri .
ii ' he r
FJtOM SF.W HAMIJFK
I ) e n t o n W e d n e s d a y .
A.W. Dirnbergcr is improving, but
it will be some weeks before he is
able to resume work in his store.
1 Wm. Miller and Alois Person are
j both proud over the arrival of new
j hoarders at their respective homes,
j YVe are unable to learn whether they
toiv.l.d .--hurch bore Sundav.
Farmers say that wheat was con
siderably damaged during the recent
Lawrence Bucher and Adam Rich
crt were i:i '')ran Motvlav.
Louis Hahti Las began the erec
tion of a distillery.
J. Hot'inan attended county court
at Benton Wednesday.
The new saw mill west of town is
l .A;: a iiuslt business.
anvbodv happens to see a.
t-earrd bay mare strolling around
that appears as if she might be tho
property of a newspaper man. they
wiii please report the same at this
ol'.ice. She took her departure last
Twenty thosuand people are re
ported in dire want in Louisiana. In
' Arkansas so much suffering was com-
plained of that a legislative commit-
tee was sent out to investigate and
j reported that in some counties as
j high as three hundred families had
j nothing to eat. but turnips. A bill
' was introduced to aid the sufferers,
i Thousands upon thousands aro suf-
fering in tho larger cities aed all
tins litter eonr.cienee nas oeen re
stored. We believe it was Wm. J.
Bryan who advised the people to
steer clearof these "confidence ";men.
Was he right, or was he wrong?
As a result of a 10 per cent reduc
tion in wages, 700 of the 000 em
ployes of the Maywood. Illinois, tin
works 'walked out Tuesday. It is
unnecessary to add that the strikers
are in an ugly mood after having
been promised steady work and bet
ter wage in case of McKinlcy's elec
tion. The state of Illinois is "dead
broke" aud they are thinking of is
suing bonds. The legislature of 1895
which was overwhelmingly Republi
can in both branches, appropriated
$10,000,000 and made no provision to
raise the funds.
A legislative committee feas been
investigating the municipal affairs of
Kansas City and find those in author
ity rotten to tho core.
It is Coming to This.
"I had to steal or starve, break in
somewhere and get warm or freeze
to death," was the pica of 19-year-old
John Clausen in an Arkansas
This reminds us that as we passed
down the street Wednesday we
passed a prisoner who is supposed to
be serving out a jail sentence, stand
ing on the corner. When an acquaint
ance asked him why he was
not at home, he replied: "Humph,
it costs something to stay at home;
it don't cost nothing here."
In days gone by it was considered
a disgrace to be sentenced to jail.
but it seems that the jail sentence
has lost much of its terror. A great ?,
many people find the. strugglo for
life so difficult that, in many cases,
they commit potty offenses for do
other reason than to obtain a jait
sentence so they maj ba fed and e
cared for. r A't- 'e
lental otii'0. ."..
I will be' at OrartTMon ,A
day Fb. 8tb to remain ft .'!'
Ottixs at Alex, Wright V -A V
J. S. Wright, pisfc. -.
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