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BE3STT03ST, MISSOURI, FEBRUARY 13, 1897.
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GEORGIA DRIVES OUT TRUSTS
Calvin !Law Forces the Bis Cora
. blues to Cancel Illegal
'From the Saturday Blade.
, Every trust operating In the state
of Georgia bas succumbed to the
Calvin act. As the climax of the
effective operations of that measure
the American Tobacco company fol
lowing suit after the potash trust,
thecolTee trust, the match trust, and
all the other trusts, have notified the
jobbers and merchants throughout
the state that the famous anti-trust
bill made their existing contracts un
lawful and they would therefore no
longer be considered by either party.
This throws the long closed market
wide open to competition, and will
cause reductions in the price of
various commodities. It is all be
cause a little Atlanta cigarette fac- j
tory, asking and being denied the
poor prlvilego of selling its product
in its own town, roused itself to ac
tion, tackled and ignominiously
whipped not only the great American
-Tobacco company but all the hosts of
'trusts behind it.
The bill which directly accom
plished this is already famous, and
"An act to declare unlawful and
void all arrangements, contracts,
agreements, trusts or combinations
made with a view to lesson freecom
petition in the importation or sale
of articles imported into this state,
or in the manufacture or sale of ar
ticles of domestic growth or of do
mestic raw material; to declare un
lawful aud void all arrangements,
contracts, agreements, trusts, or
combinations between persons, trvts
or corporations designed or which
tend to advance, reduce, or control
the price of such product or article
to producer or consumer of any such
product or article, to provide for
forfeiture of tho charter and fran
chise of any corporation organized
under the laws of this state violat
ing any of the provisions of this act;
to prohibit every corjwration violat
ing any of the provisions of this act
from doing business in thus state, to
require the attorney general of this
state to institute legal proceedings
against any such corporations vio
lating the provisions cf this act and
' to enforce the penalties prescribed;
to prescribe penalties for any viola
tions of this act; to authorize any
persons or corporation damaged by
any such trust, agreement, or combi
nation to sue for the recovery of such
damage, and for other purposes. "
The penalty for violation by do
mestic corporations is tho forfeiture
of charter or franchise ard corporate
existence, and for foreign corpora
tions denial of the nht to no busi
iiess in the state of Georgia. A
violation of its provisions is declared
a conspiracy asainst trade and pun
ishablo by a fine of not less than
$100 nor more than $5,000, and by
imprisonment in the penitentiary
not less than one year nor more than
Mr. MeCord of the the firm of
Arnold & McCord, proprietor of the
E. E. M. Medicated cigaret te factory
had established hisfactory and gotten
everything in shape for the manu
f acture of cigarettes. The American
Tobacco company thought it foresaw
in his eoods competition with theirs
and immediately declared them un
der the ban. They were enabled to
do this effectively through the fact
that they owned every cigarette fac
tory in the United States with the
exception of two in St. Louis and
of the one in Atlanta. Dealers
. handling their goods were made to
sign a contract under which they
were not allowed to sell cigaretts to
any retailers without the permission
of tbe American looacco company,
nor allowed to sell them at any
price except that fixed by the com
pany. They were to remain the
property of the American Tobacco
company until sold and if they han
dled no other cigarettes and did not
aid in any way in the dstnbution or
manufacture of other brands they
were to receive in addition to tbe
regular commission of 2 per cent
subsidy of 8 per cent more, and for
any violation of the contract the
privilege of handling tbe goods was
to be taken away.
When McCord put his manufactured
goods on the market all dealers were
notified not to sell them by the
American Tobacco company and
were forced to obey the edict. Mc
Cord, after reading the Calvin act,
went before the senate committee
in the interest of tho law and staid
until the senate passed the bill.
He had printed in circular form
copy of the contract of the American
Tobacco company ana a portion or
the correspondence between himself
and various retailers with whom he
bad sought to put his goods. The
letters showed that the firms wanted
to handle his cigarettes, but has been
notified not to do so bytho American
Tobacco company, and were there
fore forced tocountermandall orders
The governor signed tbe measure
oa Dec. 2, and the trusts, one by one
notified the jobbers that their con
tracts were made void and need no
, longer be considered binding in Goor
iria. But the most astonishing in
stance of the .effective operation of
Jthe law Is shown in the notification
received from . President Uoruiard
It acknowledges the breaking up of
the snuff-trust not flhly in Georgia
but in Alabama and Florida.
'? -. . dialing: with tevsts.
. There is no competent member of
congress who does not rcalizo tho
grave difficulty of dealing with trust?
savft the. New York Tribune. The
' ToptalarTeeiing demands something
which aa vet legislators nave not
f been able to accomplish. ' It is es
sentiai hcj-e to observe that, they
have not seriously desired to solv
the Driblcm..;.Tbou9Uiuls have skid
that the fjhermad Anti-trust' act
was so framed that it could not be
The federal congress not being
able to deal with the question it de
volves upon the state legislatures to
do so. President Cleveland made
this recommedation in his last mes
sage. He lamented the failure of
congress to pass laws to deal effec
tively with the evil when he said:
"Though congress has attempted
to deal with this matter by legisla
tion, the laws passed for that pur
pose thus far have prove ineffective,
not because of any lack of disposition
or attempt to enforce them, but sim
ply -because the laws themselves,
as interpreted by tho courts, do not
reach the difficulty. If the insuffi
ciencies of existing laws can be rem
edied by further legislation it should
The state of Georgia has apparent
ly followed the president's sugges
tion and discovered a method of deal
ing with the combines. The Calvin
act has yet to stand the test of the
courts, but tho fact that the great
combines have obeyed the edict
of the Georgia legislature warrants
the assumption that they believe the
law to be constitutional. Their law
yers have evidently reached that
conclusion or they would not abandon
so ricn a neia.
No firm or corporation has a right
to conspire against the thousands of
wage-earners in their employe to
further their own interests, or rob
consumers to pay dividends on sjtock
that never represented any real
value. They have no right to throw
multitudes of working men an women
out of employment by a conspiracy
against workiugmcn and cousutners.
When any competent statesman at
tacks the trusts on that ground and
on that ground only, he may find
that the constitutional difficulties in
his way are suddenly and greatly
Southeast Missourian: Col. E. L.
Craw, of Grand Rapids, Mich., has
bpen m this community for the last
two weeks, securing the right of way
for a railroad. It is understood that
the road will be a part of theChicago
and -Memphis road, and is backed by
the Mobile and Ohio roBd. 'Ihe con
templated route is from Commerce,
in Scott county, down through Missis
sippi, New Madrid and Pemiscot
counties. There have been two routes
mapped out from this city to Por
tageville, one of which is an air line
rom hero to 1'ortageville, and the
other is to run west to the edge of
the swamps, and then south. The
lglit-or-way of the proposedroad has
been secured through nearly all the
land, and the building of the road is
an assured fact.
Farmington Times: A terrible ac
cident befell Georgie, the little three
vear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Sullivan, of Doe Run, which
resulted in death a few hours later.
The little girl had been playing with
long button-hook, which her mother
took away from her and put away,
as she supposed, beyond the child's
reach; but the little oue climbed up
on a chair and secured possession of
it again, when the mother started
towards her to take it away. Georgie
ran to get out of her mother's reach,
when she fell, and the hook end
struck her in the eye and was driven
clear into the brain.
Farmington Times: The friends of
Brid Smith will be pleased to learn
that the testimony in his preliminary
examination at Williamsville for the
killing of Reuben Thomas, which
came off last Friday, developed In a
clear case of justifiable homicide, and
he was discharged from custody . by
tbe Justice before whom the exam
ination was held. Public sentiment
at Williamsville is all in Brid s favor.
Poplar BluffCitizen: Scott county,
says the Newsboy, has a judge named
Bugg. Whether he is gold or silver
is not related, but it is certain that
it will not be necessary for officious
individuals to put insects in his ear.
It would be ridiculous, wouldn't it, to
put a bug in ougg s ear t
Goat Atwood, of Caruthersville,
was lodged in the St. Louis jail last
week by a deputy U. S. marshal for
having chopped down two lights near
the Jttena. tie had a quarrel with
light-house keeper Hampton, and for
revenge destroyed the lights.
Iron County Register: Several
light weight Republican congressmen
from Missouri win be out of employ
ment after March 4th, next, and be
ready to resume their practice before
tbe J.-P. courts after that date.
A number of Southeast papers are
running ads for the American Husi
ness College of Omaha, Neb. The
lie lie Plains, (Minn.) Keporter says
it investigated the concern, and open
ly declares It a fraud.
Caruthersville Democrat: Several
newspapers seem to think that
Caruthersville was totally destroyed
by the late ore. Far from it. we
have still got a good sized town left
They must have an almanac of
their own down in New Madrid county,
The Southeast Missourian announed
that the natives celebrated Ash Wed
nesday on the 3d inst.
The 32nd annual fair of the South
eastern District Agriculture Society
will be held at Cape uirardeau, Ue
tober 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 1897.
Mayor Cocrver is the most popular
man in Cape Girardeau a fine cane
having been voted to him as such at
an entertainment last week.
Old soldiers of Stoddard county
will petition the coming administra
tion to establish a board of pension
examiners at JJexter. ,
. Two men who are wanted in Arkan
sas for cattle stealing, were arrested
at Poplar Bluff last week.
C. E. Gale, of Madison couuty, has
purchased an interest in Carutbers
ville Democrat. . . ..
Jackson has saloons at last-real
Senator Tillman has got out his
pitchfork again, and be is going to
use it if tbe Republicans try to
throw out tho electorial vote of
South Carolina on the protest that is
going to be made by Murray, the
negro member of the House from
that State, when the House and
Senate meet this week in joint
session to count tbe electoral votes.
Senator Tillman said on the subject:
'If McKinley is going to be inaugu
rated on the 4th of March, the joint
Convention bas got to count the vote
or bout h Carolina, if tbe Republi
can party wants to make an attack
on the constitution of the state, it
must make it on some other ground
or in some other manner than by
endeavoring to prevent the counting
of her vote. I wish to go further
and express my preference for seeing
Mr. McKinley President rather than
to see the Presidential function ex
ercised by Secretary Olney, as it
will be after the 4th of March, if the
effort is made to deny South Caro
lina the right to vote. The follow
ing significant language was used by
Representative McCall, of Mass.,
who is a Kepubuean and Ubairmanof
the Election committee which has
charge of the contested electioncases
from bouth Carolina in this Congress:
'It is true, apparently, that the elec
tion laws and constitution of South
Carolina disbar a large proportion of
tbe population from voting, but it
seems to be illiterate ones who are
disfranchised. There is a question in
the minds of many intelligent men
whether this is not a wise plan if
constitutionally enforced and carried
out according to law. A full gener
ation bas passed since the colored
men were enfranchised, and I do not
know how long they can expect us to
coddle them and fight to secure their
electoral rights, while they neglect
to learn to read and write.
Senator Daniel has made a point
against the arbitration treaty which
may result in arraying the silver
senators solidly against its ratifica
tion. The point is that if the United
States should adopt the free coinage
of silver while that treaty was in
force, England could put in a claim
for the diliorence between the value
of principal and interest of American
debts held in England under the new
system of a double standard and un
der the present single gpld standard,
and if a majority of the arbitrators
happened to be gold men would
probably get a decision in favor of
A marked feature of the contested
election cases decided last week by
the House was that the Democrats
who held the seats were upheld by
the Republican majority. The Dem
ocrats so honored wero Representa
tives Swanson, of Va., Kendall, of
Ky., and Price and Boatner, of La.
Tom Watson's contest has been de
cided the same way by the House.
1 lie Washington i'ost has been
having f uu with Secretary Morton.
its latest hit is too good to be over
looked: "The Post is under obliga
tious to Hon. J. Sterling Morton for
his most valuable report on 'tape
worms of poultry.' By the keen
emploj'ment of that twin-screw and
double expansion logic for which the
head or the Agricultural uepartment
is so noted, the writer is able to
show that this pest which is annoy
tug to farmers and adding to their
mortgages is due directly to the
constant agitation of tbe financial
question by irresponsible persons
who do not agree with the present
FROM PKICE'S LANDING.
We hear a great many of our cit
izens praising the Newsboy for the
stand it took on the "poll tax for
criminal costs" question, and other
questions in the common people's be
half. Tbe people are beginning to
appreciate a good thing, and we pre
dict that a Newsboy will be found in
every home around here ere long.
Married, at the home of the groom's
brother, February 4, Chas. C. Greer
and Miss Clara Uoyett, daughter of
S. D. Boyett. The young couple are
very popular and have the best wish'
es of the entire community.
Chas. Carr and D. F. Busby, two
of our fellow followers of the plow.
have given up tbeir commissions as
such aud taken contracts to cut tim
ber for Wylie & Beardslee.
Prof. J. M. Crow took advantage
of the recent warm spell and bad his
beard shaved off. We supnose he was
tired of having the wind blow through
Col. Brown, our enterprising stock
man, is having bis cattle curried
daily, which we think a good idea.
Constable Cbrismon has been out
serving tax notices tbe past week.
H. P. Hutson accompanied him.
Miss Ella English, one of Diebl-
stad't' reigning belles, has become
resident of this place.
Charles Hicks bas moved into our
midst and will open a barber shop.
We wish him success.
Wheat looks bad, and tho price of
corn is so low our farmers refuse to
put any on the market.
Louis Pobst has gone into the stock
business. Ho will raise nothing but
Robert Ross went to Commerce,
and George Chrisman to Charleston
John Lee, one of our hustling farm
era, is sojourning in Charleston this
Constable Burton and Mr. Stubbs
of Blodgett, were here last week.
Mr. Steinbreaker is in Kentucky
this week buying cattle.
Miss Effie Lane, of Illinois, is vis
itiog relatives here.
Miss Ida Rochell is visiting friends
in our burg this week.
"The infant son of Mr. and Mi's. Jas
Vandiko is very ill.
' D. F. Busnby went to Diehlsladt
LATE NEWS NOTES.
Dr. Davis has filed suit against
Dr. Slayden for 110,000 damages for
defamation of character. Davis
claims that Slayden accused bim of
killing a patient. If the patient
died while under Davis' charge, then
how is he going to prove that Slay
den lied ? Both doctors reside in
An ordinance prohibiting the ring
ing of church bells has been introduc
ed in the city council of Chicago. It
is claimed that the bells disturb the
late sleepers on Sunday. The author
of the bill argues that people get to
poker games and trains without bells
and ought to get to church without
Mrs. Minor Merriwether, president
of the West End Benevolent Society,
St. Louis, and mother of Lee Merri
wether who so ably assisted in the
prosecution of Dues trow, has appeal
ed to Governor Stephens to commute
uuestrow s death sentence to life im
prisonment. If the motion before the Supreme
court for a rehearing of tho Dues-
trow case by the court en bane is
over-ruled the case will go to the U.
Supreme court. Duestrow is
billed to hang next Tuesday but be
In three contested election cases
for seats in the Missouri House the
Democratic caucus decided that the
Republicans were entitled to the
seats. This proves that bur present
House is not composed of partisans.
Fifty state troops guarded a negro.
who was charged with criminal as
sault on a white woman, while he
plead guilty to the charge and was
sentenced to sevenyears in the pen
at Lebanon, Ky., Tuesday.
A dime savings institution where
poor people deposit their little enrn-
ngs, collapsed in Chicago Monday.
There are 4,000 depositors. This
will increase the army of sufferers in
the Windy City.
Boswell Beardsley, of North Lan
sing, Mich., was appointed postmaster
by President John Quiucy Adams
and still holds the office. He is 90
ears old and has been postmaster for
The farmer members of the Mis
souri legislature have organized so
as to be more powerful. They want
to vote as a unit and support only
such measures as will beucfit all the
in iNew lork a cat knocked a pis
tol otf a table with its tan, the weap
on was discharged, tbe ball struck a
boy in the leg and amputation was
necessary to 6ave the boy's life.
A protest is going to be made from
South Carolina against counting the
electoral vote, which may cause a
debate and delay in declaring the re
suit of the election.
There is something about the En
glish-American arbitration treaty
that its advocates don t want known,
and the matter is - being considered
behind closed doors.
A Populist has introduced a bill in
the Kansas legislature to abolish
elections and let all county offices to
th lowest bidder. Roosters lay eggs
A bill has been introduced in the
United States senate declaring the
Star Spangled Banner" to be the
national air of the United States.
The millionaires of the New York
Chamber of Commerce have organ
ized a League to fight the free coin
age of silver for the next four years
The Czar of Russia is a victim of
epileptic fits. He has a fit about
once a month, With all his wealth
and glory he is an unhappy man.
The Alabama legislature bas ac
knowledged an indebtedness to the
University of Alabama of f2,000,000
from the sale of school lands.
Howard Gould has ordered a fan to
cost $100,000 for his financee. Most
of us are too poor to afford a palm
Edwin Gould will start a match
factory at Kankakee, 111., in opposi
tion to the Diamond MatchCompany
The Salvation Army in New York
has provided food and shelter for
more than 1,500 homeless poor.
A young lady was dragged from a
street car and robbed in broad day
light in &t. Liouis bunday.
Secretary Olney has been offered
the chair of international law at the
Harry Holphrey was fined one dol
lar by the Mayor of Clinton, Mo., for
hugging a young lady.
W. J. Bryan delivered two lectures
at bberman, lex., to immense au
diences on the 5th inst.
The bill providing for the reduc
tion of freight rates bas been or
The governor has signed the fellow
servant bill and it will become law
in 90 days.
Mrs. Nancy Johns, of Lafayette
county, Mo., recently celebrated her
General Joe Shelby, United States
Marshal for Missouri, is reported
At Mansfield, Mo., Mrs. Elizabeth
Hall, aged 80, was accidently burn
ed to death.
Mrs. Cleveland gave a farewell re
ception at the White House on the
Seven suicides are reported from
Chicago in 4S hours. Too much pros
Senator Vest retured from Florida
Saturday much improved in health,
Mark Hanna's chances for the
Ohio Senatorship are ou the wane.
Arkansas has quarantined against
Missouri horses and mules.
A good farm, 100 acres in cultiva
tion. Will rent for a term of years.
iwm. mu-KMixi, commerce.
Blodgett is the only town in South
east Missouri in which confidence has
been restored, and we are now bisk
Ing in the sunshine of prosperity. Our
merchants are receiving hardware,
groceries, dry goods, etc., in ear load
lots every day.
J. E. Lemley and wife received a
message from Neelyville Monday,
announcing the death of Dr. J. H.
Powell, Mrs. Lemley 's father. Tho
remains will be brought to Blodgett
Blodgett will have the honor of en
tertaining the teachers of Scott
Frank Baty. of Union Citv. Tenn..
is visiting relatives and old friends
at this place.
Miss Mattie Stobaugh and Miss
Tudie Watkins visited Morley friends
Blodgett will soon have telephone
connection with Diehlstadt.
John Rushing and wife, of Diehl
stadt, were here Monday.
Dr. W. H. Allen went to Dexter
FROM OK AN.
J. F. Ashley's new residence is al
most completed, and is one of the
most substantial houses in Oran. It
is a nine room cottage and is an orna
ment to the north end of town.
Rudolph Schultz and family came
back from Charleston Tuesday, whore
they had been to attend the wedding
of Aug. Schultz.
Leo Mayhall, a carpenter who has
been working here for some time, is
suffering from a very sore hand.
Chas. Kreysig. the veteran land
scape gardner, is putting up a very
neat summer house for A. letz.
Our city dads are going to have
some much needed sidewalks built
Prof. Lutes has resigned his posi
tion as principal of our school, owing
to bad health.
Jake Grossman, our new merchant.
seems to be doing a good business.
Wade and Birch Dyer are here on
a visit to relatives.
Wm. Ballentine was here Tuesday
Mrs. Joseph Scaggs is reported as
Silas White, of Benton, was here
County Court Proceedings.
Court continued to grind until Sat
urday, aud the following proceedings
were recorded since our last issue:
Allowances: Geo. D. Barnard.
$25.37; B. F. Marshall, $23.30; C. D.
M. Gupton, $a.2o; J. W. Farris,
W. R. Batts, $4; Dr. S. J.
521. Za; J. W. Farris, $200; D.
F. Wilferth. $125.50; J. W. Farris,
iuu; w. c iamoert, sum; is. l...
Harrison, $21; J. L. Moore. $125; W.
H. Heisserer, $36,65; C. A. Leedv.
$4; Eliza Matney, $5.
Tax return of St. L. I. M. & S. Rv
Co., filed and following raises made:
miles track, from $HHi,6tiJ to
$125,000; 8J miles, from $21,125 to
$30,000; depot at Oran. $100 to $200;
depot at Morley, $100 to $200; water
tank and pump house at Morley, $100
to $-WU; depot at lilod-ett. $1U0 to
$150; depot at Sikeston, $250 to $300;
water tank at bikeston,$100 to $400.
Following road overseers appoint
ed: District 1, J. R. Joyce; 2, W. P.
Claypool; 3, J. R. Bugg; 4, J. A.
Parks; 0, J. D. Withrow; 6, E.
Myers; 7, D. H. Harper; 8. N.
Townes; 9, J. A. Miller; 10, Thos
Allen; 11, Peter Bollinger; 12, W.
Huflstetter; 13, H. W. Head; 14, J.
Sanders; 15. R. C. Swan; 16, Casper
Eifert; 17, Chas. Strack.
Following jurors were selected for
the April term of Circuit court:
Wm. Stubblefield. Joe Miller. Joe
Lisle, A. J. Williams, C. M. Smith,
JUisha Johnson, A. 14. Jllis,
Jenkins, Aug. Dohoghuc,
1'lefferkora, Aug. Ivlemme,
Otto Heeb, Alva Hayden
Moore, W. D. Milford, Jas.bmith,
N. Wilson, J. C. Richardson, H.
P. Proctor, R. M. Finley, Dave Gro
ean, E. F. Bryeans, Jasper Trotter,
J. Pool, Wash Ancil, W. B. Wray,
Robt. Campbell, Tbeophil Schercr.
George Cloar, I. N. Anderson, Robt,
Adams, Joe Bollinger, Wm. O Her
ron, Lifo Brown, Jr., A. A. Thomas,
H. M. & A. Ry relieved of $200 tax
and following valuation nxed: 16
miles track, $13,000; 1 mile side track
$500; depots at Commerce, Benton
and Morley, foil each; oue engine
$2,000; passenger coach, $500; freight
cars, fi.ouu; water tank, $fuu
Ordered by the court that the road
overseers in the county be notified to
repair the bad places in the bridges,
culverts, levees and roads in their
respective road districts, and save
legal proceedings against them for
neglect of duty.
Surveyor ordered to view and re
port on probable cost of repairing
bridge on Diehlstadt and Blodgett
road, near Ostner place.
Koad service: 4 days or $4; over
seers will be allowed $2 per day; team
aud driver, $2; road hands, $1; finger
boards, 2d cents each,
H. W. Head ordered to open public
road leading from east end of Joe
Moore levee, east to public road.
Dramshop license granted to J. G
Scherer, New Hamburg, and G. A
Jackson Smith was relieved from
I will be at Benton Mon
day Feb. 15th to remain
Office at A. DeRoign's.
- J. S Wniuur. Dentist
Mrs. Louis Pfeflorkorn died Wed
nesday morning ufter u lingering ill
ness. Burial takes place Friday at 9
a.m., from St. Lawrence's Church.
The bereaved family have the sym
pathy of the entire community.
Cards were received here announc
ing the marriage of Prof. August
Schulz and Miss Holder, at Charles
ton, February 9. Gussie has set a
good example for other bachelors to
W. G. Randol and O. G. Wright,
of Kelso, wero in our town one day
last week. Mr. Randol contemplates
locating hero and putting up a gen
Our local stock dealers say busi
ness is very dull, and even if a trade
could be made, roads are in too bad
a condition to transfer stock.
Roads are in bad shape, and our
farmers are unabli! to come to town.
As a naturul result our town is very
Wendelin Schcrer lost a valuable
milch cow last week. It is thought
she was poisoned.
Frank Kuhn returned toTexarkana
Tuesday, after a pleasant visit to
relatives at this place.
Peter Bosen and John G. Schcrer,
two of our prominent citizens, were
at Benton last week, courting.
Dr. G. Scholz was called to Lake
ville on professional business last
Jacob Richert, of Bleda, is visiting
his brother Louis this week.
Considerable sickness is reported
in this locality.
Two of our leading merchants, B.
J. Tenkholl and Fred CoiTman, are
selling out at cost. Hen says he is
starving, and Fred says he wants to
sell out before he does starve.
Mrs. Wm. Taylor and Mrs. Wm.
Dauglierty of near Macedonia church,
who have been very sick, are consid
W. W. Campbell is going to offer
for sale all his horses and mule, at
his farm south of Commerce, some
t ime soon.
Robt. Buck, who lias just finished
a five months' term of school at Ken
nedy, Mo., returned home lust Wed
nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Will, who have
been quite ill, are some betler at
John Myers, assistant postmaster
at Cape l-rirardcuu, is spending the
J. H. Crowder is having a nice pat
ent wire fence put around his prem
G. B. Tindail came down from St
Louis Tuesday on the Cherokee.
Ward Smith went down in Tennes
see last week to visit his uncle.
The Cherokee and Benton made
their regular trips Tuesday.
John Jones has an English mastiff
dog that weighs 138 pounds.
A Prof. Schaefer has been tuning
pianos here this week.
R. N. Kingsbury was in town Mon
W. B. Anderson was here the first
of the week.
John Jones is visiting
Mrs. White, wife of Wess White,
died Sunday, February 7, of conges
tion Of the brain.
Uncle John Kirkpatrick is slowly
recovering, aaa health generally is
Judge C. N. Welch und wife went
to Charleston Monday.
J. F. Watkins hauled 100 bushel of
peas to Cairo last week and brought
back four loads of goods.
A. V. Ware, of Cairo, was visiting
here last Saturday.
J. R. Simpson, of White Oak. was
in our burg Monday.
E. Holms moved from our town
back to his farm one day last week,
and T. A. Maynard will occupy the
house vacated by him.
There will be a larger crop of
melons planted this season than for
a number of years.
W. C. Anderson and Sam Rexer
returned Monday from a business
trip to Hayti.
Down In Pemiscot
The following story is fbld on
man who was elected justice of tho
peace in Pemiscot county. Soon
after, he issued a warrant which was
given to a constable who was as new
as the justice. Tho party was ar
rested in Dunklin county, and polite
ly tnrormed the justice or the peace
that he had no jurisdiction outside
the county. Last week a young man
and woman came before the justice
to be married. He performed the
ceremony and closed in this way
"Now, in the presence of God Al
mighty aud these witnesses I pro
nounce you man and wife as long as
you remain in Pemiscot county. I
ain't got no Jurisdiction outside of
Lost, Strayed or Sand-bagged
From Benton, on January 29,
bay mare with a split in each ear,
star in forehead, branded on one hip
and old enough to 6leep alone, lib
eral reward for her recovery. She
left town in company with Rolen
Cannon's plug and it is supposed
tney are yet together.
Piul. A. Hafmer, Benton, Mo,
All persons indebted to the late
partnership linn of Heisserer & Mil
ler are requested to make payment
toF. C. Miller or Wm. BalUmtiue
without delay, and uvo costs.
GENERAL GOS3IP. ,
Misses Laura Boyce, Lena Har
ris and Pattie Gupton, of Morley;
Misses Grace Shumate and Myrtle
Harris, of Sikeston; Misses Tutie
Watkins and M. Stobaugh, Blodgett;
John Hunter, Frank Martin, Joseph
Frobase, Louis Hunter, Seth Em
erson and Rube Matthews were the
visitors who attended the play in
Benton last Friday night.
A large, attentive and apprecia
tive audience was present at tbe
rendition of "A Rival by Request"
uv the lSenTonJJraman'' "i?f riday
evening, February tV !i
were well rendered i u.
frequently interrupt! .'
We understand that Ui-,:
visiting Oran or Co
i he p.
f! -C- r
cated attorney at M
self into a little tro
by taking forcible vo?
corn levied on bv the
trial was set for last Snr
the case was dismissed.
"Oh. you don't q
paper any more was -i-rn
reply when the editor
. . blic
1 !- ' on
h ' r0.
opiuion on the cause ' t
per cent cut in wage.- ny
If any former citi ..
couuty happens to
some of the bottoms
roads floating around
lower regions they wiii .
by reporting the sarr -.
The editor's mar..
sent for two weeks,
ing her in will bo r'
has a split in ouch eav
forehead and brande.
August Scholz, s
Scholz, of New Hami
Annie Holder, of C)
married at the latte
Compare the Nov
.'.t . .nnty
tmd then send in vourwi dv
farmer should be a reader of this pa
per. Dink Portis got a little "opstep
erous" Saturday evening aud landed
in the "cooler." Five dollars and
trimmings was the verdict.
Don't put off subscribing for tho
Newsboy until you come to Benton.
Send in a paper dollar at our risk
Constable Chrismon, of Tywap
pity, and R. L. Harrison, of Morley,
were here Wednesday.
Constable Watson, of Commerce
township, and Judge Ballentine wero
Alex. Hopper and Miss Ethel
Lemley were married on Thursday
of last week.
J. K. P. Chewning, Robt. Wade
and John Hutsou visited Commerce
Collector-elect Heisserer spent
few days in Sikeston last week.
Miss Fannie Wvlie spent Satur
day and Sunday in Benton.
Judge Albroeht and Jacob Stchr
were in Benton Tuesday.
Anton and Kasper Miederhoff
were in town luesclay.
Jacob Stehr, of Oran, was here
Sunday is St. Valentine's Day.
They Called It a Draw.
Last week the court house crowd
dressed Rolen Cannon in the garb of
a tramp. J t .ion Tjr r t i mms'"
to the court a-, a man .' . ni Ty, a;i
pity town -bin in great disj-n Ho
was so compii t ty d:gu-seii i'l.'t the
ourt did noi r.-cogmze n.u:. h -.v.i t is
said they wero shout, u a'-v. him
$10 when Koien begun to remove hia
rags. Judge Bugg fin d him $5 for
contempt. This part of the proceed-
ngs was not on the program and the
joke turned. After a time, however,
t was called a 'draw aud tho fine
One Hundred Dollars an Acre.
Can only be made from one source
poultry, wheat and corn do not
pay. .Perhaps you may smile but
have you ever kept hens right. The
egg basket comes in handy now in
these scarce money times, Tbe lead
ing authority in practical poultry
keeping is The Poultry Keeper, Box
a a. Farkesburg, Pa., and only
costs fifty cents a year, or twenty-
five cents for six months, or for one
dollar you can get with it the four
foultry Keeper illustrators- the
most wonderful books published,
with information on every subject
connected with the raising of poultry
ana containing information wortn
hundreds of dollars. The Poultry
Keeper is an astonishcr and leads
the world. Dolls for the girls,
games for the boys and premiums
for all who get a few subscribers.
Two subscribers for six months, at
twenty-five cents each, secures many
of them. Every poultry raiser nrusfc-
have the Poultry Keeper, the con
tents of which may save or make
you hundreds of dollars, as this
monthly leads the world in valuable
information not to be had elsewhere
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A Bargain for Somebody. '.
James t . Evius offers the follow
ing property for sale, all in the town
of Blodgett. , . .. ... :
His six-room dwelling, with cellar;
bathroom and modern conveniences-'
and four lots. - . ,x-:
A small farm of 22 acres adjoining y
town, with good barn - and well im-
proved. Also lots 10 and 11, in block ! V
4, with good dwelling; lot 12, 4o block ':'
4, has good bouse; lot block 2, tvt
goitd house. .
One money safe, one m2e, r C
norse nuggy ana Harness, .one or
Cash or time payments. .
Will soil cheap. " - ? .
. '- Apply U W. R. SnKRtR,
licensed" saloons .
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