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SCOTT COUNTY NEWSBOtf.
Vah. A. ILvrfi"., Publisher.
Vr Year, i Admnet ..... . . . ,' . $1.00
Less thtu one year, 10 eentt per month
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A SAD CONDITION,
The power o( the press is mighty,
nod the pbwor of the country press
Is mightier than the power of the
metropolitan press. The country
editor is closo to the people and his
publications go direct to their homes.
Uis utterances are supposeed- to be
the sentiment of the people surround
ing bim and, during the session of a
legislature, have much weight with
the man who represents the county
in which the paper is published. Dut
when the utterances of the country
press are hampered by any thing, then
a sad condition of affairs exist.
Before the Missouri legislature is
b measure to decrease railroad rates.
Tha present rates were established
at a time when the purchasing power
of a dollar was only about half as
great as now. Ties are cheaper;
. rails, fuel, labor aud everything is
cheaper; it costs much less to oper
ate a railroad now than then; popu
iation, agriculturo and manufactures
' have doubled; the earnings of the
roads'-' have increased accordingly,
and yet the railroad lobbyists and
their organs tell us that the roads
are now operating at a loss.
In its first issue in January the
DcSoto Facts, a railroad o."gan, at
tempted to show that the country
was prospering since the election of
McKinley and, as evidence, published
a statemcut to the effect that the
earnings of the Iron-Mountain rail
ixmd for December 1896 had exceeded,
by $17,000, the earnings of the same
road for the same mouth in 1895
The Newsboy promptly reminded
Bro. Crow that the lobby would be
able to show up a different set of
figures when it reached Jefferson
City aud so it did.
Nothing could so materially bene
fit the agricultural classes as
general reduction of freight, passen
gor, express and telegraph rates.
The enormous sums of money earned
by the railroad, express and tele
graph companies come cither direct
ly or indirectly from the producing
masses. In the cities they can't
plant gravel and raise stone-front
buildings neither can a railroad
company plant iron ore and grow
steel rails. The origin of all wealth
is on the farms or in the mines.
Everything comes from Mother
Earth. They produce no wealth in
the cities yet all the wealth concen
trates there. Does this appear just 1
In the language of Mr. Bryan: "De
stroy your cities and retain your
farms and your cities will spring up
again as if by magic; but destroy the
farms and retain your cities and the
grass will grow in your streets."
Why is it then, that the country
press of Missouri is so silent on this
measure so important to the farmers ?
Bu$ few papers mentioned it at all,
and these are generally on the side
of the railroads. Can it be that
the publishers fear the cancellation
of their passes ?
Tue new McKiuley law is going to
"protect" the farmer. A tax of 15
cents per bushel will be put on corn
andoats and 25 cents on wheat. Also
a tax of about five dollars per head
on cattle and twenty dollars on horses
and mules. Sheep, bogs, etc., are
ulso taxed., This is calculated to
make the farmer feel that he is pro
tected, but thel,pnly fellow who will
bo called upon to pay this tax will be
the farmer who may buy foreign corn
wheat or oats for seed, or cattle,
horses, hogs, etc., to improve his
stock. We are an exporting nation
and it need not be feared that any
foreign country will send her corn
here to be placed on anopenl5-cents-a-busbel
market, or her wheat to a
, fif ty-ceuts-a-busbel market. This
rot will fool nobody. Nothing of
1 1 is sort is imported, except for seed
and the farmer pays the freight.
A bill has been introduced in the
-Missouri legislature making it
fvbny punishable by a penitentiary
st utenco of five years for a married
hi an to be found guilty of matrimon
iixl infidelity under any circumstances
whatever. Although the women
favor the bill, not one of them would
consent to having her husband sent
U the "pen" if convicted. She'd
want to send the other woman.
Wexxzb. ordered all non-combat
ants who lived in the country to move
to the fortified towns. His object
was to destroy their huts so that the
rebels could not shelter themselves.
Not wishing to depend upon the
charities of the already over-crowded
cities the able-bodied non-combat
ants joined the insurgent armies and
the women and children went to the
cities. - -'
; ' Ex-Coxqressman Abnold. in did
. cussing the convict labor problem
expressed himself favorable to
branch penitentiary in every- con
gressional district, to be supported
by, the district, and the convicts
: to labor on the public highways and
build substantial roads. The plan is
worthy.of consideration. , .
McKi nley Inauguration is ' to be
a swell affair. It is to outshine any
thing of-the. kind that, ever took
place upon this continent. It is to
be a grand, noble, royal affair. It is
calculated to lay in the shade the
coronation of the Czar, of Russia, or
the advent upon the throne of any
foreign monarch. McKlnley's inau
guration is to be a swell affair. The
Coxeyites and hayseed farmers must
'keep off the grass.'.' Only the "no-
bility" will be permitted in Wash-
ngton on that day.
The states have been scoured for
the finest horses of uniform sire and
color for the parade. The inaugural
ball is to be one mass of brilliancy
and splendor. Diamonds are to be
as plentiful assnowflakesinMontana.
And while McKinley has announced
that he will take the oath of office
clad in a hand-me-down American
made suit, his guests will be dressed
in the latest Parisian style.
The arrangements for this gorgeous
event have been going on for some
time and every detail will bo carried
out a la Henglish you know. A
forged letter, overthe signature of
Mr. McKinley, has been going the
rounds of the press to the effect that
the president-elect did not want any
display and requested that the money
necessary to carry out the plans be
distributed among the poor. The
Newsboy did not mention the letter
because we believed it to be either a
fake or a forgery. Mr. McKinley
would not dare to give Mr. Uanna
such a slap in the face. The letter
has been declared a forgery by Mr,
Think of Thomas Jefferson on in
auguration day riding into Washing-
ton on his old gray horse, and, after
hitching his horse to a post, walking
into the capitol building without es
cort and without display. What
would that noble patriot say if he
should appear upon the scene at
Washington on the 4th day of next
A nation overcrowded with idle,
suffering and starving people may
look patiently on for a while and see
those who have plundered the coun
try revel in their ill-gotten wealth,
but it cannot last. There is a feel
ing of unrest among the people that
cannot much longer be bridged over
by false promises and deception.
And the extravagant doings that
will take place at the national capital
on March 4th is not calculated to
quench the smouldering fire of dis
content that is fast bursting into
In the new tariff bill to be adopted
under the McKinley Administration,
the tax is to be raised on everything
except on spirits and wines. On
these the itax is to remain at its
present low rate, with free trade or
"reciprocity" of this product with
France and Germany. The tariff
tax on liquors is now so low that it
is cheaper to pay the tariff tax than
the internal revenue tax. It is not
an unfrequent occurence for Ameri
can distillers to ship their liquors to
Europe, place them in warehouses
there, and then have them re-ship
ped back to this country as imported
goods and thereby dodge the internal
revenue tax. The fact that our "no
bility" drinks only imported liquors
accounts for the low tariff tax.
Tue advocates of the gold standard
in Southeast Missouri made a great
mistake when they destroyed copies
of such papers as the Cape Girardeau
Democrat the DeSoto Fact , the Per-
ryville Republican, the Doniphan
Headlight, and the Poplar Bluff Re
publican, published just after the
election. Little did they think that
with the destruction of these papers
would disappear every evidence of
In silver using Japan agricultural
laborers have had their wages in
creased sixty per cent during the
past three years. A similar increase
has also been made in the wages of
weavers, tailors, blacksmiths and
all brances of labor, will some one
please point out a single instance of
a permanent increase in wages in
any gold standard country T
WHYis.it that the Pott-Ditpatch
was so untiring in its efforts to secure
fellow-servant legislation in the in
terest of railroad employes, and is
not similarly active'in the matter of
the reduction of railroad, telegraph
and express rates which so much at
feet the interests of the great mass
of producers ?
It Is to be hoped that the Slate
assessment-bill will pass. It is said
to be a "corker" without blow-holes
aud is aimed directly at the tax-dod
ger. Under the present system the
fellow with fort acres, a mule and
a mortgage pays the taxes, while
the tax-dodger lies out of it.
Jcdgixq from newspaper reports
the lower bouse of the Missouri legis
lature U actively at - work! but the
senate is a dead drag and seems only
willing to adjourn. The, Missouri
seuatowontdo to gamble on. Too
many of its members are under th?
I influence of the lobby. ;
BIG REDUCTION IN WAGES;
The "management of the big Nied-
ringhouse rolling mills, in St. Louis,
where hundreds of men were em
ployed announced, last week, that
the employes could accept a reduc
tion of 20 per cent or the mills would
shut. down. .: , .. .
Before the election the millsclosed
down and the Niedrlnghouses painted
to their employes beautiful pictures
of prosperity in case of McKinley 's
election and explained that until the
money question was settled and con
fidence restored they could not oper
ate the mills, but if McKinley won
there would be an increase In wages
and steady work.
McKinley was elected, but the
mills did not start up until last
month. There was no offer of in
creased wages and the mills have
only been running on about half time.
Last Friday the employes were in
formed that they could accept a cut
of 20 per cent or starve.
The men have had but little work
since July. They are in debt for
rent and the necessaries of life. They
are in no condition to resist the ty
ranny of their milllionaire employers.
The wolf stands at their doors. They
had to accept the terms offered and
are now wondering how such polished
gentlemen as the Niedringhouses
could first deceive them and then
ANOTHER FALSE PROPHET,
If the democrats who are crying
for prosperity will just wait until the
Cleveland rubbish is gotten out of
the way they shall bo accomodated.
All right; we'll wait. But suppose
this promise proves to have "blow
holes" in it like all former ones.
then what ? Just before the election
you told us that prosperity would
come as soou as commence was
restored. Hasn't McKinley been
elected ? Hasn't the gold trust got
another lease of power for four years?
Then what's the matter with "confi
donee?" What has .become of that
"business boom" and "restoration
of confidence" you told us about
just after the election ? What has
become of those factories in which
the fires were kindled by McKinley
touching an electric button while
seated at his home ? Look over the
files of your own paper and see if you
don't feel like kicking yourself. The
Clevelandrubbish"was there then.
It is certainly very ungrateful for
the gold organs to try to saddle
everything upon the Cleveland Ad
ministration, when that administra
tion is directly responsible for the
success of the Rothscbilds-McKinley
ticket. But evidently Grover don't
care. He has been made the cat s
paw of the gold trust so long that he
don t mind it.
If the gold organs want to ruffle
the feathers of the "Popocrats"they
must change their tune. They can
not do so by criticising the Cleveland
administration. Possibly they do
this to continue to pull the wool over
the eyes of their readers in their at
tempt to bridge over the failure of
the promised good times.
A quarter of a century ago Mis
souri was an undeveloped state and
it was necessary to have such laws
as would induce capital to invest un
til the state became more populous
and business more plentiful. Now
Missouri is the fifth state in the
union and it is no longer no- jssary to
rock the great railroad corporations
in the cradles of their infancy. For
many years past the railroads have
manipulated legislation and their
password was, "the public be d d,
In the recent campaign the people of
this state made a desperate fight to
rid themselves of corporation rule
They won. Will their representa
tives at Jefferson City sell them out?
The fellow-servant bill passed the
senate last week. Of course we
greedily scaned over the paper to see
how Senator Marshall voted on this
proposition. Think of our astonish
ment when we read that he was "ab
sent," and the paper failed to give
any reason for his absence. This
was a measure considered the most
important before the legislature. Two
years ago Gov. Stone called an extra
session of the legislature to have the
law passed but the railroad lobby
defeated it. It was made a plank in
both the Democratic and Republican
platforms of the state. -And yet.
when it came to a "show down," our
senator was absent.
A resolution is before the legis
lature calling for the holding ' of
a special election on April 5 to
determine whether a constitutional
convention shall be held to adopt
new constitution for Missouri. This
seems to be ahasty affair. The time
is so short that half the people of
the state would not understand how
to vote nor what they were voting
on. " "
Tub Christy Fire Clay Co., of St,
Louis, cut the wages of its employes
15 per cent last week, From all over
toe land can be Heard but the one
story a reduction oi wages. In no
instance has there been an increase
reported except by the f aim tele
graph service just after the election
Where is that promised prosperity?
Ae "BOOM" COMING. "'
On the fifth day of March it may
be expected that the country will ex
perience another big business boom.
The subsidized telegraph service and
the metropolitan press will be
'loaded," and we will again be told
that, as a result of McKinley 's in
auguration, the factories-have started
up and that thousands of idle laborers
have been put to work in towns that
have no existence.
It will be remembered that just
after the election the big papers told
us that everything was grinding and
that prosperity was rapping at every
man's door. They even went so far
as to tell us that at 12 o'clock, noon,
on a certain day, McKinley, while at
his home, in Canton, touched an elec
tric button that kindled the fires in
the furnaces of factories hundreds of
miles away that had lain idle for
eighteen months, and that thousands
of idle laborers had been put to
This is only a sample of the "fake
yarns telegraphed over the country
just after -the election by the gold
trust, published by the metropolitan
press and republished by the "organ
grinders or the country. We may
expect a repetition just after the
Bills are being introduced in the
legislature to reduce the salaries of
all state officers including railroad
commissioners. This is evidently a
move on the part of the railroad
lobby to "hush up" the clamor for a
reduction of rates. While we have
nothing to say regarding the justice
of a reduction of the salaries of state
officials, it must be conceded that as
population and wealth increases their
labors increase without any increase
in salaries. On the othiT band, as
population and wealth increases the
earnings of railroads increase cor
respondingly. So far as the rail
road commissioners are concerned.
we are in favor of their abolition.
What good do t hey do ?
An exchange publishes the follow
ing tribute no a deceased patron of
the paper: "Poor Jim Brown hung
his earthly garments on a timb and
swam the river yesterday. tie
didn't stand back because the water
was cold but plunged right in, rose
smiling and struck out for the other
shore, where the angels were wait
ing for him with a finer suit than he
had ever worn before in bis life. Jim
was a poor man but he had his sub
scription to his home paper paid up
and he got there in great shape."
An exchange says that every paper
in the state should publish the fact
that burnt corn is a sure cure for
hog cholera. It was first discovered
by burning a pile of corn belonging to
a distillery. It was thrown to the
hogs and eaten by them. Before
that a number of them had been dy
ing each day, but the disease immed
lately disappeared. It is so simple
a remedy that it can be easily tried.
Gov. STErnENS has appointed A,
Rozelle, chairman of the Populist
State Committee, labor commissioner
of the State of Missouri. This is as
it should be. The Populists aided
materially in the recent campaign
and they should not be ignored. We
shall now await the "mournful
sounds" of the middle-of-the-roaders,
Although McKinley himself has
pronounced it a clumsy forgery, the
gold organs are still publishing the
letter to the committee at Washing
ton asking that. the money to be
spent in making a big display at the
inauguration be distributed among
the poor. '
It seems perfectly apparent that
the National Administration is on
the side of Spain while the people
are with the insurgents. But what
else could be expected? This Ad
ministration has never been with
the people on anything.
When there is a rate war on, rail
roads can afford to give cheap rates
then. It has only been a few years
since one could ride from St. Louis
to Nebraska or Colorado for a dollar
or two. We beard nothing of the
roads losing money then.
"Cottonhead" and John Schmidt
and Sam Foster, three condemned
murders in St. Louis county jail, at
Clayton, came near gaining their
liberty last week. They had sawed
nearly through the ceiling of their
cell when the plot was discovered.
Thomas Rows has been sentenced
to four years in the Texas peniten
tiary for bigamy.' He is only twenty
six years old and is said to be the
father of nineteen children and the
husband of sixteen women all sup
posed to be living.
Forty employes of the St. Louis
Rattan Works, who had been prom
Ised better wages In case of McKin
ley's election, walked out last Fri
day. They said: "We might
well starve on the streets as v to
starve at work.
. The St. Louis "breweries co'ntri
buted $20,000 to the sufferers of that
The business methods of the Have-
mcyer Sugar Trust are being investi
gated by a Luxow committee and it
has developed that that crowd of
ighway robbershas placed upon the
market $68,000,000 of watered stock.
Owing to the enormous profits real
ized on the shares by the Trust, as a
result of being able to manipulate
legislation, sugar stock is quoted
higher than government bonds al
though the stock is composed of 85
per cent wind.
When it is considered that the real
capital stock of the Sugar Trust is
only $.7,000,000, and that upon this
watered stock to the amount of $75,-
000,000 is floated and held above par,
some idea may be conceived of how
those who use sugar are being robbed
and wo all use sugar. With the
trust out of the way it is safe to say
that the consumer could get thirty or
forty pounds of refined sugar for one
dollar. The same applies to coffee
and everything else that we consume
except the products of our farms,
And we have reason towonderyrhy
no effort has been made to regulate
the output of manufactured wheat
(flour) and corn (meal). Were it
not for the "custom mills" through
out the country it would be so. Our
meat is controlled. The Armour
Packing Co. fixes the price. They
are now paying us 2 3 cents for
our pork and will sell it back to us in
less than six months at 12 15
SLATE ASSESSMENT BILL.
Among the important measures
before the Missouri Legislature is
the Slate Assessment Bill. It is
real "tail-twister" and the tax-dod
gers have already set up a howl
They threaten to leave the state
if the law is enacted. Mr. Slate's
bill has had two readings and has
been favorably reported by the com
mittce. It reads as follows:
"That all notes, bonds or other
evidences of indebtedness made tax
able under the laws, and not listed,
described and assessed as above pro
vided, are hereby declared void and
for naught held and non-negotiable
and non-collectable, in any person s
possession whatever; and provided
further, that any person failing to so
list to the assessor any note, bond or
other evidence of debt, describing
the same as above set forth, and who
shall transfer, sell or dispose of them
to any person or persons or corpora
tion for the purpose of avoiding tax
ation, shall be deemed guilty of
"And provided further, that the
law shall not aid any person to main
tain any right to or In any property
that he fails to have assessed asnere-
inbefore provided; and provided
further, that the assessor receiving
such list of notes, bonds, warrants or
other evidences of indebtedness shall
distinctly note in a seperate column
opposite each item the amount of
which such item is assessed lor taxa
"And provided further, that on or
after the passage of this act each
county assessor in this State shall
procure a seal of office, to be paid for
by the county: said seal shall contain
the impress thereon the words 'listed
for revenue;' said seal shall be kept
and used by said assessor and bis
successors in office: and all such evi
deuces of indebtedness as herein de
nominated shall be stamped by said
assessor with said seal, unless said
stamp will deface such property or
effect the validity thereof, in such
case there shall be attached to such
writing a slip of white paper upon
which the stamp shall be placed, and
it shall be a good defense to any
such note or other evidence oi debt
to snow that the same was not so
listed, sealed and assessed by said
assessor according to law. "
We would like for the De Soto
Fact to compare its assertion of six
weeks ago, that the earnings of the
Iron Mountain for December exceed
ed by $17,000 the earnings for the
same month a year ago, with the
figures exhibited by the railroad lob
by at Jefferson City.
Not having sufficient places for the
many pie-hunters, AlcJvinley favors
the establishment of a Department
of commerce and industry, and an
Auxiliary Tariff Commission to fix
tariffs and relieve the representatives
of the people of this responsibility,
Missouri's corporation organ, the
St. Louis Republic, is opposed to the
reduction of rates on railroads, tel
egraphs, etc. The Republic has sur
prised on one. Every once in a while
that organ throws aside its lamb's
robe and the wolf is plainly visible,
Amono the legislators the silver
men are organizing for the purpose
of keeping up the silver campaign of
education. They urge that the peo
ple throughout the state organize
also. Let's organize and lead in the
fight. - '
Vknkzuzlan authorities charge
that Secretary Olney is acting as an
ally to Lord Salisbury in the Vene
suelan boundry dispute. A great
many Americans are of the same
opinion. '-' : ' "' '
- An army of 15,000 American vol
unteers for Cuba has been completed.
They will meet somewhere outside
the United States to start for Cuba.
Jas.T. Wilson, a well-knows; at
torney of this section who resided at
Charleston for many years, died at
Puducah, Ky., last week. : ; ; '
Aoent8 wanted For War in Cuba
by Senor Quesada, Cubit n rep
resentative at Washington. En
dorsed by Cuban patriots. In tre
mendous demand. A bonanza for
agents. Only $1.50. Big book, big
commissions. Everybody wants the
only endorsed, reliable book. Out
fits iree. Uretiit given. Freight
paid. Drop all trash, and make
$300 a month with War in Cuba.
Address today, THE NATIONAL
BOOK CONCERN, 342-356 Dear
born St., Chicago.
More than we do
If you don't take
R. A. ST. KINGSBURY
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
SCOTT COUNTY BANK:
Capital .- -:- $15,000.
'ransact a General Banking Business
Receive Denonlts Darable on demand, allow
Interest on deposit left for ill months. Loan
money at low rates, Bur Rood notes, bur and
sell exofaanvn, make oolieotlons and paj taxes
Now. If you have any Money to Depot It
much or little, deposit wltb lis. If you borro
borrow of us. If you do any banklnvbiisincts
or expect to do a ny, do it with us. Rospectf nil
JA8. McPHEKTEHS. JOHN 3. HUNTEK.
Whereas. M. O. Bryant 'and Fannie Bryant
his wire, by their deed of trust dated 28th
day of February, 1895, recorded In the record
er's office of Scott county Missouri In book 12,
page i oi ine tana reonras oi saia connty,
conveyed to the undersigned trustee. In trust
to secure a certain note therein described the
following described real estate situate in
said county and suite towlt:
Ail oi tne norm nuir or tne soutnwest quar
ter of section thirtv-onei3l). townghln twentv
olght (28) north, and In range fourteen (11)
east, containing eighty (HOI acres.
The northwest quarter of tho southwest
quarter of section thirty-one (811, township
twcuty-elght (38) north, range fourteen (14)
east, herein above descrilied, being subject
to a deed of trust heretofore given by the
suid parties of the first part to I ran It Dnvis.
Aim wneroas uciruh uas oven uiauo in mc
payment of said note.
Now therefore at tho request of the
legiti holder of said note and in pursuance of
the provisions In said deed of trunl contained
I, will on
SATURDAY, March 6, 18!i7,
between the hours of nine o'clock In the fore
noon and Ave o'clock In the-aflernuou of that
day, at the Court House door In the
town of Benton. In ' the Conntr of
Scott and Stntc of Missouri, sell at public auc
tion, tor casn, to me mgneet muuer, an tne
above described property, to satisfy said note
and the expenses of executing this trust.
niAait. 4tiL,L,tK, Trustee.
Notice Is hereby given that letters of ad
ministration upon the partnership estate of
Helsserer ft Miller were granted to the
undersigned administrator by the Judge of
tnerrooate lourtor tscott touniy, Missouri,
in vacation, n ovemoer , ran.
All persons having claims against said es
tate are required to exhibit them for allow
ance to the undersigned administrator with
in one year from date of said letters, or they
may be precluded from any benefit of said
estate, and if such claims be not exhibited
witmn two years, tney win De rorever Darred.
FRANK C. MILLER,
Surviving Partner, and Administrator Part
nership estate oi tteisserer t aimer.
In the Nation,
In the State,
In the County,
Will always be found with the
All we ask is the Support ot
THE COMMON PEOPLE.
The Benton Drug Store
Drugs, Druggists' Sundries, -1- .
Mfr Patent Medicines, Perfumes,
SOAP, TOILET ARTICLES,
AT.RO A W1VIBX IjTTTB OB
Tablets, Pencils and General School Suppliis
L. B. RUSSELL, Ph. G-., Prop'r.
CAPE BREWERY & ICE CO.,
Manufacturers and Bottlers of
Standard Lager Beer,
All orders promptly filled by Cbas.
burg, and Geo. Palmer, Commerce, authorized
agents of Scott County.
New and Flrst-Class.
Heals served at all hours,
trains. Clean, warm rooms
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Carats, and Tnd-MtktMint1i am ail ra
Oun omec Oprosm v. S . patckt ornet
ad w can sacore dimm la kst tins Uitu ihoc
remote Croa Washington.
Ssnd bkxM, drawing or ptioto., wtthaVwrls
tfoa. W adTito, If pslentiM or nof. of
tkaff. Our It not due till rawm is teenred.
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co of am la U U. S. and foraigaaoaauba
Ow. "tcwt omat, WaamHOTOtt, D
Probate Docket, v."".
List of Kxeoutors. Administrators, Guar
dlans and Curators who are required by law
tn exhibit their accounts for settlement on
the day and date beroro named, at the Feb
ruary term, IHMT, of mild court, to be begun
and held at the court house In the town of.
Benton. Scott County, Missouri, commencing
onlMondny. February 3, IMff.
Monday First day.
ESTATE. Admr.Oar. Cur. Exr.
Arterberry, Lona et al Frank McGraw.
Glncttetter, F. Elizabeth Olasstetter.
Hardin, Josephine Vim. C.Moore.
Hawkins. Mattle U.
neissnrer, wenuenn et al Anton Snerer.
C. W. Hawkins.
J. R. Joyce.
J. R. Joyce.
J R. Joyce.
J. R. Joyce.
L. 8. Lee.
L. A. Merrltt.
Geo. Ch tinman.
J. A. Kern.
Joyce, R, J. ot al
Li ups, Robert
Merrltt, James et al
Morgan, Joseph et nl
jnisser, naussa J. et oi
Tuesday Second day.
Matthews, J. R. et al
Martin, S. O.
T. A. Matthews.
C. F. McMullin.
It. C. Swnn.
J. S. Freellng,
W. B, Anderson.
I. A. Wilson.
C. N. Welch.
Htngo Mary J.
Swan, Fannie C.
Spencpr, W. D.
Vernon, Mary T.
Welter, Josephine et al
Wilson, Eninmet al
Welch, K. R.
A true codv from the Docket.
Attest: Ch as. A. Lr.r.nr.
NOTICE OF RESIGNATION.
Take notice, that tho umlnrslarnnl. eiirntor
of the estnte of Josephine Woiter and Ida R.
Welter, of Scott county, will at tho February
term of the Probate Court, to be lit Id at tho
court house in the town of Benton, the county
ei oi rcort county, on tne n Jionnay in
February, 1H97, apply to said court fur leave
to resign the oflleo and trust of curator of
suid estate. K. MIKPEItHOFP,
Curator pjtuto of JoAeuliInu Weltor and Ida
For Foreign and .
Fine Cigars and Tobacco.
ICE CREAM and OYSTERS IN SEASON.
HAL KIM MEL,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, - - MO.
Cigars and Tobacco.
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