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VOL. V. . JACKSON, MISSOURI, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 28, 1901.
llv General Chab.
Copyright 1900 by the; J.
nTAPTTO I A Barer el cawatrr
trvitta undvr rtiara of Corp. Conn HI r, om
way to Has FraocbMo, afeaa tars M Ok
tea and an tutnpeUad to boaad aa otd, iu
a oar. A rtfinaa rooac prtvaJa, Kot-,
la en of tlia raorvtLs. At OaWn IMvL
BtarvoaaBt eoaras U train tati U struck
rua tha twaaty ' -ra frmr paescn-
Kr. Ha tries tu' man bar aoquahttaaca,
t la raauosssfii.
CHAPTIHI H. Storvfsasit discovers ati
Si Marlon Kay, auht of Col. Kay. 11
aa an encounter with a drunJcan recruit,
Murray, who iwcan reveoce. Early neat
anornina the old racrult oar la diacovarea
aa flra, eauaed by hasting- of journal boxea,
aaa tba aoldlera baraly aaoapa with their
Uvea, fltuyvaaant help, rescue Murray, but
la severely burned, (ule Bay help tend
Ula Injured, Including Htuyvesant. Ko
ter, elttioug-h Injured, declares ba Is la
Itcad of no ltd.
CHAPTBR III.-Mlss Ray leaves tralo
at Sacramento. On arrival at Oakland
Stuyvesant receives tatwaraen savlna? lieu
tenant's commission awalta Foaltr fit Han
FranrkMO. In looking- btoi up tt la discov
ered that aa baa disappeared.
CHAPTER IV. Stuyveeant, attached ta
Can. Vltitoo'a staff, la questioned by aae
Jen. Drayton aa to knowledge of Foster's
hereabouts. Drayton aiiowa him Kitter
from old friend, Footer's uaU, telling of
Poster's meeting with Mlsa Hay euane time
Ertoua In Kentucky ud his Infatuation
br. bHuyveeant saggasts lookup for
CHAPTBR V Murray, the unruly re
fruit, Is discovered to ba a deserter. Btuy
vesant acaldrntally meets Ueut. Kay,
brother of MIm Kay, at San Kranclaoo.
They accidentally apeak of roster, whom
tiay knows, and ha says bis slater's deter
mination not to marry sutaloje the army
mint have eaoaed Pnetar t enlist and an
eaeor to win tha straps.
CHAPTER VI sales Bay. with her
mother, comes to San PraaoUeo, but Stuy
Keaaat, although very anxloua, has not
the pleasure sf meatlsg Vwr. Lieut. Ray,
while visiting tbim one evening, receives
word that prisoners under hla charge have
escaped and his quarters have been robbed.
When transport on which Htuyvesant aulls
Is leaving harbor he, with party of of
ficers, boards an ewort steamer to bid
friends farewell. Miss Kay is aboard and
be Is introduced. They speak, and he ex
presses hone of meeting her upon his re
turn from Manila. Bbe smilingly answers:
"I think you may see me before that."
la one of eaosped prisoners sad that fl.0o
CHAPTER VII. It Is kerned Murrar
si w nay a misaing proptny. ,
CHAPTBR VIII At Honolulu three sol
diers are Involved Is a fight wrth three
drunken sailors by a burly, aashlly dressed
stranger, a recent arrival on the islands,
known as Baekett, Btuyvesant hears ot
f ht and from description Identifies itrnn--ger
as Murray, and c.lecovera him while
secretly attempting to leave for ahlp
bound, for Australia. A souffle ensues la
whrch Htuyvesant Is severely subbed.
CHAPTER IX. Btuyvesant lingers be
tween life and death at Honolulu for many
weeks. Finally transport Bucramento ar
rives witfi Lieut. Kny, his mother and sis
ter, the Intter s Pert Cross nur", aboard.
Htuyvesant tells dnctors he Is well cnougs
to proceed to Manila wtth boat.
t.'HAITKR X. He yoes. but suffers se
rious relenee ss a res: It. He Improves to
wurd end of trip; pr-sence of Miss Kay
proves a wondrnul stimulant to him.
CHAPTER M On arrival at Manila
Mlfs Kuy Is Inviti-d to star with old army
friends, the Itrtnts. Just before d? burklrfr
she i taken down with s high fever. Su-.y-vesant
Is fort-td to remain aboard the s.up
for some time.
CHAITKK XII. MIks Roy. whose pit
name Is MuidU, slowly convale.ces at t'rl.
llrfsnt's home. A iiiyetenous sti ai.Ki r ca'ti
stvernl limes to re V.pr, but l nt-v.-r s.i
mlttfd. Siu veaut calls one d:iy with hr
porlruit, acviiiftiitally lourrd on the p.trau
grour.d. Kha becomes very pale on seeii.g
It. Itefore leaving. 8tuyviutit pit ka ui
Maklle's rev.ilver, lying on the table, and
fits It In his pocket.
CHAPTF.R XIII One evrnlnK Btuv
vesant habtily enters a native report to h
cape a pesurnig otllcer of Hstrlolli' Daiish
ttrs of America, a rival to Hed Cross or
franlsatlon. A nunibtr of holdlwrs and
civlllana are gathered und one of the lat
ter imnruiliattly start for the door, springs
srouiid the corner and disappears.
CHAPTICR XIV.-The man la learned to
have besn Murray, allaa Mackett. Myste
rious stranger who had so f'en cttlli-d to
see Miss Hay now su.pisid tu have lu.-n
Foster, who, through his love, had fol
lowed her to Manila. Robbery la attempt
ed at Hrent's. Maldle dlscovors Intruder
but falls In her attempt to capture him.
CHAPTKR XV. Inventory shows luss to
be considerable. False story of lire Instead
of robbery la acclUrntally apread. Btuy
vesant beara of It trout a sentry, with
whom be has a few words, and hurries to
the scene. Boon after arrival an officer ap
proaches with order for his arrest; stntry
whom he had Jwt boon tslking to had
been found dead and Maldle's revolver
found near the spot.
CHAPTF.R XVI. 8'uyvesn.nt tried far
murder nrd ctreumstantlsl evidence struns;
against hlro. Miss Ray is told dead sentry
Is Foster, killed wltb her pistol.
CHAPTER XVII. During trial dead sea
try, known as Denton, Is partially Iden
tified as Fnster. Lieut. Hay ta called, but
declares ba bad sever seen deceased be
CHAPTER XVIII. It Is learned that
Murray, the villain, bad enlisted beeaueo
Foster bad, and Corporal Connelly on the
stand declares he hail followed Foster to
Manila to squeese money from him. Mur
ray bad once worked on Foster's ranch and
had s grudge sgajnat him for being dis
charged. CHAPTKR XIX. Some time later Fes.
ter Is discovered alive at Honolulu, brought
tack to Manila and bis story learned, lis
had wandered from lacrutt car with ne
thought of desertion and fell to wl'a
"friends" who took Mrs to Bacramentix
They threatened to give hlra over to mili
tary authorities for desertion unless paid
a heavy sum. He managed to break swsy,
went to Portland, snd there mat sn old
chum who greatly reeembied him. a prtvals
In aa Infantry regiment, who persuaded
him to rejoin his regiment. Ha (Foster)
was to go to Hong-Kong, whtls lien ton
would srrasge for Foster's snds Journey
to Manila. Foster had not gone to Hong
Kong snd was on the point of returning is)
lbs States when discovered.
A few hours liner, "lined tip" along;
the rirer bank, a prcnt regiment from
the far vest, panting and exultant,
stood resting on itn arms and look
ing back over the field traversed In
ita first grand charge. Here, there,
everywhere it was strewn with In
surgent dead and sorely wounded,
ik-re, there and everywhere men la
American blue were flitting about
from group to group, tendering can
teens of cold water to the wounded,
friend and enemy alike.
Fur bnck towards the dusty high
way where the ambulances were hur
Tyins'' hnd close to the abutments of
n massive atone bridge that crossed
n tributary of the Pnslg, three off!
rers, a surgeon, and hulf-a-dosen sol
diers were grouped about a prostrate
form In the pale blue uniform, with
the gold embroidery and brOAil
stripes of a Filipino captain, but the
fnee was ghantly white, the language
With thB blood welling from a shot
hole in his broad, burly chest and the
'seal of death nlrendy scttlnD' on hU
Kino, U. 8. V.
ft. Llpplnfcott Company.
ashen brow, lir whs scowllnpr tip Into
the) half-ompasMonate, naif-contemptuous
faors ahemt liim. Hrra lay
the "Capstan Americano" of whom
the Tagal soldiers had been boasting
for a month a deserter from thsj
army of the United States, a com
missioned officer In the ranlcs of
Ainiinnldo, shot to death In hi first
battle In Might of some who had aeon
and known him "lit the bine."
I.leut. Btuyvesant, revived by a long
pull at the doctor's flask, hla bleed
Inp; stanched, had nirain pressed for
ward to take his part in the flpht,
bot Dow lay buck in the low vic
toria that the men had run forward
from the villapp, and looked down
upon the man who In bitter wrath
and hatred had vowed long months
before to have his heart's blood
the man who had so nearly done him
to death In Honolulu, Even now In
Sackett's dyinff eyea something of
the some brutal rage mingled wtth
the Instant gleam of recognition
that for a moment flashed across his
distorted features. It seemed retri
bution Indeed that hla last conscious
glance should fall upon the living
face of the man to whom he owed his
reecnw from fenrful death that
nig-ht m ftir-away Nevada.
Hut, badly aa he was whipped thai
brilliant Sunday, "Johnny Filipino"
had the wit to note that Uncle Snm
had hardly a handful of cavalry and
nowhere iicar euoufh men to follow
up the advantages, ami huiire the
long campaign of minor a Hairs thnt
had to follow. In that campaign San
dy Jtay was far too busy ttt the front
to know very much of what was fjo-
uir on at the rear in Manila, Ho
listened with little sympathy to Far-
alliltLr'. brief diaDoaition of Door Fos-
ter a ease. "They eould remove the
desertion and give him a commission,
but they couldn't make YYally a sol
dier. He went home when the fight
ing had hardly begun." Somebody
wna mean enough to say if he hadn't L
bia mother would have come for him.
There was no question aa to the
identity of the soldier who died in
Filipino uniform. ' 'wt only did
Btuyvesant recognize him, but so did
Kay and Trooper Mellcn, and Connel
ly, fetched over from the north side
to make assurance doubly sure. It
was BackeU-Murray, gamliler, horse
thief, houae-robber, deserter, biter,
murderer and double-dyed traitor.
He had fled to the in.itirgeuts in
drend of discovery mid death at the
hands of Benton's rnmrnilcs.
And perhaps it was just as well.
Foster knew of his haplc-fcs end be
fore he took steamer homeward;
knew, too, of St.ttyvesnnt's wound,
and possibly it had something to do
with his departure of the disposi
tion made of that fortunately wound
ed officer. Miss Kay, it seems, wn!
regularly on duty now, with other
Hed Cross nurses, and Ptuyvcsani
went to the "First Iteserve" und
stayed there a whole week, und even
Dr. -Wells enme and smiled on him,
and Miss Porter beamed, and still hi"
was not hnppy for Maldie cnnie not.
She was busy as she could lie at the
further end of the other wards.
And sn Ptuyresnnt grew impatient
of nursing, declared he wns wi ll, and
still wns far from happy, for at that
time Foster was still hovering about
the premises, and Btuyvesant could
see onlv one possible explanation for
that. They moved him back to his
breeny quarters at Malate. But pres
ently a trap won sprung, mainly
through Mrs. Brent's complicity, for
once or twice a week it was Maidie's
custom to go to her old friend's roof
for rest and tea. And one evening,
seems to me It was Valentine's day,
tost before sunset, they were In the
vernnda the colonel and his kindly
wife, while Maid Marion the .Second
wns in her own room dousing a dainty
gown for change from the lted Cross
uniform, when a carriage whirled up
to the entrance underneath, and Mrs
Brent, leaning over the rail, ami led on
I its sole occupant and nodded reassur
Stuyvesnnt came up slowly, looking
not too robtiHt, and said it was awfully
good of Mrs. Brent to take pity on his
loneliness and have him round to tea.
Other nice women, younger, more at
tractive personally than Mrs. Uront
bad likewise bidden him to tea just
as soon as he felt able, but Btuyvesant
swore to himself he couldn't be able
and wouldn't be if he could. Yet when
Mrs. Brent said "Come," he went,
though never hoping to see Marion,
whom he believed to be engrossed in
duties at the First Ursvrve, snd on the
verge of announcement of her en
gagement to "that young man Fos
ter." Presently Brent said if Btuyvesant
had no objection ho'd take his trap
and drive over Intra muros and get the
news from MucArtliur's front for
Mac was hammering at the Insurgent
lines about Caloooan and Btuyvesant
had no objection whatever. Where
upon Mrs. Brent took occasion to gay
In the moat casual way In the world:
"Oh, you wight send a line to Col,
Martindale, djar. You know Mr. Fos
ter goes home by the Sonoma oh,
hadn't you heard of it, Mr, fctuyve
santT Oh, dear, yes. lie's been ready
to go ever since the fighting began,
but there was no host.
And then she, too, left fituyvesont
left him with the New York Moon
bottom topmost in his hand, and '
sensation as of wheels in hi head.
Bhs proceeded, furthermore, to order
tea on the back gallery and Maid! to
the front. But tea was ready long
Far out at the lines of San Pedro
Macati Dyer's guns had sighted
awsrma of rebels up the Paalg, and
with placid and methodical precision
were sending shrapnel in thnt direc
tion and dull, booming concussions la
the other. An engagement of some
kind was on at Ran Pedro, and Stnyve
aant twitched with nervous longing
'to get there, despite the doctors, and
at wondering wag another engage
ment off at Manila. Junt what to do
he had not decided. The Moon and
his senacs were still npsidc down when
81 Qg came in with the transferred
tea things and Mrs. Brent with th
last thing Btuyvesant was thinking to
ace Maid Marion, all smiles, congrat
ulation and cool organdie.
Ten minutes' tiinn in which to com
pose herself gives a girl far too great
an advantage under such circum
stances. "I I'm glad to see you," said
Btuyvesant, helplesely, "I thought
you were wearing yourself out at
"Oh, it agrees with me," responded
"I suppose it must. You cei taiuly
"Mercl du compliment, mouaieur,"
smiled Miss Bay, with sparkling eyes
and the prettiest of courtesies. She
certainly did look remarkably well.
It was time for Btuyvesant to be
seated again, but he hovered there
about that tea table, for Mrs. Brent
made tho totally unnecessary an
nouncement that she would go Id
search of the spoons.
"You had no tint I suppose to
took in on anybody but your ussigned
vict patients, t mean," hazarded
Btuyvesant, weakening his Ustitativg
by palpable display of sense of injury.
"Will, you were usually saleep when
I cnl Innuired, I moan. One or two
lumps, Mr. Stuyvesunt?" And the
dainty little white hand hovered over
the sugar bowl.
ion usually chose such times, I
fancy. One lamp, thanks." There
was snothsr, not of sugar, in his
throat, and he knew ft, and his fine
blue eyes and thin, sad face were pa
thetic enough to auove any woman's
heart hnd not Miss Uay leeii so con
cerned about the tea.
"You would have been able to re
turn to duty days fcgo," said she, ten
dering the steaming cup and obviously
ignoring his remark, had you come
right to hospital as Dr. Khiels direct
ed, instead of scampering out to the
front again. You thought mora of
the brevet, of course, tluin the gash.
What a mercy it glnneed on the ill)!
Only such wounds are ever so mucj
harder to stanch and dress."
Yoei knew about it, then?" he
asked, with reviving hope.
"Of course. We ill knew," respond
ed Miss Uay, well aware of the fact
that he would have been tinaeeuunt-
n lily and Infinitely happier hnd it been
Kin- alone. "Iliul is our iiroreKHion.
But about the brevet. Hurely you
night to be (.leased. Captitiu in your
"Oh, it's only a rceomniendntion,"
he aiiHwercd, "and tuny be as far away
u any other engagement sf mine,
thnt Is." And in sayine, it poor Stuyve
sunt realized it wui uu asinine thing.
So, alack! did she! An instant ngone
she was biting br pretty red lips for
letting the word escape her, but his
futuity gave her all the ndvnutugu in
spite of herself. It was the play to
see nothing that called for reply in his
allusion. So there was nono,
A carriage was coining up the
I.uneta full tilt, and though still tiOO
yards away, she saw and knew It to
be Stuyvesunt s returning. But hd
saw nothing beyond her glowing luce.
Mra. Brent begun to sing in the salon.
a symptom so unusual that it could
only mean that she contemplated
coming back and was giving warning.
Time was priceless, yet here no
stood trembling, irresolute. Would
nothing help him?
You speak of my engagement,
he blundered blinded on. "I wish
you'd tell me about yours."
"Mine7 Oh with the Red cross,
you mean 7 And shame be to you,
Maldie Ba;;, you knew you well
km-w ho didn't.
I meau to Mr. Foster. Mrs.
Brent has just told me"
'Mrs. Brent!" Interposed Miss Ray
In a flutter of nmaxe. That carriage
Is coining nearer every instant,
driving like mnd, Brent on the back
seat and a whip-luslung demon on
the box. There wilt bo no time for
love-tales once that burly warrior re
turns to his own. Yet she is fencing,
parrying, holding him at bay, for his
heart is bubbling over with the tor
rent of its love and yearning and
What are bullet-wounds and brevets
to this one supreme, sublime encoun
ter? His heart was high, his voice
rang clear and exultant, his eyes
flashed joy ond fire and defiauce Id
the faeo of a thousand deaths two
weeks ago. But here in the pres
ence of a slender girl be can do
naught but falter and stammer sod
Crack, crack, spatter, clatter, and
crash cornea the little carriage and
team whirling into the Sau Luis. II
heart it now. Ha knows what It
means to him Brent back and the
pent-up words still unspoken I It
nerves htm to the teat, It spurt hlra
to the leap, it drives the blood bound
ing through hit veins, it sends aim
darting round tba table to her side,
penning her, aa It ware, betwwen him
and the big bamboo chair. And now
her heart too la all In a flutter, for
the outer works are carried in bia
Impetuous dash, the assailant It at
the very citadel.
"Marlonl he cried, "tell me, wet
there tell me there was no engage-
"MKRCI DU COMPLIMENT. MON
SIEUR," SMILED MISS! HAT,
mentl Tell me there is a little hope
for me! Oh, you are blind If you do
not see, If you have not seen all
along, that I've loved you ever since
the flrst day I ever saw you. Tell
Too late. Up comes Brent on the
run, and Marlon springs past the
would-be defuiuing arm. "Where't
Mrt. ?" pants the warrior.
"Hnlly, 8tuyvie? I was afraid you'd
got the newt and gone out in a cab.
M'ria, I want my belt and pistol!"
"Where you going?" bursts In the
lady of the house the spoons for
gotten. "Out to San Pedro! It's only three
miles. Our fellows are going to drive
'era out of Guadeloupe woodj. Beady,
Btuy? Of course you want to see it.
Drire'll do you good, too. Come on."
"Indeed, you don't stir a step, Col.
Btwnt! not a step! What business
have you going into action? You did
enough fighting 40 year ago."
Brent, deaf to her expostulation, la
rushing to the steps, buckling his
belt on the run, but "M'ria" grabs the
lack of the khaki coat and holds
him. fcUuyveaaot Bpringa for his hat.
It has vanished. Marion, her hands
behind her, her lips lrtd, her heart
pounding hard, haa darted to the
broad door to the salon, and there,
leaning against the framing, the con
At the rear of the talon Thiube has)
grappled I'yramue and ia being pulled
to the head of the stain; at the head,
Beatrice, with tin d tinted front, con
cealing a sinking heart, defies Be no
"My hat, please," he demands, his
eyes lighting with hope and promise
"Y'ou have no right," ahe begins.
"You are still a patient." But nosy,
with bowed head, he is struggling,
for he has crmie close to her. no close
that his heart und hers might al
most meet in their wild leaping, so
close that in audacious search for the
missing headgear his hands are
reaching down behind the shrinking,
slender lit Mo form, and his long,
sinewy arms almost encircling tier.
The war of words at the bark stairs
"now trebly thundering swelled the
gale," but it is not heard here at the
His hnnds have grasped her wrists
now. His blond head Is bowed down
over hers, so that his lips hover rlosa
to the part of the dusky hair. "My
hat, Mniilie," he cries, "or I'll I'll
take what I want!" Both hands
tugging terrifically at those slender
wrists now, and yet not gaining an
Inch. "Do you hear? I'll I'll take"
"Yotl shan't!" gasps Miss Ray,
promptly burying her glowing face
in the bveunt of that happy khaki,
and thereby tacitly admitting thnt
she knows jtint what he wants to
much more than that hat.
And then the long, white hands re
lease their hold of the slim, whlti
wrists; the muscular arms twine
tight about her, almost lifting her
from her feet; the bonny brown head
bow lower still, his mustache brush
ing the soft, damask-like cheek. "1
must go, Maidie darlingl'1 he whit
pert, "without the hat if need be, but
not without this and this and
thla and this and this" and the Inst
one lingers long Just at the corner p(
tho warm, winsome, rosy lips. She
could not prevent it perhaps she dkl
State of Ohio, City of ) ss
Toledo, Lucas County, f
Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that Lo is senior member of thr
firm of F. J. Cbouey &. Co. .doing
business in the city Of Toledo.
county und stnte aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum of
one hundred dollars for each and
every cane of catarrh that cannot
be cured by trie use or nans
Catarrh cure. Frank J. Cheney.
Sworn to before mo and sub
scribed in my presence, this 6tb
day of December, A. U.. 18SG.
ru l 1 A. W. ULEASON.
l&eal.J Notary Public
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on
the blood and mucous surfaces of
the syxtom. Send for testimo
F. J. ChennY Co.,
Sold by druggists, 73c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best,
THE BEST PEttSCRIPTION FOR
Malaria, chills and fever ia a bot
tie of Grove's Tasteless chill
tonic. It is simply iron and qui
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do pay. Price' 60c.
Ont Big Cap In the Books.
According to the exhibit just
made by the Dockery and Allen
experts the state of Missouri,
under democratic administrations
since 1874 has had dealings with
a New York banking firm to the
amount of 12,929,338.08, and the
account witb that firm is not
found in the state books. The
remarkable fact is confessed in
the official report of the experts
Just published. After stating
that "sales of United States bonds
and purchases of Miitsouri state
bonds were made through this
firm" (Kohn, Popper & Co.), the
Dockery and Allen experts says
"There is no formal account on
the general books of tho state
showing tho transactions had
with this firm."
A few figures ire given relat
ing to this extraordinary break
in bookkeeping. They are ag
gregates, with a total absence of
details, and it is admitted that
the figures were obtained from
the bank und other outside
sources. The investigator is re
ferred to an "exhibit" elsewhere,
and when that exhibit is looked
for it is found to bo merely a
repetition of the sumo totals,
without details. The Republic
uttempts to framo an excuse
for this astounding hole in tho
state bookkeeping, ns follows:
"Thero is no detailed statement
ot the various truimactions with
Kohn, Popper & Co.' in the
auditors' records. As all deal-
ugs with this firm were had
through the fund commissioners,
their records stand ns prima facie
evidences of integrity."
Vt hero are those records? Pro
duce them! If thev exist thev
belong to tho people. Are the
fund commissioners Cthe trover-
nor. auditor, treasurer, and at
torney general of each adminis
trutions) authored to keep u
secret financial record, coyering
millions of dollars, that is omit
ted from the auditors' reports?
If such a record is maintained.
why did tho governor's experts
go to the New York bunk for an
outline of the sale and purchase
of state bonds amounting to $2,-
020,338? The laws of Missouri
provide that Iho state auditor's
published report submitted to
each legislature shall be full and
detailed. We have quoted that
law, and it is absolutely clear
and specific that tho auditors'
published reports shall srive all
the financial transactions of the
state. It is simply amazing to
hear that the governor, auditor,
treasurer ond attorney pencral,
acting as the sinking fund com
missioners, consider themselves
at liberty to convert bonds be
longing to the state or the schools
into gome other form of security
or obligation, and not only omit
the operation from tho auditors'
reports, but from tho books alto
gether, leaving a litter governor's
experts no resource except to
confess that "there is no formal
account on tho general books of
state showing the transactions
had with this firm."
If the Republic means by its
rcferenco to "prima facie evidence
of integrity" that personal honor
is a substitute for bookkeeping it
has taken another step in the
game of equivalents which plays
so large a part of the government
of this state. Tho people of Mis
souri have no knowledge of the
records kepi by tho four state
officials who constitute the sink
ing fund board. Even the Dock
ery and Alton exports seem to
have been denied access, for they
went to a New York bank for the
figures of transiictiocs of uearly
13,000,000, in which the sinking
fund commissioners represented
this state. Tho laws of Missouri
require that tho auditors' published
reports shall bo absolutely com
pleto, and if the sinking fund
rocords are holding back a part
in secrecy the indictment against
democratic administrations must
be enlarged to include star cham
ber as well as discrepant book
Foley's Honey and Tar
eyres solus, prevents pneumonia,
Southeast Missouri News.
Cap Edwards Is now editor' of
the Dunklin County Mail.
Work on Uia railroad bridge at
Gray's Point will begin January 1.
The Lead Bolt News now be
longs to the owners of the St.
Francois Herald. '
Last week the now store of J.
A. Soodhalter, of Flat River, was
robbed of 12,500 In clothing.
Ed Hall, son of Mrs. A, C. Hall,
of Marble Hill, aged 15 years,
accidently shot himself last week.
He will recover.
Piedmont had another fire on
November 14, and several valu
able buildings were destroyed,
among them the opera house.
Ben Adams, editor of the Cape
Democrat, will be 55 years old
December 2, and ho says ho has
spent 26 of the 55 years in trying
to reform slnnery.
The Scott County Kicker,
edited by that old newspaper
man, Phil Hafncr, is sure going
to mako things lively. Phil will
mnko it true to name.
A man at Poplar Blull recently
died leaving a family of orphaned
children without a home. He
owned a lot and left money enough
to build a homo but not enough
to pay for building. Several of
the carpenters generously got to
gether and built tho homo for
Farmers about Kelso are much
alarmed over tho prevalence of a
peculiar disease among cattle.
S) general is sickness among
cattle that the butcher shop re
fuses to kill any morj beeves.
Many cuttle die. 'Squire Dun-j
nenmucller, who is a close oh-j
server, believes the causo to lie
the dryness of the food and the
scarcity of water. Ilu advises
the use of laxative food, such as
bran and plenty of water. Scott
There is said to be a gang of
organized burglars operating ui
IJrowuwood, Advuncoaml Swinty.
There are reported about eight
iu tho plot, Mini iro in twos. They
dress as laborers, and it is said
they ship their taking to each
oilier, out of the community, und
sell them at about otio fourth the
regular price. A man ar.d a 10
year-old boy were uiught at
Hrownwood, but tho man escaped
through a window. They staled
that they started from Kansas
City. Cape Girardeau Progress.
Over in Pemiscot county when
a "prominent" man is indicted
they only nso his initials, a num
ber, or a lietitious Dame on the
docket. Hut the "poor devil"
has his name printed in full.
Talk about distinction without a
ilifference!-l)unklin County wluil.
Such action as tho above is too
prevalont everywhere, Cap, not
only in Pemiscot county. In
many places if a married man or
a prominent oilicer gets drunk he
is taken into the parlor and kept
till ho is sober, but if a "poor
Cuss gets utii no is pm in mo
calaboose till sober and made
to borrow money to pay his fiue.
What kind of justice is this, Cap?
I'd loava mv happy homo and
cross the deep blue sea.
Rathor than bo without Clmrley
and my Rocky Mountain 1 ea.
Ask your druggist.
"My wife bad a deep-seated cough
for three years. I purchased two
battle ot Ayer'a Cherry pectoral,
Urge site, and it cured ber com
pletely." J. H. Burge, Macon, Col.
Probably you Know of
cough medicines that re
lieve little coughs, all
coughs, except deep ones I
The medicine that has
been curing the worst of
deep coughs for sixty
years is Ayer's Cherry
Tim ahtt I 13c., He., II. All trsatsta.
Coniutt your soatsr. 1th aara taka It,
lhaa So aa ba aara. If n talla jou aoa
to ak N. than ao' ttks - Ba kuowa,
Esava tt wllahlaa. W. r. wtlHna.
f.C. AY ail CO.. Lawall. Mast.
Improves the flavor
and adds to the health
fulness of the fodd.
Strength and Parltfe
PRICE SAKINO POWDEM CCltCHICAOO,
Social Rank of Cabinet Officers.
Tr.e social rankef each cabinet
officer is reckoned according to
bis standing in tho order of suc
cession to the presidency, which,
is arranged according to the ago
of each executive department.
Tho state department having
been the first exocutivo branch
of the government created, tho
secretary of state is tho officta!
and social head of the cabinet
und tho first of its members to
succeed to the presidency, in tho
event of the death of both presi
dent and vice-president. If the
president, vice president and sec
retary of state were all to die be
fore their successors had been
appointed the secretary of the
treasury would become president,
becauso his is the second oldest
of tho executive departments.
This right to g'?cession extends
in turn to tho secretary of war,
attorney general, postmaster
general, secretary of tli navy,
und lastly to the secretary of tho
interior. This gradation thus in
dicates tho social rank ot each
cnbinot otlieer in his own circle.
November Ladies' Homo Joiiriial.
Reverend Batten in Business.
Rev. J. L. Hatten, formerly 'a
Methodist minister at this iiinl.
s quite a business man. lit) says
that, next to preaching, lie likos
itisiness better than anything. A
few years ago ho bought a couple
if cheap farms in Stoddard couu-
y. Alter improving them some.
ho timber removed about pnymg
for tho improvements, lie sold
them at profits of ubout 5-)0 per
cent. Some of the proceeds of
these sales he has invested in one
of the largest general stores at
Piedmont, his present home.
That tho store is a profitable busi
ness is shown by the fact tn&5
his interest after paying running
expenses has doubled itself in a
year. Mr. Batten isnow in Arkan
sas looking for a locatiou for
another good mercantile estab-lishmect.-Charleston
Mr. Batten used to preach for
tho people of Jackson, and many
of his friends here will be glad
to know of iiis success.
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those should be the distinguish
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