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The Facts in the Case.
Capt. B. F. Allon took us to
task Saturday morning, claiming
that wo had either purposely or
the facts relative to the contrite'
for the erection of the city hall,
after the county seat election be
tween Hayti and Caruthersville,
which was held on Tuesday, No
vember 7, 10(M, and through
some hook or crook, during his
visits at Caruthersville, he had
secured an old campaign copy of
'lie Argus, published at Hayti on
November 1'. 1900, live days be
fore the election, which purports
to give a contract with .1. W.
Brown of lilytheville, Ark., that
the contrac.l was then let. and ac
cording to that contract the city
was compelled to build the city
hall, the building we had propos
ed to build, in the event the
county seat should be removed
to Hayti, foi the purpose of do
nating to the county for court
As the Capt. does not sub
scribe for the Herald probably
accounts for his misfortune in
not knowing that the Herald al
ways tells the truth
We simply took the stand that
after the county seat election on
November 7. 10015, Hayti being
defeated for the ctmnty seat,
the $10,000.00 voted for city hall
purposes should not have been
used, but the same should have
been placed on time deposit at
interest and held in reserve for
the future. At that time Capt.
Allen was mayor, and as the
chief executive of the city should
have used his influence against
placing 10,000.00 of the tax pay
ers' money on ground that was
at that time in litigation, with
the possibility of losing both the
ground and the building.
We say bad judgement was ex
ercised, and the people agree
Capt. Allen, with the old cam
paign issue of the Argus to back
him up and disregarding the re
cords of the city while he was
mayor, which records bear his
own signature, contends that the
contract for the erection of the
city hall was lot before the elec
tion, and for that reason the city
officials were compelled to let the
To convince Capt. Allen that
we are right, we have looked up
the records in the case, which
bear his own signature, "B. P
Allen, Mayor." and we find that
at the meeting of the city council
on November 21, 11)00, 17 days
after the county seat election,
a motion was made to accept the
bid of J. W. Brown, and the clerk
was ordered to notify him "to
make bond and appear here
The city clerk notified Mr.
Brown that his bid was accepted,
but instead of coming to Hayti he
wrote a letter, on November 20,
1000, 10 days after the election,
declining, on account of the long
delay and other reasons, to enter
into a contract at the bid former
ly made. This letter is on file,
and it was this letter that ended
the matter of building the city
hall. But instead, the ciy enter
ed into new negotiations with
Mr. Brown, accepting a new bid,
knocking off about Sr00.()0 worth
of work, and on December 1,
1000. 27 days after the election,
entered into a contract for the
city hall as it stands today.
Things You Should Know.
It is a pity that a man who,
offering himself as a candidate
for mayor of a thriving city and
his right-hand bower and cam
paign manager, only a month be
fore election, should vote against
granting an electric light fran
chise. Of course they have a
right to vote as they please and
no one can object, but suppose
such a man should be elected to
the highest office in the city
then what? Do the citizens of i any active participation in poli
Need a House Cleaning.
Some time ago we ventured
the assertion that the Democrat
ic Central Committee needed
weeding out. In the electric
light election in this city Tues
day the Hayti member and the
secretary constituted two of the
five who voted against the propo
sition, against 11H for it. When
a man's judgment is no better
than this would indicate, it is
time for him to be retired from
(Continued from Page Two.)
They Try to Whitewash It.
for a new trial. This was the
statement of Judge Kelly, and
the judge also stated that it was
not as bad as the Austin case, j
wherein Lou Collins, then prose-!
cuting attorney, selected the jury.
There wore but two letters, re
ceived, by two different jurors,
and any one knows if these two
letters had anything to do with
the dismissal of the jury, that on
ly the two, instead of the 21 would
have been dismissed, at a cost of
about $10, instead of more than
$100.00, as the case not stands,
and, by the way, it is said that
the discharged jury was one of
the best that has been sum
moned since about 1000.
The laborous effort of Lou
Collins in his attempt to shield
and whitewash Asa Green by in
troducing the letter published
by the weasel-eyed Argus and
the gimlet-nosed Republican
is, too palpable to bo discussed.
It is the old, old story of the
downs-and-outs of bygone days,
j when the people could be fooled.
I Any man with even half way in
telligence can readily see from
the Gossom letter published by
the Republican and Argus that
the letter contained absolutely
nothing to bias or prejudice any
No. As we said in the begin-
! ning, the whole intention lias
been to whitewash the acts of the
presiding judge and make a
scapegoat of .Judge Gossom, to
injure him when his contest case
comes up for trial March ."th, be
cause this set of mugwumps
desire to see a republican take
his office that's all.
he can be little more than a
stumbling block. He may lie
ever liniiet in his purpose,
and bis intentions may be good,
but "hell i paved with good in
tentions" backed by poor judg
ment. Sooner or later the old
must give way to the new. Men
oftentimes outlive their days of
usefulness unci must step aside.
,Yestcnlay is not today not b,
any means, and tne progress ol
the world does not stop.
13,000 Cabbage Plants.
We have already ordered and paid
for l.'i.noi) of the Famous Frost Proof
Cahliufji) l'luntH, for your benefit.
1'laco your orders now. We will or
der them .shipped as you need them.
8tf JOHN T. 1UVKLKY.
5 PASSANGER FORD
In Good Condition, With New Set Guaranteed Tires.
W. J. DORRIS, Hayti, Mo.
Hayti want to see men in office! tics and from office, for at best; week. Hi).
who are opposed to progress
who are opposed to Hayti being
an up-to-date town": The very
fact that only three other men
voted against the electric light
proposition against I is Jor it is
ample proof that such men should
not be entrusted with the reins
of government, yet they put
themselves up as capable of rul
ing the town, even to the selec
tion of a candidate for marshal.
The Herald has no ax to grind
it is a newspaper published for
the information of the people and
the people depend upon it to do
its duty, hi this we have many
unpleasant tasks and say many
things we would prefer not to
say, but our duty to the general
public is paramount to our feel
ing for ANY individual. We are
for a greater and better Hayti,
and the best efforts of our life
are being spent for Hayti's advancement.
For City Marshal.
Having been solicited by my
friends of the various walks of
life to enter the race for marshal
of the City of Hayti, I have de
cided to do so, subject to the will
of the people at the city elec
tion, April I, 1013.
W. 1j. ROHKUTSOX.
Notk: Mr. Robertson's an
nouncement came in too late to
place his name with the list of
candidates this week, but will
appear in the proper place rnwl
Mny lV.iiniii'-, ilnl. H. Iknrier
miiihI '"uncord sells tin m lot of
.'oliii I)e re pnin:-, su ii m-i. Ill
Blount's celebrated plows for sale.
Also a lot of .John Deere points at ex
actly uot. II. Henderson, Concord.
SAFER THAN CALOMEL.
LITTLE TROUBLE WITH TULIPS
Horticulturists visiting Holland
bring back tales of how "Dutch bulbs"
are grown for the world In the land
reclaimed from the Zuydcr Zee. The
soil is sandy, superb in drainage anc'
naturaly poor, but proper handling hag
made it a rich one. After reading of
the Holland methods, the writer has
this y-ar produced tulips that are sec
ond to none, some being more than
two feet In height and very robust witb
largo flowers. The method of care is
herein given in the hope that som
who have given up hope may lie abl
to grow these beautiful flowers to a
satisfying degree of excellence. Manj
other lots have been visited that an
very line, where the cam and culture
has been very similar to that followed
by the writer.
The two strong points in growing
good tulips are deep planting am)
plenty of water. To p.-ov!:'o gooii
drainage (a supposed osrsutiib tin. I
writer dug out a bed to the depth o!
18 inches, mixirg the soil with eoiikj
sand and one-fourth horse ir.anuro thai
contained r. large per cent of planing
mill Pha"!n,;s, i.sed for bcMing. Thin
was replaced Mid trodden down u:ul
within six '.nchen of the suriaco. Then
a mlttir was made of ono-l-tilf good
garden loam, one-fourth sand, a:id o:iJ
fourth pulverized sheep :napu:'o. T!i:i
soli was smoothed on the boiconi c;
the bed, one Inch of thl3 nivclal soil
placed evenly over the Eur'arc, tho
tulip bulbs placed iipen it and Tup "gl
ance of the special soil plrcsa o-" top.
ATter being wotted down It wps about
six Inches from the ourfaro to bottom
of ttilln bi'lbs. A little ridge of earth
was placed around the b?d .o that
when given a liberal watering the
water could stand two inches deep be
fore soaking down, which latter It did
very rapidly. Then three inches of
freuh stable manure wa3 placed on top
for a mulch and tho bed was heavily
watered, when no rain fell, twice each
week. Tho tulips uo produced were
tecond to none In local gardens. They
were all singles, of tho Gesnqrlana
typs. Those in one bed Inspected that
were esjwclaly fine wero placed the
Bame depth as herein noted, in almost
puro adobo, covered with four inche3
of manure and kept well watered.
Lack of drainage did not seem to af
fect them ndversely. To sum up, tho
two chief points nro deep planting
and heavy watering.
Dodson's Liver Tone at Night Will
Strengthen You Out by Morning.
Calomel May Knock You Out
of a Day's Work.
If you are a calomel user, next time
you are tempted to Iwv it ask your
'Iriiffjfist if he can absolutely guaran
tee the drujr not to harm you. He
won't do it because he can't do it.
Rutheiei"-. a perlect substitute for
calomel which ihe druyyist does guar
antee tht- famous Dodson's Liver
Tone. L. L-. Leller will refund our
money without question if you are not
Go to Li. L. Leller, whom you are
ncquainted with and lind out about
the "Teat number of people who are
taking this remarkable remedy and
feeUnif better, keener, healthier, and
hi tter able to enjoy life than they ever
were when taking calomel.
Why? Mecause calomel is a poison
one that may stay in the the system,
and while seeming to benelit you tem
porarily, may do harm in "the end.
If you haven't felt these ill eftects so
lar.it is bi-eause you are fortunate
enough to have a strong constitution.
Don't lake the risk any longer. (Set
a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone (oOc)
and note how easily and naturally it
corrects all bilious conditions, how it
clears away that sick headache and
coated tongue, how it sets on rijrht
without ache oi- 'Tine. The most won- I
I have ;i party ilesiruiiis ni inu-st-in;.'
cxten-iu'ly in lurn iitnti. cspicuil
ly in Southeast M issdui i anil North
east Arkansas. Kwr luithei iuloriua
lion, address Henry s '. Campbell, box
IM, CbalTee. Mo. ' 10-St-pd
Wi afrain have our sclf-inciisurinfj
riisoline tank in operation and can
till our order from a pint to unv
quantity u may want.- Uueklcx 1
The celebrated Blount plows are
for sale by H. Henderson at Concord.
A lot of John Deere points at strict
ly cost. l(i
mu i lj
to thfo Czuz ctsro
lor anytcmi; yon
nsed in our line.
They'll get tho
camo treatment end
ths rzrc.a crlccn vcu
would cot if you cama yrur
nelf. Thi3 Lu:Inc3 was
built up by ciurro dcnlmg
nd fair prtesa n3 much as
by ths pure, frech druca wo
use and ths accuracy with
vhich ws fill prescriptions.
Talldn- .cf children, be
careful cf them in this
weather. If they develop
tho dightCDt couglv Etop it
right away. We can recom
mend KEXALL BABV
COUGH SYRUP. Thig
pleasant medicine immedi
ately alliys the Irritations
of tho throat and breathing
tubes, effects a quick, per
manent euro and. has no In
jurious effects. Sold srith
the Rexall guarantee, fr
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All this without the slimiest inter
ference with your regular habits.
TO MY FARMER FRIENDS
I have 50 head of good young mules now
in my barn for sale on fall time. Come
and see me. Yours for business.
J. M. McELVAIN
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You always want the best. We want you to
understand in the beginning, that our lumber
is the best in this part of the country. Why?
Because we buy direct from the largest mills
in the South. These milU, are in the heart
of the yellow pine forest. We also buy our
material in 3 and 4 car load lots, therefore,
we can sell better material and sell it at a
lower price than any of our competitors.
We ask you to come in and inspect our new
stock. We want to interest you.
JITJLE RIVER J1JMBER (XX
Hayti, - Missouri
Lock Box 23
Telephone 1 7
Uraucbomce. 62S FBUWuhlnstcl LC.
Our millinery department will be ready to furnish you everything for
Easter wear. Mesdames Pearl Gaskins and Ada Bridges left last Thurs
day night to buy a complete stock, which will be ready for your inspection
in ample time. Come and see don't buy until you investigate this brand
new stock, bought just for you.
FARMING TOOLS AND IMPLEMENTS
It's farming time, and solely for your benefit we have put in
a complete line of the celebrated B. F. AVER Y farming tools
and implements, plows of all kinds, cultivators, planters just
come and examine the line, get our prices and save money. You
know the AVERY quality and the comfort any ease these imple
ments and tools give the'workingman.
is Roberts, Johnson & Rand.
Not old stock old, rotten leather,
but just from the factory and full of
life and wearing qualities. You
have only to test them to know
New goods, fresh from the
market, and up-to-date. The finest
line of ginghams ever shown in
Hayti, All we ask is your inspec
tion. Won't you come and see?
SPENCER & STUBBS