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"Of the People, By tho
People, For tho People,"
First, Last, All the T.'we. '
HAYTI, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922
It sometimes becomes necessary
to shoot Into a camouflage. Per
haps tl is not a good idea to shoot
every time a bush move3, or a leaf
rustles, or a twig breaks. But if we
are Journeying in a dangerous jun
gle, which lions are known to in
habit, and we get a glimpse through
the entanglements of undergrowth
of home beubtllke body, it is not the
best policy to go poking around that
particular spot, and while yet in
doubt take tho supposed lion by the
tail and twist it to see if it is a dry
hide or the skin of a real live, man
eating beast. So, either way we ap
proach a situation of ambush, it i
not always possible to avoid mis
takes. Last week we took a potshot at
what appeared to us to be an effort
to sell the court house bonds, the
proceeds of the fraudulent election,
while the case is yet in litigation ii'
the highest court in the land. We
only used mustard seed shot as pre
cautionary against doing a fatality
to the innocent and harmless, which
are sometimes, through tho force of
circumstances, forced for a while
to "inhabit the same bailiwick and
bush. Wo have been trying our
damnedest for sometime to separate
the innocent from the guilty, so that
we might use heavier ammunition
but our friends don't seem to take
the hint. We have applied smoke
We have, as we say, applied small
-hot. Nothing doing. So, if the
smoke gets a little" suffocating and
the shot a little stinging as it affects
some few friends, we feel that they
are some to blame as well as we, all.
In connection with some of our re
marks last week, among other ran
dom shots, was this:
"Trips to St. Louis were made."
Those six little words seem to
have been a littls too heavily loaded
It has caused some stirring around
and "getting from under." It leaves
the view a little less unobstructed.
The situation narrows. Those not
in on the deal are venturing a few
degrees out into the opening.
Trips to St. Louis were made. That
was not a wild shot. Such trips
were made. By whom?
That is to come next. Somebody
knows. Our shot was aimed at the
beast, the lion of the fraudulent
election, who is now going up and
down the country trying to dispose
of the proceeds of that shameful af
fair. When we ilnd out who these
fellows are, we shall know the real
leaders of the ballot box staffers.
When we come to know that, our
friends will need have no further
cause to duck and dodge every time
we shoot. We wish it were so now.
Don't you see, friends, how the guil
ty like to hide behind the innocent?
Let uS beg you, to lend them protec
tion no longer. '
Bond buyers are usually the most
careful sort of financiers, and are
very particular not to purchase
bonds about which there is the
slightest doubt of validity. Yet, wo
are told, that the bond buyers came
to Caruthersvllle on tho day set and
"begged" the County Court to sell
them the bonds, which deal two
members of tho County Court, Juden
and Cole, blocked by refusing to give
It is a fact that tho bond buyers
were there. Now tho question
arises as to who were the "higher
ups" that induced tho bond buyers
to come, and what arguments they
advanced to make them believe the
bonds were a safe investment. It is
rmarkable that hard-headed business
men would so willingly be ready to
toss $150,000.00 at tho shadow of a
bird of doubtful plumage they saw
flit through a crack in a fence. It Is
a mystery of mysteries. Tkesewgen
try who beguiled these money lend
'(, era and interest grabbers to becomo
so reckless with their wealth must
have possessed more eloquence than
Satan when he took the Lord up into
I'ihn h m I tn M n si AffAMnil tn nltfn
"IIIU UiUUJilUlIlD HU UUOITO IU IYU
fHlm a warrantee deed to the world
If the Divine Ono would but do his
bidding. But these poor, deluded
moneybags lacked a whole lot of
having tho nerve and financial diu-
erntnent that the Lord had when
e bade his satanic majesty to "get
ee behind me,satan."
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ovuicuvu uiu mm iuuuvsu iu
bond buyetrs to come.
We ac informed that the Prasld
ing Judge of the County Court, S.
E. Juden, fears that some might re
gard our remarks as being directed
at him, and for the reason that he
happened to bo in St. Louis, accom
panied by Shade, a few days before
the bond buyers appeared upon the
scene. Far be it from us to do our
friend Juden the least harm, and
the writer hereof feels that he
knows him too well to think for 'i
moment he would be a party to such
a snakey transaction. We feel, how
ever, that Judge Juden has resisted
many temptations, as well as having
stood llrm against many coercions.
Judge Cole joined Judge Juden in
opposing the bond sale, and we give
him the same credit in this matter
as we do tho Presiding Judge. We
have no other intentions but to he
perfectly fair and just to all. We
would be glad to give Shade the
same bill of clearance, but he has
been too long and too closely allied
with the man who is so persistently
trying to put the bond deal over.
We expect to shortly have the re
sponsible party up a tree. For some
time the circle has been narrowing,
and soon the camouflage will be lift
ed. In the meantime, this much can
be depended upon: This lawsuit f&
going to be "threshed out" in the
United States Supreme Court before
a court house is built. Let those
who would, try to commence the
building of it, and see if they would
not be confronted with an injunc
tion. Build a court house while that
suit is pending! Bah!
Dr. Robert' Latta Crowe, assist
ant dean and teacher of pharmaccy
and materiamedica in the Tennes
see University, Memphis, visited
his father Dr. B. D. Crowe, of this"
city Tuesday. Dr. Crowe also vis
ited his mother at Caruthersvllle.
His family is visiting relatives at
Nashville, where he will soon join
them, and all will journey to Lake-
Why? side, Ohio, where they will spend
the summer, which has been their
custom for several years.
J. E. McFall, genial proprietor of
the White Star Market, is now mo
toringMn a new Baby Overland, sold
by W. J. Dorris of the D. & D
Garage. Joe and family spent Sun
day with relatives at Blytheville,
For nutomobile accessories, go
to the A. J. Dorris store. He can lit
you up in anything you need. 30-34
II. C. Riley of New Madrid, can
didate for Circuit Court Judge, ac
companied by his friend, C. C. Bock,
candidate for collector of our neigh--bor
county on the 'north, spent near
ly all of last Saturday here meeting
old friends and making new ac
quaintances. Mr. Bock is not ex
pecting to get many votes out of
Pemiscot, this territory being out of
his jurisdiction,, but Mr. Riley is
after all the suffrage that he can
annex, both male and female, though
being a bachelor, ho is a little timid
in his approach of the latter.
Garden plows, hoes, rakes and
cultivators, Lefler Hardware Co .
Dock Sorrell of Faust came down
tor, Mrs Minnie Campbell, of
Friday of last week to meet his sls
Ridgely, Tenn., who visited with
her brother and family until
Wednesday of this week when she
left for San Francisco, Cal., where
she. will visit a daughter until
Christmas. Mr. Sorrell has been
in bad health for a long time, but
appears to be improving considera
Cabbage, homo grown,
and wholesome, at Buckleys'.
Mrs. J. L. Hammit of near Swlt
toa died last Sunday after a briof
illness. Burial was made Monrlny
afternoon in Woodlawn cemetery.
Her brother, D. J. Harris, of near
Union City, Tenn,, came over to at
tend the funeral.
BEST THINGS NEAREST.
The best things "are nearest. The
air you breathe. The light in your
eyes. The flowers at your feet. Tho
duties at your hand. Tho path of
God just before you. Then do not
grasp at the stars, but do life's plain,
common work as it comes. Dally
duties and the earning of dail bread
ar-a the sweetest things in life.
The glorious sunshine animates
everything, penetrating every nook
and cranny, in nature, in nnd out
of the house, and yet there are some
people who cannot see beyond the
bars of their narrow mental prison,
althrough the golden brightness of
the other fellow's smile is trying ti
illter through and reach the inside
of their souls, so thickly coated with
concrete layers of grouchy egotism.
A smile will accomplish more than a
There is no greater everyday vir
tue than cheerfulness. This quality
in man among men is like sunshine
to the day, or gentle, renewing
moisture to parched herbs. Tht
fight of a cheerful face diffuses it
self and communicates the happy
spirit that inspires it. The sourest
temper must sweeten at the atmos
phere of contiuous good humor. As
well might fog and cloud and vapor
hope to cling to the smi-illumlneu
landscape, as the blues and morose- j
ness to combat jovial speech and
exhilarating laughter. Be cheerful
always. There is no path but will
be easier traveled, no load but will
bo lighter, no shadow on heart and
brain but will lift sooner in the
presence of determined cheerfulness.
Gather the flowers that grow at
your feet. You cannot reach those
that grow across the sea.
a man in St. Louis, Memphis,
Blytheville, Kennett, Caruth
ersvllle, Pulltight or Seldom
seen, should pick up a copy of
The Missouri Herald and read
its ADVERTISING columns,
would he conclude that this
town offered a good opportu
nity for a LIVE ONE in YOUR
line of business
Think It Over
Attention of Pemiscot's
REED AT CARUTHERSVILLE.
ED. P. CROWE LECTURES.
BUILDING AN AUTOMOBILE.
Ford Motor Number 6,000,000
was lifted from the assembly line
in the Highland Park Ford P.lant at
9:14 a. m., May 18. Just 6 13
seconds later Number 6,000,001 was
The unusually heavy demand for
Ford cars and trucks at the present
time has necessitated the building
of 5400 motors dally. These' are
shipped in carload lots to the vari
ous Ford assembling plants through
out the United States.
. Tho first Model "T" Ford motor
was completed on October 1, 190S;
number 1,000,000 left the assembly
lino December 10, 1015; and num
ber 5,000,000 came through May
Although the Ford Motor Cdm
pany turned out a number of differ
ent models prior to 1908, the pres
ent numbering system began with
tho first Model "T."
The J, L. VanAusdall Motor Com
pany of Caruthersvllle has sold 67
Ford cars in tho past 60 days. That
means, with that record, those who
desire a Ford, should place an order
July 0 o 11
put It down for you.
ware Co., Hayti.
Miss Fay Morris, daughter of
Will Morrs, formerly of this city,
now of Chaffee, where sho is opera-i
tor at tho local telephone exchange,
Is in the city visiting friends whom
sho had not seen einco sho left with
her parents for California about
seven years ago,
Fruit jars, jar tops and rings,
Ed. P. Crowe, the well-known
platform orator and editor of Dex
ter, delivered his famous "Salma
gundi" lecture of fun, facts and
Jihilnsophv at the High School au
ditorium last evening.
Due to a lack of advertising, but
few attended, but these were enter
tained with a feast of eloquence
wisdom, wit and humor, as they had
not been for a long time, if ever be
fore. Ed. P. Crowe is the most eloquent
orator and platform lecturer In
Southeast Missouri and ranks among
the best in the United States. Hj
has lectured in many of the larg"
l-lties of the country, and it Is both
unfortunate and regrettable that
he had no larger crowd here than
For reasons not necessary to men
tion the people of Haytl owe more
to Ed. Crowe, and if he ever passes
this way again The Missouri Herald
will try to convince him that our
people are duly appreciative, am'
will show it by their attendance.
The lecture was held for the ben
ellt of the Epworth League.
Water coolers In three, four and
six-gallon sizes. Lefler Harlware
Co . Haytl . tf
Senator Reed spoke at Caruthers
vllle Wednesday evening. He had
a crowd of about 1000.
The Senator was not "at himself"
and complained of feeling ill. Ho
mode his usual address, in which he
criticised tiie Wilson administration
and praised what he, Hiram John
son and Borah did. He was appar
ently as mad as a hornet, and stung
friend nnd toe alike.
A large number of Republicans
were present, and they seemed to be
disappointed in the "package"
Many went from Hayti, both Dem
ocrats and Republicans.
As showing who are in the froLt
lines for this enemy of Democracy,
in Pemiscot county, the following is
taken from the Globe-Democrat, be
ing the concluding paragraph of
that paper's report of Reed's speech
"Reed was introduced by Sloar.
Oliver, an attorney, brother of R. C.
Oliver, publisher of the Cape Girar
deau Sun, who is supporting Brcok
enridga Long. Anothor prominent
I'.eed adherent is Unite 1 Stales Com
missioner W. D. Uyrd, former
ly Mayor of Caruthersvllle: Shelley
Stiles, an attorney; lohu Scott, lusi
ness man, and A. L. Thurston are
"Caruthersvllle is in Pemiscot
county, which the Reed forces
Reed WILL NOT carry Pemiscot
county, and if he gets 50 voted that
will be just 50 more than he is enti
tled to have unless they are Repub
licans. They, the Republicans, owe
Reed more than they can pay him.
rOURTH OF JULY.
The new rural route, north
ward from Hayti, taking in the
territories of Swlfton, Netherlands
and Concord, was put Into effect
the first of June with Joe Stephens
of the discontinued Faust star
route as temporary carrier. As
s-oon as politics can decide upon
who it will have to serve it, Mr
Stephens will be relieved, he not
having taken the so-called civil
service examination, whom no one
need take unless he has the county
Republican boss to endorse him.
Men's leather work shoes, $2.50
per pair, at Buckleys'.
Judge J. S. Gossom of Caruthers
vllle, candidate for Circuit Judge,
spent several days of last week In
New Madrid county, getting a lino
on his prospects thero. Ho Informs
us that he was surprised at the
hearty welcome given him, and is
moro than pleasod with tho situa
tion as it appears on tho surface.
Stonewaro in all sizes and of all
kinds, at Buckleys',
Leslie Parsono and wife .and
Frank Estes and wife mado an
auto visit to the south end of the
county last Sunday.
Cri6co, for frying, for shorten
ing, for cake making, at Buckleys'.
Miss Graco Rowo Is
temporary aid to the,
"Lookout Mountain" seed po
tatoes, for lato planting, at Colberts.
Itrputiltcnii ncTHncr nerilcc comex
IiIkIi In IIiIm county. Thc Ilonrd ot
Kqnnllzntlon iirnceciUnRH, niiMlnhed
by the Ilriiulillcnn, cot the county nn
"" hnndrfd dollar premium. Tho
llouul.llcnn wnn unld ycttrrdny In
round nnmherft 51! 10 for thin ncrrlce.
The Irmrrnt-ArKU would hnve done
It nnd (,'hcn the people real puMlclty,
for ?M!!(, the regular leKnl rate, nnd
the Hnjtl Ileruld offered to do It at
halt the lesnl rnte, lihlcli would hnve
been XTM. The writer In foolish In
ntniiy nj, perhnpN, hut he kuowH
how to iiiennure type and wip nay with
out fear of eontrndlctlon that will
Ktnnd up. that the Proceeding of the
Ilonrd, im pulilNhed, amounted to
14llt:i KqunrcH of 8-pInt type. At Jl.Ol)
per Miiunre thix would hne been
$14I.:tO ror the Joli nnd the rate nn
to hate been 0.1c per square, ax we
were informed. Hut the bill wax 9240
Jiixt the same and the Republican
Court paid It wIIHiikIj el en eagerly.
Thlx Is the same Itepiihllcnn Court"
wit it-li mm dead set ouNnlnpr the tax
pnjcix a lot of iiioite n xhort time alio
when 'IJ dexired to let a contract for
the printing. Itepulillcau elllciency
cud economy up to Hie iihusiI aernKe.
And tin people hold the Hack.
We are assured by the promoters
that the biggest Fourth of July cele
bration ever held in the county will
be the one in Hayti this year. Pre
parations are already under way to
that end, and the advertising will
be out soon. It is proposed to have
an airplane, or balloon, and if possi
ble, both. A display of fireworks '
will be put on at night that will be
well worth coining miles to see
Special attention will be given to
the barbecueing of the meats, which
will be done by an expert.
It is also said that the merchants
are will make special bargains for
th dth day, which will prove a great
saving to those having need to pur
chase. And what may be looked forward
to with pleasure is the grove of vir
gin trees north of town, where tho
celebration and barbecue will be
held. This grove affords a dense,
cooling shade, where the sun scarce
ly finds its way to the ground.
Make your plans to spend the
Fourth of July at Hayti, where yo::
will be assured of attending tho
biggest and best celebration in
July 0 to 11
Jimmio Lewis of Caruthcrsvillo
was hero a short while Monday.
"Lookout Mountain" Bee.il po
tatoes, tor late planting, at Colberts.
People of Hayti should appreciate
the fact that we aro to have a three
day Chautauqua hero July 9, 10 and
11. Tho first two umbers will bo o-
Sunday, as they wore last year. This
should give almost everybody a
chanc to attend.
Tho coming Chautauqua programs
will bo tho best that can possibly bo
furnished for tho price of admissio l.
The six programs will be varied be
tween instrumental and vocalmu
slc and lectures. Each and overy
program will bo so good that yo i
will be able to enjoy it oven if It t;i
not your favorite form of entertain
ment. Now let us all begin to think nnd
talk Chautauqua. Season tickets
will soon bo on salo and no one
should miss the opportunity to buy
one, because by so doing one can
save quite 'a lot on tho price of al
lnisaion, We should all be thankful to the
guarantors of, this year's Chautau
qua, for affording us tho opportunity
of baying a Chautauqua with us
again this year, Let one and all of
us' work with the ' guarantors tn
make this year's Chautauqua a buc-
The above is cause for action on
the part of the Prosecuting Attor
ney. If, because of his political sym
pathies, he is immobile, it is for tho
investigation of a grand jury.
The Statutes of Missouri provide
tho penalty for "misuse (?)," "mis
appropriation (?)" "confiscation (?)"
or whatever such depredation upon
the county funds may be legally
called. Tho law is too plain for ex
cuse or palliation. Let the law bo
enforced. Let the Prosecuting At
torney act. Or, if he refuses be
cause of his sympathies with such
political pirates, let a grand jury
As we remarked in our last issue,
the time has come when this sort of
high-handed "business(?)" must
stop in Pemiscot county. We have
in the recent years lost enough of
our county funds to do us for a
while. We have had enough -of our
votes stolen. We have had enough,
bootlegging. We have had enough
of all other sort of crimes. And it
all goes hand in hand." It is tho
height of folly and injustice to sin
gle out the little fellows to make
an example of, while we let the big
fellows go unwhipped of justice. It
is. the letting of the big fellows go
that has made the little fellows so
numerous, and all this yapping
about bootlegging Is but a smoko
screen behind which top-waters aro
caught and whales go free. Let us
commence at the'top and come down.
Had a correct and impartial stan
dard of justice always prevailed in
this county tho crooked things wo
complain of would not be. of such
frequent and bold happening now.
It is time to call a halt.
When tho Republicans, through a
miscarriage of Providence, as has
proven to be, came to be in charge
of several of our county offices, they
seem to regard the county treasury
as their own private purse, or moro
as a surplus fund to bo appropriated
for political use. They would think
more of their private pur6o than
to squander their funds as they aro
doing tho funds of tho county. They
should bo taught tho lesson that tho
county funds were not collected from
tho tax-payers to bo appropriated in
to tho pockots of their political pots.
Wo take the above report from tho
Domocrat-Argus to be reliable. Ono
of its editors is Presiding Judgo of
tho County Court. He was present,
though not' a party to this amazing
pieco of political rottenness, an offi
cial act of tho two Republican mem
bers of the County Court that makes
a black mark upon tho records oC
this county to show f'jever tho
abuse tho first Republican majority
has mado of its power. But it will
bo their last. Tho people of Pem
iscot county cannot be fooled and
Imposed upon In this way tho second
time. It is an Insult to tho Intelli
gence of tho people for men who pull
oft such stuuts as this to go out and
ask tho people to vote for
thereby endorsing their acts.
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