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,CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 189S.
Vol. XXII No 46
WILLIAM (ATON HAXXKY.
On Monday, February 2th. 1
Hon. William Caton Ranney. aged s:i
years anil days. died at his resi
dence, "Spring Farm." in this coun
ty. At the time of his death Judge Ran
ney was one of our oldest citizens.
Horn in New York in 11". In; eame t
our county with his parents in l'i so
that at the tima of his death he had
been a resident here for fully years.
Judge Ranney was of New Kngland
ancestry a descendant of the l'ilgi im
fathers, not generally, but by direct
descent. He was a son of Col. Stephen
Ranney, a soldier of the Revolution -ary
war of Ihe Connecticut line, who
M'rvud under Washington in Ihe New
Jersey campaign. In tin- war of sl2
his father was Lieutenant Colonel of
the 1st 1". S. Infantry. His- mother
was from Massachusetts, her name.
I'.lizabeth Huwth.irne. a relative of
.1 udge 1 lanney was eduenb d i:i the
pioneci schools of our county and at
St. Marvs' Seminary, also known as
the "Barrens." near IVr.vville.
When a youth he was employed in tin-I
oSiee of Circuit Clerk Henry Sanfi n-d . ,M .payers were disfranchised and
at Jackson, and after heivturiiel ; . ! spent Lis time an1 money ;n an en
school acted as Deputy Clerk. In j deavor to relieve the nroperty of the
be was admitted to the Bar. For t" wtiship from this heavy burden,
a short time he was engaged in mei- j although viiliii.-d by many for his
cantile pursuits at Rloomlicl.l. After course in that matter. Hut threats.
SUwldard County was organized he;abuse and vindication could not
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was one ol I lie commissioners to lrv
the jounty seat. IJlooir.tield.
When the 'aie (Jirardeaii CouK of
4iniiion 1'leas ws established he
whs appointed first -lude;e of the t '-onrt.
a-nd to this position he was i-i-i--!ected
from timo to time until the yew lCd.
.'n 17I he was elected a member of the
State Senate and afterwards - mem
! of the House; of Representatives.
In everythinsr tndinf to improve
-and promote the welfare of tiis coun
ty, Judee Hanoey took a deep interest
and prominent part. He was one of
the original advocates of the system of
gravel road. that so l.wto-ably dis
tinguish our county, nd which
have done so much for its develop
ment. He u'Jtn one of the first stock
holders and promoters of Clio Jackson
jrravel road, the Iiloomlield nn'-e
road and the Scott county.jjravel roa-d.
For many years he took an active
interest in the manageintiot of the lat
two roads especially. In J 858 he favor
ed construction of a railroad from St.
Louis to ilajte (irardea.u and thejwe
to Uebnont and aided in securing tlie
incorporation of such a company uuii
for a tiiue.Hlso acted as president of
the comuiiny. lie was one of JJie
oritrinal incorporatoi-s of the South
east District A'l-ieuUural SwieJy,
and after .the war actively assisted in
its re-oranization and for several
years wa President of the Society.
Politically, Judfre lli'iiney orirlual
!y b-loiured to the Whe: party. Wheu
tho L'nii,'D was thivatcpeil in JstlJ he
was a I'nion man: he voted ajraJ-Mst
and opposed secession. Hut whi o 'he
storm of war burst over the land, and
northern armies eame into Miss.vri.
all slaveholders, irrespective of tiieir
political opinions, were indiscrtnjjn
ately, din-tly and indi'-ectly, depriv
ed of tbet" slaves ami iirojierty by
patriots th -it had nothinir to lose Jiy
emancipation. In lfMiTiJud-ro liauwy.
tojfether with many others who had
never ensured in the war or active
hostilities against th I'nited StaUis,
was disfranchised by tli-i Drake Con
stitution. For nearly fifty year- Jud";e IJau
ney lived on his farm, o miles south
of Cape Girarduau, and t-n tho farm
where he diud. It can be truly said
that he died a farmer.
In 1844 Judire Ilannev married
Klizabeth Giboney, se-ond daueliter
of Mr. Robert Giboney, one of the
-earliest settlers in this country and
when it was a .part of the Dominion
These in short are thesalk-nt events
iu the life-hiskry of Judire William
Such events Are not dia'cult to
in his personality, Judire llanney
was distiniruishecL He was over six
feet high and quite corpulent for jnany
years before his death. He was di-T-nilied
and erect in learinj.r. His
head was large and well shaped, his
eyes iro steel gray and jienetratioir,
his complexion fair, his voice, when
among friends cheerful, clear and
musical, but when unjustly assailed,
and he was hardly ever justly assail
ed, harsh and defiant.
Hut to sketch those subtile charac
teristics that so long made Ihe name
of Judge Rannoy in this county a sy
nonym for courage, honesty, integrity,
fair dealing ant! public spirit is no
e.isy task, 1
In his manner h- wasaiii and un
assuming, and without ostentation.
He was self-respecting without lieing
proud. He was open and candid in
bis intercom se with others, always
frankly anil sometimes bluntly, ex
pressed his t.pinion. He was incap
able of double dealing, saying one
tiling and meaning another, promis
ing one tiling and doing another.
Honor and integrity were his natural
inh'-rit;;nee. ami as inseparable from
him at the air fee breathed. I'ncon-sri.-Usly
ai d naturally he repel!, d the
attempts of those that aimed even un-
cwwl'.usly. ti tartsUl. tiie bright .
catchi on of hi.- integrity. Thus when
a member of the State- Senate, befori'
the enactment of .th? constitutional
and legislative irr vision against the
acceptance of railroad passes by a
public oliicer. he returned the passe
trat smitt. d to him villi tin' remark,
that the Mate paid his traveling ex
pense. ;ls ;l Senator, from and to the
Stat.- ( apitol. He hated wror.j- and
oipMi-esion. ami was always ready to
stand in the breach for the rights of
the petipl: . Thus he Insisted thein
iijuitiis railroad del ! and tax that had
lui-n fasten.-:! iiikj!, people of this
lui-n fastened upMii the pco
township v.hi n most of the principal
t.i .pay:rs w.
abuse and viNitlcatiou
swerve him 'rom what hi
:cnc mm roiii v.uaine e.msiuen-ii
right and jv.st. He was a man of un
doubted courage. During the war.
when predatory soldiers, too often
mn de the '.lyes and homes of the citi
zen in a border state unsafe, while
not sei-kvng trouble and always pru
dent, heiieyer onall projier M-casitns.
failed t-n protect home and fireside.
Thus op ona occasion, when some of
these irvvspiinsihle scouts Jroposed to
search iis home for suspectod Coti-fedcra-Vis.
he told them Uiat no Con
federates were on his jM-emisess, tha',
his nh-K-e was up stairs sick, -and that
they might look around the place be-low-but
could not go upstairs, and bs
planted himself at th hoad of the
stairs, and so firm and -undaunted wts
his appearance and conduct that" the
lawless band desistrd 4ind went away.
tXne of his most marked character
istrr was his linn asid ur,fielding de
terinination. Whejt he had tmce made
up j?is mind he rarely deviated from a
course marked ost. Tbes wluri in
JS;fH, on business for Stoddardoorinty,
jut then organized, he was n his
way to Jell'er-n 'ity on horwback,
lie found on his ruute a river swollen
by a fivshet and no -ferry. Jle did
not stop, but jv'iinged in wj'h his
lio,-se to swim the river- -In orossin
ji-'iver in this luannur on liorseback
it -is dangerous to puU the brrdle, s
he threw it over the n-trk of tbo horse
aid let him go. About half way acro.
til"? stream, tlk; iorse turneilar d swaia
ba-k. Hut he .-tart-j-J bin' in again,
ami when the horse ivas about ha
mi'Mle of the v.reani Jie tin ned again
aud s am bael-. Se -the third time.
I ndaunled he went into tho river a
fourth time and when near the ei'iiti
of the stream pushed the horses'
hei'd in the wa-J.-r. iuid this so euu-
fus-'d the aninuil as to tha lirectUi
he was moving, t.Rj!t be carried hku
across. It was on .his trip, he often
related, that he rode into SJ. Louis
up to the oldl'lantersHouse.andtieiug
hi .horse to the pusts in front of the
hotel, entuit-d, and that the landlord
aJte"wards came out jind took charge
of the horse, tailing it to the stable
which was then rue in connection
with -the house. Jlow the world has
changed since thenj In his inter
course with his neighbors Judire Ran
ney .was ever ready to extend
them a, helping hand. lie always ex
ercised those neiiiboriy offices and
amenit'es, distinguishing the highest
class of American farmers .and plant
ers. When the first German .Settlers
came to this country they .found in
Judge Il-inney a waini and disinter
ested friend. That they appreciated
his friendship and knew Ms v.-yrth is
shown by the fact that ulien his slaves
had been set free and enticed away
from his farm, although he wan wil
ling to pay them for their work, and
his corn stood ungathered in the .field,
his old German neighbors Geo. Siem-
ers and George Keller, utsceaeu,
unasked and iinreijuested came with
their teams and gathered his crop or
him. He never forgot this act of kind
ness. Nor was Judge Ranney unwil
ling to work or too proud to follow
the plow. After he lost bis servants,
he personally went into the field and
did manual labor, although unaccus
tomed to such work and although his j
corpulency made it hard for him. He !
was industrious and frugal, no spend- i
thrift, but Jibwai. No stranger wen!
away from his door denied shelter or
ospitality. He was kind. genial and
amiable in disposition, and soft as
summer to those that he loved. With
pride, shortly liefore his death, he re
ferred to the fact that din-inn a mar
ried life of over fifty years, he had
never exchanged a harsh or unkind
w.ird with the cherisheu and loved
companion of his youth aud old ;i;'e.
lie could not tolerate shams and
mums in w i s n i mus i . iiuu ill- lie e.
iii I 1 1 lu "-'r'1"
his opinion, as to any dishonesty or
dishonest aetion that came under h-s
ob-ervat.on. He was not a 11. ent tall:-
er. or ioqacious. or onii.ie. or oi
nimble speech, but rather r-ciitentiou
and brief, however when occasion re
quired it, pointed, sarcastic and fear-
less in tellm- the truth, lie was .ive
iroin ji-a-ousy. ir-c iroiu envy . nee
from Unit iuiTc-p,!; Uisiiosltioi. tliat
appropriates tin- world inanticipation.
lie was not fn-e from prejudice, dceti
seated and lirm. v. hen oue- irej
found a lodmeut in his mind.
he was slow to take offense, and ready
t: fur-ivc when he saw that no offense
was lnteiuleu. lie was a lum and:
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liildl iiicijii. liu HJ-Ji. .-. nil i
interest in public ami political af -
lairs, and alil:oi;gli ready to serve,
r.eveiasKed i, ,!.! .c.ii in. d t.. s, (-.ire
office and Jiosition. Lis leisure v;is
ever H-cnpied in ivading. aud he was
a deep student of politics. He loved
agriculture. He was active on the
farm and in his garden and around
his home as long rs fragile nature al
lowed him to be active. During his
last and long illness he was cheerful
In all the relations of life as a hu-
band. lather, fric'icl. citizen an.l pub-
lie servant he w,t an e.M mpiar.
ivu ne nasgifie tome great liey onu.
Kace Treiibli-H at .Mau-illeld, Ky.
j M AV'Uij.U. Ky., February 27. Kadi
, night siiKi the lynching of Dick Al
lien. th oegro robber.on lastWednes-
i day nigfct, there has been much excite
ment u-ut.t the mob question. There
seems to be a determination with many
partitts 'to run out a -number of color
ed cha-aeters now ir. the city, to whom
warnirgs have beep sent. Last ulifht
atwut .11 o'clock, a. mob of twenty men
went to me nouie oi .oan AJcie
j nolds, a -(dored y-uth. and aduninis
,tered twenly fashes with a whip. Af-tar
jthe irliipping the. mob told their victim
Ito JeAVe iuuoedia.Vjly, which he lost no
tim in doing- -)the'- negm booies
jtieiv visited, lull the men conld not tie
(fourd. Colored citizi.'ns are badly
j scaled. Sever' ofticers ii.avp been
iplared on night-duty toinvuint f'.irthar
SPOKE FOR THE PRESIDENT.
, l lli-iiiil juul itlliciricjillv- I'Lfnt
JV.xsHi.vwTuv. D. C, J-'obrn ry it.
; A statement i nidi in she Senate by
's...,..i.. ti,.. i,. . rv..!..,,.!.., ;j .. "
ceptcd as antlriritative ai tin; exewed
in-"-rvvitv of he situation. What b
said was hea-rVas the vi-e o.f the ad
'iiiiaistration- It was thi:
"'"While that investigation is pro
ceeding we ou;rht to I.' silent in .the
Senate and out of the Striate. 'alm
ues. coolness, jiatience, jire ntux-ssary
on our part. They iweespeciaJly ikk;-ee-iry
for tlie afe and jmaiseul and
successful prowcution ttf the inquiry
in the harbor 4t Havana. It is of the
utmost importance t the .Vineriean
peple that lh inquiry there hall be
concluded pea;fully, fully and satis
factorily. If our strained relation;
weiie to come to :i crisis before that in
quiry is completed, before the result
is iV finitely known, before we are able
to satisfy the world as to what caused
that terrible disaster, it would be most
"JVe ought to have patience while
the investigation goes on. We ought
to put aside every possible cause for
friction. We ought to wait as a brave,
powerful jieople. We ought to wait,
not in fear, but in hoie: in hope that
some peaceful and satisfactory con
clusion. We must wait until we know
whether or not, in addition to our
great interests in the Island of Cuba,
in addition to our profund sympathy
for tho.se who have been outraged and
starved and murdered, there exists
reason for determined action I
on the jiart of the I'nited State
If You Keep.
If you keep a horse, cow or dog, j
send for Dr. Humphreys' Veterinary !
Manual and learn about their treat-!
meut anu cure. Mailed free. Address
Humphreys" Medicine Company, Wil -
lianis iV John Sis.. New York.
Hoiior.-iMe (weornc T. I.ee of t arter i
( ounty dives in Suuie Llslit. j
In the "Current Kiver Local" of j
February 24lh, Hon. George T. Lee of l
Carter County, in a relentless manner!
exposes the corruption of the last I
Democratic State Senate and directly i
ehargus our democratic Senator Drum ; Maine was blown up.
of Bollinger county with lieing under! -j think the government should de
jtheintlnence of the railroa-.is and a ; ,nand a bit' indemnity.
! corrupt lobby. We have for some i The l-cmn-i thut I h:.ve n!7ei-e.l u.
.,,,, ... ,,., thri Sereitin- nun vivos I
! under tile dominatmn of the hi- rail-
u (f Ul state :,m u U)01 of the
( ,ol,,,y bllt , (Jw, T. Leo now
' ,.,,,, s dIre,.t t.ila.j;,. lo that elTcct
Senator Drum oiijrht to rindicate
himself hv brinein
i suit for slander.
; j1( w
ill staiui forever branded as
sold out the proud Democracy
, ((f ,,;.. district, a di
riet once repre -
svnte'.l by such
men as Hon. It. P..
t,,,,.,.. Hannev and other-. V
: anxious t hear from Senator
' D.-iim no'.1.-. Hear what Lee says. :::d
I i V 1
it was a well
"It is true this lobby
in lt in the Hoiwe. but
k::o'.vn fact it had comuli
., .ol.j;in;, majority in the Senate. In I
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..... ,111 e i:.ll-m:iiwit t ie Clin:
111, Il. -,1111-11 1.-. , It. 111111. Ill I'l ll" . ..Ill
j ,ni,t,. internal improvement.-. I;
i,..,,, llllt fuii tl) W.L. tbN. Mr. Karris
' i and mvself, aloiij: with
j.... ,,.vsolf- al()lir otwr hail
bills that passed the House almost
uuanimou"ly, and vet the Senate coin -
mittee n internal improvements could
hardly be induced to act upon them at
all. And when they did finally deign
to set a time to hear us Mr. Hall of
Saline and myself went liefore thum to
present arguments in favor of our
several measures. Sjicaker Farris.
i having heard how the Senate coni-
IniU),. wag d((minated by the lobby.!
I refused to ro down and lie insulted
,hl., An(1 hl. ....... .is..st ,.,
of the lot as shown by the sequel. J
i I thiiik the most disgraceful sight)
that was ever the fortune of man to!
behold since the days of the innuisi -
tion was enacted that evening. When!
we reached the committee room, Car
roll, the big lobbyist, had the chair
man's place at the head of the table.
flVill iani I'belps was seated t the foot
aod the members of thecommittce were
stcattered iiromiscuously -about the
room, in an attitude of utter inatten-
jtion. Fcnally Senator Miller, Chair
man, said: Mr. Lee w will hear you
and thr other gentlemen who came
down with you. But as soon as we
begun Mr. Carroll, lobbyist, said in a
very low voice from the head of the
tabic, "That is not so' and Mr.
I'hei'.ps in a very soft low voice from
the -other en1 of tiw table would echo,
"No it is not.:-
iiiiring this seno the chairman was
standing in the corner of the room,
and at no time offered to protect us
from the insults of these lobbyists who
were running -his committee. At the
tame time the small fry of the lobby-
list brigade vr-as talking in an under
gone to the - t of the committee and
I passing ill: -'.'ting remarks aboutos.
IheChairn 'i of that committee, the
senator fro. - Kansas City, the senator
from Mariou county, anil the senatoi'
irom lioiiinger county wen; as com -
! ',K,lol-v l,K "s ever a
' tis!l a "ul- Thu , ,'sillt- -ouse.
, was that our bills were ner?r n-port-
jed. notwithstanding, they were con -
siucroi me .-iiosi important measure
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uiui, iwsx-u ie iiouse uuriiig me lasi
s.ieL-ee is'l.ill ent t
t.in . jm tjLiMn 1711
cattle and grain in car-load lots 2."
percent, ily bills simply equalized
freiirht over tlie state. Trade beino-con-
. : .i i ,
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railroad carry a car or a ton of freight
a hundred miles in Southeast Mis -
souri where there is no competition
for the same price it carries a like
amount in North Missouri, where there
i comietition. Myers, of Bollinger,
had a bill reducing express rates
aiui-iru. fir na iiiiiei uiti-ii il fjiMiie M
on berries and stock which would have
been of immense value to his county
in shipping strawberries. Still, the
Senator from that county was against: have already been interred. This is j KIDNKY DISF.ASKS are tho most
it. due to the fact that tho Spanish laws i fatal of all diseases. Foley's Kidnev
There has been but few barroom forbid the exhumation of corpses nn- Cure is a guaranteed remedy or money
rows as disgraceful as the scenes I til the expiration of the period of five j refunded,
have witnessed during' the sitting of ear after burial. j
that senate committee on internal!
improvements. I never heard any lob-
byist call a man a liar, butthey would
say, "That isnotso,' "Thatisralse. : "'ue 10 naic uouies orougnt to tne !
and in every conceivable way annoy United States by private individuals,
and insult members of the House who ( an(1 tne' have encountered this ob
went liefore that committee to argue j stacle. Whether an effort will lie
I'll . t . . . j. . . ' TTIQllo tn 111 it Mnna--l w n n I
ou,s "ujionance to tneir consuiu-
i Senator Drum and the Democracy
of this Senatoral District can
i Jome to the front and explain.
Since La Grippe has been prevalent
j in this country, there has been found
j but one Specific. Dr. Humphreys'
f'77". For sale by all druggists.
Private Advices thut Maine Wits
lilown l Will I.oanSH.IMMI.OOO.
NKW YofUv, February 24 Russell
Sage this afternoon said:
"1 have private information that the
fire t he ifiivi'i'iimi-nl mnni'V tn t-ehmlil i
1 the Maine is untrue. If war breaks
OIlt. thoueh. 1 should 1h; willi.ifr to
loan thv-ovoi-nment twi.x-that amount,
I m) w0 u ,,,.,-c-sary
1 understand the vessel was blown
;,, iS Spanish tire-iaters."
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.in. .-i;i;c net linen u n.ii i:i-ii- nu-
irot this information, or what security
;a,;d iriK.-fsi he would require on the
.ts ihhi. imh bi.-in.
When these rctii.trks iH'came noised
about i:i the Wali street district. son:e
of the cynical remarked that ,-'iicle"'
' Ilussell must be heavily interested o:i
tu, l.a,. si!le of the market, anil that
i tuniblin prices madehim utiusual-
MV c,ii.m;i:,i, ;Uive.
Death l.lst lor Two Months
Citv Clerk CiiaPiiell. gives us
j INt of derihs r
rted.to the Hoa
i of Heailh for
j March 1st. 1SHS.
; as follow
Three from 2 to s years.
Two from Vl to 1.1 years.
Two at years.
Three from 4) to 4(i years.
Two from to fi'.i years.
Three- from Cm to tiT years.
Four from "1 to years.
Two tit S3 years.
It will Ik; t'otiecd that eleven of the
i twnty-one who died durimr the two
m.mtl.M wei-e v.-i-v ol.l neoi.le.
Tlie Fulr llniunil Qutsiion.
On the l-'ithof February the old Fair
1 grounds were sold at public auction,
and Mr. Charles Blattner purchased
tho same for the sum of 12lX).0O
This sale was ordered by the Direct
ors of the Fair Association and exe
cuted bv a committee authorized by
the latter. j
Long before the auction took place
several of the stockholders protested
against the proceeding of the Direct
ors as, according to the constitution,
they are not empowered to dispose of
the grounds without the consent of a
majority of the stockholders. Rnsi
nesu transactions of this kind must lie
submitted to a vote of all bondholders
and a majority of these only can
authorize the Din-ctors, or a siieciai j There is :V Medicine whose pro
committee, to sell the property. Time ( prietors do not claim to have dis-
und ill...... r.f .-..fr. ....... 1... ....1.1: . I. t . ......
ruui.vi .i-.c iiei.--L.ieiiiiiiii.sii-
ed in due time
The citizen, who subscribed liberally
! to aid the Association in moving the
Fair, withdrew their subscriptions
when they learned that the opinion of
the stockholders had not lcen ascer
tained by a vote as the constitution
Another reason vk subscriptions !
v.ero annulled is the unequal value of;
the new and old shares. The former i
: would ih; valued at ( dollars while
uie oki snares can uc Oought for 2 or
, :t dollars. The only way to restore
the conhdence of the public would lie
. to sell the Fair grounds, and other
, pro,ici-iy oi me oiu Association. ( so
I .u.. . i. . i. . . , , , . . .
i inai eacn snarenoiuer can receive Ins
i Iro rata pari oi tne proceeds, ) and es-
! ,!l blish :l nt'w company . A sutlicient
i . ... .
! Association, and the sale of the old
' sum IS irilll I'M IITefl I,. iii'iruni,.i
; grounds will doubtless bring double
: t,)e amount of money
that has been
! offered before.
It will certainly be to
.. . ... . .
; me interest or the stockholders to vote
; for the sale of the grounds,
1 A Sharkhoi.DKR
j sl,a,,M lw Prevents Keruoval of
! -Maine Victims' Hodles.
Washington. D. C, February S.
: The friends of the victims of the
! Maine disaster have discovered that
' tnt'.v can not have their bodies brought
: to tnis country incases where they
the prohibition had ltsongin m the
feal" of infection of contagious disease.
Some applications have already been
r ui ,a .r
stepped Down and Out.
At a meeting of the Board of Di- j
rectors of the Fair Association held i
this afternoon the following members !
of the Board handed in their resigna-l
tions: Louis Houck, Alex. Ross, F. '.
A. Kage, Henry Heise and Win. (.. :
Died at his home f.bor.t two miles
west of Caj.e Girardeau, on Feb., 24,
1S0S, Ang:us,t Klaes. areaboutf ourteen
years". He was 'he the son of Mrs.
Charlie Klaevs. his father having died
about three years ago. He has left
this world of sorrow and entered the
i pearly -.'ates of heaven. He will be
i missed by every one who knew him and
; in the school-room anion- his school
mates. Ho leaves a mother, three
sisters, live brothers and many friends
land school-mates to mourn his loss,
j One sweet flower bas drooped ami Tailed
j One sweet boyish i ' V.
' One fair brow the -
j One dear tcliool-niatc now ii dead.
He lias gone to Heaven lK-fore Dft
Hat be turns and waves bis hand.
Pointing to the glories o'er us
In llir.t happy spirit land.
Hut we feel no thought orsadr.ee
For our friend is happy uow.
He bas kr.elt in heart le!t kindness
W lieru the hai py angels are.
We miss you from our feboul, dear,
We niissyou liom thy place
A sba low o'er onr life is cast,
We niisi the smishii-e ol t!iy face,
Uearest loved om we have laid thee
Iu the jieai-iful grave's embrace
Hut Ihy iiieiiinry will be cherished
Till we see thy Heavenly lace.
Schoolmates, X. H. and I.. R.
A ibi ri . Aiti-n I Istil a "Tip."
..ll,.vi O. Allen, a citizen of Cole
I county for the last twenty years and
! one of our most accommodating and
j persistent office holders but for busi
' ness and political purposes, posing as
ja citizen of New Madrid, and acting
; sta iT correspondent of the New Mad
rid Record, says Governor Stephens
J never gives out tips," and then with
j child lib- simplicity concludes his ar
, tide as follows:
It i mi- "iiess tha
Marshall win lie
I ,;..i..Ii li- Mm-shnll
is in lue
.ii.ie of life
it is conceueil by
i everybody that his learning, ability.
courage and integrity, eminently Qual
ify him for a place on the bench of the
court of last 'vs.-rt
Now, Hro. Allen, you don't want us
to believe that you didn't havu "a
tip'r'" Don't we all know that every
State officerin .let: --rson City "pullvd"
for Marshall? Don i we know tha.the
was the Filley, Butler, Flietpi. lla.il
road aud Barber Asphalt contract
I lt not a part of the (leal that Al
bert O. Allen Bhall be nominated lor
State Auditor in l'.WO. We Republi
can down in Southeast Missouri are
not interested in this thing, but we
feel sorry to see our Democratic friends,
A Oueer ('! Medicine.
covered ?ome nil.lerto unknown m-
gredient, or that it is a cure-all. This
honest medicine only claims to cure
certain diseases, and that its ingred
ients are recognized by the most skill
ful physicians as being th" licst for
Kidney and Bladder Diseases. It is
Foley's Kidney Cure.
"t-n. H nut Icy T. Johnson's Views.
15. un.!i )!::. Ma. February 27.
i :,.,,. iti-adlev T. Jnhn.m. in ,w.nlrin.r
to-dav of probable war with Sinin
am opposed to war, and I oppose
war with Spain, and. therefore. 1 am
j j favor of prompt action as the only
! wav to a vert it. The country is stand-
in,r at attention now. It seems
that the natural, logical order of
events will lie for the I'nited States to
demand that th r:i ii-rers lie tried,
convicted ilni) leitKrf.il In ITm-firei
i , ......... . ... .7.,
I " . r !""e ' wrelK OI lne
.Maine oy l apt. tien. iianco hnuselt;
that an indemnity of."iO,000,0(H)bepaid
by Spain in forty-eight hours, and
that the Island of Cuba be delivered,
to be held until the indemnity is paid.
The idea of a money indemnity is hor
rible to me, but it is the only practi
cable measure. With the demand the
entire American fleet would move to
Havana and blockade that port.''
i iielr to a I. arte Kstate.
! x. .1. Shorb of this city will receive
j f,uite a ,ittle sum 0) Inonev from
his father's estate. Andrew Shorb, T.
.1. Shorb's father died at South Whit
ley, Indiana, February 1.1th, IH'ih, at
the ripe old age of eighty-eight years.
The South Whitlev News savs the de-
1 ceased left-an estate estimated at from
iSTiO.OOO to 1UO,000 which will be divid
! ed among ten heirs.
Have Vu Had the (.rlpf
If you have, you probably need a
reliable medicine like Foley's TTr.nev
and Tar to heal your lungs ami stop
the racking cough irci:fcntal to this