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Rumor says that L. N. Harper,
living on the Bridcr place east of
town, lost two sons, Ona died of eni-
holism (heart clot) on last Sunday
morning, the other of pneumonia
Monday morning. It is also reported
on the street this (Monday) morning
fiat Mrs. Joe Stubenrauch died Sun
day night. This is the eighth death
within the past 10 days.
Mrs. Judge Friend and Mrs. Clem
son visited relatives and friends at
Delta last Sunday. j
Rev. L. IK Nutt is reported on the
The Oran Literary club was de
feated by the Morleyites last Friday
hight. The boys tako it kindly and
arc elated over their trip. They
praise the Morley bnys for their ex
cellent entertainment and say they
want to try their luck again.
Rev. Kennedy preached to a large
nudieuce Sunday night and his ser
mon was a good one. He proved very
conclusively that man is naturally
wicked. He thinks that the earth
quakes, cyclones, thorns and thistles
aad the many hindrances to health
uad happiness are the result of man's
wickedness, and God's righteous
wrath. We differ from the parson
in this belief. TV e think the earth
and all its accompaniments were
created prior to man and that they
would continue to grow if man was
taken away. Cyclones, earthquakes,
maleria, thorns and thistles re as
natural a3 mountains, lakes and val
leys, and occur without any relation
to man. This theory may not be or
thodox, bat it is true.
Mr3. Stubonraudiwas buried at the
Catholic cemetery last Tuesday.
Silas White was here the first of
the week collecting.
The Benton Record has not shown
up so far this week.
County Epworth League at Mor
ley Saturday iv?xt.
Presiding Elder Moore will prea jh
li-re Saturday night and Sunday
Sickness is on the increase. La
Grippe is the principal trouble.
Dr. Sholz has purchased the Joe
Keifer property cud will probably
movo to Oran.
W. W. Dyer has sold his house -and
lot to Dr. W E. Harris, and pur
chased the Moore piwperty near the
Jos. Ilerbst has purchased the Bert
Ringo nouns and lot near Mrs. Nich
ols ana will move to same as soon
us Mr. Lyons moves to his new rel
dence on the hill near Frank Mc-
New houses going up in every di
rection in our burg.
Rev. Howie will hold a series of
meetings at the Baptist church, b;
ginning next Saturday night. Every
body invited to attend.
Mr. Clark, an expert banjo player
from Illinois, was here last Satur
day and Sunday.
Joseph bmitn has bad a serious
tussle with the grip since our last
letter. Joe will, as soon as able,
move into the residence recently va
J. B. Stubblefiold is now certain
that the top of a fence post is harder
than his fist. Witness his hand in
Rube Matthews and Artie Davis,
of Sikeston, were here Sunday, We
do not know what brought Rube over,
but can give a good guess as to why
- There has been a slight change in
the railroad time-table. The north
bound passenger reaches this place
at 12:17 now instead of 12:08
, The foundation for Matthews
Stubblefield & Co's.j new store room
is now laid.
A merchant from Sikeston has
rented the store room recently va
cated by Friend & Metz.
Rumor says that F, A. Alley and
son have leased Mrs. M. A, Nichols'
. farm for two years and will engage
:." in farming. . ' - i .
Mr. Poe, the distiller, is said to
.-, have kept the audience in an uproar
of laughter during , his speech ; last
; Friday night at Morley, Mr. Newlin
u Nua to nave maoe mo oesi speeeni
from ao argumentative standpoint.
y Mr. N. is a great reader and up with
Mis?es Howie and Black, of Mor
ley, in company with two good-looking
men, whose names we failed to
get, made a flying trip to Oran last
Sunday evening. Uso.
The Gleaners gave a masque social
at the schoolhouse last Friday night,
Quite a number were present, the
bad weather notwithstanding. We
noticed the following costumes: Liz'
zie Clynier, Nfgro woman; George
Hunt, Tramp; Pete Helt.LordFaun-
tleroyj John BeardsJee and Ada
Daily, Negro women; Tillman Ander
son, Little girl; Huttie Billings. Ova
Smith, Lillie Torbert, Alice and
Clara Worsley, Lena Daily, Lula
Sanders end Lula Bilk, School girls;
Mrs. Frazer and Mrs. Crowder,
Young ladies of 1776; Mrs. Shafer
and Rosa Quelmack. Sisters of Char
ity; Lena Reynolds, Uncle Sam; Mrs.
Holt, Fairy; Mrs. Old, Old woman;
Cita Tillman and Tillie Hillraan, Old
women; Alto De Wint, Gecrgie Hut
ten, and Nellie Torbert, Little Negro
girls$ Jim Lynch, Old woman; Mrs.
Clymcr, Ghost; Marie Coffman, Boy;
Charlie Heuchan, Chinaman. The
Commerce String Band furnished the
music. Eleven dollars was taken in
or the benefit of the church.
Mike Heisserer, of Benton, spent
Sunday in Commerce.
The str. Benton came in Sunday,
behinl tinu o:i n 32 rait o?tho hands
striking for S50 per month. A crew
was shipped at $30 per month.
We learn with regret of the death
of the Benton Sunday school, and
hope for its resurrection.
The State of Kansas came down
Monday with several hundred barrehi
of Hour for the lower river trade.
Mrs. B. F. Anderson is visiting at
Kimmswick tbi-! week, the guest of
Mrs. S. Wheeler.
An Epworth League was organized
ast buuuay witii over twenty mem
The tra'n in backing out Tuesday
afternoon jumped the track andbrokc
both tender trucks. Nobody hurt.
Quite a sensation was created in
town Monday evening by the finding
of the body of a male child in Mr.
Wcitzel's yard. 'Sqire Heuchan and
a jury found that it belonged to Alice
Napier, a servant at Mr. Weitzel's,
and the doctors pronounced it still
born. Our Sunday school is well attended.
Last Sunday 122 were present,
For good Baled Hay, apply to
W. C. Lambert, Benton.
Hon. Wm. Hunter attended the
meeting of the Swamp Lands com
mission at Camithersville Friday of
last week. He had to wait forty
eight hours for a boat to bring him
back. Pemiscot needs a railroad,
and needs it badly.
'The cold snap is hard on the wood
pile, but that has had it pretty easy
all winter. St. Louis prices for fuel,
by the way, emphasize one of the ad
vantages of living in the country.
Baled Timothy Hay for sale by
Frank Millerat Benton.
Vincent Heisserer passed his
57th birthday last Sunday, and the
Occasion was taken advantage of by
his children, sons-in-law and grand
children to give him a surprise. . Ac
cordingly, when Vincent got back
from church he found a merry family
party in possession, and the balance
of the day was spent in festivity and
the enjoyment of a good time gener
A Lodgo of United Workman is
being organized at Kelso. Sufficient
new members have already been ex
amined and there are quite a few
members of the other Lodges who pro
pose transferring membership to Kel
so. The organizer will be here soon.
This is as it should be. Kelso is
live, progressive village, and lies In
a neighborhood of well-to-do and en
terprising farmers. Tho advantage
of a home Lodge will benefit the Or
der, and the fortnightly meetings
will be a source of. both pleasure and
profit to the membars. Kelso is com
, rYf, H. Griffin and Susan Surlet
were granted- a marriage license
BE3STT03ST, MISSOURI, J-A.2STUA.R.Tr 27,
La Grippo seem3 to be in the as
cendant in the disease class for the
time being. This inported malociay
is a scourge to mankind beside which
yellow fever, cholera, smallpox, etc.,
fade into insignificance, for the reas
on that none of these diseases inflict
the eternity of torture produced by
La Grippe, which from beginning to
end is lingering death.
Last Monday being tho 28th anni
versary of the birthday of Hon. E.
C. Myers and similarly speaking the
18th anniversary of the birthday of
his sister-in-law, Miss Virgie Burton,
the same was duly honored by a
fiwarm of young people entering into
possession of the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. Myers about 8 o'clock in
the p. m. Possession b?iug nine
points or pints of tho law no ob
jection was raised to the occupation,
which lasted until 11:30, during
which time the crowd had an uproar
ious good time with candy, popcorn
and divers and various other refresh
ments and all through tho career
could bo seen and heard tho clarion
voice and herculean form of Mr. Tom
Jones, who had things done "just
like they was done in "Daviess Co.,"
andErv. Myers who had glory enough
for popping the corn. We trust that
the birthdays of these two celebrants
will come again to tho number of
over one hundred.
Among the victims of La Grippe's
merciless clutches in this vicinity
are J. W. Baty, Mrs. W. R. Scherer,
Dr. J. S. Spirits and our efficient
constable. Mont. Stubblefield. all of
whom, however, are at present pro
gressing finely toward recovery.
II. C. Watkins and T. F. Hinkle,
cf Oran, w. i-3 in Blodgetb Sunday
visit nj relatives and friends, and
driving u 2;40 rig.
It is not good to tako quinine in
the middle of the day. The. ir.a:i who
tried to lift an ounce in a Biodgett
store when he thought the clerk
wasn't looking, is our authority.
Rev. D. J. Leake filled his regular
appointment here Saturday and Sun
day, and before he left informed the
people that lliere would bi another
revival hero in tho near futwe. "Too
many sinnere in Blodgott. Can't
stand so much sin, " he said.
The Ananias club met on the big I.
M., R. R. dump 3 of a mile below
town and a'ter Milk-shake Carson
had been fined for trimming his corns
in public, and a sick benefit of $34,-
000,000 had boen voted to General
Debility Purcell, the Most Worship
ful Liar was helped to his pins and
fired the following: "My friends,
sometimes it is necessary to speak
to fools in fables, so here goes. A
lady was passing along a lane and
saw a hog rolling in the mud and
said in disgust, 'Miserable creature,
what a life you must lead." "On the
contrary, " rejoined the porker. "No
one takes any more comfort than I
But you roll-in tho mud and get
filthy. " "Just like a hog. If nature
had meant for me to be a milliner or
a gents' furnishing store I shouldn't
be here." Moral: This fable took
place 64 years ago. Nowadays the
hog takes up two seats on the train
and bums his cigars."
"Speaking of women," said the
Fish and Snake Story-teller as some
of the gang handed him a chew of
finecut, "women are the greatest
deceivers in the world. Now there's
my wife, for instance, said tothei day
if I ever came home drunk again
she'd go home to her Ma. So I've
been drunk ever since and she ain't
gone yet. Natus
Charley Wylie, of Fredericktown,
and Miss Fannie Wylie, of Commerce,
were called to the bedside of their
brother, Morell DeReign, last week.
The little fellow is making a good re
. The A. O. U. W. Lodge in Ben
ton is considering the advisability of
building a brick hall, two stories
high, the lower story to be a store
room. The scneme is a leasioie one
and would pay handsomely. With
an adequate hall here we could have
frequent entertainments, both from
inside and outside sources. We hope
the thing will materialize.
The grip is fairly epidemic in
and around Beaton. - Confound it)
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To say the ball at the Opera House
last Week was a success is putting it
mildly. There were about 40 couples
present. The excursion train brought
a crowd from Commerce and Benton)
and Oran and Blodgett were repre
sented. The new band at Commerce
came over and furnished the music,
which was grand.
J. W. Farris came back from St.
Louis Saturday, and reports tho live
stock market low.
V. L. Harris paid a business visit
to Farmington last week. He says
it is a fine country up there, but don't
compare with old Morley.
The revival meeting at the M. E.
church is still in progress nnd deep
interest is being manifested.
Last Friday night tho entire town
and surrounding countiy proceeded
to Curd's Opera House to hear the
long talked of debate between the
Oran and Morley Literary Societies.
After the house was called to order.
Rev. Reeves delivered an address of
welcome, which was responded to by
Elwood Alley, President of the Oran
Society, after which Miss Mary
Howie delivered as fine a declama
tion as we ever listened to, the sub
sequent applause lasting fully five
minutes. Then commenced the tug
of war. Tho proposition for discus
sion was, "Resolved, That Capital
Punishment should bo Abolished,"
Oran affirming and Morley denying.
After tho first round Oran wasn't in
it, and Morley won easily. After the
debate it was agreed to have another
at Oran some time in the future.
The speakers from Oran and their
friends were tendered a banquet at
the Boyec House. Prof. Atchison
proposed the toast, "Morley, in elo
Geo. Tomlinson is back from St.
Louis v:heV2 he has b?en selling the
output of his distillery here. He met
with a ready sale for his liquor.
B. F. Earles has been in Cairo con
tracting for material for several new
houses he will build in tho spring.
Saturday n'.g'it there was a scrap
in Fleshmau's saloon, tho principals
in which were Frank Hudson and one
Allen, from tho swamp. Hudson cut
at Allen with a knife several times
but d;d not draw blood. They were
ken before 'Squire Halley, bu
while Marshal Proctor was gone after
witnesses, Hudson took leg bail and
skipped out, and has not been found
up to this writing.
Several of our young gents took
advantage of the fine weather last
Sunday and were seen out driving
with thoir bist girls.
Mr. Stewart, an aged citizen of our
town, died last Friday of appoplexy.
The lawsuits that were instituted
against the several bond-holders of
the H. M. & A. R'y came off Friday
and judgment was rendered in favor
of the road in each case.
The time table on the Iron Moun
tain was changed lost week, and the
north-bound passenger train arrives
here at 12:10. Now if our hotel folks
will only exert themselves, they may
get tho trains to stop here for dinner
instead of at Delta.
M. V, Han-is is building a neat
tenant nouio on his island farm. It
will bo occupied by Johnson Dabbs.
Mrs. Beatrice Halter aiea near
New Hamburg last Monday, aged 68
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A.Person died Thursday.
The tbermometor got - down to 8
below zero in Benton Thursday morn-
S. O. Finley has resigned as con
stable, and a numerously signed peti
tion goes to the county court favor'
ing the appointment of John Welch
our efficient town marshal.
A break-down on the PeaVino on
Tuesday caused much delay to the
mails, and we all wished thatColum
bus Hunter and the old hack were on
deck as of old. ; "
John J. Hunter, of Morley,
in Benton Monday. :
An old hay frame lying on the
Niwsbot premises has been declared
a nuisance and, . unlasa removed
uoa by the owner, it will b burned.
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WATCH THE DATE.
Does the date after your name on
this paper read "If ebH4? Look and
bo sure about it before you go any
further. Was it so? Well,
theft, it means that your time with
the NKWsnov expires on the first
day of next month, and that unless
you pay up you will get but one more
copy of tho paper.
Wc don't want to lose j'ou. We
are anxious to have your patronage
and your good will, but we can't af
ford to buy it by sending you our pa
per for nothing. We are not asking
icthing for nothing. We propose
to give you value received, by giving
you a paper well worth a dollar a
ear. You know what the paper is.
If you do not consider it worth the
price wc ask for it, you arc under no
bligations to take it.
It is a well-known fact that the
Newshoy is tho only newspaper ever
stablished in Seott county that has
ept up a steady forward march from
the beginning. All others have
either been forced to suspend or else
repeatedly change ownership in the
same manner as does a wind-broken
horse. We do not propose to suspend
neither does the Newsboy contem
plate changing ownership. In order
to avoid such a calamity wo must
ask our patrons to pay for what they
g;t. There can bo nothing wrong
about this. If you get a paper from
the city you must pay for it in ad
vance why not pay for your home
paper in the same way ?
We have made arrangements With
the different postmasters to act as
our agents, and you can subscribe or
renew through your postmaster, and
prompt attention is assured.
A call meeting of tho ex-Confeder
ate camp was held at Morley, Mo.,
Ian., 19, 1894, for the purpose of at-
ending and performing the obsequies
of our deceased brother, Charles E.
Stewart. The following members
were present with L. A. Colo in the
chair, l'ro tern: Thos. Bridges, Geo.
R. Miuich, Walter Brown, Jno. W.
Evans, Charles Gravitt.W. B. Bates,
W. M. Kstes, Nathaniel Dabbs, Co.
1st Tenn. Cav., Win. Watkins, Co.
8th Mo. Cav., A. J. Davis, 1st Mo.
Inft., now members, and Jas. II.
Powell, sec. On motion a committee
of three were appointed, Jno. W.
Evans, W. B. Bates and Jas. II.
Powell, to draft resolutions of re
spect to the deceased;brother,Jand to
furnish hi3 family with a copy of
same, tty unanimous consent of the
meeting all tho ex-Union soldiers of
tho town were invited to attend the
tho funeral procession, of whom wero
present Geo. E. .Clark, Jno. Sorrels
and Charles Butler. After perform
ing tho last'rites of the dead at the
grave, Lro. Mmich dismissed with
prayer. Jas. H. Powell, Sec.
L. A. Cole, Ch'm pro tem.
Louis Burger, of New Hamburg,
was a caller at the Newsboy office
Scott county has never had a
newspaper that attempted to keep
up with the progress of tho county.
Except the Newshoy, there is not -a
printing office in the county as well
equipped to-day as it was six or ten
years ago. All the the material was
second-hand and worn out then--and
it is in a much worse condition to
day. In the Newsboy office every
thing is new. The people of Scott
county deserve a good, live paper,
and we are determined to give it to
them, ' We are trying to build up
paper that will be a credit to the
county, and we feel confident of sue
cess. Are you willing to help us in
Tenkhoff is clearing off his Win
ter stock of goods and has a sacrifice
sale for that purpose. Now is the
time to secure bargains,
; Misses Clara Allen and Lora
Aud visited friends in Sikeston this
week. ' , ! . . :
Circuit Clerk Jjeftich is again
at his post, convalescent but not quite
well yeti .:;lJ;-:.;...
Miss Donovan, of Alto, 111, is the
'guest of her .uncle. Mr. Jas. Walker.
Tho Cape Era is trying to boost up
Railroad Commissioner Hickman.
That's somewhat of a contract.
A negro at Poplar Bluff is turning j
white, probably in answer to the
Scripture question, "Can nn Ethiop
ian change his skin? '
John J. Ingalls will lecture at
Capo Girardeau Thursday February
1st, Mr. Ingalls may be dead polit
ically, but ho is still one of the finest
speakers in the United States,
A proposed Charily Ball at Do
Soto is the cause of sflme friction
between the Facts and Press. The
Gazette enjoys the row and cries "Sic
'im" to both.
Mississippi county warrants have
risen in value from 65 to 90 cents.
Pcrryvillc has a Ladies' GleeClub,
and the dear creatures are said to
Bloomfield has a band which re
joices in silver-plated, double self
action wind instruments and a full
blown "Professor," (from Oran.)
The county clerk of Dunklin lets no
grass grow over his official prospects,
and has already announced for re
nomination. Red oaks seven feet in diameter at
the base are not infrequent in the
neighborhood of Moorehousc.
Tho Sikeston Star owns a poet by
the classical name of Tommy Moore
His "poems" are fearfully and won
derfully made, as witness a sample
"Every votary from tho active, busy
The guiding stars of church, society
Will change to drilling fossils,
By heart less Presto's law's innate
Where's your shot gun, Bro. Larey?
A counterfeiter was caught in New
Madrid last week.
reeior the Norman eastern and
Well Pump the best pumpknown to
Miss Annie Friend, of Mariana,
Ark., who has been the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. James Walker the past two
months, returned to her home last
A. J. Sinuard and B. F. Mar
shall, of Blodgett, were in Benton
Tuesday. Mr. Sinuard reports a
great deal of sickness in his neighbor
If you find any inconvenience in
reading by lamplight your eyes are
probably failing. Don t strain them,
but get a pair of spectacles at the
JJenton Drug btore, where you can
find a fine stock of new good3 at prices
to suit all opekets.
When making your plans for re
building you should get estimates on
Galvanized Iron or Tin Roofing, Gut
tering, Spouting, Etc., from Vogel
& Brunkhorst, Cape Girardeau. See
their advertisement elsewhere.
Wednesday morniug, January
24th, we had our first snow for the
6cason, ana the coldest weather so
far this winter. The first snow of
the previous winter fell November 7,
1892. From now on snow has little
chance to lie long, the sun being mot e
and more in tho ascendant. Ground
hog day comes Friday cf next week.
R. L. Harrison, our efficient
county surveyor, spent a short time
in tho Newsboy office Tuesday. Rob
ert is a first-rate fellow and, we
think, was very modest in only ask
ing for the surveyor's office. Ho is
certainly well qualified to fill any pos
ition within tho gift of tho people of
Some of our young folks enjoyed
a sleigh ride Thursday evening.
For balk, in Benton, a good six
room house, lot lust z 138 leet.
Also a good shop, 2S x 75 feet, lot
same size as above. Terms easy,
Address H. L. Yeakey, Benton, Mo.
" The home talent . dramatic club
promises to play "The Fool of the
Family" in the near future. There
seems to be a dramatic club epidein
Ic. raging in the country just now and
Benton has as good material as any
town of its siae, ' The great trouble
hore is tho .want of a suitable hall
a want which we hope to see sup
plied ere another winter comes.
Short Account of a
Jim Corbott, the champion pugilist
of the World, who wrested the belt
fjrpm John L.- Sullivan at New Or
leans on Sept. '7 1302, met Charles
Mitchell in tho grounds of the Duval
Athletic Club in East Jacksonville
Fla., Thursday evening, for a purse of
$20,000 ttlUl a side bet of $5,000.
Our information as to tho result is
limited to the fact that three rounds
were fought in nine minutes, and tho
champion came out winner.
The ball that Was advertised for"
Tuesday night at the Opera Hall
turned out to be a stag arrangement i
The ladies, for some reason, failed
to put in an appearance, and the or
chestra after rendering a few selec
tions for the entertainment of the
boys who gathered at the hall, boned
their instruments and pulled for
home, while a few of the would-be
dancers repaired to the Central ho
tel and enjoyed the supper prepared
for tho occasion.
E. E. Gunther, of Dexter, the pop
ular jeweler, spent Sunday in Sikes
Allan Matthews and L. Roberts
came up from Dudk?y last Sunday to
visit among their many friends.
Our depot is still undergoing re
pairs, having been recently painted
and generally overhauled, aud is now
having a new roof put on. "
Malonc & Vanausdall have improv
ed their store room very materially
this week by the addition of gal
lery fixtures, making it ono of tho
most complete store buildings in
Mr. Robert Klein died at his homo
in Moorehousc on Tuesday morning
after a very brief illness. His re
mains were brought here for intcrr
ment on Wednesday accompanied by
many friends. He was the only soil
of Mrs. G. Klein, and was much ad
mired by all who knew himi Tho
bereaved mother and family hivo
tho sympathy of many friends here.
John Crane moved to the east sido
of town ou Monday and J. Tyler
moved the same day into tho house
vacated by Mr. Crand
A new sign now adorns m& front
of Hcisler & Youngwirth's new
Prosecuting Attorney Moore was
down from Commerce last Monday
on legal business.
The now residence of Mr. Wm,
Gay, on tho north end of town, is
neariug completion, and will make a
neat comfortable home.
Mr. Nacy Hinson was found at his
place of business the first of thd
week in high spirits selling meat for
one-half its former value. It Was
supposed at first the hog market had
taken a tumble, but after explana
tions wero made, it was found he
was the possessor of a fine new girl
St. Louis & the North,
Little Rock, Hot springs,
Ft. Worth, ,F1 Paso.
Austin San Antonia,
Lareda ftnf tie Bonthirest
Pullman Sleeping and
: BUFFET CARS.
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