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MISSOURI, JUISrE , 1894,
It Passe Commerce and a Con
tingent Lands There.
NOT A BAND OP HLFKlANS.
The "General" Interviewed by a
Tuesday forenoon the people of
Commerce were all agog over the ap
proach of Kelly's division of Coxey's
army, Tho contingent had landed
at Cape Girardeau the evening pre
vious, and the Commerce people con
cluded that it would be their turn
next. A meeting of the citizens was
held and temporary organization ef
fected, o that they would be able
to protect themselves in case the
Coxeyitcs should undertake to take
At 11:30 o'clock a telegram was
received stating that the navy
was leaving the Cap.?. Sheriff Tan
ner was telegraphed for and at 1
o'clock arrived, backed up by the ed
itor of the Nkwsbov, both '"armed
to the teeth."
Soon it was reported that the fleet
was in sight and the crowd rushed to
the bluffs to see it. Sure enough the '
river just below Thebes was filled :
with boats of various descriptions, ;
Bails set and colors flying. The j
strong north wind was favorable to !
them, and they were coming rapidly.
Beneath the bluff a strung r was
noticed signalling to them. Obser
vations through spy-glasses disclosed
that they were pulling for the shore
and were evidently about to land.
This some of them did, while others
The boats being moored, a foraging
party was sent out, and men with
baskets could be seen all over town
and every woman who had a husband
wanted him right at home.
Somewhat to the surprise of the
Commerce people, the entire party
was quiet and well b -haved. They
did not have the appearance of pro
fessional tramps, as described by the !
daily iapcrs. but were strong, able-'
bodied men, and had every appear-
ance of being laborers. With the ex-1
ception of a few, tlu-y were fairly !
well dressed, and if there were uiiyj
patches on their clothes we failed to '
notice them. The public mind is pre-'
judiccd against these people through !
the metropolitan press, but anyone
with sin unprejudiced mind who wit-
nesscd their g -neral conduct and up-'
pearance Tuesday will ;inv.- with '.is
that these men have some other ob
ject in view than bumming their
Their boats are rudely constructed
crafts, about l(ix40 feet in dimen
sions, and were decorated on the
sides with such advertisements as
"Chew Horse Shoe Tobacco,'-etc.
They were not covered und the occu
pants are compelled to take the sun
shine or the rain without protection.
They say it is protection they are go
ing to Washington for. and they do
not expect any this side of there.
It was claimed that the army num
bered 1,200, but 800 isprobably near
er the mark. On one of, the boats
was a band of musicians, who treat
ed the Commerce people to a sere
nade as they sailed past.
Gen. Kelly came ashore and at
tracted considerable attention. He
is rather a small man, of slender
build, and was ordinarily dressed.
Under his arm he carried a horn with
which to call his meu together when
necessary. He seems to have them
under good control and they seem to
have the utmost respect for him. If
these men were an organized band of
tramps, as the daily papers claim,
neither Gen. Kelly nor anyone else
could keep them under control. They
have discipline, and we doubt if as
large a number of our own citizens
could go to Commerce or elsewhere
and behave as well.
"Do you allow newspaper men to
interview you?" asked a Nkwsboy
reporter, as the General was making
preparations to leave.
"I should not," replied Kelly with
a significant smile. ''The newspa
pers have done us great injustice by
misrepresenting us aa worthless!
tramps beating our way through the
country. You may watch the con
duct of my men und judge for your
self." -"When do you expect to reach
"About the 30th of June. "
"How will you go from Cairo?"
"We have made arrangements
with a tug to tow us up the Ohio as
far as we can go. We will all get in
a barge. The tug charges us 30 a
day. There are about forty or fifty
thousand of us on the road, and we
all expect to meet in Washington on
the Fourth of July."
"Have the different armies any
particular object in meeting there on
"Yes, the Fourth of July is our so-
called Independence Day, and we
want to show those fellows up there
what a multitude of people there are
in this country who are dependant
rather than independent. "
"You lost some of your men just
below St. Louis, didn't you?"
"Yes, when we struck the eddy
near Jefferson Uarracks one boat was
dashed against the government
works and sank. Tw.i men were cer
tainly drowned and four or five are
missing but they might have stray
ed off. It was quite a lively struggle
for the men until a government tug
came to their rescue. ''
"Do you pick up many recruits as
you go along?"
"Oh, yes. We took on over 200 at
St. Louis and refused at least 1.000
bums. We do not take men who
want to go along, just to get some
thing to eat. I am a pretty good
judge of human nature and consider
myself capable of distinguishing a
laboring man from a tramp. Wc
have no room for the professional
"Do you ever have any trouble in
controlling your men?"
"None at all. Our army consists
of thirty companies, each haviug its
officers. I never give any orders ex
cept to land or to move on. If my
army were composed of bums, as the
papers represent, it would be impos
sible for mc to do anything with
them. Upon joining the army each
member takes an obligation to obey
the rules, and when one violates
them he is rejected und can go n o
Here the General excused himself,
gave the men some instructions and
sailed for Cairo. By night all had
left save nbe-ut a hundred. These re
mained over night. Some of them
gave a sparring exhibition in Lynch
& Guither's store and next morning
at the city hall, where an admission
fee of ten cents wan charged. In
this way they obtained about five
dollars. Miss llootan. Kelly's type
writer, did not come ashore. She
and "Major" Sutdiife had tried in
vain to get a marriage lircnse at
Grand Tower nnd Cape Girardeau.
They expect better success at Cairo.
The balance of the army cleared
out Wednesday morning, and left
with the Commerce people the im
pression that their visitors had been
unfairly treated by the daily papers.
Cairo had quarantined against the
fleet and when they wore withiu
,st veil miles of the city a tug met
them and ordered liieni nut to stop
at Cairo. The fleet then landed.
States Attorney Butler was on board
the tug and requested Kelley to go
to Cairo with them and interview
the mayor. Gen. Kelly accepted the
invitation, but when the mayor heard
of Kelly's coming he dispatched
another tug with orders to take Kel
ly back that he did not want to see
him. Kelly was taken back and the
army camped above Cairo. If they
are not permitted to enter Cairo,
they will march across the country
to Mound City.
Don't fail to come to Benton on
the Fourth. You get here Mr.
Walker will do the rest.
Dr. Butler and Miss Francis
Steck, Sidney Wade and Miss Luta
Gray, Judge Leedy, John Welch and
Frank Miller went to Commerce Mon
day to see the Coxeyitcs.
Beach Stubblefield. of Oran, at
tended the reception of Kelly's army
It seems that the campaign
fights have opened. Quite a sensa
tion was caused Monday morning on
account of Circuit Clerk Leftwich as
saulting Dr. Freeling with a crutch.
However, no damage was done, as
the doctor caught the crutch. Mr.
Leftwich was much excited, but the
doctor seemed perfectly cool.
Crit. Burton, of Commerce, took
a trip to Little River on his bicycle
Mrs. Dennis Diebold sustained u
fall last Monday and broke a leg,
besides bruising herself severely.
She is doing well under Dr. Butler's
Miss Fannie Anderson, of Com
merce, visited relatives in Benton
the end of last week.
Mrs. Susan Gaither, of Com
merce, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
D. H. Leedy this week.
August George, of St. Louis, is
on a visit to his brother-in-law, Wm.
Reports from the coal fields give
one the impression that there is a
civil war in progress. Bloodshed is
the order of the day.
Two of Kelly's men got work in
Cape Girardeau, and stayed.
Dr. Freeling says the mill ponds
must be filled in, and has notified Mr.
Pott to that effect. -
J. F. Evans went to Commerce
last Tuesday ta see tho Kelly bri
gade. Landon Sherrill returned from
Charleston Tuesday, where he has
been employed in looking after E. O'j
Graham Nursery Cos business.
Mrs. J. E. Moyp, of Diehlstadt1!
was called here Monday on account
of the death of her father, J. W.
Miss Sarah Darnell and Miss Tudie
Watkins made a flying trip to Oran
Bro. D. J. Leake was up from
Diehlstadt Saturday and returned
J. W. Crafton. an old resideut and
farmer of this place, passed quietly
away at 2:25 p. m., June 4th. He
was born in Tennessee July 12, 182!),
and moved to Scott County and lo
cated one mile north of Blodgett In
18l5, where he has resided ever since.
He was a devoted follower of Christ,
having been a true Christian for over
thirty years. He was loved and re
spected by all who knew him, und by
his death the community looses a
true friend and the bereaved family
a loving husband and father. The
funeral services were conducted at
the M. E. church by Rev. D. J. Leake
at 2 o'clock p. m. The funeral was
largely attended. The bereaved fam
ily have the sympathy of tho entire
community in the hour of their heavy
It is tho business and pleasure of
poets to sing the praises of their na
tive towns, valleys, mountains and
streams But as Commerce has no
poets her praises must bo told in
prose. Commerce has a very pretty
public square or park, nicely shaded j
with young shade trees and a luxu-!
rious growth of grass and Weeds
principally weeds which arc nearly !
ripe and need cuttirg. as it seems'
nobody's business to keep the park in
good order, Commerce, like other i
towns, has a town marshal, paid by j
the mouth and who has little official :
business. It m'ght be well to fur-'
i nish him with a scythe and rake to
cut down the weeds and grass and .
beautify the grounds so that he may :
earn his salary, provided there is no
money in the treasury to do such
Comnvrc can feel proud of her
Sunday school. Last Sunday was
Children' Day. and wa.s attended by :
over one hundred scholars, besides
many visitors. The exercises and!
singing were truly grand.
The young bicyclers are learning
to ride well, both male and female.
Just think of two boys making the
trip to Oran over the rough roads
and hills, to see the dedication of the
new church. And on this bicycle sub
ject might not the Southeast Dis
trict Agricultural Society at Cape
Girardeau oiler a prize to the best
rider and performer on the bicycle,
or rather two prizes one to the boys
and another to the girls. Prizes are
given to the fastest horses, and the
horses are given the honors. Why
not honor the boys and girls. A boy
or girl would look as well with a blue
ribbon as a horse. To insure this
matter a success, try your editorial
column on Kage & Co. I see they
have been making improvements on
the race track at the fair grounds
aud possibly they may have the bicy
cle in view.
Well. Gen. Kelly's army has gone
down the river and all is quiet. But
it will take some time for some of
our citizens to get over their scare.
The first army that made its ap
pearance in Commerce about 33 years
ago was commanded by Gen. Jeff
Thompson and a portion of his army
were natives of Scott County. They
did not destroy property they only
wanted to scare a few individuals
who did not believe as they did.
The Populists met at Morley last
Saturday and nominated in part a
county ticket wbich, so far as we can
learn, is as follows: For Probate
Judge, Rolen Cannon; Sheriff, Jas.
A. Chewning; County Clerk, B. F.
Finley; Assessor, W. O. Comstock;
Presiding Judge, Speck Marrs; Asso
ciate Judges, 1st dist., Wm. O'Her
ron, 2nd dist., Joe Hutchison. A com
mittee meeting will be held at Ben
ton to-day and the balance of the
Woods & Button .will have clear
cypress lumber for sale at their mill
at 80c. per hundred uutil further not
ice in these columns.
n.l?n Cannon will build two
cottages on the Wade lots south of
Airs, ateclc s, which are now used as
a street. The true location of the
street is on the west of these lots.
Buff and Albert Kirk paid the
Nkwsdot a brief visit Wednesday.
Mrs. Dr. Tomlinson and children,
of Morley, visited Oran since our
Dr. Franklin and brother, of Mor
ley, visited Oran several days, and
rumor says they will engage in the
drug business at this place.
Mr. John M. Leftwich. of Benton,
spent a few days in Oran this week.
Clover cutting is the order of the
day with our farmers. The crop is
Eugene Randolph and family, of
Parker, moved to Charleston Mon
day. The net proceeds of the dedication
meeting at Oran last week were
about $400. Is this au indication of
hurd times or not? One sheep brougt
about $111, all in nickles. Father
Brandt is a great financier as well
as a good preacher. The dedication
sermon by Father Eshinan. of Cairo,
was strictly orthodox, notwithstand
ing the fact that Catholics are ac
cused of departing from the faith.
Mr. John Revelle returned from
Fredericktown last Saturday. He
says Fredericktown has a big build
ing boom and that everything in that
section indicates prosperity.
There is no use in falling out with
a man about what he believes. Be
lief is involuntary. Man believes in
spite of himself. A man may refuse
to hear testimony but after he hears
it it is impossible to avoid belief of
it as either true or false belief and
doubt are both involuntary acts. -
Died, on Monday morning, of
phthisis pulmonalis Leota. infant
daughter of Geo. Finley, Sr.
Miss Grace Shumate, of Sikeston.
is visiting relatives and friends here
Bland Stubblefield. son of W. II.
Stubbleffcld, is the youngest painter
in Oran. He took his first lesson last
Friday and succeeded in giving his
hair, face und clothing a good coat of
lead, oil and turpentine before his
mother discovered his genius in this
line. Bland is about a year old.
Mrs. Mary E. Smith, of St. Louis,
has rented the building, formerly
used by Judge llalo as a drugstore,
and will use it as a bakery and res
taurant. Mrs. Gordon, of Morley. was here
on a visit Tuesday.
There was some trouble in our
Baptist Sunday school last Sunday
morning but as it was probably a re
sult of a mistake it will doubtless be
se'ti- d amicably.
' Mis. J. 1. li ov.-le. of Morh-y. was
hire Tuesday and reported conoids-ruble
sickness in her family.
Miss Alsie Dyer returned from
We will likely write cur next let
ter within and from our new office.
Mrs. Frank Jordan and son return
ed to Sikeston much improved in
We were much gratified to read
the letter "Not From Blodgett" in
your last issue. V. O. S. is our fav
orite of your correspondents.
Postmaster Wright went hunting
Tuesday. Habit is strong even with
the older people, and Uncle Alex, as
he is familiarly called, has always
been a great hunter.
Caleb Matthews says that if it
takes every drug in the market to
supply his customers he will buy
them. So if you don't see what you
want ask for it and it will soon be
Mrs. John Dunn, of Delta, was
Mrs. Ben Lyon. Miss Hattie Al
maa and Mrs. Dr. Howie, of this
place, visited Morley since our lass
Go to Heisserer & Miller for
your Binder Twine.
Horse racing at the Benton bar
becue on the Fourth, You can't stay
away, can you ?
Deputy Collector Wade, who has
been off on a trip, returned Thurs
day. Robt. Wade returned home from
school at Caledonia Thursday. Ho
Linn Hunter returned home
from the military school at Mexico,
Mo., last Weduesday.
Chas. F. Bonnefon moved into
his new residence Monday. It is the
prettiest house in town up to date.
Mr, DeReign is occupying a portion
of his new house which, when com
pleted will be both handsome and
commodious. Work is progressing
on V. H. Heisserer 's new dwelling
which promises to be a very fine
building. There's no grass growing
on the Benton streets.
R. W. Johnson, city marshal of
Sikeston, got his leg broken in shoe
ing a mule. He may handle' toughs,
but he must learn to "reason wid a
mule. "His leg is broken just above
FKOM MOItLKY. .
Mr. . Ranney, of Cape Girardeau,
visited relatives hi re last week.
The saloon opened up again last
Friday. The boys thought it a long
time between drinks, and the town
was busier Saturday than for ninny
The A. O. U. W. at this place ex
pects to give a barbecue the latter
part of July.
We notice the arrest of a Prof.
James at Springfield. Mo. We hope
this is not the Professor who was
with us several years ago.
The Morley school directors cm
ployed the following teachers for the
ensuing school year: Miss Hennie
Harrison. Principal : MissCora Black.
Intermediate; Miss Maggie Cooper.
Primary. Abetter selection could,
not have been made. All home talent I
The Morley Kid nine went to Rich- i
woods last Saturday and crossed !
bats with Sikeston. sustaining a bad
defeat. Too bad but wait a wee!
Mrs. A. J. Bu-eklin is somewhat
better at this writing and hopes are
entertained of her recovery. j
The Populists met here last Sat -'
urday and nominated a county ticket.
Dr. A. J. Gupton was nominated for ;
Representative, and it is said he will
have the support of the Republican '
party of the county. Gosh !
H. Deiters. of Kelso, a former cit
izen of Morley. visited here last week.
We are always glad to see him.
Leslie Harris and Dick Hunter
went to Sp iketown last Thursday in
search of Leslie's stray horses. It
was another waterhuul.
Prof. Buckley. tin-Spiritualist,
was b ootcd out of town by our tough
gang, who say he is a fake.
G-'o. Tomlinson made a quick trip
to B.mton the other day. lie says
his roadster can knock the s ix off
Joe Parrot went fishing to Little
River Monday, and rep rts sp -rt
gxid fighting black gnats.
Mrs. E, B. Howie is on the sick
list. Barb's & La Rose are building a
coflin r.xmi for I. S. Curd between
the buildings occupied by II. II.
Go to JJe'lsS"!
your Binder Twine
& Miller for
T,a.;t S-ii 'l iy we had our first
tns!c of Sunday mail in Benton.
Sunday evening is rend'-p-d some
what less tiresome by the receipt of
the lively and voluminous Sunday
papers. Otherwise the change does
not effect our people much.
Young p itatoes are coming in
and are very palatable more so
than the dose of doctors" stuff you
are liable to want after a t x heavy
participation in the seductive but
conniptive tubers. Combined with
given peas and ice cream they are
food for the arch enemy.
For a good barbecued dinner,
good music, a shady arbor and fine
dance platform on the coming fourth
you should go to Benton. Mr. Walker
will see that you have a gcx-d time.
Anderson Bros., at Commerce.
have just opened a large st,x-k of new
Spring Goods, and are in the market
to win. See them and ave money.
See the handsome posters for the
picnic at Oran on the Fourth. The
committee warrants the picnic as
handsome as the bills.
Charley McDonald, the plast-rer.
painter, paper-hanger and brick-
mason who has made Benton his
home since last August, left for St.
Louis last Saturday. M,ac's read'
Irish wit and impurterable good hu
mor made him quite a favorite in
Benton, and we hope he will have
gixxi luck wherever lie goes.
Iu the report of the Republican
convention we gave W. H. Huttou
as committeeman from Commerce
township, as we took it from the of
ficial report furnished us. Mr. Hut-
ton says it should have been L. P.
Clymer. "We told the tale as 'twas
told to us."
We enjoyed a rare musical treat
Thursday morning when we caught
Mr. Frauk Antoine with his daugh
ters, Misses Celia and Jennie, en
route from Sikeston to their home in
PerryviUe. We persuaded them to
stay an hour and Miss Celia at the
organ, Miss Jennie with cornet and
violin, Dr. Butler with the guitar
and tho editor with the fiddle ren
dered some lively selections. The
young ladies, who are accomplished,
all around musicians, also sung "The
Bridge" duet in fine style. W'e hope
they will be able to stay about a
year the next time they come.
Gov. Stone has appointed Fred
Coffinan Circuit Clerk vice John M
The T)e Soto Facts (Daily) has sus-
ponded publication. Tiie fact thai a,
daily paper in a town of that si.o is ,
a mistake lias b"cn (lemonstrali d
bovs will bite.
but still the
The railroad shops tit De Soto are
shut down, owing to the coal strike.
Tiie number of trains on the line is
also reduced to a minimum for the
Bloomfield wants a creamery.
Creameries and cunning factories are
mighty risky property to all but the
manufacturers of the plants.
Bro. Storv. of the llibbard H-.-rald.
thinks of starting a pap-r in
Madrid. The Hip Van Winkle
ord will have to wake up if h
' does. I
Farmitjgton now has a fire-engine.
As it cost only SHO it is likely to
save many times its cost. Fire-engines
pay big dividends.
Butler county rop-.rts too much
rain. We could stand any they have
to spare over here.
The armv worm has run it
-.. ".. .... i .giiroen in paradise. ine liolv ni-
any er,.at amount of damage in . cense of her iniiuence was like adistil
Southcast Missouri. j Iati.ni of stars upon all who knew her
Charlev Wear. Butler county's j al,1 tlx.v wi" l'v,'r wreath her mom
pet d esp'rado and candidate for the j ''.v wi,. green garlands of un
gallows. is agaiu out on bail. Any forgetting love. We know how sad
poor devil, without Wear's backing , U11(J ll,m' ''-' 1 parting was and
of money and influence, would be inj and yet the pang will be softened
Tj.ri i.mfrr I . ir n'li'k 'inn hnw ih.t fi.nni
the lien. His last victim in a shoot
ing scrap is recovering.
Dunklin county has very few Pop
ulists. K a meeting they held at lv.-n-nett
fairly represented' thein. Only
a baker's dozen ivsp mded lothe call.
A cendidates'roeeus!on at Senath
in Dunklin county was received with
stale eggs. Bad. vtrv bad. mv mas
The Dunklin D-mnx-rat calls Rain
Jones' lecture "the show." That's
about the si;:e of it.
An electric railroad from CajH'
Girardeau to Jackson is in contonin-
The electric light plant at Charles
ton is for sale. It don't pay.
Southeast Ga e:te. Hon. Marsh
Arnold was again selected as
Democratic candi-l.-ite for Congress
in the Fourteenth District bythcCon
vention held at West Plains on the
2!'th inst. It was the wisest selec
tion the Democracy of the District
could have made. Mr. Arnold is in
every respect a worthy candidate for
congressinol honors in talent, edu
cation and morals a superior man.
Perry County Sun: We had the
oiea.iure of making the ico,miiiUncc
of Mr. Victor Seoiield. of Blodgett.
one day this week. Mr. Scofield is
here in the interest, of the ludiana
apol's Medical andSurgieal Instil ute.
in the capacity of advertising agent.
We found Mr. Seofield a highly intcl
!'e,eni. .voe'al and in-'.-t pleading g -n-tienian.
aiid hoji t i him return
to our county oi't -n and remain long
er, lie has an indefinite leave ofal
senee from the Ananias club, hence
cannot report its proceedings to the
Last Monday night Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. A. Leedy entertained the bach- j
elors of Benton at supper, at which
ten of these hapless mortals stuck
their feet under the hospitable board.
forg.it for a while their pitiable con
dition and dreamed that a Princess
had taken them to Delmonico's en
chanted regions. The table bire all
the delicacies of the season, and nat
urally provoked comparisons in the
minds of the guests between baeh
clordom and a well regulated home
greatly to the discredit bf the lat
ter. After supper the boys amused
themselves with such music as was
to be expected in such a gathering,
and with harmless card games which
none of them knew anything what
ever about. A 'Wee-Gee" board got
itself into everlasting disgrace by
declaring the age of Dr. Butler's
best girl to be MS. after which it went
lame of a leg and was dismissed as a
halting prophet. Altogether the
guests had a most enjoyable time, and
are loud in their praises of the un
selfish kindness of a hostess whose
pity for their forlorn condition
prompted the unique entertainment.
But, my, ain't the girls mad !
Parties in need of stixk peas can
secure them at the store of Anderson
Bros., Commerce, the next few davs
on favorable terms, as they need the
warenouse room. t f
The Commerce third nine played
ball with the Morley infants last
Saturday and beat them 15 to 10.
They came through Benton shouting
Go to Heisserer & Miller for the
best Machine O.l in the world.
We had the much needed rain on
Tuesday evening, which laid the dust
and freshened up vegetation Wonder
S. G. Parker, the Sikeston jew
eler, will visit Morley the second
Tuesday and Benton the second Wed
nesday in each month.
The Barbecue at Blodgett on the
Fourth will be "out of sight" for
good music, good dancing, a good
dinner and a good time generally.
Dinner in Congle ton's well known ex
cellent style, 25 ceuts.
Tom Donovan Las been on the
sick list for ten days past, . but is
Died, at Diehlstadt. Mo., on the
morning of May U, tS'M, Mrs. Maggie
P. Poo. wife of C. C. l'oc. in her ;:iid
year. Mrs. l'oc liuu Ih-cii in bad
health for a long time but was only
confined to her bed two weeks prior
to her death. She was a linptist in
belief but a member of no church,
She was a devoted wife und affect'
ionate mother, and a better neigh
bor never walked tho face of this
earth. She visited the sick aud con
soled them in their allliction.
She ulwuys had a kind word for
everyone and never was known to
murmur during all her suffering, and
we wish to express our own NorroW
1 . e.. . r ! ,i - . . ,
neigiujors ior tne loss
"f "lli t universally loved and es-
Death wa not unexpected to her
and the dreaded .summons of the
muffled monster brought no fear
lover her fevered brow. She was
j loyal to the lust and departed this
' life in the highest type of purity and
seemed to ccno that stilling Voice ,-l
jam transplanted from the bright
llowi rs that perish to the celest ial
I'll tries that liioom iciviini:i1
i r -i mi . .
neu ii is remcmucrcu mat sue is
and more radiant
in yonder world than she could bo
here and your writer joins in asking
all christian people to pray for her
husband und children in their foiv
affliction. So. be faithful husband,
father and children, and you will
some day meet your previous com
panion and loving mother where
parting will be no more.
By order of Diehlstadt Lodge. No.
A. o. u. w.
S. T. Miu.kh, i
M. C. Masti;ks. Coin.
D. 11. llAKl'Kll. S
The wheat harvest is right on us,
the dry sp"l! having hastened it by a
week or so. C'iover cutting is also in
full blast. Ti.reslmur i.e., .1,1,..
nut' n uiu
lieirinninir to ret re:ifH- nn.i n,..,
ready in motion toward their terri
tories. The melons are beyond the
bug season and look fairly well. Corn
needed rain and got it. The
farmers barely have time to say
"howd'ye." and d m't go to town un
til the lasses" jug is clean dry.
Coxey's army would look on our Scot t
county Doodle just. n- ;-ii aisuot
and disdain. Our pope work.
If you think of buying furniture,
it will pay you to inspect the stock
of Anderson Uros.. at Commerce, und
get prices. They can and wn.i. save
you luon y. tf
Mike If. j
ever went to the Cap'
iy he had biz there,
He says so. We
but that's anothi
Mr. L, L. ProfM
in honor of the
vious Tuesday, of
to Miss Ludovica
gave an "lnfare
marriage, the pr
his son. Charles,
Heisserer. Guests to the number of
fifty assembled at Mr. Profit's pleas
ant home a mile east of Benton, and
there enjoyed most hospitable enter
tainment during the entire afternoon.
The dinner was such as only Miss
Proflit could have provided, and was
a severe incentive to overfeeding.
Social chat, rcminescences of other
of the numerous weddings in tho
bride's family with unlimited good
advice to the young couple passed
the time pleasantly, and all the
guests went home declaring that they
could stand quite a deal of such
events without losing flesh. Mr. and
Mrs. Vincent Heisserer were then,
apparently feeling as young and ccr
tainly as happy as their many chil
dren and grand children. An epi
demic of weddings is liable to break
out if all be warranted us jolly affairs
as this last.
Save your Binder; save your
horses; save your temper by using
the best and only the best machine
Oil. Heisserer tSi: Miller have it.
Paul B. Moore, of Charleston, is
after the Speakership of tho House
at Jefferson City.
A strong north wind blew Tues
day and hurled into mid air acres of
real estate in the shape of road dust.
Todrive in the blast was to come homo
looking likcaCoxey graduate and feel
ing like a grindstone and a lime bas
A caravan of gypsies passed
through Benton Tuesday, goi ng south.
Heisserer & Miller have tho fin
est bulk coffee in the market. Ono
trial convinces. Try Tapux-a for de
sert. It beats corn starch two to
M 1SS Mabel ITunter rotiimirol
home form Hardin College!, Mexico,
Mo., Sunday, for the summer vaca
tion. . -
Go to Heisserer
your Binder Twine.
& Miller for
I have opened a permanent ode
in Oran, Ma, and m ready to do all
kinds of dental work. .. -
J. S. Yfuaar, D. TX f
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