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BEilSTTON", MISSOURI, JXJ2STE S3, 1894.
Candidates at Cross Plains. 1
Last Saturday afternoon there
was quite a gathering atCross Plains
sehoolhouse to hear any county can
didates who might happen along.
Men, women and children attended,
the 1st and 2nd base ball nines of the
precinct were on hand and the affair
had the appearance of a picnic.
The candidates on the spot were
Messrs. De Reign, Heisserer, White,
McPheeters, Stone, Leftwich, Lecdy
and Evins. Of Populist candidates
there were Rolen Cannon and Jas. K.
P. and Jas. A. Chewning.
Jas. K. P. Chewning acted as chair
man, and took the will of the audi
ence as to whom they would hear.
The will of the audience was that it
would hear every mother's son of
them. Outside every last candidate
protested against speaking, and the
Newsboy man was getting ready to
do it all himself when
Mr. De Reign broke the ice. He
made a plea for his profession in
State legislatures; claimed to bo a
farmer himself in the same sense as
is his opponent; gave a very lucid ex
planation of the radical differences
in the aims of the two old parties;
scored the plutocrats and defended
the action of the Missouri delegation
iu Washington. He feared that un
less the tide takes a turn we will
have an uprising of the masses.
Mr. McPheeters took some of the
wind out of Mr. Stone s sails by pre
dicting what the latter would say.
For himself he was contented to
stand on his record, and would cheer
fully abide by the will of the people.
Mr. Stone explained that he had
tried to narrow the race for County
vlork to two candidates by proposing
a township ballot to determine who
should run against Mac, but Mr.
Ellis had declined. He thought that
a hog that had not fattened in six
teen years should be turned out on
the range, which graceful illustra
tion he applied to longterms inofflce.
Mr. Stone's speech was somewhat
diffuse, but was well delivered ami
Judge Lecdy had no speech to de
"liver beyond the quiet eloquence of
us record. He said that as yet he
had no opponent for the Democratic
nomination and was not spoiling for
one very much.
Mr. Leftwich said this was his
first experience with oppisitiou in
sixteen years. He favored long terms
in office as insuring efficiency, and he
was skeptical as to anyone making a
fortune in a Scott county office.
Mr. White stood pat on his record,
but would think not a wnu tne less
of any man who voted against him.
. Mr. Heisserer stood on his record a
Treasurer. He said that Mr. White
had promised during the last cam
paign not to run again if given the
office then. Mr. White from the floor
flatly denied this. Mr. Heisserer
said he had proof. Mr. White did not
call for the proof. Both gentlemen
were perfectly cool, and deserve
credit for so promptly dropping the
After this the Populists took an
inning, and Rolen Cannon, Jas. K
P. and Jas. A. Chewning talked well
on national politicsfrointheirparty's
point of view. The meeting occupied
over two hours, and was much enjoy
ed by all who attended.
There will be political speaking
by the county candidates in the court
house at Benton at 2 o'clock this
Mrs. C. A. Lecdy has been on the
sick list a few days, but is better.
Miss Ida Cocko of Lowry City,
Mo., visited the family of J. M. Lef
twich Monday and Tuesday.
Jas. McPheeters went to St
Albert DeReign has been on the
sick list all this week.
There will bo a sermon in En
nlish at the Catholic chnrch. Orati
Sunday. The picnic grounds will be
ready for the 5000 people exacted
on the ourtn. uonie ana take
look at 'era.
The Grand. Chain milling com
pany, of Commerce propose to put up
a warehouse at Hen ton depot in the
The County Institute is in fall
blast at Commerce with an attend-
ance of 37 pupils. Commissioner
Atchison reports a great success so
'far. Notes next week;
The Benton and Cross Plains
base ball clubs had a game at the
latter place Sunday. Denton came
out ahead 13 to 5.
. Lemley's Famous Blodgett Band
will supply the music at Walker's
picnic at Benton on' the Fourth? Sev
eral good horses will run and some
Of tho best base ball talent in the
county will play. . Altogether it
promises to bJ a great success And
sustain tho reputation of tho Benton
T1I15 TRAVELING LIAIt.
FItOM HOT SPHIXGS.
Being in Perryvdle it is in evi- Thinking probably that the read-
deuce to tell something about the ers of the Newsboy would nppreci
st aid old German town which dates I ate something from the greatest
back to 181ft. Everything is run on ! health resort known to the civilized
the wide open plan tmd everyone who i world, I will attempt to give a brief
comes in rang? Is made welcome. I description of what is going on at
Of course I drifted towards the ! Hot Springs:
nrratim? offices as naturally as a It is remarkably dull here. The
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chicken to the old hen, and as the
fame of the Ananias club had pre
ceded me, I was received with open
arms. The editor of the Sun is Hon.
Jno. J. Seibel, a dignified and vener
able gentleman, almost the exact
counterpart of our Presiding Judge
Norrid, whom he rivals for affability
and kindness. After I had left his
presence he dipped his pen in the
flaming halo of irridescent colors
which make their home around the
setting sun and indited a glowing de
scription of the Ananias scribe which
puts to the blush my best efforts to
live up to the same,
Eastman and tho Park the largest
hotels in the city have closed for
the season, and the remaining hotels
have a very light patronage. While
there ore usually from ten to fifteen
thousand visitors here, there are now
only about two thousand. Hot
Springs depends entirely upon visit
ors for support, and you may judge
how close times are when at least
three-fourths of its revenue has been
cut off. A great many business
houses have closed ottt, and others
are closing. Bath houses have un
dertaken to increase their iucome by
cutting prices, and first-class bath
The editor of the Hon-ton Perry houses are advertising ''twenty-one
County Republican is Capt. A. V. baths for $1." But they arc already
Cashion, a blooming youth of twenty- tired of this nonsense and the m?na
five summers, who is in the newspa- gers will hold a meeting Saturday
per business just for the pure love of night for the purpose of adjusting
the thing, just as I used to state the prices. Hotel accommodations are
Blodgett items to au amazed and cheap, and it is a good time to visit
awe-stricken public by means of a the Springs.
whole column of natural gas in the The primary election was held
Nkwsboy. here Saturday for this (Garland)
The Oran scribe does me proud couuty, and the Arkansas people are
when he declares his preference for wide awake when it comes to elcc
me as a Nkwsboy writer, and with- tions. Garland county is thinly pop
out starting a mutual admiration so- ulated outside of Hot Springs, and
ciety. can say the same for him. it is "de push ot not springs mat
People wanting reporting done in the ruus the machine. This is the only
most chic manner and latest style country I was ever in where the two
would do well to call on Unci and my- extremes the saintly and the world
self and examine our large and varied ly harmonize.
assortment before patronizing other Lust Sunday morning I was aston-
ished to find that I could not get a
Mr. Frank Antoine and daughters, shave. Barber-shops, stores and
Misses Celia and Jennie, came home everything were closed. It appeared
A Siiitt. ii few dnvs mm. Of strange to me that one could not get
course I flew over there "to hear the a shave on a Sunday in a town where
news from Blodgett, Morley, Benton, gambling houses and other places of
Sikeston. etc. They report a nice, vice never close. 1 concluded to m-
larce time. One of the Blodgett vestigate. My first stop was to go
boys cot so badly smitten with Miss to church and sec what the preacher
Celia that he said he'd take fifteen had to say about tho way things
music lessons per day if she would were being conducted in this city
only come down and teach a class in and expected to hear him denounce
the melon pivot of tho world. Frank w many vices in outer terms, out
Antoine, Jr., is the deputy circuit Uo my surprise he did not mention
l,.,Vnf li.rrv eoimtv. which illus- them. In the afternoon 1 strolled
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trates what I have always maintain
ed, that you may pitch a Scott coun
ty boy into the middle of the sea to
dav and next week you will hear of
about and found that the saloons and
the gambling houses were running in
full blast. The only difference was
that there was a side or back door
him holding down a ood iob. draw- entrance. But 1 could not get a
in" a Jiood salary, and drinking Bud- shave neither could I buy a pair oi
weiser and Mulhatton like Marsh socks. UU, no. loo much piety m
AHnins iwns nn if f.p tlv Ananias Hot Spriugs for that. But I could
club at Blodcett. S to thurch, or to a saloon, or to
Pcrryville is soon to be a railroad gambling den. To a man up a tree
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terminus. The road will be in run- wouiu appear mat tne newspapers,
niti-' order by September 1st. This the preachers, the saloon-keepers, the
road is edited by Louis Houck, the gambling house keepers, the doctors,
pluckiest man in the railroad biz to- the authorities and the citizens work
day. The strong fight he is making together, and with "a long pull,
against the big fellows in order to strong pull, and a pull altogether,"
keep control of his C. G. road will "icy succeed in skinning everyone
bear fruit one day in legislative halls. w"o comes to visit them
I am glad to sec Hon. Marsh Ar- As an illustration oi how the bun
nold renominated by acc lamation, day law is enforced here, a poor la
ny thing to keep Scott county at the borer, who is compelled to work every
head of the procession, and he is a n the week in order to exist,
full-blooded representative of that took his sickly looking team to the
little commonwealth. Don't- fool woods on Sunday to get some wood
with the band wagon,- Phillips. for fuel. As he lived in the suburbs,
Speaking of Bill Dalton, who was ho did not drive through town to in
reported killed si .4anv times before tcrlere with the religious services
he would stay dead: "Pa, was Adam that were being conducted in the sa
the first man God made?" "Yes, loons and crap dens. The poor fel
my son." "When did he make him, low was arrested the next day and
I don't exactly know, my lined twenty-five dollars and costs
three Phil. A. Hafxeb,
weeks' after Bill Dalton was reported
killed the first time." A SARltOW ESCAPE.
The Scott Countv Normal will he
I w -1 1- - v r . i
in session at Commerce this week. I nuy anernoon jonn wcvartny
hear. The instinct in me to attond wcnl aller Kay r go r V, m
the County Normal is as strong as Kecttar to Commerce: He imbibed
the migratory instinct iri wild birds to fpwly of tl,e "0h 00 iovful " and
which, even hatched iri captivity. IC" iK,tt P on Tne wy uome-
win l,.nT ih.. th. timn nnmns arri 10:30 the team pulled the loud
when the Normal comes on I natur. through Benton without the formal
ally look around for my books arid of "loading and proceeded on
" ii i : mi a j
things and feel a thrill of sorrow to l"vlr wuy luluv- AIlt'y Sl aow
. n i fit i
know I can't hm' that lmnnvtWYa me nur ana mty yarns past um
of grown up children of whom it is bt,rt'8 al1 riSht. There they got too
said they shall inherit but little of near that deep ditch ftnd all but the
this world's goods and ninety-nine rfont whceU wcnt down; At 12:30
per cent of what is portioned out Ault, riding liome from a pro-
in the next V O S' "tw;u iui-chiijj ut uwcibujt kiiwh
house found the mules in the road,
Wheii John Harbison went to tho load in the ditch, the wagon bed
bed Tuesday night he left $53 in his bottom up and Mac. on his face in
vest pocket. When he got up Wed- the sand, a barrel of swigaT restin
nesday morning $50 of the money, I oa his head and shoulder and prom is
his hat, shoes and jumper were gone, cious goods all over him. Ault
o, also,' Was Charley Holt, his hired awakened squire Lamport aud they
man. Holt was traced to and found extricated Mac. from the debris. He
m Commerce before noori 8nd had wffs doing a good deal of talking in
spent $12 of tho money: He was his drunken' sleep and was badly
brought back aud jailed: Ho waived bruised up. Mr: Lambert drove him
examination and awaits the grand home, where ho now He on a bed of
jury, With the pen i I ftir prospect, repentance. He had a drunk man
He is a stranger here, city bred, but proverial luck. A solier ma would
not smart enough to make a success nave been killed, sure,
at thieving, else he would not have -1
tarried an hour in Commerce. Mrs: E. It. Smith is visiting rel
Miss Francis Stcck is atteiidlug uUvcb in 1Iowell eounty.
tno institute at Commerce. Lost: Our Morley correspondent.
Joe ITtf"' mother ar.d step-fathT,
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Fuber, of IMla
ville, Ills., spent last week in Orun.
Bishop Kaiu, of St. Louis, Father
Bettles, of Leopold. Father Kline.
Frtther Brandt and other clergymen
whose names we failed to get, were
here at confirmation services last
Those who were fortunate chough
to hear Bishop Kain's address here
last Friday speak in complimentary
terms of its fitness for the occasion.
Your scribe was under the impres
sion that the discourse would be in
German, and for that reason was not
A Sunday School convent ion, in
which five counties will be represent
ed, will be held in Oran the last
week in July.
Rumor says that Mrs. John Clem
son has the principalship in the Oran
public school for the ensuing session.
The foundation for a dancing pa
vilion and dining hall the former
40x80 feet and the latter 20x40 feet
was laid last Tuesday at the pic
nic grounds near Oran. The stock
company who are incurring this ex
pense certainly have confidence in
the continued prosperity of our peo
ple. The grounds have been fenced
in and the swing and engine are in
Prof. Newlin propounds the follow
ing questin to the Editor:
"Can the holder of a National
bank-note draw gold by presenting
the note to the bank, or, in other
words, is a National bank-note ever
payable in gold ?
National bank-notes are payable
"lawful money" of the United
States. En. Newsboy.
Joe Ilager and family, of Oran,
moved to the Ileid settlement.
Mrs. Lou Meyers, Mrs. Darnell.
Mrs. Alex Wright and Mrs. Carpen
ter, of Oran, Mrs. Men-it, of Morley,
Mrs. Cobb, of Sikeston, aud other
ladies whose names we failed to get,
spent the day with Mrs. Thos. Mey-
rs last Monday. Uncle Tom says
most of these ladies were his school
mates when he was a boy and that
he enjoyed their association then as
he docs now.
A good rain fell here Monday even
ing which was much needed.
Wheat threshing is the order of
the day now in our neighborhood.
New wheat b-.-gan coming in Monday.
The premises of Alex Wright and
Dr. W. E. Harris are b.Mng orna
meutcd to-day (luesday) by new
The bakery and restaurant next
door to our office is being treated to
a new coat of paint to-day (Tuesday. )
Oran continues to improve notwith
standing the money stringency.
Joseph Herbs t has a position with
Matthews. Stubblefield & Co.
Mis's Jinimie Nichols is home again
after quite a lengthy stay at the
Mrs. Brooks, of Chicago, a sister
of Frank McGraw, is here visitin,
relatives and friends.
The latest, best and newest stand
ard drugs and patent medicines are
now on sale at Matthews Stubble
field & Cos. Uno.
Last year the. melon crop in our
country was almost n f;iim-e, but up
to the present prospects are very
Diehlstadt with her 200 souls, sur
rounded by fine furmitig lands, along
with its ouietivle and sobriety ha1-
For about a year, although tlif
shipments are fair from t Lis place,
we have had no agent and the old de
pot has reared its grim, blackened,
ghostly form among us, repelling
every one with its quietness and soli-
Ituile within, only enlivened by
'Squire Watts now and then holding
a term of court behind its closed
doors. I ill it remained for the week j
before last to bring us the greatest j
sensationof our history and to farther
commemorate the old deserted depot.
We had a veritable circuit court
among us for a week. Twelve cases
had been carried by change of venue
to 'Squire Watts' court and with all
the dignity of a candidate for matri
mony, lie commenced on Tuesday to
wade into the business. I do not fa
vor the sale of whiskey contrary to
law, nor do I wish to say one word
in defence of the accused parties;
yet in all justice to Scott county's
people, the action of her servant
should be shown up.
Imagine a prosecutor filing in
formations in twelve cases and sup
ported in reality upon the evidence
nly of a drunken tramp barber.
A J. Mutt Lews and c hildren were
ov- r from Sike.t.on We dnesday.
Miss Kitlic Schroeder, of Peoria.
Ills., is visiting Mrs. J. H. Stubbs at
Miss Mattio Hawkins, of Cap' Gir-
: ardeau. is visit in-' relatives at this
place ihis week.
Ben. F. .Marshall arrived home
Wednesday from h'.s tour through the
West. H is looking well and no
doubt the trip did him a great amount
C. W. Hawkins went to Cape "!ir
urdeau Thursday morning on busi
ness. Judge Jno. K. Marshall went to
Benton Thursday morning.
The BlodgoU Dramatic Company
will present the drama "Broken Fet
ters" at Evin's Hall at this place on
1 ucsuay evening. J uly ml. 11 is an
excellent play and they should draw
a large house.
A moonlight party was given at
the home of J. V. Evins on Wednes
day evening for the little folk.
this place. There were some 25 or 30
present and they all enjoyed them
selves until 10 p. m.
Elmer Peal went to Diehlstadt
last Friday afternoon to visit rela
tives and friends.
W. B. Congleton is laid up at the
present time with a carbuncle on his
Dr. Sparks' baby, which has been
very sick, is reported convule.Went.
Miss Addie Byrnes left Sunday for
Editor Car lit hers, of the Dunklin
IX rnoi-rut. is vice-President from the
Fourteenth District of the newly
formed Missouri Democratic Press
Association. This Press Association
business is getting to lie overdone.
New Madrid has wisely adopted
.Maiden's law against boys loafing on
'he streets I'fte'r nine o'clock p. m.
Dunklin county sells her walnut in
the log ut :ir p:-r 1,000 feet, That
eoiinty is full of valuable, timber and
the Democrat culls for a furniture
Imagine a servant of the people, a , Commcrce t0 at'u,ml thc lnltut..
The Grand Chain Mill Co. is mak'.n
preparations to handle the wheat
They have built a large storage ad
dition to the mill and Frank is mak
ing a much needed shade over the
hopper, so that the farmers can un
load their wagons in the shade, and
the man is a public benefactor who
can make toil a pleasure.
Commerce is now the intellectual
centre of Scott county. The Teach
ers' Institute is in .session, and here
are assembled the youth, beauty and
intellect of Scott. I refer to the
lady teachers, and. there should be
none others. The men should bo on
the f aruisor in mechanical workshops,
and leave the education of the chil
dren to the women. We might take
a lesson from our sister State of Il
linois and elect Women as School
Commissioners. I hor'e the town au
thorities and citizens will spare no
pains' to make it pleasant and agree
able for those who are attending the
Institute. This is a good opportun
ity to give the town a good name,
and a good name is better than fine
The weeds are now ripo in the lit
tle park and heed cutting, if they
want the 6eed now is the timo to
save it: The chairman of the hoard
of trustees 6ays that a committee of
the board was appointed to do the
work needed on the park and the
old courthouse. Strange that men
will accept a public office, take an
oath to perform their duties and
then puss ovsr their duties so easily,
C.N ic i V.
man with his hands in the people's
pockets, continuing to prosecute when I
all the witnesses for the State were
sent or asked to go home because it
was found that they would not cor
roborate the "Beet Nosed Bum.
but on the other hand, some of them
made direct contradictory state
ments. Imagine a sworn officer of
Scott county hanging to a dim hope
of getting five dollars, even at fifty
dollars expanse to the eounty. when
the leading attorney for the State
had left iu disgust, when the prose
cuting witness himself had made a
trip to Charleston, returning ''drunk
as a biled owl" and cursing the at
torney and court shamefully, and
telling Joe to his face "G d d n
you, you know you sold out;" when
some of the attorneys for the prose
cution were telling parties that the
State's testimony was d d weak,
and when jury after jury were ren-
derinir verdicts of "not t'uilty, '' the
evidence being ail the same, one
swearing one way and another the
other way, and the court and prose
cutor had been informed bv 'Squire
Kirkpatrick that nothing but costs
to the State, could come of it
Joseph Lee soliloiiuised. I imagine.
after this mmw- "I r-ill write up
twelve and perhaps out of that num
ber, although the evidence is very
weak and uncertain, 1 can secure
one or two convictions. I understand
that a change will b? asked for, and
I will carry the cases, contrary to
the wish of thc defendants, contrary
to all law, across Sandy land town
ship, away from Morley to 'Squire
Watts' court in Diehlstadt. before
whom I scarcely ever lose a case. He
lets nie read all his love letters,
shows me the picture of his girl and
is ich a crank ab-ut the widows
that I can tickle his fancy into most
Now to the justices of Sandyland
and Morley townships: What do you
think of such a stick in the mud? Is
he treating you fair when it was the
desire of the defendants to have the
trial at Blodgett or Morley?
To the people of Scott county:
What do vou think of a man who
made his brag in the beginning of
his official life how much money he
was goinp to make out of the office,
when he carries on in the way re
feired to. I do Kt know one thing
of the guilt or innocence of the par
ties accused, and if sa much smoke
means some fire, I guess there is a
nigger in the woodpile; yet no man
can be so blinded as to think the un
corroborated testimony of a hired
tramp' will make out a effse, aud the
State has undoubtedly suffered
enough in having to pay $50 for every
five Joe receives. Vox Porm
James McPheeters was in town for
a while Saturday on business
The quarterly conference of the M.
E. church will convene lu re com
mencing Saturday night June !rd.
Presiding Elder J. 11. Moore will bo
present. All are cordially invited!
to attend. S. & S.
The eiile t'linineiit given by thc
music c lass of M's. .1. D. Klierts. at
her residence last Monday evening
wins a success and a great treat to
those present. . The gold medal which
was given to the one having made
the greatest advancement during the
past year was won by Miss Eflie
W. R. Batts. of Morley. candidate
for SreiiiT, was down lust Monday
,,f shaking hands all around town.
Mr. and Mrs. James Travis, of
Charleston, spent Tiiesdiiy and Wed
nesday with friends here.
'Squire Watts, of Diehlstadt, was
here Kati'rday lind part of Sunday.
He rejiort melons cloing fitie in his
end of the county:
The confirmation M-r i ( at the
Catholic church last Saturday after
noon were well attended. Archbishop
Kaiu. accoinl'anied by Revs. Muehl
sicjien. of St. Louis. Brandt, of Char
leston, and Furlong, of New Madrid,
arrived at 1 o'clock p. m. on freight
an'1 were driven to the residence of
Frank IleUlrr, where a -rood dinner
awaited them, after which a short
reception was held. The Archbishop
made n short ndres at the church
and all who heard him regretted his
C. P. Pollard, who was shot
from ambush last week, had his right
leg amputated above the knee Tues
day, gangrene having set in. Drs.
Butler, Freeling, Frazer and Wade
performed the operation rind Drs.
Sparks, of BTodgett, were present
The patient is doing well at this
writing (Thursday.) No arrests have
yet been made iri connection with
the cowardly crime.
. Circuit Clerk Coff man's bond ha
been approved by Judge Riley and he
took office Monday. Wo welcome
Fred as a citizen of Benton.
Corn brings GOe.-per bushel at Cape
The Commencement exercises at
the Cajie Normal and St. Vincent's
Academy last week were of great in
terest. Prof. Vandivor pitched into
our County Institute way of making
teachers out of sch(V children during
a couple of the hottest weeks of thc
A swindler at M-iorchou.se has been
working the crayon portrait racket
on the people who don't read the pa
pers, and consequently are not posted.
Our editorial brethern in Jefferson
county are fighting lilV the Kilkenny
cats. Sheriff Burivn should read the
riot act to them.
The Carleton Collego. at Farming
ton, may make a change of location,
complaniiig of lack of local patronage.
De Soto is after it. of course.
Samuel Tctley is the new jiost
muster at Farinington.
Louis Goodyear, a farmer near
Dexter, committed suicide by hang
The Cape papers declare that, not
withstanding tho adverse decision of
the Missouri Supreme court Mr.
Houck w ill hold on to his road until
t'.ie Fed-'ral courts decide the matter.
That is likely to be years hence.
Judge Fox has 47 votes pledged in
the Congressional race in the Thir
teenth District s?x more than are
necessary to hi nomination.
Bro. Fisher, of the Farmiliptori
Times, scores the managers of Carle-
ton College, who complain of want of
local support but give none of their
job printing to the papers which give
the institution hundreds of dollars
worth of free advertising.
Hardin Des, of near Marble Hill,
ran a-muek with a revolver, terror
ized the citizens and gave away his
infant child. A citizen with grit
knocked him down, took away his
gun and gave him a good thrashing,
after which Dees lit out for parts
The New Madrid canning factory
is ready for business and is said by
the Record to have a perfect plant.
Hon. Wm. Dawson has been so!i-
ted to ruu for Representative fforii
New Madrid countv.
Some farmers in Stoddard' county
ire using the broad wagon tiresoear-
nestly recommended by rou'et reform'
ers. l he Dexter Messerwr suirsiests
that they should be allowed a rebate
of half their road tax. The suggest
ion is a gooci one a very good one.
Terry Boyt, a farmer living ten
miles east of Dexter, was shot dead
ori Tuesday morning last week by
the accidental discharge of a gun iri
the hands of his son.
having so little time here as they
had to leave ori the 3:30 train.
Mr. Frank Moore returned from a
visit to White Springs the first of
Mr. Guy Smith, of Evansville, is
attending to business here and visit-'
ing aiiiOiir' relatives:
Among those attending the Insti
tute at Commerce from this place
are Misses Cora Harrison, Birdie
Coleman and Verona Harp.
Messrs. Ernest Lurey and George
Ncvills drove to Commerce last Sun
day accompanied by ladies who were
going to utteud the Teachers' Insti
tute now in session:
E. IS. Mills made a business tr
to La Force on Wednesday.
Miss Bettie Shi'in returned home
Tuesday lifter a nioi-;h"s visit to rel
atives at Muyficld. Ky.
Mrs. II. Ellis, of Richwoods, has
been qiite sick for the past few days.
Chas. Matthews aiul Rex Smith
are exiK-cted home to-day (Thursday)
from the Christian Brothers' College
at St. Louis.
A social was enjoyed by a number
of young people at the residence of
Mrs. J. V. Bandy on Wednesday
Continuation at New Hamburg.
.Since Father Scherer's jubilee New
Hamburg has rot seen such a lively
day as was Friday of last week, when
1C0 young people were confirmed by
Archbishop Kuin, of St. Louis.
Thursday afternoon New Hamburg
w.is in gala dress, colors flying and
the Commerce Brass Band playing.'
The Archbishop had held confirma
tion services at Kelso that day, and
was tendered a warm reception
when, in comp'atiy with Fathers
Muehlsiepeh, of St. Louis, Klein, of
Kelso; and Furlong, of New Madrid,'
he reached the center of St.' Law
rence's flock. The streets were
thronged by the parishioners, and
quite an ovutifln was tendered the
right reverend gentlemen.'
Friday morning the village was
crowded and overcrowded wjth the
parishioners and the visitors . who
went to see the imposing ceremony
of confirmation. The church was
beautifully dressed for the occasion,
and the. long procession of one hun
dred and sixty neophites made an
impressive and touching spectacle.'
Father Scherer might well feel proud
of his parish and give tlfanks that;
ins work had produced such fruits in
the Vineyard of the Lord. .
A successful protracted meeting"
has bceu going on at Owensby's
schoolhouse during the last two
weeks, conducted by Revs. Brooks'
and Hunter. Up to last Sunday U
additions had been made to' the M.'
E church, the baptism being by im
mersion.' By the way the managcnVerit Is
working for tho Oran Barbecue on'
the Fourth, everybody who Ax's will
have a good time. Tho dancing anct
dining rooms, the steam swing,, horse
' io araw tue Dlggest crowd injIM9
boy in Butler county, killed hinibelf , county on that day and they Kill,'
accidentally with a revolver he found ! too. - . .
in an open drawer. Tho fool whol Prof. D. W. Lutes was in Ben
left it there should h wH whrtv1 1 ,, .. s ,., r ?,.. f, -