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Missouri as second class mall matter
For Governor, 1901,
HON. JOSEPH W. FOLK,
Circuit Attorney of St. Louis.
Justice! looks very unjust to us
The Iniiox ollico iit Marshall
vas considerably damaged by
lire, one night hist week.
If everything should go our
way in this world, the chances
are we would change our way.
The decision in the Mutler case
in which the old warrior was re
leased, causes the Hutlor tribe of
Indians to give a whoop.
Last week the Monroe City
Denocrat came out as a li'-page
Christmas number, which had a
healthy appearance and showed
the hustling qualities of the pub
lishers. Lee's Summit City council has
decided that in the future all
sidewalks in that city must be
either granitoid, hard brick, con
crete or flagstone. A very sen
If every subscriber who has
promised wood on subscription
to the average editor would bring
it in as a Christmas gift, how
many mortals in the country
would be made happy and sur
prised. Iowa farmers are still coming
into Missouri and settling by the
dozen. Winter has lessened the
influx but very little. One rea
son given by them is the low
taxes in this state as compared
; A marriage license was granted
in Independence the other day to
a couple whose combined ages
were 141 years. The groom was
81 and the blushing bride was
00 years old. The pair had eloped
We would probably be in con
tempt wore we to say that the
late Judge lloekaduy had a more
supreme idea of justice in his de
cision in the Ed. Uutler case,
than the judges who turned Uut
ler loose on technical point's.
Harry Hawes is still shooting
it into Folk's Democracy, but as
Harry's "bossism" doesn't reach
beyond the limits of St. Louis,
let him shoot. The pellets will
strengthen the Poll; boom ut all
points where they may strike.
A Boone County farmer exhib
ited a stalk of corn in Ashland re
cently, measuring 17 feet tall,
the tlrst ear being 10 font from
the ground. The Bugle thinks
the lirst roasting ears the angels
over ate were pluukod from this
Ous Scogstrom. a Swede re
cently shipped from Des Moines,
'Jo am, by contractors for the
Rock Island railway to work on
the road near Cole Camp attempt
ed suicide in the jail at that place
Saturday afternoon, says the Se--dalift
Capital. Ho slashed his
throat with a pocket knife, cut
ting it across and across, und then
plunged tho blade into his gullet
at thu top of his b'reast bene,
While Harry 13. Hawes, the
purported "boss" of St. Louis,
is running over the State do
crying Polk's Democracy, the
honest Democrats ure organizing
in St. Louis. So far 20 Polk
clubs have been formed in that
city, and others are being or
The Hardin preacher who
thrashed a local newspaper man
a few days ago is said to justify
his conduct by quoting this
scripture, which seems to amply
cover the case. "Blessed bo the
Lord, my strength, which teach
eth my hands to war and my lin
gers to fight."
Some of the Republican papers
have suggested Editor baker of
the Statesman, as the nemesis to
defeat Congressman Shackelford
in this district. Well, so be it.
It would be a Republican scheme
that "Shack" would fall in with
at once, lie wouldn't do a thing
to Hakor, O, no!
A young lady of Girard, Kan
sas, recently constructed 0,.'!7i'
words out of the letters compris
ed in the clause "Crawford Coun
ty High School." The work
earned her a dictionary. The
same amount of time spent in a
more wholesome manner would
have earned her a whole library.
The next legislature of Mis
souri should contain enough sen
sible, honest legal talent in its
make-up to hava an amendment
passed that will not let a briber
slip through the hole of techni
calities when found guilty of that
crime. It some provision is not
made to punish the guilty in such
cases, other than those already
existing, the foundation of our
state government will be under
mined. AHobartgirl, says the Guth
rie World, recently borrowed a
volume of the new novel, "The
Spenders," from a young man of
her acquaintance. When she re
turned the book the young man
was not at home, so she gave it
to his sister to give tohim. That
evening the sister in the pres
ence of the rest of the family at
supper, said: "James, Mary re
turned your 'Spenders' today
with thanks." The old man
looked puzzled, but waited until
he had his son by his lonesome,
and then put him on tho rock by
asking, "Say Jim what in the
thunder was Mary doing with
The opinion handed down by
Judge Fox of the Supreme Court
in the Ed. Butler case, did not
recognize Butler's guilt or inno
cence, but the decision was based
on technical points, and on this
the defendant was ordered re
leased. But tho system which
gives a criminal his freedom
when ho has been proven guilty
and given a sentence by an able
jurist, is faulty, to say tho least,
and justice, which should bo
mooted out, is defeated. If the
laws of our State are inadequate
to punish criminal acts such us
Ed. Butler is guilty of, then we
should have some amendments to
the code which will cover tho
point. And if this matter is not
taken up by our legislative body
and justly disposed of, this com
monwealth mil V luw'ltliwl o).,....,.
; . ... v, ruMilllu-
loss Missouri," without ivcour.se
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promes against li and causes heart pal'
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In that way take Hetbine for a few
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For sale by Milton Low n, Florence, Mo
Judge Jackson L. Smith of the
Kansas City Court of Appeals
has consented to be a candidate
to succeed himself. The bar of
Pettis County recently endorsed
his record us Presiding Judge
und urged him to stand for re
election. Judge Smith is well
known throughout Morgan Coun
County, having formerly prac
ticed here, and his many enthu
siastic admirers and personal
friends will bo only too glad to
aid him in any honorable manner
to secure the nomination and re
election. Every lawyer who
knows Judge Smith speaks in tho
highest terms of his ability as a
jurist and as u man well fitted for
the position he has so ubly filled
for the past fifteen years.
A Political Issue.
Tho St. Louis Post-Dispatch of
last Friday, contained tho follow
ing editorial in which four-fifths
of the people of the State will
"The supreme court seems to
have thrust the boodle issue out
of the courts altogether. Flaws
which serve as shelter for men
guilty of bribery have been found
in every case so far sent to the
highest tribunal of tho state. In
the Butler case the court rules
that while one muy be guilty of
bribery or attempted bribery in
fact, and may enjoy the fruits of
corruption, yet he is immune
from punishment if the corrupt
act was committed before tho of
ficial with whom he dealt was
actually invested with newer, or
if there is a flaw in the law or the!
contract which is the; occasion of
bribery, although the law or con
tract may actually be in force.
"When the courts fail to settle
the boodle issue it must go before
the bar of public opinion and bo
dealt with at the polls. It -becomes
a political issue. Eventu
ally the people must determine
what the law shall bo and how it
shall be administered. The issue
as defined by the court is: Shall
boodlers be exempt from punish
ment in Missouri?"
In draining a ditch the dis
covery was made that solid black
soil extends to tho depth of sixty
one foot in tho vicinity of Morton.
Bottom land in that section is
known to bo producing tho finest
corn conceivable after twenty-
five years consecutive yieid.
Coughing Spell Caused Death.
"Hurry Duekwell, aged '!" years,
choked to death early yeasterday morn
ing at, Ills; home, In the presence of his
wife, and child. He contracted a slight
cold a few days ago and paid but Utile
attention to It. Yesterday morning ho
was seized with a fit of coughing
which continued for home time. His
wifu scut for a physician but ltefore he
could arrive, another coughing spell
came on and DiicUwcll died from suffo
cation. St. Louis Olobe-Democrat,
Dec. 1. I'JUl." Mallard's Horehound
Syrup would have saved him. "5, 00,
and SI .00. For sale by Milton Lewis,
In pure-bred cattle Missouri
lends all othor states combined.
Missouri honey, made from Mis
souri white clover, brings higher
prices than any other honey, not
excepting that made by bees from
the buss wood of the north and
Best Liniment on Earth.
I. M. Mcllany, (iieonvillo, Texas,
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six weeks; tried everything, but got no
relief, till a friend gave inu a part of a
bottle of Mallard's Snow Liniment. I
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and 81 by Milton Lewis, Florence, Mo.
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