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EXTKRRn AT TllR FcST?FFICR AT ORW.OX
Ti!o., AS SKCOXn-CLASS MATTER.
ORXTOir, MO., SE1TKM Villi 3, 1S80.
jamaS a garfi eld, of o ino.
CHESTER A. AKT11UU, OF NEW YOKK.
la accordance with instructions of tlie Holt
CauntyHeniiMlcin Central Committee, a con
vention for nominatln;: candidates fir the va
rious oraces to be fill; d. -it the cniiilnR Novem
ber election 1 hereby ordered held at the Court
House lnthciity of Oregon, at 10 -M o'clock
TUESDAY, SErTEXir.EX 7. 1SS0.
And it is herein- entered thiit the voter? of
vlie?:vcrcl townships meet at tl.'r respective
lla-sof votinS at 2 o'clock P. iun Satur
day. September 4, 1SS0, and choasc by
primary election the number of delegates ap
jwrtkmetltoeach township, to represent them
n said county convention. The basis of ap
portionment is one delate for each 30. and
eaeh fraction over 15 votes cast for K. B. Hajes
for TTcslilent in 1870, and Is an follows :
Township. Votes. Delegates.
j r-i.t !-'" ....
-W Lewis J
t'Ivy - 111
Union U '
j 140 ...i
I-Hiura ..k -- .
It Is further ordered that a Mass.vomcou.".
of the Hepubllcau vnten of Holt county be held
at the Conrt House Ih said elty of regon, at 30
o'clock A. 1L, on Tuesday. September 7, IPSO, for
the rurpose of Meeting delegates to attend the
State. Congressional. Stnaturlal and Judicial
Conventions. , r
By Order of theConimltree.
J). I. Donws. E. I. ALUiN. Ch'm.
rursuanttocallof M. J. Uoseberry acting as
T a'rman of the ltcpubllcan Judicial Committee
f.rlU'MUi District of HSMUr1' t,le f',15owlnR
p,snsro.taiujofaciof3L J. Ktafrry In
0." cltv of Maryvllle. at 10 A. M. on the 30th day
of July. 1830.TIZ.: JI. J. Koss-.errj-. for Noda
y county. Wm, Knncher for Holt
cr uuty, H.F.ry Vn.eeke. for Atchison county
ss -.accessor of A.V TiDany. deceased. .1. T
Jiratu proxy for J. B. Majors, member from
M. J. Koseberry was appointed chairman ana
Wm. Kaucher. secrcfciry.
On moUon of Vm. Gaucher the Hue for Iiold-ir-theo-nvention
was fixed at 2 r. si. ou the
A dav of September. 1K0, at Amazonia.
By agreement It was ordered that the County
Central Cor. mttees comprising the district be
requested to provide for the appointment of
dlegaUst the Judicial Convention on or be
fore the 18th day of September, l&so.
Tie following representation was agreed on
form nik is of the convention :
Xda way county, - 'i
- -drew county. 2
H t eonnty. ""'-
AuhUin county. "
It was ordered that the Republican papers of
t he D'striet be requested to publish the proceed -in
sof this mollp.
Ordered tkat this committee stand adjourned
to meet In AraouU at 2 v. St.. ou the Til day
of September. 1SS0. ' .
JL J. KosEBKimv, Ch'm.
"Wro. Kaucher. Sec'y.
"What must be General Ilancoek's
f. e'ing when !e reflects that his elect
ion means the triumph of the men who
fought with Lee and Jaekson to destroy
Wade Hampton's speech frcightcn
cd his party- so badly that no doubt the
ja st stringent orders will now be issued
to erery Confederate brigadier not to
say what he thinks and believes until
after election is over.
TnEitE is no reason in history for the
Solid South. The excuses offered are
-false and frivolous:- tThe Solid South
is aggressive, and is the reappearance
of the Southern Confederacy. The
American citizen who does not know
Unit fact oaght to have a surgical oper
ation performed os his head.
AViiATdoes General Hancock think
of V a le Hampton's, candid avowcl of
the object of the "Solid South?"
Doesn't he feel a little queer to be at
the head of the party contending for
tlie same principles for which Leo and
Jackson fought? Can holooi at the
'Stars and Stripes" floating over Gov
ernor's Island without a blush?
Tiie same elements which elected
Lincoln to the Presidency in the face of
the threats of the Secessionists of the
South, reelected him in spite of North
ern Copperheads declaring the war for
tlie Union a failure, recognize in Gar
field another Lincoln, whom they will
this year elect to the Presidency in spite
of the unreconstructed rebels of the
Solid South, and their obedient, time
serving Coj)perhead allies of the North.
The Grccnbackcrs held a meeting in
the stcred Missisippi city of Yallabos
ha, on the 21st, and thcro was a Dem
ocratic meeting on 'the same day. The
double meeting had a tendency to di
vdi the Solid South. Everybody didn't
seem to remember that he was a Mis
sissippian and owed allegiance to the
Southern Confederacy through the
Democratic party. Hence bloodshed
andsomehowor other the Greenback
leader was shot.
To be compelled by the stress of cir
cumstances to take a "Ynnk" as their
candidate for the Presidency is no
doubt disagreeable to the Soutficrn
Dngadiers, but should he be e'ected,
they propose, as IJob Toombs says, to
tke their revenge in managing him, and
should he prove less pliable to their
purposes than tlicy anticipate, they pro
pose to run the machine themselves.
They nre not toiling for the principles
for which Lee and Jackson fought for
The Democrats admit that they have
no hope of carryiuglndiana in Octobi r.
They have filed a petition asking the
Sujrcme Court of the Stato to reverse
its decision on the legality of the Con
stitutional Amendment, thus putting
tlie election for Governor over to No
vember. Tills is a confession of defeat,
as well as a bitter satire on the judic
ial character of ths Court. The peti
tioners virtually declare that thov think
the Democratic judges will decide any
thing the party wishes them to.
We are reliably informed that it is
the intention of Mr. James Limbird to
come before the Ilcptthlican convention
next Tuesday : a candidate fur Kep
reentativc. Earnestly solicitous for
the election of the entire Kcpubliean
county ticket, we deem it proper, here
and now, to enter our protest againt
Every one knows that the Kcpubli
ean party of Holt county was for years
managed by what was known as the
'Oregon King," which finally became
so odious to the people that, two years
ago, they revolted against it, and, in
order to break it up, defeated a major
ity of the Republican nominees. In do
in" zo, cood men were necessarily
made to suffer for the sins of the bad,
and several who should have been
elected were defeated simply because
they were in bad company.
At the head of this "King" wee
Adam Klippcl and James Limbird.
This ia a notorious fact. Two years itgo
the former succeeded in getting him
self placed at the head of the ticket and
we all know the resu t. This year the
latter seeks the same position, and,
should he get it, what the rem t would
be only the future can tell. Our im
pression is that the Republicans are
now so united and harmonious that any
mau nominated will be elected; but the
fact stilt remains that placing Mr. Lim
bird at the head of the ticket would un
doubtedly weaken it, and we see no
necessity for needlessly doing what can
reMilt in no possible good and may re
sult in very serious disaster. The Re
publican party of H"lt county has no
dearth of able and honest men, who
would creditably represent u in the
lenislature, men against whom no
charges of corruption or "ring" man
agement can be brought; and there ran
be no good reason for passing over the
ths names of these men in order to take
up one who is widely unpopular and
who cannot possibly carry cveu Ins par
ty vote. We want no "dead weights"
this year. In nominating each candi
date it should bo the aim to get some
one who will "ive striigtli to the tick
et, instead of drawing strength from it.
We purposely refrain from cnumera-tinn-the
chanres which can be made
ngainst Mr. Limbird. It is enough to
say and this cannot be successfully
rnntradictcd that there vrc a large
number of Republicans who would not
vote for him under any circumstances.
Whethcror not they are warranted in
the opinions they have of him does not
matter: the fat exists and must ne
rccoffiiized. Though he were pure as
an icicle and sinless as a saint, a large
number of Republicans believe other
wise and will not vote for him.
Then, since-there are scores of other
good and true and capable Republicans
who would adorn and strengthen the
ticket bv beinc plaeed at its head, why
should Mr. Limbiiil.be nominated, who
would be a constant and heavy burdeu
for the other candidate to carry?
Mr. Limbird, like every other man,
has his friends. In the interest of har
mony, we appeal to them not to ask his
nomination. Until his c.indidaiy was
spoken of, not a breath disturbed the
traiiipii ity of the Republican party of
Holt countv. Everything was perfectly
harmonious and a sweeping victory for
every man on our tic-Kct was assured
The mention of his name as a candi
date has already changed this and we
hear the rumblings ot angry dissensions.
Peaee and harmony can bo instantly
rcs-torcd by thi withdrawal of his name.
Wc appeal to his friends to do this. Fur
thermore, Mr. Limbird must know
tiial his nomination will arouse violent
opposition in his own party; and, if he
cares more for the success of the party
than he does for the promotion of his
own ambition, he will not seek a nom
ination which does not -come spontan
eously and heartily.
We submit the forcroing to the calm
and dispassionate consideration of the
members of the convention. Our inter
ests are identical. We all wish to se
cure the election of good and capable
Republicans to the various county offi
ces. The time to enter objections
against any particular aspirant is before
the convention meets. We think the
nomination of Mr. Limbird wou d be
unwise in the extreme, and we saj- so
The Maryvillc Republican of last
T. C. Dungan, a prominent lawyer
of Holt county is mentioned n a can
didate for State Senator. He will
mako a good one. If Judge K ley
shouid fail U) receive tho no'niination,
Andrew county might claim the Sena
torship, and if so her iknice could fall
on no better man than Abrnin iobbs.
And in another part of the paper it
Wc notice that the name of Xi. A.
Dunn, of this paper, is being used in
connection with tlie office of State Sen
ator. He wishes it distinctly understood,
t at only iu case of Judge T J. John
son filling to receive the nomination for
Circuit Judge, will he allow his namo
to bo used in that connection. He is
for Judge Johnson first, last and all the
time, nnd his friends will please him
best by working for him.
A correspondent of tho Memphis
(Tcnn ) Appeal, writing from Como,
Miss., date of July 31.. demands that
"the Mississippi plan" bo restored, and
ssys: "Mississippi has been assigned the
duty of supplying two of tho number
required to reduce anil destroy a Deuo
eratic majority in Congress. Will yon
submit? Can you stand idly, supinely,
and witness the consummation of a gi
gantic conspiracy in conception deep
er and more poignant than the fraud of
1877? No-a thousand times, no. Then
awake; stir up your clubs; let tho shout
go up ; put on your red shirts, and let
the ride begin, or wo will be sold into a
political slavery, as was Joseph, without
divine favor to restore us our heritage."
In a speech at Maryvillc a few days
ago, Hon. Nicholas Ford declared he
inteaded to make thn nice for congress
tliic fall, no matter how many other
candidates nro in the field.
Why don't tho Democrats crow more
! over that Alabama majority? It is the
I most tremendous victory for a free bal
I lot and a full count ou record.
FOIt CONGUESS-CIIAIG OK FOIII) t
Tlie Republican Congressional com
mittee had a meeting in SaiutJ
Joseph on Wednesday af last week,
and, after fully discussing the subject .
decidvd not to call a convention for the
nomination of a Republican candidate ;
for congress. This decision lea res the i
nice for congress between James Craig, i
Democrat, and Nicholas Ford, Green
backer; and the alternative is now
placed before Republicans, since they
have no candidate of their own, of
either voting for one of these two or of
not voting for any candidate for con
gress. Few man like to "winter" their
votes, and, when they go to tho pedis, if
neither of the candidates for an office
suits theni,theywilliiually select the one
who most uearly represents their views,
nnd vote for him. This is on the prin
ciple of "choosing the least of two
evils," and this is tho predicament in :
which the Republicans of this district
will find themselves when they go to
vote for a candidate for congress next
It behooves them, therefore, between
now and the day of election to dispas
sionately consider the merits and de
merits of these two men Ciaig and
Ford in order that they may vote for
the one who all things considered
will best promote the interests of his
constituents and the welfare of the
Mr. Ford is the present representa
tive and it is conceded on all sides that
he has been diligent and faithful in the
discharge of his duties. He has not
consumed the time of congress in long-
winded speeches, the delivery of which J
cost the country S2.r0 per minute: but!
he has been untiring in his labors in i
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of congress is done, and has been ru
markably successful in everything lie
has undertaken. He has been quint but
persistent ; nnd the result is that he has
secured, during the eighteen mouths he
has been in congress, appropriations
for river improvements, public build
ings in St. Joseph, etc , which his
predecessors, including Craig, had
striven for during more than twenty
years. The experience he has now ac
quired fits hiin better than ever to pro
cure favorab'e legislation in the future,
and, if continued iu office, his "constitu
ents would doubtless have cause to
congratulate themselves, duriug his
next term.on t ccuring appropriations for
many other much needed and long de
ferred improvements throughout his
While not a brilliant man, Mr. Ford
possesses a sound- and well balanced
mind, and is a pleasing and effective
speaker. He is not given to ribald
jests, but addresses his audience as a
sensible man speaking to sensible men.
He Is finely educated being a gradu
ate of Dublin University and, in his
younger d.-.ys, was employed as editori
al writer on several leading publica
tions. He is in the prime of life, ac
tive, vigorous nnd laborious having a
sound mind iu a sound body; and he
seemingly has before him a long life of
constantly increasing usefulness.
Of General Craig, his competitor,
little need be said to the
people of Holt county. Many years
ago he was a resident of Oregon and
his life since thou has been spent in a
neighboring county; consequently, to
the people of the county generally es
specially to tho older citizens he is
well known. Rricfiy summed up, he is
"a gowd fellow." Hc is jovial, careless,
full of fun, dearly bwes to tell a vulgar
story, looks out for Number Onc.has tin
fixed prinriples in religion or polities, is
indolent, good natured, superficial and
mediocre. He has been alternately a
Republican aud Democrat, a Green
backer and an advocate for hard won
oy. He voted for Lincoln and Grant as
a Republican and has voted for the
rankest of Bourbons as a Democrat.
He served two terms in congress and
succeeded in acquiring a reputation
only as an oleaginous railroad lobbyist.
In addressing the people from the
stump the first thing he docs after get
ting pn his feet is to inquire if any la
dies are present: if there are none, he
onens his speech by telling a vulgar
story and interlards it with smutty jokes
and double entendre puns. He professes
great interest in tho personal welfare of
his constituents and is particularly so
licitous after tho health of their wives
and babies ;yct it is notorious that while
he was a member of congress he rarely
replied or paid any attention to letters
addressed to him by the people of his
district, unless upon some matter which
would put money in tho pock
et of J. Craig. He is wealthy,!
ami Ills' money has come from railroad
jobs wherein the people were tho vio-j
tims. He is well advance am years ami
every winter for tho past quarter" of a
century ho has spent in Washington as
a lobbyist: consequently he docs not
rank high there among tho powers that
be. Intellectually, ho is shallow; and,
even if he had the intellect, he is too
fond of his own personal comfort and
too & verse to troubling himself for the
accommodation of others, to ever ac
These are the two men between
whom Republicans will have to choose
iu voting for congressman. Our con
viction is clear that even' considera
tion should lead them to vote for Ford.
He is a fair and square man every way.
He is accommodating and obliging and
prompt in attending to any matter ask
ed of him by any constituent. He is
making a good congressman now and
will make a better one during the next
From limn to time during the cam.
paign we will further allude to this sub
ject and present other reasons why wo
think every Republican should vote fr
Nicholas Ford for Congress.
Amono the veterans at Columbus last
week there woro 1,3:2:1 who had suffered
the torturo of rebel prisons. Of these,
1,322 are for Garfield and Arthur and 1
for Hancock and English. The boys
that wore the blue lire opposed to the
principles that Lcc and Jackson fought
tiii: wom.n iikaiw or it. j
At length the prayer of the poor
toiler on Missouri's acres seems
about to be heard. He hath not cried
"How long, Oh Lord! How long," as
did the poor down-trodden slave of i
Oriental history, without some signs of
a response. The world it.-clf in its
highe.-t places begins to take note.
Newspapers of the great metropolitan!
centres are commenting on our Missou- j
ri tax law. The boys, greenhorns,
numbskulls and rascals who have legis
lated to rob the poor mail of his homo
while taking from the rieh non-resident
his po.-e-sions or who have upheld the
act, can not always tar "Oh, it's no
body who objects to this excellent tax
law but so and so." "Prophets arc
not without honor save at home."
Strangers arc making observations on
it. It will not do for Democracy to
cross Mason and Dixon's line and sob,
w i. w ite h: n 'kerchiefs o their eys,
over the woes of the poor laborer under
Republican task masters while pursued
by the kicks of its constituency of the
The New York Trii.une of last week
prints a long editorial entitled "Tho
WorkingHian's Friend in Missouri."
'I he world wide power and circulation
of that sheet makes it rather serious.
We quote as follows:
Is the r.ciuoctacy fie party of the working
man ; the party of popular rights ; tlie party of
low taxes and considerate collection? It claims
In he. llut tint larmers and tmiall landowners
of Missouri think that they have a strange sain-'
pie of these virtues In tiie administration of the
law of 1877 for Hie collection of back taxes.
There are arrears of taxes under cvsry gov
ernment. MKs. url, doubtless, lias her Mian; of
the annoyance. lint why need she mrctli:in
other Slates enhance taxes by extravagant co.t,
or pounce with extraordinary alacrity on de
linquents, or at the fiist blon- confiscate a land
owner's property forever? Other States have
almost always accorded protection to the land
owner to the latest moment compatible with the
necessities of the State. He must receive ex
plicit and seaMiiiabo notice of proceedings:
unreasonable costs arc restricted : sale Is not
absolute (or perhaps only a lease Ls.glven); t.
liberal lime for redemption is allowed : and last
ly the sale discharges his Indebtedness for tax
es. Provisions of such nature have been com
mon In American tax-sale-Iaws.
Why are they not proper In Missouri? An
act passed In 1877 for collection of delinquent
taxes introduced a system exceptionally harsh.
Taxes were pronounced delinquent" in a sin
gle year. The collectors were commanded, in
peremptory langnrge, to proceed to collect them
out of tlie tax-payer's lands, by suit In the
County Court, and for this they were authorized
to employ a lawyer, publish advertlscnientsind
accumulate costs. Judgment maj le passed at
Hi. first term, and execution and
sale follow In short course. And this sale Is
made absolute ; the landow ncr can, before sale,
terminate proceedings by payment ; but after
sale no opportunity of redemption Is given. The
working of the law, was partially displayed in a
case presented hi the latct publishil volume of
tke Missouri repwrts. Mrs. Henry was the own
er of a quartersectlon of land. Arrears ot tax
es upon It amounted to 37S. Notice was pub
lished in the Cassville l)niocrat (a good Dem
ocratic name), not that her lands would be sold
fornon-pajment. but that judgment would be
entered against her If sho did not defend. She
did not defend. The officials added Interest and
taxed up costs to the sum of SS5 or more. Exe
cution was Issued against tho land, and It was
sofd to a Mr. Wellshear (good nm ngaln.vhen
a tlx debtor Is to be well shorn) for eight dol
lars I Tiie report tells nothing ot tlie valuo of
her faim, but at lowest Hovcrnment price It
nhoiild not have been less than ?ioo. And the
special hard.hip ot her case was that It was
sold for only a quarter of the costs of the pro
ceedings, and tiie sale was not a discharge of
the tax. Ilcfereltsheowti'da quattersccllori.
and owed fPO taxes and Interest; after, she
owed SI16nd had no laud with which to pay
It. And by this oppression the State realized
the pitiful contribution to lis revenue of S8.
And of the main oblcction, that tho new Taw
was uneon.titutloual, tlie court mail's short
work by declaring that tlie Legislature may do
wlut it pleases In the matter of making laws
ftrcollectioii of taxes.
There liai been no lack of opportunity to cure
these defects. Tlie taw was taken Into the ;rc
vlslon of 1S73. and was In the same year amend
ed ; but tho grave injustioc and severity of Its
provisions remain unremedied. The objections
to tlie system are obvious.' and Its mischievous
effects nr severe and widt spread. Ignorant
p rsous are losing their homes, little to the ad
vantage of the State but much to the prodt of
speculators aud officials. Tlie people ot Mis
souri know better than we whether tills law Is
attributable to the Democratic majority, but
that party Is certainly responsible. A change
Is demanded In the Interests or tlie working peo
ple ; the small fanners ; tho unwealtliy tax psy
crs. Shall they have it? Whichever party shall
give trustworthy promise of a change will
have thanks and votes from tlie cramon people
now suffering under this precious specimen of
Democratic legislative handiwork.
Let our readers peruso tho foregoing
parefullv. Wo omitted about half of
tho article for lack of room. Who is
responsible for tins wicked legislation?
Who for ths continuance? The New
York Tribune says, in another artiele.it
has no parallel in the world's history. ,
Sknatok Morgan, of Alabama, in
an interriew in the Washington Tost,
deals with the charges of fraud and vi
olence m that State. In answer to the
question, "docs 75,000 represent tho
real Democratic majority in Alabama ?"
he is compelled to say: "Not at all
Wc have a majority of about 15,000
over the Greenbackers, Republicans,
and negroes " Tlie rest of the report
ed majority comes from preventing any
opposition, and, as proof shows, by re
fusing to count opposition votes actu
It disgruntles the Southern party a
goud deal to find, as the campaign pro
gresses, that the Republicans of all
grades arc wheeling into Hue and pre
sent a solid front to tho enemy. Liber
al, Independent and Slalwart, they
are all there, working with a will for
tho success of Garfield and Arthur.
The friends of Grant, the friends of
lllaino, thu friends of Sherman, are the
friends of Garfield. The party has not
presentee, such unanimity of feeling
and such purpose to act in harmony
Genkual Wkavkk, notwithstanding
what has occurred in Alabama, still be
lieves that the Greenbackers have a
chance of carrying some of the South
ern States. He so believes because tho
men who comprise his party will not
Mibmit to such outrages as wero.perpc
trated in Alabama. The Greenback
Stato Committee have already serred
notice upon the Governor of Mississip
pi that any attempt to prevent the pub
lic discussion of political issues will en
danger the peaee of tho State, and Gen
eral Weaver declares that there cannot
be a repetition of iho'.outragcs practiced
in Alabama without provo'dng violent
opposition in that and all the Southern
Tobacco was hhukhI in honor of Ite
discoverer, O. C. Ci lid, a brother of Se
bastian Calxit. They just spelled hw
Compilod from Latest Dispatoho3,
Steamkks arriving at Nev York on
"the 23th from Europe brought foreign gold to
the Value of t3,200,OOU
T.nicn &C!n.. nTrnnrtf'rs and importers
of clocks, hardware and sllver-pUted goods !
An attempt was made on tho night
of the 24th to murder Judge Sherman
Page, at his residence in Austin, Minn.
He was sitting at a table when some unknown
person Bred a shot-gun at him through the i
window, a portion ot tke charo striking him I
In the head. Although severely woundo J, ir
was bought that he would recover.
A poution of tho bones of a masto
don were recently dug up In the West Dlvls- '
ion of Chit-ago. I
The men employed In tho Chicago, (
Milwaukee & St. Pul machine-shops at Mil- ;
waukee made a formal demand for more pay
on the 23d, but the Superintendent, after
consultation. Informed them that the com
pauy refused to order an Increase. Efforts
at a compromise fa ling, the worklngmen on
the 25th left tho shops in a body and paraded ;
the streets. I
Tiie mortality among children in
New York City during the recent warm spell
hag been very great It is sail that cholera
Infantum and other Infant diseases have vis
ited nearly every tenement house and carried
oS some victim.
Br the blowing up of an engino-boiler
V . """""S "f "'-
?.tn!..K. n ra n.ear Ba,"J. on tne
isitli, Wilbur unamDers, cousin oi tisiej
Chambers, the oil-king of that locality, wu
fatally Injured. He was sent 400 feet through
the air by the force of the explosion.
At a picnic under the auspices of the
Ancient Order ot Hibernians at Indianapolis
recently the young people danced, notwith
standing their failure to secure the permis
sion of the Bishop so to do. The case being
reported to the prelate, hs has demanded of
the Chief of the Order tho names of all per
sons offending, the Society being given the
alternative of expelling them or of being It
self put under the ban.
At Hartford, Conn., on the 27th the
horse St Jullcn trotted against his own pre
vious record of 2:11J and beat It by half a
second, making the mile in2:llf. He made
the first qua-ter at a 2:11 gait, the half mile
at a 2:10 gait, and reached tho end of the
third quirter In 1:33K.
Ovek 300,000 ounces of standard gold
bullion was ordered from the Assay OGlce In '
New York on the 27th to the mint at Phila
delphia, for coinage.
A COMMITTEE ot citizens oi jwonon
fjinnl TTftnaii r, , In ftt. Tjlllijt nn the
"th, soliciting contr. buttons for the starving
people In their vicinity. They claimed that
two thousand families were absolutely desti
tute, owing to the failure ot crops, and that
something must be done at once to meet
At a Pooria (111.) Sunday-school pic
nic a few days ago twenty persons were
poisoned by eating Ice-cream frozen In a cop-
per freezer. Thoujh soma of them were
very sick, none aieo.
A Detuoit dispatch of tho 27th says
eleven suits had been commenced In the
TJu'.ted States District Court against the
steamer Garland by parents of ch.ldrcn who
lost their lives tu the tecent collision between
her aud the yocht Mamie. Nine of these
suits are for $2,0(0 damages each, and two
for I4.C0O each.
An Atlanta (G'a.) telegram of tho
27th says that a few nl;hts before four young
white men, disguised, went to a negro's cabin
near Cochran, broke down the door and fired
Into the cab'n. Tho occupant, Join Brown,
seizod his gun, fired both barrels, and killed
two brothers named Dykri. The tops of
their heads were blown off. The negro made
his escape. A Coroner's Jury returned a ver
dict of Jvs'Ifiabla homicide.
Tue retaking of the census in threo
wards in Cincinnati has been com i ted
Ti.e footings are somewhat hlgherthan those
of the official, but the percentage of gain is
so small as to indicate but little If any neg
lect or carelessness In the official enumcr.v
The Lehigh and SchuylkUl Coal Ex
changes agreed on tho 27th to advance the
prices of coal twenty-flve cents per ton for
Personal nnd Political.
The Supreme Grand Lodge Knights
of Pythias convened In St Louis on the 24th,
and was hosp'tably welcomed by the Mis
souri Grand Lodio and by visiting Knights.
In the evening there was a grand procession,
which, although not so lonj as was expected,
was very brilliant and was heartily cheered
by the multl u les who wltnesjed It
The Iowa Stato Republican Conven
tion met at te Moines on the 35th and nom
inated Captain J. A. T. Hull for Secretary of
State; W. V. Lucas for Auditor; E. H. Con
ger for 8tato Treasurer; J. K. Powers for
Register of the State Lsnd Office; Smith Mc
pherson for Attorney-Ge jeral, and Presiden
General and Mas. Grant arrived
at Galena on the evening ot the 25th from
their Western trip.
General Garfield was 'present and
dellveVd an address at the reunion ot his
old regiment, the Forty-second Ohio, nt
Ashland on the 25th. He was elected Presi
dent of the Regimental Association for the
The Republicans of Texas havo nom
inated a full State ticket, headed by E. J.
Davis for Governor.
Congressman J. D. Phelps has been
renominated for Congress by the Democrats
of the Second New Jersey District
The Greonbackers of Now Jorsoy
have nominated General Thomas D. Hoxlefor
Judge Key retired from the office of
Postmaster-General on the 25th, and Horace
Maynard, lata Minister to Turkey, was In
sulted In his place. Before leaving, the Post-
oflice employes presented Judge Key with an t
appropriate address. The President In the
afternoon slgnod tho retiring Postmaster
General' .commission as Judeof the East
ern District of Tennessee. Ho also signed
General Longstreet's commission as Minister
President Hates left Washington
on the 20th for the Pacific coast He would
be Joined at various placoi on the route by
Secretary Ramsey, Generals Sherman and
McCook and others. It was announced that
he would make no sjraeches on political af
fairs during his absence from Washington.
General Sukridan, accompanied by
Colonel Sheridan, General Myers, Captain
Gregory and General Strong, of Chicago, ar
rived at Los PInos Agency on the 25th. They
WouM go through to the Gunuisou country
under a military escort
In thoir Convention at Loadvillo on
the 2Cth tho Republicans of Colorado renom
inated Governor Pitkin by acclamation.
The Kansas Democrats hold their
State Convention at Topeka on the 20th, and
nominated ex-Senator E. G. Ross for Gov
ernor. The Democrats of tho Eighteenth
Pennsylvania District hsve nominated R. M.
Speer for Congress, and tlie Republicans of
the Twenty-ninth New Yo k District havo
nominated David P. Riehard'on.
Congressional nominations were
made on tho 20th as follows: Third Cali
fornia District, Slephin J. Mayboll, Working
men; First Tcnuess-e, Congressman P. Dunn,
Democrat; Tenth TonnciSie, Casey Young,
IVmocrat; Eleventh Missouri, Dr. J. C- Hcb
crting. Greenback; Fourth Missouri, L. W.
Davis, Democrat; Fourth Georgia, Hugh
Buchanan, Democrat; Founh Wisconsin,
Casner M. Sansrer. Retmbllcin; Eighth Michi
gan, William Smith, Greenback; Sixth Mlchl
gan, Edward B. Winaus, Democrat; 8eventh
Georgia, J. C. Clements, Democrat.
The New York Democratic- State
Committee decided on tho -7th, by a vote of
21 to 7. to hold a State Convention at Sarato-
po, September SSth. to nominate a candidate 0fjiCM. This accounts for the tr.c: that
for Chief Judce of tho Court of Appeals. I J Jjuicock and Wade Hampton mean tin
The Colorado Itopnbllcans have re- u:mr. things. It i.s one of those pai-.i-nom.natcd
Judge lieltonl for Congress. I doxes which aro as easily .-olvcd as Col-
ONtho 27th tho Democrats of tho tumbus's egg puzzle.
S.xth Pennsylvania District nominated B. M.
Custer for Congress, vet General N. L. Jef
A REVIEW of the condition of crops
In England on the 23d showed wheat to be
below the average, barley above, oats and
beans a little abote, and peas a little below.
Tiie yield of potatoes will be unusually
A St. I'ETKrtsnrjrtG tolesrram of tho
24th says the Russian harvest this year was
the worst Since 1873.
A GoVeknment proclamation has
been Issued in Cuba declaring that the
Chinese shall CnJoy the same rights as other
Individual belonging" to a friendly nation.
A BccnAitEST dispatch of tho 25th
says there had been more severe fighting in
the Dobrudja between Roumanian and Bul
garian insurgents. Many of the latter wee
killed or captured while plllagln? villages,
The London firm of Traugopulo,
Aglesto A Co., who had larze mercantl'e
branch establishments at L'vcrpool, Alex
andria and Aboukir, suspended on the 2flb,
In consequence of Irregularities In the Alex
andria branch. The liabilities amount to
A Losdox tolegram of the 26th says
Iron huts were being constructed in some
estates tu the west ot Ireland, where police
men may be statlone I so as to be on hand to
assist the landlords in evicting tenants.
A tekiufic hurricano swept over tho
Island of Jamaica cn the night of the 2oth.
Crops Of all kinds were disastrously Injured,
trees were uprooted, houses leveled with the
irround and thousands
of people rendered
homeless. The military barracks at Kingston
were demolished, as were many churches
there and elsewhere. Three wharves were
torn away, and e'jht large and thirty-two
small vessels were wrecked In the harbor.
iA. Raodsa telegram of the 27th says
the Inhabitants ot Dulclgno had threatened
to burn the town rather than cede It to
Montenegro. Great excitement prevailed In
As attempt was recently made to as
sassinate Klnr Theebaw. The attempt wa
unsuccessful, and the wnuld-be assassin and
several of his co-consplrators were put to
A Bomb at dispatch of the 27th an
nounces the prevalence ot the cholera at
A ituNKEit who arrived at Los Piaos
Agency on the afternoon of the 2Sth brought
Intelligence of thi death of the Indian Chief
Ouray. It was thought at the agency that
Ids death would complicate matters and
rnlsht delay the settlement of the Cte ques-
tlou at least a year.
. , . - .o 1 1. r.
A Washington telegram
of the 23th says Ouray's death would not, tu
I the opinion of the officers of the Interior De-
partmcnt, seriously lm . le the business el
the Ute Commission, much less break oS en
tirciythe pending negotiations.
The steamer Marine City, running
between Mackinac anil Detroit and Cleveland,
took fire on the afternoon ot the 2Uth, about
two mJcs off Alcona, Mich., on Like Huron.
There was a la:ge number of passengers on
.board, but owfcig to the energy ot the steam-
cr's crew and of the crew and Captain of the
tu-; Vutcan, and to the members ot the Life
Ssrlug Station at Alcona, all on board were
thought to have been saved.
Duuikg the week ended August 21
there were Issued from the mints by the Treas
urer of the United States 331,091 standard
silver dollars; for the week ended on the
26th, 307,493; amount Issued by the mln'a
liiu curreipcndlng fortnight last year, 443,-
A umiBEit of delegates, while pro
ceeding from Sutton, N. II., to the Free
Will Baptist Convention ot East Ware,
stopped at the house ot a man named Daniels
fur refreshments, and were poisoned by eat
ing potatoes on tin v.nes of which Paris-green
had been u-cd. Four of the parties were In a
very dangerous condition on the 23tb, and
the proprietor of the house was not expected
Five young men who attended a pic
nic near Auduver, Mass., on the 2tb, got ou
a freight-train In the evening with the Inten
tion of riding back to their homes at Lowo'.l.
About two miles from tlie latter place the
train passed under a bridge. It boing dark
at the time, the picnickers did not notice ths
bridge, and, behu seated on top ot the
freight ears, tuey were swept oil nnd Instantly
A Mit Lane, a member of .the Cork
Land League, having offered to give evidence
before the Government Land Commission,
hus been ex;cllcd.
The excess of United States exports
of merchandise, specie values, for the month
ended July 31 was $13,713,-03, agalnt 0
44.34'J in tlie corresponding period of last
year. For the twelve months ended July 31
this year the excess was $151,754,347, against
$2C3,043,2ft4forthesamspcrodof 1S79. Tho
excess of Imports ot gold and silver coin and
bullion ferthe month ended July 31, 1S30, was
$326,219, against $59,273 during same month
the prorious year; excess ot Imports during
th statu months ended July 31, 150, !,
193.043: same time In 1S79, excess of exports,
JI.SSlSU: twelvu months ended July SL
1SSJ, excess of Imports, $715,155,337; the pre
vious year, excess oi exports, t, ,'
Nj:w Yoiuc, Auiust 30. IN.
LIVE STOCK-Cattta 50 WJ10 25
FLOUR Good Jo Choice
Wblto Winter Extras
Ji'o. S ?prin?
COllS Western Mixed
OA'iD Western Mixed
1 11 ft
PORK Mess (New)
1 T ItQA.MM
15 SO 4a 13 2.)
8 15 8 20
$ITS O $4S5
J 40 4 00
WOOI Domestic Fleece....
BEE VES Eat ra
S ock emtio
IIOOS LIrc-Uoodto Choleo
Good to Choleo Dairy
GItVIN-Whcat No. 2 Sprtnjr
Corn. No. s
Outs. No. 2
Rye, No. -..
Barley, No. 2
Red-Tipped Hurl 1J &
FlncUnon 1 5
Inferior - i
Crooked , 2 OB. 3
l i; MliF.lt
70 i 7 75
Common Dressed t'MInfr..
ft ID CO
44 32 IU
0 15 00
ft 12 m
hi. 2 25
Common Hoards. ...
CATTLE Beat $1 M
Fair to Good m "'
HOGS Yorkers W 5 ft)
Common 3 M
Medium - 2-5
SHEEP Poor to Choleo. 3o0
Ct $5 10
t 5 .VI
ta 3 :a
ft 7 50
Hancock and Wad Ilamption evi
dently mean tho same thing, but they
stato it differentlv. Hancock, in his
letter of acceptance, alludes to certain
issues which were foiiaht tor in tho war
and won, evidently intending to convoy
the impression that something was de
cided. Wade Hampton, in his speech
in Virginia m July 21, said: "Con
sider what Leo and Jaekson would do,
were they alive. Thes are the same
principles for which they fought four
vivir" There is rrcat iinanimitv in
j hu tlj. M 50rt; of
' things. Consequently there is no dif-
ferenee f opinion among them that can
! affect the issuo. The main issue is the
t 10 G4
a ta 3vo
2 50 ki 3 25
225 ft 300
3 50 & 35
300 1 25
18 (t Si
4 00 tW 5 00
And everything is moving along at a 2 -12
1-2 rate, but
SMITH & NORMAN
Still Keep the Isad with a full slock of goods eonslstlng of
PRINTS, MUSLINS, SHIRTINGS, C0TT0NADES, ETC.
LADIES FINE SHOES A SPECIALTY
6Ur stock of
CLOTHING- AND PIECE GOODS
Haves been selecedt especially for the trade.
We have a large and complete stock of Hats, Caps, Groceries, Qaeensware, efe.
Wi ai kjaufis '-Sl.ijar" ani "Hjw Home" Sewing Mashiaes. Ifyoa want a
machine It wtll pay you to come 25 Miles
The Raoad.i Is here, Business is good,
we want more. Com; and see us, no matter what the distance, it will nav voa.
SMITH & NORMAN, MOUND CITY.
TH.: COMING ELECTIONS.
Arkansas will hold an election for
State officers Monday, ScpUmber 6th,
nnd will also vote on a constitutional
amendment. The nt.xtdav. September
7th, Vermont will elect State officer-, a
Lcgis attire and Congressmen. On
Monday, September 13th, Maine will
vote for five Congressmen, State offi
cers and a Legislature, and will also
v ite on a constitutional question wheth
er a plurality vote inste.'dofa major
ity will be required for Governor here
after. October .th, Colorado will elect
State officers and a Congressman. Thn
next day, October 6th, Georgia wilt vote
for Statu officers only. On Tuesday,
October 12th, Indiana, Ohio and West
Virginia will hold their iimeli tali- cd of
October i lections. West Virginia elects
State officers and a Legislature. Indi
ana will elect State officers. Legislature
and Congressmen. On Xovember 2d
the general election will take place.
Cut the above out -.'nd paste it in your
hat for reference and to avoid sunstroke.
Our new stock of Prints have arrived;
beautiful and cheap. Hcrshberger & An
derson. A good poiut was made by Senator
Blaii c in his speech m the Conference
of Republican leaders in New York.
"Hancock, so far as I know, i-i the
first man that overtook part m a great
war who was afraid to have the fact
mentioned. Great laughter. Head
his letter for yourselves. Henewcd
laughter." -Washington fought in a
revolutionary war against England, but
I never heard that he didn't like to hear
his conduct alluded to laughter ;
and Jaekson and Taylor, too, they
fought in different wars, but I never
heard tell that they were afraid or
ashamed about it. "Laughter. lint
read Hancock's letter and see if it
doesn't say in plain terms, "Excuse me,
but don't mention that thing. It i
awuv fifteen ears aro. and circumstan
ces have thrown me into company in
which it is di.-agrceablc to have that
matter mentioned." Yells of laughter
and applause. That, gentlemen, is
just what his letter means, if it means
anvthing. Now wc ha-e got our can
didate .Tames A. Garfield, a brave vol
unteer General, who is not at all afraid
about its being known that he was in
the Union army. He is brave, capable,
honest, experienced, and wc propose to
follow his standard to victory in th s
election apphiHse, and I say to Gen
eral Hancock, for whom 1 entertain
very h gh regard as a soldier and as a
gentleman, that ho has at last been
found in bad company, nnd we can't
follow him. Continued laughter and
You can buy a Sider Mill really cheap at
Hershberger & Anderson's.
The Rock Port correspondent of tho
Bt. Joseph Herald thus gossips about
political matters in Atchison county:
Tho ltrpuMIcaiu nave oipinlzeil a UarneM
and Arthur club with a list of nluet r-one namw
which Lstfutns pretty wvIKora starter. Hon.
IS. A. Dunn, of Uaryrllle. aiMressiil tho club
ami we found hln to be a frentlenum nf fine
aMIitl. via easy talker and fluent spt;W.
Mr. Vina through his paper, the ltepubllcan.
U warmly advoeating the claims of J. L. John
ston, ()., as a suitable candidate for Juilpe ot
this, the Twenty-ninth Judicial district, but he
will certainly fall by the wayside not that we
have any objections tu that gentleman for we
conld give him our support must willingly, were
he to receive th nomination, but for this rea
ou, Atchison cranty proposes to compliment
her favorite son. Kou. John I. LewLs, and after
that Mr. Kellcy will receive her solid vote. An
drew and Holt counties aie solid for Kelley,
and we predict his nomination on the second
ballot. There area few objections to Mr. Kel
ley. It Ls true, but they are confined principally
to tho bar, and If those objectlonsnere followed
up it would be found that at some time or other
ths Judge tKclby) had -sat down on ttiem,"
but with the people he stands second to none.
You can buy the best horse rake in the
market at cost by calling at Hershberger
Thero aro signs of a Democratic pan
ic over tho outlook, and well there
mav be. Any cxperrfnccd political
observer can perceive plenty of indica
tions that the country is noUgoing To
change parties in a time ot so great
prosperity as the present. It is in the
air that tho KepuViican party will be
retained in power. The drift is all
that way. Of course there is hard work
for ths Ropttblicans to do, and they are
preparing to do it. What they w.nt to
calculate is sufficient hard work to
secure n majority in Congress as well as
to elect Garfield and Arthur. Both
results can be accomplished, and both
probably will be.
I suffered for livo years with Rhetinia
tism. Having been persuaded by
friends to try the St. Jacobs Oil, I
must acknowledge that it is tho best
remedy I ever used; iu fact it cured me
entirely. Accept my sincere thanks.
03 SincUenlh 67., CimiiimUi, Ohio.
nnfiT? nun mm
I) UUU1U J111U LUIUIid,
to see us and learn prices.
the. trads of the towa is increasing, bat
The 5t. Louts Tinics says: "The in
crease in population in the Southern
States as far as heard from reaches 44
per cent. This Ls :v most unexpected
result." We shou'd say so.
We have just opened our new stock or
Cloth'inj ; you should call and see it.
Hershberger & Anderson.
Elkvejt years ago, or in June, 1869,
General Gai field said, in an address be
fore the Business College at Washing
ton: Langh at It as we may. put It aside as a plot If
we will, keep it out uf Congress or political cam
paigns, atlll the woman iincstlon U rising hi onr
horlzou larger than tlie sUeota man's band,
and some Jolutlui. ere long, that qncstiun must
lud. I have nut ;et cummlttcd ray mind to any
formula that embraces ths whole question. I
lrelt ou the thre.hold of so great a problem ; bat
there Iswne point wi which I have reached a
conclusion, and tliat is that this nation must
open np new avenues of work and usefulness to
the women of the country, so that everywhere
they m.iy havi something to do. That ts just
now biflaltely more valu.ble to them than the
put form or th ballot-box. "Whatever conclu
sion shall be reached on that subject by and by.
at present the most valuable tilt which ran be
lu-stoweil on woman Is sonuthlng to do which
she can do well aud worthily.
A complete new stock, of Dry Gcod3,
Boots and Shoes, Hats asd Caps, etc- can
be found at Hershberger & Anderson's.
The Republican party will be ready
to end sectionalism whenever the Dem
ocratic party is ready to abandon tbo
principles "for which Lee and Jackson
fought for four years," and not a day
sooner. In this campaign the Demo
cratic party takes the field with tho
boast of tho 138 voles of the South sol
id. Those votes cannot be s.lid savo
through crime save through the bra
zen violation of the principle forwhich
the North fought four rears It is sim
ply the old question of which sido was
right in that tour years' fight, and the
North is prepared, to maintain that its
side was, even if that, maintenance be
Sealed bids for furnishing the Oregon rulille
schools with 15 cords of wood will bo reculvxtl
by the nndiislned, until September tth. ISiU.
W. B. DAVIS. Sec
VTiersis. rerrin C. Cooley ad Margbrct Ann
Cooley, kis wife, ky their certain deed
of trust, dated Ue isd iay of October. ISTljnd
duly record. 4 lb uth day t October ISTluit
pace IIS In Vviit SI of mortgages.tn tbt Eettil
ot'sOfflc of Rolt c.. iftdld convy to
ribtd land iu Holt ntyJlo..tt-U i
Lot So. ten (10) In Block So. two (it as the
town plat ot Frest City designates wilh all ihe
appurtenances thereto belonging.
WM.-h M tlsnlUf Trust was made to sCHre
the payment or eitaln notes In jald Trust
Deerf mentuxod and described, and whereas
said notwlby their terms are due aud nnpaid.
and whereas, K. VanUusklrfc refuses to act a
such tmstee as aforesaid : and whereas It ls
provided In said Heed ot Trust mai in ease ci
Ins absence, death, refusal to act. or dlsabtiity
in anT w be ot the trustee, the thea aetiug Sher
Irr nr.iit MintitT- at the renuest of ihe le
gal holder ot said notes, may proceed to sell
me pioteriy Herein kiuic uwenwu.
N'ow. therefore, nn.er the provisions i salo.
iimI .iitrmi -mil i.vrlrim-nf the nowcr there-
i.. -mr:iltt!l thn lmiiei-dTTM . Sheriff, will offer-
all the rlsht. tltte. Interest and dalwi of the
satd tVmn C t oey Iu and to the above real
estate aforesaid for sale at publit vendue.
to the highest BiJieriorcasn. .1 mei-.uri iu,itw
door In the City oflreg. Holt county. Ito..
between the hurs of ten o'clock In tn fore
noon an; nveoVlvk In the afternoon ou
TUESDAY. OCTOBER 3, 180.
tor tke purposes ot said Trust.
W. it. t fi.
Sheriff of HoltCi.aty.
To sell the new. enlarged. tevl-Mnl and Only
111 llftirn leu cuuiouoi iuai jniwi, w hvu-
ne oi tlie Fools.
It Includes the author's network, entitled
THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE.
Ifyim don't Ukowlt alrcady.lt Is time you
leimeil thatthb: tsnowthefastestselilnsr boob.
In the world. A quarter of a million Mid In a
few months I Such a chance to make money
as Is ottered but once m a life time. One airrn t
has sold orer 5.000 copies. Send for liberal
terms orenrlose-St for complete ontflt and se
cure your choice of territory at once.
SCAMMBLk & CO.
210 X. 3d Street. St. Louis, Mo.
KRESS' nun TONIC.
The liability to AGUE throughout this? sec
tion of county makes It necessary to have a re
liable mildly always on hand, which
will thoroughly eradicate the disease In Its In
rlplet as well ax more advanced stages. The
KRESS FEVER TONIC
Is now to well and favorably known to need
any extended advertisement. Yet we iliilrc to
keep it In-fore the people as the JIEVT and
NUUKNT KKMKDY forthls most .Lstresslnjc
malady. It Is prompt and vITective In its action.
Ls not unpleasant in Its taste, contains no miner
al or vcRvtable poison, and after nMns leaves
the s)sirm Iu perfect health, without the Inju
rious efl.'cty so often following the use of other
If the directions are Mlowed it will cflect a
erfect and alliitp cure.
It Is now put up hi S 0. Ootairim Bottles, with
white eiisravcd wrapper. A box ot LlVtU
I'll. I.S free with each bottle.
Trier 81.00. For sale by alt DruKi-!t.s. On
application we will sond our hanibmn new
tuunphlPt rontalnlnir full INt of our. rrrnani-ilonrf!.-
ept (lui l'roprlctors. SI.Uouls, JU.