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SAVANNAH, MO., FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1875.
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AlvrrtUcmr.its iv this colw.in, fifty cents per line
jr oi if'it, inriuilini '...' -;r 'Ctui! (-sail. Thosf
jfio 7.f'v rtisr i'l thii tolnmu are reliable and
xtrir.'jhtfurwr.rd in theii respective, calliwjx.
Vt X'otary Pr.blic. I'jiv.i spfria! aitentii I
o folliTtin, coiivcvaneing ana inveatigaiiiig
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:KY.N. attorney at law, will praitire
1 TT in "ll the Culirts of Xoribwi t M i-;-Hi i-t
- attention iricn tobn.ine-s in tin- county
pronaie couio. jiui;e over runners
V. .nk. -J7
f-1 nr.KXLKK & KING. Attorm ys and
X counsellors at law. Particular attention
i - n to collections. (Mtieeon the smith .-nle
ot t'.e square., in new P.ank HuiMin. '.;
"TOUX li. M A.loiis, attorney-at-law. AVill
pjf tr:i!i-ai't all liu-inc.-.- eiitru-teil lo him
M-"7iijily ami e.arel'nlly . (.'an lie toiunl at hi
i.;l'ice. up ;tair-., two ilonrs ea.-i of the Wtii 1
i;. , -av miiah, M.). '21
i A. WMITTAKKU, attorney at law anil
V ,' f!i':ieral ( '.aim Ap-nt, Savannah, Mo. Sol
tl. i .' claim-, aain.-t the lenermnenf iur laml
v .ih-ihi,, l ck pay ati'l hoirty. wiiuw-' :uul
in t!i ! pri.-ionsanl general collertionx atte:i(li-l
l. .tli grt-:; care and proinptne-s. Alo, !ir
"v.ii'iinr anil Iami agent lortiie Atchison, Tojieka
& "j'lia Fc i;ailvo:tl unpanv . Al! imiiiirii--;
p'- -nptly an-Wi rel. lie will "ticket parlio to all
j : i i r on ihe mail, ('.ill or. him. 1:5
IJUAc:? HAND TEACIIKP.
JOHN S. DUGAN,
i:AS P.AXl) I K C 1 1 Ki: Music arramreil
y toor.hr. Al , original jiit ces l'urni-heil
ltre-iutt. I t-rms sati-lactorv. .-
(". SIIKDIMCK, Kale hakery. coiil"ec
imncrv ami restaurant, we.-t hlcol the
ntre. Parties Inrnishi il on . --hort notice. -.'7
DK. (;. II. DAVLXPoi.'T having locati 1 in
s-.i.iiniali. iiiVt ' - his prolr si..nal M-r ices
to th'- c:ti.en of Savannah ami viciniiv. dlliee
: . : n-.i.i.nce.,n Main M.eet, one block ea-t ot
mmmaiMaMXjgauuuM m.: mm-xa, un ill rvn.mxi . ml
ri'.K F. ('. M tt!n" sui. plies nur ritieiw
jJL w it li liv.-li Milk every n t nn i : i,r .V. tAeiuii.
rsr..... T (). i.). F. Savannah Lodge, Xo.
1 . 14, Savannah, Mo., meet, everv
'5FlTKs:iAY KVKNIXt;, at Odd
- Stvv-- Fellows' Hall, .northeast corner
olth.- Public -'pure. All member.-of the order
in ood .-taadlnir, vi-i!ing the city, are cordially
invit" I .-( meet with .
vinal u. fai;:l"s,x.
.7. H. Sti.wakt, Soe'y.
a ""IT WN1:- Savannah Lodire, Xo. 71.
fi ItjLA F. .V A. M . , meet-iirst and Uiinl
O-atnrday in each month. ai 7 o'clock p.m.
' V All brother-in rool standing are lVater
n.d.v mv lied to vi.-it li-.
15. M". DANFORD, W. M.
K. AV. .Toy, Si c'v.
f-.v -T)"X FltANKI.IN LODGF. No. .Th!, A.
Avi' 1F fz A. M.. m-ets iir-t Saturday in
C&s' aeli nioniii, at 10 .v
ah iirothcrs in
vr i -
V ; invited
vi-if !-. .MHIV L. :
F. 1'. McFaddkn. Sec v.
rANTwX, W. M.
The Becker House,
U. AV. siroFFI-;, Proprietor,
2orili- West Corner of Public Square,
Q AVAXXAII, Mo. The public will lind in ibis
O Il'.u-e, (newly opened,) ever thing K. pt
with ne.itne-s and good order, and tla-tables ii
d Willi the be.-t the count ly all'ortl.s. Xo pains
ill be -pared to render lull satisfaction to a'l
b.'s jiatron-. and hi- charge- will be mij'ierate, to
,-iiil lie- linn .i. iioU lyr
w 9 v J w Ju'i?airi
o.v nipnovrn firms,
TX loWAami Ml-.-oi IM, -,r a t.-rm of years
1 t 10 PER CENT. IPJT2IIEST. F.r
i'ili. pniited parlieiilar-, ail-lre.-s i.k... W .
f i;ak ."t Da mto w, F.aiikcr.-, Corning, Jowa,
AV. AV. ( Ai.mvKLi
Andrew (Jo. , Mo
D'uihr in and raanvfat turer of
And TetaUic COFFINS,
Xorth Xidetlc ,b'jiarc, Savannah,
''(In tile three-.story brick.)
pOFFIXS 0 v ALL SIZKS KKPT
J onhami. I al-o keep coii-taiitly on hand a
.ir. ,!ianlity,i tlie !a-l ipialily of hmitier to
;i:a'.eaiij art icle of furniliire desired. (Jive ills-J'"1'1-
1 can not tie undersold by any ile-.ilei
vvt.: of the Misi-..ippi.
I v I tu re can alv. ays some rac b" fonml tlav
aiut al my .-.l resi.i,.i,re, rt-adv to .-ell cof
tm- ,:n,j ir.aJt U all who call.
"le'-ly c. T,A"A5S.AIEU
Boot & Shoe
Ami Denlpr in ItEATlV
3!Ali Hoots and Mioes
Xorih side Public Siiiiaru,
TIIK iindcrbigued would
respectfnllv inform the
pubnc that he will alway.s keep on hand a .-11-piy
nt the P. e - t M a t it ilia i. , which will be
rude no on short notice, and in the burliest
-tvle of the arr. ncpairing neatlv done and
pr unptly attended to. Satisfaction guaranteed
and terms reasonable. A. UOEUSAM.
Notes by the Wav.
lliir J'ifAiKiK, A" jr. 7. 'IT).
Ei. l"i-:prm.icAx:- -Having reeent
y returned iVum a short trip in Ioavu.
! 1 thought a lew note? miirht bo of'in-
j tei'est lo SolllO of vonr render.: Mm-
j eyes tired gazing Upon this doA'HSla
ted district. Wheat, oats, barley,
and corn, all destroyed, (on tny place
at least,) and the replant coming on
1 very .slowly, as we thought, wo were
more than glad to refresh oursclvc
mid other scenes.
Passing through western Gentry
avc saw some very fair pieces of corn,
especially on the east side of Grand
river. On through Worth county
corn is good indeed, apparently, but
little small grain of any kind.
Calling at Grant City, we found a
little man quietly endeavoring to es
tablish himself in the grocery busi
ness from way down in the grass
hopper diMrict of Missouri; viz: .Sa
vannah. Perhaps you recognize him.
He informed us that he "was livimr on
I li fi -r n, , i. i
mi vi uiu i.iiiu. iiiiu i; Jiopeu 11
might prove a blessing" to his little
body. Here Ave saw the last trace of
ihe June wind storms, the large
church having been removed from its
In King-old county, Iowa, the crops
of corn were heavy and extensive.
Oats al.-o Avere good and being har-
j ve.-ted in good order. "Wheat was
j Henri" milled 1)V tllO Chillcll bU"S
Tl.,. -4 .i l i
jut uupiu-is i.-uuu inis eountv
limited numbers and did but little
damao-e. Mt. Aver is a nice count
toAvn, with plenty open prairie around
it. Jn faet for a few miles about
toAvn there seems to be but little
more land in cultivation iioav, than
there Avas Yl or 1.3 years ago. flood
land is oheap in this eountv.
Crossing- East Grand river into
Clark county, Ave find although there
are many good pieces of corn, that
all the late planted, or replanted corn
is badly in the grass and Aveeds. Con
tinuous rains in June proA'entcd cul
tivation, and still it isshoAvery July
24th. Farmers are trying to harvest
but make slow progress. Fields that
are not very rolling, arc altogether
too soft to bear machinery. t is fair
perhaps to-day, to-morroAV morninjr
will have a heaA'y shoAver. Faces
look long and blue, reminding mo of
mo out looic about home. The trial
of reapers and han-esters, is seA-erc,
and I notice among the many in use,
the -Xcav Kirby" .-lauds unrivalled.'
Oats are hciiA-y, Avheat from 0 to A
crop, a good portion however must
be cradled Avith a chance of great
damage in the shock. Vc, saw many
fields of flax, but all badly in weeds.
Grass, of cour.-e, good groAVth.
Well, so much for Iowa, avo had a
pleasant, trip and a good visit, and on
returning loiind things much revived
timely showers had fallen and our
young corn seemed to bo making up
lor lost time. laces more round and
ruddy, and all hands are taking hold
Avith fresh vigor, and seem determin
ed to make the best returns possible.
JUickAvheat looks line and a large
breadth soavu. Cat tic are doing well
on the prairie grass Avitli a chance for
u few loads of hay outside. From
present indications corn Avill be
Avortli only about LV cents, which
will be good iioavs to those Avho have
to buy, provided of course they can
only raise the quarter, liat I have
Avritten too much didn't intend to
but its not often our corner is heard
from and perhaps you Avill excuse,
J. E. II.
For tlit- I.'cptiblican.
On the Sight Track.
Dkaii Sii:: Since Avriting my ar
ticle on birds, I luu'c found, in an ag
ricultural paper the following, Avhich
sIioavs that 1 am on the right track:
Thk Mission of Quails. A
farmer boy in Ohio observing a small
flock of quails in his father's corn
lield, resolved to watch their motions.
They pursued a very regular course
in their foraging, commencing on one
side of the lield, taking about live
rows and following them nniformlv
to the opiosite end, returning in ihe
same manner over the next live roAs
They continued in this course until
they had explored the greater port ion
of the jiehl. The lad suspicious that
they were pulling up corn, tired into
the dock, killing but one ofthem.and
lie proceeded to examine the ground.
In t he whole space over wliieh they
had trawled, he found but one .stalk
of corn diuriod. This was nearly
scratched out of the ground, but the
earth still adhered to it. In the craAV
of the quail he found one cut Avorm.
twenty-one .-tripod A'ine-bugs and
one hundred chinch bugs, but not a
single grain of corn.
Again, I say. let us have the quails
saA'ed by all means. J t is iny inten
tion to start a petit ion to our next
legislature for an amendment to the
game law, for the better protection
of birds, audi hope the papers all
over the State Avill take up the sub
ject and urge it upon the people, and
especially upon the legislators.
The blue-jay does more harm in
destroying other birds than all the
boys and reckless- men combined. In
to hedge or thorn; high oi Ioav, they
are ever ready to stick (.heir saucy
bills and devour eggs or yjung birds
by Avholesale. I have ki:own them
to break hens-eggs and suck out the
hverv proinological society and '
count y fair, should give premiums tor
ho largest string of jay-bird heads,
and every county court should give a
small premium per head, enough to
induce their destruction. Thev are
birds of prey, and fo-dav arc doing usincu 101 1,10 :lonsiiip i tne eivii
Missouri more harm than all the i izc(1 AvorUL A SooA timo 5s expected
hinvks, wolves, foxes, and all such
"W. Ft. ELY,
Savannah, Aug. 10th. !S7o.
From Flag Springs.
August lOtJi, 1S75.
Ed. l!j:i'na,iCAx:-After v silence
of tAvo Aveeks I again embrace the
present opportunity of writing a feAV
items from our quiet little village.
There has been nothing of anv verv
great importance going on in our
place for a feAV days past, but trade
is becoming more lively nmv: there
is some cuttle being Avciglicd here.
Yo Avill go back to last Thursday ,and
speak of our grand Sabbath School
Convention. There avus quite a large
attendance, but not as many as Avas
expected, 1 suppose upon the account
of the unfavorable looks of the Aveath
er early in the morning. The band
got along finely, being kindly assisted
by Me.-srs. Morris, Alderman, Cook,
and Kinzer, of SiiA-annah band. Flag
Springs and community lender their
ltio-f sincere thanks to the. boys un
til they are better paid for their trou
People in this part of 1 lie county
are st ill plowing' corn; the latest I
haA'e ever known in this count rv.
I Jr. Lawton i-t beginning to ride
considerable, he contemplates bring
ing on a stock of drugs, dry goods
and groceries next Aveek. "N'e Avish
him success as he appears to be quite
a business man.
Our school commences here the
sixth day of September, to be taught
by Miss Margery Adkins. We think
our scholars Avill advance fast, as
Miss Margery i considered one of the
best, teachers in the county.
There is a protracted meeting in
progress in our 1 own, being carried
on by the Cumberland Presbvterian j
We learn that Mr. Knappcnberger
is going to put up a carpenter shop
and a furniture store, lie is a rood
workman and understands his busi
ness avoII; he is an industrious man
and avo hope he Avill do avcII.
We learn that Mr. Knight of our
town and Mr. Morris of Savannah,
are going to start a plow shop here.
We wish them success, aixl knoAv
that they Avill do a lively business in
this part of the county, as the Morris
ploAV is Avidely known to be as good
as any ploAV made. We hope it will
be an addition to the band here, as
Mr. Morris is a splendid, musician.
The vigilance committee meets
here every Saturday afternoon. It
consists of some thirty or forty mem
bers. There are some people making vari
ous guesses as to avIio "J" is; some
say he is a man about tAventy years
old. about six feet high, Aveighing
about one hundred and fifty-live lbs,
dark hair, beginning to turn grey.
Put they are mistaken in the man: so
make one morn guess.
August 0:h, 187.3.
Pi. liKprnucAX: The latest gener
eral topic of conversation is the capacity
of Jake Husey's mouth for pie. It is
eonlidontly as.-orted upon general prin-
ciples, that Jake can scent a pie farther
uul find it sooner than anv other man on
the face of the globe.
Saturday, August 7th, avus a gala day
for the society folks of the Independent
Province. First upon the programme
avus a match game of base ball, between
the clubs of SiiAannah and Empire Prai
rie, in Avhich the Savannah boys Avere
victorious. Then came the eromiet par
ty at Glicksburg. alias "Avenue City,"
alias "Bird's Alills."' Last, but by no
means least, avus the picnic and dancing
party given by J. li. Stevens, in the
grove near his house. We understand
that it is the intention of Mr. Stephens
to give another of these entertainments,
in the shape of a basket picnic and danc
ing party upon Satui day, August 21st.
Among the features will be a champion
! smu :l Sc"eral invitation is extended to
all to be present. While Ave do not ob
ject to those various species of amuse
ments, we do most emphatically object
to the occurrence of so many on one
day. We "SAVimg round the circle," to
the best of our ability, and even then
found the time too short for a complete
review of the entire "elephant."'
Mr. Editor, did you ever have your
"best girl"' to give you the "mitten." If
so, you can sympathize with
The Highest Bridge in the World.
From the Danville. (Ky.) Advocate.
The highest bridge in the Avorld
will be built at the crossing of the
Kentucky river, on the Cincinnati
Southern Railway, near the Shaker
Ferry. The Baltimore II ridge Com
pany, one of the most noted in the
L'niied States, has secured the con
tract. The bridge will consist of an
iron deck truss of three spans of 07.
feet each, center to center, supported
by tAvo piers and t.Avo abutments. The
piers Avill be built of masonry to a
height of (U feet and l inches" above
low Avater mark, and the additional
distance below low-Avater mark Avill
soon be determined by boring under
the control of the re-ident engineer.
These piers Avill bo 1J0 feet long end
to end of cut Avater, and : Avide on
the top. built hollow, wit ii the Avails
2 1 feet from the end. Upon the ma
sonry will re-t the iron trestle-work.
The grade line is -27 feet 0 iucho-aboA-e
low wider. The abutments
will bo built upon the cliffs on each
side of the river, and are to bo ; feet
high, depending upon the shape of the
ledges of rock. When this structure
is completed. Kentuckians can well
point Avith pride to the highest
bridge upon this continent.
Few people Avho see bananas hang
ing in fruit stores think of them its
more than a tropical luxury. In
fact ihey are a staple article of food
in some parts of the world, and ac
cording to Humboldt, an acre in ban-
anas Avill produce as much food for
man as twentv-live acres of Avheat.
It is the esse with which bananas are
grown Avhich is the great ob-lacle to
cmlixation in some tropical countries.
It is so easv to tret a livimr without
iiiuu nu nun i mil evi jJUlllilUI".
and the men become la;:y and intoler
ably shift loss. All that'is needed is
lo stick a rutting in the ground. It
Avill ripen its fntit in twelve to thir
teen months, Avithout further care,
each plant Inuring 75 to V27 bananas
and Avhen that dies down alter fruit
ing, new shoots spring- up to take its
place. In regions where no frost eA'er
reaches, bananas are found in all sta
ges of growth, ripening their fruit
every mouth and every dav in the
year. Col. Whituer," near Silver
Lake. Florida, has probablv the lar
gest banana plantation in the United
State, containing fully ten thousand
plants in bearing. Some of these are
large trees, Avliick do. not die after
beariug their fruit, but the majoritv
areofthe dwarf species, Avhie'h are
renewed every year. Slips are plan
ted about eight feet apart and rapid
tv push up leaves disclosing- six or
eight uvM bananas behind this pro
lection. Some plants Avill have six
teen or tAventy loaves and branches of
fruit, bending over as it ripens, form
ing a most beautiful sight. The cul
ture ofbanairis is very prolhabio.and
with the unlimited capacity of Flori
da and the Vet India islands for
producing it. there should always be
ll supply equal to any possible de
mand. Pural Xoav Yorker.
Just now Ave hear much about "rag
money." Such and such a man is a dan
gerous adviser, a dishonest tiolitician. a.
j rascally demagogue, because he favors
"rag money. ' And AvJntt is tins rag
money? Ts it the wild-cat money ot 185:5
and lS.r)('i, reijuiriiig a detective and a
pack of hounds to find the bank of issue?
No! Is it the "rod-dog"' and "squirrel
taif is-ue of those old democratic days
Avhen farmers hurried their Avives off to
toAvn to spend the funds received from a
sale of cattle, for fear the bank would
break before thev Avere rid of the mon
? Nothing ot that kind. Is it the
sort of money Avhich used to bo Avorth
ninetv cents in Illinois, sixlv in Ohio.
and nothing at all in Xoav York a local
scrip, A-aluable only to those in sight of
the bank that i-suod it? 2sot iuia thing
of this kind. What, then, is this "rag
money?' It is the currency issued by
the people, secured bv the entire prop
erty of the nation, good in every part oi
the land. It is the currency that every
body Avants, and nobody refuses. It is
the currency that bears'an equal yalue
in Maine and California, and is current
throughout British North America It
never fails. The bank never breaks.
For it men sell their influence, barter
their honor, compromise their integrity.
The minister gladly receives it, the
thief breaks through Iron bars to obtain
it, and the politicians and the newspa
pers that denounce it strive early and
late to win it, never having enough ol
it. This is "rag money!' Who cure
to change it? Who Avants to fall back
on the Democratic money most appro
priately termed "hard"' money? Hard
indeed' it avus. Then avo had a legend
that bank bills were exchangeable for
coin, but when the demand was made
the banks broke, and the unfortunate
holder was left in the lurch. The idea
was poetieal simply, beautiful in theory,
but impossible in practice. Hard money,
gold and silver, cannot be employed to
any gi oat extent in the commerce of
the country. Destroy our present cur
rencA', and another species of bank bills
will arise to take its place, "liag mon
ey" is a necessity of trade. It only re
mains to determine Avhat kind it shall
bo, rood or bad : the money Avhich the
whole people indorse, or the money
ba.-ed upon individual honesty and res
ponsibility, AndreAW Johnson's Hecord.
AndrcAA' Johnson, whose body was
consigned to the dust in the moun
tains of Tennessee, has Avrittonon the
tablet of Time in 7 active years, the
events of his existence in the follow
ing succession: Born 1'aleigh, X. C
on t lie "2.r)tti of December, isns; Abler
man in 1S'J8, IWli and is:ii); Mayor in
l.s:;i. 1S32 and 1838; member 'of the
Legi-laturo in 1S35, 1S3U and 18-fl:
Presidential Elector in 18-10: Govern
or from 18o'3 to lMf7: United States
Senator from lfc.S to 18(13; Military
Governor in 18b2; Vice President in
1H(J!: President in ISu'.") to Sfi9: Sena
tor in 1875; died in Carter county,
Tennessee. .Julv 31, 1875.
Storm Omaha Thoroughly
We Avere a little cautious in writ
ing our report of the storm at Oma
ha, lest, the picture as shown to us
had been overdrawn. From further
advices, ho weA'cr, avo learn that the
half Avas not told. Many of the hail
stones measured from seven to eleven
inches in circumference, and a num
ber brought down the scales at from
a pound to a pound and a half each.
It is estimated that l'2n.(;oo lights of
glass were broken, and the damage is
variously placed at from thirtv to fif
ty thou-and dollars for this oiieitem.
In some instance-, blinds and sash
were broken to pieces as if they had
been pipestems. The Avind av.-is ter
rilic, and the city looks as if it bad.
ueen bombarded St. Joe Herald.
Custom cider made with promptness.
The highest cash price jiaid for apples,,
at W. B. Howard's horse-poAver cider
mill, a little north ot the- eld railroad
Savasiaalx, Mo., August 6"9 275r- 22.