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SAVANNAH, MO., FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1875.
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Advertisements in this column, fifty cents per linf
Jor one tca , including the general head. Tftost
zrhn advertise in this column are reliable and
straightforward in their respective caHinijs.
WAV. CALDU'l'.LL, :ittinicy-:it-lav mill
a Notary I'lildif- I'ajs .-nrial attention
o c lik-ctmg, convtvuiiciiig anil inveatisatiiijr
jtl.s. ' il
C-l T. IiltVAN, aitoriK'.v a: law, will jiractiiv
JT in all tin' cMirts of Nsiitliwrst Missouri.
Spi-tMal at'i'iition irivi-u lolmsint'.- in tin- "niintv
aii l probate courts. Ollico over Fanneri'
CI Kl.i:r.Ki: .t KING. Attorneys ami
X" roin--lor at fctw. l'artirular attention
j; ii n to i oileelio!!-). Oflice t. the south .side
ot tin b-iuare, in new Bank UuiMing. J;
JOHN' It. M.UOKS, attomey-at-law. Will
transact all Iillsnii'ss enrrusteil to hilll
Ironii!lv au-1 carefully. Can ! lomvl at liis
oih- e. up -tair, two door eai ol the J'oat 1
fin , -aannah. Mo. '21
j A. Vv'lHTT KK1I, attorney ar law and
K. J m IJeneral Claim A.u'ent, Savannah, Mo. Sol
dii'i s' i laini a-mist the Government for land
;n-,-:iiit-. li iek jiay and bounty, widows' and
jirv.ilnl )enion3and.eneral colleetions artended
io ith f;ri ai eare and I'romptne-'s. Also, for
warding and laud airent for the Atchison, Topeka
c Siiita l-"e I.'ailroad ( VHUjiany . All impm-ie-;
promptly :m-wivil. lie will rieket parties to all
point-- - ii Hi" road. Call on him. 1:1
BRASS BAND TEACIfJCR.
JOHN S. DTJGAN,
BJi I.AND I K MIIKK. Music arranped
to order. A!r, original pkeeo furnished
nt r--jiu-ii . Ter:u-.-ati.ln.'tory. .V2
HC. SH MDIIK K, liable bakery, conlVc
. lionery and restaurant, v-'e-t side of the
Djtiare. 1'ar'tie.- turnished on short notiee. '21
Di:. (I. U. PAVKNPOliT liavmj; located in
Savannah, oilers his profoj-ionnl services
to the eiti.eii-. ot savannali anil vienuiv. uiiiet
:tt his rci b iiee on Main street, one block east ot
tile s ,u.i re.
II. IC K. C. Mattk-on supplies our citizens
ith lresh .Milk everv morniii;; X evenmir
-.savannah I.odjre, No
Mo., meets cverv
'55FTrKDAY KVKNIN(i, at
- 4v-s- .-ei0.s. ii.,!, .northeast :o
Oltlie rublie .si marc. All members of the order
in irood staiidiiiir, i-dtin;? the city, are cordially
inwted to meet with us.
VIN AL G. rAIi:i,N. G.
7 IT. stkwaiit, Sec'v.
.fASONIC Savannah l.oil'e. No. 71
xTXA. V. V. A. M., n ietsiir-t andthinL
Saturday in each mouth, at 7 o'clock p.m.
All brothers in "nod ttandinir an. trater-
uallv invited to visit iw.
p.. m. iani'()h:, w.yi.
:. W. Joy, Sec'v.
C r "0KX FRANKLIN I.ODGK. No. 'Xi, A
1 It . ,v A. ,i . , meets nrst saMiroav in
ach month, at Io a. m.
All I'l-otliers in
rnallv imiied to
iood standing are frale
.JOHN 1.. STANTON, V. M.
DccMr in end manufacturer of
FU RM ITU RE
And Ietallie COFFINS,
2Torth Side lite Square, Savannah,
(lathe three-story brick.)
fOFFTNS OF ALL SIZES KEPT
KJ on hand. I also keep constantly on hamla
larre ni:i nt ily ot the best quality of lumber to
ia.ik" any arfwle of furniture desired. Give nir
acjill. 1 can not be undersold by any dealei
W'l of the M'j-sis-ippi.
0"I'bi re can always some one be found day
;iml nijrht at my old residence, ready to sell cot
tins ready made to all who call.
deT-ly C. YTASSIUEIl
Boot & Shoe
Ami Sonier in READY-
31 A DC Hoots and .shoes
North side Public Square,
Tiriv untlert-isrncfl would
respectfully inform the
public that he Anil always keep on hand u sup
ply ot tin-15 est Matekial, which will be
in-ide in on .short notice, and in the highest
style of the art. Uepairinir iiit!y done and
promptly attended to. Satisfaction jrnurantecd
and terms reasonable. A. DUEltSAM.
Custom citlcr made with promptness.
The highest ca?h price paid ibr; tipples,
at W. B. llownrd's horse-power eider
mill, a little north ot the old railroad
Savannah, .Mo., August G, 1875- 3m.
'IN MEMOK OF.9'
I HAVE secured the great Italian-Polish of
John AteDerniott, and am n-v preuared to
make the oldest Grave Stone look like new. I
propose to jrive satisfaction or no pay. Charges
very moderate. Test can be seen on William
Murray's grave stone. JOHN T. NELSON;.
Savaanah, jIo., AlayiOth, '7j 3m
ItoniEsTEi:, Mo., An jr. lfi, '7f.
Eihtok liEi'unrjcAN. Ailairs in
the 'Indepeiulent J'rovince" in arik-
uo mortis, tind if jcllairs continue to
progress at the present rate, our next
letter "will lie entitled in mcmorinm.
In reading the above please do not
feel that. Ave consider it "an act of
condescension to waste our latin'-'
upon any one candidates included !
IIeetiu.se if we did not air our limited
stock of knowledge occasionally your
readers would not understand our
entire familiarity with the classic wri
ters and thinkers of Andrew county
and the nineteenth century.
Any person anxious to achieve a
name and a reputation as a "' recon
struelionist," can find a brilliant field
for labor at liochester. If the people
of any part of God's earth need re
constructing, it is this people. Thoy
need some of the inordinate sei'iish
utfss driven from their lives, and need
to be taught a few common sense rules
of propriety which they should have
acquired years ago, had they not been
pre-occupicd in , 1 ramping down the
i nettles.' He dare not undertake
! this mission ourself. fal though confi-
dent of our ability lo do so,) because
we expect, at som future day, "to
run for ollice in this country, " and
have already been warned that unless
we pander to the tastes and inclina
tions of the "moss-backs"' and ''net
tle trampers," we shall be cast into
outer darkness, where there shall "6e
weeping and Availing, and no ollice
$ov the seeker.
P.oat riiling upon the placid bosom
of the majestic Platte is the latest af
fectation. This appears to ailbrd to
interested parties tha opportunities
which they '-long have sought," and
is affected by persons in love, and by
others who desire to be in the same
unfortunate situation, and by luna
tics. Your correspondent coining
under t he-last sub-division.
Chicken hunting is now in vogue.
AVe expect to be in "at the death" to
morrow. If we are "taken in," and
"done for,." please write for us a
stunning obituary, recording our
manly qualities, and many virtues of
head and heart. Write it up in good
style, and charge-the account to the
fuioiiists, and present the bill to
Cuhing for payment.
The person who occupied "the
chair" at the Oak Grove picnic, is
hereby coniidentially informed that
Ave tire not fond of the lacteal bever
age, and for the last tAventv vears
have carefully abstained from the use
of anything bearing the faintest re
semblance to the infant's "stall" of
This morning aa-c were all out hunt
ing ducks, and to be serious and con
lidential, our success was very indif
ferent. The trouble seemed to arise
from the fact that the ducks Avcre un
commonly Avild, and did not propose
to be "taken in" by as unsophistica
ted a personage as your correspon
dent. And by the way, in this res
pect " wild ducks'' appears to have
patterned-from another species of the
rara avis of which Ave have been in
pursuit, and knoAvn among the ini
tiated as "''ctherial multifariousness."
John Shreve gets bigger and lazier
Avith each succeeding day. lie plow
ed his corn once this spring and ex
pects this fall, to pick fattened hogs-
oft' the stalks.
Dr. B. II. Kirk- is "happy as a big
sunlloAver." It's no boy! But then
saw logs and jrrist mills Avould cheer-
the heart of a hand-ax.
Cushing Avant's to know Iioav long
since avc seen our "best girl.-' 'TaviII :
take but a moment to tell Cushing,
'tis none of his business.
Jefferson Ditvis, Alexander II.
Stephens, and all the ex-officers and
soldiers and sailors of the Confeder
ate army and navv have been given a
general invitation to attend the na
tional re-union of ex-Pederul soldiers,
to be held at Cahhvell, .Ohio.
Trip to Kansas.
Saa'anxaii, Aug. lGth, :75.
Joseph K. Terhune and familv have
just come home from A'isiting rela
(ives hi Cloud count v, Kansas, after
an absence from home of two Aveeks
Avhich they enjoyed very much, feast
ing on the good things that the peo
pie of that Sttit e have raised this
year. The corn crop from IliaAvatha
Avest, as far as they traveled was nev
er excelled by any country. The
Avheat crop Avas greatlv damaged bv
the continued rains, the average of
spring grain never Avas so abundant
as this vear. Pall Avheat ia selling at
Clay Center, Kansas, for $1,23 per
bushel: spring Avheat front 75 cents to
$1.05 per bushel. Oats not thrashed
yet, and hundreds of acres yet not
cut, tmd Avill not be on account of
J wotdd further state to those that
avWi to see the bountiful crops of the
Republican and Solomon A'allcys, to
rig ti couple of ponys and a light A'e-
hicle, and travel at the rate of fifty
miles per day, and four dt:ys drive
will bring you in reach of all this
beautiful country, where people are
hearty and stout, and there you can
enjoy the company of as hospitable a
people as you ever meet, and then re
turn home, as L did, doubly paid for
your time and trouble.
J. P. TKRIIUNP.
Prom Monroe Township.
Eminence, Aug. 17, 1875.
We had a splendid rain last Aveek.
Most farmers have quit plowing corn
and are now making hay.
The health of our people is not so
gooil an usual, and many cases of sick
ness are reported, but none serious.
The greater part of the stock that
was sent out Avith the herds-have been
returned in a Avorsc- condition- than
when they left.
Two of Monroe's oldest citizens
were called awav from this stage of
action during last Aveek, Mrs. Dun
can, tin esteemed lady, and the vene
rated pioneer Mr. Samuel Brown.
Traveling over parts of Monroe,
liochester, Jefferson, Washington and
Xoda-Avay toAvnships, we find crops
looking promising, but not sogootl as
reported. All needing rain more or
less, but liochester and Monroe seem
more fortunate than the others, and,
of course, present a better appearance.
Washington', AuguM 17. Cer
tain statements having reached the
public that t he President of the Un
ited Stares and the Secretary of the
Treasurv are not in full accord in
their ellbrts to bring to justice all
who have been engaged in violation
of the Internal Revenue law, in rela
tion to tax on distilled spirits, the
President in his communication re
ferring thereto, and forwarded by
him to the Secretary,, has made the
following endorsement: Referred to
the Secretary of the Treasury; this
Avas intended as a priatc letter for
my information, and1 contains many
extracts trout St. Louis papers not
deemed neccssarv to forward. Thev
are obtainable and have no doubt
i ii ii i t i
neen an read oy tiie ictierai onicers in
St. Louis. I forward this for infor
mation, and to the end that if it
throws any light upon neAV parties to
summon Avitnesses, that they may be
brought out. "Let no guilty man es
cape it it can be avoided. Be espee
ii i . . i ii
laity vignani, aim instruct xnose en
gaged in the prosecution of fraud to
be against alhwho insinuate that they
have high influence to protect them.
JSTo personal consideration should
stand in the AVay of performing pub
(Signed) U. S. GRANT.
Washington, July 29, 1876.
Grasshoppers Heard Prom.
A correspondent, writing from St.
Peters,Minn.,under date of July 20th,
"The grasshoppers are depositing
their eggs in Blue Earth, Watoinvan
and Martin counties. They seem to
be a fixture. Nothing but extermin
ation will meet the case." lie sug
gests that the general government
should' bo asked to lend a helping
hand'in the Avork of ridding the State
of'these vermin. The people, in many
cases, have been obliged to repeat
their planting the fourth time. Such
a battle against a foe so persistent is
Union Star ItDins.
WAR KKMINISCKNCKS OF THE AVIU
TKll. We htiA'e a ration of corn bread
f hat Ave brought Aviih us from An
dorspiiville prison. It looks iioav
more like a piece of sponge, but the
bran and pieces of corn cobs can
plainly be seen. We also Ikia'c a slip
of paper on Avhich is written the
names, number of graves and date
of death of my company that died at
that place. We Were favored Avith a
parole from the famous Capt. Wirz.
and put in command of a party oi
men that buried the dead at the rate
of 125 per day. The six- federal ruf
fians that Avere hung inside the prison
Ave buried separately from olherpris
oners, and Avrote on their headboards
'Hung July 11th, 186-1." They Avere
desperate men. It took 400 police
men to keep order in the prison and
preserve the lives ot innocent men
The number of prisoners confine
there in 1861 Avere .":i,U00, and 11,000
now sleep in that grave vard.
Wakefield Trotter, brother to Bin
lord i rotter, oi tins townsnii), an
iorinerly a resident of the same, Ava
killed in Atchison count v a feAV
Aveeks ago by Isaac Law. The diffi
cult v seemed to be about stoclc am
Hay season is now commenced anc
me rattle ot moAvers can be Heard in
all directions. No roAVS vet. but no
doubt some man will get his nos
pealed before frost.
Correspondence Maysville Register
A spirited Railroad Avar has been
:ing on for a Aveek or tAvo past be
tween the Missouri Pacific and the
St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern
Railroad Companies, on passenger
rates lo eastern cities. Thellanniba
and St. Joseph Railroad has been
drawn into the fijrht, the result of
Avhich is an unprecedented reduction
of rates. The two Roads from St
Joseph iioav charge to St.Louis;$2;,50
Chicago, $5; Indianapolis, $10; Cin
cinnati, $'11,50; Detroit, $16,50; Pitts
burg. 15.50: Bulfalo. 18,50: Baltimore
818,00; Washington. $18,00; Philadcl
phia, 819.00; New York, $-'0; Boston
8'25,.0. The St. L., K. O. and North
ern road announces its rates to be for
'the season," but, how long the sea
We learn that a vounr girl living
at Red Oak. Iowa, who had been se
dueed b some demon void oft ho fear
of man or love of God. drowned hei
babe near that place on Wednesday
oi last weeic giving as lier reason
for so doing, that it looked so much
ike its fat act her hatred oi him lei
ler to the horrible deed.
The iurv in the Mountain McadoAV
massacre case nave been oisenarged
i - i i
unable to agree. Upon this the Times
remarks: A large proportion of the
jurors, some say eight of tAvelve,Avere
Mormons. It is reported that tnev
stood nine for acquittal and three for
conviction. A verdict outside o
court has its unsatisfactorv aspects
but it does not serm possible that
anv one who has paid attention to the
evidence can have anv doubt that the
prosecution have convicted the Mor
mon hierarchv of being accessory to,
if not issuing orders for, the massa
cre of the one hundred and twenty
emigrants Avho Avere killed in 1857.
That ti verdict to this elfect Avas pos
sible from a jury largely composed of
Mormons Avas not to be expected.
Lexington, (Mo.) Uogister.
Yesterday morning about 8 o'clock
a steam thresher, at work in the field
of Mr. Warren, living near Napoleon,
Avas bloAvn to atoms by thc explosion
of the boiler Geo. Moore, who was
standing near, had his left arm bloAvn
off, and another was injured internal
ly, bv being struck in the breast with
a ilying. missile. Mr. Wcimann. the
engineer, Avas uninjured, and from
him and Mr. Geo. Clark, the owner
of the machine, we learn that tho accident-
Avas an unaccountable one,
there being but a pressure of between
55 and 60 pounds of steam at the mo
ment of the catastrophe.
The Right Doctrine.
There is a wide-spread feeling that
the nomination of Speaker Blain will
not only consolidate the Republican
party but draw to it the support of a
large numbcrof voters who have not
heretofore co-operated Avith it. Judg
ing by appearances at this early date
his nomination is probable. Months
must pass, hoAvever, before the con
A'ention assembles, any ono of- which
may witness the withdrawal from the
contest of all -who arenoAV-meutioned
Mr. Blaine is not only an able man,
but his record as :X public sciwant and
his private character are Avithout :t
blemish As a presiding officer all
parties admit that the speakers chair
has never held his equal. His execu
tive abilities are unquestioned, and
his nomination would be equal to
election. We say this not because
Mr. Blaine is our choice over all oth-
I cr men: he is not. We prefer Mr.Mor-
ioii, nut avc Avish to be understood as
having no sympathy Avith the cry
from certain sources that the Avest
must combine against the east. We
will accept the right man let him
come from Avherc he may. We have
an abiding faith in the Avisdom and
patriotism of the Republican masses,
and await Avif h confidence the action
of the convention. Lexington Regis
ter. The Diamond Saw.
.IcflVrsnn City Journal.
Wc frequently made mention of the
diamond shav, and of our faith in the
profitable employment of it in quar
ries of this city. Now Ave see that a
a diamond saw has been invented,
which promises to do with stone
what the finest steel s;iav does Avith
Avood. It consists of a thin metal
disk, the teeth of Avhich are nothing
more than minute black diamonds,
embedded in the metalic edge of the
sheet. When re'olving at a high
speed', Ibis disk cuts into the sides ot
a stone slab as though it Avere a piece
of timber: and not only straight cut
lings can be made, but, by an ingen
ious mechanical device, bevels and
rounded edges are cut. As a labor
saving machine, the inventor judges
that one of them will do the Avork'ol
Dr. I?. Rice.
In a letter from Pulton, Mo., Mr. J.
R. Reavis, a traA'ehng co'-respondent
of the St. Louis Times, thus writes
of this venerable and distinguished
citizen of Missouri, -who is now pres
ident of Westminster College, the
principal education institution of the
O. S. Presbyterians of the West:
He Avas born in December, 1S08, in
Garrard county, Ky., and Avas educa
ted at Center college, with the expec
tation of making a hiAvyer. He
changed his mind, hoArovcr, and went
to Princeton Theological seminary,
ami prepared himself" for the minis
try. When through wit h hisstudies,
he came buck to Kentucky, and took
pastoral charge of the church at
IJardstoAvn. Here he got into a seri
ous controversy Avith the Catholic
Church, Avhich resulted in a suit for
slander being instituted against him
by the Catholic priest. A man whoso
name Avas Milley McPherson had
mvMeriously disappeared from the
convent at Bardstorn, and Dr. Rice
laid it to the intrigue of the priest.
John J. Crittenden and Goa. Wyc
lill'e avc re for tho defense, Ben liar
din and Judge Bowman for the pros
ecution. It Avas a gicat trial, and re
sulted in the acquittal of Dr. Rice.
Many years after that it Avas a famil
iar question in the neAvspapers.
"Where is Milley McPherson?" but
the question Avas never ansAvcred.
In 18-13, Dr. Rice Avas selected by
the Presbvterian church to hold the
celebrated debate with Alex. Camp
bell, at Lexington, Kv. This was in
the days of hot controversy betAveen
the churches, and the tAvo "men Ave re
brought together as an- attempt tc
settle some points of difference. The
debate lasted sixteen days, and Aas
characterized throughout by the
ri'i.-ii r.t liimifv inrl ilnpniMiin. Ilenrv
Clav Avas the president moderator.
and he afterwards expressed the
greatest admiration of the conduct
of the tAvo combatants. 1 said to Dr.
Rice: What is vour opinion of Dr.
Campbell?" He said: "I think he
Avas a great man. He was an admir-
ible debater, a fair scholar and a deep
thinker. It Avas a pleasure to hold a
discussion Avith such a man, and I
iaA'e alwavs been glad that I met
..." i -
inn. 1 regard him as one oi me uia-
tinguished men of his time."
'Did you ever meet Mr. Campbcli
after the debate?"
"I never did. though avc afterwards
lad some correspondence."
Uius the tAvo champions separatCi1-
The one is gone, the other is with
Time hath softened: doAvn- the aspen"
tics of thirtv-Jive years ago, and ere
i . . -a.-ti
ong tne tAvo avIio met. m Jieatcd de
bate Avill rest together in the bosom
of the great father-
The iioav offices of the National
Grange Avcrc formally opened tit
Louisville August 5. Appropriate
speeches were made by the Masters''
of the-Kentucky State Grange, Gov.
Jacob, Secretary Kellcy, and others,
after-Avhich a grand feast'Avas parta
ken ofitt the spacious! -hall over the
reading room. Songs, -speeches and1
dances kept up until 10 p. in.,- con-"
eluded the inaugural -ceremonies-