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Tj D. & I) T. BOGIE, Editors and Proprietors.
"A Newspaper of the Present Time; Intended lor People now on Earth."
Subscription $1.60 Per Year, in Advance.1 1
RICHMOND. RAY COUNTY, MISSOURI, DECEMBER i0, J 888.
For yoars past, I liavo roq-ularly in;ul' you an annual vlnlt Clnist
nias, but this yen iiii'ler looking over ;uid inspecting the immense ami
lino Heleeted line of Presents, that the lirm of 1j. Mcgrcrie V Son have
brought to Richmond, I have concluded thatioy usual visit is unnec
essary this year and advise till iny lYicnds to purchase their (JI1K1ST
MAM Plti:SKT8 from this eiitei p.lsiiij- firm.
Jackson, Patton & Hauscr
Tlio Largest Agricultural Implement
jiouso aim iuniDcr aru in western Mis
ho a rl, and keep In stock,
The Celebrated BAIN wagon,
THE BEST ON WHEEL
The Racine Spring Wagon,
liradbey Plows & Cultivators,
's,"5p?ji Xu Suiaioaoji
s,?ifji AuH filing
'S.IO)UbT UAVOJff OTJX
'b'ojSSnti Jao PJS
John Deere Plows,
The Sewing Machine of all others, THE
The most Complete Stock of l,umlpr ever
brought to Richmond and at Til K LOWEST
PRICES. All grades of Sashes, Doors,
RIind.s, Plaster, Cement, Lime, Hair Nails,
MIXED PANT The best there is.
Jackson, Patton & Hauscr.
East side of the Square, Richmond, 11 o.,
General .Dealer in
Stoves, Hardware, Tinware and Cutlery.
Solo Agent for the Celebrated
Carton Hot-air Furnace
Pumps of .all Kinds
And sizes furnished to-order.
GUTTERING AND ROOFING
Done in a workmanlike manner.
Buy your Drugs and Notions
The Leading Druggist in the City.
Stock always full. Drugs always Fresh.
Prices always the Lowest.
Come in and See for Yourself.
J. A I'riinfr, I C.-'. J. W. Uob-,
Jerrj C roMlrjr t &imtn. OM tt,
CRAMER, CROWLEY & CO.,
ROOM .37, EXCHANE BU1LDINC,
EAHSAS CXTY STG02C 'SA'SDS,
1 1 E h" Ii hi:.'ci:;
Cowoim. Dank, Cowglll, Mo. FiRUKiu) Union Uaxk, Cowglll, Mo.
Kansas City Krone Yards Hanx. J. 8. Ht'oiiKa. Co., Richmond. Mo.
WAGON. CARRI AG EIAND.REPAIR SDOP-
H ivluif associated with my Blarkamlthing a Flrst-Clas. Wood Workman and
ar.i j i prupared to do ill kinds ol Kupalruig la the wood work lino.
1MRSE-S1IOEIJYO, .f Spetlalty.
Will manufacture tiiitrgle. Kami and Sprlug Wagons, Plow, snd everythinir
upparulniug to trio Wagon or Carriage Busluuee. W use now but the Tory best
Materia'. In oar work.
PAIN IMS' ol "I all kind, don promptly and In food style at the Lowell
Prices. UIVB Utt A TKl All. and be oonvluoed that what w tay U true.
bHOP SOUTH Or WAAS02, liOl'bK.
JEL. X. ASBURY.
EV.ETALIC AND WALNUT
HSurinS Cases Caskets,
AH wavMed ami padded. Also a full line of Burial (suit anil Hnlie. ai
W. R. JACKSON'S Pm,i'oi"iSwn
In irvil )nr f im ft- onlj, North aiile of Rijiiam,
RICHMOND, - - - MISSOURI.
T E BEST
Jo f on ,
Hog It $fp b .tiTn.
S, A. MILLER,
Cnrrips a Full Line of COF.
FINS. CASKETS, BUKIAL
U0BE3, BURIAL SH0E3
also has a fine Ilarse and ii
prepared to attend funerali at
Buv the Light Running
New 1I0ME Sewing Machin
For Sale by
b. a. Miller
lMOKEY TO LOAN'!
(Jfl Iroprovcd Karma,
1 or Long I line,
At aw Katvof Interent.
Con iniBHiona HaBoiitthle.
Lavclih'K A Livciki. 82
, ....,-;". -,rX.
i; i -.7 vK ,
'1 riorouvtibred and Urade
1 have two thoroughbred bulls for
ftnle. block on hand for sate at all
tiinrs. Cull at fnrru.2 uilleB northweai
of Miirtmi. Hhv i'o Mil, and Inspect
itoi k. I?rl'oatoItiee, Morton, Mo.
A Most Effects Combination.
TA wfll knin Ton Id nJ Ntrvlninialninj
irtut ri-ii' ! ,i m-urt T.r Ih blllly, Ithp'1
1.1, rA M:ill1- dl-irdt-n. It relltvrs nil
lniiiruhl tin J lrl)Hltrtii-a cM'.fllMnnd of the syt
jrn : mpas!!ir:i isiipll-ct, I Uk1:!-function!
iuli.l tii nrn u:it Nr I Old! illKPfcllon r
K ir iin; nifd ir ll Vitnilt , n Irlnin birk
Cjil.rnl ''.nr-rh bmI viirr. It U Ifaajnt to tti
u i.u4 'I'fd irT-;:..rl 1 r ir Ihf HyoUuu Jtalm
br dtj it:.; h'Hutuct of lulairla-
I'pice tjl.oo iwr Duttlo of 84 onneM.
full HALC BY ALL CUCaoUiil.
Keep on hand a full iitock of Wain in
Vllii a at ll iloie,. and ii itrr pared to
111 ordt-ra ell her mirht or day.
PKXES VEftY REASONABLE.
He also cleans, repairs and upholster
Furniture ot all kiixU,
His shop is located I miles ease of
Kuoxvlllaon the Taitsvllle road, near
Bennett School house.
lon't fall to give him a call.
"" iRuea w ttrc u kuu priit.,
Sclopudia of uauful iafor.
filiation lor all who pur
ullage ill luxuries or tbs
ntcetsitie of lite. W
can olotha you aud lurnuh you with
all tbo neceasary anj UDDoooaary
appliancea to ride, walk, danoe, lep(
eut, tih. bunt, work, go to ohurcb,
or stay at borne, and in varloua aizea,
stylos and quantittei, Just tlsjure out
what Is required to do all than things
COMFORTABLY, and you oan make a lair
estimate ol the value of the BUYERS'
GUIDE, whicb will be sent upon
receipt of 10 cent to pay postage,
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
NO MORE EYE-GLASSES
N3 Ar. WWK
I UKbLb -
A 'ertnln, hut, and jifttvtlve Itemmly f'if
SORE, WEAK, & INFLAMED EYES,
Producing Long-Sghtsdness, 4 Bettor
ing tii Syht vf the Old.
Cures Tear Drops, Granulations, Stye
Tumors, Red tyes, Matted Eys Labhcs,
ib rti'ttiimb siii mitt iii rikmiriut
Aln, .)iialy etlli t,ci'"ii when neil In othwr
him;. 'Hi , I Irrr. Ci'Ttr Hores,
Tiimuitj, Hnlt IOk-uoi, Iturns, l'llr, or
w l.n. , rlnil.tintiikilon t'lUta, .Ul lYliaXl
SJI. I K inuy Itn itt'tl to ftlvat!laHn.
Deld t) all Urlau al 10 Csata
RlrllXOXD. M18H0I UI.
Tlnvlnc chrrf of tli wtll known Dm, K. Mo
(Jp.' Alilrw- of llm UtM'onls of liny enmity, ix
Crepar-il Ut riirnlfili correct Alwlnirtu oltitlrn
f all Intel In tbi' count t, proniinl? nnil for rraa
oiilf chart . mkI pre pair all kind ol ltorriri
au1 dnnvcyaiictMi fthw lotuis Money t low rals
OFKlrB Ui C. T. Utvaor ft Sod, on Mata st.
In ifmhM Btork. go-tf
0. T. 01KHIK. 0. T. ailNIS, IB.
QARNKH A SON,
Attorneys at Law
and Notaries Public,
Will pmofleMn thefitit nrl T5rl
OotirU. Oopctlon and convfynnrlni
prnmptlT attended to. Offlc? wnit Mam
Street first door out ot Pott Office.
lias moved his reatwinint to the
Hrlck Htillil.njr, firat door west of the
M-thoiI tt church on Main street and is
mm prepared to turntsb the best
hrtrt opened a neatreataiirant and
funch room, where a meal or lunch can
be had at aoy hour. Hood loritfind
rooms above restaurant at reasonable
He ntso rarrlps a full stock of fresh
OtnctriHs, Tobacro and Cuius, which
will be sold at bolt-Tii prlcfu.
G. W. Llltlo.
J. S. HUOIIFS & CO.
raid op rapttai (iinonno
Joa. 8. Huoiiks, Prenldent,
James Huoiius, Vice I'rca.
Burnett U uoiies, Cashier.
O. A. UuoiiKS, Ae't Caabier.
Ja. 8. nnghea, Ueorsa A. Ilushea.
jamea uuguoe, Burnell Ilughoa,
C. B. Uughea,
tW Do a general banking buslnesa.
itittj Coun y
Capital 1'ald In JPOOOO
Surplua I'unJ on Hand tti.OuQ
Wnitramart OntH Bunking RiunMl.
iiM.Hiia irrlTM .uhleot 10 d.matid. K.
ohiAtfe bouiil Kail ftoliL
M. W. CRISPIN, Prei nent
T.H. Wouaiii), Vlce Praa,
W. M. Allison. Caahler.
K. W. OniBPIN, T. H. WOOLAHO
W. M. ALLISON, B. J. WtLLLHU
A. K. EETBURW.
P. J. Smith. J. E. uann.
Join Crowley, W. W. Hmlth,
J. A. 8aiith, a H. FlnehT
H.P.KetUe, D. A. Wo
R. a ThgmDton. J, W. EhstwtU.
PATRONS AND FARMERS
RAY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Do a freneral Karm and Houaehold
(tieuraiioo LuHineu in the oounty
I'. r further iiifurma'ion Gallon ei'hei
f the i ffi. era or the irmit, John L.
I.Timti, Hirhmoi'd Mo.
M KNIlSI KV, Pnm.lent.
A II Fl " II r. tr
S. V. EXD.SLKY.Tr-a
JOUN L. HARK1SON,
E. M. EN'DSI.EY, W. W, WILLIAMS
JAMKHROE J L. UAKKInUV
WHF1ICH A DKI AN GORDON
B V XKDbLIY
J L. PAINE,
Itas located fn this city, and klnl" soilci's 'hr
lHiiiiiiiwr ui mi (lui)iio iic i i'tpihim i io trrai
til diifMofft of Ilo-ts and Cat rl : belim a tlii-r'-ujfli
t-rlnary hurat-mi ; be Is prjart-d if
tivrtt Lis Cilfl WlPllMQcull) ; do not J inn '
ciicliiMiiiit aa some do hut kutv nn I
cuiniK'tifnt ty -ikaiiiinailoii lu riri-i il,r- c-'ni-
tiatib'lhy or Incou jat btlt ( of di i v iifit In
us pro I -"til on l.luMinitiNi ni.it it-; it s Miit,
(trove bis aurrtl- it Oft.'- - m it- h'h' i-r . v
rj CutuijaDvbiaUtt souiU ol iLia t asuti tnn;p
FOR ANY ROOF AND ANY CLIMATE.
( ost 33 Lest tfc&n Mc!d 1
APPLIED KV N(f0DY.
1Mb, Lunitwr. ii.rriw.r. n unrhtn. D.l.r.
vbo tUuula ,b.l (ur ttul. A.aocr lu
IHnET-WP,RE iro. CO.,
ST. LOUI3, MO.
"Mr-rry Chrirtmfi Ki all, Btul to nil a
ffnod -iif.cht!" Thi'V nr(- tlio word of the
linklinn vrrcs wliu-h itrc na fnmltisr
sud a likely to be endurhii a any line
in our Hierntiiro. The mnn who wroto
thfin N not muntcd niinunr our ymfta,
and while evrrvhody knows the "Visit
from Ht. Ntcholna, ' nobody probably
can rt'cnll any other poem uf the author,
ll win his coo.i fortune to put into brkk
and mcli'dioiM form the universal Christ
ma fti'liinr, and to th-pcrid? Snnta t'laus
the fnnry of t-hildhood ces him. The
(rood jriver of ulfta 1 the true (renin of
the season. It i a pivmjr which does
not Invito nor pcrti.lt the retlueinent of
philosophy and upeeultuioti upon thpir
spiritual fltncH. but with a ffenrrous
hand shower thorn upon old and voim
so the rain dt cvn1 upon the just and
the unjust. It lr the trn't and ntrlurnt
irivinn of food and drink and dole and
tova and nil that rejoices the heart of
man or boy.
Y-t it in undeniable tlint this tradition
of (Santa Clatw h:t ber-anie nliict as op
iressive as It is delichrful. Hants CIhus
bimself, indred, has i lie rap of Form
natus. Hid liHikota and "tores are aelf
repleninhlna:. and when he arrives upon
the roof ho very gifu for every aire and
taste peer out of his pocket and push
themselves into his builds, and he has
only to slide down chimney, and there
are the capacious stockincs cajrerlv
awaitinir him and ready to stretch to the
Utmost to receive hi irrHoious InrLf-ss
Hants t'laus is a 'lapnv fellow, aa indeed
how could the fountain of am h universal
happlni'Hs help hriiitf? The l'ied Piper
is only one of his di-puite, ami if we
could once cateh that dancing dervish
we should lind that the merry music to
which all the children caper la merely
the bewitching tale of the coming gifts
III I ll I miiih'..
Hut the disciples of Banta (Tans, his
viceroys and sulwtitutes, are very differ
pnt from the saint himself. To sally
forth iuto Droftdwav or Fourteenth
Htreet or Twenty-third Street with intent
to fit yourself out as a Hunt a t'laus Is
one ol the most bewildering of delight
ful undertakings. A poor book-lover
wbom the fcasv l tinir knew used to sav
that the only way to save his moner wiis
to no into Hll the nook -stores, and in
seeing that he conhl not buy everything
mat nc wanteu, tie was reconciled to
buying nothing. So at C hristmas the
tmbarras-trn'Mt of rii h moderates ex
pense, and the gaping stocking is in dan
ger of going unfed from the very fulneas
uf the possible supply. The fascinated
and confused loiterer, as willing to buv
one thing as another, and unable to buy
ail. airirvsitiid admin-, ami universally
do-iirca, and bins Doihing. In the happy
enchantim tit of the spcctscle everything
seem- to nun niircr ami mure attractive
than anything cle, n : : - J he returns, how
often! Jaded, delighted, dazed, with his
heail full of fnm ies and his heart of emu
lions, but with his hamis empty.
The emptv hamled, however, are not
all. The full hanih d. indctd, aro them
selves one of the pleanantent Christmas
op.Ttr.t lea. The Biitisfaftion of the dis
ciple who hastens homeward Conscious
that he lias secured what every stocking
at his chimney mni desires is aa serene
as that of the parent bird winging neat
ward with the plum test of worms in his
bill. That sweet smile is the forecast of
childMi happiness. The beaml ; par
ental faces glow with the light of happy
homes. The street seems to be full of
hurrying benedictions "Merry Christ
mas to all, and to all a good-night!"
lint am we linger along the Christmas
streets and survey the lavish profusion
of costly or tasteful or useful or beauti
ful Or fanciful devices to charm the gold
and silver from the wayfarer's purs-e, we
may well wonder whether Santa t'laus
himself, should some mishap befall his
journey In mid-air, and some one of his
Ileet team, Dasher or Uaneer, perhaps,
or Homier or untzcn, should ca$t a ce
lestial alioe or trip over a snow-flake, or
the whole team Miv as Jack Frost spark
les by whether Hants Claus, if sudden
ly obliged to renew his freight, and
a'lighting for that purpose in the holiday
city, might not for a moment be a little
lost in the d'-licious perplrxitv, and for
get his blithesome errand in his own de
light. Certaitily, as he pn-se-t along, his
heart might Justly dilate with a generous
vanity iu the consciousm'-js that of all
saints in the calendar he is most sincere
ly and universally worhippd if, in
deed. Haint Valentine, a little later, did
not dispute the palm.
If the imagination of the childand
a boy's thoughts are long, long
thoughts" could reveal its Christmas
secrets, doubtless we fdiould ace it fhap
ing for his wonder the strange woods of
Hanta Claus, in which the verdure is all
of Christmas trees lit wiih tiny tapers,
and blossoming, beyond apple trees la
June, with rare mid beautiful gifts,
while yet from out that blooming realm
of everlasting green thcinonarcu, mu tiled
from the cold, comes gliding over the
boar-frost with airy reindeern tinkling in
the chiilv moon. To share that mid
night riife, to behold Ihe multitudinous
stockings, and to return to the, realm uf
eternal Christmas gifts, is a vision not
beyond the daring imagination of the
boy who, in the joy of the Christmas
morning twilight, a he feels the forum,
before seeing dm beauty, of Itiu gifta,
looks beyond the gifts to the region
whence they conn. rt in touching ivory
snd beholding pearls and smelling spices
he is rapt into a far Persian and African
and Indian world, 6cc.- birda-of paradise,
and saunter') under palms.
"Christmas comes but once a year"
was the old Etigli-.li open hohiiig to the
heart and baud of charity. To that ap-
Eeal what lord or lady could lm deaf?
et it be gold to-day, your honor. In
stead of silver or copper, ilowing ale for
limpid water; tapou lic-o ad of cntsl; to,,
day let us own tiie equality that we pro-ft-.-.;
for one btjiet hour let us be
brethren for Chri-attua- comes but once
a yea . To-morrow seln-hne-s und mean
ness, and chits and pride and hard in
humanity; but to-dny generosity and
hot.pital.ty and kindliness and human
tymparhy and brotherhood for CtrUt
ma colli-. but oui.0 a va. Wo cannot,
indeed, return with Santa Clans to hi
magical realm of gift-blossoming groves.
Dor step into that i-wift chariot and fol
low in the moonlight the suit music of
fairy belis. Mo, wistful youth, we cannot
stay the Ueet angel, but we can compel his
blasiiij(. VVe uiti bow to iIhj laving on
of his hands, and rite his disciple; aud
vicegerents, sod make his happy bene
diction real through all the year "Mer
ry Christmas tu all, and to sll a good
bight.' trrur-ie William Curt it, in Har
per' t Magatirn j
"What are you din?, Kihel?" asked '
the mother of a 4-vear-uld girl who had :
stuck a pin through a piece of paper and
was poking it tLn.o-h ihecrcvicus of
the register urn thy parlor mantel
piece. "I'm goiu' to put ttiis in here tu
when Santa LImj come down tbu chim
ney he'll step on the pin aud holler, and
then I'll wake up and see him," glee
fully replied the cute yuuugatcr. V. .
Tha Wife Swears Off.
I It flirt nn mnre. for ti clear
tsiio ia nn iii'iei win) ilui-.
I ear U-Mile- 1 11 f c tv st vrar
The imitiaits "i. uij- (iu!.rirti . -lilrts.
I'll In bin l'it rjf ht Ij'iiiuM-, t.n,
And ne im.it v.iw ll niuki unt kt-ep.
Ills poeltei- I ll 11" imne W lliM.iitrh
lur vlianifu at 1114m win 11 be u-.!i--p.
niiv ' niiieti w iim'i tVsiIe.
From (tie !'. I'Vllte .(..Ul-lctt
A Hro dJvu ort'ttclier sn 4 tl, it wo
men fchouW mt nHowed to w! istle.
As a general t'.big i(,,,v ate n..t. They
look so delirdiifullv teini.tlntr when
they ret thdr lips all puckered up that
weak and sinful n-"i can never rt-sist
tho impulflti tu itileirtipt,
I At a meeting to be held in this city
on the Vtith inst.. the stockholder of
the Kerry company will tuik. nmong
other things, of the advisibili'r of
forming a company to build a pontoon
bridge across the river here. Lexing
I)iF.t-At Mr. Tracvs near itusell
vllle, Mo., on Monday December loth.
Mr. lVte Milz, of crysipclns. Mi.
Metx was well known here having run
ft threshing machine in this vicinity
for several yearn. Ho was buried at
the old Wakenda church .' mites
northwest of M or Iwr no. Xorboino
What are known as the 'Kanaa
Division the Indiana H'hito Cups,"
have organized in Philips mid Smith1
counties, Kansas, and aro moving
things with a high hand. Already one
man has been whipped to death, and!
others are being threatened or ordered
to leave the country. Poor old Kaiita.
First eat up by grasshoppers and then
burned out by drouths, now to he fol
lowed by outlaws taking possession of
A great many of our exchanges are
just now engaged in selecting men to
fill the various oil ices at the disposal
of Gov. Francis, and several editors
are expecting a pull at the crib. After
they have made, thoir pick for the fat
offices, we suppose they will allow
Gov. rinds the privilege of making
a few e lections for himself, liiessed
are they who expect nothing, they will
not be disappointed, for of such are
we. Central i a Guard.
Hi.tnrv ftn r.ne... um:.
Henry Harrison waa elected President
of the United Staua In aud dlod
,, .... . . ., , ;
on the 4th day of April, 1K41, juet one ;
month after his inauguration, liisi
tjiogr.xpn.ra .ay that hi. death waa
oauaed by "worry f.om the horde of
ollioe seekers. " Benjauitu llarrismi,
the grandson of William Henrv. waa1
oleoled Prrsulunt In I KM. ....I will l.
inaugurated it he lives, on the 4th of
. .. ... ...
March 18'J. The "horde of oili
seekers" is now greater lliun it nim in
1841. Such a hungry "horde'' as ex
ists at present was never before heard
of in the history of the country. Tim
rush of a pack of lean humida towntds
a bucket of bones isn't a circuniiitinco.
Missouri's population is K.oOOO.nw,
just l.UUO.OUO more than that of K1111
sns. Emigration to Missouri now is
about two to one of that of Kansas. A
great deal of this emigration comes
from Kansas and people who have
been hoodwinked by advertisements
sent abroad representing tho statu as
having the most natural resources and
advantages uf any stale in the union.
On the contrary Missouri, the state
which haa one dozen resources and
advantages to one in Kausiu aud is
winning a reputation that will not be
betrayed by experience of a residence
here for two or three years. The re
putation she is gaining is not over
drawn by advertisements in eastern
papers. Come to Missouri aud lucate,
more particularly in Northwest Mis
souri, the garden spot of the state aud
you will never regret it Cameron
On Friday, Ueo, 7, lesd. Uncle Billy
Morris aud bis estimable wife, of this
city, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary
01 their wedded life, havinj been mar-
ried in Madison county, Ky., fifty
years ago. They have Iwen liviug iu
Cliotou county for 46 years, and iu
thi. city for 40 years. They assisted
in the organization of the first Chris
tian church lu this oity, under the
ministry of Elder Duke Vuung of An
drew county. Mo., iu 1M4J or member
ship of not more than twenty-live or
thirty persona. They fed the first fed
eral aud confederate soldiers that
oauie to tbia oity, In the old liigger
staU' hotel, which was situated on the
corner of Main aud Maple streets,
where the magnificent aiure rooms ol
Stonum A Bros., now staud. Uncle
Billy, when the old court house caugnt
lire, carried the couuty recurds to uis
hotel for safe-keeuiutr. aud e.ii,..
guished the lire.
Lucie inuy is fii yeara of age, an i
his escelleut wife bo year, of ao.
May Uiey live long and celebrate uia
uy more happy weudiug auuuer.uiks.
Colt) W4thf RU.
Kovur go to bed with ooldordiup
Never lean with the back upon any
thing 1 liat Is outd.
Never begin a jouruey until thu
break iabt has been eatuu.
Never take warm drink and tfwa
immediately go out iu the cold.
After exervise of any kind, uover
ride In au open carriage or uear the
window of a car for a moment; it is
dangerous to health pr even life.
Never omit toguiar bathing, for un
less the skin Is in autive condition the
oold will close thu poros aud favor
congestion aud other diseases.
When hoarse, speak as little as pos
sible until the horeiiors Is recovered
from, else the voice may be perma
nently lost or difficulties of the throat
Whtin going from ft warm atmos
pliere Into a cooler one, keep the
mouth closed, so that the air may be
warmed in its passage through the
Q0e ere it reaches the lungs.
Merely warm the baok by the fire,
and never contluue keeping thu back
exposed to the heal after it bus become
oom fort ably warm. To do otherwise
Never stand still lu cold weather,
especially alter baUng taken a moder
ate degree of exercise; an I hiw i
avoid standi tig on ice or u r
whore the neitiuu U expos, d to cl .
Keep the back, especially li u..-en
the shoulder blades, w-di cu.uiv.i ; al-il
the chest well protected, lu steeping
in a cold room eitubhsh the haii.t t ;
breathiug through the note, and nuver
through the opeu muulh.
A I'hrl.tmi. Norprl.. for I'.p
My little (firl Sadie Is five vcr.n: .ld.
Hlie is very lui.pv aiid bii Ketiini( .
Clirlfltnas present resily for her pupa.
Hut I do not believe thnt one of the little
hoy. or (rirls tlint rend this, can (rues,
what it Ii (ruin to he. So I will have to
tell you. She it ffoinff to surprise him
by having learned I to rend! She besan
twelve weeks aro. Anil Just think! Her
papa don t know thnt he ran read one
stntrlc wc.rd! One day he came rijrht in
to the nursery- when Hsilie was reading
hcrlesnon! O huw (piiek she slupied.
snd stui k the honk under her aproul
ller little face jrot as red as . rose.
"Why. Badie:" he said, "what Is Tour
fare so flushed for!" Then he said to
ine, "Mamma, I'm afraid you've got the
room too hot."
So I opened the door, and hejran
quickly to talk ahont iiuncihiiig else! to
make him foriret about Sadie. In a few
minutes he went out airain. I niie-s that
' v "J! ""'! "m" ""'" "'"ever ?lau to
. iiit jups ro away. fine, waa so
''raid he saw the book, that she cou'd
haru'.v ""'P from cryinif. But I told
ner i was almost sure lie did not and
.lie waa happy apmi. -
She says when Chriitmas comes she Is
7'" "rT " , "'aiier in a nhc pier.
"., ." '"V" ! ' ""''.I
I "He'll think i;'a a mistake when he take.
"" "" "' UIU ' " aav.
I . ""!' '". PP. and
lease irive the b
; , ,, .
then I'll Just open it and read, am! ren.l
, aud read,
NO. nil III' s so snrimaeil ho p.n l
.pena; .'triirittra Ii. f.ltot.
You coulrl not forget me, Mr.lly,
Am! yon uouki mmi it Juj oould.
Bo. here 1. Ihe s.rir ot li..l!-
Vim Bsve me wii.-n we stood
J.a.t rhrl.tii.Bi., os now ,L ,fjoi,i d(.Ar
ytli. n IjiuiiieUyourliiiiul a... .,u.. ujM
Ami we vi. fnoml lovu u nut fully
Abojl leap Var,
Fmm the Clsvelaiid riatn IValer.
The folluwing explains v.Ly the year
I'M) will not ho counted among leap
yeara: The vear Is .H di.vs. n h.u.e.
and 4S minutes long; 11 minutes are
taken every year to muke the yeBi
8iiol ilnys long, and every fourth year
we have au extra day. 'Ibis was Julius
Where do these 11 minutes come
fr.ni? They come from tho future and
are paid by omitting leap j-,,,ir ,vur..
10ij yoars. But if h ap year is omtlted
regularly everv luuih veur iu the
course of 4'JO yi ars it U found that the
11 minutes taken each year will not
only have been paid hae'k, but thnt a
wholo day will not only li ne been
given up. So I'ope Kn-gurv XIII, who
improved ou Cuj.ar's calendar In Vim.
decreed that evorv eunturial divisible
bv four should not be a leap year after
all. So we borrow 11 minutes each
year, more th in paving or borrou ing
back by omitting ihruu leap vei rs iii
Ihruo centiirial yours and .imiu mat
ters by having a leap year iu thu fourth
I'ope (iivgory's arrangement is so
exact and tiie borrowing a id p.niii '
oabin e so cloe that web irrow luon
than we pav buc k to the extent of on
ly one oay in S.f iti jears.
6AILAH0'. 8 VJ LINi dt'T.
U ih" be-t I.iui'ii. ni in Mi l w .r
iiiini.iU. Ii id wrk uo-.d. r.
:.i f .
ever aui ! no r iu:.niiia i. ii .ii;,,- .
f.ufid. K.: onn r ..f ii hoi.,, .o.iiil,:
!"" 't I" hn ln lie. l or sprains,
i-llls, l.-ilie-i, gnlU. 1 .iu.i,.M. Hj
inlirtiuiitioii on aniiiiu!.. ii -tiiiids a 1th
out a parullel. lh,. j ,, ,lu
lluilaid's nov l.iniiuent will not re
lieve, no swelling it will not 5 lb lue
No wound It will nut heal. SioiH, A
Toe following li.t, ending ),.t.. l,)th.
is piep ii.-d from th. oilici.il r, cord
through Washington oili.-e, r.,in u.
Cloud boil iun', oi'po-itu U. S.
Patent oilice, Washington, Ll. '. i,v
lligdoii ik Jlig.lou, solicitors, of pa
tents, and rooms O.i and 6ti Hull build
ing, Kaunas City, .Mo., and from whom
full inform ition relating lo patent,
may be obtained. A primed co,.y on
any patout here named can bo ojtain
ed for -i cents.
Broom, iranklln S. burk, Beoluh
Saddle ba's aud satchel, Jaiues K. P.
Wright, Uuwry City; Siu-tmp,
Michael W. btianitcl, K.uisas Cii-
Hydrant, Peter White, St. LuuU; IV
per cutter, Emulous & Booth, Kirk
wood; Paper cutter, John A. East, St.
Lou!.; Corn hunker, sttjih m 11. IKi.
per, rair.lllu: Cut-out e
lamps, t'li,.. Heisl.-r. St. l.o
11 v.i. .
I. O V 1 J.
ii! 1: -
The prcal revival nineting conihii't-
oil r the Keva. M'hlte and Mhelton, nt
tho M. K. church South, ia continuing
with increased Inlercnt. Kifty-eipht
wcrr received Inlo tho new church
Sunday morning, fifty-nix on ro-fc-sion.
two liy letter and five enndi'
date to he received. Brother- Shelton
and Whito cem to to fully consecrated
to their work. riattsburg JiillVmon
ian. Some of the parthta burned out have
with dilliculty secured places to do
business, but owing to lb. kindness
of their more fortunate neighbors near
ly all have secured temporary quar
ter. S. T. Hobinett's meat market Is
transfored to the small building on
the opposite corner. R. M. Miller ao.
cured one of Misemer's rooms for bis
shoe store. J. H. Bennett has moved
into ('. B-tliol'. building, two doors
of the Baptist church. Ed. Mack has
his har.ieas shop across the street from
the mill. James Bro.'s drug store
in with W r. Thomas harness .hop.
.1. I. Langdon la in W. Miaemer'
building. Nickerson barber shop I. In
Ihe brick whero Mis. Lukey bad her
millinery store. Miss Lukey going in
the second story of the brlok block.
Neatness I. a good thing for a girl,
anu u stio noes not learn it when she
is young, she never will. It takes
great deal more neatness to make
girl look well than It docs to make
boy look passable. Not beoause a boy
to start with, 1. better looking than a
girl, but hi. clothes are of a different
sort, not so many colors In them, and
people don't expect a boy to look as
pretty as a girl. A girl that la not
neatly dressed is called a sloven, and
no ono likes to look at her. ller face
may be pretty and her eye. bright, but
if there is a spot of dirt on her oh.ek
and her finger s ends era biaok with
ink. and her shoes are not laced oi
buttoned up. and her apron is dirty
and her oollar is not buttoued, and hei
skirt la torn, she canuot ba attractive
or w iusooie.
Pure and noble diameters aro tin
jew uis of the moral world, but coin
puruively few are held up to the pub
lie guzu and give forth their light with
unclouded brilliancy. The public
philanthropist with hia shining rcoord
or charitiea attraota the attention ol
the world at large wt ile others of the
pure and good adorn with equal lustre
Hie morel world and are teen and ad
mired of men. These are found In
ingli places and such characters shine
tor the world with all their polished
brilliancy. They are genuine but the
are few. Only now and then on o
seen in the palace, of the rich, but
down in the value of poverty, in thi
unseemly hovels of thu poor there may
Ixi found many a character many a
glittering gum, fashioned and polished
by thu band diviue, yet aeen of only a
low. These are .diamonds among tin
rubbish that glisten in many a houii
darkened by poverty aud sin. There
are christian wives and mothers of thi
laud, who, though neglected and per
uaps abused by him who rowed to love
aud protdct her, endures a Ufa of un
told hardship and drudgery yet bear
ing all with heavenly patience. These
are somo of the jewels of aarth that
gleam like diamond, in th. darkened
The use of hazel twigs, or ourrent
twigs, aa divining rods, to dlsoorer un
derground springs uf water, la still In
general practice in England, and on
suiuu purls of the C'ontiuunt. It ia not
seldom that professor, of the art are
also found In this country. Ot late
several English notables havo been ex-
purimuntiiig with the rod, and in some
cases rattier startling result, followed.
it seems to nave never oocurred to
these huuters of springs that, over
large tracts uf country, th ground Is
everywhere parmeated with under
ground water veins, and you cau
scaruly dig anywhere without touching
one. In olden timea this aaino haael
twig, cut lu a V form, waa used as u
unerring guide to witohea whloh it
thu possiuiu reason for being oalleu
witcu hazel. Witoh-hunting waa a
prolu.sicu. Led into a company oi
.vuiuuii, thu torkod eud of a ru.l, belu
in thu protes.or . hands, bent tower.
rue peisuu wo was guiliy. Thousands
vvuiu luu. suui tue stuae. luu wuun
tuu. is a delusion, uuworthy of uui
.vu. luu very luuneiutiuial priucipl,
oi soiuitue is lu oeiiuve only in csvu.ui
t'uuiu iu resuiu. itii liidui poln.
u.ii ti.iu wuotu by digging wt ur cat.
At luusl a dosun prairia sohooners
fiuui tlio w ids of Kauuu paascu
ibrougU too oily Saturday evening. Ti
i inuuue reporter one of the occu
pants oi a wnnu-wlnjod transport said.
vv u are eu route, overlaud to the
youthful scene, of the old lady In th.
wugou, betlur aud mora familiarly
kuuwu as my wife; w. go on an x
tended visit aud will remain until both
of us are laid to rust by the aula of her
parents. Kauaa is all right political
ly, but it 1. uo pluoe for a poor man lo
seitlu unless he has wull-to-do relatives
in thu east who will welouma th.m
back alter thu desli for a frontier life
lias been worn oil by a yo.ir or two',
contact with the m Jitgsgu fiend, the
dug-out, the sirocco, Ucas aud bed
bugs, lor two years we have fought
against fa'.u, but the euumy which sur
rounded in by inyraida got th bettor
of us and we determined to leave, 1
waul to ttll yuu, a sonbe, that we all
have a warm spot iu our hearts for tho
people who have settled in Kansas
wiili a view of makiug thit their fu
lui'c home.. They are iudustrious and
ui.lurpriaing; tbu.-.e who have money
are always leady to iuvesl it fr the
l,i' in ii i l . . ,,, t ii,,.,,.
...lie IO see. ,,.IU lulia,.,,!,, u,..lm
ili.lui I. i,, elc. l.oi mo .ell ion, it iho!
P o.le ol old .vii,, .on u.,, imii ,lu
eliti i lis. , a Uo y .ur n.iiiii',,1 .iun
l ,es. JIM W.oil.l . ,u uo l,,e ri .1 . it,,
iii l..e uui, on. li.ii w.t iu isl b.i moving
ilon-, -u n'eel-b.vu, j-li. r.,,1. r man.
nil woo i. an v io I s '.o . ia nor folks."
I. iilli.v OvuU 4 i iluu.
DAVID AND GOLIATH.
Bill Nys'l Osicripllon of This ancient '
"A slight south wind was blowing
down the valley of Elab, veering a lit
tle to westward and showing soma
signs of rain in the doubtful states be
fore night, as the sun rose above th
oampground of tho Kifih Battalion In
fantry, with Saul's hendipiartern a lit
tle further ud the gulch, near th
The bright glitter of burnished ar
mor and the smell of hot coft'ee perva-
led the scene, while across the crock
and encamped over towards Ephes
Uammin and the Bethlehem saw-mill
stood the A tents of the Philistine..
Softly the two contending armio
awoke. Here and there the bray of
an ass or a Philistine broke the still
ness and Ihe practical ear could nor?
and then hear the bowels of the earth
rumble aa Goliath turned over in bed
and thonght about the text of hia open
defiance lo the Israelites.
"Uradually the pickotaand th Phil
latino advance guari were called Into
breakfaat; and promptly at ten o'clock
Goliath, with a new zlno overcoat ami
oopper sun-bonnet faced with chilled
steel and tied on with telegraph -fire
appeared on the grand .land facing
the camp of th Israelites followed by
Col. John-EUa Abimelech ol Gath, who
introduced Goliath bricily aa follow.:
"Fellow soldiers of the regular Pail
latino army and pie-biting yeomanry
of Israel: Wo hare with ns thi. morn
ing a gentleman of Gath who has con
sented at great expense lo cancel hia
datea with the great Congr.es of Won
ders now exhibiting among onr people,
and to com. her for a two weeks en
gagement as a dehor of Israel at two
Hundred dollars for eaoh and every de
dauoe and his expenses, including
press notices. I take pleasure In In
troducing Phinea. T. Goliath, of Gath,
who will now address you.'
Goliath, who is a man considerably
above the medium height and dressed
hi a farced sale of hardware, tinware
and nutious, came forward, and, spit
ting upon his haud. In order the bel-
,er to clutch his cast-iron stab knife.
-emarkud as follows: 'Gentlemen of
Israel, 1 have the honor to atat that I
represent the army of the Philistines,
who desired me to act aa arbitrator in
tbia here matter with anybody vou
ant to select from your place. I hop
to pleaa one aud all iu the future aa I
uav. in the past, and to .tat that I
lo not care to brag or boast, but that I
nave never been fairly knocked out.
I've quit rum now and propose to hold
myself ready to plea. one and all.
1 can safely say that the stories about
my being anything but a geutleman ia
dead wrong, aud if any gentleman
of Israel want, me to do him up and
will Just put up his duke, to protect
his movements, I'll show Saul and hia
uom guards the best job of aluggiog
they ever saw, and I will also tight at
hirty yams riau. tiring out one of
your representative mtfa lnj j w1i
tend him hum with a oircumllex orcr
each eye. Trot out a rising young '
oiau aud aea how soon he ia not thus.
am a Philistine aud have ruled that
ticket aver ainoe I quit wearing pant,
that faced both ways. Iain not prej
adioeel against your people, but if you
want to so. a short, thickset acranv
with eoul into it send out your most
euooessful man. Sue!'
Uo then stood on bla hands for a
moment and then turning a back som
drset with hi. heavy Iron underclothes
andzino overcoat on, cracked hi. heela
lightly together, walking up and
down in front of th grand ataud. Ac
this time a small rauaumau from Beth.
leheui-Judah orawled through a hoi
In the fenoe and asked Saul what he
would do for anybody who would
put a nos an the uuoircumcited side
show giant with tin overcoat. Tna
zing stated that he would make hlru
rich aud give him his daughter to wifa
aud a apan of hursea with eawd off
tails and a position iu the custom
uouse, aud the youug man from Beth.
lehem-Judah said tuat would b sat
isfactory But Saul saidt 'Ifouug man
you will get Injured, f.r you are a
jjoro youugstor,' aud ha but a ooal
cuttle o the bead of David and arm
sd him with a pieuu of gae-plp, but
iJavid said ho would not uuoose auy of
thutu, au he selected a few mots agate
from the brauuh and hi. ahepberd'i
ding, with which he had heretofore.
,laug, and wbeu he got to where ha
juuld see the white ol the evv of th
geutleman from Gain, he sinota bita
with a smooth stouu over th. eye, Slid
it sank imo (joiiutu s iiiiuk unit U(i
some uf his thouguu ran ou the grass
anu uo uie'i. Aud David weut up ti
Hint aud cut oil Uoiiatb'a head. Bciutf
recalled by the audience ha cut ...
nher fragments of the giaut, aud then
went away. It was a greal succesi
m every way, aud alter killing tni.t
of ih Puiliitiues. the Israelites return-
ad to Ibeir plajos of business auJ ba.
.an maiklug duu goods, feeling il
was really aa good a tiulo outdoor en.
ertaiumeut as they had avar witness
Salvation Oil rouis aud banishes all
bodily pain instantly, and oosta only
twenty-live ceuts a bolUe.
'A bull iu a china shop" l. out ol
plane, but a bolile of Dr. Bull'. Couuh
syrup In the chiua closet is iu plaoe.
fororoup, brouuhitis, sore chest and
ooldt it is a prompt aud eilicacioua
Tut. Ebaciitic Ao 1',-of, Klisha
Gray remarks that electrical science
has made a greater advance in the m.t
twenty years than iu all the b.uou bis
torie v.in nreeeeilitiir. Mora i. diM
toons . ...I ,.i .' ,,,
We huil ail si-t i . t v.uih i- i I'l.i.i .coy
lo do. II , utisH it c.ui uur Uiej.
sages, drive o.,r eiig.u. , i ,114 01. r Uoor
bell, and so .re le out, ai ; wh la. i
as a rueil'cinii. ii rut i..r itaa w,m ti,
Be. hi ii, m ar from i., la.-' wut, it,
and now wo a.-e b ginoi.ig to iaaoa tt