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WEDNESDAY, JUNK 18, 1878.
T1IKO. Da riniiuR, )
jo. A. MIIIID, J
Some months ago wo look occa
sion to suggest to tlio farmers of
Lincoln county that they should raise
r.ioro tobacco. It teemed to us that
fbo demand for this staple, which
' is' sufllclcnt to ensure remunerative
prices fully demonstrated the wisdom
f A ..it.. ...i
01 our. suggestion, especially wncii
.oilier facta, patent to every farmer
aro taken into consideration : tho
adaptability of our soil to the growth
of this article, and tho low prices of
those staples to which our farmers
have heretofore given mora attention,
We have been reminded of this by
' rending tlio 'Account of tho tobucco
f dr just held at St. Louis. This was
held under tho auspices of tho to
1 bacco association which was organ
bud last year, and wlibso principal
object is to encourago tho growth of
tobacco lu this state At this fair
more than ten Ihousaud dollars were
p-dd in cash premiums. The highest
pl-cniiuins in classes one, two, throe
and ilvo was ono thousand dollars,
, Tlmy were taken by Williamson
county, Illinois, and Pike, Callaway
and Charlton counties, Missouri.
The bulk of tobacco on exhibition
was from the lust named three coun
ties. Several of the cithteus of Lin
coln were in attendance, but it docs
i:ot appear that our county hud uuy
tobacco on exhibition. We can ac
count for this upon no other hypothe
sis than that theso counties lead us in
trio enterprise of their farming com
munities. Wo aro satisfied that in
the raising of any grade of tobacco
we can successfully compcto with
either of theso counties, or with uuy
in the state. We have n considerable
arcuoflutid that produces the finest
quality of golden wrapper)' leaf
f.uch tobacco us when properly cured
and huudled, bring the fancy price"
of tho murkct. This soil is dlstrlb
u;ed pretty evenly over tho country
occupying considerable breadth in
every township. We refer to the
timbered upland, covered principally
with a growth of white oak, and
whose soil is light, porous and quick.
With an ordinary season, and good
oaro, an average crop of seven hun
dred and fifty pounds can bo pro
diu.:'d to the acre. Let any ono no-
tico tuo usual quotations lor this
C.rado, und tho large proltt for dm
capital ninl labor invested will bo at
There is a prevalent idea, and no less
erroneous t him prevalent, that only
on such soli us we have jv t. referred
to, can tobacco be profitably grown.
it is the experience of somo of tho
heaviest producers in this stale, lu
Illinois ami in other states, that to
bacco can bo grown with profit on
prairie lauds. To Insure this result,
it is only necessary to see that the
drainage Is not neglected und that
the soil bo sufficiently manured to
lorce a quick growth. Asldo Irom
the light upland, tho most of our soil
will yield from one thousand to fif
teen hundred pounds of tobacco.
This product will include somo of
the boa grades of manufacturing leaf.
That tho demand will always equal
the supply is a certainly. The de
mand for homo manufacture Is to-day
much greater than tho state can sup
ply. Missouri draws her supplies
from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
and North Carolina. In extent of
Manufacture, Missouri has, lu the
past low years, outstripped many o'
tho older states, and is now only
":cond to New York. Whilo this is
tj, and notwithstanding her great
natural advantages, she allows other
m& smaller states to surpass her in
tho production of this staplo ami she
makes only tho tilth in this respect.
Villi is a uiiMuko that, It seems lu us,
tight to bo rectified. Wo feel the
neuvy bitrdons of exorbitant rates
2'ar freight transportation and yet we
also staples that we do uot use, and
ho staples that wo do not raise,
i'ho , undoubted rcmcdvls: More
tobacco ami less corn and fewer hog.
Tobacco requires but littlo more
Mbor than corn, and thr market for
it is nut Mihjout to the same fluctua
tions nnd depression as is (hut of
t.t' flln in
i uutitry adds a? surely to It wrallu ns
;iiiit ot Its mineral e inn mi lac luring.
Our greatest need in this particular
..in bo removed by the course we
:tave suggested, Lot our intelligent
Mrtnlugcumuium'ic.4 take tho matter
Stokes tho murderer of Fisk, has
been granted & ucw trial, and thus
the vongcanco of the law is stayed.
Mrs. AllcoN. Foro, wife of tho in
sane murderer, 'Joseph II. Fore, has
sued for a divorce She couldn't
stand his littlo hatchet.
Tho Cedar City Clarion says an
otter was killed in Clifton creek, Cat
lawny county, week before last, that
measured four feet In length.
At Hoblnsou's circus, in Homier
son, Ky., on tho 13th, an Insaun Irish
man injured a number of citizens and
killed a baby with a large club. He
was shot, three limes by the police,
and Is now in irons.
Mr. It. ll.Spccd, former publisher ol
the Warren ton Manner, hasugaiu pur.
chased and interest in that paper, and
beluga good practical printer, tho
JJunner begins to assume its former
The St Charles News is on its head
with delight because of a Toxas gen
tlenian, Mr Oliver Cottle, stepping
into his sanctum and generously hand
ing over four stiver half dollars for
the News for 1873.
An explosion oi lire damp occurred
at tho Henry Clay colliery, near
Shaumkin, Pa., on the 10th lust., kill
ing about fifteen men. Thcro wero
fifty men in the slopo ut the time of
Col. C. M. lliirdln of Mexico has
purchased tho old Seminary grounds
iu the southern part of that city, ut a
cost of $3,i00, which he intends to
donate to u company of gentlemen
who are to establish und uiuiutaln a
tlrst-class female school upon the
Wo sec it announced from Jefferson
City Hint tho state treasurer, uuditor
and altoruey-geuerul, a special board
created by tlio act to provide for u
uniform system of assessing Hint col
lecting taxes of railroads, have de
cided to refund to the vnriou coun
ties their portion of tho tuxes col
lected from railroads and paid tho
It is reported that tho iidiuiuistra
Hon will turn Capt. Jack and his
tribe over to tlio (lovcrner of Oregon
to be indicted und tried by the laws
of that stute, for the murder of Ore
gon settlers near Los: river some six
months since; ln ilm nitnriiov -gen
eral recommends that the assassins of
Gen. Cauby uml Lieut. Thomas be
I lie J ly mllltury commission.
At Decatur, ills., on the 10th Inst.,
n young man, named Ueckes, while
intoxicated began to abuse Ms mot her
and being remonstrated with by his
father, drew a revolver, and reaching
across u table where they wero sitting
nt supper, shot his father in the head;
then, turning tho pistol to his own
head, put a ball into it.
A can of powder ft eighlng one hun
dred and twenty-live pounds cxplo-
bed at tho house of a coal minci of
Stcubenvillc, Ohio, on the 10th Inst.,
killing Ihreo of his children and
fatally wounding another. The can
hud been placed in tho cupboard bv
the father, and in tho absence of the
parents the children set fire to it.
Now comes some enterprising lml-
itutcr of llaruum and offers tho Gov-
crmmciit $00,000 tor the uso of Capt.
Jack tor sixty days. Ho expects to
get his money b.tek by exhibiting
him over the country. If Capt. Jack
commits suicido whilo in tho show
man's hands he proposes to pay Hip
govement (JU.OO!) a day for tho tl mo
ho may have used him.
Wo have for u Iqng time, heard
complaints from our subscribers at
Flint Hill, that they do not regularly
receive tills paper, lu our opinion
tho fault is certainly at that post-office.
Our papers aro nulled proudly.
and to that office never later than
Thursday. Wo nlwuya send our
packages to tlio po.t-ollico carefully
aborted. Flint Hill has a separate
mail bag, into which no other matter
is put. When we take into consider-
Hon the small amount of mall matter
thai Flint Hill receives from this
post-ofilco, and the euro that is taken
to properly distribute the mails, we
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:l mid pork. Tho developments I " , ,'"BU "v"
tho ugrieultiii-il resources of ft lined for Mint Hill Is over sent over
any other route, Lot the post-master
at Flint Hill do his duty, ai.d uot
entrust it to cureless clerks, and we
aro satNlied that our subscribers ut
that point will have no further cause
for complaint, i
Death ok a Jouhnambt. Maj.
Henry Ewlng, senior proprietor of
the St. Louis Time, died at his rest
In Hint nit von the 13th IllSt., of
typhoid fever, after un illness of ten
weeks. Mai. Ewlng was only thirty
ono years of ngc, but posscssod great
fm-m nf nlinrnntnr 'and cneriTV. He
flgurod consplcotisly In llio Conlcder
ato army, first on the staff of Gen.
Zolllcoffcr, nnd was by Ids sido when
that gallant oflleor was shot down nt
the battle of Mill Springs in 1862.
His gallant conduct on that occasion
secured him a position on tho staff of
Gen. John S. Marmntliiko with the
rank of lieutenant, being afterwards
promoted to I ho rank of major nnd
mado inspector-general, which posl
ho held until tho cupturo by tho fed
eral forces of Gen. Mariuaduko at the
buttle of Mine creek, Kansas; subse
quently ho was assigned to duty as
Gen. Fagon's chlcf-of-stnlT, holding
that position until tho closo of the
struggle. In 1869 he located hi St.
Louis nnd bought a third interest in
tho Times; last summer he increased
his proprietorship of that Journal by
purchasing tho one-third interest of
Mr. Stilsou Hutchins. It was large
ly duo his practical business qualities
and energy that the Times attained
Its present popularity and worthy
standing among the ablest journals of
An cxamplo of how "loyalty" paid
during the lato war was shown up iu
tho United States district court for
Kansas. Ono Brown, a rcsidout of
Virginia, owned considerable prop
ci ty In that state to which somo ot
the superlatively loyal ones took a
fancy, and which under cover ot the
confiscation act they proceeded to
sell and divide among themselves.
Tho proceeds amounted to $30,000,
and the parties who "went for" them
aro Thos. A. Osborn, the present
governor of tho stale, II. C. Cro.icr,
one of tlio judges of the Supreme
Court, John S. Morton, state district
judge, J. L. McDowell, United States
marshal, United States district judge
Dilehay, and other equally zealous
in the cause. It is gialifying to
know that they have beeu compelled
to disgorge their plunder. Justice is
slow but it is sometimes sure.
For the Herald.
The Harvest of Benth.
Like the sands in tho hour glass,
ono by ono, our oldest and best citi
zens pass away. Hardly docs the sad
tones of tho death bell telling us that
death is busy in our midst ccaso, ere.
like a thief in the night, the same mid
Hound breaks upon our ears to re
mind us that "dust wo are und unto
dust must wo return."
During the past year many of our
oldest and most honored citizens
have crossed over the dark nnd tin bid
river of death; and now wo nro
culled upon to mourn tho denth of
another good and true man. Bene
dict Crump departed this life at his
residence iu Troy at 18 minutes to 4
o'clock p. in., on Monday the Dili day
of lids month.
Mr. Crump was born in Greenup
county. Kentucky, November 7lh
1818. (lis rather moved to Calloway
in this slate, when the subject of this
uotlco was quite a boy ; remained in
thai county until he reached man
hood's estate, when ho moved and
sottled in this place, some twenty
eight or thirty years ago. Ever since
his settling here ho bus been a useful
and honorable member of society.
In early life ho Joined Hie Christian
Church, and as n member thereof was
a worthy example, nnd at the time of
Ids dcntli was an elder of the church,
and died in the full assurance of im
mortal and eternal lite. -
Ho leaves a wife and three children
to mourn and cherish his memory.
nnd, wo hope to imitate his noble
cxamplo. Ho was a husband and
father In every sense of the endearing
terms ; a kind and generous neigh
bor ; a strict uud conscientious busi
ness mini, against whom tho writer
never heard an unkind ward or inn-
ondo : he was universally respected
by all who knew him : ho wnsuener-
otis to u fault, over ready uud willing
to relieve thosulloriiigsot the needy:
he was tho friend of education and
gave liberally of his scanty means to
foster schools. His place iu the
church of which ho wus u member
will have to bo filled nnd his loss to
society is a heavy one; but let his
bereaved family ami friends remem
ber that the grave iu which ho now
sleeps is only the g ito which ushers
mm to ti home in Heaven.
"Messed are the pure In heart for
they shall sco God." W. F.
Cowaiiui.y U'-.vi:xu:. On tho 7th
list, us fifteen of tho captive Modocs
wore being removed to Uoylls camp.
they were attacked by a company of
Oregon volillltoore, antt Aro ur six or
them massacred. It was ut first re
ported that ull fifteen, including wo
men und children, wero murdered,
but subsequent dispatches deny this
The Oregon papers all condemn the
massacre. When wo take into con
sideration such cowurdly uud inhu
man treatment ns this and the Wright
massacre, It is uot surprising that the
Indians should be guilty of like
!n the murder of Gen.
VICTORIOUS III EVERY CONTEST!
Undoubtedly the Best Reaper
Ever Brought into the Field.
Tho Mccormick has nil the late im
provements, nnd sIiiiiiIh. ns it has al
ways done, at tho head in the Hal of
It can be hitd ComMnril wMU the
Mower, or Hie Ino ftcpnriilr.
CiiMliuim mill nil 1i..m
Mmlliil ' .W
JOHN. R. BRITT0N, Ag't,
n'-'4iii2 TUOV, MO.i
The newspapers of the state as far
as wo have seen, with but two excep
tions, emphatically endorse the reso
lutions introduced into tlio cr.iiveu
tiou by Col. Douan, and adopted bv
that body, which iu substance assert
that tho publishing of u newspaper
a business enterprise, which should
bo managed on strictly business
principles, and Hint those who want
the use of its columns, whether in
commercial, political or personal ad
vertising, must pay for it. Wo voted
for theso resolutions severally and
collectively, mid we intend to carry
them out to the letter.
Milliner and Dressmaker
HAS Just received her now Stock
ol'tiniiils, which dlie aks her oM i ih
turner ami I lie public Ki'tiernllv to exsiinino
In-ill!; luiitiilent that in tliu lluuuf Mllliiitrv
DIlESS TUIMMINGS, 1
FANCY GOODS, AND 'p jji
LADIES' NOTIONS.) "MUU,C
it win uc loiiini mnrc complete tiinii over.
At tlio Slur or
t. x. vrraRcnv,
May lie fnuml a i-Miiiilrto assortment of
tin- utiove L'lH'.is ut lilt nun luanufac urc,
U'Xitlicr with a full stock of
nti Harness-Maker's Hardware
HATS AND BONNETS,
ttloiiHit'ri ninl priMMMl over Into new ittylt's,
ill .l....v kJ t I ....t t
aii uutiv tit ci buiiin ii ii'i'.v
House and Lots for Sale. '
1 will sell at a li.iriitii one frame thvrllmr!
liouaiii three 1t". alsoimrt ol a Int. front. i
llC'&ufouton Jlalli strict. below bricl; Lnilc ,
H MAUTia SJilJl.AUKK,
On tho 31s, there was u terrible
tragedy near llonuville. O'Ncil dud
three others hud a grudge tiL'alnst
Patrick MeXaninra. Meeting McNu
in ara us hu stepped horn the train
Saturday evening, O'Ncil, alter mu
words, struck liliu, when, as if this
was the sltfiiul, the other three iiicn
sprung upon the intended victim uud
commenced beating 1dm scverelv.
McXamarii although having but the
uo of oiio arm, and even that eruin.
tied up nguiiiU the person, of bin !
..i. .,. ati.ttt.w...! .. .1.. I.I I
vo vS? mid Ko t" It n. do l i lurt Wi'.',? "Uon
imu with K u" MM x"u
rear, snot uriuty through tlio heart;
then bringing his piMol imnd to the
trout secured two downward ranging
shots, mortally woiiudiugMasuu, uud
thus treeing himself troiu two of hU
assailants McNumaiii snapped neap
nt Murphy, who. iu company with
O'Ncil, concluded that discretion
Was tho better part of valor, ami
made oil" nt a rumd :aie. .IcU'crsou
F. W. HARBAUM,
All Mini of AVhl'oiu. Iioavv 1 1. -Li .ii,i
Hiring always on Imml,
BU66IES OF EVERY STYLE
Tho norson or nersous who took
from the court hotiso sonic time, ilur-
cluv's Digest vol 'J, Story on. Dills;
uud on Suiurd.ty last, tliu 'JUth -Missouri
lleport, will please return the
JuilO 18, UOllEUX WALTON.
Repairing Promptly Done.
All material iic4, wln'tncr Innrwwark
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can I io olituiiiuil.
T O drover & linker Sowing 3fa
cliliii s, iiiiw, have never liccn liiiik
eil. Will lut miM at a liberal iljucoiint Irom
milium iriru, am iiy uv mis iinii'c, tir lu
I lie uinl..r.-ljjiu'il. trKO. V. JloKollKltTS,
CI Tfl QOfl Vrr ,,:,5'' Asenu wa!. tU
90 IU pfiUlvil rlafSiilwoiMiu.o.
t clllier mix, ymuiLMiroUl, maku iirB
iiott.-y at. work tor us in their Mmriuo.
Iiii iits.i'i-nll tlio time, than nt miv tlilna t),c.
Pantriilni'' free, AiiJicsaU. SiluionSfo.,
l'orthuul, Mj. JTngy
HOUSE & SAD
11 LA NKKTS,
Also, Trunks, Valises, Traveling-bags,
All of wlilrli arfiiilVn il at Hie tno-t rt'ii.
flliuhle CAsll Writ-Urr. A .juciallly ,1
SOLE LEA TJLL'Ji ,fc UPPEUS.
CVVLir A.7V1J KIP
Of every khul anil all of (lu Iii-m nualllv,
mid sold at I'i'Ut'i II. Jt (.'annul hu diijilli-ut-'t.
Buggies Trimmed to Order.
AI.I4 WDIti: W.tltlM.Mi.U.
. Always' on handfc