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THE TROY HERALD,
TROY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MO., OCTOBER 2, 1878.
i.so a Year la Adravan ,
LOOAL AND OOUNTY NKWt.
.. 0. M. HAMILTON
"Will pay the market price for dried (rait,
ieatbersj yarn, egg to.
H. T. Pendleton fa telling beet floor
Mrs. Georgie Cloreof Waveland, Indi--ana,
is -visiting her mother, Mn. Ann
East k Birkhead keep a fall and oom
'plete etook of School Books. Bold a
prioes to enit the time.
The ashool at Sugar grore school
honae, Clsrk township, opened a few
-days since under the auiploes of Mr. Jos.
, King k Bragg hsTe jnst received anew,
supply of School Books, whioh they are
tolling as cheap as any house in the
Mies Sheba Moore, who has been
Spending the summer in St. Louis, at
tending the school of designs and art,' Li
here on 4i visit.
Dougan's flouring mill and stave ltd-
tory, at Frankford, Pike county, was de
stroyed by fire on the 24th ult Loss es
timated at between $7,000 and 98,000.
Don't throw awav tout old Tinware.
but take it to B. 8. Crews when you go
to Troy, and have it repaired. It will
cost you but a song.
The appointments of the Democratic
county candidates have been withdrawn,
and they have accepted the invitation of
the Grcenbackers to meet them at their
Dr. McLellan, who recently moved
from this place to Montgomery county,
came over on a visit last Saturday. He
is looking well and is highly pleased with
his new field of labor.
Lost Friday while Doc Creech and his
brother were cutting down a small tree,
his brother's axo flew off the handle and
struck Doc on the knee, cutting the knee
cap in two and making a gash about two
The following gentlemen, who spent
Bomo two weeks at King's lake hunting
and fishing, returned lost Sunday : Wm.
A. Woodson, R. A Trail, Goo. F. Swee
ney, John McDonald, John Worsham,
Henry Jackson, Jako McDonald, Tuck
McDonald, G. W. Colbert, W. B. Thorn
hill and Marshall Perkins (col.) cook.
They had a jolly time shooting ducks,
pigeons, sqirrels, etc, and catching
boss and crappy. They didn't allow the
quails to bito them.
Gen. Cockrcll is announced in the pro
gramme of the state central committee to
apeak at Troy on tho 28th of the present
month, and Gov, Hardin to speak at New
Hope next Wednesday, the 9th. Chas.
E. Peers is also announced to speak at
New Hope on the 21st inst, and at Troy
on the 23d. The central committee of
tho county is requested to arrange all
preliminaries as to time of day and place,
taking care of the speakers, etc.
Mr. W. T. Powell presented this offloe.
one day last week, -with a dozen or more
as fine pears as we have seen this season.
They were grown on his farm, about a
mile and a half south of Troy. It is a
wonder that more of our fruit growers
do not givo their attention to pear culti
vation. The climate and soil are suits-
bio, and the business would certainly
prove profitable. Good prices could be
obtained for a limited supply here, and
they are always marketable ; now it is al
most impossible to get them for love or
money. Wd return our sinoe thanks for
the luscious specimens presented by Mr.
The colorad folks hod a pic-nio near
Wentzville on tho 21st nit. and the Coi
mot correspondent thus speaks of the
iroy oolored band, which modemusio
for the occasion : And I must beg space
to speak of the musio'made by the Troy
lionet, all the members being young ool
ored folks. Tho leader, Solomon Mo
Quao, who has been tho teacher, with bis
assistants, made as good music, if not
better, than some of the country bands.
I never heard better from amateurs in
the oolored lino.-' In faotft was superb
considering the circumstances.
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The caaMofYefpasUn Warner vs. Lin
coln county, in whioh plaintiff sues for
something over 9,000 in coupons of the
railroad bonds of this county, came up
in the United States Circuit Court at St.
Louis on Tuesday of last week, and Judg
ment was rendered against the county
for the amount seed on.
In this same case, at the last spring
term, the plaintiff was gaanted leave to
amend his petition, whereupon the attor
neys for the county amended their an
swer to said petition, and the case went
over to the present term. The decision
rendered lost Tuesday was on the origi
nal instead of the amended answer, and
the attention of Judge Dillon being called
to the fact, the case was again taken up
and on Friday a 'judgment similar to the
one granted on Tuesday was entered up
against the county.
The defenses of the oountr. which were
over-ruled by the court, wereth'ose set
ting up the constitutional point that the
county could not issue a bond after 1661
without a majority of the resident voters
of the county (not the two-third vote re
quired, by the act of 1805, and already
overruled by the Supreme court), but
the point upon which the Supreme court
of Missouri recently decided in favor of
people in the Greene county cases. An
othei point was that the bonds could not
bear more than seven per cent, interest
Judge Dillon on delivering his opinion
on Tuesday, said the question at once
arises, who must suffer by a manifest
fraud ? Bhould it be tho holders of the
bonds, who had not been informed of
the circumstances under which the bonds
were issued, or the people of tho country
whose officers had committed the fraud?
He said that the Supreme court of the
United States hod decided that the coun
try must suffer. The bonds were regu
lar in form had been issued by law by
tho proper authority of the county, and
must be paid. He referred to the Mis
souri statute of 1861, requiring a vote of
the county to make its bonds good, but
he said the Supremo court of Missouri,
up to a late date, had taken no notice of
the statute and that it could not interfere
with the decision of the supreme court of
the United States. Ho said he would be
obliged to follow the decision of the
There are five other cases pending
against tho county, in which, of course,
the United States Circuit Court will ren
der judgment against the county, but it
will not be necessary to take moro than
the one case up to tho Supremo Court.
Go to King & Bragg for the best 6c.
Cigar in town, the "Cool Smoke.",
If you want tho latest styleB in Cloth
ing, at the very lowest prices, go to
Hand & Jackson's.
Says tho Clorksvillo Sentinel: "Our
old friend, W. N. Gibson, of Falmouth,
paid us a pleasant visit last Sunday. He
informed us that he was shipping a con
siderable quantity of wheat, one day's
shipment havingamonnted to 8,184 sacks,
or about 0,268 bushels. Pretty fair bus
ness for a small shipping station. Mr.
G. informed us that the corn crops in the
portion of Linooln county where he lives,
will be very short, and that very little
wheat is being sown on account of the
drought, rendering it impossible to break
Don't forget that B. S. Crews will take
corn, oats, cattle, eggs, feathers rags,
copper, brass, &o in exchange for Feed
Cutters, Corn Shelters, Guttering, Re
pairing Tinware, Pumps, Repairs for all
kinds of Machinery or any thing in his
lino,- whioh he guarantees thall altfayt
be at the very lowest prlcct. You can
tave money by giving him a calL
7n.nr1 fr .TnrtVann sm aolliniv TOanIsi an1
., s"u allium nuu
Shoes at -from 10 to 20 per cent, lower
tumi iw season s prices.
Fresh bread, cakes and iea alwavs on
hand at M. Hellriegel'sCity Bakery.
For Dnura P&fant VWllntriM Ptnt
FnttTXJLASS DBUG STORE.
goto Kinq k Bbaoo's.
HMLT tut miHIM MAIN.
To the Editor of the Free Prut t
Your position and that of "Mik" fa at
a slight variance in reference to the char
acter of game of which you are in pur
suit. It is related of the exesatrio Re
nins of Roanoke, on being accosted in
the highway by a gentleman with the re
mark that "ha would not get out of the
road for cur," Randolph stepped aside
with the politeness of an old-time cheva
lier, and replied, "I will" You do not
fish for minnows, sirs? "Milo" does.
He has undertaken the task of clearing
our coast of a certain objectionable
species of the piscatorial tribe, and in
this work of vandalism, the philosophy
is not apparent in continuing a warfare
against the effete and worn out members,
and leaving shoals of spurious spawn and
schools of minnows undisturbed. He
has observed your retreat amid the
murky bottoms in search of the pebbles
of publio favor, and has concluded to
bring you out for inspection, and deter
mine whether you are mullet-heads,
stone-toaters, bull-head cats, or devil
The impudence of some of your para
graphs devoted to "Milo" is only sur
passed by the equivocation and ignoranoe
displayed in others. In one place you
steal not only the thought but even the
language of the Democratic chieftain
whom you have slandered, CoL Vest,
and then hurl the theft before the pub
lic as a substitute for your own jargon;
and in another you parade a sham fabrio
of words, penetrable by any youth of or
dinary precocity, to evsdo some of the
vital points among tho interrogations of
"Milo." "The Free Prctt is religiously
of the opinion that if the bonds were is
sued fraudulently, they should bo re
sisted." Why, sirs, any bondholder in
the county would take the same posi
tionif they were issued fraudulently
but when it comes to planting in their
minds the germs of conviction, then we
find the rub. You have read the evi
dence of bribery in tho issue of these
bonds, and have had some months in
which to weigh the matter, andotill
doubting? The cause of these doubts
ii too apparent, gentlemen. Your un
iortunate position calls forth the sympathy
of every kind-hearted man in tho com
munity who feels for dejected humanity,
but the question is ono of too much mo
ment to pause on account of any silly
sentimentality. Confronting you, on
the one hand stands an outraged pcoplo,
whose majesty you dare not offend, aud
on the other a set of ringsters, to whoso
"pap" you cling with tho avidity of in
fant opossums. It is your legal opinion
that a proof of fraud will not stop tho
payment of a single !ond, without its
introduction in the courts; and you
kindly advise "Milo" to put the evidence
in on available shape. Are you not
aware that 'the courta havo decided that
the evidence' of fraud in the issue of ne
gotiable paper is not admissible against
bona Jldc puschasers ? If wo could
prove tho existence of a knowledge of
fraud, at the time of the purchase, then
tho evidence would be of value in the
courts; but these bondholders are all
innocent fellows. We have some of the
lamb-like specimens in our immediate
locality. This evidence of fraud is brought
to tho front for the purpose of convincing
tlie people of the want of moral obliga
tion in this debt, and educating them to
fight the execution on tho bond judg
ments. The crisis is now at hand, when
we need your assistance, as judgment
has been rendered against the county by
the federal court, and the people want a
stimnlont to enoourage them in resist
ance to such a formidable tribunal. Your
admission that there was fraud in the is
sue of tho bonds, and a vigorous advo
cacy against their payment,' might drive
from your columns many notioes of "let
ters of administration," "final settle
ments" and "sheriffs sales for book-tax,"
and other official business controlled by
ringsters ; but if you ore, pandering to
this element, you must not attempt to
impose upon the credulity of the honest
men of this county by flaunting in their
face the colors of a syoophant.
"Milo" was also solicitous to hear from
you on your "advanced ground on the
Greenback question," to know how you
stand on the election of a congressman
the Monks of the silent abbey. Was that
prospectus a cheat, fraud, a trap to
n 1 1 m .. .
them to your subscription list? Wen
yon in earnest when you famed that in
strument, or was it only a financial fane
you wen acting? Again, you propose
to support the Democratic county ticket,
"but have no disposition to detract from
the merits of the candidates nominated
by the other aide." The whole matter in
a nutshell is, that you an not settled
how the cat fa going to jump, and you
have no ambition to jump in the oppo
site direction to the cat. No objection
can be urged to proper personal courtesy
being extended to the opposition, but
can any man take your criticisms and
tell why you propose to support the
Democratic ticket? When have you
ever praised the virtues of Democracy,
or censured the imperfections of Green
backism? Your policy has been to pour
unctuous ointments over the susceptible
souls Of candidates of both political faiths,
repulse every objection to your importu
nities by fulsome compliments, slobber
all over a man, and finally end the farce
by caressing him in a locality of doubt
ful propriety, and call the whole thing
politics taking an "advanced ground on
the Greenback question." We fear, sirs,
yours is the philosophy of Isgo, "Put
money in thy puree." Milo.
If you want goods at lower prices than
yuu ever oougm mem, go to
Hand k Jackson's
Mr. G. H. Robinson of Bates county,
who is visiting his brother, Mr. Wm. G.
Robinson, called to see us last Wednes
day. He is a native of Linooln county,
but moved to Bates county about twenty-five
years ago. During this time he
has made three visits to his brother.
Since his last visit to Troy, nine years
ago, ho observes that a great many
changes have taken place, that he hardly
knew the town on account of the im
provements made. Most of the time for
the past three years Mr. Robinson has
been traveling for his health in Kansas,
Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Ho
thinks the last named country is tho
healthiest locality he has visited, and
says it is a fine agricultural and fruit re
gion, the fruit grown being of a very su
perior quality. The grain production is
large. He saw cut from four acres of
ground four hundred bushels of wheat ;
the average yield is from fifty to seventy
five bushels to tho acre. Tho soil pro
duces from fifteen to twenty-five bushels
of corn to tho acre. Speaking of vegeta
bles, ho says ho has seen cabbage heads
that weighed sixty pounds, onions that
averaged by tho load two and one-fourth
pounds each. It is a fine stock country,
there being plenty of water and flno
grass, and an excellent rango summer
and winter. Moro attention is given to
sheep raising than any other stock, ono
herdsman being able to take care of
about 2,000 head; theso ore sheared
twice a year, spring and fall, and average
about five pounds of wool to tho sheep.
In Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico
production is carried on by irrigation,
water being conducted from the springs
and streams of the mountains by means
of ditches constructed from the source of
the water to run along side of forms;
from the main ditch furrows are plowed
out into the fields, through which the
water is distributed when needed. The
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fo road
now runs within thirty miles of Santa
Fe. Tho old outlet for the productions
of this country was by wagon overland
to Council Bluffs, St. Joe and down the
Missouri river. There is an abundant va
riety of game in thatsection,grizsly,blaok
and Cinnamon bear, the latter being
small but most dangerous; deer, ante
lope, eot. The streams are full of fish.
mostly mountain trout Wild fruits of
all kinds abound. Mr. Robinson visited
the boiling springs, eighty miles south
west oi Hanta re. tie naa oeen suffering
greatly from a pain in the back, caused
by a strain, and after bathing seventeen
days in this water was entirely cured.
HEATING STOVES k COOK STOVES.
The largest assortment ever before of
fered in the county can now be 'seen at
the Hardware store of B. 8. Grefcs, 'and
oipnoesinat piease me closest ouyers.
Be sure to coll when in Troy, and. bo con
vinced that there is money anil labor
;mvcA la batituHng them for fL-3
WANTS ft RNwW.
Nbwman Fine, Sept 29, 1878.
Bditort Herald : Theaters felt in
the acts of a publio man doss not casta
with his rejection by the people, or his
volttVtary withdrawal from the active
of politics. Mr. Warner E. Brown,
our ex-representative, fa not an exception
to the rule. His real position in connec
tion with the Eviction Bill fa still a hotly-1
aMteedJneftIoB' diversity of
opinion exists In this locality as to the
justness of condemning him in the ab
sent oi posiHve proof. Bis friends
wiPUyMittWn A PVea tho
bill, while his political opponents assert
that he gave his vote and political influ
ence for the bill. Mr. Brown, at Snow
HilL in answer to questions propounded
to him, declared that he did not himself
know what his position on that bill was ;
could not say that ha voted for it ; would
not state that he did not vote for it ; did
not have any knowledge that he voted iu
anyway in connection with the passago
of this bill. His position, to saythe
least, is a decidedly roomy one, and not
calculated even in a remote degree to
lead the mind to correct conclusions.
What the people desire is the necessary
evidence which will lift them .out of tho
misty, doubtful and nnsatisfstory cir
do of conjecture in which they now ex
ist. Tho information will narrow down
Mr. Brown's case to the actual fact.
With this knowledge as a basis from
which to reason, the actual worth of the
man as a legislator can without difficulty
be estimated. Will you not, as public,
instructors, evince sufficient publio spirit
to procure the record from the House
Journal and give it publicity in the Her
ald, and thus settle this vexed question ?
The information will not be less accepta
ble to Mr. Brown, in view of his open
declarations, than it will be to tho entire
Lincoln county constituency.
Respectfully, D. DuNrar.
We find, on page 038 of tho House
Journal, Mr. Brown recorded us voting
for the Eviction (or back-tax) bill. On
page 639 we also find his vote recorded
for the emergency clause of thesamo
bill Edttort Herald.
It will pay to go to the Drug Houso
of East k Birkhead for School -Books.
Men's Cassimere .Suits 87.
Men's Wool Hats 76c.
Men's Heavy Boots $2.25.
Hand & Jackson.
Best Flour. J2.G0
Bran, per 1,000 lbs 4.W
nlO H. T. Penduimv.
A full Stock Of T)lfHH rinrvla
Calicos, Notions, Ladies' Ties, Bowm,
Ruchings, Felt and Balmoral Skirts,
Hosiery, uassimere, Flannels, Jeans, &o,
at the very lowest prices.
Hand k Jackson.
Thirty of tho best organ makers of tho
world are competitors at the Paris Ex
position. A cable despatch to tho' Asso
ciated Press says two highest gold med
als havo been awarded to tho American
makers, Mason k Hamlin.
School Books a specialty at the Drug
Houso of East & Birkhead.
SHOP OVER CHEWS' HARDWARE STORE.
Perfect fits guaranteed, and all work
W. a HUTT, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN, 8UUGEON ANI ACCOV
UI1EUU. TttOY, MO.
Offer Mn profeulonat ktvIcch to the ult
Izhiin or Troy anil vicinity, lie will iiiiv
expeclnl attention to Aim! and Kei-tul DUt-K-ncit.
Midi as Hemorrhoids, FUtula. etc.
HOWARD S. PAltKER,
ATTOHNKY anil COUNSBI.OH AT LV
Will nrnctlcoln tint Court ol the Nineteenth
Jtullcfsl circuit and In the xuperlor court of
tho state. Office over Crown' store, t
J. X. UCLII.LAN. J. CK1CKCII.
McLELLAN & CREECH,
Office In tan Bank bulhllnir. .1. V, Mi
Lellun, CnumUolonerof I'ulilluHchooln. .1.
Creech, lite I'nlillc AtlailnUtrutoru'nil I'ro
euuttug Attorney. lebT-TT
DUNN & COLBERT,
A TTOUNEYS-AT-LA W.
A TROY, MISSOURI,
will practice In the courts ol the Nineteenth
judluliil circuit. Collections promptly at
tended to. Office over Henry's hIim hop.
(I. T. 'nmi, Iroccutlug Attsmsy lor
Llncolni. jntv. , viniu
R P. WALTON. o. tt. AVIHY
. Wilt practice in all tho court of the 11Kb
Judicial circuit sad the sopttao lounof