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The State Journal.
FRIDAY. JAM1 AUV 1(1, H7-1.
. oarj of obcrvatlonTtcpnt,iie iiu
or too Legislature.
Ve,T, as wrll ns Blair, in ruuuing for
the Called State Seaatio on his war
rL. ' - -
Tin; tone i if Covernor Wombon's tnit-gita-al
indtaitr that the pnUey tif his Ad
niiuistrveVirti nHI hv d.ridi-dly roncrv.i
live. yJJ aaaasaMa '
Tm: Secretaries of the Senate, with , a
few more lessons on tin- C'lyeruor's mes-.
?' from Sergeant at-Ann Culloii, might
wnw l a rcndisls.
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Cuvr.llNiiliYViiodftonis mm fairly ei-ated
In the KiH ul1vo,clij0r. Ho Mrrnv nu tip
pniavlial.le, eTalie aiitlman lui al
ready nmik- Mends of the member of the
Press. . w . v
f u -j.-1 ..j : -
Is ir In onhir to impure ;ii' any of the
im-iuhcr nftho fivup,r,il A'lviybly have
any persona,! iutercsi ''ja tin- nsssage of
the ' Dill for tin-.relief v' tldiiiiuirul tax
liavers?" Ioe any oriiur',iriy.iu know what 1ms
become of the lioa,rd .of Trade Airgauiza
tion of this City? Has u existence tcr
tuinatcd? Ifsowc have lo iiuy Hint its
-areer wan brief but gh irloti. b'dese r lug
of liNlorii.il remembrance.
Till1, Cotmans In tjic L-lultsre. arc
very few, quitn few enough lor a fair unci
full representation of fbat class In our
Statu. In? of lie jew is Itnrgor the Ucp
resei.tatlve from Franklin Couuty. Hut
lila neat is contested, .and as be I- a Itvpub
licau.the possibility 4a thai there will sliort
y be one lust. , ; ,- .,
. W. t. M(XitK,
l.atc of Cooper ouwiity, wiio a few days,
since was ojuaod n,roiling Clerk of the
House, died yery suddenly tu tliit city on
Tuesday Jast, of -heart disease. .
In our acquaintance with Mr. Moore
we formed ajhigh estimate of hi character
and want; tjaith ,1s a sad In-rcave-ui
nt.V Awje .rto f r4utivci aud
frioiiiU. . .
TliK o;ulopic:il report of i'rof. l'miipul
ley, recvntly fuliniltted ,to the Executive
Ikianl, rolatei p.irtioul:i-ly totlie.ronl (it'ld
flhXorth part of the Statu ami Ui the
iron detolta of the aoitth part of the State
ami ro-prejionVUV' rcyoMmea of both iu the
tnort flattering llRht.' ' '
Aa we hav before awrctted, then bj re,
at JrHersoy ii where the i-oal of t lie (lortli
and the ore of the mutlt luuit meet for uc
in the nwonfacture tf iron.
In our Legislative report Wf embody a
fair pott ion vt tjorernor W.xhIviu's In
ail'linil Aiilrii-i. t)u the. whole It li a
very fair mid n-adulilu ilix-uim-nt.
li-w toucliiii amendment of IlicCon
elttutlufi B .tmHiiciitly , inside mul lime--Ileal.'
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Concerning hi.- view a regarding the im-iiit-nse
drain pa the Treasury for ebst in
-i iiiiiiutl i-n.-os and for ndjonraed M-.-xion
of the General Aswrnbly, we cannot but
iiifi rtliaA teniae dj-awa" largely from the
aieec-lie of tienend lletidenxm in the ran
vai of hist nw; .:.'
Tun 1MJ1 tor the rclier or d-.-liiitpicnt tax
payers jycdipg before tlie Legislature
orlgiaji p doubt in a kindly purpose to
Vi'eor(hdisln-ssed.'J,,liatltwillsirvo.HcJinent iron manufacturer nt Imlianopolls,
purpose 01 tne inmost nnprouabiiity.
Very tommy jvhosc names appear upon our
tax uoidti are constitutionally ih-IInijnonf.
To them, the postponement of tlie penalty,
or interest charge for the non-payment of
their eao only, defer, "tppt allovlato,
their distress. It w ill coinc'si"nor or la
ter, (ienerully speaking those who nre
liahiliuUty-pruiujit hi tlie WJ nient of their
taxes h ive already got their receipts iu
their MKkejsf;.Oll tlie ; s;orj of rcllefn
then tle pansnjp of fii" uaa acuumplish
liule, or not4iing.
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CIIIC'AtiO, OEKFKHHON flTV,
Tlie Cenlral Texas Kuilroud will lie
(IWWpCJ4A" Penuison iu als.ut Uiirty
4ff. Th Missouri, .Kansas iuid.'4'exju
Itnad will then . have a untiuuoiis lino
tbrongh to (Salveston, 'ov the exUinsiun
of the4AWllana Ilranph of the Alton and
Chicago Buail from this point, west over
the Hue of the new road already graded
through this County to some point on the
M. K. and T. road betwpen Clinton , and
Nevada City fco'nlJ give to f Tiiesgo a di
rect and continuous line, to Galveston.
This then is an ajiprnpiabt time to move
for fhe twHoperptiim of Cbieago u pushing
jtorra Ws extiinslonV x " ' .
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CAVCV BULKS, i ..s -
Tbofamouttoe ajipointed Rulas for
tiK government of the Senatorial Caucus,
have agreed upon the followinz :
KUd tUly tJ. Uiug ono-lutlf of
the Uuffoftnf and Mherul strength' of
tne uencral Assumtiny lai) Lw ruipiUlte
for a iJcsntneUow.si -i i.j.i ft
Smutd, Xluit lim aaijigr of eanOl.l.ites
shall 1st submitted without debate. '
Third, That 10, BW ItuvtyAj, 4udJ be
named after the tcuth bnllot. ' ' '
fourth. That ten ballots snail bo taken
Wore iMn4iUte h dropped - g r
'Uyk. All candidati-s must tin nut In
poMlua(k4 twtiiittoB iulVstaud eleventh
irjqiB neoLiiti-:3iu-T8 of Tin-:
In Sudaysif7.)t! Wo flail a "strong "ar-
M uudei-ttu) aboire Jltlu In whk-h a juj,
gejKion wo'msiid !rearil)nir th : rmrtvaf
ff the obstruotlous to the - arigatiou of
the Miuvuri MkerrM- thedrst iftubee f
the JiMMS MlieWjJi Itx
Isjljr uite's.asstioji tte to4eeys urlm,
liMiyeJ?jlhdjyo Md fluMff
llssahJUte sWiete 'ssipsBsiuD, saaOWg
vorjt of Us vast body, leading hp euay sm.
fm ty thi aw'rf, soUen In bi-Jia)f f fhc-ir
IattM- wuooau retuember lor a
the tmt ri-poxnt in them and the in
tin J nre vxK-tm to rherib. The He.ir-J
ing out, a far a. irn-tieiiblH. ol'tli Mi:
miri," i,e rlp-rap. ig . ami
wing dauilng of the Mi-iip betwata
St. l.oui and Cairo, mid n-vcni) other
oeded iniprovenieut?) are luentioned v
'emerpii.en (Jiut would make the fame
and fonuae of any Western Representative
h Ji j haa Uic 4'uud aeiise and purseverance
lo gie llli-iu nlipe and illrectiuii.''
H'eoftliis Ii reality pre .most lnU-r.-Uil
in the Inijirm eflietat of .the ii-muri und
Uu-ingoar aeuaiul.ineo with it a pe
riod of twelve years-f he Mit-muri has
oeeti almost entirely useless fur tin- pur
uses or navigation". Still It Is elusscd by
(iovoriiinuiit aiuliority as one of our irin
eipal navlgnlile stivainnj It is not a navi
gable .-.tivain unless iimdu j-.i Ig- artificial
means. True in seasons nfhigli water It
has sullicirut dejitli of i lr.umcl for any
vess.1. Hut iu such s.-asona fc-yr vesael-, if
any, hav e the temei-ity lo venture up Mi it
tortvut oflm-buleut mud und drill.
To make It servicalile for pui Misi-s of
tRiisurbaiou after the fie-l n flint n ITvi-t
it shall ha snti-Jded Is wiiat Is deli-nble
It is believes! that dikes of stone pro
jected into 4' stream at eerlain distances
from each other will operate .successfully
Is routining the river to n single permn
e it eh mnql of .-iifllcluut depth and eer
t:dnty fir the uses of navigation especial
ly at tlii-pujiit, aliove and In-low,
Hut, as before suggested, this is a mat
ter o which the attention of (he (iovern-
ment Kngincer Corps should Ik- directed.
and, if necessary, by the authority of Con-1
gress. " ' ' j
Wo appeal to the House Committee ol :
Co.nmerce and navigation, of which our'
good friend Mr. Kinkeluburg U n member, '
,to give this subject the consideration Its
, , HON. .1. P. McKKKXAV.
The iiaiufiil news of the death of Hon.
.1. K. Mi-Kcrnan, at his home iu Osage
City, on Sunday last, has already sjin-ad
vvi-r tbe country. He Was one of the most
W'iVf stecmpd l-itir.ens of the State, and
Ills I iss will be deeply deplored by many.
M. .M.Kurnan was born in June, lKjti,
at Zane.sv.illn, Muskjiighnm County, Ohio.
He was, iherefore, at his death, within a
few months of forty-seven years of age.
He fame to this State in lx,"ili, In the ca
pacity of a Topographical Engineer on Uje
Paeille railroad, which was thou building.
He shortly after located at Osage City, iu
the Commission business,. where be lived
until his death. :'f -? i '. t-
I'ntil Iho war, he took no activo part in
politics. IJ11U iu that trying hour, when
the services of every patriot were tu-cded,
he promptly took rank as a leader along
with the late Judge Wells and Col. Iloom
cr ami others iu this part of the State.
( 'lesir of judgment and resolute of purpose,
he was an invaluable public servant, was
member of the Constitutional Conven
tion of lw;."i, and of the House of llepre
scnlativcs of the Twenty-Fifth Ceuei-al As
sembly. Was also, at one time. Presiding
Justice of the Cole County Court. In every
relation in life, in ul) his dealings with
men he was marked will) the auio. un
swerving integrity, the same devotion to
duty and the cause of the right.
, lie was a single man, having never been
married. One younger brother. aronii.
and several stiturs tlwre,' survive ' him.
Tliougb living alone here, away from fiim
lly relatives, yet was he surrounded with
hoN of .doTotcd friends, j Ub kindly lin
pulscs and generous ho,-p:tility luid won
for him the affection and esteem of all.
And many will to-day miss oh how sadlv.
his friendly aid and counsel.
. .les! McKuruaii U dead.,. The grave
has claimed iaf its for: a victim, our Men..
In the prime ;of a ilfnj unblemished With a
stain j In' tlio midst of a career unblamed'
for a fault ; Iu tho hour of his usefulness :
iu Uic noon of his promisi' is ho goiieV
no grieve lor his loss. His place is Va
cant and none may ill) It. r
With the honors of the Order of Oddfellow-ship,
of which he was a me.obor. Ids
remains were laid to rest iu Ihu Cemetery
here uu Wednnsiluy. last, ' ; Peace lie to bis
' HOX. a H. l I'PPKTV, ; .
. We iiavc seen it stated in the paper that
this" gentleman is a candidate for tho of-
fleo of ChieT Clerk of the Honse of ltoproi.
sentatlves, to mii-doif Mr.MIoron, the
prcsont incumbent. Wo do uot know that
it h true. , W know that he has never so
lidded the positloa,' but, that lib fliends
whose namo is '-legion," and who may in
found in evasy part of the laud ia plentiful
numbers, would rejoiiui to see him elected
to Oil tlm (KislUou, is neither dyibtful nor
strange) -And now that his name Si nnm
tioned in connection with tho office and the
matter brought to our attention, we read
ily sou and are fully convinced that no bet
tor soleetion for K could be foiutl, ', He Is
eeruduly our candidate for tho office, i ll
we have any ground of hesitation at all In
proclaiming It, H,is rof lh reasoh (kit he
deserves a higher and more distinguished
position. We oro aware, however, that
he is a man or humble aspirations though
o uHior and unoipiulled capabilities ;
yet, specially; are we fonselons tho Taut
too, that re wonld be of untold service to
the Wi est 'loves so toiicli. In ,at bonis
. I W e trust it will bo aceurdpd to lum.
A little episode occurred in the Senate
on IVodnosdai the day'of liiaiigurattou off
ucubi i uinm,j if iinw, jnuvrlt'sitt;
Johnson, now Lieutenant Governor of the
Male of Mlesoiirl and President of the Han.
f-iWinppearutl to St. Loefcj tv c.nU-r, upon
uuijinu-noe tm sue aWf hnvfng lrevtonsly
studiod and been admlUgd to Uuj bar. ji
thoflxh at dial duto iuiu yowjg, '", ILj hJ
ssno avrveu some years iu a
bepoiulni arexpert It) tHe
tie, iin for a limb editing a eountry iopr'
wA Oii lib hrrivaMn St.'Tvnttls,' liijTaim
iinpnitenieiit the attention ul lho
, a t,i a(H'iat luni '. lr wiili s-nu.. .1.1
and exmwm-eil laavrr. lait. to ennlile
j hilU to liluk firtllOMl. lie f-.ine1ml.ul f .1
In iii loi-uiru time w lliu wmiiw.inu; room
r n new iapMl1M-. With thlx view, o
applied at the Daily Herald eakililhliniiml
i-urtuyrxif Seiioiiil and line street, made
known bis desires, and the foreman of the
vflice. Mjurtipurge ; IIN,n, at this
time titeialy editor and .lell'ei-so(i City cor
n sKiiiilootiif tluit able and fluurishing
Uupubliuui HU'lial, Jtiia SL. Iiuia XJlobc,
at nui-e g-.ive him eiuploymeut.
Young Johnson was not eoliielled to wait
long for an opj Hrt tin Ity to pursue the pmfe
slonofhls rnoiee, and from lliat day to
this, save as an editorial w riter or eorn-s-Hudiint.
lie lias had nanglit to do with
t.vip.ertlng or the "mnlh-f and "plane."'
The people of St. Louis railed hi.n suc
cessively to tlio city attorneyship, circuit
attorneyship, membershit of the General
Assembly, and now, by the voli-e of the
people of the State, he holds the second
olliee in their gilt, and his old Herald of
llce foreman w as the first to congratulate
him upon taking his seat as tho President
of the Senate, a position which we doubt
not lie will honor and adorn.
TllK tribulations of ibc Democracy arc
umnerous as numerous iuilucil as arc
tlieir Senatorial candidates
Hogy, a bland mannered, black-haired
gcntlciiitin, witli enough of sanctimoulous
ncs In his make-up to rommcud hbn gra-
i-ioilsly to tlie meUiodisticiil, is making a sad
havoc of all his clianees. Chureh-goiiig
members only Incline to go for him Just
lor Ills jTwit "so rhild-lil,c and bland.'
liut his cliaiiipaigue business, lias ruined
Ills chances with litem. Tribulation, one.
Horid-faii-d, flowery fellow, i.
on the oilier eMn-me. Xo temperance
cauilidato call will iu this contest, certain.
'I'M is Vest's mistake. If he don't take
anvthin-J himself, he should keep ft little
for his friends. ',,t wbie. Tliat won't
do. That's the ruin of Hogy. The ma
jority take thclr'n stmight." At the .risk
of iK-ing twitted as the "rotten apple can
didate,"' he w ho would win umst avoid tlie
temperance dodge, mid our friend V. w ill
Ibid it so. Tiibulution, two..
Illair, w ell, he's down 'and when a fel
low's dow n w e are not of the kind to hurt
I1I111. We hear his friends are iK-eouiing
hopeless and are uovv planning ibr the
privilege of naming ns Ids snecesaor
cither Drown or Prondheiid. Though It
is maliciously suggested that tho whole
scheme is simply a rue to get a resjionsi
blc sMinsor for the whisky bills contracted,
on a promise to deliver what' was never
had a certain number of votes. Tribu
'. I'lielps, grumbling with the gout. As
IkuI off as.Illair, both of w hom are swear
ing each other to be too pear dead to de
serve anything lM-ynnd a decent burial. Xo
use for whisky here, except as un outward
application on the troublesome tea-. Of
course, a saorlligious use of the article,
like that, is loo exasperating lo bo u suc
cessful 'leetioneeriiig dodge. Plinrewcll,
Phelps. Tribulation four.
Xapton and Kdwards, staid, scholarly,
excellent gentlemen. Alike Innocent aiid
ignorant of politics. Tribulations live and
Well, here's a half dozen tribulations
the party is vexed with. The mention
might lie enlarged. But it is vain.
TsOn.S XAPOIsKAX OKA I).
i.Iiutaswe go to pi-ess the intelligence
comes of the death of Louis Napoleon, at
Chiselhurst, yesterdav morning. ' '
. : . TA3'K ITICMS.
A calf, covered with fur. Is one of the
recent curiosities of Platte count',
A poor "uandy girl of Kansas City, has
fallen heir to $100,000 in England.
uiw in Iluchanan, Holt and Andrew
eountlus moiisures twelve to Jiyenty Inches
idepth. ; . . ' . . ' , ;i t
Tun navigation of the Missouri Itlvor
with light draft vessels Is suggostod by the
Kansas City 7 Vine, , . . , . ,i ... ..
Tlie1 Vepnlr shops at Pattectown, til SI.
Joseph, .of the Kansas City and Northern
Hallway, cost alwut ijtu.isio.
A Narrow gauge rallroai is bciug pro
jected I'roiii Kansas City to St. Louis, along
the Hue' of the Missouri river. '
Kmploycs of the Ilaiiuilial and St. Joseph
Itullroad, at Kansas 'ity, are'on n strike,
because of having their wages' reduced,
A Mormon Missionary appeared n't St.
Joseph several days sine and has pros,
pored lo the extent or about twenty eon
i. ;... 1 . '
Jopliu, the new- mining city of the
Southwest, will siwn have seventeen
mieltiug fi)rinuj! Jtl operation within its
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a A. 11, Piirrutt, rrosiilentofUie St. Louis
Fair Association m beiiig hauled over the
coals for Using his position foflils personal
poytlcal profurmont. '" """ ' , j1' ': ','
;,'The Joplln A'emt says:' 1qnt' five
hundred miners are already at work at the
new mines, four miles uweJt, wlilch were
unknown four weeks sliioo." , u , .
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C. B. France, Esql, of St. Joseph, b
tlie stakeholder 01 a bet or s)-',U00 between
John; Sercranco and Waller Yonng, on
tlie election of Parker to Congress. 8uv
uranuc iron but jjjin't gel the money.; I
- HenWiilkef,'a vhltc-sklned Inhabl
' (atttdf lUiwat .City! js lufutuatod u "Burpt
faced JUirvp-e ooal-blaek . nogro woman
of ,"lt nHil'ajiex-l, His immoral b
hingtiishtngln jail, whllkhe s tolling earn-
ealty for.tbv wppoii of her ebony brood",
Sedalla hasdiur dully newpapcrs-nnll
of wo are asure( ore ie tuilflVcutly- sup-fortod-nth
mtenH, Mate aad
Opi'nfesu liagooa, eiabUaher of the latter,'
pays, to the enterptls of a half dozen or I ,
the opinpllment of runilshjng a luftVlent
amoujit qf advertising to
' ho Mntwwiaao e lib daily. , teourse
each of the Ann aro principally on gaged iu'
lulal(e rivalry n advertising tho city.
-,; Onr report of I-gi-latun- proceedings
eoticluded tost week with (he .business of
the busiuess of Thursday, . ;,V-
IN Tili:rs.iTt. i if
1 Thedomiuations ftirollleprs of Uio DenV
oenuie caucus were, -vn Friday rarirmng
eiectcu, ns rollows:
For President pro fem, Ilosj. Thouuu
Kssex, of Iron, .. v ..
For Sk-ci-ctaryi B. F. Wallace, of Jack
son.,,.,.. Fur Assistant Secretary, .George W,
Fraose, of Cuss. , . ,
For JiMgrossing Clerk, Miss Minnie
Christie, or Cole.
For Knrolling qork, II. C, Ewlng, of
For Sergeant-nt-arms, W. F. 'Cullen, of
For Door-keeper, W. M. Winston, of
The ofllcers thus elected were sworn In.
Acting Ueutnnaut Governor Ga.ttser.alk,
having delivered his vulidictory, surroud
ered the Chair to Senator Kssex, Presideut
The usual concurrent resolution appoint
ing a committee to luform the Governor
or the organization or the . ruspective
Houses and or their readiness to receive
his message, .
A iuestion arose as to 'whether ex-Sen
ator Gattschalk, . officiating .as . Acting
Lieut. Governor or tlio Slat - was ever
legally constituted as such officer, and was
rercrrctl' to a committee, conslstinsf of
Senators Ilruckincyvr, Xewlaud and Fil
. The ordinary supply of
roSTAOE and SKW'sr.irr.R.
was voted, also a copy of the statutes.
, TUB KEVKNt'E l,VW.
Senator Ilean Intmdnced a bill pnst
oning the effect of the Revenue law iu so
far as It imposes an interest charge on
taxes unpaid, of one per cent for Januarv
two per cent for Feburary aud three and a
half per cent for March, and directs tlie
Sheriffs Collector to levy ou aud sell per
sonal property to satisfy the tame. Re
ferred to a special eommitt-ie which subse
quc nted reported a substituc providing Sir
the annual settlement or tlie Collector on
the third Monday or March, and that no
seizure or sale for fixes should bike place?
ueiore reliruary 10th but not relieving
delinquent tax-payers from the interest
charges for non-payment Bill and substi
tute now before Committee or Ways and
Means. ': '
Senator McOlnnb' Introduced a Bill
placing tho House of. Refuge at St.
Louis uuder the control of the City
Authorities on tlie passage of an ordinance
providing for tho same. Referred to St.
Lotib Delegation. . ,- . ,
Senator MoCartv intmdueod a BiH pro
viding for two Initead of three terms of
tlie Circuit Court of Clay County, Re
TllK CIUVEILVOU'S Ml;8iiK
was then read. It is of intonuinuble
length, and a fair synopsis iu the space
allotted to us b Impossible.
From tlio usual congratulations tho Gov
ernor turns to mark tlie progress .of the
State In its rise in the last tn years from
the eighth to the lifth Stat of the Union.
He says further, that
"In liHM our State was the elereuth In
value of manufactured products ; in 1870
it was the flltli, uow, perhaps, the fourth.
Iteturns from the office of the Auditor,
manifest this, and show besides, the valu
ation of agricultural lands to have in
cro.sod during the past two vears from
ljil'J,'JHM,uS2 ui $208,80(1,101; of town hrts
from 2d,67o,179 to tdo,18,K39, and of
personal property from l34,S0,il to
lt0,2W,7a. The latter figures do not
include the railroads, amounting to 927,
72o,ti07, now, for the first time separately
assessed," : , ... (. .. "
. 1IKMSION OK THE l-OSSTITITTIOS
is next considered.' Xo recommenda
tion 1 given upon the subject of calling a
convention.' The defects of the Instru
ment are alluded to tu ereneral terms.
Complaint b made that the veto power of
wo uovenior is virtually nullified, for the
mason that the vote which passes a bill in
the first Instance can pass It over a veto.
' STATU HNAXCKs ANll QJltlHT
are dwelt upon exbaustivelv. - 1 .
Tho table given with tlie statement that
it shows Jio operations of the Treasury for
me pasi two years, is incorrect, instead,
it shows, as per thi Auditor's Report, the
operations of the Treasury for the single
year of 1872. .
Wo reoroduco the statement mihllstuwl
in the lust Issue of the Joi'Iinal, showing
fully the operations of tho Treasury tor
nslsuco Jan. 1, 1871 e 4.T7,(W7 1.1
Hraulnts, 1H71... , ,U21JM17 50
unioiiHa, Kj3.. .,, ti7.71t UU
1 Total. ..-.... .-..'..i..L.i. aTJWMjeM si
'Warrants mM,1K7t , aa,M7 as
n arrnain miu, lois..,,, e,4USWI BO
Uncurrvnt Anids nmuivca ........ Sll.wia is
Current niuds, bsJauise Juo. 1, 14 . UUiJHi 17
. Total flfl&JtSli Ul
Auaiast the Tmasuei)ss hiliM
above slatsd.or.. ............ i0OiJM17
Are euuianding wmrauls........ VHJtli Vt
Lsavlnsi subject tubs drawn stniast,
eurreuey 171 ABM
Ccrtllieatea of Indebtedness allaw.
sa....... i 2TT,W
. Aqlusl cash bslsucs... , oS,iU W
" -i" iionD nDKimmii. . -
Is presented, classified la the following
table and b of importance for future refer
ence. . '" " '
1H7$ aI.,,i ,,...S'l-,v 404..,
Hi. w , i,Miua stjt . luj
ra g ijt.ii wi W7HI. 7u
tm - i.7iH Me ita ansa .. hi
mil - ijmo Miusff 4s !iis.-.
t i tw 77i wk.n, . line .......
10 117 w ,I7 1MH1
ixt 1,0-jo sum ii if 4
r 1,1-u ipssilSJ SST I7H ..
IXSl ijtJ0l 4,7t M7 ......
Usi im ... s10 1UIS7W.... UTtrt ......
i!!2 '"! ' I"! wii
! 't'yi li't; ; et ...... ...... i
iknh .... w.. eel .m... .im.
wjjo r9mtt Mi.....M..'
Z s,t'f f .,... .... iMiestini
t I . USH
It Is deduced from the foregoing table
that a tcniiorary loan will ho aeedv-d to
rover drficlts ihtrlae- the aext live tears.
-The flnaarlal tmlicy of the Sterols then
i-omsi-lered In strain of criUclsat, upon
tit ciatrsc of the last Legl-hUure la Its r--ruaul
to aslupt tho specie pnymwKs In tho
fulfilment of the letter of our obligations
and to the demonstration of a lossof J4."i7,
708, to tlie State, if piu-sued to the end in
dealing with her creditor.
The message was ordered printed.
Satckuav, January 1. Senator stmth-
er iutroduced a bill
AIUM.ISIIINU CAI'JTtl. l-tMSIIMKT,
and fixing tlio paal-htnent for murder at
imprisonment iu the Pcniti-iitiary for life.
Senator MoGlnnls Intruilured a Ml), mak
ing the recplvlng of money f.ir Plecllon
puqioses, i-., a mlsdemeaiiorpuiilshublc
by line of .0,
A wimniilU-o to Investigate
tut; KonrinvK-iT u satk: asvli-m '
location was ordered referred to a com
mittee. Monday, Innanry 6. Mr. lleneeke n-
troduopil a bill making it the duty of
county courts instead of sheriff.- to
sm.kct ji'iwits iin. h.uviuk.
In tlie circuit courts. : .
Mr. On-rn introduced a bill '
amending the Gencnil Statute und provid
ing tliat husbands shall precede brothers
and sisters, and fathers and mothers, in
the line of inheritance. Referred.
Mr. MuGiunis introduced a bill
ISIPOSISO JfltY TAX ON AI.IFNS
Iwentyme years of age of twenty-five
dollars annually after having resided iu
the country twuuty-five years,
Mr. Ittucrgavc notice of a bill establish
ing a - ". - ' -" ."'.'
STATK UKFOItM WIliKJI. '
at an early day, for juvenile offenders.
TftsUAY, January 7.- Senator lleneeke
Introduced a bill providing for Railroad
lAinimissluncrs, t have supervision of
railroad inU-n-sts of the people. ""
, Senator Ladue Introduced n similar bill.
Also, a bill to prohibit muust discrimina
tions ami extort lonso." railroad eominies:
n lileh were all n-fem-d to Committi-e on
Internal Improvi-mcnts. ' " "
. PAY OF TllK Mi:IlltIiS.
Senator Moriisen introduced a bill, np-
proprlating fm.ituo for pay and k,i".H
fiir contingent expenses, of the General
, Wkunf.si'iav, Januarv 8. The maps and
documents, giving tlie results of the i
were received from the Governor and re
ferred to tlie Committee on -Mines ami
Mining, with instructions to report the
nuralier of copies mpiired tube prluted.
Several bills weix- iutrodiieed aud refer-.
red. ' . . 1
The Soiiute and House convened 1 ..
IN joint skssihn
for the inauguration oi (iovcruoi- elect
Woodson, aud Lieut. Governor elect John
In joint session, uflor the announcement
or the vote at their election. Governor
oudsou delivered Ids
Disavowing all partizan purposes and
proclaiming himself the Governor of the
people and not of a party, he proceeded to
express his views upon several topics de
manding public nttcntlou and the consid
eration of the General Assembly.
he said:' ' ; "
"I am not nrennred to sar Unit nu
judgment favors the calling of a conveii-
iiou, citiier to revise the present, or drall
a now Constitution.
In the first ulacc. It is oatont to all oli.
serving men that tlie Reuublicau uartv.
as well as the Liberal Republicans of Mis
souri, are opposed to tho measure. ' It is
equally clear tliat tlie Democratic party b
u,t mo means u unit in lavor Ol K-. so tar
from It a great many of.tlio. must intelli
gent, prudent aud sagacious Democrats in
the Stato aro opposed to it. , Looking over
tho whole ground, with tho best lights ob
tainable belorc me, 1 greatly doubt wheth
er 0 maiol'Ity of the uualilied voters ol tlie
Stato would vote to sustain the call of a
convention, or would ratify any Constitu
tion that might bo submitted to them. .
The ohisetions to Collin? a convention 1
are, when calmly considered, extremely
oi uiiunuiv. iu uiu urst piace, we propo
sition would bo exclusively partisan. If I
am right in assuming tliat Democrats ouly
I'avor the measure. . A Constitution should
not be framed by partisans, or to promote
partisan ends. It should spring from, and
embody the wishes and sentiments of the
people who are to live under it.. The
Democrats of Missouri have been united in
their denunciations of Republicans who
forced a partisan Constitution upon tlie
people. Would it be becoming in thorn
now ui do Kuiuy ol uie very act lor which
they have dunnuueed uflicrsZ . .
- In tlie second place, the great oxpensc
necessarily involved in the measure should
be fully considered, . Wo have, as Donio
orats, opposed tlio extravagance and reck
lessncss of expenditure that have charac
terised the Republican party during iu
domination in the State, and wo have
pledged ourselves to tho people tliat we
would eeonombe in every way we possible
could, having a due and proper regard for
our honor as a people, and the promotion
or the groat publio Interests committed to
our aire. . iyen by tlie observance of the
strictest economy, and. tlio saving of even
dollar we possibly oau. it. will be exceed
ingly difficult for us to meet tlie interest
upon our State debt, pay that part of the
principal which matures during tho pna
sent and succeeding fiscal years, defray
the ordinary expenses of the State, and at
tlio same time decrease the oneroas burden
of taxation under which the people groan.
Ia the third place, it la urged that anv
defect la the Constitution cau be remedied
by proposing amendments thereto, in the
manner proscribed lathe Constitution. .
But I am here met, with the objection
that the Legislature has not the time to
devote to the euUieot that its urevltv du.
mands. This U probably true,., Still this
difficulty an be obviated, and compara
tively at very small cost to the State. Sup-
rs you eoeot a Uw during the first ten
s oi Your aeasioa. tuuvblbisr ins tKM
ureatloa of a eouuiltae, or .board of eon.
suiuuonal revisers, to be couiuosed of live
or seven ef the most distinguished euiseas
uf the State, whose duty k. suaU beto meet
ia the City of JctWrsoa, imiaediatek,-aud
lake the whole matter : into cttaaiosimsiua, I
and propose to you such sanetulweat to
the Constitution as are demanded lv the
people, and which . are oaluulatod to per- j
feet our present orgauto law. In the pourec I
a week or ten days this committee w ill bo
blo-tsHiilly dtaait the w hole subject and
propose every deadred amendment. The
Work tbus' time will leave little for vnu to
do ia rrgMil to the matter; n.Hlung, In
bet, rxeept to submit Hie prolxised amead-
K-nts to the people. The selection of
this board may be made by a joint vote of
the two Houses, or by the appointment
the Governor, as you 'may determine."
OK THE fF.NITF.NTI.UIY
tlio following jsroro lib lending remarks:
In the management of onr Penitentiary
the reformation ofits'lnmtires, the preven
tion ol'criuic, and she protection of the State
against Mi uniary loss, should bo the con
trolling influences. That system which
will most certainly accomplish these ends
should be adopted ami parried nut. It
would be impossible, crliiips, to provide
in detail, by law, rules for tlio manage,
llielit and control of Iho institution that
would certainly be best for the reforma
tion of Its Inmates, and the production of
revenue lo ihe Stato, Tlieae matters must,
of necessity, be left, to a great extent, to
the control of those who hav charge f Its
Sini-e the Penitentiary of Missouri was
establl-licil II has eost lite State- ars-r and
above its income, upwnrdssrfone million
of dollars. -Tbl ixisglt is mnelllivc, to
say ino icasi oi ir, o liijuwelous manage,
mcut, ami demands, in lay judgiueat, - a
By Ihe id section of the act provldin"
for the management of the IVuitcntiurv,
Wagner's Statues, 2d vol., page !W I ', it
is proviueil, -that the Treasurer, Audthir,
aud Att.imev General, shall no ex o.
iusneetors of tlie Penitentiary." eto. anil
by the 4th section of tlie same act it is pro
vided, that tlie comnonsatloii of each in.
siicrior snail no Biisinnraunum. In full
compensation for all services rendered u.
inspectors. J lie following sections impose
niii, various, nuu rcsjionsiiiio unties iijion
these ofllcers : duties which 1 nm in-
lomied are seldom, uerhans. never, liillr
discharged. In truth, tlie inspectors of
uie aussoun reniienilnrr, I am led to be
lieve Iroiu all I can learn upon the suhjpet
have just about as much to do with Its
control ana management, and no more,
man any otuer uinte intelligent and re-
spoctaiilc gentlemen, residing at the seat
ol government. ..Ilio couscijucuee Is, the
whole maoairemeut of this vast and iin.
poi-taut institution is left to the govern
ment of tho Warden und his subordinates.
Ibis ar.len is liable to removal nt m,v
time, and. In fact, generally goes out lit
..fll.u. ... !.-. ..-u.,V - .Vt , . .
".. ,n a.pi,-l,lllll ,, . Slrif, IPnn.
inns inexperleiieeil, and necessarily In-coiiiM-tent
men generally manage U". Is
it liny .ouV (hat h is always hi debt.
end that constant appropriations have to
bo made by the legislature to aid :i keop-
. ,, tiiiu siisu-iiuiiig us cretin.
i am satisfied that'll remedy for nil the
evils referred t i, and in.liv.l for all that
exist iijion Ihe subject, could tie found in
Uie creation bv vou of a board of mana
gers, to have control ol it. In ISoil the
Legislature oi Cauud.-i created such
board, and, notwithstanding the many de
tents iu the act of ercatiou, the most iis
touishing and satisfactory results have at
tended its oni-ratiott, 'liis board ol man.
agcrs should have als.ili4e eontrol of e
iunui.uiefii. toe apiioimmcutui all Its olll-
enrs, aud be m ide responsible to the
Stato for everything con -ted with the
administration of its affairs. Moreover.
my own judgmeut is, that this Isiaril
should not only have thu management isf
the I'ciiitciitiarv but of every niismi ami
jail in Missouri, lo t- gn-at ext--ul. An I It
uugiii imi wen, ntso, to Inelii-le our Insane
Asylums and nil ol our other benevolent.
institutions which arc unlield und Hlllnior.
ted nt the expense ol the State, if a
board consisting of throe or more of the
most enlightened, lx-nevoleiit and host
badness men to he found in the limits nt
tl.' miomvealth had the care, control,
and exclusive management of all tlio in
slitiilions just mentioned, 1 am satisfied
that the best results would follow t and
tliat it would piano Missouri in advance of
Ihu other States, in regard to these mat
For a remedy nirahist Ihe -l.n.u ,.r il...
law granting ,
tOSTS IN (,-IIIMINAI. CASKS r
he proposes a law declaring that no costs
shall Ik- paid in criminal or penal cases
either out of the State or County Treas
tS UF.IIAI.K, OF l-l'lll.ir sr-IIOOM
he made a strong npjioal, asserting It as
hb lK-lief that no parlyopposed to tlie
cause of Vniversid Kilucation ought to
control the destinies of Missouri. ,
The entire civilized world" ha iv.
'-seems to have aroused itsidr. riu.n.
from the lethai-it-v of nast acres miiin tl.'is
sulilect. The school-ina-toi- Is ii,,i,i
"ubroad in thu luud." i Tho sun-light oi'
science penetrates tlio dark abodes of the
poor, as well as tlie mansions of tlie rich.
Despotic, as well ns free, governments
huvo oanght the contagion, and we now
soo the subjects of the Imperull William of
Prussia as highly educated as the free citi
zen of Massachusetts. Tho: waves of in
telligence are spreading all over our great,
free uml happy eouutrv. School-houses,
academies, .colleges and universities am
springing un ail over the prairies of the
est. Shall wo. as a State, or shall our
citizens, lag behind hi tlio glorious oon
test for knowledge that b going on around
us? Ueuveu forbid! But, allow me to
assure you, gentlemen, that we w ill full
far behind unless we do our duty.- That
duty consists iu providing ns good schools,
collogue and utuversities at borne as ean
be found abroad, . .. : ,i'
Tho State Universitv stands t tho ,A
of our ediu-atioual system. Upon its efii-
lenoy and suooess denend evurv vital In.
to rest .eonneescdwHIi the eause'of educa
tion in tlie State. To it, and to it alone,
ean wo look for that thorough training
ow .win enuuu us frraanaies to rank
upon euuul terms with the learned men of
tlie world. , Fromt must eomo -the pro.
feasors Ul our Aesdemhis and rlw.cr,..
in a wonl, it must, and will, give tone
and oliaructe to .tho learning of the poo.
F", ui uie oinie. nnat, uion, should It
be r : I answer, unsm-nnsnod In- nn v Insti
tution of learning in America. It should
oual, if It does not sarpaks, Harvard and
Xalo,. Mow 6uA.it falU below the etund.
arda ostabiishod, I will not pretend to say
I leave you to judge. ., If yoo concur
with me, however, i in what It should be,
bat b not, jrou. kouw the remedy, Bus,
you may say, an immense sum of money,
and- many years must intervene hen ire the
object ean, be attained.- I grant vote are
Unlit: AVliat I insist on is. thai v,Mi:h.ll
do all you ean do, having a proper appro,
elation of the magnitude of the undertak
ate; to in
ing, and the -finances of the State; to in.
sore, ana at as early a day as no
realisation to which I have pointed. --True
economy . should, be vbsen ed by ns ia all
things. Rat H does atom to me that any
appropriation that yoa may make, within
toe Oonoas erreasoa, lor Ike aouosnphsii-
udh.ui two mreas wnu 1 JMYB miUcaSf a,
would be reganlea by aU thinking nea as
wise and prudent. - Good tlnanotors in
making investments, do uot took an maeh
to thtv.aiuouatsisT onnitol. snulmS s.
therensraato beeealixed. k WUh'thb sab
rule to onr gavermnont, let me ask what
hav yon to isav frosn making the Mtnte
Uoh-eraHf ail ttia iu IHomh wish iNdl
Mo.' If yoa ean. what Harvard has Sunn
for Massnchuscus ? It has Hot P" v brought
hundreds, aasl thousands, f thy vonltLC'
tho PoUiUrJ- tlirrv to lie ciiiicateil, lnft It
hat also added nilliious to thu wealth of
the State. Not only has it done all thi-,
but it ban enabled Massarhusettsto menltk tl
nnd shape the public thought of America,
to a great extent, and to a equal extent
control nnd govern tlie institutions of the
roentry. Or take another example. Cam
bridge, II' you pleao, which has nddeil
more of characler, nnd given Kngland "
more renown, and exerted a mightier lis
lluemw over Ihe destinies of tlie world,
than have all her nionarehs since Cwsar'a
Invasion and conquest ol' the Island.
Missouri etu braces the idemenls
empire within Imr own border. She now
has a population olnt h-aat two millions
or souls: and the day is unt distant wiiun
her wcaltA and pomiLdion will eiiial (hat
ol the most laTorrd Suite in tho American
I'nioii. Nature has lavished its Iniuntles .
in Ihe amplest profusion ujkiii her. Her
sous are hardy, enterprising., and devote,! '
to her nilviiiuvmeirt and gHory. ImI ns,
iu imitation of what nature hits done for
us, do nil our work uuin n larui, ami
ci al scale. Lay deep and broad Ihe fomi
dntiom of nil our pubNe aTHiTfions ; nnd
our noble State trMI aeon Itnoume the
ipies n of all the sisterhood ef States the
home of a happy, eoutented. intelligent
and prosHniHis people.'
. I'ONCKItNIVS AN AtMOI-RNKtl SF.SSION,
He said: "Hy the net nppmred Februarv
Slid, 1N7I, )n7,.sI were appmpriateil for
tin- pay or the tnemlior of Uie General As
sembly, and WjisK) for contingent expen
ses. I'n.lerthe net approved March IX. Is",
i"s,4Sl.ii were appniprintetl to pay mem
bers and defray contingent expenses. Ilv
thejiet approved Jmiunrv 9, 1ST2, $Hl,ofl
worn apiiropriated for tho pay or the mem
bers and rVil.iKIO for contingent expense.
By the act approves I llecrniber 8,1871,
tO.lsin were appropriated for the pav of
uiemlHrs nnd flli.Wt for contingent" c-IK-nses.
By tlie net of With March, 1S72.
lH.tHiO were appropriated for tlie pay uf :
iiH-nibi-rs, and by k als approved Junu ,
27lh. 1H72. In addition to nil the above
mentioned sums Hi.sji,7ii wen appro- '
prlatod lo wy the members of tho (ieneinl
A'ssi-mblv and defrav tlie noiiiiiim.iii
enses thereof, making n grand total of
H!i,0lo,7ll that was nald out ol'lhe Si ii., '
Treasury to the members of the siith Con- .
oral Assembly for their services nnd to de-
iraf the contingent expenses Incurred by
them. To this larire sum must lu- rl.l,.;i
the eost of printing the Journals of the two
houses, the law s passed during Ihu tlin-e
sessions which thev held, ami n number i-
other things amounting to many thousands
of dollars. H-foro we can have anvthin"
like a in- or urouer aimraciation ,.l n-h.ii
our legislatation has eost us. I think it
safe to say that. the L'l'.th fieiieral Assembly
cost the Stato at least a hall' million of dol
lars, iuiteieiideut of all appmpriations
made bv it for all other nui-iioss it,,,,, ..
defray its own expenses.
It is to be earnestly bone,! it.. if c.m 111
Imitate no such folly', that von nil I in.ll.
the busiuess duiunndiug your attention be
fore you close your session, mid that vou
will save the Slate the immense ,..,.t i'
adjourned session of your body; ''The peo
ple e.H-et. and they 'have Ihe' right to ex-'
pei-c, mis 01 you,,.
Tiirusnw, January tlth. Senator dates
wood uft'ered a resoluilon providing for it
Joint session to rlcvt a eommltteo of one '
memla-r from rncli Congressional District
to p cpai-o. and propose amendments to
the Constitution. Referred to a commit
tec on Constitutional Amendments.
Scuator Morrison introduced a bill to
provide for Uic calling of a Stato Conven
tion. The bill provides for the election or del
egates April 1, 1H7.1, to meet iiJeficrson .
iiy, vt euiicsiuiy, Jlav 7, IK7.'J. It pro
vide- further that in ealliug the Conven
tion the qualified voters may cast a vote
for a Convention" or "nsalnst a Conven
tion" and that II it uppcarthat tho majority
of tin- votes cast shall be "against a Con
vention" tlie Convention shall not assem
ble. KuH-iTcd to Committee on Constltu- '
tlonal Amendments; 1 "
Senator Harding of the Lunatic Asylum '
Committee, to whom wns referred the
resolution raising a welnl committee to
investigate matters pertaining to tho loca
tion oi the Northwestern Lunatic Asylum,
reported a substitute directing the stand
ing committees of both Houses to make
tlio investigation villi instructions to in- 1
qtiiru into the. application of moneys ap
propriutcd for the location. r , ,. ., ., ..
, pu motion of Senator Allen the substi-. ,.
tuto was so amended as to dli-ect the com- .
inittce to report what steps have been,
taken by the Hoard of Commissioners In",'
relation to blups.and specifications of the.
Asylum, and adopted.
: Five thousand --opies of the Inaugural
Addresses of tlie (iuroruor aud Lleut.-tioy-
eruor were adopted
(Our Report of House proceedings is
unavoidably crowded out. Kd.)
- t mmmmmmmmmmmmmm I ,!.'.-
i The Pettis oouuty jail hue hud its use. -eurity
Ooiuonstratcd., Nebon, a wkomursr
derer, escaped from It on, the uight of Ui
Gth inst. ; Ho was loft In the hull while tho
jailor went to supper... With a short Iron
poker he worked hb way through tho
brick which are "soft and easily worked."
The Sheriff has offered a reward uf $100
for lib re-capture. -a- . i i .'.' i
Tnistee'ti and AmlgmecV Sale.
WHaEAH, w. n. tosn aki rahah
A., his wife, by llu-ir rorlulll deril or
trust, datnl I bo Sttli day of Si-irtember, ISU7, nnd
raeoi'dnl la the Keenrrter'a tlftlep of t olecoinitv,
Missouri, in Uook-T,' paxes 841, m and iH,'
eoureyed o Ihe unuer.liK-d, . il. Proit, ,
1 l-llntce, Ihe tullowine deseriis-d real pstnte stt.
ttnte In the rauuts el Ouki aud Htate of Missouri,
to-wlt: The east half of the northeast quarter
oftaesnutlieaslaaertarorseetlonS, and till thut
part of the. oast uslfef the suulbesiU.uuarlerr -
the northeast quarter of section 3, IvIiiJ south of
Ihe road monies' wast from the (!lly of Jetler- '
son, all ht township , of range u, la trast loi I
feeure thy naymrnt at a eerlain nromlssorv note
la said di-rd ofinial uieationnl and oWrllwU ,i
and wbsroee she nuaiant f ssld no was
uirwardii assiumsl by llorneo W la-ox win imr-c-hased
the said seal saiate suliet la the enrnm
5r5??. ? " ,"Ml "sTIrust: aiel whenas .
deomlt has been made A the aayinenl of said
iiele; snd whereas lb said Horses Wilcox wss
??1r.J,'h,r".',l "'y or4ul.v, A. i
l'' S'H.r"1)' "UusUetf and dwlsred a buukruiit
by the Distrfol Court of (helTiiluslAiste fertile ,
VVestern Dfslrlcf of Missouri, and I Im uudes..
"Hmod, Junius C. BsW.Ilt aud Keinp ii. Oowr
tre Ms Utiles appoiaied awl qunllnod Asslgnres
iu osnsriiiHey 1 ana wnen-es, nv an orrter or ssld , ,
Court, nMMlooelhs twbdavof As-eiuhrt-i W7.r1
the M AMdmieee wra onlered Iduntts with
me saiu rrasiee ui a sale at sakl usoiierly under
the provbiloiM at tlie mid deed i
las la haash miiim !! U.-
uudcsslsixsl Trustee si ting under the provMou.
of Ihe Mrts ! U ausWaad at Ihe recuiast f
the hstitrr of said hole, in conjunction wild laid
Belwewi lts tMMsal6.a'UrkJn Iks t6riwinn - 1 '
sudao'eloek In Ibr eAaruoon of said day, at the
Court House door lq 11 Mrjr at JaaVneii.rouu
ryoff'ole, end ststs of Missouri, sell the above
.MW-lbcd property st jHiblle suction to the liljcli-
.aWm aVMfafnJ '
decK-at kr.ni Q tuorai, Am,1MoS