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JEFFERSON CITY. MO- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1877.
' yEEKLY STATE JOURNAL,
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NOTARY PUBLIC AND
JEFFERSON CITY. MO.
jpg Olfiop. State Journal Building, 211 Mail
Street Jeffemon City.
A LSO, REPRESENTS THE FOLLOWING
XI leading insurance companies -Trraklin
Fire Ins. Co. of Philadelphia.
finntJnentil Fire Ins. Co. of New
York, Assets 2,500,000
- Mutual idle ins. vo. or JNew ior,
Aggta ...... o8.000.00
L. H. WATERS,
Late of Carroll
C. A. WINSLOW
Late ol Chariton Co
WATERS & WINSLOW,
Jefferson City. Missouri.
Special attention riven to'businesa Id the Sr
. premeaed Federa""conrU.
Captol Star Mills.
G, H, Dulo Don a
DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
CXOUZl and HEAL
SIIIPSTI'FF, SHORT , CRASS,
n'. ' Cor. llaia and Walaat 8ts., .
' JKFTXBSOH CITY, MIMOUKI, ,
JTOHESTgMAkXXT PiUCEPAl FOB
I BESSIE AND LUKE.
The stae driver was a rough looking
(riant, his biff paws hidden away in fox
skin gloves and his bodj well covered
ith a buffalo-skin overcoat. lie flung
the mail baz into the sleigh, untied the
ponies, and "his shout of "AH aboard !"
brought out a solitary traveler lor me com
ride ot eighteen miles over the snow-
vovered hills of Wisconsin.
Weather is breakin' a little just now,
but it has been awlul on this route," re
marked the driver.as the ponies got away.
I kin eit along las' rate with uve or six
degrees below, but when it comes to ten
in the valley, there's a gooa uueen on me
hills, an' the wind e'enauiost cuts the
ponies in two."
Wisconsin winter wcainer never iuhkcs
a failure, and when a snow storm begins,
there is no let up until the heavens have
sent their last flakes. The snow was two
ieet deep either side of the single track in
the center ot the highway, and where the
wind bad a good sweep, there were arms
covering the fences, with several feet to
Ho other teams dime aiier none were
encountered. The fierce cold wind was
too much for farmers and ordinary travel
ers. The United States mail bad the track
to itself. Wrapped in furs, blankets, and
robes, and with hot bricks steaming away
on the straw, stage driver and traveler
rode in silence for miles. By and by, as
the ponies sla"kened their pace a little to
climb a long hill, the driver pointed to the
liirht. and asked .
D've see that loz house up thar P liiir
it in mind nn' I'll tell ye a story."
It was a gloomy pile ot logs, curtains
down over the wiuditws and snow drilled
clear to the sills, and most ol the land
around it was sterile hill or tangled thick
et. Over the bill, and halt a mile beyond,
and the driver pointed again, and said :
An' now take a peep at that place, mi"
I'll begin the story."
It was a small name house this time.
partly surrounaea oy a oreaic-wina ot pop
lar trees, the house was oiu anu weatn
er-beaten. The windows were covered
with lrost,the path to the gate was hidden
bv drifts, and the only living: thin to be
seen was a poor oia norse standing on the
lee-side ot a hedge. His ribs could be
traced clear from the road, and he greeted
the ponies with a neigh, telling of hunger
'Three weeks ago.1' began the driver,
as he cleared nis tnroat. ootn o- mem
places were full of cheer. The one back
there held an old man. his wile an' haud-
some daughter, an1 this one was occuoied
by a bachelor named Luke Warcer.I don't
know how he came to uve nere aione ;out
here he was. an he net only worked hard
an' took good care o' things, but he had a
bite to eat lor all beggai'9 au' a gooa wora
tor travelers. Them tolks back in the log
house were kinder new to this section. I've
hearn tell that he was a broken-down
merchant, who had to give up everything,
an' leave .New xoik. l saw uim dozens
o' times, an' he was high-headed, even it
he was poor. Me walked along like a
lord, an' he wouldn't notice such as me."
The driyer pulled the robes away from
his mouth a little more, and went on :
"Cracky to grashus.but didn't they Lave
a handsome sal I tone was as trim as an
angel, handsome as a June day, and it was
nateral that Luke should fall in love with
her.He was at least thirty fiye.an' neither
good-lookin' nor edebated ; but you can't
tell when a sal is goin' to love or hate.
spect it riled the old tolks to think she'd
take up with a t'armer.an' I epose they for
bid him coruiii' there, leastwise that was
the talk along the road last tall. Luke
pegged away the same as ever, an' the
gal didn't look any the less haadsome as
I saw her at the gate, As winter set in.
didn't see much of any ot them, and by
and bv the gossip began to die out."
"How old was the girl P" asked the
"'Bout eighteen or nineteen, an' she had
bair like gold. It just makes my heart
acbo to remember her. en, it seemed
that her an' Luke were bound to marry
The old tolks would'nt give in' and Luke
fixed it to be married down here a bit at
the big red farm house. The preacher
was to be there, a crowd was comin' to
dance, and the ?al was to slip awav from
home and come down with Luke, kinder
hand in hand, as the hewspapers say. The
gal got away in the evenin', walked over
to Luke's, an' he had his horse and sleigh
ready. It was the fust snow, but not very
good ruBBlnz. a hey trot started all right
happy as two doves, but they had oaly
turned out o' the yard wlea it began to
snow. I was out In it too.an' great snakes
how the snow did come down ! It just
dropped down in cnunks an' patches, an'
in halt an hour the road was out o' sight
under six inches of snow.an' the wind was
flinging It tan leet high wherever it could
The driver looked back over the lonely
read, drew a long oreatn and went en :
"1 he Lord only Knows now it came
about, but Luke's horse fell into the
ditch and broke its legs, an' then the
loyers sot out on foot. They went right
against the d re flu storm, determined to
reach the red farm beuse. Itight ahead
here, just halt way between the house, ia
where we found 'em. . The storm raged
for three days, an' ia some places the
drift were ten feet high. When it cleaned
away, the gal was missed. Luke was
missed, an' a gang ot us sot ont to seareh
the road. We found the horse dead an1
stiff, and then we knew it was all up with
the children. We had an awlul time
dirgin' through these drifts an1 tracking
the pair, air just under tins run nere is
whar we dug 'em out. How d'ye suppose
we found 'em P"
He waited half a minute for the answer
that didn't come, and then said :
May the Lord bless Luke Warner :
When the snow got deep ho had taken
that gal on bis back. When he found sho
was troezin' to death, he had taken nit ins
coats an put them around her, an' his
vest was buttoned around her nea, to
take the place ot her .lost hat. He strip
ped right to his shu t sleeves, sir, to save
that gal ; an' no man could have done
more. When the snow got too deep, he
stopped, an' crouchin' agin the fence,
witn the poor gal's tace close to his, an
their hands clasped, death came down
through this lonesome valley an' took
em. It was an awful sight, 'sir, an' the
gal's father took on so that men had to
hold him. The neighbors hud to lay oat
tho corpes an' bury 'em, an' it was right
to put 'em both in one grave. The moth
er went dead oyer it betore the grave
was covered, an' tho father is gone no
one knows whar. It's awful to think ot,
sir, an' when I get to rememberin all
about it, such a lump comes up into my
throat that I can't talk.'
The traveler looked into the rough
giant's face, and two tears, frozen to ice
by the hitter wind, rested on his cheeks.
An' i-iust believe,1 whispered the man,
alter a long pause, aud pointing heaven
ward with his whip, 'that Bessie an' Luko
nre the brightest ot the hull crowd yon
Dr. Hull's Cough Svrni) ia a purely
vegetable compound, innocent in nature
and wonderful in effect, tor children it
is invaluable, curing Croup, Whooping
Cough, etc., in a few hours. Price 25
cents per bottle, or five bottles for $1.00.
THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS.
The past lends to Egypt a charm more
entrancing iiian its cloudless skies and de
licious climate. Go where you will, an
tiquity meets you at every turn. Around
you lie the ruins of cities whose yery
names have been obliterate in tiie silent
march of ages. Belore yon flows the sa
cred river upon whose wayes floated cen
turies ago the little avk ot the outcast He
brew infant and the golden barge ot the
gorgeous daughter ot the Ptolemies, lime
was when this old Nile was the highway
down which many successive nations
rushed to conquest, tor tho Ethiopian and
the Assyrian, the Persian, tho Roman and
the Saracen have all lorded it in turn in
this ancient realm of the Pharaohs. Now,
vexed no longer with fleets of rival mon-
archs, the mighty river rocks with slum
beriug swell the lotus lilies on its tranquil
breast, and lonely banks, which have rung
so otten In clays gone by with sunn pecans
ot triumph, the palms in the sultry noon
tide throw their long shadows athwart the
ruined temples aud colossal statues, grand
in execution and laullless in detail, which
reveal in every outline the perlection to
which the arts ot architecture and sculp
ture were earried in this their earliest
cradle. The soil is strewed with fragments
ot broken columns aud defaced colossals.
Buried beneath the drifting sand otthe
desert lie the glorious yet grotesque
masterpieces of the Egyptian chisel.
Serene, grave, majestic, inundated with a
flood of harmonious light, the calm fea
tures of the inscrutable Sphinx look down
upon us, as many centuries ago they looked
down in their grand repose upon the won
dering father ot history. lime has
pressed lightly on these Titanic temples
and vast tomb places, but from their
shadowy portals the worshippers have
gone forever. Desolate and state-fallen,
they open now only to admit the curious
Callaway County Bonds. The Calla
way county court has issued a circular
showing that on the 20th ot July 1872. the
railroad debt ot the county, including ac
crued interest to that date, amounted to
$798,225. the dyke debt to $8,500, and the
school debt to 30,041 91, in all $842,766
91, on which has since been paid the sum
ot $9,350, leaving a balance still outstand
ing ot $833,416 91. That the assessed
valuation of real property in the county is
$4,108,290, and ot personal property $1,
559,229, making in all $5,668, 519, which
is liable under the late decisions of the
supreme court ot the United States tor
the payment of the aforesaid debt.
The leyy on this property for state and
county purposes is only $1 29 per hun
dred, while the debt amount to nearly 14
per cent, ot the entire valuation, and a
levy of one per cent, per aDnum'.will!be re
paired to meet the accruing interest, to
this add 50 cents on the one hundred dol
lars for a sinking land, wbloh increases
the annual taxation of the county to
about $2 80 on the $100 Most ot bond
holders show a disposition to comprom
ise at 55 5-9 cents and this the people seem
disposed to pay. Columbia Herald.
AU babies are dlmioutive Caesars, since
they come, they see, they eonqaer, some
times by their gentle stillness but otteaer
by continued iproarious crying induced
by Colio, Teethfog, Flatulence, eto. Dr.
Bull's Baby Syrup by its gentle yet specific
Influence quiets the little enes without
ever producing the least injurious effect.
Price 25 cents a bottle.
GREEN KILLED A BAD
Poor Joe had grown r.ioro intemperate,
till at last nobody would employ him.
Some on stole several valuable hides
from Mr. Green. He did not mention the
circumstances to any one but his wife.
and they both had reason for suspecting
that Joe was the t'lief. The next wrek
the following advertisement appeared in
the county newspaptr.
hnever siolo a lot ot hides ou Friday
nighi. the olh ot the present month, is
hereby informed that the owner wishes to
be his Iriend. 1 1 poverty tempted him to
this lalse step, the owner will keep tho
whole transaction a sccivt. a. (I will lad
ly put him in the way ot obtaining money
by means more likely to bring him ponce
But ho who had committed the dishon
est deed uloiio knew whence benevolent
oiler came, and he knew that Simoon
Green was not a man to set traps tor his
A few nights a Iter wards, a timid knock
was heard at ibimeon's door, just as the
family were retiring to rest. When the
door was opened, Joe Smith appeared on
the steps, with a load of hides on his
shoulder. Without raising his eyes ho
said in a low tone. 'I have brought them
back. Mr. Green. Where shall 1 put
'Wait a moment till I can gel a lantern
and I will go to the barn with you,' he
replied. 'Then you will come in and tell
me how it happened. We will see what
can be done tor you.'
When they returned Irom the barn Mrs.
Green said, 'I thought you might feel
Letter for a warm supper, neighbor
!nith.' Joe turned bis back toward her,
:uid did not speak. He leaned bis head
against the chimney, and altar a mo
ment's silence, he said, in a choked voice,
-It was the first time I ever stole and I
I eel bad about it. I do not know how it
U. I did not think, once, I should ever
come to be what I am. But I took to
quarreling, then to drinking. Since I
began to go down hill evrybody gives
me a kick. You are the first man that
has offered me a helping hand. My wife
is feeble and my children are starving.
You have sent them many a meal, God
bless you ! and yet I have stolen the hides
irom you, meaning to sell them .the first
chance I could get. But I tell you, Mr.
GreeD, it is the first time I ever deserved
the name of thief.'
'Let it be the last, my friend,' said Si
meon, pressing his hand kindly. 'The
secret snail remain between ourselves.
You are young, and can make up lost
time. Come, now, give me a promise
that you won't drink a drop of intoxica
ting liquor for a year, and I will employ
you ..to-morrow at good wages. Mary
will see to your family early in the morn
ing, and perhaps we may find some em
ployment Jfor them also. The little boy
can at least pick up stoaes. But eat a bit
now, and drink come hot coffee. You
will find it hard to abstain at first. Joseph ;
but keep up a braye heart lor the sake of
your wile and children, and it will soon
This kindness had a strong effect on
poor Joe. He thoroughly reformed, and
thus Mr. Green, by a few good acts,
killed a bad and created a good neigh
bor. A valued Iriend called on us Monday
and said, 'Old Man, come and interview
a tramp, down on the street.' Wo buckled
on our armor, (a clay pipe and a
tooth-pick) and started for the scene ol
action. In front of Poage & Caldwell'.-,
we found a grenzy, dirtv. filthy specimen
of the human race, reading a little Comic
song book, and which he told the street
Arabs was a Grange book. 'But ah, we
knew a thing or two,' &c. We knew ho
lied, lor we had been thar i e., to the
Graage. We asked him where he was
from and he said 'Kentuckv,' 'Where
are you going ?' Anywhere to get some
thing to eat and somewhere to sleep.'
Where am you stay last night r in your
county jail, and they teed very well,
out i ieit mighty nuugry wncu 1 was
done my breakfast.' 'Where did you
work last i" 'In Kentucky and Wiscon
sin?' 'How do you get over the rivers
without money ?' 'Do you believe in a
God P' We told him we did. 'Well. He
sets me over the rivers whenever I come
to one.' 'Well now would'nt you rather
trust a good ferry-man P' The contempt
wun wuicn ne treated our question
prompted us to ten mm that ins only
Gods were the God of laziness and the
God ot his belly, at which he looked so
savage that we suddenly remembered
that we had business up town, and lett
the old tramp muttering something about
'bread or blood.' Ex.
Punishing Corruption Judge Pax
son ot the Supreme Court ot Pennsylvania
has just rendered a decision which is in.
strnctlve for the modern politican. The
case was that ol the State ot Pennsylvania
against George Walter, Sheriff ot Butler
county, who was charged with having
corrupted voters by the use of money in
attaining his election. 1 Judze Parson s
decision ousts Walter from the Sheriffalty,
and under the Constitution ot Pennsylva
nia he is ferever disqualified Irom holding
an office of trnst or profit in tkt State.
Pennsylvania has some gotid provisions
is her constitution on theljecti
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO.
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Department in a first class manner. It has
unequaled accommod ition. The traveling
publie can be better suited nowhere in the city
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F, J. MAYER.
Stoves, Tinware Etc.,
High Street, (opp. Pratt's Auction lioom
Jefferson City, Mo.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF FARLOK
and Cooking Stoves, Cooking Utensils,Ti
Ware, etc., always on hand.
Tin Piping and Guttering, and all Tin
paje made to order with neatne nJ dis-watc.b-
Chas. L. Buscli.
Jhio ig Lumber Yard
Cor. of Main and Jefferson Sts
JEFFERSON CITY, MO.
A LARGE STOCK OF ALL KINDS OF
Lumber of a Superior Qualitv.
Always on hand, and for Sale, at the Cheap,
est Raf. dec.27,72-lv
Books & Stationery
PERIODICALS, BLANK BOOKS, CHRO
mos, AVall Paper and Pictures. Picture
Frames made to order. Agent for Fairchild's.
Gold Pens. All orders will receive prompt at
Jefferson City Mo.
Z liber's Marble Works
Foreign & American:
GBAYEST01TES AND TG2IB3.
North sWe of High st,et( ,
Brtwten Jefferson and Waehingtoh SU
LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLE
dp a gene.! livery, feed a4 tasKJ?
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