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JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 20. 1878.
i . WF.F.TTT.Y STATU! JOURNAL.
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and Liq nor.
Largest stock in th eity at
Wholesale and rttail,
DALLME YEK 1 CO
208 and 210 East High Street.
CASH PAID FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE.
301 EA&T HIGH STREET,
Is again in the field, and he will always be glad
to see his friends and customers!.
AT WHOLESALE PRICES,
Go and See Him.
Tou will find a full stock ofjllie
All kind of Canned Goods, Wines, Liquors, Ci
gars, Tobacco, &k.
Choicest of Candies.
A ten per cent, package will be delivered as
cheerfully as a $50 purchase.
"Fair and Honorable Dealing," is my motto
A. J. Shockley,
AC. &C. C.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS AND
No. 107 High Street Jefferson Cily Mo.
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MORE AND LETTER.
V5 believe it will come. We mean a
iw by which the laboring man can be
come a bondholder, and thus make his
earnings salo from the risk of savings
banks and other lorms ol deposit.
The secretary ol the treasury has been
be I ore the committee ot ways and means
with his project to authorize the issue ol
STiall bonds of $10, and multiples of that
denomination, to be convertible at any
time into four per cent bonds of $o0 and
upward. The committee are also in f ivor
ol the measure as reported, and will press
the measure with a view ol bavins; it be
come a law this session.
The readers ol the Journal can bear
witness to its early advocacy ol this policy.
It has been regarded in the money circles
as one of tho lunatic measures, because,
like greenbacks and silver, it was inten
ded to benefit the people. If we could have
our own way we would go a step lurther
and make these bonds inter convertible,
but are slad to get the measure as pro
posed. As in the bill forbidding lurther
retirement of greenbacks, and as in the
silver bill, we are willing to bo practical
and take what we can get, and trust to
Providence and Congress to get more in
course ol time.
It will be a great boon when a poor
man can take his ten dollars and go to the
post office and gel a bond that will pay
3 or 3 1-2 per cent interest, and when he
saves five ten dollar bills get a fitly dollar
bond with per cent interest, instead ol
being compelled to depend on
savings banks, with the expoiience of the
last lew years. And as wo say in the
beginning, we believe with the treasury
and the ways and means committee both
in tavor of the measure the bill will be
come a law.
It is too in the right direction in another
way. It allows all citizens to become
creditors ot the government, and thus
bring the people closer and closer to it.
It will quicken public sentiment as to mat
ters ot legislation, and cause men to feel
that government is not solely a taxing
and office holding machine.
, But we cannot avoid referring to the ar
guments which are now used by the ways
and means and certan journals, which
have been for years ignoring this very
measure. They tell us "that tho com
mittee proposes to show how the people
have lost vast sums ot money, their hard
earnings, by depositing iu savings institu
tions.' But when a few public men and
a tew papers like tho Journal advocated
this very plan before these vast sums had
been lost, as a method of floating the five
twenty loan, and making everbody bond
holders, thev were denounced as lunatics
and as wanting the government turned
into a broker shop. The plan was just as
sensible then as it is now, and il then
adopted might have averted manya cala
mity. But still we are glad to see the
change, as it is the beginning in tho di
rection ot a new declaration of indepen
dence the entire emancipation of Ameri
can finances from the control or influence
ot foreign loans and tho mutations ot Eu
ropean money markets. Wben the peo
ple own the national debt it will be the
most truly independent day in the history
of the nation. K. C. Journal.
Disappointment in matters of pleasure
is hard to be borne; in matters afiVcitng
health it becomes cruel. Dr. Bull's (Jo ugh
Sviup never disappoints those who use it
for obstinate coughs, -colds, irritation of
throat and lungs, eto.
The Boone county Grand Jury lately
drew up the following address to the
Legislature signed by ten of the Jurors.
'To the Honorable Senate and House ol
Representatives of the State ot Missouri,
assembled atJetterson Uity :
"We, the members of the grand jury of
Boone county, Missouri, now sitting at
Columbia, would respectfully represent to
your honorable body that Irotu long per
sonal experience in time past and by
numerous cases now undergoing exami
nation by us, we are convinced that the
law in regard to all petty offences is
wrong, and from the heavy costs in the
aggregate in the vast number ot cases
occunng, more punishment is imposed on
the honest tax payer than is inflicted on
the criminal by small pecuniary fines or
short terms ot imprisonment. We would
respecuully recummend that summary
punishment be indicted by use ot whipping-post
or such other means as your
honorable body may deem best."
But to be honest about the matter, a
good sound whipping might prove more
eilicacious than the present penalty tor
misdemeanor and would certainly cost
Give your neighbor a helping hand by
recommending him to keep Di. Bull's
Baby Syrup iu his family lor kall the ills
babies are subject to.
'Oh, Harry, you wont forget to go to
the depot to meet Aunt I'ollj,' said Alice
Vane, as she followed her - brother in-law
to the tront door steps, and stood, with
tho wind blowing her bright hair Iroin
her face, as pretty o rosy-cheeked matron
as one would wisii to see.
"No, I'll not lorget; but, Alice, how
am I to know the old laity! Does she
wear snuff-color or black P'
Oh, heither, Hairy; a big purple c:tpe
and bonnet to match, and she always car
ries a satchel and walks with a gold
headed cane. There, vou suiely can not
miss her,' and Alice V'aiib's eyes looked
more roguish than ever as shb quickly ran
into the house.
'Angels and ministers of grace delend
us, thought Harry Vane, as he walked
down tho street. 'Whatever possessed
Alice to send me to meet this obi wountn !
Well, it can't be helped I suppose, and I
must make the best ot it.'
'Soon, in splto of the bustle of the city
about him, his thoughts wandered to Ma
rian Lee, the pretty, diinpled-cheeked
country gill whom he had been calling
upon tor a year, and who as yet hud not
said the magic word 'yes' to his proposal.
Why she hesitated, Harry did not know;
yet he resolved to get an answer on his
next visit, or never.
When he reached the depot tho train
had just glided in like a long lire-throated
serpent. Hany hastened on to the plat
form, and looked around for Aunt Polly.
There she was, her bent figure enveloped
in a long purple cape, ami a hugh bonnet
to match, in which her face was complete
ly hidden; her hands were covered with
gray cotton gloves, a brown veil covered
tier lace, while a large umbrella, e rried
under the arm, threatened the evs of
whomsoever was rash enough to imwd
her movements in the roar. Harry Vane
then stepped lorward chivalrously.
Mrs. Vane sent me to meet yru.' he
said. 'Allow me to assist you.' A."l he
attempted to take her bandbox and .-.,tch-el.
No you don't, neither,' was the -lirill
reply. 'I duti't trust strangers, ;ti u can
cany my own luggage ; how do 1 know
but you're a pickpocket!'
But I assure you, madame, that lam
not,' said Vane, trying his best in.t to
laugh. 'I am the brother-in-law ol jour
niece, Alice, and '
Oil. you be, eh ?' interrupted Aunt
Poily. 'You're Harry, I suppose. I've
otten hoard niece Ally 'speak ot llirrv;
you can carry this box, if you like. Bo
keerlul ot it, for its got my best bonnet
in it, and here's a paper ol jarb I've
broughtalong.it Allj's children should
be aiiin' and I can carry the rest.'
'Hallow, Vane !' shouted a New York
exquisite, as ho caught sight of Harry.
'Gallanting Mrs. Noah, I verily believe.
Can't you lind better business than that?'
'What be that feller laughing at?' de
manded Aunt Polly. 'I guess I'm as good
as he is, and maybe a In tit) belter, if I
ain't dressed in the height ol fashion.''
Never mind, ho is not worth noticing,'
said Vane, pleasantly. Here is the car
riage. Be careful about tho steps.'
They were at last seated. The carriage
contained other occupants, and Harry en
dured, without flinching, the scornful
glances cast at his companion. Aunt
PoLy proved very sociable, and enter
tained him with a full account ot her
uffairs, the trouble she bad to get on the
right train, and an impudent lellow in the
cars who wanted her ticket ; the loss of a
paper t f ginger cake she had brought lor
a lunch, and various troubles, which at
tracted the attention ot their fellow pas
sengers. At last Harry deposited Aunt Polly at
Alice Vane's door with a leeling ot satis
faction. The numerous packages and
bundles being counted over twice, and
none missing, Auut Polly thanked Vane
heartily for his kindness, and said she
would make somo herb tea- when he
At that moment Alice came to tho door,
and clasping her ancient relative in her
arms, she wa ked with her into the house
with such a i miical look that Harry was
at a loss what to think ot it, and finally
came to the conclusion that Aunt PoLy
was something valuable.
'Harry,' called out Mrs. Vane tho next
day, as he passed the house, 'please step
in a minute. Aunt Polly wishes to see
Bother Aunt Polly !' thought Harry,
as he obeyed the summons. 'What can
she want to see me about, I wonder?'
He entered the parlor and confronted
a pretty, dimplod-cheeked girl ol eighteen
with blue eyes and long, brown curls.
Aunt Polly was lorgotteu as he clasped
her in his arms, exclaiming:
'Marian Lee !'
Alice stood by enjoying the scene, when
Harry, turning to her, said :
Ally, why didn't you tell me Marian,
Tell you! Why, didn't you bring her
yesterday P Have vou so soon lurgollen
Aunt Polly P'
Harry stood a moment, looking from
one to the other of the fair conspirators in
perplexity, then, as the truth dawned
upou him, he exclaimed:
'Well, it this isn't a good joke ! But
doesn't your conscience reproach you
Ally, for the fib you told meP'
13 it I told no fib, Harry. Marian, ex
plain it to biro.'
'Don't look so astounded, Harry' said
Marian, demurely. 'Alice reallj is my
niece; only as her mother, my hall-sister,
was married before I was burn, she is just
six years older than I am. And I as
sumed that disguise as a test ot your
character, and because I wished to know
bow j ou would act in such an embarns
ing situation. I am perlectly satisfied,'
she said with a meriy laugh.
'So you aro going to marry my Aunt
Polly,' said Alice, afterward, to her
brother-iH-law. 'And then you will be
'1 don't care il I'll bo your grandfather,'
was Harry's exultait reply.
He is Alice's uncle now, and his pet
name for his wile is 'Aunt Polly.'
The Diwt.iitch's Destiny."
The Dispatch Is no more; in other
words, the purchaser at Monday's public
sale made arrangements satisfactory to
hiniseil yt stenlay with the piopretoY of
the Post, nn evening paper yet in its in
lancy and lacking of Associated Press
franchise. The effect of this announce
ment was made apparent in tho issue ol
the Post during the aliei'noou under the
tiile ol the Post and Dispatch.
It i; announced as "a decree ol immu
table destiny nearly a year ago" and the
Post will, in future, appear with the Dis
patch lieailii g as an addenda to carry the
Associated Press dispatches.
The indications at present are that a
stock company will bo lormed lor the pur
pose ot publishing the Post, and that John
Dillon will retain enough stock to keep
Joseph Pulitzer, who suddenly dropped
from the heavens upon tho Court house
steps at the sale of the Dispatch on Mon
day, will probably as sudden depart, and
with a lew thousand dollars in his pocket
ol Post money as a pleasant suvenir ot a
swooping descent to assist at the funeral
of an old friend.
Nol withstanding the positive announce
ment emanating from the p-.n ol Pulitzer
in the Tuesday and Wednesday editions
ot the Dispatch, but little faith was exhib
ited in well informed circles at the pro
gramme laid out.
Puiiizer. however, went around with
an air ot business, engaging editorial and
reportorial assistints, and men in the
business department, with highly colored
promises and terms. He went so far as
to make flattering overtures to men oc
cupying good positions in other estab
lishments. 1 These, however, were in each instance
prudently declined. Then the gentleman
ol Staats-Zeiting notoriety engaged a host
of writing tallent Irom outside quarters
and tie public was assurod that the Dis
patch would set tho Mississippi ablaze in
a very lew days.
Yesterday morning the newly-organized
staft went to work and in the printing
department there was a ray of
hope among tho compositors, manv of
whom are young giris The tide of re
newed prosperity ami success seemed to
bo getting in. Before 9 o'clock, however,
there were disturbing rumors afloat and
the folks upstairs in the Dispatch office
began to teel uneasy. Then inquiries
were made below, but nothing definite
was known until about 10 o'clock, when
E. W. Fox announced behind the countr
that the Dispatch would appear no mor,
and lor further information everybody had
better step over to the Postoflico.
The feelings and expressions ol disgust
all around can better bo imagined than
Tho Post under its new hat
announces a purely independent course
in everything and threatens to run away
from its next door neighbor, the Globe
Democrat, as soon as ii can get presses
for itsell. Times-Journal.
It makes ;i person fed sad to hear a cry
ing baby, suffering probably from some
slight pain, which could be easily re
lieved by the use of Dr. Bull's Baby
Syrup, which is for sale at all drug stores.
Tired Mo. hers.
It there is any class of persons who
need tenderness and encouragement it is
the tired mothers; weary limbs, sad hearts
and puzzled brains all attest this fact.
There ought to be special privileges grant
ed io tired mothers as much as to invalids.
Those who have passed through this try
ing ordeal know how to sympathize,
know how to excuse many of the short
comings of those who are passing through
the narrow gateways, the thorny paths,
the rough highways, where temptation
holds high revelrv, and the angel ot
peace sits in shadow.
Tired mothers ! Always anxious, schem
ing, planning and economizing how they
can manage every detail ot domestic lite
with least expense, lor children are such
a drain upon all the resources of on 's
time, heart and pocket. Mothers doing
double triple work themselves, to save
for this, or that, until the nerves are
strained or shattered to a degree unbear
able to themselves and particularly of en
sive to others. Let me entreat your fatu
ers and husbands, deal gently with the
wite and mother; cheer and brighten her
lite by all the means in your power, for
she needs jour help in many ways, to
buoy her up and sustain her, that she may
be nerved with fresh viger to impart to
the little ones who are a constant drain
upon her life and energies.
Bleak, chilly March and November are
the two worst months ol the year for those
suffering with pulmonary diseases. Keep
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup near by and such
sufferers will bo able to bravo this rough
weather without danger.
The value ol the total taxable property
of Vicksburg, according to tne report f
the assessor aud collector, amounts to
ig WIN ASS
All kinds of Pictures. Copying, finihinc.
Jefferson City Agricultural Works
Manufacture the celebrated
DOUBLE ROTARY FORCE FEE I'
I GRAIN DRILL!
The best, the cheapest an. I tho only perfect one
iu the world.
DON'T FAIL TO 8KB THE MISSul'KI BKFORK
Proprietors Jefferson City Ag'l Works
M-i- CALIFORNIA -:- n
W. P. HANDLEY,
Manufacturer of Foreign and American
GRAVESTONES AND ToMRS,
Monuments and Gravestones delivered and
kel up. tree ol charge. uiai2!Mv'7tlynda
and Dealer iu
has bought out the shop recently occupied by
John Ant.v. eiller, and will at once
open a tirst class
HARNESS & SADDLE SHOP,
at the same staud.
The stock purchased ot Mr. An'welllcr will
be sold immediately at less thtin i.
A full assortment of evervihlui: in iho lino
constantly on hand.
Repairing ueatly done, and all work war
ranted. JOSEPH METER,
213 lliuli Street.
F, J. MAYER.
ItoYes, Tinware Etc.
High Street, (opp. Pratt's Auction Room
Jefferson City, Mo.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF PARLOR
and Cooking Stoves, Cooking Uteusils,Tin
Ware, etc., alwavs on hand.
Tin Piping and Guttering, and all Tin
psue made to order with neatness and dis
REAL TATE AGENT,
JEFFERSON CITY, MO
BUYS AND SELLS LANDS ON COMMIS
sion, Pay Taxes, Redeem Lauds Sold fcl
Taxes, Procure Patents. &c.
OtHce over White Janvier's store. High
Street. dc.27 72bf
Dr. J. G. Riddler,
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
Prescriptions tilled with certainty and dis
patch at all hours.
Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal Pur
HIGH STREET, JEFFERSON CITY
Zuber's Marble Works
Foreign & American
GRAVESTONES AND TOMBS
North side of High Bteoet,
Between Jefferson and Washington Sts.
JEFFERSON CI IV.
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