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THE IIEJIA LD.
TltOV. MO.. Ai'Gl'ST 28, 1872.
OK NF.W VOItlC,
n. miTz iihou ,,
The Democratic Stale CenvenlloB
Thit body met at Jcfforton City lust
Wednesday, and wo aro infortucd by our
ocunty delegates ibat it wat ono of tbo
tooit dignified and Intelligent bodies that
has met in ilisouri for years. The
Liberal Republican convention mbt at
the tame place and time. The policy of
tha state has been a fuiion of these two
political sUmcnta, and Bhortly after the
organization of tbo conventions, a com
mittee of conference was appointed by
ach, who met and agreed upon tho ful
lowing plan of nomination :
The cammitteo of conference appointed
'to meet the committee of conference ap
pointed by tbo Liberal Republican con
vention bog leave to report that tiioy
hr agreed irli tha Ltbttul ilopublioaa
conferenoe committee upon the following
arrangement for tho electoral J ticket :
One of the electors of the statu at largo
to be selected from tho Democratic con
vention , the elector so selected to hold
the first place on tho tieket. tho other
elector of the itato at largo to bo selected
by tho Republican convention. Tiio
distridt elector for the First, Third,
t ilth, Sixth, iVinib, Tenth and Twelfth
distriets, to be seloctcd by the Liberal
Republican convention ; the electors for
tho other districts of tho stato to bo
seleeted from tbo Democratic convention.
It is further agreed that tbo alternate
elcetort) in the" districts for which the
Domoorats select electors, filial! be to
leeted by tho Liberal Republican con
vention. Your coiutuittuu beg leave
further to report that, upon full consul
tation, it wan resolved to givo the Liberal
Republican ibo offices of lieutenant-governor,
secretary of state and regi.ter of
lands on tbo state ticket. This report
Was auiunded by tbo adoption of tho I'ol
"ltosolved that tho Democratic conven
tion tender to tbo Liberal convention one
of the offices of the supremo judge of
Tho following liokot was nominated
Uovornor Silus Woodson of Uuch
Lt. Governor V. E. Giltnore of
Treasurer II. V. Salmon of Henry.
Secretary of Stato Eugene Weigel.
Auditor Geo. It. Clark.
Attorney General II. (J. Ewiiig.
Regintor of Lands F. SaItnuiiof St.
For Judges of Supremo Court
Uphraim It. Ewing, of St Louis, Thomas
A. Sherwood, of Gnnno, Henry M.
Vories, of llucbauan, Washington
Adams, of Cooper.
Presidential Electors V. H. Hatch
And G. W. Anderson, at large. Fir.t
JiHtrict-H. C. Haarstiok; alternate,
Albert Todd. UJ, A. H. IWt, h. M.
lowors. ltd, Warren Chase, Logan
Hunter. 1th, L. H. l)BVis. 5lh, .John
J'ugh, J. M. Johnson, (ith, V. II
Vholns, S. 15. Doss. 7th, F M Cockrcll!
V M-,nU'lwick- 8th U- Wilion,
A. N. Titus. Oth, A. W. Sehustor, L
Dawson. 10th, L, (J. I'uco, D. J. Heas.
V th'J' lt- llM 0din ,Juit"
Mill, J. A. Hockuday, R. Lawder.
We had hoped to see Col. T. O. Ilutt
of this pluce nominated for Secrotary of
oiate, out owing to the fusion of tbo two
conventions our hope was blasted. Col
Ilutt has, however, been an advocate of
this policy, and returns well satisfied
with the turn offairs havo taken. Had
this ofiite been placed at tho disposal of
me yemocratio wing of the double con
vention, he would certainly havo been m.
the ticket, for ho had tho assurance of
roauy of the most prominent delegates of
this fact. I5ut open, frank and houor
able in his aspirations, ho will bu r.,nn,l
zealous, firm and cheerful in the support
oi i no ticket.
On account or our .limited spaco this
woek, wo have not placed the ticket at
the head of our columns, but hereafter
it will be found there, and the Herald
will battle for its final success.
The New York Day-Hook says : We
ield no priuoiplo in helping to destroy
this Grant despotism by aiding the oleo
tion of the only man to day in all thin
country who shows a support strong
dnough to drivo the military autocrat
from tho White House. Horace Greeley
is honest and humane, with heart and
head fufl of sympathy for tho stricken
ftouiii. uo says he will relieve her pco
..I- r .!.! .... . ... '
yv Hum uicir lerrioie nurdens, We put
this on record. He hue been our political
auiagouist; wo havo been his. Hut
lloraco Greeley keeps hit ward.
Monit "KKKoitM'-Mr. Geo. W
ate. an assistunt book keeper of the
national houso of representatives, and a
thoroughly honest and cllieient man, has
just been dismissed from office, bocauke
though gn afdont and uncompromising
Republican, he declines to "support
Grant." How about tho civil service
reform which Grant and his friends claim
o lovo with euoh panimiuto affection?
Can any thing or any body bo reformed
unloss thai tiling- oi body "supports
Grant?" Wo jstiould rather think not.
In doaling with candidates for county
offices, our rule is to apeak of their public,
political and official actions, rather than
of those that affect and belong to their
private or personal career. o wish to
prejudice no ono against llieni as cilicens
and therefore pass by in silenco tho
reports concerning their relations with
individuals: but when a man presents
his claims beforo tho people for office, wo
hold that his adhcrenco to the political
party of which ho asks to bo honored
should bo without reproach, and that his
oincial integrity, if ho has ever held office,
should be pure and void of any violation
of law, or attempt to take advantage of
bis position for tho furtherance of mdi
vidua! interest. So while wo are vio
lently opposed to tho nomination of
Elias Norton by tho Democrats of Lin
coin county as a candidate for Treasurer
we will not depart from this rulo in giv
ing what wo hold to bo good reasons why
he should not receive that nomination.
Wo have beforo mentioned two acts ol
his whila Sheriff to show that ho is not
tho proper mm for tbo people to elect,
ono of which was his buying of county
warrant for fois than thairfuco. in viola
tion of law, but the circumstances of that
caso we did not give. A pauper named
Crouch was on tho county. 11c diod, but
his death was not reported to the Court,
aod that body continued to issuo warrants
tor his Kupport. His brother, in whoso
name tho warrants wero issued, nftcr the
death of tho pauper of courso never called
for them, and would have had no right to
thorn had ho done so. Mr Norton, be
ing ou officer of tho county, and seoing
tho warrants in the Clerk e office, which
had accumulated to the amount of about
S100, went to Mr. Crouch- knowing of
his brother's death, and if ho did not
probably learned it from him and of
fercd 820 for tho warrants, which Ciouch
concluded to take. In the first place
Crouch had no right to sell the warrauts,
for thoy .did not belong to hiiu, haviug
been issued under false impression.
Tbo duty of Mr. Norton in tho premises
was plain. As au officer of the county,
and as a duty ho owed the peoplo who
bad honored him with an election, he
.-hould have notified tho Court of tho
death of tho pauper ho that tho warrants
could have been cancelled ; but no, he
thought he had a better thing, and would
got this $100 that properly bi'lmisrcd to
tho county for his own use, n bought
thorn for tho $20, It was an attempt to
take 8100 out of tho County Treasury
that belonged neither to Crouch or him,
but to tbu people. Fortunately, how
ever, the Court heard of tho death of tho
pauper before Mr. Norton had an oppor
tuuity to present Ibo warrants to the
Treasurer, and cancelled them. A f-uit
was mbsequoutly brought by Mr. Norton
to obtain judgment against tbo county
for tbo amount, but of courso it failed.
his attorney refusing to push tho suit
after hoaring of the circumstances.
Tho other charge wo mado auainst him
wos merely tho publication of an order of
Citation of the Court after Mr. Norton's
term of office expired, compelling him to
appear beforo that tribunal and bIiow
causu why he had not mado a settlement
as required by law on going out of office
and paid over the county money which
ho had collected aud still remained in
his possession. No wonder ho hold
raalico against tho "court houso ring,"
Tho people are the best judges whether,
after these truthful and well sustained
charges, ho is the man to elect as tho
keoper of the public money.
Now wo proposo to deal with his polit
eal actions during tho campaign of 1870
llo claims, and wo bolievo has alwavs
claimed, to bo a Democrat; but after his
recognized party had met in convention
and placed a county ticket in tho field
Elias Norton cume out as an indopen-1
ont candidato for Treasurer. For this
action he has rolicved every Democratic
voter of the obligation to support him as
a Democrat, now that ho comes out again
for tho same offieo, and asks for tho nom
inatiou. In 1870 ho run against tho
nominoe of bis party ; in 1872 ho wants
to bo the nominee: And we hero pro
pose to giro ono of the means by which
ho attempted to defeat tho nominee at
that time, Mr. Jas. K. Cannon, in whioh
it will bo observed that ho attomptod to
violate anothor law.
J unt beforo tbo election in 1870. Mr
Norton camo to us and asked us to print
a number of tho regular Domocratio
tiokots for his own use, oxcopt that ho
wanted tho name of Mr. Jas. K. Cannon
tokon ofT and his own placed in its stead.
Wo fronkly told him wo could not do it;
that it would bo unfair, anil that some
who intended to vote for Mr. Cannon
might get hold of and deposit one of his
tickets without noticing tho ohango.
Mr. Norton became very ancrv. and sav.
ing that he would havo thorn nrinted in
St. Louii, Wheeled urottnil nmt Inf. ...
It will bo observed hero that ho not
only run against tho nomineo of his own
party or tho party he claimed to bo
idontiCcd with but undertook nn u ml n a
udtautago of Mr. i'aMuoii. It didn't
win, howevur, and Mr. Cannon has mado
us au excellent Treasurer.
As this trick may bo attempted again
for it is attempted at every 'election
wo will quote, for tho benefit of those
candidates and t'icir zcalouto supporters
who may ho ignorant of tbo law relatin
to such matters, scetions twenty-eight
and twenty nine, article six, of tho law
relating,, to crime and punishments,
which may bo found on page 480 of the
Grst volumo of Wagner's Missouri
SEC. 28. Anv nerson who ilosienfillv
, J I CT J
gives a piinted or written ticket to uny
I ! .
quauncu voter ol tins state containing
tho Writtrn nr tirintnd tintnrA nf ncrflnim
lor wnom said voter does not design 10
vote, for tho purpose of causing said
voter to poll his vote contrary to his
knnffn wifttiPA vhall nn pnltvinllnrt tin
adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and
punisncu uy uno not exceeding uvo nun-
ilri.fl floltnrM nnr Ipsa thnn fiftv rlnllitrii nr
. - . .v .,.., .
by imprisonment in tho county jail not
exceeding thrco months, or by both such
fine and imprisonment. (
SrH. !?f). Anv nnrenn tvhn bIibII pi.ka
j t M - -.
to ha tinntptl and rirptilnfil. ni- trim nhnll
circuiuie any mist- auu irauuuient iickois,
.... r..l.. l r t..... . . .
which, upon their tace. appear to bo do
sinned as a fraud uoou voters, shall.
imnri cnnviotinn. Im miniBiinil hv firw. nni
exceeding nve hundred dollar, nr by
imprisonment in tho couutv iail not ex
i . -- j
ceeding thrco months, or by both such
lino aud imprisonment.
Crushing Testimony from a Itcsponslblc
J. T. Yarrington, of Pennsylvania, in
letter to Rev. J. 0. Denison, of Wash-
iiiL'lon. wants to known whatlmr "Pm.i
dent Grant is a drinking man ?" to which
.Mr. Dcmson replies :
Ml' DKAU Sill I am thin mnrnimt in
receipt of vour letter of tha !tftli tnt
asking for thu exact truth with regard to
mo urimuiig nauits ol 1 resident Grant.
In uiviti" vou tho information nf thn
facta that are known to exist in this im
portant national matter, ullnro inn In urn.
tniso that I have always, at all times, and
all pluccs Ueeu a friend to our chief
1 Was one of tbo first to ndvnnntn I.U
being brought from his command at the
n est to tue iront ol itichmond.
I wrote a book of hi life, know
'Tbo Tanner Rov." whioh hml 11 Wliln
I was oxtrcmclv anxious tn vimlimtn
him OU the tomneranre nnastinn nml i
glad on his coming to Washington to
ioarn mat lor ono year immediately pro
ceding and connected with bis inaugura
tion he almost entirely abstaiued from the
uo oi strong drink.
It was during that period, and for a
iion iDtorim succeeding, that ho was
recognized in tbo manner spoken of by
the excellent woman (Mrs. J. R, Duel)
to whom you refer in your letter.
Rut I regret to bo under the noceisity
of informing you that an unfavorable
change has come over tho personal habits
of President Grant in this respect.
I am solemnly bound in houor to say,
from tho facts which I havo in posses
sion, that no consistent temperance man
can vote for him.
It cannot bo denied in Washington
that he has, on several occasions, been
UDdcr tbo inllucnca of lirm.-.r Tl,u
times and places can bo ppecifiod if they
aro demanded. The partie who havo seen
i- ... . .
mm in tais condition can bo produced.
In conversation IdhI nininr will.
......v. ...au kvvim-
tor Henry Wilton, that gentleman laid
io mo :
"President Grant il rinks Inn m.inli "
anu conciuueu witn tlio remark :
. .. ..... . I
"I have to d him nn "
Senator Wilson will not deny this fact.
Manv similar fuel nn. l.n ..,l,l.,.i
w V HUUUVVlii
A contleman well nml r,iu..nl,l., i,nn.
. . u . u 1 , l.ll U II II
in Wnal.:n..n 1 I I
... u uiuiuivu, uiiu nno iisr long occu
picu n puouo poition at tho National
yapuoi, iniorms mo that on tho night
uuuicuinieiy loiiowmg the luBt great
speecn oi senator ouwnor, two rospecta
ble citizens, walking together in Jackson
square, encountered President G rnnt
Ha wat in a state of Intoxication, his
hat was slouched over his eyes, he had
a lighted cigar iu his mouth, and he was
staggering along, muttering to himsolf.
Tho names of all thoso parties aro at
Another Washington resident of un
impeachable voracity, has also informed
me, within the last ten dayt, that there is
good evidence for ttating that tha real
reaaon why President Grant made such
a hurried exit from the capital for Long
uranon, wnen so mueh important busi
ness demanded bis attention, and when
several Senators and Representatives wero
so bitterly disappointed at not meeting
..ifi.j r " "... ""T
. . . vvviuiui; iu milium mania nn t.i.n
mi unu mauc, was tun : that he was
so much under the influence of liquor
that he was not fit for interviews in the
Names of retponsiblo parties aro at
nana wno will subitantmto this state
A scholar nf aatlili.l.n.1 ...it
-- ..mw a iGiiumuuu
.1 i I .. 1 . . .
uuu uigu moral cnaraoter writes, within a
short time past, to one of the most dit
tinguithed men of the country, on this
subject of tho drinking habits of Presi
dent Grant. The letter is dated at Cam
brideo. Mass.. and I h
to copy from it the facts that are well
known to manv. to. wit thnt dm lnu
appearance of President Grant in connoo
tion with the cxeroiscs of Harvard Uni
versity was such as to excito a goncral
fooling of anxiety and discust anion n- all
who witnessed it. II wnn nnrnfnllt
observed by thote immediately round
uim, anu toe aspeots oi bis inebriety can
not bo mistaken.
An old rosMant nf thn nil, nf TJ.li!
more, Maryland, onlvafaw iVi mn
accompanied a party of frionds to the
Presidential muniinn liora nn tin
, - 1 - "I M XV, M
admitted to an audionce with thePresi-
uent, thoy found him to bo so muoh
undor tho influence of liquor, that thoy
immodiatelv nlnsml thn
- J -.www. Mllfl VtWT UU
An offico in tho civil service, ow n
nerinnnnnt inlmliilnnt nf Washington.
stales, that duriug ono of his trips nn a
steamer from New York to the Kist,
President Grant was known by povcrul
parties to be excited by strong drink to a
Should any of theso fiets be doniod by
responsible nartics. tlio proof will be
produced, 1 tutko these statements with
I am accountable to mv God for the
truth of every word.
'I remain, dear sir, your obediont for-
vnnt PtiAntt'd WllKEt.tCR DenIRON.
Editor und proprietor of tho National
Harbinger, Washington, D. C.
J. T. Yarrington, hsq , Uarbodale, Pa.
Bourbon Frauds by the Grant
Tho New York Sun says that thodis
covcry of the fact that the Grant Con
grcfsioual committco in Washington
was circulating tho announcements of the
Ulanton Duncan Louisville convention
proved what was before well understood.
that this convention, which was intended
to entrap tho Dourbou Democrats and
prevent them from voting for Greelov.
was not entirely in Grant's interest, but
received his matetial support from tho
Grant wire workers. A similar fraud has
been unearthed in tho West. An anti
wreoicy auuress purporting to bo Irom a
n .... .. .. .
Kourbon Stato Democratic committee in
Indiana was recently telegraphod from
Indianapolis through tho Associated
press. Tho Indianapolis Sontinel finds
that tho address was in the handwriting
of W. R. Holloway, the Grant postmaster
at Indianapolis, and tho brother-it. law
of Senator Morton, and that it was sont
to the Associated press by tho telegraph
operator at Indiana at the written rcque-t
of Holloway. As tho Grautitcs expect
to get the bonofit of all bucIi movements,
thoy can afford to pay the expense of
them and do tho moanest of tho work.
That COOd old circnmlapntinn nffinn
ho CCUSUS bureau, is workinr nw.-iv- wifti
commendable diligonce, cipherim; with
more figures than Jack Idm
dreamed of. With good luck, we shall
know tomotliinr- :r limit, tha
tho United States in 1870, by the closo
ol the present decado. N'nt. ftllirli nrn.
grcts should bo looked for tho prcrent
year at any rate, as most of tbo clerks
will bo busy ciphering Geucral Grant
into a second term. Time?.
Tho demand for Tnlporinh l)nrin..
, - n ji i u i u i .
is constantly being increased by the num
ber of now railroad and telograph lines
which arc hcinir nnnnnil nn in ti. u,i
----a -r I
and houth, thus making Telegraphy one
ui iuu uiqsi proutaoie as well as most
pleasant employments in tbo country.
To vounc ncrsons nf niilmr u .n (r...
suporiorauvantagos to leurn this art.aswe
nave a bhort line expressly for learning,
also tho benefit of practico on one of the
principlo lines in the count. W.. !,..!!
endeavor to procuro situations for nur
pupils as soon as eoinnntnnt TnriM.sin
per month in advance.
AUUIK G. VAUG II AN,
P & A Telegraph office, Troy, Mo
F. W. HARBAUM,
ALL KINDS OF REPAIR WORK
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
AIL WORK WARRANTED,
July 17, 1872. ly
MRS, MARY SEDLACEK'S
NOTION & GROCERY STORE,
For cheap groceries and previsions,
uuu cuvi nuung m tne grocery
line, such as
Oo to Mrs. Sodlacok'e,
Pomona tnill,tn,l i nn ... .1.. -
HUcstoU to call una cottlo lajt year's acoouiiis.
Y0U HUSINIXS IN 'lilt; URAl.
t'AKB & itoai
PURCHASING CAM. AT OUK
Jj SHOP AT THE
TAN YAM) IN TUOV
ouit t.aik;i: MI'OCK Ol'
Open-face work do.,
Hiiir Saddle Girths,
Leather Saddlo Girths,
Web Suddlu GirtliM.
Plow Gear. o
Boys' and Girls'
Boots and Shoes
of Kvcry Stylo,
Bone with Neatness and Dispatch.
Hides and Tallow.
HOOT AND SHOE
We manufactueo our Ttnntu nnA
D.J1I IT . " tJUVVB.
oauoies, uarness and Collars out of
jjoawer or our own Tanning, and aro
tho only persons in Troy who manufae-
mro oui 01 ticamor mado at our yard.
"'.- 1J I' UK lilt (),.
FINE BUflOY AND WAGON
SADDLERS' F1NDIX08 OF
AND llliAMill IS
Saddle and lIarness-lllakers,
BRIDLES, TRACE CHAINS,
All of which are offered at tho
most it i:so .vt iim:
Having just finished new rooms
on the Corner of Main and Cherry
Streets, two doors north of my old
stand, 1 am noiv prepared, and will
keep on hand at all times the Rest
and Most Complete assortment
of goods that has ever been offered
to the public in this county.
MM SADDLLS AM) IIAIIM'.SS
AI1K MAI))'. Ol' HIK
VERY BEST MATERIAL,
put tT rxm:ii mv own srm:visinx and
Warranted to tiiw, Ihiliro
and .viti: 01 ri:iti:i at i'hk;i:s
THAT DEFY COMPETITION.
1 am also i'ni:iiu:i to runxisu
III Kinds of Ihiggy Trimming, t)
Cover Jluggi'es, etc., etc. '
ACIIXT roil TIIU 0UI.EI1HATKI)
which Is warranto.! to i;Ivo ctitiio fntlsfnctlon.
T- "W. WITHROW
Stop and Think !
The Rest Bargains at
NOVELTY CASH STOKE.
The "N'ovcltv Gush Storo" has rnnmvpil
a few doors Bouih of its old stand, just
abovo Lvnott'n hardvvaro storo.
Thanks. Fuie.ndh. Tiiank-m !i .ib
ciro to thtmk tbo citizens of this commu
nity for tho liberal patronajio bestowed
upon me iu my business transaction? with
thorn : and us I h
larpo and complete stock of Notions, Ac ,
asK mem lor a continuation of their
favors. As heretofore. I will oil mv
goods cheaper than Ihcij eon he bought
elsewhere. Almost nnvthimr vnn ..in
lor in the notion line I h UVn 111 I1IV ulnrn -
also a larpo stock of boots and shoos for
men, women and children, which I will
soli for very little advanco ou Orst cost ;
also a complcto lino of ladies and gen
tlemen's hats, together with groceries
cheaper than they can bo bought olso
whore of same quality. And speaking of
Groceries reminds inn of Hiirtv .un.
ago, when sugar was sold at 20 pounds
ior a silver uonar and tno money was
equally as leaal as it Is now. thouuh not
quite so tender.
mo W. S.COOPKU.
Save a Hath linn n kn ii:
tno Novolty Cash Storo. whn
got 15 ten cont cakes of the Park Com
pany loilet i-oap for 81, and thorcby savo
W. S. COOPER.
If you wantSIIOKS, tho "Novolty" ia
tho placo to savo 25 per eent. Corner of
Main and Cherry, Troy, Mo.
W. S. COOPER.
If you want GROCERIES at what
thoy aro worth, call on W. S. Coopor at
tboNoVoltV Cash Stnro Tin.,'. v.lt
v " . b UUIIUVU
what others say, but call ; it is no trou-
uio 10 snow goods. 1 was told by a lady
that a morohant said mv
nlcnor, tut alter examining thorn ho
bnuirht nml ai.irl ol, ...l.i n .
o---i mi nuuiu can again.
Tho "Novoltv" unllQ II A T I
Ladies, Oontlemon, Girls and Boy mid'
plied very cheap. Cl and BCe. No-
tlUIIS. OlleOltSVl-rii nml t!lnua I...
. - ..iMDninu i-iittil'v
than tbey can be bought olhowhero.