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THE LEXINGTON INTELLIGENCER, SATURDAY DECEMBER 21. 1895.
. J. OKOVZS, : 1 Ultot
ISAAC NIALK. : : Buslosss Maaaser
TERMS, i I 11. SO A YEAR
The Intklligknckr wishes each and
every one of its friends and enemies a
Merry Christmas! .
Shoot, John Bull, or give up your
Grover Cleveland hit the bull's eye
the last time he shot. '' .
Johnny Bui) has tried his bulldozing
tactics on tbti wrong country.
Grovcr Cleveland1 duok hunt seems
to have stiffened bis backbone. -
John Bull may not like it, but then
what Is John Bull going to do about it?
The Hearne-Stillwell case is now on
trial at Bowling Green and in the doily
, It begins to look more and more
like Judge William Young will be our
house belongs to the
J the city of Lexington.
thewo confounded. . " -
" ' The democrats of Missouri will have
to get down to business pretty soon, or
1m submit to republican rule.
Our citizens are going about getting
a national park just like they expected.
Santa Clans to bring it to them. y
Now, Mr. Cleveland, giv&ngland
. the same kind of moneymediclne that
you gave her Monroe flbctorin'.
We are thaw'kiul that Missouri is
not affltoteaV4rith such a blatant dema-
... goguator goventor as is Illinois. ,
Another bonqflsguo is said to be
S dated to take place in January. Rather
, expensive, this single gold standard,
If you want to send your frieitd a
- Christmas present that will be appre
ciated, send" the Intkxuoenokr for a
Patrlotlo Americans everywhere, re-
X M -4. . I U.
gsruivsajva r J wail vuwim ihj.
president's message on the.Venezuebjn
li Lexington folds her hands and
Lexington folds her
waits for that national p
m to come,
wittfcnt effort, (he wil
sibly get it
in the year 6000.
To further pae that Cleveland is
right on theVenezuelan matter we
offer in ntfence the fact that Altgeld
aays bVts wrong. '
ixtngtoa's Board of Trade ought to
rn to work now. The future
is bright prospects for work In
organisation. . . i
flrover pnttoto his message on tbe
. Veaeauelaa matter Just what he left
oat in his message on finair-- i good
bit of Americanism.
If the Monroe doctrine u.uui auy
thlng, let it be enforced ; if not let it
be abolished. Right now Is as good a
time to test it as any.
It does not conoern tbe United States
'so much whether the Monroe doctrine
la International law or not. It's law
' as far as this country is concerned.
It would not be to easy to whip John
' Bail as it was In 1776, bat it will be
ess enough to try it in the defense of
the rights of t sister American repub
The state of Missouri nor the connty
of Lafayette can select a democratic
tieket indiscriminately and elect it.
We must have winning tickets in the
People who intend going to the
Repablloan National Convention need
Bof fear about getting accommodations.
'": St. Louis beer and hotel room will be
qui to tbe emergency.
The tax levy of Lafayette county is
leas tbla year than it has been for
thirty years. Not one cent extrajrlll
be assessed to make a modern building
oat of .the old court house.
: .. , .. ,
Personal friendship is one thing, ajS
nominating a winning demoM.tic
,. ticket is another. fe warn democrats
everywhere to nominate the -'strongest
men on their lcketa hereafter.
' i i nil m mm
If Gror Cleveland' "was as right"
on tb juoney question as he is on tbe
. Mooe doctrine, "he would be "so
foa rlghtet' that a third term boom
jwoold contain more than wind.
MoJCfnley la trying to ran a . corner
on St Louis hotel room. "Robber
X.-Tl will find that running a corner
ioo St. Louis hotel room is like running
":-i:,-'.Louis beer a most
n lectured' at .the
pp-rK w-Mk "Friday' evening! on
; Abraham Lincoln. The lecture ,w as
most excellent one. Patterson's trib
ute to Lincoln was a masterpiece of
rhetoric. He is not an orator of tbe
"blood and thunder" kind,, but a
pleasing speaker, who knows bow to
use tbe mother tongne.
War is a serious thing to contem
plate, but it is ' necessary at times in
the history of a nation. If England
does not beed tbe contents of the presi
dent's message, war with the British
powtrswlll be necessary and justifiable
n tbe part of the people of 'this coun
try. In the event war is declared the
United States will have need of her
bravest and best, and Lafayette county
can be depended upon to furnish her
Tbe First Infantry, Missouri National
Guard, eeat this, message -t ' ver
To Hie Excellency, the 1 of
tbe. United Ktates,-
i lie r'irst
Ileguuent infantry, J
Miss ri, U a firm
troe doctrine; Auk
Kast and West lr
officers and sacn'f
to Inform yon, W
to arms the First
1,000 strong." f
Bully for MIT
, jpod 0'kr
il Guard of
la the Mon
sns; and Its
t tbe first call
t will respond
it England Is
have In do a
COUBT HOUSE IMPKOVtMKHT. j
With the possible exception of the
money question and the Venezuelan
matter, the improvement of the court
house has been the most ' generally dis.
oussed question in Lafayette county
Like everything else that is worthy
of - discussion, there are conflicting
opinions concerning it. Yet the Intel
mgencer can not but believe that if
there bo any opposition, it exists
because of misunderstanding of the
The case clearly stated is this:
Lafayette county has a court house
that is not large enough for the trans
action of the connty business, and not
by any means a building in keeping
with the progress of the age or the
resources of the county. There is now
about $6,000 surplus in tbe treasury
and a like amount in sight. The im
provements needed will not cost more'
than $12,000, which is, comparatively
speaking, in the treasury. When
about a half century ago the court
house was built, it was a modern
building and adequate for tbe purposes
for which it was erected. Times have
changed since then. The ox wagjMi-1
has been replaced by the steam engine;
the tallow candle by eloctrtfiity; old
implements of agricnlture'for new and
improved ones that do. -not require half
fie labor nor onefiird the cost ; the
log cabins Which were used for our
schools amd churches have been con
verteoVinto brick edifices of stately
balSe. All these changes have taken
place since lAtayeito county duiu ner
court house. The county has stood by
and let her property grow out of date
--togo to' raok, almost,- for needed
. We. don't believe the citizens oaflin the enterprise, and under tbe
this county will suffer their w-m!c
buildings to be longer neglected; 1
improvements can be made without a
dollar of extra tax. The levy is less
this year than it has been for thirty
years, and even with this in view the
money is on handZand the worst will
not cost a d jjarmore than what is on
hand. There is no' effort upon the
part of jNny one to get an appropriation
great than $13,000, which amount
wif modernize the. buildipgs. It is
bosh to say that the building here
can't be repaired and made as good as
new. And it is deception to charge
that Lexington or any of her citizens
want to run the county in debt to
repair tbe court house.
VENEZUELAN ' MESSAGE.
' On Tuesday Mr. Cleveland sent a
message to congress defining tbe posi
tion" of the United States upon the
affairs connected with England's claim
to territory in Venezuela. Tbe mes
sage Is a clear and unequivocal state
ment of this country's position. It is
the Monroe doctrine, lock, stock and
barrel, and means business.
The time for temporizing has past,
and this nation will tolerate bnt little
more of England's unjust demands and
unreasonable claims to territory. It is
not likely that the president and con
gress will make any concessions, from
tbe position taken, and If England does
not back down and submit to 'arbitra
tion, war is Inevitable. .
Whatever else wight be charged
against Cleveland, no one baa ever
accused him of being without a good
strong backbone. ' His position In this
matter is "well taken,? and Is endorsed
from ocean to ocean.
A NATIONAL PAKE.
,The Intemjoknceb insists that
there never will be a national park
established on tbe old battle grounds
unless there is a movement made Ho
This movement must be started in
Lexington, and if it is expected to be
successful it must be started right
away.' '. J '
When we remember that there is not
a national park of this kind In this
great jrestern country that the east,
south and north have national parks
4t docs indeed look as if we might go
Mb work with tbe hope of success.
What iltr the citizens who made the
bridgi; opera house and electric lights
tAe enterprising citizens of Lexington
say about itP
The movement must be started.
Once on its feet it will have the help
and encouragement of many a battle-
scarred veteran who fought on that
famous field. There is' nothing better
in the great storehouse of the future
(or Lexington than a national park.
Do wc want it?
Secretary of State Lesueur.
Sedalia Democrat: Since shaving
off his muBtaohe Hon. A. A. Lesueur is
hardly recognized by but old friends
and neighbors. The other night, at
the opening of tbe new opera bouse at
Lexington, their old home, Capt. and
Mrs. Lesueur were present, and many
of their old friends who came forward
to greet the estimable wife of the pop
ular secretary of state inquired of her
if she knew tbe "distinguished-looking
stranger who bad come to see tbe new
opera bouse." Mrs. Lesueur then bad
the pleasure of introducing her hus
band to many of his old friepds.
Iron Mountain Register: Secretary
of State Lesueur is all right clean
through. He is a democrat and a
gentleman, a free silverite, and in
favor of the harmony tbat harmonizes.
The Register wishes there were no
other kind of democrats in Missouri.
The recital given by Mr. J. H. Clark, at
tbo opera house, Thursday evening, under
tbe auspices of tbe elocutionist of the
city, was one of tbe beat entertainment
of tbe kind ever given in Lexington. Mr.
Clark, who has a nations! reputation, Is
tb best reader w bar aver beard. Tb
andiano tbat greeted him was aot large,
but it was an enthoalaatio one, and was
completely captured by tb Nader.
Tb city council meet Monday olgbt to
take steps toward granting a telephone
fraaobi. A telephone system will b a
treat coovaulano and we muat bar on
by all mean.
Mrs. M. Wlllson Offutt and two sons, of
Washington, D. O., and Mr. and Hra.
Tbo. Kauffmann, of Alton, III., will spend
Cbristmaa here witb Mr. Mary Wloaor.
Mr. James Otlkeaon, of Qsllup, MW
Mexico, will arm her the first of tb
woek to spend tb holiday with hi
Mr. Forrtut Wbnlby and wile, of near
Odessa, have been rjsftjojf in town tbia
Mia Mary ri ry Jeif' ftbfirrf -ora.
log for a visit to rslatiras in w f"aaa,
Mia Ella Nickel I returned r
from a visit to relatives at Buncef
To the patriotic peopl of Jack-on, Clay, Cass,
Lafayette, Platte. Johnson, Bates, Henry
and Vernon counties. In tbo state of Hla
souri: At a meeting of the ex-confederate
soldiers recently held in Kansas City,
Mo., it was determined to erect a suit
able monument at Forest Hill cemetery,
(a few miles south of Kansas City,
Mo., in Jackson county,) iu commem
oration of tbe seventy-three confeder
ates who sleep iu 'that beautiful, silent
city of the dead."
It is a distinguishing mark of a brave
and patriotic people that they delight
to honor their heroic dead. It is true
the cause for which these soldiers
fought and fell was lost, but their lives
were none tbe less' illustrations of
Amerioan and Missouri valor.
There may have been a time
such an enterprise would have X5een
looked upou with disfavor by some,
but that time has happil,o(st forever,
and In thU instancy -'wo arc moved
with gratitude byj.be fact that we have
the sympathy amd substantial support
of not a feyr who were prominent sol
diers against whom these fallen heroes
It is estimated, that it will require
about $5,000 to erect a suitable monu
ment, and . that sum will raise such a
monument as will be a fitting expres
sion of affectionate memory; one which
(when erected on tbe high point where
rests the remaius of the confederate
dead) will be a source of pride to us
and our children. ,- '
We have available for this purpose
about $800 andf the undersigned were
appointed as a committee to solicit
funds with which to complete this
work. There are many noble men and
women who would gladly take stock
authority conferred upon ns, this com
mittee will issue a handsome certificate
of stock to be sold, which will become
valued heirlooms in their families. Tbe
price of the stock will be one dollar per
share, but no limit is to be made on
the number of shares to be taken by
any one person. Persons who desire
t" subscribe to this stock may do so by
celling upon the secretary of this com
mittee, Ma. B. L. Woodson, or by
correspondence with him, and by pur
chasing the same of inch other agents
as may be authorized to sell the same.
As far a the names of the men interred
at Forest Hill cemetery are known,
thev are from tbe counties named
It is desired by the committee to
have the names of the seventy-three
confederate dead inscribed upon tbe
monument, and they ' request all per
sons who know their names in full, as
well as rank, time, place, when and
where they fell, to furnish suoh infor
mation to this committee or iu secre
It is the desire of the committee to
complete the monument and have it
dedicated in August, 1896, at the time
of the annual confederate reunion at
B. L. Wooosom,
8. C. rUQAH,
J. B. Stoke,
J. W. Moore,
T. N; Wiluams,
J. S. MOBAOU,
ClkOOn 00DIT FK00EEOHQB.
Wat. Ward va. Peggie Ward; divorce
Franc A. Baylor H al vs. Elizabeth L.
Johaaoa; oommlasloBsrs flic report.
Amelia Thomas at al vs. Conoordia Can
ning Co. j appeal bond filed.
Jos. L. Youngs, receiver of Llttlejoba
state; settlement approved and reel ever
Hunry Thciman vs. O. Westerbau; u.
Q. Phetalng appointed re f ere.
State use collector vs. Lafayette Connty
bank; appeal granted to an pram court.
Was. McLaughlin trustee for Miriam
Handiey ; trustee 01m report and cattle
Bafu Youag at al ex parte; oommia-
aioaara appointed to make petition.
Sheriff acknowledge deed to A. B. B.
SberiS acknowledge deed to Jaa. W.
A. B. E. Lehman v. Gustavo B. Leh
man at al; plaintiff files refunding bonds.
Geo. W. Harrison t al vs. Wm. Q. Har
rison ct al; commissioners report ap
proved; order of sal for residue of prop
erty. " 1
Wm. McLaughlin, trustee; settlement
approved. 1 ,
State ass collector vs. Henry Woebr;
Judgment for taxes against defendant.
Morrison Went worth bank vs. Wm.
KerdolS, Jr., at al; alia writ to Lafayette
county from Wm. F. KerdolS, Jr.
State use collector vs. George M. Catron
st al; motion to make plaintiff petition
more definite and certain overruled; de
fendant flies answer.
Walter B. Waddell et al ex parte; special
commissioner Was report of sal.
Chas. P. Wanderly vs. Lafayette county;
plaintiff file motion to strike out part of
State ns collector vs. C. Y. Gantt;
plaintiff files motion to amend judgment.
Judgment ammended to coaform to alle
Lexington Bridge aad Terminal Co. va.
Lexington Coal Mining Co. and Missouri
Pacific Co.; plaintiff file petition for con
demnation and right of way; heard and
auatalaed. Summon ordered against de
fendant returnable at 9 o'eloek a. m., De-
Estate of Q. H. Lot man deceased; depo
sitions received and filed.
W. B. Waddell et al ex parte; report of
Francis A. Beylord vs. Elizabeth L.
Johnson ; report of commissioners con
Lilll Burton et al v. Edward Maltby et
al; motion for nw trial sustained.
JJ 0. Crist vs. David M. Bmlth et al;
court being advised, Bods for plaintiff.
FUUIT CAKE! FRUIT CAKE!
D. Haecker'e bakery, at 20et per pound
Cheaper than you can make it. 13-2113
Th annual meeting of tb stockholders
of tb Traders Bank to elect thirteen (IS)
director to serve for tb ensuing year,
will be held at tbe banking houae on
Wednesday, January 1, 1SH8. Tb polls
Will b opened at 10 o'olock p. m. and re
main open until 2 o'clock p. in.
W. O. MoCaublhd, Pres't,
T, C. BAWVga, Beo'y.
Notice I hereby given that tb annual
meeting of the stockholders In lb Com
rosrclal Bank, of Lexington, Mo., will be
bald ia tb director' room of said bapfc
on Monday, January 13, 109S, at ten
o'eloek a. m., lor tbe purpose of electing
directors for said bank for th ensuing
year, aad to tranaaot any other business
tbat may eome before said meeting.
. BOBT.TAUBMAM, Pres't.
J. B. MooBRHEAD, Sec'y.
Lexington Ma., Dm. 30, 1869.
Two of Them Being Circulated
Among the Tax-Payers
of the County.
WHICH ONE WILL YOU SIGN?
Tbe One Contemplates ltnprovjaffrTits
Other Says N
Tbe matter offnaking flO.OOO or f 12,000
worth of bnfprovetnenta on the court
bonne interesting qoite a good deal of
Interest. Two petitions are being circu
lated. The Detition asking- for tha im'
provemeut is a follow:
JNU KXTKA TAX!
LaxtNOTON, Mo., Deoembey, 1895.
To the Honorable County Court pf Lafayette
Your petitioner, the anflers igned tax
payer and citizen of said Lafayette
county, being deal on of bavins; our
County Court Honae placed In a condition
adequate to accommodate ail of our
oourta, a well aa to acoommodate our
citizen who way have to attend aaid
eourta, would respectfully ask and urge
you to make such additions and ro pairs
to our present Court House at Lexington,
aa iavyour Judgment will meet the necea-
We would call yonr attention to tbe
fact tbat only very recently your honora
ble body bad to bold some of your altting
outside of tbe Court House, so as to allow
our Circuit and Criminal Court to be
held in the Court Houae. W would,
therefore, recommend that you make an
addition on the south end of the present
court bouse, so as to enlarge tbe present
conn room, ana also make more room
for wider atalrwaya to tbe upper court
room, and make tbe means of ingress
sad egrea safer and far more convenient
than they are, and to eon form to tbe iawa
about public buildings. We would also
recommend tbat you add a wlnir to the
Court House, so as to provlda a room for
the County Court, and make more office
room about tbe building, and auch other
additions a you may think proper.
This petition doss not contemplate a
cent's extra tax. It doe contemplate
using a surplus in tbe treasury for tbe
purpose of modernising tbe court bouse.
The old court houae is not large enough
aor commodious enough for the transac
tion of the county business. It's a dis
grace to the county, and by all means
should be Improved. This can be done
now without extra asaesament, and wo
believe tbe tax-payrrs agree with ua tbat
tb pressnt building should be made to
accord with the wealth and prosperity of
Tb "remonstrance" being circulated to
counteract tb petition for tb improve
ment is In words and figure as follows,
"W, yonr petitioner, being tax-payer
of the oounty of Lafayette, earnestly and
firmly enter our protest against any
appropriation by your honorable body for
making additions to tb court bouse at
Lexington, without first submitting the
proposition to tbe vote of the people of
the eouoty. Tb burden of taxation la
too great Id the time to do mors than
keep tb present county building la
proper repair. Tbe present indebtedness
of tbe oounty alone is to71.800. besides
township, t3S2,00; total, faatOO. Tbia
remoostrano ia broogntout in opposition
to a petition preasoua to your oooy by a
lew eltizena of Lsxlnrtou and vicinltv. to
bav aa appropriation mad by you at
your laat session, lor building additions
to tb court house at Lexington, under
title of rs pairs."
These two petitions are now before tb
people. It would be assumption to say
that either on i circulated la bad faith.
It'a th prerogative of the tax-payers to
petition the court whenever they want to.
Let both aid of, this mattsr be eonrectly
rs presented. Let animosity be buried and
th two petition circulated aide by aide,
ia the beat of feeling. There la no ns of
mis representation. Frlsnda of either side
eao't wla friend in this manner.
The brrsouonnoBB does not believ
that the burden of taxes i heavy, or tbat
it will be made heavior by aa appropria
tion to repair tb court house. Tbie is
our opinion, and w aak for It tbat charity
which w are willing to give to others.
The funeral of Yandaloo St. De Marcarette Goshen,
who departed this' life on the nth instant, will take place
to-morrow morning at ten o'clock ; from the residence of
Jas. Hi Wetzell. Saturday, Oct. 14, 1845.
THE FIRST IL'NERAL NOTICE.
Through tb courtesy of a friend, tbe
tlon tbat waa ever printed In Lexington
printed upon ordinary new paper.
Islington Express. Mr. Wetcell'a residence mentioned was back of th realdeao
of E. Cbaoslor, on South street, and being
lady was a teacher In tbe M. E. church
tb long procession, lad by tb superintendent, Silas Silver. . ''
No mystery about It. When the Shak
en offered some time ago to give away
bottle of their Digestive Cordial to any
one who might call at their New York
office, there was a great rush and a great
many people thought they .were crazy.
Subsequent svent prove it to bav been
a very clever advertising transaction, for
although they gave away tbouaanda of
bottle, it was in the end profitable;
nearly every one tbat took a free bottle
came back for more and paid for it witb
pleasure, aaying tbey bad derived better
result from its use than from any other
medicine they had ever used. There ie
nothing so uniformly successful in the
treat moot of atomach troubles a th
Shaker Digestive Cordial, and what la
better than all, it relieves at once.
Laxol, tbe new form of Castor Oil la so
palatable that children tick tbe spoon
olean. . ' .
CADDY! CA.NUY! CANDY!
By the car load. Sold oheaper t han ever
at D. Haacker'a bakery. 12-2112
Rheumatism Runs Klot
When there la lactic acid In the blood.
Liniments and lotions will be of no per
manent benefit. A cure can be accom
plished only by neutralizing tbla acid and
for thia purpose flood's Sarsaparilla la tbe
only true blood purifier prominently In
tbe public eye.
Hood's Pill act ally, yet promptly
and effectively, on tbe liver and boweu,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve-
The beat salve la the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, uloers, salt rheum, fever
pre, tetter, chapped hands, 'cbilblalna.
corns, and all akin eruptions, and posi
tively ourea pllea, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion or money refunded. Prioe 2bo. a boa.
For sale at Tevla'a drug store. tf.
Notice I hereby given that tbe annual
meeting of tbe stockholder of tbe Lex
ing Triumph Frees lirlck company will be
held at tbo office of tbe company in Lex
ington, Mo., December 30, lbW, at 9 o'olock
a. m., lor the election of a board of direc
tors for 1888, and to attend to aucb other
business as may eome before tbe meeting.
Thos. M. Cobb, Buo't.
Bymmetrloel, atrong-brnphed pines,
spruces and oedara, two to ten foot, aloe
sample and pricee and leave order at
Jo. Long's store.
12-7-St Lixitraroir Ncbsgbt.
Creat and thorowtfhlv
liable building-urp' medicine,
nerve tonic, xvitalizer and
Before the people today, and
which stands, preeminently
above all oner medicines, is
It has won its hold upon the
hearts of the people by its
own absolute intrinsic merit.
It is not what we say, but
what Hood's Sarsaparilla
does that tells the story:
Even when all other prepar
ations and prescriptions tail.
"Our little girl had a running sore
for aightecn months. It discharged
several large pieces of bone and we
thought she would be a cripple tor lite.
Finally w commenced giving
Hood's Sarsaparilla and It was
lone before aha waa walL" EotAsT
Tina Hmrm, New Florence, Mo.
The "Planitarium" is the name of
new astronomical instrument which has
recently been invented by tbe Ker. J.
M. Cbaney, of Independence, Mo. It il
a contrivance of wonderful simplicity.
yet with only a small amount of manip
ulation one can easily locate all of tbe
planets and first magnitude stars at any
hour and at any season. The intention
of the Inventor la that tills appparatua
should, In the most simple and yet thor
ough way, convey such a knowledge of
astronomy as could not be learned from
text books without long study. Tbe In
strument consists of a wooden standard
about four inches high supporting a flat
disk two inches in diameter. Around
this disk is a row of figures representing
the hours of tbe day. The disk is de
clined by simple arrangement to give
the correct latitude of the place of ob
servation. Upon the disk ia a felt pad
as large around as a dollar and about an
inch thick. Tbla pad represents the
earth and admits of being turned around
easily upon ita axis. On its under aide
is fastened a metal pointer, wbicb is ad
Justed to tbe hours upon tbe immovable
disk. Tbe stars and planets are repre
sented by bright, black and bronie balls
at the end of long pins, which are suck
in the felt pad. Their positions are de
termined by a printed table. Tbe upper
aide of the felt pad ia arranged witb
figures to guide tbe studeut in putting
the stars and planets in their proper
places. About every ten days tbe heav
enly bodies must be learranged to cor
respond with tbe vuryinR seasons. This,
however, is a very simple operation and
can be done by almost any boy or girl 12
years old. Tbe length of tbe pins de
termine tbe ralaUve distance of tne
planets from tbe earth. Septune, tbe
most distant planet, is placed about eight
inches from the earth, while Venus and
Mars are only about one-bait Inches
from tbe earth. Tliat this little contri
vance possesses merit cannot be doubted.
While it is not in any sense a toy, its
manipulation is absorbingly Interesting.
in a very few seconds one ran point out
firat funeral notice for public diatribe-
baa been sent to this office. Tb a otic I
It was printed over filty year ago by tb
on north side, fronted south. Tb young
Sunday school, which turnsd out ia full ia
llie planets In the sky, giving their
and distance from the earth. Mr. Cbaney
has been working upon tbe planitarium
for several years and has only recently
placed It on tbe market. It ia likely
that it will be adopted in many schools,
where it will aid much in making clear,
interesting and practical what haa hith
erto been, to small children, a moat dull
and uulicult science. Mr. Cbaney waa
tonneriv president or tiizaoetn auii
Holiday Excursion Kates.
To all point on tb A. T. 8. F. By
within a dlatanoe of 200 mils, tor on and
one-third tare for th round trip.
Ticket on sal Deo. 24, 25 and 11,1896,
and Jan. 1, 1806, good returalog until Jaa,
For further particulars inquire of
E.' R. MoCaKTHT.
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a 8 'o
JOSEPH O. LESUEUR
l,sud, Loap and I uauranpe Agent, 4 batraotar
and Couveyancer, bedngtup, Mu. Money
to loss on improved fasms In Lafayette sad
sdjoluln counties, at lowest rate at Interest,
with privilege of paying part or all of principal
Writ me for terms. rlmebl
TO A AIR LADY.
(The follole' ilnm were dedicated by
Mr. Ja,A. Quarl to beautiful Mies
wlfar Bell Mallory previous to hsr
msMiag to Dr. RobU B. Lee Hitt, bnt
r atjit' MMlwaa frt MikllMil.. ..til
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after tb celebration of that Impressive .
A maidea fair, with silken hair.
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With step so spry, with lovelit eye, 1
w bows euava. a diu
With amll to graet all ah may meet.
as aim sm aueo oi sorrow.
Her winsome way send gladdening raya
To gild tb hops of 'morrow.
From chsrry lips th nectar drips
la amber daw el bling;
Her heart so pore, from in secure,
Ita prayer to heaven addressing.
Oh. Hannah, dear, through many a year
My tbougbte to thee are turning;
Thanksgiving day, bar far away,
My soul lor thee ia yearning.
I'm glad to kaow (tb missives show)
Tbat thou art aooa to marry
A knight whose nam la wed to fame
Which ay to ay shall carry.
Here's love tor thee, sweet bride to be,
Here' love ia fullest measure;
I pray hi love may ever prove
Thy fond hearts' dearest treasure. ,
While removing a pan of glaas from
tb Window of Crist A Oardeosr, Ed
Brauner eat hi head so vrly tbat be.
fainted from the leas of blood.
To Reduce) Stock aad clean up odds
and coda, w stake tbe following special
1,000 yards standard prints worth
7 bolta apron ginghams, at Sc.
88 dec cbJidreo's merino underwear,
26-M, worth 86c, to close at 28c
25 dot Meal neckwear, 60c
Broken lota Ladles Shoes, choice to
UtfiO Felt Boots to close at $1.85.
Crimped top lamp flues each Sc.
Japanned coal buckets each 25c. ,
4 doc axle grease worth 10c at Sc.
600 lbs Mixed Candies worth lOe at 6c.
8 Ita rice 26c.
8 lbs hand packed beans 16c
10c piece Something Good Tobacco
4 cans best lye2Sc
' CASH LEADERS.
tost Cdi Street. lc!:?:a. Ka.
Do not buv vour
you have seen our high
goods. Thev have
Tete-a-tete Sets, Cups and Saucers and
Jap wares of all kinds. We will have the Royal
Sal8uma, the gorgeous Taijan, the dainty Tokai
and tbe usual Doban, besides many other
A new line of
arrived, Our Dolls are here and they are
pretty and cheap. Our Handkerchiefs are
beauties, our Towels, Table , Linens. Doilies,
stamped Linens can t
prettiest line of Dress
and see us.
Will cause you but
will but provide yourself with a
Pair of Gum Boots
Both of these articles we can supply you
with at a very slight cost.
W. B. BOLTON.
. . Pluette
A (tnotl all around serge for any use. PI.I KTTE Is more reliable tban any
nthar raiii-proof serge made, ia economical, durable and eltwuit in aparaiice.
As tha majority of so called rain-iiroof sera sold are not rain-imxil ami will
cockle after being wet, we stamp "l'l.UKTTE"on back ot goods prooOd by us
every flv vanli. in order tbat customer way be sure tbey get the geuiiine
i t.u c i ia, wmcn is guaranteed, t'rice
BOND SALE OR EXCHANGE.
Lafayette County Court, November Adjourned
(December) Term, fourth day, December
Ordered by tlie County Court of Lafayette
county, Missouri, that said county, by the
authority conferred unun aald oountv bv
Chapter si, Section SU, of the Bevlsed Statutes
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several townships hereinafter meutloned. for
Missouri, ut istsv
i woico iownnip auto oounty bus heretofore
1 Issued oonUa. fund part of tbe exlatinc bonded
tnuebtedneas nf said towusbips at a lower rate
. r Interest by neKotlatlna; and dellvertn-
renewal or funding bond such delivery by
esrliane. In case of exchange, to take place
at tbe olAce of tbe Countv Tif aaurer of Lafay
l eltuOxi.itr, Mlswniri. at Lexington, Miasouri,
on -inursaay, reoruory etu, less, on tne
surreniKr and ranoellatlon ol tbe old bond
and eoupoua; irovlded. that If tbe bold-
era nf any or aaiu bonus heretofore fasued
by said county on behalf of said townships, or
any of taein, refuse to exchange their bonds
fur aucb renewal bonds at par, the oounty
pat Ins all aucruod Interest on tbe old bonds
up to February 1st, last, then said fundlti
bonds Issued under authority of aaid chapter
and t virtue of this order, shull be sold or
oBored for sale at publlo sale, at tbe front
door of tbe court buno. In tne cltr of Lexluf
tun, Iu Lafayette county, Missouri, on
THTJB "DAT, FEBRUARY. Sth, 198,
provided they shall not be sold for less than
toe par value taereor, ana provraou runner,
i tuat aaid county reaervea the rlaht to reject
any ana su niua, ana witn tne prooeea or sata
aale outstanding bonds of as Id towns Ins now
mature and subject to redemption aball be
railed and redeemed, and In case of sale to
parties owning Dones or tne several townsnips
for which new bonds are Issued, the county
treasurer Is hereby authorised to accent In
payment for tbe new bonds old bonds, and to
pjy tbe Interest due on such old bonds up to
February 1st. le.4: bonds to he issued to he of
the denomination of one thousand dollars,
each Destine four per cent, per annum Inter
est, paablo semi-annually, on the Brst day of
I August and the Srst day of February of each
I year, and shall be payable In not less loss tea
! year uor more than twentv-Bve years from
the Scat day of February, lsas. and each bond
I aball have aero I annual - Interest coupons
attached, and the said funding bonds and
coupons aball be made payable to bearer at
the omce of the county treasurer of said
county, and aU bonds lasued after bavins henn
duly registered In tbe state auditors oOice
shall remain In the custody of tbe county
treasurer nf said county until delivered to
parties purchasing them, on payment to tbe
treasurer of aaid countv of the mirchasa
mooey tberefeir, or in exchange of aaid out
standing bonds, st the office of the county
treasurer of said county, at Lexlngtan, Mis.
soutt. Approves oerttaed csecSs on good and
solvent banks are to be considered cash
within tbe meaning of tbla order. Township
bond sswreiraUng act less than one hundred
tsousaod dollars shall be Issued aa follows:
isirtyx uonoa, anea-Bar rownshlp.
Fifteen Bonds, Freedom Township.
Twelve Bonds, Washington Tuwasblp.
Thirty -seven Bonds. Lexington Townshln
dollar each, with arty semi-annual interest
au t we HnosiiHuaa 01 one isoueana
acb, with arty semt-snnual Interest
for twenty dollars each, attacbd to
coupons, tor twenty ooui
H a) further ordered, by the court that tbe
levy of taxes for the interest and sinking fund
of said townahlpa. mad st tne regular May
term, IstV of this court, be and tb same I
I Bsveoy ordered and declared to apply to pay-
ant on tne interest on tae renewal funding
bonds to be Issued under this order, and also
to creats alnktng fund to tb extlngulab
ment of aaid bonds as they mature.
It la ordered that the new funding bonds be
fully executed a required by law, by tbe
Judge and president of this court signing his
nam oSMslly thereto In open court, and that
the clerk atteet uie bum by signing his name
and attaching thereto ts seal of said court.
8TATB OF MISSOURI. I
Coutrrv or ra-warrrra. f-
I. Samuel J. Andrew. Clerk of tha Rnnntv
, Court within and for the County and Huts
afnisssld. do hereby certify that the foregoing
1 1 a ruU aad true copy of the order of the
- aforesaid Oounty Court, aa the same appears
01 recoru in my omce, is boob za, at rag ins.
. i - , la' testimony whereof. I do here
I SBAU 1 unto set my hand aad affix the
' . ' ' seal of said oourt, this Itth day of
wecemner, A. u, use ,
HAM'L J. ANDREW,
Oar line of PartakM, Atomisers and
Toilet Articles present a ale aabortmeot
from which to select mm acceptable Christ
mas present. Call and see tbetn. Cran-
baw Young. 12-14 St
Christmas tronds until
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novelties in Japanese
arrived and we' are
Indian Baskets have
be beat, and we carry the
Goods in the city. Call
little annoyance if you
lakes a Handsome Hiding Dress,
A Nobby Bicycle Suit.
A Serviceable Outing Dress,
A Substitute for a Mackintosh,
without Ita objectionable features,
being perfectly porous, yet rain
SI oo per yaru.
KRH3H1T . WILHER.
We start at tbe proper time witb our
Closing Out Cut Fries Ik
We do Dot wait until June to offer you Bargains
Overcoats, Winter Suits or Heary Underwear.
. Now before Coristmas, just at the be'v' of cold
weather, we offer you a chance to be PPT
ones to get warmly clothed for a ""v
Words do not talk half as well as actiow
means prices. -' v
I have; 50 Overcoats, odds and ends, no,
worse for that to you. Coats formerly sold Iv.
$22.50 to $25.00, now $10.(0.
100 Overcoats, regular $15.00 Screamers at j
$10.00 values for $7. 00. . ,
. $7.50 Coata at $4.98. v
Children's Capo Coata for half price. . '
Boys and Children's Ulster Overcoats 65c on w.
Dollar. Heavy suits for
Men, Boys and Children
at one-third off.
UNDERWEAR. -Goal heavy Undershirts for
25c to 50c, better ones 75c to $1.00. ,
60 Capa at 25c. T ' '
100 Cape at 50c, and so on through the line.
500 pairs of Knee Pants for 25o to $1 .00.
Hurry and be at this slaughter. ,'. '
A new line of Cbristmaa Neckwear. Mu
Handkerchiefs of every variety.:
. We have engaged the
FREDRICK as cutter in our Tailoring Department,
and guarantee now better satisf actios than aver.
Philip Keller 1
Clothier, Merchant Tailor and Furnishfirj
WELL WB HAVE ITI
You can't make a nicer present to your best girl than an
elegant bottle of
We have other tbinirs that are Dice, of coarse, and we would lika to kave yon call
before buying elsewhere. Our line of Perfume and Atomisers caaBOtbaaaoalled
And then the price. That's what we all think about these ttsssa, bat we have
removed the barrier along thia line. We do not aell cheap tooda, bat we DO est!
good goods cheap. Respectfully,
Crist & Gardner.
Druggists, Main St, Lexington, Mo.
Hogs are now
Utters of the
"An ounce of prtvtntion
An Infallible and Unexcelled F&ttener.
The Best Hog
A I . r
re exclusive Agents ior ouspnate nog cnoiera cure lor
The rcknedy is no humbug. It does the work, and sells
on its merits.
Save your Hogs by using
SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BV-
WITHERS GROCERY CO
Corner Tenth and Main St., Lexington, Mo.
S3?Mail orders promptly attended to, .
Nice ? ,
i w)rlA a. pound of rwrs."
Cholera Ready cn Earth.
firtcery a ;:. ;
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