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OFFICIAL DIRECTORY IRON CODNTY
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r ouna jionaay m April and October.
bounty court convenes on the
?irst Monday of March, June, September
. Probate Court is held on the First
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A. W. IIOLLOMAX,'Presiding Judge coun
CxIakle9 Hart, county Judsre, South
li. J. Hill, county Judge, Western Dis
J. S. Jordan1, Prosecuting Attorney.
P. V. W hit worth, collector.
V. A. Fletcher, county clerk.
Jos. Hukp, circuit clerk.
Jos. A. Zwart, Probate Judge.
D. t Reese, Treasurer.
W. II. Fisher, Sheriff.
S. P. Reyb prn, Assessor.
A cavvr Rieke, coroner. '
A. V. Hollomax, Surveyor.
D. a. McKsxzie, School commissioner.
Mayor, W. T. Gay.
Marsh-tit J-1. Baldwin.
Cil-j Attorney, J. S. Jordan.
CUif Clerk, VV. G. Fairchiid.
City Ireasurer, l. F. Reese.
Crtltctnr, J. L. Baldwin.
City CouncilmenL. J. Glovamni, J. N.
BUti-ip. M. Clarb au?h, Juo. Baldwin, Geo.
D. Marks and Henry Kendal.
Street Committee J no. Baldwin.M. Clay
ba.isrh and L. J. Uiovanoni.
Fire Committee L. J. Glovanoni, G. D.
Marks and H. Kenrlai.
Ueiltl Committee J. N. Bighop, G. D.
Marks and II. Kendal.
Ca.thoi.ic Church, Arcadia College
and Pilot Knob. L. . Wernkrt Rector.
High Mass and Sermon at Arcadia College
every Sunday at 8 o'clock a. m. Vespers and
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4
o'clock p. m. High Mass and Sermon and
Benediction at Pilot Knob Catholic Church
at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Sunday School for
children at 1:30 o'clock p. M.
M. E. Church, Cor. Reynolds and
Mountain Streets, J. H. Hurley, Pastor.
Residence: Ironton. Services the second
mil fmirth Silml:iv nf cnah mnnth at IT M
and 7 p. M. Sunday School 9:30 a. M. Class
at 3 o'clock
M. E. Church, South, Fort Hill,
between Ironton and Arcadia. Rev. J.
M. EVGLiXo, Pastor. Services every Sun
day, it 11 a. M and 7 p. M. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening, 7 o'clock. Sab
bath School at 0 :30 a.m.
Baptist Church, Madison street,
netr Knob street, F. M. SnousH, Pastor.
Rjillence Ironton. Preaching on every
Saturday before the first Sunday of each
nnth at 2:3 J p. M. and on the brst and third
Suniiyt I a. M. Sunday School every
Sunday at 9:30 a. m. and Prayer Meeting
every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p. M.
Pra3by terian Church, cor. Reynolds
an 1 Iviwb streets, Ironton. Services at 11 a.
M. and 7:3 ) v. M. Sunday Scliool at 9:30 a.
M. Y. P. S. C K., 0:3 ) P. M. Prnyer Meet
ing Wednssday.'J p. M. G. II. Dut r.Pastor.
t. Pau:'s Church, Episcopal, Ironton, the
Rev. Dr. James, pas'.or, services every Sun
dty, at 10:3) a. M. and 7:30 p. M. Sunday
Seho3l t:3J a. m.
Lutherau Church, Pilot Knob.
Rev. Otto Pfafke, Pastor.
M. E. Church, Cornor Shepherd
and Washington streets, Tronton. II. A.
Hexlky. pastor. Preaching tvery Sun
day at 11 a. M. and 7:3 p. M. Sunday
School at 9:30 a. M. and Select Reading at 4
p. M. Literary every Tuesdav nitfht at 8.
Irontox Lodoe, No. L44, K.
ffkof P., Ironton, Mo., meets every 2d
1 ina 4tn r rtaav evening oieacn montn
'at Odd-Fellows Hall.
F. P. AKE. C. C.
Arthur nuFF, K. of R. & S.
Tw TjOtxik. No. 107. I. O. O. F..
U3et every Monday at its hall, corner Main
tn! Madison tireeis. vi. i. jiakks, . or
J. T. Baldwin, Secretary.
O. O. meets on the first and third Thurs-
lav eyen'nga or every monin in uau-rei'
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G. D. Marks, C P. I. T. Baldwin. Scribe,
ui . t mr tite West LnnoE. Nv 1S3.
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nrecedtnz IU11 moon. r . tr. ami. . ji.
A. P. Vaxcs, Secretary.
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.bird Tuesdays oi eacn moum. i r..i. r .
P. Ake, M. E. H. P. W. R. Edgar, Secre
tary. frtv JvfTCGHTS OP Honor, meets in
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Pilot Kxob TjOdgk, No. 253, A. O.
U. W. meets every 2d and 4th Friday
evenings, 7:30 P. M., upstairs in Union
T TTvrn-a Tjinnc Nn. RR. T. O. O.
F., meets every Tuesday evening at their
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OUR COXJJVTICY. AJSX
THURSDAY. DECEMBER 6. 1894.
Ed. Register Don't you think sorre
of the readers of the Register did not
like it because I did Dot tell them if I
borrowed Old Muse again? Well.yes,
I borrowed her several times and I
thought I was getting along first rate.
The folks all seemed to be glad to see
me come, and treated me splendid.
But the next summer we had hired an
old brick and stone mason to neip us
to make the brick for brother Cyrus'
house. I moulded brick at one table,
and the old boss at the other table.
We had a little ,old man to wait on the
tables to put the mud up, and keep
us in sand aDd mud.
One day we had run up on the mud
maker, and I was sitting on the end of
my table, when this little old man
came to me and said, "I want to look
at your hand."
"What do you want to look at my
"I want to tell your fortune."
My fortune? Any fool can tell my
He said,- I can tell you all that's go
ing to happen to you."
I don't want to know all that's go
ing to happen to me. It's enough to
know what's already taken place."
"Well, let me look at your hand."
"Well, here it is; now look."
"So he took my hand in his, and oh
how solemn and wise he did look! Af
ter looking awhile, he said, "You are
visiting a girl, and you think you are
going to marry her."
"How do you know that?"
"I can see it on your hand."
"Well, go ahead."
;But you won't marry her. "
"Who said so?"
"I say so! No, sir, you will never
marry the girl."
"And who is to hinder?"
"Well, what next?"
"The girl you will marry you have
never seen or heard of. She lives a
long ways off way in another country
and you will meet her very unex
pectedly; and you and the girl will fall
in love with each other at first sight."
"Well, that's comforting! Is she
pretty? is she good and nice? For if
I am going to lose Rosy Cheeks, I want
something nice and good."
"Yes, she is nice and good, and you
will marry her, and you will raise a
big family of boys and girls."
"Good, by hoakeys, that's nice!
Well, go ahead. What's next?"
"You and she will live happily to
gether, and "
"Hold on! That's enough. 1 don't
want to know any more. We've got
the girl and the babies, so let's go to
That fall I cast my first yote for
president; was at Fredericktown; went
down Saturday. On that Sunday I
went to church with Rosy Cheeks, and
I thought I was all right; but don't
you think that girl gave me "the mit
ten" and a whole pair of gloves, and
"the sack" to boot! My, my! It at
first nearly took my breath. But, as I
was never guilty of sitting down and
grieving and sniveling, I. said, "Well,
she ain't the only pretty girl in this
world, and as I am to be provided for,
I ain't going to let one little girl break
my heart not by a jugfull, I ain't!"
That summer Mr. and Mrs. Pierce,
our minister, had been living with us,
and November they had bought the
farm which is called the Langdon
place, and had gone back to the place
they came from to get their household
stuff to go to keeping house.
One beautiful Saturday afternoon,
about Thanksgiving time, I went to
get my gun to go hunting. As I took
my Old Betsy down from the hooks,
brother Henry came in with his gun
an old shell of a thing; you could al
most run your thumb in the muzzle.
He said, "Thid., I wish you would let
me have your gun to go squirrelling
this afternoon, and you take mine to
kill deer with; for if I should shoot a
squirrel with mv gun there wouldn't
be anything but a hole with a streak
ol skin around it; and if you should
shoot a deer with my gun the bones
would be left, anyway; it would not
take more than the forequarters, if
you did not shoot lengthwise of the
As it was Saturday afternoon, all of
my sisters and buch a lot of sisters as
I had! as full of the Old Harry as any
four gals I ever saw began to poke
fun at me. As I had on my old hunt
ing duds. I didn't look as nicely dress
ed as I have seen in the city some
times. Well, these sisters got to
picking at my rags, and tried to make
me go and clean up to go out in the
woods among the wild animals, and
among the brush. Now, I always
wanted, when I went hunting, to wear
such clothes it would not hurt them if I
did get down on my stomach and crawl
like a lizzard after a deer. No, sir, I
never wanted to wear good clothes.
Well, they kept up snatching off a bit
here, and another a bit in another
piace, until l looked just like a goose
that had been picked. At last I jerk
ed away from them and made a rush
for out doors. As I. did so, every last
gal made a dive for me and got hold
of my hat brim, and tore the old brim
all off, except a piece in front like the
frontpiece of a cap. When I got away
from the torments, I turned around
and told those gals I would wear those
rags if I met Queen Victoria, and
would go and shake hands with her
ah in is time tney were calling me
to come back, and put on some better
Well, I got away from them, and
when I had got up at the foot of Pilot
Knob I killed a nice deer and hung it
up, and then went on. I had not gone
far before I came across a large flock
of turkeys. I don't just remember
how many of them I did kill; but as
many as I could well pck on my back.
When I got home, the family had had
their supper. So I thought I would
carry Henry's gun home, and a couple
of turkeys, and get my own gun.
When I'had got out into the street,
about half way to his house, I saw
something coming towards me. I at
first thought it was cattle, but as it
came nearer I saw it was folks. When
I came to them I saw it was Mr. and
Mrs. Pierce, and a lady with them.
When they met me they stopped to
shake hands, and introduce me to the
lady. And I just walked up and took
her hand and, oh my! it was just the
littlest, softest hand! Oh my, it fairly
6tirred my gizzard! Well, they went
on to the house, and I took the gun
home and got my own.
When I got back home, I slipped up
stairs to my room and slicked up to
the best of my ability. WThen I went
down, the women had gotten the sup
per ready and a plate for me. As I
went in, one of my sisters said, ,4My
brother Theodore." I noticed, as 1
went in, the young lady looked up
quick as if she was expecting someone.
But when she saw a young man clean
ed up I saw she looked disappointed,
and I noticed that every time the door
was opened she would look up quick.
And so it went on for most of the eve
ning. At last, some one of the com
pany asked me about my hunt, and
then that girl looked at me for a good
long look. She told me, years after
wards, all the first evening she kept
wondering why the hunter did not
come in. Said it was a long before
she could make it all come right. Not
until one day when when she was rid
ing out in the woods horseback, I was
hunting in the same woods. I saw her
coming; I did not want her to see me
in my old hunting rags; so I stepped
behind a big tree that stood by me.
She would have passed by without
her having seen me, but that old horse
saw me as he passed by, and gave a
jump and would have thrown the girl
off had not I sprung and caught the
bridle with one hand and the girl on
my arm, and set her back on the horse
again. Well, well! It just made me
feel good all over. And did the old
man's words come true? Did I not
marry that girl, and did not she bear
me eight boys and four girls, and did
not we live forty-odd years together?
And did we not see as much happiness
as commonly falls to the lot of men? I
think so. T. P. R.
A Dose ot Their Own Mediae.
It has not passed from the memory
of many of the readers of the Demo
crat that in 1865, the year of the close
of the war, the Republicans of Missou
ri held a delegate convention in St.
Louis of which the late Arnold Krekel
was president and Charles D. Drake
the leading spirit.
It was known as "the Drake Conven
tion" and its more important enact
ments as "the Draconian Code."
It declared purpose was to remodel
the Constitution of the State. This it
did most radically and supplemented the
work usually performed by similar
bodies by entering into a diabolical
partisan conspirancy against the lib
erties of the people.
It not only remodeled the old Con
stitution by upsetting it. but it concoc
ted a series of ironclad oaths for vo
ters, ministers of the gospel, lawyers
and teachers for the purpose of perpet
uating the domination of the Republi
can party in defiance of the popular
will; and to accomplish its thousands
and lens of thousands of taxpayers ol
the State were driven ignomiciously
from the ballot, ministers of tha gos
pel from the churches, lawyers from
the bar and teachers, male and female,
from the schools.
The Legislature which was elected
under it enacted a statute by which a
partisan Govenor appointed in every
icounty a board of partisan registrars
who were authorized to select the vo
TBMS-$1.60 a Year, in Adrasce
ters who should be permitted to vote
at the elections and to reject those
who were not allowed to exercise the
In many of the Congressional dis
tricts not a single registrar was appoin
ted who was not a Republican; and for
the most part they were the supple
tools of unscrupulous leaders and per
formed their duties in a dictatorial,
tyrannical and partisan spirit.
They literally appointed the voters,
accepted and registering whom they
pleased and rejecting and refusing to
register whom they pleased. Never
theless in two of the nine districts,
Sixth and Ninth, Democrats were elec
ted to Congress, and the election re
turns, as certified by the County Clerks
to the Secretary of State, Francis Rod
man, attested the fact. In the Sixth
District the returns showed that James
Shields was elected and in the Ninth
William F. Switzler, the present editor
of the Democrat.
In fact, these returns attested the
election to Congress of Colonel SwitZ'
ler in 1866 and also in 1868.
But in each of these cases the Re
publican Secretary of State and the
Republican leaders behind him. many
of whom bv the grace of god are still
living in the State, refused to stand by
the verdict of juries of their own selec
tlon, and by the flagrant usurpation of
judicial functions, assumed to decide
without evidence and against evidence
who were and who were not legal vo
ters, and by throwing out the vote and
disfranchising whole counties, declared
that the candidates whom the people
had elected were defeated, and certifi
cates of election were issued to those
whom the election returns showed
No greater outrage against the right
of the people to be represented by the
men of their choice was ever commit
ted in the history of constitutional li
berty. And yet the Republican party of Mis
souri, and some of the very parties to
the fraud, who are now conspicuously
noisy in this State for "a free election
and a fair count," indorsed the outrage
New suppose a case. ,-
According to the returns of the re
cent election made to the Secretary of
State by the County Clerks under the
identical same law which regulated
such matters in 1866 and 1868, Clark
(Rep.), it the First District, has a plu
rality of 429 over Hatch (Dem.); in the
Seventh District, Tracey (Rep.), 393
over Heard (Dem.); in the Eighth Dis
trict, Hubbard (Rep.), 70 over Bland
(Dem.), and in the Ninth District, Tre
loar (Rep.), 132 over Clark (Dem.).
These are small pluralities, and very
much smaller than the majorities cer
tified to the Secretary of State in 1866
and 1868 in favor of Shields and Switz
ler. In fact, the majority given each
of them was larger than the pluralities
of all four of the Republican candidates
Now suppose that Mr. Lesueur, our
Democratic Secretary of State, and Mr.
Stone, our Democratic Gevenor, were
so dishonest as to follow the example
of Rodman and Fletcher, and on some
trumped-up pretext or other were to
throw out the vote of Adair County in
Hatche's district, and the votes of some
Republican counties in Heard's, Bland's
and Clark's districts (in Bland's, for ex
ample, Camden or Dallas, or of even
Boonviile Township), and declare they
were elected and grant certificates to
them instead of their Republican oppo
nents, and thus administer to the grand
old party a small dose of its own med
icine, what would the Republicans of
Cooper County and of the State say to
such a preceeding?
If our Secretary of State and Govern
or were to commit such an outrage and
to stain their official hands by so dia
bolical a usurpation, they would not
do more than Rodman and Fletcher
did in 1866 and 1868.
More than this: The Republicans
of Missouri, including many who yet
live and vote in Cooper County, cannot
say they did not indorse the usurpa
tion of Rodman; because, after he com
mited these violations of law and the
outrages on the rights of the people,
they voted for and re-elected him to
the office he had disgraced.
Now suppose another case.
Suppose Lesueur snd Stone were to
Rodmanize" a few Republican Con
gressmen in 1894, as Rodman and
Fletcher did Democrats in 1866 and
1868, and thus force down Republican
throats a few spoonfuls of the ipecac
and calomel and jalap they gavethe
Democrats, what would the vaunted
champions of "a free election and a
fair count" then say ?
Were not Lesueur and Stone honest,
and, as genuine Democrats, loyal to
the laws of the land, such a dose might
be now emptied from a big spoon upon
the blessed tongues of the g. o. p. in
grand, imperial Old Missouri.
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Why Japan Wins, i
The Japanese are a patriotic people.
In the present struggle " with China
they have voluntarily contributed $15,
000,000 to carry oa the war. The
Bank of Nobles has donated $1,000,000
and loaned $15,000,000 more without
interest. Many noblemen and raer-;
chants have given $100,000 each, and
even the poorest citizens have contrib
uted small sums. '
But the Chinese manifest no such
spirit. They are not willing to part '
with their money or -risk their lives. -The
highest officials steal government
funds, and the poldiers try to skulk out
of every battle. In the naval fight of
Yula seven Chinese Ships remained in
the rear and would take no part in the
battle. Captain Fong sailed away with
his ship before a gun was fired. His
cowardly conduct caused him to lose
The people generally are indifferent
to the final issue of the war. All tbey
care for is their own safety, and they
are perfectly willing to see their gov
ernment smashed and the empire di
vided among other nations, provided
their personal and property rights suf
fer no jury.
Unless there is a speedy change in
Chinese sentiment and character their
country will fall a prey to one or more
European powers. England, Russia or
France could seize and hold the entire
country and rule it as easily as England
rules India. Such a nation cannot
hope to hold its own against Japan.
The Chinese are their own worst ene
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ititution. An Old Craze Breaks Out Again.
The Second Adventists are putting
in their work in the new state of Wash
ington. Many people around Tacoma have
become convinced that the United
States will be destroyed by revolution
and fire inside of a few days, and that
the entire world will be destroyed in
side of a year.
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bia before the trouble comes. They
say that the United States will be de
stroyed first.but that all who leave the
country will be temporarily saved.
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be destroyed except 12,000 of each of
the twelve tribes of Israel, who will be
caught up in the clouds while the earth
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allowed to return and Inhabit it.
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pictures, bric-a-brac and furniture and
other articles which they cannot carry
off in their flight. The craze is said to
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It ia passing strange that people
should give themselves up to such delu
sions in this enlightened age, but in ev
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