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PUBLISHED EVEKT THURSDAY BCBSCKIPTION! D? Tear, $1.50. Six Month, $0.75. KATCS or adykktibivs: PurniAe2 on Application. Special Terms to Home Patron. Yearly advertisers have the priTilege of four snangea without additional charge. Address Rkoistkb, I ronton, Missouri- Official Directory. MEMBER OP CONGRESS: aov. it. w. Fjtas, Thirteenth District, Marsh lield Mo. CJ. 3. Lavd Op-kick .Us. II. Clark, Krister; Jiisx uingo, neceiver iron ion. Mo. J. Pkivk Gbees, Judge Twenty-First .Iron! rv-. CFFIGIA.L DIRECTORY IRON COUNTY COURTS: Circuit CouaT is held on the ft Fourth Monday in April and October. County Court convenes on the '- irst Monday of March, June, September uiu uccemoer. Probate Court is held on the First Monday in February, May, August and No rember. OFFICERS: A. W. IIollomax, Presiding Judge coun OaAKLKs Hart, county Judge, South srn District. R. J. LIill, county Judge, Western Dig trict. J.S.Jo rd ax, Frosecutiug Attorney. P. W. Whitworth, collector. W. A. Flbtcher, county clerk. Jos. II off, circuit clerk. Jos. A. Zwart, Probate Judge. D. F. Reese, Treasurer. W. II. Fisher, Sheriff. 8. P. Reyburx, Assessor. Auoitlt Riekk, coroner. A. W. Holloman, Surveyor. D. H. McKcxzie, School commissioner. CITY OFFICERS: Manor, W. T. Gay. Marshal, J. L. Baldwin. City Attornsu, J. S. Jordan. Cit'j Clerk, V. G. Falrchiid. Cit'j lreasurer, D. F. Iieeae. Collector, J. L. Baldwin. Citi CouneilmenL. J. Gioramni. J. N. Bishop, M. Clavbausrh, Juo. Baldwin, Geo. if. AlarKs ana Henry Kendal. Street Committee J no. Bald win, M. Clay baugh and L. J, Giovanonl. Fire Committee L. J. Giovanonl, G. D. Marks and II. Kndal. IlniUh Committee J. N. Bishop, G. D. Marks and II. Kendal. CHURCHES: . Catholic Church, Arcadia College and fiiot Knob. u. . w krnkrt Rector. High Mass and Sermon at Arcadia College svery Sunday at 8 o'clock A. M. Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4 3'clocic p. M. High Mass and Sermon and Benediction at Pilot Knob Catholic Church at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Sunday School for eauaren at i:su o'ciock p. h. M. E. Church, Cor." Reynolds and .Mountain Streets, J. II. Hurley, Pastor. Residence: Ironton. Services the second and fourth Sunday of essh month at 11a. M. . and 7 p. m. Sunday School ):30 a. m. Class Meatins? Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock Prayer Meeting Thursday evening. All are invited. M. E. Chubch, South, Fort Hill, between Ironton and Arcadia. Rev. J. M- E-VLAXO, Pastor. Services every Sun day, as 11 a. M and 7 P. M. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening, 1 o'clock. Sab bath School at 9 :30 A. H. Baptist Church, Madison street, near Knob street, F. M. SnooaH, Pastor. Residence Ironton. Preaching on every .Saturday before the first Sunday of each month at 2:30 p. m. and on the first and third Sundays at 11 A. M. Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 a. M. and Prayer Meeting every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p. m. Pr93by terian Church, cor. Reynolds anl Knob streets, Ironton. Services at 11 a. M. and 7:33 P. M. Sunday School at 9:30 a. M. Y. P. S. C. K., 6:3 J p. M. Prsyer Meet ing Wednesday ,9 p. M. U. II. DOTT.Pastor. t. Pau's Church, Episcopal, Ironton, the Rev. Dr. James, pswr, services every Sun d iv, at 10:3) a. m. and 7:30 p. u. Sunday S'shoai 9:3J a. M. Luthera-s Church, Pilot Knob. Rev. Otto Pfaffr, Pastor. M. E. Church, Corner Shepherd and Washington - streets. Ironton. H. A. Uk.vlkv, pastor. Preaching every Sun day at 11 a. M. and 7:3;) p. M. Sunday Scbo l at 9:30 a. m. and Select Reading at 4 p. M. Literary every Tuesday night at 8. SOCIETIES: Irontox Lodoe, No. L44, K. kof P., Ironton, Mo., meets every 2d md4th Friday evening of each month 'at Odd-Fellows Hall. V. F. AKK, C. C. Arthur Huff, K. of R. & S. Iron IjODaB, No. 107, I. O. O. F., oeeta every Monday at its hall, corner Main ind Madison streets. G. D. Masks, N. 3. J. T. Baldwin, Secretary. Irontoj? Exoampxest, No. 29, 1. O. O. meets on the first and third Thurs iy eyentngs of every month in Odd-Fel-t aw' Hall, corner Main and Madison streets. Q. D. Marks, CP. I. T. Baldwin, Scribe. Star of thr West Lodge, No. 133, A. F. & A. M., meets in Masonic Hall, corner Main and Madison streets, on Saturdavof or preceding full moon. F. P. Ake, W. M. A. P. Vance, Secretary. Midi an Chapter, No. 7 , R. A. nAta at the Masonic Hall on the first anc ihird Tuesdays of each month, at 7 p.m. F. P. Ake, M. JE. H. P. W. R. Edgar, Secre tary. VALLEY LiODOE, HO. 870, Knioiits op Honor, meets in kOdd-Fellows' Hall every alternate Wednesday ev'gs. w m. t. Uav, D. Ira A. Marshall, Reporter. Eastern Star XjODqe, No. 62, A. p. & A. M. (colored), meets on the second Saturday of eacn montn. IRON POST, No. 346, G. A. R., meets the 2d and 4th Saturdays of each monthat 2 p. M. FRANZ DINGER, P. C. C. R. Pkck, AdJ't. Ironton Camp, No. 60, Sons of Veteran', meets every 1st and 3d Saturday eveain?, eaci month, and every Tuesday evening for drill. C. C. Dinger, C. R Psck, Camp Commander. First Sergeant. PILOT KNOB. Pilot Knob Lodoe, No. 253, A. O U. W. meets every 2d and 4th Friday vAiiinfrs. 7:30 P. M., upstairs in Union Church. Pilot Knob Lodoe, No. 56, 1. 0. O T.m meets every Tuesday evening at their hall. Chas. M.A3cn m bvkr, secretary. Iron Lodoe. No. 30, Sons of Her Han, meets on the second and last Sunday of each month. Wm. Stkffens, President. Val. Kfflnokr. Secreurv. IRON MOUNTAIN. Tttiw Mountain Lodoe, No. 293 A. O. U. W., meets on the first and third Friday oi eacn monin. RELLEVIEW. TrtAio Lodoe No. 35, A. F. A A. if . meets on Saturday night of or after the friirwion. ri. n luuaa. . . St BY ELI D. AKE. VOLUME XXVIIL What is Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Xarcotic substance. 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Where Will It End. Developments of the past few years demonstrate, more than anything else, the fact that the power of money was never greater in the United States than it is to-day. Since the day the eastern banks met Secretary Chase's overture for monev with which to carry on the war, with the counter proposition that all the funds needed would be provid ed if the government surrendered the banking laws of the country to the eastern banks, the selfish hold of this national Shvlock has steadily been tightening and his influence for evil constantly broadening. The war fund was absolutely necessary and Secretary Chase either had to surrender to the European powers or to the Shylocks of his own people. He chose between two eyils and very naturally took the latter, and probably by so doing avert ed a calamity even greater in intensity than the one incurred. Never 6ince that day has the money Dower failed to assert itself in all mat ters of legislation on finance before congress. The national banking act centralized the laws of banking and currency in the general government and conferred in the hands of the mon ey monopoly a power which had been wrested from it in one of the most memorable contests ever known in this country, when Andrew Jackson, as president of the United States, stood for the people. By the national bank act the states were left absolutely with out power to legislate on banking and currency, and all the state statutes pertaining to banking and currency were rendered obsolete. Since the day this national bc.king act was dictating, outlawing land, lim iting loans to ninety days, thereby de priving the farmers of any advantage whatever to be derived from these banks, and forming for itself an abso lute copartnership with the govern ment in the monopoly of circulation, the money power has controlled all legislation on financial questions. All parties seem powerless and the wheels of this powerful Juggernaut now roll in triumph over the prostrate form of the republic. It nominates and elects presidents to do its bidding; it controls congress; and it even lays its violent hands on the courts of the country by dictating, where it can, the appoint ment of judges, whose first duty is to guard its interests. There are mem bers of congress who before the peo ple will promise anything and yet in Washington they fall prostrate before the money power and worship it with a devotion not equaled since the days the Hebrews grew tired of waiting for Moses and fell down in the wilderness before the golden calf. The same mys terious power dictates the appointment of congressional committees whose duty is to smother all kinds of legisla tion that will interfere with its royal prerogatives. It hoodoos the presi dent and the secretary of the treasury to issue bonds that the money power may grow richer and the burden of the people grow heavier. It has been reported time and time again that the syndicate engaged in the recent bond outrage has made millions of dollars in the purchase and sale of these bonds and the fact is flouted in the face of the people; yet no man in congress raises his voice against this robbery and no protest comes from the people's representatives. Silver is demonetized in spite of the fact that every honest man knows and admits that the chief result has been the enhancement of the value of gold; the reduction of wages, business disas ter and commercial collapse; yet con gress refuses to act for the people or srj : . y o nition of silver. The pledge of the Democratic party is ignored and the promises the dominant party made to the people are trampled under the feet of representatives, senators, and of ficials still higher, who have proven false to their trusts and whose betray al of the people is the culminating atrocity of the century. Why is all this?, It is because the money power "has the country by the leg," as Mr. Cleveland once said to Colonel Oates on a memorable occa sion; and of late this fatal hold has slipped from the leg to the throat, National legislation affecting the cur rency question is no longer in the in terest of the people, but its purely an annex of the money power. Only last year France unearthed a sensation concerning the Panama can al in the developments of which it was shown that about $1,000,000 had been sent through eastern banks to "influ ence" congress in reference to the Panama job, and yet no member of congress has been bold enough to force the passage of a resolution inquiring into this exposure. If this revelation was false, its publication all over the world was an insult to America and American institutions. Are we to plead guilty to the charge by silence? It is true the Panama scheme has done but little harm in itself, but the fact that a million dollars drifted into con gressional channels from the funnels of a few eastern banks, carries an alarming lesson of corruption which might well apply to the present situa tion. The scheme to drive the country to repeated bond issues and to reduce the currency of the country to an absolute gold standard is not denied. The mailed hand of the money power is thrown in defiance in the face of the people, and its clutches are aimed at the throat of national prosperity. The men who should stand between it and the people and protect them their representatives appear to be the cor rupt tools oi this oppressive power. What tales are told from Washing ton every day in the press of the coun try? Committees are stifled, offices are openly bought and 60ld, and the power of patronage is used as .the lev erageof the money power as against the people. Never has the power of gold been 60 strong as it is to-day in Washington. It is unpopular to raise a voice their against this state of af fairs, and henchmen all over the coun try are employed, by patronage or otherwise, to smother and cover the I crimes going on against the people. How long will this state of affairs be permitted? How long will the peo ple's patience hold out? How long will such rascality and such defiance of the people's interests be continued? The Republicans naturally want the situation to continue, just as it is, un til the Democratic congress expires by limitation! Then such reform as comes must come through a Republi can congress, xne uemocrais nave control of the senate, of the house, and they are nominally in possession of the executive department of the govern ment. With a Democratic aofm in is t ra tion, therefore, are the Republicans to be permitted to have their way and stifle all effort at legislation, or will Democratic supremacy assert itself? Let the money power aswer! At lanta Constitution. A Call Case Ended After Twenty Years' Litigation. The Supreme Court of Iowa, on De cember 21st, rendered its last decision in the famous "Jones county calf case," which has attained as great a fame as the case of "Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce." The only thing left in the case after its numerous hearings was the question of costs. One of the seven defendants. Herman Kellar. who died, secured a judgment against the plaintiff John son for costs, that is, was relieved of paying any costs himself. The other defendants then filed a motion to have the court apportion the costs so they would be liable for but six-sevenths of them, and this was alBO appealed from the decision of Judge Leniham, in the black Hawk District Court, who over ruled the motion. The Supreme Court sustained the ruliner. and holds that the six who were defeated in the action to recover damages for malicious prose cution must pay all the costs, amount ing to $2,866,84. Charles Wheeler of Tipton is the only lawyer who has re mained in the case since it was begun. "It was more than twenty-seven years ago." he said, "that one Potter came to Jones county from some point in Ohio. Soon after he went to Greene county and made him a borne. In the course of time he came back to Jones county to purchase calves and stopped over night with the now justly famed Bob Johnson. Potter had known Bob in Ohio, and when he left next morn- infir told him the errand that had TERMS-91.60 a Year, in Advance NUMBEK 27. brought him into the county. Potter also authorized Johnson to buy some calves for him, while he went on into the eastern part of the county to see what he could pick out. The next day Johnson went to Olin and inquired ot the merchants there for calves. They had none, but a bystander had four he was anxious to sell. This bystander went by the name of Smith, and was afterward known in the case as 'the mythical Smith,' being so dubbed by counsel gifted with a flow of speech. His calves were in the neighborhood of Sergeant's Bluff, and Johnson said as he bad to go to Stan wood for hard ware be would ride by and see them. - 'Accordingly Bob and his brother and the mythical Smith set out for the Bluffs to get the calves that were run ning out on the commons. They could find but ihree, but Smith said the oth er would average with them, so "the four were purchased in the presence of Bob's brother John. They were to be paid for when delivered in a place known as Hines's pasture, but the stranger demurred, saying he would not have thought of selling- had it not been for need of money that very day, Accordingly the necessary dollars were borrowed of John and the purchase completed. The brother then moved on to Stanwood. Two or three days later Potter returned with hi drove and sent word to B. Johnson that he was ready for the' calves. Bob found them in the corner pasture as Mythi cal Smith had agreed and turned them over to rotter, who paid the price agreed upon and went on nis way re joicing. "About this time 3 neighbor of John son named Foreman missed four calves. and, hearinsr that Potter had taken a drove, followed him to Green county Here he found his missing stock, or claimed to, and asked Potter where he grot them. Of course, the answer was of Bob Johnson.' The two then went together to Johnson and told him their story. Johnson, believin&r, crave his note for the value of the calves and swore out a warrant for Mythical Smith It was then learned that no such man had ever lived in the neighborhood of Sergeant's Bluff, and the unfortunate Bob was in a quandary what to do. Meanwhile an organization had been formed in the neighborhood 'where Johnson and Foreman lived, called the North Missouri Anti-Horse-tbief Asso ciation, though neither of the gentle men before mentioned were members. Being out of a job, this patriotic body conceived the idea that Johnson had stolen the calves, and, and sending for Potter and Foreman, informed them they must either join the order and as sist in prosecuting him or be prosecu ted themselves. They joined, and Johnson was indicted for larcency of the calves. "About the same time Johnson, with his brother, went into Greene county to have a look at those calves, which Potter had finally purchased of Fore man. Both decided that Bob had nev er handled those calves at all, and that Potter must have stolen them him self and then lied to Foreman about them. Johnson accordingly refused to pay the note he had given. The note case was tried twice, and a judg ment rendered against Johnson On the ground that the holder wa9 an inno cent purchaser. This note, originally for $40, cost Johnson about $1,500. "The first indictment against John son for larceny was quashed on ac count of an informality. There was great excitement in the community about the matter, and on waking up one morning Johnson found on his doorstep a shroud, a rope with a hangman's knot, and threatening let ter. Accordingly a change of venue was taken to Cedar county on bis mo tion, with shroud, rope, knot, and threatening letter attached as exhibits The case was tried twice there, the first jury standing eleven to one for acquittal, and the second setting blm free. Johnson, who had started in on these cases a prosperous farmer, was now bankrupt in everything but spirit. Then it was that Johnson began suit against Potter, Foreman, and five oth ers of the Anti-Horsetbief Association, who had been most active in the pros ecution, claiming $10,000 damages for malicious prosecution. Col. Preston began the suit for Bob, with myself doing jury work. After several chang es of venue the case was finally reached for trial in Benton county, where the jury stood eleven to one for giving damages. It was retried " there, and we got a verdict of $3,000, The ver dict was set aside and the venue chang ed to Clinton county. Here I had climbed to the dignity of making the opening statement. The trial lasted three weeks, between thirty and 140 witnesses being present, and it result ed in a verdict of $7,500. This ver dict was set aside and the venue changed to Black Hawk county. Here job-work:- rite Sxqistkr'8 facilities for dolus! work are unsurpassed in Southeast!! issou i and we turn out the best of work .such as POSTERS BILL-HEADS LKTTER-BEiDS statements: Envelopes, Cards Dodgers - BRIEFS, P AMPULE 1 S , ETC AT LOW PRICES; we had three trials and were success ful in all three, appeals being taken to the Supreme Court and rehearing ordered. At the close of it all John son received judgment for $1,030 and costs, and this the Supreme Court af firmed, at the same time letting out one defendant. ' The only point now left was to determine whether Jobnscn should have all the costs or only six sevenths of them, because of the one defendant being dropped out by the Supreme Court. "The judgment given above was the first definite result from twenty years of litigation. All of the men prominently connected with it were prosperous at the start, but bankrupt at the close, the costs alone aggrega ting $30,000. At one time and anoth er all of the lawyers in eastern Iowa were engaged in the case, and at the last hearing all but myself were eith er dead or tired out. Johnson being no longer able to pay fees. The case had its influence upon every interest in Jones county. It found its way in to religion and into politics, and it de preciated the value of real estate. Several times the parties were on the point of going to war, and went armed day and night only waiting for the nec essary spark to blaze out. Johnson had his home and at least one barn burned, and I think some hay and grain went the same way. Through it all John son has immortalized himself as a stayer' of the first water. The partie are all living now save Harmon Keller, and the only complaint Bob makes is that Keller died without his knowl edge or consent, or without first ob taining an order of court, slipping away from him, he claims, in an un seemly manner. He further says that on that June day, twenty years ago, when he delivered five calves to Pot ter, he thought be was performing a very ordinary business transaction, but he has 6ince learned that he was making history." K. T. Sun. SUBSCRIPTION AGENCY. Through the courtesy of the under signed, patrons of this and other post offices are now receiving in the regu lar way through the mails numerous sample copies of choice newspapers and periodicals. He will be pleased to receive and forward any subscrip tions entrusted to his care. He can save you at least the troble and price of remittance . on any subscription placed in his hands. . Orders and estimates Br mail are solicited and will receive peovpt and CAREFUL ATTENTION. 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