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Iron County register. [volume] (Ironton, Iron County, Mo.) 1867-1965, January 03, 1895, Image 1

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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.
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-.
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
A. W. IIollomax, Presiding Judge coun
OaAKLKs Hart, county Judge, South
srn District.
R. J. LIill, county Judge, Western Dig
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.
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.
. 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.
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
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.
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 Lodoe, No. 253, A. O
U. W. meets every 2d and 4th Friday
vAiiinfrs. 7:30 P. M., upstairs in Union
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.
Tttiw Mountain Lodoe, No. 293
A. O. U. W., meets on the first and third
Friday oi eacn monin.
TrtAio Lodoe No. 35, A. F. A A.
if . meets on Saturday night of or after the
friirwion. ri. n luuaa. . .
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GOODS, of All Classes and Kinds.
What the Inside Pagei Contain.
Second Page Editorial Miscellany,
Congressional Proceedings, Missouri
State News and Callings, Labor Com
missioner's Report, Missouri's Agri
cultural Resources, etc.
Third Page Serial Story and Mis
Sixth Page Political; Home and
Foreign News.
Seventh Page Cowboy Yarns, A
Courageous Dude, Agricultural, Mar
kets, etc.
Hog-Eillin' Time.
There's joy in old Georgy
In hog-killin' time ;
The fiddles a-playin'
The bells on the chime;
An' many a dollar,
An' many a dime
Jest jingles in Georgy
At hog-killin' time !
There's joy in old Georgy
In hog-killin' time;
The weather is bracin'
A feller feels prime;
The backlog is blazin'
There's reason an' rhyme,
An' yer feet find the fiddle
In hog-killin' time!
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
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
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
"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
rite Sxqistkr'8 facilities for dolus!
work are unsurpassed in Southeast!! issou i
and we turn out the best of work .such as
Envelopes, Cards Dodgers
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.
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
SCRIPTIONS with A. r. v ance.
Subsciption Agent, Ironton, Mo.
Ladies For diseases of women. Dr.
Sawyer's Pastilles will reach the diffi
culty radically, positively and effect
ually. . It is mild, but effectual. Sold
at Crisp's drug store.
Fay Your City Taxes!
The taxes for the City of Ironton for
1894 are now due and must lie paid.
Please come forward and settle with
out delay, and save trouble. By order
of the Council, I will begin suit against
all who may be delinquent on the 10th
of January next, and there will be no
exception to the rule.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
Dec. 5, 1894. J L. Baldwin
City Collector.
Ladies Dr. Sawyer's Paslles are
effectual for female weakness, pain on
top of the head and lower part of the
back. It strengthens and cures. Sold
at Crisp's drug store.
Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair High t Madal aad IMpI ,
Diseases unfriendly to women are
positively cured by Dr. Sawyer's Pas
tilles. Ask your druggist for a free
sample package. It heals and cures.
Sold by Mrs. P. B, Crisp.
Health Restored
No Strength nor Energy
Ayer's Sarsaparilla
"Several years ago. my Mood was in
bad condition, niv system all ran down.
and my general health very much Im- Oj
paired. My hands were covered with I
large sores, discharging; all the tune. I
liatf no strength nor energy and my feel
ings were miserable In the extreme. At
last. 1 commenced taking Ayer's 8ana-
Krllla and soon noticed a change for I ho
tter. My appetite returned and with
It, renewed strength. Encouraged by
these results. I kept on takhig the Sar
saparilla. till 1 had used six bottles, and
my health was restored." A. A. Towxa,
prop. Harris House, Thompson, N. Dak.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla
5 Admitted
GllLL, Secretary.
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