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Eepublican. F. M. TAYLOR, ) Editor and Publisher SAVANNAH, MO., FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1875. yo... jy N. 29 SAVANNAH DIRECTORY. Advertisements in this column, fifte cents ner lint Jor one yeai, including the general head. Thoie who advertise in thin column are reliable and st-aighlforirard in their respective callings. ATTORNEYS. T II. STEWAItT, Attorney :it I:iv aiul Notary ?J I'ulilic. OflW'.Lnurt-liiIit-ii', upstairs. 1'ar tie di'ninxii, of loaning money mn have it sc curt'il with veal estate on fhort "notice. 2.'! WW. CALDWKI.L, altorney-at-law ami a Notary Public. Pays special attention o collecting, conveyancing" and investigating itlw. GT. HIIV.W, attorney at law, will practice "e iii all the courts of Northwest Missouri. ial attention given tolitiMnc.s: in tin- count v imd probate courts. OlUee over Farmers' liank. -27 REE.VLEE & ICING. Attorneys ami X conn-ellors at law. Particular attention given to collections. Office on the south snle of the square, in new Hank Muilding. it JOIINII. MAJORS, attorney-at-law. Will transact all business entrusted to him promptly ami earofitllv. Can be (mind nt his orticc, up tairs, two doors ea-d of the Pott Of fice, savannah. Mo. '21 i A. WHITTAKEi:, attornev at law am K,Jm General Claim A .cent, savannah. Mo. Sol dicrs claims ayainst the Government for lam WHITTAKEi:, attorney at law ami ... ..ii ii-t nniiv I'. "U't MjitJ.i, , im .mil invalid pensions anil cencral collections attended to with crcat care ami promptness. Al-o. for warding and land acent for the AtchNon, Topeka S:mt?i KV ir.-iilt-nMil ('imiiiiiiv 1! iintiniMi.c promptly an-TVctvd. He will ticket parlies lo all points on me roau. can on mm. i:; BRASS BAND TEACHER. JOHN S. DUGAN, BRASS p. AN I) TEAC'HKU. Mu-ic arranged to order. Also, original pieces furnished nt rc-mest. Terms .-atisfactory. .12 HC. UKUKU l, Eagle bakery, conlee- tioiu ry and restaurant, west side of the Square. 'arti"s luriiished on hort notice. J7 PHYSICIANS. DR. (.. II. DAVENPORT having located in savannah, offers his professional services to the citizens of Savannah nnd vicinity. Office at his residence on Main street, one block east ol the square. socnmEs. O. O. F. Savannah Lodce, No. 14, Savannah, Mo., meets evcrv --.iv.- Fellows' Hall, (northeast corner olthe Public Square. All members of tln order in good standing, visiting the city, are cordially invited to meet with us. F. C. MATTESON, N. G. T. G. Mo.wvolo, Sec'y: a AyfASONIC Savannah Lodge, No. "I, A iJLA. F. & A. M., meets iii st ami third ffcirsatuiday in each month, at 7 o'clock p. m. All brothers in good standing are fratcr nallv invited to visit us. 15. M. DANFORl), W. M. E. W.Jov, Sec'y. rvfTKN FtANKLlN LODGE, No.lVI, A. jr5 -OF. .t A. .M., meets first Saturday in rK4eacli month, at 10 a. m. All brothers in eNrNs good standing are fraternally invited to visit us. JOHN I,. SsTANTuN, W. M. F. T. .McFaddkn, Sec'v. -3?5VivSSC' L I'-.l'.l. L l I..-,l-nt, ill V'lIU The Becker House, G. W. SROI'FE. Proprietor, North. West Comer of Public Square, SAVANNAH, Mo. The public will find iu this House, (newly opened,) everything kept with neatness and good order, and the tables llll d with the beat the country ailbids. No pains ill be spared to render full satisfaction to all his patrons, and his charges will be moderate, to suit the times. noli lyr J AS. t . UlCUINS. JOHN' M. STF.WA11T. JUGGINS & STEWAItT, (Late of Savannah, Mo.,) Attorneys at Law, for. 4th and Edmond streets, over Goodlive's Jewelry Store, ST. JOSEPH, MO., Will practice in all the courts m Northwest idls-ouri. ( orrc-qtondence addicted to us at Savannah or St. Jo-eph will meet with prompt attention, special attention given to collection". 21 J. P. Cooper. Thomas Greenlee. Cooper & Greenlee, Dealers in Drugs j Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, Dye-Stuffs, School Boohs, Miscellaneous Boohs Blanh Boohs, Stationery, WAU PAPEB, Building Paper, Picture Frames, Miivors, Mouldings, Window Shades, Pochet Knives, Shoulder Braces, Trusses, Lamps, Toilet Articles, Notions, $-e. j CHOICE FAMILY G110- CEBLFS GARDEN SEEDS, c, In Brick Drug Store, (lately occupied by II. II, Dobbins.)south side of the public square, Savannah, Mo. April l(js lST5--Jni For the Republican. DAME FORTUNE! UT C. ('. I,. Dame fortune is said to be fickle, And this, we believe to be true, She drives out with chariot anil horses, And often eomes plainly in view, When lo! all the men in creation, Will Imnticly follow her train, And call her "the pride of the Nation," Just simply her favor to gain. Pome few succeed in their wooing, She stops though she's as blind as can be, Anil see! she is lavishly strewing Gold dollars like sand by the sen. Though some count her favors by millions, Yet never contented are they, And others can count them by billions, Yet ' 'still we are needy" they say. They can't pet enough of earth's mammon, With all of their bustle and stir, Hut strive with the rest of their gamon To ride in the chariot with her. Itutnlan! soon they tlnd they'r mistaken, She drives off with speed like the wind, And leaves them alone and forsaken, Faraway m the distance behind. Then let us not be in a hurry, For riches ami honor nnd lame, For if we do get in a tlurry, We'll find 'tis but labor in vain. The world was not made in a minute. And wealth is not gained in a day, So remember all you who would win it, There's profit sometimes in deluy. Prom Rochester. Eociiestek, Mo., May 3d, 75. Editor. Hepuhlioan : Mailers in the Independent Province quiet and easy. Ducks plenty and hunting good. AVe love limiting. It is "so jolly" to "get up" a duck, and see him start oft' with all the impudence imaginable, and then stop him in his mad career, as the voters of Andrew county stop cd Bird in his frenzied break for the oilice of Conntv Justice. We haX supposed that the political waters, so recentlv agitated, had returned to their Avonted tranquility. It appears otherwise, however. Some one is hurt, and judging from the manner in which the "Bird" ilutters, he it is who ap pears to have been struck by some stray shot, which has had a tendency to cause him to " slop over," and de port himself iu a most unseemly man- ner. Prastor, the "Rochester correspond ent of the Andrew County Itepubli cau, with all his faults, is something of a philanthropist, and in this capa city would respectfully suggest to Mr. Bird the idea of keeping cool un der all circumstances. It was pre destined and foreordained that Bird was to be oft'ered as a sacrifice to the departed spirits of the Fusionists of '74. The decree of the Fates is as m llcxible as was the ancient laws of the Medcs and Persians. "What can't be cured must be endured,' and we would advise Mr. Bird to journey on in the even tenor of his way ; to stay at home and tend to his mill and his im ported pigs ; to tend strictly to affairs altogether his own, and by no means forget his blessing ! Let him do this, and over his political grave, into which we so gently laid him, we will plant the emblems of the Order which he loved so well. His covering by day shall be the starry banner of the red, white and blue, and by night the constellated stars. Over his political remains we will erect the marble mon ument, but its height will tell not of his manly deeds, nor the broadness of its base of his many virtues. Simply lie lived He ran for office lie died, lleqniescat in pace Bulcc est pro patria mori. But seriously, (and this is the first serious thought we have had in our head in a week,) would it not have been better for iXcwton Birtl to have kept silent upon the subject of his de feat, and not to have shown to the good people of Andrew county that he took the matter so closely at heart? It would appear to your correspond ent that the man's pride (if lie has any,) would prevent his coming before the people and telling them that be cause thoy had defeated him at the pollSjthey had caused him heart-aches and bitter tears. A person possess ing a dime's worth of back-bone, would scorn to reveal their heart aches to the gaze of an unfeeling world. We had no idea of calling Mr. Bird out upon this subject; in fact what we wrote Avas written more be cause we had nothing else to write about, than for any other reason. Still we arc glad he has appeared up on the stage, made his little bow, and spoken his little piece, lie has ex pressed himself as entertaining feel ings of love and adoration for Pnetor, Boohcr, Shanks and Snowden. It is a tine thing to be loved. We've been there and know. Perhaps, however, in this instance Bird "loved not xoisely but too well." By the way, the best thing he gets oft'iu this remarkable communica tion of a remarkable man, is the idea of a clique in Rochester. If there is one it is composed of about four hun dred honest voters, who are all "some pumpkin" on fusion, and who arc not run and controlled by Pnetor and Boohcr as Bird very generously in fers. We may have worked for Snowden on election day, and proba bly did, and the reason for doing so was this: Snowden votod for, and his inlluence was directed in behalf of eb Hoohcr last fall. Bint promis ed Web his inlluence, and then went completely back on his word. Yea, verily, Xcwton Bird, we never forget a friend nor forgive an enemy; and didn't wo "scoop" you on election day. God Almighty, the Ruler of the Universe, despises a hypocrite, and vou doubtless realize the force of these lines of Longfellow : Thoiijrh the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds lie all. If Mr. Bird is desirous of scoring Pnetor and the clique, would'nt it be advisable for him to give some com petent person live or ten dollars to do the job up in a systematic manner. PRiETOR. Reply to Mr. Bird. Ed. Republican: "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, if taken at its flood leads on to fortune, and if we may be allowed to judge by the savings and writings of men, we come to the conclusion that Mr. Jiow ton Bird, has been caught by the tide and landed high and dry in the lap of fortune. We read the gentleman's letter of April 23d, and must say that wc nev er saw more pusillanimity, venality, corruption, and political rottenness expressed hi so few lines. lie openly and frankly confesses that he was engaged in the trading business, to secure his own election. Nominated by the same hybrid party that placed Mr. Graham in the field, he tells your readers that he induced that gentleman to withdraw and leave the race to W. M. Shanks. Now mark you,placcd before the people by the same convention, standing upon tho same platform with Mr. Graham, he says the people of Jefferson Town ship would have yoted for Mr. Par ker, Republican, because they did not like Judge Shanks. Thus acknowl edging that with him at least he was willing to sacrifice any one who stood between him and the goal of his ambition. Can it be possible that Mr. Bird carries the people of Jeffer son Township securely in his pocket. Whv does he resort to so sillv a sub terfuge to conceal his real purpose. It is a vile slander upon the voters of that Township, a chimera of his own effete and fuerile brain. So far as W. M. Shanks is concern ed he is abundantly able to take crae of himself. The vote he received in his own home demonstrates the fact that his neighbors have confidence in his honesty and integrity. He has been a citizen of Andrew county for twenty-live years, and is ready to compare records with Mr. Bird at anv time. It ill becomes a man who by his own confession, stands convicted of treachery and treason towards an as sociate upon his ticket, to abuse other men for following in Ids footsteps. If he proved a traitor, to Mr. Graham and betrayed him, what right had he to suppose and demand of others to keep faith with him. Yes, Mr. Bird, there is a fusion in Rochester for just such men as you. Do you remember the pledges you made last fall, only to violate, the promises you gave for the base and unhallowed nurpose of deception. You stand convicted by your own words of all that is calcu lated to make-a man infamous in pol itics. Stay in Andrew county and take care of vour own interests, do 7 all you can to advance them. Those to whom you refer did not leave ow ing you a school bill; can vou say the same? "I am a Democrat," says Bird. How long pray have you been thus afllicted. Last fall you were ar rayed in open hostility against the Democratic party, a delegate to near ly every convention of the so called 'People's Party," held in the county. I remember meeting with the Demo cratic party in two conventions last fall; you were not there, although a Democrat and carrying a whole Township in your pocket. If I mis take not, your strikers filled up the lobby at these conventions and at tempted to force upon the Central Committee men who, they said, were in active sympathy with the People's Party. You are a Democrat, and ac cepted the nomination at the hands of the People's Party but a few days before the same honor was tendered by the Democratic Convention. Why not prove your faith by your works, j and refuse the nomination of the first ! convention. The reason why you did not is very plain, you wanted the of licc.I opposed your nomination on the ground that the party with which you acted was opposed to the Demo cratic party. Had Mr. Stanton been nominated instead of yourself, I be lieve Mr. Snowden would have been defeated. But "I am a Democrat," no dift'erence tho I sat in the convention last fall that nominated thellon.P. A. Thompson, a Republican, for Con gress, in opposition to the Hon. Da vid Rca.thc Democratic nominee. You sold Thompson out on election day, violated your pledge to him as you did to others. Talk not of treachery and bad faith when they constitute so large an element of your own com position. I kept every pledge I ever made to you. You sold Shanks out in Monroe, and tried to do the same in Jefferson. I am a Democrat in fact, and I believe Mr. Rca, Chairman of the Democratic County Committee, will bear me out when I say that last fall I was the only Democrat in favor of placing a full county ticket in the field; while you were plotting against the party, I was supportiug it. This is the difference between our Democ racy. Mr. Editor, hoping that you will give my communication a place in your valuable journal, I remain, yours, &c. CIIAS. F. BOOHER. P. S. Pnetor will attend to his side of the case to the entire satisfac tion of Mr. Bird. Rochester, Mo., May 4t,h, 1875. Letter From California. Santa Rosa, CAL.,April 17, '75. Ed. Kepublican: Tii compliance with a request, made by my friends, to write, 1 address you this morning as the shortest way to make my promise good, and while 1 am com plyiijg with that request I will do my b&st to interest your many readers. I will be brief. I left Roscndale on the morning of the Fifth, and arrived here on the evening of the Thirteenth: having made the round trip in eight days; whereas, in the past, it took four or five months. At Omaha we purchased through tickets for San Francisco, emigrant passage. After the purchase was made we were told that the company lack ed cars to accommodate all and that men with families would stand the best chance; fortunately for me I got into the good graces, of a elderly lady, who adopted as her uAction airc,''1 with the understanding that I should take care e her little "FiVs" having had the care of little ones for the past two years, I did not think it a hardship. Thus I secured a passage leaving between three and four hun dred on the platform who could not be accommodated. Having thus succeeded and night coming on, I settled back in my seat and was soon iii that happy land of rest. April 7th found ns on the great Western prairie, Nebraska. This prairie is indeed beautiful, level, rich and covered with grass; stretching as far as the eye can reach one only be holds a great meadow. Our passage was slow and tedious, our train being encumbered "with freight. At Kearney Junction we were joined by the emigrants who came by way of Kansas City, and at Evanstown those whom we left in Omaha overtook ns. The two trains were united, they being put in front, that the scripture might be fulfilled, which ssys: "First shall be last, fcc." Wc now began to travel at a better rate, having left our freight behind. Coming into the Foot IIills,we found that every station; almost, Ave were infested with a disagreeable kind of a being, whose business was not known unless it be to pick pockets. Our car, being filled with honest men not wishing to harm any one, nor be injured themselves,entered into an or ganization for protection. Perhaps it would interest vour readers to know the nature of this league. I will give it: April 9th, 1875. Car No. 4, Emigrant Tiain on the U.P. lioud, en route for California: By mutual consent of passengers occupying by right said car, having paid full fare for the same; do for the purpose of defending said rights or ganize themselves into a body having power to conduct the same, &c. Offi cers were elected to represent us, and each man pledged his support. Thus wc were enabled to keep all loafers out and travel with some degree of safety. We were now traveling through Wvoming Territory. The scenerv was wild and romantic, but it was left for Weber Canyon to impress us most deeply with the magnanimity of the great West. Towering several hundred feet above us on cither side might be seen huge rocks of curious workmanship. The summit of some of them covered with snow, while iu the valleys below may be seen num erous herds of cattle and sheep. Web er Canyon furnishes a variety of scenes. Here nature has done some of her best work. Travelers passing this way have named many places of striking importance,viz: Pulpit Rock, One Thousand Mile Tree, Devil's Slide, Devil's Gate, &c. Riding un der mountains and snowsheds, and over gorges that make one's head swim to penetrate to the bottom, is no every day business. At Ogdcn, Utah, we changed cars for Sacramento. This place is with in eighteen miles of Salt Lake City, and is quite a place. Nevada furnish es pretty near the same scenery that wc have just described. We passed the Sabbath in it, yet from the way the people were turning up old "ter ra firma," I don't think they knew it. Had I felt as sanctimonious as I some times feel I would have stopped the train and informed them that it was all wrong. CALIFORNIA. This 5s the place I started to, and it is indeed a beautiful place. The Siera Nevadas arc the most beautiful little hills I ever saw. The Rocky Mountains arc grand but these arc beautiful, covered from top to bot tom with evergreen trees and shrubs, and with a climate like June in 3Iis souri. What a sudden transition, to me Friday in snow, Saturday in Spring, and Sunday in Summer. How appropriate that molto"Eureka;' and no wonder they can say "Dulcc JDc- mum J7 JIM. Thk constitution makers usefe i" Jefferson City, Wednesday, May 5tli.