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Singer S. M. office in Glazier's store. The Nodaway Valley Spy, published at Graham, changed hands last week. (Ico. B. Bowman, the old proprietor re tires, and is succeeded by Messrs. Ilea. & Venable. Success to them. Spring and Summer Goods by the mil lion ! just received at J. J.Miller's, east side of public square. A horse thief, who gave his name as Jim Ferguson, was arrested in Holt county, on the 27th ult., and taken to Oregon. Circuit Court being in session, the grand jury found a true bill against him. As the prisoner exhibited symp toms of insanity. Judge Kelly thought it best to order his case continued. Go to the East-side Clothing Store of John J. Miller, and see the nice hats, caps, coats, vests, pantaloons, boots, shoes, trunks and valises, purchased specially lor the spring trade of 1875. The last "Club Dance" under the auspices of Prof. Younger, took place at Hardy "s Hall on Monday night last. II was largely attended by the young ladies and gentlemen, and passed oft very agreeably and pleasantly. Every description of Gents1 Weaving Apparel to be found at J. J. Miller's, cast side Public Square. Hokses Stolen! On Sunday night last, Mr. Josiah Cunningham, living J our miles northwest ot Savannah, had :i bav mare and a black horse stolen from his stable. The thief or thieves took the halters with which they were tied. Mr. C. has no clue to the perpe trators, but two or. three of his neigh bors have went in search. Wc hope they may be successful not only in re covering the horses, but also in secur ing the thief, that he may meet such just punishment from the law as he de serves. Kussf.lt, is selling goods cheap, and lias lot's of them. Call and see for your selves and get some bargains. Fkoji the account in last week's lie publican, the people ot Maryvillc have ot it badly the spelling mania. One or two i) t interesting and exciting matches ' -c been held, attended by large audi ces. Out of a large class, which, out, :y one. were slain by some fatal word, Capt. Parcher survives as tiie champion "spellist" of Maryvillc. The proceeds of the last evening's en tertainment, after all expenses were paid, amounted to about $30. As already announced, a goodly por tion of the citizens of Savannah have been attacked by the same mania, and Friday night last was fixed upon for the first contest. But the night proved rainy ami disagreeable, and upon the vote being taken by those present it was voted to adjourn until the succeeding Friday evening. We hope to see a large audience present to-night, for in addi tion, to the lun and excitement of the oc casion, the object for which the pro ceeds are to be applied, the Town Li brary, is an object that richly deserves the encouragement and support ot our public-spirited citizens. We can't say -wc are just exactly sat isfied with the way Stiles & Hardy do their advertising. They don't advertise much in the papers, and yet thvy are selling a heap ot goods, and candor forces us to admit they have a line store. "China Weiming," Saturday last, May 1st, was the 20th anniversary of the wedding of Elder T..II. Haley and wife, of St. Joseph. For two years past he has been the pastor of the Christian Chuch in that city. Their friends ami members of the congregation, availed themselves of the occasion,, to. manifest the high esteem and appreciation in v.iiieh they were held. 'They presented them with an elegant Clifncv sub, con sating of 12 pieces. Appropriate speeches were made on both sides, and afterwards a sumptous repast partaken of, and the whole affair passed oS pleas antly and agreeably to all parties. El der Haley has been a minister in ibis State for a number of years, a gotxl portion of his time having been spent in Howard and Randolph counties. He married in Fayette, Mo., Miss Marr Lou MeGarvey. House and Jack Bills neatly and promptly executed at this office, on reasonable terms. When you feel a cough or bronchial affection creeping on the lungs, take Aveu's Cheuuy Pkutokal, and cure it before it becomes incurable. It Avill astonish you to look over the mammoth stock of Clothing, in endless yariety, now on exhibition at J. J. Mil ler's, the Cheap Clothier of Andrew. Trunks, Nickel Plated Leather Valis es, water proof Overcoats, in large quantities, and as cheap as the cheapest, at J. J. Miller's, cast side Public Sqare. Mr. Robert Boo, living near the stone quarry, about a mile and a half from Savannah, hss succeeded, we are informed, in conquering the young grasshoppers on his farm. He says they live in squads, or droves, like turkies, and to accomplish his purpose he digs a hole in their midst, and then goes to the outside of them, and with his hat in hand, circling round the squad, he drives them inward until they jump into the hole, -where they arc easily killed. In this way he has about got rid of them on his plaoe. He thinks if all the farmers would try this simple plan at once, while the pests are little, they could also succeed. Wondeks of Nature ! Animal Like Turning to Vegetable ! Mr. F. M. Boyls, of Flag Springs, Em pire Prairie, in this county, came into our oflice yesterday, and presented us with about a dozen specimens of a natural curiosity, which wc would nave regarded as incredible had it not been made palpable by sight. Last year his farm was infested bv large numbers of grub worms. This year the worms' seem to be turning to weeds ! what Mr. Boyls considers a tender species of milk weed. The shoot or sprout starts from the side of the head of the worm, and at this time they have attained the height of an inch or two above the ground. Some of the grubs send forth two sprouts one from each side of the head. When lirst dug up, the sprouts will exude a milky substance if press ed. Mr. Boyls is very well satisfied with this change. Last year the grubs des troyed a good deal of his corn hy eat ing off the roots. Now, as they as sume the shape of weeds, he can plow them up. and thus destroy them. He intends to let a number of them grow and develop themselves, to see what they will make. When they ma ture, avc hope he will again report us the facts. The specimens he left with us can be examined by those wishing to satisty their curiosity. o-- M A II 11 I Ii D . SNYDER SAlilN In Andrew coun ty, on Sunday, April 20th. by Rev. Mo ses Wilson. Mr. Sprankle Snyder to Miss Christina Sabin, all of Andrew county. JEFFRIES TIPrOX At the resi dence of the bride's father, llcuben Tip ton, Esq., three miles south of Fillmore, on the evening of April 29th, by the Rev. John Bennett, of Savannah, Mo., Jonathan O. .Jeffries, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, and Miss Mollie E. Tipton. Long may they live in peace and happi ness. I 1EJ) TODD On Sunday, April 2."th, at his residence in the southern part of An drew county, Mr. Japheth Todd, an old and respected citizen. CIIAMDERLIN In Nodaway Co., during the past week, (day not men tioned) Miss Mary Chamberlin, in the tilth year of her age, daughter of llev. J. K. Chamberlin. The deceased was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, and died in the full assurance ot a bless ed immortality. WIIITTAKEIl In this county, yes terday morning, 9 o'clock, May 0, 187o, Mr. Daniel S. Whittaker. aged 7S years. The deceased ivas one ot the oldest and most respected citizens of Andrew Co. Lie was formerly from Pennsylvania, and settled in this State lirst in Gentry Coun try, living there two or three years, and afterwards moved to Andrew county some eighteen or twenty years ago. He leaves but one child, Lirs. Elizabeth Griffith. He-was the uncle of Chas. A. Whittaker, Esq., of Savannah. TOWNSEND On Friday morning last, at the old iamilj homestead near Jim-Sown, Mrs. llebecro Townsend, aged sixfcy-fouu years. She was for many years an active member of the Metho dist; church. She leaves six children to -mourn the loss- of as gwxl and an af fectionate a mother as over the world sawr Thomas Townsend. of Andrew county ; John-and Edward Townsend, of St. Joseph-,-Moses-and George Town send, of Troy, Kansas-, and Win. Town send, now in California. W. II. Pckviance is in receipt direct from Chicago the largest stock of writ ing paper ever brought to- this- market, which ho can allbjiE to- sell cheap for cash. 2w GOLDEN AWARDS GIVEN to THE SILVER-TONGUE ORGANS, By Those who hare umjiI them The most Trustworthy Eriilcni-o of their Unsurpass ed Perfection oi Tone, Uncqualed Merit, and Remarkable Durability. A few Letters taken from Head them all. Thousands' From JOHN PBYER, Esq., Shang hai, China. I have one of your instruments that has stood the very trying climate of Shanghai remarkably well, and is now in verv fair order, although it has had, to my 'knowledge, ten yeaks of hard wear and tear. In tone it surpasses any instrument I have ever seen of the kind. Four years ago, after having had it in my possesion for the three years pre viously, 1 soid it to a friend and bought a small instrument by other manuiae turersivhieh 1 thought more adapted to a small drawing room, than the larger one made by your establishment. In a few months'it was ruined by the cli mate, and after a year or two, I was pleased to sell it lor about half what it cost me. I have now bought the old one of your manufacture back again at the original price at which it was sold ; it is known and admired by every one who can ap preciate a good tone. Erorn THOMAS M. COX, Green ville, South Carolina. Mv instrument was purchased from you some twenty-pi ve years ago, and has lasted without any repairs to the present time. It has turned out to be one of the best investments I ever saw. It has afforded more high, elevated and pure enjoyment than anything I could have provided in my family. From WILLIAM PALMER, New York City. After a use of my instrument for Tinn teen yi:ai:s, I should be quite unwil ling to sell it for original cost. f find none combining volume and sweetness equal to it, and can cheerful ly recomend your instrument as super ior to any I have seen and heard. From JAS. K. MORGAN, New York City. Having used one of your instruments for the space of Fifteen Yeah?. I can testifv to the durability and excellent quality of the tone. 1 can recommend them as first class instruments to any person. From Rev. A. S. MORRISH, St. Thoma8,West Indies. Mv instrument has been in constant use Ten Yeaks in the Island of Jamai ca, and two cars in this Island. It has been used for church and family wor ship, and has up to this day kept its tone. From W. L. ISAACS.Helena, M. T. Nothing could give me more pleasure than the privilege of adding my testi mony, to that of many others, in favor of the "SILVER TONGUK." You will remember that I purchased one last year to bring with me, out in the "wilder ness." I find people here who know what a good article is when they see it. 1 was not allowed to rest until 1 had parted with my organ. There were three organs of different manufacture in tiiis city, before the arrival of "The Sil ver Tongue." Since that come, they have all lost their brilliancy, it has the undivided admiration of all who hear its hWeet tones. From W. W. KEMP, Oranist,New York City. It gives me great pleasure to testify to the durability of your instruments, the one in my possession haviug been in constant" use for Eighteen Years without needing repairs. For tone, durability and style. I think your instruments cannot be excelled and 1 shall take greai pains to recommend them to my pupils and friends. From JAMES E. NOE, Perth Am boy, N. J. It allbrds me gveat pleasure to testify to the durability ami excellent quality of tone of 3our instruments. We have three in our family. The first has bten in constant use for twelve years, and the second seven years, neither of them have jiecded repairs. The last oue we have had but a short time, howoTcr. I can testify to the absolute perfection and variety of tone; I think your instru ment cannot be excelled, and I will take pleasure to recommend them to my pupils and friends. From Rev. J. H. HOB ART DE MILLE, Rector St. Mary's Epis copal Church, Mott Haven, N. Y. Having recently purchased (roe of your instruments for our Sunday School, it gives me the coveted opportunity of speaking a word in praise of them. The first one which 1 used was pur chased near nine years ago and I have never seen a defect. Your Church and Parlor Organs are certainly the nearest to a "real organ" of any reed instrument that I have ever heard. Success attend you in your la bors to introduce a good instrument in to our country. Parties desiring to procure one of these "Swccl Singing, Silver jftofMC," Organs, for cash or upon easy terms of payment, can learn prices and terms by address ing or calling upon Wautejc S.diutAN, Oi-kua IIot'SE Block, St. Joseph, Mo. X. Ii. Prices arc as low as an instru ment of the quality can be afforded. Every instrument is DOUBLY warranted for bivE YEAiiS. no29wU For the HeublicHii. That Petition a Financial Movement. Your correspondent's attention was called to the reading of a petition, pray er, request, supplication or begging, pre- sented to the Hon. County Court at its present term, which deserves especial notice. In order that your readers may under stand the significance of the document, I give it to them as it came from the pen of the petitioner: Savannah, May 4, 1875. To the Hon. County court ot Andrew County, Jonathan Snowden, President, C4eo. Lambright, J. L. Stauton, V. M. Shanks, Hezekiah "Watson, Associate Justices. Gentlemen this Bank will pay to the collector und Treasurer of the Count-4 for the Benefit ot the Comity for the De posit of both offices per year Six Hun dred dollars payable quartley or six per cent per anum on monthley Ballances and to secure the officers and the County against all loss, this bank will Deposit with said officers Andrew County Bonds and 5-20 Bonds. The officers to check at sight at all times for all monies on deposit," "JOHN McLAlX, President Savannah Savings Institution." I am not responsible for the orthogra phy' of the supplication. The author might with profit attend the " spelling school." For the past three years the larger portion of the public funds of the County have either been kept in the County safe or deposited in the Fanner's Bank of Andrew County. That such a disposition of the public money has been extremely painful to the above named petitioner, needs no further proof than a glance at the beseeching request his agony has induced him to commit to paper. Previously, however, for many years, " this bank," as it is characterized in the petition, had been the recipient of the deposits of the public money, and no record of court shows a donation from "this bank"' ot a single farthing on ac count of the hundreds of thousands of dollars deposited therein. And now, I would suggest that if this petitioner feels that "this bank" has been benefited to the extent of six hundred dollars per annum, or any other sum, in the past, and his magnanimity docs not abandon him by the next regular session of the County Court, that he approximate as near as his memory will permit him, to the amount "this bank" has been bene fited, and reimburse the County accord ingly. I submit whether or not the proposi tion is not a fair one. This done and the court might have some confidence in his sincerity. The insult offered to the Collector and Treasurer in calling upon the Court to name the place where they shall depos it the public money, without consulting or regarding their wishes, or the wishes of those who have made themselves re sponsible for their official acts upon their bonds ; well knowing that there was no law to enforce such an order, even if spread upon the records of the Court is in perfect unison with his daily transactions with his fellowman and too contemptible to be resisted only by si lent disdain. The Collector has filed bonds to the amount of two hundred and fifty thou sand dollars, which have been approv ed bv the Court. The Treasurer has also filed bonds, which have likewise been approved :and whenever the Court is of the opinion that these bonds are insufficient to in demnify the county against loss, they have ofilv to make an order requiring them to give additional bonds; further than this the Court has no control over their action, provided they comply with the requirements of the law. But says the petition, "to secure the officers and the county against all loss," this bank "will make deposits, &c." I apprehend without conversing with the olliecrs, they will make their depos its where in their opinion they believe their money to be secure, without being burdened with Andrew county or 5-20 bonds, given as collateral. 1 have fre quently known individuals to deposit notes and bonds with banks to better se cure them from loss, but when a bank proposes to secure individuals from a loss which they might sustain, by de-nositin"- their valuables with them, such a departure from the ordinary course of banking discipline has, to say me icasi, the appearance of a want of confidence in its own ability to liquidate its de mands. It may be, however, that the plan suggested has for its object to better se cure the officers against being paid in Countv Warrants, should they only be worth" 75 cents on the dollar on presen tation of their checks. So far as the county is interested the official bonds of its officers are its secur ity and the only security recognized by law. And as regards the interference of a Court with the deposits of county olli- cials, it would only have the enecc oi releasing their bondsmen from fnrther obligations on their official bonds. The petition breathes a spirit of in sult and contumely towards the officers who are receiving and disbursing the public money and not making their en tire deposits with "this bank" by insimi ting that they are deriving benefit or advantage from their deposits when this benefit should accrue to the county. This is not the lirst nor second instance that the officers of this count)' when in their opinion they deemed it advisable for causes best known to themselves, to deposit elsewhere than hi "this bank,'' have been indirectly charged with de riving benefit from their deposits. A charge too, which it true, would subject the offender to imprisonment in the pen itentiary not less than two years, or by a fine not less than $500,00. "Wag. Stat. Page 4G0, Sec. 42. With some it is an easy task to charge others with crime. They can discern crime wherever their foststcps lead them; they can see it in the very air, in the rocks in the clouds, in beasts, fish and fowl; they can hear it in the wind, in the murmuring brooklet, the roaring river: they can scent it afar oil', they can taste it in their daily repasts, but within the sacred precincts of their own soul all is pure and holy, they cannot feel it. No tax-payer objects to a contribiition to the county revenue when done in a legally constituted manner, but when the law positively forbids contribution and fixes its penalty for its violation, I apprehend no such contribution can be received by order of the Court or other wise, without suffering the penalty. Again a speculation of this character would necessarily compel the county to contribute to the" State revenue to the extent of Stale tax deposited, thereby creating a fund which on its lace would bear the marks of suspicion. I have :u interest in this matter further than to expose the proposed scheme, and in so doing I take the liberty to say, that were it in harmony with the law or spir it of the law. to make such contribu tions, tho Farmer's Bank of Andrew Co., could perhaps donate as largely as"this bank ;"' but I think 1 may safely say that when it becomes so unpopular that de posits do not find their way to its vaults voluntarily, its President nor none of its officers will be loimd making proposi tions to a Court attcmping to coerce business, over which they have no con trol. Should they be guilty of such an indiscretion I shall assume the liberty of paying my regards to them, not mildly as "I have attempted in this communica tion, but with the severity and criticism such an act would merit. " At the time of writing Court is still in session ; the pe tition, 'invoking the aid of the Gods and County Court, lies on the table strug gling for life. Snowden, President of the Board, who has a happy faculty of preserving dignity and decorum, and who dispatches business -with firmness and decision, more than meeting the ex pectation of his friends ; Lambright by his side exercising that full measure of good sense and judgement which char acterizes him in his business relations with his fellow-men; Stanton brim lull of "retrenchment and reform" who has the interest ot the whole county at heart: Shanks whose well-known business qualifications and his fine discrimination of thought reconmmends him most betit tingly to his position: and Watson, of whom it was said prior to the election could neither read nor write, manages to learn the contents of papers with re markable agility, and whose judgment is second to none, are all well qualified to pass upon the merits ot the "suppli cation." N.. Useful and. Beautiful. Dropping in at Danford & Chittenden's the other day, we were surprised to no tice the fine lot of Queensware and Glass ware they were just opening, received direct from St. Louis, which, together with the large, amount previously on hand, makes, without doubt, the largest and best selected assortment of goods in that line, to be found in Savannah. They have many of the most beautiful designs in table glassware, we have ever seen combining, truly, the ornamental with the useful. J. B. Russell HAS A COMPLETE STOCK O F Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Which he offers at Bottom Prices IT 53 Call and sec him at south side of Public Square. 1- Sweet Potatoes for Sale-ancL Sprouts by the Million. Fresh potatoes at Alderman's store, by the pound or bushel, at the lowest market price. Also the earliest and best sweet corn, (earlv'araganset); early tomato seed, (Canada Victor); melon seed, (Phincy's earlv). My vegetables took eleven pre miums at the St. Joseph Exposition, last Fall, including the best collection of vegetable seeds. I have enough early sweet corn to supply the county. Early cabbage, tomato, aud potato plantsat Joseph Austin's house, in sea son, enough to supply all demand. Will ship to any point on order. 1 W. 11. ELY. Savannah, March 5, lS7f. m'2 CABBAGE, Tomato and Sweet Potato Sprouts, FOR SALK CHEAP AT W. B. HOWARD'S Nursery, Savannah, Mo.