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Wo have ever received a good article ol paper, neatly printed, and on these grounds have no occasion ro complain. But the reading matter was mostly ol a literary and miscellane ous character, having no special adap tation to Missouri readers, as must ne cessarily be the case with ready-prints ;reparc.I in another State. Believing that the ready-print got up in St. Louis, and prepared for Missouri readers having a very considerable space devo ted to State news, would be much more acceptable to our readers, during the past week w j made the change ac cordingly. When our readers examine it, and see the increased amount of. Stale and general news, we are satisfied they will agree with t:s that it is a change lor the better. This week's inside, howcycr.isa week old. Our auxiliary publishers in St. Louis print two weekly editions in the quarto form, one on Thursday and one on Tuesday. They began by sup plying us with that printed on Thurs day ; which arrived here next day, and consequently we had to hold it over un til to-day. We have since written to them to send us the edition printed on Tuesday, which will arrive on Thurs day mornings. This gives four days later new-;, and brings the news matter up to as late a date as though both sides were printed at home. Indeed, it does better in that line than wc could do. for in St. Louis they receive hun dreds of exchanges, and possess, other wise, superior lacilittes for obtaining neU's. Our side wo will continue, in the main, to give local application to Andrew county : and in these joint ef forts we hope ever to be able to furnish our patrons with a valuable and interest ing paper. A petition has been in circulation for several days past, and numerous ly signed by our citizens, praying our Honorable County Court to reduce the taxes for 1870 to the lowest amount possible. This is done in tview of the wholesale destruction of the farmers' crops, and the general stagnation of business. Wchave been informed that the previously intend ed tax lew for this year can be re duced nearly one half. If so, it will surely meet the general endorsement of the people, however willing and anxious they may be, viewing mat ters in the light of ordinary times, to pay oil the county indebtedness. It "was intended to pay oil" with this year's tax one-fifth of the principal of the county's railroad indebtedness. But the bond holders arc not pushing the county for the money, now due, but are content to receive the inter est: so that this tax can be temporar ily postponed in accordance with the wishes ol" the people. Several items of ordinary county expenditure, it is said, might be dispensed with for a single year, without serious detri ment to the public interest. The County Court, holds a special session on Monday next to consider the peti tion, and we doubt not will go to the full extent of the law for the tempo rary relief of our people. General Spinner's retirement will necessitate the counting of every dol lar in the Treasury vaults, amount ing to more than one hundred mil lions. The subject of abolishing the Grand Jury system is under discus sion in the Constitutional Conven tion, and a strong effort is being made to abolish it. A vein of coal ten loot thick has been discovered in Michigan. The deposit extends over a large field, and appears to be inexhaustible. In quality, the coal is said to be superior to English cannel. If the report be true, it will be a good thing for Chicago, and other large lake cities. J Correspondence. j Prom Eochester. j dune 1st, 187). En. Hkvuhmcan: Have you seen Bird's piece? We have, and like it: its nice. Beally to refreshing, so agreeable, and then so refined and dignified in tone, ami appears to be gotten up "especially for the occasion regardless of expense." Mr. Bird where did you get your ideas? Stole some of them and the school teacher furnished the rest. Don't pay him the ton dollars however, the. job is not systematic, we're not -scooped'' yet. in lact can '"buck"' worse than ever. We're a carpet bagger. Bird says so. We don't know of our own knowl edge whether we're a carpel bagger or not. What is a carpet bagger. Is it a species ol the '(jrunx Itmnoi" if so did a carpel bagger ever run for of litc; if so did t he aforesaid carpet bag ger order his employees to sack spring wheat. Hour in fall wheat sacks, while he himself was stumping the county, endeavoring, by "ways that are dark and tricks that are vain," (that is lying) to secure his election to some county olliee? Did a carpet bagger ever hold the high and exalted position of a Justice of the react-? If so when called upon to write a deed calling for one acre of land, did the carpet bagger alter the boundaries so ar. to include three acres, and then endeavor to hold the other two acres for his hornet y'i Call us a carpet bagger again, call us two carpet baggers. And don't forget in your next felicitation"' to invest, us with the authoritive signification of the mystic Avord. carpet bagger. If it be a synonymn for honesty and fair dealing, be careful how you apply it to yourself. Your geographical situation ol the "Independent Province" is exactly correct. Come up ami see us. We'll trot, out Snowdeu and show you the man, who running upon one ticket, beat you running upon two. It will be a free show, and if you'll come up won't cot you a cent. "We'll trot out C. F. Booher, the champion of the "unterrilied democracy, "' and it you'll promise secrecy, we'll have him invest you with some of the se cret workings of the clique which hurt, you so badly with their little pieces. Wc ask one thing as a favor. Don't call us a fool any more. "If lis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis, 'tis true.'' But then don't do it. have some respect for our gray hairs, ami for the feel ings of our friends; don't do it, it makes us teel bad. Call us a China man or a carpet bagger, but don't call us a fool again. .So "some men were created for a higher and nobler purpose.'' Tell us of the high and noble purpose for which you was created. Was you cut out for an hon est man? Then God Almighty spoil ed you in the making. Do your nat ural abilities lead you to suspect that you was intended as the literary champion of the People's Tarty in Andrew county? Then shades of the immortal Shakespere, how your ear ly education was neglected. Was you intended for anything good or noble, or even respectable? If so, come to liochester, unite yourself with the Fusionists, and they may succeed even yet in getting you an oliicc. Am glad that you have taken my advice and gone into the hog trade. Probably you have at length found your proper sphere. Am glad your hogs have short noses, and keep them out of other people's business. Wouldn't it be advisable for you to pattern after them? Now my dear defeated candidate what do you mean by stating that. Booher has me to do his "dirty work." Your assertion is a dirty, deliberate lie, anel is an as sertion in perfect keeping with the man from whose polluted brain the same originated. I do not deny that I will do "dirty work" if I am paid for it. If you have any you want done pay me my price and I will do it. Booher is able to do his own, hence, never felt the necessity of my services. Xow my '"free-born" friend, "come again." If you and the school teacher are not enough to "scoop" me, sell one of your "short nosed" hogs, and apply the proceeds to the payment of some one who will do a better job than you did. Tako my advice and practice for your own ed ification until you can make at least a passable effort, then "come again." We are always at home, latin and all. Come earlv and stay all dar. Pl&ETOK. , Letter From Mr. Booher. Ed. Bki'lthmcan: In your issue of May 28th, appears an Article sign ed by X. Bird; what object tiie gen tleman had in view, or what motive prompted him to pen that remarka ble letter, I must confess is far be yond my comprehension It is an ad mitted fact that all created existence, both animate anil inanimate, was designed for some good and noble purpose, hence it is we are unable to account for the existence of the slan drirnuu Ubvhr, chief among whom stands X. Mini. In his first epistle to the people of the independent Province, he saw proper to make an unprovoked at tack upon my brother ami myself.and when through the controversy he has provoked, he sees himself held up, scorned and detested, by all high minded and honorable men. he seeks shelter behind the screen of an "old citizen," and from this position he hurls upon our devoted heads the last cry of the beaten demagogue, "carpet bagger." I have not employed 'Trad or," or any other person to do dirty work, .hist, what you mean by that, choice expression is to me a profound mys tery. My public acts tire open to criticism, and to a gen. runs public 1 shall ever be found willing to submit my actions, and when they shall pro nounce their verdict, you sir, will not find me rushing into the public jour nals and denouncing and vilifying any portion of the people for daring to assert the right of doing their own thinking and acting. My private af fairs are peculiarly my own. and I do not recognize 1 he right of any indi vidual, or X. Bird, to call them into question. But should X. Bird desire to investigate my private business, I trust, that ho will at least grant, me the same privilege, and I guarantee that I will no go outside the circle of his own family relatives to select the commit tee, leaving 1dm to choose the committee to investigate my affairs; and allow him to select, as great men as X. Bird. This ame X. Bh'd says he knows Judge Shrinks, and to "talk about his record Hall bosh." Wc tire very prone to judge men by what their neighbors say of them, and we adopt this method as a criteron. Judge Shanks' record shines forth in noon day brightness, while X. Bird's record is clothed in Egyptian darkness. Allow me to return my heartfelt thanks, mv deep feelings of heartfelt gratitude, for the information that the "People's Party" have consigned "P net or" and niysell to oblivion. Xot much oblivion about one bundled and five majority for Township Clerk. Well suppose they have consigned me to oblivion, why do you waste so much valuable lime in unsealing the tlark vault anil dragging forth the ob ject which seems to have disturbed your dreams in the past. Buried in the depth ol oblivion, yet A. Bird sees the footsteps left behind, the very sight, of which causes the breast ol the martyred "Bird" to burn with fierce anger and indignation. If I remember correctly you "hnve gone where the woodbine twineth" by about the same majority I did. What ti wide difference in "the man ner of submission to our defeat. You in replying to "Pra'tor" denouncing all indiscriminately and making your self eminently well qualified to be mimed as the nearest blood relative of the animal Balaam rode. I spoke not a word of reproach, uttered not a groan, but have ever ever since that, memorable day had a lively recollec tion that I was in the race of 1872 and was beaten. Just like you were on that bright. April morning, with this dillerence however. I ran over two hundred votes ahead of my tick et, while you, running upon two tickets, ran about one hundred and thirty votes behind Mr. MeFaddcn. To" tell the plain untarnished truth about the matter, it does make one feel a little sore, but what is the use of blubbering about it like an over grown boy when his sweet-heart has jilted him. As we are in oblivion to gether please give us your experi ence. What do you think of shed ding olF, ami soaring awav to that better hind where cliques and grass hoppers come not, where carpet bag gers have no influence, ami where Birds can be happy ? So you say that school bill is paid. I say just, as" emphatically that it is not, neither have you ever proffered to liquidate the same. There ia one thing certain in this connection, eith er one of us have stated a falsehood, and as I have the aforesaid bill in possession, I conclude thou art the man. You think I "have got in the last ditch," and want to know about Boon's petition. Certainly a great and good man like Bird must know. If there ever was a petition I never saw it; "if any of the honest voters of liochester" signed it lam not aware of the fact. The statute gives par ties the right to petition the Govern or, and if these men saw proper to do so. they have subjected them selves to your slander and calumny. I shall take in my shingle whenever I choose: don't give yourself any un easiness on my behalf, 1 shall not call on you for assistance. Bird says 1 have "signed away my day of grace;" not to my knowledge 1 have .signed no such document: perhaps it look place in oblivion jusl before Bird joined me. Xow as to (lie clique, (and this is all that hurts the gentleman,) why make t he base assertion of its exist ence .and not. even at tempt to prove it. Let. us examine this subject a lit tle, and see if there is a clique in ex ist ence. and if so, when it was first organized. It is established beyond i doubt that the people of liochester Township vole for their own citi zens as the following majorities will -how: s71,d.A. Sanders over P. Fdwards ) majority. LS72. C. F. Booher over G. T. Bryan, 114 majori ty. IS74, Xich Ford over MeDanicl and Marian. 2"o majority. 187.", W. M. Shanks over Win Parker, H;" ma jority. is'7.r), .! no Snowdeu over X. 15irt. SS majority. If there is :t clique hen; it. has had lor its supporters men ot all parties, as the record conclu sively proves, and is not the creature of my creation as Bird would have your readers believe. In conclusion I have only this to say, that he who attempts to blacken the character of another should be quite sure that, there rests no stain or taint of dishonor upon his own name. You may hurl your charge of carpet bagger with all the infernal malignancy of your dwarfed and nar row intellect. Me without whose knowledge no sparrow falls to the ground, sometimes selects strange in struments, according to our compre hension, to accomplish his designs. It was so in the days of Bah'iim. and if a similar wonder has occurred in our days and in our midst, nothing is left for us but to bow and believe. If X. Bird is the Balaam chosen, I hope that ere long he will be restored to a proper degree of judgment and rea son I had almost said d"cency. In conclusion permit me to assure you sir. my brother or myself will never be found begging charity at your hands. Karly taught the lesson ot self-reliance, we are ready to meet the stern realities of life, without fear of being cugulphcd by you. even though you are "free born and no carpet bagger." Mr. I'M it or: Pardon this intrusion upon your space, and be assured that this will be my last upon this subject unless again attacked. CM AS. F. BOOMEIi. liochester, dune 2d. 'To. From Fillmore. June th, 187. En. I?Kiur.TiiCAx: This town is still suffering from those pests, the grasshoppers. Our streets are filled with them, and with the farmers who have been eaten out, (i. c.) their crops, bv them. Xearly every one complains of the scourge, and all are wishing that the insects would "depart and go hence." The farmers are sill anxious for the "departure'" so that they can put new seed in the i ground, and perhaps raise part of a- J crop of corn. The prospect is gloo I my enough and everybody looks blue. I Wheat will be a total failure in this pari. We would not give a dollar an acre for all the wheat in this region; many farmers would Lake the amount of seed sown for the crop, and be glad to get even that. Some of the farm ers with whom we have conversed say that they have live, perhaps ten, acres of corn left out of forty; ami that the hoppers are setting on the fence watching and waiting for them to plant more, and perhaps will fore close on that which is left before night. Some say they will keep on planting until the 4th of July. Oth ers have not seed to replant with. Gardens all taken, and nothing grow ing. I tell you, the thing looks blue. Our community have' to mourn the loss of another member, James P. Shoemaker. One week ago he was a strong, healthy man, as likely to live for years, as any of us. To-day his remains lie in our cemetery, and we are left to mourn his loss. Last. Wednesday evening, while milking his cow, he was kicked in the lower part of the abdominal region. Dr. Spicer was sent for in the night, and visited him three times during the twenty-four hours of his life after the accident. On Thursday evening h departed this life, alter suffering a great deal of pain. A posl mortem was held by Drs. Spicer, Trowcr and Lawton. A rupture of the bowels, about midway of the small intestines, was found and the contents filled the cavity. Xothing could have saved his life. By his death we are remind ed, "that in the midst of life wc arc in death." Xearly one year ago, (it being within a few days of that time) we followed the remains ofM.rs.Shoe maker to the grave. Saturday last, three doubly orphaned children bur ied the last parent. Our sympathies arc with them. We hear that John Smilhcrs, son of Mrs. Wm. Meren, of Savannah, has met Avith an accident which will crip ple him for a time. The story as re lated to us is that, his team ran away with him.and that his arm is broken, and he is otherwise injured, how much we know no, but hope not se riously. Xow let us change the subject, and take up something more pleasant. It is a pleasure to meet old acquaintan ces, and we have the pleasure ot see ing among us A. S. Dodge, of Hia watha, Kas., formerly of this place. He is here on a visit, to bis brother, and is looking belter than when we last saw him. He brings ihws of the hoppers in the region of Kansas, from the .Missouri river to Hiawatha: they are plenty in that vicinitv, as well as here. We also met with Mrs. Mel ville, wife of Chas. McHMIle. and daughter of I'nele George Padgett. She is residing at present in Morgan county. Illinois, and speaks well of the prospects in that region. We were pleaded to meet with .Mr. Mur phy, of Boickow, on Salurdav. lit? is in the interest of the Continental Insurance Company, and the .Etna, of Hartford, hot h good reliable com panies. We shall he pained to lo-o from our midst Prof. E. T IVttit, our very ellicient teacher, whose la bors among us closed on Fridav. Mav 28th. He tells us that he shidl re move to eastern Iowa. Sorry are we to have him go. and hope that he mav be induced to return, and be with us next winter in our school. Prof. H. S. Gardner, who has been here for a few weeks, do-ed his la bors Saturday evening. As per bills posted all around, the public AVi-re in formed that entertainments would be given tit the Seminary, in Fillmore, on Friday and Saturday evenings, June 4th and ."th. We were there, and must say that over and above all the exhibitions, entertainments. &.. fcc. it has been our good fortune to attend in this town, and they have been frequent, the two given by Hen ry and his class, were the nest by far. F.very one engaged was perfect. There wen; none of the frequent stops, .stammerings, and calchings. so fre quent in classes of this description. Henry's class was till right and ready for their parts when the time come. Where all done so well, it would not do to discriminate, and all engaged in the plays deserve great credit. The "Chimney Corner" was repeated t lie second night. and the scenes and char acters so well represented as to draw tears from many of thosciprescnt. Of course we could not cry all the time, and when "John Prabity.'' felt in a good humor, we were compelled to laugh. We never witnessed the play of that piece until Henry produced it here, but we would go farther to see him play it than to see anv "nig ger minstrel troupe" that ever trav eled. Henry has devoted much time and study to attain perfection in Elo cution, and we bespeak for him, where ever he may be, great success. The "Chimney Coriier'was the great piece of both evenings. Other piece-: were presented which caused a great amount of pleasure, and were well performed and well received. "Poor Pillicaddy" was splendid, the 'Xe gro Doctor'' well put in. and in every particular, those engaged in the en tertainments done thcmselve-, ami their teacher, great credit. If we were a young man wc would like to take a lesson or two in Elocution from Henry. He is qualified to teach it, and will give good satisfaction, and value received, in his lessons. But. I have already made this scrib ble too long. "More anon. AUJiKVOJTC. Grasshopper Exterminator. We publish the following extract from a letter written by It. M. Hubbell of Longmont, Col., to W. B. Hubbell of Missouri, written on the 7th of May : "Suppose you were to ride by a farm and see a man moving back and forth across his wheat field" with a string of fire about 12 or 1:5 feet suspended on runners, about ' inches above the earth. "What would you think he whs doing? That he was crazy or purpose ly destroying his crop? That is the way the farmers around here are kill ing grasshoppers, and the only success ful way they have yet discovered. It is a novel sight, bnt it makes one feel good all over to see the everlasting lit tle nuisances burn up. It does not des troy the wheat, as one would suppose. If the farmers had known about it at the start they could have saved their en tire crop." Kansas Citv. Mo., May 31. The Journal ot Commerce has information of a desperate affair near Liberty, on Saturday, between four brothers, named Elishu, Thomas, Hood and Jim Crav ens, resulting in the killing of Thomas, mortally wounding of Hood, badly cut ting ol EHsha about the face and head, with a hoe-handle. A feud has existed between them for some time on account of partition land. All are respectable, well-to-do farmers. At Birmingham the menagerie lion got out of his cage. They tied a good piece of meat to a strong rope, and the lion seized the bait. Then the men pull ed on the rope, anil the lion, consider ing that they wanted that meat, held on with his teeth and followed up with his feet as they proved too strong, and be fore they stopped he was safe in hi3 cac. Thus does appetite lead to captivity.