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jimi !orp!t!rii win j nuja TT N T ublican. F. M. TAYLOR, Editor and Publisher. SAYAXNAH, MO,, FRIDAY, DECEMBEE 3, 1875. V"'- V. N- 7- c, u TlA ill -Jl Rep SAVANNAH DIRECTORY. A Irsrtisfmcatf in thix column, f.ft-t cents per lint tor .!; ijcdt . iiicludi'itf tilt tenera! head. 'lmi nil u-rlise in t!iis u!u,in are reliable and -' -i htf-mrard in their ri'.' tire callings. ATTOPNKYS. ' o .M'liii y 1 UIUIC.. l spci :i 1 uiiciM Kill ; .il-ctin ' "c.mievmu-iiig :iivl investigating! - i (1 I" I'.KV N, artoiney .it law. will pr:n. ic.i- j X. ' '1 ttii' I'liiirh of Northwet Missouri. -. il :.Ttfitiiu -'hen tobu-ine.s? in the coiintv ' i i'l probate eourtrf. Office over Farmers' I l.it.k -.'7 Tpi. (.KKKXLKK. ATTOKNKY AND V V -ur.si'UoMut law. Particular attention ,.- i .moliecSWi.-i. (lice on the south side . f the .iare. in new Hank Buililmg. JOHN i: .MA.JOltS, uttorney-at-law. Will j trail-cf all business cntrn?tel to him .r)iijrly mid carefully. Can be found at lit.-j niiici . u;i -tairs. two iloor eas-i of the Po-t Of- i . -..vtnnah. Mo. -4 i o . Will IT KKir, aJlornuy at law ami. V, . tlfi-.cral Claim p-nt. Savannah, Mo. Sol- ' ,-.' ii:.iin aam.-t tin- (JoV'-rnnient lor land w bark pay ami houty, widows' and I it,.i!.'i etiriinsaiitl.ireneral efdh-rtions attended I m ir;vat cm- and promptm---,. l.-o, fo-- ' i.fd.n -aiidl-ind njrent for the Att-ni-o-i,, 'oicka V. v.iti' i ! Kailro.id ( omji.ivvv . Ml inHiric- roHi')t! an-w-r--d. He wfll "ticket parties to all ' ; lit-..il the iM.id. ( all on him. 1:! j PPAS P.AXD TEACIIEP. JOHN S. DUGAN, PKI iiAM) !i; ( IIKU Jln-ic arranged js y toonler. Al-o, iiriirinal jtieces turui.-hed ;.' y, -,r Term- -.lifjctorr. Tel P.AKEPY. &c. rr ( -iS I-.I Uril K. Maule Iiakerv. confe.-- ;i :i"-rv and restaurant, west ideot the 1'ank- turnWiwl on abort notice. J7 JMIYSICIAX.. Dlf (i. II. D.VVKN'l'OliT having located in s .inual'. olfers Ins iro!e.-.-ional service. to t.i- 'i.-n--C Savannah mil vicinity. Olhce hi- r- -'deiiev on ?.Iuin .-treet, one blo"ek ea.-t ot ' - ,u ir-. K V. MrTK-o -ujiplie-our citizen- i'Ii fr"-l Mill; ererv morning A. eveniiur. SOCIETIES. f (. O. K. Savannah Lod'e. No. s'PSvStrSr Savaunah, Mo., meet.- everv '111 -DAY KVI-M.NC, r.J Odd v'x FeH.-' Uall, .northeast corner 't'e i'li', lie -iiiure. All number.- of the order i, I -.MidinL', i-itn.n the city, are (iordially . iiieet with n.-. .1. ;. honnoli), x. ;. ( 1 !5v Sec'j . t!g A y.OXH; avann.ili Loiie, No. 71, jlL - I'- & A. M . , m.-ct-,i:-.-t and third -.iiunlax in each mouth .at 7 o'clock p.m. il l,vot,.-r-in px.d shimi'm, are frater i . nr. tied to i.-it u. !'.. -M. UAXFOKl), W. M. .Ioy. Sec'v. t - T KX l'it NKf.IM.( No. :u-;, A. ySV ' I y V . ,t V M , m.-et- lir-t aliird.iv in ?&f& i.-lnn.i'.lh. :i! M i. . All lii'.illii-!- in s iod standuiz ir' frat mall v invilfd to i vim JOHN I. T ANTON, W. .M Y I Mtl-.VI11.N. ec' Detihr in and manufacturer of FURNITURE And Metallic COFFINS, Xorth Side 1 he Square, Savannah, (In Uie three-storv bivik.) pOFFLNS OF ALL SIZES KEPT V oil hand. I al-o keep con.-tant!iy on hand a ',i-re 'iiiaulity ot tin be-i quality of lumber to i k,- my article of furniture deired. (.iiveinc ic ill I c;i!i nut be under.-old by any dealei w t ofthe Missis.-ipj,i. , 3 There can Avays some one. be found day au 1 iinrht at my o.l resilience, ready to sell oof tin ready made to-all who call. dct-ly C. WASSHEK J. I. Cooper. Thomas fire enlce. Cooper Greenlee Dealers in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, Due-Staffs, School Books, Miscellaneous Books Blank Books, Stationery, w&u mm, Building Paper, Picture Frames, Mirrors, Mouldings, Window Shades, Pocket Knives, Shoulder Braces, Trusses. Lamps, Toilet Articles, Jfotions, c. CHOICE FAMILY GRO CERIES, GARDEN SEEDS, $c, In P.rick Drug Store, (lately occupied by II. II, Dobbins,)south side of the public square. Savannah, Mo. April 1G lS75-6m. A Letter From Nevada. Virginia City, Xevaim, November JStli, 1S75. 5 Ef. Rkpuhmcan: We have been ncirlfeut in not writing you pooner. Siuei; otir la-st we liave been burned out of our eoinfovtable quarters in Mayre's building", where we used to write our rambling communications to your readers, and forced to accept the courtesy of IMessrs. Seaniker & StonohiH. of the Storey County I5.tr, in whose ofiice we are now writing you by Uie dim gaslight, while with out the door the pittiles- rain is till tailing, making the streets of our un fortunate city a .-ea of mud. Xo doubt your many rentiers have read of the ti-:u!:i::u; fik: (hat swept over the northern half of Virginia City on the 'Jot h day of Oc tober, and said to themselves, can it be true? (.'an one of t he most pros perous cities in ilu.-1'nion be levoled to the ground ancf left a black mass o' smoking ruins rn so short, a ti;ue? Wo answer yes! one half of the dis aster ha never reached I he readers of the L'Ki'irr.i.H'AX. We will try to give them a feeble account of it for our heart sickens and we turn pale when we call up (be scenes of Octo ber 2f)th, 17.1, ami pass them in re view before us. .Itt-t think of a city wrapt in flames listen to the reports of explosions ever and anon striking the ear as building.- in the path of the lire devil are blown down with giant powder, in the vain hope that the progress of the flames may be stayed. Hear the curses of teamsters vainly striving to force their way through the excited throng that, crowds the streets. The shrieks of women and children ri.-ing high above the. discor dant din around them make strong men turn pale and tremble friends fail to recognize friends is they pass in the street all i confusion worse than confu.-ed .-till the lhmcs speed on. little do ihey ciae what becomes ofthe houseless and homeless so sud denly bereft of the roof that shelter ed them from many a pittiless storm. The fire broke out in a small frame house cm A street, occupied by Kate Shea.r vr "Crazy Kate,'' as she is call ed, as-a house of ill-tame. Its origin is in doubt, there being three reports in regard to it. We will give them all in the order we heard them: The first is that ''Crazy Kate" had been on a drunken carousal the evening preceding the lire, and on going to bod left her candle burning, and the lire caught from that. Secondly, that "Craz Kate'' threw a lighted kero sene lamp at a fellow, missing him, it struck the stove and exploded, scat tering lire in till directions. Thirdly, Kate's own story, which she publish ed in the Evening Chronicle, denying both the other reports and giving as the true origin ofthe lire, this, that it was the work ot an inceudiary,and war started in the basement of her house by saturating her kindlingwood with kerosene and then applying the match. In this she is corroborated by the statement of three men who slop in her bouse on the ni'oht of Oct 2oth. Should her version prove true, "Crazy Kate's' lamp will go to meet Mrs. O'Leary's cow that kicked over the lamp that burned the eity by the lake. .Let this be as it will, ''Crazy Kate's" memory will always be green in the hearts of the people of the Comstock. Tile alarm was sounded about six o'clock in the morning, and a-roused us from a gentle nap. We hurriedly dressed ourselves and were soon on the ground in front of the burning building. The sun was just rising, audit tinged the church spires with a golden yellow. Little did we think then that before noon the northern half of the city with its busy marts and wealth would lie in smouldering ruins. The fire department was soon on the spot with their Babcock engine, but the heavy gale that swept down, the sides of Mt. Davidson rendered all their work useless, and carried the lhimes and cinders to the wooden buildings on D street, and from there it swept north, south, eai and west, with the fury of a demon consuming everything before it. AJtfcouirh the general course ofthe wind was from the west, yet the llames rapidly back ed up against it, and also moved with great spec! to the north and south, while they rushed at raev -horse speed to the east ward, making great leaps from building to building. THE BURNT DISTRICT. "When the tire was fimlly subsided, it had swept away all that part ofthe city lying between Taylor street on the south, Carson street on the north, Stewart street on t!-:e west and the Chinese quarters on the east. It al so crossed Taylor street on 1 and C streets and lies t roved much valuable property: also crossing again below I) street, it destroyed the Catholic church and Methodist church and many line residences. It also crossed Carson street and destroyed a num ber of valuable buildings in that di tion. The lire every where made a clean sweep: none of the buildings supposed to be lire proof stood the test. The liremen and the people were driven from point to point, and all appeared stupelied and powerless, saying, "-Nol'ning can be Tone, the lire must burn itself yut.'r It was plainly to be seen that this was too true. A WII,I) SCV.ZsK was presented when the tire was at its height. Vkwed from the elevated ground to the westward, the city was a sea of llames, from which vast clouds of inky smoke rose high into then-ir. On all sides were heard the roar of the fire, the crash of falling roofs and wall-, and every few min utes tremendous explosions of black and giant powder as buildings were blown up in various parts of the city. Some of these explosions were said to be so heavy that they rattled crockery in the town of Dayton, live miles distant. Our eyes tire still ditzed by the lire's lurid glare and our ears still ring with its awful roar. A l'KI"I'TV SIGHT. About the prettiest sight we e"er .-aw was the burning of Ilanncr's building, situated on the soutlivest corner of C and Taylor streets. All day the lire had raged around it, but still it stood like a tall sentinel amid the surrounding ruins; north, south, east and west of it lav the rutins of buildings supposed lo be lire proof.! People stud to eat h other t lie re will be at least one building standing on C street, north of Taylor, and that building wiKi be Haulier's. Put in this they were doomed to disappoint ment. The intense heat to which it had Im'cu subjected- all day charred the shelving and set lire to the im mense stock of clothing I:mner Pros, had just received and about eight o'clock sir; night the tire burst through thii roof and the iron shutters of the doors ajid window.-. Xo cue know;; how long it had been a pent; up hell or how t lie lire struggled to escape from. its prison walls. It broke the fetters forged to hold'it,.airi gather ing new force from the victory seem ed more insatiate than ever. Great, sheets of llanie shot upward to a great bight, while murky clouds of smoke rolled one above the other in quick succession, shutting out the clear blue sky: About nine o'clock p. in., the w.alls of Panner's building fell in and where it stood Jay a smol dering mass of shapeless ruins. The area of the burnt district is es timated at one hundred and sixty acres and includes within its limits the wealthiest and most substantial portion ofthe city. Had it not been for the height of Marye's brink build ing on 15 street, (it being three sto ries) and the almost superhuman ex ertion ofthe liremen and citizens, the whole of the city would be a mass o$ ruins to day. For about three hours tire and water fought each other for themustery, victory trembled in. the j scale, but hnally perched on the ban ners of the fire department. It was a glorious victory, for it saved the southern half oi Virginia from des truction. All honors to the victors. The iictual loss will foot up at least ten million dollars, while the indirect loss such as shrinkage ot mining i stocks, loss of business,. &c, will reach live millions more. j All the attorneys in the- eity, ex- ' cept b V. Drake were without "otli-1 ces on the night of October 28', 187o. j The most of us knew not where to ! lay our heads. Thieves drove a prosperous busi ness that day, stealing everything that they could carry off. The loss of life is small in comparison to the extent of the danger to which all were subjected. Winn THE CSTY JiKBUIID? "Vfc answer yes! The rubbish was not yet, cold before hundreds of men were at work removing it prepara tory to re-building. Virginia City will be rebuilt fairer and prettier than before. Her silver treasure box still lies dep beneath her streets, ready to pour forth her silvery stream of wealth as in tlie days gone bv, J!er people are energetic, enter prising and industrious, and they "will-: in a few years rear up a new sitv on the ruins ofthe old fairer and grand er than the Silver State has as yet seen. With a month of fine weather great progress in re-lniilding will be made. Many brick buildings are now one story hi height, while in numerablo wooden buildings meet the eye in every direction. The Consolidated Virginia and Ophir hoisting works are rapidly ap proaching completion. Sam'l Curtis, Superintendent of the Ophir mine, says in less than ten days he will be hoisting ore as if nothing had ever happenedi to deprive him of that pleasure-. The outlook is cheerful. We coiri'd write page after page about the tire to your readers, but our let ter has already assumed greater length than we intended: hence we'll quit, by saying, that when the next big lire visitshe city of the Coin stock, we don't want to be there to see it: we saw enough lire scenes to satisfy us on the morning of October 'Jb'th. JIunirrilv thine, WFJi. Fillmore Items. The health of this part ofthe ecuai ty seems to be good just now, though a few ea.-os of typhoid fever. Mr. Wilkes, living some three miles south of town, had his house burned on last Friday morning. It burned pretty well down before the family discovered it. they being in bed asleep. Every thing they had in the house vas burned; some of the family not even saving theiir shoes. The loss is quite a severe one to him. Some of his neighbors supplied their immediate wants, ami now with com meii'lablo charitv, talk of building him a new one. Last Thursday being Thanksgiving day, was observed by a limited num ber of the good people of this place. Services T.u M. E. Church: preaching by Pev. Palson, from Colossiaus .'5 and lf, -Bo ye thankful.'' Truly if any peojde has reason to be tharkful, we should, when we compare our sit uation now, with our prospect br a crop in last ?Tu:sc! It did not look then as though we would raise any thing. Xow we have plenty, and to spare, of corn, turnips, potatoes, &e. The late corn that was put in shock is now ready to crib. We are well p to whaS we were last year. Mr. J.M.. Kenyon is building a good sized' barn, 'Jlx-10 feet, 16 fooi up to top or square, to keep some of his short horns fn. Dr. W. E. Kvown is talking of building him ;i new store house, he thought he would build last spring, but Mr. C Hopper came so plenty he postponed it. Our merchants arc having a prcity good trade now. though we Avould all like to have some more of "Uncle Sam's" rags. Prof. Emmons, assisted by Miss May, teaches our public. school. We have a line building; it was formerly the "Fiilmore Seminary." Some talk of having1 a Christmas tree on Christmas eve. We usually have very nice ones; so we guess we will have a good one this time. Mr. Williams.on tha old Polk prop erty, has put a new roof on his house, reoahited it, and fixed up things gen erally. Yours, "W. Howard County's Railroad Debt. Howard county has a debt of $Sn0, 000, (jontracted to secure the building of railroads through it. Of this amount $-100 000 consists ofibonds is sued in aid of the Louisiana' and Mis souri River road. The road is not built through the county though the road bed is made, and in some places washing away with the rains. Mean time the bonds which the county was foolisli enough to issue without any guaranty for the speedy completion of the road have been drawing 7 per cent., interest for several vears.. Some people are tired of this, and last week addressed a memorial to the County Court, asking if some proceedings cannot xs taken by that body.to force the company to complete the work. The County Court took no action o:t the paper, probably because there is nothing ft can do. Some previous CountT Court was so thoughtless as to trust the railroad company with $100,000, without demanding security for its compliance with the terms of the contract, and the result is the people-of Howard tire paying $28,000 a year for a worthless road-bed run ning through their county. Ilcrkib-liciin. Boss Tweed's Faithful Wife, When Tweed was married he was s ehairmaker, and the pair might have had a happy career had he remained honest. They lived in a plain man ner, mingled with mechanics' society and were the parents of two boys anil two girls, rood looking and healthy children. The era of meritricious splendor has come and gone like a dream. The girls ax-f married. Each had a diamond wedding, and each has sunk into obscurity and poverty. The two sons once held line appoint ments in the service of the ring, but they are now only lounging around the City Hall. Tim mother is in a widow's desolation The il -gotten wealth is almost gone. A million and half has passed into the hands of her lawyers, and her hu-bami is still a pri-oner. A seedy and corpulent; old man inhabiting-a pair of rooms in Ludlow street jail, is ail that is left of one who ha- been alderman, con gressman, ehairmaker, lawyer, com missioner of parks, public buildings and doc-ks, state senator, and for sev en years the autocrat of this city. The only reileemiuir feature is the faithful wife, who is reducing herself to poverty in the hope of obtaining- tier husband's release.. i'acts for tho Democracy; We have not ceen auv reference madt to one feature of the recent elections which we t liink is worthy of close study and grave rotlection.es pecially by Democrats. The Democrats'- State Conventions of this year in Massachus.-tt. New York, and Maryland adopted hard monev plat forms of the soundest, qualify. On the other hand, the platforms !akr; down by the Democratic State Con ventions of Ohio and Pennsylvania were in favor of soft money. Xow, so far as the currency ques tion inllttenced re.-ults. what was the effect of these diametrically opposite dovfrines upon the Democratic vote in these live States at the recent elec tions? The Democratic los- this year in Massachusetts, New York and Maryland,. as compared with last year, is about nttjUOU votes. The num ber of members of Congress m these States i- lift v. and consequently the loss just, mentioned is air average of l.nno votes for each Congressman. The Democratic, loss in Ohio and Pennsylvania at the recent elections, as compared with the results of last year, is about -11.000 votes. They elect forty-seven members of Con gress. The Democratic loss, there-. fore, is an average of only 870 votes for each Congressman. Sven inXe.w York, where the platform was in tensely hard, the Democrats lose rath er more heavilv than did their soit brethren in Ohio. Journal of Agriculture and Farmer- We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of this old and re liable Agricultural and Grange paper that appears in another column. It has been published in St. Louis for a great number of years and is the leading pa per ot its class in the Southwest. It is reliable and trustworthy,, and if any of our Iriends de&ire to take a first-class Agricultural Journal tiny can -do no bet ter than to take this one. The publishers aie making their weekly report of the markets of St. Louis and other large cities a promi nent feature ofthe paper and doubtless all will find them authentic and reliable. Give the Journal of Agriculture and Farmer a trial and you will doubtless be pleased and profited by it. Any of our friends wishing to sub scribe for this valuable- Agricultural Journal will please call on us. We will club it with the Repitiligaic on the most favorable terms. no2w6 Judge-Krekel stated, not long since,, in tho United' States District Court at Jefferson, that the President would not grant pardons to auj members of the whisky ring,.