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c 0 TIN T 1- F. ST. TAYLOR, (Htor j;.nd Publish. SAVANNAH, MO., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1875. V"" Y. F 11- blishcr. V xmraaamam Til 8 SAVANNAH DIRECTORY. .. ': m:nls n this column, fifty cents per lint ' . ''nclnJivj the 'irni n;l kend. 'J nosr- wi iJrertixe in tht coiumi. nrr reliable ami ' - ijFortoird in their respective t clHmjx. ATTORNEYS. )!' V C.W.DW'KLL, atlorn. v-.it-law :mrl y V . Nutary Piiblio. Pay-, .spi-i-hil :it-iitin ! ctiiig, "c'jnvcy.inc.iiii; :mil iuvcslig.iting: 1'. ;:!IV N, a,tor.i-y at law, will jir.n tice r. : . i . uli tin-c.iiirt-t of Xorihwi-.-t Missouri. .. nt'vntion s!'a tluines in th uisty . i : .ttiiue courts. Oilier over r.iniuTd' 1 ' -27 -,". 'M (JREKXI.KK, ATTOIJXKY AXI) un.-llr :it law. Particular aitcntioii ' rillecii ri. Oflin- i i!n- south .skU' . r-junri-, hi iw Bunk iSiulilni. i't Ti il ' I!. MA-IOIiS. .at!onn-y-:it-l:iw. Will ) ..m--ct nil Itusinvs.- etraMi'l to liim i.'.jiily ati'l -:iro fully. 0:t:i he loiiii'l :it his ' i . rj. -Tnira. two doors wisi f the Post Of- . . - .vaan-ih, M-. '21 1 V c A. 1'tlt S r.VKl.i:, Mttorm y iit Iv.v unci '- -ll'Tal ' l:-.n:l AjT''!it , S:t :i!i!:!tl. llo. S.il t'hiinis :i rs u t Of C !i:n-:i! for hunl f'l-, Un- :: '.m..,My, widow-. ' ; nl 'i inT-ioiiaaii'.'. n-: v.-.l (l!.-'-ti'..n- :irttulcl h it caiv.ui'i ; .oisiptin s. Also, for i v.-i .it l-.iuil ur ! ' !' r tl.t Au.h'-on, Torulai .(! 1 Kailroa'l mitti-iny. All iwuuries i l!y iUiiWfntl. uiii ti.-h.tiiartiL'Sto:ill - i-ii (!) road. ' n li.iii. IS I'.uass baxd teacher. .JOHN S. BTJGAK, "j K s--1; VX1 i Ea ilEU Mu-i. arniiiftnl 1 1" iri'f. AN. i, oi iirtual jiii-ces liiniishcil -;!'r. Tirai- at!i.i,toy. r- inrnTiiwMfwiiwiMuii1 I f 'fT m rv--- - s )A KEKY, 4tc. IT nKIi:K'K, K;ii,-1- hakcry, conlcn- 1 , uniu-ry and iv-raiiraiit, Wfbt si U. ot tlu- . I'artU'o lurnNiii'd on -short notice. '27 IM1YSICIAXP. K s II. !AVKX1')KT 1 avni- locattd in -.iv:mi!sli. -ilfi-'-s In- it .-trvicis .. --Tt i:'-n- of .-.iai)irih Md vi."iniy. llice i- . .li-u nce on Main stii- I, one Mock castot r-t KK. c. Matt i: i- - liiv our cit'.eiii i ti .-!! Milk t-vi'i-v i:noi:iiiL' .V i-n-mnsr. .SOCIIJTI!-: . ... Vx X t). O. v. :avannah Lodire, Xo. trhf.f I . I, Savani'.!''. M.. ii.r-K everv v''-&f- H'LDAY i;v;-.M.sti, at Od.'l 'A"6 vviloWs' Hall, jii'.rtheiis; corner . Pil!;l.- S.jiiaii'. All lilt IllluT.s of the order ....) .-Tar li.i', visiting the city, are cordially . : i n.-etV.ith us. J. (I. HONNOLl), x. ;. J It' n, S-c' . -JO ,- 'ft ,rASOXIC isiv.-uin-sh Lods, X .71, iJ. V. Y. ic A. M . , n..-e! -.i,-: ..iv '.third xT.,s.itrday iti e:tc!i monl!i,:it 7 o'clock ).1H. f Ail lir.it'her.- i.i jrood siandinaie frater i.i vj'ed to VIMt IH. p.. DAXFoun, w. m. H" ,(IV, -.('( yKX FUAXivUX J-OptiE. N'. .IkI, A . . JK. .V A. M., meet- lirst "NtHirday in 'l-'- ..-ti 'ij Mi!1!, at l't a. : . All '.ir.ithi-rs in ''l- od-tandii). .ire truternail ." iiaiied to MUX L.TAXTOX, W. M. I McK!l!)i.". N-t' . C." VASSrviER I cl. r in ar.il -.i-fa lurtr of And Metallic COFFINS, X rih Side the Sprc. b'crannah 'Jo tiie three !orv 1 nek.) poi-TLVS OF AJJSTZKS KEPT ii hand. 1 al-okfeji -.ni&tn'itly on hand :l . ..n'ify i the hesi (juality f luimierto ..r'te.!e of fnri! ture d-sired. (.ineiiu I -an not ie undi rsidii ly any dealei of tin- Mi--i :iijji. ,f":.-r- e.tn :dvays sonic one h" found day :. ! :.i-iit at 111 y ohl V '-iilelice, ready to sell oof .ii' - V Miiiic to all who call. .. . C. WASSMEK J . V. J,oojer. Tliointih Grecnlcf. I'oopeF Greenlee DcMlers in J) rug 6' . Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, Due-Staffs, School Books, Miscellaneous Books Blank Books, Stationery, WLl P&PEB, Building Paper, Picl arc Frames, Mirrors. Mouldings, Window Shades, Pocket Knives, Shoulder Braces, Timsscs, Lamps, Toilet Articles, Notions, cj'C. CHOICE FAMILY GRO CERIES, GARDEN SEEDS, &c, In Brick Drug Store, (lately occupied by 11. H, Dobbins,)south side of the public square, Savannah, Mo. April 10 1875 Cm. i For tlie lJepuhliewn. The Meteor. On Monthly cvoninir at twenty min utes after nine, a very brilliant Me teor Hashed across the sky. for a mo ment making all nearly as lij,rht as day, and then suddenly disappeared in the Southeast. About three min utes later a crash followed, which seemed very much like the simultan eous discharge of a battery of cannon. Nearly everybody saw the blaze of light and heard the report, but few were privileged to see the meteor it self. Concerning its direction it will be impossible to conclude, until re ports are gathered from other places. Most alt who saw it. from this point agree that it came from X. N. W. and passed to 3. S. E . and exploded just above the horizon. One man howev er, who was walking on the south side of the square towards the west, says it was not een in the N. W. at all, but seemed entirely to the south. Another saw it first to the S. W. and nearly overhead, lie says that it seemed to remain almost, stationary for a moment and then to pass to the S. E. So close did it seem to him that lie instinctively dodged to save his pate. Nearly all agree that two or three times parts seemed to be thrown oil. Most of those who saw it say it exploded at a height of from live to twelve degrees above the hori zon; while one who had a good posi tion for observation says that it dis appeared below the horizon without exploding. It is impossible with the imperfect data in our possession 10 determine accurately either the di rection, velocity, or height of the me teor. If there were three minutes in tervening between the flash and the report, it must have been then about forty miles distant, and its height would depend upon the angle it made with the horizon. The brilliancy of its light was very great; and a trav eller who was at. that time at Chari ton, Iowa, says that the phenomenon created considerable excitement there. People generally supposed it to have been very near, yet from all we can learn we must conclude that. if it fell to the earth at all, it must have been many leagues from this place. The composition of meteorites is everywhere much the same, and t he same elements are found in the earth's crust. The chief of these are oxyde of iron, silica, magnesia, nickel, sul phur. Their specific gravit y is from 3 to 4. The velocity of meteors is very great, being several miles per second, and in pacing through our atmosphere great light aiitl heat are evolved. The origin of meteorites is still in doubt. They were first sup posed to be formed in our atmos phere, or to he thrown from some terrestrial or lunar volcano. All of these theories arc proved untrue. There is another theory strongly ar gued, that they proceed from the sun. AVe know that tremendous eruptions are continually talcing place from the surface of the sun. The velocity with which these projections take place is incredible, and some have undertaken to prove that it is sufficiently great to cast bodies within the orbit of the earth. If they succeed in proving this clearly, there can be, perhaps, no other objection to the theory, since the elements of meteorites are known to exist in the sun. There is still an other theory, which is the commonly received one, that the interplanetary spaces are filled with a countless num ber of small bodies, revolving in very eccentric orbits around the sun, and that the earth in her orbit encounters many of these masses. This leaves the origin of these bodies still unac counted for. Some have supposed that they result from the bursting of a largo planet between Mars and Ju piter; but that is hardly more likely than that they were formed at the time when all the planets took their form and places of revolution. lleports from abroad are very mea gre. V"e copy the'following from the" St. Joseph lazette: "At Kansas City. about nine o'clock in the evening, the brilliant ajrolite, or meteor, visible to hundreds on the streets, p:tss;(-tl across the heavens from a westerly direction, leaving a luminous train behind, which was visible for a number of second. When the light of the meteor first appeared in sight, a Times reporter wa- ui Main street, near the corner of Eifth. and thought it was the re llectiou of a large lire. In an in-tant. however, the motoric body came in sight, and like a liash darted on into space at an unknown distance from the earili, ami with a velocity not to be calculated." Fillmore Items. Wherever we go, we hear the peo ple complaining of bad colds. Wo suppose it is owing vo the warm and damp weather we have, been having tor some time. Most- of the lime plowing could be done. On last Thursday nighr-.we had a line shower of rain, and on Saturday night we. had some snow, which will do the wheat good, and enable it. to stand the win ter considerably better. Wheat that was sown in good time, looks very line. Christmas passed off quiclly with us, though not without some amuse ment for the young people. Young America must pop his tire crackers, and then we had a Christmas tree tit the Seminary, but not. so well filled with presents as upon former occa sions, owing to some of our folks not wishing to have any. Put the room was crowded full of people. Mr. Karnes Laughlin is quite sick with billions and intermittent fever; hope to ?ee his genial countenance around soon, again. On Christinas eve, a couple of men broke into the M. E. Peonage, while the liev. Palson ami f. X'-nvere gone to church. As is not usual upon such occasions, they took nothing away, but left -ome valuable presents' for the family. We have not heard of them being indicted yet, though it is well known who they arc. Wc have certainly been favored with weddings lately. At., the residence of the bride's father, in Fillmore, on the 22d iust., by Kev. X. J I. Smith, Mu. James M. JIamptox, and Miss Roxv Spicek. At the residence of the bride's par ents, near Fillmore, on the 23rd hist., by Kev. X. JI. Smith, Ma. James C Wheatox and Miss Faxxy Knuckles. At the residence of the bride's par ents, south of Fillmore, on Thursday, the 2;5rd inst., by Rev. W. Tt. Trapp, Mi:. James Kexedy and Miss Eli za Coo I) lou. We wish them all peace, happiness, and prosperity, through life's stormy way. Our usually quiet town was thrown into considerable excitement on last Thursday, by the arrest of James Mitchell, charged with grand larceny, upon the affidavit of Phincas Ed wards, setting forth that on, or about the 23rd of September, there was ta ken from his house certain ladies' dress goods, ready made, and also, one gentleman's vest. lie suspicioncd Mitchell at the time of taking them, and on the 33rd inst., he went before Esq. Powell, and got out a search warrant, and Constable Fee searched Mitchell's house, and found nearly all of said goods. Mitchell could not give bond; so he waived an examina tion, and was sent to jail to await the action of the Circuit Court. Mitch ell came to this place last spring, and since he has been among us he has ap parently bore a good, moral, and up right character, and seemed to be quite industrious. There was hardly a man that would have thought such of him. At the present writing the protrac ted meeting at the M. E. Church is still going on. There seems to have beeu great good accomplished. Yours, W. Fillmore Correspondence. After the letter from "W." from ImIi more w;is in type, we received another from "GAiiANTiu'from the same place, and embracing many of the same items. We therefore condense from it such por tions as are not in the first letter. Had it been otherwise wc would have pub lished it entire. Maukikd. On the 12th of December. Mn. Rop.Kirr Puokkit, of Holt county, to Loukllex League. The assessor for Jackson township has just completed his labors, anil gives the. valuation of personal property in that township at a little over U01,00'l. The old settlers say that the father of .Tamos Mitchell, now in jail for stealing, at one time resided in that, neighborhood. Vacation in public school until Janua ry loth. Three tihics lanrer stock of Hats at Tyncr's, (Successor to A. Schuster,) than any oth er house, at the old I cad quarters for Clothing, Savan nah, Mo. Items .From Assessment List of Nodaway Township. Whole number of horses, oS; mules SD; cattle, 1,0S6; sheep, 346; hogs, 2, 036. Whole amount of persona! prop erty assessed, S293,25o, including $27 16i household goods, that is now by the new Constitution made taxable for all purposes. Number of of per sons listed in the Township, 413. Death of the Oldest Preacher in the "World. Nlw Youk, December 29. The Eve ning Post announces the death of IJev. Henry Hoehem, better known as Father 15oehem,the oldest preacher ot the Meth odist Church in this couutry, and proba bly the ohhvn preacher in the. world, :: the house of ids grand-daughter, A'ester d:;y, near Kichmond. Staten Island. On the sih of last June, the one hundredth birthday oi Father Hoehem was- celebra ted at Jersey City by the New York Conference, where Father JSoehem sub mitted an outline ol his life and labor in the Methodist Church. Ring the Bell. Pai.timoi;::. Mp. December 2S. The Mayor of this city in an official recogni tion ot the beginning ot the new century liie of our republic, has directed that the greit bell on the city hall and the bells of the lire department be rumr for half an hour, commencing at midnight of Friday. The dome 6f the City liail will be. illuminated on Saturday, national Hags will he raised on all the municipal buildings, and the citizens arc,yei;uested to display the national ensign irom their residences and places of business. An Innocent Man'3 Imprisonment. A man was pardoned from the Charles town State Prison, Friday, after servimr almost eight years on a life sentence for a crime which he never committed. This was Moses 15. Wheeler, convicted of arson in February on the testi mony ot his sister and her husband, who said they saw him fire a house in Brigh ton, occupied by a widow, and against his own oath and the testimony of the widow herself, who declared that Whee ler saved her house from burning, the ! actual damage the building sustained be- i ing $'30. Two years after Wheeler's entrance upon his life imprisonment, the sister who had condemned him to it died of i small pox. On the day before her death j she confessed to another sister, m an agony of remorse, that she had perjured herself at the trial at the bidding of oth ers, and for the purpose of getting her brother out of the way. Before a legal deposition could be obtained, she was too far gone to give it. The motive for this unnatural conduct was at the onset explained by Wheeler to be that he was charged by a brother who died in battle by his side to see that tlu ir mother had his property, which, when he returned home, he found claimed by his sister on the strength of a forged "letter purporting to be from the dead brother. Be the motive whali it may, she and her husband had actu ally put him out of the way by perjury. Wheeler has made incessant efforts since to have his sentence removed, and at last succeeds. It is a consideration that might well give pause to-the zeal ous advocates of capital punishment, that this discovery of innocence is liable to be paralleled after a voan is hanged. HOG-DRIVING. An Extremely Vicious and Helrac tory Porker. Xot infrequently our hog drivers come neivss a refractory porker. On Monday, James L. Allen, who resides 1i miles north of town, had just such an one among the number he and his men drove "to the tt. K. Station. When itriving through town this iiog attaikt d Michael Spierie who only save I himself by running from the bi-asr with all his might. When bending around the corner in the lane near the Fair (I rounds a number ot footmen were coming this way, among t hem Dr. Bumps.' The hog attacked the Do'-tor in a most, wick ed manner. The infuriated beast throw him to the ground, and but for the iimeiy assistance of the drivers, who, i:; response to the screams of "murder"' and yells for help, the doc tor would certainly have been torn to :cccrf. Joe Nellsch. one of the dri-ei-, was thrice attacked ami thrown to the ground and narrowly escaped i -irirn'.s injury. The maddened beast positively rein sed to be driven into Forest City. When near the brewery the hog broke for the adjacent Hulls, a:id ali efforts to di.-lodge her from trie position she had chosen on the hili were unavailing, sjhe fought and went for every man" who attempted to drive her. The refractory beast had to be linally abandoned, and Mr. Alien's number fell one short. A2TKIYEHSAR' The Battle Fought Oyer Again. Tkentox, X. J., Dee. 27. The Anni versary of the bat tie of Trenton to-dav vas attended with a great deal of enthu siasm notwithstanding It was confined altogether to th" citizens of Trenton. About 1,000 persons were in uniformed military companies and a'd the other companies were made up from citizens without uniform but supplied with anr.s from the tate arsenai. Cenerals Wash ington. Si'iikai:. Green and Mercer were ail personated. Also Col. Ilophen and others of the lies-tan and British army. The movement of the troops be gan at S o'clock, and t,iie fighting throug:t tne streets between the eon t -i:fij1.g:iiu::i"sieai.-he,i its height abuf .' in o'clock. The surrender lo-.k piacf at Asstmhink Creek, and was received with cheers. in the afternoon addresses were de livered to a large audience, by (Jen. Campbell, (Jen. 'Bussing, Wm. A. Bur ton ami others. An immense crowd of trcops dined a! Washington llali. The day passed off without an 'icei dent. Old Virginia in a Ead Fix. Gov. Kemper, of Virginia, announ ces officially the inability of the State to pay its debt the largest of any Statu in the Union, to-wit: $"41,753, O'JO. Of this S2i) 514.000 i- apportion ed to Virginia and $15.239,000 "to We? .Virginia Vjiut West Virginia does not admit the debt allotted to it. The whole obligation re.-t- on Virginia. That it cannot pay it, is plain. " The vr.lue of the taxable property in 1870 was $365,000.001..; the debt therefore is 7nore than 12 per cent, on the valu ation. The governor recommends that the debt be refunded at 4 per cent. This would reduce the interest charge, but it would not lighten he principal. He Lived and Died Poor. We give, on tire authority of Mr. F.I5 Cnrpoiter, a noiaide si,-ny ot Henry Wilson, that has never yet been pub lished. The evening before his inaugu ration as Vice President, he called on Mr. Sumner and said : 'Sumner, ea:i y.iti lend me a hundred dollar.-? 1 have not got money enough to be inaugurated on."' Mr. Sumner replied : "Certainly. If it had been a larger sum, I might not have been able to. help you. but" I can always lend a friend a hundred dollars '' He then gave Mr. Wilson a check for the amount, and after the latter had re tired, ?Jr. Snnmcr, turning to Mr. Car penter, remarked : "There is an inci dent worth remembering such a one as could never have occurred in any country but our own." Xew York In dependent. Josh Billing's Philosophy. Thoze people have-the least vanity and envy who have- the most of any thing else. The more ritsh and. famous we git the more dLfilkult it ictto find a tru frend. It requires more nerve to await danger than it duz to face it. When a man loses his munney, hci generally lozes his reputation. tQQ.