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F. ST. TAYLOR,
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SAVANNAH, MO., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1875.
V"" Y. F 11-
.. ': 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.
)!' 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
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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
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
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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
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-.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.
. ... 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.
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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.
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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' .
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.
J) rug 6' . Medicines,
Picl arc Frames,
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.
For tlie lJepuhliewn.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Items .From Assessment List of
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
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
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.
An Extremely Vicious and Helrac
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.
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
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!
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
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
The more ritsh and. famous we git
the more dLfilkult it ictto find a tru
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.
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