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TWENTY CENTS ADDITIONAL (for postage) TO scnscnnizits out of the county. Terms of Advertising. One Dollar per square for first insertion, anil Kil ty Cants for each subsequent insertion : O.-k- 3ju:ire, iweive lines nonpareil ,or thirteen line-s bourgeois type, or one inch dovrn the col umn. Administrator'- Notice s3 00 Final Settlement Notice 3 00 Stray Notice 3 00 fine Dollar for each additional animal. Locals ten cents per line first insertion live v:its per line for each subsequent insertion. When a subscribers time expire, we will piuee :t X before hi name, to notily him of the fact. They roula oblige us, when they ee the m.trk. if tliev wonld renew, or at once inform i.- that they wish the paper discontinued. I 1I1UAV MOUNIXG, DECEMIJElt 31, lt75. MORS CROOKED WHISKY IN ST. JOSEPH. It eem fhey arc not yet through villi the "crooked whisky" cases in .t. Joseph. Col. Meyer has been hunting up evidence, examining wit nesses, etc., for a week or two past, md the result h lie has felt himself warranted in seizing the wholesale liquor and rectifying house of II. R. Y. Hart wig & Co. Mr. Hart wig :.vers his ability to prove his inno cence. The "Chronicle," of the 2.rth inst., .-ays that Col. Meyer has obtained against par- fresh evidence not only ties already under indictment, but Hgainst. other members of the whisky ring whose names have not previous ly been mentioned; and also, that "The "whisky frauds in St. Joseph date back ten years, to the time when The tax was first imposed, and during tnat tune the Government has been defrauded out of a million dollars Where this money has gone, people :nu.-t judge lor themselves, ant tney will be able to arrive at some under-.-landing of the matter when thev de cide who are the members of the ring here, as it has doubtless been divided among them." There is evidently a great deal of hrst-c'ass" vmany nut oencain tnese 'crooked whisk v" transactions, not oidv in efforts to defraud the govern ment, but in the yet undeveloped mystery of the murder of Jagan, who, it is alleged, was murdered to kect) concealed some damaging evi dence against "the ring," which we hope will be brought to light and receive their just reward. LETTER EEOM MR. REA. Week before last we published a -hort article, to the eli'ect that our Representative, after denouncing the salary grabbers"during the canvass, had voted for one of their number for Speaker. "Wc based our article on in formation derived from a friend, and t!so from an article in the St. Joseph Herald. Since then we have received the following letter from Mr. Rca in response, in which he denies that Mr. Kerr voted for the Salary Bill. V"c have no disposition to do Mr. Rea in justice, or take an unfair advantage; and, under the circumstance.-, we deem it proper and right to give him the benefit of his own explanation: Jv.l.J House of Representatives. Washington, D. C., Dec 23,75. $ Mr. F. M. Taylor, Ed. Republican. Bear Si?-: Af ter my respects ami best wishes as a neighbor and personal friend, permit me to say that I was somewhat sur prised this morning upon reading an editorial in your paper of the 17th inst., in which you say, in substance, that I voted for M. C. Kerr, for speaker, who was a "'salary grabber." I did vote for Mr. Kerr, but you are mistaken as to his position and action on the Salary Bill. He voted against the Salary Bill in every shape it was presented in the Houe, as you can see by reference toMcPherson's Hand Rook of Politics for 1S74, pages 14, l.". and 18, a work of high authority. My vote of course is public, and any and all journalists have the right to criti cise the same, their criticisms being based on the facts. I cannot for one moment, from my knowledge of your fairness, suppose that you desired or intended to place me in a false position before your readers, but suppose yon have done so inadvertently, and without an in vestigation as to how Mr. Kerr voted n the Salary Bill. 1 therefore trust that you will satisfy, yourself how Mr. Kerr Toted and make the correc tion accordingly. Believing that you will make all corrections in accor dance with the facts, I subscribe my self, Yours respectfully, DAVID REA. The St. Joe Ss C. B. R. R. paid Holt county $S,000 taxes last year. The trial of W. V. Emory, for the attempted assassination of Col. L. R. Anthony, was concluded at Leaven worth, on the 26th, and resulted in his acquittal. They neither have Gen. Grant,the Republican party, nor greenbacks in Canada; yet mobs of hungry men in Montreal are demanding bread. Will some of our wise financiers, tell us what is the matter? Is is announced that General Bab cock's relations with the President have been severed ami that Mr. Lucky will fill the position of Private Secre tary thus made vacant. This is as it should be. ''James Howell, of Andrew county, disappeared three weeks ago. and nothing lias been heard from him since. When he left home he said he was going to buy cattle for the St. Joe market." Rev. Jamks Grieeith, of Knox county, has been sentenced to two months imprisonment in the county jail for marrying a couple under age. He is a respectable clergyman of the Missionary Baptist denomination. Dr. S- S. Lawks, of New York, has been chosen President of the State University, at Columbia, Mo., for the ensuing four years; succeeding Dr. David Read, whose term of ollice ex pires with the current collegiate year. Commodore Vandekbilt has made another donation of one hun dred thousand dollars to the Vander- bilt Cniversity, at Xashville, making in all seven hundred thousand dollars which he has donated to the Southern Methodists for said University. (in Rundav evening last, twelve persons received the ordinance of bap tism at the baptistry of the Second Baptist Church, at St. Joseph. In about two weeks a number ol others are to be received into the church in the same manner. Our sister city of Maryville is bless ed with street lamps. The St. Joe Gazette says: "The street lamps recently purchas ed bv the citv authorities were lit last flight ibr'tlie iirst time. Mary ville is a city set upon a hill, v.' hose light cannot be hid. The town never was more prosperous than it is at present, and never was so well popu lated." The Presbyterian Church, at Tren ton, Mo., which had just been com pleted, caught lire about 4 o'clock on the morning of Sunday, December 10th, and Avas entirely destroyed. It was one of the finest and most taste ful churches in North Missouri, and was to have been dedicated that day. 3,000 insurance had been secured on the building, but this sum will not near cover the loss. Smokes a Cigar on the Gal lows, and Kisses His Hand to THE LADIES. LltUC JtOCK, VIK., Dec. Itith W. B. Thomp-on -was hung yesterday at Lcwisburg, for the murder of a Mrs. Stover, a widow woman, about six mouths since. Thompson confessed the crime, but said he did it at the instigation of a eon-in-law of deceased. On the scaf fold he was cool anil collected, and smoked a cigar before putting on the blackcap. He bid good-bye to the crowd, and kissed his hand to the la dies. About 5,000 persons witnessed the execution. Our farmers nave turned off some monster fat hogs this season. Nath an Crossley, of Tarkio township. sold one recently to J. F. Bachelor, of Centre Point, which weighed about 700 lbs. gross (5G8 lbs net) realizing the handsome sum of $39,76. The next largest one Ave have heard of was raised by Jas. T. Everett, of Clark township gross weight (150 lbs. The next one in point of weight was fat tened by Alexander Purcell, ot Lin coln township gross weight, G20 lbs. If any of our farmers can beat these we would be glad to have them re port the fact. Atchison Journal. The protracted meeting at the Christian Church still continues and is doing a vast amount of good in its way. It is what you might call a pe culiar meeting inasmuch as there is no regular minister in charge, but is carried on by the. members of the Church alone. Each evening one of the members is appointed to lead in the service the evening following. Several additions have been made to the church. Mavsville Register. The cases of 1. and II. Kahn, J. E. Marsh, J. L. Bittinger and Adler & Furst have been continued till the March term of the United States Dis trict Court at Jefferson Citv. Ex-Senator Carl Shnrz has written a letter to a friend in Washington, in which he states that the has derided to permanently reside in New York. One million five hundred thousand dollars arc needed yet before the Commissioners can open the Centen nial Exhibition on May 1st next. King Kalakaua has tendered the Attorney-Generalship of the Hawai ian kingdom to AVm. R. Castle, a lawyer of New York city, and the latter has accepted the appointment. Elder Cartwright of the Christian Church Is a most indefatigable work er in the good cause of the Gospel. He has just closed another ten day's meeting at the Penney's or Walnut Grove School House, in the upper bottom, where his labors have been rewarded by the accession of 30 prec ious souls. Holt County Sentinel, 24th. Postal Points. Under the old law a publisher could send his paper to any person, whether subscribingor not, and if taken from the post-oihee, the party to whom it was addressed became responsible for the pay. No papers could be stopped, by former rulings, until all arrearage was paid. Now the postmaster-general declares that no person can be made a "regu lar subscriber' without having pre viously either consented or requested an arrangement. This will be "good news" to a host of people who have been shamefully imposed upon by publishers whose business has been to levy contributions from them in enforced subscriptions. By this late decision it is an easy matter to stop a paper you do not want. Ex. Tree Culture. Under the act of Congress offering lf0 acres of prairie land in the Western States to any person avIio will plant 40 acres of the land with trees and cultivate them for eight years, about 1,100 persons had taken up 176,000 acres of land in Min nesota, up to January. Bv the cll'ort of the State and associated individu als, it is estimated that 20,000.000 trees are now being grown in Minne sota, besides those planted under thei congressional grant. A report on the subject says that the cost of planting and ol cultivation is niarvously small m many cases not exceeding two or three cents a tree. The patents for the public lands offered by Congress are not issued until the end of eight years of continued cultivation of trees. HIE L' OLD EN HULK AND THE Rule ok Gold. A few days ago a gentleman of this citv received bv mail a check for $f00. He deposited it in his bank and went down into the street, there to be met by a rumor that sent him back in haste. Just tAvcnty-five minutes had elapsed. The tellers little door was shut. The money had gone. Had it been stolen? Was the banker a swindler? No; he had failed. About the same time, a merchant received a large quantity ot goods one day near the close ot business hours. lie made some com monplace excuse lor not maKing im mediate pavment, and promised to send a check the next morning. Tin nrsi announcement ot tno morning was that he had failed. He had the goods, but the real owner was Avith out his check. Was the merchant a thief? Ought he to have gone to jail? Not at alb He had merely suspend ed. He was unable to meet his obli gations. Two young men were re cently brought into one of our police courts on a charge of stealing shoes from a Third avenue store. They Avcre decent in appearance, and it. was believed by some that they had been driven to crime by want. " Had they failed, or had they suspended? Or was it because they Avere unable to meet their obligations? Not at all. They Avere thieves common thieves very common thieves. They were sent to the penitentiary for two months. New York Tribune. SAD ACCIDENT. A Ten Year Old Girl Kills Hor Sis ter at Nebraska City. Mr. M. A. Cotton, avIio came to St. Joseph from Nebraska City yesterday, gives the particulars of a sad accident which occurred at the latter place on Christinas day. and Avhich threw a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Zach. White was absent from home, leaving his wife, Mrs. Mary White, about twenty-three years of age, in charge of the house, Avhile her ten year old sister Eda, in company with a "little hoy of the neighborhood, were on the premises playing. While the lady Avas in the front room attending to household du ties, and Avithout a knowledge ot vvhat the children were doing, the little girl by some means got hold of an old pistol Avhich had been loaded for some months, and, rushing into die room, exclaimed, "Look out, Mary, I'm going to shoot !" at the same time pointing the weapon in the direction of her sister. Instantly the weapon Avas discharged, and Mrs. White fell to the floor Avith the nearly inaudible exclamation, "Eda, you've shot me!" The ball penetrated the right cheek, ranging slightly upward, and passed out at the back of the head, pro ducing almost instant death. After the occurrence, the excitement ot the child was such as to make it impossible to glean anything from her with reference to the calamity, and the facts as above stated were learned from the little boy Avho was her playmate. St. Joe Gazette. WAR ! WAR ! ON nillH PRICES ! ! NEW GOODS, JUST RECEIVED BY J. B. RUSSELL, Convinced of the truth of the motto: QUICK SALES & SMALL PROFITS, he has determined to offer his now new, large and desirable stock of Dry Goocis Groceries, Boots, Shoes&c at such LOW FIGURES as will insure purchasers. GIVE HIM A CALL and be CONVINCED. His Store is at the OLD STAND, South Side of the PUBLIC SQUARE. Savannah, Oct. 8, LS75. WILLIAM CniLLAGOMBB. REAL ESTATE AGENT, AXD NOTARY PUBLIC, COUNTY BUILDING, SAVANNAH, MO., Has u complete Abstract of Title To evil Lands in Andrew County. All Business pertainins to ItEAL ESTATE promptly attended to. Money Loans Negotiated. The following comprises a part of the proper ty I have for sale: 4.M. A choice larm of litfi acres; l'JO in cultiva tion; :i good house Sif.x 10 feet, well Water, niiple tree'., ami a varietv ofother fruit; one , l'() Zl !i-h:ill' miles from Ifnelle.-ler. 4To. A verv (h-Miahle small farm of ! acres mill's iiorth-1-aht of Savannah : uooil new trami house of three rooms and cellar, log stable and corn erihs: 70 hearnii apple trees, 30 hearing peach trees, and other irnittree-. Price Sl.COO; $1,000 ca-h, balance on reasonable time. 47(. Ill 1-2 acres, under cultivation, good frame hoii.-e. live rooms and cellar, stable, gra narv. Miioke house, ice lin-e, well and spring, l.-)0 apple tin-s. 100 peae.h trees, a variety of .-mall fruit ; two mile from depot, hair a mile from school house. Price $2,W)0. Terms ea-r. WILLIAM CHALLACOMEE, Bcal Estate Agent, Savannah, Mo. September 3, 1S75 tf JOHN" i. SMITH. JOri. SIIELLEMIEICCEIt. Hackberry Mills. Formerly known as the "Smith's Mill.1' situated about 5 miles north ol Amazonia, and six miles west of Savan nah. Haviuir been fitted up by the un dersigned, they will do all kinds of Custom Grinding and Sawing, on short notice. They will keep con- tautly on hand, for sale, Flour, Ileal, Bran, Chopped-Feed, I They solicit the patronage of all their old customers. C?Tlegular days of grinding, i nday tnd Saturday. SMITH & SHELLENBSEGEE. $100,OOOloani OA" IMPROVED FARMS. IN i"AandMlMrKl. fra term of year., at 10 PER CENT. INTEREST. For lull printed particular-, aimre.-s Oko. . Fuv.sk A I)ai:i:ov, Hankers, (Jorninir, Iowa,- ou V. W. Cai.iwi:li. SAVAXA1I, KOK Andrew Co.. Mo. Stray Notice. Taken up by Robert M. Cole, living: in Jackson Township, in Andrew- Coun ty, State of Missouri, and posted before the nndersijrncd, a Justice of the Peace of said County, one steer, two years old past, red and white lined back, part of face white and belly white, branded with figure 2 on both horns, and a brand on nht hip, not distinguishable, smooth crop off left ear ; no other marks or brands, and appraised at sixteen dol lars by Joseph Berry and Theodore ISeasley, who were by mo sworn for that purpose. A true copy of the entry on my strav book. " JABE POWELL, J. P. Dec. 17, 75 no9 w4. DRY GOODS! CASH HOUSE! The Public Avill find a good assortment of Dry Goods, Notions., Boots, Shoes Queensware, Glassware. AT THE STOKE OF E. M. MITCHELL, SOUTH-WEST CORNER OF P UBLIC SQ UARE, SA YANNAH, MO., Prices as Low as any House in the "West. Cash buyers will find it to their Interest to examine my Stock. E. M. MITCHEfJU Savannah, April 30th, 1-S7.. TI-IE Jr.- The Lock Stitch invented by Ml?. 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