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THE TROY HERALD.
V( )L. 8. TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1873. NO. 30. TROY HERALD, PUBLISHED BY FISHER & MUDD, AT 0ll.no n Yonr In Advance. RATIS Of ADVERTISING. 1 square 1 Insertion fl M Each additional insertion TO Administrators' Notice 3 00 Pinal Hettlcment Noticed 0 00 Stray Notices (stnxl stray) 8 00 Each additional stray In name notice 1 00 Liberal deduction will be made to rcsular advertisers. No certldcate of publication will be mado -Mil iiich publication has been paid for. The non-observance of this rulo has been the occasion of tnucli troubl and actual lo. '". COURT DIRECTORY. CincutT Court. First Monday after the fourth Monday In March and September. County Court. Second Monday In Feb ruary, May, Augu.t, uad November, Pkobatk Couht. Second Monday in January, April, July and October. LOOAL AND OOUNTTTlW8. Wanted I Bonds! In tlio next tlirco weeks, Lincoln county railroad bonds, at 90 ccutB on tho dollar, flat. F. G. Cakb, Agent 3012 for Lincoln county. Probate court will be held on tho second Monday of August, which will be tho 11th day of that month. The usual business will bo transac ted. Dr. Mudd left for St. Louis yester day morning to purchaso a Universal jobber for our office, and othor ma tcrial. We propose to compete with city offices in tho prlco and quality of our work. During th sojourn of Mr. Botiflls aud family near Prnirieville whilo the cholera was raging here, some body who hadn't tho fear ot God, the law nor cholera in his heart, entered hi: bouse and stole a largo quantity of sugar, coffee and flour. There will be no camp-mectlug this year on the ground between this place and Wright City. Tho com inlttco having tho matter in charge met a short tlmo since and deter mined to defer it, on account of the unhealthy season. Joseph L. Duncan ot West Prairie, in this county, has put in two huu drcd and forty acres of corn aud one hundred acres of oats, besides wheat, and other crops. Mr. Duncan is good specimen of tho vigorous, go tthcad, intelligent farmers of that section. In another column will be found Hie advertisement of Harvey Ss Rogers, commission merchants, St Louis. 'I his firm is represented by Mr. Gen. P. McRobcrts, who is well known in this aud adjoining counties as an energetic and elllcicnt business man. He will no doubt secure the house a large trude from this section Last weok there was but ono fatal easo of cholera in this place, and ono or two cases which recovered, show ing that the disease Is modlllcd in its virulence, and is no longer epidemic Thcro have been no new cases since Our refugees a to returning, and the town presents a more cheerful aspect than it has for several weeks. lco from tho country are also bnginnlug to visit us, and Troy is fust assuming the even tenor of its way. County Couht This court met last Monday for the purpose of on tcrlug judgment on tho delinquent land?, a list of which was published last month. Commissioner Lewis C Wright, who was authorized to re pair rronctuiiatrs biuu bridge, re ported that ho had completed the work, and that the bridgo was i good condition. He also reported that the Big creek bridgo needed new roof and floor, and the court di roeted tho clerk to notify the St Charles county court, that some ac tion mlglit bo taken In the matter The bridgo is on tho lino dividing this county and St. Charles. Com mlioncr Wright submitted spcclfl cations for abridge over Bob's creek on tho Moscow und Cap-au-GrU road. Mr. Brevator proposes to pay ono half tho cost of tho bridge. Bids will bo advertised lor after the Au- gun lenn oi me court. A WRONG SMUT. A morchant of this town, a gentle man of correct and liberal business views, some days ago made a propo sition to tho other merchants and business men to have posters printed and circulated hi the neighboring districts from which Troy. has here tofore drawn her trader, giving the peoplo reliable and accurate informa tion concerning the health and sani tary condition of this placo, assuring them upon tho strength of their re- ponslblo names that all danger of Infection is past and that they cau with perfect safety come horo to do their dealing and transact whatever of business they may dcslro. For tho past four or flvo weeks business here has been at a stand-still. People of tho country shunned us, and there was left in town scarcely anybody to purchase of the stores. Tho reason for this does not now exist, and the interests of our business men re quires that this fact should be moro gonorolly kuown in order that tho trado which has been diverted to other channels should return. This project, although Btrougly urged by the gcutlcman who conceived tt, failed becauso of tho expenso of n fow dollars It would necessarily Involve, though the share of each would be but a mcro pittance Now tho falluro to recelvo this ob of printing is a small matter to us scarcely worth a thought; but the Incident so strongly illustrates a characteristic of a majority of our busiucss men, ut the bottom of which lies a principle so radically wrong, that wo cannot forbear to montlou it. Tho stagnation attendant upon tho visitation of tho epidemic in our midst has worked a serious Ioks to our merchants and others dependent upon tho patronage ot tho surround ing country. This loss may bo more than temporary, as much of tho cus torn belonging here may bo perma nently estranged. This state of af fairs, except stopping for tho time being our usual cash receipts, has not damaged our nowspapor or printing business one cent. In last week's l88tio wo had an article intended to remove the impression that it was dangerous to como to Troy. This, like every articlo written for a news paper, cost tlmo and offort. It wns written with tho unselfish purposo of benefitting tho business men of Troy. Our busiucss men expect and demand tills. For this what return do they makotous? Almost nothing. Tlu aggregate yearly patronage extended to us by the merchants of Troy would not begin to run this office one month. They in effect say to us ou devote all your energies and all tho abilities you possess to the building up of the business nud the prosperity of this town, and if you can livo by it, we have ho objectlou." Is this just ? We ask this question in all candor. Is it even politic? We bollovo not. This close-flsted policy which withholds a decent pit tronago to the local paper is a serious obstacle to our advance in prosper ity. It is wrong in principle, aud leads to falso conclusions. It can savo at the spigot, but its views aro not broad enough to comprehend tho wasto that is going on at tho bung, Whilo its narrowness is occupied with diligent and anxious caro in making aud hoarding nicklcs, the opportunity for making dollars slip by unnoticed and unknowu. Suppose a stranger, anxious to learn something of us, our business, and the enterprise of our population possibly with a view to location und permanent Investment, would pick up the Herald. Tho home adver tlsements would solely occupy lit attention, as they aro considered sure inuex or tho business or every placo. Tho only conclusion lie could poBsiuiy arrive at is : "Troy u n town of account; but little buslure done, und that principally in th drug lino. It 1b n weak uuhenlty place. I'll look out lor some other location." Ihiiso aro considerations which most ot our business men havo over looked. Those of other towns of our size and smaller who have not done so, but havo none their plain duty i (his respect, have invariably profited oy u. Taxable Wealth op Lincoln County. Tho total amount of taxa ble wealth In this county, according to tho last assessment, is $4,119,660. The personal property amounts to $1,232,020, and tho real cttato to 12,887,640. The state tax rate is 46 cents on the hundred dollars, making $18,688 that the county will pay over to tho state treasurer. The county rato is $1.60 on the hundred dollars, tho amount to bo raised for county purposes being $61,622.70; of this amount $41,061.80 Is for our slow coach railroad, nud $20,660.00 for the general expenditures of tho county. L'hls will mako $80,161.17 to bo paid by our people in the way of state and county taxes, exclusive of road and school taxes. Tho road tax is 10 cci'is on the hundred dollars, making the amount to be collected $4,108.18, which may bo worked out under the overseers of the several road dis tricts, who will glvo a receipt for tho ork which will be accepted by the collector iu paymont for this tax. '-very person between tho agca of twenty-ono and fifty is subjoct to a road tax, and thoy can cither work it out at ono dollar per diem or pay It in money. The school tax is fixed by tho various school districts, ac cording to their demauds. In this county the rates rango from 12 cents to $2 on tho hundred, the latter bo- ing the limit of the law. Handle Factory. Two gentle- mou engaged In tho business of man ufacturing handles for axes, spades aud tho like, have been prospecting in St. Charles for a location for a fac tory in that city. They havo been examining the timber and havo come tho conclusion that St. Charles, with tho help of Lincoln and Wurren, will furnish enough for their purpose. Shcliburk hickory Is tho kind of timber used. Now, as Lincoln county baa the greatest abuudauca of this timber moro than any threo counties mis pari oi me stase wny can't some of our citizens tako the matter in hand anA induce theso gentlemen to establish their factory here, where they can obtaiu their stock at the least possible cost? This factory will give employment for twouty-fivo hands, aud would bo mi important addition to the business of our town It would, if secured, stimulate tho conimnnitv to further effort in tho same direction. Our advantages for tho location of such enterprises will never be appreciated unless wo make them known to tho proper parties. Our Timdiir Traue. Perhaps one of our largest exports is timber, which is cut from tho banks of tho Mississippi river, King's lako and Cuivrc, and rafted to St. Louis. Tho quantity of wood of all kinds cut from Culvre is immense. Tho timber growth all along this stream Is very heavy. It comprises tho very best qualities for general use that can be had, such as bluck and white walnut. white and other valuable varieties of oak, wild cherry, birch, maple, syca more, linden, ah, hackborry, cotton- wood, elm, hickory aud many others. The trade Its elm stock has of lato bo- come quite a business of itself. This is principally in tho hands of St. Louis men, who purchaso tho elm trees of tho owners, and hiro laborers to cut down and saw tho trees into blocks. These are used iu tho manu facture of saddles. A considerable amount of tho liner timber goes to tho furnituro and cur factories. Wo will shortly glvo some statistics concern ing tho lumber trado of Cuivrc. . Mr. Buchanan, paymnstor of the railroad company, enmoto within six miles of Troy Inst Wednesday, in tending tc come to this place for tho purposo of making tho regular monthly payments, but wns deterred by tho reports he heard of tho chol' ra hero. We beg leave to assure him that thcro is not tho slightest danger in coming to Troy, and that many of our citizens would hail his coining with pleasure, especially if he brought with him that plethoric pocket-book of his. Plcaso to reinembor, Mr. Buchanan, that thore is now no epi demic cholera in Troy, Pehbonal. Thomas Coiicy, Esq., I was in town Friday. E. S. Ackerman of tho Warrcnton Chronicle was in to seo us lasf week. I Bon. T. Whitruoro of Clarksville passed through Troy on his way from St. Charles. Capt. lllchard Wommack was in town on Monday, attending to pro bato business. Capt. J. Mi Reeds, an old and re- spectablo citizen of this county, was In town Monday and gavo us a pleas ant call. Our friend Sam'l Wilson left us a I nice lot of ripo Juno apples yester- day, the finest we have seen this sea- son. Thanks. Our young friend Alex. Duff was in town on Monday. He Is making arrangements for a tournament, to be hold next month in West Prairie, S. B. Hopkins, ono of our oldest citizens, paid us a visit this week, Ho has been in this county for more than forty-thrco vcars. I il. C. Magrudcr, Esq., of Cap-au- Gris, called to sec us. He Is about to found a now city on the lino of the Mississippi Valley aud Western rail road, on the road from this place to Cap-au-Gris. Judgo W. W. Shaw, collector of this county, was in his office, this week, tho first time tho offlco has been occupied for several weeks, his deputy having left during the epi demic without his knowledge. Dr. J. P. Coffey, a native, and un- til lately a resident of this county, is now living in Collin county, Texas, Esquiro J. C. Elmore of Nineveh, called on Monday and entertained us very pleasantly for a kilf hour. He informs us that in Nineveh both vll lago aud township improvement is tho order of tho day. A fine Masonic hall is nearly finished, and a lodge will .hnrilv lm l...t Tl, ft.-. will shortly bo Instituted. Tho far mcrs' club Is prosperous ; it extends a cordial invitation for the co-opera tion of tha farmers of tho rest of the county. ANOI.INCI FOR A PRKHCRIPTION. i ne principles or mauy or our goou . .. i 1 1 1 .i . . . lumiuui-s wuicu Hi me npproncn oi Klntr CMinlnrn Wn linllnvn ll.n Pln m iT ,i .. liui. i. of alcbolic liquors for medical pur- poses. This provision is right and just; and somo of the members acting up to the letter and spirit of tho law, have, without anv special nlens as to AKeW State and Phoenix Insurance Coin no i, w ii iout uuy spobiai picas ns to pantt.Mt Rntj rt,,ai Ketate Agent. J. U. At.- uiuir iiiMiviuuni mimcum culling tur this particular remedial agent, been taking their medicine regularly as a precautionary measure during tho unhealthy season. One of our good brethren, however, who has for some years occupied an advanced position In the cause of temperance, advoca- ting not only total abstlnenco and prohibition, but even the suppression of tho manufacture of Intoxicating j -i j privilege and tho same immunity from the dreaded disorder, but tho desire to prescrvo a show of con sistency prevented the uso of tt upon his own prescription. He must huvc medical advice to tirgo him to It a gentle violenco, as it wero, to his owu scruples. Tho plan of action formed (tho cholera was then at Its height), ho sauntered down tho street in search of a physician. Seeing Dr. McLcllan seated in Woolfolk's drug store, ho went in looking as bluo us possible and stretchlntr his limbs. and yawnine l'ulibiuir his hands said "Doctor I warrants, uceus, uecita or truu anumort uioiiife nis nanas. Bam, uoctor, I gagci ue on short notice. Largo number leel mighty bad ; feci my bunds ; seo of valuable farms for sale, oinco on Maui how cold they are : I feel bad and cold nil over. Don't you think n littlo whiskey would help me ?" "No,"sald tho Doctor, "I do not think it would. I would nrescribo It for anv bodv dsn in your condition, but you havo de monstrated conclusively that alcohol, , t 1 under every aud all circumstances, is an unmitigated evil, and I cannot bring myself to advise any body to tako what ho is satisfied will work nothing but positivo injury." This was a poser. Our cold-water friend began to think Ills chancos of obtain ing a little of "that 'ero," in an au- tltorlzcit a mi a legitimate manner, was exceedingly slim, But the good naturuu uuysiciaii, aucr dialing mm . i ..i t ? t i . " ""v v " - b- v ...w coveted prescription. Multum in Pabvo. In looking over the tax book of this county wo seo that twentv-seven fiirures renrc. sont tho grand totals of the valua- tton of property in this county and the various taxes thereon. They stand there, at the bottom of tho dif ferent columns, so plain, and tell with such roadincss their mission, that it appears aa if they placed themselves there of thoir own accord, or camo by maglo ; and yet to obtain theso twenty-seven figures, all In their proper order, flvo largo books havo been filled with figures which have been added, subtracted, multiplied and divided, costing a year's labor ami giving employment to thirteen differ. lent persons as It progressed asses - sor, assistants, board of equalisation, clerks, collectors, etc. and when the collector signs the receipt for the book, beforo one dollar of tho taxca i" collected, will have cost the stuto and county over $2,000. One would hardly think that, jut to tako a cav uai glanco at theso twenty-soven figures. For additional locals see fifth pago DIEB. MARTINIK July 24. 187.1. In Trov. r,f cholera, Max. Marti.mk, aged about j: yearn. A. V. M'KKB E.V.nONFII C. MARTIN, .:. McKEE, BONFILS & MARTIN, jTTOBNBYS AT LAW W1, ,ocm tc couru X and adjoining counties, special attentloi Sneelril nttenflnn jr'.vcn to collections and matters relating to real estate. Offlce northeast corner Main and CUcrry htrcrts. Just below the Laclede Hotel. fvHiHW G.T.DUXN, A TTOHNEY AT LAW. A NEW HOPE. MO.. WIH practice InthoCourtsof the Nineteentii JM.,."V ?' ; V,wu,t' Special attention given to collecting. tptovDnlC tt. C. MAG RUDER, A TTOHNEY AT LAW, CAl'-AU-aRI8. MO.. Will practice in the Courts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. (ptovOub w. C. McFARLAND. i . TTOHNEY AT LAW. A TUOY. MISSfltTHI W'l'P.weti0 In the Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and pay upecial attention t- collecting, umce over tiatik uuutung. vpch ALLEN St BAKER, A TTOn.N'EYS AT LAW. xX troy. Missouri. lis, .luiury i-iiimu. B. W. WHEELER, A TTOHNEY AT LAW, TUOY. MISSOURI. Will attend to any prosesnlnnal bulne la Bia notary public. ptn36vB wattm , ..ntmnn ttohneys at law ' A TKOY, MISSOURI, Will practice In tho Courts of the Nluctcewii ijMsir. titatc. UuHlnesa promptly uttcudtd to. Ofll over Dr. Eaot'a drug store. vHnSt F. T. WILLIAMS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. WAIUIKNTON, MO.. Alio Notary Public and Heal Estate Au'Uf. will aive special attention to vollectitti... real estate practice, and tlio Investigation (it :anuuuet. t-omon in c ent's buildlDK. went room. Hatlifactlon given or no charyi made. fvolo!l.i FRAZIER Ss COLBERT, i TTOKNEY3 AT LAW. r. THOY. MISSOURI. Will nractlceln the rourUnf tho Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Spnclal attention given U inlli.i'tinnii ftml tsi tliM ubIa tmpitliA... ..nl lualnir of real ewtate: abatrui-tK of tin.. ,trcel ln nry' bultUliiK. up itulrs. nilt KNOX & NORTON, A TTOItNEYS AT LAW. TKOY. MISSOURI. k'9ro"" A?.n " r.STATK ageht". Particular attention gUcn to cunveyuuclnt; and examination of land titles, and contru vurMe utt'n-tinx ri al estate. V wake a tpecialty of rollcctiiur all kinds of claim, notes, bills, etc., at a rcwoiublc ciinimUsioti. Dr. J. C. GOODRICH, DENTIST. WENT.vii.LE. Missounr. Will be in Troy from tlmo to tlmn. due no tice of whli-h Uita will be givtn in Tiir ass.nw. f!PIK Dr. W. W. B1RKHEAD, JJENTIST, TROY, MISSOURI Will always be found ln his offlce. aext dooe to T. W. WlTDKOW'S, up stairs, where lie. I to T. W. WITuKOW's, ud attends to dental ami suruleal dlipu.mrti. momhi ,u ke anTMant always in ho efflce to aid In Ailing teeth. " etti iu