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TROY HERALD.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 878.
TREO.
JOS. A(
B. riUHMt, )
nvBm, I
RABICAb ECONOMY.
Tho Treasury Department has pre
pared a comparative itatonicnt of
the appropriations made for the fiscal
year ending In 1878 and the fiscal year
ending in 1874. According to this
statement, tula model government ol
ours will cost tho people eighteen
million dollars moro tho curront year
than it did last. Of this amount the
exocutivo department receives over
thrco millions: tho legislative ue
partmctit a million and a third ; tho
military and navy departments eight
millions four millions each; and
public works six millions.
Eighteen millions Increase in ono
vear 1 What in tho world has causod
it ? It costs more to run tho goveru
ment now than it did during the war,
if tho depreciation of currency during
that period is taken Into consldera
lion. It isn't tho growth ol our
country, nor it it the public debt, for
this appropriation has nothing to do
with that. Wo can comprehend the
reason for a part of tho increase.
Our selfish money-making President
receives $25,000 more than any other
.I'rosldout ever received for his sor-
vicos, and our congressmen a million
ami a third more than that branch ol
tho government has ever cost the
pcoplo tho result of tho back salary
grab and inerenso bill.
But why should our military and
navy departments bo increuscd eight
millions? Looking at thoso figures
one might imagine that we wcro pre
paring for wur, but such is not tho
case. If war is imminent, then tho
people aro cortaluly ignorant of tho
fact. This is preparing for war in
timo of peace with a vim.
Six million for publlo works ovor
lormor appropriations! Is Grant
going to build another palaco stable,
or is a dog kennel for his bull pups
now tho order of tho day? This
looks llko economy, reform and
decreasing the public debt with a
vengeance, the boast of tho adminis
tration party.
Tho following comparative figures
of tho coat of running tho govern
ment for a few years past, which wo
clip from that excellent little journal,
tho linnner of Liberty, may interest
our readers:
The Kxpendlturcn for the Kxccutlve De
partment we aro told have been Inercaicd
three millions of dollar for the current
year from July Ut. 1870, to June 30, 1874.
'fill will tiring the sum to about Kcvcntecn
tulllioUH '. Now iieu what a high priced lux
ury General Orant is: In lstlii, llucbauan
ran thin department on 51,820,804, uliout
oniMcntli of what Grant expend. The
lii;heit amount expended by Lincoln In any
one vear In thin department was In IS ft,
94,093,328, or, when we take Into account
the depreciation of greenback then, about
oiiu-secnth of what Orant requires. Dur
ing the war the huuw used by the Executive,
Department were m follow : 18(12, fcl.ttts,
410; 1803, 92,nia,Uil; 181)4. 93,433,031; 1805,
a above tuted, making In all four year
during which the war was rajjln:, $I2,90J,
32, or (allowing for tho depreciation of our
currency,) less than one-half of what Grant
requires for a almrloycar hi time of pro
louad peace.
Under Lincoln in 186A, (bis hhrhctt year)
less than one-half of ono per vent, of the
expenditures ot the government Mtfficcd for
rimiiliiK hi department ; Orant required
thin year about, ten per cent, of ull the money
appropriated, and If the future can be
judjpd by the pant, will have a heavy defi
ciency to be made good, benldes. Grant
enamored republican, these tljrnreii are not
of our manufacture they are official. In
Ilia lighter tho lusson ttoy te-icli can you
urgent any good reanou why the nation
.should pay Oraut W,o00a year salary wlicn
Lincoln received but 925,000?
A for emigre, the cot of iiuiliiu the
twolioUMiti, lumfoi Mivcral years been con
tautly and miormounly Ineraultijr. In 1800,
it took only 2,01,520 to run the Senate mid
House of UeprcHCUtatlves. In 1804 and 1803,
while Die wur waa raging and when cur
re'ic.y was fearfully depreciated it coat only
$3,r,Nj,m. In lh0 Grant'" example hud
idi an effect on Uongres that it awelled It
ilXIICUllllUre to 40.218.0-'! ! and nnw wn nl-e
luld that a million and a third increase must
lie nau ror tne current year !
Notwithstanding the repeated pub
lications of u certain class of journals
that 1'omeray' Democrat lias bus.
ponded, this entiiiiablo paper contin
ue to grace our tablo, and exhibits
no signs of decay. It also gives tho
liocrtiig information that It doesn't
intend to cut a singlo oxohaugu oil' its
list, unless directed to do so.
Wo return our thuuks to neighbor
ing exchanges for their expressions
oi sorrow mid rcgrot at the iilllictlon
tiict has lately befallen our town.
WMATS-ITS1VA!IMB.
Binco the foundation of our gov
ornmcnt, political parties that have
mot with succossivo defeats, or sotno
of the inombers of such parties, liavo
indulged in the pastime of forming
new parties, ororgaulzing, with many
of the most prominent dogmas of tho
old parties, under now names. We
have had Federal, Republican, Dem
ocratic, Whig, Abolitionists, Kman
cipatlonlsts, Frccsoilers, Know N'oth
lug (or American) Radical, Liberal
Republican and other parties. Now
there is a tnovo on foot in Ohio for
another new party, avowedly in op'
position to thopresoutadmiulstrntioiii
or tho Iladical party. A uumbor of
politicians assembled in Columbus
Ohio, on tho 30th ult., to form the
Aunt Jemima's plaster that is to
draw tho disaffected elements from
both of tho recognized political par
ties of tho day tho Democratic and
Administration. Its object is about
tho samo as that contemplated by the
fusion of tho elements opposed to
Grant and Ills office-seekers last year,
and which mot with such a Waterloo
defeat.
Tho platform adopted by this new
party What's-lts-Namo is In sub
stanco as follows : First it declares
against party infallibility, and holds
that Its adherents should voto for
tho best men presented, rcgurdless of
parly affiliation. It then declares that
tho Iteptiblicau and Democratic pur-
ties havo both outlivod their useful-
ucss, aud that tho interests of the
pcoplo demand a now party. Thnt
the Republican party, having control
ol both branches of Congress aud of
tho executlvo department, is directly
responsible for tho salary grab, Mo
biller frauds, etc., and that tho Dem
ocrats who aided or acquiesced in
theso measures, deservo equal public
condemnation. It then goes on to
condemn tho reloaso of railroads from
their obligations, tho granting of
lands to corporations, and tho cor
ruption exhibited by tho investiga
ting committees in congress ; con
demns tho granting of special privi
leges and exemptions to national
banks ; demands that the government
shall attend to its own business and
leavo tho pcoplo to attend to theirs ;
ucmands a reduction of offices and
expenses; condemns tho practice of
electing national bank stockholders
and directors to Congress : insists on
an observance by tho government of
tho limitations of its power; declares
that thoaopolutmcut of subordinate
officers should depend upon their
qualifications; declares that dutlos
ou imports should bo imposed for
revenues only, aud demands a repeal
of all laws that favor capital to the
prejudice of labor.
Thcro is uothiug in tho principles
of this platform to find fault with.
but while tho convention declares
that tho Democratic party hus out
lived its usefulness, it engrafts sotno
of its most important principles in
tho platform it adopts. We havo al
ways demanded a reduction of offices
and expenses, uud that the govern
ment attend to its own busluess and
let the states alone to attend to theirs
under the constitution ; opposed the
granting of lands and special priv
ileges to corporations; insisted on
an obscrranco by tho government
of the limitations of its power;
udvocatod that all appointments to
office should depend upon qualifica
tions, aud that Import duties should
be imposed for revenuo only. But it
Is one thing to make a platform, and
another to make a partv, Parties
must grow, aud with them, like it is
with a child, time lias a part to play,
iu which principles aud declarations
must bo strictly udhered to; but ono
great weakness of our people is im
patience anil a tendency to go bnck
on any movement that doesn't meot
with success iu the first contest, aud
then they start out with tho samo
principles, aud the samo object in
view, undor another banner (or
name). The consequence is, nothing
practical is ever attained, and boloro
ono name becomes familiar to the
people, another is adopted.
A roso would smell as sweet by
any ather namo, and we do not cure
what may be the name of the political
party with which wejact, so its views
suit our own ; but we know there
aro people who dlfl'er widely with us
in this, aud that there are many Dem
ocrats who fuel the Justness of tho
censure in the platform adopted by
tho Columbus convention, aud adinlro
tho principles laid down by it, and
yet would icol that they were com
mitting a breach of principle to voto
a ttolr at with anv namn a I. Ill haail
than "Democratic ;" white Republi
cans would regard tho success of a
ticket on tho platform given nbovo a
a Democratic victory, and fool that
thoy woro committing an act of dis
loyalty to vote with it; for whllo
Republicans havo been insisting for
tho last flvo years that the Demo
cratic party Is dead beyond resurrec
tion, .they Imagine they soo a very
substantial ghost of it in every new
political movement. Ucuco it will
be a difficult matter to compound a
political plaster sufficiently strong to
attract "disaffected Republicans" to
it, that will not keep Democrats
away, and vice versa ; and from this,
wo Imaglno that tho now party (it
hascn't oven a name) will not meet
with any moro success than did tho
mingling of tho elements last fall.
Rut we would llko to soo something
supplant tho corruption ot the pres
ent administration, aud if this party
can accomplish that end, wo bid it
"God speed."
JUDGE BILLON'S) BECIalON AtVB
YH2 CITY PRESS.
Truo.ittdopcndcnco of tho press is
something wo often look for in vain.
Journals that hold thomsolvcs high
in tho scalo.of political purity, and
denounce as tyranny every attempt
from whatever source to interfere
with the prerogatives of tho press, do
not always object to surrender their
own independence when sufficient In
duccinonts in tho shape of a subsidy
aro oflorod. Nearly all tho St. Louis
papers aro lauding Judge Dillon for
granting an injunction against tho
sale ot tho Pacific railroad by Goyer
nor Woodson. Tho action of tho
Governor in advertising the road for
salo was to test the constitutionality
of the act of tho legislature of 1868,
which surrendered tho lieu held by
tho stnto against said road, which
amounted to cloven millions of dol
lars, upon tho payment by the com
pany of llvo million dollars. In this
transaction tho stato lost $6,000,000
through tho action of corrupt leg
islators. According to tho confes
sion of the committco appointed by
tho railroad company to lobby tho
measure through tho legislature, tho
cost of this piece of legislation was
$193,648.60, of which amount $57,-
313.60 had boon paid. Putting thoso
facts together it is not difficult to ac
count for the position of tho St. Louis
press (tho Times alouo excepted, wo
believe), in this contest between tho
state and thti railroad. To make
matters still plainer, it is only neces
sary to quoto from the report of tho
committco:
Thcv (the number nf the rnmniltteM
thought that the tint iuinortint ten tii lm
taken was to nccurc a favorable consldera
Hon of our acheine by the ttt. Louis pros,
nu at once detcrmlded to accomplish this
(a It Kccincd to us) great end. Alter verv
many conferences, much delay and anxiety,
till wai effected.
This "fnvorablo consideration"
having been secured iu 1868, it is to
bo expected that theso papers would
havo at this day no reason to change
tholr course. It is certain that no
effort has been or will bo made to so
euro their favorable consideration for
tho other side of tho question.
This federal judgo, in granting an
injunction to restrain tho Govornor
from testing the constitutionality of
tho release ot the stato's lien, in tho
manner directed by tho legislature iu
its last session, has taken upon him
self tho same authority that Judgo
Durell of Louisiana did when ho
placed the usurper Kellogg iu tho
gubernatorial chair of that state. Pa-
pors that aro denouncing Durell aro
praising and upholding Dillon. Wc
can account for this upon no other
hypothesis tliuu that through the ef
forts of tho railroad company thoy
saw tholr way clear to support in ono
instance what they condemned in tho
other.
According to theso organs Judge
Dillon's decision is a just interposi
tion in behalf of vested rights. Tho
vostcd rights of corporations and of
monopolies are certain of defcuders
and apologists whether or not they
mean extortion upon tho agricultural
communities, or aro obtained by bri
bery and fraud. For our part, we
are willing to accord to railroad uud
other corporations Justice; but wo
fail to sco any justico iu turning over
to them, without any return what
ever, millions of the people's hard
earned money.
UNIVERSITY
or THE
STATE OF MISSOURI.
COLUMBIA, llOONK CotlNTY. Mo., )
July 10, 1ST3. I
To the Clerk of the Lincoln County
Court :
Sift: It Is my duty to inform you Hist,
under the provision of an act of the (leu
eral Assembly, approved April 1, 1872 (vldo
Watrner Statute-, p. 1296, ace. 07-08) your
county ill entitled to neudto the depart
ment nf the State University ut Columbia
and Holla, during the year cndlnir July 4,
1874, evcn atudctiK between the age of
sixteen mid tvelil)-lhe )rr.
Under the rules .adopted by the Hoard of
Curators, Mudcnt "idiall posse a Rood
moral character, and shall puss u mthlaetory
examination In orthography, reading, writ
ing, arithmetic and (.'cojrraphy :'' and mut
pay the fees prescribed by mid art, to-vlt ,
On tniitrtcuhitlnjr, an entrance ree of ten
dollars, and a contingent fee of rive dollur :
and a like contingent fee at the hcKlnuitiK
of the second hulf year, making- the whole
annual charge twenty dollars.
The scsjloli begins on
Monday, September 15, 1873,
and continues forty weeks.
Careful DrovMon Is made for the educa
tion of Young Women in all the clmaca of
the University.
1 heir to cull vour nttenlloii to the nn-
JiendetT extract from the luw on this mi
ce!, p. VMt, nee. W.
lou will please, after giving two weeks
publication nf this certiticate, transmit to
me, on or before September tlrst, u list of
the names of all the youth of your county
who intend to make application for entrance
to the University at the commencement ol
the next session.
If ouch list is not trammiltted. students
from other counties will be allowed to enter
in lieu or those to which your county ii en
titled. '
Uourd ran hp bad In plllha In potloiro lmlM.
Insr nt from fl.fo to if.'.oo per week ; in
private families at $1 to 5.
i am, cry respectfully.
Your obedient servant.
KOHKUT L. TODD,
Sec'y Hoard of Curators of the University of
Missouri.
Persons desiring to enter the departments
of the Slate University at Columbia or Hol
la, are required to inaka known their inten
tion to me on or before September 1, 1873.
FKAM'IM C. CAKU, Clerk
county court, Lincoln county, .Mo.
Uy JAM. M. MCl.KI.LAN, D. C
Troy, Mo., July 'J8, 187;J.
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JOSEPH HART
SELLS
BOOTS AND SHOES
From tba Smilloit to the Largest Sixes,
Than they tan be bought elsewhere.
Also all Oilier Goods:
Dry Goods,
White Lawns,
Jcaconets,
Linens,
Edgings.
HE HAS ON HAND 4
FULL STOCK OF CLOTH
Glass and Chinaware,
GROCERIES,
WAIL PAPER.
WINDOIV URTAINS,fcc
1IARTOM 8. ORANT, I ALDEIIT HOUSTON
Late 1). S. (Jrant A Co. Late with Nannon,
Dartholow It C i
GRANT &
HOUSTON,
COMMISSION MERCH'TS,
No. S25 N. COMMERCIAL ST.,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Special attention paid to the
sale of Tobacco and Grain.
aprSO mflp
F. W. HARBAUM;
Manufacturer of
Wtona,
BwggiQt,
Plows,
Wheelbarrow.
All kinds of Wairon. hcavv. llirlit ami
print; always on hand.
BUGGIES OF EVERY STYLE
Made to order ou short notice, AIX WOltK
vrAKKAMKlJ ou same terms u uthvr
fuetotlcs.
Repairing Promptly Done.
All material used, whetner In new work
In reuairhu;, is of the best uuulitv that
can he obtained. ' ;iu2
JEHU SYLVESTER
WHOLESALE AXI HETAIL DEAL KH
WATCHER, DIAMONDS.
FRENCH CLOCK,
Silver and Plated Ware,
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Taken ui by m. u. (Junior of I Watches and Jewelry Jlepaired.
Hurricane towu.hip. a dark hay home 1
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niiu iiiir in lurciicuii nun tviiiiii imi uu moi
enil ot the iioh'. blind In rijrht eye, knot ou
left flank, about in haud IiIkIi, supposed to
NO. 210 K0RTH FOURTH STREKT,
by W. A. If. KUberry and 1. F. Foley be) ST. XjOTTIS, 30
Muy V, I873p
A.t tlio Store ot
t. w. wrfflROw,
May be found a complete assortment of
thi' above L'oods ol hi own manufuv Uln,
together with a full xtm k of
Saddle and Harness-Maket's Hardware
IIAItXKSS,
LKAT1IKK.
COLLAltS,
VRIULES,
TRACES,
WHIPS.
WEDDING,
HOUSE A SAD
DLANKETS, Also, Trunks, Valises, Traveling-bags.
r.t v KTC.
All of wliich are rifTcred at the mort rr
(inable CASH l'ltlCK. A aprciality ii
made of
Shoemakers' Findings,
solk l.KA'rnmt a- uppskx,
C'ALIi" AND
Of every kind and all of the biM uitnllta,
aud oiu at priee that cannot bu duplkatfil
Buggies Trimmed to Order.
AM. WOltK WAHIIA.VrD.
The Celebrated
Always on hand.

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