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THE TROY HERALD.
TROY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MO., MARCH 6, 1878.
FISHER Sc CO.,
W.SO a Year ia Ad-raaoa .
CAR! moil JUNE MUM.
H Psyi His MmMhi to Uto "Ytwif Mm wfcf
LOOAL AN0 COUNTY NlWt.
Woolfolk Hand tro receiving new
Good this week. Call and see them.
Don'l forget that Rev. Mr. Burnam
will preeeb a tnmperonce'scrmon at
Hie Baptist church next Bunuay.
You can buy nice White Corded
Pique, 7-8 yard wine, tor n 1 o. ai
Dr. E. L. Sydiior, who ha been to
journlng In Texa for a year past
returned last week.
Hum Minck Calicoes. Bleached Cot
ton. Notion, etc., received this week
t .WooLmLK ft Hand's.
It l eald that one night last week
Mrs. Jennings, living about a mile,
north of this place, dreamed that a
niu named Griffith waft dead. She
thought' no more about It until, dur
lag the following day, teelnga wagon
nan by with a coffin, when on in
-qulry It was ascertained the eoffln
wa lor the man the had dreamed
The school at Crab-apple school
liouie. dist. 1, l p. 41, range 1 east,
:loaed February 23d, with approprl
ite exerctsts. The ochoiil has boen
under the supervision of Mi. J. L
Norton, wboie excellent stewardship
wai evidenced by the exhibition o
hit pupils. Mr. lloriou bears a very
flattering cerlificnio signed by the dl
rectors. Mew. A. M. Williams, A
M. Suults and George F. Klein.
Mr. Benjamin Elmore, father of
Sheriff Elmore or t'hi county, died
at tils borne near Ashley on the 27th
of February, at the advanced age ot
flo years and 0 mouths, lie was born in
Prince William coumv. Virginia, the
27tb day of May, 1787 When a young
mau be moved to Caswell county,
North Carolina, and Irom thence in
1830 to this state, locating near Ash.
ley. Piko county, where he lived up
to the time of. his death. He had
beeu an exemplary member of the
Presbyterian church for 70 years, and
was an elder in ihut church lor 65
years. lie was a man or sterling
qualities, a'ml enjoyed the friendship
and esteem of all wiUi whom he came
In contact during bis long residence
In this state.
JWe suppose the little ring whose
secret conlaves have hatched mil the
"new paper project" la not satisfied
with the spaeo nflered It in these
columns for a legitimate defense ot
the action of the Collector and
County Court, hut want a sluice-gate
through which in pour out their prl
vate spleen, prejudices and personal
inveotlves. If they cannot get along
without a special organ, they ought
at least to have i he generosity to put
Iholr bands Into their owu pockets
for the means to purchase the outfit,
and not by prnmUes which it will be
difficult tor them to fulfil, Induce
some poor devil of a publisher look
logout lor a location to carry nil the
risks and entangle himself in ember
rassmcnis. An organ, gentlemen,
h good thing sometime, but we can'
be bulldozed into that sort of journal
What came near being a very serl
ous accldont happened Mr. J. It
Thornhlll and several others who
wero returning with blm from
party over the rlvor lam Friday night
In crossldg at the llutt ford, the nigh
being dark, he got into very deep
water, and the bed of the wagon was
washed off and overturned. Mrs
Thoruhtll, the only lady In the
wagon, sunk onee or twico, and was
with difficulty rescued, but all suo
needed til getting on to the floating
bed and, drifted down to a sandbar,
and finally made the shore Jn safely
Mrs. T. was very much exhausted
Ariel had'to be tarried about a mile to
neighboring keuse. On returning
to the rjf?f ' wero fou,,d
standing. In elsiee! swimming water,
where they baited when the bed of
41 wages wat first watted oC
Editors Herald i I have read the
open letter In your paper of week be
fore last, and also your reasons for re
eetlng a reply to the same In your
last week' paper, on aeeount of its
referenee to the private concerns and
misfortunes of its author. I ahould
have preferred that some other person
than a member of the County Court
had made some reply or explanation
of this matter, and certainly regret
the seeming necessity of having to
make any defence of the court my
self I have only known the young
man for the short lime he has lived
In Troy, but had formed- quite
kindly and sympathetic feeling lor
him; and certainly do not wish to do
him any injustice, I think his con
duct hss been such as to create more
sympathy from good paoplo for him
than any admiration for bis talent or
ability In hi profession, or his as-
aiiined air of self-importance of his
own ability. And after having to
travel to Rumo and France.to flud por
haps the greatest tyrants that over
afflicted their own species, for which
to mako a comparison of our three
old County Court Justices, It may be
well Imagined how he reared him
self back In a swell of the most su
preme and Infinite delight at tho very
able production he was about to scniI
forth to Ihe admiring gsze ol a people
whoso good will and better votes he
was so amlcahly courting.
It will be found In Ihe 6th section
of the late law relating to tho collec
single esse that ha been presented.
The bsck taxes new remaining due,
are, l think, sometning over six tnous
aud dollars, but It Is hardly probable
that over one intra win no collected,
and very much the larger portion,
porhxpt four-fifths of that, will be
pam oy uonresiaenie or tne county.
It will thus be seen that all the fuss
and lury made by this self-important,
but modern young Cssiar or Nspo-
lenn (i see i nave to go io Home ana
France ton) Is surely not for the ben
efit ol the honest, hardworking tax
payers ol Lincoln county, in the car
rying out a law that cannot be lit
uored or violated, even though It may
he unpopular, but Is more probably
Intended lor the honest, bard-work-
lug voter, which will be matle a Utile
more apparent from a little circum
stance I will mention. On Monday
or Tuesday of ihe same week that the
County Court committed tuts nion
Irons blunder. In not making the Col
lector appoint him to bring these
suits, he look an occasion most
trlendly and confidentially to Inquire
of me. and as I have since learned of
a half dnceu and oerhaus forty oth
era. how Dr. Brown stood In my part
or the county; ami upon my reply
"very well so far as I know," ho said
It was to his know letige vory rtlUer
ent In other parts if the county
Now, In all this cheap talk In behalf
of the tax payer, does It not seem
that something else ha crossed the
CARD FROM COLLECTOR MILTON.
Mr SltoltoA ftlvM Uto RMMti tot His AtHtti Ia
Mm leek Tax MaMtr.
Trov, Mo., March 4, 1878.
Editor Herald: At the sugges
tion of some of my friends, I make
this statement to the pupllc In regard
to my employing Messrs. Norton,
Martin ft Dryden as attorney to as-
slt me In bringing suit for back
taxes, and allowing them ten per
cent, commission on the amount) col
lected and paid Into the treasury
The back tax book amounting to
18.870 00, was put Into my hands in
July, 1877, and 1 have used my best
endeavor to collect all of the tax
which was justly owing, seacblng
all the banks and United 8tale sur
veys, to which I had access, to find
tho present owner of the land, and
notifying them as soon as found, that
they might produco receipts If they
had them, or havo all the time possi
ble In which to make payment. In
i his manner I have collected and paid
Into the treasury $7,054.00. The ac
cumulated errors and double assess-
young fellow's mind ? Might he not, ments or the past ten years havo also
alter all be morn alter Dr. Brown lteu marked off, amounting to about
than Ihe three old men In tho County ajjoOOOO. At Ihe February term ol
Court and If wn were capable nl feel- .... nnn 1....1. ...
lug ihe least augor towards him, we eo"n u"u .W0u back tax was
might feci aiired that the Doctor compromised. The balance remain
(who 1 hopo will excuse me tor uing lug unpaid, being somo $7 600.00, Is
miuainouerejaau nun """"" ,,c.rr aji 0n unknown owners, nou-
neys a I may dem4neceary ; their
approval legalise the contract, and
prevent me from em ploy leg any
grossly Incompetent person.
I see no casta to regret my aelee-
llons.bellevlng Ibat I have sctsd to the
best Interest of the county. The
back tax law may be a harsh one, and
the duties It Imposes on me unpleas
ant, bat while I am eoltector I expect
to do, a near a I ean, what I am re
quired to do. P. O. 8 HELTON.
Messrs. John, Jim and Resplno
Wilsou have Jolnly purchased the
Warren Mitchell farm of Mr. Cat.
deal worse ihun any member of the
County Court, or all of them put to
Mr. Parker sees proper to parade
my signature as presiding Justice
nelnre ino pitUTie in nis open inner,
but does he not know it was the only
residents, and lands on which tho
owners refuse to pay, as not being
worth ihe taxes.
The back tax law requires Ike col
lector lo briugsuit against the ownert
C. M. HAMILTON
Will sell you 12 pairs of ladles' White
Cotton lloae for 85 cents, and a good
Corset for AO cents, and 12 Papers of
Pins for 26 cent. ,
Now the I time to buy Hardware,
Tinware, ten., at bottom figure at
n. o. urewa ts t-o's.
Woolfolk ft Hand are elnklnr nut
their stock ol Clothing at cost.
Those fit need ofiurserv etnek will
Ami It to their Interest to send to A.
M. Shulls, Troy, Mm., for descriptive
catalogue anil price list of Buffalo
MILK. On and after Ihe 1st of No.
vember. 1877. I will deliver milk ut
SO cents per gallon.
MRS. K i. HAMMOND.
Wantrd 1.000 bushels of Oafs
and Corn at B. 8. Crew ft Uo's., fur
wnicn me highest mtrket price will
Woolfolk ft Hand offer sueclal bar
gains In Bleached Cottons.
Inn ot the back taxes, that It Is
made the special duly of theCollector
o employ such attorney as he may
deem necesnat y, who shall receive as
fees in any suit such sum not to ex
ceed leu per cent, of the amount ol
taxes actually collected and paid into
the treasury, as may be agreed upon
in writing and approved by tne
Court, whlcb sum shall be taxed as
costs In Ihe suit, and collected as
I her costs, and no such attorneys
shall receive any fee or compensation
tor such services, except as In thl
The 6th section says, "All actions
comini'iiced under the provisions nl
his uct shall bo prosecuted in Ihe
nemo of the state ol Missouri, at Ihe
relation and to tho use of the Collec
tor, and against tho owner of the
It seems to me, and I think will to all
reasonable men, that Ihe law I very
clear that the Collector and not the
Court ha the appointment, of tho at
tomeys, and equally clear that the
Collector and not live Court Is em
powered to agree upon the price
paid for their services, all of which
shall he presented to the Court in
wi lling for its approval. Now, as tho
law clearly sss lhal the Collector is
Ihe contracting party, and may pay
ten por rent, lor cost, has the Court
ar.y right to refuse to confirm it be
cause ho did agree lo pay ten por
cent as the law allows..
It also seems equally clear that the
law contemplates no olhor considers
tlou by the Court In Its approval ol
the contract, when thus made and
presented in writing by tho Collector,
as tho law directs, than as to the qua)
Ideation and responsibility of the at
torneya thus seleo'ed and presented
to the Court (or Its approval, than to
see that the revenues are not jeopar
dizcil or endangered by being placed
In incompetent and Irresponsible
hands, the ends of justice, and the
object of the law defeated, and the
public money squandered; and who
is there among us who wants to pay
the tax on hi own Utids, and the
lauds adjoining hi are owened by
nsrtlos In Ohio or Massachusetts who
won't pay on tholrs, are willing for
mm io go iree,
The Countv Court ha made a ro
dactleu of largely over hair of all ihe
back taxo tbat have been presented
to thrm, and will probably make
many more at the adjourned terra
next week. They have not failed to
give relief, to my knowledge, In eue
signature necessary to be there, and. ofall lauds on the back lax book re
IIihi It was there by ami with the op- malnlng unpaid on tho 1st of Janu-
ary, 1878, and authorizes him to "em
ploy such attorneys us ho may duem
provsl of Ihe wbolo Court ?
If Mr. Parker wanted Ihe appoint-
..ia.it tin kl.iil.lil h.ua f r 1 11 A
Sheltoti, who had the power to ap- noceesary lo assltt blm In bringing
point him If he saw proper lo do o. suit ; to recelvo us their lee a sum
and couriered ilss competent mid which shall be agreed upon, not to
i iumhiuiu on nnin wiiiun no may d , . ., .,.
have had gi-ave duubta. as far as toed ten per cent, or the amount
now. It i a mailer I will not ven- l" ireusury."
lire an opinion on. IjIokiiow how- I had two auulleatlon to do the
ever iliallt is not a common thing, and W01.k und n0 more one Irom Mr,
Itwlaail ll lit .ti 1(1 Ikst u IfuHii liiiflitiiiltlnti I
iiMicsii v i ii i vi is i j r f ci i uiivtiiiiiiiun fl . . t. . . .
onefoi a man. when he had to em. Howard 8. Parker, who specified no
ploy alawer in attend to Important price, and one from Messrs. Norton,
usiuexs lor nun, to put limit lo tho Martin ft Dryden, who proposed to
uwen iiniiier. ourriy me inw m
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Ilie Vsw mw n py iri v""in'"l",si I . . . . ...
any such thing as that. And I still anything or Mr. rarKore quaiiuua
hi nk In ihe respectable and noble iloussnd knowing that he had not the
roiession ot me law, it would ,,,.. rntiuu. iw Hi.imr tit
unruly uu uiMiMiiureu vt-rv ruir
ioiiHl fnr niiR lo irn bniririnir a nae
at a lower price, when he know an- him. Having exhausted all my means
other had already been engaged. The of finding tho owners, 1 uccepted
services oi me potent lawyers are MoMM. Norton, Martin ft Diydcu's
at any iirice. iumI If this ynunir man proposition, with the understanding
hoiilil be Judged by that standard in lhal I was io nsvo acces lo their au-
he lew en,. be ha been able to get tr.Gt of titles, to ascertain the own-
here, I, as well sK iimnv others, would f .... Ulll, .,1U4 -..-i.ii,,,. ,llu lo
auier uo exciiHen hi piecing a vaitia . , . , . ... ...
!..... hsi bis oervlMa iniisht b- bring suit directly against thctn, sav
worth. lug time and labor. Uusldent owners
I had purposely refrained from say- are notified before suit is filed, and
lug anything through the paper, or In luome of them, on bfiiug.nollflud. have
any other putiiio way, in deroii.e ol forWMd and redeemed their
inv hp linn of Ihn Piillntv f!niirl. I
- . ' I t I ..1 III. Il.n ill r ,
whilst 1 was a iiiembHr. and I stay ' ' '
here say that the four old gentlemen on ten percent, coinmls-inu, because
with whom i nave neeu assuciaten in I they would not do the work tor less ;
ihe County Court for now nearly six , ... mhaw lh., lhi. WM llo, .
ve-rs. were put thereby a people who "" tu "how n1 "N" w" M
thought ihey could entrust lo Ihem travngotit prtco, I siaie inai on ui-
the public iiitoresis or the couuty, qulry I find that the neighboring
Save money by buying vour REEO
OATS ot U.S. Crows ft Co. belnre
the advance. By calling at once you
ean buy or engage them at bottom
Farms Is Rest
For particulars apply to
2w9 J. M. McLbllaw.
All persons knowing themselves
Indebted to us are earnestly requested
to come lor ward and settle.
Mrs. Mary Skdlackk.
MOSCOW MILLS RUNNING.
Flour and Meal on hand, for aalsj
or exchange. When not running will
glvo notice. F. Wind ft Sun.
A good supply of Freth Tinmlhr.
Clover, Blue Gra and K d Top seed
for sale ut St. Louis pi lees at
U. S. l'RBW8 S CO .
Important.--Alt persons indebted
to the undersigned by note or ac
count, are em ni'Htly requested to call
and settle. If not paid within CO
days, all notes and accounts will b
ilaeed In the hands l an officer lor
collection. We mut square up nut
business. Riffle ft Depub.
Cnp-hu Oris, Mo.. Mai eh 6. 187H.
end 1 can bear witness Unit there has
been no dectsloti made, or action
taken, or allowances of accounts, i.r
contracts made, but with an eye sin
glo 'o tho best Interest of the tux-
payers of the county at least, so far
as the Court was able to come to an
counties of St. Chalos, Warron, Mont
gomery, Audrain, Monroe and Ralls,
all havo allowed their attorney ten
percent, commission, several of them
having laxes greatly exceeding ours,
i..,ne.t -n.l Inielllireiit solution ol ihe two of them eaoh having over $40,
mailer! end It uiav even ho a little UvU UU. uno collector says, -one oi
uardonahle piece of va'hlty in these mv nrlnclnal reason for einuloving
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mil men, ii iney iiiiiik iiieir niisiHKes
have been but few.
This Is not the first time that same
men, In my opinion, In bad judgment
and temper, have impugned ourc
tlnus and motives, and perhaps mis
him, was Ihe fact that he had an ab
street. I don't believe thtt a lawyer
who did not have access lo an ab
stract could afford to act even tor ten
por cent : one cannot rely on the tax
Iheso case the Court has deemed It land Is.
most proper not to speak, but let 0I Drcentl(g my oontract to the
eknaM t l i fllsa Alll Al I bOIH Atllll I
-E."Vun ihi-rin i.r Court at the February term ' for ap
dresied to the Court by a young man provsl. I first learned that there was
hardly tere long enough to buy ami Mty objociion to It by anybody, ana
pay lornisseconasiiii oiciouies.au i , l0 the Court the rea
hie reuumtlon for srood sense or anv- anus for my eleclou, the cenlrsol
thing else here, has made en attempt wa approved, and the work is going
lo rid Into office, or apraollceat 0n, suits being brought as fast as the
law, or publlo notoriety, by, an at- .',.. flllffl owners and
lack ! ro unjust and tin warrantable on orney oan una the ow nor ana
the Coiinty Court and Mr. Bhelton. prepare the paper,
and particularly myself, that I hope I injustice to the County Court, I
will be excused by a rir-inmaea aaa WU Bty tnt WhMVfr Vlsuvs
IllSS'SKSi P6P,,r nUkI"',,t khero may be In the. mailer
' V i"' ' lliviv TV llnnn. .Idoea not attach .to them. The law
Ulllwood. March l, 1878. I authprlit e te employ such attor
W . 0. IIUTT. M. II. M. M. Mvl-XLLSM, M. 1
I1UTT ft MoLELLAN,
PHY81U1AN8. 8UKGKON8 AND AC
OOUCI1KUII8. TBOY. MO.
Offer their professions! service to the
citizens uf Troy and vicinity. Dr. Hutt
will uuy especial attention to AbhI hiiiI Ue
tul Diseases, such as Hemorrhoids, Fistula,
E. N. BONFIL8.
A TTOB1SEY AT LAW,
r miiMV uieoniiBt
-ss. m tw a m toov u is
Will practice In the Courts or the 16th Jt
dielal Circuit. Cntee in Bank.
HOWARD 8. PARKER,
ATTOUNKY snd COUNSELOR AT LAW
Will oractlcelu the CourU oi the Nlneteeath
Judicial circuit sad la the superior court" of
ins suite, uawtw vrewn' store
J. K. HCLBU.SK. J. CRRXOU.
McLELLAN ft CREECH,
Ofloa la the Bank bulWlnr-J. M. Me.
Lsllsn, Commissi juer of Publie heliools. J .
Creech, lste Publlo Adailnlstrstor and I'ro-
eeutlng Attorney. llii-r
. H. MORTOir.' OIIAH. KaKTIMYJR.
NORTON, MARTIN ft DRYDEK.
ATTOkUIKYa ATLAV7 COLLKCTl IM
' TROY. MlsaOUBL
Partlealarattsatlon given to esMtroverslea
JTsetlag Real Kstste. We isart. a specially
of ootlsetuif all kinds of note. hlll.Ae., st a
reisonsblseosssalssloa. Ode la thehsak
, PUNN 4 COLUKItT,
Will praMlee lathe eettrMot the SlitrsVra
ludlefaltslroalt. CoHocUotWi proswe-
tenJed to.M)fflcs over 'Peary's ZSSfl.