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The State Journal,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1876. SUNDAY AT THE TOMBS. Judffo IHxby's First Appearanco this Year nt the Tombs. As a compliment to Jusllco Bixby, whoso first appearance it wai this Centennial year, there were precisely 109 prisoners brought up at the Tombs yesterday. GeoigeF. Adams, of Rochester, made his debut before a metro politan audience In tho role of a drunk anil dis orderly. His style Is marked by a few crudi ties, and is notably deficient In force, as It only took three officers to run him In. Nevertheless his make up was good, barring a aovpeon too much plaster over the parietal bone nnd not quite enough swelling round tho right eye, and he read his lines well, though without the surly hoarseness of the finished artist. With time Mr. Aclasis will Improve nnd be a dis credit to the profession. He said ho was out of a situation ; generally worked at getting water -out of houses. The Court replied that, ut this time of tho year artists who could cot water Into houses were more in demand. Mr. Adams Is now filling on engagement of thirty days in the stock company at Blackwell's Island. "That's the first rase; where are the ninety and nine?" said tho Court, and Arthur Carr Was produced. He was stupid drunk, the offi cer snld. Mr. Carr hitched his trowscrs with maritime grace, nnd pulling his forelock to tho Court, replied: "Aye, aye, shiptnnt, me hearty, poor Jack had been slicing the main-brace yes terday. For Saturday night Btill comes, me blioys. To drink to Mary and Elizabeth." Tho Court A sailor, eh? Prisoner Sailed tho salt seas, sir. since I was that old (niacins his hand about eighteen inches from the floor.) The Court Box tho compass? Prisoner, squaring his yards for action Or any other man of mo weight, sir. The Court, pointing to the clock, which showed the time to be 9:15 what time is it? Prisoner Nine belles and a quarter, sir. The Couri Five days. Thomas Waldrun wax staled by the police man who arrested him to have got drunk on . Santo Domingo rum. His steamer sails this week, so he was ordered to depart. lie do Parted, remarking crutefullr: ThiinU Yiinr Honor I'll do as much for you another time." Patrick Dolan was only half an hour ashore rrom the steamer Texas before he wascantured drunk. He will only be five days in tho Tombs oeiore be will be let go sober A SPKCCLATOR CORNERKD. George Smith was next arraigned, and In replv to tho officer said, grandiloquently : "I was not drunk ; no, I was not. Your Honor. I can safely, and without fear of perjuring my self, affirm that I was not in a state of intoxica tion." The Court What is your business? Prisoner Speculator. I speculate in paper stock. The Court Fick It up on the streets, eh? Prisoner (loftily) No, sir, I do not. I pur chase from thoso who gather. I never shoved i hook into a barrel in my life. Discharged. Following this speculator came a capitalist Jttenard Vaughan, who said : "I was no more drunk than lam now. Am I drunk now? No: I am sober. Therefore, I was not drunk then.' The Justice fined him 5, and the prisoner re marked contemptuously: "Five dollars J There i Is, and there's lots more where it came from P Annio O'brien, drunk, proved to be a small spare, irecKtea, saiidy-ltaired woman, with thin lips and gray eyes. She put her arms akimbo and when the Justice said, "Annie, were you drunkr snapped out, "You're naid to find out Tho Court Behave yourself or I'll send you up. were you drunk? Prisoner Ask that officer with the big feet. Tho Court Ten duys. Prisoner- Much I care for ten days. The Court A month. Sergeant Keep quiet now. Take her away. Prisoner I wont. Much I care for a month. The Court Bring her back. Stand commit ted for three months. Officer Come along. Prisoner (struiridiusl Let inn tr- till t h.. one word. (Shaking her finger at the Court.) Much I care for your three months. The Court (desperately) Woman, Tit send you up for six months. Prisoner (triumphantly) You cau't send mc up for any more. Much I care for your six months. (Subsides and is led out.) The Court Well, she's a woman. MISTAKEN SOULS. Judsou Gordon, around man from Montreal, was fined 10 for being drunk and disorderly at 10:30a.M. When he heard the sentence be Joll limp and horror-utricken into the officer's .-arms, and faltered. How many days is ilhat? "Ten days," said the officer, kindlv, as file look him by the collar and shook him. The gentleman from Montreal revived and explain ed thut hU trepidation was due to the fact that in Montreul, whore labor is cheap and specie basi obtains, a fine of 51 Involvesan imprison ment of eight days. Cornelius Brennan was fined $5. He paid the amount grumblingly, remarking that he never paid no more than 93 up in Harlem, and he'd be blanked If he came down town again. Cornelius Scully, on being arraigned, said to the officer: "It's Bixby, ain't it?" The officer said: "Yes." The prisoner bowed obsequi ously, aud, rubbing his hands, said, with a smile, to the Justice: "I've used It myself on them every Sunday morning these sixteen years." The Courtr-Wat? Prlsouer And mighty lino it U. You cqu!J see yourself In them jud It don't hurt the Jcatbcr a bit. The Court Are you mad? What do toil mean? Prisoner Blxby's blacking, sure bless Your nonor for Inventing It. Me youngest hov. Johnny, shines for all, and the divil anoth er kind of blacking he'd use if you gave it to him for nothing and paid him for using It, Tho Court I didn't Invent It. You're mis taken. Five dollars. A REFORMER. Philip Bunn, a man with a head that can ha described rather than Imagined, did not wait for the evidence but earnestly said: "Your Honor, I've been thinking this over all night and I've come to the conclusion that I've got to shut down. It's got to be done. Happiness and respectability depend on tt." The Court agreed with him generally, but fined him 93 specttiially. Tho Court Catherine Scanion! Drunk again? Prisoner Yes, sir, I was, I got too much In. Tho Court Five days. Prlsouer (delightedly) Five davs. Your Honor I God bless you I you made it a month tho last timo. And may God The Court Margaret Hcnncssev, when were you on the Island last? Prisoner I have not been there for somo time. The Court Well, I will send you there lor some time. (Sends her up for three months.) Mary Konncy was or rather had been evi dently a woman of education. She -aid; "Well, sir, it was rainy, and wet, and misera able, nnd I was weak, weary and worn, so I partook of a little alcoholic stiinulunt." Tin davs. Ellen McGwinn tcstiuVd as follows In her own defense : "I did take a little drop, but then I'm a widow." The Cou-t But that has nothing to do with It. Prisoner I take in washing and get the chills sometimes, and then nothing will do but the whisky, and it doesn't make :ne drunk. And yesterday afternoon I thought I had the chills, and I took tho whisky and it made me drunk ; so I must have been mistaken. The Court Any children? Prisoucr No, Your Honor. Mrs. Thomas, who Is a good neighbor, offered to lend mo her little Nellie for this morning, but savs I, "Thank you kindly, Mrs. Thomas, but I will not, seeing that John McGivhm's dead these four years, and your Nellje is only eighteen mon'hs old. " ' She wus fined $1, and qnitred tho Court in a profusion of curtsies. New York World. HANNIBAL & ST. JOE K ULUOAD. Unpleasant Itnmors About a Receiver for It. Special Dispatch to the Globe-Democrat. 8t. Joseph, January 0, 176. Unpleasant rumors in regard to the management of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad have been in circulation for somo time. Within the past few days they have taken shape In the assertion that an application for the appointment of a re ceiver would be made at once. It Is said that ex-Gov. Willard P. nail was asked to file a pe tition to this effect, but decline I on the ground that ho was formerly an attorney of the road, and Is at present on terms of business intimacy with some of its principal oflicers. It is under stood that Mr. Judsnn, one of the leading law yers ot this city, has since been consulted and will give his opinion in 8 few days. The road has not been doing well of late. Its earnings for 1873 were less than a million and a half, while its running expenses were out of all proportion to these figures. Charges of bad and even corrupt management are freely made. If a legal investigation should be ordered, there will be some rich developments. Trampled Rlshts, "Look here, bub, you've got. to stop that noise," said a policeman to a small newsboy, who was yelling like a young Indian on tho Madison aud Dearborn street corner, one day last week. ' ' 'Wal, I Jiuess Iwon't," answered tho boy. "Well. I guess you will said the officer, glaring on him savagely. "You ain't got no right tcr stop me," con tlnued tho garmin. saucily. "You'll sec," replied the star-bearer, if I bear any more of your hollering, I'll put you where the dogs can't bite you." v "Wal," grumbled the urchin, "I don't see why a fellow can't holler- ain't theso the holler days?" And he sidled oft' down tho Rtrent. lnL; mightily grieved that his rights should bo thus irarapieu upon. Chicago Journal. Tho Centennial. A number of Jefferson City ladies mot ves crday afternoon at the Mansion to consider the ways and means by which to participate in the coming Centennial. The conclusion arrived at was to extend tn Invitation to all who desire to interest themselves to meet at the Governor's Mansion c ming Friday afternoou, at 2 o'clock, for tho purpose of completing an organization. It is hoped that all of the ladies of the city will attend and manifest an interest, as well as to suggest the way in which it had best be done. Our neighboring States, and above all Illinois, Is moving in the cause. Hero people are set ting us a good example. Missouri possesses a not loss patriotic and industrious people than any other State in tho Union, and it is neces. sary for someone to take the mutter in t,..n.i , - - tiuuu U show it. Cole county, in which the Capital of me oiaie is siiuatea. may well take the lead. An organization hero perfected will soon ex tend to all parts of the country. Tho object of the meeting Is to consider matters and things connected with the National celcbratlou. The. ca'l to attend tho meeting on Friday next Is not confined to the ladies of the city, but as many as can possibly attend from the county will be welcomed. Let each lady tnakt It her special busiuess to soo that all others attend. Let the Mansion be crowded on Friday nficrnoon, at 3 o'clock. For the Journal. To the Parmer of Col Coantr,. Several articles have been Written id induce the farmers of Cole county to commence the culture of tobacco. In one of these the Wholo system of planting, raising and preparing for market is plainly laid down; and to make tho matter without excuse the most influential bu siness men of Jefferson City have sent to Ken tucky to buy the most approved tobacco seed to distribute free to ullsueh farmers as will com mctire the culture of tobacco. Why not raise tobacco? Why not every larmer in Cole county commenco a business far more profitable and lighter W' rk than any crop now made? Tobacco ran only be successfully raised In this latitude. All tho tobacco raised In the United States, for market, is mainly raised In Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Southern Ohio, Indiana. Illinois and Missouri. In all these States In the hilly, timber parts alone, is to bacco raised to pay far more money than any other crop. Tobacco cannot be successfully raised in prairie hinds, because the open country is so windy as to bruise nnd blow to pieces tho ten der tobacco leaf. It is well known by all men who have considered these trntters, that no timber country can compete in raiting grain with tho prairie districts. The reaon Is ob vious; in the prairies all kinds of the most im proved machinery nro urd in raising grain, In snmurli that one man can cultivate two or three times tho quantity of land, and therefore make two or three times the amount of grain in tho prairies over the timber. This being true, it goes far to explain how it is that a farm er in the prairies may nuke money in raising grain, at the present low prices, whilst tho farmers of Cole in tlio wooded lull-lands would barely make a living. It Is, therefore, simply a foolish wnsto of tho energies of our farmers to try to compete with these praHe farmers in the verv crops that they make mostly by machinery. How silly would it look to-dav to see men competing against steam, to navi gate the rivers, as they used to, by pushing their keel boats up the rapid rivers with poles, to convey the commerce of the countr. It Is just ns silly for the farmers of Cole county, who have woodlands and hill lands to cultivate, to expect to succeed in farming by raising the same kind of crops that are suc cessfully raised in tho millions of rich prairies where machinery does more than half the work over what can be done in the hills and timber. The high prices for grain by which our farm ers once prospered need never be looked for as a rule hereafter; and whilst the farmers of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska and all other prairie States and prairie districts of Missouri w.ll be making money at the present low prices of grain, becauso one man can raise more than twice as much as a former can here, our farmers will, under the prcpure of such prices, i'bout give it up and say they caunot live. But there is A REMEDY at hand, and that is the tobacco crop a crop in raising which that these prairie farmers can not compete. A crop where machinery can not be used. A crop that can only be made successful in tills latitude, in just such land as is found in Cole county. A crop that will In sure to every farmer, who tries it with energy, from $30 to $200 per acre. A crop that every industrious man can raise three acres of, be sides all the other crops usually made, The only crop In the raising of which, by tho farm ers ot Cole, will they be sure to become pros perous and thrifty. It is no cuess work, that if every farmer in Cole county will plant some tobacco, say five acres to the farm, allowing one thousand pounds, a reasonable amount, to the acre, and taking the estimate of one thousand farms in the county, and taking the present value of to bacco at an average of seven dollars per hun dred, which is a low estimate; this would give to each farmer three hundred and fifty dollars, and for the whole county three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. But the truth is that every farmer in Colo county, as soon as tho experiment had been made for one year, on a small scale, would dou ble his crop, and then the aggregate sales of the tobacco crop of the County of Cole would foot up seven hundred and fifty thousand dol lars annually. This is no fancy picture; this can and will bo done, if the mass of Cole county farmers will believe and go into the work. Everv merchant and business man in the county ought to stimulate our farmers to this work. If the farmers make a success, every other branch or business will prosper, ir the lariners of Cole county were all getting rich making tobacco, how soon wauld every vacant pietoof land be put into cultivation, how rap idly would belter houses and barns, fcuces and roads bo built, orchards and fruits increased and the prices of all tho lands doubled and trebled in value. I havo written these articles on the tobacco culture without any desire notoriety, but to do, as I believe, a good work for the mass of peo pie. For I am well satisfied that the farmers of Colo county can prosper by cultivating to bacco, and I do not believe they are rouking a success in the present system. In a few davs wo will have the best tobacco seed at the Jour nal as well as the Tribune office, the White Burley which commands tho highest average price in the market, and is worth now au aver awoof ten dollars per hundred. Theso seeds will be given fiee to all farmers who promise to commence raising tobacco. J. M. Clahick. First Nalional Bank Election. ' The following named geutlemen were elected directors for the ensuing year: Dr. A. M, Davison. Col. W. Q. Dallmeyer, John G. 8cbott Judge W. C. Young, Gen. K. L. Edwards, F. A. Claienhach, Geo. A. Walthers, G. H. Dulle, 'E. T. Manchester, Fred Kaaup, Mack J. Learning. The following are the officers for the same period, viz. i A. M. Davison, President;' W. Q. Dallmeyer, Cashier; L. E. Davison, Teller. A Mobile Nuisance. Editor Slut Journal: - Tho careless manner In which these peniten tiary guards handlo their fire-arms Is peculiar. Now there aro not many Individuals who like to have a gun pointed towards them, even when they believe it to be unloaded; It makes them have an uncomfortable feeling. The thought forces Itself upon them that possibly it might go off, and in that event somebody be sides its owner or holder would get. hurt or killed. I say these Tt flections make one, under sucb circumstances, unhappy. But it Is fab' U presume that tho double-barreled shot-gu.n carried by the "guards" aforesaid have a goodly quantity ot buck-shot in them. Now, dying under any circumstances is bad enough, but to die bv buck-shot is horrible! As Falstaff said about drowning, "It Is a death that I abhor 1' Hence, to have one of those weapons levelcl aj you, liable at any moment to go off, while you are going on about your business, is an intoler able nuisance that ousht to be abated. No one can walk down Main St. or any other street where convicts are employed, without coming in range of one or more of these ugly wcaopns in the hands of a so-called "guard" who has'nt energy enough to wink to keep bugs out of his eyes. The "guard Is usually sitting on a slab in front of a fire while his gun is plac ed across his lap with the muzzle pointing to every pedestrian on the side-walk. Now as I said before these guns might go off. and every body knows how shot-guns will scatter, and es pecially when loaded with buck shot. If ye "guard" will insist upon pointing his weapon at somebody let him look lu the muzzle himself then in case of accident he will know how to act, and the public calamity at least will not be so appalling ! It pointing at himself won't do let him content himself with leveling his blun derbus at the lessees or tho Inspectors or some one who lias the power to ubate the nuisance in question. Guns Up. ,- Another Haby on a Doorstep. Hero it is again, and tho unavoidable infer ence is that in these frightlnl days nobody is safe. You hear a ring at your door-bell at the witching hour of 1a. M., just the tiinewhf n the frost is pulling the nails out of the side walk. You skin off your shins hunting for the poker, and when you have found it you cau tiously open the door. Well, what do you sec? Nothing but a small bundle on the front steps ami the dim outline of an able-bodied manly figure rapidly vanishing in the darkness. Of course you instinctively know what is in the package, and of course you are utterly unable to imagine why in tho world it is that the nat ural parent of a troublesome infant should pass by nil the broad porches so plentiful along the street nnd select your little narrow steps as the only spot on which to deposit the afore said bundle. The particular door-bell referred to in this item is attached to tho residence of Joseph Willis, who lives on Gans avenue, between Bell and Guy avenues. Mr. Willis' bell rang on Sunday morning as above described, and when he opened the door be found the bundle alive and kicking. He took it la like a little man and gave it to his wife, who shortly after wards announced that it was a boy. The little stranger was about two days old and was wrapped up in an old black shawl. Mr. Willis and his wife have concluded to adopt the child. St. Louis Republican. Leave the Criminal Alono with His Funish tnent. It seems that Joyre still finds time to perpe trate a great amount of doggerel, nis latest effusion has for its theme the "Prison Turn Gate" the little revolving cato of entry to and exit from the prison being meant. In it he makes the following allusion to the "turn" that made him a guest of the dismal abode: Here is the bold innocent man Who faced the storm, and never ran When perjured cowards lied for pay, And saved themselves, sneaking away, Under the fire of officials' sway. Turn him in and let him rest, To ponder well on worst and best, Curing his noble heart's desire With hope, and love's Promethean fire. Joyce and his publishers take evident pleas ure in the figure of "The bold innocent man." who refuses to betray his accomplices in crime. They regard it as an exhibition of manliness, grit, pluck; and any amount of self-worship follows. In our view, this attempt to force upon brazen-faced villainy the character or martyred innocence has gone about far enough without rebuke. What better or braver than the confessed felon Is the convicted one? Joyce, however, adds to the Infamy of con viction that of confession. We all remember how, when he saw the portentious cloud of a St. Louis trial looming up before him, he bur riedly abandoned all his pretentions to inno cenco and begged the court here for a sentence. At the same time ho prepared for the world's car this blasphemous declaration: "I simply declare upon my honor, as a man, and my alle glance, as an American citizen, hero in the the presence of this Honorable Court to the whole world, and facing my God, that I am absolutely Innocent." It does seem to us that any further reconl tion of merit in this man Is indecent and anun becoming expression of favoritism over those with whom ho is harnessed In tho stripes of a felon who are everv whit his equals. Let the man be punished as he should bo in the obscurl ty and shame his offenses deserve. The scatteration of damp autumn leaves Sunday was nnntlnuiii. u.... on , iiY-imii-uiiiy , uufa not i uieiancnoiy as u was notice bow all a man's carefully gathered theological ideas were scattered by silting upon their treacher ous sllpperiness. Reporters should always bn oven tempered men, but when one rushes wildly ten squares to get a vivid account of a man breaking bis leg. he, may bo excused if ho can't find any words In the dictionary to suit the occasion when he discovers it is a wooden leg. OVR DAILY BREAD. A beggar stood at a rich man's door "I am houseless, friendless, faint and poor. 8ald the beggar boy, as a tear drop rolled Down his stained check, blanched with wan and cold. "C, give mo a crust from your board to-day, . To help the beggar boy on his way I" . "Not a crust, not a crumb," tho rich man said; "Be off and work for your dally bread." The rich man went to the parish church : His face grew grave as he reached the porch 1 And the thronging poor, untaught mass. Drew back to let the rich nmn pass. Tho service began the choral hymn Arose and swelled down tho long aisles dim Tho rich mnn knelt, and the words he said Were "Give us this day our dally bread." A St. Louis Court Scene. The following choice pleco of professional courtesy we take from the Globe-Democrat. Remembering scenos which occurcd In the Dis trict Court of this city, whero one ol the attor neys mentioned was a party, we are not sur prised : Dctccivo Protine. being recalled bv the pios ccutlon, slated that he. In company wiih Ferris, had gone to the saloon of James Fogertv, to find out what the latter knew about the fire. Fogerty, the witness, said had been stated that on the night cf the fire he had seen Ferris and Cottrell emerging from the alley adjoining tho burning building, on a run. The question was then asked by Mr. Voullaire, "Did vou mHke any memorandum relative to Fogerty's state ment to yourself and Ferris, on that night, and if so, when and where, and wheu did you show it to me?" Tho answer was. "I made a memorandum of what he said at the timo the statement was made, and showed.lt to . you some timo after at ?our office." Mr. Voullaire then asked for the Introduc tion or the memorandum as evidence, tho wit ness stating that he had it with him. Mr. Chandicr was on his reet tn an instant and objected to such evidence s misfit bo con. taincd in a memorandum, "manufactured by counsel ana witness in the office of the former for the purposes of the case." Mr. Voullaire responded, "Mr. Chandler.you are the mcanes man I ever met in my life." and cfiaracteaized the objection, as stated, as an out rage, and gave it as his opinion that no man, with maul v instincts, would be guilty of thus referring to tho action of a brother counsel, whom he had no reason for charging with sharp practice. HOTTER AND HOTTER. Mr. Chandler. "No buncombe, sir! tin hnn. combe I You have played the dirty scoundrel ait tnrougn tins case, whenever opportunityjot fcred." Judge Jones. Gentlemen, gentlemen, there is a limit to patience, and this is no nlaee tn net. tie yourdifferences." Mr. Chandler. "The chean cliin-trnn nf ti, gentleman about his profestional integrity might be refreshing if it were not so palpably a ne, ano an lnntction oft repeated." Judge Jones. "I ean- ot permit this outrage to continue. Mr. Chandler, I fine you $25. Mr. Clerk, you will make the entrv This unprofessional language will have to stop. nnu any repeiiuon 01 u will he dea It viirorons. ly with." Mr. Voullaire. "In justice to myself, Your Honor please, I desire to set mvsnif wn.. the eves of the court and jury. The gentle- man, air. handler, has p aved the dnmniT dog" Judge Jones. "Mr. Voullaire, I fine vou $25.-' Mr. Voullaire."-" and I would ha InsHUi In having my fingers about his dirty throat." Jr. (jiianuicr. "I don't annrehen.l nv im. mediate danger, if Your Honor please." ' Judge Jones. -Mr. Clerk, vou will ml on entry of two fines, and see that they are duly collected. Gentlemen, I will permit no more oi mis uuseemly conduct, and if it is asrain in dulged in, I will take most effectual measures for Its suppression. Now nroceed with mnr objection." Mr. Chandler stated his obiection. whioh a. u uurei, uiul wuiie me memorandum mirht. ho used by the witness to refresh his memory, it could not be offered in evidence. The court, sustained the objection. Paraffraphical. Parisian ladies are snt.l ia nt . - imu I'VUbJI covered with raiment.' 'You'll build the fires or I'll ho a wldnw y the way the Fat Contributor's wife talks. The schoolmaster who sat down on tho 'busi ness end' of a pin that had been ingeniously ueU 0n nis cnair, rose like a Phoenix. An Inuiana man picked ud a wild et in m. barn In place of an Afghan. He detected his mistake in the millioneth part of a second. A Detroit woman who was turned nut nf ii house for non-payment of rent, went out in good style, putting on silks and jowelry, and . having her hair frizzed in extra style for the occasion. A down country finnni- 'u.,a m., ... - , j -. " nv jiuiiu n null acre with turnips last summer, says they didn't bring him a cent. He should try onions next time. They alwavs brlna a scent. If VOU have nn ennmv lns ui - '; uuu t tUlBU III Lit 4.1 you can't get at the top of his bead with a pan nf tint, fntlla aeb- 1.1m . ..... . " iiiim iv jiui nis Huiograpn in youralhum. That will melt him. Richmond, Va., the other evening, at which or. Pflnf 7)ittnn tnm tkA ...At,iMtni i dUciiHSf df and it wus resolved to eatablwh an n.n.H In T I . , , 1 iu nicninunSi If them la nnvtliln? (tint will IihI.. j n ..... u.sl( icnr iu the PV0H nf an Tmlfnn Inhnnnn .u.. I. 1- . j . - a.., ii. is in wit ness a young lady unuergolng tho trying ordeal or endeavoring to bring a fallen clothes-line, full of clothes, to a realization of it nTnm, duty.