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! FRIDAY. JANUARY 14. 1876. LOCAL NEWS. Bad colds. Moonshine. Plenty of business. Guess those grasshoppers need overcoats by this time. - That was a regular Waterloo doteat Tuesday , tight. The St. Joseph Insurance Companies seem to do a dividend business. 'Three fingered Jack" is doing St. Joseph, Atchison and other up-river towns. Boonvillo has its work-house completed, ready for occupancy. State Auditor Ilollklay is absent in St. Louis for a few days. linn. R. T. Van Horn, of the K. C. Journal, has gone to Washington. A new sherltT's sale free of incumbrance is to be had ol the lessees' mules. "Thou wilt come no more gentle Annie" is the refrain of that Insurance man's song jutu HOW. A line from Kemp G. Cooper informs us that he arrived at Denver on the 6th instant, safe and sound. County warrants are at par. and onr peop'o can as wnll afford to venture a little enterprise (n the way of building roads as not. A Sedalia firm paid F. & J. Hurt farmer of Cooper county, 1 per bushel for 600 bushels of wheat delivered at the depot on M. K. & T. tt. K. State officers are preparing their reports to the Governor, as required by the New Consti tution. Hereafter they will be made semi-an-ually. "Compl imcnts of A. M. D.. W.Q. D. and L E. D." Here's your good health, your family's rood health, and may you all live long and prosper. It is rumored that Jim Dodson the convicted forger whose motion for a new trial is now pending before Judge Miller, is willing to "squeal." By all means let tlio convicts work for any one that will work them. Better have them at work at 25 cents a day than idle. Bctterfor them and the State too. "Honesty is tho best policy, but it keeps a man very poor," said Craven, the grocer, whilst weighing out sugar without having put sand in or wetting it. 'We understand that the First National Bank and National Exchango Bank have each declar ed a semi-annual dividend of five per cent, on their capital stoek. Iliratn Lawrence, a wealthy and highly re spected farmer residing in Holt county, was found murdered recently. His worthless son was arrested as the murderer. We notice that ifp country merchants are providing themselves with corn-shellers to be run with power. Somo Jcffersoninn should take tho hint. Transfers of reijl estate in Cooper countv during December aggregated $44,637 87; the transfers for tho year, exclusive of trusts and mortgages, amounted to $409,257 81. The directors ol the Jefferson City, Lebanon and Southwestern Kail Road mot Tuesday and elected the following officers ; President, MaJ. J. M. Clarke; Secretary, James E. Carter; Treasurer, Phil. E. Chappell. The followsng were re-elected directors of the National Exchange Bank Tuesday. George Wagner. Christ Wagner, J. L. Smith, U. Clay ,Fwmg. II. E.Schultz,W. G. McCarty, Green O. berry. P. E. Chappell and Joseph ooermayer, The officers remain as before, Phil. E. Chap pell, Prest. Nick E. Miller, Cashier. From a democratic exchange wo learn that if tho Centennial bill is to pass the House of Rep resentatives the Amnesty bill must go through aUo. Without saying aught against either it seems to us that it Is the principle of the thing which should govern and to strike up a trade in tho iutercsts of cither is inexcusable. D. E. Saunders, who was convicted at tho last term of court for obtaining inoncv under false pretenses, and sentenced to two years im prisonment in the penitentiary, has received a further stay of execution, Judge Miller allow ing him until February 16th, to have his appeal to the Supreme Court decided. IIo remains in our jail. Boonvllle Advertiser. The St. Joe Gazette professed a doubt as to the Cole county grass-hopper. We are pleased to say that tho present cold weather promises to rid us of the pests but that the ''varmint" was here as stated is no joke. We would add that the Journal is more tortunnto than the Gazette. The Journal floes not have to tell its readers what Is and what is not a joke or true. The "Kansas City Times' Fast Newspaper ; Train" over tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad was inaugurated Tuesday. Tho train is composed of a locomotive and postal car; will run during tho session of the Kansas' legis lature, and Is in the exclusive interest of the 'l.mes, which, by-lhe-way, is one of the most enterprising of Western papers. Its politics nre miserable, but it has many good qualities', and gives its readers the latest news. Three Italians are to bo hung In St. Louis, February 18. The mon, Dominico Daninu, Uastiuno Lombanlo, and Antonio Catulino, were trlod for murder last October, having assassinated a countryman named Parlcrmo on tho 13tU of March, 1S74. Tho history of their trial, convic'tion and tlnitl decision of tho Supremo Court affirming judgment, makes quite a chapter in tho hsstory of crimes and criralmls. Miss Lizzie 8hcrmnn daughter of Gen. W. T Sherman was riding out in the family carriago Id St Louis the other dav, when the horses took fright and ran some distance landing Miss Sherman on the side walk with slight Injury, A very fortunate escape. The Surrogate has decided in the Singer will case that Mrs. Isabella E. Singer, named In the will of Isaac M. Singer of the sewing machine fame and who died posessed of enormous wealth. a lady whose character is In no wav Impugned by or Involved in the matter, and which we are bound to consider as above re proach, is the widow of the deceased and he children his legitimate offspring. The applica' tion of Mrs. Mary Ann Singer. Miss Foster, tho second wife, who claimed dower, was denied. The Governor has respited William Pents, of Bollinger county, sentenced to be hanged on the 14th of this month, until the 11th of Febru ary next. Pents was convicted of the murder of a little girl while gathering grapes in the woods, last fall. Judge, prosecuting attorney 8 jurors and a number of citizcus petition for a commutation. No doubt as to guilt but think Pents Is crazy. Respite Issued In order to ex amine evidence as to insanity, and if he h is mind enough to understand the consequences of his crime when committed, he will hang but if only an idiot, may commute sentence. On Monday last the children of a Mrs. Lan don, residing near Independence. Missouri, left their mother alone for an hour or two to go to town. She was subject to epileptic tits, and when her son returned he found his mother lying on the stone steps leading from the house door, actually dead, ner clothing and the house were In flames, and a deep wound in her forehead had been Inflicted by her fall. It is supposed that in some way her lothing caught on fire, and it communicated to the different rooms through which she passed, and in going out of doors she had fell where her son discov ercd her. The husband was absent at work In Council Bluffs. The Courier-Journal thus classifies them "Some engagements are of a short but raptur ous kind, others of a protracted and platonie character; some are contracted for a fixed term of years, others aro terminable after an indefinite period. The remainder may be con sldered terminable at pleasure." Yes, we have known a fellow and his girl hang on to the rag ged edge for thirty years; take evening walks like a couple of disappointed book-canvassers get hitched in the end, and quarrel ever after, Give us the short and rapturous. As a wife- market Loi'isvillo is said to be unmatched. That is bad. St. Louis Republican. At a meeting of tho stockholders of the Jeff erson City Gas Light company, held at the office of the company, January 11, 1876, the following directors and officers were elected : Directors, James E. Carter, Phil. E. Chappell, Joseph L. Stephens and Joseph S. Ambrose. Officers James E. Carter, President; Phil. E. Chappell, VIcj President; Jos. S. Ambrose, Secretary and Superintendent. The board passed a reso' lution reducing tho price of gas to four dollars per thousand cubic feet, dating from tho first day of January, 1S70. J. S. Ambrose, Sect'y, As we were wending our way to the suburbs Tuesday night our attention was attracted to the mysterious movements of a band of men with queer looking instruments and led by a man having a lighted torch. They slipped into the front yard of tho lower frame house below the bakery on Madison street and suddenly the air was rent by a( blast which brought to tho don-sand windows of the surrounding build' ings their respective inmates and beemed tostii up a mighty commotion inside tho aforemen tioned "little frame." As we saw and listened, the door softly opened and through the space we imagined we saw a postmaster, clerk of court, school ma'ams nud others going through evolutions which would hnvo astonished and delighted some of tho boys and girls who see them dav by day. As wo were not a member of the "Band" or an invited guest, we left tho scene, since learning however, Hut Cupt. H. T. Holmes, Mrs.IIattie Holmes and tho father of II. T , Mr. Alexander Holmes were all born on the same day of the month wo mean and that the party and serenade was in honor thereof. A Scene In the Sheriff's Office. Tho newly-elected Sheriff was sitting in his office sad-eyed and haggard. He held in his hand a stack of manuscsipt repress ating the ap plications of eight hundred and seventy-nine candidates for positions of deputy sheriff, each of whom said he had worked for him at the polls, and had gained him all the way up from two hundred to one thousand votes from their personal friends who did not voto tho Demo cratic ticket, A man attired in a blue shirt, with a paper collar and a red nose, entered the office, and, grasping tho hand of the tired official, greeted him cordially. "Ah, Mr. Sheriff, but it's glad 1 am to soe vou looking so hearty; don't vou re member me V "I don't think I do," remarked tho official, "although there is something in yonr faco which is familiar to me," "Ah, Mr. Sheriff, I thought you'd know me. I worked for you all day election, and got you ono thousand votes, and I come for that place." "Well, I am sorry to say that I have already promised all the places at my disposal." 'Oh, give mo a place; I don't care what it is." 'Oh' by tho by," said tho sheriff, with n ma licious grin iu his eye, '-there Is a plaee.but it's not worth much, and I don't think you'd tako it." "All' Mr. Sheriff, I'll take anything; I don't caro what kind of a place it Is. Tell mo what it is, and I'll Jump at it with my coat off." "All right," said tho sheriff; "there Is a Chi naman going to bo hanged at the jail noxt mouth, and ho wants somebody to tako bis place. I think it would suit you." The man with the red nose ceased to smile, and asking tho sheriff for a quarter to pay for Ills lodging that night, lie left the office and min gled with the throng of ww.!J-be deputy sher iffs ou the outside. ' . Stt Tronsnror'e Report for 18TS. Statu op Missouri. -Treasury. To His Excellency, Charles It. Hardin, Governor of Mwtouri : Dear Sir: In compliance with article 5 section 22, new constitution, I herewith submit statement -of the expense of this office, and also the receipts and disbursements of this Do partment for the year ending Docembcr 81st, 1879, as follows, viz. : Treasurer's salary paid $3,000 00 Chief Clerk's salary paid 1,500 00 Book-keeper's salary paid 1,600 00 Janitor and Messenger's salary paid. . 180 00 Office furniture 187 25 Office repairs 61 85 Cash book and copying pencil 49 80 Gas fixtures 6 00 Express charges 14 85 Telegraphing 66 00 Postage stamps 139 20 Matches and burning fluid 2 05 Total 80,706 50 BTATK INTEREST FUND. Am't ree'd from ex-Treas. Salmon.? fio.,882 69 Rcc'ts for the year 1875 1,375.040 90 Total 9 1,678.023 59 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $1,022,495 65 To transfer to sinking fund 250.000 00 To balance -in Treasury.... 400 428 04 Total $1,078,923 59 REVENUE FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas.Salmon.f 151.347 03 Rcc'ts for year 1875 1,191.214 94 Total $1,342,531 07 disbursements. To warrants paid $ 943 701 91 To wolf scalps certificates paid .. To transfer to seminary moneys. To " to State school moneys.. To " to Library fund 8.490 60 16.317 49 SC4.8i9 49 2.000 00 To balance in Treasury 7,122 53 Total $1,342,531 97 SINKING FUND. Am't rec'ts from sale of bonds.... $3,623,746 50 Am't transf'd from State int. fund. 250.000 00 Total $3,873,746 60 DISBURSEMENTS. To bonds paid $3,697,93$ 07 Balance in Treasury 175,807 63 STATE SCHOOL FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon $ 32,754 63 Receipts for tho year 1875 1.930.559 8' Total $1,903,314 50 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $1,959,678 96 To balanco in Treasury 3.035 54 STATE SCHOOL MONEYS. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon. $101,184 51 Receipts for year 1875 91.703 30 To transfer from reveuue fund 364.809 49 Total receipts $557,097 80 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $406.306 27 To balance in Treasury 91,391 09 , SEMINARY MONEYS. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon.? 3 639 32 Receipts for year 1S75 4.108 84 Amount transferred from Rev. fund. 10.317 49 Total receipts $24,005 C5 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $23,708 CI To balance in Treasury 297 04 STATE LIIIUARY FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon.. $ 530 55 Am't transferred from revenue fund.. 2.000 (0 Total receipts $2,536 55 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $ 808 05 To balanco in Treasury t 727 90 EXECUTORS' AND ADMINISTRATORS' FUND. 1't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon.. $41,500 29 Receipts for the year 1S75 2,"00 33 Total receipts $43,700 02 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $37,105 21 To balance in Treasury 6.055 41 SWAMP LAND INDEMNITY' FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon.. $ 10.414 02 Rec'ts for year 1875 10.505 14 Total 20,980 06 DISBURSEMENTS. Towarrauts paid $21,080 33 To balance in Treasury 5.809 08 REDEMPTION LAND FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon.. $4,412 88 Receipts for year 1875 810 00 Total $5,282 83 Balanco in Treasury $5 .282 88 INSURANCE DEPT. FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Trcas. Salmon.. 22.452 75 Receipts for year 1875 9,303 17 Total $31,815 02 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $ 9,192 22 To balaucein Treasury 22,633 70 COUNTY- REVENUE FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas, Salmon $919 19 To balance in Treasury.......... 919 19 SOLDIERS' ORPHAN HOME. Ain't ree'd from Ex.-Treits. Salmon... .$793 21 Balance in Troasury .793 21 ROAD AND CANAL FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon.. $"2,735 24 Receipts for year 1875 201 73 Balauco iu Treasury $2,930 07 PENITENTIARY FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon... $3,083 75 Rocelpts for year 1875 77u 77 Total. i.!2 63 iin t 1 mit - nan DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid...... 91.637 90 To balance in Treasury.... 2,124 63 CENTRE TOWNSHIP, KNOX COUNTY, BOND AND INTERK8T FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon... S 852 00 Receipts for year 1875 1,613 00 Tot $1,965 00 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants raid .$1,065 00 WARREN8BURO, JOHNSON COUNTY, BOND AND INTEREST FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas, Salmon ..$2,913 01 Receipts for year 1875 2,758 00 Total $5,671 01 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $5,650 00 To balance in Treasury $ 2101 PUTNAM COUNTY BONp AND INTEREST FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon. $ 10. 82 Receipts for year 1875 2,000 00 Total $2,016 82 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $2,016 32 WAYNE COUNTY BOND AND INTEREST FUND. Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon ...$1,347 63 To warrants paid 1,347 53 DOUGLAS COUNTY BOND AND INTEREST FUND Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon $205 00 Receipts for year 1875 C0! 06 Total $714 05 DISBURSEMENTS. To warrants paid $714 05 PULASKI COUNTY BOND AND INTEREST FUND. Am't ree'dfrom Ex-Treas. Salmon... $1,997 60 To warrants paid 1,997 50 GLENWOOD, SCHUYLER COUNTY, BOND AND INTEREST FUND. Receipts for year 1875 $541 10 To warrants paid 541 10 All of which is respectfully submitted. JOSEPH W. MERCER, State Treasurer. Macadamized Rnn1. The Tribune gives the following emphatic en dorsement to our proposition for a macadam ized road to the Moreau : "We heartily endorse the proposition of the Journal for a macadamized road to the bridge at Tanner's Mill. The route indicated bv the Journal's diagram is by all odds the best na tural approach to the city from that direction. Beginning at the penitentiary, Lafayette street to the city limits runs over ground as level al most as a liouso floor. The least possible amount of leveling will be required. In addi tion to this, material for macadamizing can be had for tho asking. Right in tho lino of the street is all tho refuse of tho largo quarries which have been used by the State for years, and also of what is known as tho old Gunn quarry. In addition to this, anv quantity of gravel can 1j obtained from the bed of the creek within the city limits. There is not a street in the whole city that can bo so easily and cheaply improved, and when it is considered that Jef ferson street is the only avenue by which the city can bo approached from the south, tho im portance of improving Lafayette street will be acknowledged ol once. We hope that the city and county authorities will consider this mut ter and see the importance of it. It is the more important as the beginning of the macadamized road to Tuseumbia, which the people of Miller county are seriously agitating, and very much destre to have, and if tho road couid lie conplo- ted It'would be worth as much to tho local trade of this citv as a railroad, while tho advantag to the' farmer.? would be even create:-. A Now Naino. Tiio Bodine and Lohman Manufacturing Com pany have made a most commendable change in adopting a new name for their works viz.: Tho Jefferson City Agricultural Works. The officers selected for tho year are President. Fred Fisher; Vice-President. W. Q. Dallmeyer; Treasurer, C. F. Lohmun; Secretary, E. T. Manchester. C. F. Lohman, W. Q. Dallmeyer, E. T. Manchester, L. C. Lohman, Fred Fisher, has. Duschel, C. L. Bush and P. II. Stsmdish are tho directors. Tho Jefferson City Agricultural Works po- soss most excellent facilities for tho manufac ture of nil kinds of Agrlcaltural Implements, and for a general foundry business. Its officers are experienced in business and mechanics, and its workmen are skilled in the various branches in which they aro employed. In spite of adverse circumstance, hard times, etc., the company has an established reputation and its future will, we trust, be full of prosper ity and success. Let each and all of our citi zens give the Company all thu encouragement in their power. It's prosperity is our gain and we all know tho value of having tha Works firmly established in our midst. Thought It Was Another Alan. An insuruneo agent called Into an establish inent on Fourth street the other day with a largo account took under his arm, and walking up to the proprietor iu a business sort of a way ho inquired ''how's business? flow's stocky 'Oh, business is very, very dull," returned tho tradesman, M Ton my word, sir, I haven't got $900 in tho house. Terrible dull!" And he paused and looked Inquiringly at bis visitor. 'Only S'JOOr'said tho Insurance man, In sur prise. " 'Pou my soul, sir," said tho dealer, "I don't believo there's a dollar more look for yourself ;" and tho man looked tad and kighed. "Then, sir," said tho Insurance man, with a good dual of warmth, "how does it come that your stock is insured In our company for $4,- 600, eh?" 'Oh! beg your pardon!" exclaimed the dealer In great confusion; 'I thought you was tho tax-gatherer, or 'pon mv 60ul, I wouldn't a-sald flint, when, In fact, my stock is worth fully ,000 Look for yourself, sir!" Disputed. EMPLOYMENT FOlt CONVICTS Ruihllnc County Hoads. While the good peoplo of Cole aro suffering all tho disadvantages of tho presence of tho penitentiary and its mismanagement, It is no more than right that they should get some good out of it if they can. To this end we propose that the county enter an arrangement with tho Warden and Inspectors for work upon cur county roads. Nothing would aid in develop ing tho county so much as a good system of county roads. A good McAdamlzed road" into Osage township, for example, would par for it self In a very short time In the enhanced valuo it would gfve to the farms and farm pro ducts, and particularly the timber of that highly favored region. Hence as a statce, we suggest a road, direct, to the bridge across tho Moreau at Tanner's Mill as shown by tho fol lowing diagram : PROPOSED ROAD TO TANNEH'8 MILL. Dunblfci Str-et Brick Yord Atchison Street Gunn Lot Langer nans Lot Hewitt Field Taiin It will be seen by thoso familiar with tho country that the diagram proposes the opening arid extension of Lafayette street to tho range line, which forms tho southwest Out-Lot lino of tho city, striking tho line at what is known as KING'S GRAVE YARD, thonee continuing down tho range line to tho Moreau. This would give ' threo miles and a half of good road, with no heavy grades, and would bo of iinmenso boueGt to all that section, of the county. Wo commond tho project fo the attention of our county court and leading citizens. Any ono with a practical oyo will seo at a glance that a greater benefit for (1,500 or 2,000 could-scarcely bo accomplish!. Knew 'Twas Ilia Hot;. Tho Ilarford Times says: '-A gentleman who had lost a black dog offered a reward for him. A boy brought in a large one a yellow fellow, with ono or two dark spots near tho root of the tall. A dollar,' said tho lad. The gentleman shook his head, 'It's yourn,' said the boy. 'No, mine is black.' 'So is Ibis one, ho has black spots he's yourn. No, said tho gentleman. 'I kuow ho is,' said the ragged ur chin, 'gin mo the dollar.' The gentleman de clined. Next day do received a postal card. telling hi in where bis dog was, in a distant part of the city. IIo went there and found tho same yellow dog. 'It's yourn,' persisted the boy, 'gin mo tho doller,' But tho gentleman decliuod though he would hare taken him hrid the boy hung a Christmas wreath ou tho pup's tail. A dollar for this dog would be less than 2 cents a pound, and pork It worth ten cents for sausages. ' c "3 w cr'3 Brldgo B"