The State Journal
! FRIDAY. JANUARY 14. 1876.
Plenty of business.
Guess those grasshoppers need overcoats by
this time. -
That was a regular Waterloo doteat Tuesday
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
A line from Kemp G. Cooper informs us that
he arrived at Denver on the 6th instant, safe
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.
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
It is rumored that Jim Dodson the convicted
forger whose motion for a new trial is now
pending before Judge Miller, is willing to
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
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
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
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
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
'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
"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.
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
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
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
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
To balance in Treasury
Total $1,342,531 97
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon... $3,083 75
Rocelpts for year 1875 77u 77
iin t 1 mit - nan
To warrants paid...... 91.637 90
To balance in Treasury.... 2,124 63
CENTRE TOWNSHIP, KNOX COUNTY, BOND AND
Am't ree'd from Ex-Treas. Salmon... S 852 00
Receipts for year 1875 1,613 00
Tot $1,965 00
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
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
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
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
Receipts for year 1875 $541 10
To warrants paid 541 10
All of which is respectfully submitted.
JOSEPH W. MERCER,
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!"
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.
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
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
cr'3 Brldgo B"
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