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Journal VOL. 4, JEFFERSON CITY. MO., FRIDAY. JANUARY 21, 187. & NO. 5. n State WEEKLY STATE JOURNAL, Published Every Friday BY N. C. BURCII. Terms of Subscription t lngl copies, per year ft 60 Clubs of ten per year 1 25 Clubs of twenty, per year 1 00 INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. SE. JXTO. BASER, physi ioian & Surgeon. ftOffico and residence in Lamkin's new building, opposite National Exchange Bank. fap25-ly. HENRY NITCHY R AL ESTATE GENTr JEFFERSON CITY, MO. BUYS AND SELLS LANDS ON COMMIS eion, Pay Taxes, Redeem Lunds Sold for Taxes, Procure Patents. &c. Office over White fc Jauvic.r's store, High Street dcc.27 72hf FRED ROMMEL, DEALER IX Books fc Stationery PERIODICALS, BLANK BOOKS, CIIRO Mnos, Wall Paper and Pictures. Picture Frames made to order. Arent for Fairchild's Gold Pens. All orders will receive prompt at tention. "a IITGH STREET, Jefferson City, Bib .ai.'-fa-iv Clias. 3L. Busch. -Chicago Lumber Yard, Cor. of Main anil Jefferson Sts JEFFERSON CITY, MO. LARGE STOCK OF ALL KINDS OF Lumber of a Superior Quality. A Always on hand, and for Sale, at the Cheap est Rates. dec.27.72-lv MADISON HOTEL, b. ii. Mccarty & soss, propr's. Main and Madison St3., JEFFERSON CITY, MO. THIS NEW HOTEL HAS BEEN FUR nished iu every Department in a first class Tt lma unnrilinlprl npinTnlTindllt.ionS. Tl)6 r 'traveling public can be better suited nowhere in th city. .. . t able at all times suppneu wun mo very uei the Market affords. dec.27 72-ly E. IB. KIEL, MANUFACTURER OP AND DEALER. IN PLAIN AND FANCY CANDIES, Toys, Notions, 6to WHOLESALE AND RE1AIL. . KKEEBS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A large stock of Plain and Fancy Candies oi his own manufacture, which ho is supplying to thetKde at reduced prices. Store room in Popp's building. High street. noJ7-lY' Jefferson City, Mo., Dr. C. DJyETISQlT, OFFICE AND ItESIDEXCt., Cor McCarty & Jefferson Sts. JEFFERSON CITY, MO. Omce iiours s wj a. .m., i ioj , y. r. M. Jan.lo-lv. N. DE WYL, (SUCCESSORS T( MRS. BERRI.) DRUGGISTS AND APOTHECARIES HIGH STREET, oEFFERSON CITY, MO. ADAH GOLLER, JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MANUFACTCKEH OF AXD SEALER IX FTTIiNITUKE! t . OV EVERY DESCRIPTION'. MOULDINGS OF ALL KINDS, LOOK ING GLASSES, ETC., AT TIIE LOWEST CASt. PRICES ! SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO FUNERALS Wo koop constantly on band a large assort . . lln4nlll. HmJul Cn.AU tf'ftlllU ttt. meat of 1 UCVWI.V viidv.) - - July2-wly RECONSTRUCTION. In a wagon mado of willow Wheeled I once a little maiden, Ringlets shining In the pillow, Roling homeward treasure luden, Like s boat upon the billow. Ten years fled. Ah, how I missed her When wo left the village school ! But she said she'd be my sister As we lingered by the pool. And I passionately kissed her. Ten more fretting years renew it; Little wngon made of willow; Loving eyes aro bent to view it; Loving hands adjust the plliow, And we've fitted rockers to it. OX A SNAG. A. Little Romance of the Mississip pi. Tho New York Mercury has tho fol lowing: Travelling up tho Mississippi river one day on board ot n steamboat, tho name of which I have forgotten it is now more than twenty-five years since our vessel ran upon a snag. The trick ish thing had cut right through the bow and up through the forecabiu, between the two smokestacks; tho pilot house was was upset, and tho officers' cabins on tho hurricane duck all tattered and torn, look ed forlorn, when the accident happened ;lho passengers were all in tho cabin, and. ns was customary on some of tho larger Western boats at tho time, tho ladies' cab in had been trasformed into a ball-room and concert-hall, the colored steward and his waiters composing tho orchestra. Sud eenly there was a heavy thud, a crash, a terrific rattling noise, as it ten thousand strokes of lightning had hit tho boa:, crack ing tho timbers on all sides, and bciore wo had oven timo to think what the cause of all this hubbub might be, down came we all. pell-mell, rolling along the fearlul ly inclined floor to tho back wall ol tho cabin, in one couiuscd mass men, wo men and negroes, tables, solas and chairs violins, hanjos and bones, Tho breaking of glass doors, of the lamp globes and chimneys, tho shrieks of tho women, the shouts 6t tho blacks, tho curses of tho men all these made up such a wild pande monium, ns if we had all suddenly landed in tho internal regions, nnd had a million of imps gamboling around, bidding us welcome" Quickly, anil above all the din and uproar, wo heard the stentorian voice of the captain from somewhere above us: "Put out tho lights; let nothing catch fire. I'll have you out, m a sprinkling no danger." This was undoubtedly tho host advico ho could give us, but the very worst tor us to follow. Men and women were so much intermingled with tables and chairs that nouo dared to move for fear of either hurting themselves or some body else. But tho steward was as agile and lrisky as a monkey. Kerosene was not known at tho time, lard-oil alone be ing used in the lamps of tho host. There danger from a rapidity spreading confla gration ns those would have been with flaming keroseno rushing about among tho inflammable objects surrounding us. Yet the burning wicks, driven in every direction by tho terrible concussion, had hero and there set fire to tho carpet and to somo of the woodwork. Quick as light ning tho stewurd was up. and compre hending tho situation at a glanco by tho light afforded by tho flickering sparks, ho thrust his hands right between us, and rip and tear went tho ladies' skirts, petti coats aud undergarments, nnd rolling these into a buudlo which ho held botween his teeth, ho climbed up tho inclined flow liko a cat. smothering tho flames as he went with tho roll of rars ho had torn from the ladles. Shortly alter one f the cabin doors opened hallway up to the forepart of tho boat which hung to tho snag as to a spit, while her stern was gradually sinking a deck hand with a lantern mado his appearance, and another with a ladder. They desceuded to us, and after relieving us of much of the fur niture that held us down, they helped us all up the ladder, and then down into tho boat, for tho shore, whero some torches had already been lit to guide us. The sight as wo cams on shore I shall never iorget. There were about sixteen ladv passengers in nil, and the dresses of half of them wero wholly gone, partly ripped off by tho steward, and partly torn in the fall among tho lurnituro. Most of thxm, seeing that there was no immediate dan ger, refused to leave their hiding places, where they wero screened from tho ruda gazes ot tho deck-hands somo by dark ness, somo by an accidental wall of a sofa a table or a couple of chairs. To oue of them I gave my coat, another hurriedly was lnucled a stray pair ot pantaloons nnd a vest, a third enshrined herself in a table-cover of variegated colors, for a fourth a breadth ot tho carpet was cut out. which she wrapped around her. In this fantastic array wp stood silent around a bright warm fire that had been kindled, and gentlemanly conduct ol tho malo pas sengers inspiring the unfortunate ladies with confidence, and their frightened souls slowly come to easo. "Good God! whero'a Louisa P" suddenly exclaimed one ot them. "Where's JunP" shouled a malo passenger. Sure enough, these two wero missing. Word was instantly sent back to the boat, nnd search commenced. "Gracious Havens !" said the captain, as he found them. The two were bitting on the top of the snag, (hat protruded from tho root of the Hurricane deck. They were lustily chatting and laughing as if nothing extraordinary had happened. Be ing out on the balcony sparking when the accident occurred, their first Impulso was to run aloft, which thoy did. Once there they wero out of danger's reach, their merriment returned. But their secret was out, and as there was no objection, Louisa and Jim were joined by a justice, who happened to be a passenger, nnd wo all, ladies and gentlemen, in a sominude state wero the witnesses of this romantic marriage. The Lyon Statue The disposition of tho American people to make haste in originating great schemes and afterwards permitting them to fail bv a subsidence of enthusiasm, has never been more fully exemplified than io tho matter ot the equestrian statue onco In tended to bo erected to the memory of Nathaniel Lyon. He had died at the head of his command, fighting for the mainten auco ot a cause dear to his heart, and it was fit that his countrymen, lor whose benefit ho sacriticd his lite, should build a monument to perpetuate his name among tho heroes of a war long to bo re membered as ono of tho bloodiest of tho century. With this purpose at heart, soon after tho war ended, a number ot gentle men conceived the idea of erecting, in some public placo in this city, a collossal bronze equestrian statue, in likeness of tho man whoso fame they wished to per petuate Among those whose feelings wero enlisted in tht - commendable enter prise, wero James. S. Thomas. Win. II, Maurice, Chester Harding, Isasc F. Shep herd. Wm. II. Heath, John McNeil, John S. Cavender, Emil Pretorius. Philip Weig el, A. Kriekhaus, Silas Bent, John S. Woods, Gen. Callender and Johu B. Gray. With two exceptions these gentlemen all survive, but tho noblo object which once engaged their heartiest support is al most forgotten. It was tho intention to procure a suitable statue worthy ot tho proud State of Missouri, to commemorate the name of ono of tho sons of a sis ter Slate, nnd to this end a contract was mado with tho artist, James Wilson MaeDonald, to prepare a model to bo sub mitted to tho approval of these gentlemen. In due courso of timo tho model was pre pared, and after being carefully examined by tho committee in charge, a final con tract was mado with the sculptor to pro pare a statuo to cost $3G,000. To fulfill this object then ardently wished tho County court wis induced, in April, 1871, under great pressure of personal influence to appropriate five thousand dollars as a nucleus for tho fund. Somo twentv-fivo hundred dollars were raised by private subscription, and the Lafayette Park Com missioners paid to the treasurer, Mr. Wm. II. Maurice, five hundred dollars, ns an advance, piomisingto pay threo thousand dollars more for the erection ot a pedestal that was to be ot Missouri marble, on which it was intended the statute should finally rest. Numerous friends of tho de ceased hero in Connecticut, his native state, wu understand, promised to pay five thousand dollars as seon as work on tho memorial to thir gallant leilow-citizen was sufficiently advanced to insure its completion. In addition to this tho gov ernment ot tho United States appropriat ed old cannon sufficient to supply tho re quisite amount ot metal required for the work, valued nt twonty-fivo hundred dol lars. The.se amounts aggregate somo eighteen thousand five hundred dollars. The amount expended up to this date is eight thousand dollars, tho sum of the cash subscriptions. Five years ago tho artist commenced his arduous task, and somcsime since comple ted the clay model ot tho statuo and ship ped it to tho Mills foundry, near Washing ton, where it was indended to produce, from tho figure designed by the sculptor, tho bronze cast, and there it has since in gloriously lain, awaiting tho requisite amount of money to pay tho expense of casting. And there it must and will re main unless some steps aro taken to fur ther tho laudablo enterprise. Only eleven thousvnd five hundred dollars is required to finish this noblo work ! It is a disgraco to our city, and a reproach to tho gentle men whoso names aro identified with tho enterprise, to allow it to thus die out. Wo speak not ot him whose name is to bo per petuated, but of tho duty to achieve what was onco so enthusiastically commenced. Wo urgo tno gentlemen in charge to re newed exertion iu tho accomplishment of a purpose onco dear, and still, doubtless, cherished by them. Patriotism, love ot art, city pride, a proper emulation not bo outstripped by other citie3, all call upon the originators of this scheme to uso their best efforts to achieve tho result which thoy have so devoutly wished. St. Louis Dispatch. Tho IIou. William Welch of Madison, Wis., has proposed a system of suffrage remarkable at least for its novelty. His idea is to give each man twenty-one years old, ono vote; each man' forty-two years old, two votes, and each man sixty-three years old threo votes. His theory is based upon tho fact, that patriotism, a sense of duty and political Integrity come with tho knowledge which is tho fruit of age nnd experience. Ola-Fashioned Love Letters. Letters between tho first Governor of Massachusetts nnd his wile, about tho year 1625. My Most Sweet Husband, How dear ly welcome thy kind letter was to mo. lam not able to express. 1 he sweetness of it dtd much refresh me. What can bo more pleas ing to a wife than to hear ot the welfnro ot her best-loved, nnd how ho Is pleased with the poor endeavors r I blush to hear myself commended, knowing my own wants. But it is your love that conceives tho best, and makes nil things seem better than they are. I wish that I might always please thee nnd that those comforts which wo have in each other daily increased, as far as they may bo pleasing to God. I will use the speech to thee that Abigail did to David: "I will bo a servant to wash tho feet of my lord. I will do any service wherein I may please my good husband. I confess I cannot do enough for thee ; but thou art pleased to accept the will for tho deed, and rest contented. I have many reasons to make me love thee, wherefore 1 will name too : first, because thou lovest God: ad. secondly, becauso thou lovest mo. If these two were wanting, all the rest would bo eclipsed. But I must leave tins discourse, and go about my household affairs. I am a bad housewife to bo so long from them; but I must needs borrow a little timo to talk with thee, my sweet heart. I hope thy business draws to an end. It will bo two or three weeks befor I see thee. Though they bo long opes, God will bring us together in His good time, lor which I sli ill pray. Farewell, my good husband ; tho Lord koep thee. Your obedient wife, Margaret WiNTiiuor. My Good Wife. Although I wrote to tho last week, yet.having so fit and oppor tunity, I must write toythco again ;for I do esteem one little, sweet, short letter ot thine (such as tho last was) to bo worthy two or three, from me. I began thislelter yesterday, at two o'clock thinking to have been nt large, but va3 so taken up by company and business as I could get but hither by this morning. It grieves me that I have not liberty to make better expressions 'Mjmy lovo to thee.Thou art mora dear to mo than all earthly things ; but I will endeavor that my prayers may supply the defect ot my pen, which will bo of uso to us both, inasmuch as tho fa vor and blessing ot God is better than all things besides. I know thou lookest for troubles here, and, when ono affliction is over, to meet with another; but remember our Savior tells us, "Be ot good comfort. I havo overcome the world." Thcrelore, my good wile, rise up thy heart, and bo not dismayed at tho crosses thou incetcst with in family nllairs. or otherwise but still fly to Him who will take up thy burden for thee. Go thou on chncrtully. in obedience to His holy will, in tho course lie hath set thee. Peace shall come. I commend thee and all thine to the gracious protection and blessing of tho Lord. Farewell, ray good wile. I kiss and lore theo with the kindest affection, and rest. thy faithful husband. John Wintiiroi Most Loving and Good Husband, I havo received your letters. The true tokens of your love and care of my good, now in your absence as well ns when you aro proscnt.mako mo think of saying false, "Out of sight, out of mind." I am suro my heart and thoughts aro always near you, to "do you good, and not evil, nil the days ot my life." I rejoico in tho expectation ot our happy meeting; for tho absence has been very long in my conceit, and thy presence much desired. Thy welcome i3 always ready; make haste to entertain it. Aud so I bid my good husband fare well and commit him to tho Lord. Your loving, obedient wile Margaret WiNTiinor. Mr. Moody was recently misled into stating that, at a meeting of over eno thousand Jews in Paris, a speaker said that "the Jews had Iho honor of killing tho Christian's God." and was applauded, the inlcrenco being that the large conven tion approved tho sentiment. The Jew ish Messenger indignantly denies the state ment, nnd wo may say disproves it, and justly remarks: "There are, perhaps, thousands ot peoplo who take in what Mr. Moody says as inspired. Somo such in dividuals will keep teaching their inno cent children that it is their duty to hate tho Jews, becauso eighteen centuries ago tho Christian's Savior was mercilessly killed by tho Jews ot tho period." Tho Israelites suffered as no other peoplo havo from tho persecution ot that form of pa ganism which, in tho dark ages, bore tho name ot Christianity. Now, however.on y tho ignorant tail to remember that the world owes more to this race than to any other religion not being taken into tho accouut. Their poetry, philosophy, his tory, jurisprudence, sytem ot morals, and even their political system, have stood for ages as the highest ideals, nnd will so stand for ages to come. The Israelites ot to-day constitute an element of intelligence and thrift, and a force on the side oi civil and religious liberty which no govern ment or peoplo can nSord to despise. In torior. Speaking truth is liko writing fair, and comes only by practice ; it is less a matter of will than habit; nnd I doubt if any oc casion can bo trivial which permits the practice and lormation of such a habit. lluskin. Osoar G. Buroh, NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER JEFFERSON CITY. MO. 3TOnlce, State Journal Building, 211 Mail street, Jefferson City. ALSO, REPRESENTS TIIE FOLLOWING Leading Insurance Companies : Franklin Fire Ins. Co. of Philadelphia. Asset (3,000,000 Continental Firo Ins. Co. of New York, Assets 2,500,000 Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York, Assets 50.000,000 fee. 27 72-t W. II. HOPKINS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Real Estate and Collecing Agent. WILL PAY TAXES AND REDEEM lands sold for taxes in any county in the State. Refers to Messrs. Curry & Kirby, Bankers Jefferson City, Mo. ; Hon. S. S. Biirdett, M'C Mo Hon. Mack. J. Learning, ticdnla, Mo' dee.27i J. T. WELLS, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN HAKNESS, SADDELS COLLARS, BRIDLES, WHIPS, BLANKITS, FLY NETS, ETC. No. 219, East High Street. JEFFERSON CITY, MO KEP AIRING NEATLY DONE ASD Work Warranted. dec.27.72-U LIVERY, FEED AND SALE, STABLE. BENJAMIN McGILL WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM TIIE public that he is now prepared to accom modate tlicm in the Livery business at tho cor ner of Main and Monroe streets, whero ho will do a general livcrv, feed and sale business. Horses kept by the day, week or month. Riding amfbupCT horses constantly on hnnd nnd of the best Give mo a call. Jdec. 27. l72-tf Zuber's Marble Works TTICTOB. ST7B23SI, M.VNUKACTVlElJ OF Foreign & Americu MARBLE MONUMENTS. GRAVESTONES AND TQSvI&S North siilo of High stceet, Between Jefferson ami Washington Sts n!0.73-lv. JEFFERSOS ITV. MO N. C. BURCII, O. G. iiURCH Att'y nt Law Notary Pub. and Cn 'vanecr IT. C. BUECH & EEC 1 Real Estate Agents, JEFFERSON CITY. MO. BUY AND SELL LANDS ON COMMIS sion, Pay Taxes, Redeem Lands Sold for Taxes, Procure Patents, Examine Titles, Fur nish Abstracts, Etc. Have the only Abstract of Titles for Cole county. $33" Office, State Journal Building. 211 Main street. dec. 27, lS72-if L. II. WATERS. C. A. WI.CSLOW, Formerly of Carroll- Formerly ot P.run.swick. ton, Mo. Mo. Waters & Winslow, A T TO R N E Y S - A T - L A W, (Madison street, between High & Main streets.) JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI. PRACTICE IN ALL TIIE COURTS OF Record at Jefferson Citv. Special atten tion given to Real Estate litigation, and cases before tho State Supremo Court. Fees liberal ly divided with attorneys sending us business from abroad. janli'70-wly Dr. J. G. Riddler, DKALKR IN DRUGS AND MEDICINES. Prescriptions tilled with certainty and dis patch at all hours. Pure Wines and Licmors for Medicinal Pur poses. HIGH STREET, JEFFERSON CITY, MO. janS'70-dly. Wendell Straub, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IV CIGARS & TOBACCO. A RTICLES OF TIIE VEaY BEST QUAL n y always on nana. More in (BeutlerV new Building,) MaluSON STREET.