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iOHK S. BLACK W Kb. ALBERT B. STKOTHKH.
BLACHWELL & STROTHER,
I TTURNKYS AT LAW. Will practice in nil
I Vine courts of the elate. Prompt attention
1 livetv to all business entrusted to tbeir care.
I Otfloe In Masonic building over Trigg & Shield's
A TTOttNEi"-AT-LAW. Will give prompt at
1 f . ail hiiKinftAA entrusted to his care.
i Wul practice in all the courts, except the Pro-1
f, bate Court of Lafayette county . ""'
' RICHARD FIELD.
5' i i LEXINGTON, MO.,
S- A TTOBNKT AT LAW, Will praotice in all
. th. anuria of the Sixth judicial yrcuu
LEXINGTON, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1880.
i ' t Xb Supreme Court of Mo,
1; ' f B.BKBT O
and the Federal
WM. B. CHILIS.
I I -rrT r. I
J. A. WILSON.
nm irr. &. CHIL.ES,
a ovmRWKYS AND COUNSELLORS AT
AfflSr Mo. Office, nt room
he court bouse.
s-jffSS ?' HOME INSURANCE COMPANY
mlertt'd it tonds Ly imp i inn g nutrition, and de-
for Rapid Decline.
Be ooui5-- " ifnir counties, and also in
9B!!ZIZEXtZ state ol Missouri, and
auun - -- -v nia.-ict courts lor we
w- tt & I :i rr.u ifc an.t
yJprn Districtof Missouri
OF NEW YORK.
T. 8. CHMULEB,
iaghlj familiar with hea'" 01 Washington ,
fore the executive departments " m.lurs
D.CV. will B'??Vi 2?nSl Land office,
the Patent oBoe, nmc.
K!V t-ilnr. and Other Qepar""
1 Primes Tenable s
m sft c lfV M Ethan Allen,- -Business Manager.
5r. T. I.. BOTTOM,
it. a seeoialty
. an -vvr TlootlAa-n nl
Office over Krienn Meyer a ouo oeU8
PHOENIX INSURANCE COMP'Y, I
OF HARTFORD. CONN.
OF NEW ;TORK.
Fire, Tornado. Cyclone and
U-Office at Lafayette County Bank."S
Jo. A. Wilson & Bro., Agents;
Terms, $2 per Year, in Advance.
Alex. A. Lesueub. - -
W. 6. Musorove,
- - PUBLISHES.
I WVSIGIAN V,".ni;Store
nn 1 H. aj-wa"
RSsELL Oinee over Com-
,!i n. Missouri. .
I 7 1
13 J. rt. 1TXK".
MONEY TO i-OAIN
IN SUMS TO SUIT.
ON FIVE YEARS TIME,
AT LOW BATES OF IWTEHEST.
-Mviiao-A to Pav at Any i juio.
f w AVITT.
T' - vv . . LUT I rT I .
i .rfO.BATES. - iTia.RSON.
ft E rW DTTMSRLIl. r J A. Tx7. I
J. W. RENtiJik,
I. W. AV1AA.
iTlc.iRGE W. OSBOM
'LI. . R.iaiaes. 11
' BmeiiMBa on a liberal and popular basis.
BUW xaDBMAN, President.
; WM H CHIUES.Vice-Prsdt.
5. IRELAND. Cashier.
ooHit JAMES T. CATRON,
"VrER. ROUT. TAOBMA.
m as. ""-''no,
IPP-VTS K. WIIVS. I.EXISU-
TOW, MO., OK H. W. WIN
IF YOD WiST MOSEY SET II WHILE I0U CAN.
aoDtS E. WINS OK tt SON,
Insurance. Real Estate and Loan Agents.
Q. C. GRAHAM.
W. J. MORRISON.
Morrison - Wentworth BanK.
S J wmittjKl for "."uons toregulareuatomers.
5 H C.BOTELER.yicepreat.
? MORRISON. Cashier
GR.HH.1 & MORRISON.
BANK OF HIGGINSVILLE
a PIT AX STOCK. MO.OOO.
.. MKAI.E, CHAS.
V- j "SSuiK W. W. HUKintui,
oimns. j. u.
" " . :.i miAti.'
w-.n oens Ttiuiw-i
ROOFING AND GUTTERING
A SPECIALTY. .
SOLE AGKSTS FOUTUK t'Kl.
EUKATbD BUCK'S BHII.
HAN T uitiuuE. a
All woik done ai d stovrs cold
.u ntnvA t,t viVHiitirt B:llislac-
prioes at ueu nwk, aiiu w " "
Main Street. Opposite Conrtliou.e, I
Lexington : : mi.aoiiri.
Qnickly and completely CnrM Dyspepsia in I1
it forma. Ilparthum, Belrhins. TnNtinsT the
FOOfl, Ac. It ennclwe im punnw iuo uhjw. ou.u--lata
the -pptito. and aid. th mwiniiluu.m of food.
B'V J T Itos8lTf.il ho honoreil nstor of U
.tiBnnv nwt Rn.t?n'f( In in Bitters for Drpen.i&
and Indjiie-tinn. 1 take irroM plensam in roconi
mendine it hisl'ly. A liu cimsider it Bplendid Umic
and invu?omt.-. and very Btreneth.ninjc "
OeDnin. naa sDi,ve iraaoninra MtiLiwiroi i.u
on vTvpe'. Tnl.e ro oiber. Jwdeonlvuir
BKOU N CII!.MfHO.. K W.T1MOHK. Ml.
f .iDIKS' HAtn l:o K npfni and attratti.. con
cainiue list ri prizw. f-r rhinos, inf.mnatjon.abont
cdiaa. etc., iriven away !'J ail jltiajet. Id medUcine, or
mnllert to Bnv :-"lr;'q in twipi t y-
i'alnei-, JSiotusr, and xnteo bisters u .
Mr. David Cliiyjool, iornierly vSergeimi-.t-Armsofthe
Is ew Jersey ,S;imle, and ru w
NoUirv riiblic at UeiUirville, cumieri:ii.ii
Co, N.J, niitkes lhe following btartling
statement ' My father, mother, and tlute
sitters all died vita consuiiiption, anti niy
lnnirswerehoweak I raised blood, ivoiiotiy
Ihoulit 1 could live. My woik (Miip
sniithinclwas very straining on me with n.y
weak constitution, and 1 was rajjiUiy going
... .1., a WliiU in tliis tonditicn 1
commenced lisiin; Mishler's Herb Bitters,
,...! t. nit li e. liecatise it was eo
liin.Milt t net it in this little place, and I
had improved to much, 1 stopped taxing it
ir.v linio. :ind the result ia that I have
commenced fioing rapidly down hill again.
Somehow, Wu-lilcrs Heru uitiera gura
ajipetite and strengthens and builds n.e tip
as notiuns cue uoes, ami x uni .--
dozen bottles at once. Lse tins comn.u
nication as von please, and ll any one wants
to be convinced of its truth, let them rite
me and I will make aniclavit to it, i r i
.... lifi in Mishler's ITcrb Iiitttrs."
ThestTretof the almrwt invariiil lerelie.v
...1 ,.,.r,. ,,f ennstimntion. (Ivi-eiiterv. (liar-
inditrestii ii. kidney and
liver complaints, when Mishler's Herb
Hitters is used, is that it contains simple,
harmless, and yet powerful ingredients,
llv.t n.-t. on the" Llood. kidnevs. and liver,
and throturh them strengthens and iovior
;.o wl.nle system. Purely vegetable
in its composition ; prepared by a regular
phvsii iati; a standard medicinal prepaia-
linnr cndnrsed bv plivsicians and drug'
s;i:-.trt. These are four strung )oints in favor
f rU!iWs Herb Hitters. Mith'.er's Herb
Hitters is sold by ail druggists. Price ?1 .(0
ner lar.'C bottle, fi bottles for S5.C0
. . :r In. MtaTiT irtl'R VtfTOB BTTTEB8
ir h' .f.aU not lt.it it. do not take anpfhirtr fl Hit
;..m;i . i-nrd to SllBntvn lioui nniim"'.
f--tiViinree Sli - P!.ilr.rt.l-'o
Wabasb Bailroad Time Table.
Omnibus will leave the hotels in this
city for U. I.. Junciion, uiuhiuk
connection wllh trains isoing east.
west and north, at :"
Rninrniriir. will arrive at a:uua. 11
I omnibus will leave forK. Junc
tion, making connection wim iraio.
going east and west, and north as
lur as Richmond, at 3:00 p. n
Returning, will arrive at ; a:du p. n
.1 1 J I1JN l . 1 U . Cr , ouprnutcHucm.
Mo. P. E- B. Time
10:A5 m 4:15 pmj
7 :5u Kill
S :48 pm
7 :32 um
7 :4ti piul
5 07 am;
4:30 am 6:00pm
5:57 am1 2:28pm
7:10 am 11 :55 am
7:38 am 10 :17 am
7:47 am 9:58 am
7:5: urn; 9:43am
Chicago & Alton R . K
East , Weet ,
9:21 am! 5:40 am'
9:55pm 6:26 pm
9:12am 5:4i am
8 :45 pm
7 :19 am1
8:00 am "7:12 am
8:30 pmj 7:37 pm
( 7:50 ami 7:?3am
Ciatr drove 7:MI Dm 7:5iam
TEAUSPEES OF EEAL ESTATE
Furnished weekly to the Intelligencer by
Captain J. D. Conner, recorder 01 aeeus 01
Lafayette county, Mo.
Abstract of the deed9 bled in tne onice 01
Recorder of Deeds from Saturday, Jan. lb
to Saturday, Jan. 23, A. D., 1SSG. Only such
as contain covenants of warranty contained
S. G. Cheatham and wife to M. L.
?lournov. 10 acres, pt nw nw t.ex-
Neer. w side nw fractional i, 2J, oO,
29. (right and title)
m i.ininacK. iu .a. .wkei,
111 23-100 acres, e hf nw ; also w hf
ne, 31. OU, 24. lexcepieu; . . . ... . . ...
Clayton Williams to m iu. n. rai
terson, lot 50 ft wide back of lot 1,
blk 16, Asbury's ad toHieginsville..
Henry Ellis to Eliza Ellis, e pt n
end, w bf sw, 23, 60. 27. ..... . . . .
F. L. ield to U. w . oeeuer. mi o,
blk 3, Asbury's add to Higginsvllle,
JOUU U aiaiiey IU nam am.
Smith, lot 1. blk A, O'Malley s ad
to Higginsv jlle ....... . ... -.......
LocKy J. iteeu. w vicu. . oiuuu,
loU 2 and 3. blk 14, Asbury's ad to
Mollie V. Curtis to Jas. C. Kelly.
nn fiS-100 acres, parts of I, 60, 20,
Henry Kenkel to John 1. Kooerts,
lots 1, 2. 3, and 10 ft off lot 4, blk 13,
Napoleon. ........... .... ...
S. u. uneatnam 10 jumes neny
iMflanM, nor tip 07. ne ae -14. 8 h f
nw sw ne l, 4'.. zs ...""
Mary A. Withers to iexiugiou
Pnl Cnmnanv. 90 33-100 acres, e pt
se22; also pt w side n endnw sw 23.
Gabriella Wiiinot to Lexington
Coal Company, 61 acres, nw frac. i
Robt. Taylor ana wiie to tAiun
ton Coal Company. 60 acres, ne ne
07 and n hf aa ne 27. 51. 27
John Hour to liexingion vuni
Corflpanv.100 acres, e hi sw 23.senit
w bf se 83, 51, 27
Tola E. Harwood to Lexington
Coal Company, 199 55-100 acres, w
bf se 22, w hf ne 27, also pt e hf nw
27. 61, 27
Aug. Eicbstadt to Agnes
hahn. lot 8. Mary F. Newh
Jas. C. Kelly to J. a. tetieiDy, jr..
810 acres, w side w bf ne, e side e nt
nw. and w side w hf se 31, also w
side w hf se 30, all In 51, 26 7,009 00
John Kirknatrick. et al. to bliza-
beth Wickular.lots4, 5, and 6, blk 3,
J. G. Tabb and wife to Mary A.
Withers, 80 acres, s hf n w 2, 49, 25
Geo. Young and wife to Mary
Meierand, lot 10, blk C, Hieglnsville
I. M. Jenkins to Wm. K. Wolfe.
12 acres.sw cor.se ne 15, 43. 29
Robert Lee Smith to Mary A.
.$ 425 00
Gee wiz I Who said we were going
to have a mild winter?
We hear of several lots of hogs fieez
iug to death during the lat,t cold spell.
Mr. Frank Cash was visiting frionc s
near Chapel Hill during the holidays.
Mr. Robert Wade, of Chapel Hill,
was visiting friends in this community
Rev. A. A. Moore will preach at the
school house Sunday (to-niorrowj at
Miss Ida Kite has returned from
vialtino- friends in Kanpas, and now
Lee looks happy.
Plenty of ice; plenty of snow; plen-
fv of cold, but not plenty of wood at
the wooa pnes.
Mr. Albert Hammer anu rar. iu
Cobbs who are attending school at
Odessa, anent the holidays wuu meir
Our debating society is just tremen
dous; they publish a paper called the
Literary Star every two weeks, winch
ta a orarlir. In them.
Mn .T.n. Landerdale and wife aud
Miss Annie and Mr. Bennie Thomas
have been visiting relatives in Johnson
county for the last monm.
; Knnnnsa to Lexuisrton : the Intelh
conenrr the C. B. & Q. : the bridge
and every body in general, especially
the democratic administration
Editor Intelligencer: It is pro
vided in the school laws of the state
that whenever two or more school dis
tricts shall desire, by a majority vote
of each district, they may erect at a
suitable ulacc'. a building, and conduct
therein a central school for advauced
nnnila nromofed from the sub-district
schools, said school to be supported at
the public cost of the district con
So far this provision remains virtual
ly ft dead-letter on the statute books,
hut 1 wish to ask if it would not be
tho part of wisdom for people in coun
try school districts to establish the ceu
ii nl school herein su2rested? There is
ample room for improvement iu the
mailer of schools. Our district schools
are reasonably prolicieut, but it is im
possible to accomplish in a "mixed"
school what is absolutely r.ecessary to
accomplish. People geuerally need to
be more hijrhly educated, aud the great
burden ot accomplishing their higher
education must rest upon the country
BchooU. hut our present system of
schools i3 iucapable of tho task. We
cannot all have a fiuished education
iiiul lie lawyers, doctors and editors
some one must plo-v corn; but oecause
die Mexican drink. This inspired him
COURAGE AND BRAOUADOCIO.
and while thus in his drunken war-paint
he was incited to tell his deeds of chiv
alry. He supposed that Cap.t. Siler
would, having been in the federal ar
my, have a brutal pleasure in hearing
the details of the death of the confed
erate general. He, in a fit of drunken
confidence, save him a full account of
zsz his brutal crime, which occurred dur
ing the eleven days absence. 10 con-
71 1 firm his story, which Siler hesitated to
" A . I ... i- V. in nratnll whf(h
UCI1CVC, UO UtUUHWU fctJ .. .,
he swore he had taken from the body
of the "confederate general,"Parsons.
This aud other evidences of bis crime
convinced Siler of the fact, whereupon
From the st.Louis Republican. in his honest indignation he denounced
Very soon after the surrender of the paltroon and murderer, api.
Shrevenort, La., to the federal forces Siler, on making an investigauou,iL,u
.... n. iLin h'fonlr llnrrmi. ni!ll..liRD. 1 111m uicic biuvu vu iuo iik
Mosby Monroe Tursons, formerly of by Sanchez' statement four rude oroaa-
Jcffcrson City, Mo.; Col.
Standish, his brother-in-law and chief
of staff, and Aaron H. Conrow, theu
lately a member ot the couieuerate
congress, whoso resiaence was at iucn-
mond. Mo . departeu ior tiexico 01
some other place of exile. They were
. 17,500 00
Mr Warrw Piirrpll and brother, who mn nlows corn it does not necessari
iirar. nnita fiiclr with oneiimouia.we are I 1 ,7 f -. inw that he should be uneducated
mioii a qou .pa oh. ft to be about, thanks i,.,.! t known to be a fact that, all
P 1 nt a A.AAAn rxf Ti -I A-I -1- Annol on oHnnfpfi
tn TIB HK1IIHU llCalUlV 11 L. V w 1 I 1I11UM UCIU CUUMI
Mann. I ni'in call nlow corn better thau an un
Thpm was a sui'Drise party at me 1 pfinrfttPd man can. and beside this, ne
residence of Mr. Jos. Hammer, one is better able to take care ot himself 111
night last week, and Mr. H. says tney ordinary trading and buying and sen
ate so much candy that every uuug in The time has muy come wneu
seems sweet yet.
ti 00 1
man must have some education acquir
ad Pit her from a teacher or bv exuer
ience in order to be able to grapple
with the world and earn an nonorame
and resnectable liviusr. Farmers, who
Th marls were tine for sleighing the L-onstitute a most important factor in
this and all other nations, neeu a mgu-
MUBDEE OF GEN. PARSONS
es, which the Mexican peasant always
erects over the unknown dead who are
found murdered, and these crosses
marked the burial places ot Parsons,
Standish, Conrow and Dutch Bill. '
Under the joint treaty heretofore
named I filed claims against the repub-
accompanied by Standish's orderly and lie of Mexico for the
body guard, named Wm. Wenderling,
hetter known as -uuicu 1111." 1110
federal commander allowed the officers
mid soldiers to keen such ettecls
hai'a conducive to their corntM't ana
convenience, so mat ItCii. i-arsoiis nuu
MCRDKB AND ROBBBRT
of the three gentlemen. I filed none
for William Wendeling, for be bad no
heirs that I could hear of. After de
lays aggregating ten years, I secured
an allowance dv me auipire, o a-
- - - .
used before the surrender, to which,
is said, the srenerons federal comman
der added some contributions of his
own of luxuries aud conveniences the
confederate officers had
LONG BKKN UNUSED TO.
Cien. Parsons' immediate objective
point was Mexico, but mere are rea
sons to suppose he intended, then, ulti
mately to settle in south America.
Those who accompanied him, not
knowing what would be the aciiou 01
the federal administration toward
them, were seeking for some asylum in
exile, where they conld earn a living
and be, it not permitted 10 return u
Missouri, ultimately joined by their
families. They were all in the prime
of life, Parsons 44 years old and the
other gentlemen younger.
In the early days oi.a.ugusi, tuey reatn
Parsons, $42,400 for Col. Standish, and
4)50,600 for Col. Conrow.
The Mexican governments defense,
first denied the gentlemen were mur
deredbv its soldiers,and then denied the
responsibility for lawless and unau
thorized acts of its pfflceri and soldiers.
But Sir Edward, like a true Briton,
declared that wheu a government kept
iu its service and pay, wearing its uni
form and its commission, suca men, it
assumes a responsibility tor their con
duct aud action toward the citizens ot
other and friendly countries.
Sanchez, shortly after hi confession
to Capt Siler, was assassinated at a
fandango. For much of the evidence
ou which these statements are based, 1
sent in to Mexico' to the scene of the
murder and they were taken for me by
Michael Duffy, an boaeet Irishman ot
Uoma, Tex. I found Capt. Slier living
jcni.j " j --- l. : . . . j : A
ed the RioGraude, having disposed 01 in jacKsonport, Am.; u uau i0a
their surplus teams and wagontoracon- nomine jaexicau wnrmi - -siderable
amount of money. They were his statement myself. ; Th.4ate ?n.
at Monterey and remained a few days, John B.Clark, Sr., gave ft most edity-beiii"-
treated politely by the Mexican ing statement ol facts, and the Whole
military authorities. The loug jour- oase was made by suph irrefragable
nev across Texas and tho kindly dispo- statements, both American .and Tttexl
...f u:...dn.i hv hp victorions can. that before an Kusrlibh anibsssador
authorities" of the United States had for umpire, the United 'States taught
nraio- ripcils. of Cornelia, has oeeu
visiting relatives here the past week
A "shindig"' was given at the resi
dence of Henry Taggart Monday eve-
243 00 uintr the 18th inst.
John Sims had a boy brought mm
Trains marked will not stop.
Trains marked t will stop on signal.
Local freiEbts run daily except Sunday .
iramsaaii. 1; . ,Vlt. , .,.
We keep a inn ..n . ' -,V;.;
nrincinal points in .uw uaiwu .
ada at lowest rales. Also throngi cneo.B.
B A JOHNSON. Agfnt at Odessa
Withere, 1 mtiMswffl, unuivtaea jj if Wizard
4 nw 32, ne se 31, pt e bf nesi,oi,u zwti vu "'"'B
Mary A. witners to uooert ie.
I Smith. SO acres, s hf nw i. 49. 25. . . . 3,000 00
ft. A. sturcRs to .las. KeaK. lot
Baxter's add to Lexington 281 00
J. D. Ferguson to Jas. reaK, ear
lot 1 blk 6, 1st ad to Lexington ... . 45f 00
Rev. S. T. Ruffner.of Uigginsvuie,
preached here on the 7th and 10 insts.
Eureka scholars spend most of their
time rabbit hunting. This is why so
many parents complain of poor teach'
The following schools have eight day
er degree of education than they have
or can ever obtain in our present coun
try schools. Beside the ordinary
branches such as practical arithmetic,
descriptive geography, first grammar,
spelling aud reading, mere are outer
branches ot great ana linuieuiaie im
portance to them. They need to have
some knowledge of civil government,
physical geography, algebra.physioigy,
moral pniiosopuy, vocai music, uiui.
nhitosoDhv. U. S. history, geometry,
trigonometry and geology. Botany,
,nal,,mi and book-keeping are very essen
r - " .. - -1 .1
linl to llie rarmer, as aiau m me
school laws of Missouri which snouiu
be made a science and be taught in our
achools. Latin and Greek are ot 110
From the Middleboro News.l
Four little scratches on his arm.
To keep him from the small-pox's barm.
25 YEARS IN USE.
The Oreatast Medical Trinmph of the Age!
evMDTOMS OF A
Loss of nppetite, Bow-1. co.tWe, Pavln I
the bead, witUa dull "","YA"
back part, rail "" '" "r.w . Vii-
blade, Fnllneaa aiter
ii7 coarse the college offers superior advan
iSinAncientand Modern Langaages.MaBio.
J. W. K1NKHAKT.
JOS. A. EDMONDS
7..rn and Drawing. Bxoenenceu Kauw.
. . ip.mii reasonante.
For catalogue, containing
'."""""..- had, on
Irritubi lity 01 temper, I. '".j,V
a. fseline of having neglected eomo dr.
Heart, Uota before the eyee, Headache
over tho right eye. Bl"'a
atful dream, Highly colored Urine, and
TWTT'S P11.I-S are especially adapted
to such cases, one dose effects euclt a
ihance "of teeli. gnstoastonishtiiesufferer.
body tiTsk.MI .a... art on
LEXINGTON, : : MISSOURI, tSftB&g&JSv
L exinffton. : : Wlo.
TirTTS. HAIR DYE.
Ckat Hath or Wuiskeus changed to a
rSsr Black by a single applicatton at
UdS W I Tliniiarts a iTatmal col9r. 1 acts
inltaiiTaneoasly.' Sold . by llragsists. or
Bent bv expresion receiptor i.
Offieo. 44 Murray St., Now Yorly
I 1 "K?
mn. f.surirtiinf " DuiiuiuK ww t r w
luJsdl BSardlng papiUnnder X I
&rbolhU ichool and in ooaruiB
ftoUecisue aauwuvui -
ruat Term of 'sttttb annnal
ro, iwjfgiujuls; Principal.
l TV. S. EPPEBSOS,
OF 6INTRAL f EMU COLlIOi.
VwSaQKS AND SUBURBAN VILLAS A
GsJIALTT. Plan, tor Churches turdisn-
Offlce n" Main street
SEE BIG RED AXE.
..uian beams I Hairlaon Bnlldinar. next door 10 1
Foatolllce, oppoa.ie lbci...
H. c F. WINKLER,
AMD DBALBBS 1M
n cLLnui ox, io.
TWILL do a general Collec'ion bnsiness. Col
l.p.i ri'iii mi.) uv taxes for non-residents
Riine lucuitnl at 1I11 place lo which a greate
-. ,.r ,,.n ........mitir iimiiiirranta are coming
" . . .... . .7..i. ....I,,.. ...lo- than
nave a -r lM'i ""--" iVir
anv ninr ntnii an. iu me cuuuijr.
A TK1.M. J"1 -"""
J. B. KEDNOX,
r-r l:.i:iNSV1LLE. MO. Practioa
1 Veiet-luur Mtdicine and treats;
JOSEPH O. I.KSDBCB.
;IHL0B & USDUB.
e..i ir.tota nrt Insurance AffentS I turning .
flOmi katavww "" w
and Notaries Public.
Would respectluiiy announce to tne public
and to the trade, thst they now have
their Furniture manufactory, with complete
machinery, in active operation , and are ready
to.do al ' Kinds ot
all brancbi'S ol disease. ttiugung
hn-na K..i.i..A. tul v casiraieu. UOH-
nital ace mmodaticna reasonable. Office al my
staoie on ivufben E.mri-1..
' We have a rail and complete set ot
. Jt fumlah camDlete abstracts
a 'r..ri: , :f..ocoantv. ato.. on
Q11IU.H nMUUI "
.short JMtice. , .
WE HAVE MONEY TO LOAN
.cectS pTyes.c.8'1 We tvltr
,"."uTlro Fine Farms and City
and Residences at moderate prices.
They also kee constantly on band. and lor at
SI AIR BANISTERS.
METALLIC AND WOODEN RH-
RIAL CASES ALWAYS
READ THIS EVERYBODY.
Tililil aSc IVIOII,
SITi:(;ESSORSTO R. D. BLAIR 1
YTXe have recently opened up a new stock of
VV ih hiKi and moat seasonable goods, em
bracing all the standard liues ol' Dry tiooils,
itnniu shiii'R. na. ifitus. riuiiuiie unu iuiu.
in. Alan a mil stock of staiih- groceries and
ChiMnflwan'. our stock is larire select and ol
tne best quality, and we are constantly making
additions to it. We sell only for cash or pro-
dune; our prices are low aim we inviie you to
insnect our goods as we can save you money anu
otherwise make 11 10 Your mw:ir iu urai nau
OP.tlOtl Ulj Mlt lllliia.
Tniir littln scratches, but oh ! so sore,
And when you touched him how he swore,
i ; ! '. ! 1 1 1
Nothing Like Mother's Kisses. .
A kiss when I wake in the morning,
A kiss when I go to bed,
A kiss when I bun my fingers,
A kiss when I bump my head.
A kiss when my bath is over,
A kiss when my bath begins,
My mothers as full of kisses
As nurse is full of pins.
A kiss when I play with my rattle,
A kiss when I pull her hair.
She covered me over with kis?es
The day that I fell down stair. .,
A kiss when I give her truoble,
A kiss when I give her joy.
There's nothing like mother's kisses,
To her own little baby bov.
1 From the Lowell Courier. 1
I wish that I could remember
Our minister's Sunday text;
My memory is so treacherous
That I'm often: really vexed.
When asked about some sermon
Which I know was really fine.
It is dreadful mortifying
When I can't recall a line.
Five Minutes Later.
Did I notice Miss Jenkins' bonnet?
Yes; what a horrid shape!
And I noticed Miss Brown was wearing
. Her old last season's cape.
Bbe wears different trimming
Last year, you know, 'twas fur
But I remember the garment
As well as I do her.
His Northern Girl.
From the Florida Times-Union. '
He was mashed on fair Fmetta
From the moment he first met her ;
Her bisb breef Ing.
And her Droud patrician way.
And he soon upon her waited,
His fond love reciprocated;
And tbls snappy
Was as bappv
A a the brightest summer day.
But one day the youth, benighted, .
Out to dinner her invited.
And 'tis bootless.
To atfpmnt his Uriel to tell.
When she ordered salt-cod xhredded,
Liver, cabbage, pork chops oreauea.
And clams fried in crumbs as well !
WELLINGTON WAEBLDJGS. ;
The snow, the beautiful snow.
Several parties in and around Uwn
Sleighs of all kinds can be seen aud
heard at all hours. .- . .
Messrs. G. K. Bates aud John an .nnnrv wan visitlnsr relatives here I ,h cnuntrv schools we have to-day
n..aiiiii nara in innrn thi. waair I lac, waL- I llprn Ilea the necessity lor central
M;c.Tr0f! Fwv tt.,rl th nv Herman Mahnken is stauoing me 8Chools-8Clioois wnere Doys auugi.m
led these gentlemen to materially mod
ify their views about continuous exile.
This news they received by the papers
ami-through Mexico, ana it naa aetertnm
edGen.Parsous to take the shortest route
to Catnargo and sail tor the uniiea
States and home. To this end, he pro
cured passports and was permitted to
depart from tne military lines aoont
the 12th dav of August. 1865. His
party was accompanied by
ANOTHER CONFEDERATE OFFICE!!,
from, I thiuk.Tennessee.Col. Williams.
They were practically accompanied by
another party ot confederate exiles,
one ot them headed by Gen. John B.
Clark. Sr. , who although not ot tne
same party were in reach. 1 raveling
clocks from Searioss, the Higginsville :mmediate importance to the farmer,
ieweler: Ebeneier, Wiley ana usDorn as 1 have saw, we cannot an nave
1 J I . 1 i .1 :... n W'.. itannnl nil
nnhnnla I nuisneu cuuiauu.... ' . . . ,
I Bonouis. i . vi nmnnh o OH.1
Capt.S. Taggart, a former citizen, "r.tSri I ha' outlined
but now a prosperous farmer of John- above canot be successfully taught in
County Lyceum Tuesday night, and
favored them with a literary treat.
The new - calaboose is looming up,
.tnrmv winter nnusuallv well. He now nr three or four districts, who have
greets you with a smile aud says, "I completed the branches taught in the
hnva tril-AA IIOVB." BIlll-lllBIllCt BCI1UU1B, tail Mac'""'"
RomiAtt. Tavlor. commission stoch. fitn,iv he insrher brancues. xne au
Ti: tendencies. : So It has been
UV lUCUlsclTCO .utj tt.w v.. .....
ing ot the lotu oi August near tuo
San Juan river and passed through the
little town of China, Williams' horse
had fallen lame and be stopped on the
road to find a farrier, so that he did
not come up with the party iu time to
camp witn tnein mat nignt. at
water-tank: or as near it as was con
her sister republic the lesson that Jbe
lives of all her citizens were pricions in
the sight of the government,! ri - i
... v , JEL JI, MUSSEB.
NO PASTIES, NO SEPUBLIO- .
(From lae N. T, Sun.
The editor of our esteemed contem
porary, Harper's Weekly, takes occa-
8in in that popular journal to denounce
"the miserable game of party advan-
The nature of republican government,
of the government of the people by the
people, is eaoh that it must JJe oarried
on through partios, sUnding; for dif
ferent ideas and conflicting political
in all free
governments that have ever existed;
and so it is to-day in every free govern
ment that now exists.
Each of these parties exists through
the continual endeavor to get some
advantage over its opponent. In this
endeavor and in the constant discus
sions, investigations, revelations, re-
. A. A1U UVW VUllOUVJU At? avwusah. i'w i A'u ai aa v v war - J 7 j . cs
Boys we will soon have a place for dealers, shipped a car load of fa t hogs van,age3 of this system over our pres
" . . .. r . , . . . .. DR,amna r,f Alnlkftv. to I . a,.a mimpnitia The strencrt
you unless you keep on .the straight
road. . v
Misses Minnie Bailey and EttaXockr
bart, spent most of the. week iu Buck
uer, and it is believed .that they took
In the entire town. :, . ..
The school has been extended until
March. Misses Hough and O'M'aUey
are so well liked that every one will
regret when their term of teaching
Miss Molne Urawfora, one ot ijuck-
raised in the swamps ot MuiKey, to
Kansas City last week.
TChannzAr Tlio-nt BCnOOl lb 1U ll
. . . . . j laanh
e. , . . . .....:.. n . ... r.l
VOU to calculate lutereat, miio
hQ,iri nun nnsc accouuu. uu uni.
The writing school meets Monday,
wwinflulnv- and Friday nights. Mar
well as single men attend
' Terms $1 50 for fifteen lessons.
fi..ir 9-M inst- closeu tne
month of Ebenezer school
" " i . ....... - ,i, nf forms, advances and retreats wtnen
Vr.Cr... . V- r grow out of cartv strife and belong to
i0manyrc.s:aud Ii.the libertiesnd the right, of the
always preferred encamping oil by
' ""Kav- . . . . .
. - . i 1 1 . . . - . ij i ammin.rmna .re mveu mo mat it v.
ucrs tairest oenes, uiauu au uiieuucu .. ,i
visit wiUi friends in our city, and her each month. New questions are printed
departure was the cause of great sad- each month. . f Wavel.iv
ness to many of our boys. ' Rev. L. Bedsworth, of Waver ij ,
.i.... a v.. rvroooiioa nncA a month at Hitneka. ine
riere comes auotuur cuuuuuruui iuul i f;- , r.. . : 4. ,.:,. f
k...ii,aa, oil vi,w .ino Rrptt u ghtof the 10th inst., the seventy ot
mit ,,..t;i oimt n.n ViofnrB hn onlla the climate forced him to accept the
Raanoa mamtaitv Ol one 01 mo umcno.o
at the postoflice for his mail?
Ducks don't take well in
Health ot community good; not a
aick person that we know of.
Business has improved since' Jack
Frost dried the mud. and covered ' it
over with snow.
We have now very good sleighing
and every one who can seems to be en
joying it all they can.
No births, deaths or marriages this
week, but several of the latter are re-
Dorted to take place soon.
social parties are tne oracr oi tne
H.o hnriWa nf MnlkeV,
m;oe HattiA S. Parker, the leader in
th organization of New Hope Presby
terian church, but an invalid the past
few years, has always been a zealous
worker lor the church. She is now
nokinir an otfort to Organize a tNO-
man'a Rmino Circle. Succeed? Of
course it will be a success, aud a good
auxiliary to the church.
While the cold wave was sweeping
f Friday, 10th inst,) across the plains
fw.m Hftlrota to the Gulf of Mexico.
Mnntana was basking in sunshine and
the gentle Chinook from the Japan
rui-PAiit. with the thermometer above
freezing, but suddenly on that day at
Butte tne mercury ieu to iony ucgicca
below zero, making it a real mountain
i ha, r.aur.tfnll v askthe attention ol all to U
articles ofthcirmanuf acturcpledgint! themselvt
to eaLaacheap as snch articles can beliouirhiioi
We also represent the following Fire insur
ant a?pan?es. each of which is known to be
ant class and strictly reliable:
Tbe London.l Liverpool. Globe,
Kortb Brlttob and Mercantile of London
Fire Association of Philadelphia.
Lancashire ot Manchester, England.
British American, of Toronto, Canada.
jSortbweatern National, of Milwaukee, Wis
American Fire, of Philadelphia.
Connecticut, of Hartford.
Queen, of Liverpool and London.
Girard, 01 rnuaaeipoia.
.nd also represent the Old Reliable Mutual Life
Insurance Company, ol Hartford. Conn.
TAYLOR & LESUEUR,
j Mrt OFFICE AT COURTHOUSE.
sTBCBBAN UlisiUENCE FOR
In Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana.
Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
Front aake Huperlor to Page. Sound.
At p.-ice. ranging chiefly from f 2 to 76 per acre,
on 6 to 10 year.r time. Thi. Is the Best Country
lor securing Good Home, now open lor settlement.
pj. 3 2 0 acre, of Government
J31 Its ii- a"" Land Free under tlie !loiurt. :
' and Timber Culture Laws. NOTK
-10.St8.433' Acr.-a OK 9IOHE TIA
IULF ol all llie Ful lir l ands disposed ot in 1.-'.
.remllip Jforlliern pnclCc countrv. Bonks him!
"aita on FREE, drrihlnir lhe Xortliern
l"rte .onnlry.lh'Hallroad Laada for ; i.i...
i.a I'lll-:f? i.'.i'eriiiiieiit l.und.i. Annroi, J!A I
..,.,i-- in'r. 1 I'-nl ' '
ALTHOFF & WALKENHDRST.
REAL ESTATE AND LOIN AGENCY,
cocoRdia, - no.
(ARTIES wiliini; to sell Farms, or to borrow
Money at very reasooaote ruiea, are respect.
tully r. ii'ieale.l to Kive lis a call. J lull
PURE POLAKD-fJHINA HOGS.
A Modern Bas Bleu.
Miss Alma McVittie's as graceful and witty
A noetesa a la mode
As 'e'r turned a sonnet into a bonnet
Or sandaled ber teet with an oue.
Her very first poem's a bigh-bscked comb,
Which she wears with a fanciful twist.
Her next as a bangle doth tunefully jangle
Witn eacb turn ot ber rouou woue wnsu
She's velours and satin and costumes ue
All woven of lineles aud chimes.
And ber jewels bright are just crystallized
That once flashed In her sparkling ruf mes.
i In these days of scrutation about transmuta
Of heat into force much is writ.
And now here's a girl who from shoe-tie to
Is vestured iu transmuted wit.
An., nr. valhai ni.rht tVini'A liAlllO QAQ Ff.A I OrintAr nlim&tA
ly a night but what there is a party, The irate, obtuse editor ot the t.ureKa
oyster supper, dance or a musical en- News, from the sandy tuns oi uiack
(oWnliimAiit in thA nniohhrtrhnnrl. Jack, is off his base. Under the cap-
Our school entertaiument was a fine tion of Ebenezer Christmas tree'he was
success. The children who got up the far from the truth. He is ignorant oi
entertainment under the management history not to know that it has been
of Miss Bel e Keith, all acquitted 1888 years since tne wise meu gave
themselves so well that it would not be presents to Christ in the manger.
right to particularize. Mr. C. U. Lacy
presided at '.he organ, aud deserves
great praise for the excellent manner
he conducted the musical part of the
entertainment. The closing scene be
ing a grand oyster supper in which
nearly the whole audience took au ac
tive part. Had your business manager
beenhei:e he would have had to look
well to his laurels, for there are several
here if they could not beat him would
make good seconds. . The school child
ren want to get a Den lor onr new
pchoolhouse, and they want to raise the
money to pay for it. Jsep proceeds of
the entertaiument, s'J0 10. Tuey pro
pose giving another exhibition soon,
wheu they' hope to raise the' amount,
also stated that the tree only contained
a tew paper sacks and a box ol gras.
Here again he is false. The tree w as
well loaded and contained 175 pre
sents, and was a good success. If this
is the kind ot gossip usually found
among the inhabitants of ''Buzzard
Roost" it is no wonder that the carrion
birds are so numerous, and that the
sobriquet has been appropriately ap-
I OFFER tor sale, at a bargain, my
two-story Brick Residence, coiuain
,nK Rooms, Kitchen and Cellar. A
'"5 ",rr tl. beat nine lumber.
All necessary outbuildings. Good well aud
ul.nty of stockwater. There are
CIGHTEEN AND THREE-FOUBTH3 ACRES
OF VERY RICH LA.VD.
About 400 best apple trees, 200 of them bearing.
V . nilwr traits, ol all kinds.
d or the " q"i'ly- a cre '".J"!
2nd Cutbuert Raspberries. Oi.e-lonrth of an
.7. .h. i...t r.rljlv of Straw'jerrles A flne
Ml" j " in. ..,h..ls al.n.
!n of Coal underlies tee whole place, and Is
MUnrVcBed. Will sell tbe place lor lee than
0Hc5srTf Uou-eaod Barn. Located one mi e
t"t5"5?" nn the best roml in tbe
I Vrd ra"''KtX V SSeaTU A'
isltv. lebiltf JOHJS b., CIKAIUAU.
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each year. 49- 356 pagra,
B x lncbea,wtU over
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whole Plctnr. Gallery.
GIVES Wholesale Prices
direct to consumer on all goods for
personal or family use. Tells now to
order, and gives exact cost of every
thing yon use, eat, drink, wear, or
have fun vrtUu Theme lfiTV AJ,TJ A BUS
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87 Ot 888 Wabash Avenue, Chlcaso, IU,
W. H. BRUMS,
PURE FDLffl - (MSA
XTTILL. alter June 1st,
lt&3. have on band
and Cor nulc ut all Unies a iltuiUu hud
nlv ol' lnza antl Hhoata. of his breed in jr.
warranted ol pure blood. My principal breed- I
ing mocK m reuoniL-u iu iuc eauai rumau
China Record, volume 3; and others will be re
corded in.volume 4. Persons desiring this breed
of hoes are invited to come and examine my
neril. sacisiucuon uurumeeu. i imve ueea
breeding this stock since 1874 with buc-
C. II. BAKRON
DRUGS & GROCERIES,
A FULL line of Druss always on hand. Pre-I
ecrijuiona carefully compounded al all
hours. I have a choice line ol groceries which
I oiler cneap lor cnan ana; country prouuos
(Jooilad'Mivereil In the citv. nay.
THE SOUTHERN CHURCHMAN.
nUBLISHED lor over 50 yearsi ii
L Keiiual pa,er, and one ot the best laimly 1
urnais. rrice reaucea to vi.vu a year, try i
At tbe Gate.
BY FRAKK UKMl'STKr. SHKIi.MAX
Ah, love, I see your boudoir light
Already shining like a star:
bad so much to tell to-night,
1 wisb our wane was twice as rar.
The eyes that watch hi skies above
Seem kindly smiling on ui, love.
Tbe latchet of the little gate
Lint ball reluctantly, as tliouub
It knew wbat secret longings wait
Peep in ruv heart, some sign to snow
That bids them fearlessly to rise
And seek au answer in your eyc.
And while unconsciously we stand
Together here, a moment's space.
The gentle pressure of your hand,
The shy expression of your face.
Come like Ldve's mexteuger in quest
Of wbat so long ago you guessed.
Beneath these leafy vines the dew
Has lately kissedva silver gleam
Of mooniiKht falling oyer you
Makes you the image of a dream
That comes forever in my sleep,
. As if a memory to keep.
A vision fair who never speaks;
But in the smile 1 always see
Steal softly o'er the rounded cheeks
There seems a message sent to me.
Be.you its kind interpreter.
And whisper to me, love, of ber.
For you, it is. when I am blind.
Of whom I dream; and now, awake.
Beloved, tell me I may find
It true when slumber's fetters break.
With but ber smile take leave of me,
And I shall know its mystery.
Mi-8. M. Lieser, is quite sick.
Mrs. Itine visited, her daughter in
Miss Lucy Starke ia visiting Miss
Harrison iu Lexington.
Miss Nona Beattie is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. Forrest Field of this city.
Mr. N. Wiluiot has sold his interest
in the drug store to Mr. Forrest Field.
Messrs. Ed. Blair, Sam Vivion and
S. T. Niel, were in Higginsville Sun
day. Mr. John Gordon and wife, visited
relatives near Blackburn, Saturday and
Itev. Mr. Cobb went to Odessa Mon
day morning, to visit his mother, who
is very ill.
Misses Kees and McMcekin spent
Saturday and Sunday, visiting friends
Mr. H. II. Luce, of the Higgiusville
Advance, was in town one day last
week, as was Mr. Branch ot the Post.
Blair & Vivion have sold their stock
of groceries to Messrs. Marshall Fraz-
icr anu Hunter mriuy, wno moved tnem
into the Belt store building where they
will run the grocery store in connec
tion with their meat market.
Prof. Dm ton lectured on Phrenology
at the public school building last Thurs
day and Friday night. At the close ot
the lecture an album and silk handker
chief was ottered to the most popular
young latly. .nss Anna woucrman
received 112 votes, Miss Fannie Ilack
lov, 77, and Miss Jennie Belt, 60. Miss
Wallermau received the premium.
The district assessment for school
purposes the past year was only four
mills on the dollar a small sum lor
so rich a district. Even some ot the
poverty stricken counties of Kansas
beat that. Silver Bow county, Mon
tana, has for years never gone below
that. The principal reason that some
of the western states and territories
are doing so well is their good schools.
In the last few years the country schools
have been looking up and Ebenezer is
better than ever before. Let any one
visit tbe Bchool aud compare it with
the past. If a district will only em
ploy the best talent as teachers they
will fiud that it is money saved by
making better citizens, and a better
community. In many districts in the
state children are se'it awav to some
private school or academy long before
thev have completed the common
branches, thus taking hundreds of doi
lars from our country schools to build
up some private school recommended by
some pastor or acquaintance. No
school is cheaper than the public school
and no school should be better than
the public school. Ou au average, two-
thirds of the monev sent en with
children lo towns tor preparative jmr
Doses would sustain a good school in
each district with a competent teacher
at fair wages eight to ten mouths 111
the year. Education is necessary to
tbe good of society and costs but little
compared to other expenses. Tbe way
to keep these children and their money
in the district is to have good schools.
entoue are numerous, ine sirengm
nf a nation lies in an enlightened and
contented yeomanry. This system of
schools would enlighten the yeomanry,
the common people, as the system now
in vogue never can; and it would en
lighten without enacting discontent
ment and unrest. It is not my purpose
to say one word against the excellent
colleges of this county nor ot any
other county, but 1 regret to say, tnat
there are very, very many cases wuere-
n collegiate education lias resuueu un
happily. The collegeR.perhaps, are not
directly responsible tor this; it doubt
less resulting from influences and sur-
onndings over which the colleges nave
no control; however that may be, the
fact remains. Boys and girls are sent
off to college, and after a year or two
of the life and charms of college, the
country seems uninviting, and country
life insinid and monotonous, wneu
they return home they are ashamed of
pa and ma, they are too proud to don
. . .,.1 l.nl.:i:.....t . mtrt pn. It 111 fit
tUeir OIU liauinuiGiiia aiar nt-i.
work, thev don't want to live on ine
farm, and" the mischief is to pay until
to pacity tne malcontents, sens
the farm and moves to towu. 1 he re
sult is to crowd the lowns and all the
professions, and all branches of busi
ness with a lot of reckless, half educat
ed persons who would be better off iu
the country. 1 say again mat 1 uo not
mean to deprecate our great education
al institutions. 1 acknowledge that
they have done great good. Many a
man have they helped to wealth and
eminence, who might otherwise have
been noor and unknown. Neither do
1 obiect to anv one attending college if
he wishes, and especially not if he feels
that he has great thoughts to utter, that
the legal or any other profession can
not possibly reniaiu without his assist-
a nee, anu goes to conege to ut uunseu
fully for the calling to wincn ne leeis
that he is especially adapted; but I do
say, that in a majority of cases much
liiier results could be accomplished by
central schools than are accomplished
Central schools would enable the
pupils to be at home at night under the
watchful care of their parents a very
important consideration. If we assume
four districts thus nniteii, the Duiiumg
would not be to exceed four miles from
tlio.se most remote. Any hardy farmer
boy or girl of fourteen years and up
ward could walk that distance morning
Again, central schools would level
up education, liy tins 1 mean mat
people would be educated more nearly
on au equality. Instead of those who
are not able to educate at college tiav
ng to go through life with the meager
education obtained at the common
school, all who would avail themselves
of tht ci'iilral schools would be very
And the cost would not be great.
Almost enough money to support a
central school goes to the colleges year
ly from the territory comprised iu tour
sub-districts. It would really he a
saving to the man who otherwise would
send his sons and daughters off to
school, und would be a great help to
the man who is not. able to send his
children awav. Let those go to college
who can. but let us have the central
schools lor those who cannot. Yours.
himself. He, therefore, remained
awav a good distance from where Gen.
Clark's party were bivouacked to be by
That night Gen. Clark's party were
attacked by marauders, but not until
as he testifies, he had heard some sharp
firing in the direction of Gen. Parsons'
camp. We know nothing of what oc
curred at Parsons' camp except what
we gather from the sworu state
ments ot the witnesses submitted by
myself as counsel
FOR THE WIDOWS AND HEIRS,
people are maintained; and no other
way of maintaining them has ever .been
invented or is now known to men!. .
"The miserable game of party advan
tage" therefore.is essential to free gov
ernment and to a republicau system of
administering public affairs.-., Those
who most despise it and denounce it,
must be those who at heart despise and
hate republicau government, and wirh
to see some other sort ot government
established iu its place.
Suoh a government exists in Rossis,
and such a government Is believed to
exist in Sheol. . In these regions "the
miserable game of parity advantage" is
But most intelligent persons will pre
fer to live In such a country- as tbe
United States, where the game of par
ty advantage wilt be played just as
long as freedom and self-government
are maintained. -. 4 j . ;
; PUBLIC SCHOOLS. . , '
Tbe following statistics "are gleaned
from the report of the state superin-
before the joint commission organized
under the joint treaty of July 4, 1868.
The first definite information deriv
ed of their fate was received through
the good offices of the German consul
at Camargo. This was very meager,
but gave a clew that enabled us to
make the following statement of facts:
About the time of Gen. Parsons' de
parture the military secretary of Gen.
Canales, who answers in rank and offi-
fi.il iliiripa In nnra nf iiinnpctor and ad
jutant-general, applied for a leave of I teudent of public'schools and are based
THE QUESTION ANSWERED
From the Judge.
"Dear, what is the American Turf
congress?" "Emily, that's slang.
Never say 'turf for 'tough I' Congress
is called tough because " "George,
I didn't use slang. It's here in . the
paper just that way t-u-r-f !" "Le'see !
O, why, that s uottung but a meeting
of racing men. They're not the touh
ones I thought you meant."
THE FOOLS MUST GO-
From the K. C. Times.)
The railroads cannot call an anti-
pooliifg movement unreasoning clamor
Nations will light sooner tnan submit
to trade discriminations because they
know them to be vitally injurious. The
southwest has had to see the northwest
favored by a difference amounting to a
retail merchant's profit upon goods
sold. Kansas and Missouri are paving a
tax of 20 and 30 per cent above that
paid by Minnesota und Dakota. Often
it is more, but it amounts to at least
those figures. This taxis paid at the
dictation ot railroad kings, whose only
reason for imposing it is because they
The quest ion is whether the people
enjoy being taxed into poverty. If
their temper can be judged by commu
nications received at this otiice, it can
be predicted that the southwestern
' pool will have to dissolve.
absence aud departed. We judge from
Clark's statement that Parsons was at
tacked at a late hour past midnight
that he may have made some resistance
was evident from the tiring which soon
ceased. Dou Platon Sanchez, at the
head of a body of Mexican soldiers,
claimed to be acting under orders from
Gen. Canales, summoned him and his
party to surrender, saying he had or
ders to arrest them and take them be
fore the Mexican commander. Gen.
Parsons recognized Sanchez by his uni
form. He also recognized those who
accompanied Sanchez by - their uui-
torms, among tnein a captain named
Nicholas Alanez, and apprehending
only a delay of a few days from this
capricious arrest, surrendered. We
have reason to believe, trom tne testi
mony, that the very plausible pretext
f jr the arrest was the near proximity
of the French lines and that there were
iu the party ,
iu the interest oi Maximilian, xue
prisoners were immediately bound and
taKen on some cousiueraoiu uisiauce
into the chapparal and then most bru
tally murdered. Col. uon riaton
Sanchez took possession of the effects
of the prisoners aud jn the presence of
their stripped and mutilated bodies tne
booty was divided according to tne
military rauk of the robbers. Sanchez
appropriated Parsons' gold watch and
most of the money of the party, which
was in gold. Nicholas Alanez, cap
tain, and Jesus Tigerino, private sol
dier, of the Liberal army of the repub
lic of Mexico, testilicd to the manner ot
tbe division of spoils. Col. Standish,
who was a civil -engineer and had hop
ed for employment in bis profession
while in exile, had a case ot instru
ments with hiin. These were given to
one of the murderers and by hiin offer
ed shortly after to an American civil
eugiueer at Camago for sale. Another
one of the murderers appeared in China
dressed in the uniform of a maor-geu-eral
of the confederacy, ot which he
hail despoiled the body of Gen. Par
sons. Their bodies were hidden in the
chapparal, and Col. Don Platon San
chez, alter having been absent irora
duty with bis commander for eleven
days, returned to duty
wearing hex. parsons' watch,
and carrying his money in his purse
Efforts were made bvGen.Clark, bv(,'ol.
Williams, whose life had been saved by
the lameness of his horse, and by oilier
Americans aud ex-officers ol the con
federacy, to ascertain their fate. It
was feared lor some time that thev
were incarcerated iu some roiuote dun
geon iu Mexico and enduring all the
indignities and privations of a Spanish
imprisonment. Gen. Canales seemed
anxious to facilitate the search for the
missing gentlemen, and all this time
the chief murderer was at the head of
his military family. There was then
serving in the Legion of Honor of the
Liberal army an American who had
taken service after the disbandment of
the volunteer armies called into being
by our civil war. He was a captain,
and his name was Siler. A truo sol
dier, and a true Yankee, full of adven
turous spirit, but full of truth aud
honor. One day Sanchez filled himself
up with mescal and the brandy of
Paras, with pulque aud other abomina-
on the return. Of the tsounty commis
sioners to that offlcef-
No: of white children ni"d. 416 MS
No. of colored children nrolled...... S7.878
No. of day. attended bv all pupUs. .9,TO6.19i
Average day. attended by each
pupil enrolled........ .....:.. 71
Average Bomber of pupil attending :
each day . 871,895
Number of day. school, here been f -
taugbt w... 147806
Average length of term in day 107
Number of teachers employ! H,834
Number of rooms occupied 11.016
Number of White school.. t. 8,998
Number of colored school... 626
Seating capacity ot all schools BSi.iiS
Value of school property J9.488J78 00
Average salary per room 'per
month , 49 89
Average rate per 9100 levied tor -
Amount on hand beginning of --' -year
Amount received for tuition .... 11.890 39
Amount received from rmbllo
Amount received 4rom taxation. 4jD10,854 36
Amount paid teachers ,.i.09J38 90
Amount paid for fuel ........ M9.125 46
Amount paid for repair and rant : 907,436 79
Amount paid lor apparatus ana
incidentals wo.oii ox
Amount paid for bouses 855,909 69
Amount paid lor past inaeoieu-
ness.... ,298.708 48
Amount paid for libraries ... 18,784 20 .
Amount paid district officer..... '-' -74,467 31
Amount unexpended 1,200,866 18
Total .". $14,461,67 OS
From the Sotnervllte Journal.
Little Tommy had behaved so badly
on bis first appearance at church that
bis mother declared she wouldn t
allow him to go again. The next Son
day at church time Tommy was deeply
grieved on being informed that he was
to stay at home.
"Please, mama, won't you let me
go?" he pleaded. "I'll be just as good,
and I wofi't do a single thing that's
wrong." " "
"No, Tommy," was the firm reply,
"you cannot go to ohuroh agaiu until
you are old enough to behave"
A tempest ot tears ensued. ' When
the violence of the shower was over.
Tommy looked np pathetically wiping
his eyes and moaned: . ..
"Well, I do thiuk it's too bad that a
little boy who love9 God the Way I do
and loves to hear people talk about
lii iu can't go to church."
HIS PA WAS VEHT -TIRED.
1 From tbe Portland Oregwulso.
The friends of a certain man in this
city, who occasionally lingers with the
wine cup far too long for hi own good
or that of bis family, are inst now hav
ing a laugh at bis expense., His son.
poor little innopent, chanced to hear
some older people talking about sleep,
and piped in his childish treble after
this fashion: "Pa gets awful sleepy
sometimes; he came home the other
night and was so sleepy he couldn't
get in the bouse, but laid down by 104
wood pile right out of doors," '