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C P. VAKDXV.EJl.Z4.and Prop. KEYTESVTLLE, - MISS 0 URL STATE DZMOCZATIC TICXXT. For J a is 8opr Cort FRANCIS y. BLACK, of JmImd Count j. For SUU 8a peris Undent of Pablie SrhooU, WILLIAM T. CARRINUTU. of Andmin Coast. For Railroad and M'arthoo CommUeeioner JOStril II. FINKS, of Cbaritoa County. For EprentatiTt la Congr. Second District. URIEL 8. BALL, of Randolph County. For Stat Senator SUth district II, T. MLOTABAN, 6l SoUhan Connty. COTJBTT LZMOCBAIXC TICXXT For ReprcwntatiTt T. P. SCHOOLER, For Probata J ads 11. C. ULSTER For ProaecatiBg Attorney J. C WALLACE For Clrmit Clerk H. B. RICHARDSON. For Consty Clerk R. D. EDWARDS. For Recorder of Deeda H. II. SMITH For Treaanrer A. L. WELCH For Preaidisji Jodga Cousty Court LLOTD U. HERRING For Sheriff J1ME3 E. BEMPSET. For Jadg Eaatern District HENRY HATES Forjudge Wee tern DUtrict CUAS. E. ALLEN For Coroner -, DR.O. II. DEWEY i Actborities at Washington City ore enaeaTonuK ium "Coxeyltes." They recently procur 'wi tmnnort&tion over the Cbesa- Swake &. Ohio road far sixty fire ef ! .. them, whose destination was City. Texas fever has broken out among the cattle in some parts of Kansas 'as a result of letting Texas catue to zo mat am id mwwih v . - 5th last. The state quarantine rulatlons exclude them between 'ebrnary 1st and December 1st. Good authorities say the corn I t r.n.ai with tha pTeentionoI mt u.w f few counties on the eastern border, lm burned ud from Nebraska to Okla homa. Fields which as late as twelve Jays ago promised fifty to sixty bushels per acre will not now pro lan twenty bushels. A hews pa per is like a bill of fare. vr nn ncnon likes all It contains. i The DroDer way Is to select what you 'ike and leave what you dislike for 'jiose who have a taste for it. Don't Ind fault with the entire menu be muse yon can't swallow the whole t. The greater the variety, the picier the fare. j Tu way the Monroe City Xevra uU it: We have known girls to I close to marry young men becanse hey were poor and couldn't go with 'hem any place but to church or Sunday school. Some of these girls Are si tuns: up mguv u uui feven sick children and waiting lor I drunken husband to come ome. i 1 . ft Tbce, the senate bill is Dot what re desired la the way of tariff leg ation, but it is the best measure e can hope for from a sugar-coated - p!il ikt. kill tm taw mnra vorable. to the masses than Mc iinleyism, and goes a long way to Jard redeeming the Democratic rarty's pledges to tbe people. Let Lam nini taafnnil firm and a more rcuvv..w borough tariff revision is sure to How. although it may not be dur jg the present session of congress. c - (Governor AtCeld, of Illinois, on fl ... t o.u tm t.lMTMinhM the line iiu iuow. 'llowing to Hon. Wm. Springer, ember of congress from the Spring- Mid. HI- district: "Secure free sug- f f II possioie. lun uu' v u.MifitorMtMl In this. Free i ituminous coal could only benefit Vi TVIUIO v England and the seaport towns id help a few men who own the ."reign mines. The entire country f jst of New York cares notwng out It, for our soit coal is now . ia at BiarTOkiuLi r'.i :ti nni Kcnpflt a email section i. m niu vwj ...- C m should not stand in ths way of r jneaeure for the relief of the whole OIntry. and It is vital that soms fl be passed at once." SENATOR COCXBELL refused to VOtS for a rale ia the ten ate that would do away with tbe fllibusterer who it always bent ou tbe obstruction of legislation, as was shown by tbe protracted fight on tbe tariff daring the past several months. The peo ple hare this and some other things against him, and while nobody seems to impugn his motives, the decre has gone forth that be must meas ure up to tbe people's expectations in the future or he, too, will go over board at tbe expiration of his pres ent term. The tariff measure, known now as "the senate Dill'which it is expected will become a law, is easily shown to be an improvement on the Mc Kinley bill. It gives free wool, lumber, hemp, flax and jute, and re duce largely the duties on goods, into which all of these materials enter. The average dity on woolen goods under tha McKinley law Is 98 1-2 per cent. This has been reduced more than one-half. There Is considerable redaction on all scfaednles and the average on all will be about 38 per cent, against 50 per cent, under the present law. The llepnblican congressional convention ol this district meets, at Brookfleld, Monday week, Aug 27th, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for congress. The con vention will be composed of G7 delegates, of which Carroll county will be entitled to 12. Livingston 8, Grcndy 10, Lino 10, Livingston 8, Monroe 3, Chariton 8, Randolph 7 aod Sullivan 9 delegates. There will probally be no contention over who shall receive the enpty honor of the nom ination, as the poor fellow will be caught out in a terrific enow storm Jon the Stool rsovember, ana win not be able to scratch before 1001. Bexjauec Eranklix was lately whipped for stealing chickens. Thomas Jefferson sent np for va grancy, Madison fined for getting drunk, Aaron Burr had his eye gouged out in a fight, Zachary Tay lor robbed a widow of her spoons, John Wesley was caught breaking into a store, George Washington is on trial for attempted outrage, An drew Jackson was shot in a negro bar rocm, Martin Luther hung him self on the garden - paling while stealing a basket of vegetables, and Napoleon Bonaparte Is breaking rock for a three dollar fine in New Orleans. What's the matter with our great men's namesakes? An "old timer" in tbe Democratic party inquired of us the other day when Senator Vest's time expired. We told him his successor would take bis seat on March 4th, 1897. Whereupon tbe "old timer" said: "I wish it was out now." Judging from the tone of tbe Democratic press, of Missouri, we believe a sim ilar sentiment is endorsed by thou sands of Senator Vest's former ad mirers, lie has been assuming a "bigness," so to speak, for several years, that is far beyond tbe magni tude of his party in this state, lie is no longer the affable servant of the people. To his constituents he has become more like a dictator and for this reason should be left at home next time. C. L. Shattcck, a Chicago live stock commisbion merchant, was at Kansas City recently waiting for a belated Santa Fe train. He bad this to say of tbe short corn crop upon bis business: "Fewer cattle will be fed," said be, "but those that aie fed and marketed will command a higher price. Those who feed cat tle for market will be able to get them at a low figure, because feeders will want to reduce their stock as much as possible. They can then af ford to pay a little more for corn, especially as tbe fat cattle will bring a higher price. There's no doubt about the corn crop being generally short this yar, take It the country over. 1 know a number of localities where corn will yield only about ten or fifteen bushels per acre that dur ing the last few years have produc ed sixty and seventy bushels. Then tbeieisa corresponding difference in the price. Corn will now bring sixty cents a bushel in Iowa that was twenty five and thirty cents last year. This will probably lead tn;the feeding of other grains to cattle. In tbe South it is likely that cotton seed bran will be fed largely, but that is not profitable, as bogs can not be fattened with cattle where this feed is used. It is too heating and kills them. There is nothing so good as corn as a flesh maker for cattle and bogs." THZ ORXXX-ETED rRISS SPECTATOR. The sensibilities; of the Salisbury Ptvss-Spectat or have been shocked. Its feelings have been lacerated, and it whmeth like a whipped pup or a hungry dog for a bone. Two weeks ago, W. II. Bradley, of Salisbury, took occasion to pay the Courier a compliment aa to its relia bility as a newspaper, and said this was the only paper in tbe county that had published a correct account of the Meeks case, which was taken from this to Carroll county on a change of venue, and which was tried at the recent July term of the Carroll circuit court. This broad but truthful atatecoent of Mr. Bradley's stirred up the green-eyed monster in the Iress Spectator office, and it proceeded to arraign Mr. Bradley in terms of scathing ridicule for going back on hit ''home papers." The Press-Spectator claims that It gave a correct account of the result of the trial of the Meeks case, bnt that h not true. The P, S. was right in stating that tbe case result ed in a hung jury and was continued, but it was wrong when It stated that Meeks bad been, released on a f 2,500 bond. We do not believe this mistake was Intentional, but it made the P. S's. account of the case incorrect. It was wrong Just as Mr. Bradley claimed. Then where does the "rot" of which the Press Spectator indignantly speaks come in? A case of jealousy on the part of the P. S. is so plain tbat even those who run may read and understand. We know nothing of Mr. Bradley's financial standing with the Press- Spectatortbut we do know that had every one of our subscribers contributed as much to the support of the Courier as has Mr. Bradley that we would have enough money to pay all of our debts and have considerably more than enough left to buy the Press-Specta tor a much needed purgative. Tha Haw TaxlS Law. The senate bill which the caucus action, barring a presidential veto, insures as the law of the land in place of the McKinley bill, provides the following rates of duty upon tbe great staples which have been the bones of contention: All raw sugars, 40 per cent, ad va lorem; sugars above No. 1G (refined) 1-8 percent, additional; sugars pro duced in bounty paying countries, one-tenth per cent, additional to these rates. Hawaiian sugar is still free under the reciprocity treaty. Iron ore, 40 cents per ton; pig Iron, $4 per ton; iron or steel rails, 7-20 of 1 per cent, per pound. Lead and dross, 3-4 of 1 per cent, per pound; silver lead bearing ore. the same duty on the lead therein. Tobacco for wrappers, $1.50 per pound unstemmed, $2.25 stemmed; cigars and cigarettes, $4 per pound 25 cents ad valorem. Coal, bituminoBS and large slack, 15 cents per ton. Precious stones, set and unset, 25 per cent, ad valorem; set, 30 per cent; uncut, 10 percent; glaziers' and miners' diamonds, free. Logs and sawed lumber and tim ber (save tropical woods) and wool are free. Tin plate, 1 1-5 per cent, per pound after October 1st. Under the internal revenue sections of tbe bill, playing cards are taxed two cents a package. An income tax of 2 per cent, on incomes above $4,000 Is provided for; also a tax on corporations of 2 per cent. Wbieky is taxed $1.10 per gallon and the bonded period fixed at eight years. There is good authority for the statement that the president willnot sign nor veto the senate tariff bill. but will let it become a law without his signature under the ten days' provision of tbe constitution. Pullman, the sleeping car king. had planned for strikes in advance of tbeir coming. lie owns ths town of Pullman, streets and everything pertaining thereto. Ills workmen are his tenants as well. lie let tnem enjoy tneir strike to their heart's content. When he wanted tbem to go to work again be gave them notice to do so or they would be evicted from his tenement houees. This he had a perfect right to do under the law, as during tbe strike tbeir rent bills were unpaid. Seeing their hopeless and helplees condition, tbeir families bordering on a tar ration, the poor fellows accepted tbe inevitable and reported readj for work. They have learned by sad experience that a strike is more disas.trou j .to a poor employe than It is to a rich employer. A collision between two pas senger trains on the Santa Fe, between ITurdland and Gibbs, in Knox county, last Sunday, caused the death of two train men. Several passengers werfe injured and the engines and ex press and baggage cars com pletely demolished. Champ Clark does not seem to think that Ex-Gov. Francis nor Governor Stone will either stand any show to succeed Sen ator Vest in case that gentle man voluntarily retires in 1S9C, from the fact that ex-governor are not built the senatorial av lie says that no man ever politically survived an election as governor of liiSSOuri. A. Cv .Walls, who was ap pointed deputy U. Smarshal by Gen. Jo Shelby, but whose commission was revoked on Ju ly 7th, continued to exercise the functions of his office in Kansas City during the recent strike, for which he was ar rested by the state's authority, tried and found guilty of fraud and sentenced to thirty days in jail. His time is up, but he will still have to answer to Un cle Sam under a similar charge. IT. M. "Wycoff, Democratic candidate for superintendent of public instruction, in Kansas, naa a rougu experience in Atchison, last Sunday night. While walking along the street some one threw a rock which struck him on the head and felled him to the earth. He re covered in a few minutes suffi ciently to walk home, though bleeding -and in a suffering condition. It is only a surmise as to who threw the rock and for what reason. Arthur Landers, a boy 16 years old. employed by the K. C. Cable company to ride the "help mule" on the Prospect avenue horse-car line, met with a painful accident last Sunday In endeavoring to mount his mule he slipped and fell, his shoestring catching in the hook used to hitch the singletree to the car. After dragging the boy two blocks the mule was caught in time to save the lad's life. He was picked up uncon scious and bleeding, but was thought not to be fatally injur ed. gressman Wilson, of West Vir ginia, "is between the Ameri can people and the sugar trust. It is a battle in which the trust has taken the people by the throat, and it wiil never end until we throw off the grip." If this is true we need a little more of the kind of blood that coursed through the veins of our revolutionary sires. "We want more patriotism and less selfishness among our national legislators. Bribe-takers and members of oppressive trusts and corporations, who have got ten rich by their ill - gotten gains, must be sent to the rear in legislative councils. At West Indianapolis, Ind.. last Sunday night, Marshal Perry, with a force of depu ties, broke up a Populist meet ing and arrested the leaders. It seems the Populists had been holding a continuous meeting r i J -v . i iur several uays. iut uaviug the fear of God nor respect for the law of man, they held their meetings on Sunday in their tent having a seating capacity of D00. where they talked fiat money, government ownership of railroads, etc. For this in fraction of the Sunday law they were arrested and held in durance vile. This is the par ty Chariton county Populists have found that is pure and undefined. "What think ye of it over ia Indiana? J. N. Beacon, of "Watonga, Oklahoma, suicided by the pis tol route Aug. 13th. He was a banker and had invested funds where he could not realize up on his investment in time of need. The effect of the passage of the tariff bill on the whiskey trade was shown in Louisville, where 170,000 gallons were taken out of bond within one hour after receiving the news of the passage of the bill. Senator Peffer's pension bill, which provides that where a pensioner is a Worthless persOP. and a drunkard, or has de serted and abandoned his fam ily and no longer aids or con tributes to their support, his pension shall be paid to his wife, is based on reason and justice, and has been recom mended for passage by the committee on pensions. The bill provides, of course, that the wife shall be of good char acter, but this may be safely assumed, especially in the case of a good for nothing husband WISE MEN DIFrEE. That was a mean trick play ed by the editor of the Louis iana Press on Col. Filley recent ly. While the Col. was near ing the climax of a labored ef fort to show how the country was being rushed to ruin by the Democratic party, the Press man rose tQ a question of priv ilege and quoted the following utterance of the Republican governor of Pennsylvania: "To be candid, I don't believe the depression in business is the result of Democratic policy. This wave of business depres sion was coming and it is only the good fortune of the Repub licans that the Democrats got in power in time to be caught by it. It is one of - those peri odical depressions that regular ly affect the country, and noth ing could have avoided it. I don't believe the Democrats or their. policy have anything to do with it. It would have come anyhow, and if Harrison had been elected it might have been worse." And the audience, re minded thus forcibly of the proverbial saying that wise men differ, fell to reflecting upon the subject and forgot that Col. Filley had been speak ing. During the contest for the Democratic nomination for gov enor of Alabama, that "strong anti-Cleveland sentiment," of which one hears so much, was concentrated against Mr. Oates, who was the personal friend of the president, and was in some way nobody knows exactly how supposed to represent him. Mr. Oates was easily nominated. Then it was loud ly declared that he would be overwhelmingly defeated at the polls, and that Alabama would gladly take opportunity to show its dislike of the administra tion. According to reports Mr. Oates seems to have had a pretty easy time of it all around. This is usually the way of it. The politicians are loud in their boasts of the manner in which they are go ing to defeat and humiliate the president and his followers, but when the matter is left to the people for arbitration, Mr. Cleveland comes out on- top. Less than a year ago Mr. Mor gan, of Alabama, was fulmina ting against the president and representing his state as in a condition of violent hostility to the administration, but to-day Mr. Morgan is very glad to climb upon the presidential band wagon to insure his re- nomination. What is true of Alabama is true of every Dem ocratic state. Staats Bill or No tiling:, Was the agreement of the conferees of tbe two houses of congress, where upon the lower house last Monday passed the Wilson bill with its 634 amecdments as made by the senate The lower house did this not be cause the members endorsed the amendments, but, because, evident ly, it was the best the senate would do; and also because of the prob ability that if the bill, as amended, went into the possession of the sen ate again it would defeat any and all attempts at legislation upon the subject of th tariff. Ihe vote lor the pasesage of xfo eenate billing notlge 8t0oo for 185; aga'fsVt, 103. Thirteen Demo crats bf the house voted againstJ the V senate measure. They were in favor of continuing the flcbt in order to get something better. After the vote was taken, in accordance with in structions given by the Democratic caucua.Mr.Wileon.cbairman of ways and means committee, Introduced separate bills making coal, iron orer barbed wire and sugar free of tariff duties. All these bill passed the lower house by mafontie ranging from 75 to 80. This course has completely vindicated the lower house and laid all the blame for de lay and unacceptable legislation at tbe door of tbe senate. The agreement of the lower house to have free coal, iron orer barbed wire and sugar, will give the senate another opportunity to show its hand, and"we shall see what we shall see." After being lampooned by the Missouri Democratic press pretty severely for bis shortcomings in working tor thorough Democratic tariS reform and his attack upon President Cleveland urging Demo crats in congress to redeem party pledges. Senator Vest, in tbe dis patches, is said to be working with might and main to get at least two of the free trade measures through the senate that were recently passed In tbe lower house. "Better late than never," but the eenatsr will realize that it would have been bet' ter for him never to have been late As big as he has been of late, he, doubtless, has concluded tbat he ia not much larger than the party that made him a into senator. Doubt less some parties who said bard things against Senator Mackay for voting for Sam Grover for. U, S. senator as against Col. Vest, would now be willing to apologize if they had an opportunity. It is said that the aristocra cy, as well as the church, in Germany, oppose free schools and as a result there is nearly a collapse in the educational interests of that country. Tho enormous expenditures by the empire for military purposes have reduced the public school fund to such an extent that teachers are employed at star vation wages to the detriment of the masses. s In Nebraska a man was con victed of theft and sentenced to a year's imprisonment. A new trial was asked for, but the man had served his term and been discharged before the su preme court decided he was en titled to a new trial. Since the tariff bill passed con gress, there have been all sorts of speculations as to whether the presi dent will sign it, veto it. or wait ten days and suffer it to become a law without his signature. We have no idea he will veto it, but to show his disapproval he may possibly let the ten days pass without his signature. At the late Democratic Drimnrv election, in Callaway,two of her beet citizens were candidates for represen tative. Dr. Tate, and Nick Thur mond. Tate was the winning candi date, though either one of these gentlemen would have reflected credit upon his constituents. Two masked men held up a train last Monday on the Lake Shore rail road, near Whiting, Indiana, and robbed the conductor and brakemen of $200 and other valuables. Tbe robbers made good tbeir escape. Frank McAcley and Thomas Austin are being held for the gr.ud jury, in Scott county, in a bond of $1,000 each, under a charge of help ing two prisoners to escape from jaiL Nlar Shelby ville. III.. Isaac Copiln. a wealthy mTt w- killed by an, infuriatf.l .. Aa,. 13tb. The animal wd lielio.ued, but by actual force crushed the man to death.