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THE CHARITON COfflHEB.
C. P. VASDIVZa.Ed.and Prop. ' KEYTESTLLE, - MISSOURI. Not Our False God a. . 11. M la a letter published In last week issue o! the Liberty Ad vance, says: "If the silver men think there aw tut few sound money men in the Hate or nation, the sooner they are undeceived the better. To use a common expression, the woods is lull of them, and they are of the moit Intelligent, enterprising and eucceeslul part ot the Democratic party.' It is marvelous how some people alter turning aside to wor ship the golden calf become infatu ated with the idea tb at tbey have a cornsronall the intelligence in the Democratic party. They arrogate to themselves about all the intelli gence, boneety and patriotism found In this country, common to mor tals here below. We admit, that ol intelligence they hare their full hare, and, perbape, this is one rea ' eon why tbey are eo dangerous as political factors. When a wise man goes wrong he is more dangerous to the country than the ignoramu?, for the reason that his capabilities are so much greater, llud John Sherman and those who voted with him in lb73 not been men'ot intelligence they could never bare dulled the intel lectual perceptions of other congress men in order to influence them in the support of the measure demone tizing silfer. Yes, gentlemen, you are intelligent enough, but your intelligence, en temrisd and success" are mostly of the John Sherman kind, that neTer was palatable to true Democrats. JJeeides John Sherman intel ligence you buve also some ot the Collins ram sort. You are men of your own bead, but look out when jou undertake to butt the bull oil the bridge that you don't get the worst ol the butting business. Acain, IL 11. M." says: "The Democratic party should run after no Strang gods if it expects victory to prcb upon its banner next year." We endorse the Idea, but it is rath er strange to us that "It. 11. M. wiihhisextra amount ot intelligence, has not been abla to see that it is not the silver element of the Demo cratic party that is "running alter fd!egode,M and eo far ae we are coscerncd b might hate saved his wattod breath In dispensing that sorto! adfice. The silver portion ot the party etands upon the same plajk the Democratic party has al ways stood, and we beliero will con tinue to stand, notwithstanding tome ot her pretended votaries that are possessed of this extra amount of ictelligence are doing ail they can to lead her astray, and after fafco gods. Call silver men fools if jou will, but the major part ot their fool ishness, duplicity and want ot under standing has cropped out in their lytns supiuely upon their backs while the chains were being forged to make them subservient slaves to the money power o! thia country. They have been fooled heretofore, but will be fooled no more. The bniWrog has. it is said, about concluded that he and 'bis paper" have outliveJ their usefulness (?) in Kejtesville. Now, it he would only move out he would confer on Keytes ville merchants and the community generallj a great favor, notwith standing hie Marceline advertisers mhrht kick. The bull-frog's paper has never been any advantage to Kevttevil! merchants, and they are beginning to realize this fact more and more. But the old frog threat ens that if our merchants don't ad vertise with him more liberally be Is coins to fill up bis paper wlth4,ad." from wherever be can get them and that he will certainly "do up" K.ey tesville'e merchants. It is evident that the old bellower Is getting 'des perate," and if he carries out his 'threat" there will not (?) be a firm left in business in Ueytesville in six months. Ubs UelksCStkwart, olSpring fMJ, was appointed sherifl by the county eourt, ot Greene county, vice her husband. Dan It. Stewart, de ri -!. Sh is to bold tbi office till Sept. 9tb, at which time there will be a epecial election held to elect a sher iff Mrs. Stewart is the flret female sheriH ot this country of which his tory gives any account. It is enough to make a brass monkey smile, turn the stomach of an Egyptian mummy or pol lute a sewer, to observe the present editor of the Keytes ville Signal in his attempt to belittle another man's char acter. Politically, he has re peatedly bolted the Democrat ic ticket, in part at least, yet he is now endeavoring to "direct the destinies" of that party, but, judging the future by the past, he would again refuse to sup port the nominee or nominees who do not reach the high (f) standard of excellence this political nondescript has set up for others, but falls so far short of himself. Morally well, his numerous drunken debauches in Keytesville tell more of his degradation than would look well in print. But if you have any desire to obtain further "history" of his past life before he came to Keytesville, write to any reliable citizen, of Ful ton, Mo., and you will learn many points of interest (?) in this despicable wretch's motley career. We believe it was the Fulton Sun that only a few months ago voluntarily im parted the information to the public that "Charlie" Singleton, now editor of the Keytesville Signal, had the "cuter" held over him on a certain occasion by a certain Fulton negro, whose name we cannot now re call. Singleton subsequently admitted the truth of this charge in the columns of the Signal during a newspaper con troversy with the Huntsville JIcraUL The late massacre of mission aries, in China, and the slaugh ter of Christians, in Armenia, by the Turks, is attracting con siderable attention and arous ing intense feeling among the people of all the civilized coun tries of the world, and the uni versal verdict is that the per petrators of such atrocious deeds ought to be punished; that we are too far advanced in a civilized and enlightened age of the world to permit the wholesale murder of adherents to the Christian religion, be cause of their creed or faith. One writer says these outrage should be stopped, not only are their crimes against humanity, but against the business inter ests of all nations, and we quite agree with him. So far as the Signal's desire to appoint a committee to de termine whether the Signal has the circulation it claims more than the Courier in the county, we are entirely willing that the Signal name every member of a committee of three to make the investigation, provided the committee consists of three reputable advertising mer chants, of Keytesville. If the result does not prove the Sig nal to have a circulation liar ol the deepest dye, the bacha nalian editor of that "measley" sheet will be at liberty to draw on us for just one very plain drunk and a night's lodging in the calaboose. Joseph Zimmerman and Ed ward Gallagher, employes of Thompson & Gray's Pipe works, in St. Louis, wound up a drunk en spree last Sunday by going to sleep on the coping of a stone culvert over a creek near the house in which they lived. While asleep, they rolled ofT the culvert and tumbled 20 feet onto the rocky bed of the creek. Zimmerman had his brains dashed out on the rocks and Gallagher was saved from in stant death by falling on top of Zimmerman. Gallagher was not fatally hurt. BOUNTIES ON EXPORTS. David Lubin, ot California, writes Secretary ot agriculture Morton an open letter in which be advocates a bounty on exports as a means of protection to Iarmre. The writer takej the position that a tariff on imported goods, though a protection to manufacturer?, is no protection to laroiere; and that epuity and justice demand an equal measure ot effectual protection for agricultural staples. The writer eajs a moderate export bounty oue-hrtlf cent on cottou per pound, and 5 to 10 cts a bushel on wheat, 1 cent per pound oa hope, based on the world's price being at a certain figure no as to give our producers an advantage of from 10 to 20 percent, above the world's price would be sufficient enhancement to the pro ducer to enable him to continue on his farm and prevent bis foreclosure and ruin. Secretary Morton, who is opposed to this plan ot giving bounties to farm product export?, quotes sec tion 9, paregraph 5, ot the constitu tion, which eaye that "no tax or duty eball be laid on articles export ed from any state," and add?, "1 think that should end the matter." But Lubin says: "So it would if a duty were a bounty, but it is not." A duty is a tax charged by the gov ernment for the privilege of export ing. A duty is a toll, a bounty is a reward. The question of paying a bounty on exports is not a new idea in this country. It is paid that the United States, in 1813, passed a etatute authorizicg the payment of a bounty on the exports ot pickled fish, and in 181G the etatute was ex tended to some other articles of ex port. We do not know how the proposed plan would work. It seems feasible, and it may be that a much-needed protection to agricultural interests could be brought around through the channel named. Farmers have been complaining for years of the discrimination against them in pret ty much all of the legislation by con gress, and if this measure will afford tbera the needed relief, wo eay by all means let us have it. Judge Jackson Dead. 11 o well Edmond Jackson, associ ate justice of the United States su preme court, died at his home, near Nashville, Tenn , on the 9th inst. Until four years ago Judge Jack son was a strong, robust man. Since then that fell destroyer, consump tion, has been making inroads upon bis manly physique. lie was a native of Paris, Tenn., and was born in 1832. lie graduat ed from the West Tennessee college in 1848, and from the Lebanon law school in 18oG and practiced law in Jackson for three years, then moved to Memphis, lie sat on the eupreme bench, ot Tcnneesee, by appointment, twice, and was elected to the legisla ture in 1880 and to the U. S. senate in 1&81 and served till 188G, when President Cleveland appointed him circuit judge. lie was nominated for justice of the eupreme bench by President Harrison, and was con firmed Feb. 18tb, 1893, and entered upon the duties of hi of Ike March 4th of that year. It will be remembered that Judge Jackson favored the income-tax law and held it to be constitutional, hence be was popular with the great mass of the people who favored that measure. "When the present "editor" of the Signal "took charge" of that paper, among other things he denounced and foreswore personal journalism. But, it seems, from the last issue of that journal, so called, he has "ilopped'and now finds person al vituperation and abuse in the columns of the Signal a sweet morsel. "What right has Singleton to howl about Kiley HalFs inconsistency? lie should first cast the beam out of his own eye before worrying about the gold-bug that is in Riley's eye. "With this week's issue of the Courier we have "said our last say" so far as the Signal is concerned, and we, henceforth, shall leave the drunken editor of that sheet to his wine cup, and the bull-frog and possum to their miseries, as we have troubles and misfortunes of our own that demand and must have our attention. The Outlook Bright. The monometallism of Democratic tendencies, proudly point to the rapid Improvement in business and increase of wages, as a sure indicator of the benefits arising from a gold standard, and the folly of attributing our late financial distress in any way to the demonetization of sil ver. The thoroughbred Republican, the high protection eort, shakes his head when yon talk of the return of pros perity,ashe is a"doubting Thomas" in every sense of the word, lie will never admit the advent of a return of prosperity till McKinleyiem is again enthroned. He is a calamity how ler ot the worst sort, and proudly points you to the deficit in the na tional treasury, as a result of Dem ocratic tampering with the tariff and sighs for a return of "protection to American industries and to Amer ican labor," that Uncle Sam may have a plethoric poeket-book as in days of yore. The real state of the case is about this: Many of the. manufacturers that had closed their doors under the McKinley regime, have started their factories again, and with more for eign orders for their products than they ever had before are cheerfully advancing the wages ot their em ployee. In most every state there are fine crops of almost everything the farmers raise, and while the pros pects for remunerative prices for all their products are not first-class, still the very fact of an abundance of plenty to eat makes the people cheerful, and belpj to stop the wail of the calamity bowler. Still there is something wanting to give fusther prosperitj that will furnish assurance to every man of a reasonable return for bis invest ment whether that be in mcney, la bor or brains. This eomething, we believe, consists very largely in the needed revision of our financial sys tem which is too shaky. Under its workings it is entirely too easy to create panics and cause a loes oi confidence, which always results in financial wreck and ruin to more or less of our business men. Let up have a settled financial policy that will furnish a sufficient volume of money to meet the commercial wants of the country and one. that is impar tial in its workings. Having used both gold and silver coin as redemption money for nearly 100 yearp, under which we grew and prospered, we believe it can be done again. Bimetallism will never prove a panacea lor all our financial ills, but we believe it will largely curtail the money power, which has ot late years manifested such insatiable greed. Again, we need to have a settled policy on the tariff question. Since operating under thenew law, greatly reducing tariff duties on a great man articles, the fallacy of ''pro tection for protection's sake" has been exposed. When the new law shall have had a fair trial, and its merits made manifest, the people will want "tariff for revenue only," rather than for protection. There were many arguments against the idea of tariff for revenue only, and its advocates were well aware that many obstacles had to be over come before it could be made a suc cess. Since its inauguration, foreign countries have boycotted our eur plus of beef and pork, on account of which the balance ot trade, for a time, was against us when it ought to have been in our favor. The scaler, however, are turning and much of our surplus products ot wheat, corn, beef, pork, etc., this year will be taken by foreign nations with which we have commercial in tercourse, and considering every thing, the outlook for a prosperous future is brighter than it has been for several years, and we believe that prospects will continue to brighten as the probabilities for the remon etization of silver the world over, or even in the United States, increase. Few men have ever lived who could not have avoided many mis takes had they been permitted to live their lives over again, but cer tainly C. U. Singleton, of the Keytes ville Signal, is one of the last pots that should call a kettle black. The circulation liar of the Keytesville Signal is still "do ing business," at the old stand, but declines an opportunity to make $B0 or $100. Sailor straw bats at Mrs. C. P. Tandivsr's only 25 cts. More About ths Tulart of the B&nk o! Salisbury. The clouds that have enveloped the details of the failure of the Dank of Salisbury have begun to clear away, and it is now believed, or at least hoped, that the failure is not as bad as was at first supposed. The depositors' t meeting, held at the city ball, in Salisbury, last Fri day afternoon for the purpose of devising plans for the depositors to get their money, was called to order by W. A. Thomas. Dr. J. U. P. Baker was elected chairman and J. O. Gallemore secretary. Several epeechen were ma-fe by dif fertnt parties, but it was finally agteed that the chairoppoint a com mittee of three to call on the board of directors and learn what steps tbey proposed to take in regard to paying depositors. Messrs. A. L. Welch, G. W. Tillotson and F. M. Meyer were appointed on this com mittee, and after conferring with the directors, four of them, E. M. Wil liams, the assignee of the bank, Pres ident T. H. Walton, W. It. Slaughter and J. Hardin Sims, came to the hall, and upon being called upon to make statements, all of them show ed their true manhood by saying they wished to evade no responsibili ty for which the law made them lia ble, and that they would make no attempt to dispose of their property, end that their property was good for their legal obligations. On motion of Dr. J. F. Welch the board of directors was invited to re main and attend the masting. A. L. Welch wanted to know whether or not Assignee Williams could be deposed, hen Mr. Sims aru6 and assured the depositors that Mr. Williams did not want to act as aesignee, and that they could appoint some one else if they saw tit. and that Mr. Williams would be glad if they would do o. No further ac tion was taken on Mr. Welch's query. On motion ot Dr. Welch a commit tee of five was appointed by the chair, composed of W. U. C. Paws', F. M. Meyer, O. F. Wayland, G. W. Tillotson and George Friesz to con sult with the board of directors and keep the depositors posted, and Dr. Welch suggested that another meet ing ot the depositors be held on the ID th or 20th of September. The meeting, in the main, seemed to be satisfactory, but some were still disgruntled and the following additional suits were filed against the board of directors in the circuit clerk's office last Monday, making a total ot 20 suits that havn been filed amounting, in all, to $5,334.48. Monday's suits. John W. Reynolds for $G32 00 J.Ii. Kiley 44 48 00 Jos. D.Blake 44 229 00 W. W. James 44 205 7G Clifton Gray 44 150 00 Total $1.2G4.7G Messrs. T. J. Martin and M. W. Anderson, both ot Keytesville, the appraisers appointed to determine the amount of and appraise the as sets of the bank at their actual cash value, filed their report with Circuit Clerk Itichardson Wednesday morn ing last. Their report shows the inventory of the bank's property, consisting of money, notes, the bank buildingand fixtures, to be f 78, 414. 14, which they appraised at $55,000. This, togeth er with the $50,000 now on deposit in the bank, makes a much better showing than was at first thought to be possible, and goes to prove what injustice is often done by giv ing credence to wild ruufors. It looks now as though the assets ot the bank would pay depositors in full, and their may possibly be eome thing left for the stock-holders. Maj. Walton will be by far the heaviest loser ai he had endorsed largely for Maj. Finks. The assets, as returned by the ap praisers, does not include the prop erty amounting to $10,000 or $12, 000, belonging to Maj. Finks, and which he has deeded to the directors of the bank. The report of Appraisers Martin and Anderson is complete in all its details, and they are deserving of the highest compliments for their full, thorough and explicit report. Killed by a Pitchfork. While loading oats on a wagon in a field, near Kirksville, last week the 15-year-old son of Kev. B. Horton was accidentally killed. The man loading the wagon, thinking the boy was at the rear end of the load, threw the pitchfork up in front, one of the tines pierced the boy's brain, re sulting in death shortly afterwards. V JUDGE RUCKER. The handsome souvenir edition of the Salisbury Press-Spectator has the following to sy ot one of Key tesville's mose distinguished citizens,, as well as the most popular judge the Twellth judicial circuit evor had: "No man has risen fasterdnringthe last ten years in the estimation of the people than has Judge Ilucker,. who so ably preeides over the Twelfth judicial circuit of Miesonri. Though young in years and appearance, ho is old and ripe in experience, and stands to-day among the ablest juriat in the state. For six success ive years he held the office of prose cuting attorney, of Cbaiiton county, and it was hi fearteiM discharge of the dati-H of this ctfice that paved the way to the position he now bol.Jrt. H fiid not teek the place,, but when it cumo to hioi without so licitation and against hit protest, he could not refuse, but took bold of the duties with a vim that charac terized lrim hh couuty attorney. His name has often beea oientioned in connection with congress, and while be may have no special aspirations in that direction, his friends are lia ble to cU ou him to gird himself for the fray at any time. His character is all that a man could wish, his in tegrity unquestioned, his ability ad mitted, his patriotism and devotion to duty everywhere attested, and his standing among his fellowmen the very best. We regard him as one of the coming men of Missouri, and are proud of him an a citizen of our county." Chariton Band Picnic. The annual picnic given by the Forks of Chariton Eras band was held in the Wal lace pasture, near the German Lutheran, church, in the Korku oi Chariton, last Wed nesday and was altogether a pleasant af fair. There was u large crowd of well-behaved people in attendance. Tha dinner was abundant and served in first-class style. Everybody, old. and young, seemed on the hunt for a pleasant day 6 outing from the busy cares of life, and so far as we could see they were quite successful. The announcement had been made that Don. U. 8. flail, Capt. Benecke, Capt. Wal lace and perhaps others would address the people. None of these, however, a ppeared till the dinner hour, and even then Mr. Hall and Capt. Wallace were conspicuous for their ab sence. Dinner being over, Capt. Benecke, by re quest, took the chair and introduced the ppeakere, the first of whom was Mr. Roberts, of Salisbury, whose remarks were timely, and consisted largely in a plea for an intelli gent ballot, goiDg so far as to doubt the propriety in any rase of extending the fran chise to people who were ignorant of the principles of our government. The next speaker was A. C. Yocutn, esq., the Populist orator of Salisbury. In talking and read ing together, he consumed about an hour. The mast remarkable statement he made was that he was at war with the old par ties, that he intended to fight them all along the journey of life and into h I. We thought we were strong enough for Democracy, but we are not going to fight for it on lines that lead to the bad place of which Mr. Yocam spoke. Besides, Democrats are aot trav- ' eling in that direction. We have an account given us in holy writ of one fellow, we think he must have been a cold-bug, as he was robed in fine linen and fared sumptoously every day, who got into that place. lie never discussed politics there it was another matter that engaged his attention altogether. He wanted to get out, or at least be wanted warning sent to' his b ret hern to keep out of that place of tor ment. Then he was informed that theie was a deep gulf fixed between him and the other world; that the travel across that gulf was all one way; it could be crossed to go in, but could not be crossed to get out. We propose to fight shy of that place. The speaker accused the Democratic party of creating more tariff instead of reforming the tariff, as they had promised. AlmoBt in voluntarily we made the inquiry why then were we not getting more money? He prom ised to answer that question later on but never did so. Copt. Benecke generously pro poped to give us a fe minutes to respond to Mr. locum, and we accepted the offer. Our remarks were altogether an extemporaneous character. We denied the "more tariS" idea. It was merely the placing of a tariff upon a few articles tbat belong to the luxury class. such a diamonds, etc., upon which there was no tariff under the McKinley law. I'apt. Benecke followed in a plea for Republicanism and spoke for about an hour. We bad to 1 leave beiwr his speeeh was concluded, but so ' fares e Luurd Liin he was not offetisu ly partisan in lict, was conservative, a iter the captain's speech thei e was more music by the band, after which the people re paired to their homes. In reference to the music, we would be unjust were we to close this article without speaking a word in its praiae and in praise of the young men that compose the bai-d. The Imnd is composed of promising t ;-m wo. i-u-l their mmsic is first-cla. ir i- -. ,. - :- j ju.Jer obligations to our old iri.'ii-ii., Jura: rs. Ueorge Watson. and Andrew W right aud their families for an excellent dinner, also to several other parties who invited us to their respective feasts.