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THE WiUm COMER.
C. P. (YAKDI VZK. Sd. and Prop. KEYTESVILLE, - MISSOURI. Last Tuesday was the hottest day of the month, in Kansas City and St. Louis. Gov. Stone has appointed Wm. O Gray to be probate judge, of Pike county, vice J. C. Reeds, deceased. Tbe Kn:ghts Trmplar had a gala day, in Boston, last Tuesday, when there were 25,000 people in line in their parade. It was said to be the biggest day that boston e?er saw. The post-office and general mer chandise store of E. E. Phillips, at Rush, Buchanan county, was robbed last Monday night of money.stampe and papers to the amount of sereral hundred dollars. A lion of 250 men did a wholesale haoging job. at Yreka, California, last Monday. There were four men In jail, who were accused of commit ins: three different murders, all of whom were taken out and hung. Quite a cumber of murders bad bet n committed in that vicinity of late, and the people nad become tired ol the lair's delays. The war, in Cuba, goes on with varying success, if the dispatches tll the truth. A few days ago Capt. GarriJo, a Spaniard operating with 200 men in the province of Santiago de Cuba, is reported to have cap tured a hospital, in which 100 wounded insurgents Lad taken refugp, ail of whom were put to tJeath in a most cruel manner. The privilege ofbeiagsbot was denied them and they were literally cut to pieces. Mexico has taken an advanced step in civilization in the enactment of a law looking to tbe suppression of rfuelibcr. A recent decision of a juJee of one of tbe Mexican courts sentenced tbe surviving duelist to pay a fln of $1,800, the expenses arising from tbe death of bis victim amounttrg to $868, and an annuity to bis family of $4,500 for 18 years, and If the annuity is not paid he is to remain in prison, to which, in addi tion to tin fines, be we s sent for three years and four mouths. Tbe Post-Dispatch has discovered the headquarters of tbe "Sound Money' Democratic club, of St. Louis, to be in tbe office of Gen. Jno. W.Noble, Mr. llarrison's secretary of tbe interior, and one of the strongest Republicans in Missouri Tbe location is significant of tbe work attempted to be done a disso lution ol tbe Democratic party or the f ducation of every Democrat in to the gold standard idea of the plutocrats. This club has a big job on its hands, but possibly with sucb assistance as Uen.Noble will freely ren der, it may succeed. This is a world of cLange. Cait. Simox LIoESLEYwhos de cease recently occurred, at Little Rock, claimed to know how tbe no ted confederate, Quantrell, met his death, which has been a mooted question since our late unplesant ness. Capt Horsley says he was sent by Gen. Forrest on a recruiting expedition into Kentucky in the prog of 18G5, and while there Quantrell was returning from a raid and stopped in tbe vicinity of Hard stew and began depredations, llorsley, at tbe request of citizens, called npon Quantrell and asked bim to dreier, which he refused to do. Quantrell became desperate, lie made another raid and in an engage-mt-Lt with Kentucky troops be was kiJJ-J. The last legislature, of Illinois, pssr-ed a law requiring tbe raising on each school-house of an American flag, tbe symbol of tbs government. Tjere inconsiderable opposition to this law. Two hundred school of ficers met, in Mcfan county, and resolved that such a law was "un American and despotic" and deter mined to resist the law in court. We love to ee people, including law maker, patriotic, but the enacting of tbi port of a law savors more of fanaticism than patriotism. Never theless we are glad that the oppo sition to it is manifested in Loyal. I II. riitJ.er thuo elsewhtre, for tbe iv. oj that an Ulinoisan. who has prov ed his devotion to the old flag on many battlefields, will not bs accus ed of disloyalty because of bis oppo sition to this silly requirement made by a fanatical body of law-makers THE DIFFERENCE. Gen. Hardin, the Democratic nom inee for governor of Kentucky, in terprets the financial plank in the national Democratic platform to mean bimetallism, and the late Democratic convention which nomi nated him for governor, having re affirmed the national platform, Gen eral llard in thinks he can stand with both feet npon the Kentucky platform and still De a bimetallism lie is talking bimetallism in his speeches and for that reason the gold basis Democrats, of Kentucky, are trying to organize a bolt against him. The best way to determine the meaning of a law is to know the in tention of the law-makers. Tbe same rule holds good on platforms. Charles 11. Jones, the present editor of tbe St. Louis Post Dispatch, was chairman of tbe committee on reso lutions at the national Democratic convention in 1892, and was also chairman of the sub-committee that framed the platform, subsequently ratified by the general committee and by the convention, hence he was in a position to know something about tbe intentions of tbe commit tee that framed the resolutions. Mr. Jones says the money or coinage rlank was debated seven hours before an agreement was reached on its form as adopted. Messrs. Patterson, of Colorado, and Daniel, of Virginia, members of the sub-committef,voted to tbe end against it because, as they said, it was susceptible of being interpreted as hostile to bimetallism and the equal rights of silver as a money metal. Senators Vilas and McPherson who werejtbe advocates of the money plank as it stands, denied this and declared over and over again that it meant genuine bimet allism and was In accord with pre vious Democratic declarations on this subject. General Hardin's interpretation of the plank Is the one avowedly held at the time by its framers. The claim that it meant gold monomet allism was never heard till Mr. Clevi land gave it that interpretation, and which his aids began to promulgate about six months ago. And yet they call this Democracy, crack their whips and bid tbe rank and file to fall into line, which they will most likely never do. It looks as though the single gold standard people will never cease their slanderous talk concerning silver money. Their latest is to tbe effort that the government cannot get rid of the silver that is stacked op in her vault, that "when the treasurer pays It out it soon re turns." If tbls were true we do not think it would be discreditable to silver money, such a condition shews it has good staying qualities. In this particular it is not like gold that slinks away and hides when there is a prospect for a money panic. They say there are $50,000,000 of silver money that lie idle in the vaults of tbe treasury tnat cannot be gotten rid of. Yes, there is mors than that, but there need not t have been, liad treasury olticia's liquidated the obligations of tbe government, which were contracted to be paid in con.t here would not now have bten such a large surplus of silver money in tbe treasury. It all could have been used in paying debts, not only so, we could have used the seigniorage that lies in tbe treasury In tbe form of silver bullion in the same way. Samuel Hennessey and Miss Blanche Page, of Carondelet, were to have been married last Wed nesday, but the wedding has U- n postponed indefinitely on account of tbe ugly capers of a Jersey cow. On Sunday evening la9t, the lovers were taking a stroll through a pasture where a dairyman kept bis Jersey cows, one of which attacked tbe young man, knocking him down and tearing a bole in his side two inches long and three deep. The young lady screamed and ran for her life, and got help in time to save the life of her beloved Last Friday night, at Springfield, 11 y , Uarrisoo Lewis went to tbe boute of Joe Brooke, col., called him to tbe door and shot him down without a moment's warning. Lewis was arrested and putiojsiL Shortly after 2 o'clock Monday morning, a mob, supposed to be compood of colored peopl-, went to lb jiil m.d demanded the keys. The sheriff being a ay Irom home and having tbe keys with him, tbe mob proceeded to batter the door down, took the mur derer from bis cell and bung him In the rourt-house yard. Fifty rears ago Moses U. Payne, a Methodist preacher, and Doctor Wm. Jewell, a Bap tist layman, built a union church, in Columbia, that serv ed as a house of worship for both denominations for a num of years, or at least till their respective churches became able to build a house of their own. There are a few persons still living in Columbia who were there in the days of these two noble men, who have prov en themselves benefactors o theirrace. uoctor Jewell was called to his reward long ago but before he entered his heaven ly inheritance, he remembered the church he so dearly loved and built and endowed the Bap tist college, at Liberty, tha bears his name in honor of his memory. Hundreds of minis- ters have been educated, free o tuition at William Jewell col lege, and have gone out to en ligiiten tne worm, ine gener ous donor died, but his works live after him, and shall live til time shall be no more. In eter nity they stand as memorials to liis lideiity. raitnluiness ana love to God and man. Rev. Moses U. Payne lived to a good old age, having recently died, at his Iowa home in his 89 th year. He contributed largely of his means to the support of educa tional and charitable institu tions, principal among which are Howard-Payne and Central col leges, at Fayette. His pious, devoted, Christian life was as the burning of sweet incense to an wim wnom ne came in con tact. Our Populist friend's don't like to be called calamity howl ers. "Well, it does sound a lit tie wolfish to apply that sort of an appellation to them, and so far as wo are concerned we would call them by a more lamb like name, but cannot call to mind just the word found in our vocabulary that would be more appropriate. Mr. Ashby, in his speech at the picnic last week, alluded to the mortgage system as prevailing in this country being similar to that which prevailed anion? the Jews iu Xehemiah's time, and which was ultimately the cause of their downfall as a nation. The cry of the Populists against our mortgages,presaging untold evil to this country, is not worse nor less opportune than was the wail of Xehemiah over the sins of the rulers of Israel. We do not think, however, the cas es are parallel, for the reason that the rulers of Israel became such by divine appointment. Their subjects were helpless in the hands of the rulers, except a9 the latter were restrained by righteous principles. Our case is different. In our govern ment the people are the rulers. They govern by the ballot. The officials are their servants. If the officials go wrong it is the province of the people to oust them and put others in their stead. If they neglect to do this they partake of the guilt of their officials and be come the responsible parties. And our Xehemiah, whoever he may be, should not pro nounce anathemas upon the rulers alone, but also upon the people the voters who have become partakers with their rulers in wrong doing. Deputy U. S. marshals had a bout with the Christian gang of outlaws, in Oklahoma, last Friday. One of the marshals was badly wounded, also one of the Christians, who mounted a horse behind his brother and made his escape. Some of our exchanges of the Democratic persuasion think it is about time that Democratic politics, in Missouri, was divorc ed from the race track, at St. Louis. It seems whenever there is a committee meeting, in St. Louis, the other members of the committee have to go to the race track to find the chairman of the committee, whether they go on Sunday or on a week day. The late member, Sher wood, had to go out to thejock ey club house, even on Sunday, to find Mr. Maffit, and since Sherwoood's death it is hinted that the fatal fall which befell him as he and Maffit were com ing down the steps together, was caused by his tarrying too long at the wine cup. Not only so, but it has been said that the close alliance of Democracy with whiskey interests, in St. Louis, causes a large number of St. Louis Democratic voters to stay away from the polls on election day. As a reason these same voters point you to the personnel of the members of the city committee, the place of political meetings be ing in saloons, held there more for the purpose of patronage than for Democracy. AVe do not pretend to say these charg es are true, but they ought not to be tme. Marshals Noll and Quayle h f l: and wlien the ii us band qnestion ed him about it, he replied: "What's that to you?" Then the knocking and cowhiding episode began and continued till the young fellow got loose and went howling from the car. Exchange for Chariton County Farm Lands. A clean stock of drugs and grocer ies, doing a good business, located in Rothville, Missouri. Also three very desirably located pieces ox residence property, in Marceline, Missouri, all at a bargain. For particulars, addrees, J. U. Pfisteb, Kothville, Missouri. Ax attempt was made, in Paris, France, last Friday on the life of Baron Alpbonse D. Rothschild, by some supposed Anarchist. A large and heavy envelope was sent to the bank to Rothschild's addrees, which his confidential clerk proceeded to W f t A t open, in removing iue ouisiae wrap per, a terrible explosion occurred, tearing out the right eye of the clerk and otherwise injuring him. Mrs. Wm Redding, of near Maude- vill, Carroll county, retnrned to Ut-r home last Sunday altera visit of several days to her mother, Mrs. B. F. Wood, east of town. Mrs. A. C. Yandiver spent Tues day in Clifton Hill, tbe guest of Mrs. Polk Catterton. The Ohio Democratic Convention. In the Ohio Democratic conven tion, held last week to nominate a state ticket, the silver wing of the Democratic party got another black eye. The convention passed resolutions endorsing and congratulating Mr. Cleveland for his efforts iu favor of the repeal of vicious laws paesed by Republicans, and tbe upholding of the credit of the country, also en dorsing Senator Brice for his earn est and effective support of Mr. Cleveland. Tbe convention re-affirmed the money plank in the na tional platform of 1892. The ex Democratic governor, Hon. James E. Campbell, was nominated lor governor by acclamation, lie is what they call a "sound money" (?) man, and we suppose the other can didates are about the same way of thinking. The convention, as usual, reso lutsd against the Republicans for their misdeeds In the past. Mr. Cleveland in his Chicago letter declared "the currency question to be the chief issue of the day." The correspondent of the St. Louis Re public, who "wrote up" the conven tion eays "there is eo little difference between th Republicans and Dem ocratic platforms on silver that the currency question is now generally believed to be disposed of in Ohio." It eeems to us if the currency ques tion is the "chief issue," and. the Democrats and Republicans are eo nearly agreed, there is no necessity or consistency in passing resolutions condemning tbe Republican party. The truth of the business is, it is true, that the gold standard element of the Democratic party and the gold standard element of the Repub lican party are not only nearljrto- jEClner but tnev are omte tocetber. d they are backed by the money wer, which is to-day spending a rge amount of money in educating the people up to their gold stand ideas. The alliance, offensive 11 defensive, that existed between nathan and David was not anger than tbe alliance that ms to exist to-day between these p prulet6edly opposing political tions. There is now and then a jkly effort or talk to make the tar- huestion the chief issue for 1806, jt having been beaten on that the publicans are too smart to revive Vt issue. Tbey will try something ; that wiil call to their aid the ney power of the country. In mr campaigns tne iiepubucuns ire assisted Dy monopolies ana lists, out of which the "fat was ?d," to an extent that alarmed mocrats, by such astute politi cs as Steve Elkins and others, it as Mr. Cleveland has proven ch a staunch friend to money eyn satee, whose private bids tor gov- p merit bonds he has accepted, be ta market price, without giving the her fellows' a chance, and thus oved himself true and tried to the ancial interests of the money nrks, the probability is that they El hold to Mr. Cleveland for even a Ird term if he wants it, rather an risk an untried man. And for is reason, it would not surprise us if the "cold standard" element o the Democratic party should nomi n ate Mr. Cleveland for a third term in 1896. If so, his nomination wil make a comparative test of the in finance of the money power as mani fee ted in 1896 and 1876. At the last named period there was a desperate effort made to nom inate Gen. Grant for a third term, but that effort was unsuccessful, for the reason that the feel ing was eo strong against the third term idea , that pol iticians would not risk the nomina tion of Gen. Grant with all his pres tige aud popularity. They will not run that riik with Mr. Cleveland for a third term unless satisfied that ht is a winning card, made such by bis "financial policy and that alone. Mrs. John Gbimsley, who had been an inmate of the lunatic asvlum, at Nevada, was supposed to be cured, and was returned to ber home, near Nevada. Last Saturday morning she set fire to her house and went away, leaving her husband and five Ifttle children asleep in the house. The husband was awakened after the roof began falling in and suc ceeded in rescuing the children from the flames. The latge barn of a wid ow lady of tbe same neighborhood was burned that morning, and it is supposed Mrs. Grimsley started that fire, too. She denies it, but acknow ledges burning ber own house, her object being to burn her husband and children. She was found in the barn of anotberneighbor with a box of matches. She was returned to the asylum last Monday. j Weeky Weather-Crop Bulletin. August 27, 1895 The weather-crop Bulletin issued by the Missouri weather service for the week ending August 24th, eayr Across the central portion of the state the mean temperature of the past week was slightly below the normal, but in the northern and southern sections it was about the seasonable average. The precipitation was decidedly in eccess of the normal over the north ern and portions of the southwest sections, but in the eouthern coun ties the rainfall was generally very light. The average precipitation for each section was as follows: Northwest, 2.60 inches; northeast, 2.51 inches; central, .68 iuch, south east, .65 inch, and southwest, 1.14 inches. At a number of stations in the west-central and northern eec tions the total rainfall for the week exceeded 4 inches. The rains in the western and northern counties have been of great benefit to late corn and also to pastures, and many correspon dents report that the entire corn crop is now assured, but in a num ber of the central and most of the eouthern counties they were too light to be of any material help, and late corn has been injured by drouth in some localities. The conditions have been favorable for showers during the past two days, however, and quite heavy rains fell in some of the central counties on the night of the 25th. Erly corn is ripening rapidly and cutting has commenced in a number of counties. In many of the southern counties plowing for fall seeding is still de layed on account of the dry weather, but in those sections where rain has fallen it has progressed favorably. Cotton and tobacco are generally doing well and sorghum is beginning to ripen. Railroad and Telegraph Taxes. The following an the amounts of railroad and telegraph company taxes that are paid into our county treasury by these corporations that are doing business in this county. It will be observed that quite a source of revenue is derived in this way for state, county and township purposes, and yet some people will continue to "cuss" railroads and other corporations: Wabash Ry, main line... $6,075.72 Wabash R'y, Brunswick & Chillicothe branch... 2,624.33 Wabash R'y, Glasgow branch 860.49 C. B, & K. C. R'y 336.33 Chicago, Santa Fe& Cal, R'y 4,505.84 Western Union Tele graph Co 257.44 Total $14,660.20 We learn from the Press-Spectator of tbe vandalism of some thieving boys who broke into tha watermelon patch cf Will Racker, near Salis" bury, and after smashing all the wateimelons in eight, tore up the vines and piled them up over a half acre of ground. Mr. Rucker took close notice and measurements of the tracks and thinks be will furnish some work for the grand jury at tbe coming October term of circuit court. At th same time one of bis best blind bridles was taken from the barn. We hope Mr. Rucker may be able to obtain sufficient evidence to convict tbe perpetrators of the outraffe, and that the fullest punish ment prescribed by law may be meted out to tbem. LOST. A breech-loading shot-gun, No. 12 bore, on the road between Keytes ville and the Red bridge on Thursday 1 "is morning, Aug. 29m. rinaer win please leave same at the Courier of fice and get suitable reward, L. V. PlGGOTT, Boomer, Mo. Samuel Gauss, col., got up a row at tne restaurant 01 Marshal Baker, col., in Reytesville last Sun day, was arrested by Marshal Em- bree and placed in the cooler till Monday, when he was taken before his honor, Mayor Gilliam, pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace nd was fined $2 and costs. Miss Nina Rucker is in St. Louis, where she will spend the next three weeks 'trimming in a Jarge millinery establishment and posting herself on the latest s-.. li headgear. Miss Nina is in the employ of Misses Ruck er & Hodges, one of Keytesville's popular millinery firms.