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"VOLUME XXV. . KEYTESVlIiLE. MISSOURI, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7. 1800. NCTMBKU ao. - - - . ' i Ask Any Wife Who has tried Blanke'a Coffee what she thinks of it. See if she doesn't praise it io the skies." Ask any hnsband tvho has tried a cnp of this line-flavored drink. See if he doesn't tell 3ou it's the best he ever" drank. Ask your doctor, your law. yer, ask anybody, and the opinion will always be the -same. Blanke's Coffee is better than any other brand in the world. That is all I claim for "it. The price is 33 1-3 cents a pound, or three pounds for a dollar. 1 Don't Tae any chances at all in my business. It never pnys to experiment in Groceries. I aimply buy the kinds of food that have a klgi reputation. Then I know my customers will be satislie.l. Is it a'ny wonder, then, 'that I'm known as the leading grocer in Keytesville? Is it any wonder that my bnsines is always booming when other folks .are talking about dull times! S. M. WHITE, Pure Food Grocer. KEYTE5VILLE. MISSOURI. Republican Coaaty Convention. Pursuant to call the Republicans, of Chariton county, met in convention at Kcytcsville. Saturday. August ist, 1S96. for the J urposc of nominating a coun ty ticket. The central committee recommenced F.C Sasse as temjorary ciiairman and O. F. Smith as tempora ry secretary of the convention. At 1 o'clock, when the convention was called to order, on motion the tem porary officer were made the perma nent ofF.cers of the convention. On rr.v.ion. a committee convoked of one f.om each toAn!;ij, was ao pointed cn credentials and order cf business Al-'o a committee, com ;scd of one fiom each township, was ar p r.ted on rciohr.ijr.s. The committee on credentials and order cfbusir.es submitted the follow ing report: Ycur committee on credentials and order cf business lcg leave to rcjort that there are no corrects coming from r.ry of the ton r. ship, and wc therefore, rccr'uvv.crvl that the dele gates present frvi the various town '.?;: be entitled to seats in this con xr.tion and cmpowtrcd t cast the vtte d ;'- :r several townships. Your cnv.rvttce r it.l further re port the f '' in g order i-i" bu siness: 1 Action ucn the rc::it of the cc.;.:::'.it:.e cn credentials and order f huiir.e-:. 2 A '.ion upon the report of the comm;:ee on resolution:. 3 Calling the mil of t :e tov.n h:ps for names of central committeemen. 4 Nomination cf c ar.dilatcs for county c:'::cs in the fellow ing order: Representative, prosecuting attorney. sheritT, treasurer, survey r, public ad ministrator, coroner. judge of the east ern district, judge of the western dis trict, a" cf which is repectfulh suV rr.itted. F. M. Le vi;, chahmen. 1. T. .Smith, secretary cf the committee. Oa motion the report of ht com mittee was received and adopted and the committee discharged. The committee on resolutions sub mitted the following report: . The Republicans, of Chariton coun ty, in delegated convention assembled, declare as follows; First. We heartily endorse the national and state Republican plat forms adopted at the St. Louis and Springfield conventions and believe that the future prosperity of our na tion depends upon the ratification of the same by the voters of out country at the ensuing election. Second. We recognize the good judgment ot the delegates t3 said con ventions by nominating the patriots and statesmen, McKinley tor presi dent, and G. A. Ilobartfor vice-president, on our national ticket, and entire state ticket, headed by Hon. R. K. I.ewis for governor, and pledge then our undivided and hearty support. Third. We denounce the national Democratic platform adopted at Chica go, and call attention to its anarchic tendencies. It questions the honor and integrity of our higest tribunal, the supreme court of the United States, and lend its aid to riot and lawJcsncss by characterizing as an arbitrary in tcrferancc the lawful intervention of the Federal authority to suppress disorder. Fourth. We believe that the interest cf the citizens and tax-payers, cf Char iton county, will be best subserved by the maintenance in good faith of the township organization, and we con demn all direct and indirect attacks upon this system of local self govern ment and especially all attempts to cripple said system by withholding the needful appropriation and failing to set apart the necessary amount of the county revenue to which the townships arc entitled under the law. lifth. While we arc not concerned as partisans in the manner in w hich the Democrats manage their internal affairs yet, we as citizens of Chariton county, have an interest in the admin istration of public affairs by the of ficers nominated by the Democratic part-; and we believe that due regard to the character and jversonal conduct of candidates who secure nominations is a matter of public concern and that whenever unlawful meaus arc cm ployed to secure a nomination consid ered tantamount to an election the laws of the state should be observed, and for these reasons wc condemn the shameful manner of open and notorious briber) of voters as practiced at the late iKrmocratie primary, and we call u;on ai! well disposed person?, irrespective of party, t a.i-t us in de feating these corrupt practices to be crowned by success at the polls. Sixth. Wc believe that the best in terests of the people cf this state can be subserved by the publication c f shoo! books used in the public schools bv the ft.tte. and sId to the people for enough only M cover pul lication and transportation tost, and our candidate fr representative pledges his lct endeavor to i e- urc such reform concerning our school text lookj. On motion the report of the com mittee on resolutions was adopted and the committee discharged. The ro!l of tirvn.hips v. as then called for the names o! the iue:nlers of the county Republic an central c om r.iittcc selected fix the tut ensuing tuj years. r.Jrch rc;ortcd a follows: I lee Rrnnth !'.rtmw;ck IJowl'.ng Orecn. . . Clatk Cockrc'.l Cur.:vin:;hrim Cliariton Kcytesvillc Mendon. ....... Missruri Muscl Fork Salisb'ury Salt Creek Triplet! Wayland Yellow Crr-.k ..Win. I.. CLirk F. C .Sasse Ceo. HeJ.lcr John F. Rrewer F. M. Lewis . II. Renr.e M. C. Hol o ub II. M. Allen . . .Jacob S. ?dcycT S. S. Kc!jo . .Wm. R. Sccney 1. T. Smith W. II. Conrad . S. 1 ean After which the ixv&vcstioa io- ceeded to nominate the following named candidates to fill the various offices to be elected at the next gen eral election: For representative, I.uctan A. Spen cer; for prosecuting attorney, F. C Sasse; for sheriff, F. B. McCurry; for treasurer, F. F. Bartholomew; for sur veyor, R. A. Roberts; for public ad ministrator, Ceorge W. Smith; for coroner. Dr. G. M. Dewey, for judge of eastern district, F. M. Meyer; for judge of western district, Charles W. Stcinman. There being no further business the convention adjourned. O. F. Smith, F. C. Sxssk, Secretary. Cliairman. After the adjournment of the con vention the members of the centra! committee met and organized for the next ensuing two years by the election of F. C Sasse, chairman; Ik F. Mc Curry, secretary, and Ceorce I Icchler, treasurer. The committee adjourned subject to the call of the chairman. F. li. McCcrxv. F. C. S vssu. Secretary. Chairman. IrOunty Court Proceedings. County court convened in regular session at Keytesville Aug. 3rd. 1S96. There were present L. II. Herring, I (residing justice, Henry Hays and C II Allen, associate justices, J. F. Dempscy, shcrift. and R. D. Kdivards, clerk. A. I Wires, deputy bridge com missioner, presents rqiort of the com pletion of bridge across Iikc creek, and recommending the payment of $135 to (Icorge Ilartec for the build in; of same. Same makes report of re-placement of bridge across Salt creek and recom mends that George IJartcc, the con tractor, be piid $96 thcrclor. Same as to bridge across Clark's branch ant! recommends the payment of $102 to A. I- Armstrong, contract or. Ordered, upon consent of securities of Mrs. N. F. Mann to school fund for $6ao. release one acre of land des cribed as a part of the land mortgaged to secure pa) mcnt of said fund. G. H. II igginbottom granted license to keep "dram shop in Brunswick, he having filed the re-juircd petition and bond. Ordered that $60 be appropriated to build a bridge in Cockrcll township Ictccn sections 5 and 6, township 55. range 17. A. I- Wires, deputy bridge com mi.wor.cr, contract for building sus pension l.ri fge across the Giariton river near the Butter Mill site, award ed to Rtinyon Bridge construction i-otopar.y, at ad for the sum of $1350. Al.l.on WCI. AS 101I.OV. George B.utee. for building bridge acrovi Fake creek..:? 133 co Sane f.r replacing bridge ariose Si!t creek 9S 00 A. I .. Armstrong for repairs to bridge across (Hark's branch 10: ca A. G. Sterner for cash paid for lalcr in repairing bridge atrov; Give branch in V.i)!e.rd M-nd;ip 5 00 Jno. O. I -lughtrty for sup;or: IV.'y Montgomery o:i. iS M. T. P.ivcr.;M,rt ; supcrin- ten Icr.t of county povr farm f -r Kr Tlv.o. B.'.fingt i;i for servi -es ns lab Tcr at county po.iT f.-.r 'i cme m r.th J. C. Wa'h'.c e salary as j-roi-c:.iig attorney for July. . . ;o 00 1 : co Letter List. The fnl'otving is tlic li.t of unciaim cl letters in the Kcytcsvi.'lo, Mo., pst o.'ii: Aug. Tlh. 1S3C. J. W. Gladstone. John Hughs. B. F. Medley. V'h.cn calling for the abo-.e letters plcaiC sjy advertised." J-.::x Ciixvrr-s, V. M. iaW eJ-i.7 A c:r tori c f barrel ccived. Jt L. F. Cock' ; The lopallst Convention. The Populists, of Chariton county, heTii a convention last Tucs lay for the" purpose of nominating a ticket. C. Hedgepeth, of Salisbury, was elc'ed chairman and W. T. Davis, of Byt emville, was elected secretary. The townships it was found had there representation present as follows: Tovg&mps. ieixi;ates Dec Branch 7 Bowjing Green Brut.iwick 3 Chipton 1 CUr'tf 1 Cur.rungham 1 CocixeU 1 Keyr:sville 6 MerAion Missouri : 2 Mussel Fork 4 Salistury 6 Salt Creek 1 TripSat 1 Way-Lod 1 Yellow Creek 1 Wood nominated A. C Yo cum hr representative. Rules were suspended and Yocum was nominated by acclamation. Samuel Elliott nominated Oscar Wooct for shcriiT. Chairman an nounded that Mr. Wood had about all the honor he could well carry, as at the Scdalia convention, last week, he had been nominated for state treasurer, whereupon Mr. Flliott withdrew the name of Mr. Wood. John Crawford nominated Robert Cooper for sheriff and Mr. Cooper declined the honor, John Fogrpn nominated F. M. Flliott and Mr. Flliott also declined for the reason that he expected to move out I o : ty mty heqre . the jelec;o Isaac Hickerson nominated Avm. leather for sherifT. A. C. Yocum nominated F. Byon McCurry who is also the RquMican nominee for the same office. The vote being taken and counted it was found that McCurry had 16 votes. Blather 17 and Cooper 3. On second ballot Cooper's name was withdrawn McCurry had 16 votes and Prathcr 20. Brather was declared the nominee. Win. II. Taylor was nominated for treasurer by acclamation, his name being presented by A. C Yocum. J. W. Miller nominated J. X. Gip son for judge of the Fastern district. S. Yocum nominated J. W. Miller for same office. Mr. Burrus nominated John Crawford. Mr. Crawford de clined. The ballot being taken re sulted in the choice of Mr. Gipson, who it will be remembered is a Demo crat, and was a candidate before the last primary election for representative and made a good rare. I or judge of the Western district, J. W. Wilkinson, v.ho was defeateu in the Republican nominating renvention fjr the same ofiiee. Charles Stciman. who is the Republican nominee and C. F. Allen, who is the incumbent and and the Democratic nominee nr re election were severally nominated. The vote being counted, Allen was de clared the nominee by a handsome majority, though wc have not the exact vote. James Johnson nominated A. F. Arrington for county surveyor. Mr. Airington is the nominee on the Dem ocratic ticket for the same office. Jno. Foggin nominated R. A. Roberts for the same office. Mr. Roberts is the Republican nominee also. Arrington received 23 votes and Roberts 1. When nominations for prosecuting attorney were reached the chairman called "Uncle Sam" Klliott to preside whereupon Mr. Hedgepeth in clo-ptent terms put in nomination Judge O. F. Smith, which was seconded by Mr. Wood. The thought no doubt 00 curred to many of the s-ec.tatojs that ! all the eloquence of the convention had been bottled up for this one occasion, but the clo pence of the tao speeches was like "sweetness wasted Vm the desert air.1 Judge Smith being present -rose and in equally as clomcnt terms an- nounccd to t!e convention that under no circurailaaccs could he accept the honor they had conferred, th it he hac been entertained as well as amused at their proceedings, but that he was a Republican in good standing and no longer than last Saturday had helped the Republicans to nominate & candidate for prosecuting attorney and would be very far from consenting to become a candidate against him. Mr. Coonts moved that the office of prosecuting attorney be left vacant so far as their nomination was concerned. The vote on this proposition was not taken. A. C Yocum then nominated F. C Sasse, the Republican nominee. The rules were suspended and the nomination of Mr. Sasse made unanimous. For coroner, Mr. Wood nominated I )r. Dewey, who is also the Republi can and Democratic nominee. Mr. Coonts nominated Dr. Bifieter. Bille ter received 25 votes andDewey 1 1. For public administrator J. W. Miller, a Populist, and T- K. Mackay the Democratic nominee were nomi nominated. Miller received 29 votes and Mackay - The Populist nominees as declared by the convention arc as follows: Representative, A. C Yocum, Pop ulist; sheriff, Wm. Prather, Populist; treasurer, Wm. H. Taylor, Populist; prosecuting attorney, F. C Sasse, Re publican; surveyor A. F. Arrington. Democrat; public administrator, J. W. Miller, Populist; coroner. Dr. Billeter, Populist; judge eastern district, J. N. Gipson, Democrat: judge western dis trict, C F. Allen, Democrat. NOIT-S OX THE CONVENTION'. Judge Smith in his speech declining the Populist nomination for prosecuting atrvsy o-M-that ifnr.had -bwrerfcoth entertained and amused" by the pro ceedings of the convention. We sup pose he had about the same experience of many others who witnessed the per formance. In the effort made to keep in the middle of the road, which seems to be the Populist motto, there was considerable wobbling as shown by the convention going outside its political fold for several nominees. Mr. Burrus, a delegate from Salis bury had a grievance which he pre sented to the convention in vigorous terms. He had been appointed by a former convention as an alternate delegate to the SedaHa convention; the delegate could not go but as the dele gations from Chariton county needed "a rpeaker," the delegates, or some othtr parties who assumed the author ity to do so, held a meeting, gave Brother Hedrpeih, who is sery fluent of ton uc, the credentials that Brother! Burrus ought to have had and left Ilrother Burrus at home. Mr. Barrus said Populists had abused the old par tics because of their permitting hossism. but early in the history of the Populist, in Chariton county, he met with a high handed move among bosses that he thought deserved rebuke. Brother Yocum who took a good share of the responsibility of the wrong dene Brother Burrus to himself made the "amende honorable' by acknowl edging his error and saying "it was an error of the hend and not of the heart." In several speeches made by Mr. Burrus. there were outbursts of princi ples tainted with Democracy which the Democrats present almost involun tarily cheered to the echo, but Mr. Yor um called attention to the fact that the speakers w.is cheered by Demo crats and not by Populists. The Populi.'ti in the convention here Tuesday made a great show cf Jiberality by taking some of their nom inee's from the Democrat pr.rly ard some from the Re;ubhcan party. This looks like liberality, but unless they can show that this is tl.e:r practice where they have a clear, unmistakable majority, r.c arc not prepared to say whether i: not. is real i:ex:uinc liberality or Wintcd. I want to trade a good 1 2-horse power traction engine for a stationary s engine and boiler from 25 to 40-horse er. F. J. Ellis, Guthridgc Mills, Mo. MISS HILL HNTHUTAlSS. A Most Delightful Leap Year Patty" (liven at her fome Monday Evening. Mi Hill, at home. Monday evening August the 3rd, Eighteen hundrcl and ninety-six. at hall pa o'cloct. to meet Mi&i Keith. Miss Miss Garner. Leap Year Dance. In response to the above invitations about 20 couples of Keytesville's most charming society people assembled at Castle Hill, the palatial home of Mr- and Mrs. Wm. E. Hill, in north Key-- tesville. The beautiful home was the pictirer of loveliness, and one never to hssF forgotten by those present The party was complimentary to Misses Keith and Garner, of Kansas City, and Miss Caldwell, of Paris, Mc.m three lovely young ladies who are vis- iting Mi;s Hill. About 9:30 o'clock, after the young ladies had filled out their pro grammes, all retired to the beautifiX lawn, which had been floored and lighted by numerous Japanese lanterns, and the following programme carried! out: r. 2 3-4- 5 6. Waltz. Duex Temps. Waltz. Schottische. Waltz. Duex Temps. INTERMISSION. Waltz. Polka. 7- 3. , .'4- , Waltz (Genilcm eaVchoxe , 10. Schottische. ' - 1 1. I 2. 3 14. '5 16. Waltz. Deux Temps. Waltz. York. Deux Temps. Waltz. Miss Hill was assisted in entertain ing by her sister. Miss Lucille, and brother, Mr. Frank W., and were pro nounced by one and all royal enter tainers. At 11 p.m., during the intermis sion, elegant refreshments were served. and punch was served on the veranda. About one o'clock the guests de parted, and will ever cherish foad memories of the hospitality of Miss Hill. Exctiangs Reading Club. There has been recently orgarietL in Kcytesvi'c whit is known an an "Ex change Readinjf club, with 4 x mem bers with a prospect of more ntmcs being obtained. The preamble to the organ'zationt reads as follows: " Reorganizing the fact that good books are among1 man's be it friends. and that home reading is no longer 3. luxury but a neccsity, and that necess ity is made a possibility by the cheap ness of books in general, and the writings of the best authors extant as. well, wc are prompted to an eifort to place, at a mere nominal cost, the latest and the best current magazine litera ture into the hands of every family for home reading. Therefore, we the undersigned. agTee to pay the sum of $1 into a. general fund of not less than $20 to be expended in the purchase of such. b"oks, periodicals cn 1 monthly maga zines as the members may elect." The literature to be purchased, and which is to circulate among the mem bers of the club, consist; of the leading magazines and periodicals of trc day, and when used for a year will be sold, at auction for what they will bring and their place filled by the some or others for the next year. The clu ' will have stated meetings, nt which time the matter of the magazines which have been read by the members will bei reviewed. Wanted. Young man with $ 1 ,00 o to $i,5co to invest n good paying Lusiness Muv. be of go a J mcral d aracter and! a hustl z. InqtL-e at th'rs. office.