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A man may be great by chance,
bat nerar wise and good without
taking pain for it
How dark would this world be
come, were earth and earthly things
our only hope had we no friends
but those as frail and fleeting asour
selvte. What is only gossip about a man,
ia scandal against a woman.
Never scare off a fly with n club
when a feather will do just as well.
We are ruined, not by what we
really want, but by what wo think
we do; therefore never go abroad iu
search of your wants. If they be
real wants they will come home in
search of you; for he that buys what
be doas not want, will soon want
what he cannot buy
Gentleness often disarms the
tierce aod melts the stubborn.
We snould have more muaio if all
intn were in tune.
Why is matrimony like sterling
coin? Because it has a genuine ring
A worthy old farmer, wh was
being worried in his croas-exami
nation by a lawyer in Maine, ex.
claimed, look here, squire, don't
you aek a good many foolish ques
Well. Bridget, if I engage you. I
shall want you to stay at home
whenever I wish to go out. Well,
ma'am, have no objections providin
you do the same when I wish to go
At a certain church fair a set of
Cooper's works was promised to the
individual who should answer a set
of conundrums. A dashing young
fellow was pronounced tbe winner
and received a set of wooden pails.
A juryman was asked whether he
had been charged by the judge.
Well, said he, the little fellow
that its up in the pulpit and stares
down at the crowd gave us a lecture,
but I dont know whether be charges
anything or not.
Poor Ilichard's maxim, 'Pay as
you go, is a very good one, but if
you ever tempted to run in debt let
it be for a life insuranee policy in
favor of the girl you want to mary
ry, so that in case ycu should sUp
down and out sho may have the
wherewithal to wear a pretty mourn
ing suit and catch a better fellow.
County Collector, B. P. Cauthoro &t
the school house on, Tuesday of latt
Alex. SoxeV residence is about
HIDE, WOOL AND FU3 MARKET.
Ileport corrected weekly by S.
Green salt hides .. ....... 5c
Green hides 4c
Dry flint ...12c
'J omiv. ...... mt
pardoned McKee on the Damaged hides two-thirds price.
Shep pelts, green 50 to 60c
Sheep pelts, dry 15 to 50c
Tallow. ........ . t be
L. G. feathers 50c
11th. How is that for reform.
(JLAC1R & RULOFF
TWO SPANS OF THE C. & A. Ii.
R. BURIED IN THE RIVER
This noble- striictosftat spans
the Mississippi at the lowelwend j of
the city 67 Louisiana lost . it third
pier frgm tbe Illinois side, and the
two irn spans that rested po it.
AboutS o'clock on the morning ol
tho 7thjnsf, the wind Mowing a
gale, anda train passing'over at tbe
time, movelK$siJBiH8 foundation
so silently that it was not discover
ed until tbe neadlignt ot & coming
tram rsvealed the breach. Tbe
strong current of the river snapped
the foundation of tha pier. It rest
ed on piles and was rip-rapped, but
tbe whole structure was swept
It is needless to say that under s
energetic a superintendent as Capt.
Atkins a false roadway of wood
work will span the breach in about I pini o. n Ann &i A D fT
t.Wrt ttf-Aks rt that f.rinH will rmaJ 1 1 11 Ct WMfAt.U V HIS.
. I Have now on hand and are constantly re-
uninterruptedly. ceivinsafine assortment of cooking and
Near tho upper nose of the lost "eating
pisrrock i found a depth of from Qq Qp WOOd StOVGSi
Cdl vu W Trouil lev!.- JLUU ..VOW VUU I .... ... ., , . .V
r Which they will offer to the public at the
Ol iuu Buumerw-ju nun uamu-wuiK very
rests but a few inches below the wa- LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH.
ter surface. Special attention given to
It is not yet decided whether a Glittering & Koofing Houses
p'er and two spans, as formerly, on anti Putting in Pumps.
CENT A U
Letter from a Postmaster.
"Antioch, III., Dec 1, 1874.
"Messrs. J. B. Rosi & Co.:
"31 y wife has, for a long time, been a
terrible sufferer from Jlheumatism. She
has t: ied many physicians and many reme
dies. The only thing which has given her
relief is Centaur Liniment. I am rejoiced
to say this has cured her. I am doing
what I can to extend its sale
W. H. RING.
This is a sample of many thousand testi
monials received, of wonderful cures
effected by the Centaur Liniment. The
ingredients of this article are published
around each bottle. It contains Witch
Hazel, Mentha, Arnica, Rock Oil, Car
bolic, and ingredients hitherto little
known It is an indisputable fact that the
Centaur Liniment is performing more
cures of Swellings, Stiff J oints. Eruptions,
Rheumatism, Neuralgia. Sciatica, Caked
Breasts, Lock-jaw, &c, than all other Lin
iments, Embrocations, Extracts, Salves,
Ointments, and Plasters now in use.
For Toothache, Earache "Weak Back,
tch and Cutaneous Eruptions it is ad
mirable. It cures burns and scalds with
out a scar. Extracts poison from bites
and stings, and heals frost-bites and chill
blaics, in a short time. No family can
afford to be without the Centaur Lini
ment, white wrapper.
The Centaur Liniment, yellow wrapper,
is axlapted to the tough 6kin, muscles and
flesh of the animal creation. Its effects
upon severe cases oi Spavin. Sw.eny,
Wind Gall, Big Ilead and Poll Evil, are
little less than marv llous.
Messrs. J. McClure & Co.. Druszists
corner Elm and Front streets, Cincinnati
"In our neighborhood a number of
teamsters are using the Centaur Liniment.
They pronounce it superior to anything
they have over used. We sell as high as
four to bra dozen bottles per month to
We have thousands of similar testimo
Fr Wounds, Galls, Scratches, Ring
bone, &c, and for Screw Worm in Sheep
it has no rival. Farmers, Livery-men.
and Stock-raisers, have in this Liniment a
remedy which is worth a hundred time1:
Laboratory of J. B. Rom & Co.,
46 Det Street. New Yobk.
JTowis Your Time for Bargains
Call and see me. I am offering my entire stock of
) ,' ... .'. - ' ' ' "
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, &c
FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS.
Call at once for bargains. This is no humbug, I mean
n23-2m South Side Square.
a single span of 320 feet, will repla' Under the Cromwell House.in the room
. .. j formerlv occumed bv Yates & Co., and
tbe temporary Biruciure. Air.aay lmm,djtely opposite the Ringo House
the work of repair is actively pro
greasing timber arriving, and a
steamboat engaged in the carrying
of materials, as well as the railroad lo
comotives with their trains of bridge
material. Passenger transfers are
made by the Louisiana ferry boat,
and freight goes forward by wav
of Hannibal and Jacksonville. Some
distance below where the old pier
stood tbe water is about 70 feot
deep, but right under the bridgeway
it is not half that depth.
Blum & Son have just received 50
pieces of suiting and overcoat pat
terns from the cast. 2otf
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DR. C. LANE'S
FOR Tiir. Cl'KE CF
Hepatitis or Liver Complaint,
DYSPU'ilA AND SICK HEADACHE.
COME TO T11K LEDGKi: FOI?
Have a Full Assortment of
Bireais, WasManfls, Kofc
That Umbrella. JL dozen or
more men stood at tho southern en
trance of tbe Court House the other
day, when it began to rair, and
Along came an individual with an
umbrella over his head. As he
reached the top step one of the men
advanced aod taid:
Ah! I've been waiting for you.
I knew you had it, and it's all right.
The man surrundered the umbrel
la in a hesitating manner, and b s
sheepish look showed very plainly
that bt was not the lavful owner
of it. As he passed into the ball an
other of the crowd stepped out, and
That's my umbrella, and I can
prove it. It has a J' cut into the
So it had, and after some parley
ing it was handed over, Tho new
owner was smiling very blandly, ai
the crowd applauded, when a man
turned in off tbe avenue to escape
a wetting. As soon as he saw the
umbrella, he called out.
Well, well, but where did you got
It s mine bought it at the etore,
was the reply.
Not much sir. It was stolen
from my office a month ago, and
you'd better hand it over, if yon
den't want trouble.
It was passed to him, and he start
ed for borne. Only tho angels knew
whether or not he was the realowo-or.
Whereas, Joel Guthrie and Martha
D. Guthrie, by their certain deed of
trust bearing date April Lst, ls7;,
which is duly refolded in book "J I"
of mortgages at pages 129. 430, 431
and 43'2, in the recorder's olllce for
Audrain county, Missouri, conveyed
to the undersigned trustee, the fol
lowing described real estate, situate
in Audrain county, Missouri, to-wit:
Llock number (6) containing eight
and 58-100 acres, and block "1J"? con
taining five ()) and 98-100 acres, all iu
Guthrie's addition to the town of
Mexico, in Audrain county, .Missouri,
as shown by plat on tile in the re
corder's ollice, for the record of deeds
for Audrain county; and further de
scribed as lying and being situate in
the northeast fourth of thenorthwest
quarter section (35) thirty-five in
township (51) flity-one of range No.
(9) nine, which said deed ot trust was
made to secure the payment ot a cer
tain note in said deed of trust de
scribed and. interest, signed by said
Joel Guthrie. And. whereas, it is
provided in said deed of trust, that if
said Joel G uthrie fail, refuse or neg
lect to pay the said note and said in
terest or any part thereof when due
according to the tenor, date and ef
fect of said note, Then the whole and
every part of said note with interest
shall become aue. demandable and
payable; and whereas, said interest
on said note has long since become
due and remains unpaid. Now, there-
tore, bv virtue ot the power in me
vested by said deed of trust, and at
the request of the holder of said note,
I will .
On Tuesday,Dccember 12th,
1876, sell said real estate at public
vendue lor cash to the highest biddar
at the east door of the Court Houe,
in Mexico. Audrain county, Missouri,
to satisfy said debt and the expenses
of executing this trust.
W. II, KENNAN,
Mb Editor. Since your last issue
we note the death of Mrs. J. W. Fin
ley, who died at her son's residence,
Dr. Finley, on Monday, Oct. 30th,
with typhoid fever. Age 67 years,
2 months and 27.days.
Our school took up Monday with
an enrollment of 53 Hcholars. Also
our debating society has been reor
sranized with Boon Middleton in the
chair, Guss Alexander Vice-Presi.
ent and F. Middleton, Secretary.
W were nleased to meet our
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George L. Carson,
SOLID WOODEN GUTTERING.
All letters for information in re
gard to prices, &c,
Keceive Prompt Attention.
Office cor. Mam and Alabama sts.,
28-ly. Louisiana, Mo.
Symptoms of a Diseased Liver.
iV-UN" in il.'j right side, under the.
JL edge of the ril-s, increases on pres
sure ; sometimes the pain is in the left
side; the patient is rarely able to lie
on the left side ; sometimes the pain
is felt under the shoulder-blade, and
it frequently extends to the top of
the shoulder, and is sorrctimes mis
taken for a rhuur.atisn: in the arm.
The stomach is affected with loss of
appetite and si( kness; the bowels in
general are costive, sometimes alter
native with lax ; ti e head is troubled
with pain, accompanied with a dull,
heavy sensation in the back part.
There isgcnerally a considerable loss
of memory,acccmpanicd with a pain
ful sensation of having left undone
something which ought to have been
done. A slight, dry cough is some
times an attendant. The patient
complains of weariness and debility ;
he is easily startled, his feet arc cold
or burning, and he complains of a
prickly sensation of the skin ; his
spirits'are low; and although he is
satisfied that exercise would be bene
ficial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try
it. In fact, he distru: ts every rem
edy. Scvtral of the jbovc symp
toms attend the dia--., but cases
have occurred v. i .ci e iVw of them ex
isted, et examination of the body,
after death., has . l.ov.n the liver to
have been extensively deranged.
AGUE AND FEVER.
Dr. C. MVLams Liver. Pills,
in cases of Aon: am Lever, when
taken with Qui:: ire, .t:e productive
of the most happy results No better
cathartic can be need, preparatory
to, or after taking Qumine. We
would advi c all who are afflicted
with this (!:.,e;-e to give them A
For ail Liiiotis e!erangcmenfs, and
as a simple purgative, they are un
KS'.VARK OP IMITATIONS.
The genuine Dr. C. M?Lake's
Liver Pills are never sugar coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on
lid, witn tiie impression jjr.
M. Lane's Liver Tills.
The genuine M. Lane's Liver
Phls bear the signatures of C.
MVLane and Fleming Legs, on the
ZziT Insist on your druggist or
storekeeper giving you the genuine
Dr. C. MVLane's Liver Pills, pre
pared by Fleming Eros., Pittsburgh,
Sold by all respectable druggists
and country storekeepers generally.
To those wishing to give Pr. C. MVLane's
Liver Pills a trial, we will mail post paid to ry
y:rt f the L'nited States, one box of Pills lor
l .i enty-Cve cents.
FLKMTNO BROS., Pittshursh. Pa
Mothers may haye rest and their babies
may have health, if they will use Castoria
lor wind uouc, Worms, everishness,
Sore Mouth, Croup, or Stomach Com
plaints. It is entirely a vegetable prepar
ation, and contains neither mineral, mor
phine, nor alcohol. It ie as pleasant to
take as honey, and neither gas nor gripes.
Pr. E. Dimocb , of Dupont, O., says;
41 am using Castoria in my practice
with the most signal benefits and happy
This is what everyone says. Most
nurses in New York City use the Castoria.
It is prepared bv Messrs. J. B. Rose &
tCo., 46 l)ev street, New York, successors
o Samuel Pitcher, M. D.
Why do You Shake ?
For the convenience of the con
sumer tho rroprietors of Dr. Slier-'
man's Malarifuge now put it up in
75 cent bottles as well as $1.60 as
heretofore. To those who have used
the Malarifuge, it is not ne essary to
sav a Avoi d in its behalf : but to those
who have shaken in ignorance of it we
will sav, trv it ami add vour testimo
ny to thousands of others, that it
cured vou. Xo other medicine is re-
buircd, as it is a combined tonic, al
terative, cathartic, febriluge, cliolo
rosrue and aiiti-neriodie. Jt neutral
izes miasmatic poison, purities and.
invigorates the blood, restDrcs the
Liver ami other diseased organs to
their natural hoalthv condition, there
by thoroughly eradicating the disease
For Sale bv
wllweow " J. F. LLEWELLYN.
OLD SANTA CLAUS
las again established his headquar
The Toy Department
Is now complete, and
Cheaper than Ever.
Cad in time and make
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Beady made burial shrouds ur lames or eatieuao.
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