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I y 1 I THE MONTGOMERY TRIBUNE. VOL. IX. MONTGOMERY CITY, MlSsblJRI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER'?, 1900. NO. .S m p THE I'UOSI-CUTINa ATTORN I-YS1 1 ll CONTEST. I T I ..re ... .i . .. a. m . liiuieriy i ins weou gave to tlio I'ltiiit Ni: the following statement in regard to the pending contest between himself and Sir. Cook : "My principal object in commencing the contest was to get a re-count or the ballots and the matter may stop there. There is no provision of law for a re-count without a contest. The re-count, which is now made po.ssihle, ought to take place within a month or such a matter. It will take the County Clerk only about three days to make the re count, as only the ballots for Prosecuting Attorney will be re-counted. The law pro vides that this re-count shall be made by the county clerk behind closed doors with only the parties interested and their attorneys present. The "olllcial count" which is al ways made by the county clerk immediately after an election, is not a re-count, but is simply the adding together of the totals cer tified to him from the various election pre cincts. I he ballots are novou re-counted after being sealed up at the various precincts except in case of contest. Should the re count give Mr. Cook anything like a de cisive majority I will cheerfully dismiss the contest on the completion of the re-count. And should the re-count give me a decisive majority, it will also practically settle the matter. It is true that I have alleged in my notice of contest that certain persons not legally entitled to vote at the late election voted for Mr. Cook, and within twenty days from the date of my notice, the time prescribed by law for that purpose, no doubt Mr. Cook will serve notice on me alleging that certain persons voted for mo not being legally en titled to vbto. Tohatextent tf Passing of the Latest Republican flov crnor of Missouri. i Lebanon, Mil, Dec. 2. Ex-Oov. McClurg, Iho lntost Hepublicnn Governor of Missouri, who hns been confined to tliu house nntl to Ills bed for sovernl months, tiled nt the residence of his son-ln-lnw, C. C. Draper, to-dny, nt nbout 12 o'clock, aged K'l years. In his death thu nlate lost an estimable lese allegations nutrlit be established by proof on cither side, can not bo definitely told at this time. But as sug gested above, the re-count may show such a majority one way or the other as to elimi nate the issue of illegal voters. To try the case upon the issue that illegal votes were cast, would involve considerable cost, and would require the testimony of quite a num ber of witnesses. The cost and trouble, however, of a re-count is comparatively slight, and inasmuch as the result, according to the olllcial returns, was very close, there being a difference of only four votes, and in view of tho fact that re-counts in other in stances have shown marked variances from tho olllcial returns, I think that a re-count is justified. I would not for a moment be con sidered as appealing from tho verdict of the people, nor do J claim that the Judges of election knowingly counted a single vote im properly, or that they knowingly permitted anyone to vote not legally entitled to do so, or that they knowingly refused anyone the right to voto who had a legal right to vote But it is undoubtedly true that tho best election oflleers are liable to make a mistake in making the count of tho ballots onolection day. Tho cases cited below which were carried to tho Supreme court of the state tend to show that this is true. Tho case of Sono vs Williams 1110 Mo, &50 appealed to tlio supreme court from Cole county, shows tins state ol lacts: Iniovii Sono and 'Williams were opposing candidates for tho olllce of Sheriff of Colo county. Tho olllcial count gave "Williams 111 majority. Sono contested and the re-count gave Sono !55 majority. Tho total number of votes cast in Colo county that year for tho two candidates mentioned wero less than tho total number of votes cast for Prosecuting Attor ney in this county tins' year. In tho case of Nash vs CJraig.lUi Mo. 817, appealed to tho supremo court from, Uuchimon county, these facts appear : JTash and Craig wero oppos ing candidates' for tho olllce of county clerk of Buchanan county in 1801. The olllcial count gave , Craig a majority of one vbto. Nash contested.' 1 Tho re-count gave 3STash majority, and tho re-count was sustaiycdl JOS. W.AUCLURa DEAD. upon the trial of the case to the extenttof giving Nash 08 majority. The total number of votes cast in Buchanan county that y$ar however, for the two candidates mentioned for county clerk, was nearly 12,000, In the case of Lankford vs (Jerhart, l.'lt) Mo. (121, which arose in Davis county in 1 8!) I over the olllce of Sheriff, the circuit court decid ed that the opposing candidates each received 1822 legal votes. Moth sides appealed. The supreme court held that one of the voles counted by the circuit court for contestant was illegal, and reversed tho case with in structions to enter up judgment for contes ts0- , AVhilo I do not think it probable that a re-count of the ballots cast for Mr. Cook and myself will show as great a variance from tho olllcial returns as was shown in the two eases first above cited, which seem to have been exceptional cases, still if any mistakes were made by the election officers either in Mr. cook's favor or in my favor, no one can be wronged by their correction. If Mr. cobk was duly elected I certainly want him to have tho olllce, and in making the re- Lincoln Park School, inniiol llml word to eji,rei our tlinnlix In Itinm who lure agreed In help in .cciire a library for nir M-liiiul. Kverv one wh have mkcii urn mveu enner licmKn or tho 0. A. It. Ho nnd hit wife wero formerly members of tlio Prosbytorlan church, but he has nllir...,. ,,n,. wknm n , . " lul"'ut oi mo .MCtnOtllK . lti . i . .. . i i ui iiuuuunur crcou, wcroociignicu to honor in his life-time, mid now In his denth they nil mlnglo their tenrs with his borrowing relatives and friends. Tho church of which ho was n member has lost ono of its strongest devotees nnd most faithful adherents nnd tho com munlty n man loved nnd revered by all. Ho leaves threo sonH and thrco daughters. His wifo died In 1801. Joseph W. McClurg was n natlvo of St. Louis County, Mo., was born February 22, 1818, and was tho son of Joseph nnd Mnrv Drothcrton McClurg, nntl grand son of Joseph McClurg, who camo to America during tho Irish rebell ion of 1708. Ho camo over, con- 1 .1 1 1 V. . l.il . t ii a , t . uumuu in uiu uuiuim oi a vessel, mi nt I would not take advantage of any nnd his family followed shorUy technicality, if I could, to deprive Mr. Cook afterword. Ho located at Pittsburg, of a single vote. If mistakes were made' in ! 1,11,11 tho flrst Iron foundrJ' In that my favor the re-count will result in incrtfai LZur ,Cntt,h ingMr. cook's majority, and if mistakes farm near this city, and ran a were made in Mr. cook's favor to any con. foundry thoro for many years. His siderable extent, the re-count will result in 80119 conllnuod tbo ,,U8lncss nftcr giving me a majority." I ho h,ld Kiif- Tho of " 00 J V i irovernor McClurir wni linrn In I Northern Ireland nnd camo to VASHINCiTON LETTER. I America when 12 years old. ito - - - wns also a founilrvmnn. nn worn From Our Itecular Correspondent. I his brothers, Abxnnder nnd Wm. and they ran the business thcro for a number of years. Ho died In wns receiver of tho United States I Land Offlco nt Springfield. Hoi has been n very prominent man of tho State of Mlsoourl, nnd wns nl way s n republican. Ho took much Interest In tho election of 1000. and dosired to cast his ballot for Win. j mimtl ilonnilnii In inonry. Some lnvn McKlnley, but wns unnblo to co willlnu urninlo-il In lirl'n n In nn i-n. to tho polls. He was a member of ti-riiilmnwit w- lmll linr In the henr hniire, nml rlmll nliln lit tlsrt n xiiuMernlilH it; lllirnri, nml to jtel Hit., luniks liir llni.il who are hoi all in iiity iliein fur llmni-i-hl'. VNx niill ol ilin irltnitry mom plscopal church for several years. They wero tho grnnd-pnrents of twenty-six children, twenty-four j li-hi u r Inirroiluj; l,linliivlii(f oi wnom are now living. irurcl.B i-i Wnliie.ilnj. uneriiuuu. 'I'lir llonkrr T. Wit.liliialO'i' Miclu ly will l,i,l,l h. U.i inteiliiji limn f. Irr I he liuhil.iyii I'rhUv nlt.TM.iou. Ueiieclliillvf H'. H .Slirllun. It was an extraordinary event for Con gress to adjourn immediately after assemb linsr on the first dav of tho sonHmn. ImiflfS S ..1 .i"'AlTZf!aULrJ?lAt. l-... . witbin n few months of toenator Davis of .Minnesota, and Senator Giver of Jown, Congress and the country met with an ex traordinary loss, and it was fitting that Con- VUOI (VIMVIV.IUHIL. 111-. I.VIU11I FJIIUIUU advantage Ol tllO Ill-St Ojiportunity to public- pnncipni partoi nis eaucntion ly honor their memory. in Ohio, whero ho remained until Senator Piatt, of New York, said of the nbout lye"B ' n" IIo1tl!eIn probable legislation of the session: "I f Il8S"rl nnd mado hI . . . Ihnmn with hl TTnnln .Ifimes una Josoph P. Horrlngton DoacJ. Jntrpli I', llerrliiKMn, ini-inliiT rlei i of Mir SIiiIh llimril iif liillr.mil nml Wurflioinn CeiMiiii.iniT, iIIpiI .nt. tirilny iiiornlnir nt 1:03 n'dock nl (lie home ul 'I'. A. .Morii. S233 I'lim si. wlieru tie Iin Lrcn Ijlnj; lil. ''lie MtiMidlM phy.lcluli le.liT.Uy In. lormeil Ilic iiietiiliers nf Mr. llerrluji Ion Inmlly Hint thi-iu iu mi ,n... Iilllty of lilt irciirrry nml III. I lie could nut ve more llinu n lew hours. lie wim iiiiciiiijcIiiu. tinml ,.r Ihn ilny. Hu rnlllrd it llltlu in lh early eveulii;;, but wi mi wenk Hint ho cutilil nut iiesk, and yate liui lalilt niitns of i'ijiicIiiu-ii:m. Jlii, llerrliijt nijiln ile6neeii),i,r Mober- ly, a l.ler or Mr. Ilrriintun; Mr Art llnitklm, of tSfdnlln, n lieplien, ntid Mr A. lUrrliiuluii. n cou-lii Ironi iiednlla, wera at Hie bedalde ol I he alck man, hoplui; against liupe unlil the very end, when llle tllckcreil lulelly mil. The funeral will be held al ticdalla Sunday under Ihn dlrrctiou of I be odtje of Klks uf that illy. The re- iiiaiua will be cscurtrd lo the liaiu thti evouiuK by the ril, Luula lude ol Llka, and a cuminlltre will accoiuiiaiiv II, em, Willi Ilia member ul tho lauiUy In Hedalla, ur litre ltih (uuernl wlll Miss Martha llladcs, of Mlncola, was In town Saturday. Joo Mattocks of Fulton, spent Thanksgiving .with Miss Mario Jonca. Miss Mary Clark returned from a protracted visit in St. Louis Sun day. .. ; J. H. Nelson Is spending a few dnys with his brother, Wi C. Nelson. Tom Kelly of Mobcrly, visited friends hero tho latter part of tho week. Mrs. Sncthen of Lower Loutre.ls visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jnines Walker. It. L. Spears moves liito his property on Court House-'street this week. T. L. Cnrdwcll of Now Florence, was on our streets on business the first of tho week. E. T. Bellamy of Mlddletown, camo over to .see his son oil tho ITI of bnfc turn ohllflmn. JamnH II. deceased, and J. W. McClure;. Tho last named was reared In I'ennsyl-I vnnlu, whltherlho had been taken at tho ago of 7 years, but received Tl , .1 1 11 I 11 ii IIOIUO Willi I11S UUV1UUUUIU3 U11U think the ship subsidy bill, the army reor- MarshnU Urothcrtoni both of whom y.uiiniiii.iiiun uiii, u c mil lutuiiiiu reutie-i flUcd tho omc0 of shcrlft of st nun iiiuiiRiuo, iiuu Lilt; iBiiiiiiKiii eaiuil mil will all pass. Personally, I favor tho 2ucn- 1 consider the lcarajrua route the only practical one, and I believe it will bo adopted." Ono of the obstacles in tho way of Nicaragua canal legislation, was removed when Secretary Hay and the Nica ragua Minister signed a treaty for their respective governments, which concedes to the United btates all necessary rights and privileges for the construction of the Nicara gua canal, and negotiations for a similar treaty with Costa Htca are now under wav Senator Elkins thus briefed his ideas of what he hoped congress would do: "The first bill I want to see passed is tho Isthmian canal bill. I want to see the canal built by American capital and controlled bv the United States. 1 am not in favor of any A.. il-.-i !I1 1. .L. i A . flit treaty mat win ousirucc us passage. l lio canal is necessary for our protection. Con gress, I believe, will pass tho ship subsidv bill. The country needs more ships, and I .....I 1 1 l...l. !. 1 1 ! ., , l iiiiiiursiuiiu unit it ikim iieeu liupossiuio IOl American shippers to secure vessels to carry abroad the goods actually engaged to "1111 orders." Jlcprescntntivo Dick of Ohio, said of the tho future of the republican party: "Tho republican party lias but to lollow a conserv ative, steady, business-like course, and it will remain in power for years. "What the people want, I believe, is to see tho material welfare of tho country advanced on safe lines, and I think tho policy of the republi can parjty will keep that in view, 1 do not think more partisan politics will enter into tho policy, but that tho efforts of tho party will ho directed toward the material improve ment of tho country in a way to benefit the whole people, and that we shall have sup port, not alone from republicans, but from democrats. I have noticed since tho elec tion that tho campaign has left little bitter ness. General good feeling seems to pre vail to n! degree unusual after a vigorously conducted campaign. Ull VB UUIII III I I.undoo, Canada, about forli-..li er J" mper wont to airn. While oulln loilnir Ma nareiita removed Ii. Mluouri, selllluic In 15-l v,8,t re,atJves' Louis county. J. W. McClurg serv' ed as deputy sheriff under both of them for about two years. In tho spring of 1839 ho went to Texas and remained thcro about two years, and was admitted to tho practice of law at Columbus, Texas. In 1811 ho was married In Washington county to Miss Mary C. Johnson, a natlvo of Vir ginia, and this union resulted in the birth of eight children, six of whom are now living, Mary E. wife of Col. M.W.Johnson, now of Lebanon; Fannie, wlfo of C. C. Draper of Lebanon; Joseph E., a farmer In Lnclcdo county; Sarah, wlfo of Thomas Monroe residing In Lebanon ; Dr. James, a dentist of Lebanon, nnd Marshall J,, also a dentist, nt Carthage, Mo. After marrlago Mr. McClurg turned attention to merchandising, which he carried on nt Hazlewood and Lin Creek, Mo., until tho brenktngout of tho civil wnr, when In 1S01, ho enlisted In tho Homo Ounrds and was chosen Colonel of his regiment, nnd In 1802 ho beenmo Colonel of tho 8th Cavalry, Mis souri Stato Militia. Ho was In active servlco until nftcr his elec tion to Congress, which was In 1662, from tho Fifth district. He then resigned his position in tho army to take a seat In Congress, and was re-elected In 1801 and 1800. Before tho expiration of his last term of olllco ho wns elected by tho republicans of Missouri ns Governor of tho stato, nnd served ono term of two years. Ho then turned his attention to merchrui dlslng, load-mtnlng nnd steam boating, which ho carried on at Linn Crook, Mo., until 18S5, at which time, ho eamo to Lebanon, and has since been a resldont of this -city, except during President Harrison's administration, when ho dalla. He wan left an rihnn early and went In live with an older tiller, Mrn. Mcsweeney, the wife of neon. ductor on the Wabaili railroad, nt Muberly, Mo. When ynuii ller rlugton grew up he tnuk to railrond lug, and about 18 yenra npt uai promoted le the ) I tluti of a con. duclor on the MIourl, Knniaa and Texas railroad, which puslilon lie held until n lew week before Hie !art electlou, when hn resigned to enter the campaign a candidate for member of the Hoard of llallroad and Wardmote Cmuuilttluuera on the Democratic ticket. Four year ago lie sought lh nomination for the same poslllou bill waa not (llcee.ilul. lie wn an Intimitis friend of Jixeph Flore, candidate fur Governor on the Ilepi bllcan ticket. Mr. Flory tent a large ami elegant floral wreath lo be placed oil the coffin of hit frleud and the man who would have succeeded Mr. Flory lo tho olllce ol llallroad CommUkloiier. It has heeu tuggeated Ibat Mr. Flory will have to hold the olllce two year. longer, aa Mr. Ilarrlmitun. had nol qualllled, and hence. 111 death create" no vacancy to be tilled uy Ihn (int. ernor. Mr. I-lnry will likely re.lj.-n the olllce and allow Gov. Dockerr tu fill the vacancy. Mr Scholl, wh lived out near High rouil church, died I ml Wednesday and wai buried at Liberty church ) ard. sirs. O. P. Vogt entertained the croklnole club Inst week. Mrs. C. C. Crump and Mrs. J. P. Mctzlcr beenmo members of the club. Miss Bertha Stcinhardt won tho prize. Averj- dainty luncheon was served which all enjoyed very much. Chlstmns Bazaar. Tho ladies of tho First Presby terian church of Montgomery will hold their annual Bazaar In tho Hudson Building, which will last threo days, beginning Dec. 13, Oysters, ice-cream and enko will bo served from 10 o'clock ti. in. until 0 o'clock p. m. Como n.id seo tho new candles. Christmas presents varied and unique. La dies tea jackets, aprons ,and other articles useful and beautiful. Tho publio aro cordially Invited. CllMMITTKE D. W. Pegrnm went to Middle- town Saturday nnd spent the day with Morg White. Frank Elrod went to Fulton tho first of tho week, where he hns se cured employment. Tho Duffy property on Sturgeon street Is this week undergoing some improvements. Miss Minnie Crane of Williams burg, is visiting Miss Mary Mc Farland in Kansas City this week. Dolls, dolls. Dolls large dolls small, dolls dressed or not dressed just as you prefer, the largest line In the county nt City Drug .Store. Mrs. E. P. ltoo returned from Eureka Springs Saturday, where sho has been visiting her daughter tho past eight months. . if Misses Gertrude Baker and Emma Pomcroy aro spending the week with Miss Ivn Hensley and other relatives. Cent's Shaving Sets hhd f Ino col lar Boxes, just tho thing for Xraas presents, seo them now'on salo at O. E. Muns&Co.'s Holiday Empo rium. Miss Fannlo Ford returned tho first of tho week from n several days' visit with T. H. Ford and wife In New Florence. Ladles, you can get tho choicest Perfumes and Toilet sets nt tho City Drug Store. To seo thorn Is, to buy them. M. N. Mnllcrson, Sr, returned Thursday from Eureku Springs, where ho had been tho past few weeks for his health. He seems very glad to bo back homo again and says ho feels much benefited by tho trip. A. F. & A, M. Officers. Regular communication of A. F. & A. M. No. 210 was held Monday night nnd tho oflleers for tho en suing year wera clouted t W. M., It. S.Paul; S.W..W, C, McUall; J. W. John Sleigt; See., Pit Hens- ley; Treas., M. N. Mallerson. Tho now Mnstor has not yet annqunced nppolntlvo onlcors, After tho com munication they repaired to Tuttl Si Joggers' where oysters and hot coffeo wero sorved.