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THE MONTGOMERY TRIBUNE.
VOL IX. MONTGOMERY CITY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, lOOl. NO. 12. 'Ml A surprise j tarty was given at the home of Clini! Kstis, near Hcllllower, l'Ynlav night Dee. liS. and all reported as having a good time, although only a few heing present. (ieorge Downs, wife and family left for their home in Texan Monday, after a three weeks visit with relatives and friends here, at Camma and in Pike county. "Have a good business Christinas week? One husiness man asked another "Yes it far exceeded my expectations". "How aliout the year's husiness"? Sev eral thousand ahead of last year". And yet they ask what is the matter with Montgom ery City. , make the trip to St. Louis in exactly four minutes and 10 seconds. The air ship may he ahle to lly in 1(H) years from now hut the hest prospect to annihilate space is in electric ity, compressed air and the vacuum tithes. hellers, papers, etc.. will he sent from New York to San Francisco in one hourand every farm house will have a vacuum tithe, dropping mail into his home in II seconds af ter it is mailed to hint. These are not mere idle fancies, thev mavhe more than realized when this century draws its mantle ahout its I lowed and aged form and lies down to sleep with the silent centuries of the pa-t, Dec. Ill, 2000. There are too uiaiiv things to he said Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Maiipiu gave a party New Years' eve., which was well at tended and all had a splendid time playing and watching the old year out and the new year in, after which they departed to their homes conscious of having watched one year out and another year in, and all witnessing closing of the tilth ceiiturv and birth of the 20th. The Misses Clark entertained a few friends at their heaiitiful home uearthis city, Tuesday night. Those present were: Misses Emily and Martha (iraliam, Lucy Xowlin, .Jennie Hudson, and Miss Kathcriue Deen of Mexico. Messrs Woscnberger of High Hill, Harry and Christy Clark, Harry .lacks and ('has. Minis. I'. K. Kraft gave a liirthilay party at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Kraft Saturday night, Dee. 'JOtli. fiitines of different kinds Iteiug played, and then those present were treated to refreshments. TIiom! present were: Misses Lillie and (Sladys llroMi, Lclia Iltuer, Mollie. Kuiiita, (!er trude Kraft and Kctta Maiipin. Messrs. ,1as. Maiipin. Herman Kraft, Louis Fuhr, Claude Cahall and Kdgar Aldeion,all spent a very pleasant evening. You can sav "Sheriff Wilson" now and "ex-sheriff Mc'Call," Mr. MeCall moved out of the jail last Monday and Mr. Wilson moved in. Charley is wearing his ollleial honors with his usual hecoiiiing grace while Holt is just, as jolly as a "high private" as he was when he was "high sheriff.'' Holt made a good olllcer anil we ltelieve Mr. Wilson willtiyto keep the standard just as higj while he perforins the duties of the ollice. The Titim xK welcomes Mr. and Mrs. Wil son to Montgomery City. r THIS NI;W IJOUN CI-NTURY. We who saw the l!)th century fade into the silent past are considered the "lucky third generation," of the sons of men. The child horn to-day dies before another century gifts here. Perhaps niuotenths of those who are horn thirty-three years from now will have fallen asleen before another ceiiturv is born. The few who linger till the lapse of years ushers m the dawning light ol tho'JIst century will he only those possibly, whom the love of Cod has blessed with the three score vears ami ten. Hut those who are born hi the "third third" are the "lucky third generation" and, as the world wags ami Providence through nature metes out the measure of a man's life, a big percentage gets to take a square look atone end of two centuries without wearing eye-glasses. This is a kind of special privilege that nature be stows upon the favored few at the expense nf the niaiiv. but the many can't help it and the few do the hest they can to bear the ex ception. Oim hundred vears from now our errand " r children will read with loving pity and great onminisseration that it tooK tw two noun and thirty minutes to go from Montgomery Citv to St. Louis on the cam. They'll like- iv nut on a hood of condeuccd air take a scat in a shuttle of a pneumatic tube and Mlt.t--5T0NI:5 01' Till' CliNTUKY'S I'KOOKIiSS. The farmer In IhOO plowed his lntul with n wooden plow, sowed tho grain broadcast by hand, mid when ll wn ripe nil It with u scy the iiml thrashed ll on the bam floor with n Hull, The enormous crop of to-day are made possi ble by agricultural mnehlnery. We produce more thnn two bil lion bushels of corn nnniuillv. Our cotton dominates nil markets, be ing Ki per cent of the world's total crop. Texas alone produce more cotton thnn nny foreign cotton proluclii(; country. Our tobacco crop Ih Ave hundred million pounds per annum. ' V III!, flm rli'luiul I'liilliln III itui about this newborn century, but these are wrM ,,, (lu, mmilllU f mi"r ,nnU. said that we may muse on the greatness ofjlngcnpltnl wo Maud Hrst among human achievement as man travels up t,- nations, with i,(hk),(hk),ikhi. with ward the thoughts of Cod. lop?' TlZTZZ I produced tl.OOO.lXH) tons of coal, According to reports received bv Dr. Mc-i0'"1 ,,f )hlH 'lntliy IO.ihw.ooo tons ,,, ,. ' ,, . , lef.tue from the mini's of ureal hlwccnndby Doctor ( . It. LlkiusolOark, rlluln)tIu, lJnIu.d St(lt,.., pntf,. Mo., president of the State Hoard, there is , butlngonly 200.000 iohn. To-day small-pox in ninetv out of the 111 countries 0m world's output of coal Is r,oo,- of the state. Owing to the absence of anv 'i"""' wl m,r """'" , . . , II I tf,iHM),iMs) tons. mv ic.piimig cases... vurmia io ..c reponcu. - . ,11.i t., the there is no way of telling to what extent the farmer: Three hours of a man's disease prevnils in the 121 remaining counties, labor was required to produce a hut its snread is believed to have been L-cner- 0,l"nvl w,",,,t ' ,0-"" the time required Is only ten intti- ..i i.... i t i.'in ai since i.isi iiiiiisi, i iieie mis nevci uioie .., i ii. n,.. smallpox in Missouri than there is at present" of the labor needed to create that said Doctor MeKluce, "and it prevails to bushel has been reduced from IS such an extent in tliesoutheastern and Minth- '"" '' '- n- weasten, parts of the state tha, . have written JJ to the (fiivenuT asking for an appropriation ism that the iirst nnieiieal i-.t of S2.",(K)0 to enable the board to better com- was made over a lino hctui-cu bat the epideiiiic."Thc disease has nourished W"""'""'' "'" llltlmore. eon- to a great extent since last August and has .,.,, flir , ..'' incivascd enormously sinci; the weather grew I sou there were one hundred thou' cold enough to require the windows mid " ll" operation doors to be closed. In the poorer classes of "'.'" . i ; . . .. . "'ill ullet. About one million houses, where the occupants luiddlo logelh- u.nni. IlIU ,. IV win, .-wtv er, the spread of the disease is fearfully rap- any In iliu year. and the approaching cidder weather, which The (Irct Hiibmarlno cable was will render the conditions even more favora- V ,'""' ",, ' . Channel. Now there are one hint- hie for its development, makes precautions dred and suvenly thousand mil. absolutely necessary for the general public, ofhiieh cablex, and the number of "The disease exists mostly along the lines id' """'K"'' niirixiiniit' six railroads. In counties where there are norail- '"""h'ZwIfe of 1'rcHldeMt.loh.. roads, no sutallpov has been reported, except Adaum traveled from Philadelphia ill eases when- lumbering or mining camps t Wanhlni:ton, In November, ink) afford favorable conditions for an epidemic Ml""n,1 .'' J'''"icy by HlnKie- ii i i i. . coaen, ami ihook ner a wcck. rim Most oi the variola has been brought into ,,,..... ,H ... . the state from Arkansas and the Indian Ter- three hours. ritorv." In Maries count v. it is said, circuit 111 Oioxo days ciaKe-i-oaiheH court adjourned at Vienna on Wednesday ,,rn,h." I"1"1,;t rI"''!'1l ",";"ya',1,", . , . , . . J Itnown, and thn Indians described lastweek, having been m session only two tUvm Ul wonderhiK admiration as and a half days, on account of smallpox rag- "cabin on wheel." gill that county. The population of tlm woild In ! I IsOO was about (110.1X10,1X10. It Is ... . .. ...... now cdtlmaled at l,.MHVHKVKH), but .lust as tien. iMtzhngh Lee finished Ins while the number of human beliiK address before the New Knglnud Society, in on the cnrlh has Increased Xi per in St. Louis last Friday night on the subject cni. their cohesion has become ho i. nu .. . ... ... '. i v ' much closer thut commerce has In- he America. Army and Navy," (.en. ,..,.,, ,,an ,.r ,llt. ,,r()m lh(I .lollll . Noble, a rnion veteran and exchange of u few articles of luxu- foriuer Secretary of tin; Interior arose and : ry, carried on the backs of auimalH said: "I love America! I love the American "r '" "'"w-""'"".' vcsscIh, c.m- , , , , , inerce has expanded until ft In how spirit! I love the man who has the courage ,llt,rcllll ,.H tll(1 lllctH ,)( ul j.. . i I r... .1 !..!. .. . I !i il... . ..." .... ui suiini nir inu uiiliis in: hues ii-ino mail.lamlit ami climes, utilizing tliu who will stand for his principles! "I know you believe the way you fought. (ScneralLco and I honor you as the highest type id' Amer ican manhood. A remarkable coincidence is shown in a comparison of the census returns of Columbia and DeSota. I en years ago the latter town has just forty fewer residents than Columbia. The increase during the decade has been 1 ,U,"I in each town. So Columbia is still forty ahead of DeSota, as it was in 18!)0, although rela tively thclatters gain is the greater. The jam of of fice-seekcrs at Jefferson City, it is said, will be the greatest in years. Those who ure not in the push might as well come home. It is only those who were active in whooping 'em up for the lucky nominees who stand a show at the pie counter. Lincoln Co. News. swift moving train by laud and the. scarcely less swift steamship by sea. Tho first steamship crossed the ocean In Mill. In IIMJO the steam toniiUKu Sifloat Is mer i:i,(XX),(XJ0, and tho rislllni; tonnage over II,- (XXJ.fXX). Tho llrrtt vessel from New York to China required fifteen months for the round trip; now ouu may accomplish thn journey both ways In a little over a month. In thOO a trip to Europe occupi ed over 4 month, nnd was very dangerous; now It Is a holiday ex cursion of live days, nnd ah safe as a trip by rail. A century ago men- hqkcs of hutilncsH. took a year to reach tha Orient and obtain a reply. To-day only a few hours, or oven minutes, are consumed, thanks to tho telegraph. Tho population of tho United States a oWury ago was 5,308,18.1; to-day It Ik approximately 70,250, 000. In 1800 the area of Uncle 1 Sam's domain wan 827,(111 square miles, nnd It extended only from the Atlantic Ocean to the Missis sippi rler. Now, Including the newly acquired Islands, It Is Jl.tllTi, IMX) square tulles. Have for the annexation of Texas, all of this additional territory has been ac quired by a series of purchases, the total sum paid being only !!, 000,000. The territory northwest of the Ohio In INK) gate returns of a pop ulation numbering l.",:t(C ; Missis sippi territory reported H.S.M), and Indians Territory l,M7.ri. In New dorf Astor probably come mxt wfth over 9100,000,000 npl'ece. These great millionaires eonnot es timate their own riches within a margin of millions. The poor man to-day Is far bet ter oiT than he was Is IbOO. lto la freer man. Then ho was simply a laborer, without social or politi cal influence; now he 1ms both( and his voice demnnils attention. In those days the wages of a car penter was (VI cents a day, of a shoemaker 7.'l cents, of a black-. Att smith 70 cents, of n shipbuilder eJ York state wire enumerated 20.lll.'l I cents. Tollers In the Melds rcccW ! slates, ami in Pennsylvania 1,71X1 jed from 2." to 10 cents. The United .States government took formal possession of Wash ington nx the cnpltnl of the nation December 12, 1S00. The beautiful city by thn Potomac, which to-dny has a population of 2Sd,OI0, wai. then a wilderness. Thcrti was good shooting for rabbits and quail wlthlh u hundred yards of tho un ?! r 1 slaw. There were In the whole United States a century ago l,(X)2,0;n ne groes, whereas the number of them to-day If about S.OiMI.OOO. Though they have multiplied so largely, the proportion they bear to 'ie white population Is only about two-thirds what It was In I Mm. In that year there was a Itepre- j Mulshed capltol, and Pennsylvania sentatlte In congress for every ll'l,- avenue or nearly the whole ills- 000 people; the present ratio (Mill tance from the capltol to the prrst- ceuxuMj is one lor every I7.l,lll jiiciil s House, was n deep morass, penpls. There are 1,MXI,0IXI more covered with alder bushes. Then males than females In the United ! were In the town eighty-four States at the present lime a con- brick and III frame houses. Only ditlon of alTairi due mainly to Im- i tlm senate wing of thn capltol had migration. been erected, and at first the He An American product which to-' preseutallvii were crowded Into a day has a w Icier sale probably than 1 """" bitended for Kuuato ofllclnls. any other namely, petroleum Ireasiiry, n small structure on was unknown In IMXI. We cxnort ' 'i 'rniT ' Om lot occupied by a million gallons of It annually, 0i present Imposing Treasury nnd It I curried wherever a wheel i building, was the only departmen can roll or a camel's foot be plant-j1'1' ,,,l'",, as yet erected, pit. Chlnnuses Immense iiuautl- 0ie presidential mansion. ties of our petroleum. The cara- nlch wn of sandstone nnd not van on the Desert of Sahara go 'then painted white, neongriwmnn laden with astral oil, and the ele- wrote Hint If'was bullttii bo look- pliant of India are burdened with ''d nt ''.' visitors and strangers, "slaiularil while" In eases. and would render lis occupants Illuminating ga was tlrt used l",'tlM of rl,ll,,,,1 with some nnd In Oil country by a citizen f , "t Py wllli others." Mrs. Allium l us ursi misiress, sain in u teller ici Newport, David Melville, In INXI, lo light his houe and the street In front, being manufactured on hi own premises. At present .S0,lon, txxl worth of the product Is sold mi ll tin lly. The library of congress was es tablished In IS00. It isuowlhe llh lur...... ....ll....t.... I.. II... ....K.r.t ' ll'lll 111 ,1111 1,111,11, .1 '... I.Mflt, ulv.l. .. ...uprising 1,000,000 printed book:'""' 7 ' . " , .," and iiamphli'ts. 2'II.IXMI nieces of music and 10.1,20m law documeiils. her daughter: "Not a single apart' incut I lluNlieil, and thn grrAt uullulsiieil iiudlenee r- om (the east mom) I miilcn n drying-room n to hang up thn ( lollies In. Tlm Sixth f.'ttngrcss," which mt In Washington In 1HD0 comprise) thirty-two Senators nnd 112 lie In IMXIeach presidential elector voted for two persons. The candi dates receiving the highest vote beciime president, and the next highest vice-president. This ar rangement wa allercd lo the pres ent method by the Twelfth Amend ment, rntllled In ISOI, In ISOOwohndlvifnty-clghtMnto banks, wltha capital of S2l,.'IO0,O0O. These Insllliitlous hail 9t7,r00,0M) In specie In ttelr vaults, with notes oiitstamllng that represented XI0,- Mxyxx). To-day I here are In Hie United Stales I0,:S2 banks, with a total capital of. SI,02I,72S,II7.. Their deposits reach the enormous ag gregate of b7,:i.ll,.',M.I,2JU, and their united resoiircesare SI0,7H.",Sii, 1 1 1, There are no figures to show how much money was In the country a century ago, but at the present time the actual cash In circulation amounts to 820.50 for every man, woman and child In the United States. Hold, of course, was rarely seen back In IhOO, whereas at thn pres ent time weliold Justabout 31,000, 000,000 worth of that precious me tal. (ThIs nation has more gold than nny other. Up to 1820 about two hundred and lllty thousand Immigrants ciime to our shores. The record up to tho end of 1000 Is nbout eigh teen million, of which number nearly onu-hnlf were from Ireland and Germany. Ireland Is tho only country that has suffered depopu lation during tho century, having lost about half of Its people, owing chiefly to famines and evictions. The richest man in tho United States at tho Intter end of tho 18th century wan George Washington, who wasjprutty nearly n million aire. Probably tho rlchott man to-day li John V. Rockefeller, whoso wealth Is reckoned at $300, 000,000. Mr, Carnoglo Is supposed to be worth 1200,000,000, while W K. Vaaderbllt and Wllllanf Wl Kepreselitallves, IN I gress was ninety Senators and a.Vi SCI he rONCi: DliC. io. M .Icn'iaiso.v crrv. Mo., Den. 22. J' In answer to n request fromdov- J' ernor Stephens, Attorney (lenernl v (.'row today rendered an opinio) . 'an 4 an' Sf -Hi )-' I IssupH Clt. on the iimemlments passed ill tin last election. He hnld'ilhat the a- e' mendmenls b(;cnnio operative on Dee. 10, I1HI0, hen the ollleial vot was east up by the secretary ()' Slate, Such pints of the amend-10" iiient arn self-enforcing becatni operative on the above dale. Tin following 1 part of (lenernl CrowV opinion on the third iuiiciulmentt,fttJ "A to amendment No. '), rela'i'g II.-.. Itivii.liin nf li. ml i.ulnlii iiii mortgage thereon unnoiiuclug principal to bo applied ln nssost) lug, the siiiiim Is, I Dclleve, a pro lilbitlou against assessing the In teresl of the but rower In thn pro-" perty higher than tho nssesHeclJ'Jj value of the encumbered propel f less tho assessed value of tlm ill 95 of truil or inortgugo. "To lllustratot If the whole estate were assessed at oue-t, its actual value, or $1,000, and mortgaged for SI.200, thcr mortgagu should lie ad nt' and thn land nt 81,000, loss SJIIK), or yi.COO." Uli'S NOT IN IT. "An editor Is a millionaire ' out money, n crongrcssmnn v, out a job Is a king wltho throne," says un ezchungu, contracts without a snwor hat 1 builds a rond without a spl nail and faruiH without a plo' run a butcher shop In tho i nllstlo world deals out brains 14, for conh or crodlt. Ho lores , who advertise wlthhlm as a 1 cr. The editor la a likelier, J ycr, a preacher, and ho tcj. f -u truth out to savo souls anaivjy. pt. loit lilmsolf . He heals the .n rs ed, cares for tho dyln( ajid r(li mo ponsning, anu scarves IK Bt'J when a ham sandwich wor him from the jaws of dr tlui, ''ri 8232 I V'-Ss