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iitblislied Every FrMay. T-..?J: SI. 50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE I & CUfiKY, Publisher Friday, .January 17, 1A5JJO. Free Trade vs. Protection. Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Blaine have :.:.-t on theferena of discussion in a most -."table debate. Tho venerable charup :nof Free Trade, made his complaint in -;uar, decisive terms, but when the iirinco of Protection aro.,o to wake his i defence, the futile theories of Free Trade Mnished like frost in a flood of sunshine. Free Trade nnd Protection have leen nipared siilo by side, nnd tho great American system has lost nothing by tho comparison, ltather has contrast raught out its strong points and - rengthenod n tonular belief iu its mor- The two greatest statesmen or tho age ve turned their keen-edged intellect ton the issue and their observations hhoual have weight. Mr. Gladstone, .tamling in the shadow of a forgotten philosophy, indulges in fine-spun theo ries, enunciated by John Stewart Mill, vears ago, and are to-day re-echoed by thread-brained theorists who throng our college halls. These satin handed deli acios pleasant abortions on the rug ged lield of philosophy, who never iroio a plane, guided a plow, wielded a sledge or figured in a market, havo nev er been able to divorco theory from prac '!C fact froTs fancy. Mr. Gladstone's effort soems labored . -1 heavy. He goes tix much into phil . iphy-faf tho common mind, and is too f .-ink and honefat for the professional itician. With all due deference to great Premier across the sea, we :-t say we have shrewder defenders of '-:- hollow theories on this side of the . ' -antic shrewder, because not so hon--" and truthful. They ever present -!iteriug half-truths, and thereby make liliatit deductions, fanciful generalities ! fd plausible conclusions. The protec- n school is greatly indebted to Mr. ' i '-.dstoat! for his open, frank and honest -s-sayiission, for he both reveals tho utter i ..practicability of Free Trade in this untiy and the identity of the Demo ..tic party with the English theory of Mr. GlaiL-lone further reveals that v-.neful deceit common to Englishmen snat lljey art- tho centre of the universe. He does not rise above the narrow hori zon of England, and thinks that social principles, best suited to English Kociety .;..d interests, ought to lw best for nil c .-ilird societies. He would liko to uve us abandon a policy that made hem great, for England developed her .jreat industrial system by a tariff, both protective and exclusive in its sweep, .md let her manufacture for us, and we r.uso cereils for them. Then 6he could dictate the price at both ends of the r.jc, and impoverish us and enrica her self ;ts sh -'1.1 Ireland. Tiie thought, deep-seated in tho Eng lish mind, is laid bare, and Mr. Blaine .vails; in. JV gave a masterly review of the tiiriif history in this country, show i:;g that with its decline, our industries ;:id pro-spsrity as well, corresjmndingly declined. Jle clearly met every point Miggeirted by the great English Liberal, ::nd put him to Might on the whole. rhowed that Protection maintain a high r.ite .f wages and induces a competition that practically dentrots monoiioly. It kc?ps out tho foreign coinjictition, but v.-.courages it at home. He further shows that tho ''Robber Burons" are not m an u fact u -era, but the men of the reate.-t wealth in this country havo ac cumulated their wealth in other fields. Industrie, firJcred and encouraged in i his country, have reached such a degree of ffi :iency that they competo BucceHfl tu'. v in foreign markets with foreign competition, yt pay a higher rate of wages here than in any other country on the glolx;. In a word, "Free Trade" may l Ix-nt for the Enxlinh, hut "Protection is l-l for tin- Ui'itel States. Mr. Blaine clearly demonstrated his ability to grap ple with the Kritiidi Lion. He is by far one of the ablest men of the igo. and has not now nor never had a peer on American questions. He is far leaching and Ktatc-iinan-liko in his caste f mind. We hoic to see him live to ma j ire his foreign policy, and hold at bay e (icriiiiiii man of "iron will" Bis arck - ami the great Liberal of Eng nd. He is their equal on all questions, nl much their nupr-rior on American lies. 'his notable di-ussion will do much strengthen the protection hchool, for dhows that the English Free Trade 1 t!ie Cleveland Free Trade are iden al, and neither n.ect the needsandde-.lid-i of this great rinpiic. They are .lb too i innll for so greet a coiinlry. V:ir. emi:ic;ii ie:.wn:tir -, II. Martin Williams, hns ..... u " '"' long article in a recent indie or the ot .'p.tch in which he tells the !. -' -eraevot .M-.T-ouri !... slight their Id in i:;m tl.e State, and how doubl- :.- I .v will bo pblo to .-la majority of the next Legislature not. He furnishes some interesting -,itU-li' and entertaining fuels to prove nt he is not an r.iaru:i.-,t without cause, ffer t-tatiug that the l)cn-(H-ralic .njority on joint ballot in the present ! islature is3, he proceeds to show i .......... n i ... . t ... ..!;.. i-tifitii tin i. m iiif.iir.il) Wild i .8; Republicans 15; and Union Labor 1; i;i!o" tiie low houxe: IVinocrats ''; ? ..i:;,lic:,n ri; doubtful 12. Ho warns "lit I'.-inociatu ol their danger and rt:i!u.-i.s.-:n to go to work in order that ."i-lcr :n:iv be avert il. LvsnMo McC.ii.ty. or the historic .M-Ci'ty house, at th st.tte ropilol. o.ed on fast Mond-ii inomifr. fi:iof thMic-rt known landlords in the ' h' it-. ;.r J all -ho have visited .Ictterr-on ' City remember him. For almost a half ', a i"iitury he has ruu the sama hotel in J 'cTerMn City, and few are the proinin j iit politiei.mi or other groat men of the UiIj ilu.l hie.-e r.ot enju.-ed bin Iicisr.it a i!ty, w!.ijh was of tin old Virginia style. He was in his 81:h year, and loavai a trge family, the oldest son now bding s pMstma-iler a; J-'lferscn City. t elected twent v siv ..f the 1 .!mocrat- ' lualn nro ' to "! 1,10 l "r mwaWw. and. he tigmcs out that it . a.'"1 t,,!lt 1 ,C-V.T tl,Cir 'rk j.,..:.i r.,i ...i . i i I'D strict accord with precedent ami the tery ouotrul v.iietl.er o- not the' . . , ,, , ' ..... , , . , , i-. - . at. vice of able counsel, it seems little less cuucrats can hoid tneso clos ihstncts ' , ... , . ir.-. i ii i than criminal to make such assertions as ext,time. He gives the probabk1 mem-; , , , , ... r it c- . t . have appeared in the columns of that :.-rslnp of the nevt. Senate as Democrats . .. -.i. , COUXTY COUOT .SUSTAINED! Tim ICailroad Conitnny, Uie County Court and the Tax Question. .Judge An thony's IK-ciMoii. The decision of Jado Anthony, de liverod last week, sustaining "Hibbard. Springer Co." in the course they have followed m to taxation in this county might to load the Press to Bee the injus tice of its course nnd apologize for th injustice done. A statement of the case as it no v stands would seem to be proper: Tho Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad Company, hav ing refused to pay a portion of its taxes i tus county. Collector Georjre H. Al- len brought suit to recover the same. The taxes of which the railroad com pany sought to be released from were not different in any respect from thoso paid by all other tax payers, very few of whom thought of complaining, but were based upon the failure of certain oflieors to obscre certain technical requirements of the law. The claim of the county is stated thus: State at the relation of Goorge II. Allen, Collector, vs. The Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad Company. In this case tho collector of revenue of Holt county sues for an alleged balance due for the year 1883, of taxes from the defendant. The total taxes nesosfed for the year 1888 wero S7,173 38 Admitted payment of 0,422 65 Balance claimed 81,050 73 Composed of the following items: State revenue School tax Road tax County revenue.... Towns -Forest City. " Bigelow. " CmTg e 450 97 ::::: s 37 . 13 .VJ . 10 Oil 555 37 41 31) 81 .tWO 73 Tho railroad company first sot up the claim that tho taxable property of tho county exceedI ?0,0,OJ, that there fore the per cent levied was excessive for which they asked to be released. The following is their claim: Real estnte Personal property Merchants' statements. . . Railroad property Telegraph . . . 83,205,755 ... ltl2-"55 ... 180,875 ... 5 1 1,474 7,174 Total .?..,0K,SB Tho point made here, and chiefly re lied on, was that merchants' statements should be included in the statement of taxable property. This was denied by the court in the case of the Collector vs. W. H. Richards at the last August term and again in this case. The remainder of the railroad claim may bo summed up thus: The road and bridge taxes lovied in the towns of Craig, Corning. Bigelow and Forest City were erroneous, they being incorporated. This was not denied by the county as it was clearly an error. Then the railroad company claimed that they were released from the school taxes, which were irregularly returned by the different school loards, and ask ed to be released from the payment of such taxes so levied. Xot because the money sought to be collected was not needed, but because tho school boards, composed of farmers principally and un used to enforcement of strict business methods among themselves, fuiled to comply with the strict letter of the law. As the railroad company demanded this, the court could do no less than give a credit for a portion of the railroad claim. So the matter as finally summed up by Judge Anthony t-tands thus: E.-rou-ous.the road tax levied in Forest City. Craig, Bigelow and Corning; 822.75 illegal estimates of school districts Irecame irregular, 31J.t7; total credits, ?t73.22. Judgment w;n render! against the company for principal, $577.50; interest 13 per cent and commission 2 per cent, 888.11; attorney's fee, 8100.00, making in nil 87C5.C2. The court rules that the county court has nothing to do with regulating tho percentages levied by the school loanls; that their action, if in compliance of the law, is final am) nothing remains but for tho county clerk to extend the tax on the book. The Press can now see, or ought to see, that it has been too hasty in this matter; that its course has tended to throw dis credit upon all the officials of this coun ty having anything to do with taxation. Had it patiently awaited tho decision of the court, which has now been rendered, it woiild havo avoided the humiliating attitude assumed by it last week. It may Iks claimed that tho decVion of the circuit court is not final, that an appeal to tho supreme court may lie taken. Granted, but as n majority of cases tak en there are allirmed, tho chances are still in favor of our county ollicials. In deed it is confidently believed that the countv's claim for the larger part of the credit given the railroad company is good, and that an apca! will but result cnior -n. 1 ' '" 1,10 r','',v-'0' of that amount. i-r.ini-.uni,., :i..., i... . tin.- i.-t out iii iiiiuiifii, uiil fieeius I t.. I l r ...:.. ! , " ,'.,e ''""if ",,ro ww ' V in c"n ' V !IM":,.: 1 !" ,".vi,1""t - i lit,,, in uii iiiih controversy, iu an us tirade and abuse.has leen to make polit ical capital, to do which it felt called ujion to attempt tha destruction of tin ctnti.ience reposoil by a majority of the people in tho officers elected by them. This would bo projMT were it made plain that their motives were criminal, but when it is so easy to be been that the men who now administer the public . .. ... . j.iier iu euuneciiou iiii nils luniier. Any one may entertain opinions con trary to those of their neighbors or as sociates and violate no obligation they owe society; but when it is assumed that tho one is right and all others criminally wrong, it is pursuing a course that can not bo-purs ufl without ultimate disus ter. .ludge Anthony on Friday last render- 0,1 !,ls decision, wjiich is follows: kai tax is csties akd villages. The objection is made that the ten cents yn the one hundred dollars for ro.nl purjioses on that part of the rail- road property lying iu tho towns is well t.-'jen. The statute wsion acts, 1S87, page 25t. Sec 23, read: "The county courts shall levy a tax not less than five cor mare than twenty cents on the one hun- dred dollars, which levy shall be collect ed as other taxes, and tho amount of money collected as road tax shull be paid into the county treasury and the county treasurer shull pluce the same to the credi. of the road dibtrict from which said taxes were collected nnd shall pay the Banie to the overseer of baid iistrict; shall Ijo Ubod and ex pended by the overseer in purchasing he necessary tools with which to work he roads in his district and material to uild culverts and bridges not exceeding .50 in value, or otherwise keeping roads in his district in good order.wxording to the provisions of the chapter: provided , that no road tax or labor shall be levied ' on tho property or the inhabitants of any city, town or village, the corjioruto laws of which exempt such persons and prop- erty from such road tax." 1 The county court is required to take n . bond from the road overseer, and file the same. All of which provisions are direct ly applicable to road dists.,and road over seers, as provided by the law, regulaiting j roads nnd highways. Besides citiee,tovns and villages may levy a tax of from twenty-five cents upward for municipal purposes, including of course the street repairs, bridges and culverts. The levy of 10 cents on the 8100 for road purjioses in tho towns amounting to $225 is il Iegaly and cannot be recovered in this action. WAS TIIK RATE morEKI.Y FIXED, AND AT THE RIGHT TIME? Section G879. The countycourt, upon the receipt from the auditorof the certi, ficate ot the action of said board of as sessment and equalization, the returns of the county assessor and the certificate of cities, towns and villagea made under the preceding section, shall, at tho reg ular term of said court, if in session at the time, if not, at an adjourned term or at a special term of said court called for that purpose, ascertain and levy tho taxes for state, county, municipal town ship, city, incorporated town nnd village nnd school purposes, on the railroad and tho property thereof, in such county, municipal township, city and incorporat ed town or village, at the same rate as may be levied on other property, except that tho rate for school purposes and for the erection of public buildings and for other purposes, shall be ascertained as yrescribed in the next preceding section and shall make an entry thereof on the records of said court, and in enso the county court has failed or omitted, cr ( may hereafter fail or omit, from nny cause whatever, to levy the taxes or ary portion of the taxes foranyyearor years, or in case the taxes or nny portion of the taxes for any yoar or yoars shall have been illegally or erroneously levied, then said court, at the time of making the regular levy upon railroad property as herein provided, shall, in addition there to, ascertain and levy the taxes for state, county, municipal township, city, incor porated town or village and school pur poses, and for the erection of public buildings and for other purposes, fin the railroad and the property thereof, in such county, municipal township, city and incorporated town nnd village which may have leen or may hereafter be omitted or illegally or erroneously levied upon the valuation of the railroad and the property thereof, as returned by the state board of equalization for such year or years, at the same rates that were levied upon other property for the year or years for which said taxes were omitted or illegally or erroneously levied: provided,! hat in no case shall the levy ex ceed the constitutional limit, nnd which taxes, when so levied, shall become due and payable, delinquent nnd subject to penalty as other railroad taxes now are, and shall bo recoverable as hereinafter provided. Sec. 0830. For the pupoae of levying school taxes, and taxes for the erection of public buildings, nnd for other pur poses tho county court shall ascertain from the returns in the office of tho county clerk the average rate cf taxation levied for school purposes, nnd also the nverage rate of taxation levied for the erection of public buildings, and for other purposes each separately by tho several local school lioards or authori ties of the several school dists. through out the county. Such average rate for school purposes shall be ascertained by adding together the local rates of the several school dis tricts in the county, and by dividing the sum this obtained by the wholo number of districts levying a tax for school pur poses, and shall cause to be charged to said railroad companies for the school purposes at said average rate; such average rate levied for the erection of public buildings, and for other pur poses, shall le ascertained, each separ ately, by adding together the local rates of the fecvcral districts in the county levying a tax for the erection of public buildings, or for other purposes, nnd by dividing the sum this obtained in each case by the whole number of districts in Mich county and the clerk shall cause to be charged to said railroad companies, taxes for the erection of public buildings and for other puriosos, at said average rate " We have found that the defendant has fully paid the school taxes projierly lev ied. Sec C881. Provides for the making out by the clerk of "the railroad tux liook" within ten days ufter the county j court shnll have lovied the taxes on rnil- road property as prescribed in Sections 08711 and 0830. From tho records of the county court it appears tht the certificate of the au ditor was received by the county clerk during the sitting of the county court at the August term. 1888, and by the clerk placed before tho court, that the j county court as required by statute regu larly lovied the county tax, that the county clerk within the time required by law extended the taxes and mado out the railroad tax book, the judgment of j the court is that the plaintiff recover of I the defendant tho sum ot Tax .. Interest .8577 50 . 75 riy , .. 1(10 i' .. 13 W- .87C5 C2; 'Attorney fee. Penalty Total Depenileiit Pension Bill. After several weeks ot consideration the Senate committee on pensions have unanimously directed Chairman DivLs to report a dependent pension bill. Tiie title of the bill reads as follows: "A bill granting pensions to soldiers j and sailors who are incapacitated for tho performance of labor, nnd pmrldinff for ' pensions to their widows, orphan child ren and dependent parents." The FiirnterN Alllnnco. Atciiihox Kah., January 7.--The war which is Iwing made on the elevator and commission business by the Farmers' Alliance is coming to a focus. Repre sentatives of tho Missouri Pacific railway I company will be granted a hearing to-1 morrow U-fore the Nebraska state board ' of traupportion in opposition to a prop osition to compel the company to set aside n site on tho right of way of the road at Elimvood, on tho Creto branch, for an elevator for the Farmera' Alli ance. The board has already made such an instruction, and that question will come up to-morrow on motion for a re hearing. By a private arrangement the railroad company has given sites for twoj elevators at Rlmwiod. Tho Alliance contends that anybody is entitled to the samo privilege without question. So long as the matter is against the Mis souri Pacific all the roads in the state are interested in it and will be repre sented by their superintendents and attorneys. The case attracts attention outside of Nebraska. If the Alliance wins, like demands will be made iu other states for elevator priv ileges. Tho Elmwood Alliance does not projiosc to buy nnd sell grain, but only store, clean nnd ship it. Terrible Storms nnd Cyclones. About 4 o'clock, Sunday afternoon a cyclone struck the Southwestern part of tho city ot St. Louis, and swept an througn to the Northern limits, making a pathway nearly a quarter ot a mile wide, leaving death and desolation in its track. Business houses, residences and churches were lifted from their moorings like feathers and scattered like chaff. A number of lives are reported lost. A terrible death-dealing cyclone swept through Clinton, Kentucky, Sunday evening about 7 o'clock, demolishing about one hundred buildings and killing some ten persons outright and wound ing seventy-five. The cyclone also reached Macsburg, Ills, Dotroit Mich, Wabash, Ind., Chicago and Looksport and Rochester, New York. A number of live were lost in each of these cities, besides tho wholesale destruction of property. There is 12 to 18 inches of snow in the western end of Wyoming Territory. This has crusted, and with the freezing of t!i water holes, cattle and horses are perishing all over the ranges. Owners received word from that section that scarcely an animal that could not be fed would survive. Horses have worn their hoofs to the quick trying to beat through the crusted snow. Cattlo nnd sheep are simply helpless. Game has been driven from the mountains, and antelopes lnvo been killed within the city limits of Evunston, while stock has drifted to the railways. The most terrific storm that has visited South Dakota, since 1887, pre vailed iu that section Sunday last. Dutiuiiig by IOKtaI Card. Julius J. Ring, in a communication to the Globe Democrat, raises an interest ing question in regard to the decision of Judge Thayer in the United States Dis trict Court, in which it was held that any person, firm or corporation sending on a postal card a demand for the pay ftent of a debt, with a declaration of intention of appealing to the law in ttto event ot non-payment, is guilty of a vio lation of tho United States postal law. Tho law as passed by Congress in 1888 was for the abolition of the nefarious practice of eo called collection agencies." The question, however,- arises has the Secretary of any aocietyjodgo or ossocia tion the legal right to notify (on a postal card) any member of his delinquency in the payment of any dues or assessments, and in the event of non-payment threat ening him with suspension or expulsion? Judge Thayer holds that the sending of a dunning notice (on a postal card)would tend to injure the reputation and social standing of the person to whom it was addressed. How many men would care to let tho world known that they were threatened with expulsion from their lodges for non-payment of dues? The good news comes from Washing ion that nearly every lady of the Cabi net, tho Senate and the Supreme Court have openly and personally declared themselves against the custom of offer ing wine at their general receptions, and also that it did not appear on New Years. They served coffee, bouillon, and choco late, but nothing stronger. This is in deed a change in public sentiment, and a very market! "one for Washington. Those familiur with life there less than a decade ago knew how universal was the custom of setting forth liquors at all social gatherings, nnd drunkenness was a common thing. Xow that official life sets its seal on temperance, a large por tion of the social world is conquered. It only requires the leaders in society to sot the examplo and make a thing fash ionable to insure its success, and when that set in tho way ot a moril senti ment there is an advance all nlong the lines. It doesn't take a very green Christ mas to mnko fat church yards for tho negroes iu tho South. About this time of the year it is always safe to look out for negro killings on various pretexts. It is the Southern Bourbon's way of celebrating peace on earth and good will to mnn. But the present season has been unusually prolific of events ot this kind. Our columns have within a few days told of lynchings nnd shootings in Tennessee und Georgia, and lately they recorded the deliberate murder of eight colored men in South Carolina. This may bo one way of "working out the negro problem in tho South," but it may in tho end prove a very costly way to those who do tho "working out. Globe Democrat. The Senate committee on finance, at iti meeting, Tuesday, continued the con sideration of Sonator Sherman's bill to declare trusts unlawful. After adopting several amendments which do not, it-Is Mill, affect the principal scope ot the measure, the committee ordered t favor able reiwrt to bo made to the report. The Tost-Dispatch is n rry able Democratic paper. But, as it opposed : to bos&ism, boodleism and ballot box stuffing, a number ot Dcni.Tcratie sheets 1 want to kick it out ot the party. It doesn't seem to bo at all disturbed b;, the kicks aimed at it, however, and wj!L continue' to do business at the oldstanJ for a long time to como. H. Boyd has removed his stock of buggies, harness and wagons to tiie Ben nett buildicg on the corner, west side public square. Give him a call. Ho will sive you money. ltKBECCA CiltAHAM. An Exny Head Ileiore tin: W. C. T. U. Memorial Kcnico by Mincrvu ltond. We havo become so accuulouieil, of late, to the tolling of funeral bells; to the low-moving hearse, .-.nil tho black crepo upon the doors of tho houses around us, that our hearts have all gone out in more than neighborly sympathy to all sorrow ing ones. Yet, to-night, it falls toour lottoBpeak of one whom all hearts loved. In speaking of Sister Rebecca Graham to-night, let us not call her dead that is such a cruel word! To one of her nat ure tho body- "tho outwanl shell, tho mask of clay that with her bail so little in common," issouietimes but a prison to the soul. On that fair August day when wo said, "Mrs. Graham is dead," she had just be gun to live to live in the full meaning of that splendid word! Perhaps her , ..! . i.ii cnuuren especially uuuk it was very sac that she chanced to be alone on that I morning when the messenger of death came, yet she was not alone. Forsurely, as the waters ot death surged about her, and as the dark, dark billows rushed over her, she saw Christ walking upon the troubled waters, and heard his loved veioe as He said, "It is I, be not afraid!" And I think she must have answered that dear voice and said: "yea, though I walk through the valley and shadow of death, ! will fear no evil, for Thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they com fort me!" Oh, she was not alone. I wonder if there is a soul in this town to whom shii has not spoken words of encouragement and comfort, or remind ed them of their duty to God. I think the sweetest flowers that were lain upon her coffin that day were those sent by a young man ot whom his friend said: "He used to be considered will, but Mrs Gra ham never lost faith in him." No, she never lost faith in him, because she nev er lost faith in humanity; and she did not lose faith in humanity because she never lost faith in Christ and his power to save humanity. There was no wom an in the State with stronger temper ance views and principles than 6he. I have fpent more than one pleasant day with this earnest woman, but ono day stands out beyond all others as a day of soul-feasting to me.' It was one soul-thought after another that came from her lips that day, and among them was the thought that Christ could .do more to save the drinking man from the bondage that held him than all other powers. She always felt that Christ could come between the tempted nnd the accursed cup-that when the tempter lured one on and on until the chain of habit was so strongly welded that it bound them hand and foot, and the will power was almost gone she believed that Christ could save when all earthly powers had failed. Oh! lot us who are engaged in the tem perance work never forget this thought. that God can save to the uttermost. In Sister Graham's life as the wife of a minister of the Gospel we see untiring devotion, her home was the itinerant's home, and many a striving young clergy man has blessed her as his guiding star. When' death and parting came to this woman nnd she had to take up life's duties alone when she had to enter tho long, dark cavern of sorrow which all must enter, at some time in their life she took the Son ot Righteousness into gloom with her, and He transformed the dnrkneea and gloom aud shewed tho way to be full of of crystal iuo brightness and beauty. I somtimes wish that some of our writers for tho young, who take ono into the shadow of sorrow and doubt, and leave ono t hero to work ono sway out nlone, or sink beneath it all, would take Sister Graham's God with them, and hold Him up to the young, that Ho might show them the way was bright and fair, because "He, was a man of sor rows and acquainted with grief" and had hallowed the way. Some twelve years ago I heard n gen tleman remark to a friend that he did not believo in prayer did not think God answered prayer. As I have seen him night after night attending church, dur ing the last few weeks, and paying such clc6e attention to the word of God, I have wondered whether this belief of his has brought him happiness or unrest, in all theso twelve years. If it has brought him unrest I wish-he would accept Sis ter Graham's God, and find that rest ot which wo Lave heard her speak so often. Surely, all our lives must be the better for her having lived among us! I think when she reached that land where there is no sorrow nor pain, and all the mysteries of her life had been explained, that sho knelt at the feet of the Master, saying, "Lord, what wilt thou havo me to do?" as she had so often asked upon earth; for, surely Heaven is a progressive place, and those who love A ,....T. r.. tliA fncf nf Imra will urorlc for Him in the lieyon.L faomcl.mes, when I pass her home and seo no light in the window, and miss the familiar form passing to and fro through the moras, I look across to that silent city on the hill, that is eo much more thickly populated than this busy moving one about us, and, whether the moonlight be resting upon her grave, or whether it is enshrouded in darkness and mist, I can almost fancy I hear her voice saying: "All is welir I sometimes wonder if wo women are doing all Sister Graham would have us do, woro she here to counsel with us as of old. Have we gone into the houses around us and oh! how many there are thatjhavo been made desolate by death, and tried to com fortthe sorrowing ones? "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people," eaith your God. uety usevererotv tmvj u.,.... in God's strength not in our own live up to thom. I eoinotitnes think maw could nlmost make his life divine, if he would but live up to his privileges, but how few of ub do that?. Porhnna Sister Graham came 8 near ,K!rhT.'.t Lr mol to do, " . . . , . . , nml then, after oaving us all tins bless- ed legacy, she has gone where "More nnd moro a rrovidence Of love is understood, Making the springs of Eternity Sweet with oternal good. That death seems but a covered way Which opens into light. Wherein no blinded child can stray Beyond the father's sight." Mrxr.i:r a, R. Bond. Mound City. Will McISobcrts, or St. Joe, was with friends in the city last Sunday. E. E. King, Junior of the News, in suffering from nervous prostration. A. X. Glenn and daughter, Theresa, are visiting our townsman, IC C. Glenn. - Wo ore having lower temiorature now then at correnpomling dnteit I nut year. Dr. J. M. Tracy's condition has greatly improved within the lout few days. F. W. Harmon Iism leen contending with the "La Orippo" during tho post week. A. J. Olin is down with tho pneu monia. At present his condition is im proving. On account of snow-drifts the Villis ca passenger was somewhat late Monday morning. Robert Pitcher left lost week for Spokane Falls, which ho will make his J future abode. . A spelling school has leen announc ed at Cherry Dale school house, Friday evening, January 21th. N. M. Bradley will open out his stock of drugs this week. Mound City now boasts four drug stores. The heavy snow-fall caused a very irregular attendance in the high school during the first of the week. I. D. Newton has completed his new ice house. It is 15x30 feet, and if filled will furnish an abundance of ice next immer. The new sidewalk is now completed. It is a great improvement to the town, extending from Swaim's corner in the northwest part of town, almost to Main street. H. L Eads is in a dilemma; he can't find No. 219, and that hour glass was to have been drawn January 1st. It's queer how fortune frowns on some indi viduals. Smith & Jones havo purchased the restaurant and grocery stock of Xauman & Merrit, and will put in a first-class res taurant, with George McRoberta as su perintendent superlative. -A collision between S. A. Pollock and John Kaighler occurred on Main street, Friday evening, in which Mr. Pollock's buggy was overturned and the occupant thrown out. No great damage was done. Sharp's Grove. John Adkins mado a "flying" trip to Oregon, last Tuesday. The mercury registered sir below zero Monday morning. A Mr. Doyle, of Colorado, is now stopping with V. A. Browning. Mr. and Mm. Herbert Dilleshavo been visiting friends in Nodaway county, the past week. Mies Ida Millican, of Forest City, has been visiting her parents at this place, the past week. Many of the farmers have stopped hauling corn to market, on account of the present low prices, loots. Hog cholera is again quite near us. James Scarlett, near Milton, has lost 75 head of fine hogs, and William VanGun dy 35 head. It seems as though hog buyers have poor success in this vicinity lately, as several farmers refuse to sell at the pres. ent market price. The young people, of this place, greatly enjoyed themselves at asocial gathering at the residence of James Ward and wife, Saturday evening. There is a great deal of sickness throughout the Grove at present. Those under the doctors care are John aud William Ward, nnd two young children of Ed and Laura Hopkins. It is reported that a gentleman, while lingering in Corning at a late hour Saturday night, was held up at tho muz zle of a pistol and robbed of sixty dol lars. Ho is a stranger in Corning and says he was on the street when robbed. Gregory and Kite were visited one day last week by the "White Wolf," who made his way to a small house they had erected near their saw mill, drew a sta ple from the door, which was locked, went in and helped himself to n number of valuable articles and then departed, leaving no trace of his whereabouts. Died, at the home of her parents, Thursday night, January 2nd, 1800, Net tie, daughter of William Lawrence. She had been confined to her room about one year with consumption. She was about nineteen years of age. She was laid to re6t in the Lawrence Cemetery, by the side of her brother, Robert, who departed this life only a little over one year ago. Tho grief-stricken parents havo the sympathy of the entire com munity. TH. :- :. lima hU vmM th abor. title by alwajj brlngln the foremost rank of vie metropoiaaa western newspapers la M-; TOcitiDff the Interest! of the wL. IntheeaiU -n. .. M the best reflector of the eondltioa f the TV .nj hl. ...... I, l.fH.M.IttMnlh.U-11 .. Mill. HIM V WD yWV.MUW V. W1M .MW brat advocate the West can hat It hu not let It opportunities pan, tot on awry oarasloa bas dona all In Ita power toward the upbuilding of U1I1 treat Western country. Among tha prin cipal thiols It oaa advocated, tome ot which bave been tucffssful, are: Opening of Oklahoma; Opening of the Cherokea Strip: Irrigation for the arid regions; Cheap transportation for Kansas. Ia this good work the A'anaa City Ttu solicits the support of e very Western man. Its Pally Is tha b richest and best edited tn the West, and iti Weekly, with IU twelve large pages, ranks wtta any weekly newspaper in tha world. TO Kanxi Cttv Tfma was also tha first to Inaugurate. Ut system of fast trains out of Kansas City rarrylng tho rrguhir edition of tha j ,wo jm,,.,,,.,! mBM wtHlt by dc'it oclock a. m., j three hours belore Lie regular uain leaves Kan- aaa City. Icbucw victory in "" would be a regular mascot for the State says the Kansas City Globe. And that , . " ., , V . ' I V' bU.SMT men . 5r ! seems to oe me opinion 01 noun.., !".-... any. who care more ior ino pros.periij m , A. .. .... , . .. ... j the State than they do for the success of an antiquated political organization. i Fuel for the Million. ForSale.-The timber now standing on what is known as the Hollister r arm. ' .. . . ... ..-l two miles west of Fillmore, tor terms call on or address, C. W. SPICEK, Fillmore, Mo. BEST WEEKLY AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL. SI.0I FEU TEAR. .. ... $1.03 PB 1EI8. 1HE rARH. ORCHARD AND 1 DEVOTED TO PRACTICAL AKD CORRECT ISTORMATtGS 05 AGRICULTURE, LIVE STOCK, VETERINARY, DAIRY, HORTICULTURE. ENTOMOLOGY. POULTRY. BEES. GARDEN AND LAWN, SCIENCE, MARKETS. A fsmllr JoaraaJ for two R'noratlon.-i, Bbo alrn.,-k;K-d tAnrH. at the flraide ot wottera boms. Tke Household Br part annul, cirrfoSy peron-d aat nhutralcd oVUghutbe Uilet. ItaniM-allaar, Pazzles, and Vaunaj folka etvitar it to tba jouac icemban ot tbs fauillj. rillod with Practical Illustration and Cooc4, Tlmrlj roptCM cf OeaTl IsUmt. ONLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. THE PRAIRIE FARMER PUR. CO., ISO MonrM St CHICAGO, ILL- that awa an oalj na fsoat lb, way of ezpsrimeat OA. oeen awmoq .thought ud tBIne I I of tha BTsatBt i ni iilmlsil We are 1 1 Trasaoa aaa Hovers I fierrsa way spesa 'Best sia price uwwui ply yoar wants from eiai " . - Garde-, and Lass. We are aUo Importers aad bra Men of Fere be ran Harm. Mhetlaad JPenlea. rS.AJOHN GARDINER & CO.;"r?3S"' It is ascertained that thero was a diminution of about one hundred thous and in the number of immigrants which reached our shores last year from thoso who came the year previous. It is also found that during the past seventy years, for which period fairly accurate statis tics of immigration have been kept, we have received about fifteen million peo ple from foreign countries. There have como from Great Britain about six mil lion, (nearly threo and a half million being from Ireland alone,) Germany about four tind a half million, Norway and Sweeden about eight hundred thousand, and France about three hun dren aud fifty thousand. It is time, now, however, to place greater restric tion in regard to immigration, and we should only admit thoso who will readily assimilate themselves to our form of government and become good citizens. CATAItltH. Catarrhal Deafness Hay Fever A New Home Treatment. Sufferers are not generaliy aware that throw diseases are contucious, or that they ore due to the presence of living parasites iu me iiihuk wi'muiuuo w nose and eustachian tubes. Microscopic research, however, has proved this to be a fact, and the result of this discovery is that a simnle remedy has been formu lated whereby catarrh, catarrhal deaf ness and hay fever are permanently cured in from one to three simple ap plications, made at homo by the patient nm in two weeks. N. B. This treatment is not a snuff or an ointment; both have been discard ed oy respecuioiepiiysiciiiaBUBiujuiiuus A iamph!et explaining this new treat ment is sent free on receipt of stamp to pay postage, by A. H. Dixon Sc. Son, 337 and 339 West King Street, Toronto, Can ada. Christian Advocate. Sufferers from catarrhal troubles should carefully read the above. Stray Notice. Taken up by Michael May and posted before Thomas J. Wilkinson, a Justice of the Peace in Lewis Township, Holt County, Missouri, onthe 21st day of De cember, 1889, the following described property; One pale red, two-year old heifer, some white in flanks, a little whito in forehead and marked with hole in right ear. Appraised at ten dollars. Also one two-year old red roan steer, marked with slit in right ear, and ap praised at fifteen dollars. 20 BOOKS WGI?EN AWAY ut Miui umi antlr li.t nf Twentr Vt.uaV Bonks tanmaraud aad daKnbail l-lov. to nry ut- Krttwr to this pavar for tbaaaialna year, who remit. twnug emu la addtuoa tn tha rralar aulMcriitloo prlca. tim biMks. aaea oaa of wbicb eontains a n.m ni.t. flmt-cl&ss aorsl or othar work br a well known aad iwpolar aothor. ara rnbnbl In asat pampidrt form, pnnta.1 from good rsadabla typa on good prr. aa.1 uanr of -Jiora handaoBMly llloatralad. Tbry eon prtae nie ot tha naaac works wnr wrtitaa br im f traa graatast aad moat popular writer., both of Aaier ' SJ$Er ZZh W.irUulSTi. ttn.ja. i.C4le"rttriirrx. it u nii m nihr inaiiiw itwM ml una. no.m. A.rtmtmwr ' " "r of --BU.1 B4.apoI.-l AaT.niar-jD!i.w lor. a mat harn-iroaa book by a popalar aatbar. Mo. sm. ad Masse illattoa af aaaful A TalDanl rompinutoa af awful facts hints and aairraaUooa for farmors aad gardeners. Ho. va. rraas wmm una sat sate jawwrj. a 5el. Br Jetaa Vsasa. It. issT TUm Uuto etd Maa af Ua Ballg- SLWZSif A SortL By ?1aatalrUa. AK.nl By atasoaasT Btorsr. im.m. Masast Pacrtck's Pasasater. AKosaL LL.Ctnatotasi'a Will. AKoral. By Srt- WereeltRlckardr.a. A V'HtlbVrt'ifltt. A IfoTsl. ByE.ia Ssblk Kassrra. Xo. MS. Tke Gaardlaa's Plat. A XoreL By ..r.rr.teass. AJtor-. ByM.r. Cxf i. Tha trow it a Secssit, A Xortl. VtlXrr'aMU.rw.a A Horal. Be Witsia emus. Ha. ta Tha Maasr f si Weddlnw RIbb. A Sorel. By thaathirfr)raTb-.riii" S-. ZT. Slartya Ware'i Teasptatlan. A Xitel. peMrs II'TWi. X... rvv A MMlrra Ciarlerella. A ot1. Tj Ui anthor of "t-.r rimrns S.i CI The labaad Home. ASoiri. TyM.T ,:T!rit The Fatal Close. A Xot;!. ByCtaiu li..r.TA. JS'-llenr in mind semi the entire lint that we agree to of TWENTY valuab:e u,,. a4 aU,vc shown, by mail, . J? t ewn. n;v g,,!:, to tll0 SamSEU fir t,,; .j yeatt who rc. th(, r,utar subscrintion mit tne regular subscription price, tun and 20 cents extra. 81.70 in al., and . .-.. ni,i puiwrilior who t '.va all nr- to ever o.a suoscnijer 110 j ..js nil ar rparwt.3 anil rennwa for one year in r,.l- vanco. A sample copy or the 000KK inny be seen at tins office. AddriT nil Int- j tors to Doiivss A Ccbky, Ore; . Mo. ! T7..A1 l.Atsi....i..s. h giyen toaIIellltor,slI1(I others interested in the t.ir-t f Catharine Kneze.deeeaeil. are tintiriedlhjt that the 1111- il.miai,tr4p)r.itrn.stiniakeafinr.i .uMI-i.irnt IheissifM the neit term nf I! - I'lsi bate Court or II!t enmity, be held at Oregon on the t:h dn " Ki-hrunn. s4i. rKKIlIN'ASH FKIEZE, AdirluMnitiir. rlRESIDE Ttaaat am Mat taa lMa if m ma mh m am jiiw OTjpnk iarrm txtltr tf M mmliy aa a ma 0 rmem of sokaimaw I aaufctt." Daaa inrr. I of tba past am nan baa tfaartr 11 " " faimlac In aa Calte SUIaa bt InX la la falsa?. aa4 Oat jsst awakening to u soMamusa or proM la las rataie- lamaarnoa M amrai new cranaea and Iorn,f slaata oaa exciiaa aa aucrtsi. ana inrotzn u umnMBiamr or a nenutmaot of Aartealtaia aa4 others, aaa aires aa ts?veBs to r aad stock feedinc ttat la darunad, era lnt to molsttjolie lb Urr ...jMiiMitfrfa.MwandiYlzatcrars. atoch ,et remains to fas doa la wit asw sUataWe an only oa fb tbnsbold of dl- COTSry. Datmi&cirBt u. orcn mil ibiiicu u nwuip . v navwev. effort, ud tor Uie praamtws an tralr thankful to Uw vloncsn for what Annrcelatina u muh research to tha introduction of arw itibii The Approcwuni: um new w. mmiw .11 w wi... ritaof Orchard Ursaa. Lacene, Johaaan Grass. Tcxa (iraaa. Jnaaa ClSTer. etc. ha,e now been fully established, asd importance to tha farming iatertsU that tLr bswldrtr hendaamrtera for these and all olhar grimes Or. Xcbard Uraa,Keatnekr Blae nraaa,TiaiMhr. Red Taw, aad aOslher at nana run. am cneriiy nniif. .y iprrMi your money oa aaasi Dim qn aaalltr. when yon can Ktii too T If yoa an wldatwake. Ton wul n IO- UA&DINKRt MBI.EfT STOf'KK. rui Wrr farilr - nw war . wn tr Awnrii-iwWT.V-IT.I'.r'fk TRATEb CATALOGUE contains a fall list of the choir t Tec tables aad lower Heeds. Crasara. Bnlba. Plaata. and evcryc'aliur far the Paras. Trustee' Sale. Wliwas. .1. I JnlHistun anil M: tlli M. .Tolinxluii, hit wile. li tlii-lr-Ieeil oi tniM, dnlnl the 11th day of Novi-mlxr l'i. ami rt-iimlt-ii m theivetnh-r'!'n!ii'iil Unit fiiiiiity.Miinirl. mi the 15 h day of Ih-ciMiilT, li. ami reconlf.l in n:ilil reoTiIi-r i.Biif In IhkS ."p, naije .'Ja. muti-tril W. II. Mratun. .is mittM-, tin? folliiwlns ili-i'iilieil tea! rl.-ii-. :tn:itr. Iine anil Mr.z In tile futility ut llu!t :iiilUttuf Missouri, to-uit : AH of the iiiirthnrst quarter of the viithv-t quarti-r of srrtlim twelve, r. In toanlil itxiv tnti. Of. or r.Wfre fiirtt , 40. exrept leu I writ off ill the si I" of said trirt,anl tw and one-half 2 1-2aere in the outhm-t cerm r nf said nct of l.md.aml al-i lot three. 3 tur 4 ami fire. S In Itoefc eislit. in tlr oriental ll.i: of the City of Craig, IMt Comity, .Vi-wiir!. Whleh said comevaiire wa m.lile m trt:t ti nec-iire the payment .if a ci rtain note In .i!d deed of trul drscriNnl : ami wheie.ti drfault ha been made in the payment of saM note and the interest tln-reoii: sod wl.erca-i. it ua anil W irniiled In ald deed in trn-t that In tie of lliealwncv.ilralli. refusal tnart.ord:.il.il Ity Inanv wine of -iid triti"e. the Mn'ii aet:i tz Mlierid ot'tlnlt County, Mloouri. mi-iht rxrvnio the powers of said triiNtee : and wherein, said trustee. W. II. Ilrat"ii, hai removed from !Le comity, anil lefn-u- t art a sue I. tiu-tee : noitttlierrfiire,nt the reiiet l the li gal holder of aid iuile,-ind In pursuance of Ihf timvi-d-'ii of said deed id trust. I the iie.tcr-fcri.ed hiT!tl r Holt County, Missouri, r.nd as Mich trusti-f.will. Oil TUESDAY. JANCAUY ! J. IS'JO, between thpliomsof ! nVJnrk In the forepoi.n .Mill 11 11' l lli n.w 1. 1. the north front donrof the Conn House In the eity of Orenon. in Holt tVitnlr, .Missouri, pro ceed to sell all, or nmrli of said res.1 r:.il. as mav be sufficient tn pav said i:ote tnttrvt and rlsnf this uniceednir the sale tol.er.t rml'Iie auction totlie bUhest bidder for c.i-U i:i hand. TV. II. FRAME, Sheriff of Holt County, Jlissmiri.Tru.stre. Sheriff's Sale. By Tirtne ami aethorlti of a special rin-utf.'i:. Issued trout tuei.QU-'f of thcr!-rk of tin-fir. nit Court of Holt county, Slrxonri. rettiniaWe.it theJanuarv term, l!i.nl .said rourl.and ti.ipe direct rd lu'faw.r of fringe II. Allen, roll clnr i f revenue ul Unit comity. State oi MK-ouii, and. apiirist. A.K. Tarrish. I hTr levieil upon and seizeil all th- right, tit le.lnti-rest and f Inini ot the said A. I' 1'airi-li of jn and to the following described real tat-. to-wll: Lots nine (9) ami Mitre n (16) In bh-ck (a) in Johustun and Meiers' ailditlon totfceiownof Craig, Holt county. Mo. All lying and being In the said county, and Sttteof Missouri and I will 011 FKIDAv. JANCAUV nth. I't. between the hours of nine o'clock the fore nonn, and Die o'rlnck In the afternoon of that dar.at IheConrt House door. In theeity olthr gon. county of Holt arortsald. sell the same, or ro mnrh therjof as may be required, iitjHiliIie vendue, to the highest bidder lor rash pj hainl. to Siillsty sld ex- cution and eiists. W. H.KKAME. Sli. rir: of II jit County. Mo. The Press i.NEW YOKK FOR 1890. DAILY. SUNDAY. WEEKLY. Tbe Aggressive Republican Jearni! 0T the Metropolis. A NEWSPAPER F8R THE MASSES. Foundril Iecenilier 1st, 1!". LARGEST DAILY CIRCULATION OF AMY REPUBLICAN PAPER IN AMERICA. The I'ressH the organ of no faction ; pulls i.i wire ; has no animosities tu avenge. Tbs most remarkable Newspaper Success in New York. The Tress Is imir a Nation 1! Newspaper. rai Idljr grim hin 111 taior with ncpiihlk-aiisid en-iy Mtale in tiie Cnien. Cheap liens, mhsir sensations and I mill il. .1 no place in ttieeidm.insid th Tns. Hisun ej pensive papur, p'thlished at the Inwrrd p'ii Anierieiui Cuneiic) penults. The Tress li.is the lr!Klitet llilurlal liKe In New Yurk. llsp.iiklcs with iiuts. The Tress Sunday Eiliilmi h splendid six teen iage paper, corerini; every current tupic of Interest. The Tress Weekly Kditinii contains all the good tilings nf the Dally and riundy filthins with special feature suited to a Weeklv piihli fatlim Ki r these wlm caiinul alfnrd the Daily or are prevented by distance from earli receiv ing It. tiie uf kly is a sp'endid suhstllute. A an ads-ertiiiiig mi-dlum Hie Tress has no superior in New York. It reaches an exeelli-nt class of nailers. Kates very reasniiahle. Full liiforin.it lull upon appncitiuii. THE PRESS. Within the 1 each of nil. The I est ami e!irapsl Nc.1sp.1per pithlishi'd iu Aineric.u Daily nnd Sunday, cine year. or Dttily and .siimlay. ft miiiitlia, Iially and .SiiiiiImv. I month. .4.? Dally tioly. nna year. 00 llatlv iinlV. four lliliflths. J .f)0 Siimhiy only. iie Vrar. 5. CO lUrtl) ITKsimeyrar, 1 i" wud fur the Tress rlreuUr wit!, full p.-f.rn-Iar and list -I excellent premiums Saneiles Tree. A -mts uanied cier;.ihT!. I Jhciat reii.iui-sions. Address. THE PRESS. NKiV OKK- Ctfla tha I FREE I thr wrll. Owf fi"fs-a - Mprrxar p"'" sa.ll fsarvlriCS L- tvat. OmlY lhwa who rrs 1 to a t asssett. irtaika Mr a.f M tb than AMjmh34te Join imdib la tt tlMw 3T pw4a t taWi who catHysgr irbV- ayvt tVss nrii4 jn TW h fttninr f tI avlrTisaMTav.t twt IH small m1 f th u'a Tte fcCowfac art I vw f it 1 1 aatrtbt4ftsabfwa1arKillV tl H fn4 Jo-jf, t -l-a v-tsfHa. M kiii sw vs ifTf W ltl- Lw ywa K--w - rsj.mi.F (Wa-. X:l IjstlOa J'' :r1. f.-w Z Vtt t-psrirs- rtXf wr.lvvt oaa. w W s) wliw-a:: . .. 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