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TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1873.
llioraey at Law aid Notary Public
New Hope, Missouri,
Will priotleo IntheCourti nf the Nineteenth
JuJIcnt Circuit. Special attootlon given to col
nr. J. C. GOODRICH,
Wclaville, - - Missouri.
Will be In Troy from time to time, duo notice
of wlilcb vlaiti will it given in mo local papcra,
It. C. MAGR UDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OiI-au-C3ri8, - Missouri.
TTIII practice in the Courll or t0 TnooteenW
Judicial District. vna
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MR, BONSALL'S MATCUMAKING.
Will praotleo In the Court, of the Nineteenth
Judicial Ulrcuii, ana win gvo special .uciiimu
to eo lleetloni. ume Jcroni room over j. n
Knox', Bank. v7n!8
CIIAS. MARTIN, Jr.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In all the Court, of tho Nine
teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given
to tho collection of debt,. vCii.TU
A. V. MoKEE. E. N. BONFILS.
McKEE & BONFIIjS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In the various Court, of thlt'and
Adjoining counties. Special, attention given to
collection, ant matter, relating to real estate.
jjECT Offlce, northeaat corner Main and Cherry
streets, juat below Laclede Hotel. n3()v7
J. B. ALLEN. W.T. BAKEll.
ALLEN & BAKER,
Altorueys-al-Law, Agents State and
Phoenix Insurance Companies,
and Real Estate Agents,
JOSEPH B. ALLEN, Notary Public.
B. W. WHEELER,
Attorney at Law anil Notary Public,
Will attend to any professional bu,ii.eaa tn the
Ccirta of Lincoln, Warren, 1'iko and Montgom
ery counllci. ,cp"'71n3Cyl
YTM FRA7.IEK. a W. COLBERT
I K Zli:il & COLBERT,
attorneys at Law ii Real Estate Ag'ts,
Will nractlce In all the courts of tho Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit. Special attention given co col
Icctiona and to the aaloand purchase and leafing
or real estate. Abstract, oi lines, warnimy
detdi. deedi of truat and morteaiiea made out
on short notice. Larce number of valuable.
farma for sale at low price,, plf Office on Main
treet in ltanadell'a building, up atalra. v7nU
WALTON & CREECH,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts,
Will nr.ntli.. In all the Uourta of the Nineteenth
Judieial Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the
State. All bualneaa entrusted to their care will be
Ipromptlj attended to.
Office over Dr. S. T. East's Drug atoie
hour, from a- m. to 4 p. m.
BIRKHEAD & THORNHILL
Still have their- Livery Stable, on Cherry it.
the sign at tot brick Urary itable on Main atreet
tn the contrary notwithstanding, ine original
Laclede Stable,, by the above proprietor,, are,
a, they have alway, been, few door, east of
Withrow', saddle (hop, where the proprietora
Kill always be pleaaed to see their friends.
Battle,, hone, and wagon a to hire. Horses
boarded by day or week. v8n2
j, f, UEISOU,
NEW HOPE, MO.,
Sells Dm Goods. Groceries, dc.
As they can be bought anywhere in
Ilia Stock is Fresh and he will
NOT BE UNDERSOLD.
HE WILL PAY THE BEST PRICES
TMIR cn-n.rlnenhln heretofore existing be
X two.n .Tnhn V. Nelson and II. II. f Hitler,
under the name and style of Nelson t Frailer,
lias been itt..nlv.it hv tnutnnl consent J F.
Nelson having purobaied the entire interest of
II. II. Frailer In tho business. All reraons In
debted to said Arm. either bv noto or account,
ore earnestly rciiuested to call and settle the
time with me. JOHN F. KELSON
New Hope, Mo., April !2, 137-1.
My uncle, Aloxundcr McFarlane. wis
waiting breakfast, an event very uti
common with him, for Aunt Nancy was
tho soul ot punctuality. Nevertheless
alio was a little late this morning:.
Eigbt o'clock was tho breakfast hour,
and now it wai fully ten minutes past.
Aunt Nnnoy was not my Undo Mc
L arlauVs wife, He was a widower of
some HI teen, years stancitntr. inltccn
years before his wife had loft him a dolt
cate littlo boy for a keepsake, and had
cone away, whispering with her last
breath that she was very happy. Her
mother and sister, who bad come to the
house to nurso her, remained after hii
death, according to Unci McFarlane';
particular request. He would be so glad,
ho said, if it wore not exacting to much
of a sacrifice, to have Mrs. Howard and
"Nancy 'stay with him, keep up blshousc,
and attend to Ine little boy. So .Mrs
uoward, who was a widow with a very
straightened income, rented her house iti
the New England village where tho had
always lived, aud camo to preside over
Mr. Mc e'arlanc's spacious mansion and
liberal housekeeping in Qrecnwich strict,
Now xork my Undo Mcharlane lived
in Greenwich street, a fact which marks
the dato of my story with sufficient cz
Mrs. Howard had been dead threo
nnntbs, and still Aunt Nancy presided
over Undo iilorarlar.es household
Neither of thorn bad ever thought of i
change as either necessary or desirable
Nancy bad been a fair, prim, and homo
what quiet girl when she cume to live in
Greenwich street. She was ttill a fair,
somewhat'' prim woman of thirty-Gve,
with pretty, soil brown liuir, violet blue
eves, and a pure, soft, somewhat changed
complexion. She was not in tho least
like a modern young lady's heroine
She bad no particular aspirations beyond
the limited and old-1'ushioned one of
doing her duly in that state of life to
which it had pleased God to call her
She did not consider herself a martyr to
uncongonial circumstances, because ah
tnado Uncle McFurlaue's shirts- and
mended his stockings, aud even to the
fact of going down into the kitchen, to
do up bis immaculate rultles, when old
Mrs. Brown's hand were too lame, and
the chambermaid's too unskillful to be
trusted with them, did not awaken any
desire to rush out into the world in
search of a career. No such fancy had
ever entered Nancy Howard's head
Sho was absolutely "contented with her
nroecnt conditiou, willing lo go on mak
ing Uncle McFurlane's shirts, keeping
his bouse, spoiling his child, and "miK
ing it pleasant for him," as she simply
said. Her great pleasures consisted
doing muslin embroidery, visiting th
Door, and leading the Jvuglish cusstcs
with now and then a novel. If sho bad
any trials sho kept them to herself, con
tidinL' tliem to no spiritual director, news
Dancr editor or female friend. Such was
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Nuncy Howard ut nva auu tuiny
My Undo .Mcflurlutie was a uno gen
llctnun in the true sense of tho phrase
He was unimpeachable in integrity, un
spotted in morals, in manners absolutely
perlect a lime set in uis way, uuu pus
sibly somewhat particular in eating and
drinking. He was also given to amusing
himself in a qu-.et way with the pecuiiun
ties of tboso about htm. But be nevor
willinclv hurt or neglected any one, a
be bad a certain genial graciousness
manner, which made all employees, from
Mr. Saunders, the confidential clerk
down to Black Sam, the carman, and
Daw. the errand boy, feel better when
be spoke to them.
"Miss Nancy is a little lato tnis morn
ine I" observed Uncle MoFarlano,
lirown. bis man. brought mm his paper.
"Yok. sir. she was out till alter twelve
last night, at Sam s, sir.
"Indeed 1 How was that
"We . vou seo. sir. bams girl was
took with a quick consumption last spring
and his wile ain't very rugged eitner
Miss Nanov. she s been there a good
daal. and when Susv was struck with
death hat evening she sends for her
So Miss Nancy went and stayed till
was over. It was a great comfort
them. sir. You see, Sam's wife, she
L'ot a little young baby, too, and alto
nether it comes pretty nard.
"I should sav so. indeed ! We must
Hen that everything is dono, Brown
Find out when the funeral is to be, and
Ut me know, and tell your wife to send
them something oomfortablo when bIio
irnaa to market. But hero comes Miss
Nannv send un breakfast. Brown."
Breakfast was usually a somewhat
silent meal, aavo for Alick's chatter with
hi. ann't : for Mr. MoFarlano always
read tho paper, invariably asking Miss
"Why do you look at me so closely
A link?" asked Miss Nsncy, a
caught her nephew'n gaxe 6xed upon bcr.
"I was minting nuw irony -'i
answered Alick, with his usual frankness.
T think vou arc a hundred times pre.
tier than Mis ltegina Schuyler, that
thou maka so much tuss about. Ana
dot) t want her lor a aiepmoiuur.
brel" . t ,
What is that about Miss Schuyler
..ltrl mv uncle, lavinc down his paper
"It strikes roe that you are taking rathor
a liberty with that young lady to say
nothinu of myself.
tilt wnn'l me. father : it was Mr,
llnnaall." answered Alick. "Mr. Bousall
asked mo if I wouldn't liko a protty
young lady liko Miss Kcgina Schuyler
nnrn. mtn tha house : and I told him
I .li.ln't asnt nnvbodv but Aunt
Nancy. Then bo said Aunt Nancy was
an old maid : and I laid if sbowa forty
old maids Bbe was a hundred times pre.
tier than Miss Regioa and so she is I"
" e won t discuss that matter ! said
my uncle, annoyed, but repressing his
annoyance as usual, "iou noed not
mind Mr. Uonsall. Wo all know his
There was something in his fathers
tone which made Alick aware that be bod
better drop the subject. Uncle McFar
lane went on with his paper, but now
nd then glanced over it with an expres
sion ol somo Interest. "Nancy is
pretty !" he said lo himiolf. "There is
something in her face that reminds ue
or my mother.
Breakfast being over, my uncle put on
his overcoat, asking: as ho did so, his
invariable question; "Have you any
commands for the city?"
"Aud, by tho way please see that
everything is dono for Sam's family.
I ho poor woman will perhaps be the
batter for oma port wine, or ale, and let
eveiything bo nice about tho funeral. I
will (uke tho expense on myself. Sam is
good faithful fellow.
"ucally, fiancy is very pretty 1 said
my uncle, as ho walked out of tho house.
I never thought much about it bclore,
but she is decidedly pretty. Miss ltegina
jbuyler indeed. Ueully, Uonsallis loo
d to put such notions into the boy n
head." Aud Mr. McFarlane pursued
his way to the office, unconscious of the
lato awaiting him there
"Any letters, Saunders ?" he asked, as office early, stopping at a florist's where
he passed the clerk's desk. "1 seo the ho bought some beautiful hot house
naekct ia in." flowers, and two nico hyucinth bulbf., in
Yes, sir, they are on your desk, and pretty glasses, wnicu nc sen. io .,r
Mr. Iionsall is waiting to speak to you Saunders.
in your room. rainer, may i go up mm ou xmu
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"What ails Jlr. Mol'arlanc r 'said the oaunuurs i asucu auck aticr iua.
clerk to himself, as the principal passed Nancy was sitting at her work table.
I don t believe he ever bclore lor Iresii and neat iroui top to too. oue was
pot to ask for my wife. 1 hope nothing composed os usual, but my uncle lancicd
wrong. Mr. Saunders had an invanu tie saw a siigm cuaugu iu nui u.u..,,c. ,u
wife, who was indebted lo Mr. McFar
lane for many little comforts. Mr. lion
sail was waiting in the office. Ho was a
utout man with red hair and whiskers,
and a bluff, uncompromising manner
Ue bad a habit on which he prided him
elf, of always "Fpcaking his mind"
that is, of saving anything and every
thing which came into his head a habit
which did not cause him to be loved by
his acquaintances. He and Undo Mc
Farlaue had once been partners, and
they still kept up a kind of intimacy, at
which many people wondered
"YYti.l, bousall, how goes the world
with you?" asked my uncle, leisurely
takiim off his coat and overshoes.
Oh, well enough. If it don t go to
suit me. 1 make it. that s all I answered
wife, as ho was preparing to go out; apenoing tho f2.000 in electioneering
"I annko lo MoFarlano about Nancv 1" and trvinu to influence tho electors to
and repeated tho substanco of the couvcr
saiion. Mrs!' Bonsall was a quiet, kind.
hearted soul ; but liko
mind. She did so
sometimes spoko her
on ihts occasion.
Bonsall, you are an idiot 1 Most
men are in such matters, ana you are a
Alt. iionsall looked as it some one had
thrown a wet towel in his faco. "Why,
Annel What's thallor?"
"You'll find out soon enough. Go
along, do, and leave mc in pcaco."
Mr. Bonsall was always very meek
when his wife look those rare Gts of plain
speaking, and ho shut the door without
another word. Mrs. Bonsall sat looking
at the Gre with an expression of vexa
tion, which gradually changed to ono of
"After all it might be worse, said
sho, speaking lo the fire. "Nancy is a
L'ood soul, and as sweel as honey. Shu
will make him happy, and be happy her
herself, and it will be good lor tho boy
But 1 think I sec Bonsall's faco when ho
hears of it."
For two hours my undo sat looking
through the office wiudow without even
thinking of his letto-a- Then he drew a
deep breath, as ono relieved of a doubt,
and turned to his correspondence. Ho
did not l'o home to dinner, but left tha
cast their votes for him. By this means
instead of having tho 82,000 in drinks,
the electors would have it in reduced
taxes uud a replete public treasury.
Every remunerative office in the county,
except those which are nicutioncu ine
legislulivo und judicial wouiu unuer
this arrangement aid by its value in fillii.g
the county treasury. Stranger things
have been effected by persistent agitatiou
than the introduction of this plan in (he
administration of our public affairs.
Many of our readers will rccoguizo from
whence this proposition coroci', bml we
will refer those who dn not to the author
of the idea if they will call on us. War
waid himself. Probably Alick s remark
might have disturbed her a littlo.
'Certainly, my son. And oe sure to
ask, particularly, how Mrs. Saunders
fiuds hert-c'f. I quito forgot it this
morning. I was the more ready to let
Alick go as 1 wish to consult you on a
matter of urcat importance to us both
And then iu his usual kind, somewhat
formal manner, ho opened tho subject
He was desirous, he said, of going abroad
for a while, perhaps tor some years
He tbouubt the change would bo good
for Alick, who showed signs of delicate
" . . .. . . ,
Aunt Nancv s heart nuttcred, ana tier
color went and cume; tut ehe had long
been schooled in bell control, and she
made no other siuti. "It won t be for
Mr Bonsall. "But, see here, McFarlane, long 1" said the quiet, breakio? heart to
I didn't come here to bandy compliments
waut to talk to you about u serious
"Well, what is it ?" asked my uncle,
preparing to listen, not witnout a ioug
inL' ilauce at his foreign letters and
.. . I . .
I tn coing to speak my mina as i
always do 1" taid Mr. Bonsall. "1 want
to kuow what you mean to do about
Nancy? Aye, what about her? that's
lust it. Ut course you can t go on as you
do now. It was well onoagn wncu tnc
old lady was alive, but her deatb changes
11 that, and folks will talk. Nancy s
an old maid, to be sure forty, if she s
"Ihirty-five! said my uncle, cor
recti nc him.
"Well, five years don t matter mucn.
She's un old maid, as I said. Still, folks
will und do talk, and you ought to got
rid of ber. The tiuth is, McFarlane,
you ought to marry again ; and of course
you can t with Nancy in ico house.
"lou think so f
"Wbv. of courso not. There is Miss
itself, little guessing whut was in store
Mv uncle confined. I don t kuow
exactlv bow ho worded it, but ho made
it nlain that neither he nor the tm
could live without Nancy. W ould
Nancy consent to becomo bis wife, and be
. .. , i. -i.
a niotuer to aiick in name, wuai euu
had lorn; been in fact? And so in an
hour the matter was all settled.
"We aro asked to a wedding 1 said
Mrs. Bonsall to ber husband some six
"A wedding whoso wedding ? aeked
Mr. Bonsall, not greatly interested
'Nancv Howard's 1"
'Nancy Howard's you don't mean "
the idea which occurred to Mr. Bonsall
fairly struck him dumb.
"Yes: Nancv aud Mol'arlanel an
swered his wife, enjoying her lord's dis
comfiture. "They are to bo married at
St. Paul's, very quieily, and sail for
Europe as soon as possible.
"The dcuco they aro ! And alter a
I said to him 1"
"After all you said to him 1 echoed
Mrs. Bonrall. "The moment you told
Recina Schuyler, now. She'd jump at mo what you said to mm. ami especially
the chunce of marrying you : but you os to Nancy's being talked about, I knew
don't suppose sbo'd set up housekeeping you had made the match. Xou could
. . . , " nil ll - t.I... m...u nil, MlJd I'.'iirnf in
wiln Nancy Howard, oo your nuvo Bui mm .w ". -j -o
I must beg, Bonsall, that you will not the same way.
brine Miss Schuyler's name into qucs- "But such a sacrifice, Mary Anno I
aailmvunoe. "oucll lltiorttes are "un, wen, i uu i .u. .. o.
not to bo taken with respectable young
"Libertv or not. she would have you
in a minute. And there s another tiling
he might feel it a littlo sacrifice just at
first ; but by ibis time he has persuaded
himself that there never was such a
woman, and that the favor was all on her
about it. Nancy Howard is dead in love side. 1 don't think lor my part, McFar
with vou herself, and of oourseyou can't
marry ber that is out of tho question."
"Nunoy Howard 1" repeated my uncle
in a tnno of bewilderment.
"To be sure. man. Any ono but
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you would have seen it, tnougn nancy
Una will over rcL'ret it
And I don't think Uncle McFarlane
over did. From the Aldino for May.
An Antique Novelty iu Politics.
We have lone intended to speak of a
is not the woman to throw herself at any proposition which is very radical in its
, I A I'll that fnr liAf Afv f... . if it maiiM lift arlnntpfl in the
lUUU USSU, A It O.J mwv w. " " I JCBIUIUB, UUU 1 '-
wife has known it this lone timo, and I countius of our stalo it would result in a
n n I. I . .1 Jl-Jll
can see it, too. Ut course you can i saving ot many inousanus or uuiiura u
marrv her. She ts old, and poor, and our county treasuries and, at the Bam
nlain. and in delicate health besides, time secure in the offices of the counties
So, of course, all you can do is to get rid as capable and efficient incumbents as we
of bcr. send ber home to ucr native aro having under mo present cicuutc
nlace with a pension, marry Uegiua system. Thi proposition, though It
Schuyler, and begin life onew." olosoly resembles tho system formerly, in
"Does Mrs. Bousall really think that practico in the itoman ivepuuno, nuo
.i.-. Yt:u iin-.rrl ntrtln aneh aen. offaDrme of a careful and deliberate re
lU.t JUIO. I.V..- PIH.V..-I. " . , ...
Iimonls?" asked my unele.as Mr. Bon- Uection ot one oi our praoui-u, ..........
sail paused a moment. "Women ace county farmers, and is simply to have
suoh Ibingt more clearly than men." only four elective offices in the county,
' c . r,, . ... i I ll I .L l)An.aoAnlnllttn .ml
Of course aba does, one was totuing wuicu bush ou m wfi...." ........
or it last night. 'Nanoy ought to have a couuly court, and to lei out to ine iiigueai
ohange.'aays she. 'If she don't sho'll go bidders lbs other positions to men who
off like ber sister. She', a quiet, pa- can give amplo security for the perform
tlnt ionium, but it is easy lo seo what ance oi ine owuiai uu.. .u.Sv..
uils her. Now, you see, her being con-
sumptiva is another reason why you can't
marry her. So (hero I I've spoken my
mind, as I always do, and I hope you
will have sonsa enough to aot upon it.
"I shall oertainly aot upon ill" eaid
my uncle, calmly.
And soon, I hope I" said Mr. Bonsall,
rising. "The sooner the better."
"The sooner the better I" echoed my
uncle. "I quite agree with you. Thank
you, Bonsall, tbank you!"
"I think I did a good pieco of work
this morning!" said Mr. Bonsall to his
this means the offices would bring into
tho county Iro-.sury a largo amount of
money which is now squandered in cor
rupting electors and ordinary elcotion
eering expenses. The county justices
might give notice of the dsy on which all
the offices would be sold, and invito com
petition by telling lo the highest bidder
who could give sufficient security. For
example, if the office of Collector of rcv
enuo in any county wot th $5 000 n
year, and any man is willing to perform
tha duties for 83.000: ho might then
mm s? (100 for the position, iuslead of
D " I
From the San Francisco Chronicle
It may nut be generally known that a
son of President Grant i.t iu this city,
but nevertheless such is a fact. In order
to post the public upon tho movements
of his vonthful highness, a Chrouicle
reporter took a suit of roouis immediately
adjoining the upartuietita of young Grant,'
who is now stopping at tho Lick House,
in company with the son of Senator Cole.
Grant and Cole are great chums, and on
terms of such familiar acquaintance that
they think nothing of appropriating each
other's shirts, stockings and collars.
Early in tho evening the two young
gentlemen were indulging iu a social game
of billiards. Both aro very poor players,
and the time of tho gome, by tho Chrou
icle reporters watch, was sixty-uvo min
utes. Urants largest run was six, maao
up mostly of scratches, and Cole managed,
by a great, etlort, to scoro cigni uituoui
stopping: Urautcaut inako rouua-me.
tablo shots, and tole has a aeep rooieu
abhorrence of draws. Grant got beaten
threo points, and both quit disgusted
with tho game. As the two turned to go
the hawk-eyed attendant who holds the
office of internal revenue collector for the
hall stepped up and tapped young Grant
on the shoulder. "I bolieve ynu lost that
pume." "Yes ves! that s so, and pitch
ini? the man four bits, ho went off with-
nut wnitine fcr tho chanuo. Colo tried
to muke out that his friend was attempt
ing to bilk the house, but the bystanders
wero satisfied that it was merely ft piece
of dignified absent mindeduess on Jesse's
At 10 o ClOCK ine young gcuui-im-u
betook themselves to room U'J, and pre
pared to go lo bed. Grant got undressed
first, and took the right stuo ot tuo oea.
Uolc objected to this, urging that no was
accustomed to that side himself, and
sleeping next to the wall was played out
with him. Grant responded that if be
didn't like sleeping on that side ho was
at liberty to sleep under the led, on
cither side, on top of the wash stand, or
out in the hall. Cole got mad at this ill-
timed levity and rang the clcctne machine
for a waiter. A stalwart individual at
once nnde his appearanco, of whom Cole
ordered a bed. Iu a few minutes an
elegant mahogany bed, wiih rosewood
trimmings, spring mattress, and necessary
fixture., was brought and set up in the
room, after which tho waiter departed.
In a few minutes Cole rang again, and
the following dialogue took place:
Colo I seo this bod hasn't got any
casters on. Bring me a bed with casters.
Waiter Yes, sah. Won't somo cas
ters put on this bed be enough?
Colo finally ass-eoted, and tho required
r-liani-e was made.
lnuboutan hour everything was lovely
in mum 30. when Colo suddenly sung
out. "I sav Jess, everything is all right
nnw : let's have something to drink.'
"Don't care if I do :" and in another
mnmnnt n waiter was living down to tho
hr with an order for two whisky cock
tails. In a few minutes he oume back
followed by tho handsome barkeeper,
who, with a polilo oricutal salaam, handed
Grant the following telegram:
Headquarters of the Seat of Govern
ment, Washington, April 20.11, 1S73.
To the Barkeeper of tho Lick Houso-
Sir : You aro hereby commanded to
lurnish no spirituous liquors of any kind,
to my son Jcsso Grant, during ins so
journin Sun Francisco. U. S. Grant.
l S Mi.d fivo cent cigars will be al
lowed at vour discretion. U. S. G.
Tho waiters wcro angrily dinuisred,
ami n nnuneil of war was held, and the
two deliberated as to bow a drink could
be obained. Cole thought that if he
cjuld only got to bis father's curpct bag
ha miuht find something there, but be
wasn't auro.' Grant kicw a man who
ronmcd on Kenrnv street who would
L-ladlv contribute a whole bottle of the
ardent if ho could only bo found. At
Inst thov cave un tho idea of having
r-nr-ktnil kinl both took a long driuk of
The Chroniclo icpolor was of half
mind to Vender tho acceptance of his
private llak of old Cutter's best, but
being a littlo diffident about intruding
upon straneri", ho relinquished Iho idea
Hnth vouou men now turned into bod
and at exactly 20 minutoi past ll Grant
began lo snore with remarkable energy
when Cole woke up and sung out :
"I say" (hitting him with a pillow), 1
can't sleep with this racket."
Grant rtartcd up with, "Cheeso that
now, I want to sleep."
"So do I, and I want less snoring.
"I wasn't snoring.'
"I say I was not."
"Well, I know you was."
"Well. I know better."
After agreeing not to snore, Grant
went to sleep and so did Cole, and then
iIiav both snored together. At 2:20
vnnnir Grant rolled over in bed and asked
Cole what time it was. Cole woke up
and 'made scftoo rcmirk about a locality
which wa- suggestive of tho idea ol
warmth, 'the general purport of which
was unintelligible to tho reporter. Gram
was anxioOs to Vnotv the iimo, as he had
understood ihn't u ncW barkeeper cum
on duty at four in tha morning. Thii
idea interested 'Cole, and, lighting tho
gas, they compared tiiLcpieCes
lirant a watch uenuicu iu lninuiu" past
1. while Cole's was fifteen tnit'u es past fi.
Eaah one was positive that his watch was
right, and ihuy both put up emu to tho
amount of 25 cents to back their respect
ive views, after which they went to sleep.
At 10:ua the morning iun got round
on that side of the house, and ihe two
youngsters got up. Cote, on going to
the door, made the startling discovery
that tho door had been Uulocked nil
night. "Gracious I" remarked Grata,
"some of them 'Frisco chambermaids
might have slipped in hero und taken
everything we bad."
Both boys manipulated tho cutlery at
the breakfast table ut 11:30 Grunt took
a boiled taruutulur 'spider on toant, whilo
Cole indulged his ravenous appetite with
a sea lion steak, dono rare, Doth using
pepper and salt icgardlcss of rxpenso.
After brcaktast lliey slipped off some
where, and the reporter lost track of
Politics and Patrons of llasbautlry.
From Column's Kural World
The result of our county und towtish p
electiuu surprised the friends of the fat
ninrs movement, .as well us those wno
or posed it. Thi dominant party hud
made nomination in tr.c customary man
ncr. If but few attended the caucus, it
must have been the fault of thoo who
were absent rather than those prcseut.
if the friends of the nominees secured
their nomination by request or favor,
there was ccrtriuW nothing uuusual about
A few farmers tcok it into (heir heads
lo call n caucus of farmers, and they
mado nominations for themselves bs far
mers not a partisans ; und although
the time was barely sufiiuicnt to make it
fully known at ihe different precincts,
yet this seems to huvo bpen all that vsuh
necessary, and tlto ticket was elected
As wo had but lately commenced or
ganizing granges, some think the success
is directly attributable to that organiza
tion, aud look upou it as n political move
ment, another Know-nothing trick ; but
I know, partly of my own knowledge.
and tartly from tho very best sources,
that the subject had nuvcr been men
tioned insido of a grange. I doubt even
if it bud as mucli Ub silently entered tha
mind of any member while in attemlatico
in the grange. Article XII constitution
of tho National Grange positively pro
bibits political or Teligtous questions us
subjects of discussion or tests of mem
berahip, in tho work ot the oruer.
It has perplexed wifer heads man
mtno to know now lurmcrs can coirai.
some of their grievances without'discuss
ing polities in the granges, llow can
they reach tbo hulls ol legislation, wnerti
manv of tho wrongs originate, without
electing men of their own choice? And
how can they elect thc'ui Without nrttt
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agreeing to do so in ine ooiy eueciivo
farmers union yet proposed t t navo
been told that there is a wido difference
between partisan politics and politieul
economy, and l iear politicians navo
generally dlsfolved partnership v.tin
political economy : but to -admit -aiscus
sions of political economy, it seems In
me that wo should hrst have to procuro
a more limited definition ot "politics"
than Wcbsler s, leaving out science ot
It is eminently pToper anu neco.-sary
to exclude 'tiro current parly politics from
the order-: but like many nthers I think
some subject concerning government and
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law making, in which termers are uirecny
interested, and about which they could
not seriously disagree, might be admitted
with eusl propriety, and for ihe general
The ordct was no doubt started by a
few persons on such a basis and with
such regulations, as ihy thought best,
and as may havo It'en really the best foT
a start. It is yet partly in its infancy,
but as it gains grounds in the affections
of its fast increasing members, it will bo
no longer under llw 'cotitiol or judgment
of a few. It will take such a course as
tho united w'ndom of hundreds of lliou
Bunds uioy direct, and if n modification
is desired by a coniroling majority, it
will be made. It is almost useless, even
in its present elate, tn speculate on what
may bo accomplished through this or
ganization. The first thing on hands is
to get lh farmers uuitcd, and while this
is progressing, secure what incidental
benefits wo can, and gain experience.
When this shall have been proximately
accomplished, it will scarcely be an open
question what they can do next. Mote
will depend on what ihcy will do.
Meantime, as soon as farriers cduualo
themselves lo concert of action in tho
granges, cultivate confidence and good
will toward ca:h oilier, and find out iho
amount of lutent lalcut within their
ranks, 1 think our municipal oleotion
may teach us a lesson worth remember,
ing If wo cannot talk politics of any
kind in the granges, wo can have farm
ers' meetings, caucuses and conventions
outside. We can nominalo our best
men, leaving out offico seekers, whether
they live ou a farm or in a lawyer's office,
and we cah got plenty of help to ele t
them Iron towns and cities by good men
who despise domagoguery as much ah wo
Jo. jCiiAUixa Patteiison.
Kirksvillo, Maj 1873
A lever look uccd at Sing Sing prison
was iuvented by one of the eouvicls.