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THE LKXHSTOTOlSr INTELLIQENCEE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 0, 1891. in r 1 : S 0 ' : ; 1 .: n ' ' 4r ' """" 71 1 V I mm. Ol FICIAL, COVNTV PIPtU. ,' ItiMbla the Juws. still coulhiuos to persecute Let us hope that the force bill ia defi nitely side-tracked. : A Minneapolis boy, aged 17, eloped nittaud 'Carried a maiden 34 years ot age. Secretary Noble is opposed to having Indian agents superseded by army officers. : Tbe report that Gen. tailcs was kill ed by tbe Indians is without the slightest foundation. : Emma Abbott, the great American singer, died at Salt Lake City, Utah, on last Monday, of pneumonia. : . The force bill was set aside at the Msaion ou the fitth instant and the gen eral belief is that it is now dead. The reports that sqaaws and children were killed at the fight at Wounded Kuce Creek are to be investigated. About eight thousand soldiers are on the war path after about three hundred hall -starved and half-frozen Indians. On account of the breaking of tho ice in the river Danube, betweeu It ml a and lesth,many skaters were drowned. Judge Henry B. Brown.ot Michigan, was sworu in as associate justice of the suprome court of these United States on I he 6th inst. The inauguration ot Ueorge W recit as governor or Wisconsin was celebrated by the democrats with due ceremony at Madison. Tbe republicans of the California legislature have unanimously nomlna ted Leland Standford for re-election as U. 8. senator from that state. Tbe supreme court of Missouri met for tbe first time under the provisions ot the constitutional amendment adopt ed at the last election, on Monday. ' The Nebraska supreme court has diieldfld that a father cannot iuberit from a daughter be murdered. This took like Justice as well as good law. The republican cauous.at llarrisbnrg, Fa., last Wednesday re-nominated Don Cameron for United States senator. This U equivalent to his election as bis own successor. There Is nothing small about the now state of Idaho. She has already elected three United States senators, arid the supply ol material is not Ddarly exhausted. "Serloasly, it does not seem to be , crime: In Mississippi to kill a republi can,' says a republican newspaper. No, nor out in Montana to assassinate Indian women and children. .A Platte county man suggests some good alliance man as a running mate for Grover Cleveland two years from sow. Not a bad suggestion. Such a combination would sweep the country. " ' Job a Cox, a porter In New York, found $6,000 worth of diamonds in tbe mud on tbe street. , lie turned his find la at the office of the Fifth Avenue hotel and the owner being found he ; rojeivod $100 reward. ., Tba republicans In urging the Mc- Eluley bill bad a good deal to say about the verdict of tbe people in 1884, bat tbey cheep very small just now about ibe verdict of the people on tbe Lodge bill, at tbe polls, November 4. r Representative Terrill, of Oklahoma, Jast Saturday shot and killed a man woo swore he was a "sooner." You csti safely call an Oklahoma legislator a bribe taker and a perjurer, but you mast draw the dead line at tbe word sooner." . Jlernard Donnelly, of Kansas City, baa been adjudged Insane, aud has ben tent to an asylum in St. Louie. Ilia affairs are in the greatest confusion Xlngb Lvncb, who has been appointed guardian. Is inclined to believe nothing I will be found. Col. C. C. Allen, formerly of Car- thaje in this state, a member ol the Mlnsourl legislature, and lor awhile United States marshal, has beeu ap pointed adjutant-general of Caliloruia. Since bis removal to California Col. Alton has been editor of the Los Anjielss Times. Tbe St. Joseph Gazette puts a great fact very neatly thus: "There are five Tartars In tbe next house one from Tennessee, one from Illinois and three from Ohio. Tbey are all republicans, and there Is nearly enough of tbem to control the caucuses ol tbelr party In tbe next congress' Cspt. Wallaoe, who was killed at Wouodid Knee Creek, was found at tbe entrance of an Indian lodge wifb Ave dead warrior lying around bim each wllJi a bullet wound. Five chambers of Wallace's revolver were, ompty, and ltd supposed he killed all Ave of the Indians before be was overcome by the warrior. This paragraph from tbe St Louis Republic I semewbat In tbe nature ol a sockdolager: "The formation of the harvesters' trust under tbe McKinlev bill will, U is said, 'render unnecessary tbservice of some 10,000 men' now employed In tbe various works in tbe trust. After tbey are discharged, all ' tbey will have to do I to read over tbe , 'MeHLln'ey bill and feel protected and Jppy." Mr. Prosier Ray, son of Judge 11. D. Bar, of tbe supreme court, died sud deal? at bit home In Jefferson City. last Batsrd&y. He was a man of rare legal and literary attainment, and nntil bis health failed him. cave promise ol being out of the foremost lawyer in the state. He was bnrled at Carrollton. HI wife wa Miss Mildred, daughter, f Eton.: Sam'l T. Glover. Sbe and two noes survive him. '. ThNw York Ueruld I tbe jrreat- ( fttwapaper In New York, If not lo tbe world. It maintains a fleet to obtain laarfUma news, sends expeditions to tbe equator and the poles, controls an Atlsntiu cable, ha correspondents in very Tillage from Alaska to Tinbuctoo. Xta aorreipondent and reporter are mes M education, whose articles are tJwftf a well written, and it new I co extensive with the limits only ot the Head it ad. 'jlsawbere. THE EXTIRPATION OF A RACE. After all there ia something pitiful in this Indian war war. so called, but in lact, the inexorable annihilation ot rune. To call it a war ia to dignify inuidtr. lo call it a campaign ia to give respectability to a man-hunt. Tbe thing is divested of the glory of war ami partakes of the brutality of buffalo chase. Tbe bumau herd is surrounded, badgered, desperate, while (be great army of the great United States leisurely empties its repeating rules into the delenseless throng, aud valiant troop, holiday caparisoned rides in aud out among the struggling wretches, iugloriously practicing saber thrust and parry. And then what is accomplished? Ex termination. A great business for great government I 1 hia ia the last Indian war. Whe it is Unished aud the daiuty West 1'oiiilor having fleshed his sword in uncoiKiuered blood, returns it to its doughty scabbard, binds about bis brow a doubtful chaplet, and retires to his barracks to recouut his deeds ol prowess and pose as a "veteran cam paigner," a mighty race will have perished from the face of the earth History may not embalm in undimined glory tbe names aud heroism of the exterminators; but it will mako an epoch, tho most pitiful of its kind, of the ruthless extinction of the most interesting aud poetic people of earth Let ua bo just. What is tbe record? The Indians have been cruel, savage. They have practiced the most bar barons of cruelties upon enemies and captives. They have lett arson, mur der, rapine iu their trail. They have impeded "nivilizatiou." They were iu the way of "progress." II ut who taught them these? Who gave tbena provocation? Who called up the soul ot tbe whirl wind? For answer we should be discreetly silent. From the lanuing of the pll grim lathers, pious tyrants, aud the settlement of Jamestown we have been little better than a horde ol robbers, no less than lluus. There never has been a time wheu we have not been unjutit aggressors. We fouud a gentle, peace lulraoe; innocent, religions alter its simple lasbion, unsuspecting, wonder lug, credulous and hospitable. It has beeu lour hundred years since the white man touched elbows with this picturesque people four hundred years since we introduced among them the 'arts of civilization." And the result? Marvelous transformation! Tne gen tlest of races bus become savage; tbe moat peaceful has become barbarous. Witblu tbe brief history of tbe con tlnent tbe white man has come In con tact with two races. Of one be made a slave, and because it could be made slave he invested it with citizenship and equality. The other, because be could not euslave it and debase its nauhood, be doomed to extermiualiou What we cannot utilize or make sub- hervieut we destroy. Tbe sarcasm of our civilization exalts servility and annihilates manhood. The negro is set above the Indian. Tbe result is incongruous and monstrous: but it is a fact, nevertheless. Is our civilization a delusion? Is the breath of tbe white man noxious with moral pestilence? riiere is something wrong somewhere. The Individual will acknowledge as much. Tbe nation has no conscience, heuce no concessions. But we have abused hospitality, practiced rapacity, gratified cupidity, pushed, crowded, encroached upon invaded, robbed, plundered and mnr- dered the Indians from time out of miud. Our touch brutalized him, and our inusiice made ot nun a savage Nothing of bis original natore has been left to bim except bis virile manhood n.is remaining, be has fongbt and died iu every ambuscade from tbe Alle xhanies to tbe Sierras, and on tbe desolate plateaus ot the Bad Lands he is making his last stand. Yet in all these years of outrage and brutality there has not been entirely extinguisned within bim a crude spirit of religion. Els faith in the Great Spirit has remained. The Influence of a mysterious power I (till upon him and about bim. He clings to deliver ance, btarved by tbe agent of tbe government, bunted by tbe soldiery, this little, forlorn remnant of a mlgnty race from the snnset hill where It has takeu it last stand and built It funeral pyre, look with appealing eye to tne heavens for tbe coming of tbe Messiah. Blind faith I He has come in tbe form of shot and bayonet and flame of bat. tie. This appeal to heaven is a menace to "progress," and the government decrees tbe penalty of death. Tbe victim becomes immortal. But what of the butcher? We have at last robbed the Indian of everything and driven bim to tbe precipice. There is nothing left upon which to gralfy cupidity or to fatten revenge. The wretch Is in our way We canuot "civilize ' him. Let ns kill bim. There are no game laws to pro tect this human quarry. -This is tbe philosopy of our states mauship and tbe product. of our civili zatiou. Somewhere: in the divine economy there I planted an avenging Nemesis. Does it come to nation as well a to individuals? Hon. B. F. Hughes, tbe representa tive from DeKalb county In tbe Mis souri legislature, is a nephew of Col John T. Ilughes.a member and tbe bis torian of Doniphan' famous expedition lo Mexico, and who was afterward killed while leading bis regiment ol confederates at Independence. Rep resentative Hughes is a successful far mer and an ardent democrat. There are an even twenty candidates for the offlco of clerk ot tbe supreme court, which will become vacant in July. Of course we hope that our genial fellow county man, Capt. J. I). Conner, will be tbe auccessiul aspirant. He is eminently fitted for tbe place In every way. A deep anow fell all over western Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska last Wednesday and Thursday. In tbe lat ter slates railroads were blockaded and no trains running on some of tbe roads. Ingalls will bave to buy more voles than Farwell. But, then, the Kansss legislator is much cbeapor than the Illinois article. The station ageut at Carthage, Mo,, at the Santa Fe depot, was held up by two masked men and robbed of f 66, THE FARMER AS A LEGISLATOR. It is too early iu the session ol the thirty-sixth general assembly of Mis souri to predict tbe exact result ol the efforts of the farmers to correct existing evils by legislation. They are in an overwhelming majority iu the houso ol representatives aud can do as they please. In lact, thore la not enough of opposition if all other classes were combine! to be even respectable in point of number. Having everything their own way, their responsibility can not be evaded. There bave beeu granger legislatures betore, but they assembled under different conditions, and the most influential meu iu those bodies were only grangers in name,ud were (he demagogues of our social con dilion who were quick to avail them selves of an opportunity to obtain place and power by making use ot the grange organization as an instrument. But now more caution haa beeu ex ercised. The blatant dsmagogue who ia the most violent aud extreme in hia county alliance haa not been chosen to represent the organization in matters of legislation. On the contrary, men ot extreme conservatism have been seleotod, those who are the wisest aud most moderate; men who recognize that legislation to best benefit the agricultural interests of the state need not be at the expense and to the detri tnnnt of other and equally deserving vocations. That this ia the case is evident from tbe most casual glance at tho personnel of the present legislature. A little closer contact and a moro intimate personal acquaintance Alh tho members make it evident that the intelligence aud substantial worth of the farmiuit community are at the helm, in this remarkable body ol men there Is scarcely an illiterate one. They are all intelligent, well posted, not only iu all that concerns their business, buf in all current atlairs, and are of coi res- Dondlniflv broad-guage ideas, tbe result of reading, study aud reflection II there are those who anticipate chimerical and revolutionary legisla tiou, they will be greatly deceived. The practioal is what will be aimed at, aud in mauy respects it is to be hoped that their purpose will be attained. Nearly every man in the present geueral as seinblv is a representative man ot his community. He ia interested in pro serving tho quiet aud peaceful condi tions ot tho commonwealth. He does not wish to revolutionize or hazard the bringing about ot a possible state ot anarchy by innovations that bave iu them no substantial merit. He will move with extreme caution and will no doubt manage the affairs of stale with the same prudence and economy that he brings to tbe management ot hie farm aud hi herds. He Knows the delects of the laws where tbey touch him with discriminating hardship, aud these tbey will correct. He will cer taicly insist upon economy in adminis tration, for he pays a largo proportion of tbe revenues, and this is but the sim ple application ot fundamental business principles. He will be just aud uot parsimonious in voting needed ap propriation for our public institutions, aud wben tbe session shall bave ended we predict that the entire state will be willing to say that it was good that our democratic farmers controlled the legislation of tbe thirty-sixth general assembly. The Worcester, Mass., Spy says: "As the result ot tbe new tariff the Stevens linen works, the largest ot the kind in the United States, whose goods are sent to ail parts of tbe country ,bave given notice of the following advances in the price of goods: Towels, $1 to 11.25, fl 60 to $170, $1.75 to $2 per dozen; buck towels, $2 to $2.30, $2 60 lo $5.85 per dozen ; napkins 75 cents to 90 cents, $1 to $1.15 per dozen; table damasks, 25 cents to 29 cents, 30 cent to 35 routs, 40 cent to 46 cents per yard; linen lowelings, 5 cents to 64 cents,7 cents to 84 cents, 10 cents to 114 cents, 12 cent to 134 cents per yard ; rhenile table cover, 76 cents to $1, $1.60 to $1.75 each; table cloths, 76 cents to 90 cents, $1 to $1.15, $1 26 to $1 .40 each." Cheap goods make cheap meu, says Mr. McKlnley, but what is to become of poor men who need these goods and bave but little money to buy tbem. Everybody now knows that the advance will be ot no benefit to the operative who make the articles. Tbe secretary of the Confederate Home Association of Missouri iuform us that he is receiving many applica tions for tbe position of superintendent of tbe borne, but tbat this question will probably not bo considered for nine or ten mouths yet, as no salaried officers will be needed nntil a large building is erected, and the money to pay for this is yet to be collected. All the associa tion cau hope to do after getting pos session ou March 1st , is to place a few of those in extremo distress iu the ingle frame bouse at their disposal, and appoint one of the inmates as commissary clerk.'1 All the land except about sixty acres ia leased until March 1, 1892, and the buildings to be erected will be supervised by the architect. "They say" ia a most notorious liar, and deservedly so very ofteu, but we cannot recall a receut case in which he was, to put it more plaiuly than po litely, a big fool liar, than when he tarted the report that Gov. Francis was going to can out tne Missouri militia to go out west and kill Indians. The republicans of New Hamphire , led by Mr. Chandler, have stolen the legislature, by putting on the rolls the names of 40 men who were uot elected. Aimed men were at tbe door and bout the speaker's desk to enforce the behests of tbe senatorial boss and cor rupt iouist. Hon, Thomas J. O. Morrison died at is home. In New Madrid, Mo., ou tho 4th inst. He bad beeu a member of the legislature of this state several times, nd was well known to all old time Missouri politicians. D. B. Fayerweather, a Now York millionaire, has bequeathed $60,000 to ark college, at I'arkville, Mo. The college is under control ol the Presby erlan church and has about 800 pupils. Indtfinir from MTFarwoll's letter to ' the Chicago Tribuuo be is not iu love with Mr. Harrison. The Dueber Watoh Case company, ol Crntou, O , has failed tor a minion dol lars, A PATHETIC INCIDENT. The Intelligencer ia indebted to Hon. Win. E. Coleman, who was himself a gallant confederate aoldier, and who lost a leg at the battle of Shiloh.for the following true story: On Sunday morning, June 4, 18G5, lourteen ex-con federate soldiers arriv ed at St. Louia from New Oilcans, on the steamer. "Continental;" they had been comrades in arms, having served together in tbe first brigade, Missouri Iufantry oommauded by Gen. F. M. Cockrell; tbey were soon surrounded by a number of foderal soldiers, and mauy citizens. Alter chatting awhile, one of the federal soldiers said: "Well, rebs, how do you leei sinco yon got licked?1' "With your permission, I viiil tell you how we feel?" The man iu blue said, "certainly, go on, you shall uot be harmed;" where upon, the following was recited by the ex-confederale mounted npon a goods box: "HOW A MMHOUHIA FEELS AFTER T1IF. BUKRKNDKK." "Who can portray tbe deep disgust Mlxiourlnos feel, wben tbey are told To trill tbelr banners In tbe dust Lav down tbelr arms and be parolled? Yield to the Yankee? Ob, that tboucht Tbrilli madlv tbrougb my brain Give up Hie cause for wblcb we've fought. And bumbly be base slaves again. "March back through this land of Dowers, All doited o'er witb bloodv graves. Again to seek our western bower. To tell our motberi we are slaves. "Thai.k God ! my father does not live. To witness this, bis son's return; 'Twould cause bis proud old heart lo break, III aged cbeek with shame to burn. "He sleeps within bis native state. Where Stonewall Jacknon wrote bis name. Where Kobert Lee succumbed to fate, Rut kept bis honor aud bis fame. "My mother's locks from grief are grav. And mine are. toowith toll and strife; 1 eo to soothe as best I may. Her pathway aown tbe bill of life. "1 know she'll cheer me all sbe can. And say tbat 'now regrets are vain;' lint ne'er can I smlts while Dixie's land Uroans 'ueartb tbe despot's Iron chain. "Comrades, we weep as tbe survivors weep Of some wrecked bark when homeward bound. Who feel 'tis wrong we do not bleep iu tbe same grave our bark bath found. "But lr submit we must to Yankee laws, Be this our proadest boast. We've spent our best years In tbe cause, We love still, although 'tis lost." Not a taunt or jeer was giveu in reply; the crowd dispersed, aud on Monday morning that brave man started lor his home over tbe old North Missouri It Ii At present, his name I cannot recall, but trust be has lived to see a brighter day than Ibat lonely Sunday in St. Louis then appeared. Iu tbe old days when slaves were imported from Afriua to this country it was I'roviueuce, it. i., ana not any southern port, which owned tbe keels which brought over tbe cargoes of "black birds." That is what tbey used to call them. The odium of slavery does not all belong to the sooth. The south was a twer of the slaves, but tbe Yankee was tbe fetcber. There are many aristocratic, coupon-clipping families in New Lugland, good aboli tiouists and most pious, sanctified people, who, if the foundations of their fortunes were dug op would find them full of dead men's bones, widows' wails and shrieks of black men aud women torn from their relatives and homes. All this is not in the so-called school histories furnished by Yankee pub Ushers for sontbern children to study, yet it is history. Bottie Thomas Lewis is, by a decision ol Judgo Leake, of tbe Kicbmoud chancery court, made tbe wealthiest colored person in Virginia. Ten years ago her father, W. A. Thomas, a white man, died leaving an estate valued at $240,000 beside $18,000 deposited iu he bank. His daughter bad always lived witb him aud been treated by him with the utmost consideration. He died intestate but told her as well as many of his friends that he inteudeu her to be his heir. By tbe decision of the court she is entitled to everything except the $18,000 deposited in bank. Bettie Thomas Lewis, who gets all this money, is three-fourths white, has a liberal education, aud has travelled extensively. Sbe married a negro from one of the northern states, who now keeps a drug store in Richmond, Va. Judge llobert D. Kay has retired Irom official life as a fudge of tbe state supreme court, and returned to bis old borne aud frieuds at Carroll ton. Nolwitbstauding ill health, which has atteuded him at intervals lor the last few years, Judge Ray has been a hard worker, as well as au upright judge, aud has served the state witb conspicuous fidelity. He has left a record for judicial learuiog and up rigbtuesi that will perpetuate his memory for years to come. Iu his retiracy and old age tbe good judge will liud iu tbe reverence of tbe people the approval ol his houorablo public service. Mr. U. S. Hall is back from Florida. He thinks the farmers will continue to exercise a potent influence iu politics, but does uot believe they will try to establish a third party, lie says he will continue to oppose the sub treasury bill aa an unwise measure; and that all the Missouri delegates at Ocala except one voted against both this scheme and the Lodge force bill. The MiH80tiri house of representa tives was promptly organized by the eleclion of W. F. Tuttle, of Pettis, as speaker; A. W.FIorea, of Nodaway, speaker pro tern., aud Abuer S. Smith, ol Kalis, as chief clerk. Little Joe" Shelby, sou of the geueral, was elected door keeper. A great many complaints are being made by army officers agaiust Indian Agent McLaughlin, who caused the killing ol Silting Bull,saying it hastened il it did uot cause the present trouble. A California woman was shot and hit three times tho other day, but her coisct saved her. The irony of fate a shapely corset has been the destruc tion ol mauy a man. Lord Salisbury and Secretary Blaine have about reached an agreement where by the fishery troubles iu the Behriug a re to bo settled by arbitration. Th Noland case was last Wednes- day postponed until tho April term of the criminal coutt of Cole county. Two separate houses were organized in Montana, oue by the republicans aud the other by the democrats. . ., i The republicans are getting some pretty hot abuts ou the force bill from their own sido of the house. Mr. Ilaw ley having advocated revolutionary measure if uccesary to pass tho hill, Mr. Teller, last Tuesday, arose and said: This sido is charged with the passage ot the bill, if it is to be passed The minority haa the right lo t-omo and object, to come and debate, lo come and amend; aud it would bo sorry time for tbe American people wheu the iLajority shall say tbat debate mint close, whether the representatives of independent states ars ready to close it or not. Mr. President, I am iu favor of tho majority ruling. 1 know that no government cau be maintained whore the majority does not rule. But I know tbat there is nothing more despotic, nothing more arbitrary nothing that approaches nearer to monarchical institutions than tbe tyrau nical action of a mujority. A minority ia absolutely indispensable to the preservation of liberty in any country If there was not a minority party in this country there would bo little prospect ol tbe maintenance ol Ameri can liberty. The minoriiy has a right to resist by all proper measures by de bate, by dilatory motions so as to get au opportunity to be heard. It is its right to be heard, and wheu it baa beeu heard, when it has presented every oh jectioi. tbat it cau present, theu it is its duty to yield, unless it be ou some extraordinary occasion. I have seen the eutire republican side of the senate retire from the chamber (with the ex ception ol one or two men) wbeu thore was a democratic majority, because we were resisting what we believed lo be an improper measure ou their part. That was the right ol the minority then and it will be the right ol the minority now, ii the peuding bill be ot such a character as will justify its opponents in resorting to it. I do uot believe that it is, aud If I were an opponent ol it, I would be inclined to let it pass But I can conceive ot measures aa to which, rather than see tbem pass, 1 would retire from the chamber." Mr Teller here iraukly shows what the republicans did to protect themselves from what tbey thought tyrauuical leg islatiou. The democrats theu respecteu their rights as a minority, aud the republicans should now respect the rights ot the democrats, especially as the latter are backed by a receut ver dict of Hie people at tho polls.. The bouse of representative met last Wednesday noon and weul promptly aud intelligently to work Mr. Norton B. Audersou,of Platte,was tuado president protein of tbe senate, wiib 11. L. Gray as secretary. Mr Tuttle, ot l'eltis, was cbosuu as speaker, and Mr. Smith, ot Ualls.as chief clerk of the house. The other offices were filled by intelligent aud lailhltil gen tiuuieu, who will trausact tbe business of the session with dispatch. The election lor United States senator will begiu on tbe secoud Tuesday after the opening of tbe session, which will be January 20, aud aa there is no opposi tiou to Seuator Vest's re-electiou U should occupy but very little time. In view of the peudcucy of the force bill aud other very imporiaut legisl-ttiou, either lo deluat or to adopt, Senator Vest may be uuablo to leave his post ol duly at Washiugtou. As much as bis friends would like to see bim at Jeiler sou City they do not ueed his presence to look after his political interests. mo uiooe-uetuocrai lias tuis to say of the gentleman from Nova Scotia: '-The Chicago Evening Post nominates Col. Joseph Medill, ol the Chicago Tribune, lor seuator from Illinois, but strangely omits to say upon which ol tho two groat political organizations it relies lor bis eleotiou. Last vear tbe colonel was a republican democrat, and this is bis year to be a democratic republican." By the way, hasn't Editor McCullagh, himself, been some what ot a democratic republicau ot late? Hon, Geo. G. Vest was nuanimously nominated for re election as tbe sen a. tor from Missouri by tbe democratic caucus, last Thursday night. The caucus was presided over by Faris, of Kay. Mr. Vest's name was presented by Senator Jasper N. Burks and bis nomination was seconded by Messrs. Dounell, of Madison, Ferguson, ot Lafayette, Kurtz, of Boone, aud others. Great enthusiasm prevailed. Senator Koaner, of Knox county, has introduced a bill making tbe provisions ol Ibe Australian ballot law applicable to all cities in tbe state. COUNTY 00UBT PROCEEDINGS. Jos. F. Smith, previously elected presiding justice, and Herman 11. Elliug aud Kalph S. Andrews, previous ly elected associate justices; Samuel J. Andrew previously elected couutv clerk, and Chas.S. Mitchell, previously elected sheriff, appear aud having been sworn aud commissioned as tbe law directs enter upon tbe discharge of their duties. Bond of Samuel J.Andrew, as couuty clerk, approved. The appointment of J no. P, Gordon as deputy county clerk approved. Pelitiou of cilizeus asking the ap pointment of Dr. Jas. II. Straughu as county physician filed. Jno. liroenuke, by consent, is assess ed for 1890, ou strip east of blk K, Concordia, at $600; description chang ed. Appointment ol F. Lee Wallace as deouty recorder of deeds approved. Juo. Walker's bond as assessor ap proved. Dramshop licenses granted L. Silver man, Jos. l Owen, Wm. Palmer, Pat Fagan, (ins liaerle, A. Geyer, Jno. Bcahr, F. It. Haerle, Alex Dentin, M. J. Juhnson, Jeude & Limberg, Frank Bruder, Henry A. Osthofl, Louit Itauerle, Chris Meyer, Juo. E. Hill Fritz Laugkrabr, Juo. II. Keith, Fritz Balwiu, Jno. McCause, Juo. MoClaiu and It, A. Blakely. In ibe matter ol private road of Tal bot Simpson vs. James Ham; commis sioner's report and oath filed. Settlement of Frank Tilgg, ex circuit clerk, filed aud approved. And the court finds there is still due Frank J rigKi as shown by bis settlement, the sum of $1,132 62, as fees earned and uncollected by him during bis term as clerk. Amouut ol fees earned by clerk $4,201 16; amount received, $3,071 63; duo clerk, $1,182 62. Settlement of Win. B. Steele, ex county clerk, filed aud approved. Total amount ot fees collected $6, 23 26; deputy aud assistants iu ffic, $1,760; miscellaneous expenses, $70 95; salary ot clerk, $2,000 ;balauce paid treasurer, $i?,002 30. Seiilemeni ol J D. Conner, recorder, approved. Total fees collected 2,661 70; expeimiluies ot office, $866; uet salary, $1,790 70 Pelitiou ot 11. C. Chile aud otbir for bridge over Mound's branch, re ferred to B. D. Weeden, county com missioner. Abatement ot $2,080 valuation for 190 granted W. D. Kaukiu for Kay county assessment. School loan of $300 granted Wm. 11. Mock. Abatement ol $90 valuation ol per sonal property granted M.C.McFaddin, Abatement granted Henry J. Laud wehr for 1888 aud 1H89 on 64 acres. Abatement for 1890 on 15 acres of land granted Anna M. Smith. Lexiugtou Water Co. allowed to pay original taxes on property owned by tbem lor 189. B. D. Weedin instructed to build new bridge on Hlgginsville and May view road, near McElroy larm. Assessmout of Catharine F. Gordmi lor 1890 on 1124 acre reduced to $1,600 J. W. Philips' assessment on real estate reduced from $10 per acre to 98 per acre, Gaud and petit jurors for March term of criminal court drawn. The petit jurors drawn are: K. J. Dilliug ham, W. It. Smith, O. C. Null, J. 11. Corbin, J. H. GIlkey.T. J. Fowler, L. W. Kotb, Jno. D. Zantmeyer, Chas. Llose, C. 8. Parker, T. U. Gibbous, Adolpb Frerking,Joseph Graddy,Thos Fletcher, Chas. Young, Kobt.Cbeatbam, Juo. Leach, Carl Brockhoff, Samuel W Campbell, Geo. W. Thistle, E. S. K viand, Frank Henderson, Chas E. Brooks and das. 11. Svdeostriker. New road, D. Frerking et al ; over seer accepts road as iu good traveling condition. T. E. Baruett allowed to pay original tax on personal property for 1885, 86 and 87. II. W. Winkler's assessment on per sonal property lor 1890 reduced to i8,:ioo. Abatement granted S. E. Perry ou 40 acres of land. Treasurer's settlement from August 1, I890,to December 31,1890, approved. The order heretolore made npon motion of Mrs. Geo, Farrar, making Estelle Bunn a county patient at the deaf and dumb asylum rescinded, she not being a citizen ot this county. Bond of J. It. Dillard, county treas urer, approved. J. S. Plattenburg, estate, granted abatement on assessment of 1680, 87, 88, -9 and 90. Lot 2, Dover, assessed to Dover Store Co. for 1890, at 9540. Jackson Bradley grauted abatement ot taxes on 40 acres on assessment of 1890. Abatement on assessment ot 1889 on 30 acres, pt se, se, 1, 49, 26, on acconnt of double assessment. S. E. Perry's assessment 'or 1890 reduced from 91,100 to 9600. Grove Young given credit ou taxes for 1890 on account of double assess uieut ot 1888. Jno. Anil's assessment on certain real estate reduced Irom 96,706 to 94, 800, aud on laud in 10, 48, 26 from 93.8U0 to 43.200. Walter Cnlles assessment for 1890 on ne ne 11, 49, 27 reduced from $600 to $400 A.sessmect ot C. O. Grimes for 1890 ou atrip south ol South street, Lexing ton, reduced Irom $1,600 to $1,200. AftMAHMinniir. ,,f f-fn. Mnlllnl nn 1 and north half of lot 2, College Place, reduced irom togou. Assessment of Geo. M. Catron on lnta 1 3 Hint 14. hllr R. P. anrl M .HH ,n - - V , - a uu V. IV Odessa. reduced from $600 to $400. 11. 11. Hughes' assessment on real estate placed at $780 tor 1690. Assessment of Jno. McDowell on 18 acres, reduced from $260 to $180. Valuation of strip south of South street Lexiugtou, assessed to Tbos. W. Small wood, reduced irom $900 to 9375 Assessuient ol Thelman Bros, tor 1888, 89,90 ou lots 1 and 2, blk F. .Con cord I ii, reduced from $1,600 lo $300. Correction of description, Brittie A. Chiiiu, to read lots 3 and 4 blk 16, 1st aun 10 Lexington, lustead of the uorlb ena oi eacii. Notice given tbat at the February term the court will receive sealed pro posals tor depositary ol county funds. Cam of Thank.. Maoy thanks to tbe youig lady who sent ma the beautiful pretent from Page C'llv. wiiieli 1 received Christmas morning. d ti it wl.cther there ware any of ibe children In liu'li-r who wete any prouder at their presents I bat old Sauta Claus brought tbem tl.au I ws ol uiiue. May tbe doner live to niak many more nuub present, and if he live in iel old I hope she will have friends who will make her many presents. As evr yours, Catharine O. Hilliard Jottings From B. F. C. Mrs. Wllioa Is Improving. Diamonds ars fluso In B. F. C. Miss Dunean returned Tuesday olgbt from Calbouo, Mines Carr, Soott and Flournoy sre with ui again. Mtss Jewell was In Kansas City a few days during tbe holidays. Misses Minnie Carr and Lula Farmer ar welcomed as new pupils. After a long holiday again we bear the merry voices of tbe girls. Miss Liw visited In Marshall and Hlggins ville during the holidays. Soma of the girls saved their quartets Mon day nlgbl by walking from tbs depot. Master Maxwell Blake was weloomed again o our college Tuesday evenlug from his home. In Kansas City. Location of Uonfnderata Home. IIiooinsvillk, Mo., Dee. 36, 1890. Ilotice is hereby given to all parties who executed their notes payable to Confederate Home of Missouri, one half in 80 days, and tbe remaining oue-half 00 day alter tue location ol said home at or near lilgglnavllle. Mu., tbat on tbe 20 .b ol Deo., 181)0, said Con federate Home was duly looaled on the Grove Young farm, one mile north of Hlgginsville, by tbe proper parties authorized to make said location. And tbat according to specifica tions set forth In said notes one half of said notes will be due Ibe 2tftn day of January, lrtOl, aud tbe remaining one-bait tbe SUib day ot March, 1801, these dates being 30 and 90 day from date of this publication by execu tive committee appointed at Hlgginsville, September 13tb, 1800. Parties having exe cuted notes to said home will find them at American Bank and will please give them prompt attention. Respectfully, w. boonk majok, j. j. fulkbkson, Kobt. Bledsoe, N. M. Cooper, John Wheatlky. A. E. AauuKT. Executive Com. Hecrsiary Committee. You are In a Bad. Fix But we will cure vou If you will pay us. Our mi'b8HB ie to the weak, uervous and debilitated, who. by early evil habit, or later lodieoretlons, baye tr.ll.-cl uwuy ttielr vigor of body, mind and mauhuoil, and who auOer all tboie effects wblcb ltal lo iuem:tiur Ucay,oousuinplioa or Insani ty. U this uuans you, send for aud read our Book of Life, wrliun by tbe greatest speoialiet ol tbe ilay, and sent leealcd) for six oents In sumps. Dr. Parker's Medical and Surgical Institute, 161 North Spruoe street, Nashville, 1'eon. euM3oyl Eupepsy. Tlili is wbat you ought to have, la fact, you must bave It, to fully enjoy lire. Thousands are tearobtog for It dally.and mourninc because thry Und It nut. Thousands upon tboueauda of dollar are spent aunually by our people In tbe hope Hint they may attain this boon. And vet It limy be had by all. We guarantee tbat fcleo Ino liutrrn, If uied according to directions and die u-e purelalid in, will bring vou U joiI Inges tion ami uut the deiuun Dy spepaia and install InaUHit Kupeiiay. We reeommead Xleolrlo Hill, rs lor Dyspepsia and all diseaae ol Lifer, Siuinai'li itml Kulnrya. HiM at 600 and SI er bxile by L. farmer, drugtat uu i Heguiar services at '.be Christian cburob to morrow morning and svenlug. D. M. SMITH & GO. Wish all their patrons anil com rti lore a happy anil proHpcroua New Year. They are (horuiiKhly eati'fli-'d and gmlluVil wilh Ibe rr eulta ol the piii yar, and i iicourugd to puttb elill hanlrr l-ir etill grrHUr rexults tbr coming yuur. The following ll(iir t II the utory, and B-ak in 'ones which run not fail of under- I'indinK .711: A 'I'M. Iti-st SUKar Cured Ham. I2tn. Ilexl Mi-ar uri-u Itrealilam Hacon, 10c. IS.nl lliy 8a. I it neon, 7Ho. Fresh Meutn, BXc down lo 24c. uujtsrtu tuittL, Arbuckle CoOV-, 2fte. AlriOiin Java, a.Sc. Karly Ureakliiat, :!Oc. Ulue Mountain, &c. Nrclai , 30c Oroi u LonVe, beat Kin, m'.. UUAH. 14 pounds Uranulalail, lor $1. Llkbt BruWQ, iilmuHl whitv, 14 pound lor SI. I nr Brown, 10 pound lor $1. Cut Loal, t) pound lor el . Pulverized, H pvuiido lor SI. Flsll. Mackerel. 8 Inr 25o. Naluion, l.'ic, 'Mr. and JTn'.. Oysters, ltc and il)c Canned Maoaerel, 12Su. A our irtui tturdiues, 7c. MustHid .Sardine, lis-. Imported tjurdlnf a, 1.M-. rns. Beat Gunpowder, S.c. Uood Gunpowder. Sue. Fine Imperial, fiOc. Young tlyson. u.ic. Heat uolung, fioc. ileno, 75c. TOBACCOS. Star, 45o a pound. Honey llee. .Vc Leader, natural tear, 80c. Anchor, uulural leaf, Mic. Gold Hope. AOc. Tinaley' Miasourl Leaf, We. Climax, 4nc. Yucatun, 000. Twist Smoking, One tobacco, 4oe. iTIISCI.I.L,ANr:OtlN. Heat Oil, 15c a gallon. Tomatjea and Corn, perr.au. Inc. olive, in bulk, 30o a pint. l'lcklee, Iu bulk, 40o a gal. Quart lloltlea Bluing, l.'.c. fop I orn, 4c. Ket Candles, 30c. Mixed Candy, m.c. Four pound Kolled Oal, !c. Uold llust, washlnK compound, 5c. Three pounds Vermlcella, 25c, Thre pound Macaroni , 25c. Four pound Starch, 25c. Clover Leal' Lobster, 40c. Good Lobster for 35c. Chocolate Balls, i5o. Vanilla, Chocolate and Lemou Wafer. '.Me. Other cakea, 15c Lamps, 25o to $1 51). Lanterns, 60c each. Orange and Lemon, :iuo and luc a dozen. Candle, lro. Jellies and Preserve at your own price. Hominy, 6c. Beans, So. Swiss Cheese, 25c a pound. And evervthino tnn m. ...... . t ion. In our large and Iresb (took at coriwpon- vmu. wuui anu ne maae nappy. D. M. SMITH & CO., Grocers and Butcbers. College 81 . und Frank lin Avenue. VF.1. H. STEVENSON HEADQUARTERS VOa HARDWARE, CUTLERY. GUNS AMU AMMUNITION. -ALSO PLUMBING GOODS, . BUILDERS' SUPPLIES, PUMPS OF ALL KINDS, BARBED WIRE, WIRE FENCING. And. a Fine Article of Home Grown Timothy Seed. Respectfully. W.H.STEVENSON JNO. POWELL Christmas Goods. ,-i 0 lbs New Valeneias for tl 00 Sultanas (aeedle) per pound '' SO 8 crown London Layers 80 4 crown London Layers 2 rian a.xi dates- Good New Figs, par pound 12) Finest layer, per pound 20 New Dates, per pound 10 X1JTS- Almonds. new, sou sneu, per pound 20 Ennllsb Walnuts, per pound 20 Filbert, per pound 16 Finest mixed outs, per pound 2b Bbnlled Almonds, per pound 00 CAXniES- Wa have a large fresb stock. Mixed Candy, something good, per pound 18 Finest Creams, per pound 80 MIXCE MEAT- Atroorn's, celebrated, finest made, per pound 12J FANCY OBOCEBIES FOB THE HOLIDAYS JOHN POWELL. J! I GEORGE -DEALER IN- Cooking & Heating STOVES, AND Manulacturer of Tin Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. Guttering, Booflng and Bepalrlng speoutlty. ALL WORK WARRANTED Prices at Bed Bock, and all Goods - s represented , or no sale. call and examine Stock aud Prioes jefore purohising elsewhere. EfDon't Forget tbe Plaoe FRANKLIN STREET, NEAR ITAINCRUKS, LEXINGTON MO. ulyl-tf Tf Pronounced Hopeless, Yet Saved. From a letter written by Mrs. Ada E. lliird. ol Groton, S. I) . we quote! 'Waa taken Willi a bad cold, whiob settled on uiy Lung, cmigh set in and Anally terminated In I'onsiiinpMun. Four doctor gave me up saying I could live but a short time. I gave mvaclt up to my Savior. determined It I could not stay with my trlvnds on earth, I would meet my absent ones above. My buiband was advised lo gel Kr, King's New DUcoVery for Consumption, Cough and Cold. I gave II a trial, look in all eight bottles; it ha cured me and thauk Gud I am now a well and bearty woman." Trial bottlet free at Leroy Farmer's drug stoie, ng'ilaraixe 50 cent aud 1 00. uo. i - fc WATCH Tilt: D4TK. Printed wllli your name upon lti margin ol your paper. It Indicates lie iliue . o wMcb you bave paid. If your lime baa expired, pleaae r. new, und If sbe data la Incorrect, no tiff ua.at once. Kim, A SUCCESSFUL YEAR. Tbe past year has been a successful one to me, and I return thanks to my trieudg aud tbe public for their patronage so liberally and kindly bestowed. 1 have always en deavored to merit tbe good will of all, and ask a continuance ol favor for tbe fulnre. The Remnants of our Stock bave to go now for two rea sons: We want tbe money for tbem, and the space tbey occupy lor next Springs' Goods, which I have already commenced buying-. OVERCOATS MUST BE SOLD ! It vou appreciate a bona fide bargain, come and see us, we will give you f 25.00 garments at from zu.uu 15 00 12 00 10 00 ... 8.00 '' and so nn down tbe list. I know a good many bave held off wait ing for this opportunity. You can keep from shivering now by investing a mere pittance in one of our Over coats and Suits. Heavy reductions are made in onr Suits , and Uuderwear. We are determined to make January a busy month, so as to keep onr salesmen busy, otherwise, tbey get rnsty.and for tbls reason object. We want your money. We do not only promise yon fair dealing, but tar more. From 1.S5 to 91.60 worth oi goods for $1 cash. Everybody is Invited to these extraordinary January prices at PHILIP KELLER'S Clothing Bazaar. AHRENS' Dry Goods Bazaar ALL Winter AT- COST. AHRENS' Dry Goods Bazaar IT IS FOR YOUR GOOD TO READ THIS! As we make a change in our "business January st, we are compelled to sell our entire stock of !r:"'r' CLOTJBTIAG $ AND l TS FURNISHING OODS AT THE LOWEST PIUCESt ever made in Lafayette County. We will have on "Special Sales," but will sell eveiy thing. Come in nd bt convinced. M. GENTLEMEN A. PAIR CELEBRATED $3-5 CALF SHOES ! Oak Tanned Calf Skin Uppers. Oak Tanned Soles. No Seams to Rip. The Shoes for the Masses. Not Cheap in Quali ty, but Cheap in Price. SMITH wCor. Franklin 118.00 to $20.00 16.00 11.00 9.00 7.00 6.00 AHRENS Dry Goods Bazaar Goods AHRENS Dryoods Bazaar SHOULD TRY OP OTJR i BOLTON, Ave. & nth St. ; I i 'I '3 V Li '.'ft : J -.. . 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