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Weekly Intelligencer.
'Kn ti Uill," like many other dus-pm'iUliK-H
Uiorl with its boots on.
Hie New York World says that city
lias tio ground hog. Now York sausage
must bo made of ground dog.
" When you go out to work upon
the pulilio roud, bear in mind the fact
tiiat you arc working for yourself.
The ISTKLLIOKXCER desires to aid in
building up every citizen in Lafayette
county and, thank goodness! has no
desiro to kill anybody off.
A goon roau Kystem with excellent,
wt-11 made thoroughfares, is as impor
tant to a county as a healthy heart
.1 ii ! i. , , i
nu wvu ri-guiaicu arieriai system are
to tlw human body.
Sam Keller's paper, the Laclede Ue
publican, has rounded out its second
year and i.-i a vigorous success. Sain
is a good newspaper man and the
liepublican is just like him.
The gold bugs prate incessantly
alhuit tho depreciated silver dollar.
Yet you couldn't but a silver dollar
from one of them for less than 100
cents to stive j-oti from "old scratch."
Terbaps Kx-Secretary of State, Me
(iroth can explain why there are 11,
.'100,000,000 capital stock on the stick
books of Missouri corporations, and
only .f 8i,OCO,000 f their property on
the tax-books.
The fanner, the laborer and tlie
mechanic will find in the Intf.lli
kkkceb at all times an advocate, a
defender and a friend, and if they
want anything more they shall have it
if it is in thn shop.
Every road district in the county
should havo a road grader. Roads
made by thid useful implement keep in
much better ahapo and require far less
work to keep in condition than by the
old Flip-shod process.
The Ixteluoencek agrees with the
St. Joseph Ballot, thaUthe Australian
ballot law should be extended to every
votisg precinct in the state. It is a
good Jaw, and the country districts as
well an the citie9 should have the
beneSt of it.'!
'Carry tho news to lxington. The
lower house of the Missouri legislature
oh Tuesday passed the bill to prohibit
geese from running at large." Rich
mond Conservator. Lexington is "on
to it," and will send an officer over to
Richmond next week to see if tho law
is being obey ti.
It - has been noticed for years that
whilSt other people were complaining of
enormous taction, the big corporations
of Missouri just went on sawing wood
and wij iug nothing. No wonder, when
they were paying taxes on only' $64,
OOO.OOQ.j while enjoying dividends on
something over $ 1,300,000,000 of capi
tal 8tjck;!' .
Evon'lhe New Y'ork World admits
the frii'fcillinecs existing between Gro
ver Cleveland and Gov. Hill of New
York.: Mark tho prediction : Hill will
head tht New York delegation in the
next : democratic 'national convention
and ma the nom inciting speech plac
ing tlie ; party standard in Cleveland's
hand to turnr it on to victor'.
Tho theory .advanced by the pluto
.yrats that thu free coinage of silver
will send gold to a premium is non
sensical, Thft idea that you can appro.
liue mix vaiue oi goia oy increasing
the irtetuinf siii of silver is absurd. If
the gold bugs" believed for a moment
' that t?iti coinage of silver would advance
the vidua of their preekmsgold they
would all favor the bill. What' those
fellows fear is that the volume of money
may be lMreiwed beyond their power to
" corner and control it ; -and yet, more
money U just what this country is
Buffering for, . ...
As !tatd iu last week's Intelligen
cer the Fore or Federal election bill
is dead. If any doubt at All lingered
still In the minds of the people the
following letter from Snnntnr Vr rnMr
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h. :nor,ot Lexington, would dissipT
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" -T " : "--BB-.cS3aff:e5?15S5I&IsSs-3i"Sa85? Bfe5,?riJiSlsi;5Ui5jBic"; purehasedthe property deeded.
,;Mr7s. VraaoB,fcffB3955a32"Si5sIl5J esl!t&rJ5H:BfPH5;i!iE .. iefihSESUih-Sllar:-' k Major claimed the property under the
.--of JaaWKUi slUVUBstnI'ilil2S h fcMiSlpfcEftlfcsUf-BMaUa e' IlsSsuisil-?iHSsgl: homestead law, and set up that the con-
iJ!r-Tt vkl-S-5 5: Ssiss5iivSisM-88' ' lit 'a'$3a5i.-S-a5,f ?2 e8?5ss-St9SfssS-5 veyance to Robert L. Greer was ouly a
-it IH2Bi8j! ,k7J?!8l!taI?a5r-5iS55g !aa33!BaSi!is'3:ss!liSf!t.fS? Zll l:U2S.I'lllS0.s5?s:-Ssl the defendant gave
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,:,";;;' i.i'lj. '. ,'- - '. won
Louw," and( 6,!t4,C28 at St. Joseph.
--"These liguies reveal very clearly the
', standing of Kansas City as a grain
market, and plsoe it far in the lead of
- all other cities In the "state. And yet
the railrob&t in refusing to concede
proper', rawri -of transportation to
Kansas City, always advance the argu
ment thiit thin in not a grain center
Kansas City Star.
The road to economy in school books
lies throngli a uniform aystem. Teach
ers and school boards make too many
changes,; Many books little worn that
""might be uwd by' the coming members
of the family arrt cast aside as worthless
because no'tongdr in use in the school.
There art several series of, school books
in voguf jii Mhwouri, either one of
which b-good far better than those
used thirty ;year ago, and the change
witwiyonj; tithti other is an expensive
expernu.iithajj::is worth nothing to
the stndi(atii!n!ilrtaiQ-that the
people 6? il j so can be bettered by
having thai ;'ttaw publish books for the
public chij, but it is certain that there
can be saved an e aormous annnal expense
by the riata'a adopting a certain series
of books and prohibiting any change
' for the n?xt.wenfy-five years. .
A boy is always proud to got into a
new suit of clothes, and will east away
his old ones without a regret.
A newspaper publisher always enjoys
putting on a "new dress," but unless
he has very deep feelings in his bunk
account he parts with old one with
respectful sorrow.
Printer's typo is like a man. At the
same time it is a fair type of immor
Like a man it has a beginning. It
has its uses like a young man and like
a married man is sometimes wofully
abused. It is pressed, and makes im
pressions. Its face becomes defaced,
and so marred and injured by too
much association with the "devil" that
it is fit only for tho "hell-box." No
profanity. (The immortality idea
strikes in lower down the column.)
This week the Intklugenckii easts
off its old clothes, and takes on a "new
dress." What a myriad of memories
memories tender as a woman's heart,
memories tough as a spring chicken,
memories fresh ns the morning dew,
memories old as ancient history, come
trooping in to form a funeral group
over the old type as it lies (it never lied
that way before) upon the office floor
awaiting shipment.
For twenty-live years this type has
been in use in the Intf.li.kienckh
office. It is gray-haired, bald headed
ami toothless. For a fourth of a cen
tury the wind has blown through its
whiskers metaphorically speaking
while the cylinder press and office boy
have diligently pegged away at its hair
lines, dots, tails and crosses.
What a wonder of tales has that old
type not told! How patiently, yet how
faithfully, has it chronicled the weekly
history of the county, and all the
neighborhood doings, recorded in brief
the annals of the state and epitomizod
the world.
It has told of the bride at the altar
and of the swelling wedding march. It
has recorded the birth of noarly every
baby born in 25 years In Lafayette
county, and told with sympathetic
pathos of deathbed scenes and funeral
processions, as noble men and women,
pearly handed babes, lovely youth or
totering old age have paid nature's last,
inevitable, inexorable debt.
A wonderful life has that old type.
cow dead and boxed for shipment, lead.
Week after week haa it told its story
over fresh, ever changing, ever varying
as humanity varies or as the fates weave
for men and women their destiny.
It has told of bursting buds and
blossoms in the genial springtime : of
the sun's fierce rays and the mis-
eries of fly time when summer's breath
was scorching; has painted the golden
autumn in the language of poetry, and
described old winter's terrors and
pleasures, never failing to quote the
price of coal, the cost of eggs and the
dynamic power of warehouse butter.
But this old type is dead now, dead
and at rest. From Lexington it will
be borne to the type foundry in St.
Louis where it will lay around with
other old type for a week or two, and
then be melted down and recast, and
like a man after death, come out anew.
Again will it be laid in cases, again be
used as it was before to chronicle the
history of its locality, boast of the
hcauty of that locality's female popula
tion, extol the virtues of patent medi
cine, again announce the "End of bone
scraping," abuse the opposite party
and tickle the poultry man by publish
ing tho latest remedies for chicken
The figures of Secretary of Stato
Lesueur of the corporate wealth- of
I Missouri, compared with the assessed
vajue therof, are decidedly startling,
and suggestive of an iniquitous outrage
uponjuhe tax-payers of the state. They
are aa follows : 1
Manufacturing companies.-. .. 177,048,732
Private banks 1,219,000
Incorporate banks 16,949,838
Building and loan associations 160,000,000
Railroad companies 704,473,000
Street railroads 6,071,600
Union depot 8,866,000
ItiBuranoe companies 926,000
Trust companies 8,969,000
Telephone nd tfl17 VL"V cog.
o a m , i
m ,
cent.oi tins corporate capital represents
its value, the amount would still be
598,415,082.50 in excess of the amount
upon which it pays taxes.
Can tho people stand thisP
This thing of taxes is a delicate one.
To so adjust the tax burthen that eacli
tax-payer shall bear his share propor
tionate with his ability to pay, is one of
the problems of statesmanship. What
an outrage it becomes when one class is
permitted to hide away seven-eights of
of its property and leave the other
class, the less able olass, the greater
part of the burthen to bear.
In our cities we have banks, and
these are required to return the stock
at 40 per cent, of its face value. This
is a fair taxing valuation, and there is
is no getting aroud it, and it is to the
credit of our banks that they never
seek to do so.
But the burthen falls hardest upon
the man of moderate means. Let us
tnke the farmer.
Here is one who owns say 160 acres
of land, with average improvements.
His labor extends all along the four
seasons, and when his year is up, he
finds that after he was paid his store
accounts, settled with the tax-collector
and paid his preacher and doctor's bills
'J l-" t. P.- .2&MMaLiAB'.flivvQ,Muww m ..I, . ZZj V ABAC . - ' m -- vn - -
that he has precious little money left
He has a few head of stock, some horses
and mules, his house is moderately
furnished, and his farm supplied with
tho necessary implements of agricul
ture. In Juno the county assessor comes
along, and calls for a list of the farm
er's property. This is honestly and
conscientiously prepared, signed and
sworn to. The values aro never as
sessed up to the full, but invariably
represent more than the property would
sell for under distraint. But every
item has gone in, and upon these is his
tax bill levied and paid.
But, as developments prove, not only
does he pay taxes for himself but for
numerous wealthy corporation who
manage to escape witli seven eights
of the burthen they ought in all fair
ness to bear.
It is not riirht that the owners of
SH,:t04,8:!0,105 worth of property
should lie only assessed at $84,000,000
while the owners of less than $1,000,-
000,000 should be required to pay upon
It is not right that the small property
owner, who can neither conceal nor
deny his belongings, even if he wanted
to, shall be required to pay taxes upon
all he owns while millionaire corpora
tions are allowed to go almost free.
If a man who is worth but a hun
dred dollars is required to pay taxes
upon that amount, then should the
man who is worth a million dollars, be
required to pay taxes on a million.
If the farmer or mechanic, merchant,
manufacturer or laborer who has a
home, a stock of goods, or a plant
worth a thousand dollars is required to
pay taxes on tiiat valuation, then should
the same law and ratio be applied to the
corporation, whether worth one hun
dred thousand, or one turn dred millions
of dollars.
Tax all alike and make tho actual
value the measure. Cease those out
rageous discriminations against the
men of small means for the benefit of
giant corporations. Tax all property
alike no matter to whom it belongs.
Assess the corporations as the lands,
the horses, mules and household goods
of the farmers are assessed, and the
levy for state taxes could be reduced to
one-third what it is now, and tho coun
ty taxes could be reduced one-half.
One of the wagons in the great labor
parade at Kansas City last fall bore a
crowd of little beys. They were a
bright rolicsome set, and enjoyed their
ride as boys always enjoy that which
is novel and pleasant. The banner
that floated over them bore this inscrip
tion :
"We are only boys now, but in a
few jyears we will be men and labor- j
ers. ' '
How many of the thousands that wit
nessed that parade and felt a genial ray
of sunshine strike their hearts as that
wagon-load of boys moved past.thought
of the rugged road their little feet
may have to travel, of the weary hours of
toil that may be theirs, or of the suffer
ing and want that may pinch their
cheeks and render nerveless their
sturdy limbs P How soon may the
sun of their hope go down in clouds,
and the gloom of despair settle upon
their existence?.
And yet, in the life of our American
boys, born under the banner of liberty,
born to a heritage of equal rights
before the law; with strong arms,
skilled hands and active brains, when
manhood's state is reached, there ought
to blend the richest colors of tho rain
bow. To these there ought to come a
careers of usefulness, of prosperity and
happiness, the like of which has never
come before.
But will it bo so?
What a problem is here presented
for solution! "What will become of
my boyP" is the question that sinks
deepest into the heart of every father
and mother that has a boy.
While many of our boys will have
grand opportunities presented to them,
and while some of these will take due
advantage of the "offerings of the
A't..' . .
piu n ride upon tno mgnest crest
S' i w L :r i;k o
the hands of the few, out of tho hands
of the many; building colossal fortunes
for the favored, reducing to a lower
depth of poverty the unfortunate. The
wealth of the country is drifting, rapid
ly driif ting into the hands of men who
never handled a plow or felt the glare
of tho forge ; who never shoved a jack
plane or drove a nail; who never
shoveled a bushel of coal or watched
from their posts at the throttle lever
the flash of the headlight as it pene
trated the gloom; who never set a
stick of type, laid a brick or picked the
coal from the gloomy mine; who never
turned the glebe or garnered the golden
grain. No, it is not to the laborers,
the toilors nor to the wage-workers
nor to those who earn all this wealth
that is it is drifting, but to those whose
Grasping parsimony is robbing honest
Labor of its earnings, and Industry of
its own.
If this drift of wealth continues, sta
tisticians tell us that in less than thirty
years the 60,000 heads of families that
now own nan oi u wm own n an.
What, then, is the outlook for our
boysP Will they become landlords or
peasants, slave owners or serfs, mil
lionaires or tramps P It seems to be
inevitable, unless a restraint can be put
upon the rapid drifting of wealth inot
the hands of the few, that they must
become one or toe othr,
IV I he
All over the stato there is being made
nn earnest effort to aid tho building of
the confederal homo, which, as the
iNTKLMiiKXCKR readers know, has been
located in Lafayette county.
The writer being an ex-confederate
soldier, having for thn veterans of the
lost cause the most cordial feeling and
for the one who needs a home the pro
foundest sympathy, desh-es to unite
with others in the good work of
building up this sanctuary for homeless
men. To this end this proposition it
made : The subscription price of the
Intellioencer Is $1.60 per year.
During the next CO days out of every
new subscription for one year paid into
this office the manager will pay 50
cents to the fund for the benefit of this
confederate home.
If upon this proposition but fifty
subscriptions are made then $25 will
be given to the home. But if the
friends of the enterprise will secure one
hundred subscribers, $50 will go to
the home. Make it a thousand, and
the home will lie $500.00 better off.
Now good people, if you want to aid in
a good cause, go iu. It will cost you
nothing for you get the Intki.i.ioknckk
for one year at our reduced rates, and
the Intelligence", gives ono-third of
the subscription price to the home.
A local contemporary, the News,
assures its rentiers that "The star of
Bethlehem, which was visible at the
birth of Christ, and which can only be
seen everj' 315 years, can now 1)0 seen
every evening, at 8 o'clock. It appears
just a little south of east, and is a very
beautiful and brilliant orb." Pshaw!
that big bright star is Sirius, tho dog
star, the crowning gem of the constel
lation of Orion, and has boon socn etory
clear winter's night for countless ages
and will remain on exhibition nightly
for centuries to come. '
When the farmer starts to town with a
load of produce he ought to be able
to haul a full load. Unless he has
good, smooth roads to haul over he only
pulls half a load and consequently his
hauling is doubly expensive.
Warrensbnrg has a now fire engine,
and isn't the old lady proud, tho'P
Benton City is pining for an ice
cream parlor and a hardware store.
Missouri is celebrated for its fine
distilleries and mineral springs.
There is a law suit pending in Jasper
county which has been hanging on for
eleven years.
Tho editor of the Paris Mercury
yearns for a revival of the old fashioned
corn huskings, with plenty of red ears.
K. C. Star.
The Missouri senate has passed a bill
allowing cities, towns and villages to
work prisoners who do not pay their
Missouri's experimental station says
milk can bo produced from the best cow
at 1 i cents a quart and costs 3 cents
a quart from the poorest cow.
An old batchelor editor in Fulton,
who was supposed to be afraid of every
women in the town with the possible
exception of his mother, is soon to be
Before the Missouri Papers do any
more jubilating over the election of
lngall's successor they ought to learn
how to spell his name. It is Peffer,
not "Pfeffor." K. C. Star.
Representative Eubank of Callaway
county was recently robbed of valuables
amounting to $300. Mr. Lubank is
probably the best advertised man in the
Missouri legislature.
A firm at Washington, Mo., who
has been manufacturing cob pipes
under a patent for ten years, have
entered suit against a firm at St. Charles
for infringement. They pray for an
injunction and ask for damages.
The first woman who ever sought an
office in Callaway county is Miss Mollie
Miller of McCredic, who has announced
herself in the papers as a candidato for
county school commissioner. Prof.
A. W. Pasloy, the present commissioner,
her only opponent, announced himself
some time ago.
You may not want to believo it, but
it is a fact that Howard county, Mo.,
when organized in 1816, contained
21,865 square miles, an area larger
than ancient Greece and as large as
Saxony and Switzerland combined, and
larger than the statos of Vermont,
Massachusetts, Delaware and Ithode
Keoresentative iarsnev of Missouri
ue has the
meets you
faee fifteen
has met your
m.ufS'has neeifeaiied tor February 27,
at Hutchinson.
Judge Amos Harris, a pioneer of
Sedgwick county, Kas., died at Wichita
yesterday, aged G8 years.
The evidence of the Belfast and ulster
claimants to the A. T. Stewart estate is
being taken at Belfast.
A great socialistic demonstration is
expected about May 1, in every capital
city in Europe west of Russia.
Grand Forks, N. 1)., farmers adopte d
resolutions condemning legislation en -couraging
immigration to Dakato.
Representatives of the railway em
ployees' organizations in Kansas will
meet at Arkansas City February 26
Georgo M. Bakor, the first man in
America inoculated with Koch's lymph,
died yesterday at New Haren, Conn.
Tho wolves around Lake Winnepog
aro solving the Indian problem. They
have recently eaten eighteen redskincs.
The Bank of Commerco of West Supe
rior, Wis., resumed yesterday with capi
tal increased from $100,000 to $260,000.
Sarah Bernhardt arrived in New York
Tuesday with 120 pieces of baggage.
tier lace is imier, nor form moro round
than before.
The Chilian revolt is reported as at au
end, the insurgents routed, the ports
freo and the people and tho army loyal
to the government.
Thomas Woodaide, aged 67, increased
the vacuity of his head because Stella
Fisher would not marry him. His
horn was at Nw Burniido, 111.
Three of Lafayette County's Citizens
Will Enjoy Parts of its Wealth.
Newspaper readers will reenll the
publication some years ago of the state
ment that Thus. Bean had died in
Texas, leaving an estate supposed to be
worth something like $10,000,000, the
only heirs thereto being some distant
relatives, thought to be living in Wash
ington and vicinity. After three years
of diligent search, the heirs have been
found in Washington and Virginia.
And half of the princely estate of 80,
000 acres of the finest cotton lands in
the counties of Gravson and Fannin.
and vicinity in eastern Texas is to be
divided among twenty-one prominent
Washingtonians, the other half to go to
tne v lrgtuia branch of the family.
The story is a romantic one, the first
chapter being laid in the year 1812, when
Col. Collamore Bean, of Washington.
eloped with Miss Winifred Murray, the
daughter or an old Virginia family.
The parents of the young lady had dis
countenanced the young man's atten
tions to the daughter, so lie boldly
carried her away from the old home
stead and pushing for Washington,
married her in Christ Episcopal church.
The young couple never obtained the
parental forgiveness, ho they settled
down here and lived a peaceful life. The
result of that union was four children,
one of them being Thomas Bean. When
this child obtained his manhood, he
grew restless under the cramped sur
roundings of Washington and pushed
out boldly for the west. For many years
he was lost sight of, although he is now
to memory dear in the hearts of bis
hopeful heirs.
About three years ago the papers
printed a telegram from Bonham relat
ing the demise of Thos. Bean and the
rumor that his only heirs lived in
The supposed heirs relatives of the
missing Thos. Bean immediately went
fo work to ascertain if the Texan was
tiieir long lost kinsman.
They traced Thos. Bean first to Vir
ginia, then to Palmyra, Missouri, to
to Fayetteville, Arkansas, and finally
to Bonham, Texas, where through the
medium of his Masonic connections his
identity was established with the de
ceased land king. It seems that the
young man after drifting to Texas
became a surveyor and by thrift and
speculation acquired the immense tracts
of land referred to.
Then followed three years of harass
ing litigation, some pretenders of the
legacy, Beans in Tennesee and others
places, making a strong effort to estab
lish their claims upon the estate. The
Washingtonians bad the lead, however,
and after fighting the case stubbornly
through several courts have now by a
recent decision established their cases
Thomas Bean died without children
and the Texas law provides that in such,
a case the estate shall revert to the
deceased relatives, who are of course the
Beans upon his father's side and the
Murrays or Virginia upon his mother's.
The decision rendered by Judge E. L.
Aguew. of Bonham. a few weeks ncm
places the estate in the hands of two
administrators. Dr. II. P. Howard and
Joel Hume who will make the li vision
of the $10,000,000 property within a
The above is copied from a Washing
ton City paper; but there are several
parties in Missouri who come in for a
large share of this princely fortune.
Among these are Mrs. E. Memr. of
Doyer, and her two sons, Dr. J. W.
Meng, of Lexington and Dr. Ed. R.
Aieug, or Dover. These two latter
inherit through their father, who was
descended from the Murray family in
Virginia, iheir Interest will amount
to one fifth of the estate.
A Suit in Ejectment.
a special term or the circuit court
was held at the courthouse last week.
Judge Sloan, of Harrison ville, presiding
instead of Judge Richard Field, who was
a witness in the case. Tiie trial was not
concluded until Saturday afternoon.
James A.Greer sued W. Boon Major
by ejectment, for the possession of the
residence of the defendant and forty-two
acres, which he claimed as bis home
stead. In 1884 the defendant, with Rob
ert L. Greer and others, became indebt
ed to the Morrison-Wen tworth bank on
a note. Judgment on the note was ob
tained by the bank, which judgment was
assigned to Grove Y'oung, and by him
assigned to James A. Greer. The lien
of this judgment coming on to expire.
the plaintiff, by a suit in the circuit
court, had the same renewed. Prior to
tho renewal the defendant and his wife
conveyed the real estate in issue to Rob
ert L. Greer by deed of warranty, who
conveyed the same to H. A. and W. B
Major. The pla'.ntiff in this suit caused
the real estate to be levied upon under
an execution issued on the Judgment ob
tained by the bank.
The sheriff advertised the property for
sale, and at the sale James A. Greer be
came tb purchaser, Major gave the
sheriff notice at the time of the sale that
this was his homestead, and that the
conveyance by him and his wife to Rob
ert Greer was only intended as a mort
gage. Prior to the time the bank ob
tained judgment against Major and Rob-
en ureer. Major naa given a note and
executed a deed of trust on the place,
his wife, to secure it. not joining in the
deed of trust to be foreclosed. At the
sate suosequent to the foreclosure he
LrTarmer, drugglat.
Lamb and the Burglar.
Carlyle Smith in Harper's Magazine.
Lamb was awakened early one Christ
inas morning by a noise in his kitchen,
and on going down to that apartment
found a buglar doing his spoons up in a
"why d-do you s-s-st-t-teal ?" he
'Because I am starving," returned
the housebreaker, sullenly.
"Are v-vou re-re-reallv ver-verv h-
h-hung-hung-gug-gerj--hungry?" asked
Very," replied the burglar, turning
"Pup-pup-poor fuf-fuf-fellow ! " said
the essayist, "h-here's a 1-1-leg of L-L-Lamb
for y-you."
And so saying, with a dexterous
movement of his right leg ho ejeoted
tho marauder into the street, and lock
ing the door securely went back to bed.
The burglar confessed afterward that
he didn't see tho joke for six weeks.
Safe Iavitmot.
In nn which 1j guaranUrd 10 brum toil -rartory
rrtulis. or In oae ol fa'lun- a rwunn . f
puroliaar prlre On Ibis itiir plan )ou i-nu liny
fn.in our milvr nfd drugg'ct binl( ol' Ir.
Kina a Nv Duoovrrv fur c.'oi tiiiiipiion. It l
r.i-iruntitl -.o In Ina riMlpf In vverv r,rtc, wh'-n
ind lor any fr-itlon of Thr'-t l.ni'ifa or
(;iii t , BU h nn ConMiimiHon. IrifluniniiiH' " '
I.llnn-i, Hroni-hlll, 4nttima, Whooping ( !' .
i Miip i-lc , etr. It la ilaul. aii'l lirr .ili.r
to I'tr im fro'ly aife. m:d ran alw .ys l
depended npou. Trial botlU IrM al h. Farnivi'x
Anujitor. M-l
No 1
The Commercial Bank Selected as the
Depository of the County Funds
Other Matters.
The regular February term of the
county court began at the courthouse
Monday, with the following members
and officers present: Joseph F. Smith,
presiding, and Judges Ralph S. An
drews and Henry H. Elling; Charles S
Mitchll, sheriff; Matnuel J. Andrew,
The records for the January term
were read and approved by the court.
It was ordered that warrants
numbered l!)r3.277 and 341, for $100 each,
drawn in October, November, and
December. 1890, in favor of Jennie
Mcllrido for Tom Burke, be canceled.
The sealed proposals of the banking
institutions desiring to be selected as
the depository of the county funds of
this county for the next two years were
publicly opened at noon of the first
day of the present term, and each bid
was entered upon the records of the
court. The bids were two in number, as
follows, the figures indicating the
amount the bank agreed to pay for the
deposits for the two years .
Commercial bank $C,155 GO
Morrison-Went worth bank 5,052 00
It was therefore ordered by the court
that the Commercial bank be selected as
such depositcuy, and that the clerk be
instructed to deliver the checks de
posited with him by the said successful
bank to the treasurer of this county, to
be placed to the credit of the road fund,
and return the checks deposited with
him to the banks whose bids are re
While the above award was made to
the Commercial bank, it was understood
and known that the Commercial and
Lexington Savings bank had joined in
the bid and will share equally in the de
posits. Elijah Core, Sr., was allowed to pay
taxes on an assessment of $330 instead
of $.300. for 1890, on the northeast quar
ter of the northwest quarter of section
32, township 60. range 27.
It was ordered that John T. O'Malley
be granted the contract for f urnlhing
the county with coal for the period end
lug March 1, 1802, at 8 cents a bushel.
It was ordered that the roadbed of the
Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago
railroad be assessed at $6,000 a mile
additional for the main line at May
view, .179 of a mile, and side track, 802
of a mile, and that the Chicago and
Alton railroad pond at OdesBa be as
sessed at $100.
Abatement granted John A. Meyer
for 1890, in the assessment of 67.65
acres, from $1,005 to $670.
It was ordered that an additional as
sessment of $6,000 a mile be placed on
the Lexington branch of the Missouri
Pacific railroad, and $6,000 a mile ad
ditional on the Kansas City and
Eastern Division of the same road.
The poll tax for 1891 was fixed at four
days' work on the road.
The court met Tuesday morning, all
the judges and officers present.
Ordered that $15 be appropriated by
the county to repair the south end of the
public road intersecting Seventeenth
street, conditioned that the city of
Lexington do its part of the work on or
before November 1st, otherwise this
order to be void.
Ordered that abatement of taxes lie
granted Mrs. Florida A. Graddy on 05
acres in section 0, township 50, range 27.
The present valuation, $1,800, was re
duced to $975. Also on 69 acres in
s(ction 8, same township and range;
valuation reduced from $1,800 to $1,180.
Ordered that abatement be granted
William Morrison on 35 acres in section
8, township 60, range 28, from $163.43 to
$7.3 fur 'M) nnd prior years on account
of erroneous assessment.
A dramsliop license was granted to
Langekeahs & Moore, of Higginsville,
for the six months ending June 30.
The following petit jurors were diawn
to serve at the April term of the circuit
court :
Robert Linns, Benjamin J. Harden
and Robert 8. Calvin, Clay township,
John B. Hargerty, John Holstein and
William H. Still, Davis township.
James Lyons, Lee Starke and Henry
Lurkins, Dover township.
Adolph Bergman, Charles S. Whit-
worth and William Oetting, Freedom
H. W. Warder, Charles M. Purnell,
K. P. Long and Isaac Hulver, Lexing
ton township.
John H. Rodekahr and C. E. Corder,
Middleton township.
Charles Hoehltn, and George Thei
man, Sni-a-Bar township.
W. P. Coyle, W. P. Tyrll, F. W.
Stoener and John F. Leap, Washington
The following warrants were drawn
on the county revenue:
Htenuel I. Andrews $057 35
T. C. Yiiunit w
O O. Wiule 11 uu
J. 11 Suutmeyer 1 o
H. .SInuur 4 H
Mra Jan. Hayes 1 6'
Ed. H. Abrens li 0i
lnti'llilff ncer Co a.', 50
Andrew O'Mully 38 6S
C. C. Wallace B 1
Goo. I). Barnard A Co 2U 7U
I. evj. Happy 1
William Aull .. .. 7 o
HiKtrloa .Ulu Democrat 4 '
I. K MQotvhead 4 u0
C. W.Looiniti 6 1"
Hubert Baudifer 12
Willmm P. Vouuv 81 "
(i. C Urabain a
C. S. MltcbeU 10 09
BiDttbson , 1 00
Joba A. BdWiWarVrrJrTWrrtVs-;., -j,-.
K. M. Edwards......;..;... 1 0 I
F. 8. Edwards Ito 80
F. Dlerker 18 W
Cbrl l'l'tera Au
Ous Wanner SJ s
H Kt'tK-K 01
Hy. lliH-kensuilth 40 OU
L. P. Cooper 20 9"
11. W. Ji-tleraon t4 70
It P. Murnliall 4 00
Hem-v It. Mi-lttlHlmgon 2 76
laiiH-aF. Sinilb r6 44
.1. M. l.iiuderotfk 163 65
.1 . M . l.aiidi-rlieukl 8 00
W. K. Edwards....' 7130
W. W. Ilowii.-y l n
W. E. Hriickiiiau 40 tt
llriiry Mi-IiiIhuhboii St 74
Geo. A. Hart 21 00
Jiunea W. Smith II 00
I. E. HhiikUiford , 21 i!0
A. Tweed 17 On
. L. CUontem MM
I .on Is Scbonhorat 40 IK)
John A Fulton 8 00
Walter Newman an on
H.T. McCormack 88 80
Henrv 1. Meyer 7 88
Ed Huwher 13 M
W.T. Kieliardion..: 4 110
JneM. Mitoboll 90 80
W M. Self 48 !
John Kalstor 44 8
Georire Odell M) nn
James W. Caldwall 80 0"
Geo. W Btulta 84 00
,1. A I.vona 41 70
J0I111 M. Rarnett 80 W
Heury Btummara ."4 t&
L. A.t olller 8S fi
W. H. Ittlcoba 8 M
.T C. nunlay 1 00
H. l. Kite 41 08
Proceedings vull be concluded rext
Private Record 2:46.
SON or Anhliind Wilkes,
S .11 .l Keil Wllea
I t Dim Puiidiu. mil aider oi
I.11U1 (iatea, record :2K
lln, k now op-n nrlHill,
tKt $25 to Insure.
Moev rl'i- nt lime of aervlee, with prlM'eye nf
..ii ii if not in lol Full Pi illaree on I'ppllti
nuii. i.ullo lor aaln, aired bv this bor-e
BOiWtf C8rd.tr, Mo.
A boxof "Ked Hot Plate Slove Polixli, " and
acooy 01 Mule Anutr ttwn.-y," The l,ltlle
Fiolii r Maiden." or ' I WlimHe and Wait lor
Kalie," lor 100.
Laill- blmu d I1T our Columbia Shoe Urcaa
Idk, at lAo.
Mi; a 'in.
Ileat Sugar Cured Ham. Viae
Heai UK-irLun-n II vukiaai Iticou, lOo.
11. ai Hiy Sit t Uncoil, 7 Ho.
ITreuli lUt-ala, lib do wo to 2in.
Arliu.-kl.- (Ji.ff.-. . Wit.
All-ic.tu Jiiv.
bul ly Iti riiklael, OUa,
Ulne Mountain, 3&c.
N'Clai ,30o
breuu lolT e, b et Kin, Ma
14 pon, Uranulitled, lortl.
I.lktoi Ui-owii, nlmoHt white, IS pounda lord.
Drk lJiowo. 10 pounds lor 81 .
Cut Lout, 1) iioumla lor 81
Pulverized, a uunda lot 81.
Mackerel 8 lor 25c.
Salmon, l.V;, aia iidc.
()slir. li.c und iia.
Ctlllll-d M.rkrrei. 12 He.
Affliruaii yurdima, 7o.
Muitluid .Hurilini'H, 10c
Imported Sardini a, Lie.
'I'll AH.
Bpsi Uunuowder, 80c,
Uood Ouupowder, otic.
Fine Imperial, fiOc.
Youutf tiaon. 3uu.
Heat oolong, 40u.
Ili-no, 74u.
Star, 45a a pound.
Honey itee ;iAc
Leader, uulilr.il leal', Silc.
Anchor, natural leaf, Wic.
liold Kope, A0o.
Tinsley'a Mioaourl Leaf. 00c.
Climax, 4!ic.
Yucutun, 40c.
Twiat SmokinK, One tobacco, 40c.
Coal Oil, lie . 1 gallon.
Parlor K.iliunt oil, Mi gallon.
0 pounda Green 1'eao. 2Ac.
f lake Hominy, 5c a pound.
Pearl Huiiuuy, 4c a Kund.
.1 pounda llilller Ueana, i!,a.
Touiatjea anil Corn, per can, 10c.
Olives, in bulk, 30c a pint.
Piuklea, In bulk, 40oaKal.
yuan Hollies UluinK. i-:.
Pop Corn, 4o.
Beat Candies, 30c.
Mixed Caudv, 17,c.
Four pounda Koiled Oats, Site.
Gold llust, waahlna compound, Sc.
Three pounds Vermloella, -JAc,
Three pound Macaroni , 2!i&.
Four pounds Slarch, Sfio.
Clover Lar Lobster, 40c.
Good Lobster for 24c.
chocolate Balls, 'jr.o.
V U n 1 1 1 llhnnnlul. - .. . 1 I ' r ...
Other cskea, 15o
umpi, 24o to 1 50.
Lanterns, 60c each.
Orange and Lemons, 30a aod 4()o a doeen.
Candles, 16o. 4,
Jelliea and Preserve! at your own price.
Uaana, t)u.
Swiss Cheese, 25c a pound.
1 till Vmlh.nv .la. I . .
J a ' numerous 10 lilt li
no n . In nnr I m ris.. n ,1 ir..h . .
ainuly low prices. Come and be made bspuv.
D. M. SMITH & CO..
Uroca.s and Bmohcis College at.
und Frank-
in ivemie
In ordiT;to bridire over the inevitable dull
times lol'owlngtbe holiday wt hive
out Prioes Regardless of Coat.
Ti' following are a lew of oar many Spot Cash
Bargains I'
ll pounds Granulated sugar f 1 00
IB pounda Lmht Itrown sugar 1 00
17 pounda Dark Brown sugar 1 00
Ariiuckle'sCoOee, per pound 25
First Grade Fmur, per lno pounds 2 8s
Corn Meal, per bushel yo
Corn and Tomato -a, per can 10
Star Tobacco, per pound 40
Old Country Soap b -x ol 00 pounds 250
It Burs National 8 ap, for 2j
it u-lns. 1 er pound lic to
Choice Mixed candles pet pound.
Clear Mice Syrup, per gallon
Country 8 irghtiro, per Hailon 44
New Orleans Svrup, per gallon so
Coal Oil, per gall in 15
L'trd oil. per gillon jj
Jellv.ln 20 an. I 30 pound pailf, per pound BW
Choice Syrup. In 2 g illon palls 1 00
Choice No. I H.un, p.-r pound 18
Choice Breakfast Ba-.on, per pound 10
Khou ilera, (smoked) , per pound 8
8h ul.lers, (dry salt), per uo mil 7
Side Meat, (smoked), per pound g
8lde Meat, (drv salt), per pound 7
Pure Leaf Lard, per pt.und. s
Everything we have In stock Is being offered
at Bed Rjck Prices. Don't forget tbe place.
South aide Franklin Avenue
In the Circuit Court of aald countv, in vaca
tion, February Mil. A. D., 1S1.
Helen Rowlutt, i
vs. Divorce.
John Rowlett, J
TOnV..n!,l(T",l?, T,ion. comes the said
11 plaintiff, Huleu Kowlett, by her attorney,
und It appiarlng to the said clerk that auid
l ibmle. It la ordeie 1 by Ihe clerk ol ibis court
,. ..,. ... xieitgiinsi saiuuriendant,
John Rowlett, a lollows, io-wlt:
To the aald deiendnn-, John Rowlett,
You are hereby milllled tbat aald plaintiff
baa commenecd a suit against you in said circuit
Court by petition, the object and general
nuliiM nl hlnh , . n ....! .. . j .
bonds ol matrimony heretofore contracted with
you. on the grounds of habitual drunkenness
"H i i ,bi cre n' CU,0,,T or nw two intunt
' " " ' . 'Dl Bilk, oiuiHHDB.
And you are further notnted tbat unless you
be and appear at the next regular terra ol
tne circuit oourt. of aald county, to be begun
mi ueiu ai ine courthouse, in Ihe olty of
kiiiikhiii, on me a n uay ol April next, 1)1
and .on oi- before tbe iblrd day thereoi. If Hi
term ahall ao long continue, and If not. then
beiore the end oi aald term, and anawer said
K"'"i siime win uc taken aa con leased
And it u further ordered th u acopy hereof b
published in tbe Lexington Weekly Intelligent
oer, a newspaper printed in aald county or La
fayette, lor four weeks successively, tli
Ust Insertion to be at least four weeks beiore tbe
commencement of tbe next term of tbiscourt
A true copy. Attest:
C. L. SWING. Clerk,
5'? F.:'rH,,A."' U C TlebtS
H. C. W allace. Jr., atlnrnev for plaintiff
Public Sale
Tho undersigned will aell.at their farm.seven
mil southwest or Wellington, aud live miles
north of Bates City, on
thn fnllitoilni . .. , .
One pair of Work Horses, I youna Bull 1
Mowor.l Spring Wagou.l Sulky Plow and other
Implemeuta. 3 Btauks of Hay. 3 head
ri noira, i oiaia cuttoi.
5fXl ' J68111?-! Farm Wagon, I set Black-
bold and Kitchen Furniture. -
.rrpiuuB iW a A I n . .... ,
without Interest on sums ata4-mnmla.
With niltA Wirh annnu-uil o.f. . 7f T
.. . - -, i.r.w,v Dwuiiy...: outuaAeaa
than $10, cash.
TfebU 8. G. and C. H. HAMMER.
FEBRUARY 24, 25 and 2(i, 1801.
One Hundred and Fifty
standard stHlllona, MiireH and Flllloa,
Saddle Ktnlllnna and Marcs id the
best iinlity, Itcglstcrcd Cleveland
Itnv HtMllin,. t.lalutn..l fi,r. u...i
linns and Mnres, Double Teams and Slngln
Drlvera, Saddle Geldings and Mares, Jacks and
Jenneta. Remember this la tho beat lot of
stock ever offered fnraiilein Missouri. For
catalogue address CLAKIi & POTTS,
1 Mexico, Missouri.
-anxcDxa or-
1T TO. K record
f ed mi tin- lit nil
Po'Hiiii-CliinA ItewiM .
Bat'nl.iction tiumanlei'ii.
Ail'li fhrx: W Ii IU ni,
Conr'ir.ltn Mo.
Bates City, Missouri.
-nxM.sii la-
DRT nnops, m1.ua, yCKKNSWAKfc.,
Dutch Kow, opposite po'lofflca, Lexmgti.o,
M. S d Keck TrlM. vebia
The pant yiar Las been a successful one
to me, und I return tbauk to my irieudi aud
the public for their pairouage bo liberally
aud kindly bestowed. I Lave alwaya en
deavored to merit tbe good will of all, and
ask a continuance oi favor for the future.
The Remnants
of our Stock have to go. now for two tea
Hons: We wsut the money for them, and
the space they occupy lor next Springs'
Goods, which I have already commenced
It you appreciate a bona fide bargain,
come and see us, we will give you
$26.00 garments at from f 18.00 to 120 00
20-00 " 14 00
15 00 n oo
100 9.00
10 00 7.00
-00 6.oo
and so on down the list.
I know a good many Lave held off wait
ing for this opportunity.
You can keep from shivering now by
investing a mere pittance In one of our Over
coats aud Suits.
Heavy reductions are made In our Salt!
and Underwear. We are determined to make
January a busy montb, so as to keep oor
salesmen busy, otherwise, tbey get rusty .and
for this reasoo object. We want your money.
We do not only promise yon fair dealing,
but far more. From 41.35 to 81.60 worth ol
goods for $1 cash. Everybody is Invited to
these extraordinary January prices at
Clothing: Bazaar.
Great Closing Sale
days, io make room for Spring Goods. Owin to the warm weather during tor 1
winter, we dud our shelves heavily overstocked. We have determined to no ' " :
- -- -" j .'"i
rlety tor lees money than have ever before
vtoi i?c nam inn cncii. now IS vnlir
Cloaks, Blankets and Bed Comforters
Dress Goods and Trimmings,
AX a. Great Sacrifice.
Tnf"'J'krn' Underwear, Hosiery, Mittens, Glovea. etc.
IMMENSE REDUCTIONS in Table Linens, White Quilts, White Goods,
Ureas Ginghams, Calicoes, Shirtings, Bleached and Brown Domestics, tiaud
kerchiefs, Laces, Enibroidi l ies In lact.everythiog.
It yon siady your owu interests, yon will not fall to attend this great sale
Positively bargains not to be found elsewhere.
In Order to Reduce
I have mide the following reductions
in prices: K
Children's Overcoats, reduced from $2.25 to $1.6f:
- '
Uliildren's Overcoats with capes,
Children's Overcoats with capes,
The prices of Youths' and
reduced from io to 20 per cent.., or from $i,oo''to'' SdoitfvJ""
garment. :-ih0fP':Uf''X
We have just received a large invoice of
for the holidays, and have un
doubtedly the Best Assoitmtnt
in the city.
Give me a cal'"
Fire, Llghtninf?,
j Tornado. Cyolone, : . ;
Aocident and Biver.
On nil klnilii or I'riperly. Bul'ilinKt, Ittpr
climiiilir, Cir.in, In Blurr. In siai-k or p.n
lloUKeliuld Furniture nml Gnoils, Manur.oiur
li'K Knliiljli-lnuenis aD'l Lite muck Fur any
I" nirih 01 liiiir 1'roiu five Uats to Are Tiara.
of premium. Anil Io the olil establiihetl, strong,
ri-luble vomp tales. A lno
In llio Mutual Life, Ol Nr York, lli- lnrpol
o mipany 111 the woilil. nil all III. new plain, BUll
tlie mo t liivuralile riitfi.
Long etpi-rl-ni-i- In Ihn Inauranno bmlnra.
anatih a im to glra ynu pprleoi ..Uyiy in iKilicira
iaauett by no.
Loans of Money.
We are prrparvl 10 make In. ma, of Mii.'our1
Trui Mrni.y, in auiu.tor uuy urn ,uut iruiu 1)0
to lfi (KM, on Iouk r (lir.i t time. Bit to trn
jwi'i-; pri Ih'gM of r-r.iiil uunuul pavtnrnt. All
at l"W miaot tnti-rt-Bt on lani h at entity.
lliO K a too S 400
M) 8-U 811) 1 0,0
8 OU0 B 0i0 lii.uuo ow
or any nihrrau ihit war t'- uai tlcd.
ef) rlally at-k all who want to borrow
ni'n-y uu Itimta to rail nn oa or write ue anil we
nl give sou favorub'e trni and . aov pay
!'n t. I- WINSOlt it SON,
10 Main St . 1.. x iinioii, Mo. U.uumi. Tloor.
HiiOlilen'a Arnica Saive.
Ttip b-"l Salve in the world tor Cuts, limices.
Sore L'lrer-, Silt Itlim n, Ffvt-r sum, lttrr.
t hui pi-1 II 111 In, (;in!b iiiii. c -ns nno all
t,kn Kriiptnins, an I p.u-itirvly rurwl'ilra, or
no puy r.qnin-il It la eiintannnl 10 give per-0-01
i-ai'riiuciliin, or ouy rrluniieil. Prioi
tweiiv Am-rmiH p r box For aalv bv Lro
r.-irmi-r. OPIlHyl
i II l'AHlO.
HAVlNtJ be -n clrk fi.r ih. -at lour llif.n'l.a
auil ni 1 kmh-iIt in hut) rxprnixa I twke
tua mrnn- ol in u mir von ihii 1 am In iiMit ui
uinnej a id hope vuu win -an at onre and ta.Ue
yom ikvudii, MispnoilUllT,
tirriA In hnv tins Um4. r .. .
ni.iu iw wii j u i r tuuu ui every 1
been sold at any Cloting Out BaU.
reduced from... 3.50 to 2.5Cv-i. r
reduced from . . . 5.0p to 4.00
Men's Overcoats vhtve'; beta f V
For Salev
SO. 1. One elegant two atory Brick
i'w,i. noun, on inire atreei,
Lralngios la perfect der sad
eondltion. 10 rooms hMBitini
whh aowars ana srapoe asa Walks rvJ
and back lot. A bargain ea be bad iriafcea
NOn,-."P1!? substantial, well-built two story
Brick Dwelling on he bluff. handaoBel
and oonrenienily located, 8 rooms and two
lialla, front and back lot, all la good condi
tion. OuVrnl at low prl-e to quirk barer.
K. WINhOll ft SON. Agents:
NO. 8. -One and a hair .lory Frame Dwelling
on 8nuili atrwt, e rooma, entire uronert la
complete order, and ery desirable and con
venient to buaineas. Ram, wter. trait,
graas. trees. Ao. t;n be bought now ii a ''
bargain, ifsoldaoon. "m"a ow
E. W1N80E A SCN, Agents. t
HO. 4. -One story Frame Dwelling on College r,
street. 4 rooms and cellar, large lot. water
barn. An. IttTered eery low ' wmm .
E. W1NSUH ft SON. Agents.
ON. A. Also another Buck and Frame Dwe! "
ling two stories. 6 room, nail an ,,
pornh , good barn Vumt be aoi I aooa naw -u
low. E. WINsou ft SONTieSS! .
NO S.-Fnnr rmall Dwellings, wim two and "
IhM-c ro in.-., good locations. On easy terms
anil rhsxp.
n'fctf WfKSOR ft 80N. Agents.
N . '? 1herBby '" 'ht a meeting of the
aior-kli il-ler oi ihe I., xmgion Building and
..n Agonal ion, ul l.i xtngion. Mo . will be
lie d at the .oiirili.iu-e In the city ol LtglngtOB.
blaii lie county, Mlia-un, , n war",
TUISIIAV. APK11.7. 1S01. Maft. M.
of th .l iIbv for the imi rose of lak nga yotaof
the .lorkholiler. of in.. .,clr n TJ
siiiou men and iliere to i... submittiJiP55r.
increase tti4apital tck o( .aid a"anO'!tlon
(i0 000)4 hlrh it low Is. io the sum of ihTea
hm-ddand n-yn.iia,nd dollars (SMO 000
" "n UCI,f " ft ?, tFoaa.d did lars. " ' '
A. W
I OH alEKTe'
niilv to
Kb rik.Lt.
aseSOlf iieziBtton. Ho.
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