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FRIDAY. AUGUST 18. 1878.
A 8EBKXADK IX M. FXAT,
My Madeliie my Madeline I
Much ny my melting midnight moans,
Much may my meltfng music mean.
My modulated monotones.
My mandolin's mild minstrelsy,
My mental music magazine,
My mouth, my mind, my memory,
Must mingling murmur 'Madeline."
Muster 'mid midnight masquerade,
Mark Moorish maidens, matrons, mien.
'Mongst Murcia's most majestic maids,
Match me my matchless Madeline.
Mankind's malevolence may make
Much melancholy music mine,
Many my motives may mistake.
My modest merits much malign.
My Madeline's most mirthlul mood.
Much mollifies my mind's machine,
My mournfulness' magnitude,
Melts makes me merry, Madeline.
Match-making ma's may machinate,
Maneuvering misses me mlsween,
Mere money may mak3 many mate,
My magic motto's" Madeline 1"
Melt most mellifluous melody,
'Mid Murcia's misty mounts marine,
Meet me by moonlight marry me,
Madonna mla Madeline 1
Congress has adjourned,
One by one the roses bloom.
What has become of steam-boat John,
The fine rain3 of late sre good (or the farm
Every tnan looks on his neighbor with sus
picion In these times.
Osage City Republicans are wide awake.
They are preparing for a demonstration.
Our Democratic friends are watching for
our county nominating convention with painful
anxiety. ' . , , '
' It Is very easy for seme people to utter
slanders, but when the biter is bit, then there
is squealing. : ,
James Gordon Bennet has been nominated
"V. tt r "V.. "V -1 W tti. Tnitanmiljinf
t iur luayvi ui lien avia, uj luu uuvu u
' 1 nliA. nn.fir nf (hot ftttv.
Will the Tribune now persist in its denlalof
our assertion that the Otterville train robbery
was the work of a Missouri banditti. '
Our Liberty township friends are preparing
for a good time on tbo day of the Republican
county Convention, at Schubert's. ; c
Lord Brougham once defined a lawyer thus :
A learned gentleman who rescues your estate
from your enemies, and keeps it himself."
The Democratic State Central Committee
were in session In St. Louis a day or two ago,
considering the advisability of a change In can
didates. ; ';' s TV''. "" '
An exchange says that Lola Montez -nee
tamed a wild cat by looking it steadily in the
eye, but falls to state whether any one ever
The first mayor of Kansas Citj , Johnston
Lyklns, died recently aged 76 years. His wid
ow is the superintendent of the Orphans Home
at Kansas City. ...... , ,..
The Cooper county Democratic Convention
will be held Aug. 29th to nominate a county
ticket and select delegates to the Congressional
Convention at Sedalia Sept. 6. The township
conventions will be held on the 26th.
Senile dementia, symptoms; "Diurnal sleep,
with agitation when night foils; inability to
find the bed which has hist been abandoned
Getting Into another bed than his own." That's
' what's the matter with Phelps. "G'way ole
We hear that the Missouri River Steamboats
have put up notices to passengers, as follows :
Gentlemen unattended with the ladles are not
allowed in the ladies cablne. This notice 1
made necessary since Phelps commenced trav
elling on steamboats.
Since an outraged father assaulted a minister
V- in Kansas City for marrying his daughter, who
was miner to a young man without his con
sent, the ministers of that city require a permit
of every woman who has the least appearance
of being under 25.
, It seems that Frank James has also been
guilty of taking, without leave, one of Mis
souri's fair daughters. The Kansas City Times
is authority for the statement that Frank
eloped with Miss Annie Ralston .daughter of
Samuel Ralston who resides in Jackson county,
and whose bouse was recently raided fey the de
tectives, over a year ago, and that op to this
time her patents do sot know of her wbera
bouts and mourn her as lost to them.
A new military company has been organized
at Brunswick called the Brunswick national
Guards. O. M. M. arms and equipments will
be forwarded to-day. Commissions issued as
' follows yesterday :
1, W. H. Balthus, Captain.
John J. Abrlg. 1st Lieutenant,
i S. E. Kverly, 2nd M
i A very charming little note from Cape May
: informs us tbat.our much admired Miss Bissle
i Condlot, of our corps ofpubllo school teachers,
Rafter revelling for a season in the splendors of
the Centennial, is now drinking in the delights
of a brief soiourn at CaDe Mav. The grandeur
6f her temporary home there, out by the broad
Atlantic is spoken of in terms of rapture. Her
season of refreshment and rest will terminate
about the 9th of September when she will re
turn and resume ber school lubors.
Details of the Ottervillo Train
The James anl Youngers in
An Intercepted Letter Furnishes a
Clew The St. Louis Police In
the Lead District Down to
Now that the excitement and sensational re
ports incident to the arrest of Bruce Younger
and Hobbs Kerry, the supposed Otterville ex
press robbers, have In a measure quieted down
it is but just to give the reading public a do
tailed statement of the history of the affair, and
to place the credit of the arrest where It be
longs. Some weeks previous to the train robbery In
question, Chief McDonough, of the St, Louts
force, had reason to believe that a band of out
laws contemplated a raid on the Granby Bank,
and that their headquarters were situated at a
place called Coalfield, not far distant from
Granby, Newton county, this State. With a
view to securing these thieves, the Chief sent
six picked men into said county to prospect,
andfgala all the information possible in the
matter. After considerable hardship and ex
pense, it was ascertained beyond a doubt that
THE JAMES AND YOUNGER BOYS
wero arranging and perfecting plans in Coal
field to rob the Granby Bank by one of those
bold dailies which have characterized their pre
vious efforts. For some cause unknown, the
bank robbery was abandoned, and the officers
quietly returned to St. Louis and resumed their
regular duties. With the news of the train
robbery, the Chief summoned the detail and
mado a careful review of the facts and incl
dents as presented at first flash. Becoming sat
isfied that the robbers of the train were the
identical ones who had plotted for the burglar
lzing of the bank, the officers were started for
Granby and Joplin. Hobbs Kerry, and those
of his ilk who had been in the neighborhood at
the first visit of tbo officers, were absent, and
it was learned baa not been seen about for a
number of days. This was satisfactory evi
dence, in tho light of events, and the "cops"
saf themselves down to await the return of tho
men. On the 2Cth of July, Ken y returned to
Granby, and soon succeeded in giving those on
the watch additional cause to suspect him. He
spent money freely, something rather singular
for one of bis walk In life, when it was known
that be had earned little, and showed a deep in
terest in the facts relative to
' THE TRAIN ROBBERY. '
After consultion it was not deemed advisable
to arrest Kerry until some of his companions
should put in an appearance, and it was confi
dently hoped by the Chief that he would be
able to corral at least five of the robbers. Kerry
remained about Granby, In close company with
Bruce Younger, for several days. Everything
progressed favorably to the cause of the police
until July 31, and it became evident that Kerry
and Younger bad "dropped" on the surveillance
of the officers. Tbey conducted themselves in
such manner as to lead to the impression that
they intended leaving for some more congenial
clime, and It was deemed advisable to make
the arrest without dclsy. The order was exe
cuted, and the prisoners, in charge of the offi
cers, arrived in St. Louis on the morning of
Augugt 1. being lodged in the Four Courts Cal
aboosc. There tbey remained in close confine
ment until tiie evening of the 3d inst., at which
ime the Chief proceeded to Sedalia with them.
After considerable trouble Kerry was lully
identified by Mr. and Mrs. Duvall, living twelve
miles from Sedalia, and at whose house be and
three others had dined on the Sunday preceding
the raid. J. M. Thatcher, agent of the Adams
Express Comyany, and Larry Hazen. of CIn
cinnatl, detective for the Express Company,
closely questioned Kerry and importuned him
to confess, but he stubbornly denied having
anything to do with the robbery, and asserted
vehemently in the presence of Mr. and Mrs,
Duvali that he had not been in their section of
country for three years, and could prove an
alibi by many of the best citizens of Granby.
At this juncture. Chief McDonough drew
lortn irom tue aeep recesses or an inside pocK
AN INTERCEPTED LETTER
of Kerry's, written by himself to one Stapp, a
saloon-keeper at or near Gratby, in which re
ference is made to the proposed raid on the
Granby Bank. The letter was captured by the
officers in June last, and reads as follows :
Coalfield, Kan., June .9. B. P. Stapp,8ir :
I received your letter to-day and was glad to
hear from you. Well. Dick, I am In little better
spirits than I was when I wrote you before.
have beard from them again yesterday, and
they will be here In a day or two, and we are
going to do something. But tbey are very cau
tious, and are afraid of me and you. ; Tbey
think that it may be that we are fixing some
trap to grab them. As it has been tried so often
they are afraid of everybody. Charley says that
he will fix that all right when they get to see
me and talk to me, and it will be all right when
we get acquainted with them. We will give
them a good talk, and they won't be afraid of
us then, but you know it stands tnem in band
to be careful, for they are not like us. They
have to be on the lookout all the time and we
don't. Dick, you keep up courage and we will
have it some day jet, before long. Charlie and
THE "Y," BOYS
will come in a day or two before it takes place,
and see you and look iuto everything. I will
bring them right to you, and they will talk to
you about bow it is to be done. So you rest
easy, lor I will see them about it day after to
morrow. We will all strike out for some place
and it is as liable to be Granby as any other
place. So, Dick, If you see Bruce you may tell
bim it Is all knocked in the bead ; that you got
a letter from me. and I was going to the Na
tion of my brothers. I don't think he will get
here any more with ns, for I have not heard
from him since I wrote to you before, but he
will keep everything dark.
I will not have time to let hliu know about
the boys being here. One of the boys that stay
with me hsre got back yesteiday, and came
right from the boys Monday morning, and rode
one of tholr horses back here. So you know
we heard stratght news from tnem. and Bill
says they are red-hot to do something, and you
bet when I got t see them I will convince them
that Granby Is the best placo and the easfet to
get at, and they will come sure Dick, don't
you make a track you can not cover up again,
and don't get out of heart, for, as you said, if I
can statid it you ought to, for something Is
bound to turn loose. Charles Is getting wild,
and so am I, and I, and Bill won't work a damn
lick, and is begging us all to go by ourselves.
But we waut to get them boys with us before
we start. Well, Dick, If I had any paper I
would wrlto you more, but will have to close.
To R. P. 8tapp.
The reading of this letter was too much for
Kerry, He listened attentively to the melodi
ous voice of Chief McDonough as It rang
through his cell, and when the conclusion was
reached, visibly weakened. He evidently saw
that the game was up, and the fact that the lat
ter was in the possession of tho officers was
proof to his mind that his steps had been close
ly watched, and that there might be other evi
dence to follow. Alter soino hesitancy, Kerry
concluded to muke a
CLEAN BREAST OK THE AFFAIR.
He said that ho was a young man, and through
Bruce Younger had been led iuto it, and would
have to stand the consequences of his crime.
Chief McDouough informed him that no prom
iso of any kind would be made him in the
premises; that his statement must be volun
tarily made, and without hope of reward. The
prisoner, whether with a hope of saving him
self from a portion of the punishment justly
due for his crime, or in sheer desperation,
made full confession of his connection with the
robbery, and of the part played in it by the
several actors engaged. The statement wus
taken down, sworn And subscribed to. In room
No. 43 of the Ires House, Sedalia, August 4.
It(is as follows:
First of all, I left Granby and went to Jop
lin In the early part of the' winter, or latter
part of the fall, and there I got acquainted with
Bruce Younger. Bruje told me about these
boys, and was all the time talking about what
they would do about the bank at Granby. Tho
boys came there once while he was there I
mean Bob and Cole Younger, and I refer to
Joplin, We stayed there all winter 'hat is.
Bruce and I and in (be spring (May of this
year) we went to Coalfield, and there I went
to work in a coal bank, holding scrapers.
Bruce did not like to work and went to Pari I,
while I remained and worked eight or nine days,
Then I went to work for Scammons, a mile
from Coalfield, at Scammons' Switch. I worked
there until sometime in June. Don't know
when I quit work, Bill Chadwick came. He
had been where tne Younger boys were, and
said they were coming down. We staid there
about a week, and as tbey did not come, Char
lie Pitts, who was with me, said we would go
up there and see the Younger boys. We got
on our horses and started. This was In the
latter part of Jnne. We went to Monegaw
Springs, but did not find them there, nor bad
they been there for some time. We then kept
on up into Jackson county, and went to Dr,
Donyman's, who is a relative of the Youngers.
Charlie Pitts went into the house and left mo
a nd Bill Chadwick outside The Younger boys
were not there, but on the way back, when we
had got within a half mile of Independence,
and were riding abreast in a lane, we saw a
man riding in the direction we had come from
in a lane some distance away. When he saw
us be turned into a cross-lane and went north.
We went to the road he had started north on,
and saw bim riding off, though he turned about
requently to watch us. I had never seen
ONE OF THE YOUNGER BOYS
up to that time in my life. Bill Chadwicklsaid
he believed it was Bud Younger that is, Cole
Younger. Charlie Pitts said he did not be
lieve it was, and Bill said be was going to see.
Il- rode some distance toward the man, who,
when he got close enough, threw his pistol
down on Bill and made him slop. BUI stopp
ed, and the man made him throw up his hands
and demanded to know what he wanted and
who be was. Bill replied, "It's me, Bill Chad
wick." The man then made him come up and
tell who that was with him. He told him it
was Charlie Pitts, and did not name me, He
told him to go back and tell Charlie to come up
to him. When Bill first went up to the man
he said his name was Frank James, and said
also that he thought he (Bill) was a damned
detective and bad a notion to kill him. He told
Bill to tell Charlie Pitts to come to him, and to
come alone. Charlie went up to where be
was. James told bim to go to Dick Tyler's, in
Jackson County. Wo started to Dick Tyler's
that night, and. as it rained bard, we stopped
iu a school bouse all night. Xext morning we
went to Tyler's and found
COLE YOUNGER AND JESSE AMES
there. Tbey knew Charlie and BUI, though
they did not know me. We stayed there that
day, and in the evening started away, the five
of us. We rode three or four miles and met
Bob Younger and a man named Clem Miller.
The four that were at Duyall's were me. Clem
Miller, Cole Younger and Charlie Pitts. I state
this to show who was the four. We divided
up, three in one gang and four In another.
We four went to Mr. Kelly's a brother-in-law
of Cole .Younger, and got there at daylight,
next morning after our start. We stayed all
day and night, and started out next morning
after breakfast. Before we left Bob Younger
and Charlie Pitts came up, they having stayed
at the bouse of a man named Butler. We
started out and rode five or six miles, There
were me, Cole Younger. Charlie Pitts and Bill
Chadwick. Clem Miller and Bob Younger
topped at Kelley's and waited tor Frank and
Jesse to come up. After we bad ridden five or
six miles we four the rest caught up.
TIIK GANG COMPLETE.
e were now eight la number, and all that
were directly or Indirectly connected with the
robbery. I did not know what I was going to
do, nor did they; not a particle. Cole Young
er, Frank James and Jesse James and Bob
Younger did the talking. I fudge the James
boys were leading the party, because I heard
Cole say to them : ''You fellows suggested this."
He was then talking to Frank and Jesse; "and
I am Just going with you," bo said. We all
got on our horses and started four In a crowd.
Me and Clem Miller and Colo Younger and
Charlie Pitts went together; Bill Chadwick,
Bob Younger and Frank aud Jesse James made
the second crowd. We met, I don't know
what duy it was, at California, on the Missouri
Pacific Railroad. It was on the 4th of July,
I.thlnk. On the 6th it rained very hard sdJ
we staid tkere all day. On the Cth we started
back west. We met ahout two miles from the
Laramie bridge, on the east side, about 2 p.
m.. on Friday, the 7th inst. We staid there un
til evening, and then Bob Younger, Clem Mil
ler aud Charlie Pitts went down to take tho
watchman at the bridge. Me and Bill Chad
wick rode up to the end of the field and tied
our horses, and they told us to stay there.
Tliis wus ahout fifty yards from where the
train was stopped. In about half an hour they
brought up tho watchman, and I heard him
say, "You aint going to hurt me?" One of the
party said. "What do we want to hurt you for
nil we want is the money."
STOrriXG THE TRAIN.
Probably halt nn hour elapsed before the
train came. I do not know what kind of an
obstruction they had before tho train, for I did
not see it. When the train passed us BUI Chad
wick picked up a piece of rail and shovedjit un
der tho track. When the cars stopped tho
shooting commenced. Wc staid in the rear of
the train. I suppose it was an hour before
they started off and came down where we were
on tho banl; in the oat field, nour tho track.
There was but one shot fired where we were.
As soon as we got together we took to our
horses end started off, riding about twenty
miles, to a point where wo left tho road and
turned to the right, ("cm Miller carried tho
bag with tho money in it part of the time,
while Cola Younger and Jesse James also took
DIVIDING THE SPOILS.
About 200 or 300 yards from the road we
stopped and divided the money. They tore all
the envelopes open and put the money in . a
pile. Frank James counted it and gave each
one bis share. They left the envelopes there
when they divided, some one carrying off the
sack. My share of the money was $1,200. Af
ter the div.de we scattered.
Charlie, Bill and I kept together, and, after
n ding all day Saturday, forded Grand . River
in tho night at a place where there is a ferry
There I left Charlie aud Bill. I went from
there to a station on the M. K. and T. Rail
way, called Montrose, on foot, having turned
my horse loose and bid my saddle, in the
brush at Grand River, From Montroso I went
to Fort Scott. I ato supper there, and then
went to Parsons by railroad. I staid there
over night, and then went to Vinita. From
Vinita I went to Granby over the Atlantic and
Pacific Railroad, I staid in Granby from Mon
day, July 10, until Saturday, and went to Jop
lin. I saw Bruce Younger there, and on Tues
day, July 18, started to the Nation to see my
brother. Last Saturday I returned.
BUCKING THE TIGER. .
I spent t me money at Granby among tho
boys, I don't remember how much, may be $100.
At Joplin I lost 400 bucking faro. I also
played poker, and lost $125. When I was
arrested I bad $20. I lent Dick Stapp ft 100,
and being drunk most of the time spent a great
deal of money. Clem Miller lives in Clay
county. I give this statement voluntarily, o'f
my own free will, without auy hope or prom
is of clemency- (Signed) Hobbs Kerry,
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this, the
4th day of August. 1870, in presence of James
McDonough and J. M. Thatcher.
N. M. Duval, J. P. of Pettis Co., Mo.
Witnesses: James McDonough. Chief of Po
lice of St. Louis, and J, M. Thatcher, Agent
Adams express company seuaua, bio.
as has been stated, was detained several days
in Sedalia, but as no one could identify bim as
a participant in the train robbery, be was re
leased. The expedition started out before and
after the train robbery was in command of
sergt, uoiand, wno bas displayed unquestioned
courage and excellent judgment tnrougnout.
A WARRENSBCRQ HORROR.
A Cuple Of Bodies Found in Clatera.
Mr. Nicholas Rogers bas been In the hablt.at
certain periods of the year, of watering his
horses at the usual cistern on the lots formerly
occupied by Mr, W. W.Hyatt, on tbe south
east of Market street and Washington avenue.
On Monday evening, for the first time in about
five months, he drove to the cistern and pro
ceeded to water his horses. On looking down,
he saw something that resembled a human foot
Dipping hie bucket expertly under the object,
he drew it up, and was horrified with tbe ap
pearance of a foot, leg and thigh of a negro ba
by. Coroner Hunt was promptly called, and
he placed it in charge of Constable Rogers, with
instructions to dredge the cistern and see if tbe
balance of the body was in the cistern. Tbe
next morning, Nick Roarers, with a large rake,
scraped tbe cistern until be came In contact
with a substance which, on pulling it up,
proved to be a sack containing the bones of a
foot, leg, thigh and skull of a person about
twelve years of age. Tbe top of the skull bad
been sawed off.
The Coroner's ury summoned viewed the
body, and as the various parts bore evident
signs of dissection, they returned a verdict
giving it as tbelr opinion that tbe bodies bad
died from natural causes, had been buried and
afterwards lesurrected, dissected, and thrown
Into the cistern by some party or parties un
Blackberries are so plentiful that you may
go out wttb a party a short distance from town
most any day and in a little while buy enough
to fill all the buckets. Then you have the rent
of the day to devote to lunch and garter-gazing.
A DEAD FRONTIERSMAN.
"Wild Bill" and His Adventurous Lire and
Last evenings's telegrams brought confirma
tory reports of the death of William Hickok,
a well known frontier character. It appears
that Rill died in just the way and manner lie
did not wish to die that is with his boots on.
His Iif9 during the past five or six years bas
been ono of constant watchfulness and expec
tation, as more than one reckless frontiersman
had coolly contracted to take his life. But Bill
was never off guard and woe unto the wretched
devil who failed to "get the drop" on the long
haired William. More than one fool bas bad
a bullet sent crushing thro ugh hi brains from
tho ever rendy pistol of this cool and silent
William spent many months in this city after
ho left Hays City, wheroho spent a season with
the lamented Gen. Custer. But on account of
a deadly feud betweon himself and thofrlends
of a Tex nil ho had killed in Abilene some years
before, he ever after kipt out of the way of tho
Texan roughs who lial sworn to take his life.
While in Kansas City he made his headquart
ers about the saloons on Main street, between
Fourth and Missouri avenue. But becoming
obnoxious to the police, and having no visible
means of support, ho was arrested by Marshal
Speers as a vagrant. ITo left here and wo it
to Clinton and Springfield, Mo., where ho met
with some trouble, got away with his life, (but
was repor'ed killed in the citv papers.) 113
wore his hair long, allowing it to hang in curls
down upon his shoulders. lie was t;iii, good
looking and every inch the frontier hero as
painted by the yellow-back novelists. This
fact led to his engagement by Ned Buntline to
play in somo of his sensational melodramas
with Bill Cody iBuflulo Bill.) J. W. Crawford
(Captain Jack.) and "Texas Jack" Hickok
made a little money playing scout upon the
stasro and last full turned up in O'heyenue
where he becamo a regular nixutly ornament
afMeDaniels'" and the other fast "dives"
about town. Again ho was notified by tho
city authorities to leave towu but by the inter
vention of friends ho was permitted
to stay. 1 wus while Bill was the hard
est up and the world was frowning its coldest
upon'.him that his brightest streak of luck came
on, It was in the coldest, blustering days of
last March when Mrs. Lake, the wife of the
well known circus in an, came on from Califor
nia, and on tho day of her arrival made Will
iam her husband. It was a pure love scrape
on her part, she had fallen in love with Bill
years before, and had corresponded with him
ever since the death of her husband who was
killed in Southwest Missouri about four years
ago. But domestic life did not suit such a ro
ver as "Wild Bill," Notwithstanding Mrs.
Lake lavished all her available funds upon the
handsome husband, he was not content. He
went East to raise a Black Hills expedition,
but did not succeed very well. Late in the
spring ho s'artcd for the new mining regions
in tho Dead Wood district of the Black Hills.
This proved to be his last iourncy. On the 2d
of this mouth he met with one of the men who
had sworn alifo vendetta against him, and
was shot in tbe head and killed instantly. It
is reported that the name of the man who killed
himjis Southerland. and that he is the brother
of a man killed by him in Abilene some years
ago, wbilo bo was Marshal of that turbulent
William Hickok was a quiet, courteous gen
tleman when sober, and seldom allowed him
self to drink to excess. He dressed well, car
ried a small, fancy cane in his hand, and rath
er avoided than sought company. While he was
a frontiersman in every sense of the word, he
was not an Indian scout. He was well known
ia nearly every frontier town, and seldom went
out on the trail. Gen. Custer speaks well of
him in bis "Three Years on the Plains." He
bas many warm friends in this city, as well as
all over the West, who will regret to hear of
his tragic end, the end be bas so long been ex
pecting. K. C. Times.
Judge Bingham, of Ohio, has decided that the
"pretty waiter-girl ordinance" of Columbus, in
that State, is yold. He holds that the right of
one's labor and to be employed in any lawful
occupation, ts an Inalienable right, protected by
the Constitution ; that ale, beer or porter houses
where the sales are made within the limits of
the law. are unlawful, under the legislation of
Ohio; that women, as well as men, have the
right, primarily, to engage In any lawful occu
pation or employment, subject to the condition
that it should not tend to immortality, rice or
crime; that there is no reason why the employ
ment of respectable females to wait upon cus
tomers in beer and porter houses, kept in a law
ful and orderly manner, should tend to bad
morals, vice or crime, more than the employ
ment of males, aud, as the ordinance enjoins
and prohibits all women, under all circum
stances, from being employed in such places, it
undertakes to inhibit tbe Inalienable right of
women, as well as of men, to labor at whatev
er lawful occupations their inclinations and In
terests snay lead them to engage in.
Death of Ed. P. Berry.
The work of death goes on unceasingly and
unsparingly. Dally and almost hourly some
of us are called to mourn the departure of a
relative or friend to that "undiscovered bourne
whence no traveler returns." The young, the
middle aged and aged alike are summoned, but
the saddest is when the young are called. Yes
terday the painful intelligence came, of tbe
death of Edward Parsons Berry, the eldest son
of Green C. Berry, of this county. He died
Tuesday about noon. He was in the 20th
year of his age, having passed bis nineteenth
year, in June last. His disease was consump
tion. Tbe bereavement is a sad one. and the
grlef-strttken family receive the condolence of
the entire community.
Tbo Lawrence County Independents nro
pose to put a candidate for Congresi ia