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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1877.
The holiday are at hand.
Lots of "turkey fixings" in the market.
Hog buyers on hand, like a thousand of brick.
Minced Meat rich as butter at Scovern k
A large stock of rare old wines and liquor
at Scovera A Wagner's.
Chowchow pickle by the gallon lit Scovern
Wood and Willow ware till you can't rest nt
Scovern & Warner's. All the newest novelties.
OBetter look out how you transact business
on the first day of the week hereafter.
Change of train time again. Look out or
you'll get left?
Mr. Orimshaw, our U S. Express agent,
after several da) s severe illness, is again at his
Nick Melchoir has learned a new way of
paying rents. Ask him and he will tell vou
all about it.
Captain Frank M. Posegate has been ap
pointed Postmaster at St. Joe, in the place of
Beach, term expired.
We learn on what appears to be pretty good
authority, that W. G- McCarty is preparing
t3 leave the Madison Housu.
A quist and pleasant home is insured to all
members that use Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup for
their little ones. It contains nothing injurious.
Gen. II. I?- Johnson has entered into co
partnership In the practice of law at Topeka,
with Hon. WilliirdDayis.the Attorney-General
Three grades clarified, and two trades
straight sugar at Scovern & Wagner's
finest in the market. Their is the place te buy
We are indebted to Hon. T. T. Crittenden
and Hen. Nathan Cole for Interesting public
documents on the subject of specie resump
tion. The change having been made In rnnning of
the trains on the Missouri Pacific, the Post
Office will be open on Sunday from 2:30 till
In the slander suit of Wm. Burkbardt vs.
David Anderson, belore Judge Miller, the
jury brought in a verdict or $25 for the plaintiff.
Damaged characters don't seeni to be worth
We learn that N. Melchoir's "new war of
receiving rents" has laid him up for the time
being. He went to a tenant to collect the rent
due, when he was set upon by some parties
and badly beaten.
The local individual subscriptions to the
stock of the Chicago & Alton Railroad, for the
extentlon of the road through to Kansas City,
subscribed by Saline couuty citizens at Mar
shall amounts now to $956.55.
The Busekrus Cottage and grounds are now
for rent. The terms can be ascertained by ap
plying to Rev. Mr. Haas, at tha parsonage ef
the German Evangelical Church, on Washing
The creditors of J. M. McFarland, of Lee's
Summit, have filed a petitiou in the U. S. Dis
trict Court for an adjadieation of bankruptcy
against him. and the case set for hearing on
the 22nd inst.
The Supreme Court has granted an order
staying the execution of the sentence of hang
lag against Weiners, the St. Louis murderer
from December lath, to January 18th, 1878
Some fine Missouri river rock salmon,
caught at the month of Gray's oreek, 5 at
Scovern & Wagner's yesterdav morning
tor a little while; they were soon sold
The first quarterly meeting of the German
M. E. Church will be held the 23d ef Decern
ber. Rev. William Schwind, P. E., of the St,
Louis district, leads the services. The publiu
are cordially invited. Meetiuzs the usual hour,
First. Assistant Postmaster-General Tyner
has decided that after a letter baa been takes
out of the postoffice, or the presence of a let
ter carrier, it must be restamped to be for
Stilson Hutchins, late ol the St. Louis
Times, has started a new paper in Washing
ton City, called the Post. John A. Cockerell
is managing editor, aid A. C. Buoll, one tf its
Tbirtv-flve indictments brought in by the
grand jury for keeping open on Sunday. This
includes about all of the saloons and caud"
shops in town. One of the victims was heard
to remark, after looking at the statutes, that
the old blue laws of the New England State
were all copies therein.
The case ef E. F. Rogers and John D. Craf
too Jr., were disposed of Thursday in the Cir
cult Court, The motion to quash in tae case
of Rogers. heretofore filed by his
attorney, General II. B. Johnson, was arrue
and sustained. N.C. Kouns, appearing for
Jno. Crafton Jr.. filed motion to dismiss wbieb
was sustained. It will be remember that thess
parties were indicted for forgery in con
nection with the issue of the militia claims
under Woodson's administration.
There will be a Christmas eve exhibition by
the German Union M. X. Church Sabbath
School at the German M. S. Churob. Besides
Christmas trees, a nicely decorated church and
a Holy Manger, the acboiars of (be school will
speak dialogues, posms and speeches In both
languages. The exhibition will commence
at 7:30 P. M. Admission, 15 cents. Tickets
lor sale at Fred Rommel's Book Store. The
amount is for benefit of the school.
Mr. Llnhardt's store was broken into some
time late Friday night and robbed, by seme
unknown psrty The extent of his loss is not
known, as he cannot now tell what was taken.
This Is the second time his store has been
broken into and robbed in the last year. No
clue to the perpetrator.
There are several well grown young men in
this city who take a pleasure In playing the
rowdy in the postofflee while the mail is being
distributed. They are worse than the "tramp
nuisance," and ought te be abated. They
should be taught that that Is not the place for
Jostliug and boxing to the annoyance of peo
ple there with business to transact.
My son would you suppose the Lord's
Prayer could be engraved in a space no larger
than a area of a nickel cent I" Well, yes. fath
er, if a rent I as big in everybody's mind as it
Isln yours, I think there would be no diMctily
In putting it on about four times."
The ladies ot the Baptist church return
thanks to Mr. Cooper for the use of hall ; Mar
shal Allen for ehairs; Stampfll k Karges for
tables; L. C. Lohnian for dishes, and to the
daily papers and the many Iriends who con
tributed to the success of their festival, Tues
day evening. The proceeds, after all expeases
are paid, are $113.26.
Jack Donevan, a convict in the penitentiary
from Jackson county, was fatally injured by
the bursting of an emery wheel in the tool-han
dle factory, lale Wednesday evening. He was
at work at the wheel, which was revolving at
double its usual speed, guming a saw, when
the wheel bursted into fragments, one of the
pieces striking him in the face and breast, mu
tilating aud aashing him horribly.
Not quite a yesr aje. Mr. Milo Blair sold
the Boonville Eagle for about five thousand
dollars te a minister, who imagined he was
called to the editorial chair. A considerable
part of this sum was paid in hand, and the
remainder secured by a deed f trust en the
office material. A few days ago the offlje was
sold under the deed of trust, and Mr. Blair
bought it in for $850. Mr. Blair will assume
coulrol of the Eagle at once. Sedalia Demo
An interesting slory comes from Arizona.
Kellogg and Carter owntd a mining claim,
and foolishly quarreled about it. Kellogg was
a man of few words: "light and free was bis
touch upon his revolver." With little ado he
fired at his partner, and supposed that he had
sent a bullet into his breast; but behold! Car
ter was a good young man, and had a Bible in
the pocket of bis gray workii g shirt. The
Dan struck upon the sacred book. Its course
was turned and Carter was unhnrt. Theu the
good younc man whipped out his gleaming
bewie knife, sprang upon Kellogg, and carved
im so artistically that his hold on bis revel
ver relaxed sad he was like to die. The good
young man staunched bis opponent's wound,
and rode away for a physician, returning with
in twenty-four hours having made a total dis
tance of over ninety miles.' Kellogg is recover
ing, carter, to avoid arrest, sought to cress
me river, ana this time tne Bible didn't save
him. He was drowned. The moral of Ibis
recital Is very intricate. Bat it is plain that
Carter wasn't bora to be hanged.
A GREAT FRAUD.
Pass the Chip Abound,
A special to the St. Louis Republican from
Waih'ogten City states that "Marshal Doug
lass, of the district has received word from
Norfolk bankers that a man representing hiot
self as C. C.Allen, U. S. Marshal atSL.Josepb,
Missouri, has been there with purported re
commendations from Douglass, trying to ne
gotiate drafts parporting to have been dtawn
by the First National Bank ef St. Joseph, and
the Third National Bank ef St. Louis. The
drafts are each for $ 500. Allen represents that
he is looking up some lost notes of the Natioa
nal Bank of St. Joseph. He shows what
purports to be a letter from the latter bank,
recommending him. It is said he negotiated
some oi me notes inriarroiE. Douglass says
he nayer recommended the man, who is de
scribed as a man about fifty years of age, round,
full face, with short, gray whiskers; weight
174 pounds; height about six feet ten inches,
and a man of very pleasant address. The offl
cers are on the lookout for him. As it is known
that ths original C. C. Allen is new in Missou
ri, and is a gentleman of well known integrity,
bis fellow Is undoubtedly a great fraud."
COLE CIRCUIT COURT.
December, 13, 1877,
Mate vs. John Kotb, et al. Continued until
next term on personal recognizance of $1,000
a. C. Ewing vs. Eliza Ewing, et al. Deed
mate vs. Crafton, Sr. Continued generally.
State vs. Crafton, Jr. Dismissed.
City vs. Watson, etal. Death of Regan sug
gested, and suit revived in name of Ophelia
state vs. fc. F. Rogers. Motion to qnash
December, 14th, 1877.
Hogg vs. Mustek. Leave to correct descrip
tion or land, and commissioner's report filed.
Jacob Heinrlcha vs. C A. Thompson.
Dismissed at cost of defendant.
State vs. Harvey Hayden. Bill Ignored by
me grand jury.
Grand jury make report and are discharged.
Goddard vs. Simms, administrator. Change
of venue from Morgan county. Replication
wm. Burkbsrd vs. David Anderson. Slan
iln. Dill, T . . . - - - . . .
wo. pun., uury iriai. veraici ior plaintiff,
I f 20 damages.
TENNE88KK MATTHFW8, JR., ON TRAMPS.
The greater portion of the audience to hsar
Tennie Mathews lecture lapt Thursday evening
were disappointed. The subject of his lecture
was "Tramps," and be treated it ssrlouslv in
stead of humorously. It was a serious subject,
and deserved to be dealt with soberly and with
becoming gravity. He held the atteatien of
his audience closely, however,' and gave them
much to think and study about. The subject
was treated from a philosophic standpolnt-!-as
a social and political matter. "Tramps!" where
did they come from? Where were tbey going?
now were they made, aud how is the nuisance
to be abated?
The lecturer was first careful to disclaim iden
tity with any of the "stage buffoons" who go
wandering through the country, the "head-cen
tre of some great scandal," lecturing for pay.
he was am ateur to break the ice for those
who are to fellow on the great ice-dld of lec-
turedora, for home entertainment the coming
The lecturer remiaded his bearers that there
were women, as well as men, tramps, and of
the whole lot. the women were the worst and
most costly. The aptitude of the English to
appropriate terse meaning words to express
their ideas, as the ward tramp its origin and
significance indicated.came in for a ide notice.
A low-Dutchman, fresh from the Netherlands,
on belag put down in this country woald have
his fancy tickled with the notion that he had
landed in a colony of his countrymen
"Husht aw halm gamaachty sjilf (Have
you any home-made soap?) The family resem
blance of the expressions here made use of
illustrates the teciarsr's meaning.
The good "old times" that have gone, never
to come again in this State, when the wanderer
found a welcome under every roef, was regret
fully alluded te. Then the people of hospita
ble homes took ths stranger tn; now the
stranger takes tnera in, and the order of things
is reversed. That was twenty-five years ago.
Now there are 300.00 people in this country
who lead a wandering, aimless life and live by
begging and stealing. What was take done
about it? It was a question by the side of
which every other question dwindles into in
significance. Such an army, preaching com
munism and prasticing what they taught, and
finding apologists in much that is written and
said, was not to be derided, but to be dreaded.
The saspension ef various Industrial pursuits
all over the conatry was adding alarmingly to
its numbers; aad ill-advised legislation, wblc h
?ave us contraction instead of expansion ef
the currency, (that is, the honest payment ot
our debts instead ef repudiation.) was also
swelling enormously its hungry ranks. The
late laboring men's strike was the tramps' op
portunity, and with a Robespierre for a leader,
what woald have been the result?
The lecturer here gave a picture oi the
Reign of Terror" as he once saw it in a gal
lery in London, from a position under the blade
of the guillotine through the memory of his
historical readings, of course arriving at the
conclusion that there was yery little difference
between the French nobility and U.nited States
The tramp nuisance was to a large extent a
heritage of the War, and the greater portion
of those whs composed it were Americans.
This was due in a great measure to the supreme
felly of American fathers and mothers. It was
tae manifest destiny of every male infant of
their off-spring to become a president or at
least a lawyer or other professional man, who
couia live witnouc worK. jNone were ever
required to learn a trade. The consequence
was that many a Bible-banrer ought to be i
blacksmith, and was lnjlmminent danger of bt
coming a tramp.
The lecturer here indulged a number ef so
ciety bits, which were excellent, and richly
relished by the audience. The best way to
ruia a man for any good In this world was te
give him a taste for office. There were many
little gilded vices matured at our church fes
tivals that were well calculated to develope
the full-grown "tramp," to drive a man from
his moorings, make him a vagabond.
But the principal measures of relief must
come from Congress aid if they do not co
we might look to see the red flag of cotrmuu
isra unfurled. Congress should let the toes In
of war with Mexico be sounded: should give
aid to build the Southern Railroad. The
tramps would whip the one Sand build the
other. Tbey were the beys tor tbe business.
Ceagress should quit contracting the curren
cy and pass Bland's silver bill. If Hayes were
to veto it, he was advised to say his prayers
Society is under obligations ?o furnish em
ployment to labor.
The lecturer then suggested a plan or two of
local relief. The City Council should pass
an ordtr making every tramp earn his break
last oy ereaxing rock ror JUaoAdam on our
Of course he would be fed any way. He
would not be turned off hungry. Whatever
may be said of him he is still a man.
Tbe close of the lecture was approached with
an eloquent tribute to the magio power of kind
words, and we thought perhaps the speaker
might have keen moved by the memory of
some bit ot personal- experience to which
many of us are aot strangers.
So long as the moneyed power of the land
strives to create a privileged class, tramps
would continue to spring up and flourish.
Tbe lecturer was attired, so far as we could
judge by his outward dress, in n plain suit of
black, citizen's style, dark vest and choker,
His dicky freut was of irreproachable white.
He spoke from the judge's stand from behind
a pile of books upon which lay bis notes. He
was attentively listened to and frequently a
plauded. At the close of tbe lecture, a unani
mous expression ef thanks was voted him.
The debut of our contemporary as a lec
turer was a gr aad success, and a half hundred
f admiring eyes were present in " the packed
court house to attest it
Do not stupify your baby with Opium or
Morphia niixtures.but use Dr. Bull's Baby
Syrup which, is always sat and reliable
and never disappoints. 25c.
MRS. MART BU8EKRUS AT THE COUN
On Wednesday, (the 13th), we accompanied
Mary, Andrew aud Jniia, the children of the
late August Busekrus, on a trip to the County
Farm, whither the children went to yisit their
demented mother. The poor woman met the
children with a glad smile of recognition and
welcome. She seemed to comprehend to some
extent the circumstances of their separation,
and. the children think, to be very well con
tended with her lot. The Superintendent
seemed to think she had become thoroughly
reconciled to remaining with him. The unfor
tunate woman was evidently exceedingly beau
tiful in her day, and is now, by no means, ill-
looking. At times her face and features are
pleasant and agreeable. Her eye is dark and
sparkling, and ber hair black as a raven's wing;
only her manner is at times unpleasaat. Her
speech was frequently mild and musical, and
again harsh and grating. A few minutes after
tbe arrival of the children, a little girl, the
child ef the Superintendent, we think, came
running Into the room, aad, seeing the strange
faces there, stepped near Mrs. Busekrns,wben
she caught the child affectionately around the
waist and pointed to Mary, Aadrew and Julia,
and spoke lovingly of them as her own. The
mind of the poor woman is by no means on
tirely gone, as we have been led to fear. She
as Intervals of lunacy tn which ftets aad rea
sen appear to flash across her brain and im
press themselves upon her mind. he thei
wanders off, and appears to inhabit strange
scenes and to deal with perplexing subjects.
At these intervals an expression ef pain and
trouble crosses her brain, and gives to her feaa-
tores and unpleasant look.
A touching Incident of the interview was a
ingle reference she made to her husband. She
had been sitting with the children a lew mo
ments, looking first at one and then tbe
other, speaking now and thin Intelligently of
their appearance and as to how they were
faring. Andrew, her boy, seemed most to riyet
her attention. As he would arrest her atten
tion, she would gaze upon him long and fond
ly. Twice she turned square in her chair, and
looked at himearaestly for a few seconds as if
endeavoring to recall something about him
she had forgotten. Once she said half dotingiy
'Why Andrie, bow you stretch up," alluding
to his growth probably. Then she lapsed into
reverie, end her mind seemed dealing with
odd and extravagant fancies. Finally she
again turned aad looked her bey sqaarely in
the face, nnd said: "Andrie what did yen do
with your father? Did you put him In the
This unexpected reference to their neor
father and his untimely death, the children
were unprepared for. It completely overcome
them, and tbey all sobbed as if their little
hearts were broken. The poor woman looked
confused for a moment, and as we arose with
the Superintendent to leave the room, intend
ing te leave her with her children for a while,
she followed us to the door. A few klad words
from ths Superintendent persuaded ber to re
tnrn and visit with the children. Some few
preparations, by which each were to be notified
in ease of the other's sickness or change of
habitation, followed by a meal with her chil
dren, which seemed to afford her great pleas
ure, and the children left her, managing to get
away unobserved, so that she would not be led
te follow them.
Mr. X incks, tbe Superintendent of the farm,
aad his lady appear to be very klad aad ha
mane people. They seem to fully appreciate
the unhappy lot of their charre, aad to try
with all the means at their command te make
her comfartable and contented.
AN AFFECTING SCENE.
The Chicago Post furnishes an account of
the scene in tbe Chicago Criminal Court, on
the suspension of the sentence against George
H. Price, sentenced to the penitentiary for
Price's case was this : He was employed as
road agent of the Adams Express Company,
and one night about three years age, while his
train was spinning through Ohio, he shot and
killed a man who was attempting to rob the
express car, thus saving the company from a
loss of $28,000.
For this act of bravery, Price was promoted ;
but becoming short of funds he embezzled the
company's funds, for the purpose of helping
himself out. To this crime he pleaded guilty.
When Prlee was brought Into court, Judge
McAllister talked to him like a father.
"You deserve," said the court, "a great
amount of consideration.. Yon have suffered
all the indignity that can follow yonr crime,
aad have, by your incarceration in the county
Jail, endured a detrimental blow to your char
acter. In order to retrieve and assert your
manhood, this court hss taken into view the
facts in your case, relative to suspension of sen
tence. While it was extremely wrong for yeu
to embezzle, yet we have some consideration
for you as a man. It is the understanding of
court that your wife, with a young babe in her
arms, called at the office of the President of
the Adams Express Company at Cincinnati,
having gone there to intercede in your behalf,
but that he indignantly refused to see her.
regard the act of that official a reprehensible
one, and it will have no Influence with this
court. I do not make this remark for the
purpose of encouraging crime, but there are
circumstances entitled to the discrimination of
tbe court. Your case Is one of them. The
object ofpunisbment is not to exterminate, but
to reform. Trusting that you will reassert
your manhood, I suspend your sentence. .You
. As the list words of the court fell upon tbe
ears of the eager listener, Price thanked . the
Court, and turned toward hU wife, who sat
near, with ber pleasant yet sorrowful face
bathed with tears. She arose and extended
ber arms. Price advanced acd embraced ber.
He imprinted a kiss, as ope would after a long
parting, and confidingly the two passed out of
Captured In Colorado by Abe IS Ills
A Murderer and Kavlsher.
Nearly all our readers are acquainted with
the details of a terrible outrage perpetrated
upon Miss Schuman.a young lady of sixteen,
living on Sixth street, on the 16th of last April.
As soon as the outrageous crime was an
nounced upon the streets,
SEDALIA WENT WILD
with excitement. Crowds collected and par
ties were formed and sent to scour every part
ef the city and surrounding country. A publio -meeting
was held In front of the city hall, and
the most Intense excitement w;as manifested
among all classes. Rewards were offered, aad
every agency that could be taken to discover .
tbe perpetrator of the hellish deed was put
into requisition without success.
WHEN LEAST EXPECTED,
however, the Bazoo Is Informed that thsrav- y
isher, who afterwards became a murderer, has
been caught tn Colorado, by Sheriff Abe Ellis,
of Pueblo county, Colorado. We give tbe
particulars as presented by the Denver Tribune
of Wednesday, the 12th inst.: f
Sheriff Abe Kllis arrived in the city last even
ing, bringing with huu Robert Schmale, alias
George Rutbenborg, the confessed murderer
HENRY THIRDS, " '
the Georgetown butcher, which crime was
committed on the morning of October 12, 1877.
His arrest was effected at old Las Animas or
Thursday last, by Deputy Sheriff Pat. Das.
mond, of Pueblo county.
Descriptions of the supposed murderer had
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DETECTIVE ASSOC!! A
by Ed. Kettle, the proprietor of tbe slaughter
house where the murder was committed, and
to each agent ot the organization the descript
ion had been sent by the head office in Den
ver. Sheriff Ellis had been informed of the case
when in this city soon after its occurrence, and .
on the 16th of November arrested a nartv in
Pueblo on suspicion. He telegraphed for the
description and on its receipt found he bad
caDtUred th wrnnor man. MiaiioIi tliA'daaArlvw
B - - Ft J vu V Ufu dUW U U U V . I i
tion was similar. He made use of tbe paper", Vl
nowever, and posting a colored man named
George Daltoa at Grant's slaughter bouse in "
Pueblo, told him to '
SCRUTINIZE EVERY MAN
who applied there for work, and if he discov
ered the right person he should be rewarded. 3
weanesaay last while Sheriff Ellis was in the
country the darkey reported at tbe office that
he thought the man was at hand, and accord
ingly a deputy made the arrest, but, after ex-
animation and interrogation, concluded he was
not Scbamle and let him go. When Sheriff
Ellis returned and was informed of the occur
rence, he was in high dudgeon over the release,
and learning that tho released man had gene
south, despatched Deputy Desmond after him,
who made the second arrest at a boardlns-
bouse in old Las Animas, that night, and re
Thursday, and Sheriff Ellis was seen convinced
that he was the Georgetown murderer. Pho
tographs were taken, and sent to Georgetown,
and on Monday George Chapman . clerk atKefc.
tie's, arrived at Pueblo, and identified the man
as Scbamle. At first the accused denied all
knowledge of tbe affair, claimed he had never
been in Northern Colorado, was from Chicago,
etc., but ultimately he gave in and
ACKNOWLEDGED THE MURDER. '
In giving an account of the affair, he claims
that the shooting was done la anger after
Thiede had strnck bira, and had no idea as to
where he shot him he fired at him on the
run, thaowing tbe pistol In the creek. He went
on foot to Golden, passed through Denver and
Ul. r i - - ,. . . . i
unum iraca to Monument, wnere no rjM
three weeks. Then he went to Colorado '"
Springs, aud from there to Pueblo. He is a i
bard-leoktng customer, forty years otage, aad n
was born In Switzerland. He came to George- '
town from Sedalia in August, and It seems, -from
wbat he says, and from documents In the
Sheriff's office here, that he is guilty or a -,
CRIME IN SEDALIA THAT OF RAPE, "38 -
and for bis apprehension the Missouri author- '
ities offer a reward of $500. There bids fair to " '
be a wrangle for tbe villain's body. - His arrest
is one more among the many flattering achieve
ment! of the Rocky Mountain Detective Asso
THE CHILDREN OF MR. BUSEKRUS.
Little' Andrew and Julia Busekrus left) yes
terday with their unole. Rev. Mr. Foil, on their
return to tbe Orphan's Asylum at St. Louis,
Miss Mary went with them part of tbe way,
on her return to Warren eounty, where she is
new finding a home with some klad and good
eld German people who were frienJs ot her
father,, In bis life time. Tho recent heme of
the family was on Wednesday sold at trustee's ;
sale to Rev. Fell, the children's uncle by mar
riage to their father's sister.
The county court having set the example, is
it not in order for debtors to the
moneys to demand that their bonds, given at
ven per cent., snail ne returned to tbem, se;
that they can substitute new bonds, at six per '
cent.? And also that they refuse to pay inter- '
est due in January next, unless tbe terms, as
stated are complied with?
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