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, In another column will be found Ine Ut of
- tha otdeMt in th Dantil ease, toctbr with
J tiw verdict of the Jury. Daniel kaahad a fair
trial, he wai ably defended, and allowed every
4 advantage, by Judge Rogara, consistent with
5 the law. Thejury waaoompoaad of Intelligent
and humane, but jutt men. Tbey listened
carefully to the evidence, weighing . every
doubt with a leaning to tbe aide of mercy, and
V upon that eridence they returned the verdict
- that John William Daniel was guilty ai the In-
-y 't.JCMtj of what? Guilty of taking the edvan-
tKa of a man'a unhappy domestic clrcumitan.
cea to laduce him to leave home that ha might
obUln poseislon of the property he eoTeted.
Guilty of feigning friendship for bin traveling
eempauion. while ha knew in his own murder
ous heart he was leading him, step by atep, to
his doom. And finally, alter arriving at that
aecluded camping place after partaking of
jhelr evening meal together in apparent friend
ship after the poor, unsuspicious victim had
laid down in hla lat Bleep, John William Dan
iel arose In tbe night, secured the murderous
ax, and dealt hi unconscious victim those
fy creei ana uenuij oiuws urni, mnvsuuy ucyi ncu
V him of I Ife. And poor, deluded, murdered.
Jesse E. Miller passed, without one word of
warning, from the sleep of life to oua that
, . aball know no waking until the resurrection
morn. As for the murderer, no eye had seen
if I him no ear bad hoard him save that of God
and he was aalel
f Then at morn, with no compnnellaus ol a
i'i conscience already seared in sin, and with the
aruelty ol a fiend, be arose and cast the body
of h'.s victim into a secluded place, wrapped in
the habiliments steeped with bis gore. His
deed was done his object attained. Driving
as rapidly as he could, this quiet, cool, calcu
lating fiend returned to his home and at oace
wenttowoikto wrest from the poor widow
of his viotlm her last means of support! But
his avarice overreached itselt the very cause
( his bloody deed betrayed htm. Whea tbe
widow asked far ber husband, he showed her a
flimsy paper that claimed all ber property ;
when she asked what last menH-te be sent, she
was given one of scorn and contempt ; when
she begged for her property, she was denied
with the hearilessuess ol a Shy lock!
Such was this murcer, cold and atrocious
without one palliative circumstance. Such was
this monstrous crime without an iota of
cause, destitute of one redeeming ray tor the
darkest, most heartless, inhuman act that
eclipses the blackest pace in the annals of
crime. And such was the died committed al
most in tbe suburbs of Sedalia.
The sentence in this case cannot be otherwise
than that of death. And if the law is carried
out, Daniel will meet bis just punishment in
Yarrensburg.wbera he was tried. Thnre is just
' one ray of hope for him to esoape it. Uuder
v', the provisions of a new law he claimed the
right to be tried by a judge athar than the reg
ular district judce, under the excuse that ba
(Judge Hill) was prejudiced against him. Tbe
- constitutionality of this law is now being test-
ad in the Supreme Court. In a few days a
decision will bs rendered, and upon that da-
cision tbe life of Daniel bangs. Bazoo.
THE TATTOOED FINGER-
Lata one night a few weeks ago Dr.Hedgen
was driven in a close carriage to a small house
occupied by a Sirs. Emily Ifaber, a well known
aick nurse, in whose charge he left a female in
fant aboi "vro days old. The Doctor earns
and w vary quietly and cautioned the wo
man to keep the secret. He could not be In
duced to tell tbe na.ie of the child's family, but
remarked that its mother belonged to
ONE OF THE BK8T FAMILIES
in St. Louis, and that the child's grand-father
waa a man of wealth. Who its tatber was ba
could not say. After leaving a liberal sum of
money for the maintenance of the little one, be
took his leave.
Several nights subsequently the Doctor re
turned, bringing with him in tbe same carriage
a middle-aged, proud-looking lady, wbam be
Introduced aa tbe child's grand-mother, under
whose supervision be said the infant would
afterwards come. She was well dressed In a
black silk, trimmed with velvet, and wore a
black veil which she did not once reuisve from
. her face, and abe talked but little.
The next morning tbe Doctor came in and
asked to see the child ; be said that he had
been a frond to tbe little one, and he did not
intend U lose sight of it. It was his opinion
that tbe lady be bad brought there tbe night
before, Intended to remove it. He took out a
lancet, and put a small -'tattoo mark" in blue
Ink upon the little finger of the left band, say
ing by this he would be able to identify tbe
baby. Half a dozen nights afterward a car
riage caaae rattling over tbe loose macadam in
front of tbe nurse's house and stopped at her
door. Tbe child was wanted. Tbe lady in
. black ailk and velvet, who bad visited tbe
place with the Doctor, came in and taok It
. awav, and Mrs. Maber heard no more of it
aave that Dr. Hogdan called seme time alter
learning of its removal, and aald that he bad
made inquiries at all the hospitals and bad
.otherwise searched for It, bat with no success.
i When last heard from, the nurse was living on
, Blddle street, near Twentieth St. Lou's
1 The editor of a Columbus, Ind., paper
having been 'licked" by the mayor
and a policeman of his town, asks the
citizens to hold an indignation meeting
and call upon the former to resign. He
thinks he could get even with the cop it
the major was out of tbe way.
.The Red Ribbonitet. have commenced
operations at Hannibal, and the Courier
intimates that they intend to wage a lively
war on the miolois ot King Alcohol, . ,
Liatnrop Monitor: ueorge a. cowman
, - formerly connected with this paper, Las
( ' accepted a position as traveling: agent
and correspondent or the at. Joseph Ua-
aette. tie will continue bis residence in
in this city.
A BOLD KOBBEUY.
Pursuit and Captur or tmr Thief by a
Nevada City Merchant.
' Residents of Nevada City and vicinity are
no doabt wall acquainted with Mr. Wm. Mo
Crudden, who is the proprietor of a general
clothing house In aald burg, but ten chances
to one they did not know that two weeks ago
last Sunday night hla store bad been robbed,
but such is tbe tact. The circumstances of
the robbery and tbe successful pursuit and
capture of tbe thief by Mr. McCrudden, Is re
lated as follows :
One of the clerks usually sleeps In the store,
but on this particular Sunday night the young
man (as, cf course is quite natural) took his
young lady to church, leaving the score se
curely locked. It was during his absence that
the thief broke In and helped himself to two
full suits of clothes, two overcoats, and one
fine silver mounted revolver, which was in
Mr. XcCrudden's private desk. Tbe loss was
discovered that night, but Mr. McC., to further
aid him in tbe search be had decided upon
kept it as silent as possible. A man named
P. M. Ilanlian, a carpenter, and wht had the
contract for putting the fence posts around tbe
court-house square, was fixed upon ss the
guilty party, and as be hud suddenly left town,
Mr. McCrudden stsrted off in lull pursuit, he
heard of his man Fort Scott, Parsons and
Muskegee, but on arriving at those places the
bird had passed on his way towards the "Gate
City," whither Mr. Mc.C. followed, arriving
there on the evening of tbe 7th. After taking
in all the gambling bouses and saloons without
finding the object of his search, Mr. McCrud
den boarded the 2:2 a. m. train of the Hous
ton and Texas Central for Sherman, simply in
tending to put theofflcei ol that city on the
tbiel's trsck. On arriving at Sherman, our
quandom detective gave up the search and
went to bed utterly tired oat. He arose at 3 in
tbe morning and went out on the street where
he met the City Marshal, and while telling
hiaa of the case, who should be espy but the
identical man he was after walking on the op
posite sidewalk. Mr. McC. rusbed oyer, and
with drawn revolver gobbled his man, who
gave up without a murmur.
Mr. McCrudden lust hsd time te get to tbe
depot with bis prisoner in time for the north
bound train which ha boarded, and without
meeting with any incident worth recording,
arrived in Nevada City en Sunday morning.
When arrrested. the thief bad on both suits of
clothes aud one of the overcoats. He had dis
posed of tbe other overcoat and revolver; the
latter Mr. Mc.C. recovered. That Mr. McCrud
den dvserve great credit far his part of tbe
business, no one will deny.
Tom. Smith, colored porter on Conductor
Travis' train, M. K. & T., bad two fingers or
his left hand mashed while taking up tbe slack
of the train at Calhoun Sunday morning. Se
Second great Drawing of the Com
monwealth f Kentucky, at
Louisville, Positively Dec.
31st. or Money Refunded,
THE COMMITTEE ENGAGED HOLIDAY
GIFTS FOR ALL.
9320,000 in cash will be distributed en the
above date, and from the scheme nearly seven
thousands persons must draw prizes, Tbe
drawing will be under the supervision of IGeu,
T. A. Harris, President of tbe Mexlcaa Trad
ing and Transportation Co.; R. C. Winter
smith, Ex-Treasurer of tbe State of Kentucky;
Col. Geo. E. II. Gray, and other prominent
citizens of the State of Kentucky. Blind hoys
will draw the numbers and prizes from the
wheels, so that fraud, favoritism, or any
knowledge beforehand of what numbers may
draw is absolutely impossible. There is no
chance of a postponement, as the sales already
guarantee a drawing, and the management
hereby promise to refund to each aud every
one, with interest, their money, should the
drawing be postponed. Printed lists of draw
ing will le sent to all purchasers of tickets.
But a few short days are left to Invest; order
tickets at once from the General Managers, G
W. Barrow & Co.,. Courier-Journal Building,
Louisville, Ky., or Thos. J. Hays & Co., Gen'l
Agents, C97 Broadway. New York.
An old farmer of Harrison county was lately
swindled out of $1,200 by tbe following pro
cess: A chap came along and waa trying to
sell tbe farmer a "combined trough and hay
rack" for feeding cattle, when up rods a jack
leg lawyer of Gelatin (who waa slightly known
to the farmer) and inquired if tbere was a
certain Mr. Blank in that section who was
selling a liquid that would make old boota as
good as aaw ! He, of the bay rack, replied,
"I'm the man what do you waatf" "I desire
to purchase the right of Missouri or Pennsyl
vania," replied tbe lawyer; "what is your
piles:" "Twelve hundred dollars for Missouri
and $2,800 for Penn," replied the patent right
man, as he drew forth aa old worn boot and
a new one which he declared waa like the old
one till be applied the "liquid" to it. Tbe
lawyer was delighted, and after some bicker
ing, purchased Pennsylvania for $21.00 and in
tbe presence of the farmer, gave hla check for
that amount on a bank at Gallatin and then
rode oo. It did not take tbe patent-right man
long to sell "the State of Missouri" to the far
mer, for which the latter gave a note secured
by a mortgage upon bis farm, which ante waa
haatily sold to a bank at Gallatin by tbe patent,
right man, who, after dividing the swag with
his "capper," tbe Gallatin lawyer, sought oth
er and tresher pastures, Callaway Gazette.
, ; the ,
Li iDsiraicB Co.,
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
ohoanizf.d 1846. Charter Perpetual.
Net Assets, January 1, 1870 $41, 402,O'iS.A3
RECEIVED IN 1870.
For Premiums, .... $A,72..120.R7
ror interest ana Kent, 8,W3,K.4S
DISBURSED IN 1870.
To Policy Holders 9,01,73t.08
This Company is purely mutual, not having
a dollar of stock . Its policy-holders are the
only members ot the Corporation. It is there
fore in effect, a simple partnership of persons
for Insuring each other's lives. Thcro being
no stock, there can be no sale of the Company
from one sot of owners and managers toanotk
er; but Its affairs remain perpetually In the
entire control of the members thciusolves, to
elect a board of twelve directors each year,
This board meets weekly, and directly super
vises all the bUHlnesa of the CoaiDany.
The Company issues wholo life policies with
either annual premiums tor life, which it
prefers and recommends, or with a limited
number of premiums; it will also issue long
term endowments. Experience has shown
that these are the most advantageous forms of
policies, botb to the Individual and to the
ompany. Wo shall, therefore, restrict our
selves to them.
The surplus earned In anv year is returned to
the following year, only by redaction of pre-
mium,tbus limiting the payments to the actual
current cost of the insurance.
In thirty years, this association of men.
united In interests and purposes, as a single
feature In its history, has paid to the represen
tatives of aeven thousand five hundred and
sixty members who have died, the vast sum
ot twenty-five millions one hundred and twen
ty nine thousand rive hundred and thirty-six
dollars 25,120,530.00 as follows :
Claims Paid in each Year from Organiza
tion. Dec. 15, 1846.
1846 'HMMIMHH IMII ,, $ o O o O
1847 3..r00 00
1X48 17.750 00
1840 82,000 00
1850 103.716 27
1851 198.887 50
1852 18 417 00
153 185 458 73
1854 253,132 89
1855 268.99 03
1856 208.920 77
1857 238.8-'6 00
1859...: 252 919 58
1860 223,40 00
1861 24.440 23
1862 339,690 00
1863 876.890 SO
1864 482 387 00
1806 972.632 72
1867 1.13.3(7 68
1868 1,206.675 09
1869 1,428,787 00
1870 1.762 369 26
1871 1.792,266 83
1872 2.209 991 56
1873 2.872.356 17
1874 2.675.203 71
1875 2.673.352 27
1876 2,271,708 00
DcTctltPni,,t0jM-129 638 3
Facts and figures like these commend them
selyes to the intelligence and judgment of all
men. Thsy carry conviction upon bare pre
sentation, aud need ne argument or illustration
to demon. trate their significance.
JAMES GOODWIN, President.
JACOB L. GREENE, Secretary.
JOHN M. TAYLOR, Ass't Secretary.
D. H. WELLS. 2d Ass't Secretary.
F. D. DOUGLASS, Sup't of Agencies.
A. B. DENTON, General Agent,
St. Louis, Mo.
8. W, COX, Agent.
Jeflsrson City, Mo.
A School Boy on Woodchucks.
Woodchucks is a very curious animal. It
is made of hair and eyes, and has two
Iront teeth, and can see a man with a gun
when the eyes are shut and bolted. I
have seen a dog shake a woodchuck till
both were black in the faee. A wood
chuck can snivel up his nose and show
his teeth and look as homely as I ean
without trying. They sit on one end and
eat with the other. A woodchuck can get
home faster than a gun can shoot, lie is
round all over, except his feet, which are
black. When eaten they retain the flavor
of their nests, and seem to have been
rooked without being pared. A tat wood
chuck, when eat properly, is no laughin'
matter. They come under the head of
domestic animals, and think there ain't
no place like home when a dog goes ior
one of 'era. Albany Journal.
Savannah Advance: 'The St. Joseph
packers are just commencing to operate.
Buyers are plenty enough, but the farmers
are holding ior better prices. The prices
in St Joseph range irom $3.75 to $4.
There is plenty ot corn in the country,
and the farmers are going to feed it pret
ty low before tbey take the present prices.
The Fulton Telegraph says: Col. Cobb,
the noted gnerilla daring "the late war,
and whose headquarters was ia Callaway
oounty ior some time, is now a practicing
phpsyiciaa in Bulllonville.Lincoln county,
Nevada, and has a good practice.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup should be kept
ia very family. A slight cough, ii un
checked, is otton tbe toreruaner ei Con
sumption, and a timely dose ot this won
derful medicine has rescued many irom an
WILL HE KEEP THAT PROMISE f
The old man was dying. More than
fourscore winters had lelt their snows up
on his head. The wife of. his youth had
gone before to her heavenly home, and
since she left bim, life had been but a
lonely pilgrimage. Now he had reached
the end ot his journey, and his feet weary
tired feet they were already stood in the
waters of that river we all must cross.
The last good-byes had been spoken on
the part ol his friends with blinding tears.
on his with triumphant joy. They thought
he had done with earth, and that its sor
row would never more disturb bis depart
ing spirit. But no. One duty more must
be performed before he could be at rest.
At his bedsido stood all his family men
and women ia the prime ot their years.
How tenderly that dying lather had loved
them, each could testify. There was one
the youngest, the Benjamin who had
brought sorrow to his lather's heart.
Generous, warm-hearted, gitted in an or
dinary "naanner.he had nevertheless learned
to look upon the winewhen it is red, and to
love its fatal tascmatien. Again and again
he hud promises oi reiormation, and tor a
short time it seemed as it he would keep
them, but temptation came and ho tell,
each time a little lower still. Two years
belore the time ot which 1 am writing he
had indentifiod himselt with the temper
nnce movement then sweeping over the
State and had. thus far, faithfully kept h's
pledge. His father, had watched his
course with the deepest solicitude, and it
was his anxiety for his dear son that
brought him back from the brink of the
O my child, my dear child !" ho said
in broken tones and the last tears he was
ever to shed rolled down his pale checks.
"you do not know how many times your
mother tind 1 haye sat in this very room
and talked of you when you were far away
ana doing so badly I We knew you were
spending you time and strength and money
in drink, and we used to talk about you
till our hearts were almost broken, and
then we would kneel down risht here, in
this corner of the room and pray God to
keep you irom a drunkard's grave. I hope
our prayers have been answered, and I
thank God 1 have lived to see vou a re
formed man ; but I know how strong evil
habits are, and I want vou to promise me
here, on my dying bed, never to touch,
taste, or handle any intoxicating drink.
Will you promise r"
The son had been standing sobbing by
the bed while the dyiug father spake.
Now be put his hand on the brow already
damp with the dew of death, and said.
"Father, I promise also by God's help to
meet you and mother in heaven."
There was weeping all over the room,
but the face of tbe dyiug man was radiant.
"My son, I believe you will keep that
promise, now I am ready to go."
And the pilgrim, who had tarried a lit
tie for this duty, pressed forward, and
was sot n beyond our sight.
This is no sketch. Will vou who read
it pray that the young man may keep that
promisee s. s. limes.
COUGHS AND FOUL AIR.
The readers will allow me to recite tha
case oi a patient ot ruioe. A year ago,
auring ais noney-mooa. 1 congratulated
him and told him that a dry cough with
which he was troubled was curable, pro
vided he took care to liye in the open air
as much as possible, inuring himself to
cold sleeping in well-yeatilated chambers,
free trem dust, etc., etc. But this advice
was hardly relished by the young pair.
In October they hired rooms in a house
that had just been built; its 'dampness'
iney remeaieu oy Keeping up tires stead i
ly ; the windows were hardly ever opened,
as the housu stood on a windy corner, and
the husband was growing more and more
sensitive to cold; and this reason, too, he
seldom went out-of-doors. Iu November
he took to the bed, was again about, but
he gradually declined, to tha last hoping
Different was tbe course followed by
Mr. 11 , who, eraaaciated and troubled
with a cough, had a hemorihage after
contracting a 'severe eold.' He went
intj tbe country, took as much exercise
as he could in the open air, and returned
home with only a slight cough. At home
he every morning took a warm bath with
affusions ot cold water, avoided rooms
with bad air, etc. In six months he was
tree from his cough, appeared to be well
nourished, and no longer had .any tear of
It tbe reader will dispassionately com
pare these two cases, he will agree with
me that the first patient, who has! never
had hemorrhage, fell a victim to the ac
tion ot foul air, while II used to say,
'I must give to my diseased lungs, above
all things, fresh air, as the prime neces
sary of life.' Animals neyer take cold,
even in winter ; therefore, among men it
must be a result of wrong habits it air
does any harm. We know that gold
fishes quickly perish when iresh water is
not provided for them; and when we
were boys we used to consider it cruelty
to animals if wo made no openings for
ventilation in the boxes ia which we kept
oockcrafers. Popular Science.
Bande is the latest vietim of cerebral
disease. His case also appeals to public
sympathy by reason ot the retention of
six lawyers in his bebalk Arraigned at
Galesburg, yesterday, he readily obtained
a coatinuance until February. The pres
ence ot a bevy ot witnesses Irom Gilson
aad St. Elmo produced a temor among
the spectators and a tickling sensation
around the throat of the defiant butcher.
It is safe to assume that he has slain bis
last victim, Possibly the machinery of
law will ultimately do him justice. Chi
Of Ten Years' Duration. Tha Dis
charges Thick, Bloody, and of Foul
Odor. Senses of Smell and. Taste
Wholly Gone. Entirety Cured by '
SANFORD'S RADICAL CURE.
Mnwn.WeeVa A Pottort Gentlemen I feel compelled
to cknow1Hlife to Ton the sraat btnetu Sanford's
Kadioat. Curb tint been to me. For ten year. I h.va
been afflicted with tlili loatlinoma disease, and espe
cially In the winter time has It been most aevert. The
discharge has been thick and bloody, emitting a foul
odor so bad that my presence In room with others
was very offensive to tlinm. One week after commenc
ing tha tine of Banpohu's Badioal Curb t waa not
troubled with It at all. My senses of taste and smell,
which trw trhnliy gone, hare now fully retnrnod, sod '
my general health Is much Improved. Yours,
MELBOURNE n. FOKb.
Grand Rapids, Mien., Kot. S, 1876.
Oflntlemrn: The package of Sakpord's Crns arrived
hero to-night all rljrlit. I don't know what I should have
done If It had not been for this remedy. I have tried
Kasal Douches and everything else, and althongh I havo
been able to stop the offensive discharge, I liave not
been able to recover my senses of taste and amali until I
tried Sakpord's Ccrk. Yon can refer any one you
choose to me, and I will cheerfully Inform them In
detail as to the benefit the remedy has been to me. m
Tours. MELnomXE H. FOKD. J
GBAXn Rapids, Mtcnn Kov. IS, 18T8.
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Discharges from the Ear, Kinging Noises
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WRESTLE WITH THE DEVIL.
In the afternoon an intnrpatinsr witness
was found unexpected in Pr. Uodliammer
a little man, and voluble. Me first visited
Commodwre Vanderbllt in 187(5, and fre
quently afterward. His examination dis
covered hernia, piles, arid cystitis ol ten
years' standing:. He ron versed several
times with Commodore Vunderbilt about
his belief in clairvoyants. 'On one oe
casion lie said : Doctor. I know a lady
who could do much better than you doc
tors. She could niako a dinmosis with
out seeing her patients'. The Commo
dore then told how he had hcen injured
by being: thrown from his carriage. A
Mrs. Tuft, e! tirvoyant, had told his
daughter, at Stuten Island, just, how she
would find him. Mrs. Tult told this on
tin stiengih ol a miniature, and it proved
true, much to his wondnr. The Com mo-
dore was in lavor ol ruhbinr. Once he
said : Doctor. God Almighty gave me a
goodjiirivmeiit. and I acted contrary to it
when I submitted to have mv urine-
drawn.' Laughter. Says ho: -It in
jured me jjreatlv.' 1 said 1 was sorry to
hear it, but it had been di-no for the best,
but I consented to Ihe, operation, and was
bound by it. I asked how olten it bad
been done in my absence. He said some
two or three times, and said : My suffer
ings were terrible afterward. They
were toi ture. I had ehills. I sent for
Col. Bennett, a rubber, H Ins Imun of
great sm vice lo me, and has almost en
tirely relieved my suffering by rubbing or
mesmerism. A short time before he died
he seemed glad to see me. and said.
Doctor, since I saw vt-u, if all the devils
in hell were cneentrated in these pants,
I couldn't have suffered anv more.' On
another occasion there were several in
the room. I judged from the manner In
which he commenced talking to mo that
theru had been something said upon the
subject of religion. Even now I don't
know exactly what he meant. He said,
'Doctor, th devil has been alter me.' I
said. "Well, don't !et him catch you. (er,
if you do. you won't be Commodore Van.
derbilt any loiigertforCominodoreVander
bilt never suffered anybody to catch him.'
Laughter 1 then intended to give him a
little religious instruction. I thourrht It .
a good opportunity, Laughter. 1 was
going to show bim how to conquer the
the dovil, and death, too, but he saw my
bearing and said : 'Doctor, I have made
ho my mind on this subject. Mv mother
taught me a religion that I will now live
oy ana die by.' l remarked that, ii his
mother did that, it mnar. I,a I . .l
77 : . g-.wu, ouu
that exhausted our religious discussion
upon, mat occasion.' Van derb t Will
Trial, Deo. 4.