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MARSHALL. SALINE COUNTV, MISSOUIU. I)K(!. I.. 189l.
Cmt Again! Thomas Bledsoe, Suspected of
Murdering Hh Wife. Abandoned and Pris
Thomas Wedsoc, n well known town
tharacter, who for many years has led a life
of dissipation upon what money came into
Ms liaails, through the receipt of a pension,
1i arrested Tuesday, suspected of having
hturdetcd Ills wife, who died under very pc
coliar circumstances Sunday morning at her
bomeon College addition. During hisdrutik
tn spells, Wedsoc was known to have beaten
Mi wife with grvat violence, and such mis
treatment t her husband' hands had long
alienated the love of the wife and produced
dissensions. The neighbors upon the night
of tier death, were not informed of her scrl
toi condition until just n few hours prior to
death and a white powder found itou her
Hpjconliriiled the Impression of poisoning,
g Sunday morning a post-mortem examina
tion was held by County Coroner Ragsdnlc,
bib was continued Monday, Tuesday anil
Wednesday, hut the developments were not
sufficient to found mi incriminating cay;
against Illcdsoc. Though evidence was in
trodnced showing that the luihaml had
btraght laudanum only n few days before anil
tie attending physician pronounced her death
itt to nn over do of opiates. The stomach
m sent to St Loulsjto iMjanalysedjby the City
Chemist, but his price being too high, nothing
The verdict of the coroner's jury, was that
Mrs. Mattie Illcdsoe came to her death from
rtues to them unknown.
MUX I NO SHIPMENTS IN 8T00K
Messrs. McClelland and Scailiorotigh, of
Sslt Springs, were on last week's Chicago
Qttie market with one car each. The for
atrgot and the latter $4.15. Jas.
Welch, Salt Springs, was in Mine week witli
(art, but held thera over till Monday of this
itch and gut $4.85.
Ed Hawkins of Fairvillc, had 011 Chicago
Billet Monday two cars of Illack Tolled cat
tle of bis own feeding, averaging 15.1,1 lbs,
(xd enough to sell at 7.oo.
ft'. A. S. Ifyland, Norton, marketed a few
ctaicc 80 pound lambs at 5s ,15 and 141 pound
tut 1 Ji in St. Louis Tuesday.
H. C Terrell had the last of his liitle West-
mcattle on the market Unlcy from Saline
county, Mo. They weighed 1,148 lbs and
sold for $4.70. Mr. Terrell was well pleased
with his slimmer feeding, and also the Kan
sas City cattle market Thursday's Drovers
niosit niii iru:s.
Oneof the best conslgiimcnts of mules that
bus ever been on the market was a carload of
twenty head shipped from Marshall, Mo by
Marion Sparks and sold yesterday. They ran
from strong 16 to 16,'J hands high, avcratjed
1.400 pounds and the heaviest mule "onem"
weighed 1585 pounds. They brought $153.50
and were bought by Sparks Ilros. They had
Ken fetl and conditioned by Joe Kvaus of
Marshall, Mo., one of the experts in the busl.
ness and were fat mid prime as silk. Mr.
Marlon Sparks Is one of llir most prominent
and successful mule dealers in tlicslatcnud
country, and he and Mr. Kvatis cc'talnly des
ervc a vast amount of credit mid praise for col
lecting and conditioning such a superfine con
signment for market. -Live Stock Ueporler.
A, W. OILMAM. '-
A. W. Gilliam, of Slater, one of the otdest
of Saline's pioneer settlers, having settled
here 48 years ago, died .it his home in Slater
Tuesday. Mr. Gilliam had eleven sons and
daughters, six of whom are at present living.
The grand children numltcr twenty-six.
The deceased, aged 94 yean, was prominent
in business oflalrs of the county and well ac
iiiaiiitcil with people all over Saline.
colonel 0, r Borrui;.
Col, George V. Uuffiim, the founder of the
I.aCro.osc Lumber Company, died at Louisi
ana, Monday, oged years. Colonel HufTum
was well known In Marshall, having cstab
Ished a yard here, and was a man of consider
ble wealth. Many rcmemb.-r Colonel lluf
film, when here last winter during the trial of
the civil action brought by Dulaney llros., of
Louis Sibert, Mt. Leonard, and Iton.i M,
Julius llucing and limilie Fischer, Sweet
IJirly L. Davis and Anna IS. Wood, Klin
wnoil, Henry Nnrel, lll.ickbiiru, ami Carrie
LAST WEEK OF CRIMINAL COURT.
Cordelia Crawler, Geo. Ltnkford, HearyHarrtt
and Laton Wood arc Penitentiary CoovicU.
Freed Get 6 Months Jail Sentence.
State vs". Owen I'ile, av-ault with attempt
to kill; cause continued generally by consent
until Wednesday, March 21, 1900.
State vs Horace Ilurnett, attempt to bribe
state witness; tried by jury; verdict of no
State vs Wm R Freed, assault with attempt
lo ravish; tried by jury and found guilty; sen
tenced to imprisonment In county jail for 6
months and fined 1 too and costs,
State vs Cordelia Crowley, assault with in
tent to kill; tried by jury, found guilty ami
sentenced to years instate penitentiary.
Stale v Geo Lankford (colored) burglary
and degree; deft pleads guilty and is senten
ced to 3 yrs imprisonment in state penitenti
ary. State vs Henry Harris, robbery in the 1st
degree; tried by jury; found guilty and sen
tenced to 5 years Imprisonment in state pen
State vs Laton Wood, arson 4th degree;
tried by jury, fonnd guilty and sentenced to j
yeans in state penitentiary, being under age
of 18 years, deft Is committed to State Re
form School for term of a years.
State vs Horace Burnett; assault with at
tempt to kill; deft pleads guilty to common
assault; court assesses punishment at a fine of
S5 and costs and grants stay of execution
for 90 days.
State vs Charles Maysc, assault with at
tempt to ravish; deft arraigned: pleads not
guilty: cause continued until Mch 21, next;
bond fixed at $500.
Staje vs Dock Goode, "carrying concealed
weapon; deft plead guilty; court assessed
punfshutent at fine of $50 aud costs.
State v Henry Tooley, carrying concealed
weapon; deft plead guilty; court assessed
punishment at Cue of $50 mid costs.
Court adjourned until Monday, January 8,
State vs J. W. Rollins and W. C. Hagcu,
"compounding a misdemeanor," Deft ar
raigned, indictment read; both enter a plea of
not guilty. Cause contiuued until March 31,
1900 aud bond fixed at $100 each. Doth en
ter iuto personal recoguiauce for appearauce.
Slate v Willis Alexander, "petit larceny."
State dismisses cause.
State vs Luclla Henderson, "assault with
attempt to kill;', cause continued until Janu
ary 8, 190,