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YICflM OF MISPLACED
A Texss Cow Boy Left a Pauper in
Bedelta With Mot Bren Money
Enough to "Buy a Drink.
Yesterday evening the attention of a
Bazoo reporter was called to a youth in
shirt-sleeve, hid blonde hair covered with
a broad-brimmed Texas hat,rith the cus
tomary "snake" around it. He was landing
at the corner of Smith's wine hull, on
Main street, relating his sail expeiien.-e to
a few sympathizing bystanders, mit of
wltom seemed to belong to the tramp sj
cies, occasionally interlarding his woc
ful tale with a coniiliineiitary term or
two, intended for the author? of his shI mi
fortune. The yung man he lives
near tioliad, Texas, and that .-ilmiit two
weeks ago he wan hired at AuMin, Texas,
to lake a herd ol cattle to un plate.
The parties who hired hint were the anie
whoHf transactions iijion their arrival at
this place, caused so imii'h legal warfare,
which threatened to end in
Ktir.iKiiKn, xi niNTi:r-nox
of quite a iiiniiherof our legal liuninarit-x.
Ttie reader will reuie:ntier th facts in the
cae refetred to. a they transpired only a
few days ago. A niiiuWr of cattle and hor
seA wore fraudulently di-N--.l of by out' of
the partner of a firm which had the stock
shipped for this place. The animals
were attached, replevied, re-alt ached, re
replevieil, and so fin, uiilil at one time of
the transactions even some of our lient at
torneys were unable to Kay
WHIM! WAS WHU-II,
nr who was at the time in Irgal poex-ooo J
of the anituals. The c.is- ww settled In
Rome way to the. satisfaction of the p:irti
conevrned. but, aln, not to the satisfaction
of our young Texan, who claims thai
the parties wed him near eighty dollars
at the time the cattle arrived at this place,
and thai be ha" tut received a cent in pay
ment of his claim. It seems that I he Mock
in question instill kept in this neighltor
hood, an the youth reieatedly asked one of
the bystanders, whom he seemed to lake
I.KOAI. (lEXTI.KMAS IN DISUL'ISK,
whether it would not lie advisable for him
to takeout an attachment on the stock, to
force the owners thereof In a settlement.
Of course, the young man being a stranger
in there parts, would find it extremely diffi
cult to furnish an attachment bond, and he
will have to resort to other than legal
means to recover the money due him. The
young Texan had the heartiest sympathies
of the snrrnitn.iing crowd, and felt so much
comforted by their condoling remarks, that
he felt the necessity arise upon himself to
treat, and which he said he would gladly
do, i f he had
MOSEY EXnCKH TO BUY TItK DRINKS.
When the reporter left the young man
was earnestly consulting with his friends as
to the host and cheapest method to get
back to Texas, upon which matter, we have j
ao doubt, he received some very valuable
advice from the experienced assemblage
which Marroanded him.
A BUILDING TUMBLES.
An Old Engine House in Buins
A boil l 10 o'clock this morning the old
engine house, which stood on the corner of
Second and Kentucky streets, fell down
with a terrible crash. It was a wooden
building, and had once occupied the place
where the market house now stands, but
was removed, to give way to that more im
posing structure. It has been used of late
as a place of shelter for
in wet weather. It was determined, how
ever, to take it down, and for several days
preceding the advent of wet weather, work
men had been engaged in taking off the
siding. This, of course, had weakened the
suppott of the very heai-y roof, which
had grown more heavy with the water with
which the rains had completely saturated
it. This lmre down the slender siiiort
which upheld it, and it came down in the
way stated. Although the
of a house, no one thought there was any
danger of its falling, and the collapse was
quite a surprise to cveryltody. Fortunately
I here was no chip near it :il the time, oilier
wise it might have lieen the occasion of a
A Singular Accident.
The Carthage lttriJ tecordn a painful
accident that befell a boy named Joseph F.
Dixon, who lives five miles north of that !
tkliA Mr wu mtlarinc i r4iM f t 1BT1C i
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restless, and to keep her still he tied her
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the fence with a rope. When he finished
milking lie went to her head ami took lhe
rope off her horns. As the rope came off
the cow gave her head a toss, and her born
striking the hoy in the face, tore the under
lip clean off, except a small piece of skin
and lean at the left corner of the mouth. It
was sewn Hp, bat it is thought the boy will
be frightfull? wearied for life.
A Hard Tims of It.
It cornea preUv near making ns weep to
see what a powerful fiard time the Moberly
Eaerprim-Monititr, Sedalia Bazoo and (Cha
mois Jjeader are having, trying to pull Joint
A. Hockaday through the eyea of a needle.
NT. Louix JmnwL
The dificalty consists in-dignifying a
very small slander, and giving it sufficient
consideration to be entitled to a defence.
The friends of Gea. Hockaday would prob
ably have done as well to imitate his exam
ple sad treat the malice of his political en
emies with silent contempt. He knew per
haps, better than his friends, that time
woaM work oat his complete vindication.
It is no womler that his defamers are howl
ing; sew with bamed rage. Slander like
death always sacks a shining mark.
Bates Goaaty beard; Every day straa-
are ia tewa hnatiag locations to net
tle, and the demand for real estate is steadi
ly kwtvaaiaf. New is the time for parties
desiring la parehaee land d eep, for when
it defiaitely settled that the railroad is a
eertaiaty,ta price of land will iacwast at
eaau tharefsre, partiee par-
will raaa the acaeftof the
Ooaditiosi ef Yoeosa
whs were in the city to-day,
the Basoo tares that KG
as as sagiiuasly catea
aejfelaet.by Wm. Baker, was at
I his life. essaiied of
tram I sale,
Yeeem, who i
The Argument or the Henry Coensty
Board Case Before the Supreme
Court of the United: State.
It is probably known to a great many
readers of the iUzoo, that the celebrated
case of Nicholay against Henry county
Missouri, is now on trial before the
.Supreme Court of the United States. It in
viilvcs the bonds given by Henry, Cass and
Jackson counties to the Clinton ami Mem-
phis Branch railroad about which so much
has been said in the past, and which is looked
ujKtn as a matter of the very first itn
Instance in Central Missouri. The counties
interested, and which are the defendants in
the present suit, refu-ed to pay the bonds for
reasons familiar to the public. Suit was
brought in the 1'nited States Court of this
state, and then appealed to the Supreme
Court at W-ishington. On the deciioti to
be rendcied depends seven hundred and
fifty thousand dollars. The case was argued
Friday by the Hon. John F. 1 'hi lips, of
this city, for the defence, in an argument at
I once able
and brilliant. Mr. Philips
intlv regarded as one
of the ah!est,if not the very ablest lawyer in
MisMiuii. and the Bazoo is not surprised to
learn that in this great case, he has taken
tirt rank among the ablest lawyers in the
nation. The time is, perhaps, not distant
uheu I e will lie given a conspicuous recog
nition liv Missouri as the very ablest man
within her borders.
Cute Another to Pieces
--Tae Murderer Arrested and
Placed in Iron.
A corropondent of the Bazoo writing
from Muk gee, I. T., under date of Oct
Yesterday, Muskogee was the scene of one
of the mo t horrible butcheries ever wit
nessed. At a horse race two men, named
Holt and Basatn, became involved in a
quatrcl about the horses, but were separated
j In-fore any violence was done. Later in the
day they met, and Rasam, with a knife, lit
erally cut Holt
Ft l.I. OK HOLES.
Scarcely a place on his body I Hi I what had
been cut. A gash across his breast showed
the heart and lungs, and one across the ab
domen allowed his intestines to all fallout.
Strange as it may seem, Holt lived in tin-
to'd agonies till 6 o'clock this evening,
when he died.
B-isam was promptly arrested by our effici
ent Deputy U. S. Marshall, George Mc
intosh, and put in irons. He will have a
good i how for the penitentiary if not the
Hi a Iter.
TRAGEDY AMD COMEDY.
A Fatal Stabbing Affray in a Va
The Bazoo is advised that a serious stab
bing affray occurred in the saloon of the
Vaudeville theatre, in Joplin, last Friday
morning. It seems that a drunken man
named YY.G. O'Bannon, formerly a resident
of I'ettis county, entered the place in ques
tion, and while in a state of intoxication
knocked over and commenced smashing the
furniture and refused to pay the damages.
THIS LED TO AN ALTERCATION
with the btr-keejier, Frank Kearney, who
seised hold of O'Bannon to prevent his de
paJture until the arrival of the police. But
the latter drew a long, keen bladed knife
and slabbed the young man through the
lungs and then breaking away fled down the
street. He was shortly afterwards arrested,
however, and is now in jail. He claims
that the stabbing was accidental and that he j
NO MALICIOUS INTENT.
His previous conduct, however, gives the
lie to this statement. His victim is a young
man just from Ohio and has only been in
the state a few weeks. O'Bannon, on the
contrary, is a desierate and abandoned
There ia Joy in the Household.
TheSedalia Belle has been heard from.
Yesterday the wife of Capt. Mike Carroll,
commander of the fnt sailing clipper.
"Sedalia Belle," which ploughs the waters
of the Iexingtnn Branch, gave birth to a
gill at one p. ni., yesterday whose
, avoin1iiois is fourteen lounri. There is
'joy under that roof, for the little treasure
looks just like papa. A new man took the
"Belle" out this morning, who had her dec
orated with Hags and evergreens i n honorof
the occasion. The Marshall Ibumrmt and
Boonville .ldrwiv please copy one time
.i ...i i.:n f i v:i...i
I'aciuc railmail, rvualia.
Ixin Stephens, who is at Lexington, Va.,
isexiieeled to send a silver dollar for the
young lady to cut teeth on.
Oct. 22, in Sedalia, at the residence of C.
W. Tnrnham, by Rev. VanWagner, Mr.
Thos. Garry, to Miss Sallie Kiddle.
An Old Jail Bird.
John Abies has been in the Carthage jail
about three years. He was tried eighteen
months ago on a charge of murdering a man
in McDonald county, and convicted. He
took an appeal in the Supreme Court and
his. case w.ts reversed, ami he was tried at
the recent term of the circuit court, ind
again convicted of murder in the first de
gree. He has not yet been sentenced.
A Somantic Incident
St. Joe Htrald: Love is a strange thine.
and years often elapse before matrimony
results. In 1872 a young man, now engaged
in the boiler shops of the Denver road, was
eagsged to a charming brunette, but a
quarrel ensued aad the match was broken
off. She since has been oat West, where
fortane mailed apoa her, and day before
yesterday she returned with a well-filled
bag of gold. The old love which she had
for the young man revived, and she seat him
a aote to call." He did ao, renewed his af
fections, aad aa engagement was the result.
The wedding will take place next month.
Wants to be Esmnnsrated.
Eterprit-lloitor; We learn that the
widow of Jim Berry, the train robber, has
instituted salt against Sheriff Glasscock for
$SS,S9. The sail was broegat by L vV
Boalware, of Faltoa, attorney, aad is based
ea the theory that Glasscock had ao right,
seder the law, to kill Berry.
A blearing to hamaaily ia what Dr.
Ball's Oeagb Syrap can well be
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AM JUAM OOTJMTBY.
An Interesting. Letter From a Well
Known edsbsa Something
Abomt the Couatn and its Mines.
As every one seems to know that I have
been, for the past six mouths, in the San
Juan silver regions of Colorado, and is anx
ious to learn all they can of the country ami
tlie mines, without any trouble or expense
to themselves, I take this method of telling
a Krt:on of what I have seen and learned of
the country during the lat two yea is.
In the first place, a geographical descrip
tion is unnecessary. 1 will confine mysell
to the mines and mining improvements of
San Jaun cour.lv alone.
Silverton, the capital ot the county, is
eight miles due west of the main range ol
the llocky mountains, and is the center id
the whole Animas mining district (from
hich all blessings flow, or where ererylmdy
goes to get on a spree). The conn try around
is about 14,000 feet high, and is one of the
hardest places in the mountains to get to oi
from ; which accounts for the si-arcity of
machinery for the reduction of the v.t-t
qnantities ol lich oies in the mountain-.
But, notwithstanding this, a lew havestuck
to the country, and capital i finding . safe
place for investment.
Though the season was later ojieninx lhi
year than uual. th-re hat !een more done
in the way of sulManiia! impiovenit'iiN,
than any previous year. Thousands of
dollars have been expended upon the roads
and tens of thousands upon machinery. Up
to this time there has lieen only one .-mall
smelting furnace in the county; hut next
year there will he running, in less than ten
miles of Silverton, not less than live, vix:
The Ennis, Philadelphia. McKtilire, Mel
ville, and Dow work-. The latter will be
onc of the largest ami finest establishment
for the treating of ore, in the State, and
under the management of its present
superintendents, Messrs. Walters A-.Dow. i
bound to liea complete mecess. It is hi
situated as to command Ihe market for th
ore lrom some of Ihe best and richest minis
in the whole State. I own two mines in
ess than a mile from the above, works.
respectively, the St. Louis and Sitting Bull
lodes. The mountains in this vicinity
seem to ne lull ol ncii ore, lor while
we were at work excavating and
leveling for the Dow woiks, we
frequently found lwulders in the
creek that hail come from the mountains
adjoining, that were full of the finest
quality of silver ore and as large as a man
could carry. In every shovel full of gravel
that I ever prospected, 1 found small arti
cles of geld, showing that as some place in
the mountains there is a rich deposit of
gold; which, if ever found, will prove very
valuable to the finder.
As for the new discoveries, they are of fo
frequent occurrence that, iinlet-s they are
very rich from the surface, there is but lit-
ie attention paid to them.
However, when such a discovery is made
as was made by a Mr. Nichols, who was
prospecting for'J. E. La come, and turned
up a lode called the Sulphurest, which is
showing four feet of a pay streak, assaying
00 ounces per ton from the lop and in
creasing as you go down. It is one of the
big things of the Slate.
Lacome has leased the mines for one year,
and will make a flying visit to New Orleans
this winter, taking in Sedalia about Christ
Now, Mr. Editor, I will tell you that by
soring the ro-uls will be so much improved
that most ol those who are over anxious to
know more about the San Juan country
can easily slip nut there and in one trip
can learn more than I could tell in a week.
I am well pleased with the mines that I
located last year; and those that we located
the present season all -diow up well as far as
they are develoied, and as luck seems to
favor all my locations with mills ju-t at
them, 1 think that they are. in the right
pljue at least.
I am often asked why I come home every
fall, and if the mines can be woikeddtirin;
winter, etc. One reason that I come Iiiuie
is this: I start to the mines in the spring
without any capital, jumI when 1 get there.
sometimes without any money, I have to.
skirmish around for some time to get enough
to live on while we work our assessment,
and by the time that that is done on the
nitmlter of mines that wc have located, the
season is neariv gone; ami lo work tlie
mines successfully in the winter requires
some capital for grub and some tools, that
as yet, I am not able to gel. Winter is the
best and most profitable time for working
the mines if one is only prepared. Labor
ing under these disadvantage, 1 have only
been able todo the work that the law re
quires to bold Ihe claims.
A BLOODY AFFEAY.
Savage Work of a Batcher Knife.
Last Tuesday evening Henry Hicks and
his brother, Jas. Hicks, two Wyandotte In
dians, were in Baxter Springs, and while re
turning to the Nation, when near I he
line, got into a quarrel, which reunite 1 in
Henry stabbing James with a batcher-knife
in the left shoulder driving even the han
dle of the knife into the flesh. He next
struck him on the left temple with a hame.
crushing the skull, which is supposed lo be
the cause of his death, as the kaife woand
did not penetrate any vital parts. Hicks
was amsted, and a preliminary examina
tion held before Snuire Hodgkin. of Bax
ter Springs, and is now confined in the
county jail awaiting trial.
Just ia from St. Louis, aad wa goiag to
well, be did not know where. He looked
wan. Said he had rode ia paiated cars all
the way loo tony to walk that is, he had
that air about him.
He smelled of gin, and asked if there
would be any objections to bis sleeping ia
the Bazoo oficc, last eight.
Was told that Bickers', Garrnoa Hoase,
Ilgea House, aad several other place, kept
accommodations for travelers none at thai
As he passed oat the deor he met the ap
prentice boy aad asked him if he woe Id let
him have fifteen cents to bay some bread.
His nose was potated towards Kansas
City, when last seen, aad, ae doabt, be
giving the boys ap the road a game of talk
as be can't ride in paiated cars any
vntil bis excheewer is replenished.
Dear reader, that saaa was a typograph
BaU Ceagh Hyrap; va
hardly snppry the
Sooosss of Mr. O. A Craadairs He-
gotiatioas With the Municipal!
II will be gratifying to the tax payers of
daliatoleara. that Mr. O.A. Craadall
s returned from lh Rut. and reeorts that '
nas retaraea iron, tm, aasi report, u.a
ue ii.ssncceeded in obtaining the consent of
the holders of Sedalia bonds to reduce theiinm.
. . . , . . , . . jiows.
"' . K whuk:i.. imnmcuacss .
fhe scheme arraagclm Ihe suUttution of
renewal bonds bearing five percent, interest.
...rineien per cent. aireaiy om. nr..
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Crandall arrangil a meeting at Boston in. A thetimeof t1P,Hc.ver- of fos
which much the larger part of the bonded ;rif ,e hcat, waR ,,niken ofl m ,oW ,,rtWn a
interest of the city wxs represented, and , . ,;. -, . . . . , m .
-ubmilting to them the fact that .Sedalia
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iMin, ami .roiuu ot; cnniieiieii, in spue nnwf t,f - ,uUh color, and cover.! with
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irrangemeni was made, readily obtained
their iiieiit to lake, instead of ihe old
Ikiii-K new live r cent, riinnin.; Unity
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.ptionol Ui. city. .Mr. ramlall ill-claims
having presented Alalia in the attitude of
.epud.aliiig Ihe excivxive '"'. -'
iiiest.iiii ira-i not iIkcii x-tl nl all. iln.f.nlv
(niiiii iii issue was mc noun v oi iiii' cny i.i;
t.. I i.... . a ..n I
iav iinrrrsi, nn.i wiih. ;iiiioiiiii. .ncra Mill
lateiuenl of its financial condition, the
holders of the ImiihLs very readily perceive.1
that however dcsimiis Ihcciiy might Imt lo
meet its financial nhligatiniL-t, there was an
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uiirr luiiPusMdiiii nn ikiiii- n now. i i.r
i r i
aiirniaii vi- wa.-, iiitirnur, iorriu-i o. mail
ing default for the presei.t or entering
into an arrangement uitituallv satisfaclorv . , , - , . . , , ,
....... - . . ! Pioduee eulte civstal-. is reacheil, and hence
bv which the obligations could he met audi., . ,
the honorof the city preserve.! intact. It
w:.s further agreed that ibis arrangement
should lie made compulsory, and that those
of the bondholder not represented at the
meeting who declined In exchange the ten
iiercenl. for renewal Im.ih1s would lepaid',.
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me oi.i rail's, im-t was con:i.iere.i an ae(i
of jmliiv to those who accepted the changed
conditions iu which the cilv fo.ind itself in
It is iiupistiouahly a most admirable
solution ol very vexed ami fierplexing dif
ficulties, and may he the means of showing
a way out of the financial embarrassments
which have so crippled the resources of lhe
town; and may piMsibly permit the carrying
forward of those local improvements so in-
di.iensable to the welfare and prosjierity of
Ihe city. There can be no enterprise and
public spirit in a community whose re
source are eaten up by foreign exactions.
Altogether the arrangement is an admirable
Solution cf a Myaterious Disappear
ance at Lexington.
About ten days ago Conrad Wise, a saloon
keeper at Iexington, disappeared under cir
cumstances which led to lhe belief that lie
had either committed suicide or had been
foully dealt with. It seeius that the foimer
supposition was the correct one. A corrvs
(Kindtnl of l-.e Bazoo writes that his body
was found, last Saturday,
IN A DKSIXTED UUL SHAFT,
a few miles from town. A bullet hole was j
in the bead and the stiffened fingers grasped
revolver, with which the deadly deed had
been done. The body was lying on the
back, the eyes wide open ami staring, ami
right in the center of the forehead was the
little round hole made bv the fatal missile.
"he deed was. no doubt, committed in a fit
f temporary insanity, since for several days
before leaving home he had lieen greatly ,
hkpkessed in minii,
am! acted in a singular way. I lis condition,
lowevcr, was ascribed to pecuniary cuibar-
rassment and no thought of the rash act he
ulisequently committed ever occurred to
Ids family. The jury of the inquest run-f
ercd a verdict in accordance with the facts
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
A Lady Burned Almost to Death .
by Her Clothes Catching Fire. .
Alw.nl four o'clock vesierdav i
Mrs. Lucxs, a respectable widow lady, liv
ing four miles from Dresden, in this conn
ty, met with a terrible accident, which Is j
ikely to prove fatal. Slie was engaged in
boiling a kettle of map in the back yanl,
when by some means, tlie skirt of her dress
ignited from the glowing coals, and liefnre
she was aware of it, her entire person was
KKVIXOPRli IX ri.AMRs.
Willi admirable presence of mind, she
seize.! an old quilt, which was lying on Ihe'li night, which won tlie earnest gratitude
ground near her, and tried to wrap it
round her; but the Milling flames deprived
her of reason. Her screams had, however, J
alarmed the laiuilv. and her danehter and ,
son rushed to lier assistance. By this time
the poor woman was frantic with pain, and
it was with extreme difficulty that tlie
children succeeded in smothering the fire,
Nor did they until her lower extremities
BURNED ALMOST TO A CKISP.
The fire was finally put out, and Ihe iinfor-
tanate lsdy carried into the hoase. It was
four miles to the nearest physician, ami
while her son went for a doctor, the yonng
daughter did everything to relieve her
mother's sunerings. She covered her body
with cotton, saturated in grease and fioHr,
which, tinder the circamstaacas was the
best thing possible to do. Mrs. Lucas is
very frail aad delicate, aad the snock to
her nervous system Is very great. The in
ane by the fire, however, are not
hot by a Tramp.
The Fort Scott Jfeaifor records a dream-
staace, which, to say the least, is remarka
ble. It says that oae morning, about a
week ago, a man rode iato Oswego, covered
with blood. He stated that as he was
driving aloag the read, he wm fired apoa
bv a man concealed in the hedce. The
person was a tramp, aad atterly aakaowa
to him. Becaa aasigBae reason for the
attempted assassination, unless it was for
the parpose of getting possession ef hat
team, aad robbery. That sack a terrible
crime should be contemplated tarsaeh a
parpose, seems incredible. Yet, as the
Baboo has frcqaently arged, the ceaatry
fall of released convicts from the peai
teatiary, whose raiaea lives are indented
tethe most sppalliag crimes. As leagaa
they arc salt rail te roam at will,
iaciacaM will beef fraaaeat
Sr. Balls Easy
Xe child can sleep saaadly while ssf
laetiaawitheelic er from witbiaa. Be
By rap. Only 26
ceam ear settle.
j ffjeientiflc Men Declare it a Fossil a
Million of Years Old.
The BaZiK) annourced a few days since
that ihe petrified man, recently discovered
iu Colorad-s had been brought to St. J.
r . . . '
for examination byscienlMs. The result
; anHomicp,i lhi. s, Jfte ,,,,, fol.
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i VnKmiiarF ia Barnum's pun-haw. an
eMniin,t:oll Wa s , ,1V wil-t
, Connecticut, and Pn.f. R. II.
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aiw Co, B,1-
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,e H,me chi,H were renmnil. which
cuta crMals. eoatei' over with nxvdtzed
i iron. Ill tlie examiualioii vestcnlav. a
- BIo was liore,! into the head, lo a .T....I I. ..
.i - ,i,. . .pt ...
... Ilieiies. I he e.irti.nate of lun. rf.
II(lVOi, was, ii,ki the -urfae,. of the U-lrJ
i,n,,rar m.Iop I...I .,r..l....llr f ...
suiface to the miter the color shadl down
,(, ,liU.f ani, 4.1iIk. erystaU were
biJ.ngM ..nt, comparing H-rfectly with Ihe
i . .
eniiK inKeiiironi llie -int.
In an interview with I'mf. I'aige, he ex-.
I plained to ihe ltwihl reiMirler. that Ihiseoii-I
j .liiion ot the elrifaclioii w prislueeil bv lhe J
I infiltration of water holding lime in solu-
lion; the petrifaction commences on the
I surface and pnreses iuwanl ; the greater
,i . i - . -. i . .i
the thicKnessuf hlleringFiib'tance the purer
the water, the bluer the stone produced; in
I ! Cf-nfrff. llllt tnt fit lilfr.lv nMHMarv tk
Micnescnpii and ebemieal tests, added to
their proof, induced the examining com
mittee to pronounce Ihe man a genuine pet
rifaction beyond all doubt.
vlfiM--m .M.lln.ltii . I. A r.lna nf l j
. . . .... ,, ,
- Jeoverv In Ihe scienlilic world, l'rof.
Paige think; the f.ssil man" out dates
the Neinlrr.li all skull by tliomaiiits upon
thousands of years; that he must have lived
long before the glacial period that
gioiind our soil from the solid rock, and
which wa in the greatest force at the date
of earth's greatest aphelion to th.-sun, one
million years ago.
His rude form, so to tealc, i- wonder
ful in its evidence of antiquity. He is 7
feet a inches long. Ing arms and tiugvis,
toes long and spread, much n the shajie of
a hand ; low forehe id and an unmitakih!e
tail three inches in length, made up the
general contour of this strange fossil that
is sure to convulse the scientific world. -St.
WOLVES AND LAMBS.
A Brutal Outrage Upon tho Unfor
tunate and Helpless.
Yesterday a xior cripple, walking with
extreme difficulty, with the aid of two
canes, came to this city, accompanied by
his girl wife. Neither of them, apparently,
were over twenty, and the girl, in par
ticular, is wonderfully fragile and delicate.
They sought assistance from various per
sons, to carry them on their way Kast, and
in almost every instance, this ap-eal was
generously responded to. It was seen at a
glance that they were honest and unfortu-
nate. Indeed, the man's physical condition
utterly precludes the idea of manual labor.
But towards nightfall a dispatch was re
ceived from Warrensburg,
ORHERINM T1IEIK AKKOT.
It was not known of what crime they were
accused, but Marshal Kelly, with evident
reluctance, complied with the request.
Taken to the lockup, they told a piteous
tale of cruelty and wrong which bad be
fallen them in Warrensburg. through the
instriimcul-.lities of Judge J. A. (iodricli,
who, attracted bv the girl's delicate beauty
contemplated fur her the foulet outrage.
It was at his request the arrest had been
made. Those accustomed to the
bulks and conduct of criminals,
;arcrarer Ucceive.1 in lhe aspect of the
; lawless and depraved, and the officers soon
arrived at the conclusion that thoe were
This impression was made into certainty
ben the train from the west brought down
Mr. Bray, nf the Warrensburg AWr who
was familiar with the occurrences in
that city and characterizes them
as liexstly in the extreme. The
ruffians who had the young people in their
clutches meant for the poor girl a fate worse
than death, and their disappointed malice
instigated the dispatch to this city, which
cautd Iheir arret. They were well taken
rare of bv Marshal Kelly and his officers,
iior i'EKsixirrEi wnrrrcius.
ooriricii lias imi pin in an appearance io
laim lit vietinw, and he would not lie
likely to get them if he did. In the mean
lime, it is interesting to know what War-
frensbuig proposes todo with a man who is
capable of the outrage which wrw practiced
j uimi lhee unfortunates.
t .Meilieai men ouen puzzie infiii--irs ni llie roan lor noi naYimr me gimrr im.ii
. over Ihe large sale that Dr. Boll's Baby ' oroperlv secured. (Juanujnieatin is
i - r . I . I i
Syrup enjoys. Its great fiopularitv is due
only to lhe excellent qualitus possessed by
this household medicine.
St. Joe Htrald z A report has reached
this city that Peter B. Lee, a tramp printer,
who, during his career on the road, surveyed
the stands in almost every printing oEce ia
this country, has been killed near ilunts
ville, Alabama. Despite his tramping pro
clivities, Peter B. had a big and generous
heart under hi tattered garments. Many
will read this intelligence with regret.
When yea see a bright baby pleased
with itself aad everybody else, be sure that
Dr. Ball's Baby Syrap hts been used. Only
25 ceats per bottle.
A Tartle Story.
Columbia Jmunml: Wm. A. Bedford
aad Wm. Wright, while ishiag is Perche
creek, on the Secbepart road, caught with
a nook, 8epu 11, a turtle, cat off iu sead,
left the head oa the shore aad thi
tartle beck iato the creek, after having
made a hole ia its back and kept itoa the
line for twenty-foar hears. Thirty-four
days afterwards Bedford wsa ashing ia the
ae place, saw the same iartle's body
crawl ap the beak, caught it aad took it
heme. He now has the turtle at his house,
several miles north of town, aire and well,
bat headlem, the woaad sheeted by catting
imsmwIesT havisg healed ever. It ia new
Odfty-six daya aasee He head was cat off,
hat the ssisiil ia ssfaiastly as literjas
Brilliant Wedding in the Land of
the Bed Man -An Incident.
At 3 o'clock p. in, on the M inttn at
' Muscogee, Indian Territory, at ihe resi-
t, 'v vVt') Kr
Marston, Major. 1 .M.lfin I.. Mi s hlla
Maiatnn nil of Maiee.
iiiu v rswwm)"'
. , , . , . , , . , .
wan performed bv the brides father. asi-t-
ed bv Rev. J. C. David-on. of Sedalia. and
v.j... n..r x.i , -i....i,r..
a mi iiic"iii(
Tlie bridal parly were attenIsl by Mr.
J. M. Farnsworth, of Mncogee, and .Vi-s
Dora Ii my, o i Stdalia.
There were aemhled vesterdjv, at this
welding, :i brilliant iwrtv of ihe friend of
-L.. !.,:.!- ....I ;....!...!;.. ..
uiimir of aimv . flieer.. in lull unttoim.
and iheir wiv-.
.W il... , e..?.....i;.l r....-, . -
. .ml mul -i!.,m .i.r.iiit . ir. ....!.. i. ir-
t..k of the choice lil-I.It-I pn ourd for th-
in i .iii'ii,
At Tifti p.m. the bridal ,ny t.w.k th.-
train for .he Norh.r.n.l arrived in lhi I
eitv at nine .clk litM m.riiin'. and took
rooms at the i.uri-on IIoiim. h re lJ-e-
will remain lod.iv. and to niirlit ir.i'l
Katwar. ..n an extensive tour.
JiHt lielore the marriage ceremony was
performed yesterday, two "light horse,"
who perform similar duties in the Nation
to a coestalde in ihe States, rride up to the
Hev. Mars ons office, who is Indian acnt
at Mnsoopee, with a full hbioded Creek In
dian as prisoner. He was charged with
killing live white men, and had Wn ar
reted and deliver?.! al lhe Agency at the
iii-.ligati.tn of the rliiiT of the Creeks.
After he was questioned by the agent,
during which he displayed a stolid uidiHer
en.v a lohis fate so characteristic of the
Indian- he wa .ent to Fort ISilnii, lo !
cared for by the United States forces and le
lrie.1 by the I'mteil State court.
A KNOBNOSTER WEDDING.
A Brilliant Society Belle Quietly
Marries tho Man of Hor Choice.
Married, Monday evening, in Kuobnos
ter, at the residence of J. II. Sparr, Esq.,
father of lhe bride, Mr. C. Maxwell, for
merly of St. Ioiiis, to Miss Amie ."parr.
The marriage ceremony was performed by
Kev. N. M Itagslautl.of Lhnton.
The wedding was a very quiet affliir.none
but the immediate relatives and friends of
the parties being present.
The bride was a noted society belle, both
iu St. L mi and Central Missouri, and the
event will he the occasion of almost innu
merable felicitations. It would of course
lie gratifying to the lady readers of the
Buzoo to know how the bride was dressed,
and all the particulars incident to the
occasion. It U only msible, however, to
state that the bridal dress wm a delicate
plumb silk, trimmed with creamy Duchess
lace, and as bewitching to the feminine eye,
as to the fair bride herself.
The attendants were Miss Kama Max
well, of Keokuk, and Mr. Eugene Wolf, of
St Louis; Miss Fannie Sparr and Mr. Ot
tie Hall, society editor of the Olobe-Demu-emt;
Mis Ida Bitter and Mr. Dave Max
well. After the ceremony, an elegant sup
per was served, and the bridal party then
took the train to Sedalia. They propose to
gi hence to Sherman, Tex., their future
Mr. Maxwell is a distinguished young
attorney, formerly the law partner oF Ln
It. Seatnn, Assistant U. S. Attorney, and
will no doubt enter upon a brilliant career
in the Lone Star State. The Bazoo ten
ders its hearty congratulations, and hojies
that "their lines may lie always cast in
ABridgo Orer the Marmiton River
Gives Way. Fatally Injuring:
A deplorable accident occurred Monday
to sbme bridge builders who were construct
ing an iron bridge over Marmiton river, on
the line of the Fo-t Scott & Gulf rail
road. The particulars as far as can heaseer
tained are ns follows: The iron structure
was lieiiu; hmlt over the old wooden hridge
and, while the stringers were lieinjr adjusted,
gave way, precipitating the workingmen.
eighteen in numlier, together with the
wooden fragments, inio the rushing tide, 40
feet lInw, the crash resembling, in its
destructive lury, Ihe breaking up of an im
metre ice-gorge, or lhe upheaving of some
volcanic formation. Many nf the workmen
were seriously wounded, ami it is feared
th"T cannot wirvive. The passenger train,
nearly due, w signaled in time to prevent
a double catastrophe. The citizens are in a
1 Mate of wild e.teileMnt. and heart-rending
:tiunA are uuejeu ny relations oi ine
I poor, uufortiinale men against me managers
... .- . - I - I
necessarily shut oH from Kansas ( 'ily for
some davs, which ito ! regretted, goods
and iiassengers will have to come by way of
Joplin ami the St. LnHi and San Francis
Railway through St. Louts.
An Editor's Difficulty.
Dr. John Kay, editor of the Cassville
Dmnrraf. bad a shooting scrape last week,
with Wm. J. Mason, of thatiplaee, on ac
count of an old gradge that rankled in the
bosom of the latter, growing oat ot an ai
ledgeil indignity received from the former.
Mason fired several shots at Ray with a re
volver, without hittiag him, aad Ray biased
away at Mason with a shot-gas, with similar
effect. Owiag to the fact that both were
bad shots, ao blood was shed ; coaseqently
a first-class item was nipped ia the bad.
The Bazoo has been visited by Mr. John
F. Yankee, oae of the parties alladed to in
the statement of Baker ia last Sunday's
Baboo, who dssirta to state that so much
Baker'. utsaieat as charges him with
the being fall," er ia aay wise intoxicated, oa
the eccasiea of their trip home lrom the
"Knobs," ia antrae. Mr. Yankee knows
nothing ef thedimenlty betweea Baker aad
Yeceau aad dees not wish to be implicated
ia the matter at all.
Large sales indicate the merits of all
good articles. Draggists sell more of Dr.
Ball's Baby Syrap taaa ot all other reme
dies for the care ef Baby disorders. 2.
Suta Fair epeasdyes
a4 LhUs JCsck, aaaer very
htverable aasaices. WeathsrdelifhUal.
A TBAMP TBSED.
He is Chased by a Dos; and Finds
Befugsnn a Tree A Bad Cass.
About four n'c'oek Tuesday afternoon a
tramp called at the farm house of Mr.
Powell, southwest of Sedalia. and asked for
something to eat, winch was given him.
' - liA V) J .. M...f lal.rtn ItAtlinitslit
, . f , . , , . T,
j unobserved, he picked up lrom the table.
in the room, a gobl breast pin, and started
Lir.iti. u M n.n -1.1 u:
,.; .t.n .. .I,, fn .u . i.:
I - v m w llJSk IU UP
' heels and was making fxt time down the
roal, when the lady called
A ikok bcixhok
and sicketl him on the fleeing stranger.
'The dog darted after the man like the wind
The tramp saw his danger and fairly flew.
' lb. L-neir il.t ll w.i no whl. i.im If tl.o
sivagv animal once got in reaching dis
t tanci. and nerhaiw a man s lesfs were never
.i.udov. - .l b. sn. h .M!..r.Pir,- wnrlr 1,5.
.: . - ir i i
' w.r iiimiii In.-il txi-nsion ll woiil.l h.ivi
MiutwP had there vn anv dust to du-!
i .?.!. l I ..tl.: ......I
ITl.i - I,..w..i.-..r l.i.l .... not Wnbloett'.-ct noon
- iiii . turn- v.i.- liiviiiini ittiivs.
his rapid locomotion. He headed for the
liml-or, not over fifty yard- distant when
T1IK I'l'lfiT I'.taiAN.
hut the dog was close upon his
heels when he reacheil it. There
was no lime to Ins, and he took to a tree as
naturally as a squirrel. When he had as.
ceuded to a height which he deemed suflici
eut to secure him from immediate danger,
he turned and surveyed the situation. It
was anything hut encouraging. The bulldog
was at the foot of the tree, and was contem
plating the tramp with savage and regret
ful eyes. In the distance Mrs. Powell and
her son were making ominous preparations
The sftair looked serious and was in nowise
to the taste of the pilfering vagabond. He
tru. I to call a parley. He shouted loudly
that he vas willing to surrender the jewels.
I'.nt no attention wan paid to him. The hoy
went on loading lhe gun and the dog kept
up his unrvla.xinir guard. If there ever was
a sorely bedeviled tramp this was oneu
At last lheJoy came down towards him.
The tramp thought his last hour had come
and begun praying lustily.
He promised to give hack the breast-pin,
and gel them any numler of others just
like it, if tln-y would only let him go; but
the hoy evidently distrusted lit ability to
keep his promises, for he inquired "where
the tramp would
LIKE TO BE SHOT,"
and raised the gun as if to put his purpose
into execution. This elicited a succession
of the most frantic yells that ever echoed
along '.he leafy shades of Flat Creek. Mrs.
Powell coming upon the scene, inquired if
he was not heartily ashamed of robbing
people who had just fed him.
"I am, madam I am ! I was never so
sorry for anything in my life."
There was no doubt in the world of his
"Well, then, throw me down that breast
pin you took away."
This was done with aa alacrity which
testified to the man's extreme desire to
"You promise me never todo anything
like this again?" the lady asked.
The promise was given with a profusion
of protestations, which left no room to
doubt his sincerity. He swore by every
saint in the calendar that he would never
do such a thing again, if he lived a thou
sand yean. In fact, he had only took it in
fun, and meant to bring it back again.
"poster lie TO ME, SIR."
The fellow declared that he was not lying.
He was incapable of such a thing. It was
a vice from which George Washington was
not more free. He would scorn to do such
a thing, just as the father of his country
would scorn it.
"You promise too much. I am afraid I
shall have to let the boy shoot you
people here would think I had done a
righteous deed in putting such a fellow as
you oat of the way. I would be looked
upoa as a public benefactor. I reckon you'll
have to kill him, Jack.
SHOOT HIM BETWEEN THE EYES."
And Jack raised his gun with the apparent
intention of doing precisely as he was told.
The tramp, with a veil of terror, let all
holts go, and came tumbling to the earth,
He struck the ground like an Imliaubher
ball ami bounded into the air. But before
he could gai.i his feet I lie bull-dog mounted
him. With the strength begot of
TERROR AND DCJPAIR,
the vagabond threw him ofl and springing
into the road, dashed away at a speed which
would have set a locomotive at defiance.
The dog was stayed inh is prusuit by a sig
nal from hU mistress, ami the last seen nf
the tramp he wa crowning a hill at a rale
of speed, which, if persisted in, would land
him in Sedalia in ahont ten minutes.
It is hardly probable that be will ever go
in that direction again.
A Prisoner's Escape.
The Lelnnoa ikinfic is respnnnhle for the
story that the Mierinot Mclloaaiil county
. ' r - ..il
laneii io me penitentiary wan aconvicieu
person, t ne Miena went io sieep, h
thought through the influence of whiskey,
mi a rw .
ami at rhillipsliurg, the convict maite His
escape and left the Sheriff to take care oil
himsslf. The prisoner was manacled, but
UoUDiiestt lounii means io relieve iimsvn oi
. ... e . i- t 1
this incumbrance prelty soon. That Sheriff
must feel that' he has been guilty of a sad
dereliction of duty.
-"A friend in need is a friend indeed.'.
Such a friend is Dr. Bull's Cnagh Syrap I
which should be ia every family ; it only
osts 25 ceats a bottle and may save many
a doctor biiL
Tnnk tksi Wmat Traia.
m iul.l i... i.i 1..1.
n.vmnH vw,..j, W
down with age, arrived ia Sedalia, l,
:. n- U., ... in TM.aftli tn USt
" " '
V .(.. U m-A otirw. iuil
k.l.I.r. vmalAm mt tL.t nine.
When she took the Missouri Pacific
. o. i :- . i :
Iran u.jto...; wnnu, rac
.l .i. l t ..j
guk lauiure uiuia inaui! un un
at SMlalia. ImI 'tkt did not
change carp, as she shoald have done, and
ta consequence was, she went to Texas. At
Windsor she was told of her mistake, aad
kiadly assisted to the waiting room of the
railroad company. The next train brought
her to Sedalia, and this morning she weat 1
on the right trsin, and ere this ia read, will
be with her friends her sobs, who should
not allow their mother to travel alone. She
w 76 years old.
The sfoseller, City of Toledo, with
carroof wheat aad fear, is resorted sank
buIm hciaw Akuadnt nav. xosw
aad a lighter haregoae te her acMstance.
Two Irate Farsaers Exchange
hots, bat do so Dsmsns The
Trottbls of Two Tenants.
Yesterday evening the western part of
this county was the scene of a bloodless
affray, in which two tenant farmers, named
John Ward and H. Ii. Steers, acted con
spicuous parts. They are joiat tenants of
the old Campbell farm ami had a falling
out regarding a division fence. It seems
that Ward wanted to rebuild it, and Steers
swore that he shouldn't touch it. Ward.
however, armed with
went to the Held to carry his purpose into
execution. Jut an he was in the act of
taking a rail from the fence, Steers appeared
and tired at him. Ward seised his own
gun and returned the compliment.
Xeithcrshot took ellcet, hut the result was
just the same as if they had, since both
men were nearly frightened out of Iheir
wits, and dropping their guns, they both
run like quarter horses. As they loth
lived in thsamc house, they reached the
.sltEI.TKi: OK ITS ROOK
about the same lime, and both imagining
they were shot all to pieces, rushed into the
presence of their wives, crying at the !op
of their voices that they were murdered.
Of course this announcement produced a
terrible commotion among the women, and
for a time it seemed as if the bloodless
quarrel of the husbands would betaken
up and carried to a sanguinary conclu
sion by the
Fortunately, however, 'Squire Yantkt
was present, ana oserea nis
mild persuasions in behalf of peace
and order. The "Squire ia a
sagacious man, and, withal, noted for hia
success with the women. He readily per
ceived that his object could be best accom
plished by pouring oil on the angry pas
sions of the incensed wives, andhemtccepded
in this purpose so admirably that in a very
short tune they became as gentle
AS SIVKIXU DOES.
It was no difficult matter to bring the men
around, once the affair had been adjusted
to the satisfaction of the ladies, aad before
the 'Squire left the household which had
lieen so lately cnnvnlsed with revolution,
the white winged angel of peace was hov
ering over it with radiant pinions." The
"Squire is satisfied now that his mission in
tlie world has been, all along, misunder
stood. He was bora to bring peace on
earth to quarreling men, and accomplished
that moat difficult of all human undertak-
AX AXQRY WOMA2C.
He has not only done that but he has qateted
two, a feat which no man ever thought of
undertaking before. It is to be hoped that the
'Squire's peaceful mediations will be per
manent for good, and that his service! awy
be always brought into requisition when
there are angry passioas to alloy.
A Man rails Under the Wheels off
a Wagon A Draakssi Man's
Yesterday evening about dank,
a man was driving out Ohio street
under circumstances which caused those
who saw him to look for a serious accident.
He was oa a spring seat, elevated on a
high bed, aad was reeling to and fro, ia a
wsy that threatened to lose his balaaefat
every step. It was plain
THE MAS WAS DRUNK.
Just as he got opposite Mr. Sampson's resi
dence the wagon run into a rat and the
man fell forward uader the wheels aad the
wagon passed over hiss. The fare wheel
rolled clear of him iB its passage, bat the
horses stopped as the hiad wheel had got
on his back. There be was, ptaaed to the
ground by the full force of the wagoa
ACROSS IIB LOINS.
Mr. Sloan, of Brown's book store, happened
to be passing at the time, and ran te the
man's assistance. To the inquiry if he wan
hurt. the " deBO reply, but m sallea
" ciimoeu io nm seas on waym
f SaiB. 1 uroTe "- "f; OKmm
" aiBiosi a "uracie mat mm
back was .wt .
In the momentary interval utwaica tae
full weight of the wagon waarswiag oa
his loins, he was supporting a weight
which would have snapped the backbone
of a sober man ia two. There's aetfeiag
like liquor for lack.
A REMAEEAETiE CASS-
The Way Two Lovers
The Jefferson City Tiitwael
tio lhat Tuesday, whilst a yeaaglady
f , SBB1MerJI WM on bee way te school, m
onn!tl. -tth her brother ef 17 years, a
1 ' .
party of five neighnoring irieaSS a
! . .
OB the road with horses, one ot tae parry
Mmg ,Be sweetheart aad engaged MVST ef
Ynuwf requested her
with him for the purpose of becomiag oae,
thevonngladv being willing; the
i j tm Tnume lady made
t-lorm 0f rndstance to his sister leaving with
i ho nartv: two stoat, able asea seised the
vminfi mm En and held him till few
moHnted a horse sad
LEFT WITH HKB lOVSB.
As soon as they were oat ef reach ef the
brother, the party all moaated their
ami left the young
road. He gave the slsrm te his father ma)
Itmur as soon an pusmsis,
. :li J iL. - -
l masterea ni wress -
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er. iracKinn; J
1 1J-1 .v .u
the Oases at
I WHHwci iwj mvmmm
I tWK Ot BK HHi
loacamma, mr w
i . . ,lmmr TWm
on the south side ef tae nver. Tae fataer
i ka g-J
BU V' . .
tidings of the runaways. The father
a warrant lor the arrest of Um several par
ties eagsged ia the
KiDsrArrrao on nonanerr-
We do not giro theaameaef the parties
concerned ia this tragedy, eatil we aw
whether the storm that seraeeth wetaaet
calm dewn aad let the psaesfal ssd bahay
sub shine oa the;
A word to the
a with a cough ereeld, seecare a battle ef
I Dr. Ball. Coagh Syrap at east. lie ass
mav save vow irssa swvm msomss. mmw
drafgwt keeps it. Shi