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EDUCATING THE BODY.
At the recent meeting of the Public
iyi me recent, meeung oi me ruuiic:
tlealth Association m Chicago, Prof,
E. Hitchcock read a paper on hvicne
in Amherst College, giving the results
to date of an experiment in systematic
physical education that is now in its
It is now a little more than twenty
one years since the late President
Stearns startled the Amherst trustees
by avowing his conviction that the "fre
quent "breaking down" of students
was wholly unnecessary because per
fectly preventable. His; argument',
re enforced by the death of two mem
bers of the senior class, induced the
trustees, in 1859, to found a professor
ship of physical education and by-
giene, to put up a gymnasium, ami to
nniKe gymnastics a part ol llie college:
curriculum as obligator' as mathe
matics or Greek.
The duty-of the professor in charge
of this department is a good deal more
onerous than that of a simple instructor
in gymnastics, howeven lie is to be
a thoroughly educated physician ; to
be held responsible for the general
health of the college; to know the
plrysical condition of every member
of every class ; to give each freshmen
class a course of lectures on the laws
of health, with special references to
the conditions of college life ; and to
lonow inese jcci tires up with a course
in anatomy and physiology. He is
also to teach the physical principles of
elocution. On four days in each week,
each class meets him in the gymna
siuma commodious, well-lighted,
weffveutilated building for a hall-
hour drill in light gymnastics, slow,
quick, and double-quick marching,
Ac Every member of the class must
be on baud, unless specially excused.
For the licht svmnasties. wooden
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dumbbells weighing less than a pound '
c, , 1 1
apiece are used, and the movements
are timed to music. The drill over,
voluntary exercise is in order, but
always under the watchful oversight !
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avaiv vail vwiivil a t-ISW lllv?U ilUUUk
one in eight of the students make uses
ot tne iieavj-apparatus. e gat her
from the Professors paper that vio -
lent gymnastics, if not positively dis -
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couraged at Amherst, arc not advised
except in rare cases. The dominant
purpose is to develop not muscle but went in for the sixth trial. This time
health. he got an inside grip, but this bruin
IT-- i. v i i easily threw off. Then Reignier, who
lias this purpose been accomplished? " , . - .,
m t r t - i m. ,iwas ,'0,vn 0,1 bis knees, seized l ie
xue x ruicssor iiuuKs so. i ne general
law is that the chances of life decrease
-rapidly from about the fifteenth year
;to the twenty-third. Dut in Amherst
this law is repealed; the statistics
show a steady improvement in health
from year to year through the course,
the average age of the students at ad
mission being 19 years, and at gradua
tion 23 years. "Dj'spepsia,ornieriy a
common disease in the college, has
been so effectually banished that no
student has lost a recitation on account
of it in sixteen vcars. Dr. Jarvis es
timates the average loss
the laborers of Europe on
sickness at 19 to 20 dajs
in the year '
d of Wo.,libl
u oi jicuui
the Massachusetts Board
estimated the average loss of time
from sickness in that State in 1872 at
13 days; the average loss of timej"he burglaries were always planned by
the last sixteen
Hitchcock feel'? himself warranted in
pronouncing tlffe experiment success
ful. Certainly it would seem to merit
the study of tne trustees and faculties
in Amherst College in! "er;ianu fne always went to the place; covered that instead of sleeping with
O I lAcirrntirAil nn.l tra.nltt.l . I n -1 a 1 .
years is 2.64 days. iu success nis wiie ine past, nignt ne Had been re-
- , . - U1 Ui pians. one would posing Dv the side ot a "dummy,
ot tnese results, 1 rot. obtain a position as a nurse, tret info, wbiob tho mrtnor nf h; m 1.0.1
of other American colleges, as well as'anv one. shenlavpd the
the peoplfat large. The pale student
may be a,raore interesting figure in
poetry and taction, but the rvl
cheeked, strong-lunged student is of a
good deal more use in real life.
WBESTLIRG WITH A BE A3.
An Exceedingly Novel Entertain
ment in Athletic Hall.
.miuciic nan, irs rrmoe street, j
was crowded to its utmost iiiniLs last1
night, the attraction being a wrestling
match ly Wilhelm Ileyg-ter and two
.trained bear bolotigpig to the London
rJr.n Pi-Iiir ti tlt.i m'.nil nt flu.
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eveniiisr there was a (Intvo IIoninn
wrestling match between Mutant, ami
Jonaris two powerful athlete, who
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Then Emil ltri"iiier showed
bv puttinir up weiirhL.
lilting men, ana cateninj; cxmnon iwiis
(weighing fifty-six pounds that were
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inrown 10 mm irom a distance ot seven
J or eight feet. After four trials he
raised, or "put up, zvv pounds.
Hi, great feat was supporting P00
pounds of iron on his extended arm.
nlnnn tlin rntir!it lit tttifinn rnrmif.
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ted me assistance oi tour men. i.ne
hunclinsr of one of
ne of these cau-ed two
the weight fell to the
stage, smashing a chair as Ihev fell.
y . ,.,
Losing nil patience, Keigmer darted
it his "cluinsv assi.Umt and dealt him
a blow straight from the shoulder,
which sent the man sninninir across
thestage. 11ns delighted the audience,
and the pugilistic professor was loudly
wngtieii aim ffquiriucd aiioui iiitisingo tiu cmnniin nv ;i i:noir 01 mumv liat treasiu
tor nearly two mmuies. .Jonarts, wno voices, wnne ms iiinenu oration was
seemed to havo'ffreater strt-!iL't!i tb:m ilfltvered bv bis bishi n and three other -vs :irv "
i his ormonent. won two falls out of celebrated ministers. The one lav in : 1 "c ",otl,l-"!
tliAn.ifl A !.. r..Ti-lI. .ft...f tl.'llld (((ifnrniiif I iirtfkr nnimr td n
weitrbts were successful! v lilted.
While the cannon balls were rolling
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the arrival of the bears were announc-
ed. The stage of Athletic is small,
and the entrance from the rear is
strictly proportioned to it. Thus, when
some one called out in French. "Upon
j the door lor the bears, there was no
little commotion among the employees,
lieiore the bears could be admitted it turned to nia ledger and trowmsi a
was necessary to tear down some of , horrible fiown, though he said nothing.
the side scenery. JThe little journalist's soul lay quaking
The bears are brown and gray, the , tho lowest step, but the saint saw
former being the stronger and heavier. ; it- "And who are vou," he asked
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As they reached the stage the band
Ca harp and two fiddles, execrahlv out
of tune) struck up a lively waltz," and "1 am nothing; I was once a para
the brown bear b.'gan a ciumsv dance, grammist on the Mommy (V, and
They gray sat quietly on his haunches jpent my life in poking fun at clergy
ami licked his chop?. IJoth were nian ami drinking beer whenever "it
muzzled. After a short time IIevrster. '
heavv man. with arms as bijr as an
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oiiii::;ii v mail a icir. iiu uooixvo
to wrestle the brown bear, but the j
latter seemed rather inclined to dance i
tl,.m to wrc,tlo an(1 kept the houge in
a roai with his antics, l-mallv, l:ow
ever, he stood upn his hind legs, and
cautiously guarded against the efforts
of Heygster to got.au under hold.
Ilevgster got his arms around bruin's
neck, but the latter, with one paw
over the man's shoulder, and the other
pascd around his waist, had by far
the best of the grip. As Hevgster
exerted bis immense strength in the
for two or three minuics the wrestlers
moved from side to side of the stage.
whose sporting title is "The Oak. of; "reus ot ar'icles accusing the c'.crv of ciiristmas mgiit ti
the Jiliiue," iumped upon the staire m being hypocrites and immonil, ami roller skating entert
lull wrestling costume, lie is a large, 1 1 vc mane urn or evervming. irom an nan, arrcn-onrg.
effort to n fiill. bruin wnrilv br.iopd have ruined, and counties.? no.iilonti i " arronMiurg Jieopie sre commencing
himself on his hind Icl-s. watchinn-i in heaven, whom vou all but destrov- ' Dn King Fiicech. which he de'ivewd at the j,cven
..wrir mmmmntif t'nfontU- time ml. (Jo to thn lintMniW nit tvbo- rcc,-!,t Knight of Pythias entertainment in 1 Th
Heygster tried to change his grip but j wait your coming, to revenge their j tionary pupil were at the supper at Kmpire i""1 to Bl,,r b ntempt be tried 10 kick
as he did so the bear irot bjth imvs' 'Intonation on you. There was a sud- i u.,11 ti..,.u ,.;..i.. ...:..: 1,.. 1 the hoot e fi without touching the barrel.
around him and gave him a hug such
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as none but a strong man could have
nndnred. A t. lpimlb Uovrrsfor rnlonsod I
himself, and ret?red to the other side iiolhing more until he heard a key , Columbia last night, where ho has Ucn at
of thnstop-o. nuflinrr nnd blowin'r lihr ttirnillir ill the "lorious door. Tho ! tending the State University. He will
a porpoise. J he near was perlcctly
cool and collected. After this he
clinched the bear a second and a third
time, narrowly escaping a fallfou each
occasion ; but when time was called
for a fourth round he declined to toe
the mark. He was a little scratched,
but not otherwise injured
clinched with the gray bear, the brown
bear meantime dancing a ciumsv war
i .1 rr, r - .
dance in the corner. Jhe first bout
between Reignier and the bear was a
imtle clinch, in which neither trot the
illitllll "f UllL 111 LIIVJ Willi 11IU IUill
threw lw antagonist heavily, and in a
IllilllVl Itl liiUL Wil lUkb l- JUU1CIMUS
in the highest degree. As he placed
i,;s bj.r aw on Ihe braist of tho pros-
Jt rate man lie looked toward the
, audience for approval. Nothing
! dauntc1.' r'cr clinched again, and
was again thrown, although he gave
bruina vm. go0(1 i,:lmlful.s At leifgth.
'amid cries of "Don't trv it again !" he
bear's paw and held it firmly. This
mode of wrestling was evidently novel
to the liear, .vho tugged and pulled in
vain to release himself. In the wild
nessof his strainings lie lost his habit
ual caution, and Reignier, seizing him
behind, actually threw bun bead over
hecis and tell upon, him.-, 11ns 13 the I
first time the bear has ,been floored
When he rose to his feet he was fresh
and anxious for another
Reignier had retired.
A band of burglars has just been
broken up in 1 ban rraucisco, and cer-l
tain developments made that show a
, . ams es" j fearful proficiency in crime amoug hand on her head and plavfullv catch
of time among, the so-called "hoodlum" element of ing hold of a lock of her hair, what
on account of that city. The band was composed of was his surprise to find a whole head
b0's' but tne ,ea,ler a g twelve
- vears' ws alisolute in her sway. The
and none dared disobey her. She was ;
tne most adroit shop-lifter in town, f
the confidence of her employers, find
lened child to perfection, and assisted
the thieves to get away bv shutting the
doors to confuse those pursuiug them,
and her evident fear saved her from
oui uie wncreaoouLs 01 money and val-1 paraphernalia of a sleeping Venus.
t uables, and when the way was clear , How the storv got abroad is a m vsterv,
open tb,e doors for tijp gang to do the but one thing is certain, the geutlemar.
robbiufr. If nn nln mi VV'l i rri.... Kt I tlliA alnnl t.it! . V. n ... . f
AT THE GATE.
A Journalist and an Eminent Di
vine Interview at. Peter.
iv:u thtvm Praiiw f Mai!.
-V poor journalist and a celebrated
divine died recently un the same day.
Iill fltlf fuMliUVwl fi t?u - lt-'
w - - - . - . . . . V . . V. .
a few brnken-hearlttl IVdieniinns; the
other lay in state amid thousands id', On mystic shores of golden s:.nd-,
lilies and camcliae, ami bis obsequies What cvmbaU vouvd with fairv breath
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an oaken coffin in a quiet corner of
tne churchvnrd ; the other sbinibcrnl
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m a rosewoou isi:er ennnnett ma
marble vault. The journalist's spirit.
juijvco :il iuug:iiu 01 ui-avcn ursi, ior
be had been lean in flesh and liirht of
. uearr, nut ne dared not kuock, and lie
lay on the lowest step with the eyes of
his sr.il cat down toward the earth.
A ?ld fitmn IlO llP'inl ! rllilliinr lli.l fli
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iiuiumgsom oi inc great, divine v.me.,
surging through the air, almost knock-
big the poor little journalist off the
-Steps, in his eagerness to enter into the '.,.,, , ' :
f .i 7 i rfi . , I Jiat ilotvn Ik-iic.-ii
joy ot the Lonl. I lie great soul. . .
lifted the knocker of the hcavenJv ' "c c,,,,tfP "
gate, and the outer courts resounded
with the viiror of its summons. "Who
art thou .' responded bt. retcr through
j a golden lattice. "J, dear saint, am
, cupy a large mansion in heaven," re-
5onled the divine "I have preached
nlfimn ftmnco.wt l....wl,l ...i.i
sermons, converted over three thoti-,
'saml sinners, and given advice audi
' communion to countless herds of err-i
g mortals. Please not to keep me I
standing here, :is 1 am Uvmg to see !
the streets paved with sapphires ami ;
listen to the angelic choir." St. Peter,
that lie so tremblingly below I ! J
am, retorted the terrified scribbler.
was cheapest. 1 have written bun-
elephant to a peanut, without the i
litrlifkf rumvil ( PliMfiiiiiilt T . . I
viui.-n.iiim. x t-
libeled the Angel Gabriel, and even
written the socks off lien rv Ward
Beecher." "3Iv poor Imv." si'died the
Saint Peter, "I'll attend to you direct- .
iy, and a diamond tear ol about
A f m a ltir 1 '
lonv-iivc carats weisni ndiod irom in
tu uuihi iu . iiv.nr iiiu uiuu iouri.iii."L i
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htV 111" diVllie Iliadr n frnll if if -li
m. iu iiiviiiv. HI.IUI, a r:iu .u u .i
it passed him, but he was balked at bis i
doiwji hv thi ctontfirmti vnleo of fbnl
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Saint, who thundered foith. "Most
Keverentl Uoctor, there are eleven
souls of women in hell, whom vou I
vou belong forever and ever nnd Iionr
the curses of the wretched souls who;
den fall, and he heard it, the little !
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journalist passed through a thousand ,
vears of mirfratnrial nam. Ho L-nowl
arms of the .Saint were around him :
and he wasjymgoii bissbuiing breast. E. Shockley, of Knob Xoster.the; We ain't.
M poor cmlfl, he .-ai.l "you had 1 Ua uacJtoiaillf rep0rteu t!,at 0:1 Satur- J Talking about that mule, and death, ind
nam lines down there, and your hlej,,av Iart hc KlninA 150 revolvers in onejfuch things, puts iw in mind of a good one
riwi- untiiiuu: uut IIS ill
come in and sec Artemus
A Wife's Stratagem
Frr.m the Portland Arii.
There is a certain well known gentle-1
AiivTiu ia UUV.TUUU ueii Known gemie-i at gootl jokes, raiseth his hat to the voting
mail, a resident of Ward 1, who not : misses, pattelh the nirishtlr urchin i.n
long ago was the hero of a little the shoulder and cordiaMv" haketh th-
r.S,nAn : ..l,.i - 4 "Y:,,,C "". r ar.ti cortiia.iy f naKUii uu
episode Which IS altogether too good hand of thcaged iol.tician.
UUVI l' aiiCV 1IUU 1IU?.1JIUI i
obscuritv. He had lieen iisin'
the cvenins a't a friends, mnkimra
merrv euchre party, -ami when hclK"",K on ,hc cw lcars night. The.IIowcll
.reached his own residence it was iuite
late iu fact, past 12 o'clock. On .
entering his sleeping room he noiseless-;
ly 11 11 dressed and crept into bed ven '
quietly, iu order not to awaken Iifs :
-wile, who was apparently calmly?
sleeping, wrapped in pleasing dreams.
The gentleman was glad bis belter
half, instead of sitting up for him, as
was her custom, though against his re
pealed requests, had retired, ami so
took especial pains not to disturb her ;
repose, and in a lew minutes was him-iWi,
self fast aslef p. J
It was broad davliirht when he '
awoke the next morning, and the!
motionless figure beside him showed
that his wife, usually a quite early
hail not yet gotip. He thought
it strange she should not be up, and
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m ranger iu:u Mie S1I0UK1 OO SO SOlindlV
sleeping, but feeling still too sleepy to
say anything, he again consigned him-1
sen io siumuer. ine suniigiit was (
streaming into the
room when he
again awoke, and still
his wife was
sleeping beside bira.
vield to his gentle pull, while a sudden
burst of laughter from a lady looking
opened door told the gentleman that
there was somethin wrone;omc whore
and, raising on his elbow, he soon dis
No child can sleep roundly while suf
fering with colic or from teething. Re
mote the cause by asing Dr. Ball' Baby
Syrup. Only 25 cents per bottle.
out in all the
: .. 10. jtiwjh, ii.u iuv uuiuiuy never
i Wrillm fur tliemLy Minims lliftm.
liV KOSA I'KAKI.E.
In all this world there's no holicf
So pure, so sweet and free from Haw?,
j As thnt which in the llorder-Liml
Of life, is di earned of Santa Clati.
What wondnm faith, what cables built
cs wrought by fairy hand-:
anted one by one.
i-ced and yet are slill.
l"e l"? rl" chuiIIhkhI know-, m. i.iu-..
jwhiijik jrumaeoneis m.
It f.-! that far !Kr(.nd lite e.i
Or r.et!til 'mid the lar alwre
There i a diine where bird- haw llown
, t tell to Sana Clan it h.v.
, Ti,l te3r "1M rose-leaf chtvk
! dry. Ifore the ieail cut fill,
A IkiW of lirOlllI.SO SliatK PI I'll olmul
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That like the .-uinbeani brightens all.
sweet Itelief I I would not shake.
or mar your faith, for all the gdd
h the Mirgin wave,
ic ocean hold.
Too, sjon. alas! we learn to duuht,
Too ?oon our faith in life is hid
1 And all our days tic mourn a pxt
' That o'er them clo.od its coffin lid.
j l,ve a,,a c-,a"nS come.
x Ux ,iev4'.r 1"
: A when within the I)nler Land
"f 1,c "e dreame.1 of Santa Claiw.
JOHNSON COUNTY ITEMS,
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Aiomfi in? Hni?m.: ni wvinms
at the Knobs.
i.tu any man wno ornws iiHpiratmn ironi
' fnih fih ard an oec,sInn-lgliinp' of Can
A large number nf the Nornnl schooi ada can never sue -cod in the world.
iaiiit-b have gone home to ? ml Ciiristmas.
Miss Alpha Tort issH nding the holi -
days with .Miss KUa Davis, of llrownsville.
-The Eureka mills of Warreihurg l.i-
liew in keeping Christmas,
le closed that lay.
The mill will
icrc will Ik a masked
ainment at Mm pi re
The Knight- of I'vthia had a -rami
parade and hrilliant entertainmera on
Thur-day and" Thursday night.
The Metkodi-t Episcopal Sunday
ehool propose to have a scioplicon enter-'
t.-unm. nt during the holidavs
ix new, MibsMntial and elegant htii-
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!- ""ii ureioi umm lire, --
:,.,., i ,r.,t- n.f Ml tl.nf
'summer ansl fall at Warrenshurg,
Tl... . 11.. .. J... :n I
. .v .ik iiiiiiLiiiiuiM "ill : .
hold meetings dnring ChrMun, we-ek tom'nT n , Vr T- V
whoo,. the brethren over the holidays. i
Prof. Conner and several of his clocu-!
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Houston Cntfnucn arrived home lrom ;
l3rry 3t home during the holidays.
day. He asked ever man and learned that
1 not one of them had a bible.
This is a dc-
I plorable state of affairs.
I Hon. T. T. Crittenden i at home
! endinc the holidays. He laughcth loud !
at good iokes. raiseth his hat to the voting 1
le Knob Foster band will give a
m',,i,c?1 lestival at rie.di Hall, at the j
l'layers ate all home talent. 'c notice
""ng thoe who will participate in the en
tertainmint the name of Mr. and Mrs. C.
I.ittlefield, A. O. T. lVuningion, O'e-o.
Taylor, I'rof. Houton and others.
iTm. M.Swapshire, aged about twenty-
four years, borrowed a suit of clothes fioiu
a young man near Index, in Ca-s county
and wandered over into this county, last
Wednesday. He was arretted and had a
UUU,,H uur "3"
was uoiinu over ano in iieiauu oi oau ne I
waa nt to the Sedalia jail for afe keeping ,
n,,til collrt ,act,!i
An Eloquent Jf asaago.
r lt cannot be earth is man s abiding
It cannot be that our life is a
bubble cast be eternity to float a mo-
niont. nnnn its w.ivk nnr sinlr infit
nothingness. Else why is it that the
high and glorious aspirations which
ie:ip hke angles from the teninle of our
hearts forever wandering unsatisfied?
Whv is it that the rainlww and clouds
come over us with a beauty that is not
ot earth, and then pas? off to leave us
.11 I A lift
10 muse on tneir loveliness: w iiy is it I
tue stars wiucn hold their festival
around the midnight throne are set
atMive the grasp ot our limited faculties!
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forever mocking us with their uuap-i
proaciiable glory: And hnaily why is
that bright forms of human beauty are
Iiresented to view and taken from us ;
caving the. thousand streams of our af
fection to floxv back in an Alpine tor
rent upon our hearts?
There Is a realm were the rainbow
never fades; where the stars bespread
out before us like the island that slum
ber in the ocean.and where the beauti
ful brings which pass before us like
shadows which stav in our presence
forever. George t. Prailicc.
They pay bn inen u dull ; nigar and
coffee are selling slowly. Not so with Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup; we Haderttaad oar
druggists can hardly tuppply the demand.
preliminary examination at iiomen. Jiejp3.nt OTienl oll ,,. .atreet Mmcr lhc
In This Collection of Sky Itockcts
Christian rer.der ititellicent
trave'rr the down hill side of glory
ereiything's up. Woo-ls up, cogl up,
ilonrViip, whiskey's riz, tnlnrco U clM -
j in?, and the jarkscrew of bird times
placed uril.T all the j-rs of iPe. with the
IVnl putting in full time on giving it extra
Why, things are g-tting to such a pa
tint if vou a fellow how ho does, in tho
h i t i i i
mr.rn.ng, 1,e -mh yon nroutrd h. lull bo -
fore four oVIo-k in the nfterno-m, reading
Skpu.ia. Ji:vemler the II.
To , Dr
To information a to health thi
It is a fact. Ard if you don't pay it, it-
protected ant! vou're detested.
If wc wen I're:dent of the United Stat
nil tli?4 rnl'! I rlnti"(il W trntilil
write a me-age, or onler the drink,, or do
something that would have an nlleviating.
m rt II - . 1 .r. t
?' what that Like Erie fiend get
U on Hayes !
Halt Hayes he wrote a inessige,
Von of do htillie-t gii;I,
3lit "Vellow-Zitizen" in fmnt
t'nt '!!. Ii. Ilavip hint.
I tell yon, stranger, if that Iwy had !ecn
jraivd west of the Misi-iippi he'd have
mtde Ids mark jerhaps his name
have !cen hamhd down to
i jiosterity on the same barkeeper's
; slate with the grontesi men of the AVet.
; Success is evervthinc in thi- world, fam-
. s,5 "lwa." Iwn succissful cou'dn't help
'. 'lt ltn ils ' Never w.v but one thing in-
. terfend with it. It was a mule. I'onr cen
erations ago one of our ance-tors tried to
convert a mule.
The mule was firm so
j was the old mm. The old gentleman died
: suddenly while arguing with the same mule;
j bnt he handed his mi-slon down to his son,
and the mule !inu fe.I II. p -on ilown to the
oM ,ua" a,,,, il Wmc ki,!'1 f a" 3irlo0f"
inree gvnersiiou werz rumen ov mat
j mu,e ? ,,m il W5S an affct'ticnate animal. It
aways grszed by the family burying ground,
nnd'mnnv tone, we b.tvJ seen that mule
j.Ja,l r..l .,nze for hours at that row of
'.graves wrapird in meditation nnil a saddle
; blanket, and heave.a heavy sigh. He had
tli hravis lint' nu i.tI. Iti-1 nn! Iiriil i i..fit.- .n.T r..l . .1.-. :t.;ir.r.
I I'll'lllgll t UIUN. .IIH.
Ml thnt mule's
! ngilitv lav in his heels.
He could start out
. " - ;
MoTC " tTUe " f
."en!e right Mow lightning he could kick
or eight time.
at mule diet I one morning. Somebody
put a barrel of dynamite in the lot. That
aKcioii- an mal knew tshat it wa, but
1 lie ?ti-t inisscil the Inst me bv a hair's
1 . 1 f. T . as. 1. I
i-iiu.ii. 1. nj-iiiuiiiu.
It was too much.
One week afterward we read of a meal
shower in Kentucky. 1
Some jicople arc superstitious.
on 0111 .Mrs. iiowin. wmi care a oern 11 ,
it is Sunday. Toll down the blind-, love, J
c 11 . 11 . ? -
and we'll go ahcid with our racket :
A country lady vMted South Helton, .
I fiml cnimr ffii f!itirpliV!tril f?iff niwn vam. '
was laid. The sexton kindly informed her. ,
j was lani. 1 he sexton Kinoiy iniormeti her. ,
! ,e '"TlfJ ? tear over the grave, and said j
,,e n l ,,own e,"'- I-,r
There b?ptened to be a dead thorn
rin tjlc where she sat down, which
Aaaj.&l Im lt via at I. tl at nnrtiit la Ta
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l0 your old tricks yet ; ju-a like you, Mr;
h .a P.nJ, -Iefmi placet
Often have wc wandered, in the
still and .silent night, and indulged in
Mt'Apt'a A at . 1 a . t It t !! I
, , . .. if. ? . yours and affirms the judgment of the court
moon threw down its Hoods, of glory that. ,
glisteneil uiKm the marble tables of those I ,, . . . ,
... 1 f 1. i ., Jhmit (imronccrHOi.) Il that is the case
who slept ?n itoacefiiUv Iwneath them, wcT, ,, .. ,
, , , , ' i.i. I had letter commence to fix the thing up.
have wished, ave, almost pravwl that one n , ...
I o. Have you no hope cm other iKiints in
more rave was nitmliereil with thorn r so . .. . 1
r . -. , .1
.i . i , M . . , ,
ll-lf LIIJ flfa ril.I flT tirrv-Infj li.tf.n nl I
I Ma. r - a.- a a it tr-iFn limit J
other dav. Drat him!
We wul1 wn?c Iwn ,.WIini!in
at that funeral. Ever hear ot the French
man? No? Well, here goes :
.h. Monsieur ite O ." sai.l a ccntlc-
man to a trench Irienu the other day,
.Sorry o hear you've lost ycur wife."
'fitii, Sare," replied the Frenchman.
''Ah, tn misfortune horreble; inv poor
"I nttendeil the funeral at the church,"
continued the gentleman, "you seemed to
be taking on terribly abnit it, I noticed."
7s: church," exclaimed the Frenchman,
excitedly. "Z church ! Ah, my friend,
zat was nossing. You should have seen
me at the grave. Zero I rai-e h I."
Infant son of G. J. and M. F. Earton,
C.lnnl.o ranlw ... I
J. 11 w. 11(11. Ln.riuv tl 1 .
Flln ' , fpnm Vi.rt nwt rf,.i, tn r
Sedalia, Sunday December 23rd, 1877, at 11
An aflray occurred in the neighboring
town of Windsor, a few days ago, which,
at the time, occasioned but little notice.
A man named Tom Daugherty struck a
tailor on the head with a chair, the blow
felling him to the floor. From the effects
of this blow he son became sensele and
has remained so to this time, with excep
tion, ot occasionally a few minutes. Nor is
this the worst phase of the affair. The ia
jured man U now ia a very critical con
dition and the attending physician, who
are from this city, haTe but little hop of
j DANIEL SMILES !
Informed of tho Decision of the
Supreme Court Ilis Advice to
The folhoring U clipp'd from the JcftVr-
?on City J'utnwt, of DiTciidKTlJKt.tonehinir'
"1M, decLin of therontittnK.it:tHty of
,!,e law allowing a special judge to try
'' c;wcs :
U n::t.tviri:f:ti r.v jris.K NoaTos.
' " vs. J..nn .nu, tlclend
. r.tr mtir.i..r ;.... nra .t.w.r.. : .. -5ii:
- s Jhr S. L-ine. At hi- lir-t trial, which nc
nlr7, ,n " T. " 'v'tt.d of
tuuriier in the nrst degn.v.andi)ii apival to
, ,e .!,,,rvilie r,IlM t7w -,, .!IU.,U:1, u,.
- mnndeil, UH-au-e the rtcord did not show
tatHrinatively the oneuceof the iiritner.i
,i me 3iiri:u ne wa again ciinviett-il anil
to he llt'Vi;
TO HE llfi;
on the i'Sth of the present month. From
ti.T.. i . ...t. i
alleging is error in his trial the uncon-ti-
tutionalitv of the law authorizing a special
J judge, l.y whom he wa tried, and thnt'
there w i re,d in evidence mi hts tri d the '
I tetinmny t a witn, nov dead, hut whw
I testimony w; perved in the bill of ex-
(j I ceptieiy, upon which the cae came to the
judge, l.y whom he wan tried, and thnt
. . - ... .- . i- .. . .
i.-nprviiie uonri in me nrsi m-iance. in an
LirMc 0.,Iito,, ,v .1 ,,,1. X..n.,.,. d.. S.
prune Court now again allirmed theiiid"-
........ ..f ... a I. .1.1 1 k t f. 9
llM,u ,tl,c J'ci-e iinl involvetl in this
e, ni iea-i a.t i me ci'usuiiuionain v l
the law et la-t winter, 1ST7, fnr the aj-
pointmenl of a special judge, the case of
IKniel, recently eoiivicted of murder in the
iirt ilgrte, at Warren-burg, is on iN wav
lo thi ctmrt. The ca.-e of f .miel is there-
lore virtually decided, and that he must
hang is a foregone cnRclaoinn.
We have not seen the decNion affirming
the (-nn-ttihttionality of the law in question,
ami prohnldy would be hut little wiser if
we had. The ant of the legislature called
iu tpte-dinn by Daniel, provides that when
the defendant in any criminal case makes
a vilid objection to the j'idge of the court,
lvforc whom the case is pending, and alleges
that he is prejudiced, the lawyers there
in court can proceed to elect one of their
uiimlicr. not interested or connected with
the case, to set on the trial of the case.
this is i.-pi:::p scjimakuv mom:
of selecting a judge to set on trial in a case
involving the life or de.ith of th? accused
ami may Ih. f:n to grave objections, aside
from any con-titutiona! question, as to the
vnlidcty of the law.
A man possoseil of large nutans a nd in
tluential friends in the community on trial
for homicide or other grave offences might
Iiossibly le able to reach a judge so elected,
much easier than one who has been placed
npin the lietieh by n popular election, and
who has been placed in -o resjionsible a po-
Jsition by reason ol" hi legal ability and in-
"fa"".' 'n re-'piiu-iuimies
I.i.... ..i. i -. i .......
that attach to his high office. Ihit be this
as it may, the State and
2OT THE PKFFXPANT
i'i our opinion, is the party most
likely to be prejudiced by this law,
and In the case of Daniel, ot whose guilt
no one familiar with the evidence has any
doubt, it is of course congratulation that
another long and expensive trial in not to
be had, for it could evidently result in
nothing but conviction.
This is the first conviction for murder in
tho first ilins ili.it Itrn l.n r,dwLl
r - - - - aa iiimiviiii
T M f . .
;agami any one ior crime committed in
j this county, and the execution of Daniel
will no doubt have a salutary effect upon
those who think, and from the history of
criminal trials here have some reason to
thinlr, that able counsel an
friend-, can thwart the ends o
set the guilty free.
f justice and
daxiel has hekx r0r.VD0c11.TV
of a deliberate and cruel murder. He was
ably defended and fairly tried, and it is to
hoped that he will not escnne the nun.
t . .
,,a mentttl "irou8h "J
Tm!e of ,e Iavr-
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l- l IM IliU ITU lUMEU
r a II.vzoo rejtorter went to the
anil sought an interview with
the ilooxned man. The reporter found him
lt-!n, ;.. l.w .ll l,. : : a..
he went into the room Daniel trot nn and
V?tllfrtat laitSt tlta kMta at.1 At ... nH ....1 ft
. . . lf
t?.IL- .tlTttt. f.ifnrfnll
., ... ,. 'L . ,
wiwiti. wdiiu I. u:e oupreme
. Court has decided a cae parallel with
JK-l don t know anything aWmt that
. What do you thing of vonr chances
by ilii time?
1HNT KXITIESS! 1IIMSKI.P.
IK I don't know as it does a man any
good to tell what he thinks of his chances.
li. You will try and remain girne, will
IK The fact of hanging don't scare me
a bit I can die garue, but the man who
swore to lio-j had better be .reading the
It You mean to say then, that some of
the witnesses swore falsely.
D. I do a little money will do any
thing. JI.D0 you want I should say anything
to the public lor you ?
WANTS KITTER3CAX INTERVIEWED.
IK No, I believe not; I think you have
raid enough about me in the lixho. You
lean get II. K. Kitterman down and inter.
view him get him to tell something but
you will not get the truth frora him. AH I
would ask him to do ia to read the Bible
and follow its teachings as close as he can.
ii Where is jour wife?
IK I don't kuow. 1 understand that she
ha given H. K. Kitterman sixty acres of
land forswearing ray life away.
r. vo any ol the clergy of the citv yfeit
IK No, I'd prst as soon they wouldn't
come. They can't do rac any good.
Daniel looks ami talks cheerful nm.1
docs not seem to be much alarmed at the
pro-peel of taking an immediate trip to the
umiucuTcrra reaiBM ot a aerealter. His
great hope seem to rest in the fthrtardnMit
of his attorneys and that he will escape
death at a rope's eml by some deTelopaaentM
that will established bis innoceace of the
crime of which he has beea convicted, 'he
mow tho Luxury is Made Th
Word3 as Drawn From Cephas'
xjips-xrom uno wno Should
The festive days ate anon va. "
And this is the time to make egg aec,
Realizing the situation and that the peo-
pie should fully understand how to make
' ,,u delicious cold weather beverage, a
? t57xx reporter was detailetl to "work the
- matter up as bijj town journals would say.
. T "e ?ntt T
smitunie iu ?re ii n is eves would
- - "roP on a man 'bat he thought could give
htm the desireil information.
It s iwlimu
11 teho,w f.areh- ,
. " "e 'OUR'1 ,,w msn
11 1Nra8 u,e gat and gootl Cephas.
ine reporter approached the ccntleman.
- c v
who nce was a candidate for the Sedalia
iKHtofDee and said :
Good morning, Cephas."
LtPha-!no,t9 w J.)-Good
Jtyrtrr. I am here to-day to see if you
lirttnr. I am here to-day to see if you
can give me some information of vast im-
. . . ...
-an? to the ' pubi c.
' am ready to do anything that will
. ? t . i -
...ukc niaiiKinu ueucr in mis vale ot tears,
i:. Just so. riease square yourself he-
fore the public for a few minutes and tell us
"what you know about making egg nog"
C iuciutlfy.) What !
i?. That's just what I mean, so
cross your legs and spit it right
nnt for the benefit of tli nnhlu
in general, and the Bazoo tribe in
CMTell, as near as I can remember seemed to devote his whole time and atten
tat old Illeneoy method of making it was' tion to the care and comfort of the boy.
to take good ripe eggs, peel 'em very care- They did not want for money, and the old
fully and pick out the seed. Some derned
fools get mad and break them.
That shows how they were raised.
When vou get them peeled you most
beat them well. It won't hurt 'em, and
you can beat and beat an egg h half an
hour and it won't holler once. Then take
a little brown jug, wrap it up in a news-
paper, size of the TTtY Times, and go
down to Moore's. Hold up three fingers
and stick out your right leg. That's the
enunterfifjn, and he'll know right off what
When you get back lock all the doors and
put the jug on the table. Then pour out
half a tumbler-full of whiskey and hold it
up to the light. Then put some sugar ia it
and stir right fast with your finger. Then
take a pitcher of water and set it out In the
back yard. Then stir it a little more and
put in some whiskey. Then go off and set
down and rest yourself, after which you can
put iu some whiskey. Now go out and
look at '.he water to see if it is safe, and
come back aad slowly-add a little more
whiskey. If yo are right careful, aad pat
enough whwkey ia the taabler you'll have
some right good egg-nog! Whea the tun-
bier is full, take oat the sugar to make rooas
for more whiskey. Then hold the glass up
to hps, shut your eyes, coaat six, aad you'll
feel a streak of red-hot glorv ckaa to your
Then sraark yoar liraad chew coffee,
Then hide the jar aaeT when vour wife
comes ia ask her what smells like camphor
round the hou-ie.
She will commence snuff-
ing, and then she will look kind of queer at
you out of her left eye. TheB you had bet
ter go out doors aad do some chores it
will save you from aasweMmsome ques
i?. You recommend that,do yon ?
C Yes, unless anybody desires to put
in more whiskey to suit the taste.
It. I am thankful to you for this infor
mation, and shall hasten to lay it before
C Not at all. Call agaia.
And as the reporter glided through the
door he looked around aad Cephas had
gone to sleep.
The Christmas festivities of the varioae
churches and Sunday schools ia the city
will be observed in the following maraer :
The Episcopak will have their church
handsomely decorated, and a Christmas tree
on Monday evening, the usual Christmas
services, and the children carol.
In the First Presbyterian church Santa
Claus will be found in a snow hoase aad
have in his service fairies to distribute the
At the Congregational church, there will
be a Christmas house for the accomodation
of good Santa, which will be bailt of ever
greens. I'ages and faires will do his bid
ding and deliver his packages to the proper
In regular story hook fashion Saata
Claus, will use the chimney as ameass of
ingress and egress to aad from the in
terior of the house, which will give aa ad
ditional value to the preseats,thas brought.
The Ohio street Methodist have their
Christmas tree and childreas' coacert on
Ia East Sedalii, at the engine hoaee the
Methodist church, or Christmas eve have
a Christmas tree and concert.
At the Baptist church, a Christmas tree
on Monday evening.
The First Baptist Sunday School have a
Christmas tree oa Christmas eve.
The Catholic church will be heautiwlly
decorated. Oa Christmas morniag at 5
o'clock early mass; at 8 arclock aad 10
a. hi. the usual church services.
The Germaa Methodists, oa Tasday
evening, have their Christmas tree aad eoa
cerL Stola Clotaia.
Joha W. Clark had some clothing stotea
yesterday, from BobbiVa livery stable,
where he works. .He swore oat a
warrant before Judge Kirby, chsrgiag the
theft on oae Kate Wright, a celered case.
Rube, whea arrested by eScer Congers,
denied the charge. 8kseqaeatly a search
?Ui the clothaag where Sabe
bad kit it.
ru"?i f plead gailty,
ad Jaaige Kirby sealeaeed ham to thirty
lk coa",T Md tea dollars Sae.
Thw will cost the county aboat $25 aad
may get the $10,00 ine.
AN IN3ANB SON.
I H Kurde His Father in lamu
The Son Watches the Body a
Week Before DiscoTered.
On Friday night last there mmm) lhrniurh
Sedalia. in charge
-y O - Vmmm Wk7 J VUa WIS
mamiea Arthur O. Wetls, a maniac of the
worst type. The young man was brought
from Sherman county, Kansas, and here is
the story told in the Kansas City Times of
the horror :
Some time during 1875 a Young BaB ar-
d MerriweatherV ranch oa Bearer
MreeK. ami annneo ior wnrir tut Urni nn
T'cowbor." Not wan tine any aflSMtaace
Gd. Merriweather referred the youtw maa
. t- , . .. .
me Texans who were herding about
ten mil?8 west- Ife returned a few davsaf-
terwardand anolid for board, and rdRnI
to ttn.l tho.nttl l.or.1 .t; it u i.i
i m. (y" aicr
be nermitted. Keinj? a oniPt. hon-t.llr.
the dmr-out. or eav and
gaged in herding. It was noticed by the
I CT J 7
three men in charge of the herd that Wells
acted stramrclr at timta. .nnu
main out at night, and be absent sometime
or two or three day?. He had a terrible
ahhorrence for writine or readme anil n.
i . . . -e r
peared to be always in dread of somethinr.
On his return from one of his longtripa
from the ranch, he returned with an old
introdcced as his father.
They went away, and after a few weeks'
absence returned to the neighborhood and
uom.il k. ,.i : t ....
and in herding. The old man was not
more communicative than the win. bnt
man made frequent trips to" Wallace for
letters. They soon ceased to excite remark
or curiosity among the herders, and were
left to themselves,
About three weeks ago the Wells herd,
including about 150 head of cattle was
then scattered. and without a herder. This
was remarked upon by others, aad as
day after day the herd became separated,
and was wandering off south, cattle men
in the vicinity begaa to wonder. Last Sua.
day a party of three cattle men rode dowa
to the Wells camp, ia a ravine on Beaver
creek n1 were Brped o Sad three
dead ponies and severalilead dogs lyiag ia
frontof the cave, or "dug-out," in the beak,
Xo deal8 of Iife was vL,ib,e from lhe OBt-
sidf and on enterinS 'ght was presented
paralyzed them with horror.
Theheaul body of old man Wells wan
founlnear the entrance to the cave ia a very
dBceu" 8lte of decoatpositioa. The
yoBn,c maB was ra1"1" bet
bo"kin the rt Li.of the dimly
Hhted Jen evIdeBtlr rfP- Whea area,
rf ae 1,PraBKfro" me this ia
his tma which wr"PPed m VMaaket
He attempted to shoot the iatruders, but
was prooiplly neiaed and in the straggle
el his father rolled oat el the
Wanket- He-eried aad begged ior his hor-
"Wc lookiag pet, aad when his desire was
g"1'6 841 down 0B th flor nd hogged
the ghastly, putnM head to his eosoau He
was a raving maniac, it required force to
bind and control him, but this was prompt
ly furnished. .
An examination of the papers aad cor
respondence showed that the old maa was
1. A. WELLS, DEALER I3t LEATHER AXD
New York City. His son had beea accas
ed of some crime the correspondence aad
the papers found seemed to indicate aiar
der of his wife. His father had followed
him out to Kaasis aad was endeavoring to
reclaim his boy, bat lost bis life ia the at
tempt. Mr. Knowltoa says that the theory
of the tragedy as preseated bv the circam
RtaBces surroundiBg the affair are brieiy
these : The maniac sob had killed his la
ther aad everything living aboat the ranch
at least abont a week before the diseevery
of the tragedy. He had lived aloae with,
the corpse evidently withoat food, as whea
discovered there was ao signs of cookiag
having beea done since the murder. The
fratricide seems to be oacoascioas of his
crime and apparently oblivioas to every
thing going on aboat him. He is being
taken to New York by directum of his
mother, and will be placed ia aa asylum.
He is quite violent at times, bat is closely
guarded and UBder good control.
HOTX8 OK MUD.
Taken Prom tha Spot by a
Talk about mud and a careful reader of
the Bazoo for the past few weeks may have
noticed the subject mentioned ocxaeioaally.
Although the dwellers ia cities may seem
to suffer some inconvenience from it ia
their ordinary circumnavigation about
tewn, yet, nevertheless, to obtain a real and
genuine benefit from it, to behold it ia all
its native sublimity aad feel the fall force
of its unlimited stickiness, one shoald take
a stage ride over aboat fifty miles of Miss
ouri road. The team drawing the United
States Mall, or any other male or female
who hss the temerity or are eblked la ma
ture oa the trip t arts oat,pIaages wto the
mire axle deep, aad through the. whole day
dragee its load at a small pace.
Were it aot for the frequency with which
postofices oecar through the ceaatry, at
whkh the postmasters distribute the mail,
examine the regisiered ktters and read all
the postal' cards whik yoa are - waitiag
shi fering; withoat, there wbald be nothing,
whatever, to break the mewotoay aad the
tedious strain apoa maa aad beast.
The small importaaee ot'stsge routes bow,
as compared with former tiaam; and conse
qaeatiy the small pecaaiary advaatsges to
the contractor readers it Beeessary thai the
ccomodatioas for travelers he correspoml-
iagly meager, and cowaeqaeatly the little
hack with its jaded team of today k as
much behind the stage coach aad fear-ia-hand
of former times aa k thaibehaad
ur railway cars, where yea swiftly glide
srmpectire aad ladifereat to tke
wuawMi, aciiaiag vt more
disaasUag thaa a stage ride threafh the