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DUST TO DUST.
DANIXL BROUGHT BACK.
FOUR BSD BUGS
Being a True Account of a Strange and Thrill
Oh, Eugene has a baby,
The picture of it dad ;
But when it has the colic,
Oh, my I ain't Eugene mad !
He cannot write a leader,
But what'this babe will squall
"When the bottle's sought to feed her
Lo ! 'Gene has drank it all !
For habit's strong as nature,
With him or any other;
"A bottle's made for 'craythur,'"
Says 'Gene unto its mother.
One day this baby ranges,
Unto forbidden Fields,
And tore up his exchanges,
With' wild, ferocious squeals!
At length this babe was able,
To roam a little ronnd,
He climbed upon the table,
And in an inkstand drow n'd.
A reporter happened by,
And saw this veiy item ;
H quickly home did fly
To publish ad lib-i-tum.
As Eugene went to dinner,
He heard the newsboys cry :
A little baby sinner.
Did in an inkstand die !
When he found that the Dispatch,
Had publish'd it the first,
Kight into an open hatch
He jtiniMtl. and lit into a great lijr 'n-gino, which
swallowed littn rijrlit iiji ami rtml mm imu u-n
million ltttie pitfe. lt vinjj nothing but a gorgeous
MurtMii'l .tmloneof In- -aruithu lead h.-mciI
behind it, with which terrible tragedy
I'll end uiT mournful verse.
TROUBLE IN BENTON.
St Clair Tax-Books Carried Off By
A special to the St. Louis Jlepubticun,
dated Osceola, 1 5lh, says : Last uight a body
of armed and partly masked men took pos
session of the town and court-house, arrest
ing all persons on the streets at the muzzle
of revolvers and shot-guns, took from the
county treasurer and clerk's office all the
tax-books for this year, as well as the de
linquent tax-books for all previous years,
carrying them off. The difficulty grows
out of railroad tax, which has been levied
to pay off judgments against this county
for past-due interest on the bonds issued to
the Clinton branch of theTcbo and iSeoslio
railroad. Several of the parties were
recognized, and as they are known to the
officers of the law hot times are expected in
the county, and the people are very excita
ble oo on this question of tax-piying.
The man Schamle or Schunitne, arrested
in Colorado a few days since by Abe Ellis,
for the murder of a butcher, and who it was
said was the ravisher of Miss Schuinam in
Sedalia, last summer, was hung by a mob in
Georgetown last Saturday.
For the Fen.
An officer passed down this morning with
the following prisoners from Johnson
county for the penitentiary :
James Deviue, assault with intent to kill,
Miles Murphy, grand larceny, two years.
On Wednesday last, Miles Murphy stole
a coat in Warrensburg. The Criminal
Court was in session at the time, and a
special grand jury was summoned. He
was indicted on Thursday, tried, and con
victed, and on Saturday sentenced. To-day
he is in the penitentiary five days from
the commission of the crime.
"That Beautiful Allegory."
If "Kentuckian" will read again the few
lines that precede "the beautiful allegory,"
in the Sunday Mousing Bazoo, he will
find that the writer does not credit Col. T.
T. Crittenden with the authordip of it. We
reproduce our remarks :
"All intelligent people admire beautiful
rentiments when clothed in proper language;
but most people are heartily sick of the
nonsensical, bombastic gusli, of some of our
present newspaper writers. Our Congress
man, Col. T. T. Crittenden, it seem-, about
that time appreciated a good thing: "
It is only claimed that he "appreciated a
good thing." We are well aware that he
was not the author of the allegory, which,
if we mistake not, is of very ancient origin.
And now will "Kentuckian" please tell us
who wu the author of "the beautiful alle
Robbery and Shooting in Johnson
A friend who arrivrd in the city this
morning gave us the following particulars
concerning a robbery, and a shooting affair
which resulted from it, in and near Holden
a day or two since. Unfortunately our in
formant had forgotten the names ot the
On Saturday last, some farmers living
near Rose Hill, a few miles south of Hol
den, went to the latter city with the inten
tion of remaining over night. Saturday
evening, however, they altered their deter
mination and concluded to return home.
When they arrived they found that the
house had been robbed of a sum of money
and a pistol, and the young man In their
employ who had been left in charge of the
premises had disappeared.
The parties immediately returned to Hol
den, where they got on the track ot their
man. The Marshal was informed of the
affair and attempted to capture him, but
the fellow took flight and ran toward the
railroad. Just as he reached a deep ditch
the Marshal fired, and the man fell, appa
rently, into the ditch.
The Marshal supposing the man a corpse,
approached the ditch leisurely, when he
found to his astonishment there was neither
a corpse or a live man, .but that his bird
The next day the farmers took the mat
ter into their own hands and struck out in
puieuit eastwardly. When just this side
of Centerview they saw their man and gave
chase, pressing him so closely that he
jumped over a fence into a field, where he
turned at bay and began firing at his pur
suers with the very pistol he had stolen.
The fire was returned, and several shots ex
changed, one of which struck the thief in
the head and glanced off. He then surren
dered and was taken back to Holden, where
he was bailed by his father.
It most be good, for everybody recom
meads it, and the doctors prescribe it. We
Dr. Ball's Cough Syrup. Price, 25
The Funeral of Clifton Wood Yes
Yesterday was consigned to earth all that
was mortal of Clifton Wood. The day was
warm ami spring like, and though the lower
ing clouds and occasional sprinkles threaten
ed rain, a large number of old residents of
the county came in to pay the last sad rites
of friendship to one who was with them co-
pioneers of Pettis.
The remains lay in the hnuec of Maj. J.
C. Wood, on Broadway, and during Satur
day and Sunday hundreds of our citizens
availed themselves of the opportunity to
take one more look at the well known fea
tures which in life had ever beamed with
kindness and benevolence. The body hav
ing been embalmed immediately after
death, the face was life-like h ituril, and
the features as placid us if in the respose of
A little after 2 p. m. the remain
were enclosed tu a ricaiy silver mounted
metallic casket, were conveyed to the h-md-
tfome hearse, which had a beautiful bouquet
placed uon each side of its plate glass
sides. The cortege then moved to the O.
S. Presbyterian church, corner ttl Second
and Latuine streets, in the following order :
1. Knights Templar, St. Onier Comman
dery, Xo 11.
if. Pall bearers Maj. Wni. Gentry, Ira
E. Barnes, Judge George Heard, J. M.
Vooldndge, X. Parlerry and Col. G. G.
I 4. Carriages containing relatives of the
a. Sedalia Lodge, A. F. and A. M No. 236.
G. Granite Lodge, A. F. and A. M.,
7. Procession of friends, citizens, etc
Upon arriving at the church, which was
crowded to its utmost capacity, the cafket
wi-s b. me in by the pall bearers and taken
to the altar.
llev. J. E. Wheeler, of Independence ,
Mo., officiated, and taking for his text
Hosea, chap VI, Gth verse :
"Come, and let us return unto the Lord :
for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he
hath smitten and he wjll bind us up.
He preached one of the most eloquent
and appropriate sermons ever delivered in
After the services at the church were
concluded, the remains were re-conveyed to
the hearse, and the procession was again
formed and proceeded to the cemetery,
where the body was deposited in its last
resting place with all the solemnity of re
ligious ami Masonic rites.
And this was the final end of one of Se
dalias most honored citizens, who enjoyed
the respect and love of all classes, &nd
whose memory will long be cherished and
revered iu our midst.
A friend has sent us a copy of the Lex
ington Register, of the 13th inst., contain
ing the following poem, with a prefatory
explanation. The poem itself is a gem,
well worthy re-publication, and the circum
stances of its recital give it additional in
Mr. Editor.' In a far distant locality,
where a half dozen congenial spirits had
met at a sumptuous repast, when the dining
was concluded, the gentlemen constituting
the party, being pleasantly exhuberated,
lingered around the table, indulging in song
and recitation. Years since then have
gone, carrying with them the best half of
the bouyant revellers, yet there remains
with me (one of the six) fragrant memories
of the day, which are oftimes recalled with
pleasure. When each had contributed ac
cording to the demand something towards
the mirth of the occasion, B., who was
much given to romance, just as we were
about to disperse, claimed attention for the
second time in recitation,and K'rhapstakinz
advant?ge of our simple credulity, flashed
upon us with his familiar and dashing bril
liancy of manner, a poem which he claimed
to have recently received from an unknown
source, indited to himself. He professed to
have detsroyed the original manuscript
Several times during the season I heard him
repeat it. I herewith offer for vour poetic
al column, this imerfect rendition. I
don't think it has heretofore been in type :
TO W. V. B.
Love me true heart, iove m for my wild and
Like Noah's dove in careh of rc-t, will hover
where thou art;
Will linger round thee like a s jhJI, till by thy liand
It folds its weary, care-uorn wing, to ncstlo on
Lore me true heart, love me ; when my soul wa
sick with i-trife.
Thy soothing words luive been the uu that
wanned it into life;
Thy breath called lorth the passion flowers tliat
slumltcred 'neath the ice
Of fcelf-Ui?tnist, and now below, makes earth a
Love me triie hex'rt, love me; let thy dreams be
all of me ;
Let waking thoughts be round my path, as mine
willcling to thee;
But if Oh God ! it cannot be yet if thou fhouldst
And weary of my jealous love, or think it oxer
Or if perchance some fairer form, should charm
thy truant eye,
Thou'lt find me woman, jtouJ and calm, ?o leavfc
me, let me die;
I'd not reclaim a wandering heart, whose pulse
lmd once grown cold,
Te write my name in princely lialls, uith diamond
and wkh gold.
So love me, ouly love me, for I hare no world but
And darksomeclouds are in my sky 'Tis woman's
But let them frown, I heed them not, no fear do
If thou art near with -milcs to bend, Hojhs's rain
lw round mv heart.
Miss Herndon To-Morrow Night.
To-morrow night Miss Agnes Herndon
appears as Lady Macbeth, at Smith's Hall,
supported by a large and talented troupe of
professionals. In shaking of her rendition
ot Lady Macbeth at Kansas City, last night,
the Timet of that city says :
Snace will not permit a proper notice of
Miss Herndon's Lady Macbeth. It is an orig
inal creation, almost ierfect in every de
tail, fininishcd and power! us, am! wonder
ful in the terrible truthfulness of its con
ception. Added to her attractive presence
is her grandly cultivated voice, which,
joined with her grace and jwwers of facial
expression, renders her impersonation of
Lady Macbeth one ot the greatest creations
known on the stage. Her sleep-walking
scene drew forth prolonged and tumultuous
applause, which resulted in a rousing recall,
the charming tragedienne appearing before
the curtain to receive the plaudits of her
admirers. Her dress was richly elegant
and becoming, being oyiar the aostexpen
sive wore by any actress at the Opera
Hi Views Upon Christianity, Etc
Jno. Wni. Daniel arrived ou the morn
ing train from Warrensburg, in custody of
Sheriff Emmerson and Deputy Rogers, to
be incarcerated in the Pettis county jail for
sate keeping. Here he will remain until
taken to Warrensburg to be hanged, on the
first of February, unless the Supreme court
decides hts trial illegal, or the Governor
interferes the latter extremely improb
A great many had heard that Daniel
AKKIVE ON THE TRAIN
this morning, and when he was received
aud marched off to the jail by Sheriffs Mur
ray and Emmerson aud the deputies, a
large crowd followed them through the
streets to get a glimpse of the prisoner.
Heouldbe eisily distinguished, for al
though hmdeuffed, he stood erect and de
fiant, crowned by a broad-briiumcd slouch
hat, and walking as firm as if going to a
feast instead of the strong iron cell which
must be his home until he is summoned to
the halter. When he arrived he recognized
Sheriff Murrav with a smile and appeared
to be very glad to sec him.
informs us that Daniel is very reticent,
but voluntarily told that officer that if he
Daniel did kill Miller as accused, he
ought to be hung up nd never taken
down, nut itiai lie naa always oeen .Mil
ler's best friend, and that Miller had told
him things he would tell no one else.
Oo Sunday Rev. Mr. Sharp a Cumber
land Presbyterian minister, visited
in charge of Sheriff Emmerson. There
were present, as follows :
Daniel, convicted and sentenced lor
James Devine, sentenced to two years in
the penitentiary for assault with the intent
Miles Murphy, sentenced to two years
in the prnitentiiry for grand larceny.
The sheriff introduced the reverend gen
tleman to the prisoners and explained his
mission. Mr. Sharp
APPRO ACHED DANIEL
and entered into conversation with him
ti(ton religious matters and the serious
position in which he stood. Daniel said
he believed in the existence of a God and
the Savior ; that he had been raised to res
tect religion, etc. When asked about his
hopes of heaven, he frankl yreplied that he
had none, for, to be forgiven one
must forgive, and he would never
forgive two men Lacy and Kitterman.
"These men," said he, "have sworn away my
life, and I never wish to see them only as
dead." When the minister 'offered up
prayer, Daniel bowed his head upon a chair,
while the other prisoners knelt upon the
Daniel says he has.
against any one else connected with hi
trial. He believes Mr. Hurt wxs honest in
his convictions, and swore to what he be
ljeved to be the truth; but he was mistaken,
Mr. Hurt never saw him north of Sedalia.
We are informed that Daniel refuses .to
allow his photograph to be taken, saying he
would be d d if he was going to leave any
thing behind him.
He sticks to it that he is innocent, ant
said he believed that the whole
TKUTII WOULD COME OCT,
but not in time in do him any good. He
also seems firm in his conviction that he
will never be hung, but whether he hopes to
ay oid the gallows by executive clemency,
escape or suicide, is only known to hituelf.
Sheriff Emmerson says, that while in his
charge, he has had Daniel ironed and con
stantly guarded, day and night. It is his
opinion that he will have to hang Daniel,
and says although it will be to him a very
disagreeable duty, he will take such precau
tions that Daniel will have
xo oproitrcxiTV for escape
or suicide, and that he shall carry out to
the fullest extent the instructiousof the law.
Sheriff, Murray, too, says that he intends
to keep Daniel perfectly safe as long as he
is in his custody, so the prisoner has little
hopes of life save by some Providential in
tcrposition in his behalf.
While Rev. Mr. Sharp was
TALKISO WITH THE PRISONERS,
he asked Murphy if he did not believe he
dad been guilty h a crime.
'Oh, yes," said Murphy, "a very hanious
''You ought to pray for forgiveness,"
said the reverend gentleman. ''How do
you expect to be forgiven ?"
By God Almighty, through the interces
sion of Jesus Christ," promptly rcsKnded
Murphy. The prisoner expressed his
opinion of the justice of his punishment,
and was anxious to
"PAY THE PENALTY"
as he expressed it.
Sheriff Emmerson says he feels rather
sorry for Devinc, whom he describes as
rather a simple fellow, but not at all bad at
teart. Devine got on a spree at Holden,
and thinking that a man was imposing
upon him, he cut him with a knife.
This officer is of the opinion that
although he believes Daniel to be guilty,
the latter will
that guilt unless it is at the last moment,
when he feels the fatal noose around his
A Conductors Death.
A private telegram to Mr. Hibbard Gar
ret, received early yesterday morning, con
veyed the, sad intelligence that Dwight
Capen, formerly a freight conducter on the
Missouri Pacific, now operating on the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, had been
run over by a train somewhere on the Mid
die Division of that road. Both less of the
unfortunate young man were cat off, and
death ensued in three hours. The deceased
was regarded as a most exemplary young
man ; he was 24 years of age and unmar
ried. His mother and sister reside at Leb
anon, III., and the melancholy news was im
mediately telegraphed to them by Mr. Gar
rett- The body will in all probability be
brought to this city, and taken to Alton,
III., and interred near the remains of his
father. HU father's naase was Benj Capen,
and he was formerly road aa aster of the Al
ton and Terre Haute Road, bow the Indian
apolis and St. Louis. Sr. LouU Time.
Stop that coughing;, if you do sot it
may kill you. A bottle of Dr. Ball's Cough
Syrap ouly cost you 25 cents, aad its time
ly use stay save your life.
Make Sad Work in Benton County.
We all know the bed bog, and the con
centrated cussedness that is packed away
in hif small anatomy ; but we never knew
a bed hue to cause "a riot" before, albeit, we i
have seen dire conflicts between irate guests
and protesting landlords thereon. How
ever, it seems "tall oaks from little acorns
grow" in Benton county as every where else,
from the contribution sent us from Boesch-
Editor Bazoo :
Please allow me space in your valuable
columns for a few lines concerning the big
riot which occurred at the Haw creek
school house, on the 11th of December, at
about H) o'clock p. m..
It seems that the whole affair had its
source from about a doien of bed bugs,
mhich were crawling from under the coat -
collar of a young blacksmith by the name
of Peter Brauer while he was in church,
attentively listening to a very touching
sermon. Last Sunday two young men met
him at a party in the neighborhood, and
thev attempted to raise his coat collar to
i if he had any of those "blood suckers"
with him; and it seems that Mr. Brauer
got angry, and ordered one of the young
men to dismount, for at the time they did
this bold act they were all on horseback.
The young man got down but Mr. Brauer
himself rode off, and the case was not set
tled. Sext Monday our hero went and
asked all the young men in the Cole Camp
wood to come and help him ride the two
young men on Tuesday night, for he knew
that they were attending spelling school,
and he thought that a fit place. They
came. Mr. Brauer at the head of about
twenty, came galloping up at the aforesaid
As soon as the school wxs dismiss
ed, they commenced in front, cursing
and swearing blue streaks. The
teacher came to th door and
toldthem to leave the school grounds, which
they immediately did, followed by the two
young uien. One of the young men stepped
out and told them to step out one by one
and he would settle with them, but they re
fused to do so. Then he told Mr. Brauer
and his brother both to step out, but Peter
said it was not fair that two should jump
on one. Then this young man called them
all manner of bad names, while Peter was
standing with his hands over his ears. At
last Peter took courage and walked up
to the young man and said that he had
nothing against him, and that he had al
ways treated him like a gentleman. A
chorus of laughter was the result.
But then the boys forced Brauer into a
wrestle and he came out of it with his nose
skinneu his jaw-bone broken. Hojwill
probably have to stay ill Led for a couple of
weeks, and if he ever gets well again I hope '
he will repent, but his looks will be grestly
The above is the "plain unvarnished tale"
furnished by our correspondent. We hope
our your men may profit by it, and see to it,
that when they go to church they chaiu
their bed bugs up in the back yard.
A Tough Banana.
He Came in fiom the West, and stood at
the Garrison platform as a boy stepped off
the M. K. & T. train from the south, with a
basket of Bolognas.
"What's them V said the Westerner.
"Ilananxs," said the boy, "fresh from the
The Western man bought one, and after
unbuttoningthe outside with his jacknife, he
muttered, "curious; strange kinder fruit,
this bernanner. Mast hev ripened too
quick, I speck."
He took one bite, chewed it a little while
stopped and reflected. Then he chewed
another little while, stopped looked at the
broken end of the fruit, reflected some more,
and then spit it out with inteae disgust.
He clenched the remaining piece firmly
in his hand, and began running up and
down on the platform, shouting :
"Where is he? Where is that durned
freckled-faced red-headed imp and son of
Satan, that sold me this bernanner?"
"What's the matter with it?" said a by
Invitations are out for the marriage of
Richard W. Gentry aud Mis Ella Tusey,
to tike place at Bethlehem church, Pettis
county, Tuesday evening, Dec. 25th, at two
o'clock p. m.
Near Calhotin.Mo., at 4 o'clock p. m. Dec.
18th, by the Rev. J. C. Davidson, Albert
W. Leake, of Sedalia, and Miss J. A.
Moore, daughter of David A. Moore, of
The couple arrived in the city last night,
and to-day an infair was given them at the
residence of the groom's father, J. P. Leake.
At the residence of his son J. X. Bamett
in Minonk, HI., December 8th 1877, Wil
fiam H. Barnett aged 79 years 7 months
and 11 days.
Mr. Bamett was born in Harrodsburg
Kentucky, and lived there until he moved
to rayette county ills., miaou. lie was
converted when young, and in life ever
afterward was an exemplary christian;
joined the Baptist Church in I860 and was
a member of the same at his death. In
1862 he married;Miss Charity X. Snyder,
with whom he lived until her death in 1S63.
Four sons and four daughters were born, of
whom four sons and two daughters survive
them. His funeral took place at the Bap
tist church in Minonk on lastSundav after
noon and was one of the largest ever seen
in Minonk, Rev. Geo. Sutherland officjatiag.
Minonk Blade. .
We all have our preferences ; but no
one prefers to hear a crying baby when the
fact is so well known that Dr. Ball's Baby
Syrup would at once quiet it, 25 cts.
A Serious Affair.
Mr. Kliener. who keeps a wine cellar in
Georgetown, was stabbed upon his premises
by a young man named D. Woollery, who
lives three miles north of that place.
Woollery, it appears, went to Kliener'a to
provoke a quarrel ith Dr. Ed. Hughes,
and then tamed his attention to an employe
of K! idler's and the latter remonstrated
with him, when Woollery plaaged a knife
into Kliener's side, caasing a serious wound
Deputy Sheriff Shy started with a warrant
to arrest Woollery, but op to 3 p. m. to-day
he had not returned.
Xever give up the ship. Dr. Ball's
Cough Syrup may cure you, at it has
dose others. It costs little sad can aerer
ham. Price, 25 cents.
A Young Man Crushtd Beneath
We are again called upon to chronicle
another sacrifice to the "modern Jugger
naut," in which George, oldest son of Mr.
J Jonn Ke,,n of L V ,osl hU
only a few weeks ago that the same young
man had one of his hands nearly severed in
tome machinerv at the M. K.& T. machine
sliofx, and he has since been employed in
light work in conesquence of the accident.
When the fatal accident occurred last
night near the Broadway crossing of the M
K. & T., he was officiating for Mr. Arm'
strong, me car accountant, nome can
were being transferred and he was engaged
in taking their numbers. While doing so
ne was ,n,,u,S,nff " conversation witti a
Il 1 - .
, ir,enu wu,c" ra,Sn "ve diverted nu at-
, tion. At all events xs he attempted to
c,uuu uPn ecars while they were in
1 molion his foot was caught and he was
, M an d bone and prcducir.g raor-
131 "'juries. When extricated it was found
. t,,al hw Ieft arn broken, and that his
body was crushed at the hips. He realized
that he was fatally injured and begged re
lief from his dreadful agony. He wxs car
ried to the M., K. & T. paint shop, where
Dr. Trader gave him an opiate, being all
that he could do for him.
Mr. Fulton had Mr. Kehn conveyed to
his home, In Lcsher addition, aud when
the poor mother was informed that in a
few minutes her boy would arrive in a dy
ing condition, she was nearly frantic with
He was taken into the house and laid
upon a lounge, when he immediately
called for his mother, who was in an ad
joining room. Afteran affectionate adieu
to his mother and brothers and sisters, the
poor sufferer was relieved by death at
Mr. Kehn, father of the young man, was
absent from the city at the time of the ac
cident. No inquest will beheld, and the funeral
will probably take place to-morrow morn
ing. ANOTHER ROBBERY.
Two Saloons Entered and Robbed.
Hearing that some of that class in our
midst who do considerable harvesting, with
out any of the legitimate agricultural toil
that should precede it, had been at work, a
Bazoo reporter repaired to the scene of
their operations, which was
on Main Mreet. From inquiries we ascer
tained that the saloon was closed about
11:30 last night, leaving a dog as its only
inmate. This morning ujion opening it, it
was ascertained that the following property
had been abstracted :
G Boxes of cigars ;
1 Silver watch, hunting case ;
1 Small size Smith & Wesson seven-shot
And between $4 and 85 in cash.
The burglars, for it is evident that there
were two of them, effected an entrance
through the transom over the rear door, by
placing a beer keg upon the step and climb
ing in from the top of it. They went out
by unfastening a rear window, which is
only a few feet from the ground.
Inside of the saloon was found a short
club, apparently made by sawing off a
broomstick handle. This was evidently
intended for the dog. The thieves were in
their stocking feet, for their imprints were
plainly discernible in the mud around the
door step. They were well acquainted
the premises, for they selected the best
cigars in the dark from the assortment
The dog made no noise, which also induces
the belief that the rascals knew the dog and
While obtaining these particulars the re
porter learned that
almost immediately opposite, had also been
robbed. The thieves obtained entrance
here through the back window, which had
been fastened by a nail. Mr. Jeffreys
locked up the saloon about 12 o'clock, and
thinks it possible that the thieves might
have hid and have been locked in, or that
some time during the day they had removed
the nail unobserved. The loss here was 11
box of cigars, 1 pair of sleeve fasteners, 1
small six-shooter, and about S1.40 in
When the saloon was opened this morn
ing the counter was found covered with
glasses, cigar boxes, etc,, and an empty
pocketbook also lay on it. The thieves
went out the same way they entered, and
their tracks are plainly impressed in the
Xo clue we learn has yet been found to
A blessing to humanity is what Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup can well be termed,
for it has done more good already than any
On Tuesday morning an old basket was
found hanging on the gate at tbe residence
of L M. Johnson. An examination of its
contents revealed in quiet repose an infant
girl. It was taken in to be cared for, and
being in a state of stupor, Dr. Britts was
sent for. He pronounced the child to be
in a state of stupor from narcotics, doubt
less administered to keep it from making a
noise at an inopportune time forits heartless
deserters. The child suffered during Tues
day, from the effects of the medicine, but
now seems to be in a good state of health.
It had not been washed, and bad no clothing,
bnt was wrapped in a piece of domestic
with armlets cat. Dr. Britts thinks it was
about four days old, when found. There is
no clue that we can learn, as to whom the
party or parties were who left it. A vehicle
was heard to pass Mr. Johnson's real
dence about six o'clock in the morning, aad
it is surmised that the basket was then huag
on the gate. Mr. Johnson has responsibil
ities of his own, and don't need the new ad
dition. The party might hare been hunt
ing for some one of his neighbors not so
fortunate. This is a wide world for a waif,
but the little one will doubtless find some
one with more solicitude for its welfare than
its cruel and unnatural parents.
F.S. We are requested by Dr. Salmon to
state that the baby hatred hair. Clinkn
When you sea a bright baby pleased
with itcelf and everybody else, he sure that
Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup ass beta Med. Only
From the Hickory County Saw Era.
Again has the soil of Hickory county
been reddeoed by the blood of man ; this
time the victim is Gordon K. Brown, of
As stated in the Ainr Era last week, Gor
don K. Brown waa to be tried last Saturday,
before O. W. Butler, Esq., upon the charge
of disturbing the peace of some ladies who
were waiting on his (Brown's) wife. At the
trial considerable trouble was experienced
in getting a jury, and it was not until sun
set that a complete jury was empaneled.
The trial was had, and the evidence being
plain and clear against him, the jury, after
a few minutes deliberation, brought in a
verdict of guilty, and assessed a fine of
$5.00. Brown would not pay the fine, and
the justice ordered him to be conveyed by
the coastable, T. H. Fletcher, to Hermitage,
lo be confined in the countv jail until costs
and fine were paid. The trial was had at
Union Hill school house, and between 7 and
8 o'clock, p. 111., the constable ami his
deputy, Jacob Scarbrough, with Brown,
stepped out of the door of the school house.
intending to go to the residence of the con
stable, thence to Hermitage.
There were no iersoa, as far us could be
ascertained, outdde of the house who had
been inside during the trial. Brown, as
though fearing assassination or a mob, fur
he was in ill npute in the neighborhood,
clung close to the constable. The parties
had gone but a few feet Irotn the door, when
some person stepped up behind Brown, and
pointing a navy revolver toward him, fired,
. . .
and then ran into me orusii close or.
When shot, Brown had both hands in his
pants pockets, and fell forward on his' face
dead. He did not move after being shot,
so dendly was the wound he received. The
constable was so close to the assassin when
the shot was fired that the side of his face
was powder burned and he was deafened
by the report, and had not recovered his
sense of hearing last Tuesday. The deputy
constable, Mr. Scarbrough, saw the flash of
the revolver and the extended arm that
held it, but the flash of the pistol so blinded
him that he was unable to distinguish the
features ot the man. Scarbrough, the only
person who saw the shot fired, was unac
quainted with the majority of the citizens
in that township, and if the murderer was
one of them, he was precluded from recog
nizing the man by his general appearance.
So sudden and unexpected was the attack,
tbat the officers could not recover
from the shock till the murderer
wxs beyond tlieir reach. The
Sheriff wxs in the house at the time of the
killing, and with one or two men followed
for some distance, but the pursuit was fruit
less. Upon an examination of the body,
it was found that the shot, a navy ball, had
taken effect in the back of the neck ; rang
ing up, and that it did not come out.
Xo clue has yet been obtained pointing
to the party who did the killing. The
facts in the case are, that Brown had be
come a notorious rascal, and had, by a
systematic course of devilment, incurred
the ill will of nearly all of his neighbors,
and only a few weeks ago he committed an
abortion upon his wife, which nearly re
sulted in her death. He had so cruelly
treated his family that his wife did not
want his corpse brought to the house and
his body wxs buried from the school house.
Xone of his family attended the funeral,
his wife wxs rendered unable to do so by
reason of the rash and cruel treatment re
ceived at the hands of Brown, and his chil
dren would not. We have the best infor
mation that not a single tear was shed by
any of the family, not even his children.
Whether the murderer will ever be found.
the future alone can tell. We are not able
to say if any attempt will be made to ferret
him out, but he should be speedily brought
to trial and receive his reward.
We have learned further particulars in
regard to the killing of T. Grayson, shot at
Eufaula, Saturday afternoon. It appears
that Grayson created a disturbance in Crab
tree's store. Being requested to keep qiuett
he used threatening language, and advanced
toward the clerk, a son of Mr.Crabtree, the
proprietor of the store. Seeing this offen
sive movement, Mr. Crabtree fired at him
twice with a pistol, both balls taking effect
in the head, killing him instantly. Several
U. S. Marshals are now in Eufaula, trying
to quiet the Indians, who have aimed them
selves and threaten to annihilate the whites.
Parties from there report that the excite
ment is intense, and that blooshed may be
expected at any time. Deni&m, Xan.
Attempt to Murder.
Monday evening a party of stranger
were seated in the waiting room of the
M K.&T. railroad, discussing the proba
bility of finding employment. Another
party, who had overheard their conversa
tion offered to procure them employment
at Dallas, provided they would pay his
are to that place. Andy McDougal, car
repairer of the H. & T. C railroad, who
was also in the waiting room; being satis
fied tbat the party making this offer waa
not actuated by disinterested motivas bat
simply wanted to get a free ride to Dallas,
expressed himself to that effect, whereupon
the stranger made for Andy, when Andy in
self defense, struck him in the face. The
stranger then tried to draw a derringer
bat was prevented from using it. Andy
then left the room by one door aad the
stranger by the other. When Andy tam
ed the comer of the depot buildiBg, not
dreaming of danger, the stranger, who
had gone around on the other aide, took
deliberate aim and fired at him, fortunate
Iy without hitting htm. He waa at once
disarmed by some of the railroad mea aad
taken to the calaboose by special policeman
Robinson. His examination will take
place to-day before Judge Kirk Dcniten
Xo one can develop the grace of meek
ness by listening to a crying baby. Stop
its fretful seas by curing the colic with Dr.
Ball's Baby Syrup. Price, 25 cents.
Elegant goods at Taylor's. Great re
ductions in prices till after the holidays.
Beautiful solid silver aad plated ware for
bridal presents aad home comforts. Musi
cat goods, superior violins asm guitar
striags. Cloaiag out aocordeoes at coat. ;dtf
Dr. W. A. Mayield ass moved from
Main street to White's Building, eat Ohio
street, first 4he up staim. Osnee aeais
between 8 aad 10, a. m, sad 1 sad 3 p. m.
Man Asseeainated Wkilt
Charge of an Officer.
Hie Release from the Jtautwrntisry
To Which Ha Waa Unjustly
ftrntasoad A Just Act of Clean
ancy by the Governor.
Lat night we were visited by Col. Ira
H. Pierce and a young man named Robert
II. Hardin, the latter having just been par
doned out of the penitentiary, to which he
had been sent in April last to serve a sen
tence of ten years imprisonment for mur
der in the second degree.
The circumstances that led to this young
man's arrest and imprisonment are peculiar,
and their recital cannot fail to enlist the
sympathy of the reader for him. Hardin
at the time of the commission of the deed
resided near Petra, in Saline county.
A man named Thos. Campbell had married
his cousin, by whom he had one child. Just
before the killing of Campbell, the tatter's
wife waa brought to bed with confinement.
and sent for the sister of Hardin, a young
girl under fourteen years of age, to wait
upon her while she was ill.
During this time the girl was an inmate
of Campbell's house, and he, taking advan
tage of the opportunity, attempted to, or
did ravish the child. The fact was reported
to her brother Robert, who naturally was
wrought up to the highest pitch of indigna
tion. He loaded his gun and went to the
house of Mrs. Samuel Ootz, where Camp
bell was, and shot him down on sight.
He was arrested in February, 1875, and
though he announced himself ready for
trial at the regular term of the Criminal
Court, and at the special and regnlar terms
which followed, the case was continued by
the State. Finally he was tried, convicted
of murder in the second degree and sen
tenced to the penitentiary for ten years.
The prosecution was conducted by Hon.
Sam Davis aad Col. Pierce.
There was a great deal of sympathy
manifested for young Hardin throughout
the county, and last spring aa ineffectual
effort wxs made to procure his pardon.
After this failure another petition was got
ten op, signed byover four hundred citizens,
how lived near and were acquainted with
the details of the tragedy. Also letters
were written to the Governor by Mr. Henry
Strother, of the firm of Strother & Strother,
attorneys; J. R. Letcher; J. M. Brown,
Probate Judge ; Vack Garnett, Clerk of the
Circuit and Criminal Courts; Deputy
Sheriff Hickman, and other inlueatial citi
zens of Saline.
Col. Pierce visited the Governor yester
day, and laid the matter before him. It is
well known that Gov. Phelps uses his par
doning prerogative with great care and cir
cumspection, but when he fully satisfied
himself of all the circumstances relating to
the affair, he granted a pardon to young
Hardin, and in a few minutes thereafter he
was a free man. m
Robert Hardin is a native of Virginia,
and is about twenty-three years of age. His
parents live near Petra, Saline county, and
ere this he k again with them. Let us
hope that the memory of the past may
prove a guidon for the future.
A FATAL QTJABBSL.
A Disputa of Rental the Cai
St. Joe. Gazette.
Intelligence wu received in the city yes
terday of a bloody tragedy which had oc
curred in the southeast part of this county.
and which resulted in tbe death ot a farmer
named Cleviager at the hands of one Marion
Gwinn. It from all the information
that could be obtained, that the trouble
grew out of some rest which Gwian de
sired to collect from Clevinger. Clevinger
has been living on a forty acre tract of land
belong to the old Kuntx estate, situated
in Platte township, twenty miles sooth of
St, Joseph, and of which Gwina's wife is
one of the heir. On Saturday last Gwian
went to Clevinger's house lor the purpose of
collecting rent for the land. Clevinger re
fused to pay it, oa the ground thst the land
belonged to heirs, and that the estate was
in the hands of aa administrator, and con.
sequently Gwinn had no right to collect the
rent. Some high woids ensued then, and
Gwinn, drawing a knife, chased Clevinger
into the house. He then went away and
nothing more transpired in the case until
yesterday morning. At this time Clevinger
was at the house of a man named Lyoa, and
seeing Gwina coming along the road oa
horseback he ran oat aad stopped him, re
marking that "they might as well settle that
matter at once,'' at the same time making a
movement towards Gwian. The latter im
mediately drew a revolver and fired at the
former The ball, however, missed him, and
Clevinger sprang upon the horse behind
Gwinn and dragged him to the ground. The
two struggled for a few moments, when they
became separated, aad Gwiaa, drawing his
revolver, took a deadly aim at Clevinger's
forehead aad fired. The hall struck him
fairly between the eyes, killing him instant
ly. Gwina left his horse, saddle, bridle
and all, and struck off across the fields to
wards his another's house, about two miles
distant, no attempt being made te arrest
him at that time.
The murdered man was taken into Mr.
Lyons house, and parties immediately
went to Fraaer, two miles this aide of the
sceae of the bloody stray, and got eat a
warrant for the arrest of the murderer, hat
when our informant. left nothing had bees
beard regarding his capture.
Gwian is described as hsviag been, ap to
a few months ago, a worthless, iaofensive
sort ot fellow; but latterly he haa been
quarrelsome aad always eagaged in a brawl
with some one. Four or five years ago he
married a daughter of Helen Kuntx, the
old fortune teller, who lived in the eld
shanty oa the comer of Fifth sad Messsaie
streets, in this city, aad who died a short
time ago. Clevineer was also a 'man of
aily, aad respected by all who knew him.
It is conceded by neighbors acqaaiated with
the circumstances of the whole affair that,
although Cleviaftr should have let the mat
ter rest after the first difikulty,- Gwuw was
to Mame from the start. It is probable that
ere this reaches the pubhe the murderer
will be in the hands of the ofikers and will
be shortly lodged ia jail.
The voice ef reform ia heard through
he land, and peaks ef the wgeed tisae ceas
ing.'7 8a tea the spirit ef reform i
ing ia the nurseries of the laad te
these ilssgnnas eaiass sadsasrpaii
ratieas,sseatsMa netful and
wmadiss,ef which Dr. Bull's Baby 8yrww
s sckaewledsjed as the very beat fee all the
in a Maw Tork Gaswfv
Factory 300 Boys aad Girls im
the Building Between Om and
Two Hundred Killed.
A terrible accident occurred in New
York about five o'clock yesterday evening,
that rivals if not exceeds the horrible de
tails of the Brooklyn theatre calamity. A
boiler in the large candy manufactory el
Ernest Greenfield, No. 60 Barclay alreet,
exploded and fired the building. At the
time of the explosion there were shout 30t
boys aad girls in the building aad
THE MOST ATrXlXSSQ SCKXBS
were witnessed by the thousands who in
stantly congregated in front of the iery
One witness states that he wss in the
building about ten minutes before the ex
plosion, and there were a great many per
sons in there at the time. He passed hi
front of the building two minutes after tha
explosion and, on most of the floors as the
front walls had fallen, he saw a great assay
BOYS AND GIRLS KCSHEfQ ABOUT
in an affrightened and confused manner,
but they became obscured to view by smoke
and games in a very few seconds. There
seeaas .to have been no possibility of their
getting out alive.
The fire was one of the quickest war
seen, in less than three minutes the lames
htd ascended completely to the roof.
Another witness who was within forty
feet of the doorway when the explosion oc
curred says tbe explosion aeeaaed to throw
up the whole sidewalk, and the front of tie
building fell into the street. When the
wall fell there was a two horse track of this
D. & L. Express Co. passing, aad both
horses and driver were caught. He be
lieved there were
S EARLY 200 rKBSOSS
employed in the building; st the time of
the explosion there were not more than a
doaeB girls employed oa the ground Aoor,
most of the boys and girls being engaged in
the second and third stories. Stadaullar
says he is positive that not more teas six
girls and a doaen mea came oat alive
through the xtarclay street entrance.
The elder Mr. Greenfield was about the
first who rushed out, sad he was much
scalded. He saw about a doaea making
their escape by thereof to the ad joining
roofs. As fsr as could be ascertained, there
most have been about 120 persons employed
in the factory st the time of the
SCEKES AT THE CRAXBEB BTB1
were heart reading in the extreme. Ai
balances were quickly at the fire, aad
kept busy ia taking the wounded te the
hospital and station houses. The Cham
ber street hospital was besieged with men,
woaaen and children, all anxious sad in
quiring for some missing relative.
The parties employed ia the factory were
principally young girls and hoys, from
eight to twenty years of age. Owiag te
the approach of the holidays,
A double roacc
was employed, one working during the day
and the other at night. The fores is
chaaged at five o'clock, and the fact of the
explosion occurring at five minutes past
five, renders it still ssore difikult te knew
how many or who are tha victims. The
number ia the building st the time of the
disaster ia variously estimated at from lew
The lames spread so rapidly thst it is
feared that many not injured by tha ex
plosion were burned to death.
No. 95 Barclay street waa a frame build
ing, with a cigar store apea tha fist leer,
the upper Boors being occupied by GsL
Preach for the last thirty years. Mr.
French aad family escaped, but tha I
$10,000 VKV.a. Boaras
ia a book-case oa the seeoad
maa Joe McGill, of engine 32, aad :
maa Cotes of the Twenty-First
police, volunteered te go ia for the
Flames aad smoke were bumtiag eat ef the
building, they climbed up an awning and
entered the window, secured a package el
papers sad came oat, hat the package was
found net to be the bonds. Ai
they entered through the I
and brought out the heads ia safety. A
aumber of persons waa escaped front the
factory with slight ia juries had their
wounds dremsd in the drag stetes aad went
of our most estimable eit
be thankful for the iatrednetiea ef Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrap, for its timely ass haa
saved his life.
Laxomts, Mo., Dec. 17 1177.
Wm. Baker ia setter this 1
Lsmoate Lodge No. 43 A. F.
M. held aa annual election ea last Satur
day aight, with the following result :
T.J. Mason, W.M; C. C Kemp, 8. W. ;
Monroe H. Gartoa, J. W.; W. M
Treasurer ; J. W. Mason, Secretary.
There issomaay aacuasdot thai
ing of Baker that it will beveiy dinseak
to fiad out who the right party is. Every
one that ww have named yi caa aravw am
alibi aotwithati adiag the Dsaissf ma haa
the assertion that the people hsv generally
agree ia opinion as to who it was thstaeaa
the shooting which we festively away.
Laxoxte, Dee. 21, 1177.
There will he a Christmas tree asses
place in towa.
Wm. Baker is still improving thiagh
en faring greedy.
A marriage yesterday at W. B. West
lake's, by Rev. W. 8. Webb.
Our merchants ami draagie
insr rreat ssxatiM for the
T. V. Hiekek, of Casper ewaaty,
i town yesterday, making disp sssl ef his
towa property here.
Cora is still coming ia netwithstaad
ing the reads sre nearly hbj
25 cents per eases!
We are iaformed that Cel. Ira H. PSsree,
of Manaall, Saliaa jDsaaty, will saardy
remove te lawman, Msatsas. ThsCMoaal
is one ef the ablest lawyees in Saline, and
we shall arias his genial, whs4sonled prav
eaee whisk always fceaght a beast efeaa
ahine with his visits. We wish the Cil seal
tha afeby treaties weea Dr.lwlra Baby
Syrup wuald retisva the Child 1
give the Metheri
J 25 etsti par bottle.