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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO
Established 1868. Published For The Peopls Now On Earth. Established 1868.
VOLUME 26. SEDALIA, MO., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1893. NUMBER 30.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Rcr
He Enters the Farmers
Merchants Bank at
Draws a Revolver on Cashier
Durand and Calls For the
The Brave Banker Faces the
iviusic and Gives a Timely
Pursuit and Capture Alleged
Accomplice Arrested !n
the Sedalia Jail.
C;i:i:ekIIidk, Dec. 2'!. Special.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
this morning to rob the Farmers' and
Merchants' hank, at this place, but
the robber, not finding terror inspired
by his presence and the revolver he
flourished in the face of the cashier,
attempted to make good his escape.
He was followed by a posse of armed
citizens, and captured,' fter a four
mile chase. '"
At 11 :4 a. in., as the cashier,
E. E. Durand, was working at hi:
books, a stranger entered presented u
i I-, i i. , .
-i- eanoer v-oits revolver ai rue win
Instead of complying, Durand ran
out at the back door and gave the
alarm. The robber made a hasty
search for money, but found none.
Hearing the alarm given, he rau out,
and to his horse which was tied to a
hitch lack half a block away. Mount
ing, he threatened several of
his persuers with his revolver
but did not fire. He rode -out of
town, east, and made for the timber.
In a few minutes he was followed
nv at least nttv men, armed to the
followed them tothcjail. Sheriff Porter
soon had them housed between iron
and stone, .and the big brass keys
turned upon them.
INTKItVIEWIXO THE PANDITS.
A few miuutes alterward a Bazoo
representative called at the jail and
was kindly admitted. Stevens was
the fiiet man interviewed. He was
crouched down m the Mumieasi cor-
ncr inside tne stout iron cage, and
held out his iiaud in greeting.
Although he is only an alleged ac
complice in the affair, he presented all
the features and characteristics of the
ideal bandit. He won- a broad-brimmed
white slouch hut and weather
worn dark clothing. His features
are prominent nd his face is rather
He answered all questions freely
?nd fully. He said that his home is
sixteen miles north of Monroe City,
Mo., where up to four years agojie
had worked on a farm.
HAD KEEX SMIXTIMJ.
Since leaving Monroe county he
had been working in the smelting
works at Nevada, Mo. About one
month ago his wife and three children
had gone to his "former home,
and he was following them with
wagon and team of horses, when he
was arrested yesterday. He said that
his team was hitched some distance
macniuisl y trailc. lie denied ever
having met Stevens before both of
them were made prisoners.
"Have you engaged a lawyer to
defend you ? "
".No," he answered independently
as he puffed at his pipe. "I am a
pretty good lawyer myself."
Smith is about thirty-six
years old and lus about two weeks
growth of beard.
. V UII.VC at I J till yl II llVrUiil.UI 11 41111
bravado. When his true history shall
have been learned, it will likely be
found that he has a checkered "past
THE GOVERNOR FIRM.
oneof the most largely interested, bu
shoud the decisiou be against us
shotid it be shown that any law exist.
aganst a glove contest the mat
will lie at an end so lur as 1 am con
ccrn;d. In that case there will be no
contest and I should abide by the de-
cisioi of the court?.
Good for Drury College.
SrnixoKiEU), Mo., December 2'i
Sping5ld completed its portion of
the Peaison fund ot 8100,000 for
Druiy college anil made it S'50,000 in
ordci to be on the safe side. 1 ear-on
will ;ivc a second S2f,000 when 87o,-
1KK) nore is secured. .Judge wray,
of St J-cuis lias already given S-;,
000 f this amount, and it is under
stood that a like sum lias been secured
from other sources, leaving only S2.-
(100 i) be made up by .January 1.
Mm tl- child's sets at Townsley's, 7"i
PuOl TO KIDNAP RUTH.
The Contents of the Two Letters
Discovered and Made
Do His Utmost to
-"ir.n.Kti:. Kas., Dec. 21 Up to
last uiglit the police have found no
tnueofthc recipient of the two Ict-
f teri whkh contained tiie outline of a
iplasto lidnap Ruth Cleveland, al-
Prevent thoigh ticv think tnev can imicntitv
teeth, and after an exciting chase, was
captured four aud one-half miles east
TWO SHOTS WE11E FIItEII
at him during the race, neither of
which took effect. When overtaken
he made no resistance. He was brought
back to town and turned over to the
After his capture, it was learned
that the horse he rode was stolen last
night from O. S. Johnson, a farmer
living two aud one-half miles north of
Windsor. Thomas Melntyre aud
Will Elbert, of that place, were in
pursuit of him, and were among the
FOREMOST AT THE CAITURE,
but did not know, at the time that he
had attempted to rob the bank here,
The robber gives the name of Ed.
Smith, and it is thought lives!
at Windsor. He is about 2(5 years
old, five feet ten inches high, and wil
weigh near 100 pounds. His facia;
expression is pleasant and fairly in
telligent. He was taken to the
countv jail at Sedalia this evening to
await action of the grand jury.
A mover, giving his name as A. G
Stevens, was arrested this evening on
suspicion for complicity in the crime,
and held for examination December
HE ACTED SUSriCIOUSLY
when the alarm was given. He can
not give a clear account of himself,
and, it is said, was seen with
Smith yesterday evening. Smith
claims that he knows nothing
of Stevens, and that he was holding
ur the bank alone.
Cashier E. E. Durand showed ad
mirable nerve in walking to the rear
of the building, giving tCe alarm, and
re-entering the bank, all the time in
full range of the oirtlaw's revolver.
The robber secured nothing. He
took his capture almost as a joke, and
was the gayest one in the crowd.
ARRIVAL IJT SEDALIA.
It was expected that the prisoners
would be brought to this city on the
6:50 passenger train, but k was late,
'and they arrived here about 6 o'clock
on a freight ia charge of officers from
lireen ludee. A lare and curious
hrowd awaited them at the depot andl
Jacksonville, Fka., December
23. The Duval Athletic club re
ceived a set-back to-dav in its eflbrts
to pull off the Corbett-Mitchell fight.
The attorney for the club appeared
before Governor Mitchell at Talla
hassee and made application for a
charter. This the governor flatly re
fused, stating that under cover of the
charter the club proposed to violate
the laws ot Florida.
Of course this proved a surprise to
the sports, and their consternation wii
further increased by the knowledge
that !1 strniKr Inttpr niin!iif. tlif (!!it
frmn tUo Groan ULIgn hnnk building j lm(l bee written by flic iroveriioAo
and he was standing upon the street,
when, suddenly, he saw a crowd of
men and boys running in the direc
tion where he had left his outfit.
TIIOL(iHT IT A RUNAWAY.
He also stilted that he at first
thought the excitement was caused by
his team or some other team running
away and he was going in that direc
tion when arrested.
Stevens stoutly disclaimed ever
having seen or heard of Smith previ
ous to yesterday and feels confident
that be can establish his innocence at
the preliminary trial. His story was
frankly told and seems fair and plaus
HIE ROLI) BAD 1IANDIT.
Lying in the door of a cell only two
or three feet away was Ed Smith, who
made fame in rapid fashion yesterday.
He and his partner in trouble and
another prisoner were engaged in a
little game of cards. Smith wore a
small, rust- black -soft hat, blue
checked shirt, a dark ''weskit" and
yellow overalls. He was- alto
engaged in smoking a Mis
souri meerschaum. He was
quite r-ullen and morose and it was
hard work to get much out of him.
"You don't set up the cigars," said
he; "the other fellow who was just
here brought me a cigar along."
He stated that his former home was
in Heyworth, Illinois. He had trav
eled all over the couutrv since then.
having been .in Colorado and Texas
a part of the time. Said he had been
in Missouri thirty-six hours only.
CLAIMS TO BE A MACHINIST.
Asked as to what occupation he
followed, he answered that he is a
a prominent gcntle-
1 he letter is as lot
JJr. 'I. li. lyscn,
man of this city,
Mr. J. Jt. Ty.-en. Jacksonville, Fla,
IVVKCLTIVi: IIWAKTMKXT. J ALI-AHAssE,
Fla., iKtvmlwr III. Dear Sir: 1 am ili-
rortitl lv the j;ovi-riior to ackumvlitlu tin;
rweipt of your favor of the IStli int. anil
to express to you his appreciation of the
indorsement of the course lie has from the
first announcement of an attempt to pro
cure this prize fight to l lielil at Jac kson
ville resolvcil upon. He will ue all law
ful means should it Ihj necessary to prevent
the light anil to bring to punishment every
jierson who aids oralets any siielidisgrace
ful breach of laws. A proclamation to ill
the slierifls of the state, calling upon than
to use all lawful mcan.s to prevent the
fight, andjiromising them the aid of the
entire civil and military force of the state
in the proper execution of his order, has
liven issued, and he relies uinyou anil all
good law-abiding citizens to aid thu sherills
in the enforcing of the laws of our state.
D. J. J..VNO. Private Sccretarv.
When the letter was shown to
J. E. G. Bowden, of the Athletic
club, he said :
11 IT.. 1 T .1- ,i
mm i not oeen assured ny our
lawyers that there was no legislation
against such a contest, had I not
known by a personal canvass of the
city that we had the public .eiitiment,
had not Mitchell since given me
reason to suppose that he would inter
pose no objection, I would have never
gone into the matter. Hut now i am
into it I must ivmain in it to the end.
This question," continued How
ueii, does not involve a 4
fight, the governor's remon
strance to the contrary notwithstand
ing. It has never been advertised,
never been contracted for. as a h!?ht.
but as a scientific glove contest for
points. We fully realize that Gov
ernor Mitchell is sincere in his atti
... a! . . . 1 . , . i
iuuu uii uiu foniesi, uui we don t lie-
lieve that when our courts shall have
decided this matter, which will hi
very soon, mat nc will arrogate to
himself any authority in the premises
or mierporc nis inienereiice. 1 am
liiit with a crank who was iu Abilene
early in the week. He talked wildly
abovt his projierty rights and said he
would swn have bis share. Little at
tention vas paid to him, and he went
Eas. Wednesday inone of his haunts
two, letUrs were picked up, but not
until latt last night were they given
to tie jxlice. The first letter is dated
Minnenpilis, Kas., November 20. It
"I hav all our plans for the While
House it good shape. All we have
to (b is ;o get to work when the bu
gal iouixls to '.ome on. We can send
Grorerto his death and beat him out
of his schemes in short order. Let us
make a clean sweep and bust the
whole thing up. We have everything
theie that is needed. The time will
beset after '.he bolidavs, and we will
go up before F ebruary 'JO. If we get
this done at least $15,000 is ours.
You said for us to lnld for 20,000
and we make it out of the mi l. e
will start for the White House when
the word comes. Watch your mail.
We have the assistance right in
Washington. Adress me a? Tom in
stead of II. F. Answer to Chicago. I
will be there soon. Let us go to our
places. He on vour guard and burn
this. " It. F. Rock.
The second is dated Topeka, Decem
ber !"!, anil says:
Since I wrote vu at Minneapolis
we have concluded to make two jobs
of the White House business. We
will take the oldest child first. AVe
can get her all right, as we have that
arr.ui'rcil. Alollie At. will take ner
ind hand her over to us, and Millie
will keep her until the reward is of
fered. ill wait until the ton figures
ire reached. We must act our best
to capture the child, which we can
and will do. It means thousands to
us. ( bcy orders and say as little as
possible to Hubert. He wants to beat
us in this trip to get this child. Huth,
but we ran beat him if we play our
part right, and will show Grover a
trick or two. Answer to Chicago
and meet me there. IJ. F.
The letters are evidently written in
an Mnccrnj-, and Had iieen through
the mail, though the envelopes were
torn so that the addrcs.-
CIIKIS. JlYE, PnsiJtnt. J. 11. ROTllWF.r.L, ht-PruUtnl. F. SHULTZ, CesMer.
Sedalia National Bank,
Capital, Paid Up $100,000.00.
Surplus Fund 10,000.00.
Chris. live. Pry Goods Merchant and Ex-CotiDtr Oaj. K Music, Importer anJ Breeder of Fine
John H. RotliKt'll, Attorney. Wra l.f.ivtr, live Stock Doal-r.
John V. Muqihr, Wholr-afc Uqtior Dealer. Hnrr Michte, f.f Messtrly A Meuschfcf
.wan in i;cntfi, utf mack lilrr. Uoxjs IVaVn..
II. !. ("ark, Supt. Missouri facUc railway. H. IL ISalr, Merchant.
Ir. I!. K. Brown, Livestock Dealer. Itenrr I a nun, Attornev.
Dr. W. II. Evans Physician. F. W" .-cult. Cachier. "
W e licit the scount oliadlviduala. flius, cori'oration.t and.othiT hanks on:iarorabIe
t'ttllcriivn ill leceire prompt attention.
Liberal accoinwudatioa extended to di-jositon.
SEDALIA GROCER CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS.
Applv the sine principles to the purchase of your Groceries as vou do to-
the transaction of your business, and see what a difference it will make in tbe
family treasury at the end of the week. Uuy where qualities arc kept up
ind prices down. e can make it worth vour while to deal with us from a
standpoint of economy, and while we arc saving you money we will see that
vou iretab-oluielv t o best of everything there is in the market.
No's. 106 and 108 E. Fifth St.
ATTHE WHITE HOUSE.
Baby Ruth, Baby Esther and
Other Little Ones Will
Gather Around the
GARVIN AND GUSSIE.
Reunited and are Living
Together as Husband
Cleveland is busy with
shopping to fill the
Awarded Highest Honors-World's Fair
Used in Millions of Homes-40 Years the Standard.
read. That the gang 'referred to
means what is intimated cannot be
doubted, but their ability to carry out
the plot is problematical." The stranger
who it is pretty certain had the letters
was careful to give no name, and
search for him r?cems unavailing after
little daughters. Owing to the curi-
ositymanifested by the public, how
ever, she is obliged to make the
rounds of the stores when they are de
serted; she visits them just before
closing time, when shoppers are few,
mere will be a handsome Christinas
tree at the White house this year, as
has always Iieen the custom when there
were children to enjoy it. The tree
will be a large spreading one, brought
troiu oodley, the president s country
Christmas toys are bcinniu'r to ar
rive at the hite House, seemingly
by the wagon load. There are all
sorts and conditions of dolls babv
dolls, debutante dolls, short hairei
could not bi,!'trilc "li'idcd dolls, walking. dancing
Jlt-Tlt-Haiis for f M.I.I Pen.
Last Night's Entertainment.
The Montgomery street M. E.
church had two Christmas trees last
night on each side of the altar. The
middle was crowned with gold the
spirit of Christmas.
The enterf ainment consisted ot
music, dialogues and recitations.
Mr. W. H. Williams, a Missouri
Pacific engineer, was presented with
an elegant 885 gold watch and charm
by his wife.
the following younir ladies partici
pated in the nroirramme: Hinlin
McClure, Mabel Henderson. Jessie
Neal, Birdie Ross, Lettie and Lillie
Bratton Ira Hedges, Lula Garlwr,
Mamie Dukes, Hattie Jump.
McClellan's for Christmas Cards. 1
ind talking dul 'The dunlicate,
are being set aside by Mrs. Cleveland
(for the free ho-pitnls lor children
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.i .-.f.T ,1 mi; KIUIIIUI 411 till UJI
will be invited by Mrs. Cleveland
to rally around the White
House tree. Mrs. Lamouts three
little daughters will also have
a tree and a holiday party. Secretary
uanisics nine grandson will come
from Chicago to send Christmas with
him. Little Margaret Bisscll will
have her hrst Unnstmas tree. Secre
tary Hoke Smith s little son will have
a Christmas tree all to himself. Mrs,
Cleveland nas ordered a miniature
White House for little Miss Ituth,
who will have an opportunity to burn
I her liabv fingers making trial pies ami
n-uuiug iu me uig piaynouse.
-Mct'lellan's for Bargains.
New England's Oldest Man Dead.
Salem, Mass., Dec. 23. The
man whom the people of this city
claimed as the oldest in New Eng
land, Daniel Haggarty, is dead at
104. He was born in Cork, Ireland,
Knrtn I lie iirliiil!fll Ixwftit
Musican Garvitl, who left his organ
playing ami piano tun:ng to serve s
six months term in the county jail for
living in a state of notorious cohabita
tion with a woman who was known as
Gussie Baker, has been rejppTc!
from custody aud is now, living with
the woman who now gjes under the
name of Mrs. Garvin.
Garvin pleaded guilty before Police
Judge Bray to illegal cohabitation
with Gussie Baker ami he was fined
S300 and sent to the county jail,
for six months. Gussie Baker, or
Mrs. George Garvin, plead not guilty,
but a jury thought otherwise aud she
was sent to jail ibr a short term.
On Saturday, the 16th instant, s
document was filed for record with
Recorder Wilson, stating that Gnrvia
and Miss lleruet had consented and
agreed to live together as husband
and" wife, and that"thcy had so-agreed
on the 17th of September.
.Judge Jray says that Garvin re
marked that he would go to prison for
six years before he would marry the
woman ; an expression he repeated to
Officer Wade Hindmau, who escorted
him to jail.
It comes to this, however, that
Judge Gideon has pardoning power ia
cases not involving a felony, and as it
tt-.,j 1. 1 n-.i ... 1. ! ... !.... "
McClellan's for Children's Books.
miuwii 10 mm mat. uarvin wa3 ,
very sick man, and that the law per
mits the judge to discharge a ina
from custody when he has been.ia
durance lor a period covering
the costs arising from his ar
rest, trial and incarceration.
and he has no funds, he may be dis
charged under the pauper act. There
sire other features which need not be
introduced, as it was thought the two
mentioned were sufficient for the oc
casion, and Garvin was liberated1.
He lost no time in aeekimr his tair en
slaver, who hat! served out her term,,
it seems, and under the authority and.
protection of the common "law mar
riage into which they had entered and
of which the public was notified by
document sent to Recorder Wibo,
iwiejr re uuw repoeiBg unnerineir owb.
vine and fig tree.