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LE AMICK AMOUK.
1HI WlWTflUD uumuu vw u Court. Sketch of the Cauaea that Led to It. In July last, Jno. F. Arnica, a furniture dealer in Olterville, shot a young man named Chas. Swearingen, of that place, in two place. Tfae wounds were not fatal, and Amick, after giving himself up, was released . . , , r " : .u.s4ii,u. " ' . ine bazoo to-morrow, ana icponea irom i day to day, until the case is disposed of. The shooting was done on Tuesday, the 31st of last July, and in order that our read ers may thoroughly understand the causes which led to it, we re publish the account of the affair given in the Bazoo at the time of its occurrence. THE PARTIES to this affair are Jno. F. Amick a furniture dealer at Otterrille, Jodie Kuykendall, a harness maker, and Chan. Swearingen, to gether with Mrs. Amick. On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Amick attended the Southern Methodist church, of which denomination they are both merrbers. About two o'clock Kuykendall went to Amick's house. Mr. and Mrs. A. were lying on the bed. Mrs. A. got up and invited Mr. K. into an ad joining room. SUSPICIOUS AMICK was not asleep, not a bit. Directly he arose and went out of doors, ostensibly to go away from the house, but in place of going away he went quietly to a side win- dow and he saw what he was looking for. His wife was seated in K's. lap kissing, hugging and squeezing in the most ap proved style of ardent lovers on a Sundny night. Amick rushed in and Kuykendall made hot haste for a door outside. He f-ucceedtd in gaining the outer door with Amick in close pursuit and through the yard across a pig sty and over a high fence went K. hatless. HE MADE GOOD HIS ESCAPE and Amick went back and made the even ing hot for Mrs. A. The people in the vi cinity s.iy that they parsed a tempestuous evening. It was noised all over the town what had occurred. Groups of men dis cussed the matter on the street corners and the ladies met across the back fences and whispered the scandal to the others with the injunction "don't tell it to anybody for the world;' A SEW MAS. Monday passed and nothing out of the way transpired excepting that Judge Miller convened the Otterville Common Piens court, which brought together several at torneys from Boonville and Sedalia. Tues day about eleven o'clock a. m., Charles Swearingen, a poor fellow, with little in telligence and rather weak minded, a team ster, met Amick on the street and asked him if he had some moulding to make pic ture frames of? He told him he had and the two went into Am'ck's shop, and there the bargain was completed. They had some other conversation, all of a friendly tenor, m Swearingen says, and he turned to go out of the store, when Amick pulled a revolver ASD BLAZED AWAY. The first shot took effect in a door post, the second Btruck Swearingen about the Fmall of the back and the third in the fleshy part of the left thigh. The news spread like wild fire over the unusually quiet village. Judge Miller adjourned court, and all gathered around the wounded man. Drs. Saunders and Howlett attended to Swcaringen's wounds and very soon pronounced them se rious, but not dangerous to his life. AM CK GAVE HIMSELF UP, and went before Justice Dempsy, where he waived a preliminary examination, and gave a $1,500 bond, with seven good securi ties, for his appearance at the next term of the Cooper Circuit court, A Bazoo reporter repaired to Ottemlle and interviewed the parlies with the following result: At the moment the reporter knocked at the door, Mr. and Mrs. Amick were seated in the room to the left of the hall way, apparently in deep conversation. The reporter's en trance disturbed them, and he came upon the scene, perhaps, at an inopportune mo. sent. His reception while polite w,as by no means cordial, and Mrs. Amick looked as if she had much rather have had the se lection ol her visitors. There was appa rently just THE LEAST BIT OF FROST about the delicately curved lips the slightest shadow upon the brow, and the beautiful eyes of the lady might have had a brighter light. But these signs of dis pleasure passed rapidly away, and Mrs Amick and the reporter soon became cordial f Heads. She is of medium size, and slight ly inclined to enbonpolnt dark hair and eyes and a clear olive complexion. Mrs. Amick confesses to being thirty-six years of age, but she LOOKS MUCH YOUNGER, and might readily dropoff a dozen years from her age without anybody being the wiser. She had on a plain calico wrapper, and a cameo broach with an onyx engraving fastened a ribbou around a throat, full and tapering an which sustained a head, whiich set squarely and rather haughtily on her shoulders. Mrs. Amick cannot be said to be beautiful in the strictest sense of the word, but there is a charu bout her presence which might very readily fascinate a young and inexperienced man. After apologizing for so early a visit, the reporter addressed the lady as follows : "Mrs. Amick, I heard that you think the Bazoo has done you an injustice in its pub lication regarding the shooting affair which recently occurred here, and I have called to see is what particular it was in error, and to get your statement concerning it." Mrs. A. I feel sir, as if it was an awful hing, and an innocent woman has been rained. R. Not so bad as that I trust, madam, bat you are entitled to a fair hearing, and the public will read eagerly what you have to say. I came hre to obtain your version of the affair, and I am sure you will have "bo reason to regret having made it. Mr. Aimicd remarked that their friends advised entire silence, but he could sot see how Mrs. Amick's statement ceuld do any sejary. Thus couaseled, Mrs. Amick proceeded to develop her side of the social sensation as follows : "Well, yon see it was Sunday evening John (her husband) and I were lying em the had taking an afteraooa rest in the nerlh at room, when aboat two o'clock the door bell rang, and my husband requested that I should get up and nee who it was. I did so, and admitted Mr. Jodie Kuykendall whom I invito! into the pitting room. We talked about the Sabbath school and the Krmon that morning for nearly an hour. He got np and came of er to me, and sal down on the arm of the rocking chair and kissed me, and that was all there was of it K. You was seated in the rocking chair, was you ? Mrs. A. Yes, I was. It. I that the first time he ever kissed you? Mr. A. It was the first time that I ever knew of him kissing Becky-Ann. :l R- HdresaingMw. A.)-W as itthe first me? Mrs. A., (pettishly) No, it was not the first time. Here Mr. Amick showed the reporter how Jodie KISSED going throngh the motions of seating him self on the arm of the chair and giving Becky-Ann a good smack on the full red lips. At the close. of the interview, the re tiorter asked Mrs. Amick : I wouJd like to know why your husband shot Swearingen, if you have no objections to telling? Mrs. A. I shall refuse to say anything about that. Mr. A. I think 1 was justified in shoot ing. Mrs. A. Yes, he had a good cause no doubt of it. R. The public would like to know all about it. Mr. A. My friends have advised me to make no more statements, but I can see no harm in correcting reports. This Swearin gen matter 1 shall not say anything about R. When does Circuit court meet iti Cooper? Mr. A. In November, I believe. R. Do you consider Kuykendall a friend of your family now ? Mr. A. Indeed, I do not. Mrs. Amick did not say whether she did or not. Resolutions of Respect. HAM. OF I.AMOXTE LOIXJE, No. 296.1 O.O.F. Lamonte, Mo., January i4ih 1878. I At a called meeting of our IikW. January 24th, 1878, pursuant to the death of brother j iiliain I. Edelen, the following resolu tions were adopted : Wiikkeas. It has pleased God in his wisdom to remove from our midst our well beloved brother William T. Edelen. R&uJred, That while we deplore the death of our brother, we recognize in onr severe auiiction the hand of an all-xise God, who rules all things for the best. Iteolivd, That in his death the brother hood has sustained the loss of a true and consistent member, and society one of iu most valued citizen?. Jtcsdeed, Tiiat we wear the appropriate badge of mourning for thirty days in memory of onr departed brother. i&oiY, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of our lodge and a copy sent t each of the Sedalia papers for publication ; also that a copy be forwarded to the relations of the deceased. J. R. Wade, ) Q. P. Taylor, J-Com. T. E. White, J Died. R.O.Lncas,a well known printer in the West, died of consumption at the residence of his parents, in Ml. Vernon, Ohio, on the 2cth inst. He was for many years Finan cial Secretary of the Kansas City Typo graphical Union, and admired and esteemed bv all who knew him. Contractor Dead. The remains of Thomas Clifford arrived here, this morning, on the K. & T. They will be conveyed to Tipton for interment. Mr. Clifford was well known here, where he formerly was a railroad contractor. He graded the road bed of the Mo. Pacific from this city to Muddy, and was afterward en gaged on the M., K. & T. He died at his farm near HarrionviIle, on Monday, of pneumonia, leaving a widow and eight children. Wages of Railroad Employes. The following is the statute enacted by the last General Assembly on this subject : All railroad companies and other corpo rations shill make payment to their em ployes and other operatives, of the wages due for all labor and services performed by them, within three months next preceding a demand made therefor, not exceeding sixty dollars, in prefeience to any other claim, debts or demands, whatsoever, not secured by specific liens on property, and such priority of payment to be enforced by civil action ; payments of wages shall be made on or before the fifteenth day of each month for the full amount of all wages earned previous to the first day of that month, with interest at six per centum, if not paid, to be added to the amount of taid wages when paid or recovered by suit. Ail debts due employes, or wages for operatives of their labors, shall have priority of pay ment from the money and asset of the cor porations in the hands of officers or agents, or of any receiver or assignee, over every other claim not specifically secured. Every corporation, officer, agent, receiver, assignee or person holding money or assets, refusing to recogt.ize the priority of employes' claims, shall be liable totuch employes for the amount of all loss and damages occa sioned by his unlawlully withholding the money. Approved April 23, 1877. Avoid using those remedies containing opium, morphia, etc.; but when the baby is sick use Dr. Bulls Baby Syrup per fectly safe and always reliable. Price, only 25 cents a bottle. Suspension of the Kanaka City First National Bank. The First National Bank of Kansas City closed its doors yesterday. This is the sec ond time this bank has suspended, once be fore in 1873. The following card is pub lished in the Kansas City papers this morn ing: TO THE PUBLIC. At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Kansas City, held this evening, it was voted that the bank discontinue business. This step is rendered necessary by a shrinkage in our deposits of over $330,000 within the last few days, added to the con tinuous very large reductions of the last few months, aggregating a much larger amount, and by theprospect of a continuance of the prevalent monetary distrust. The affairs of the bank will be rapid I v liquidated, and depositors may rest assured that in due time they will be paid ia full H. M. Hold ex. President. E. H. Allew, Vice-President. M. W. StCi-air, Cashier. Kansas. City, Jan. 29, 1878. See to ic that your child meets with no neglect; when sick, use for the diseases of babyhood Dr. Ball's Boby Syrup; it aerer disaBfoiato. 25 ceats. sflCK! CAM SETTLED. Judge Miller Lets Him Down ipecial Diaicb to the Daily Bazoo J Boonville, Jan. 291 p.m. Amick's case was called in the Circuit court this morning. Amick pleaded guilty, and the court fined him one hundred dollars and costs. Judge Miller, n passing sentence on the accused, alluded to his former good char acter, which mitigated the sentence. ANOTHER WARNING. A Boy Run Over at Holden. Swial Corre.'jMtuIfiic! SMalia IUzito. Holdex, Mo., Jan. 28. Editor Bazoo ; A very sad accident occurred at this- place on Saturday evening, last, on the arrival of the passeneer trains, Xo. 1 and 4, which meet and pass here. Many of our TOWN" BOY, as is the case at every station along the line of the Mo. Pacific railroad, are in the habit of jumping on the trains and "taking a ride,' and I have been unable to comprehend why it U that more have not been killed or injur ed .irday evening, the only son of M. A. Viivtll, boot and shoe dealer, a lad of about 4 years old, went to the deftot, and, on see ing THE WESTERN BOUND TKAIN arrive at the switch east of the platform, ran and jumped on the train, and rode up through the middle track. He jumped off as he neared the Bell House and attempted to cross over to the depot, when Xo. 4, the eastern bound express, came along al a rapid rate and ran over him. CUTTING HIK LEFT MCO OFF at the knee and his right foot. He was im mediately cared lor by kind friends and car ried home, where he was received by hi mother with the deepest anguish, as he was a good boy and the pride of his parents. D.-s. Lotspeitch, Randall, Murray and Bolton were called in, the former I'glNOTHE KNIFE assisted by the other gentlemen. At this writing the boy is bright and cheerful, and doing well, and the prospect is that he will recover, though a cripple for the balance of his days. II LS FATHER is now in Michigan, and a telegram waa sent conveying the sad intelligence. What a terrible warning this should be to the boys who daily make the depot their head quarters, and so recklessly jump on and off all passing trains. JuxiC. A. RANGE R From Texas Ranges and ia Robbed. Mr. Knight is his name. And Denton county, Texas, is his home. By profession he is a Texas Ringer, by force of circumstances he is a farm hand, and under the influence of whiskey, he is J about as verdant a specimen as usuallv j - 1 siriKes uus mza raorai cuv oi uaiia. Yes, he is a Ranger, Kmeht is. He ranged away from a wife and three children in Denton county, and ranged up iuto Missouri. Then he ranged around until he ranged on to a farm and into em ployment near llarrisonviile. Here he labored at his rural occupation for five or six months, milking the geese, currying the roosters, riding the pigs to water, and such other delightful pastoral duties as usually falls to the lot of the first engineer on a farm. By due economy and an advantageous remoteness from whisky, he accumulated about $30. Then it was that a rush of home affection flooded his soul, and he sighed lor the land of the magnolia and the sight of the aforesaid wife and three children. So he determined to return home, and left Ca?s county for Texas, arrivinz here on the Mis souri Pacific laslnight. Sedalia by Antes' gas light, barrin' the mud holes, is an enchanting sight, and he resolved to tarry a day or so and enjoy metropolitan life a little.. In other words, the Ranger was on it, bigger'n a wolf. He ranged" around and into several saloons this morning, and drank a liberal share of bad whiskey. During his travels he ran across an American gentleman of Ethiopian parentage and a short pipe, and tr io! the colored man and brother twice it is a singular thing that whiskey tastes just as good to a darkey as to a white man. While holding sweet converse with him, the Ranger expressed a desire to visit a. bouse of ill-fame, and he was accommodated by being piloted to a colored bagnio on the north side of the railroad. Here he fell into the hands of a dusky charmer named Belle Burke, the wife of a white man, Felix Burke, who is now . . ... ?.. serving out a term in me penitentiary. After pissing some time in the company "of this sable Venus, the Ranger found out tlfat her hands had ranged into his pockets and extracted his pocket book, containing several letters and S2).50 all the money he had. The Ranger then ranged out of there and raged and ranged around for help to recover his wealth. He met Officer Tur ner, who listened to his plaint, and then ar rested Belle and brought her to the cala boose. A warrant was sworn out before Justice Wardan charging Belle with rob bery, and Deputy Constable Al. Connors served the same and brought her corpus be fore the Justice to answer to the charge. The Ranger also appeared on the scene, but he was so befuddled that he couldn't tell much about the affair. The Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. Jackson put in an appearance, and the case was con. tinned until to-morrow morning. Belle Burk was released on bail. The Ranger wiggled off. A Sheriff Sued. Some time since a judgment was rendered in Henry county against the M. K. & T. Railway Company ; executions issued and the sheriff levied tipon the stores, desks and other furniture ia aad about the depot at Cliatoa and sold them to satisfy said execution. As a sequel thereto there u to be filed in the Uaited States Circuit Court a suit for trespass agaiast the sheriff aad hie sareties oa his offcial hoad, hroaght by the Union Tract Company, a Stir York corporation, which claims the property takes. The aaaovat ia coatroreny origi nally was aboat $100. STATE HORTICULTURAL 10. CIETY. Its Annual Meeting in Sedalia. xi' - .. . tr i . r . . Missouri Mate Horticultural Society met in Whites 1 1 nil this morning at 10 o clock, . . t. ......... Present, J. C. hvans, President, or liar , ' ' m, Clav Co.; . , . Iem Geo. Hiwmann, Sedtlia, Vice President; D. L. Hall, Kansas City, Mo., Secretary ; S. Ragan, Independence; W. Slocum, Kansas City ; W. J. Coleman, St. Loui ; and about fif teen others. The meeting wis called to order by J. t-, IX . i .1 e Mr. George Human welcomed the So- lott tit Suw 1-!., ,' ." i.t The following programme was adopted: AFTERNOON SESSION. . 1. Apple Culture.' 2. E-ay on Peach Culture, by Geo. Hu? inanti. Object, and Wants of the State Horticul - EVENING SESrtON. tural Society of Missouri. TO-MORKOU MOIlNIN. 1. Eay by Dr. Jno. A. Warder, Presi dent Ohio State Horticultural Society, on Forestry. To be followed by di.-cu.ion on Pear and Plum Culture. TO-MOKKOW A1TEKNOON. Election of officers and miscellaneous business. TO .MORROW EVENING. Address by Judge Krckel, of Jefferson City, on IF "ue Adornment. 1 .15 MOKKING'it SBv-ION. Small F. .1 Huttufc Col. Colman said it was a great mistake in farmers only plant ing apples and peaches. Small fruits were more valuable than anything else to a fam ily. Many think it hard to raise strawber ries; it is not so, as it is as simple as rais ing potatoes, and lare crojw can l:e raised with little labor. Keep the weeds down, and in winter cover with straw not for extreme cold, but to keep off the winter sun. Wilson's Albany is the best of all for famffv or market. C-tpt. Jack was re ferred o, but this variety is new yet; his experience with it wxs very favorable it was a little later. Houghton's Seedling Gooseberry bore immen.e crop. Currants did well on a no them slojte, or when heavily mulched. Of Raspberries, the Miami or Mammoth Cluster were the lst, very productive and invaluable to the farmer. The Lawton Blackberry was cxdly raised ! and generally profitable, as well as the j mnU productive for market. The Kitta tiny was the liest bearer and finest flavor. It crew in Letle row. After the .-econd reason mulch heavily, then don't cultivate any more. Col. Colninn said he had found graes a failure with him on the Mississippi bluffs for five years. He was putting out a new vineyard and expected four or five crops before the rot strikes them. Every farmer should plant al least a ftve vines they will live as Ions as he does, and perhaps as Ions as the family. Mr. Slocum found thcrulturc of small fruits, particularly raspberries, very profit able and pleasant. He describe:! his man ncr Qf cultivating them Of strawberries, he considered Wilson's - h,n lHe . . .. lln frfcttrwl flto l.rivrfnn liIrirL-lMarrfT .in good, and plowed it up. Had three or tun: good crofts of Kittatiny. rust now and he feared i goou cro( oi rviiiauny. oui ineyi.au ine rust now and he feared its tfiecLs. lie tried 1 . - t--.. -t t -i to eradicate it, but thought his ground was too rich His grapes yielded a poor crop last vear, the injects causing me nernes to laii ou. causes, and whv they did not fail at KelleyV j nitmIe an1 imP"ran which belong to it, Island. Catawba does well on the original until it will command the respect and en vine in North Carolina on the Catawba riv- gage the attention of all classes ; lor what er. He asked, arc we not doing wrong in cjaS!, does not enj-0J thc fruiu, of 0,lr labor ? pruning so cloelv ? lie thinks the fungus .... . , . . , . , ,. takes hold because of our manner of close Whal we nccd mcSt 13 ,fgwlat"n- Our pruning. Young vineyards do well, old j Legislature ought to appropriate at lexst ones fail. He obtained five cr six crops lw one thousand dollars annually, to the use fore his vineyard commenced to fail. His ami bcncfil of thi, With lhal vines were mostly Concord. ... . . , , : ... , Mr. Husmann said that the Cap- amount this society could and would develop tain Jack strawberry was his favor- the horticultural resources of the State to a ite. It was more uniform in wonderful extent, therebv inviting immi size, a better bearer and more profitable. gMtion aiJj capi:I, a"n, increasing the The Turner rapberrv he found verv good. , , It was hardy, a good nearer, carried well, revenue of the State to ten or twenty, or and sold for thirty-five cents a quart, perhaps fifty limes thc amount appropri Mammoth Cluster," twenty cents. Thc j atcd. Our sjster Stale of Kansa? appro Lawton blackberry was tender, the Kitta- , ,)r;:ileji anmunv i fivc thousand l.n mIja Milt f I in n flwtt tivAilnnA Mint I " " ' t.:l ;.i " ' bring good prices. He believed in particular varieties of grapes for particular localities. About pruning he had no fixed rules they needed different treatment in different ye.rs. He gave his ideas about the causes of prevalent diseases. Every plant extracts from the soil certain qualities necessary to its cr tecfion; when these properties arc exhausted in the soil, the plant must fail. Hence we must find out what is needed and renew it, etc Adjourned until 1:30 p. m. The Society met at thc appointed hour this afternoon. A splendid displav apples wis ex hibited. " of As ou. reporter lef the hall Col. Col man hau he floor. A number of member are expected on the evening trains. first day afternoon session. The subject of discusfinn yesterday after noon was the apple. Some splendid speci mens were on exhibition as follows : From J. C. Evans, Harlem, Mo.: Ben Davis. Winesap, Baldwin, Janet, Milan, Rome Beauty, Smith's Cider, Pennsylvania Redstreak. From George Husmann, Sedalia, Mo. : HuntnianV Favorite, Ben Davis, White Pippin. From Z. S. Ragan, Independence, M: Clayton, Standard. From , Sedalia, Mo. : Huntmans' Favorite, White Pippin. Mr. Evans gave biscxperience in the cul- ture, gathering, packing and shipment of the fruit. He was followed by Mr. Ragan. Col. Colman also cave his views. Mr. Husmann followed with some inter esting observations. 'After a general discussion and comparison of views, the Society adjourned until 7 p. ra. FIRST day evening session. The meeting was called to order at 7:30. An essay from George Hussman was read on the peach culture. Mr. Stark thought the early rteatrice is better than either the Amsden or Alexan der and a little later. Mr. Ragan has fruited early Rivers, bat it dtm't quite meet his expectations, aad may do better when older. Early Craw ford, late Crawford, Smocks, late free, yel low peaches brought the best price of any ia my orchard this season and seemed per fectly hsaltby. The needling peaches with me eaffered from curled leaf, while the bud ded varieties did not. Mr. Colman said peach culture in the fit, Loais district has nearly died ost. He ia glad to learn that the pros pec Is are bet ter in Central Missouri. With his section rery few peaches are raised. It don't pay. It is irupo.'ible to raise good peaches with them on account of enrculio and those who intend to make commercial peach growing successful, most stop its ravages. j They are also forestalled ia the St. Louis j niarket by Southern growers. He endorses 1 r , f . i , , , . , , orchards are an exhaustive crop and the - , . . . . , ground uiusl be devoted to peaches alone, I ... , , , , , . , r . , i Hoiild head his trees from four to five feel frtt high, so a tn plow up to the trees, to allow better circulation of air and get higher col ored fruit. Dr. Hull, who wan very success ful, en Jeavored to have a white and yellow variety at all times on the market, so pur chasers could take their choice, would al so hare a freestone variety at all times when 1 possible have planted largely. of hmock, i. ., , , a loaches. In protecting apple or peach .....,. " ' ... I from the borer, rabbits or mice, uc build- ing paper around the trees; can't be too careful in packing; box up in the orchard. The fruit must be picked at the right time. Mr. llussniann explained some points in 1 lhe a-v'anJ repeats that in this prairie country we must make low heads, we can j get plenty of air and are not troubled much with curcu'.io. .Mr. Uagan recommends starting tree heads about three and a half to four feet high. Mr. llus.-mann save the historv of the Stedlcy and October Beau tv and warmlv recommends them for late teaches. Mr. Browu holds up for low heads, and for the other points mentioned by Mr llussniaun in his essay. The trees thus planted and trained arc much less apt to split. Curculio is hardiy noticeable here Mr. Stark would branch trees according to location. He referred to a Delaware peach, a white free stone, named the Silver Medal, which promises very well. It is a late pe.ich, about the same date as the the Heath, and is of tine size. Mr. Ragan described two fine seedlings, riieninir in October, from seed of the Smock free. He thinks them promising. He abo thinks the Smock a good market fruit. It is a good bearer and pays well. Mr. Slocum agreed with the essayist in the main, but would plant much closer to gether, say 12 to 15 feet. Curculio bothers him considerable, and he believes jarring the tree the lies I remedy. Mr. Colman would set peach trees 20 feet apart. Mr. Brown plants 15x20 running the cIoms way eat and west. The Foster, President, Miller's Seedling, early Louisa and other new ieachcs were mentioned and discussed in an informal iu:lnner- Adjourned fo meet at 9 a. m. SECOND I.VY MORNINC SESSION. The Society met at 10 o'clock. The Piesidi'iit, J. C. Evans, of Clay county, then delivered the rnESII'ENT's ADDRESS. Ladies and ( S entlemen We have come together on this occasion, for the pur pose of holding the 10th annual session of the Mitsouri State Horticultural Society. We have come, I trust, with feelings of sincere gratitude to the Giver of all thins-; that our lives have been spared through another year, and that we are again per mitted to exchange our ideas and views and take part in the discussion of questions re lating to our calling. It is to he regretted that so few of the people of onr State realiie . - ... - . . . nu appreciate me importance oi mis society, therefore, those who do take an in terest in it should labor the more camestlv anil zeai,lUl?jy to build it up to that mag dollars to her State Horticultural Societv. and her o;le Bay no appropriotion she makes'returas to her treasury so liberally as this one. 1 therefore recommend that our claims be again presented and that we continue to urge the matter until we have procure! the desired legislation. I believe the interests of this society might be better promoted by giving more attention to that branch called Farm Hor ticulture. Every farmer is a horticulturist to a certain extent, and ought to be inter ested in our discussions, provided we take up such questions as in their nature would interest them. Horticulture is but the more refined part of agriculture, and when farmers are made to realize that il is a part of their calling or profession, they will take an interest in it at once and become members of our society, meet with as and help us to make il worthy of the name il bears. We need all the aid and encouragement we can get, especially just now, amid these threatening times, and with an entirely exhausted treasury. So let as resolve that we will, during this meeting, use our best endeavors to do all the good we can. Let our ques tions be those of the most importance, our discussions brief and to the point, and har mony prevail. The Treasurer's report was then received and read. An essay upon forestry, by Jir. Jno. A. Warder, of Ohio, was red. It w?s an in teresting and able treatise, and we regret we have not space for its publication. A general discussion on forestry followed, and the subject was referred to a committer, consisting of Judge A. Krekel, Col. X. J. Colman and Maj. Z. Ragan, to report at the afternoon session. A vote of thanks to Dr. Jno. A. Warder was unanimously adopted. 1 Adjourned until 1 p. m. The Society tact yesterday afternoon and elected the following officers for the ensu ing year : President N. J. Colman, of St. Louis. Vice-Presidents 1st district, Henry Mitchell.SL Louis. 2d district T. Mudd, Kirkwood. 3d district Jacob Rhodes, Bridgeton. 4lh district H. W. Wilson, Cape Girar- deaa. 5thdtrit W.S-Jewett, Crystal City. 6th district M. J. Round tree, Spring held. 7th district George Hamaan, Sedalia. 8th district Maj. Ragan, Independence, fth district Jacob Modineer, St. Jo seph. 10th district-W. II. Miller, Chiliicothe 11th disirict-S. M. Tracy, Columbia. 12lh district J. Hawkin, Hanaibal. 13th district Vn. Stark, Louisiana. Secretary D. L. Hall, Kinas City. Treasurer J. C. Evans, Harlem. The pear cull are and blight were then discussed. In the'evenhig, Judge Krckel delived an interesting essay oa "Home Adornment a fter hort speeches the Society selected Jefferson City as the next place of meet ing and adjourned It waa decided upon to a?k the Iigisla- ture for a small appropriation of $1,000. iisuouiuceriainiy oe granieu. a me work is one of incalculable importance to the 1 Slate. A LONG SEARCH Of a Mothor After Her Child and Crazy Sister. The love of a mother for her child ,-nr passes ail earthly atketion. So pure, holy and tin-elfish, it i the nearest approach toi divinity, in itsesence, of all mortality. The.sentenee -L peremptory. love of a mother is true and steadfast, when j ., . . .... ,i ii.i.'. He says that he regrets all else is wrecked and lost. From the cradle to manhood, and from manhood to the grave, lhe first. last and ever sweet, so licitous attendant is the mother. Her love is unalterable and undying her affection such that the sacrifice ot life would lv freely made to protect those whoareot tint life iti brightest jewels. One of the mot TOUCHING CASES! OK MATERNAL DEVOTION that ever came under our observation has at last, after nearly a year of tirelod re-, search, been rewar !. Marv Calder is - widow with w clul- - ilrcn a dov aooui niru: ami another oov ... i . about four vears of age. She resides in Dallas county, and owns a farm of forty ' acres, which affords her the means of sub- sistencc for herself and little ones. She has also had another burden to support at crazed sister and her child about three! years old. i Her sister Margaret is the wife of a man ; named Evart. After the birth of her child, about three years ago, SHE WENT CRAZY, j band went ofl and left her. Her. insanity is of a mild type, and she is per-j fectly harmless. About eight months ago Margaret took her sisters little boy and a horse and ran off, leaving her own child st home. JTol-i withstanding the most earnest effort. Mrs. Calder, could ascertain nothing as to the i whereabouts of her si-ter or her child. At last she heard that they were somewhere in I the central part of North Missouri. Mrs. Calder and her remaining boy left Dallas eounty to hunt for their missing relatives, She came to Sedalia, and from here went to Brownsville; from Brownsville she went to Chiliicothe, where she got on her crazed . sister's path. At Lumens Mrs. Cakter aLp heard of the fugitives, ' and ascertained that they had gone to Kirksville. AMienshearrivedatKirksvilIe, Mrs. Calder had found that Margaret had t retraced her steps, and she also turned back. Near Linneus Mrs. Calder stayed all night a farm house where Margaret had stopped and purchased an old bay hur?c for S6, having sold or lost thc horse she started from Dallas with. Hearing that Margaret was on her way to the river, Mrs. Calder starled at once for Boonville. Shef could find no tidings of her there, so she went out m-, to thc country around there. he ' then went to Marshall and to Krowns- ville, Mid between the latter place and Houstonia.Mrs. Calder heard that Margaret had gol to Boonville en Monday, after she i Sedalia to talk farm-politics with the Peo hadleft, and followed the railroad track, Lev leader, and the smart young man making inquiries along the road for the way to Sedalia. A man named Keithley met Margaret crossing the Lomine bridge with ' the horse and child. She asked him the . way to Sedalia, expressing her intention of "wSEtf Mr;. Calder got this information she came at once to this citv, arriving here in November last. She had had a lono and weary chase, having run short of money and being com-, lulled to walk, and beg a ride when she ouIU. Hut she ha-, oeen sustained oy a. mother's love for her child, and had strug gled on with the hope ot soon overtaking her demented sister with her long-lost little one. She remained here two or three days, and obtsining some help from the city author Hies, again took up her wearv pu-j gnmnge, ueieruiineu to mm her cuiui or die in the attempt. From town to town she went, inquiring for fhel lost one at etfery opportunity. Sometimes i she would get a faint clue and follow it for manv miles, only to find herself on a false i scent, and then her heart would sink with despair. But she would i'ke of the weakness, and j wirfi her little h t trudging along by her I side, she would Jart off in another direc- lion, strengthened by hope and atieclion. t night, some kind-hearted fanners the nisht on the cold ground beneath the stars, with their miseries unknown to all , save Jle who watches over the wuiow ana orphan. At lasr, after month' and months of an-, guish and unfaltering search, and hundreds of weary miles of travel, Mrs. Calder founi her oiiu and demented sister at the house of a farmer near Hannibal. The poor woman st iov m.r be inaifined. but cannot be de-i scribed. Sbe at once started for home with . - ' . . ... i her charge, and arrived at Boonville on Sunday. Althongh destitute, she feels wealthy in regaining the lost one of her heart, and the prospects of soon being once more united in their humble home is more than recompense for all her trials and suffering. - Cold piercing winds and driving rains seldom fail to bring on a cough, cold or hoarseness at this season, and Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup should be kept in every house. For sale by all Druggists. 35 cents. A correspondent seeds the Bazoo the following problem, which may furnish our readers tome amusement to solve : Two men, A. & B., are employed to dig a ditch 100 feet long. They are to hare 100 (dollars) for digging aad share equally in the money, t. e. $50 (dollars) a piece. Bat B. is to get 23 cents per rod more than A What portion of the ditch moat each one dig? There is a board 10 feet long and 4 feet wide at one end, and 2 feet wide at the other end. Where mast it he divided by a line drawn across, parallel with the ends, to that each piece may contain an equal area? NO HOPE. William Weinera Hangs To-Mor-row. Governor Phelps Refuses to Com mute His Sentence. His Faithful Little Sister Returns - : in Despair. i ."ii--'-t tn-iii.-h ! Jrrm:sox City, Jan. 31 2 p. m. William Wieners' doom is 1hI Hi . , ,.,. t ... sister nan a leiitliv rftnfrni wild j ----r . ... vjvf. , Phelps yetenlay afternoon, and tre?ented NTMF.KOW PETITIONS j signed by some of the best people of St. She left fir home last night, but the tJovernor had given her no assurance that i - t he would interfere with THE PEATII SENTENCE. This mornins he gave his decision, which is final, and his refusal to commute the ays that he regrets that he can linJ NO SATISFACTORY REASON to interfere, and says, every criminal has a sister, a mother, a wife or daughter, whose sensibility and affection.-, are supposed to be as warm and as deep as those possessed by ANNIE .WIENERS for iter fated brother; and, if sympathy for kindred is to avert ignominious punishment, wjiv- not rclK,ai the criminal code? I... i ...m t. . - .t - i.t .Ltiuurruw. aim il win ut? a erixsiiuiir utiiv ' 10 h faithful little sister. KILL HIM! ; - xenaisn ieia oxtne journal, u am in vJew of ,he fact ,hat gj -, , ,. .. . yMvona Field nw bcgan ,jie ;ntr;lclJn 0f CVt.rv aw human and divine. In yesterday's St. 1,,, Journal Un pulls the throttle of that iving machine of his wide open, and the following grit is ground out in two min- an,J a half. We warn that voung man, if ever he ken that pale and intellectual counte- nance of-his inside the Pettis countv boun- j3riesf there will be a picture that will gow with something worse than Promea- ( ,hean fire it will resemble a fricasseed beef !rttcafc on a red hot broiler. Listen to this versatile prevaricator : T,e Journal is in receipt of a steel-plate engraving of Mai. William Gentry, of Pettis county. It is the most miserable likeness f a gooj man we jl3Ve ever been pained to ee. It is absolutely murderous, and we shall call upon the members from Pettis to introduce into the next legislature a bill making it a penal offense for anv engraver to s0 caricature a respectable and handsome man. Jn this connection, we may state that Maj. Gentry never did have a satisfactory picture made of himself. The photographs and electrotypes that were circulated during the fall of 1874 were outrageous likenesses. Tn fact. we are inclined to think the nictures were what beat tie major for governor -that j, to sav tne pictures were such abomina- hie misreDresentations and so hideously uz- jy that a real conscientious voter couldn't find it in his heart to vote for the reputed proprietor of a countenance so criminal in everv asnect The Journal was really to blame for these pictures. It sent a smart voung man up to thought it would be an unusually smart thing to get a photograph of the nominee an have it engraved for the press. It was nnlv after a ereat deal of persuasive elo- ouencc that Mai. Gentrv wss inveigled into a ln gaiter, and the result was a wretched likeness. hen the cut made its appearance in the paper, the panic created among the tad. pole following was so alarming that it was deemed advisable to call an immediate Mt. - ... ,i,n Xaclede hotel. Here it was determined to blot out that odious cut forever from the lace of the earth, but thc perfidious en graver had made duplicate copies which ",c u-tiJy..- Km yu.-v-v- ision oi ami were senuing mi over ine state ror electioneerinc nnrnoscs. To look unon L ic,ure , f a rf .. ... "arUm every time, it was the most ferocious atrocity ever palmed on on a guileless public It wrecked the hopes of a noble, generous hearted man and brought defeat upon the honest partv. ,.,. l.i. ,' i, ti, ,.,, , . . " -". utu K uiuiiiu.j likeness ot the democratic candidate, and Maj. Gentry himselt was so overcome by remorse upon first seeing the picture that j,e burst into tears and refused to recognize . , t- Finally, however, he concluded to make the best of the situation, aad being one day ;n a playful humor, he inclosed a copy of he ic,ure to lue of ,he g,., ' . - . . . , .... Ba7x, having first indorsed upon the back of it the name of the Democratic candidate. The Bazoo was one of Gentry's official organs, and made haste to print the follow ing editorial paragraph : "The picture of the Bourbon candidate is before us. Never have we gased upon a more hardened and villainoBS'coantenance. Crime is depicted upon every feature from the receding, narrow forehead, the small, cruel eyes, the short, Mat nose, to the large, sensual month the total depravity of this man, who has presumed to crave the suffrages of the in telligent and hoBest voters of ths State, is stamped indelibly upon his facsimile People of Missouri, to vote for the original of such a picture would be an appalling revolt against the better and purer instincts of our natures?" Mr. Goodwin, the editor of the Bazoo, thought he had struck a death blow at Mr. Hardin, but it csme very near killing Maj. Gentry as be sat on a ten-rail fence out on hia farm early next morning, reading that editorial, and swooned over into the bull pasture. Lord! What a liar! Food generally benefits when given prop erly at the right periods, bat to overfeed the baby is to sicken it, and induces a de-! gree of suffering. Dr. Bull's Baby Syrnp is the best reawdy for the discomfort arising from OTerfeedinf the haby. Price, 25 cents. THE CRASH. Incidents Attending the doting of the Kansas City First national Rank. From th Kau.-ji City Journal. A woman with a stiek called at the resi dence of Mr. Holden yesterday, and squat ting down in the parlor, declared her inten tion of remaining until a small amount she had in the bank wxs paid over. Ah the amount didn't amount to much, her eall was untimely and unnecessary. The boys of the blue ribbon brigade oc cupied the sidewalks in the neighborhood of the suspended bank, and for a time thought themselves stockholders. Nothing was talked about on the streets yesterday but finance and the effect of the failure upon the citv. Men who hadn't seen a " bill for six mouths were the loud est in their denunciations and talk. About eleven o'clock a woman was seen walking up Fifth street. She paid no at tention to the cro-singsr hut stalked through the mud. Her shoes were untied and seemed to have been Ii:i(ily slipped on her feet; her hair was uncombed, and a shawl was drawn over her head ; in fact her gen eral appearance indicated that she had just heard of the suspension, dropped her work, seized her Innk book, and started off. Reaching the closed doors, she eagerly read the notice, repeatedly tried the door knob, and stood for some time panting and watch ing every movement. Finally the door was opened to admit a telegraph messenger, when sheprcA-cd almost into the bank, and struggled with the door-keeper on the inside, who finally succeeded in squeezing the wo man hack. Tears welled up in her eyes, as she retraced her steps homeward. To a re porter she stated that she had $140 in the savings department, but had drawn out $-10 a few days ago, and was afraid that tha S10O would all be lost ; but brightened up when told that in a short time she would be able to secure every dollar of it. An amusing incident was caused by a very penurious person who stated he had from S3 to So balance in the bank, and it was just as good as lost. "By Jinks," he remarked, "I came very near depositing S35 in there the other day, and if I had, it would have all been gone, too." The party is a prominent man in the city, and it was strange to hear him bemoaning his money, which he said he would never see again, while near by stood men with their thousands of dollars locked up, coolly cal culating the number of days they would have to wait, and the best way of helping the bank out of the difficulty. The proprietor of a retail store of small pretensions, as he heard merchants dis cussing the various amounts they had in bank, grew very excited and ru.-hed back to his store and told his wife, who stood behind the counter, "that they were ruined ; every dollar they had in the bank waa lost." "What bank?" "Why, the First National." "You old fool, don't you know you never had a cent of money in that or any other bank. Haven't I been keeping it hid away safely upstairs V The trader waa only convinced when his wife told him that he was drunk. It is stated that a gentleman stepped into the Mastin bank and stated he wished to make a remittance, but if it would be an accommodation to the bank he would not present his check just at this time. "What is the amount ?" "Five thousand dollars.' "We can pay it now if you wish; it will be no accommodation to us, as we have the money." Such incidents of willingness to wait on one hand, and readiness to pay on the other, is quite refreshing, and well calculated to create good feeling on all sides. At the stock yards business was nearly suspended for the day. Hog receipts were upwards of eithty car loads, but the pack ers being mostly patrons of the First Na tional, were not on the market, and only one load was sold. A Journal reporter waa informed by some of the leading live stock dealers that the suspension of the First National Bank would considerably affect the interest of the trade at this point. This bank has been an active coadjutant te-.lhe live stock trade, and the probability ishat a good many cattle will be forced upon the market by parties who have the paper of this bank to meet. Parents, mothers, nurses, do not fail to give Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup to the little ones lor all cases of cough or colds. Costs onlv 25 cents. "MacDonald's Laat Charga." We are in receipt of a poem under tha above title, written by Mr. I. Mac. Demutb, of the Sedalia lime. The name of Eraett MacDonald is familiar to most Missouri ans. He was a native of St. Louis, and when the war broke out was one of tha most promising young attorneys in that city. He efffered Frost s Brigade at Camp Jackson, and swore he would never cut his hair until the Southern Confederacy had established its independence. After the battle of Lexington, Gen. Price seat MacDonald to St. Louis under a Sag of truce to arrange some basis of exchange of prisoners. He was there two or three days while the city was swarming with blac coat1, and his appearance in - the streeta among them, preceded by a small whit flag, crested great sensation, aad crowds followed him wherever he went. He foaght gallantly through the struggle, and was killed near the close of the war at Hart vile, Mo., as was also Mr. John M. Wimer, a former Mayor of St. Louis. The poem is a neat tribute to one who, whatever his faults, was a brave and chivalrous soldier. Another Kansas city Hank Cloaea Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 30, i878. I am instructed by the Directors of the Commercial National Bank to announce a suspension of business until further notice. The bank is entirely solvent; bat the steady withdrawal of deposits for the last thirty days, together with the severe pressure of to-day, has exhausted oar cash balances. The financial stringency of the past sixty days has been such that of tha' notes maturing only a small proportion have been paid, and hence it has become absolutely necessary to close onr doors tem porarily. I earnestly hope that no depositor will sacrifice his account, as they will all be paid very soon. Meade Woodson, Cashkr. Corruption in our National affairs has the same effect on the Government that a 1 severe cough or rold has upon the hamaa system. Political reform in tha former and Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup ia tha latter case will remedy the evils. All tha drag gists sell it for 25 cents a bottle.