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Spirited DiacuMion in Sedalia Yet day The Doctors Wrangling in the Temple Or Bather tne Cir cuit Court Boom Messrs. Conck wright, E. J. Smith, King and Hughes in Debate. The sun shone gloriously yesterday and the air wan so bright and keen that the Se dalians felt it influence all over. The churches were well attended and at about fnnr .VWL- in th aftprtmnn. Whit' Hall wa filled by about forty person, many them spiritualists and the others scoffers and unbelievers. White's Hall is about undesirable a place as a decent man can get into and preserve his proper mental and plmlcal equipoise, for the seats and benches are rickety and dusty and the walls damp and mouldy in appearance, with evidences all around of the storms of the last twenty years, insomuch that the stranger might imagine himself . is xo ail's AUK. The meeting was opened with the singing of a song wherein occurs the verse : "Could I but stand where .Moses stood, And view the landscape o'er, Not Jordaus stream, nor deaths cold flood, Would frizht me from that shore." ! There was also another religious hymn about "Oh ! think of the friends over there, By the side of the river of light Where the saints all immortal and fair, Are rolled in their garments of white. Over there ! over there 1 Oh ! think of the friends over there." Dr. li. F. H'lghes then delivered an orig inal poem, after which he discussed the or igin of the bible, from the lime that the sacred books were discovered, s purported, in the Temple in the days of Ezra dewn to the present time. lie declared the bible not divinely in spired ; and gave historical facts, showing that the council at Nice, a body of human beings, many of them no better than they should be, voted upon the so-called sacred books, then in existence, declaring which should be thrjwn out as not of divine ori gin He, also, was the cause of a lengthy dis cussion, in the hall, regarding the merits of Jesus Christ. Dr. Hugheb was of the opinion that the Christians based the divinity of their relig ion upon the miracles of Christ, which were beyond the capacity of mankind. Here Dr. Conkwright controverted him, raying that Christianity was based on the incontrovertable truths of the bible. Dr. Hughes replied that "so is Spiritual ism based on incontrovertable truths." "What truths?" asked Dr. Conkwright, "Demonstrated truihs," was the reply. "And Katie King was one of them," con tinued Dr. Conkwright amid loud laughter. "They say that Spiritualism is a wonderful revelation in these latter times, but I can not see what it has ever done, except to tip tables. All the spirits whom we hear from, who have crossed to the shining shore, dont seem to know any more than they did before they left." "Your own Bible was gotten up by Spir itualists' cried Dr. Hughes, "the prophets, and apostles and Jesus himself were medi ums." "I hope not" said Dr. Conkwright. Lawyer E. J. Smith wanted to know why it was that the Spiritualists were always at war with the Christians. Dr. Hughes replied that the Christians were at fault. They claimed the only known revelation from God to man. We claim hundreds of revelations, here to-day, and everywhere else. Another party was desirous of knowing why a certain verse was left out when the second sacred song was sang. Because we do not believe in the atone-! mcnt was the reply "we pay our own bills, we-don'l ask Jesus Christ to step up to the captains office and settle for us." A dissuasion then arose regarding death ted scenes. Dr. Hughes contended that people when they are dying never see Christ in the spir it they always behold their sainted moth er, or some other one of the family. Dr. Willis P. King stated that he had beheld dying persons, whose faces were ra diant with joy in the hope of a blessed im mortality in the presence of their Saviour. "Some have had nothing but snakes and other animals befoae their eyes as they went out" cried a voice in the audience. Loud laughter. 'Has any one ever seen the devil ?" was another inquiry. "We have seen traces of his footprints," was the retort amid more ringing laughter. Dr. Conkwright here laid the Boston JnrcgtigcUor on the table and going in a cor ner by an ojen window, lighted his cigar. "I see this Boston Investigator" said he "declares that christian clergymen are the implacable enemies of mankind, and that they are hypocrites and frauds and dead beats, so to speak. Now is this the senti ment of the Spiritualists assembled here? "The Inrttiigalor is an infidel piper "spoke Dr. Hughes. "But it is circulated among yon." "We find many things in it that we can endorse but we do not uphold the paper in all things." "I should hope not The In ct&tigator be lieves in neither God man or the devil." Dr. Hughes further defending Spiritual ism, repeated his statement that it was a - demonstrated fact, and that it had already accomplished nore wonders since its birth than had Christianity, during the same space of time. The truth enunciated by Andrew Jackson Davis, would live and grow and his name would live as long as Christ's. There was spurious Spiritualism as there was spurious gold, but the real thing would continue to shine and neither time, calumny nor dirt could wash away or wear out its lustre. The company then broke up, as the sup per hour bad arrived and every one was getting hungry. Unremitting application will induce disease unless the blood is kept constantly pure and rich. For all hard workers the remedy to keep the blood in the best con dition is Dr. Bull's Blood Mixture. Beported Killed. Young Mr. Godby, living in Hess Creek towHship, was killed, yesterday, by a kick from a mare. He lived near Mr. Tom Gregory's place and was an exem plary man. Hk loss is mourned by all. When the disorders of babyhood at tack your baby nee at once Dr. Bull's Baby Syrap aad notice at oace iu beaificial effect. Price, 2 cents. THE FOBS TBAGEDY. Particulars of the Homicide In the Jefferson City Penitentiary Tea ttmony of the Witnesses. Captain W; Bradbury testified as follows, at the inquest held Saturday, in Jefferson city over the body of the murdered convict, Joe Fore : I reside in Jefferson City, and am Deputy Warden of the penitentiary ; on Friday, May 16th, about 5 o'clock p. ni., I went in the drug room in the boxpital with the nia- 1 tron to eel medicine for a sick woman : I i of i heard an unusual noise in the kitchen be- low ; 1 immediately ran down stairs, and on as teaching the kitchen, found Jo. tore and Win. Rogers together, with the blood flying in every direction ; Fore was in the act of falling; I placed my cane between the two nien, pushing Rogers back ; when 1 pushed Rogers back he said, "the d m rascal had jumped on me ;" 1 took Fore by the left arm and led him into an adjoining room, and told him to sit down, but he did not obey me ; I then tried to get hold of the arteries from which he was bleeding freely, but found it impossible; Fore then said, "the d m rascal has killed me," which were the last words he uttered, and sank to the floor, lying on his back, and died in twenty minutes; 1 went immediately after Dr. Winston, who was in the yard at the time; the Dr. went immediately to the hospital; I then went after Rogers, and found in his possession a knife which I pioduce; (handing it to the jury) a pocket knife with a blade H in. in length ; when ! I took the knife from Rogers ; he said that was the knife he cut him with ; he made a good many remarks in justification of him self, which I do not remember, but he said Fore threatened to kill him; Rogers was a patient in the hospital at the time; Fore had been ordered, six months ago, to take his meals in the hospital, in order to keep him away from other men at meal times, he having several difficulties with prisoners' in the dining hall and other places; he was not habitually cross and quarrelsome, but so periodically ; ever since he has been in the prison I have regarded him as a dan gerous man, and kept a strict watch over him to keep him from injuring himself or some one else; have kept him several times in solitary confinement, on account of his periodical returns of bad temper; Rogers had no business where he was in the kitchen: was out of his place there; Fore had no weapon that I saw ; when 1 first saw them they were scuffling, Fore in a falling condi tion ; saw no weapons of any kind in the hands ot either at that time; both were bloody; there were present besides myself, Jeff. Estil, Ham. Nickelson and Henrv Stevens, all convicts, all standing behind Rogers, not participating in the fight Rogers had the knite in violation of the rules of the prison; I did not know he had it; found no weapons about Fore; made dilligent search of the room and also of the iicrson of Fore, but found none? there were in the kitchen, knives on the tables ; Fore was eating his supper ; I found that Fore wasbleeding very profuse y from a severe cut in the left side of the neck, from which he bled to death in about twenty minutes; heard no statement from tim except as 1 have stated ; he said some thing about his arm which 1 did nut under stand ; Rogers has not been considered quarrelsome character; he has been in prison about seven years ; on Fore's person I found a small pocket-book containing 95 cents in money, and other things of no im portance. Jefferson Estil, sworn, said : I am a convict in the penitentiary ; have been here seven years and six months ; I am cook for the hospital ; I was in the hos pital kitchen on Friday, 31 ay 17th, about 5 o'clock p.m.; was cooking; Henry Stevens and Joe Fore were in the kitchen at the time; Stevens was dish-washer; Joe Fore was eating his supper ; had been getting his meals there for a long while ; always ate by himself; I started out of the kitchen to take a plate of fried onions up stairs, and met Wm. Rogers coming in; Fore told Rogers that he objected to his (Rogers') comng in; itogers asKeu, "wnyr ana Fore said, "You are working against me ;' Rogers asked him, "What have I done?" Fore replied, "You know d n well what you have done;" Fore then jumped up out of bis chair with a case knife in his hand; this same knife he h?d in his hand when tliev were talking ; at that time the men were about four feet apart ; Fore then stepped toward Rogers ; don't know which struck first ; when I heard the scuffle. I turned from my cooking, and both men were down, Rogers cutting Fore ; when Fore stepped forward they clinched, and Rogers got Fore down on the chair ; I then caught Rogers by the arm, after they got to cutting, and tried to stop him; Rogers said, "He jumped on m first;" "when I grabbed Rogers, Fore had dropped his knife ; 1 saw it on the floor; about that time CapL Bradbury came in, and put his cane between them, push ing Rogers back ; Capt. B. asked Rogers what he was doing, and told him 'tostop ; when I caught hold of Rogers I could do nothing with him, he seemed to be crazy and kept cutting ; I saw the cut in the neck of Fore before I took hold of Bodgers; I saw the cut in the neck before Rogers backed Fore down into the chair ; Fore asked me to take Rogers off; Rogers went out of the door after Capt. Bradbury separated them ; Fore fell in the hall and bled to death ; Rogers did not seem excited when came in but was walking through the kitchen in a quiet manner, whistling and appearing just as he always did ; had no hand in his pocket ; I did not see him take his knife out nor did I see the knife, but' didn't know whether he had the knife in his hand when came into the room ; I heard Fore on several pre vious occasions say that Rogers was work ing against him, and that he meant to kill Sogers whenever they met; Fore had shown me a knife that he meant to kill Bogera with if they ever met; a shoe shop knife, I never saw the knife yesterday ; I had seen it every day for three weeks be fore; Bogera said he had heard that Fore was down on him, and objected to his eat ing there ; Rogers had no business in the kitchen, but was merely passing through the kitchen into the yard ; I don't known whether it was Bogera' intention then to pass out into the yard ; Fore always eat in the kitchen, which is separate and apirt from the dining room; did sot see which made the first pass, when Fore got up out the chair and walked towards Soger, it is not customary for prisoners to carry knives, have seea other prisoners with pocket knives ; bo one else could have cut Fore at the time without my knowledge, and all the wounds found upon him were inlicted by Bogera Bd bo oae else ; the prisoners considered Fore a quarrelsome, dangerous man ; Rogers was sot qairrelsoate, Fore would show me the shoe knife every day, and say he would kill Bogera with it the first time they met ; I was on friendly terms with both the men, but was always afraid of Fore. John Iiam, a convict, was sworn, his testimony was not materially different from the others, except that he said Rogers went to the table where Fore was ealineand spoke to him, but I don't know what he said ; Fore was still sitting in the chair, Rogers being about two and a half f., rom j, anj Wordl piiwet ihlt I did not catch ; Fore said to Rogers, "hold on, I am unarmed," but Bogera reached over and struck Fore while he was in the act of rising ; I could not tell whether he had anything in his hands or not at that time, but after he struck the second blow I saw that he had a knife in bis hand. Henry Stevens swore that before the fight commenced Fore told Rogers to his face that he intended to kill him; Rogers asked him why, saying he (Rogers) had nothing against him (Fore), they then begun to scuffle. Jesse Tolen, yard Master, stated in sub stance that when Rogers was sent to the hospital, Fore complained to him that Rogers had followed him there with evil intent, and that he iuut be taken out of there or he (Fore) would kill him; this kind of talk he indulged in several times to Mr. Tolen. Fore Was about 31 years of age and was a splendid specimen of physical develop ment. His life has been one of violence and bloodshed, and as usual with euch characters he found at last a bloody grave. The verdict of the jury was "that he came to his death by the cuttiug of the left jugular vein with a knife in the hands of Wm. Rogers, which act we deem a felony." BOBBED ON THE BO AD. Assaulted and Knocked Down by a Bojcue. An individual who bears the euphonistic cognomen of Franklin Marion Titmouth, perambulating peregrinator from the region of country near Nevada City, has been rob bing John D. Wilson, a farm hand from Barton county. The two, it appears, were footing it for the purpose of COUNTING TUB RAILROAD TIES between certain stations on the railroad, and when near Beaman Station, Titmouth struck Wilson a sudden blew on the right ear, knocking him down, after which he robbed him of five dollars. The rogue then stopped counting the railroad ties, and ran a great portion of the way toward Sedalia, with Wilson, who had recovered his self possession, following closely in his rear. Tiie race was an animated one until the spires of Sedalia rose before them. Wilson says that he might have rude in the cars as he had money enough to pay his fare, but being of a sociable disposition, he footed it for the sake of the pleasant society he expected to find in the company of Titmouth. Upon reaching Sedalia he kept sight of Timoutth, and swearing out a warrant before Justice Clark, the inhuman communist was committed in default of bail. A CUANOE OF VENUE was made to Judge Warden, where Tit worth swore he was not out of town at all, but Wilson swears that they saw a negro and three white men driving cattle out of a wheat field, and Titworth asked them if they were herding cattle, and they said no. The negro was alone. Judge Warden has given Wilson until ten o'clock to-morrow to produce this evidence. Later information shows that Titworth reached town in the evening and put up at Farkes' boarding house, and Wilson caue in on the construction train. THE GALVESTON EXCURSION A Fine Gathering of Nice Folks- Detained In Sedalia All Aboai d for Texas ! There was a pleasant party of excursion ists detained in our city by the late wash out on the M. K. & T., but they got away this morning going to Holden, thence by branch road to Paola on to Fort Scott, and are now rolling toward the Sunny South, bound for Texas, the beautiful land of flowers, where the girls are pretty and the honey is sweet, where the horses are swift and the cooking neat. The hnppy party will see both GALVESTON AND SAN ANTONIO before their return. The number includes several of the most prominent officials of the State. They were joined here by our fellow townsmen, E. L. Phipps and wife, and S. L. Uighleyman and niece. The party will be met at Fort Scott by the following State officers of the State of Kansas : Governor Anthony and wife, State Auditor Bonbrake and wife, Attorney-General Davis and wife, State Treasurer Francis and wife, Secretary of State Kavanaugh and wife, and other ofJ the Stale -officers of that State. The trip will last eight days, and everything has been done to make the journey a rapturous one, which will lone be remembered by the participants. A number of ladies are with the gentlemen, and an uncommonly excel- ent time is anticipated. The excursion was arranged by S. L. lighleyman, Esq , tax commissioner of the M., K. & T. Ry. The gentlemen compose the State Board of Equalization of the states of Missouri and Kansas and have been engaged during the last month in as sessing and equalizing railroad property in these two states, and the excursion was planned by Mr. Highleyman as a recogni tion of the uniform courtesy and kindness to him in his business relations with them. The railroads over which they will pass have furnished them AS ELEGANT PULLMAN CAR and will transport them free of charge and toll. The spirits of all ran high as jthey rolled out of Sedalia, which they pronounce to be the prettiest city west of the Mississippi, and they are loud in their extolatioas of the hospitality of its worthy citizens. The Houston ft Texas Central Railway company have arranged to have THE STATE OFFICERS OF TEXAS meet the excursionists at Houston. They are much in favor of that state adopting some uniform system of intocmml and taxation of railway property similar to that In force ia this state A meeting aad conference' of these oficera ther bom will have a beaefcial elect ia this respect, Coatiaaoas effort imnovtriakj. tk. blood unless it be kept pare by suitable food and (whea seeded) Dr. Ball'. Riwi Mixture. STATE SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. Brilliant Gathering in The Chris tian Church Entertaining Bo marks by Brother Haley. The State Sunday School Convention of the Christian church of Missouri, began its session last evening, in the ChriMian church, corner of Massachusetts and Sixth streets. There was a large GATHERING OP TIIE BRF.TII EUN. from various counties and chie, notiexbly, T. F. Sheppard,-of Ctrrolton ; John Burns, St. Louis, publisher, eta; F. H. Udell, the wholesale merchant of St. Louis; J. K. Rogers, Columbia; William A. Malone, Brunswick; James Randall, Holdeii; J. M.Tennyson, Fayette; George lied rick, Brownsville; Brother GranfiId, Carrol ton; the Mi Tulle, Miller and Sjiidu-ky, from Carrolton; Bird Smith, Siuilhtun ; William Lurber, Monroe City ; Thomas P. Haley, (big injin voice) St. Louis; J. H. Foy, St. Louis ; J. H. Garrison, editor of the Chrutiun, St. Louis, and many others. There was also a large gathering of Sedalia adies and Sunday school children, and the church being brilliantly lighted the bonnets and OTHER FEMALE GEAR, shown to the best advantage. At 7:30 o'clock. Brother Burner led the singing, alter which c rot her Haley read passages of scripture, and delivered an address, in the absence of DAVID WALK, OF MEMPHIS, announced tospeak on Sunday Schools their uses and abuses, but who was unavoidably etained by an unexpected pressure of bu siness. Hro. Haley as we iniimaiea nas a strong and powerful voice and was listened to with rapt attention. He appealed di rectly to the Sunday School children and asked them, "does Christianity pay?" At first children, said he, do our bidding with out question, but soon they asked what is the use of this? This is not unwillingness on the child's part neither is he inclined to be disobedient or rebellious, but he wants to know if it will pay. She is a wise mother who never gives a command to a child, without she has good reasons for it He who commands without justice Is a ty rant, and children are the first to discover the oppressor who is ruling over them with despotic sway. Men in business want to know if it will pay, before they enter into a speculation. The neighbors may say a man is lazy, but show him where he can make something where it will pay and he will work day and night. THE RELIGION OF JESUS, my friends, is a business enterprise. And the question arises, "Does this religion pay?" I think it does pay, even though we vivc up the pleasures of the world to ob tain iL Many Christians say that worldly pleasure is vain. This is not so. Worldly pleasure is excessively enjoyable, and it pays to give it up and come to Jesus. A lady may have a brilliant stone, but if you tell her there is something better she will want iL She will want the diamond as soon as she knows that it is to be had. Jesus is the diamond my young friends. I some times wonder that voung people ever be come Christians, there are so many long f ices in the church ; but, remember the long faces are going out of style, and joy and gladness, and light and sunshine, can now be found in the church to win young souls to Christ. There is only space for a sketch of the brother's able discourse. The convention adjourned at about nine o'clock for the pur pose of another session this morning, at nin o'clock, for the transaction of routine business. The convention upon assembling at the church, Wednesday morning, listened to devotional exercises, after which President J. II. Garrison called the body to order. J. W. Mountjov was then elected Secretary. The following ENROLLMENT OF DELEGATES was then taken : X. S. Irvine, J. N. Dalby, W. L. Felix, Sedalia ; George Plattenburg, Dover ; C. A. Hedrick, Brownsville; Z. M. Greenstreet, Clinton; W. T. Shivel, J. W. Brown, Windsor ; James Randall, Holden ; C. Q. Shouse, Black Water, Cooper county ; T. C. Cranmer, Otterville, J. H. Foy, F. E- Udell, W. B. Gettys. SL Louis; A. G. Ma son, J. W. Mountjoy, Mrs. R. E. Bodine, Miss Ella Bodine, Mrs. Mary Ashcrafl and Misses Clapper, Paris, Mo. ; G. R. Hand Pleasant Hill ; J. E. Dunn, Richmond; It! H. Hudson, Arrow Rock ; E. M. Grubbs, J. W. Snapp, W. H. Winfrey, Missouri City ; Charles Allen, Huntsville; J. A. Heading- ton, J. A. Brooks, Mre. G. B. McFarland, Mexico ; T. F. Shepherd, Misses Ada Tull, Theo. Sandusky, Nannie Miller, Carrollton; J. W. Monser and wile, Warrensburg ; W. A. Meloan, Brunswick; J. T. Duvall. Paynesville; James M. Jones and wife, Bethlehem, Saline county; R. P. Smith. Smithton ; J. H. Kibler, Arrow Rock ; D. M. Grandfield, Warrensbure; J. M. Tenni son, Fayette ; X. Shryock, J. A. Groves, C. W. Hord, J. L. Lobhan, Warrensburg ; W. B. Ooreey, California, Mo. ; A. T. Dorsey, Houstonia; W. L. Christian, Holden ;W. G. Surber, Monroe City ; J. H. Garrison, T. P. Haley, St. Louis ; Miss Mattie Hughes, A. M. Fowler, Richmond ; David Vaugban, Miami. The President next delivered his annual address which was both pointed and praa. tical. The Secretary and Treasurer of the Board, John Burns, read his report an Sec retary, being granted further time to ar range and present the statistics from the schools. THE SECRETARY'S REPORT states the following Sunday Schools have been visited: New London. Indenence. Di , it:ii tt ,, . . Pleasant Hill, Harrisonville, Belton, p. . r , b'.,,, - ' """" Fraakford, Smithtoa, Paris, Richmond, RmvM.nu Ph.n;. t.i, tn. Brownsville, Chamois, Jacksonville, Cen tral ia, Moberly, Macon, Clarksville, Salem, Louisiana, Hannibal, Sheidina, Palmyra, Canton, Memphis, Lancaster, Kirksville, Edin&, and Sedalia. Ia answer to the qustion "does your preacher help yon in the Sabbath school V propounded in vanotv quarters, 39 answer ed yes, 12 no. and 1 same, in answer to the question, "what itbe greatest dificulty in the prosecution of the work the follow ing replies were received : Want of good teacher. u Lack of interest on the part of the Church. 03 Sectarian opposition 2 Want of co operation on the part of parents jj Want of good officers 5 . ... . ..-.. ........ ........ o inaoiiiiv lOMUtaia teachers BMetimn.... WaBt of bason papers OppoMUoa to the S. 8. by brethren financial eatnarrasHBeat Old fomrrieau... Pare aad unadulterated lazi Lack of the spirit of Christian progress! Tf M Ol pnHBHHMBJB The report recommended that on the first Lord' day in October, 1873, there be a col lection taken up in al! our Sunday Schools for foreign missionary work, the same to be sent to the Treasurer of the Missouri Sun day School Board. It was also recommend ti:, that on that day !i-courses be delivered by the several clergy u.en on that subject particularly adapts to children. The re port cojiplains of luck of interest and cold- i.es'on the part of ii:e iicople, and wants them to warm up in the Sunday School work. ua .notion, the report wx relerrett to a committee of litre. , tn rep rt at their earli est convenience. The gentlemen composing this o a iii ttee are Messrj, s.aley, J. M. Tennis hi and I. A. Headingtou. A TieiMirer i!nther Burns made his re Mrl, and on motion, the report was referred li an auditing committee as follows : F. EL IMrll. J. L. LftMian and A. G. Widon. The report shows IIKCKIPTC AS FOLLOWS : For the past ye.tr in various Sunday Schools Disbursement .. B-tlanre in Treasury Ceutral S. S. St. Louis 207.35 . 4J03.83 . 4.50 5.00 S 9.50 Cash on hand The following committees, on motion were then np;ointcd : On place for next Sunday School Conven tion, David Vaughati, Charles Allen and J. E. Dunn. On nomination for State Sunday School Hoard for the enuing year, J. W. Maimer, W. II. Winfrey and J. A. Brooks. An animated discussion ensued regard ing Sunday schools and Sunday .-cliool work, wherein T. P. Haley, B. I. Smith and J. W. Monger, participated. One cf the ginlleuien spoke strongly in regard to dropping the won! Sunday and calling the gatherings christian schools, because Sun dnyisaword handed down from Heathen dom, but the sentiment of the convention was against this alarming innovation. The convention adjourned for noon, meeting again at 2 o'clock, when the oxer-ci-es were as follows: Devotional Exer cises, address "blackboard, with illtistra lion-," by John Sea ; Discussion of same; Rvces; Essay, by ; Question Drawer. The blackboard exercise and illustration in the afternoon, by John Sea, of Inde pendenco, was a novel one. He presented Xebucadnezztr and his remarkable dream with a vivid force, which made the people present, realize with astounding effect the terrible reality of that astounding vuion. NED CCA I X H7Z.K K HIMSELF, had he !eeii present, would have been de lighted, but the old gentleman was una voidably detained away. Remark apropos to the entertainment were made by Meters. J. X. Dalley, ti. R Hand. F. E. Udell, J. Sea. (the man himself) V. L. Felix, W. A. Malone, A. G. Maon, Charles Allen, J. A. Brooks, J. Burns. J. II. Garri son and T. II. Haley, who rather objected to this kind of thing, as rather inclined to ward theatricalism. He thought St. Paul did not have a blackboard to illustrate Christ's teachings, but another brother interrupted him with the remtrK that they uid not nave any blackboards in those days, and if they had, had, St. Paul would have been the first man to u$e one, as he was a progressive educated iiersou. The next extertainment was the reading of a brilliant essay on INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY. by Miss Ella Porter, of Sedalia. Miss Porter is a fine elocutionist, and the essay was listened to with rapt at tention. The cnuTposition emanates from the able pen of Sister L. J. Easton, of Glas gow, the widow of the late Colonel Fasten, for some' time editor of the Journal publish- j ed in that place. Col. Easten was well-' known as President of the Elitors Associa tion of Missouri for several years, and his widow shares the talent that once plowed through his manuscript. NIGHT SESSION. There was a large audience assembled at the church in the evening to listen to an address on "Free Education," by Prof. R.C. Xorton, of Warrensburg. NEW ARRIVALS. Among the new faces ia the congregation were noticed Prof. R. C Xorton, of Normal School, at Warrensburg ; Mrs. Dr. S War ren, of Waverly ; Lee Carter and Elder Featheivon, of Waverly ; E. M. Grubbs and J. W. Snapp, of Missouri City ; Mrs. Sue E. Haggard and Mrs. Alice Sandridge, of Marshall; C. W. Chastain and David Vanghn, of Miami ; W. II. Winfrey, R. II. Iludson ; Misses J. Shryack, J. Johnson, Alice Cord and Attie Cord, of Warrens burg; J. C. Groves and C. W. Cord, of Johnson county t M. R. Lawson and J. C. Weltmer, of Saline county ; J. V. Moncr and wife, of Warrensburg ; J. L. Lobban and G. H. Sack, of Warrensburg. MOItNING SESSION. Brother J. W. Monser delivered an ad dress or. Sunday Schools as a measure of church economy, after which J. II. Brooks, G. R. Hand. T. P. Haley, J. H. Garrison and F. E. Udell, participated in the dis- cussion. Alter rcce?s o. O. (June, the Ken tucky evangelist, took charge of the singing. Reports were read from rar-oua Sunday schools, pledging about $130. Wax Works. - Though Parson Brown is in1 Eldorado traveling for his health, and prospecting a little in silver and gold, if he can strike a good lead the people in his church are all at home, and will, this evening, give a fine entertainment Strawberry festival and Mrs. Jarley's wax works, at Engine Hall. Among the characters to be sustained are those of the "Babes in the Wood," by Mag r:ii: i r.: r- . uir k"c .iiiiikjm nu inuiumci mciikci , jars. , nZ u e. i Jarley," by Ida Strosberg ; "Mermaid," bv t'90od. Si.eU Twin's bV tieywooa, -Siamese xwias, by Charles Bamett and Alexander Ldwart; -Giant," by James Gossage ; : Yankee Wo man and Her Son," by Hannah Hill and Arthur Bryson; wTwo-Hded Girl," by Emma Strosburn and Sally Hill ; "The Waluer," by Ida Singer: "The Giggler," by Mary Murray; "The Singer," by Ed ward Barret; "Dwarf," by G. Taylor; "Mother Window and Her Soothing Syrup," by Ella Milligan; "Jasper Pack I e- raertoa (with fourteen wives)." by George Prentice, etc. A grand time is anticpated with these Dickens characters. There will also be the tableau of "Fashionable and Useful Life," "A Bridal Scene" aad "No body's Child." The late Presidential contest engender ed much "bad blood" which cooIbcm and judgment will correct. The "bad blood" icdaced by the persistent violation ef Nature's great bat simple laws requires notoaly coolnew and judge ssent, bat obedi ence to hygenic measures and the proper ass ot ir. Ball s Blood Mixture to iasure iU puriicatioa. BIO HAUL. Eleven Hundred Dollar Stolen from George Walsh Tha Wicked Rogue Escapes. Monday night, Mr. George Walsh, Mas ter Mechanic of the Missouri Pacific rail- I . I r r mi ro.u, uuc iiome irou. irownvuie ai.ti went to bed at I. is boarding house in Ejst Sedalia. Before morwing he was robbed of eleven hundred dollars in a uio-t mysteri ous and unaccountable manner, and the thiet has made nw.ty with his plunder.! Mr. Walsh thought that he HEARD A NOISE in the room and seized his pistol to fire, hut could perceive nothing in the darkue-s but the dissolving figure of a man. He thoiight this figure might be his intimate friend, John Gihbony, an.l s hesitated about letting a bullet fly. H.,d he done so, he would probably have winged the rasc.I. Upon getting up and striking a HshMu' saw that the trunk had !een rilled of the ELEVEN IICNIMIEO DCLLAttf, and thus disappeared his hard earned money. Cosh eems to be safe no where uow-a-days, not even in a Savings Ctnk, ami the best way tor a man to do in this country, in the present peculiar era, Is to get a good strong money belt, atxt earry his gold and silver and banknotes strapped around Lis waist. Life and proier ty in the United States is about as insecure as it is IN MEXICO, where a man has to be his own banker, as well as his own police. Walsh can draw consolation from the fact that had he put his funds in a Savings Bank it would have gone the same road to the demnition bow wows. The same enterprising individual who robbed Mr. Walsh appears to have be come emloldened by his success, for on the same night in the neighborhood of Mr. Xiohol's boarding house, where Walsh roomed, there was an attempt at robbery. Mrs.Slocnm, wife of the train dispatcher of the Missouri Pacific, was awakened by a noise about the hoiAe, and upon getting up frightened the burglar away. Mr. Slocum was in St. Louis at the time, and his wife showed idomitable courage in rousing her self to face a thief in the silent watches of the night. LATEl:. The information given above was obtain ed from an apparently truthful source, but later, upon viiting police headquarters, the reorter teamed that 'here was no record of this robbery there. Officer Gunners stated that there was no truth in the rumor. The Bazoo has now stated that the theft did take place; and, also, that it did not. The readers of the paper can now take their choice of either statement. You pay your five cents and you take your choice. Be lieve or not, take either or both, it is im material as long as you buy the paper. FBOM SWEET SPRINGS. The Basoo Corresponcont and the Doctors Bands of Music Plenty to Eat and Drink Elaborate Medical Papers Bead. Sprcisl Correspondence Bazoo. Sweet SriUNC.s, May 22d, 1878. In compliance with an invitation ex tended by the Sweet Springs Company, the Missouri State Medical Association held its annual meeting at this delightful water ing resort. The Sweet Springs Company, with their accustomed courtesy and hospitality made ample arrangements for the comfort and entertiinment of their guests. The greater part of them arrived in the morning. MUSIC IN THE AIR. A band was in waiting, which discoursed good music at intervals, while in the spa cious dining hall an abundant repat awaited those who wished to satiate their appetites. THEY ENJOY THE GREEN STUFF. This being done the guests amused them selves by ftrolling over the large grounds, enjoying the green grass and the fresh nes of the surroundings and the beauty that "Warms in the sun and blossoms in the trees," and many persons present turning several summersaults and singing shoo lly I Next they refreshed themselves, and drowned themselves, and the cares of suf fering humanity by libations long and deep from the clear, sparkling and everflowing spring. About ten o'clock the visitors be gan to assemble in the amusement hall. The President, Dr. F. M.Johnson, be ing absent, the meeting was called to order by First Vice President, M. F. Essig, M.D., of Pittsburg, Mo. Dr. A. J. Steele, of St. Louis, acted as recording secretary. The meeting was OPENED WITH PRAYER by Rev. Dr. Yantes, of Sweet Springs, lol lowcd by an address of welcome by Dr. Pelot, of Sweet Springs. The report from the committee of ar rangements was given by Dr. C. L. Hall, of Saline county. A committee was then appointed to nom inate officers for the ensuing year : E. W. Schauflie, M. Dn of Kansas City, was elected president. First vice president, G. M. B. Maughs, M. D.; second, W. P. King, M. D. ; third. W. Humphrey, M. D.; fourth, J. M. Pelot, M. D.; fifth, Ja3.Geiger, M. D. Recording secretaries, A. J. Steele and G. A. Moses. Corresponding secietary, J. R. Hall. Treasurer A. B. Sloan. The report on credentials was read aud accepted. The president elect was then ESCORTED TO THE CHAIR by a committee consisting of Drs. Todd and Prewitt amidst loud applause. The retiring president made a few ap propriate remarks and was followed by a neat little speech front the president elect, A report of the committee on publication was given by Dr. Steele. After this came the reading of papers and the discussion of then by the mem bers. A very interesting paper was read on uterine displacements and complications by Dr. Maugbs of SL Louis, also an elaborate paper on otites aad exantheaana appear ed from the pen of Dr. H. X. Spencer of St. Louis. A paper on Turbucular LaryBgitis waa read by Dr. Wm. Porter of St Louis, Dr. Ed. Montgomery, read aa interesting paper on Albuminuria. Dr. Richmond of St. Joseph re& an arti cle on Batty's operation for ovariotomy. After this the president nominated an auditing committee cofMMliiig of Drs. Kieg, Prewitt and Thornton. The meeting then adjourned to meet again ia the evening at 7:30 o'clock. Esculapics. Mildaesa conquers and hnce it is that the gentle, yet positive inf uence of Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup overcomes so quick ly the disorders of babyhood. MTJKDSR WILL OUT. A OirPs Skeleton Found in a Float ins; Skiff A Chapter of Crime That Beads Like Bomanco. I tt.o nt ...l. r T..t.. ,c-. T,fni. - i..,i teen years of Ke. anil the daughter of Francois Le Blanc, a farmer of Jefferson county, Missouri, and the decend.nt of a noble family ni France, mysteriously dis appeared from home. She had dressed ht-rself with the intention of Mtteuuing party to be given at a neighb rs hou-eT and was last seen by her mother and f.iiher in the irarden Dluckini; iL.wers for a boti- r )lle. Tle fami,v M1j,,c, that a Mr. j.tule, 1 Leoant tlle mMsll found of her manv j :llllIn:n,t wllo WiW Intede.l escort to the party. Iwd called and she had gone away with him and had not told her par- ents, either through carelessness or think- .mouiiuiii xaiiroai, aim irom there took a ing it would be a good joke to pi ty on hack to Puint.PIeasant, through Xew Mad theni. Her parents were not seriou-Iv I rid, Mr. Masher wa found, and conducted alarmed that nigh:, but on finding that she was still absent next morning they became anxious about her. The persons who cave the party were visited, and on being questioned, IMPARTED THE INTELLIGENCE to Mr. Le Blanc that his daughter had not been at his house, although Leouord had been there the entire evening, having es corted his sister instead of Miss Le Blanc. Other neighbors were visited, but every where the same reply was given they had neither seen nor heard of Julie. Compa nies of men searched the woods and there they found traces of the footsteps of a man and woman. The latter were the imprint made by shoes of the same sfze as tho.-e worn by the missing sirl, as was found bv comparing the tracks with one of her shoes. These tracks led to a creek where a boat, the property of Mr. Le Blanc, had been moored. This boat wxs missing. fcearch was made for several miles lown the bank of the creek and anioni: those of Chrystal, or as it was then known, Plattm creek, a large stream of water (lowing into the Mississippi River, into which the small creek emptied, but with out success. The despairing parents save up their daughter as one lost forever to them. The mother like, Rachaei, "mourn ed and could not be comforted." AH those who knew the dark-eyed, rosy-cheeked merry Julie, sympathised with her parents in their hour of bereavement. A SUSPICION finally entered the father's mind that one of her many admirers might have had some thing to do with her mysterious disappear ance. His suspicions rested on Philip Kenealy, who had been dismissed for the favor of Leonard. But this idea was con sidered preposterous by his wife, who re fused to let him have Kenealy arrested. The suspected man went to LeBIanc a few days after Julie's disappearance, and in forming him of his love for her, and how little he cared to remain in the neighbor hood since she had been missing, told him of hi intention of going to New Orleans where he had been offered a iternia.ient situation at a good compensation in a large wholesale store. That same evening he quietly departed and has never more been seen or heard of since. When too late Mr. Le Blanc resolved to have Kenealy arrest on suspicion of knowing something of the whereabouts of his daughter or what had become of her. Two good detectives were put too work on the case, they could neither obtain traces of Kenealey nor of the mys tery surrounding the fate of Julie Le Blanc. But ".MURDER WILL OUT," and it anpear after all these intervening yeats the dark mystery has been cleared up at last. Benjamin F. Aiken, a colored hand who is in the employ of Ferdinand Maher, a farmer of New Madrid county, Missouri. near Point Pleasant, while shooting snipe along the river bank, last Monday morning. saw an object having the appearance of n skiff, slowly floating with the current down the river toward him. His curiosity wis aroused, and procuring a long pole he waited for the object's opproach. As it was carried down stream it was taken by the current farther in towanls the shore and as it came nearer Aiken's supposition that it was a skifTwxs proven true. When the skiff was directly opposite, Aiken caught it by the means of a pole and drew it to the shore. Lying in the bottom of the boat was a horrible ghastly, grinning skeleton. The bones had been bleached by the sun and rain until they were of a pure snowy whiteness, and as -the sun shown down on them so polished were they that it was painful to look at them. The skeleton was that of a woman. Not a particle of flesh was on the bones, but on the right side of the skull was a piece of skin dried and shriveled by the heat of the sun. Three teeth in the upper part ot the mouth were filled with gold, and two of THE LOWER TEETH were missing. By her side in the bottom of the boat, lay a piece of jewelry having some resemblance to a breastpin, but it was so worn by the action of the water that it was hard to tell for what use it had been made. On the wrists of the skeleton were fine golden bracelets. The bracelets were of a very fine quality of gold and had some peculiar marks on them which at that time could not be disticquished, but when more carefully examined subsequently proved to be the figures of animals. In the skiff were portions of a tarpaulin which had decayed before the ravages of rain and heat during a lapse of many years. The boat was about eight feet in length and three and a half ia width in the middle, sloping gradually to a point at each end, and was of the class known as life boats. The out side waa covered with copper, closely riveted together; the inside was composed of wood and copper, with iron supports or braces. It was well made and had probably stood the test of many a severe storm. The boat contained water to the depth of ten inches, which had accumnlated from many rains, and had two inches more of water been ia the boat it would have sunk, and with it the only possible chance of ever bringing to light a dark mystery. As the ropes oa the bow and stern of the boat were rotten, Aiken was compelled to moor it as best he con Id, using poles to secure it. lie thought it would not be safe TO LEAVE Til E -JEWELRY, even if it were on the skeleton of a woman, so he unclasped the bracelets aad placing them and the breastpin ia his pockets started ia haste toward home. Mr. Maher and family were eating dinner when the dining-room door was burst open and the burly form of Aikaa appeared. He waa perspiring from every pore and almost breathless, but he finally succeeded in ' im parting the facts already given, to Mr. Maher, who immediately sent a servant for the County Coroner, Isaac Tebbets. On the arrival of that official he and Mr. Maher, followed by a crowd of wondering darkies and guided by the negro Aiken, went down to the river. The coroner simply viewed the skeleton, not thinking it necessary to hold an inquest on the bones of a per-on who ha. I apparently been dead for a numlierof years. The bracelets and breastpin were given to the Coroner by Aiken. The bones were buried on the river hank. Stileiuent developments connected the skeleton willi the IUSMTEAKANCK F J17LIK LE BLANC andthef.itlierofth.it voung ladv was in formed of i be eireiimtanees. Mr. Le IJIanc vImu-.I Jfcw M-.drid county in person. He went down on the train last Thursday to Mo. lev station on the Iron mm lo the Coroner, the bracelets were shown him. and on examining them he at once identified them as the property of his long lost daughter. The figures on the bracelets were those of lions rampant on azure tields, the heraldic arms of the family when iu France. It was by this means he recognized them. The skiff was also iden tified as the one which had been his proper ty. He made immediate preparations for removing the bones of his daughter to his home. A C0FKIN WAS BOCOriT, and men hired to dig them up. The river bank was vainly searched for the place of sepulcher; it could not be found. Imagine Mr. Le Blanc's horrorund amazement when he was told how near the river the bones had been buried, and that the bank had either caved in or the river had washed them away. He was forced to leave for home without the remains of his daughter, i but the mvsterv of her disappearance was ! cleared up. Mr. Le Blanc has no doubt that his daughter was abducted from the garden the night she disappeared, by Kenealy, who strangled her to death and placed her body in the boat, covering it with a tarpaulin aud in intending to make way with it at some other more favorable time. The boat was securely fastened to the creek bank at the place where the un dergrowth was so thick it could not be de tected without exceedingly close inspection and as Kenealy could not visit the place alone without exciting suspicion, the boat remained there until the ravages of time made the roes decay and thus loosened the boat, which floated down the creek into the Plattin or Crystal creek, and thence to the Misissippi, Item; found in the manner al ready stated. "Time makes all things clear." 7. Jmuu Evcniny i'asf. A MIBACLEPERFOBMED. - A Deaf and Dumb Man Hears and Speuks. A farmer living 7 miles south of Rock port, Atchison county, Mo., was busily en gaged in the rounds of his avocation one dav last week, when he observed a strong. hearty stranger, seeming about 30 years of age, approaching him through the front gate. The dogs barked furiously, but he heeded them not. His countenance was sad and mournful, nnd his step measured and slow. Farmer B. saluted him in his friendly manner, but the stranger only shook his fingers before his ears, and by this sad and silent language told the farmer that those orguns were already destroyed, and thafno sound had been conyeyed to hi'3 brain. He also touched his tongue to tell the farmer that that member could not jerforui its proper functions it could not articulate. The sad mute stranger stood Itefore the farmer and looked upon him with an imploring look. He then produc ed a iook somewhat soiled, indeed, but yet a book. Two p.ies in the book were printed, one in Knglish and the other in German. The English run about as fol lows: "The bearer of this is a poor deaf and aud dumb man who cn neither hear nor spenk. His father was drowned at sea some years ago, anil it is his sad lot to have to support his mother, wife and seven child ren (all Ikvs but six), and this is his appeal to an enlightened christian age for daily bread material aid, social comfort nnd kind hospitality. N. T. Gant, M. D. Farmer B. paused a moment, gaped at the pitiable object before him, then wiped the perspiration from his face with his shirt sleeves, and took the book from the poor man's hand, and read the above. First pity and then compassion took posses sion of his soul. He looked np. The stranger's eyes were full upon him, aad they seemed to say "give me three grains' of corn," and with countenance and feature he tried to tell his tale of woe. The farmer returned the book with one hand and thrusting the other into his pants pockets, el bow deep, a peculiar glow coming over his face, he produced a twist of "long green" "legal-tender" tobacco, which he at once presented to the stranger, Baying: "Take one chew only." The stranger bit the tobacco and returned it gathered his froth like gathering storms, then walked a way a few paces turned round, and angrily said : "You d d grangers would not give a man anything to eat or drink or any money to buy it, if he were deaf, dumb, half blind and sick." The farmer ran to ward the house exclaiming, "Oh, Betsy, Betsy run here quick. I've wrought a miracle ! I've wrought a miracle ! Can't never say anything about 'backer' any more, for one chaw made this man hear aad speak." Promises kept inspire confidence ; and Dr. Bull's Baby Sprup never promised re lief in the diseases of childhood without at once effecting it. Hence the popular re liance upon it. Price 25 cents a bottle. Tied Together. Willie Zonheiser, telegraph operator at Syracuse, and formerly employed in the freight office at Eist Sedalia, came to towa a few days ago, on a visit, and has bow gone the way of all flesh. He was mar ried last night in East Sedalia, at the resi dence of the bride's mother, to Miss Eva Shattuck, a well known and popnlar young lady of this city. The knot was tied by Rev. Mr. Davidson, of the First Baptist Church, to the mutual satisfaction of both contracting parties. And thus is mourned the sudden taking off of another free and in dependent bachelor. The ranks are thin ning. The "Baby's Best Friend" is Dr. Ball's Baby Syrup, since it maintains the baby's health by keeping it free from colic, diar rhoea, etc. Price 25 cents.