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DISASTROUS FIBE. J. S. Bimtt'i Hoom Destroyed. Kearty all the Furniture and Con t rata Saved. Shortly before 4 o'clock, thin afternoon, the residence of Mr. J. R Barrett, in the wen tern part of the city, caught ire and in a few ssinntes waa entire! destroyed. A Bazoo reporter repaired to the scene, nd ascertained that the fire originated in the laundry, and gained headway with uch rapidity that in a short time the the whole building was enveloped in flame. Mr. Barrett wu at home, and with those who were present saved the furniture and ruost of the contents, except those that were in the laundry and kitchen. The lom will probably amount to about $3,000, partly coTered by insurance. At the lime our reporter was there Mr. Barrett did not know the amount. The building wan once the residence of Clifton Wood, and war one of the moot an cient house in tbia vicinitv. ARRESTED. c. w. If ilea Charged With beaxlsment Em- Two yearn ago. Mr. 0. N Kile wan chief clerk at the Ives, now the Garrison House. He wan one of those men peculiarly ad .pied to the position, gentlemanly and courteous to all, and possem'ing business ability that would aakfe him successful in any legit i male undertaking. He had an amiable and accompliiihed wife and an interesting family. Genial and free hearted.he w very popular, and beloved and respected by all who knew him. But one fatal weaknewi gradually obtained atrenglh, and his love for liquor grew into an absorbing passion. He lost hia position. but after a while obtained a similar one in the Le Grand H del in Dillas. Tni, too, he loat front the same cause, and finally, after drifting around over the country, he brought up in Hannibal. Here he obtained eaploymen' in the Hannibal Courier office an a solicitor and collector. The proprietor a short tine since dis covered that Xiles had enib zzled fund? belonging to the office to the amount of $60. Nile was in tbia city at the time, which' waa about two weeka ago. Lint Friday an officer ariived in the city look ing for him, but hia man had left. After some inquiry, the officer, who waa C. C. Anderson, city marshal, ascertained that Nile waa in Kanaaa City. Thither went the marshal, and after hunting around Kama City found Nile in an express office on Saturday afternoon. He arrested him and departed for Hanni bal on the Saturday night train. This ia another warning that young men will do well to note and profit b the example. Died. In this city, Sunday morning last. Gar nett Morton Jones, son of Dr. Jacob B. anil Georgia Stockton Jones, aged six weeka and four day. The funeral services were held at the residence of the parents, yesterday morn ing, Rev. J. Wo-td Dunn, officiating. A slarbeam fell upon the earth. Aglow with beauty rare ; And happy hearts did hail the birth So fraught with promise fair. A passing cloud weeM o'er the sky One instant and is gone ; Asunbeta stoopM from Heaven high And bore the slarbeam home. He passed with the roes of summer, ere the storms of lif winter touched him with their fighting breath. A bud of joy and hope, he came with the sunshine and the glad aoBga of birds. A gift from heaven, to whence it returned pure and untarnished a bright ray of happiness, that lighted the hearthstone for a moment with joy, only to leave it darker and sadder than before. Sweet are i'a memories, and sacred the thought, that the brightest jewel of their household has been placed in the coronet of an endless and happy immortality. The sorrowing parents have the sympat hy of the community ia ibis, their great afflic tion. . m Every elect must have a cause; so boils, pimples, etc., are the result of poor blood. Purify the blood by using Dr. Bali's Blood Mixtare and banish such eruptions as those named. ' Shooting Affray in Saline. Wat. Leslie, a farmer, living six miles from Glasgow, in Saline county, waa shot Monday afternoon by a bridgeman named David Buffing ton. Tha difficulty ocenrred at Tempes' aalnon, just opposite Glasgow, on the other aide of the river, over a game of cards. It seems that Leslie struck Buf f awtoa during a dispute, and then ran oat of doors. Bafington followed him and hot him in the right shoulder, the ball passing the lower edge of the second rib and eomit.g oat under the right shoulder blade, fiaffngtnn went over to Glasgow and was arrested hy Marshal Garnett and ! locked up. Dr. Vaughan, who attended Leslie, aays his wound is very dangerous and may prove fata!, though the chances re in favor of hia recovery. Married. At the residence of K. 8. Yost, on Sixth tract, Sept. 20th, by Rev. J. Wood Dunn, Nicholas Yost to Miss Mary S. Sbuman. All of SedaKa. Ia Sedalia, na Sunday morning, Sept. 22di 1878, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Chas. A. Hannefield, &y Rev. Kraft, Mr. George W. Hedge to Miss Kate Miller, both of Sedalia. Shipment of Cotitoo. Twenty eight ctr loads of Texas cotton 1,159 bale passed o er the M. K.AT. this morning. It waa shipped at Houston on the Hoatoa and Texas Central railroad, consigned to Liverpool, England, r'a the Merchant's Despatch Fat Freight line. can W. H. Mcllhaney, foreign freight agent, New York. The freight on this cot ton thruaga to its destination, ia about 72 r $34f per car. This is the first shipment from the Galf cm rail to Earopeaa porta. Isaaos to be Hanged. The trial of Isaacs, the murderer of Clark, waa concluded in Harrisonvilbt yes terday. The jury, being oat only a few miaatea, retained a verdict of gsilty of - ia the f rat aVgres. The court am- the aritoaer to he hinged oa the atthef Oatshsreatt, WHOOP-LA ! Dan. Hioe'a Circna Captured Bmlthton. at For the ninety-ninth thousandth time,. roor Dan. is onia in trouble, and his prop- ertv in the hands of the Philistine. La,t week Dan. Rice's circus exhibi ed in the exuosition arounda in Kansas Citv in the dav time, and on the city square at night, The proceeds of two entertainments Dan. gave for the benefit of the yellow fever suf - ferers. Considerable indebtedness had been con - traded in Kn Citr -nd his creditor began to be importunate. On Fridav most of them put their claims into the hands of t ii. u vi'r.i., . lt. ..r Kansas Citv. for collection. On Fridav niht i h rWu and .11 its uarauhernalia disappeared as if by magic, and a well beaten ring in the center of the square was all that remained. A part of the show wss spirited off to Wyandotte. Another portion Mr. Withers captured at Lee's Summit. There was I .lilt .nr.ll..r Ht-ohmnt I- heard V..m and Mr. Withers went to Lexington after it, bat it was not there. From Lexington he came here, and meeting Al. Abbott as- cert.ined that the portion he was in search ( of passed through the city last night going eastward. There was no time to line, so after a briel visit to Mr. John A. Lcy, who was eiu ployed to draw up the nicewary papers, Mr. Wilheis got a huggy, and with Abbott to ieronate a constable, off they started. At Siuithton they caught up with the object of their search, and by a little judiciou display of tines; and nerve, the wagons Niid horses heads were turned toward Seda lia. They had not p oceeded far when they met the gentleman m charge of the property, Mr. Trewaller, coming Irom Sed alia in a bugg. Mr. Withers told him he must turn his horse aiound and go the other way The circus iun :iid he could not do it. Mr. W. then spr4iig out and lifted the hind par of the bugjjy around, then jump- njf in, toolc charge ol tile wiirtrl, ami put the helm hard a-purt and ftarted forSeda lis. When the outfit arrive-!, they hail the satisfaction of seeing Ih tt their captors had had nit paiers, but that they were all redy to be served when they got here. The circu-t men tistk the matter cneily, and are making themselves xs easy as mm sible under the circu instances. Dan. Kice is said to he in St. Louis. The following property was attached : 2 wagons, 1 carriage, 13 hetd of horses, 2 trick mules. The latter are said to be wor.h 3,000. Some of the horses, too, are said to be very valuable, hut the stock looked thin and jaded. Constable Conner has the prop erly in charge. Mr. Withers (who evidently is not un strung), has diplyed first class detective ability in this matter, and to his prompt ness and energy his clients owe the recov ery of nough to sattifv their claims. It is thought they will be promptly paid. AN IMPORTANT DECISION Judge Dillon's Decision Concern ing the .Law of Drafta. The case or Gunter Lev! and Samuel Lesem, of the German-American bank of Quincy, III., vs. the National bank of the State of Missouri, and W. S. Johnson, re ceiver, came up in the United States Court last week, and judgment for $3,168.50 was rendered against the defendant. The plain tifi brought suit in equity tc recover a sum of money obtained by the National bank of Missouri from a dr.tfl dr.wn hy August Taussig, of the firm of Taussig Bros. & Co., of St. Louis, for $20,000, which the plain tiff forwarded to defendant June 8, 1S77. The plaintiff claimed that the National bank ol the State of Missouri received and collected the draft after its officers knew the bank was going to fail, and on that ground a fraud was claimed and judgment asked. In the decision, which is a very important one, JUDGE DIIXOXSAID: "That it has not been shown that the act of the defendant's bank in having the check certified wrought nnchangee in the plaintiff's rieht. and that their debt (till remains. T . a t . This authorizes aci, u ii rexuiieu in any iniurv to the plaintiff, would undoubtedly give them a right to recover any damages uffered thereby, but it did not dissolve or terminate the relationship of principal or aient between the plaintiff ami delendant's btrk, nor preclude the plaintiff's from the right to elect to satisfy the ct of receiving the check and to claim the money after wards collected thereon. The force of the argument of the defendant's counsel thai the defendant's bank on tlie very day of its fai tire, when in artieulo mortis had the ritfht br a credit in advance of collecting, or by its authorised act in receiving the . , - ' .: ChecK, ana in procuring tin CTniacauon iu terminate without the plaintiff' consent, the agency, and to constitute itself the act ual ilehtor for the amount againt the plaintiff' will and agaii.t his interest I mut ronfess I have been nmMe to erceive. It is not umit-ual for bunkers to cvdil their correspondents or customers with lhe j amount of pa per of a certain diameter at i the time of its receipt for collection, but ! such credit are provi-ional only, being made in anticipttiun tint the psper will be p omptly paid, ami with the right to cancel the credit if the piper is dishonored. Such was l lie nature of the credit in thisinstance, and the circumstance, is immaterial, as it does not vary the ultimate rights of lhe parties. The conclusion, therefore, is thai the defendant's bank was the agent of the plaintiff to collect the draft on Taussig Brothers & Co., tht the agency remained until the money was received on the bank. and as this was altei t e delenclants bank had ceaed to do business and had resolved to wind up its sffiirs, it was received in trust for the plaintiff, less the plaintiff's indebtedness to the defendant's bank, and hence the receiver has no right to hold it to he distributed roteably among the general creditors of the bank." All babies are diminutive Caners, since they come, they see.they conqiter,s .metiBH by their gentle stillness bat ofteaer by con tinued antf uproarioua crying induced by colie, teething, Istuleace etc. Dr. Ball's Baby Syrap by its gentle yet specific in itience quiets the Utile ones without ever producing the least injarious effect. Price, only 25 cents per bottle. Died. At hi residence ia Pettis county, Sept. 17th, at 3 p. m., Frwcu Hieronymus, in the 85th year of hia age. Mr. Hieronymus was an old settler of Petti county, and was born in Kentucky, from whence be emigrated many year ago. A brief Mographical sketch ef aim will be pablisaed te-nwrrow. H0S8E THIEF C AITOHT. A Bold Trick Baaglingly Mayed. I 1-a8' I Last night a a an entered the premise of W. Warten. on Flat Creek, aad proceed " to lhe uM elected a pair of boraes na """ aeai Hp- 1 net. going to the i carriage house he run out a light spring wKon rK1 micnea up n-sieai j T,,i" Iuorn",r tbe lom mm covered, .a .w ! a a a? . ana .Mr. warren eemg auseni irom nome. ! mn ccou" " M to Mr. W. E- Middleton. He, in company with Chas. , Warren.followed up the track of the wagon . for "l"ul l ,ow,rd Warsaw. At this point the fellow had doubled ami ! lurnMl loward 8"- ' Whi,e t,u werc ""'"C for the thief . AUrt Prk" came ,Hn ,n hi" ""W . w" informed of the object of their search, j n'1 in hort Ume lhe found the won j in R thickel BW CH- Thatcher's l,,:,cr- The horses had been taken out and were , tChed to the Wgon hitched to the wgon. About one hundred I irom ,,,e team a m,B w" ,ound lin , "l" th r"un,! He arw,ed and brou8ht Mon - i,.rK ". A IUzjO repo.ter interviewed him, and in response to an inquiry said his name was Geo. A. Wilson. He was formerly from Iowa, but his home now is in Spring field, Mo., from which place he walked to Sednlia. He is ihirty-four vears of agr, and was a member of the Ninth Indiana Iitf mtry during the war. While the pspt-rs for hia commitment were being made out, he sal on a bench coolly eating some bread and meat, and apfieaml to be the nopt unconcerned per son in the rooni. Reporter. Were you ever in Sedalia before? Wilsi.n. Yes, been here afore. Had the chills ri:ht smart for some time. Got powtrful hungry, and 'lowd 1 biu' hev ruthin ter eat. Reporter. What's yonr occupation? Wilson I'm a brick moulder. Rep. What was you rrrsted for? Wilson Scaling horse. Rp. Is the charge true? Wilson I wouldn't like ter say. jts now. Come over and see me termorrer in the J ail. Yu reporters air pooty hard on me some timrs. Don't be any harder than vou kin help. We assured him we would touch him off as "aisy" as Pal did the cnnon, after which he settled right down to business with his bread and meat again. He hail in his itossesnion when arrested a nickel plated revolver and a jug. Wilson is a large, powerful looking man, evidently weakened by hunger and expos ure. He was committed to jaiL DESPERADO DAVIDSON. ' Tbere'a ITo Use in Telling Kvery thing I Know. " The Warrensburg Ae man intervieweil the murderer Davidson with the following result: About noon yesterday we visited the cal aboose, and found him perfectly sober, cool, calm, and not exhibiting the least trace of dread at the awful position in which he has placed himself He ia not a bad hsik- , of twentv-four vears. me t ing young man, dium height, slight build, though miiKular. and no doubt possesses considerable agility. He has light eyes, brown hair, and a thin crop of young whiskers not having shaved for some weeks. In reply to a question regarding his home he said : 'My father is in Lesvei.worth county, Kansas ; I have no mother ; it is my step mother." Have you sent word to them, yet, about this trouble ? 'I can't write; but will get some one to j do it." ! What means that clipping taken from your pocket, which says you s'.abb.tl a man in Stranger, Kansas, in one nf votir period ical drunks ? "That has nothing to do with this case.' Of course not, but you might as well ex plain it. "I always did take care of my own side, and he lied about me and wrote lies, and when I had the rheumatism, and went on crutches, he thought be cou'd lick me, but I used my knife." How did you gel out of the scra.e ; did yon jump the place? There's no use telling everything 1 know." How long have you been in these parts , I worked for Mr. Mason four mouths.' Did you have a previous quarrel with Ilaggerty ? "No ; it got np right there in the crowd , we were drunk and noisy, j iwing and quar reling and all ready to cut ar.d shoot. It was a rough crowd." What was the fuss about ? "II iggeity wanted me to take bark some thing 1 didn't know anything about." A hat was it ? "He was going to whip me if I didn't take back something he said I had said." The prisoner worked for the Blevins' near the scene of the murder, for two years previous to the grass hopper raid, and tiiea- left for Iowa. After a little farther conversation, noth ing of importance being elicited, we retired. The prisoner belongs to that numerous class of ignorant, careless yoang men, who are industrioaa and peaceful when sober, but who take advantage of every opportu nity for making beasts of themselves by filling their stomachs with whisky then they are wild, reckless, murderous. Strange Disappearance. About two weeks ago a yoang shoemaker named Dllas Carver, who hired with Mr. Henry Bowers, left his home suddenly and has not been seen since. He had received information that his relatives had di?d in Memphis of yellow fever, and the event seenwd to prey upon his mind. Tne morn ing he left he went in a suit of old clothes, leaving his best behind hia, and without a cent of money. A few days ago a letter was received from him postmarked Terra Haste, requesting his clothes aad tools be sent to hia, hat giving no explanation of his sad- deb light. It is supposed his mind was unsettled hy the sad news ot the death of his relatives. To Mothers: Should the baby be saf lerimj with any of the wisortien ef baby head ass Dr. Ball's Baby SyrsttfMcftr ths treahk. Fries, SI esats m BOWK GRADE Tha Career of a Faat Youas Man in Hannibal. Mamas a Courtesan and Attempte Suicide. From the Herald. Fur veirs nml a arm nf niM rt nor wealthiest and most esteemed ciixens has had a wild and dissolute life, and although I.e has made frequent attempts lo reform ; j the demon of alcohol has alwava proved too powerful for him to resist and during the pa! few months he has been deeper in -the black xloiigh of diipaliuti than ever. ! Naturally this young man is kind-! hearted and intelligent, and a few short ' years ago his prosects in life were bril-! I'ant. He had a home where even-thing was done for his comfort and happiness, and but for evil companions and his fatal love for liquor, he would to-dsy be filling an important position in one of our latgest huxiuesa establishments. For months he has len gradually be- coming more and more reck le and ome!.. ... ....,. ,,..1 IW r, il,. ! weeks ago he capped the climax of I.h degradation by wedding, in a fit of reck less despair, a dashing courtesan, 'b whom he had become infatuated. 1 marriage, his father. rho hd f..rgiven and forgotten many nf the wild freaks of his I hit, lint pa- j Hence, lint all hope of his son's reforming,! and forbade him to enter the hoiie lint f ir iikiiv years had been his home ami the home of thoe who loved him. Driven to denigration and enroiiraged by j hi wif, the v.M.ngiu.n went to Quincy and there pl.inge.1 into a wil.l deh.uch. a hanch in which he -ank h.wrr th ... rver I lore, neiurniug nere iai mt-Mi.-ty morn ing, he drank considerably, and al three ii ... . a a .clock was a gissl df umler lhe ii.Hiifiirf f liquor. About thi hour he walki-d iip,f-r W. A Morrill, lhe inis.iiig Mnia-trr Bmadway with Ansnn UuHiaiiau. and lell-!,,f lU M K- T- 1 w ,,,,,, i1" Br, l.lg him that he had hrrn having chills and w mlt-d lo girt some uo-dicine, wrnt into Cartarpheo & V'elhn io ilnu -lre. Hu- , chanan enteral the slow with him. hut did J not notice what xort of m-li-iiic w s pur- j chafed by the unfortu .ate joiith. ; Leaving the dr i: sto'e the two men -lkrd a mil i.. I to Frnk Itoyle'o saloon, on J Kouith street, and as they were pas-ing rritzs coitin nsiin-", uinier the .cilcuiy ol Vtii'ic, the would be i-uicnle stopped and JJr.G. H. Huntington, Division S.ippriii chatted with Fritz, teliing him to take his t,.,,,!,., f tlt. ,. K. T.. wxs called usm nt aure and get a U.x ready lor him, as he " nl aid : would soon want iL Thi crettetl a laugh j -jiy idea of this i to nrganize a party, and nothing peei 1 W4stho.ighl of it at llie((,r p.nirs, snffiririitly strong in nonilieis. ii ne by either Fritz or Kiichan in. ' nlM m go munh, for thai i lhe way I think When D-iyle's sahsm was reached the . WM,it and owing to his physically wrak unfortunate young man invited two or j condition I don't think it pnihle for bin. three persons who wire standing around J havegtme two miles and a half. Oiganite he bar to take a drink with him. Ku . d g.i on foot, searrhitig evtrr inch of lhe chanan called for soda, but wxs told he ( ground to Flat creek." couldn't hve it, he mut take .nmetl.ing -All of vou gentlemen who are willing to -tronger. This he declined to do, where- Ko, will please raise your right hand," said upon the would hesiiicile s-id. "Oil, wrll yfm Huntington. Ance, never mind, this is the last drink j AIni'U fifty men raised their hand, you will ever take with me, so drink what Hu'itinglon Yn will please reiort to you please." After the drink had been t (ie piftb street deinit at once lo Mr. II in. paid for, he walked hack to the bowling al ley took a gUs of water, and drawing a little envelope from his pocket oened it and without a quiver swallowed lhe white powder it contained and tos-ed it wsy.j,. un wing asKeti wiiat ne wa i3KinK,.ue answered something to settle his tomch. He K.n left Doyle's and went to Speidel's s.d.M.n on Broadway. j Buchanan, recalling what had been said I ,H,ut lhe 0,(50 al Fril'- ,,,e ,!,"t ! drink, went ar.d picked u: the fniwder en- vehqie and was horrified to read upon ii the words Morphine, poison." Ance al once hastened to Ctrslarphen & Wei I man's a)d asked whether there had been enough morphine in the envelope to kill a man, the answer ''yes there were twelve grains, enough to kill any man." Ance then start ed to bud the reckless man who was en- - deavoring lo "sliuffl s off thi mortal coil," and tracing him up, f.und that he had gone from Sieidei's to Orynki's where he hail obtained anil taken five grains more of morphine, and from there to Jack's burlier shop, opposite the public square. When Buchanan fiaally f uiid him, the morphine was already taking effect and tlie lethargic sleep, that in poison of this class always precedes death was coming on. Physicians were hastily mrumoned and none too soon did they arrive, for from four o'clock until Wednesday noon the scales nf life and death susjiended hung in doubtful balance. Everything known to medical j science was d.ine for the relief of the suf- j ferer and for many hoars a powerful elec trie battery sent its vitalizing current in continuous circuit pushing IhroHgh his frame. Wednesday he was declared safe and when he recovered sufficiently to talk he was questioned in reg ir l to his rash act but declared that he had nothing to say. His lather and brother were in attendance upon him from the time the deadly drug took effect, and Wednesday morning he removed to his old home where all thai love and pity could surgest waa done for his comfort ami relief. His f.t her was prostrated by the shock and we understand was lor two days confined to his bed, and even yet he has not recovered entirely. It i hod that this rash attempt In enter into the great unknown will he fol lowed by the entire radical reform of the would he sricide. A man wilh lhe nerve lo kill himself, or try to do so, should have a will strong enough to enable hint In re form and become a useful and honorable citizen. One thing is sure, if lhe prayers and sap plications of a dying mother, who will soon stand before the eternal judgment, and plead for her loved one, can avail aaght, he will yet be sved and live long enough and well enough to wipe out lhe drk stains that rest upon him, and gladden and make joyous that mother's heart 'even in Para dise. Thistles require radical treatraent to remove them, and so do boil and pimples. Dr. Bull's B ood Mixture is a radical Blood searcher, curing all skin eruptions. Johnson County Greenback Ticket. The following ticket waa nominated Tuesday by the (Jreenhacker of Johnson county : Presiding Judge of County court, A. J. Trapp ; Sheriff, Samuel ii. Jacksen , Treasurer. W. C. McClung; Collector, Jacob S. Peer; Circuit Clerk, Dr. J. H. Warren ; County Clerk, E. A. Strickland; Recorder, P. D. Brooks ; Assessor, L. S. Lech; Prosecuting Attorney, H. Neill; Coroner, E. H. Miller; Probate Judge, John DeLaney. A heaatifal complexiae iefJif'npa thefrityof toMoaai Toktrf ihwlimMl para and healthy ass Dr. Ball.rBhjei Mixtmrv, M1SSMG MORRILL No Tidings from the Loat Pay masttr. j All InterT.6W With Officer COH UtT, Who SW Him Lftlt. A Public Sally and a General Search. I'toni ttVthu-UyV iKiilr. For two dys the disappearance of Mr. W. A. Morrill, paymaster of the M. K. &T., hr.s been the universal theme of public dis. rito-ion and private speculation. A thous and painful NMiihilitiea are conjectured, but up to the pit-sent writing no clue to his where. thouts has been ascertained. So far iUau rew.iter. have been able to learn. ' " . M Morrill on Sundv , ,.;., An :nl,fvie- -:, ,1.,-- arl;l 1 wi , f,,,,,,,, WuW- Yf!tenlv a search around the vicinitv .. - i,nil hut ii rHnlt(-d in I .,..,.;., i.;,,,. lfa:,1Mi ,iia, .....M o H(tj isdisi-overy I.at night the railro-id hiiii was iiraggel ny tlie employes oi the M., K & T., with the aid of lorouiotive luMillights, but nothing wa found. rUBLIC MECTINO. At Khl.i ihi niiiriiiiii! the fire hell wa . wM serrU crmd f cili. de-.,,, Cr :, M uhM S fniB . W;I(,,W f hr hall, addrrs-t-d lhe crowd a- follows: (tKNTI.EMKX : The object of rallilis von infihtr i- to rg...ir a ilmroiigli earn. k ....iu V.tllllilul.r ffak nltf llilffu til tl ltfV ,. ........ i I SUM f'aW tllVT ."-T" l, laa 1 1ST w all t itmir i siaits. large crowd ii.igrrgated in the rii , ,, when Ira E. It n urn was clnii chair man of the Hireling. ,r. U.irii.- slalt-d the ol jrt of lhe meet- t,.j. jr 1 Hhioil.tle v..niiWril hi-s.rvir (l, do what he could towani Iradii.g the H.1(, dale. The meeting then adjourned. WHAT Ills WIFE SYS. A Bizw refiorter at about eight o'clock . mnrninfc r.ie( al the residence of W. A. Morrill, crner of Fifth street ai d the M K. A T. Railwav. Mrs. W. H. Aia- he weicme, ,If nnA i,1TitPd ,im , ,n adjoining . li.rrill waa siirr.uinde.1 hv some of the.men.W of the family and two or three sympain zing neighboring ladies. The reporter opened the conversa tion wilh Mrs. Morrill by asking her if she had any tidings irom her husband: Mrs. M. None. R. Had you noticed anything unusual in his demeanor or apjieartnce? at Mrs. M. Nothing, only he was melan- . . . . -, . ,-a ' tinB, . ,nr i:illltll . rfl ll-W atifui a rik i.'i awaix. iimi R. How long has he been ill? Mrs. M. Alaiut two months. He did not y off the last time. He went to Hannibd and come home sick. R.-IInw old is Mr. Morrill. Mrs. M. He is thirty-nine years old. R. Did hetako his passes? Mrs. M. No he took nothing of his personal effects. He left his knife, keys, ring, and all such. He wore a silver watch with a silk cold around his neck. R. Has your daughter Nellie, in St. Louis, been informed of the absence of her ter , Mrs. Adams Nellie is attending school and staying at our house. We did not inform her of the painful absence nf her father. R Did Mr. M. wear an overcoat when he left on Saturday night? Mrs. M. Yes ; he wore a brown spring overcoat. He taught two shirts at BurreV -"alurday. They are not in the house, and I do not know what he did with them. R. llid he talk of going anywhere? Mis. M. Yes ; he aid that he was going lo Hannibal to see Mr. Dick. Mr. Tav lor. of Denison, who was present at the house Saturday evening, told fin: "Yon are in surh poor health you had better-go to Colorado and rough it, and you'll get better " It may be that Mr. Mori ill has gone to Colorado. al. coNxra nrreaviEWEO. A BaZo reporter met Orhcer Conner this morning and asked when he last saw Mr. Morrill. Conner I saw Mr. Morrill last Sunday morning, ala.ut 8 o'clock. Reporter Where did yna see htm ? Conner I saw hia on the Garrison House platform, near the ladies' entrance, between the main entrance and the U. S. Express iifire. Rep. Did an body else see hia? Con. Yrs ; A I lie Saunders, who waa wilh ae, saw hia. Rep. Did yoa have any conversation wiih him? Cm. Yes, I ta'.ked wilh hia some. Rep. State all that occurred. Cm. On Sunday morning I was on duty when No 3 came in, and Albion R. Sanders came in on that train from Oiterville. Aboat 8 o'clock that (Sunday) morning, we walked together dowa to the platform and met Mr.'Mwnill where I have already stated. SandeVs asked me who the gentle an was, aadrTluld hia that it waa Mr. Morrill, paymaster of the M. E. ft T. Mr. Morrilhhen said to ae, "AL, I waal to see yoa a aiaaic. What did they aver do with thsrSternscase?" Mr. Morrill baa given security for the appearance of Stems in court. Con sera replied, I don't knew what they did wiih it. I deat believe either Starke er Stems appaawi befsrs eeert," fstrm-Waat are yea geiag to ae? Are you going to collect the bond off ct rill hunting suit, which wss usually kept hanging up in the stable, had disappeared C mner No; as neither of them ap-. this morning, peared, I suppia they threw the case out All this goes to show that Mr. Morrili ot court. nJll ,.ith:r been hiding around the city and Mr. Morrill then asked me several ques- changed his clothing last night, or some lions, one of which was : placeil jt tUtrtf for hiuK "Did you ever softr death r TIIK chamois issne mas. Conner No, but I have the next thing description of she insane man arrested to it. When 1 wss a boy I had a stone- jn Chm..i has been received, but it is not bruise on mv heel two or three times. Conner then remarked to Mr. Morrill that he looked very bad. Morrill replied that he had a terrible pain in his head. And also that Doctor Conner had forgotten the name had told him that he had better go some- regard to the missing paymaster. The re where for his health, or he would die with- jKirter askwl Mr. Adams what his theory in twelve months. wa now j Tffgnr,i to Morrill's absence? Conner told him he ought to go, to which Adams I have given up that he is about Mr. Morrill answered that he was go in,;. here. He then asked Conner where his father,' R Where is he then? the Constable, was, and expressed his inten-! A I think he has gone West perhaps tion of going to see him. , to Colorado, as parties had advn-ed him to Officer Conner said that Mr. Morrill go there for ois health, looked very ill and haggard, and that al-i K What could have been his object in though he did not note it at the lime, since leaving without apprising his family and he has reflected uport Mr. M's. appearance friends of his going? and conversation, he ls satisfied that he was laboring under mental excitement or a her- ration at the time he was conversing wiih him. Br.Ki.i, Manager Missouri lickei office, was next r... : i .... t i -""'- ' . . . . t it - I m 1 1 talnl that he sold a ticket to Mr. Morrill ne morning, a dav or two s:i:ce, and if he nii'iiecuii ar.goi. ii a .tiiiu .v morning.: tt - i - r "He came In ..b ull 4:")0 a. m ai.d iMir-j rliaU a lii-Kei. 1 Mipposeu u was n,r Some I idy or friend ot his win. was going to thl place. I ws busy, and thought noth ing of the ni liter, which was nothing hoi ill oidlliTy procet-ili.ig." Hes.tid nothing laiill leaving lhe town, hut aitknl how the train was. and then bought a ticket. 1 had no further conversation with him. I. B JACKSON. A BaZiM) rvprpsentttive visi ed thefieu ral office of tn M. K AT. Ibis o.orni.ig nil lo.imi It. IS. J.icKiui.i, caMiler lor llo- IreA-lirrr of the road. Cl. A. I J.iTlli-s. nd hsd the following interview with him : K-Hirt-t I ! J.ynrsin? Jai-ksoli N; lheCtolle! H ill St. Louis. R When wiil i e-br- heie? J. I can't tell. Weslia.l probably he:ir Inmi him .luring lhe day. He pin-sibli mar be here to morrow morning. R. How long have you known Morrill? J About eleven years. I fist knew him in the freight office of lhe Pa.-ifit. R When did he first enter the employ of lhe M K.&T? J Ii was in ihe summer nf 1870. Mr SlrVei.s employed ue first and Mr. Morrill w s employed next, and was the second in in einplo ed by theM. K.&T. at Sedalia. He has been constant I in the service of this company since. He was a fiilhful man and a first-class ac ountsnt. J. W. BUKKESS. Mr. Biirress stated that Mr. Morrill was in his rloth'ng store on Saturday afternoon and bought two shirts, which he si id were for an employe of lhe M. K. & T. on the north end of the rod. He ato stated that he (Morrill) was going to Hannibal that night. Rejairter DiJ he appear to be out of his mind : Burrcss Not at all. He talked per fectly sensible. Reporter -Did you" have any other con venation with him ? w Burress Yes, he t down on the counter and talked for some time, and also about a matter in which I was interested. INSANE MAN HEARD FKOX. A reporter encountered conductor Tom. Ouicalt on Fifth street, about three o'clock this evening. Outcalt runs between Seda lia ami Chamois. He stys that the local authorities of Chamois arrest. d an insane man at that pl-.ee yesterd ay morning and placed him in the calaboose for safe keep ing Outcalt did not see the insme man so arrested, and perhaps it may be Morrill. The town au horilies have been telegraph ed to for a description. SAUNDERS. Mr. Huntington made inquiries by tele graph as to the whereabouts of Saunders, and found him at Clifton. He was then telegraphed to and aked if he met Mr. Morrill here on Sund y, and at what hour. Saunders replied that he did not recollect of meeting him at all. RUMORS. The rumor is fl .aiing around town to day that Mr. Morrill was seen walking westward, toward Brushy creek, on the Missouri Pacific track, Sunday forenoon. It is said that Mr. U. F. Short saw Mr. Morrill Saturday night. Also that Mr. Siebe saw him the same evening. There are a thousand and one theories advanced, but as we have said they are mere speculation. His official matters are reported all right, ami there is no known cause for his disappearance. From Tharsdav's Daily. The mystery as to Morrill's whereabouts is still unsolved, and the interest our citi zens I eel in the matter strengthens as it cont nnes. The woods and creeks around lhe cily have been thoroughly searched without a tr.ee of the missing man being found. and the fields have been examined without discovering lhe lightrt. track. The train men on the vrinus roads leading frua the city have been questioned, but none have seen him. It has now been asceitained that the last person who saw Mr. Morrill was Conductor Blyihe, of lhe M. K. A T. He telegraphed In Superintendent Huntington that he saw Mr. Morrill silling on the platform at the Indiana street depot, near the oil house, on Sunday night, between nine ami ten o'clock. He is quite aitive as to the fad, fur he enured into conversation wilh him, during which Mr. M. made ase of a certain x prrsaioa that particularly attracted his at tention. Mr. Morrill then said that he waa going lo St. Lnais that night. Another effort is proposed lo be made to find hia this afternoon, and a reward of $100 is offered for any inforaation that will lead to his whereabout. RB CLOTH LS FOCTO. This aoming, aboat 8 o'clock, Mr. J. C. Barber entered the pay car and waa aston ished to few that the clothes worn by Mr. Merrill when he leil his boas were hang ing ap ia the car, and even hi andershirt boots and sacks were there. The car had been searched oa Monday or Monday even ing, and at that liae Mr. Barber had placed Mr. Morrill's valise ia a certain position in the car. Thin morning ii waa discovered the valise bad area rtaoved and placed ir aaether aesitiea. saw aade, sa4 that wm that Mr. Mar- ' that of Mr. Morrill, as he had long chin whiskers, and his insanity was produced by drink. MR. adam.s' opinion. A reporter to-dav had a talk with Mr. Adams, brother-in-law of Mr. Morrill, in A Oh I he is undoubtedly deranged ( irom his sickness. j R What is the last you can hear of him i that you think is authentic ? , a When Conductor nivthe saw him at , o::0 p. m.Sr.d ..r. He then w hiiu walk i . . . .ing north irom the Fifth Mreet d-not. Af terw..nls Itlythe saw hitu hitting on the '"jsiilew:ilk, near the oil liou-o, on Third street tin. ! . . ii. - -. i i , .j,!!,.,,! wf,, ,;. I K What do vou think of the clothe iWh, . i j. .,ie HV moruin A I think he left the clothes in the pay car on Sunday evening, and nit on lli limning suit which he UMially kept in the pay car. K. Hut Mr. Btrlicr s-.ys that the suit was not thereon Motility evening when he reaiched lhe car. A. I think Mr. Brler must hve over looked them, s they hung behind a door with ' waterproof coat, which usualU hangs in i t.t place, hung over them. I did not se the clotnes toy-elf uniil I bait in-pcied the n;r il.e second lime. K. 1 there anything in hi- condition, rinain-i.il. v. that would indicate th.l he l. ell to avoid compile iiions or ihal it h giv.it him trouble to impiirhis re.soii? A. N-t tint I kn..w of. II. DoVoii know or have you he ml the amount of money he had with hiiu when he left. A. He hail S150, or ierhajrs more. R Where do you think he was all Sat urday night and Sunday? A. I think he stayed in the p.y -.tt and wandered the street toge'her. lie ha a key lo the pay car. I cm advance no il.eoiy that is iermantiit in my mind to account for his atrange absence except lhe -t range freaks of a demented man. APPLE TON CITY FAIR. Lirgd Attendance First Day Six Hundred Eutriea Made First Day Grounds in Splendid Conditio-: Fine Stock, S2. Nowa Items in General. Correspondence of tlie K-izoo! Ari'LETOjr City. Mo., Sept. 23th. An view of the fact that the fair at this place is a district fair, and the counties composing the district are three of the best in toe Southwest, great interest is manifest ed in the welfare and success of the fir. and the indicati'ins are that great success will crown the efforts of the association. An unusual large crowd wu present on the grounds to-day, and the city presented a busy appearance. Never before in the his tory of the fair at litis place, or any cotin try fair in this section, has so large an at tendance Iieen witnessed on the opening day. About GOO entries have been made up to the present writing, distributed a? follows : 250 in p.mtry stores and farm products ; 210 in in horse rings; 8 in cattle, and 60 in hogs. A great many entries were made in the fine art and machinery halls. The finest lot of stock ever seen together in Southwest Mis. souri is now on the fair grounds. The pre miums are such as to induce breeders and raisers of stock to exhibit their stock here. Mr. Leonard, of Cooper county, is here with some fine cattle, the same which he exhibited at the Kansas City fair, and was awarded $905 in premiums. The track and grounds are in splendid condition, and ex hibitors and pleased with the accommoda tions afforded them. Quite a number of fast horses are here, and some good races will be witnessed before the fair closes Oilman and Douglas, of Sedalia, are here ready to take in the "fat" pursctf. Mr. Gentry, of Pettis county, has signified his intention of being herewith some fine stock, and he is expected to arrive to morrow. GENERAL ITEMS. Tlie Appleton Silver Bind made their appearance on the grounds to day, andjfur nished some splendid music, and the asso ciation selected this band as the best and most appropriate one to play during the fair. A great number of gamblers congregat ed at ihe grounds, to-day, bufwere imme diately driven aw..y by the offic;rs. Mr. R. C. Neely, a prominent ciliztn of this city, died yesterday, ai d was buried tiMlay, under the supervision of lhe Masonic fraternity, of which he was a prominent member. Oamox. The Road to the Fen. Much complaint has been made for vears by oSo-rs conveying convicts from the Pacific depot at Jefferson City to the rider had mounted her and his discoa nenitemiarr. Although there is a street fiture greatly delighted the crowd. Black- leading directly frna one point lo tire other, those in charge of convicts are compelled to make a circuit of several quares, owing to the impassibility ot that street. It seems strange that that eaerprua'aj cily could not suaaon enterprise enough to render this street passable. But if she cannot be aroused to do this, why not employ the idle convicts lodoil? It "is a public neceisiiy and too trifling to be dispensed with. DAVAI BAKING ROYAL powder Absolutely Pure. CONSUMERS r-hotiM bear ia m!nd that the Incomparable "Royal- is now the only Baklag Powder in aearrkctBMdc from pare Grape Cream Tartar, Imported exclusively for this powder ilhett ftaa tkw wiaerawisg district ot France. An o!d experienced honsehecper writes :2.at, altaoagk she ass to pay a .jwacBAleaTaoreforthe "Roya!.- fads tbat it goes so msch farther and works so nwch better, that W c;.aoaiy tonseit. Another ssys she ases the powder ia praUlings. cakes, and all sortsoC paswy, will net eggs. Aa old tody writes that it siakes the only biscuit her dyspeptic husband caa eat. TaJa ia teeaaa .a Wst aad atosf wholesome materials arc ased. Approved by the New York-Board ot Healta, aad fry r -mlneat raemiata aa Dr. XOTT, New York; Dr. HAYES Boston; rGlTBrflsoMs,sr aaix. br Greats. ABORTION. The Foetus of a Child Found in a Culvert. Early this morning, a boy about ten years ot age, name Henry Ford, while play ing around a culvert under the Mo. Pacific railroad traik.just this side of the Lexing- . ' switch, found the fuitus of a child Ivine f in-ide the culvert upon the rock. He gave information of the event to other parties, who informed Officer Kelly, who went to ! the snot and found the renort true. Coroner Evans was placed in possession tlie facts, and about liali-past one o'ch ek went out to the culvert with undertaker Cliaffin. Upon arrival of the party Kelly crept into the culvert, and taking out some atones in the wall, exhumed the fietus from where he had placed it for safety. It was wrapped in a piece of conne, whito cotton clutli. and in the opinion ol the coroner it was about three months old. The sliajie, limb.-, etc., were plainly devel optd, but it wa.s impossible to ascertain the ex or color. It was placed in a coffin and conveyed to Potter' Held for interment. There is not the slightest doubt but that it was the result of abortion, and some one in this community has the charge of mur der to answer for. WH0A7EMMA ! The Mule Raco at the St. Louis Pair The IifjiubUntH gives an account of mule r ice w'.ieh was the main attraction t the Kxpo-ition Tuesday, and it proved a Very itiiiusing diversion. All the entries were on hand, and o tly alter three o'c'ock the trmuiet summoned the riders to make reoly for the race. TUB Ml'LKS Were all in tip-top trim, and as some of them were quickly recognized a having hi nie recur. I- tit years gone by, considerable '!i-cu.Hii)ii rose among the i'clators as to heir lespective mri s. Nuinen.us.-in til wa er.s were laid on the reMiIt, and everbdy -eemed ;ir-m.lcu interested as though the r ice were to he between il-ori. ugh re . The iniiiil.s tl'i iiim-Iv-s were piaiently not at II ill-turi-cd -it being drought oil into Mich prominent notice, but all a in hied aboill as unconcernedly and put on a look wi-dotii that would have at once convinced a ool hiiyer that they had it fixed among the mules ju.l how the thing should go. THE JUDGES Were Christ Nunz. Jl.de Wm. C Jones, Citas. Green, Me-sr. ll idatu and Moreton, and Chas. L. Hunt. After tin- usual pre liminary exercise the mules were summoned to the starting place which was at the south g ile. The riders were instructed to keep on the traveled track at the circumference of the circle and not to cut across nor to run in on the grass. The race was for the best three in five bests, each heat tn consist of five circuits of the arena. In order to help the riders keep at the circumference of the ring, a large portion nf the crowd went in side and scattered out like skirmishers to swing their hats and yell at the proper ti ne. After some time spent in getting everything fixed according to mule race rules lhe auimals were brought into line for THE RACE. At the word "go" there was a swihing of rawhides, a whisking of smoothly trimmed tails, a clatter of hoofs, and away they went. Some of the mules were greatly as tonished at the sudden commotion. They weren't a bit frightened and didn't see any thing to tun from, and it took some very eloquent persuasion to make them run. Croppie Boy at the word whirled square tbout in his tracks and started for the rear as though ha had been irain-d in a zouave company. His jockey, however, pulled him around, and was soon fighting for the he..d, as the "Boy" was a runner. On com pleting half the first turn some of the mules tried to get out the gate, but ait was too high to pimp they failed in their intention and started .icros lots to make up the time they had lost. Mollie Macevoy stopped occasionally to buck .md kick, keeping the bottoms' of her shoes shining in the sun most of the time. She didn't absolutely refuse to go, but knocked a chip out of every post in the fence and induced her rider to dismount. The fight for the lead was between Blackwood, Croppie Boy and Mollie McCarthy. Grsham Frost started out full of fire, but soon dropped back and evidently stood no show at all. Cropp:e Boy came in first, Blackwood second, Mol lie McCarthy third and Hirkaway fourth. SECOND HKAT. When the mules started Croppie Boy made a push for the head and soon got it. Mol lie M.icevoy trotted along forty yards, then stopped and began to kick. When the others had made one circuit she was still there, her four feet immovably n voted to tn the ground and her hind feet describing all manner nf wonderful strokes in the air. She wa crowded along a little as the oth ers came up, but her rider did not succeed in getting her quite around. As the race between the others became exciting, their om aers and some of the judges who had cirrige whips would help ihem along with brisk cut whenever they came in reach Cmppie Boy won sgiin, with Mollie Mc Carthy second, and Black wood third. THE Till KD HKAT j was so exciting that half ihe speettnrs vanted to run a ongside and whfp their favorites. All went away in a bunch except Mollie Macevoy, whose previous ! kickimr exolotts were repeated. A new 1 t- - wood withdrew after making a couple of turns. Graham Foster persistently hunted the rear and Hirkaway waa judiciously steered several yards inside the other two, whom he pas-ed throughout the heat. , Croppie Boy came in first again with Mollie McCarthy second and Harkaway thinl. This closed the race and the prises fell to the last three mules in the order named.