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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.

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