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TJLXSQS WILLI ASK1 SABBATH BREAKING.
Ob she giars ef Fareoa WillUina The ma i brown and Meaeaed, It w mr than fifty wiaters I be liTcd sea taognea m preacBea. Bat bit NMfBory n Sew E&glead No winter snows can kill ; Of hi jcoodatM sad bia droHaesa Countless iteeaila liagcr atill. Aad among those trnwand legesd I hold this one a boon. Sow be got in Deacoa Crosby's bay Oa Sunday afternoon. Mm waa midway ia asermoa. Meat orthodox, on grace. When a aound ofUisUnt thunder Broke the quiet of the place. Now the meadows of the Crosbys Lay full within bis eight, A he glanced from nut the window Which atood open on hit riftbt. And the green and fragrant ha cock By acre there did stand ; Not a meadow like the Dracon'a tar or Bear in all the land. Quick and lond the claps or thunder Weul rolling tlirouich the skies, Aad the Parson saw his Iacon Looking out with anriouaeyea. 'Now, my brethren," called the Parson. And called with might and main. "We must get in Brother Crosby's hay, duty bow xuoat plain !" 'Tis our And be abut the great red Bible, And toased hi termou down. Not a man could run more aw inly Than the Parsnn in that town. Aad be ran bow to the meadow. With all hia strength and speed . And the congregation followed. All bewildercdtu his lead. Ha! not often on aSnnday Such sight as this I ween. Of a Parson and his people, A New England town had seen. With a will they worked and shouted. And cleared the fields apace ; And the Parson -led the singing While the aweat rolled down bia face. And it thundered fiercer, louder ! Aad dark grew eaat aad weat ; But the hay was under cover. And the Parson bad worked bast. Not a moment had been wasted. The rain w.n falling last As the Parson and his tieople Through the village breathless passed. And again iu pew wl pulpit Their places took composed ; And the Parson preached his sermon To "flfteenthly." where it closed. When the serva-es were eudd The people talking stayed. And among the sternly pious There were bitter comments made. And the good old Deacon Crosby, A meek and godly man. Hardly dared rejoice his haycocks Had been saved on such a' plan. But the Parsoti came down, striding In ha Me, the narrow aisle. And the Iieacon's bent old shoulders He patted, with a smile. And said, "No fear, my brother, Ijest nod thiuka it is a sin ; For He went the sun to make tour hay, Aud your friends to get it in." H. H., in the Independent. Peter B. Lee. The following paragraph refers to the arrival ia Atchison of the only man who has andergone "Resurrection" 117 time .If these few lines reach Gabriel, we would suggest that he make the iai mortal Peter A. the first officer of the day. It is from the Atchison Afrit1 . Peter Barllett Lee, the great American tramp, tourist and journalist, cant ancliur ia Atchison to-day. lie cn from Troy this morning-, where he has been the guest of hie friead Kol Miller. He reports a Wtractire conflagration at Troy thib morn ing, which wiped oat twe or three build jags, including the one occupied by Win ter, the "Cheap John." 'He saya the city hotel, where Sol had gone his security for his breakfast, narrowly escaped destruc tion. To Save this latter building Mr. Lee worked vigorously, as he had a breakfast in jeopardy. Peter B- is enjoying his uau at health aad is ia excellent spirits He is law at Topeka on Christmas. We can safely assert that nothing equals Dr. Ball's Cough Syrup for all can efsora throat, coughs, colds, etc Price, 26 cents. Ho, 8ir Ho ! Savannah, Mo., Dec 9. fafilar fTnm . It there m a care for tape worm in your as per please seaa me a copy by return mail If not in yoar paper please send copy of the others A person aaw such ia a sedans pa per bat doat know the won Toata Tralv X. S. Shaw 8avannah Mo Dec 978 BXPLY. Mr. US. Slav, Samamak, Mo. : Deak Sib : We have looked carefully through the Bazoo aad can't find a tape worm ia it. If there waa one, we should be scared to death. There are a few or our power press, bat we've got 'em chained down tight. They shan't get away. We have looked at other papers, but they have none either at least we can't see 'ei Yob aaj that a person "saw-such ia a 8e- daha paper, bat don't know the won.1 Look in Cephas perhspa yoa'll Ind the missing link. Any futther communication with red stamp enclosed, will receive by return mail oar circular. For Doorkacpar. For Doorkeeper of the House, Mr. John C. Arthur, of Warsaw, Beaton county, is by all odds the most acceptable maa who has yet announced his intention of being a can didate for that omce. A life-long Demo crat, and a maa who haa maintained the iastaem ef principles by a steady, modest adherence, in the darkest hoar, to the faith that haa proved triemphaat, he certainly ariags letters of adbereacy and devotion of principle. An honored citiaen and respect ed man, he will bring to the ofice to which he aspires all these attributes of honesty, - eSciency aad industry that caa insure the paMic weal. The election of Mr. Arthur to this poaitiea would refect honor upoa the Democracy and the State. A Myateriona Committee. New Orleans, La., December 15. A prominent Republican, it is ramored, goes fa Washiafttea it ia eappased ia the inter est ef tha whole party hers for tha purpose ef making certain matters clear which now, aafortaaately, are imagined to he inex plicable. The exact aad precise point in tha mission, however, is enveloped in the most profoand mystery. Those who have made aeme goad ga eases at the truth, how ever, aappese it to be connected with cer taia eemplicatioae ia reference to eae of the recent unfertanate RepaUieaa nemi aatieaa, oa which it ia stated that the aa Useriiies ia Waeaingtoa are meat anxi to have some light. From the well knowa ability el the geatlemaa charged with the imiea, it is seipposad that the whole com plicatioa can ha explaiaed to the satisfac- tiea ef the Onrerameat. Ex-Got. J. Madisea Wells arrived here yesterday aad aswames agaia the daties oi hia omee, which have beea senoasly inter rapted by aickaem aad Isbors ef the late campaign. The Tx Governor seems to have angeied mack from beta, aad leeks weary aad carewera. Great's heaee at Waahiagtoa, which repated to have cast him $Xl0M, was sold laet week to aaObie lady fer$lta90; hat thmkasstUagto the aeprecietiee ef the third THE PRICE. Something About School and Their Cott. Book Why They Are Higher Than Other Works. The following very sensible article on subject in which all our people are deeply interested, aad which should commend itself to the favorable consideration of ur legislature Solons, we take from the Joplin Sevtz There is just now a good seal oi com plaint about the high price of school hooks. and many worthy families in our city, who have children to educate, find it almost ii possible to provide them with the necessary books. Still there is no way to remedy the evil, for the school book trsde is monopoly in the hands of publishers, and, like all other monopolies,hard to overcome, and one that reauirea the united efforts of all the people of the State. The people have voted to use a certain aeries for five vears. thoueh counties mar of their own accord include another series if they so de sire. The series now in use in our schools em brace McGuffey's readers and spellers, Ray's arithmetic and Eclectic geographies. The prices of these books are as follows First Reader, 20c; Second Header, 30c; Third Bender, 50c; Fourth Header, 60c; Fifth Reader, 90c; Sixth Header, $1.15; Speller. 20c Ray's Arithmetics -First Part, 25c; Second Part, 30c; Third Part, 65c; Fourth Part, $1.15. Eclectic Geo graphies First Part, 75c; Second Part, $1.50; Third Part, $1.75. While these prices are high, toe high by far, they are not so high as other aeries, as, for instsace, Harper's Readers, Independent Headers and Osgood's Readers. What puzzles a great many ia why school books costs so much more in proportion than other publications. The reason ia this: Publishers, ia order to have their books introduced, must employ aot only traveling agents but also local agents, to whom they pay a large per cent., and in order to pay this without losing money they must put up the price of their books, well knowing the people must have school books, and so long as all publishers keep up the price they have the matter entirely in their own hands. The local agents are in most cases school teachers, who, when they take charge of a school, if they hsve an agency, and that school is not using the hooks they represent, at once go to work and have the series chsnged, so as to meke something out of the introduction of the series they represent. People too often submit to this trick, believing the teacher to be honest in his judgment in regard to the merits of the books, and little knows that his opinion is based on the percent, he makes out of the change. In Canada, where no doubt the samedifi- culty ia to be met with that meets the pur chaser, as well as the dealer, in this country, the government, for the purpose of advancing educational interests and placing sn education in the reach of all. pays one-half the price of the book and thereby enables the purchaser to aupply himself with all necessary hooks at a reas onsble, if not nominal figure. A little better legislation in this country on the schoolbook question would relieve an com palsory education act, of what few objec tionable features are now aad then raited against it. The local dealer is not to blame for the high prices of books, though he is often ac cused of malicious greediness in the sale of these necessary articles. H a margin is quite small, unless he I an agent and gets the advantages given these local agents. and that is a very liberal reductioa. But the dealer is rarelv the local agent. The latter is generally selected from the ranks of the teachers, and his per cent, is regu lated according to the influence he wields with boards and auperintendents. We do not belive in medicine for children, but we do believe in Dr. Ball's Baby 8yrnp and assert that so family ahould be without it. FORTUNE TELLERS. ThaAttampta of Madam Mitchell to Swindle Mr. HilL A Bonansa on Hia Farm at Knob Ifoster. Many of our older citiaen will remem ber bow a gypsy fortune teller came Bear ruining one of the substantial, but innocent, farmers of tbia county, tea yean ago by making him believe that there waa a large amount of money buried on his farm, which, for a considerable sum of morey,she would help him secure. She succeeded in bleeding him pretty deeply before his friends discovered the fact, wbea she folded her teat and skipped the country. A similar game waa very recently at tempted by Mad. Mitchell, the fortane tel ler, who so suddenly departed a few daya aince, on Mr. David Hill, of this city. Mr. Hill is a gentlemen of a speculative turn of mind, and, desiring to know whst good for tune was in store for him in the future, paid the Mad. a visit. She told him a gteat deal, and among other wonderful things that on a farm which he owned near Knob Xoster was j buried a large amouat of money which she woald help him find for a consideration of $25. Mr. Hill is an honest man and thought he was getting entirely too much or his money, so did not bite. The Madame, however, was keen, aad ia order to secure her victim inserted aa advertise ment in one of the city papers ststing that she had fouad $6,000 for a Mr. Bice ar Lexington. Mr. Hill oa eeeiag this edvertteemeat, thiakiag it woald not do to lose a good thing so easily wrote to the r. M. at Lexington and re ceived the following reply : wNo such per son as Rice lives ia or near Lexington, all a fraad. Mr. Hill will sell hia farm for the same price he asked for it beford the Mad. pat the Boaanea ea it. Brakaaaan Killed. Last eight at Hannibal, a brskesa?an by the aame ef Booth while coupling can ia the yards was caught between two ears aad instantly killed. He had chaaged off with eae ef the ragalsr yard mea ia order to he at steme with his family, seme ef whom were sick, and waa ailing the place ef the witcaawa wbea the aeridaateccared. XootMaBy is wtmlth. fftYS jlmjiBf test A8TKADDLE! Female Hon Thief im Jail. Two Mule and a Mara Hand Iha Held. tha But That ot tha Law Takaa in tha Pot. Crime, like all else, haa its wonders, aad the following Wednesday Mr. Mexican ap ils latest development ia this city ia a 'pesred at his home newly clad and with a female horse thief. She was brought ia j bran new aix shooter, a new saddle, new aad consigned to oar county jail last night ' pair kggins and other new things. This by Mr. Wm. Silvey, of Duroc, and JfaL sudden rise of the fellow to a conditioa of Parberry, who lives a few miles south of comfort aroused a suspicion oa the part of the city. It is his neighbors. The election hsd passed a sTRAjtrjE story, j and it waa not thought that the Mexican and this is how they tell their sMe of it :' had been favored by politicians with the Amanda Husaicut Uvea with Jno. Gr'Sn, j umbos to obtain the articles which he had who she claims is her husband, but this j purchased. He was questioned and said ia denied by Mr. GufSn, who only ! that he had won money gambling ia San claims that be is engaged to tier, j Antonio and boHght the articles at a pawn ahe told her intended that she owned 120gj,orii t lime sped oa, and the day be acres of land near Duroc, and left on De-. fore yesterday a son of the man who owned cember the 5th to go dnwa acd attead to J certain old well Bear where the Mexi- It. On her arrival in the neighborhood of Duroc, that same day, ahe weat to the atable of Mr. Wm. Silvey and stole two j mules, a mare and a bridle and saddle, and proceeded to Cole Camp, where ahe suc ceeded ia selling the two mules to Hmry Munkin, asalooa keeper of that place, for $35.00, and with the mare atarted in a westerly course until she struck the house of Mr. Mose Mitchell where she ofiered the mare for aale. Mr. Mitchell traded her bacon, wheat and $15 ia money for the animal, but fearing that something was wrong ia the matter postponed paying the bill for several days, hoping to find out if her title waa all right, while Amanda Hu- nicut went back to her home in George town. She told Orifin about her speculations, accounting for her pos- ion of the mars and u,e bT i claiming to have disposed of her real estate and yesterday they atarted out to- gether to Mr. Mitchells' to get the money and provisions. Ia the meantime, however, Mr. Silvey had not been idle, but bad followed in her course and recovered all His proper ty and bad just left Mr. Mitch ell's when he met Griffin and the woman on their way to bis house. The meeting occurred within two miles of Mitchell's house, and then and there Mr. Silvey arrested them both and brought; them to this city where they were lodged j in secure apartments, and charges brought against them before 'Squire Clark, who! took up their examination to day. Griffin was diochaiged as no evidence could be produced showing him to be a party to the theft, but Mrs. Hunnicul was committed to jail in deiault of $1,000 bail. Mrs. Hunicutt states that she is thirty years of age although he is probtbly old er, aad evidently of Irish extraction, with a tall, raw-bone figure, and a countenance anything but preporsessing. Her previous history shows that her life has not been unmarked by events that were the direct results of her want of principle A few months ago she waa living ia Duroc and stole a number of dress patterns from one of her neighbors. Mr. Silvey then told her it was a penitentiary offense, and ahe had better leave. She did so, and next appeared in a German settlement a few mile west of Duroc. Here she abstracted a number of hams from a farmer, who succeeded in finding his property and then treated her to a severe horsewhipping. Mrs. II., who ia a basket maker by occu pation, did not even jet bethink herself of her trade, and what an honest support it would yield, but next appeared in ihe a. re na in the character of horsethief. She has probably stolen the last horse until after her term in the State prison shall have ex pired. cLnrroirs couple. Declared One by tha Service Mat riamomat j The following came to hand Fanday ! morning, too late for that paper. Ed. Bazoo. Special to the Bszoo. Clintos, Mo., Dec 14, 1878. A very pleasant event occured in our so cial circle last evening: The reception given Bev. J. W. Biggins and bride, at the Allen Houee, by hia mother, Mrs. Mary Riggins, joined by her son and daughter, T. E. Riggins and Mrs. E. J. Wilaon. The company assembled at 830 p. m. the bride and groom were presented to their friends by 8sm A. Milton, at 9 o'clock. The lovely bride was arrayed in a spiend- did costume of cream silk, la prince, trimmed with lilies of the valley; orna ments of pearls. The bridegroom looked exceedingly will in the conventional regulation, b'.sck, with white vest. The happy pair, whose future home will be Waco, Texas, are oa their wedding tour torn that place. And after a brief stay with their frirnde here, will visit St. Louis, Chicago and New York, returning via Nashville, Tenn to their southern home. Though they come from orange blossoms to polar snows there is no frost so cold, no chilling winds so sharp, as to reach the eqaatoral reals and sacred precincts of their perfect peace and happiness. The ladies and gentlemen arse: bled were filled with glee, enthusiasm and delight j The ladies, as Clinton ladies allways do. j looked decidedly well. A aa encourage ment tn the young ladies, (though all brides are lovely aad beautiful,) all the ovely and beaatiful ladies are not brides yet. The following were among the ladies and gentlemea preieat, who enjoyed a pleasant evening sociable, and did hearty jastice to the very elegaat supper prepared by Mrs. E.J. Wilson: Dr. John H. Britt aad wife; J. G. DormaB sad wife; R. O. Boone and wife; Mrs. G. Y SelmoB, Mr. H W. Salmoa ; Mrs. Rogers, Mr. aad Mrs. Pattoa Meat Miss Florence Salmon : Lucille 8. Harnt, Katie Reystoa, Mattte Parks, Flera Lindsey, Mollie DormaB, Katie McLane, Matte Rice, C D. D .rmsa. Erma Owens, Mollie Qflarles, Mattie Weidemyer. Cera Garll, Mr. M. Parigght, 8. E. Cheek, Dr. Sam A. Miltee, Frank Ware, C a Dickson, James McCarty, J. 8. Urtbsm, Dr. i. F. Gray, Wm. Lsyd Stewart, Pref. Hairis. A geed Bams is a Measiag is every family, aad all seaiib'e aarsas recemmead that iaaaesat bet sffaataal remedy for all tkesasaa aad ilh that befall a beby Dr. Ml.aUbygyraf, Fries, a A FOUL MOTH Tha Bonaa of an AatasBia'a Victim Found in a Wall. San Antonio Express, Dec. II. A few weeks ago a Meiicaa living on the Sou, about aineteea miles wet of the city, weat to his employer and obtained $3, which was due him. He thereupon weat cir aaid be w uld an to the Median. On 1 caB wu employed, pasted near it. 1 There were evidences of the earth having been dug up about the brink of tlie well, which struck the boy, who proceeded to investigste the csuse. The boy thereup on left acd reported to his father that there was a change ia the old well. This last Sunday. The father repaired to the well and found buned in it the body of a man in an advanced state of decomposi tion. This intelligence waa reported to the authorities, and Justice Shields yesterday repaired to the place. The body which was still in the well, was raised to the sur face, when an inquest waa held resulting ia a verdict placing the responsibility of the murder upon one Dementrio, who was found guarded by the citisens. The well is only about 300 yanls from main Castroville road, aud about MOyarde from a corn crib where Demetrio slept of nights. There ia no bouse or habitation, aire this crib, within a mile of the place, A strange horse appeared ia the vicinity about the time Demetrio wss discharged, and taken up by a maa living near by, who has to this day not found an owner. Eve ry indication is that this Mexican met an unwary traveler, slew him and threw him into this well, or, perhaps, murdered some one who slept with him in the corn crib. The murder, at all events, was most foul, and if the asaia has been found, he should be hung as high as Haman. 1bsteband1oo. Attachment Unto Death Singular Yet True Story. Et St. Louis comes to the front with the conventional illustration of the attach ment of a dog to its master. Some three days since, after an illness of a week or more, John Hermann, proprietor of the Green Tree Hotel, died, and on the next day was buried. When he was first tsken sick, an old dog which had been owned b Hermann for a number of years, and was j scarcely ever seen out of his company, took up his quarters under the sick man's bed, and from this place neither threat nor coaxing could bring the animal. At last, when his masters desth occured, and the remains were placed in a coffin and remov ed to another room, tha dog followed and iaid down under the table on which the cofin rested. Here be wss allowed to stay, but, when the remains were finally remov ed from the premises to be buried, the an imal took no notice other than to whine his disapproval, and died before the return of the household from the funeral. ! Gloie-DemoereL Married, and yet happy. How msny a home lias been robbed of sunshine and happiness and rendered sad and desolate by the loss of some dear and petted child. This is a dangerous season for children, and parents should keep Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup handy. Price, 25 cents a bottle. A Riaing Lawyer. A case comes to the Bazoo from-1 i rensburg that is decidedly rich. Some Sscsllawag waa employed by an honest old j farmer to dig a well. The farmer like j Banr others, raised tobacco for his own uee. The scallawag thought he saw a spec ulation ahesd, and tried to buy some tobac co from the farmer. The old man gave him some, but refused to take any pay for it The fellow then la;d a dime upoa the table and departed. A short time after- wards be wrote the farmer a threatening letter. He told him that he had violated the U. S. revenue laws and was liable to a fine of $6,000; but if he would pay him a certain sum he would aot inform agaian him. l ne larmer paia no auemion io me lei- ter, wbea he received aaother more per emptory one. The old man then went to the grand jury and showed them the letters. ! relating all the particalars connected with tbe case. The blackmailer was indicted, and hired a lawyer to defend him. The lawyer advised his client to plead gailty assuring mm uiat me oaense was m.ing and the penalty slight. The prkonerplead ed guilty, and now finds himself ia a very Suua w aij iu zu iu uitr iBriicnitvgw, ivi inc statues afixes the puaishmeat at aot leas thsn two nor more than five years. TI.e Ranrn ad risea ike arumaer In kill hia attornev and run the chances on an in ef dictment for murder. Sobbed on tha Tram. Mrs. J. H. Zimmerman, of Topeka, Kan sas, wsa robbed oa a train oa the Mo. Pa cific oa Monday last, between Sedalia and Roldenof her pocket book containing two through tickets toTopeka, a $20 bill aad some small change. The conduct ir of the train did all he eonld to detect the their, bet as far aa we have beea able to learn nothing occurred looking towards a clae to KM TObW. Prison Bird Cauaht Jnh. Jsj-kan. who brake out af the awe. itentisry i. March laet for the third time, was caaght by Sheriff Murray to-day oa Flat Creek, about sevea milea from the city. Jackson is a negro and was sent from John - son county tor grand larceny. Tbia ia tbe second time Sheriff Murray has caaght him. Mr. Samae! Harl'an, who lives acar tbe north line ef Radolph coaaty, aot far from Kasesville, met with a aeriesa and pet- haps fatal accident, last Friday, while dig - ing a well oa his premises. He was eewa in the well, aad had seat Bp a tab filled with dirt when from some news, tbe tab fell heck, striking him ea the atde. Two ef hia ribs were broken, see ef his lege waa dieiecated at the hip Jehri, aad he was eherwie terribly braised. Fears are ea - tsttslasd that Im wiU aet tweeter. aamual Oatraadar Found Daad la Bia Bad. An Old Cirena Clown's Last Appear anew. Samuel 0t render, who for a year past has been a resident of this city, was fouad dead ia hia bed, at 4 o'clock this morning, at the residence of Mrs. Tnoker, on St. Lnui street, north of the railroad. Oslrander ha been in feeble health for a longtime, and incapable of performing any hard labor. He was formerly a circu clown, and was also well known upon the variety stage ill over the country. He leaven a wife and child in this county, from whom he hsd been separated for some months. He also hid a wife iu Texas. AN 1SQCET was held by Coroner Jones this morning, who summoned the following juror; Jss. Hillis. D. Talbert, Wm. Butler, J. West Goodwin, J. A. Fisher, R. W. Barnet. The following aditional particulars were elicited: Mrs. A. Tuoker, ttcvnt Night before last the deceased catae home about 11 o'clock. He spoke of having a cold and did not seem to be much sick. He est topper that night. He was sick towards morning try ing to vomit; was pretty sick. He left without eating breakfast and acted strange ly. He was purple in color; was nervous and seemed wild. About ten o'clock in the morning be came home very poorly, and almost helpless. Staid in bed all day and night until he died. He complained of not getting bis breath, and of pain in his bead early in the evening of the 17th int. He was an actor by profession ; with circuses in the summer and on the stsge in winter. He was about 40 years old. Has been mar ried twice; both wives are living. Hut first wife is an actress at Austin, Texas. Her stage name is Emma Jerome. His second wife lives in this country. They were not living together. Mas. A. Tookeb. .' fhtmmler, .Strom I reside in this houe. The deceased is the uncle of my husband. I have known the dtcewed since Sept lot 1878. On the morning of the 17th about six o'clock, 1 beard him racking a noise like he wss in distress. He got up er.d went away very soon alter six o'clock. I was in the house last night, but did not go in his room until this morning about four o'clock, when he died. 1 don't think he was an intenqwrate man. I think about one week ago, one evening, that he had been drinking some. He drank considerable water all day yesterday. Ella Ortrander. Agnt Gallagher, Stcwn. I reside in this house. I waa not acquainted with the de ceased. I saw him the firt time on the lounge yesterday. He was sick. I saw him no aVre until I saw him dead this morning. I was in the room ten mbytes. He acted ii-e he was going to have a spasm. I have no uea01 Qf Knowing neither do I know wnl caUseJ his death, AtiXEK Gallagher. Jotepk Ptltier, Sxorn1 reside at Mrs. Xo..kerV, north of the Pacific road. The .leceased toanled at the same place I tyt por a weK or he nil(l nol taken n;R Heal there. I first knew of his sickness yesterday morning. He got out of bvd that corning and was stiff. I helped him back to bed where he staid a while and then got up ami dreved himself and went away. He walked with disscaity. He locked as if be was bloated. Josetu PcLTira. P. .Vyers, Stcorn. I am bar keeer at the Wine hall. I first saw the deceased about three months ago. About six weeks ago he commenced cleaning out and working at odd j'ibs around the Wine hall for me He drank two or three drinks each day. I aaw him pretty full about one week ago. He had been off somewhere. He did not get his liquor that time from me. He came the second time yesterday to the Wine hall. e went and got a scuttle of coal and fixed ihe fire. This wss about 3 o'clock p. m Dec 17th. I can't say how long he Mopped in there. He was not a healthy man. He had been sick. He did not have delirium tremens. P. Myexs. After a thorough investigation A VERDICT rendered that the deceased, Samuel 1 Ostrander, came to his death from a con- gestite chill Death of CoL Jno. MoMertrr. The news reached the city to day that Col. John McMertry, one of the oldest and best known citizens in Pettis county, died in Warsaw, last night of pneumonia. The fVitnfiel served in the Confederate armv. and f fce mM . the traM port at ton baaineas in Mexico. He waa a genial gentleman, and beloved and respect ed by all . lie haa traveled extensively in the old world, and has a remarkable history attached to his name. The deceas ed lately received an award from the Gov erameat for a claim which he ha for years vmeatlnlgm His family reside near DreB. At ,he time of his death he was ot tixtJ Jtm of af e m Death of George Bagley Seay. Death aad he were friend?. At the ripe in of eichtv-five. the machinery of his life stood still. George Bagley Seay, a na- j tive of Virginia, a soldier in tbe wsr of 1812, and a resident of Missouri for forty years, died at tbe residence of R. H. Bss sett, near Middle Grove, Monroe county, December 10, 1878. Since his advent to Missouri Mr. 8eey haa lived ia the Boseett family. Except a pension of 57 per month, which he draws from the government, he has no means, bat his decrepit manhood aad weak'old age met with sympathising karts ike " " faaailv. and wbea tbe I w to Wat u wu u;d palj to I a eeuaaaa Lew ike ntstsm rCsVfj, milBJIVWWA swt eta V Js eaj ataasj mmm and tender regards ot those among whom he had for fear decades made Bis U3'$ZJta0ma " GtOT" TT Common sense. For all cases of coughs, 1 colds, sore throat, etc am Dr. Ball's Coagh I Syrup. tu- a ti. ru tlU j the kilt. I ing ef a large gray wolf ia the streets ef I that city oa laet Friday morning. It had j made its heme fee some time sneer Pin 1 ger'a alaaghter hasee, bat ea Friday am tag it came eat aad attacked a bey. The boy feaght it eff, and got a gaa and shot it dead. Rbeotiag a wild wolf ia the streets of a city of M.009 isbabitants ia certainly I sa aaaeaal iaddeat. The I states thst there is s berrew ef prairie 1 waives ia Meant Mere esmctsry ef that I city. THB STATS. A singing mouse is the latest cariosity in Memphis, captured by and now in pos session of the Kutsner boys. This little oddity sings several notes plainly, whistle like a quail, aad is a very pert mousey generally. A proposition in writing wss submit ted by Clarkxville to the assignee of the Central Saving bank of St. Loom, offering to give $530 ia cash and the entire revenue accruing from wharfage for the next eight veara to come, as full satisfaction of the judgment recently obtained on the city bonds. Mr. F. T- Huges informs ihe Lmcaster Ezctl$ior that be has received intelligence from Washington thst the U-S. Supreme court has made its dcnion in the Schuyler County bond cise which has been pending before the court, end the decision is against the cocnty aad the bonds are decided to be valid. One week ago I a.U Tussdav the resi dence ef Mr. John McCuIlv, living about three miles northwest of T hnmas Hill, in Randolph county, was burned, with nearly all its contents. The family wire at home when the fire originated but did not discov er it until the roof wss about falling in, when it was too late to move out much of the household effects. For the part few days a man by the name of Smith has been playing himself off on the people of Joplin as deat and dumb, thereby picking up considerable aid from the charitably disposed. But be got pretty full and gave himself away. Some ! one asked him if he did not desire to go to Short Creek, when he forgot himelf and answered in a full round mue of voice that be did. Some time ago two little boys, sons of Mr. Cat hey, residing ia Perry, Ralls coun ty, were out hunting. One of them shot at a squirrel, which chanced to be in exsct range with his brother. One hundred and two shot were deposited in the body of the youth, ranging from the groin up to the collar-bone. Fortunately none penetrated deep enough to seriously injure the boy. Last Monday morning a shocking ac cident occurred at Detmold, Franklin county. 'Squire Henry Kordts, of that plsce, was engaged in arranging the belting on a portion of the machinery, when a heavy piece of timber over-head became lot?, and falling, struck hia on the side of the head. He was felled, of course, and lodged among the machinery, where he was literally cut into mincemeat, only the front portion of the head escaping the terrible cutting. SatunNy, the 7th, while the family of Mr. Wm. Stripp, who lives about ten miles northeast of Harrisonville, was at dinner, an incendiary approached his machinery shed and fired it- Before the fire was dis covered it had burned a new self-binding wheat-drill, a cultivator, 75 bushels of oats, snd had extended into the orchard and damaged Ihe trees to the extent of $100. Mr. Stripp's lose was about $600 in all. A little over a year ago he had his devil ing burm d by an incendiary, but has no idea who it is that is pursuing him in such malignity. On Tuesdsy, the 10th inst a lamenta ble accident happened to a young daughter of Harvey Lamdreth, who resides a few miles east of Center Point, Atchison coun ty, resulting in her death. The little girl. aged about 11 years, and her younger sis ter, were left in charge ef the house while the mother went to a neighbors on aa er rand. During the interval the child under took to put some fuel into the stove when her rlothes took fire, and before her young er sister could render her any assistar.ee. her clothing was burned completely off, She ling red antil Wednesday afternoon when death came to her relief. A sail has just been instituted by City Attorney Hollis in favor of tbe city of Mo berly and against ex-collector oi ine city, John B. Sherwood, and his bondsmen for the sum of 5631,12 i'nng .Mr. sher- wood's term aa city collector he had receiv- ed in payment of taxes sixteen negotiable city warrants, amounting in the agregate to $573.75. These warrants hsd all been raised from warrants of lower denomina- tions and were, of courss, forgeries. Mr. Sherwood does not remember from whom he obtained them, and he Daid them into the oh treasure for their ouroorted value, The city council, at a recent meeting, ... - adopted a resolution requiring the proper oficer to demand a settlement of the differ- u. . cl a .a : i kr. CIHXU) ini,OMCIvuU mm M v" v. unri r....i t.; n.i his bondsmen. This i. now the condition of the case. Mr. Hollis having Sled the ...,.1., Mr Kh-r-ruw uf,nr u PUIS V s7a. a e-ske - at that he innocent iv received tbe warrants in pavment of taxes, that he turned them - - - . . . over to the treasurer lor ineir nominal vai- - . . a ? B ueand that his settlement wss received aad approved by tbe council. "May your troubles only be little ones, mmA ... vmi alsrava have Dr. Bull's Babv S.rnn " saiJ an old bachelor to a .! ...rr!.! mnaie. The state orange. At a reeeat meeting of tbe Missouri State grange tbe sixth annual meeting at Co- lambia, there were 96 delegates present. This shows a falling off, as ia 1873 there were 200 delegates, representing 200 trance, and ia 1874. there were 300 dele- gates, representing 300 granges. The fall- imm nf im nartlv exalaiaed bv tbe reductioa in 1874 of the reiMeseatative power of the araaaes : bat it appears that tbe oraasizs- tio. rescued its climax i. 1874 or 1875, : compliebed much good i. the way ef at- Bsvasi lai BesSBT ilea oaaciMiiai mi iff HmwiBtar ar iractlBK Piwc IIWSUW Hf ww BjrtCVBlBCVS tirewawrewgs. The treteery rsce.pt. of the state grange eiaee its ergaaoatioa i.ir .. .s .u r Have Men n,ow-ei wnicn Wi . . , . beea paid eat ier expenses, 925,000 for salaries, $11,900 tothe Xatieaal grange, $11,000 for Iaads takaa from the defaulting treasarsr. Oaisseabarv. S3.S00 fee relief. $4,000 for lectsrea, $4,000 for executive commute awa o,uvw iwr jacraewai CX' a. Ia 187S there reported lOOt granges, with 45,7w4 a here ia the state; I ia 187$ there wen with 31,704 members, aad at the secretary'si ate is lis) granges with 99,000 bm hers. The receipta the peat year were $10,- 53-S7.0Q0 frees das. from A. J. Child, aajchesiag ageet at St. Lewis, aad S1.000 from 8c Lob'm merchaaU. Taedia bermmeaai were $358 for expanses ef tbe Beeavills meeting la 1S77; $l,t0f ier! saleay ef the grand master; $I,27S fori salary ef the secretary, aad $1,172 fer lee - Minora to whs im oxoboia. Gold WaehiBg and Illicit Whis key Making in tha Hiila. Dahlouega, Oa.. Dec 9. The gold ruining of this region would be more properly described as "gold washing," for, although tbe work is aot placer washing but the crushing of gold bearing material found in deposits and veins in the hill sides and through the masses of the hills, it w all worked in open cuts aud washed, or, as the local term has it, "flooded," by meaus of water artificially taken to the hill tops from the cuts to the respective mill. Another peculiarity of this gold washing is that poor material is crushed here which would probaoly not be worked elsewhere, and that rich material, which is here in abun dance and would be worked elsewhere, is entirely ignored. All that is work ed here is stuff containing "free" gold, and labor here is so cheap that it pays to work ore containing eveu a dollar a ton, while sulphurcts, of which there are many veins which have assayed up to $260 and $300 a ton, are not worked because there arc as yet no reduction works ia the en tire belt. Labor is in far greater supplv than can to-day be employed. Life in the hills is cheap and the requirements few. There is little or no agricultural work to be done within a radius of ten or twelve miles of Dahlonega. About Gainesville one sees some cotton and some corn, dui mat ten uemira, some six or eight miles out of Gaines ville, and from that point up to Dahlonega the only signs of human labor are the unsightly vestigeeof gold hunting, in the shape of piles of tailings on the banks ot every guuy, stream, or creek, through which mounds, in many places, a second growth of trees has shot up and p irtly bidden from sight the hideous distortions made years ago on the face of fair nature. Unskilled labor in betb white and colored, and is paid by the railroad company, and generally about Gaines ville at stxty-nve cents a aay. ine regular rate paid at the mines is eighty cents. Work is carried on all the year ronnd and every day except Sunday, and the hours of labor are from sunrise to sunset. There is such a superabundance oi unskilled labor that tbe managers oi tne mining works are unable to select the most trustworthy, and this is generally white labor. Colored men aad whites work together on a perfect equality, but I am inclined from investigation to believe that white labor is generally preferred. This white labor is almost entirely of young men, and the writer was forcibly impressed wun the utter listless aud almost hopeless expression on the faces and in the de- - -i - - r ii t meanor oi mw cwss oi tauur. i him it spoke of a self-consciousness of t. t. uir i u.. degradation in oeing ouugeu, uy uuc necessity, to consort with and work alongside of what these young men had been brought up to constuer an inferior race. One day at the Pigeon Roost, while waiting for Col. Hand, who was in the building planning the location of the turbine wheel for tbe usr mill nn Mr. Barlow's nronertT. Bs ww aaes w - - m ef four laborers nassed out ot the bed of the canal close to the writer. They were all young men two were white, two colored. Each had on bis shoulder a pick and a long-bandied shovel. They were all dressed alike, dirtv, unkempt, and almost in rags. The sole diference between them was in the color ot their skin, but as they filed oast the writer, on their return from their dav's work, the whites raised their eyes to the writer and each of them gawe "How-de" ; ths colored men made no stga. It w nnteustomarr there to return tbe salutation of a colored man, and they j ! mMobi weature one. n . ot the condition of the t-jan M the oninion was forced ti,e wrjter. He learned from whllt he believes reliable authority tnat (he increase of such diseases as consumption, diphtheria, pneuasOBM anrJ others of that class IS enormous Ismoncr the colored race. The truth seems to be that, from having been taken care of in time of slavery, these former slaves are totally unfitted to I . ., i rr take care oi tnemseivea. treye themselves to the inclemency ot tne weather and m Otner ways, who ine inevitable results. As before stated the demand lor noor smaji, ana as - . ftft .iJlT I t.J ai.t hia Amninn nf tsa iiaianaal "J-; " "EI.T l'IJLA. I result of BaatBiHapatKm to htm said : a . . . W. .e a T" li i 1 asna I "Un I maSBB. us arnauiT uuucravmw i - .-.. . at times to eet de grub I An un I - . . ni-t dednctioa from What Ma SBW . tfc L. fand ssjsj UBJ,mn Hrvas ew p w - himself face to face with one of tbe results of emancipation, and felt that the death Ot SiBVeiT BteJM eXUBCUOO of the Colored not. Another feature about DahfostcgB and its vicinity is the temperance pro- clivity of the population. It m ao field for Mr. Murpbr or any other anti-bibulous apostle. Not ealy is the nra ot all spirituous OT malt liquor strictly prohibited by ajaaicipal law ia Dahlonega, but no liquor oi any son can be bought there. In the hills there are Still SUppesed to be fOBM illicit distillers. knOWn there BS "MoOO- shiners," but the staff they make is so villaiaoue that as one of our party d after imenmg itJ'I have alwava I Wn in favor of a reduction of the -- bat :Umted States troops are ID DW wcuuieu ia "" . . . . . .. j would nee all my inflaence . . . rn ' .wmlr4 I iu aiBB msmjBsm smv ssaemr W saw I thousand mea !" o. owe mcemmom. while ridiar throMB1 tB woode with two of his fyia-d-. the writer saw some of this I -ar fLsnf tt narftw kjl OT Prtesd a desire to taste this whiskey Tyj T ML POWDER Absolutely Pure. rvvear-wawe Mlil (a ssM that tee taL-etmentMe " Koral" is now the oalr tie (reel pare Grave Cream Tartar, imported exciasirf iy tor P"" aawrictetfrsace. Aa ola expericacfd aoawbeeper writes tbrt. alt besga she Baa ere for Um "Royal" aeaatUatlt raoateea far0erae4 wortaeeaaa aeekr. y to am n AaolssTSsra ase ases tbe aew ---------" - - - - J r.MOTT.Jtew York; and the gentleman who was showing us around in the woods took us up a trail almost invisible by reason of fal len leaves. We came to a log cabin and dismounted. Some verv ugly looking dogs were told to "lie down V with an accompanying expletive, and the occupant of the cabin very little better feature I than his dugs asked us in. We inquired whether he could give us a drink of whisksy. He turned to a man, whom we had not seen, lying on a bench awav hack in the cabin. "Jim," he said, "is there any whiskey in the pitcher?" Jim said -No. it's all out." "Well, muke some, and hurry up." And Jim did tu:ule it. He stuck some pine logs and what is known in Georgia as a bit of -flit" (wood full of pitch) under an iron pot standing in the corner, and lighted the fire. The pit had a tin cover on it, and fastened to the cover was a broken earthen pitcher attached with some dirty rope and haulages. Out of this pitcher.slantiiisrdowiiwnril. was an old gun barrel. Thij was the still, pure aud simple. The liquor soon began to trickle into a pitcher placed under the end of :he gun-barrel, and" the raoonphinner's task was accom plished. As cooking books sav, it was "served" warm. A mining population is generally ignorant aud uncouth, being debarred those advantages which add so materi ally to the growth of a section or community. The educational advan tages in this section were compara tively none until within the last few years. Ihe close of the war found northern Georgia impoverished and without the means of education. The United States Goveruraent had at Dahlouega a building admirably adapted for school purposes. The United States Mint, or rather branch mint, at Dahlonega, was built iu 1838. at a cost of $70,000. After the war it was used as a school for colored chii. dren. In 1871 the Mint building waa procured fbr the Board of Trustees of . S . a m. - ..... tne sortn Georgia Agricultural t. ol lege, mainly through the efforts of the Hon. W. P. Price, the President of the Board. To this most excellent gentleman Georgia owes a large debt of gratitude. The University of the State, holdine the Land Scrip fnnd,endowed the col lege with $2,000 per annum, which nas since oeen increased to 83.500. For years the Northern Georgia Agri cultural College has nobly worked its way on tnts meagre amount, aided br a few others gifts from private individ uals, to a position which places it among the finest schools in the State, The ultimate aim of the Board is to make it a free school with a course of study beginning with the alphabet and nuishing with the de gree of Bachelor of Arts. Students of all classes flock here for instruction. Owing to the insufficiency of money the number of teachers is small, but they are earnest, zealous workers. In the last scholastic year 300 students attended the college, while the uni versity at Athens ha only 169. The school is open to both sexes, and the system ot education works well. The military department of the college, which is under the immediate command of Lieut. Joseph Garrard ot the Fourth Artillery. U. S. A., as organized early in the spring session of 1877. Military drill and discipline obligatory upon all male students. unless prevented bv physical disability. This is the only military school in the State, and is attracting attention. To sooth disturbed feelings brought on by a cold, and to care coughs, croup and hoarseness, take Dr. Bull's Cough Sjrup. Price, 25 cents. The Miaaing Eaaine. Mention was msdein the GoueUe during sammer of a singular accident which occur ed on the Kansas Pacific road at the bridge crossing Kiowa creek, forty-two miles east of Denver, in which sn engine attached to a freight train went through the bridge into the bed of tbe creejp, instantly disap pearing in the quicksand and baffling all attempts to recover it. For' the last six months the search for the missing locomo tive has been kept up, resnlting It. success two or three daya ago, when it was found haried forty feet deep ia the quicksand. Tbe sand had been removed for a great number of yards around the scene of the disappearance of the engine, a hydraulic ram being used, tbe locomotive being found at last after a search of six months. The instance ia one of the moat remarka ble oa record. St. Joseph Gcoettc. Ingenious Carving. A Baboo reporter saw this morning a re markable piece of ingenious carving in the shape of a cane, which wss covered with emblems, lettering and representations of beasts, birds and fishes. It was done by Zachariab S. Robinson, in the St. Louis jail, in 1848. Robinson wss confined there on a charge of murder. Judge Lackland defeaded sad cleared him, and Robinson gave him tbe cane. While the Judge was sick at Sweet Springs he gave tbe cane to the Rev. Dr. Yantis, and it baa now fallen into the hands of Mr. J. Yantis. Near tbe bead of the stag is a verse exquisitely lettered, and below that Li tbe American aad English coat of arms. A represeata. lion of the crucifixion follows, and other figures succeed. It is a wonderful piece of work and a rare cariosity. Beaton County. A Bazoo correspondent writing from Beaton some time since, gave as a hilari ous description of the Osage Hills, whereat several goed people of that region have taken violent umbrage. Keep cool, good friends; the Bazoo sad all tbe world know that for energy and "git-up-aBd-git," tbe Beaton coaaty people caa kick the top rail from the fence; while the soil aad climate reminds oae of Paradise with all the bars dowa. W. X. ThomM Ca Mil tha Brilliant, tha finest ht- tf UT " w ' isseaat WB Ainowd by tae Hew Tern Beere ef antsy Dr.BtATlB, as fay a task it