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Sedalia Weekly Bazoo.
The oldest daily paper in the city, a:ts
-:L;.?ively read throughout tho centra
ortlon of the State, by business men, and
aching all classes, it offers inducement?
advertisers aa the bet medium throtiyi:
..lileh to reach the public.
$2 GO
Owing to the immense
kit dailv crowd our establishment, we
take this opportunitTtouritep-rtiMwiMlilare allowed the privilege of paving
iag to bay to call early, aa we can devote'
More time in showing auch birgains aa no
other koaae in our line can afford.
Two caeca more cotton flannel. We are
the only house in the city selling name
at Ave centa a yard. A nice line of ladies
ahawls, striped or plaid at 75 cent. Men'
overcoats selling fan at $3 and $5, worth
doable ike aaoney.
Jast think of it, only $2 a pnir in whit
or gray. Brown blanket 70 cents apieae.
Fifty case opened thii week, ranging
$1 75. $200 and $3. Boys boots $1,$1 25
and $2. Ladie's "bom reduced to 65 cent?,
SO cents, $1 and $1 50. Children V shoes
25 centa, 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.
Call at once and see our bargains too
aamerou to aientiun, at the
P. 8. Large lot oJ Cloaks to be opened
next week, very cheap. 10 6-fAw3m
The Moffett bell punch lias not
proved the success iu Virginia that was
anticipated of it, and there will doubt
less be a strong movement to repeal
the law. It is one of those systems of
taxation that can tiot be effectively ad
ministered, because of the strong temp
tation to evade its provisions and the
easy way it opens to the preperation of
fraud. It is fortunate, perhaps,
that the experiment was not tried in
Sedalia, as about all the money there
is in it goes to the patentee of the
The former wife of Joaquin Miller,
the poet, married Mr. Logan, of Ore
gon two years ago. Last week she
returned to San Francisco with her
daughter, and said that she had part
ed with Logan for good. She used to
be a writer of stories under the name
of Miunie Myrtle. She says of Ore
gon: "The climate appears to le
conducive to romance and sentiment ;
people are more loving there, and fall
in love mora quickly than in any other
country I know of." However, the
climate did not make her get along
Terr well with her second hushand, of
whom she says: "He is one of those
warm-hearted, enthusiastic Irishmen,
daring, fond of adventure, and jealous
of disposition, as you know all Irish
men are. You ought to hear him
sing. He has a voice like an angel,
and a lovely moustache. I think he
had the gift of mind reading, and
could decipher my thoughts in my
face. I could not conceal anything
from him, and I found it impossible to
deceive him. I could not imagine
two men more wholly dissimilar than
my first and second husbands. One
was all fire and the other all ice."
Miller's daughter Minnie is goiug on
the stage.
It is surprising that money lenders
are so indisposed to accept out-of-town
securities. Such, however, is the
case, and hence, while millions are'
waiting investment, lenders will not
olice applications iroru tne country, i
Oae journal advertises nearly $2,000,-
000, but City security is Wanted, j
Nearlr one-half the above sum is of-
fered by one broker who represents
several large estates. Heavy loans on
the very best property can be had at
5 per cent, but no second rate proper-
.tf, SUCh as tenement houses, livery J
Stable, etc, 6 per Cent, demanded,
TbeAstorsdonot lend ou mortgage,
but prefer Governments. The reason
is found in their objection to appear
ing in the public prints as parties to
fonel-sure suits. Other prominent
capitalists, such as James Lenox, Te-
terGoelet and Robert L. Stuart, adopt
. -.n-P nnlJcw Thp n.,r.bA first
,". ,
Class railroad oonas in large sums ;
also city bonds, the issue of which
amounts to 120,000.000. This per
sonal property is very carefully kept.
The Astors have a large aale which is
always guarded. It probably contains 1
$25,(100,000 of such securities. The
Safe Security Company probably has
$100,000,000 in its care, and here no
robbery has been known. There is
probably $800,000 of personal prop-
arty held in St. Louis, almost all of
which escapes taxation. This esti
mate does pot include merchandise,
bet simply capital.
Now that the petition of the Rus
sian students is published in full, the ;
sympathies of impartial people will be
with thess snore heartily than ever.
If their statement of grievances is
correct and it bears the impress of
aiacerity-t is so wonder that the
yeaaf ssea are nihilists, or that their
present protest has been so loudly
made. They tell a tale of tyranical
and vexatious oppresMon which could
scarcely in the civilized world find a
I parallel out-ide of Russia. When it
is a question of taxation the students
their shar, bttt in other respects they
are treated like rebellious children
Arbitrary regulations, whose only ap
parent object is to annoy, harrass them
coniinmnSy. Their rights as men are
ignored, their self-respect insulted,
their liberties trodden under foot.
The arbitrary interference of the
police beset them at every turn, so
that not even within the college walls
can they pursue their studies without
hindrance. By a recent edict, the
higher walks of learning are virtually
closed to all except the rich, so that
they who most need knowledge are
the verv ones debarred from its ac
quirement. .Such being the condition
of affaire, the clamor of the students
is the most natural thing in the world,
the more especially as certain of their
number, for alleged insubordination,
were lately at the caprice of the po
lice, and, without any proper trial,
were sent in(o cruel exile, from which
they will hardly return alive. If the
Czar is wise be will take the petition
of the students into favorable consid
eration. CHRISTMAS.
All About It in Texas.
Ox tiiu Wing, Texas.
Dmr JUxsm .
Did you ever think how many sweet
memories clu-ter around the word Clirist
iii:.k? Were it pos-ihle to blot from the
word Chtirttua and Krii. Kriiigle the
Ciiri-t-chiid, from home and childhood
would pass much of the purest pleasure.
The 1 hk. dull winter would be intolerable
without the Christina hstivities. Cliri-t-ui:ts,
Christianity at d Christ are words to
dearly loved to he given away while life and
winter are so long and so rold and drear.
Infidelity, with all its boasted power of
reason, sei ks to rob us of our sweetest joys,
yet give us notion-; in return.
Throughout the Und all i now bright
and j you, lor Wednesday will la; Chrixl
iii a day, :md young and old are buy, all
intent on ruakiuii others happy. Our youns
city has been uiiiMially active for the pat
ie days. There are excursions to the
wood, mid walks on the prairie, all of
which result in ha-keta and bundles fif ever
rteiis, benies and mown, to be ued iu
(,'lirMtn decoratimi, for homes, halls and
churches are to he made l-auiilul.
Last night tnai.y of the young folks were
engaged at the pan-onage in forming the
letters of the motto for the church. There
is magic iu the dainty finger that metamor
phose the rude, angular cardboard letter J
into the grcful oids of living grren, anrt
there is magic in t hi smile of pretty lips
and the glance of sparkling eyes. The
scene wrs fair to look upon, but when we
listened the fpt ll was broken.
A dashing brunette, with quantities of
cardinal red Ikiws, stood near the parson's
wife and swung the long a pray of a bright
Christmas vine hack and forth through the
light and slmdow, while her own beautiful
Ua kept full in the soft lamp light. She
was so beautiful and graceful. A stranger
could not resist the impulse to draw near
ai.d listen while she talked.
"Yes, them letters is beautiful. But, did j
you ever see letter made out of La!
what do you call it?''
"All pervider? 1 believe that is Jibe
name, ain't it ?"
The parson's wife acknowledged her bow
looked puzzled b'ht smiled as she kindly j
suggested, "Jehovah jireh."
Mis Mable, I guem you mean Jehovah
jireh. The Lord will provide."
Miss Mablc bowed and laughed as she
said, ''Yes, that is it, if that is what you
mitke wreJlhf, an(- things out of. It groas
kinder like eed-ir, e-terpting it i- fist. I
thought they called it AII-jKrvider."
The little wife of the parson coughed,
are talking about."
There wai- a movement among the gentle
men for the door, and there came a roar of
laughter from the hall. But the pretty girl
still swung her vine of Christmas berries
and smiled and talked. How often the
"l" "m wm u,mw 18 D-v a
wani oi en-e.
This is a gref n country, nature has Messed
the land, and in a few more years the
daughter of Texas, by -their wit, and cul
ture, and beauty, will claim and hold the
fir-t rank in all the nation. The schools of
iTex.s are rapidly improving. Colleges,
Academies and high schools are thick all
over the Stale. But Christmas is no time
Wishing you and all
vour readers Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year, I remain,
Yours truly,
Eli Stdakt.
From onr Regular Corre-pondent.
Lamontk. Mo., Dec. 28, 1378.
Lamnnte Institute will meet st the
school house to-day.
The literary society and lyceum was
well attended last night.
The corn market here is dull, most or
onr farmers that are hauling now, are tak
ing it to Stdalia, where thy can dispose
of it at almost St. Louis prices.
Christmas with its tree, and the ball
at the Grange Hall passed of quietly and
had a large attendance. And we are enjoy,
ing sleigh rides on this fine snow, although
the weather is most too cold. We had bat
few drunks to disturb our peace and qui
nes, and Christmas is about as far of as
ever. Next is new year, 187tf.
Written for ibe bun.Ur Morning Baaov.
t aos mat.
Ati. wrll! 'tis o'er, and after all
I l:Ju't gt a thing
Tliat is to sar, not tery muab ;
Only this emeiald ring.
From Will I think it downright mean.
Ami hardly acting fair,
lie's heard nif say a dosea tiruss
I wanted a solitaire.
And then last night he aerated to tblak
It quite a glad surprise,
Bfi-aue I Mushed and trembled so.
And t-am acre m my eyes.
liar bli-sed roosr! he would bare changed,
ilia lilies held xmic alloy.
If he had known that my tears
Were more for rage than joy.
And st the thought tlistEtnraa Orsy.
(The ugly, hat ful thing.)
Would surely ask, whene'er shecallsd.
To "ee my diamond ring."
For. in her presence I remarked.
With uch acenseiom air.
"1 n-allr hoped a Christinas time.
To wear a new solitaire."
'Ta silly oto boast, I know,
llut thru ulie a1way brings
The subject up of "Albert's wealth."
And iho her diamond rings.
Ti true, her Albert n not smart,
IsnithTcd, snu&y, old.
But she don't care: she msrried hira
For what he has, htgold.
While I well. Will inn't rich.
Yet still, 'twas hardly fair.
To purcliasejust an emerald ring.
Instead of a solitaire.
Ilowe'er I'll try not to n pine.
Not would I trade to-day.
My WiUie's love, lor all the gold
Vt her old Albert Gray.
From ourlV-gulsr Correspondent.
Quite a number of our irst class citi
zens will observe the time-honored custom
and keep open house New Year's day.
Mr. Jerry Letcher, local editor of the
Voyr?, will delivers lecture on "Onions,"
at Mt. Olive church, on the 3d of January.
Mrs. M. V. Neel with her little daugh
ter is standing the holidays in this city,
the guet of her sister Mrs. J. M. Patterson.
The track laying on the G.&A.R.R
has been discontinued fur awhile on ac
count of the heavy snow and cold weather.
The ladies of the O. S. Presbyterian
church will give a New Years oyster sup
per at Ming's Hotel for the benefit of the
The public schools closed for the holt
days with a grand hurrah plenty of ora
tion, et cetera, and all acquilledtheaiaf lve
Luke McCiuire, a aaan who stayed at
Mrs. Carr's boarding house, oa Arrow
street, was found dead in his bed Saturday
morning last. C-uae, drunk.
The people of the Ml Olive neighbor
hood had asangerfeat, whatever that is,
out at their church l-st Tuesday evening
and it was attended by a good assay Mar
shall folks.
The Knights of Pythias will give a
public installation on Tuesday night, Jan
uary 7th A lecture will be one of theevents
of the evening, and the Knights will appear
tn full uniform.
Slater and Leonard are still oa the war
path, and contribute a good quota to news
paer cornsmndenta who never fail to tell
what smart things Uncle Toainie gela off,
and bow Davy Jnnea took bis girl oat rid
ing in a "chper."
But. again, it seems that our efficient
county surveyor, Mr. N. B. Rosa, became
tired of single trouble and having care
fully surveyed the situation, was married
on Chrif-ttuas eve, at Bethel Church, to
Mir Kate Graves. A full report will be
made at the next term of the county
The boys are beginning to get "awful
bad" ever here, just because its Xaias and
cold nights. Ou Tuesday evening last, Mr.
J. S. McCurdy, who has been erecting rods
(lightning rods) throughout this county
for a number of years, was united in the
holy banns of wedlock to Miaa Alice Brown
at the resilience of the brides' mother near
Chan. M. Hawley, Eq the magistrate
before Ihe preliminary trial of Womack
for the killing of Cockrell, waa held, is
very justly indignant at some misrepresen
tation', made by the press and others con
cerning his decision and the remarks made
by him at the time. Mr. Hawley is aa old
resident and has been a justice for two
terms and has given general satisfaction.
He is an honest and Hncomprcmisiag judge
ana wouiu give grace ana aignuy to a
. i . - i - .
higher Kition.
The good people of Marshall are never
forgetful of their more anfortunate neigh
bors, and the grand cantata to be given on
the second and third of January for the
benefit of the poor, will be one of the f nest
exhibitions ever seen in Marshall. The
following is a programme of the entertain
ment for the first evening:
King Ahii:rnis . Tho. Bryant
Quwn Esther.
Sirs. J. V. Pattrr-on
Henry .Stmt her
. Mr. Loo Ktter
Ml Bet-i-ie Houz
Zeres, Kir.-it nip-tit
Second night-.
Monlocai (the Jrw)..
Morl;-cai's "Ulster.
High l'riet.....
Persian Maiden
..Millard letter-on
Mu Kale Hawpe
...a. i. rouarav
Chaa. M. Hawley
Mrs. E. Pinkertnn
Miss Alire 'Hark
J. W. Nordtke
J. T Wt-ller
Persian Prince, Kirst nithr T. H.Corkil!
Second night Dr. M. M. Bond
Kinc'n ?crito K-t. R. C Tmt
Zrvir- Maid of Hooor..Misp Minnie Horn
Quecu'a Cup Bearers.. Erama sad Alice
Little Calma (Haman's Child) Daisv
Queen's Attendants-. Misa Lixxie Dagguis
asd Claude Michols
atoars or jswa.
an Little Ceildrsa ia Fall Costante.
Prof. Ed H. Lrnie Geaeral Director
Mii Maggie Hawpa
Mrs. J. W. Reed
Elmet F. Gould.
If any person from abroad wish seats
reserved for the cantata, they caa secare
them witboat extra charge ky sddrissiat
LP. Douglas A Co.
An iatelligeat, active-boy te learn the
Booc-aiadsrs trade. Apply at this
From Our Regular Correpoudent.J
A Happy New Year.
Miss Lizzie Perry is visiting friends in
the city.
Mr. Charles Shields, of Piattsburgs,
Mo., is in the city.
Bob Wagner, whileom, of this place,
showed up last week.
The Normal amdenta are returning,
and will be ready for work to morrow.
The Baptista are erecting a large frame
church building in 1 1 axel fliil.
Robt. Dunn left last night lo resume
hia duties aa pedagogue in B ttes county.
Miss Alice Heath, who is teaching in
Oregon, Mo., came home last night on a
short visit.
Mr. John Cheatham, and family, spent
last week in Pleasant Hill visiting friends
and relatives.
A large dwelling houe near Colum
bus belonging to Mr. W. C. Wyatt was des
troyed by fire last Thursday night.
Mr. James Ailors whose arm was am
putated last week, i improving rapidly
and will soon be out of danger.
A party of younglers tripped the
light fantastic toe at the residence of W.
I). Williams, ex-Sheriff last Friday night.
The Swearoff Club will meet at Thorn
tuna blacksmith shop next Tuesday night,
at 11:59). A large attendence is ex
-J. W. Hill, of California. Mo., is de
vouring hash at the Eads Hour?. He can
eat more than any member of the Bazoo
Mr. L. Bunnell, of Wichita, Kas.,
spent the holidays in our city visiting a
friend. Madam Kumor says very par
ticular friend,
We have not heard of any person in
this city who will keep open houses on
New Years day, but there will be lots of
open hearts all the same.
The Johnson County Saving Bank has
declared a dividend of ten tier cent, iu favor
of the stockholders from its Iat six months
earnings instead of three per cent, hs an
nounced in last Sunday's Bazoo.
Mias Lily Witherspoon bad a party
lat Thursday night, at the residence of
her uncle, II. S. Witherspoon. A large
and aehct crowd of her friend' were J re
sent and pased a very pleasant evening.
Christmas in the Qurry city passed
off more pleasantly than uual. The
weather waa "just splendid." The sleigh
bells jingled and tinkltd out their merry
chimes "ihnughout the live day long."
Mrs. E.d, proprietress of the Ed
Ifnuse,contemplatrs retiring from the hotel
buines and is offering a large assortment
of hotel furniture and fixtures for sale on
easy terms. See advertisement.
On Christmas night Bro. Cnicc of the
J-D hung up bis sock on the Tilden and
Hendricks' flg pole and when OIo Santa
came along he thought it was a big billoon
anchored there and passed by. Those
sucks "went to protest."
Bob Dal ton's parrot is an original
Ueenbacker and can mke more noise than
an excited politician. Bob is leeching him
to speak the English and profane languages
When he graduates he will make it warm
for loafers around the E ids House.
John Benaell swore out a warrant
against three reprnhitea last week and hail
quite a lively little time before Justice
Marlott. The fact is John had'nl Bat well
for some time and he adopted this means
tn get Ihe bile off his stomach. Verdict
$1 each.
Mr, Geo. Slade the boss engineer on
the Mo. Pacific, came up last Thursday
evening from Sedalia on a vi-it tnnurcity.
Cieorge is a gixai fellow and has a host of
frienda in Wurrensburg. He went home
Friday night on the owl train. May he
live long and prosper.
Matt. Boiand, Cole Hickox and Jce
Hngleman, corBpoising the firm of Boiand,
Hickox A Co., of California. Mo., came up
last Tuesday evening and spent Christmas
day in our city. This leads us tn remark
that there are more pretty girls here than
in any other city in the state, and we un
derstand perfectly well how the youibs of
California found it out.
Last Sunday when the city of Lam
bertviile, N. j., flung all her banners
out to celebrate the one hundreth an
niversary ot the crossing of the Dela
ware at that point by Washington
and the Continental Army, Mrs. Grace
Brittain was among the interesgd
spectators. A platform with a canopy
of flags and evergreens had been pre
pared expressly for her, and the long
procession gave her a marching salute,
and kept up a continuous volley of
cheers as it 6 led by. This special
honor was paid to Mrs. Britain because
she was the only person present whose
life had spanned the full century, from
the event commemorated to the festi
val itself.
As a matter of feet, Mrs. Britain
was a happy young lad v nearly three
years of age when Washington Mood
under the great chestnut and watched
the crossing at Coryell's Ferrv. It
was on the 2oth of October, 175,
when the great Napoleon was scarcelv
six years old, and more than twelve
years before Lord Byron first saw
light, that Grace Bel lis, afterward
Mrs. Brittain, was bom. She has
children still who were living in the
eighteenth century. At the recent so
cial commemoration of her 103d
birthday, she entered heartily into the
festivities, kept time to the music,
gave the guests many pleasant remin
iscences ot her long ana peaceful life
and laughed heartily, with the local
editor at the idea of "putting her into
the iiewspaper.'' Mrs. Brittain was
born in Hunterdon county, where she
still lives, and altogether 'she furnishes
one of the most interesting examples
of well authenticated longevity oa
Personal A Hop -Belief oas-ihan
torn Party Comtos to Sedalia
Failure at Montrose The New
Year Ladies Who Will Look
for the Boya on that day.
From our Special Correspondent.
Circuit court is still in semioa.
J. W. Truiel, of Stdalia, is in the city.
"Happy New Year." and sleighing
Mb Birdie Ewing. of Nevada, is the
gue-t of Mias Moliie Quarels.
Prof. Chas. Harris is attending the
Teachers' Institute at Kan a City
Elder Rgland is visiting his friends.
and will occupy the pulpit at the Christian
church to day.
Miss Msry LiDue, the charming
daughter of Hon. Josh LDue, of St.
Louisis here, the guest of Mias Colt.
The hop under the auspices of the
Clinton Social Club, last evening, waa an
immense success, both financially and soci
ally. Miss Emmer-ou, of Lexington, is ex
pected by New Year, to assist Misses. Sav
age and Weidemyer ia receiving New Year
Mr. Henry T. Batt, a commercial travel
er was in the city yesterday. Henry has a
hot cd friends here, and he is the "bosa"
pool player.
A number of nur young folks are an
ticipating the reception at the Garrison
Houston New Year, to which they are
happy owners of invitations. A prty of
ten iuhv lie esjcted.
Mr. J. GusKienhartisinthecity. Gu
represents the grocery house of It. L. Bil
Imgslty & Co,, of St. Louis. lie sd!s aj
great tu uiv goods in our little citr, which !
necessitates a call from Gus every ten dy.I
Mr. Chrrles Pierce, who ha? been
lending law with M. A. Fyke, for the past
year, was examined Wednesday before a
cominittie of legal magistrates and duly
eiucribed as one ot the iratemitv.
Will Wright entertained his yoong
friends Thursday eve. Dancing, mtnlc
and refreshments were the attractions, and
far into the "wee sma" hours did the lad
and lases keep merry time to the sweet
strain of the violin.
The phantom party, given at the rest-
lence of Mrs. A. P. Fiowein, Wednesday
eve, was a success, beyond the expectation
of the (OHimittee, which consisted ui Miss
es Moliie Utiarvl. ami Josie Wright ana
Messrs Coll and Graham.
Sol. K-ihn, of Montrose, Mon considered
by all aa one of our most snb'tsntial mer-
rhauN, made an assignment Fridav (o Dm-
irl David, nf Sedalia. The failing of Mr.
Khn is regretted, a he was one of our
most prominent business men.
The Henry County Teachers Institute,
convened on the 26th inst. The opening
tddres by Prof. Harrt, was nnsnimouly
conceded to be both finelv written and de
livered. The institute enrolled about fifty
members who exhibited a marked interest
in its success.
Mrs. R. n. Piper, at home, January
Mrs I. N. Jone assisted by Miss Buch
at.an, will "receive.'
Mrs. A. P. Frowein will greet callers
next Wednesday.
Miss Kate Roystnn will do the honors
of the parlor at the residence of Hon. B. G.
Misa Mattie and Snsie Parks will be
at home to greet callers with a happy new
Mrs. If. A. Salmon's servant will at.
tend the bell promptly on January 1, 1879,
between II a. m. and 6 p.m.
Misa Kate McLane agisted by Miss
Owens will do the agreeable and congratu
late callers on the happy new year.
Misses Fannie and Jennia Salmon will
have a fire in the parlor on Wednesday
and welcome friends who may call.
Mi Nina Savage will welcome her
friends as usual oa new year's, assisted by
Mfsa Emmerson, of Lexington, and Mils
Mattie Weidemeyer.
Mrs. T.J. Bolton assisted hr Misses
Cora and Fannie Garth, will dispense hos
pitality and greet callers 'with that cordi
ality for which she is proverbial, ia her
elegant parlors.
Judge J. G. Oorman will have lit
latch string out on new years, when hia
daughter. Miss Moliie Dornian, assisted by
Mim Lucie Harris of Quincy. Illinois,
ami Miss Altie Gray, will welcome visi
tors. Misa flattie Calt and Miss La Due, of
St. Louis, will have a smile and a cordial
greeting for all their friends who will favor
them with their presence and congratula
tions the first day of 1879, ia the parlor at
the Calt resid-ace.
Mis Josie Wright extends the com
pliments of the season to her friends snd
will receive calls on the first day of the
new yesr. A bervy of charming young
ladies, vix't Misa Jakie Snowden, Misa
Birdie Ewing, of Nevada, and Misa Moliie
Qaarles, will ahare the honors of the par
lor with Mms Josie, snd hope to see their
There is nothing more harrowing to
the sympathetic mind than tn hear a crying
haby. Ur. Bull's Bab Syrap will give in
atsat relief lo the little tafcrer. For sale
at all Drag Stores.
Yon have certainly mimed a treat, if
yoa have not seen the elegant goods dis
played ia Taylor's cases. Step ia aad see
the elegant Watches, Dismoads aad rick
Jewelry. The finest ever broaght to Seda
lia, aad they are beiag sold lower laaa
have ever keen kaowa ia the jewelry kasai-
The Murderer Bande
Partial Conffssion orthe Murderer
of Nino Victims.
Chicago, December 26. A man whose
crimes dwarf those of the dr--eradu lude
) to very small prnporiiotis by comparison
is in the cily to day. He it S I) Bit-hard,
and thi is his second visit to Chieigo. lie
arrivtd this morning from near Steuben,
ville, O., and will leave thi evening fur
Kearner, Buffalo county. Neb., where,
unless he has tr ueh brlter luck than now
srems probable, he will lie vrry promptly
lynched. A reporter ceiled on him to-d;ty
at the Harrison Street Police Station,
where he is temiKirarily confined. Croiitch
ed down near the bars of one of the cells,
the man w.i found. He w crowded as
closely as possible to the light, that he
might better see to write in a smnll note
book. On being spoken to, hw arose and
sto d erect, a well formed, not unprepos
sessing looking young man. six foot two
inches high, well huitt, and tolerably well
except the stubbles ot a week's growth. On
being questioned, he showed a decided dis
inclination to talk. He finally softened
enough, however, to answer questions. On
lining asked relative lo his "adventure in
Ni-hrnaka, he said he had made a statement
and the papers had taken stteh Ii'rtter
with it tint he waa nnt di'jiced to say
anything more until the statement he was
engaged on, when interrupted, wai printed
inaStetitenviHe paper. He wx, assured
lhat a gre,t ay Chicago people did not
take the SteubenviHc paper, and finally
made..ta,ement,oi which the following
is the substance:
I will he twenty-three years old next
March. .iy mother i dead, and my fath
er, who was until recently a firmer an. I
other relatioiti iive in JcUetson Giunly.O.
I went wet alKut two year? ago, and have
spent mot of the time since then in Neb
raska, although I have been further west ;
soon after arriving in Xbrak.t I fell in
with another man, and we traveled together
under assumed nanus; we did not do
much of anything, I did very little work
while in Nebraska. I bad some mniy
when I went west, and got more; I did not
work for it, but got it in ditiWent wavs.
After traveling with my partner tor awhile,
we had a difficulty and he dHtppeared
near Sand hill. The circumstance that
led to his disappearance w.a a cartridge
from a revolver I carried. I shot the man ;
I did not bury him. Thre was no serious
trouble between us. I then roamed about
the state until October, when I ran across
Mrs. Mary L. Harrelaoa near Kearney, in
Buffalo county, wluse husband h d broken
jsil and ran away The last of October or
the first of November, I gave out that she
and had so'd me all of her property. Her
dead body, and the bodies of her three
children, were found under a hy stack.
I put them there after I had killed them,
anil being afraid suspicion would rest on
me after they were found, I ran away and
went to Kearney county, where
I got work on a farm be
longing to Peter Anderson, who waa quite
well ofl. He and I had a fight and he got
killed between my fists and a hammer. It
was only about a little trouble that arose
between u ; it waa not about money. 1
did not gel any money from any of the
people I killed. The pretended confession
which says I did is false. The Anderson
.flair occurred in the early part of this
month, and I left oon after. I started
from Kearney county two weeks ago .Mon
day, and stopped from Tuesday until Fri
day in Hasting. Nrb.. then came here en
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail
road, arrividg at 6 o'clock Saturday even
ing, and got shaved at the Ciifton House.
1 brd side whiskers when I got here, and
and left at 9.45 the same evening for Wheel
ing W.Va where I stayed over Sunday and
then went up to Mount Pleaaint, where I
was arrested by two.cil:ieni who knew me,
I had expected lynching when I got back
to Kearney, but the officer y I will gel a
fair trial. However, it is imsterial to me
how the matter ends. I baye committed
the crime, and will take my punishment
like a man, let it come in whatever way it
Being questioned further, he refused to
tell under what fictitious names he had
traveled, and was very positive that the six
cases enumerated were all of the murders
he baa committed. Sheriff" David Anderson,
of Buffalo county, and SherffT. L. Martin,
of Kearney county, say Richards was one
of the leaders of a gang of desperadca, who
have been murdering and robbing on a very
large scale for two years. They say there
are at least nine murders that can be traced
to Richards, and perhaps many more, and
it is alleged that he has virtually confessed
to the nine. Richards says he has never
confessed just why he committed
the nearest ha has come to it being his
statement as published above. The Chicago
police received the circular offering a re
ward of $".00 for his arrest ihe day after he
passed through the city. He will be taken
west this evening, aad bis execution will
probably follow close on his arrival ia Ne
braska. Tha Consular Difficulty.
London. Dec 28. It is said the
difficulty regarding the consular juris-
uiciion in uyprus nas almost oeen ar
ranged. Germany and Italy made complaint
at London relative to Sir Garnet
Walsly's refusal to recognise the offi
cial document issued by the German
and Italian consul at Larnaca.
-ItaldlleratWJL Those,
as 4 Co. tf
; Associated Presa Dispatchea to the
Btsoo Oyer the Weatern Union
Company 'a Line up to
Four O'clock.
Forbui Charged with Embez
Another SaTings Bank Closed.
A Minister Attempts Suicide.
Custom House Clerk Arrested.
Three Men and a Woman
Burned to Death.
Germany and Italy Complaining-.
by an Insane Man.
Pedes trianism.
New York, Dec. 28. Madame At
I .1 L ll 1 1
,''eV. ou3ii waosiug; siowiy auu
, nttug sleepy, is likely to accomplish
l,,.? 2;' 3"?"
1,1 .2' first "J0
. cwn?ev;uii ve injurs, -vt uuuu auu uu-
ishpd the 1,121st quarter, her husband
accompanying her around the track.
The walking match between OXeary
and Canipana will be brought to a
close this evening in Gilmore'a Garden.
Canipana, with less fearfully frozen,
tramps in his stockings. O'Leary has
taken frequent rests. To-day at 11
o'clock the score stood : O'Leary, 364
miles ; Campana, 326 miles. ' At 2
o'clock the record was, O'Leary, 370
miles ; Campana, 334 miles.
Charged with Emboxxlement-
Cincinnati. Dec. 28. It is now es
timated that the failure of Wheeler A
C., pork men. will amount to between
S40.G0O and 150,000, when all parties
with whom they bad dealings are
heard from. Charles B. Forbus. the
company of the firm, who was ar
rested, was released yesterday after
noon, but later was re-arrested
on complaint ot Samuel Kyle, of Mid
dletown. who charged hita with em
A fire in the press room of Van
Antwerp. Bragge & Co., this morning,
threatened a heavy loss, but the
prompt attention of the fire depart
ment prevented serious dassege.
Attempted Suicide.
Memphis, Dec. 28: Janes A.
Jackson, formerly minister at New
Albany, Ind.. attempted to commit
suicide last night at the reahody Ho
tel by thking strychnine. Several let
ters were found in his mom written
previouslv tn the attempted self-de
struction, which gave as the reason for
his actions the report of his intimacy
with a young lady at New Albany,
i.. . ... .
iiis conuuion is yet critical.
Fatal Shooting.
San Francisco, Dec. 28. Last
Tuesday, near Crow's Landing, in
btanilaus county, John Reynolds, a
blacksmith about fifty years old and
of slightly unsound Blind, shot a
young man named Charles Bookout,
killing him. Reynolds in turn was
shot while attempting to escape by
Wm. Uunn, ana probably mortally
wounded. There is no known cause
for Reynolds' actum.
Seferred to the Attorney General-
Washington, Dec. 28. The First
Controller of Currency has referred to
the Attorney-General fir decision the
whole question of the State committee,
under the Blaine resolution of inquiry,
using the 920,000 appropriated at the
last session for investigation ordered
by the Senate.
Burned to Death.
New York, Dec. 28. By the burn
ing of a barn at East Orange, N. J.,
two young men were burned to death.
An old woman and the watchman
lost their lives by the burning of a
small house attached to the Irving
House at ew .London, uonn.
Patcrson, N. J., Dec. 28. Three
men are reported to have been killed
by explosion of the nitroglycerine
works at Upper Preakness, five ssiles
awav. Houses were shaken here as if
by an earthquake.
Broken Trust.
New York, Dec. 28. Robert A.
Pedrich, custom house clerk of Bock
hart & Hutton. this city, accused of
appropriating 1108,000 entrusted to
him for the payasentof custom duties,
was arrested this morning.
Baltistore, Dec 28. Col. Edward
Wilkins, late controller of cuetcass at
this port, died this morning at his res
dence near Chestertown, Kent county.
Age, 60 years.
Dover, N. H.. Dec 28. Ira ia
Cochek's Print Works dasMged the
oaiMiag ana cob teats severely.
Albany, N, Y.. Dec 28. TheHar
erstrsn Savings Bank was closed by
tae Attorney usaerai.
A New York Bank MeMenger
SclkTed of $300,000.
New York, Dec. 28. It is reported
that a messenger of the Importers and
Traders Batik has been robbed of a
package containing two hundred thou
sand dollars. The facts in the case are
not accessible, and all knowledge of
the affair is denied bv the bank offi
cials. Still this may be done to ?ave
themselves, and to prevent the snrexd
of any apprehension ou the part of le-
p si tors and o'.hers. Ihe police, too,
pretend ignorance in the matter, and
every precau'ion is taken to hush the
thing up ; still it 19 asserted ou good
Miithoritv that the robherv occurred
Friday and that no clue has been ob
tained to the perpetrators of the crime.
The rumor has spread with alarming
rapidity and the whole circumstances
will be in possession of the public, if
there is truth in the report, in a verv
short time. Several attempts have re
cently been made to rob the messen
ger of the bank, in a quiet sort of
way, but none have hitherto proved
available. It has beeh known to the
police and detectives that a gang of
robbers have been laving their plans
in this direction for some time, and
while these latter do not pretend to
know anything of the robberv, they
say that it is possible that such a thing
may have taken place. Ihe sum
taken is variously placed at between
$200,000 and 330ao00, but some say
it is not nearly so much.
The pocketbook lost bv the messen
ger of the Importers and Traders'
Bank yesterday has been returned by
mail, minus S,39.
The Evening Ptst savs this amount
includes all the cash and 3900 in small
New York Money Market.
New York, Dec. i8. Money 4 to 5 per
Sterling $4 82 to $4 67.
Gold I'ar.
Borrowing Rates 1 to 2 and 2 per cent.
Bar Silver $1 034 in greenbacks; $1 08
ia gold.
Subsidiary bilver Coin t to 11 per cent.
Government Bonds Firm.
State Bond Dull.
Stocks Weak.
New York Market.
New York. Dec. 118. Floor Dull.
Wheat Dull: call for No. 2 spring;
December 95c bid, 971c asked.
Corn Cash ; firm, future shade easier ;
44c to 47c.
Rve Meady ; western 56c to 58c
Barley Dull.
Oats-Firm ; 29 jc to 31c for mixed snd
wffstrn ; while 31c to 35c.
Pork $7 75.
Lard-yuie t ; $5 70.
St. Louis Market. r
St. Loitis, Ma, Dee. 28. Floor Un
cksnged. -
Wheat Lower, closed firm ; No. 2 red
91 Jc; No. 3 red 861c to 86c.
Corn Lower; i9jc
Oats Dull ; 21ac.
Pork-Dull ; 7 45 delivered.
Dry Salt Me .t Dull ; $2 50 to $3 60.
Bacon -Lw?r ; S3 50 to $4 50 and $4 75.
Lard-E.sier ; $5 30.
Whiskey-Quiet ; $1 05.
St. Louis Live Stock Market.
Hogs Slow and easy ; light $2 30 to
$2 50 ; packing $2 45 to $2 60.
Receipt, 25.000.
Shipments, 8,000.
Chicago Mabkxt.
Chicago, Ills. Dec 28. Wheat
Steady ; No. 2 red 90c ; No. 2 spiiag 80c.
tsirn NaOy ; auje.
Oats Nominal; 19c
Barley Easer; 95c
Pork Dull and steady ; $7 30.
Lard Steadier ; $0
Whiskey-$: 08.
Chicago Lite Stock Market.
Hoes Dull. 5c lower; light S2s0 to
$2 55 ; heavy psckiag $2 45 to $2 70 ; ex
tra $2 75.
Receipts, 22,000.
How He lUised His Salary.
Chicago Times.
Potter Palmer is a busy man, saw
that he now and then coofouajp
things that are dissimilar, or fails to
associate those that are alike, is not to
be wondered at. In the multiplicity
of his duties he is often called upon to
act promptly and with decision. Some
times he is a little too prompt, as the
case in point willehow. A few days
ago during one of hie rounds through
his palatial hotel, he entered a room
suddenly and discovered a window
washer leisurely engaged in reading a
newspaper. Being very active him
self, he has no use for a lazy man, or
one who slights his work." He dis
charged the washer on the spot and
ordered him to go to the office for hia
pay. The man obeyed, got his money,
went to his room on the upper floor.
arrayed hiraselt in his Sunday suit,
packed up his duds, and descended to
the servants' apartment to take leave
of hi? former associates. About this
time Mr. Palmer entered, but did not
recognise his quondam employee in his
store clothes. "Here, my man, vou
look as though there was good work in
yoa; do you want a job?" The ex
washer, somewhat surprised, admitted
that he stood in need of oae. "Can
you wash windows?" The man allow
ed that be could. "Well." said Mr.
Palsser, "I've just discharged a man
who has been doing that sort of
work. I paid him only $20 a month,
bat if you take the place as)d go right to
work I'll pay yoa $22." The proposi
tion was quietly accepted, aad ia half
an hoar the discharged employee was
scrubbing away in the sasse old room.
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