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lOmdnded from. Second Pagt ing me the credit and praise which she thought due me. sue is wormy oi a different Htatioii in life. However, niay her journey through life lead to heawir, her home and happiness gar land her natli to the tiMiih. In n-latiuii to limit- y.-u-h. KiiMTxn, I uill'st.-ite that I kiii vrrv thankful to Iiiiii ir lux kiiicIiiwh Ui Uf. In n'btiou loan-mark mauV to me ty imii. I took it ax a ioke oulv. I will sav to liim inot u ciiMire iiMtn liti.iih-H for tli!. remark. I l-lle-lltm to tieaii exinrllt'lii. g04Ni 111:111, .-iiki lfrr- ii1 might to till ait1-rent mrhelii the tf mplf f liiuiiaiiit y. 1 too H1 u man l till :i (HiMtioii i iave; ftartiil. reKiiaiM aiul wol mil :i Itml ol an fSviitioii-r to ::l Iiti-; lur itiilo.-oliy h fll ivligioii t-'lM" it- thai to eoii'juer :tn ii-iny ih not t work ot sil, ot lam.-", ol" bullets, or Ut of Meet. It i not tli r.vi.-lion of life tor l!f. IiIimmI for IJixni it f ilw biinlinof intir- irii toa tri uiiiilial tr, to iin-:it-4-rat- tin-in lutoMionu liol.N, r n..I;- tli-iu -iirr-inl-r to -ii-r.r Imiu-iy, liw-r aiul ftrfiitli. To coii.jn-r rut -ii-my i to -ouv.-it liiiu into a fru-il'l. Hou'-r, 1 uoiild t-ay l'ii. l- fetch n no ueiny to nu lut tin- law, ll-Jitnti-ami the i-af.nap-ri are, ami mulct- it hi duty to t-xm-1 my lil. I woiiM say to my altlc coiiiim-I, Mr. I.oan. I tenJ-r to Imn the gratitiulf of tiv li-art for hi 11 1. If .-r-iM-e in tnyca--uith the 1mi of no re ward, fui- wliNrJi l"i leervf ytvat credit and. iraiM-. My tongue fail to e:tin-M the fi-olms of my heart. 1 think ho did all lie could under the iirroiiiidiii circumtnnc-!' to a- mv life, hut could not. He eau, uith I'llate, truthfully ay that hi hand are free from my Mood. I ran oulv juiv, may his life be one of pleasantness, aud hi- aUe erlorts ill the future lie crowni-d uith U-t- e- IICCeS!. 1 uould say to the fathers and mothers of tin "Vast multitude, educate your children. Hi w- them au education not. only ititelft-ctitally hut morally uhx-li Mill enlighten their understanding, cor rect tlieir teni-r." fonn the niaiiners and liahit- of youth, and tit them for uoefuluo in their future -tatiou", aud they w ill not be so likely to hnng jour gray hair in sorrow to your graes. as I do inv Nor "old srrav headed lather. I orote-t .-iaiu-t - .- : , ... - .,f ..l..t: 1111131 llllisillllt-lll. mi ill .. iiiiiiiii i (iii sallle. not for my sake, hut for humanity k sake. i-t this jK-ople cou-ider what imtiieu-e stakes -snety has ui the lues of senile :neii. What great interests are nlteu uniiK-d up in the lite i a -ingle ludmduul ! It i- not the interest- of one eitv, one state, r one empire; It is nut ot one age tirVeneration of men, hut the interests of a world and of ages to a-onie that souu liliies providen tially hang ujkmi the life of a siile iudi idiial. Ietati oueeoiuersaiit with the history of the world- 'la-t threy .or four centuries, eou-iiler what interest the world had in a lew individuals, tu siu h men as Chri-topher Qoluinhils, .Mai tin l.iulier, Sir Frawis llaron.Sir Imtae Newton. l5-n-l iiiiin Kmiikliti, Koiiert Fulton. and Washiuu- toll. llpM,se any ur all f these men had III Ihe heat or pa-ion .r in an im ynanl-l moment taken the hli-d" their fellow man, -as 1 lia- ih'ltf and their lives lutd hate paid the forfeit of it a- mine thi-day ha to, what would have l-eii the piv.-nt -tall- iiruoiiilllioii ot the uoiJd, ean il forma pn.jrf-r e-timate; ran any on siih-tract fiom x-n-is-e. I'loin ait, or from sueicty, the exacl amount wl'oiir mde htetlne. to any one of th-m, iiiih-h lessIO them all. This is 'why I protest at;aiut capital piiui-hmeiit. I would sav to the Voiiti men of tho State of Missouri, and e-Hvially of Jdiu-oii roiiuty. take wamiu from me and laya-ide your reoli-r-, .-top jour dram drinking, never frequent places iiiiUiroiiiini; iIh: Utility and honor of a eiill niau; strive to make useful, intelligent and hon orable meinU-rs of society. I say once mon-. I die with ill-will toward none. I forgive all, and hoiie to meet vou all in heaven. Kaieuell to my old nv-heailed Cither, si-lels. hiothers aud li lends. "I am sorrv to hrini; so tuiieh tnmhle upou vou, hut it i- unavoidable now. My praver I- that 30II all live right. precil' to o to a better uoild, where .lili.-- do not icigti supreme and im.uti is no disgrace. l i:NK hAVM-St'N. i'l'ep-ireti at the l.'.l. I ot the lllifortllliate vollllg in-ill to tte lead upon the s-:itlold, as hi- dying Wolds to the x-opl-. I. F. Tasm. Ni I!K.I. Hy se-i:d n-iple-t of the piKoni-r, the almVe -talViiK-iit u:K not lead, ouiiij; to ils extreme lelivlh THE HIsTOKY. lite iteonie of the vieiuitv had :ts- seiuhled iii Saturday. Septemlier 21, 1878, at a grove near the Mason school house, about six miles uorlheasl ot Warreuaburg, Johnson county. Mo., for the purpose of having a picnic. Duriug the forenoon Frank David sou aud Hudie Carl tun were in town, when the former purchased teu car fridges for his pistol ami the latter bought a small seven shooter. Thus equipped, the two returned to the pic nic grounds. Sometime during the afternoon Davidson was sent on a scout to Warrreusburg for alcohol, "a pouy purse" having been made . up for that purpose. Having procured the alcohol Davidson returned to the picnic grounds. As he neared the ground he beard several parties riding along the road behind him going in the same direction and be stepped into the brush at the road-side and droped the jug. He'then mingled with the crowd,- found his boon companions autl returned to where he had dropped the jug and ALL PARTIES TOOK A DRINK, Davidson with the others. The jug vas left concealed in a hole near the scene of the picnic, where the owners had recourse to it at their pleasure. . Wm. Haggerty, the uufortunate murdered man, in conjunction with others, was runuiug a lemonade and candy stand at the picnic grounds. Davidson went to this stand, made some purchases and made indecent proposals to Mrs. Wm. Haggerty. After he had left the stand Mrs. Haggerty reported the insultiug lan guage of Davidson to her husband. Haggerty merely asked "where is Da vidsoa?" and walked to the dancing stand, but soon returned and ordered a can of oysters for himself aud wife. Shortly af ter this some one reported that Mrs. Haggerty horse was loose, and Haggerty started to catch the horse. Before he got to the horse he met Davidson FACE TO FACE. and steppiag to one side engaged in an animated conversation, Haggerty accused Davidson of insulting his wife aud demanded a retraction. David son, according to his own statement, demanded, "Do you .mean it, Bill?" drew his revolver, flourished it over his bead and fired it in the air. Wm. Queener took hold of Davidson aud told Haggerty to go waay. This the unfortunate man evidently inleuded to do after telling Davidson to put down his pistol and he would fight him a fair fight, but the WHISKY CRAZED MURDERER pushed Queener to one side, and to use his own language, "he turned. his right side to ne and I shot." Hag gerty reeled and the murderer fired the second and third shots. After the shooting, and while the life of his victim was ebbing out a crimson tide at the three cruel wouuds, Davidson with his trusty revolver in his hand, made a bold dash for his horse. Bob Blevens and John Shewafler seeing that a bloody murder had been, com mitted attempted to stop the flying , murderer whea he turned upon them with the ferocity of a tiger and fired at his pursuers. Blevens returned the fire once. By this time Davidson had reached his horse and had one haBd on the bridle, when Bob Blevens reached him nd knocked down " and captured him. He was brought to WarreBsburg and from here con veyed to the Sedalia jail for safe keeping. At the December term of 1878, of the Johnson criminal court, be was indicted for murder in the first degree and at the May term, after a Kttion for costiaaaace on the grounds of the prisoaer's feeble health .had bees overruled, be was put on trial. TWK TRIAL. The trial began Wednesday, May 14, and closed Monday sight. May 19. At abeut tea o'clock the case was given to the jury. After being out an hour the jury returned the following verdict : . We. the iury. find the defendant guilty of murder iu the first degree in the manner auu lorm cnargeu in me indictment.'' The jury was a gtod one, consisting! iel Scott aud IL A. Ureedeu. tiif vrrniiVFVs 01 .jos. iu. oeu, itireitiaii; uas. -omi- j v,c. im piMot ijiM. me iiao uougui tleVeloeil III the evidence. Ill your uiiigham, il. W. Thornton, Moses that mornini;. Said that oiue one own evidence vou sav that your Wiueland, W. J. Mayes, Jas. ii ilia- ha.l stolen it or taken it way fnmi MOriiKi: ihku while vou wehe Yin land. Alex. Better, Geo. Kppnht , him. 1 aked Kiley and Zeke Blevius Jno. N. Wash. J. P. Stewart, Dau-it thev had Hudy'a insttd. Thevsaid amnfant. t w iv. II r .... , ti. ...'...l i.., il... .lf...l.w.i M.,CJ,0,""C mure uiiois iu me way mev were as gHHl as couhl le hatl. A. R lgan and J. M. Crutchfleld, appearing lor'"; U,IU ri-. 1 . I .1 1 r - iuot down 1 nv coutlucteil the deH-n.ce iu , him an able manner, but tin; avalanche nl ( nny was against I hem aud the defense was overwhelmed. Both made a stout fight and eliHiuenl sjeeches for their penniless client. The attorneys for the state were W. li. Brinker and Henry Neill. Their manner of conducting the case met with general approval and ImuIi :tc quitted themselves nobly. They both made able arguments at the close, and tad so managed the case that when it was given the jury it was clear iioth ing short of a verdict of murder iu the first degree could le returned. It is not iiece.ssarv to reproduce all the evi dence lief ore the jury. J he state ments of Mrs. Haggertv, the widow of the murdered man, ami ot David son will 1k sufficient as they cover all the main points in the case. MRS. IIACCKirrY being sworn, testified that she was at the picnic all day. Did not see Da vidson until after dinner: did not sneak to him until the party was about breaking up. Was then stand ing near the candy stand which her husband was tending. Davidson came up to her ami they exchanged salutations. Davidson wantt-d to buy some candy for her. She declined, lie insisted, aud she told him not to le spending his money for her. He then leaned over aud whisjwred that he was GOING TO SLEEP WITH HER that uighl. SHKTOLI HIM SHE GUESSED NOT. He said "Bv CSod. I will." Told him "not unless he was a belter num." He then left the candy stand, going south. Went to her husband ami told him what Davidson had said. Her husband asked "Where is Davidson?" Told him she did not know. He then .started down towards the dancing platform, and soon ret timet 1 ami got some oysters for her aud himself. Just then somebody said her horse was loose, aud her husband started to tie the horse -Before he got to the horse he met Davidson, and they Inilh walked to one side. Could mil hear what they said. Next saw Da-vid.-oo waving his pistol in the air. He fired it once ami then fired at her hiisbnnd. Her husband and David sou were then standing face to face. not more than five or -ix feet apart. Turned her face ami heaid the other shots. SAW IIKK HUSBAND FALL. Went to him. There were others there: thev turned him over. She could not tell whether they took oil bis coat ami vest; knows that he hail his coat on. Saw no weaoiis of any kind that day except Davidson's pis tol. Had known Davidson four or five years. He had lived at her father's liefore she was married. She had lieen married two years coming Christmas. Her husband was 2d years old. FKANK DAVIDSON, the defendant sworn. Was 24 years old the 10th day of October last; was born in Highland county, Ohio. Left there the year after the war; have uo education and could not say when that was. I went to southern Kansas to drive stock. Came to this county six years ago. My father lives in Leavenworth county, Kansas. My mother died wheu I was six or seven years old. My father lived in this county two years. 1 came here in March and worked for West Cox; in May I went to Steve Blevins. I worked four mouths for Green Ma- son. At the time of this difficulty I was working for Isani Tanners. 1 have known Mrs. Haggerty altout five vears. I had been with William Haggerty some time before he was married. I left Tanner's house Fri day night before the picnic. Came to Andrew Blevins'; got there after night. Andrew Blevins' wife was there, and Wm. Queener and Andrew Blevins. Andrew Blevins gave me his pistol to take down to be fixed. WE "COMPARED HIS PISTOL WITH VINE to see which was the longest. Did not know of the pic nic at the time. Wouldu't swear whether I said any thing about breaking up the picnic don't think I did. Staid there about an hour, Staid all night at Uncle Steve Blevins'. Next morning I came down with Hudy Carlton. Went to Barney Blevins' to get some money; did not find any one and came on to town, (iol here about 8 or H o'clock; went to Suow's and got mv boot fixed; did uot remain long in Warrensburg. Handy Carlton bought a revolver. I got a bottle of alcohol and then we went out to the pic-nic; got there near 11 o'clock. Staid there awhile with the boys. The boys wanted some body to go to town and get a half gal Ion of alcohol. .Bill Pear man, Andy Blevins, Bill Queener and a mau by the name of Recks furnished the money. I took the money and came to town to get the alcohol. Question Before starting did you have any conversation with William Haggerty. If so, where, and state what was said. Objected lo by the state. Objec tion withdrawn. Had a conversation with Haggerty. Haggerty told me to come to Miller & Heath's aud get him a pint of al cohol. He didn't give me any money. I came to town. He told mc to tell Miller that he would settle with him the next time became in. Miller said he couldn't let him have the alcohol without the money. I- went back to the pic-nic with the HALF GALLON OF ALCOHOL. Got there between 2 aud 3 o'clock. At the time of my difficulty ray horse was hitched southeast of the" candy stand. I had dropped the alcohol in the bush so as to hide it. I told the boys that as soon as I could find it I would let them know. I found it apd put it in another place. Passed ' away the afternoon running around ' with the crowd ami having a cootll time. I saw Kiley Bievins and Zeke while on their way home. Green Ma- u auu doe neruuon were along, I T here was shooting going n iu lite bruah. Hudj Cbaritou waiitetl me I I. a . A A I 1 I no. I askel them who was sin wt ing. I "iev saw u was in inehrul:. J heard I . . ..... . ;.. , lJ& '", J I .-,aii iii:iii iiiriii. il. ill , iiiiii-. at Masons ,M:h 'once. That was about all 1 went back to the iiicnic ami met Kilev aud Zeke. I TOLD THEM I WAS GOING TO HAVE THE PISTOL. If I said to him 1 was going to kill him or shoot him, 1 don't recollect it. I then hitched my horse south of the stand. I saw Mary Williams and Louisa Williams. asked them to have some candy. Haggerty waited upou us. 1 think 1 had just been talking to Mrs. Haggerty. After the Misses Williams left I said to Mrs. Haggerty that I was going to sleep with her. She said she guessed uot, and laughed. I said I would, or some thing iu a joke. She did not say any thing. I went around as usual. Hag gerty came to me and said "J want to see vou alioiit what vou have Iteeit talking to my wile." He was rather angry. I told him that I did not kuow that I had insulted her. He said "isy u tl you have; you have to take it Itack," or he would beat mv d d head oil or kill me. Some such words. He then Itegau to pull up his sleeves. J said "Bill do you mean it?" He said "Yes, hvti d 1 do." I HAD MY PISTOL OVER MY HEAD. Bill Queener grabbed hold of me ami 1 pulled it off. Then he said some thing else aud turned his right side to me. Then 1 shot. I didn't know if I hit him or not. He turned and bent forward as if to make a grab for something, aud I shot him again. Queener pulled moltack aud we stepped back together. All the retreating that was dcue 1 did myself. He put his right fool towards me'afterl was jerk til back. I fired the third shot when he went to fall. 1 told him if he didn't go away I would shoot him. Anoth er one had hold of me, 1 think I warned him to go away thne or four times. Alter the shooting was over 1 went around southeast ; think 1 went to my horse. I saw Bob Blevins' revolver iu my face; be shot at me; I can't say whether I shot at any one then. 1 ntn because I bad no one there to stand iu with me, ami my object was to get out of the crowd. 1 was on giNNl terms with Haggerty so far as I was concerned. 1 supposed he was going to shoot or cut me, from the way lie did. I was ulioiit the candy stand in the morning, and saw (lie handle of a revolver iu a box. 1 have seen Haggerty have a navy revolver. Part of the handle was broken oil. There was a good deal of shooting there that day. I got ten cart ridges iu town thi't dav that was all 1 had. THE SENTENCE. It was 12 o'clock noon, May 21, 1879, just eight months to a day after Frank Davidson killed Willim Hag gerty, that the court room of Joluion county, at Warrensburg was crowded with the people id au outraged com munity to hear the death sentence passed upon Davidson, who had Ieen found guilty of minder m the first degree. Jnihje. Roger mi-h "Frank David son, stand up." The prisoner came to his feet. Judge. Have you anything to say why sentence ami judgment of the Court should not le passed iion you. I)avidtm. 1 have not, as I believe my attorneys have said all that I can say for myself. Judge. Mr. Davidson, the present is a solemn occasion ; to this audience, to the court, and certainly awfully so to vou. To say the awful words that muat doom a fellow mortal to apcar - - , . t o i - , n so soon in juiigraeni ueiore nis flatter is a duty only to be endured and done because it is a duty. In this whole audience there is not a lieart that fails to sorrow for you in this terrible ca lamity which you have brought upon yourself. Mr. Davidson, vou stand to-day before the Court convicted of having committed one of the GREATEST CRIMES KNOWN TO THE LAW that of taking the life of a fellow lie ing without any just cause or provoca tion and although you came into this trial charged with this crime, yet in the law all things were presumed in your favor, aud so careful is the law be the rights of the citizen that there could lie no hot haste in trial and conviction ; hut certain forms ami procedings liefore different tribunals had to lie gone through with iu the forms of investigation, iu all of which the rights of the defemient are care fully guarded so that it is almost im lossihle for the innocent to suffer. In this case their was the Coroner's jury; your preliminary examination before the inferior tribunal, the justice of the peace, ami then again the insestiga tion by the grand jury, ami lastly, the final trial here before this court where you had forty competent, un prejudiced good citizens from the dif ferent parts of the country, out of which to select a jury of twelve men, to try the case. Here you were con fronted face to face with all the wit neses that have testified against you ; you have been furnished by the law with all the possible means of obtain-, ing witnesses to testify in your behalf ; the jury have been kept to themselves so that no improper impressions could be made upon their minds from out side rumors. The court has sat now for over five days bearing evidence and arguments of counsel. You have hail the advice and assistance of wise, ABLE AND LEARNED COUNSEL. Thus you have been furnished with all the ample means of defense which the law recognizes, yet twelve good, honest, upright and intelligent citi zens of Johnson county composing the jury have said in their verdict, after mature deliberation, that you are guilty of murder in the first degree, as charged in the iudictaMnt. The evidence in the case was clear, It pointed but one way. I woi the jurv could have uaitl difl uld that diflereutlr. And now what can the causes he j which brought one bo young to your j terrible condition that of a convicted murderer. I know hut little of vour previous historv; but little of it was I k (This may. account for much, very mucn 01 wiuii vou may isck in moral I. :.i ,.pi .1 I :uunif. hsniih xw. iimuicr iiihko lU Iman- . Ulm- ,f ever th lhv 1 uiiitlier make such a man as you are i to the audience, that.in the iuvoliga- . tiou of this ease I have often wonder ed as lo how much ol the crime or our own community is to lie laid at the door of the certainly too prevalent habit and criminal practice of CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS. Iii this case wc find the young people ot the neighborhood, where this terri ble crime was committed, had appoint- ed a day and a place for an open air picnic, where they might assemble together and pass the day in sociai in tercourse anil innocent amusement: but no sooner had it been planned, agreed ujmjii aud made known, thau certain parlies liegau to buy new re volvers, to burnish up their old ones, get them repaired ami secure an am ple supply of amuiiitioii, evidently for the puriKise of "irrving them through the picnic" A beautiful commentary, indeed, iiiniii Johnson county civilization ! . What earthly excuse there can be-in a civilized com munity, noted for schools, churches ami all the appliances of intelligence. where the machinery of the law is in full force for the protection of the righLs oi the ooresl citizen for any mau togoultoiiliu crowds ol iieaceahlc, ijuiet citizens, with deadly weaMiu- concealed about his person. I cannot conceive. There may be, and are no doubt, exceptional cases. The prac tice is certainly no evidence of good breeding, IT H THE HAIUT OF THE COWARD, the thief and the murderer, ami ought to lie condemned by all good itcople. and were I the regular Judge of the Court, I should feel il my duty to comh-inii, in no measured terms, the dereliction of the officers of the law iu not bringing men. guilty of the crime, to putii.-iitueut. Mr. Davidson, if you bad done on this occasion, the part of a law-abidiiig citizen and left your arms at home, this terrible calamity would not now be iion you. The way of the transgressor i hard. Mr. Davidson it now only remains for me ! pass sentence aud judgment of the Court uhii you. It is therefore adjudged bv this Court that you be ami are hereby adjudged guilty of murder in the first degree, in accordance with the verdict of the jury in the case ; audit is lur- ther adjudged that you Ik' hanged by the neck until you are dead; and it is further entered by the Court, that the Sheriff of Johnson county take and safely keep you until . WEDNESDAY, THE 9ril DAY OF JULY, 1879. when he shall take you to some con venient place in .Johnson county, at 12 of the clock on said day, ami carry this sentence into execution by hang ing you by the neck until vou are dead, and may God have mercy on your soul. THE APPEAL. Davidson was taken to the Sedalia jail on the morning of May 22d,187H, Ihe record of the case went to the Supreme Court aud that liody affirm ed the decision of the lower court, which decision was rendered on the 24th day of June, 1871). BAPTISED. Davidson gave up liefore the decis ion of the Supreme Court was made. On Saturday, June 14, Elder Isham Tanner, of Johnson county, the man Davidson was working for when he killed his victim, went to Sedalia and baptised him in the Baptist church before a small but appreciative audi ence. Since that lime Davidson has been repeatedly visited by the clergy and reporters of Sedalia. He has at all times received the clergy with cour tesy and has sient much of his time in hearing the Bible read. The re porters do not meet with much favor with him. He blames the news papers to a great extent for his un timely end. " UNDER THE WHEELS. German Book-binder Instantly Killed at Iiamonte Yesterday. Sixteen Cars Faas Over Hia Body. On? of tlinee railroad accidrnln htuened yeflvrday. at Liuionle, which are lo in at tributed tu the ircklr-stie-w of ieoile in traveling under cars, on platform and. on brakes, in order to avoid, if Ketilile, pay ing the!, fare. List Monday a German book-hinder cstue into the Bazoo otfire and aiaile a f millers application for work. He wait about thirty five yearn of age, ami bore evidence of hav ing been knocked around conniiierable in the world, but wa evidently not given to intoxication a a general thing. After leaving the Bazoo bindery nothing else wm' heard of hits until a abort letter from our Laaionte rorrmpoadent informed u that be bad been killed at that place yesterday by the cars, id x teen heavily loaded cars panning over hi body, com pletely cutting of! the lower I inn and breaking the arms in several placet, aa well ac taking off the top of the Lead. At fin it wasauppoaed that he had fallen oil the can-, but further investigation re vealed the fact that lie waa stealing a ride under the train, on the brake. An inquest waa held, after the remain had been gathered together, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facta. The only facta besides the akove obtained were that h'u riane waa Henry ; be was on hi way lo Kama City to secure work ; weighed about 160 pound and was a tier bib. The tiae baa panned for the Elixra, Cordials' etc., for the baby, and Dr. Ball's Baby Syrap ia bow the established and re liable remedy. Price 25 cents a bottle. UVXLY SHOOTDIG. Two Men Shot at Hockville Satur day Night. One of Whom Will Hardly Re cover. h Saturday nilit a erinut and proba bly fatal slmaiiiK atlray look place iu Rot k ville, between a carpenter named Hum phrey and a merchant Iiy the name of Trees. A tt-k or so ao the two nii-ii uot into a dilliriiltj- over a li-ilii-iifl l-t-Iw-vn older par-ti-s, and Humphrey knocked Trt-rs ilown with I hr hull end of , revolver, raiinj a. rouMih-rahlr knot and drawing -4 ptuall piantily of Mood. Ilumplin-y.i brooded over ihe ilIHicuIlv, and tlie more lie thought about it the more he wanted revenge. Last Saturday night he armed himm-lf and pntfeiled lo the More of Trees. He found Trees alone in the store, and' after a lew hot words each drew his revolver and began shooting. The noise of the pocket artile'ry drew quite a crowd, awl, after snm- four or five shots had been fired hy each pirty, they were separated and an inventory taken of the damage Trees was hhot in Ihe nose, an ugly but not dangerous wound, while Humphreys wa more unfortunate, having been ploughed in lour different places hy the raden messengers, one of ihe bullets pass ing entirely through his neck, one through his ear, one in the forehead whirl, glanced around aud producrd only a walp wound and one in hi cheek. The shot through Ins neck i of a very serioti-i nature ami may prove fatal. Medical aid was summoned and the wounded men taken to their homes when they are rexting more easily. Goes Again. About four years ago one Frank Blizzard, a young man in Kansas City, forged a note on the bank of Sawyer At Chri.man, at In leieihleucv, for S1S0 aud after getting the money decauiied. A year paed and it was learned that the forgrr was in the Bate county jail.charged with horse stealing. The Bates county au thorities refused lo surrender the culprit lo the Jackson county sheriff. Blizzsrd was tried and rentmced tweiity-M-vrn months ago lo lay to ihe eiiileutiary for three years. Under the three fourth rule Frank Blixard s lime was out to day. Thi morn ing at roll call at the Moutcrrat mines; Blizzird Was lolil that he was free, when W. H. Keshlear. a IVputy Marshal of .lack- sou county, Meped forward and said lo the di-charged fellow, "You are my pris oner, lo answer to an indictment of forgery" and took hi mail. The aceii!etl is twenty-four years old and a native of Chillicolhe, Ohio. He is not a very bright man little oil under the hat band. He does not deny the forgery and will probably plead guilty and go fur.anolher letiu. I -! il iVro i-xitil-'m-.-1 Kiximi. The 4th at But lor. . Him.KK, July r,, 1ST". Yesterday was the bigge." day ever seen in Bales county. Fully twelve thou sand enp!e participated in the celebration and ate barbecued beef, mutton and sirk audbroke bread." Kev. J. Wesley Johnson, delivered an excellent oration. F. J. Fygard and J. C. Clark, the edicient Mar shals, marshaled the hosts. Ihe fire-works at night surpaxaed anything ever witnesis.il iu lids set-lion of the Stite. The tight-roe walking of Sig. Moutanio w s excellent and drew loud npp:au.e from our "Misters our cousins and our aunts." Not an acci dent happened, not a fight ocrtirnd and not a drunken mau was.sreti on the grounds. The adair throughout was a complete sue cess. O. The Narrow Gauge. Committeemen will notice the call of Mr. Newkirk in another column and will govern themselves accordingly. We ex pect a good rejmrl from all enmmittes There is no earthly reason why work should not begin on that narrow gauge by the first proximo. A little push on the part of the various committees and the ieople of Sedalia will rally with a vengeance. They have gone too far now to back out. Tlieir reputation for hospitality, generosity and big-heartednew ix known and acknowl edged the State over, and they must retain their justly earned reputation. Warsaw and Benton county are respond ing nobly. Five thousand dollars were sub scribed at a single meeting in Warsaw, and only five thousand more i wanted, and we are awured by Judge Lay and Col. A. C. Barry that no trouble whatever will be experienced iu getting the remainder. Sedalia has too many big hearted people to permit this movement to "die a-bornin." Let us have a good report at the Tues day night meeting. Only in Cans. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Ponder should be bought only in cans, securely labelled, as it is sold by the proprietors in no other way. IsMrte INiwder is often sold as f)r. Price's, wheu it is not. Dr. Price's his stood the lest of chemical analysis, ami is decided lo lie the most perMbt made. Two Troublesome Pass Purloiners. . L. Tries!, representing himself as a corre spondent of a number of Kuropean journals. begged a pass to lexarkana and return over the Iron Mountain a few days since. The pas was offered for sale at a scalpers office, ami has been "ordered up." Wm. Noble did a very ignoble act when he purloined a pass from the iron Moun tain which entitled him to ride lo Little fock, Ark., and then tried to hawk it lo a scalper. "The pass will lie taten up. aud fare collected, aaya the bulletin board 01 that mad. GltAe Dtmnerut, Tuonlay. This man Triest did Ihe same thing on the Missouri Pacific, and the bulletin at the Union d-pot instructed conductors to take up the pam issued to him from SL Louis to Sedalia and return, to collect full tare and turn bias over to the proper authorities. Triest ought to see the inside of the peni tentiary for a short time, alter which, it is safe to say, he woald be a wiser and belter Sensible. We leara from Mr. Fuqaa, of St. Clair coaaty, who win a pasaenger west to War rensburg this morning, that H. C. Stratloa, who caused a aensalioa in the qmrt village of Osceola, and made the tongues of gossip wag in aimon-pure delight or at leaat hn wite did baa very sensibly taken the Baioo's advice, acknowledged the woman an hia wife and the two departed for part ner aew, as sweet and loving as a pair of tartle doves. AT REST. Death Loves a Shining Mark, A::d Tborefore Bits Upon Gen. G. C Uuit;liuui at a Victim. K-tu a-.i'itt Mail. Mnly Kx.-iiiii'f. The ropli- of Mivoiiri will Ik dreply pained by the aiinouucrtiiriit of tin- death of their di.itinguiiSied frllow-ciliz.-n, tirti. tiro. ('. BiiLdi-iiu. which occurred at his resdihi.ee near thi city, nUiiit half-past eleven 0 clock litis fun-noon. On ri-acliinsr hniiii Irom Columbia :itiiit II o'clock yt-s terday morning he foinplaineil of fct-ling ill from iudigrtioi: snd attributed it to Vt-"tlahl- he had -:iten the dav brfore. toward evening the e:ts; dt-vrlopnl the symptom of cholera morbus, which bt-came so violent that Dr. Hallev was called iu about nine o'clock last uigjit. Towards morning the symptoms were quirted and the patient slept, hut it was e vidriit when he awoke that he was sinking last. A u;e of intermittent fever last fall and a sovere case t-f I'lieuinoiii I rut winter, together with his advanced age, had enfeebled his rallying powers, ant! in spite of all that medical skill and devoted musing could do, he dird at 11550 this morning, tieneral Bingham was iu his GSih year, ami no man was belter known in .Missouri either as an artist, as a powerful writer, or as a patriot of incor ruptible integrity alwayi fearless tml un tiring in combating whatever he considered wrong. He had been resKCted in the coun cils ot .Missouri's foremost men for a geiu-r-aliou past. Hi artistic lalnirs have retire t- ed lustre Unui the tssle and culture of the Slate. His record Uith as a ciliznt and as a public officer employed iu trusts that test the purity of men, is one that the whole -ople utay In- proud of. His knightly spirit, alw:iv ready for the fray iu the caii-t of ill-lice and public mortis, wa.s un subdued, and his brilliant mind was 1111- cloinlrd lo the last. Dying at home in the hiifoiii of the community he has served so long and' so well, his old neighbors ami friends will havr: Ihe melancholy satisfac tion of seeing that he is buried with the honors due to a citizen whose career has been so stainless aud so eminent. The funeral services will take place at 10 o'clock Wcdue-d.iy morning and will lie held at the late residence of the decease,! j one mile and a half sooth of the city limits. Dr. Bill IV Baltimore pills are lh sov ereign lenie.ly for dyspeia aud ail dig.'s tie disorders. Price "Iii cents. For sale hy all druggists. Tho Wachusott. Secretary Thomsons aloop-of wnr won't get lo Si. l-oiii-. Ti.s sad, but 'lis true. It got as far as Memphis, Tenii., and slutted oil up. There was consitlernble ri.-e in Ihe Mississippi river, but the ri-- seems to have come entirely from the Missouri. Now the Missouri is a very unsartin stream. You may lay down 011 its banks ami go to sleep and wheu you wake up you may either Ik dead or find that the river Iris just kind o' turned 'round and taken another course. At other times it rises upon its hind legs and rushes over everything within .1 couple of miles of its banks, aud the next morning is just as quiet and teaceftil as a little Iamb. That's what's the matter with the Wachusett- The Missouri river failed to fulfill its part of the contract made and en tered into by Secretary Thompson, and al most stnpted running. The result is the Wachusett is landed high and dry 011 a sand bar with little prospect of getting off again, at least until it M:nres the assistance of a pair of stilts. And yet that fellow Rails tried to convince 'em that the Missis sippi was a great stream, and wanted to coax some captain of an ocean steamer, drawing twenty or twentv-two feet of watery lo make a trial trip to St. Lus. His oily tongue dhl the work with our Secretary of War. No chiM can sleep snnmily wliile suf fering with colic or from teething. Keiuow the cause by using Dr. Hull's liahy Syrup. Only lia cents a bottle. A Flea Tor Smoking Husbands. A latly writes as follow, to a Western newp.ier : "Make a home a home, ami make il one in every sense of the word. My husband is a great smoker ; he lores In pixy cants, dominoes anil chess; he is at liberty to smoke iu any room in the house, and I am always ready and jvilling to join him in Ike difierent games. I endeavor in every way to he not only a helpmate, but a com panion to htm, and the result has been that 1 have and enjoy his society ; he prefers passing his evenings at home with me to seeking other society. I caanot understand why women will run the risk of losing their husband's society and love merely for the sake of gratifying an over fastidious taste. If they do not like to bacco, did they object lo his using it during the days of courtship ? And if they ob jected then ami failed. why did they uiarry Jf sen will not give up such habits at the solicitations of their sweetheart', il h not likely they will be persuaded out of them by their wives; therefore J think it unwi-e for a woman to ri.K her happinex by quarreling with her husband over :t fault the exiitt-nce and extent of whii'h she knew and -erferlly understood before she took upon herself the duties of a wife." Died. I At the residence of Mr. Peter tatsch, veslerday evenining, of cholera infantum, Calfee B., infant son of & I, and Mary I.atsch, of Apple ton City. The fnreral tcok place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from tlie residence of Mr. Peter Lalsch, on Pettis street, the remains were buried iu our beautiful cemetery. At her home in Hidden, Monday morn ing July 7th. 1879, Mrs. Tevi, wife of Hon. (1 C. Tevis, Representative in the Legislature from the Western District of Johnson countv. Astontahiajc. The Moberly Monitor caaie in yesterday with sixteen pages, or one hundred and twenty-eight colums. We congratulate our cu temporary upon its enterprise, but were astonished to see by its map that Se dalia and Kansas City weie just little one horse affaire aet down near Moberly in order that the people of that burg might be enabled to sell more goods. Shouldn't be astonished pretty soon to learn that Moberly had just spread herself out all over the countif and added to herself the little hamlet of St. Louis, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and New York. "The -Magic City" aeea to be booming, and no Mistake. No child caa sleep soundly while suf fering wilk colic or from tcethinr. Re move the cause by using Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup. Only 25 cents a bottle. GBEEK MEETS GREEK. And Both Taka to Their Hoels. Constable Conner is feeling rather sore this morning, and greeted Hie Ba.oo re jsirter sitting down. He was rubbing his leg- with Mexican Mustang l.inauieut when the remitter went in arid uimn inquiring the cause he told lis the particulars of a lively foot race indulged in between him self ami Mr. Hannibal II ardenhrook. con stable of the Suiithton precinct. Since the day when 'tiranny" Warren rahled the saloon at Suiithton and fciwcked things up generally, affairs in that burg have lieen in a very unsettled condition, the citizens taking part on either one siile or the other, and much bad blood hxs been engendered. Yesterday Mr. James Cook, a merchant at Smithton, came into town and swore out a warrant against Mr. Hardenbrook, charg ing him with assault and battery. The warrant was placet! in the hands of Con stable Conner, and during the day Mr. Hardenbrook came into town, but discov- 9 ering what had transpired ami steing Con ner coming towards, him, he took to his heeis. Conner determined that the fellow should he his prey, and hastily getting rp a supply of steam he started in pursuit at such a g-tit that would have made a Choc- law Indian die of envy, and soon sue ceeded in lapping and dist Hieing him. The trial, which promises to be a lively one, will come up liefore a special judge and jury at White's Hall on Friday morn ing next, at S o'clock. The vigor of youth given to the agile and iiilirin by using Hop Bitters. Try it. - - New Palestine Items. Picnic lime has come. J. J. Harnrss foundered at the dedi cation on last Sunday. There was a basket meeting at Vine Church Sunday, July 0. Miss Sallie Craig, of Pettis county, is visiting Dr. S. C. Mitchell, of Palestine. Tom Nelson, an old ami resjiected citi zen of Boonville, died at his residence on the 4th. What will Jim Byler do when he hears Miss Kate (.ibsoii is married? Poor fellow. "look liefore you leap." Mr. Millard Thomas, of Win. Jewell College, w is present at ihe Buncetou picnic, and met several other students from the same place. 1 . The granger are going to have a pic nic on the third Saturday iu' July. All grangers are invited to come ami bring their baskets. Tipton wxs well represented at Bunce tou on the 4th, ten wagon loads of .men, wouieu and children with plenty to eat, arrived at 10 o'clock. Among them we noticed Mr. K. A. Hawes, J. (ialligher, John Moore, P. li. (jaltigher ami many others. 7 Popular. So popttlir are Dr. Price's Siecial Flav oring hx tracts, that few kitchen can be found where they are not used; and their introduction to any household is the ad vent of new pleasures at the table. Dr. Price has succeeded in producing delicious Havorings. "To live long ami prosper" "Take the world easy" and Dr. Bull's Baltimore Pills. Oulv 25 cents. UitxistlldnEccifFiel. Itawpassed m CMstraciiM. iparalleici ii DiratNlffy. UMispitei ia IIieSlllillllDlof fciu He VERY BEST OKMTtHC, PEBFECTUMIK STffi ivn ootid roi m piict MASS OJT1VT BT M2, 614, M64MN. MAIM STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO. SOLD BY HOUX & BIXBY, Sedalia, Mo- m IKING ttm waTr I Eminent Obemlats mod Physicians certify that these goods aro free trm adulteration, richer, more effective, produce better results than any others, and that they use them in their own families. DR PRICE S STEELE 4k PRICE'S LUPULIR YEAST GEMS. Tmm Mmw Dr Mp Terns t iu the World. STEELE PRICE, Manfrs., Chicago, St Louis Cincinnati. Blood in Kansas City. Hanlly a day passes but what blood Mows in Kansas City. Instead of its being a civ ilized city, it is fast gaining a reputation abroad as being a rfcct hell of its own. Yesterday was not a very good day for killing, br.t Kansas City responded nobly to swell the crime oi the country. John Henry, a negro, got cut by Bud Willliams, s negro bar-tender, who pretty ranch made saincc-uieat of his victim. Josie Crawford was badly bea'en over the face and head by a fruit Tender named Dennis Sheehan. Both parties are in jail, and peace reigned the balance of Ihe day. A Picnic. We learn that the picnic in the southern portion of the county, on the 4th, was a very enjoyable affair."" About 2,l30 people were present ami not a disturbance occurred to cause a ripple on the placid surface of the enjoyment of the day. Mr. K. Stover, of Sedalia, made a speech, after which the au dience adjourned to a bountiful dinner. Dancing was indulged in until the day had far passed, and every one went to their bosses feeling that it was "good to have been there." Dr. Bull's Baltimore filU always care fever and ague, dHsab ague, etc., and cost only 25 cents. Continued. In the Criminal Court yesterday evening the case of Frank Adams, charged with as sault with intent to kill, was called. The pri-oner pleaded not guilty, and he was plm.-ed under IkhiiIs in the sum of $C0O for his npiearance. at the next term of court, Chas. K Taylor being his hond-mian. Parents, do n-1 use vile drugs or nos trums iu your families, but use pure If op Bitlers. For Sale. A hotme and lot otrNinlli street, let wren Osage and Kentucky, cheap for cash. Ap ply at this olfii-e. TUTT'S PILLS SI INTRODUCED. 1365. A TOWTlVER la tli fruitful aonrre ot msny di-ara. ;rutui cent amo:i which ma DYSPEPSIA, SICK-HEADACHE, COSmTNESS. DYSENTERY, BILIOUS FEVE3, AGUE AS0 IT VIS. JAUNDICE, PILES, RHEUMATISM, KIDNEY Li PLAINT, C011C, ETC. SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. Ioaa of AppUte and Jfatisea. tho bowels ancostive, butaomtimcMttiU)ru.ito with looseneaa. Pain in tho Head. mx-ciu:mird with u Dull sciuuitiouiu tho bituK fart. Van. ia the right side and under tUa slionMer blade. fUllneaa alter eiitmic, with a disin clination to exertion ofbtnly oruur.d, irri tability of temper. Low !)irits. Iiokh 01 memory, vr it h iilWlincof ii.iviiiKiioutecuu tome duty. General wellness; Di-.iut .id, yiuttorimc at the Heart. Uctn before ttu yew. Yellow Skin, lleadach ec.-ally ovcr the ritcht eyo. IJcKtlr.-vnn ot inht with fitful dreunin, buddy co!o:-d L'mut IF THESK WARNINGS ARE UNH r.KDKH. SEHIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DtVLLoPLD. TUTT'S PILLS ar especially adaptod to such cases, m single doj ciTccs such m chango of feeling us to stenisrt tho sufToror. TUTT'S PILLS an eMpaa44 trom ault-lunerBlii-.u ri frr liuia ? 9ra11erlitntt1.1l eitii iiijme Ih MHtmt 4elicNl orcuuiiiiUtii. Tlir Saarrb, Ctenaae, PmU', kfkI l:iii-iiriiie kallrMyatM. Il relieving ili,-ei rani l.lver, Ihe.v elennoe I lie lilmtri fraaa lMatiahiiuiii. xii-i tti ti lt-i.. r( kaaJlb a ad vitality lo tlir tly. e iiiik.uk tk ttatvel to" art miliiriill, xllkau wklrk mm mm cis fori cli- A Noted Divir.o says : Dr.TUTT: IwuSir: Kurtm w I i. ..n Hvtjir t l-ptia.OimuiMli..o i..l IM.. SpmiK jour I'iIm riM-uiiiitiriiitr.1 c. ui 1 u--' Utoml bill willt tiltlllttii I am li.. i u.,1 mi. kaKuMl i.ilit. ditttw'iura iwr:. . tvi'ii., t..l, atj uit. ami I tin Kaui-M lrt i-wau.'n.ut.J tif.it. naff mtm w-tUi t)iir moikIii in homI Kv. K. I. SIMr.Sii.V. l timilU. Kt. TUTT'S PILLS. TMr l!rt effect Is 10 lnereu-.e tlir Aiiriii-, and vaiiM tho bo!y to TUe nt I lrl, t'uintti ajratem is nuMrKhed, anil bv lliir 'x'uttir ,--UM un tho Uieatl Ora-iaa, lteulu Mlaala a. f produntl. DR. J. F. MYWOOD, OF NEW YORK. SAYS:- li-wia'aaantttiatt.-aniwit Iw rf!inl ., ' tSoniiic t.'i.. Liter tu tt iwrmal l.mvlimi-., mi.t . tta ;nru 11a rmi) horwi l-. intriitv.l It. it tua an tu ft' ftlMt as TltTPS I'l l.l-S ' SULD EVERYWHERE, PRICE 25 CENTS. aHe 34 Marrajr Hired, .rw York. iaT- Dr TUTT'S MANUAL of Vuluabl- li,f,.r nation aud Uaelul Kn-eipto" will ou .ii;i!ictiou. TUTT'S HAIR Dt, HAT Uaia OB WaiaarHS cluuitt to i;i..m-t liLc-Klaainl-ailicaliouu; Him lVK- !i i.h part . Natural :-!.-. acta liiainntaniMiiialjr. ami aa llarmfe.. aa inmc Muter. ISuId bj lcuut. uc lit b luiirmaou rai'Hipt ol tl. Offlct, 35 Murray St., New Yorfc FUY0R1HC - -s.a - aaaaaaaaaaawr7.J,aL PYTRArTQ . M,MMMl 1UW ava. 3aCaA.ZwTXTF'0- OO. 1 UNIQUE PERFUMES are the Gems of .ill Odors. TOOTH ERE. An agreeable, healthful Lii.uii! D.-ntiiriie. LEMON SUCAR. A substitute tor 1. tllKHlS. EXTRACT JAMAICA GINGER. Fmm theniic n..t. my 4KlH POWDER Absolutely Pure. The ROYAL BAKING POWDER i- pnre Cream or Tartar Fowlr Nt-ri-r lift Lumi.y. Kreotnmended Tor its wholaonieness Iiy uch eminent chemists as Lnr. MotL. Now Valrlr f llr LMaj, Boutou. wanware ol the imitatioa Alum Powders Manufacture r aad dealers Hive vou to bu lhn tiecauw they caa make a larger profit. Atom e oats but 2c. a pound . Cream o Tartar over We.