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THE SEDAUA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1882.
6 MARCH MISERY. MOXLEY'S MASHES. A FRIGHTFUL FALL. SMOULDERING RUINS. KIRBY KILLED. SMALL POX SCARE. jpiin it Swoops Down TJponHelp lees Humanity, and Causes Consternation. March is upon us, and its march is one of terror to every man, woman, child, cow, calf, horse, mule, sheep, telegraph wire, brakeman, policeman, reporter, colporteur, drummer, green grocer, farmer, milkmaid, tramp in fact, no one or nothing enjoys this weather, or even placidly thinks of it, except geese and ducks. They are perfectly xnis storm began yesterday morning, and "with a zeal worthy of better cause," as the preachers say, has spread itself fugri ously over the land. At first it sent out a few videtts in the shape of little white pellets, whichthe wind blew with a smarting smack into one's face. Then the wind quickened its pace, the gentle xain began to beat upon shingle and pane, and umbrellas, rubber coats and boots were lifted and donned. All day it fell, as if the flood gates of heaven had been opened and the clerk of the weather was determined to defeat the prohibition movement by disgusting every one with ' water. Last night was no better; in fact, it grew worser faster, and only those who were compelled to face the storm knew its terror. About the time that the glorious King of Day is supposed to arise from his Japanese couch (he now uses that kind in honor of the ladies of Sedalia), and drive his golden chariot through the gate which Janus has thrown open for him, the climax of the storm was reached (storms are like orators, they, too, have climaxes), and with lightning and thunder its fury burst over our heads with heaven's artillery (please notice the re porter's climax), booming like thunder. How reporters and milk haulers groaned in the very depths of theirsouls (they have wmls), as they listened to-the roll of mighty waters! But why harrow up sympatlry. Let her reserve her efforts for Dr. King's lecture, to-night. Then, like a fickle school girl (original), Martius closed up the water tank and sent down skurrying flakes of the "beautiful." Let 'em come ! And now, as these chaste and classically beautiful lines are being hurriedly dashed off, it still drops withchild-likegrace upon the roof which gives us sheltei . Do not be so carried away by the fine touches of humor in this essay on the weather, as to feel too surfeited to take in a large share of "Axle Grease," this even ing, at the opera house. Outrageous. This morning several car loads of fine sheep passed through this city for Texas. They had been shipped from Michigan, and were superior animals. But the cars were crowded beyond any sense of mercy for these dumb and helpless creatures. There were many of them down, seyeral dead, their bodies cut all to pieces by the sharp hoofs of those that were still fight ing for life. A Bazoo tender-heart had his attention called to the sheep by their piteous bleat ings, and when he looked into the cars he had tears brought to his hazel eyes by the pitiful condition of several lambs lambs that reminded him of the one which was the inspiration of his famous poem : "Mary's Little Lamb." Then he said, with Cowper, 1 would not enter on my list of friends the man who needlessly sets foot upon a worm," or for filthy lucre cruelly treats so innocent and so useful an animal as a sheep. Such treatment is an outrage and ought to meet just punishment. The Dead Brakeman. In speaking of the death of Geo. W. Kirby, the K. & T. brakeman who was killed at Flat Bock bridge, between Osage Mission and Walnut, Monday night, the Bazoo said he was single and but twenty one years of age. This was a mistake. He was in the forty-second year of his age, and has a wife living on Sixth street, in this city. It hag been pretty definitely settled that he fell from the engine into the creek, and not from the top of a box car. He was an old regular army soldier, aud has relatives residing in Pennsylvania. The remains of the deceased came in on No. 154 last night, and this morning were taken to Hannibal on No. 152, where they will be buried to-morrow. A Beauty, By Jingo! There were four immigrant wagons, pulled by four pairs of animated hat racks, on our beautiful Ohio street, this morning. Seated astride a diminutive specimen of the animal which is said to have spoken once when Mr. Balaam was out taking a ride, was a boy, long and lank, and lean ; freckled was his face, upturned his pro boscis, short his pants, long and dirty the standing collar which encased his scraggy neck. " Whither bound?" was the inquiry of a Bazoo mule admirer. "Bound east," squeaked out the rider of the animal with elongated auricles. "Whence from?" "Henry county." "Nice traveling?" "Y-a-as." "Fine steed." "You bet your gallus." Declined the offer. "Water scarce?" "Go on, Kit," and the snipe from dog fennel patch moved away. Free Fights. The Star saloon, presided over by a man named Mitchell, was yesterday and last night the scene of much disgraceful con duct, if all reports are true. The propri etor was on one of his periodical sprees, and had disturbances with two or three parties. Later in the evening he became too drunk to attend to business or con tinue the thumping matches further, so the dive was closed. Hardly a week passes but what one or more fights occur at this place, which is fast becoming known as the toughest hole in the city. It seems a little singufar that such fellows as Mitchell can procure a license, and the Bazoo hopes the next time he applies to the county court he will be peremptorily refused. The good name of that portion of the city demands at least this much. $1500peryearcan be easily made at home working for E. G. Hideout & Co , 10 Barclay street, New York. Send for their catalogue and full particulars. 11-1 wly The Fascinating Power of The Man From Kentucky He Has an Oily Tongue and a Bra zen Cheek. He Deserted his Devoted Wife, and Is To-Day a Refugee From Justice -Sedalia's Sym pathy Wasted on a Villain. The arrest, last Sunday a week ago, of Kendrix Moxley, while he was at his work in the Missouri Pacific freight office, pro duced a decided sensation. Alert reporters soon "got on" to the arrest and were not long in hieing themselves to the station house to interview the arrested man. lie was found in a cell, and from him the story of his crime was learned. That story was published, and it created a vein of sympathy for Moxley, as it seemed that he was persecuted for one of those deeds which was the result of the hot passions aroused by the war. Then there was his youug aud pretty wife. She was so crushed and yet so de voted, clinging to her husband with a true wife's constancy aud love. She believed him innocent, and sat at the door of his cell tenderly caressing him. The aid of the law of this state was in roked and Moxley was released, the Ken tucky authorities failing to come after him. He went back to his work, and the little wife was happy. IN LESS THAN' A WEEK that woman's joy was turned to grief most bitter and the last ray of hope that lit up her heart that all would end well, lied from her. Last Sunday morning the man she so ardently loved fied from her before the breakfast she had prepared for him had been placed on the table, and he is to-day again fleeing from justice. ALMOST CKAZY with grief at this treatment, Mrs. Moxley went to the house of a friend in East Se dalia who had known her in Chamois be fore she became a wife, and there told her sad story. Seeing the young wife's terri ble agony, this friend at once telegraphed for Mrs. Moxley's mother, living at Cha mois, to come for her daughter. The mother came and took her daughter back to the home of her happy maiden hood, leaving here Sunday night. STRONG EVIDENCE. To-day a Bazoo reporter sought out this friend, a pleasant lady, and from ,her gleaned the following: "I knew Mrs. Moxley in Chamois, before she was married, and a purer, sweeter, more modest girl, I never knew. She and Mox ley were married last June. Xo inquiries as" to Moxley's character were made by her family, as he seemed such a nice man. But after "a while her step-father, S. W. Laugh lin, began to grow suspicious of the man from stories he had heard, and he wrote a letter to Moxley's grandfather, living somewhere in the east. That letter was answered by Moxley's aunt, and 1 read it the 17th of last month ; it was sent here to me by Mr. Laugh 1 in." "Can you tell its contents?'' "I can and will. The letter said that there was a woman in Baltimore who is Moxley's wife ; that she has one child, of which "he is the father. This woman has been recently visited by Moxley's sister, and was told that no divorce had ever been granted to Moxley or herself; that she was still his legal wife." NUMBER TWO. "Any other wife?" "Yes ; there is a widow with two chil dren living in Springfield, Ohio. Her name now is Nancy Shephard Moxley. Moxley turned up there and soon ingratiated himself in her favor. She was in quite comfortable circumstances. They were married and in a little while he had squand ered her property and then deserted her. She now works for her living. Her people are diligently looking for him. "DANOEKOrS SCAMr." In his letter to Moxley's grandfather, Mr. Laughlin asked what sort .of a man Moxley was. The reply was : "He is a dangerous scamp. Once he was his moth er's idol, but he has long since been dis carded by the whole family and is consid ered dead. If you know anything good about liim, let us know it." "That letter is in Mr. Laughlin's posses sion," said the lady, "and I cun get it for you if you want it." fhe reporter thanked the lady and, after promising not to publish her nam,e as she did not care for such notoriety, bade her "good morning." LAUGHLIN'? LETTER. "I understand," said the reporter to City Attorney Longan, "that you have received a letter from a party at Chamois, in refer ence to Moxle'y?" The attorney admitted he had. "Will you let me have it?" The request was cheerfully granted and it was found to be from Mrs. Moxley's step-father. As the writer consents to its publication, it is herewith appended: Chamois, Mo., Feb. 27, 1882. City Attorney, Sedalia : Dear Sir: I understand that sym pathy runs in Moxley's favor in your city, and a talk of a writ of habeas corpus. I have, in my possession, positive evidence that he has three living wives and can ex hibit it any time if necessary. You will please exhibit this to the parties concerned, and publish it if you wish. S. W. Lauohlin. Thus ends another chapter in Moxley's career. He has fled from Sedalia and eluded once more the grasp of the law. The Kentucky agent was in Jefferson City, last Saturday, with a requisition from Gov. Blackburn upon Gov. Crittenden, but as the document was not regular, the agent had to return to Kentucky to secure straight papers. He promises to retnrn. but the bird has flown. Facts worth Remembering:. Most eminent physicians give testimony that the best, safest and mildest remedy for all forms of blood-poisoning, whether inherited or contracted, is Acke'rs Blood Elixir, which gives tone and vitality to the system, throwing off all eyils remov ing pimples, scrofula, rheumatism, etc. Sold by Bard & Miller., It Was Daniel Maddox, of Pi lot Grove, Aged Seventy four Years, Who Fell from a Train Near Smithton, Early Yester day Morning. "Whan Conductor Jim King arrived in Sedalia at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning with the second section of No. 3 from St. Louis, he reported to the night yardmen that an elderly man had fallen from his train near Smithton, and had probably been fatally injured. Acting on this in formationthe switch engine was sent to Smithton, carrying a couple of railroad employes, for the purpose of seeing if the whereabouts of the missing man could be discovered, but it proved fruitless, and the general supposition was that the train men had been mistaken about any one falling. That they were correct; however, has been verified by" the arrival of Mr. J. P. Mad dox, of Knobnoster, in Sedalia last night, when a Ba')0 reporter met him. He re ceived a telegram at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from his brother-in-law, J. W. Roe, of Pilot (Srove, Cooper county, asking him to meet him in Sedalia, when they would proceed to Smithton, where Mr. Maddox father, Daniel Maddox, aged sev- entv-four vears, was lying with a with a broken legand other injuries, the result of having fallen from Conductors King's train yes- terday morning. Beyond this, the Bazoos informant knew nothing regarding the un fortunate affair. He stated that his father was returning home from a visit of several mouths with found by some one residing at Smithton ami had been removed to a mace ot shelter before the searchers on the switch engine passed by where he fell off Mr. Maddxleft for Smithton on the freight train which left here at 7:40 o'clock last night, with the intention of removing his father to Pilot Grove as soon as his condition would permit. SIN AND SMALL-POX. The Sad Experience of Three So ciety Young Men. Two or three days ago a little incident occurred in Kansas City, according to the truthful young man of the Evening Star, which will teach three young men, at least, that to be happy they should have been virtuous. Their lesson was given in the following manner: These three young men possessed jointly and in severalty an intense admiration for a young woman of the world ; one of that class of women known as "roomers.' She had rooms on Main street, where she en tertained her friends. Her three admirers learned that she was ill and concluded to cheer her by making a call in a body. Following out this plan, they went to her room, one taking a seat on the edge of the ! bed, while the other two disposed them selves in chairs near the bedside. hue sitting thus, City Physician Fee called and discovered that the girl had the small pox, which announcement he made, to gether with one to the effect that he pro prosed to take her to the pest house. Further than this, the doctor insisted on taking the young men along, a proceeding to which they objected. Dr. Fee argued with a revolver, however, and they were marched to the wagon and taken to the pest house. If any lady has missed her darling she may possibly get a "pointer" Irom this. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, made miser able by that terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is the remedy for you. For sale by all druggists. Wanted No. 2. Last evening John Jackson, a Swede, was locked up in cell No 2 on the charge of being drunk. After dark, when there were others to be locked up, Officer Hollaud took Jackson out of No. 2 to put him in No. 3. As Jackson got out of the door he turued on the officer and made a powerful resistance, vowing that he would not go in cell 3. His demonstrations were violent, and as he is a perfect Hercules, the oflicer found he had no picnic on his hand. But Holland Is as gritty as a Missouri river sand bar, and he sailed into that Swede like a hungry tramp gobbles up a piece of pie. The struggle was a close one, and not until Holland had downed the fellow with a club, did he yield, and go where told. Holland's club was broken in two pieces by the blow. Officer Whelan says that this man Jack son is the toughest one to handle that he has tackled in many a day. Once he and Oflicer Gossage found Jackson drunk and ' asleep across the railroad track. Thev arrested hini, when he showed fight. The nippers were put on both wrists, but then it was all they wanted to lead him in a cell. CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH Bronchitis immediately relieved by loh's Cure. For sale by all druggists. and Shi- Married. At the residence of Gen. Bacon Mont gomery, on Jefferson street, at 5:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, by Rev. R. H.Harris, of Windsor, Mr. Win. F. Goodwin, of Johnson county, Mo., and Miss Ida Sulli van, of Franklin county, Ky. The attendants were Mr." Win. Jackson, of Henry county, and Miss Eva Grinstead, of Sedalia; Mr Wm. Grinstead, of Henry county, and Miss May Montgomery, of Se dalia. The ceremony was performed in the presence of only the intimate friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The groom is a prosperous farmer resid ing near mdsor, in Johnson county, and is the son of a Baptist minister. The bride is a cousin of Gen. Bacon Montgomery, at whose home she lias been visiting for several months past. At the conclusion of the ceremony all sat down to a superb wedding feast, to which they did ample justice. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin left for their home in Johnson county this morning, carrying with them the best wishes of many friends in this city. friends in Virginia, and was expected to j and also run a dress-makingestablishment. arrive in Pilot Grove last night. It was She estimates her loss at i$3CH), with no also his oirinion tiiat his father had been J insurance to helo her out. The buildmir l Midnight Blaze Which Swept Three Buildings into Ruin The Fire Laddies Did Noble Work The Origin of the Fire a Mystery. Between 12 aud 1 o'clock, last night, an alarm of Are was turned on and out of the engine house shot the steamer and hose cart to find the foe which they have to tight so often. The scene of the fire was found to be on the west side of Ohio, between Sixth and Seventh streets. The buildings which were on fire were'franie and burned like tinder. Immediately Chief Baker and his will ing workers set to work to stay the flames, and they ran some close risks in their efforts to do so. Assistant-Chief Frank Gossage was at one time in imminent peril and to-day feels quite sore over the effects of his struggle. The first building discovered on fire was one occupied by Ramsey & Hughes as a grocery store, and when the fire company got there the flames were bursting through the roof at the rear of the building. The devourer soon got hold of the next store, which was also used as a grocery by B. F. Reese & Co. This building was to tally destroyed, and but a small part of the stock of goods was s;i The firm had a stoc ived. tock valued at SI. 400. on which there i3 an insurance nearly saf ficient to cover the loss. Mr. Reese val- j ued the building at Sl,200 ami it was in- sured for SS0O. Mrs. L. J. Murray lived over this store , occupied by Ramsey & Hughes, the prop- erty of Dr. J. S. Rodgers. was valued at 51.000, and is partly covered by insur ance. The firm claim a loss of SI, 000 stock, on which they had placed $500 insurance. The third burning building was owned by Mr. W. J. Klein, he using the first floor as a tailor shop, while Thomas Mahan aud August Frieke lived in the second story rooms. Those latter saved most of their furniture, though some of it was badly damaged. Klein carries an insurance of $1,000 on the stock and $500 on the building. The latter was mot entirely de stroyed, but it is badly burned, and it will take quite a sum to "put it in order for habitation. To a Bazoo reporter Mr. Klein staled this morning that he lost several pieces ef fine goods after they had been taken out of the shop. The goods were stolen. This morning Charlie Roll caught a man walk ing off with a suit pattern, which he took from the thief and returned to Mr. Klein. The buildings near the fire were in im minent danger, and but for the untiring skill of the firemen would have shared a similar fate. As it was remarked by Cap tain Raker, the boys never fought better or more manfully. The heat was intense, owing to the burning of a half dozen barrels of coal oil and benzine. the ORidiy. The origin of the Are is a mystery. It was rumored this morning that an attempt had been made to burglarize the brick store on the corner near the burnt build ings, but no certainty attaches to this re port. Lonjecture is that the building m which the lire originated was set on fire, and Capt. Baker stated to a reporter to day that there was a strong smell of burn ing coal oil when he first got to the fire. There were foursuspicious looking men in town last night, two of whom were seen acting strangely this morning. There is undoubtedly some crookedness about this fire aud the matter should be thoroughly investigated. Another Boy by Express. Another bright little boy, only eight years of age, arrived in the city on the train from the south last night, in" care of the express messenger for the Adams com pany. His name is Bobby Whalley, and he was shipped by his mother from Sniithfield, Mo., yesterday, to George Armrod.of Boon ville, with whom he will make his home. He stated that his father left home three years ago for Texas, since which time he had not been heard from. Mr. Armrod is an old friend of the family, and kindly consented to take the lad to raise. After partaking of breaktast at the Jay Gould hotel, Bobby was turned over to Agent Faulhaber, of the Pacific express company, and was sent to Boonville this morning in care of "Pap" Ryan. THAT HACKING COUGH can be so quickly cured bv Shiloh's Cure. We guarantee it. For sale bv all druggists. Gave Up His Life. The readers of the Bazoo will readily remember the death-bed marriage of Miss Ida Pierce to Prof. C H. Burke, at San Antonia, Texas, on the morning of Feb ruary 28, the bride's father, Rev. J N. Pierce, oiliciating. That evening young Burke gave up his life and breathed his last. The body was escorted to Byron, Illi nois, by Elder Pierce and the young widow and to-day deposited it in the ceme tery near that place where Burke formerly resided. Burke was the Greek Professor in the college at Indianola at the time of his death. . We'll Stand the Storm. The good Methodistsof the city have had a horrible time, so far a the weather is concerned, for their congress. His satanic majesty must have smiled softly to himself when he got a telephone message about this storm. But he has some right to know ,that the Methodists dodnt mindlhe weather very much, and for that reason the congress held its session to-day. There was a fair gathering this moniing, and the exercises were highly entertaining. The programme was somewhat varied from the nre-arranfed I one, but the interest was fully sustained and each speaker felt it his dtitv to give warmth to the exercises. This afternoon's session did not legin until late, as the storm still rages. There was, however, a number out, and it was apparent that the ladies can practically prove the truth of their boast, when thev sing, "We'll Stand the Storm." Dr. Vin cent lectures on "That Boy," to-night. Hear him. AK.&T. Brakeman Whose Head Came in Contact With a Bridge. Word was received here this morning that George W. Kirby, a K. & T. brake man on Conductor Dean's train, between Sedalia and Parsons, was killed at Wal nut bridge, over Rock creek, twenty miles south of Fort Scott, about midnight last night. The train, No. 168, was coming north, and Kirby was on top attending to his du ties. After passing Walnut bridge, he was missed, and as he was nowhere to be found on the train, the engine, carrying conduc tor and brakemen, went back to look for him, but his body was not found. This morning at daylight the remains were found near the bridge, with the skull crushed in. Of course nothing definite is known as to the manner in which he met his death, but the supposition is that he was standing on a box car aud his head came in contact with the bridge, throwing him to the ground below. It was either this or he fel I off. An inquest is being held to-day, and the body will be brought to Sedalia on No. 154 to-night. Kirby was about twenty one years of age, single, and lived with his parents on Sixth street, in East Se dalia. The Luck of a Denverite. In the lively city of Denver, Col., resides one Sebastian Lehman, a wood worker, at No. 70S Larimer street. In a recent in terview, published in the Denver News of the 19th ult., he described himself as a native of Baden, aged fifty-four, a resident of Colorado over two years, and hence he is not a tenderfoot. He also tells how he bought a ticket, No. 19,006, :n the January drawing of the Louisana State Lottery for S2 sent to M. A. Dauphin, New Orleans, La., and on January 10 he drew $10,000. It is a simple story, but seems to resemble many similar occurrences all over the country. The 143d Grand Monthly Draw ing will take place under the sole man agement of Generals G. T. Beauregard and Jubal A. Early, on March 14. A Little Coon. This morning Henry Shepherd, a re spectable colored man from near Houstonia, came to the city, having in charge a small colored boy, who is an idiot. Shepherd had a letterto Prosecuting Attorney Heard, from Justice Wright, of Houstoniain which it was stated that the boy had been left by his parents, one Sam Boswell and wife, on Shepherd's hands, and that no one knew where the deserting parents were. Shepherd stated to a Bazoo reporter that on the loth of last January Boswell came to him and stated that he was going to Clinton to seek a home, and that he wanted to leave the child with Shepherd for a couple of weeks. The latter consented to keep the boy for that length of time, but for no longer. Boswell and his wife, since which time they have not been heard of, although Shepherd has written several letters to the heartless daddy. As Shepherd is under no obligation to keep the boy and as he is a great nussance, he wants the county to take charge of the youngster. For this purpose he came here to-day to lav the matter before the county court. That body sent the boy to the poor farm. A Crushed Hand. Al. Burtnett, a Missouri Pacific employ, came near losing his life in the yards at this point last night. He was in the act of making a coupling, when he stumbled over a piece ef cinder and fell under the moving cars. He had presence of mind enough to throw his body from off the rail, but his right hand was caught and the wheels passed over the palm. He was taken to the hospital, where he is now re ceiving Dr. Jackson's attention. SHILOH'S COUGH and Consumption Cure is sold by us on guarantee. It cures consumption. For sale by all druggists. Full of Loafers. The waiting room of the depot, this morning, in which the male sex like to con gregate, presented a motley and curious crowd. There were, of course, the always-in-the-way bootblacks, dirty, saucy and stinking; there were the hotel runners, Ioud-mbuthed and mighty smart; there were the classic loungers, whose only am bition is to be on hand at train time ; there were a few drummers, who tucked them selves away in a corner, as if to shun the touch of the rabble ; there were the hack drivers, with their long whips ; there were some strolling musicians, with their big and little fiddles ; there were a few sleepy, tiled emigrants, with their bundles and uo: es ; there was a reporter, with his argus eyes and ready faber. The room was full full of people and smoke and dirty jests and oaths and well it was a very nice piace in which to hold a "coffee." A Tripping' Tongue. To-day a Mrs. Kate Anderson had a Mrs. Doyle arrested on the charge of as sault and battery. Mrs. Anderson is a colored woman, Mrs. Doyle the opposite, with auburn locks. The two women live in the same yard, the accuser renting a house of the accused. Mrs. Anderson says that Mrs. Doyle is jealous of her, and the latter has been picking a quarrel for some time. To-day it culminated in Mrs. Doyle slapping Mrs. Anderson twice in the face and pushing her off the sidewalk. Justice Webber and Constable Barnett were called upon to obtain revenge for thesmitten,and the sraiter was hauled into court, this afternoon. Then she began to talk. She vowed she didn't want her husband around ; that he never took her part, and that she could pay the fine. The court expressed pleasure at this. "As to my character, I can prove that." The court informed her that her character was not under inspection. "I don't allow no nigger to insult me, and if I had my way I'd ship 'em out of the country. I am Dutch, and proud of it." The patient 'squire began to squirm in his seat, and it was plain to be seen that he was getting tired of that clatter. He put a stop to it by clapping a fine upon the pugnacious woman, who sailed out of the court room, vowing she'd throw that dar key out of her house and over the back fence. Family all Broken Out Board a Missouri Pacific Train. There was not a little excitement yester day afternoon on board Chick Warner's train, on the Pacific, which left Deniscn at 2 p. m., when it was learned that a family of five persons in one of the coaches were broken out with the small pox. They entered the cars at Denison, and were going to Vinita, I. T., and from there to Arkansas. They had been sitting around the waiting room at Denison, coni ingng in contact with all, and never once made known the nature of the disease with which they had been suffering. The broken out condition of a couple of the children attracted the attention of a passenger, and on inquiry, he learned that the father had lost his wife and one child from small pox, and the four children ac companying him were only recovering Irom the dreau disease, lhis was enough for the interviewer and he beat a hasty re treat, looking neither to the right nor left. Soon it became known to all on the train, and as if by magic the coach in which the convalescing patients were seated was va cated. The conductor was powerless to do anything, as the entire party had tickets to Vinita, and they rode to that point, where they took the San Francisco road for Arkansas. Fred. Okey came up on the train, and says he hasn't been feeling well since he learned of the presence of the afilicted family. CRUSHED BY THE OARS. Two Little Children Mangled While En Route to Ft. Worth. Prom Express Messenger Woodward, of this city, a Bazoo reporter learned this morning of a terrible accident which hap pened to two little children at Denison, Ssturday afternoon, jnst before the north bound train pulled out. A little girl of ten years, accompanied by her baby sister,, aged three years, attempted to cross the Houston & Texas Central track in front of the fast approachingexpress train, when they stumbled and fell and both were hor ribly mangled. The elder child had her right arm crushed, both legs broken and was otherwise injured, while the younger suffered severe injuries, the exact nature of which were not learned. At last accounts they were living, but their lives were de spaired of. LATER. From Fred. Okey, a K. & T. news agent, who came in from Denison this morning, further particulars regarding the unfor tunate affair were learned, as follows : Ely Kinney, of Lafayette, Ind., accompanied by his wife and seven children, passed through, Sedalia Friday afternoon, en route to Ft. Worth, Texas, and arrived at Denison Sat urday afternoon, where they went into the waiting room to remain until the Fort Worth train should leave. Three of the children went across tne Central tracks, and, while there, heard the incoming Cen tral train thundering up the track. In a moment of fright they started pell mell for the waiting room. On the track next to the main line stood two passenger coaches. These prevented the chil dren from seeing the danger and also prevented the engineer from seeing theni until they were under the engine. As quick as thought he reversed the engine, giving her a full head of steam and put the air brakes on, which brought the whole train to a sudden halt, within a cas length ; but alas, the horrible slaughter had been accomplished. One of the chil dren, the oldest, got safely to the platform, but two, Ida, aged nine years, and Annie aged two and a half, lay mangled and bleeding beneath the engine. They were taken out and carried into the waiting room, from where thev were removed to a room in the Alamo hotel, where medical aid was summoned. Dr. Nagle, the com pany's surgeon, called to his assistance Dr.T. B. Hanna. Ida, the oldest, had an ugly cut on the head and the left arm was mangled almost to the shoulder. The arm was promptly amputated. Little Annie, a bright and bear a hi 1 child, was mangled even more shockingly. The left hand and part of the arm and the left leg half way to the knee were crushed to a jelly, and the right foot to th ankle was mashed. As reaction had not taken place the sur geons decided that it was not advisable to operate. It is said Mr. Kinney and his wife, who are in moderate circumstances, are nearly prostrated by their deep grief. SHILOH'S VITALIZER is what you need for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Dizziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia. Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. For sale by all druggists. Died. On February 18, at Gainesville, Texas, Mrs. Hayes, aged seventy-seven years and twelve days. Mrs. Hayes formerly resided in Sedalia, and was a member of the Congregational church in this citv. Rumored Arrest of the Lamonte Safe Blowers. It is rumored on the streets this after noon that two men have been arrested for complicity in the Lamonte safe blowing operators "of hist Friday night, one of the parties being a railroad brakeman whose naiue is unknown, while the other is a young farmer named Will Enos, who resides near Lamonte. The police deny all knowledge of the arrests, and nothing definite can be learned, as Sheriff" Conner is now in Lamonte. CATARRH CURED, health and sweet breath secured, by Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 50 cents. .Nasal Injector free. Married. At the Congregational parsonage, last evening at six o'clock, by Rev. Allen J. Van Wagner, Mr. W. H. Dunkle and Miss Mary Bartlett, of Barton county, Mo. For lame Back, Side or Chest u&e Shi loh's Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. For sale by all druggists.