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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO. TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1882.
3 :1 THE OLD HOME Soon to be Deserted by the Old School Presbyterians A Touching Meeting Yesterday. Col Philips' Eloquent Speech Interesting Paper by Mr. GL C. Heard. -an There was an unusualy large audience at the Old School Presbyterian church, yes terday morning, despite the wretched con dition of the streets, and the exercises proved deeply and touchingly interesting. It was in the nature a of farewell meeting,a sort of 'out of the old house, into the new," as this congregation are preparing to erect a new church edifice, a description of which has appeared in the Bazoo. The services were opened with a very beautifully rendered song by the choir, which was most appropriate to the charac ter of the meeting. The pastor, Rev. A. W. Nesbit, prefaced his sermon by saying that he would be brief in his remarks, as Mr. Heard would read a sketch of the history of the church, and Col. Philips would give some reminis ences of Presbyterian ism in Pettis county, which would, no doubt, prove most inter esting. He then selected as his text the words found in the second verse of the first chap ter of Revelations, and spoke as follows : There is a distinction between the visible and the invisible church. One is as we see it; the other as God sees it. The latter is the purer, because in it no elements which corrupt and defile can come. But it is not to the invisible that God speaks. HE .SPEAKS TO MEN for it is of these that the visible church is nomination. It is in all lands and of ail de niensious. He has founded this church on Himself, Christ being the eternal rock. He is the head of the church, ruling and directing it. Christ is above all earthly power, He h all power and He uses it for the good and glory of this church. Whenever we read in the bible of God's utterances concerning the church it is of the visible one. There are 109 paseages in the scriptures in which God's message is directly given, and it would be well for us to note some characteristics of these mes sages. THE SPIRIT OF THE MASTER in all these utterances, is strikingly dis played. It is one of authority couplged with gentleness. It is not the spirit of the siave owner, naughty, harsh ana outer; but it is of that tender nature which appeals to our better self, rather than to rudely and tyrannically dictate. He comes in royal garb and the possessor of kingly powers but He is ever the kind and compassionate Master, loving kis weak dsciples, patiently dealing with their sins and foibles. These expressions convey the idea that the church is God's property, in a pecular sense, and as such He cares for in a special way. He protects it, He nourishes it, He , instructs it. Unto it Hegives lifespirituai and mental and its development and growth is His dearest joy. It is a blessed thought that we of this c hurch are under God's direction, and pro tected by His power and never-failing pres ence. He has been with us in the past, He is with us in the present and the com ing days will find verification of His prom ise, "My spirit shall go with thee." This is our comlort and hope. At the conclusion of the sermon, Mr. Heard read the following HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE CHURCH : The first minute in our record book is as a follows : "Sunday morning, the 30th of .January, lb70, Rev. C. H. Dunlap, stated supply of First Presbyterian church of Sedalia, Mo., announced 'that there would be a meeting of the members of the church on Thursday. Feb. 3rd, at 2 o'clock p. m 3 to take into consideration the future interests of the church." The meeting was held ; the future inter ests of the church were taken into considera tion, and the result was that forty-four votes, against twenty, decided to connect the First Presbyterian church of Sedalia with the Northern Assembly. The record of Feb'y. 18th, 1870, is as follows : "At a meeting held in the Baptist church this day, for the purpose of organizing an Old School Presbyterian church in Sedalia, Mo.; the Rev. Jno. Montgonery, D. D., took the chair, as moderator. On motion of T. J. Montgomery, Wui. Groesbeck was elected secretar3 The moderator then announced that he held in his hand a list of MEMBERS DISMISSED at their own request Irom the First Presby terian church, for the purpose of organiz ing another church ; and that if there were othere who desired to unite with this organization an opportunity would then be given." The organization was effected; others rave in their adherence, and from that date to this, Sedalia has had, besides the Cumberland, two Presbyterian churches in its midst. AT THE ABOVE NAMED MEETING Win. Groesbeck, Dr. T. J. Montgomery and Col. Philips, were elected elders. The former of these removed several yeis ago io the church at Independence, where he is still active. Dr. Montgomery serves in the church triumphant. Col. Philips, we are sorrv to sav, will soon leave us for Kansas City. The following named persons constitute the original membership, enrolled Feb. 18, 1S70: William Groesbeck, Harriet Groebseck, Mary E. Groesbeck, Annie Groesbeck,Mrs. Mary Philips, Mrs. Marv A. Barrett, J. F. Jenkins, Adam Ittel, Mrs. Ellen M. Ittel, J. R. Stewart, Mrs. Mary H. Stewart, Miss Mary E. Shannon, Mrs. Mary Sueed, J. A. Wallace, Mrs. Minnie Wallace, N. S. Henry, Miss M. C. Bush, Mrs. S. E. Staley, Miss Anna J. Leet, Mrs S. M. Cronks, .John F. Philips, Mrs. Fleecie Philips, Louis Kumm, Mrs. Rosalie Kunim, Mrs. Madora Willis, M. M. Lampton, Mrs. E. 31. Lampton, Miss Augusta Lampton, A. B. Barrett, W. H. Allison, Dr. W.C. West, Mrs. W. C. West, Mrs. Stella Wrood, Mrs. A. J. Montgomery, Dr. T. J. Montgomery, Miss Mol lie Smith, Miss Cammie Mont gomery, Mrs. Emma Arnold, Geo. R. Keill, Mrs. A. E. Keill. All the foregoing were by letter irom the First Presbyterian church of this city. Mrs. Geo. G. Vest and Mrs. Mary Hogue were received bv letter from Danville, Ky., and Platte City, Mo., respectively. THE FIRST PASTOR who served this church was the Rev. John Montgomery, D. D., one of the pioneer preachers of this county He has aided in the organization of many churches in the vicinity, having preached the first dis courses delivered in this city, and was a prime mover in the orgraniztion of the First Presbyterian church here. Dr. Montgomery was pastor about two years, when he resigned and Rev. J. E. Wheeler was installed pastor in the fall of 1872. His pastorate was succssful, and, with regret, the church received his resig nation on May 30, 1875. Rev. W J. Lapsley was called for indefi nite supply, preaching his first sermon on Sept. 20, 1875, and continued about a year. Rev. W. G. F.Wallace succeeded, and, as stated supply, filled the pulpit till Dec. 2, 187G, when he was CALLED TO THE PASTORATE and remained pastor until Oct. G, 3878. He was then transferred by the Lafayette presbytery to the evangelistic work in that presbyterv. From this time until August 0, 1879 the pulpit was supplied by Rev. ur. o . jli. xaniis, oi xrownsviue. Rev. P. D. Stephenson, of Trenton, Tenn , was then called and served the church faithfully until May the 8th, 1881. Mr. Nesbit has been with us since April Sth of this year. The church has, undoubtedly, been hin dered in its work by these frequent changes. NO MINISTER CAN BEGIN to work effectively much under a year, and to have had no pastorate for over three years cannot be otherwise than detrimen tal. But in each case the matter has seemed to have been ordered as a neces sity. Dr. Montgomery resigned, owing to the increasing "infirmities of age. Brother Wheeler left us only when the providence of God seemed to point the way to Inde pendence. Rev. W. G. F. Wallace was appointed by the Presbytery to shoulder its evangelistic work. And Brother Stephenson's usefulness was ended. In each case there a was "need be." And yet, notwithstanding this very se rious hinderauce, the results have been fair. During the twelve years of our ex istence we have First, kept up the regular preaching of the word of God in our midst. Second, we have witnessed the addition of about 100 to our original membership. Third, Contributed on an average about SI ,000 to the Lord's cause. Fourth, Paid ofi' a considerable amount of indebtedness (about SI, S00) contracted in the very beginning of our church life. And fifthly, sustained a life compara tively free from the necessities of disci pline in the midst of many temptations. THE FIRST AND LAST OF THESE sK?cifications may not seem to amount to much. Really, however, had we done them fully we would have done our work. They really amount to everything. "To hold forth the word of life" and "keep ourselves unspotted from the world" is what God has put us here lor, and beyond this it is not ours to go. RESULTS THE WORLD DEMANDS, butf results are God's, and could we but say that we had fully "sown" and "watered," we might well rest content. However dear our old church may be to our hearts to-day when we call up the jojTs and the tears of the past, yet, in view of the blessings that God seems to hold out to us to-day, our hearts should be glad in deed. Under the lead of our beloved pas tor, we are now about to move forward in a great work. May God lead him by the hand, and help us to follow faithfully. col. philip's speech. Col. Philips said: "I hardly know what is expected of me on this occasion, but what I shall say will be brief. I have re cently read the history of Presbyterianism in Pettis county and 1 find that my own life is almost contemporaneous with it. In the year 1S5G I was living at Georgetown, and was the only Presbyterian there; there were perhaps not a dozen in the county. Rev. James Lapsley was living near Knob noster and preaching in that neighborhood. 1 was instrumental iu securing him to preach at Georgetown, occasionally. We had no church, aud the services were held m the basement of a brick which is still standing. building, .MY DUTIES WERE MANY I was elder, deacon and sexton. I opened the church, raug the bell, built the tires, swept out the house, lit the lamps, went round the village to drum up an audience and took up the collection. 1 shall never forget niv longing for co- laborers in the work of planting Presby terianism in this county and preaching of the gospel to the people. Nor shall I ever forget the joy which was mine when that Kentucky delegation, headed by that noble man, Doctor Montgomery, and formed of kindred spirits, came to us. It was as the coming ot the relief at Luckuow. Dr. Montgomery at once set about his work, and organized a church at Presta' chapel, twelve miles north of Georgetown, and I and my wife attended services there every Sunday, unless the severity of the weather prevented us. He then came to us at Georgetown, aud there remained until the dark clouds of war rolled black against the sky. I shall always HOLD IN FONDEST REMEMBRANCE the life and work of this grand man among us. Dr. Montgomery needs no eulogy from me, but 1 cannot refrain from giving voice to the admiration 1 have for him as a scholar, an orator and a noble christian gentleman. Loyal to his Master, ever zealous in His service, strong in convictions of duty and with the tender aflections of a woman, mis man ot uoa won respect and love from all who know him. Thank God, he still lives on earth. It is an anachronism when it is stated that a certain sister denomination repre sented in this city, organized its first church in this house, in 1862. This building was not here then, but in Syracuse, as a letter from the purchaser of it, which 1 hold in my hand, states. THIS HOUSE WAS OWNED by a man living near Syracuse, but claimed by one living it this city. The claim was a trick to get hold of it, but proved unsuccessful. The writer of this letter, Rev. Joshua Barbee, now living in Saline county, went to Syracuse to pur chase the house of the rightful owner. The fraudulent claimant had also gone on the same mission. When Mr. Barbee arrived at the house of the man, he found that he was off in ihe timber, some two miles. The mud was deep but the time was not to be lost and the minister hurried on. The other man got lost and returned to the house. So did Mr. Barbee, but ac companied by the rightful owner, and from whom he had just purchased it. The sharper from Sedalia and Mr Barbee re turned together, the latter preaching a pri vate sermon to his companion on honesty and christian integrity. The building was moved to this city in 18G4 and fourteen feet added to its length. It was in this same house, in 1 860, that I made the first political speech of my life. Well do I recall the timidity with which I arose on that occasion. I was like Lord Derby's young member of parliament who, when he attempted his maiden speech in that historic chamber, did not know what to say, did not know how he said it, and when he was through did not know what he had said. I can only say that those who knew me then and know me now, can find no better illustration of the truth of ! the old a.lage, that time brings about won derful changes. 1 cannot but recall the faces and names nf the nricrinjil member of the little band temple in the beauty of holiness. The elders of this church were men of holy lives, devout, earnest, sober-minded. The members lived in the fear of the Lord, and took delight in His service. Some of j ... , ,j them are living yet among us; others ol the number are out yonder, in God's acre, sleeping in their silent homes. They are never outward swings." No one, not a participant in the stirring scenes just after the close of the war, can appreciate the conditions which encom passed us in those days. When the fury of that internecine struggle burst upon the land, and the bugle call to arms was heard on every hand, this little band of chris- tians drew close together, and were bound to each other as by hooks of steei. This was not only the First Presbyterian church of the city, it was the church. WHAT CROWDS FLOCK KD to its doors and listened in transport to the story ot the Cross, as it lell m magnetic eloquence from the lips ol the grand men who stood before them as God's messen- , , . ... . , l want to reier only in a Historical wav to the division which has been spoken of bv Mr. Heard. The Svuod of Missouri wantPri to mnnd alnnf 'from tin minrrls and stnies wnicii were uisiuroing other portions of the church. 1 wanted it, and my voice was ever raised for peace and union. I wanted this Svuod to be the beginning until to-day there is much to encourage us. 1 look with mingled feelings of sadness and pleasure at these old wall, aud tane nan m tiiese exercises, aau, oe erect a more uenu.ug lempie. u e are on u.cccu.siuS,.,.iu u.u,Wu, rtUU 11 is utting that we recall the past. ukeat deeds have seen wrought here, great men have spoken here. There are grand and stately temples of worship in this state, but I question if in any of them loftier eloquence has ever been heard than has charmed and thrilled and stirred allliCU within the crowds which these walls. have gathered Here we have heard Dr. Montgomery, superb and grand, here have preached Lacy and Brooks and AViccolIs and others of golden tongues and silver speech ; and that prodigy, Bishop Marvin, of the Methodist church ; the tall sons of Ahab, the old men eloquent, and the young men burning with zeal and devotion. These are precious memories to me, and made more precious because 1 too am about to leave this old church and you. But I shall not forget you, aud trust you will not forget me. It will be with a feel ing of sadness when 1 return here and find the old church gone; but I will be in part compensated to hnd you m your uew and beautiful temple. YOU HAVE MUCH TO ENCOURAGE you. Be strong in the Lord. There are the very elements of strength in this con gregation. There are harmony and zeal. Keep them both. You have a pastor of learning, piety and consecration, with strong practical sense. Hold up his hands, support him aud cheer him, and the little cloud, now no larger than a man's hand, will grow and overspread you, by God's grace, until from out of it shall drop rich showers of blessings. May that time soon hasten." Col. Philip's was listened to with closest attention and his words, at times, drew forth tears from many eyes. When he sat down, Mr. Nesbit arose aud thanked the colonel for his words of encouragement, and, expressing the wish of the audience, asked God's blessing to go with him to his new home. The benediction was then pronounced. 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. A Pointer. Calhoun, May 20. Editor Bazoo : Two very suspicious looking men were seen around here yester day. One of them answers the description of one of the six jail breakers. They were first seen in the woods near the town. The party who saw them gave the alarm and the sheriff and a posse started after them but they had taken to the timber. They broke into the house of a man named Bradley and broke ope" a trunk while the family was away. Attention Farmers. An early variety of yellow corn, iu the ear, suitable for late planting or feeding, at coal yard east of Garrison house. (5-19d&wtfJ golden link which would bind the warring nounceinents and pulls : we are rather Dr. Yantis married Miss Kliza Ann factions together m peace and harmony, j susl,jcioUS ami 0fteu with perfect riht Montgomery, of Standford, Kentucky, in bull was disappointed, fhe stnle came nf exaggerations and litmibtms. WilS2S. The' result of thLs union wfis 11 upon us and there was a division. 1 care motto fs yhllt the eve sees t7ie hear L .-hiMren, .seven of whom are now living: not to dwell upon ihe past. j believes," and we therefore desire to see- Mrs. Kate Y. Bean, Wm. L., J., Marshall, We have struggled forward from a weak , finfi ,..,;,. f,Ni. i.ap.Ac.w.ni. IW v r A!r l.Mi,:,lti, 'i.,cW v. ,u ?c U1" -'" MC rt,c stittite, and we therefore sent a reporter and was looked up to as the patriarch of had so many seasons of rich spiritual bless- to the buildin-. We are now able to this tribe of believers, mgs, is soon to be lorsaken. Pleasure at the give the best information on the sub- I" all the relations ot life he thought that such prosperity and gilts have base(l on a personal review and i was a man. His religion was been bestowed upon us as to enable us to ,i,;n,vi, tii ..rm,,;, - .i,.,t n,, -t,ti, f "MISSOURI DUTCH." A Dastardly Tramp Who Entices a lounar BojAway, ttets a Terrible Beating. Saturday morning, Charley, the fourteen-year old son of George Moflett, living in East Sedalia, leU home and did not re turn for dinner. This somewhat alarmed his parents and inquiry was made for him, without, how every, any tidings being received. Search was also instituted, but the boy was not found. Saturday night there was consid erable uneasiness on the part of the pa rents as to where Charley could have gone, and they called on.help to search for him. Nothing resulted, however, until yester day morning, when John Bonker andChas. Chatterson, who were looking for the boy, discovered him in a box car, out near the "rabbit switch." They at once took him in charge and turned him over to his par ents. The boy stated that he had been enticed offby a man who gave him his name as 'Missouri Dutch," and that the man wanted him to travel with him to beg the grub. Saturday afternoon they got on a train ami went io Beamau station, where thev ! staid all night, returned to bedalia vester morning. When Bonker and Chatterson found the boy, the tramp was not with him. and after hearing his story they determined to return and see if it was true! TAiriXB AV ni T iirvr f-i-v wh;ch was uot loaded and had no lock or luue on it, they sought the place where the i 00v was found. Slvlv neeuinir into the box car thev saw a great, big, it. He was call an explanation burly fellow in ed out and ot the boy's storv demanded. The tramp grew insolent and threatened to shoot. This caused Bunker's ire to rise, and he j whacked the tramp over the heiid' I j knocking him down, and followed it up with a few more of the same sort. Then Chatterson took a hand and lit on to that tramp like a duck on a j June-bug. Between the two, "Missouri I Dutch" looked like he had been run , through a threshing machine, in about five j mlnu afler the .ival of l is visitors i 1,1 SQ"S Oregon thence to Wl.en he got awav from them he ran I "T T th h'?5 lo hl natlf!e llown the trsfck aml Vhen a few vards ais.jf He i.: .i ... ? . r, then came baek to Saline county and set- ants, the bullet striking the car right !n-! , Bunker and Chatterson. j fc I '"TJ 'lkM:tt, Aug ., 1SS1. What a German Newspaper Says. We Germans are in xeuerul not in- s uuueii u nunc v au unee in irreai an- " A . - . J sneak about ;hings and praise them. This was our idea when we heard and read so much about Dr. S. A. Richmond's justly celebrated World's Epileptic Tn- a i r . j Qur reporter fouIld Mn Richmond in his office. The doctor kindly revived him, and not onlv answered all Ins (itiestions, but showed aud explained j everything about the place to him. His office is on the first floor of the Duuuiiig;, ana its wans are covered with thousands of photographs of sen- I bicujcu jvi iuuiu xcoLOlctt iw J 1 trill L LI Uv ' the use of Samaritan Nervine, anionic tlemeu ana laa I whom our reporter recognized many of his own countrymen, and its glass cases contain innumerable certificate of cures and letters in praise of this world-1 famous remedy About ten years ago Dr. Richmond came to St. Joseph. He was then a poor young man, with but little money. and no friends to assist him. He rented ' 11 ..act f .a . a smau onice on rrancis street, ana commenced the struggle for success single-handed and alone. He achieved a grand tritriiph, in the face of stub born opposition on every hand, and is to-day one of the wealthiest men in our midst. This fact alone is amply suffi cieut to show the merits of his invalua ble preparation, even though there were no other sources from which to procure - 11 J A vanu aim reiiuuie testimony. But besides the money' which this great medicine has been the means of bringing to the inventor, the doctor re ceives daily the blessings of thousands of patients restored to health and hap piness through his instrumentality. These leUers are open for inspection at his office, and it requires two clerks to attend to this branch of the business. Dr. Richmond is a living example to be imitated by all young men who have I a disposition to reach eminence in the i world by dilligeHce in the use of then own exertions, and besides the enjoy ment of the prosperity which surrouiuls him. he has the satisfaction to be re garded a human benefactor. Bundles and Babies. Not a littles amusement was caused, at the Union depot, yesterday afternoon, by arrival of three ladies, evidently fresh Irom Germany. Each carried a bundle and a baby. The bundles were considerably travel-stained and the babies and mothers were ditto. They were without male escort, and were traveling without protection, except that afforded by the strong arm of "Uncle Sam." One of them asked a Missouri Pacific car man when the train going to Texas would arrive, evidently meaning the K. & T. It is to be presumed that the buxom trio, or rather sextette, were bound south lo the lone star state and the land of magnolias. Important to Know? That in all throat, chest and lung troub les colds, whooping-coughs, asthma, con sumption, etc. even a single dose of Dr. AckerTs English Kemedy will relieve the worst symptoms of distress ; it is pleasant to take, may be given to theyoungest child and guarantees cure in every case. Trial bottles only 10 cents. Regular sizes 50 cts. and f 1. For gale by Bard k Miller. AS A SHOCK OF CORN Ripe for the Harvest, So Death Found Rev. Dr. J. L. Yantis. The Sudden Summons- Found Him Beady to Meet His God. Rev. dead. John Lapsley Yantis, D. D., is The news will be freighted with sorrow to thousands who knew this noble and consecrated man of God. He passed away, quietly, peacefully, sud denly, Just as the sun was sinking beneath the western horizon, last Sunday afternoon, at the residence of Mi. George Green, near Higginsville. Dr. Yantis left his home at Brownsville, on the preceding Friday to fill an appoint ment at a church near Higginsville. He was in his usual health, and gave forth no sign that he was so soon to pass from the church militant to thechurch triumph ant. On Sunday morning he preached with his usual vigor and clearness, and gave out an appointment for the evening service. He did not live to fill it. The chariot of God swung low for him and the i veteran was borne t the companionship of the general assembly which sits in eter nal joy and bliss in the everlasting court U1 VV. o u- . V , f 7 " nZ I"ur j ,n .Lancaer. Garrard county, Kentucky, aml W,as' Pfretore, at the tune ot his death, seventv-eight years of age. He was edu- I . 1 "r . " .? i t i u.ueu in ins uuiive siaie uuu lmeimeu io take uo the medical profession, but aban- doned the idea ifter a brief study. He then determined to enter the ministry of the Presbyterian church, a purpose which was the result of an earnest con viction. In 1829 he was licensed to preach and in 1832, just 50 years ago, he was ordained to the full work of the ministry. In ISoo he removed to Saline county, in this state, where he resided for a brief time, going thence to Liberty, Clay county, thence to Columbia, where his father died. He then spent nearly five years in Fulton, and from there removed to Lexington in 1841. in 184S Dr. Yantis removed to Brownsville, where he established a school. He left 80 acres, which at .iu per acre, of the war he and West port. During the last two years preached at Kansas City FOR TEN THOUSAND DODI.ARS he sold the springs property to Lcidie Marmaduke, in IMi, and removed to rsrownsvine ; ev. r. m., ;urs. r.n.ai)ein lar f Court and James A. Yantis. j Yantis was the oldest Presbyterian ! 'minister in Missouri. He was theXestor -of Presbyterianism in Central Missouri, i i i grows cold, but which refreshes Us posses sor dav bv day and is a constant blessing to a community. As husband and father, he was true, gentle, firm and affectionate. He was a noble citizen, a lovable man and neighbor. e win oe inissea by the wile ot lortv-toui years, by the children who rev ered him in I o" uuuui uio "iciiiui t, tiuu try inc I church he so long and signally served with aud by the I power and ability. He was buried, yesterday, in the cem- etery at Pisgah church, where he had so often preached the glorious gospel Alter a half century of toil in the vine van! of the Master, the old servant rests and has reaped his reward. BROUGHT FROM BENTON Were the Following Items by a Bazoo "Collar." Business is lively in Cole Camp. Crops are looking splendid since the late rains. The new Warsaw ferry boat is about completed. Fred Smith, of Warsaw, has removed to Nevada. The Enterprise reports the arrival of a Bazoo man. W. B. Ham, of Warsaw, lost his fine horse last week. The chances of the chine! not considered good. bug are The Sunday school picnic comes oft at Lincoln on the 9th. Prof. A. K. Elder's Warsaw pupils had a tine picnic the other day. Charles T. Clark has returned from a trip through Missouri and other states. Capt. Stine arrived at Warsaw on Sat urdav with a raft of tiftv-four fine loss. Bob Kichardson has returned from his trip through Benton and Henry coun ties. A raft of ties belonging to Clark & Co sunk near the arsaw wharf the other day. Kev. l nomas onggs will preach to the Clear Creek Baptist church every third Saturday. A protessor in the Bolivar Institute preached in Dr. Crawford's church, on Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James M. English, of Warsaw, had a little girl arrival at their house bunday evening. The arsaw Enterprise thanks Mr. W for writing so complimentary to the Bazoo about Benton county. Mr. S. Patterson, of Charleston. Mo.. j hrother-in-law of N. B. Petts, has made arrangements to settle in Warsaw. It is estimated that by the adopting of the compromise bonds, their value was increased from 16c. to 21c, or a total of $56,000 to $74,000. John Gordon, living in the Grand River country, brought to the town on Monday two out of seven vounc wolves j caught by him. He killed the other five. 1TII1V.11 UVTOl.1 itlilO VI JOHNSON JUMBLES. Bits of Spicy News Gathered by a a Bazoo Rambler in John son County. A festival to raise means for impror- George Colbern is erecting a tenant house. Decoration day was generally re spected. The wheat crop is expected to exceed over 3,000,000 bushels. Mr. Marion Jackson has moved from Warrensburg to Butler. The fine residences of J. A. Stewart and Dr. Hedges are nearly completed. ing the Warrensburg cemetery grounds, will be held on the evening of June 22. Hiram O'Dare's dog, of Warrensburg, was suspected of hydrophobia and shot. Mr. K. L. De Zarnie entertained the young people of Warrensburg Monday night. Kev. Charles II. Hawkins, of Kansas City, has been visiting relatives in "War rensburg. Building is booming. One contrac tor, Wm. Lowe, employs regularly twenty five hands. Kev. T. D. Steele, formerly of War rensburg, died in Pottawatamie county, Kansas, May 15. The Warrensburg Christian cfiurch sociable will be held at Dr. E. C. Griggs', to-morrow evening. The Cumberland Presbyterians will give a festival in WarrensSurg Empire Hall, to-morrow evening Wm. Lowe has contracted to erect a fine residence for J. J. Cockrell on North Holden street, Warrensburg. In Grover township there are 11,118 acres of wheat which will probably aver age at least 20 bushels to the acre. The Prohibition Alliance of War rensburg will meet next Tuesday night to listen to an address by Rev. Charles Fuel ler. Saturday week the work of cleaning out and making repairs in the old ceme tery, by the citizens oi arrensburg, will be resumed. It will be "uhildren's day" at the Warrensburg M. E. church next Sunday. In the evening Prof. Venable will deliver an address. There is great anxiety to learn the particulars of the drowning to death at Tombstone, last Friday, of H. R. Huggins, formerly of Centerview. Drummond Bros, have finished the Warrensburg public square well, which is 100 feet deep and capable of furnishing seventy-five barrels of water a day. WILL YOU SUFFER with Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint? Shiloh's Vitalizer is guaranteed to cure you. For sale by all drug-ts. Parsons Pick-TJps. W. C. Hoi.ues has returned. Peaches are becoming abundant. Cucumbers and colic are becoming plenty. Mr. Fred Wiggins lost his infant son on Monday. Chicken-pox has put in its appearance in some localities. Tuesday night Miss Fannie Wicker sham entertained the Soh-Do club. J. JS. McCreery is erecting, on Belmont avenue a handsome two-story residence. Farmers report that the chinch bug has entirely disappeared. Corn is a little backward. The ladies' and pastor's christia union of the M. E. church met yesterday afternoon. Angel I Mathewson's new brick will be occupied by Neliis & DePry as a planing mill and sash factory. J. W. 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