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THE SEDAIJA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1882. "Written for the Evening Bazoo. THE DEAD SOLDIERS. BY ROSA PEARLE. " Over the graves of tlie lattle-scarred past, Orer th loved and the lost, Who, brave as the bravest, went to the field, Unheeding, nor counting, the cost, Tributes of flowers with a loving hand bring, Chaplets and wreathi o'er them lay ; tiarlaiids of roses wrought for the "Blue," Crssc and lilies the "Gray." What if this mound held a heart that, in life, Beat for the gleam of the "Stars Or, what if the other, close by its side, Loyally burned for the "Bars'?" "What if the breath of the North land had touched Tress of the one with its snow ? Or, lovingly gave with a tropical kbs, The cheek of the other its glow V Theirs was a giving of everything best, Theirs was a record sublime. Warm with the flow of the patriot blood, Poured on the altars of Time. Heroes? Ah yes, heroes for aye, Always and ever to shed Glory tfnditumed, undying and shrined ; Death won, but never more dead. Over them flowers and the rain of our tears, Loyal in word ami in deed, kI will receive and a welcome be theirs, North or the South tho' the creed. VERY INTERESTING "Were the Exercises Given by the Juniors of Sedalia Seminary Last Night, at Sichers' Park. A very line audience greeted the junior class of the Sedalia Seminary, at their ex hibition last night at Sichers' park. Nature was in one of her most enter taining moods, and the evening was per fectly splendid, as the girls would say. The seating of the hall was arranged so that the essavists, orators and declaimers would be in closer proximity to tne audi ence, the stage upon which they stood hav ing been placed about half-way down the hall, on the north side. Great precautions had been taken to preserve order, and the effort was decidedly pleasant in the re sult. The class, composed of six young men .aud five young ladies, gave evidence of a laudible ambition to entertain the audi ence and to close the junior year by a per formance of a creditable nature. They had been carefully and cautiously in structed, and great credit is due Profes sors Van Petten and Ready for the syste- matic drill which they nave given these young aspirants for still further, honors and stores of learning. The exercises opened with an instrument al duet by Misses sal lie Major and Annie Richardson, which was very pleasantly ; rendered, lhis was followed by a prayer by Rev. G. A. Beattie, and this by a quar tette song by Misses Newkirk and Richard son and Messrs. Birchfield and Gray. The song was a gem. J After this pretty song the first declama- lion, the "Speech of Regul us," by Lewis ! Jones, was rendered. Every school boy I in the land knows that wonderful produc- i lion beginning with the stately words: 1U does it become me. O senators of Rome ; ill does it become Regulus to stand The young speaker was rather too slow and unfeeling in his style, hinting at a lack of a full comprehension of the circumstances surrounding this historic scene. He did very well, however, and won merited applause. Miss Mollie Williams wa the first es sayist, reading in a clear and well enun ciated manner, a very well written essay on the subject "The Angel of the Mind." Miss Williams championed the force and efficacy of fancy, which was her angel of the mind. To the lover it was the knight errant of his heart, leading him to win at last the idol of his affections. Fancy turns the eye of the poor and down-trodden of the lands across the Atlantic to this fair and free one ot ours, where he sees plenty and peace. It cheers the in ventor; it soothes the throbbing brain of the scholar ; it paints the glowing canvass; it sings in poetry. She was applauded heartily and flowered abundantly. Emmet McClure declaimed the "Anni versary of Washington." His voice was good, his gestures free and easy, but a halt or two, occasioned by a slip of mem ory, broke into the even flow of the decla mation. Mr. McClure gives the promise of becoming an attractive speaker. Miss Nellie Mason was quite charming In her piano solo, and was lustily ap plauded. "Famous Letter Writers" was the sub- j iect of Miss Kate Wrharton's essay. Miss i Kate must have known that others, with gifted pens, had written upon this, the most important branch of literature, and she felt that she was called on to write with force, and a familiarity with the sub ject. In this she succeeded most admir-1 ably and won the interest and applause of her audience. Several pretty bouquets were sent to the young ladv. The deolamation, "The Ruins of Time," by Mr. B. Fowler then followed. Mr. Fow ler began in a voice and enunciation which gave but little promise of the really fine style which marked the delivery of the young gentleman after the first few sen tences. He should, however, cultivate a silver sound of voice, a bell-like enunci ation of words of more than two syllables. Very well in hand did he hold the audience and amid applause and flowers he took his seat. Miss Nannie Hutchinson read of "Hur rying Footsteps." On ceasless, noiseless Meps, time hurries by us. We cannot stop it, we cannot woo it to a slower pace. The wheeling cvcles of the season come and go and the saedtinie and harvest tail not. Our own lives move in this quiet proces sion, and the thought, ever present, should win us todays and years of duty done and doing. The essay was very pretty, and pleasant. Miss Nannie received so many bouquets that she was fairly hidden from view. Miss Newkirk's vocal solo,which followed was very prettily executed and gave much pleasure to her hearers. To an encore she gracefully bowed. The gem of the evening was Miss Bettie Tannehill's declamation of that difficult 7oem, "The Burning of Chicago." Miss Bettie is the possessor of more than ordi nary dramatic powers, and her rendition of lastevening gave evidence of her verv fine artistic abilities,which will prove capable of still richer results. She has a captivating voice, striking presence, easy and graceful, and an appreciation of the" spirit of the production she declaims, The young lady was applauded to the echo and crowned with many a bouquet of lovely flowers The gracefully delivered, well worded and finely conceived oration on the subject, "The Victories of Peace," by -Mr. Leroy Jones, was a fitting following to Miss Tannehill's declamation. The young orator has a cool, calm, self possessed, style, an easy poise, and a well trained voice, which are attract ive in every orator and necessary to success on the rostrum. He is a close student of history and the possessor of that happy faculty which enables these stores of the rniad to find expression in graceful speech. The young orator was the recip ient of many handsome bouquets. A violin solo by Mr. Birchfield proved the young gentleman's familiarity with that most difficult of all instruments to play. He was enthusiastically applauded, even to an encore, to wnicn he uoweu thanks. Mr. Robert Gray chose as the subject of his oration, "The Drummer Boy in Red." This oration was not as well memorized as it should have been, or else the maiden ef fort of the young orator may have some what interfered with memory's untram meled work. But this need not discourage the young man, since one of England's greatest sons had to lling the defiant threat, ''There will come a day when you shall hear me," into the teeth of his fellow members in the house of com mons when he first tried to speak to them. Miss Nellie Ingram's declamation wjis on "Art and Woman." Though the youngest of the class, Miss Nellie has a vjvacity of style and a versatility of de clamatory gifts which fairly charmed her audience and kept them in the most pleas ant sympathy with the graceful 3'oung de claimer. Many a professional elocution ist has failed to recite "Art and Woman" with the mastery of its varying demands on voice, modulation and gesture with which Miss Nellie did last night. The loud and prolonged applause was well merited, as were the flowers which she re ceived in abundance. Mr. E. C. Mason closed the programme with a polished oration on "The ReveBges of History." His style was deliberate, yet florid enough to indicate much ora torical power and skill. As a speaker the young gentleman is graceful and attrac tive, and as a writer he possesses an easy and flowing command of language, free from sophomoric faults. By cultivation of his natural gifts he will attain an en viable place on the rostrum. The last song, a quartette, was very finely executed, and was heartily ap plauded. Rev. Plannett pronounced the benedic tion, and the audience dispersed, well pleased with the evening's entertainment. -SHILOH'S COUGH and Consumption j Cure is sold bv us on guarantee. It cures I consumption For sale by- all druggists. A Watery Grave, Special to the Bazoo. Jefferson City, June 1, 1 o'clock p. The news has just been received in m. town that the bright and promising five-year-old j son of N. C. Burch, editor and proprietor of the state journal, was arowueu at i a. m. to-day in Big creek, at a point about one mile from this city. The lad was fishing on the bank and slipped into the water. The body has been recovered and removed to the familv residence. CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH Bronchitis immediately relieved by loh's Cure. For sale by all druggists. and Shi- Knock Down. A row occurred at a dance in East Se dalia, last night. Officer I'heifer went out to make arrests, but the parties who did the fighting had either skipped or would not be identified 03 those who witnessed the affray. The row occurred between two railroad men and, as well as could be learned, about something connected with the late marriage of Mr. Smith and Miss Boggs, which, it wiU be remembered, took place in East Sedalia night before last. Several railroaders were questioned as to the matter, but they, one and all, refused to give any answer or particulars. The difficulty took place at the house of a round-house workman, who frequently gives balls, which generally lead to one or more pugilistic encounters. The house has a bad reputation and the police are very vigilant in that vicinity when any festivity is going on. For fame Back, Side or Chest use Shi For loh's Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. saie by all druggists, " - Arrested at Windsor. On last Saturday evening, at Windsor, Mr. McCleverty, a real estate man, .saw two suspicious looking parties sculking into a box car on one of the side tracks there and had them arrested. It was thought that the two parties were some of the jail birds lately escaped from Deputy Dudley, in this city. They were held for identification until Monday morning, when they were found to be two jolly railroad boys of East Sedalia. The boys had grown tired of twisting brakes and went down into the country to see what the prospect for a job at harvesting would be. After attending to their business they started on their return to the depot to await the coming of the Scdalia-bound train. But a shower suddenly coming up they took shelter in the empty car from which they were arrested. The boys are well known in Eat Sedalia, and laugh heartily over the affair. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, made miser able by that terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is the remedy for you. For sale by all druggists. Married Last Night. Mr. John D. Flintier, of 0borne Citv. V, J Ka - m Geo. ('. Boss, of this citv, were married last night. The ceremonv took place at 8:30 o'clock, at the lesidenceof F E. Hoff man, on Broadway, Kev. J. II. Duncan officiating. No cards were issued, only near relatives of the family being in vited. Mr. Flintier has acted in the ca pacity of clerk to Mr. Hoffman for the long period of ten years. The Bazoo wishes the newly wedded couple a long and prosperous voyage adown the stream of life. $1500 per year can be easily made at home working for E. G. Rideout & Co., 10 Barclay street, New York. Send for their catalogue and full particulars, y THE DEMOCRATS Met in County Convention Yes terday Afternoon. A Pull Delegation Present Judge Lacy Chosen Chairman. Nearly AU the Old Officers Again on the Track. At one o'clock the delegates began to as semble. Within a short time afterwards the smcious court room was filled with the candidate makers. Sheriff Conner and his assistants were busy in preparing seats and accomodations for the delegates. Fifty eight senatorial looking Solons made up the convention, apportioned as follows: Heath's Creek 3, Longwood 3, Iloustonia 2, Black water 3, Lamonte 5, Dresden 2, Cedar 2, Bowling Green 2, Smithton 2, Se dalia 21, Prairie 2, Elk Fork 2, Green Ridge 2, Washington 2, Flat creek 2, Lake Creek 1, Hughesville 2. Total, 58. Necessary to a choice, 30. D. M. Williams, member of the execu tive committee, called the meeting to or der, and requested the delegates to take seats within the bar, which request was complied with as soon as possible. Ou motion, Judge John A. Lacy was chosen temporary chairman. The inter lopers inside the bar were admonished to get out and surrender their places to the delegates. Judge Lacy suggested that a sergeant-at-arms be appointed, as there might be use for such an official before the convention adjourned. On motion of Robley D. Thatcher, the chair was empowered to appoint a sergeant-at-arms, and D. M. Williams was so appointed, and instructed by the chair as to his duties W. J. Manker said that on account of the importance of the meeting some method of expedition ought to be adopted. The chair said that would be attended to in due time. Judge Lacy now thanked the convention for the honor conferred upon him, and stated the ofcject of the meeting with great vigor and point. Major James C. Wood called for three cheers for Judge Lacy, which were given. A motion was made bv W. J. Manker, that John D. Russell be chosen permanent secretary. On motion of Mr. Manker committees on permanent organization and credentials were appointed, consisting of John Mont- romerir., J. S.Rittenhour, Thomas Terrv, J r . liow, .Messrs W hithelu, riaker, Ha- an, Gregg, McAnich, Black, Gorrell, man Douhertv and others, one le tor each town- jr., was named ship. John Montgomery as cuairinan. x ne commmee on creuennais was admonished to retire and make their report as soon as possible. In a few minutes the com mittee made its report through their chair man. The secretary read the list of dele gates from the different townships. On motion the report of the committee was adopted. Mr. Manker moved that the roll of delegates be called and thoss 1 rpi 1 I present be required to answer to their names, uarned. The secretary called the roll, and all the delegates answered. The report of the committee on perma nent organization was called for. Mr. Manker read the report. John A. Lacy was chosen permanent chairman, John D. Kussell secretary and D. M. Williams, sergeant at arms. The committee on order of business made treir report. On motion it was adopted. The first nomination in order was that of county attorney. On motion of W. K. Thomas, tellers to collect votes were appointed. WT. R. Thomas and Mr. Sullivan were selected so to act. On motion of John Montgomery, jr., Dr. Van Burkleo was appointed to assist the secretary in receiving and counting th votes. W. R. Thomas declined to act as teller. McAninch was chosen to act in his place. G. C. Heard was placed in nomination for county attorney. W. J. Manker stated that on request of W. D. Steele he would withdraw his name, and at his request made a motion that Mr. Heard be nom inated by acclamation. Carried. M. S. Conner was declared the nominee of the convention by acclamation. B. H. Ingram was placed in nomination for circuit clerk. T. A. Fowler was also placed in nomina tion. On motion, the nominations closed. The tellers proceeded to distribute tickets and ballots the for votes. Wr. J. Manker moved that the roll be called and delegates be requested to de posit his ballot as the roll was called. Carried. The secretary called the roll and the del egates voted accordingly. The count resulted as follows : Ingram 29 Fowler 20 5S The vote being a tie, the delegates pro ceeded to cast their ballots for circuit clerk anew. Second vote: Ingram 25 Fowler 28 57 As the secretary was about to announce the vote, Mr. McAninch, one of the tellers," discovered one more ballot in his hat. He asked the convention if the vote should be COUI1 counted. On motion of John Montgomery. The third vote resulted as follows Ingram. , .. SO ... 28 rowler 08 Mr. Ingram was called on for a speech, but the chairman announced that life was too short, and the business of the conven tion was rapidly proceeded with. Henry Y. Field was placed in nomina tion, by the Longwood delegation, for county clerk. On motion the nomination was made unanimous, and Mr. Field was declared the nominee of the convention. Nominations for recorder of deeds for Pettis were called for, J. M. Byler withdrew his name as a candidate. John W. Conner and Flavius J. McClure were placed in nomination. The vote resulted as follows : Conner .. 47 McClure 11 .58 Mr. Conner was declared the nomminee of the convention. For nomination for county treasurer, John L. Hall was named. There being no other nominations, Mr. Hall was declared the nominee by acclimation. "For county collector, Claude Mitchum, M R. Priest and Finis S. Arnold were placed in nomination. The ballot was as as follows : Mitchum 15 Priest 28 Arnold 15 There being no choice, a second ballot was ordered. On motion, it was agreed that the candi date having the lowest number of votes be dropped. The second baliot resulted as follows: 3fitchum 13 Priest 2S Arnold 17 There being no choice, a third ballot was ordered. Sol. Morris, a Sedalia delegate, was ex cused from further service and was allowed to select John Montgomery, jr., to act as his proxy. Under the rule Claude Mitchum's name was dropped. Third ballot: Priest 32 Arnold 2b 58 Mr. Priest was duly declared the nomi nee of the convention. For county judge at large Major Win. Gentry was nominated by acclamation. For Probate Judge : McClurg 44 Orear 12 58 Mr. McClurg was declared the nominee. For coroner, Dr. J. B. Jones and Dr. R. WT. Carr were placed in nomination. The following is the vote: Jones 50 Carr S 5S J. W. Walker was placed in nomination for assessor, and chosen by acclamation. For surveyor J. C. Johnson was nomi nated in a like manner. Mr. Manker moved that a committee of j five be appointed to select delegates to the state convention. Mr. Harris moved as an amendment that the delegates be se lected bv ballot. Mr. Manker stated that his only object was to work of the convention ; get through the that the conven- 5 tion would have the right to reject any se- I lection by the committee. Mr. Harris' amendment was carried. It was moved that the six candidates j receiving the highest number of votes be selected. Mr. Frank C. Hainan siaieu some verv sirong oujecuons 10 mis course, ana tne motion was voted down. John T. Heard, A. F.Scott, Thos. Ter ry, Frank C. Hainan. John Spickert and J. W. Perdue were put in nomination. On motion of J. W. Manker, the nomina tion of the above named genllemeu was made unanimous by acclamation. It was moved that a com mittee of five be appointed to present names of candidates to the congressional convention, and present the list for the ap proval of the question. This was objected to, aud an amendment offered that these delegates be selected as the delegates to the state convention had been selected. The vote on the amendment was so close that the ayes and noes were called for. The amendment was carried. J. Q. Tannehill, B. McGoffin. J. A. Lacv, J. R. Wade, J. R. Barrett, J." M. Ofiiefd, H. B. Scott, R. C. Guthrie. Judge J. A.J. Downs, B. F. Taylor, Judge Chilton, Col. T. F. Houston, Smith Hopkins aud Dr. Conkwright were placed in nomination for delegates to thecongressional convention. Frank C. Hainan moved that on the vote the three candidates receiving the lowest number of votes be dropped. Car ried. W. J. Manker moved that no candidate be chosen unless selected by a majority of the votes" of the convention carried. J, R. Stewart was excused from further service, and allowed to select W. R. Thom as as his proxy. The following delegates were selected by a majority vote : J. A. Lacy, J. R. Wade, H. B. Scott, Smith Hopkins. It was moved by Frank C. Hainan, that the rules be suspended, and Dr Conkwright chosen by acclamation as the sixth delegate. The ayes and nays were called for. Mr. Hainan withdrew his motion to avoid the delay. The vote on the sixth delegate was then taken, and, there being no majority, the rules were suspended, and B. Magoffin was chosen by acclamation. On motion, a committee of one from each township was selected to choose and present to the convention the names of seven gentlemen to serve as members of the county executive committee for the ensuing year. The chairman suggested, as six delegates to the congressional convention had been fixed on arbitrarily, that some way should be provided for securing the full vote of the county, as it was not yet known what the vote would be. Mr. Montgomery moved that the dele gation be instructed to cast a vote of the county, whatever the vote might be. This was carried. Harvey Sibert moved that such, of the delegation as could not attendtthe conven tion in person, be empowered to appoint proxies. Agreed to. The committee on executive committee reported the names of the followiug gentle men to serve for the ensuing year: T. C. Hayman, Heaths creek ; J. A. Lacy, Sedalia ; T. B. Price, Blackwater; J. Q. Tannehill, Elk Fork; W. C. Overstreet, Smithton; Thomas Terrv, Lamonte; William Hill, Sedalia. The county convention then adjourned. The county convention for the nomina tion of a representative for the eastern and western districts then separated, the west ern division taking the court room and the eastern the grand jury room, The western delegation organized with Thomas Terry, of Lamonte, chairman, and John D. Rus sell, of Sedalia, as secretary. F, H. Bradford, Wm. F, Tuttle, Capt. Sam Shanks and Oliver P. Hatton were placed in nomination. Nominations were then closed. On motion the chair appointed two tellers to receive the vote. Charle Baker and R. E. Guthrie were selected. The vote was as iollows : Bradford.. 17 Tuttle. 3 Shanks ft Hatton 3 29 Mr. Bradford was declared the nominee for representative for the western district. Mr. Bradford was called for, but was not forthcoming. On motion, adjourned. The eastern nd western districts again organized for the nomination of county judges, the. western district in the court room and the eastern in the grand jury room. The western district chose Thomas Terry chairman, and John D. Russell, sec retary. J. W. Perdue was chosen the nominee by acclamation. On motion adjourned. The eastern district made no nomina tion for representative, adjourning that part of the businesss until the 15th of July. The vote on county judge was as follows : F. B. Tavlor. 15 H. B.Scott 13 28 Adjourned. A BAD PENN. A Negro Arrested, Yesterday Afternoon, Charged With Rape. He Says He is Innocent, and That Barkus Was Willin'. Jack Penn, a negro boy, about eighteen years of age, was arrested near Georgetown, yesterday morning, charged with raping an invalid colored girl, Phcebe Stewart, by name. He was taken before Justice Dow, at Georgetown, to have his prelim inary trial. Sufficient evidence was given by the girl's friends and others to warrant the lodging of Jack in the county jail, and it was accordingly done. The evidence before Justice Dow was to the effect that Jack went to the home of Chas. Williams, the father of the girl, and a well-to-do farmer, on Sunday evening, for the purpose of sending a few hours with the girls of the house. He ,was accom panied by another negro, who, upon their arrival, monopolized the company of Jack's favorite to such an extern that he concluded to j:o up stairs to the room of the invalid sister and seek amusement. He did so ; and after a time the mother, who was below, was attracted by the fran tic cries of the sick girl, and rushed upstairs to find Penn in the very act of accomplish ing his hellish deed Williams proceeded to procure the arrest of Penn as soon as possible, and tne orate was taken belore Justice Dow, as before stated, from whence he was brought to Sedalia stronsr hold. jackson's statement. On being questioned by a Bazoo quill, this, forenoon, Penn gave, in substance, the following : I and another colored boy went to Banks (his real name is Williams) house on Saturday ; my companion wen for the purpose of getting some tomato plants; I ' 011 last Jrnaay a weefc ago, but the tact ot went to see the girls and to while away the m-v tlolnS so ha.d not come t0 hls knowl time : there two girls living at the house ; j edSe wheu he Ielt- one a neaitny, robust girl ana the other, Phcebe Stewart by aame, an invalid. When we reached the house, the other boy went into the garden with some one to get the tomato plants, while I went into the aouse to see the girls ; I went upstairs to Phcebe s room ; was there some time; committed the deed, but not in the way with which I am charged ; she gave her consent ; she was on the bed when the act was done ; I am innocent ; do not know that Williams or family had any ill-will against me; do not know why I was arrested. Jack is a frank, open-countenanced boy aud does not have the appearance of one who would take advantage of weakness and sickness to commit such a deed, even to one of his own color, without her con sent. But time will tell. Skin Diseases Cured. By Dr. Frazier's Magic Ointment. Cures as if by magic, Pimples, Black Heads or Grubs, Blotches and Eruptions on the face, leaving the skin clear, healthy and beautiful. Also cures Itch, Barber's Itch, Salt Rheum, Tetter, Ringworm, Scald Head, Chapped Hands, Sore Nipples, Sore Lips, old, obstinate Ulcers and Sores &c. skin disease. F. Drake, esq., Cleveland, O., suffered beyond all description from a skin disease which appeared on his hands, head and face, and nearly destroyed his eyes. The most careful doctoring failed to help him, and after all failed he used Dr Frazier's Magic Ointment and was cured by a few applications. J&The first and only positive cure for skin diseases ever discovered. eJent by mail on receipt of fifty cents. Henry Sc. Co., Sole Prop'rs. 62 Vesey street, New York. For Blind, Bleeding, Itching or Ulcerated Piles Dr. William's Indian Pij.f Oint ment is a sure cure. Price by mail $1.00, or t 1 y druggists. Bled to Death. George Snedaker, a young man, twenty years of age, residing at Clinton, began bleeding at the nose on Friday at 7 o'clock in the morning and the bleeding continued until 9 o'clock in the eveuing, when it ceased. All the medical aid available was procured, but to no purpose; the greatly weakened sufferer died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. The cause of his death was a cancer on the inside of the upper part of the nose, the sore having eaten into one of the arteries located there and pro ducing the blood flow which resultea in death. The remains were interred in Oak Grove cemetery this afternoon. Money to Loan. I have a large amount ot money to loan on first class real estate security, at lower rates than ever offered here belore. 5-28d6tw2t John Montgomery, jR.jj BEASTLY OUTRAGE ! A. J. Mc Williams, a Stone Ma son, Outrages His Fifteen-Year-Old Daughter, And, on Being Threatened with Exposure by Her, Flees the City. Information came to a Bazoo reporter this morning that a beastly case of incest awaited his investigation in this city. The scribe repaired to the home of the party who had possession ot the facts in the matter, and learned that one A. J. McWilliams, had been guilty of commit ting a most beastly outrage lipou the per son of his daughter, Fannie by name, a girl about 15 years of age. All the outside facts possible to be gleaned were collected by the reporter, when he went to the home of the villain and victim, on the corner of Moniteau and Pettis streets. On knocking, the door was opened by a small, slightly-built girl, who, when asked if Fannie McWilliams was in, replied: "I am Fannie McWil liams; is there anything that you want?" The reporter replied in the affirmative, and requested a private talk with her. She politely invited him inside and led the way to an unoccupied room, where she awaited his business with her. HER STORY. My father moved to this city about one year ago ; we have lived in this house during most of the time ; father is a stone mason and has been pretty busily em ployed at the work of his trade ever since coming to Sedalia; he is a steady workman and never drank to any extent until he came to this city; since coming here he has been drunk several times ; has never mistreated me when drunk or at any other time except in the manner of which you have heard ; we came from Kentucky here ; have no relations in this state that are known to myself, all friends and kin that I possess in the world are in foreign state. THE CRIME WAS FIRST COMMUTED about two months ago ; father tried to per suade me at first, by telling me that 1 was not his child, and that there would not be anything wrong in allowing what he wished ; he said that we were all alone in the house and that no one would ever know; that the fact of my not being his daughter and living alone with him in the house would appear as badly to outsiders., any way, and that it would make uo difference with the opinion of our acquaintances, whether I conceded his desires or not. HE USED THREATS, f and declared that he would kill me if i I did not consent. I was greatly I afraid that he would come home drunk some time and put his threats into execu tion. I CONSENTED. After my consent was once gained I could not ajrain refuse, and the deed has 1 been accomplished at intervals ever since. up to yesterday, WHEN HE FLED FOR KANSAS CITY. I !! ltio tint - f 1 X iti 1.7 bear it no longer and threatened to expose h;m ;f he did not cease. He feared that I , would put the threat into execution and ' hence his leaving to escape disgrace. He I we.nt aw.aX yesterdav cm the four o'clock j Missouri Tacific train, with the expressed intention of making Kansas City his stop- ft L iltiVl lit lll7 WUUULl II U til 1 LUU1U ! ping point. But he had already been ex- posed. I told a, certain lady of his doings il. xlAC iSEt. WtLL LIKU by those who knew him, until I exposed him. Has done considerable work here aud made plentv of money. 1 do not think anything will come of his doings 1 toward myself. I am between fifteen and sixteen years ot age. I AM ALL ALONE ; have no friends ; have no money ; there is no furniture in the house which I could sell for anything; I do not know what I shall do, but shall, at least, go away from here to some place where he cau never hear of me, nor 1 of him; my mother ha been dead for five or six years ; have lived alone with him since her death. In substance the foregoing is her state ment. Fannie McWilliams is a slightly made girl, with black eyes, black hair, and, in fact, a perfect brunette. She was dressed poorly but neatly, and talked very frankly, freely and intelligently with the reporter of the affair. The house, inside, indicates the most UTTER POVERTY. In fact there was nothing but debris, hav ing the appearance of a house from which all the furniture had been removed. She is truly poor, outraged, desolate and desti tute. It there is any charity in the homes and christian hearts of Sedalia, she it surely a fit object. Motherless, fatherless, kinless, friendless and penniless, she is cast adrift on the world with the foulest of stains upon her innocent girlhood. Will some good Samaritan lend A HELPING HAND to the victim of as foul an incest as has ever blackened a journalistic page ? Ca she not be helped up from her forced deg redation and placed on the plane of re spectability ? She is a mere child, and, if nronerlv cared for will vet become a fac- tor injthe total that composes our respectability. r . land5 A. Funny French Jeweller. The Fort Wayne (Ind.) Sentinal tells a laughable story about a popular jeweller of that flourishing Hoosier metropolis named Louis Sauser, of No. 223 Calhoun St., who is a Frenchman, and has the vi vacity of the Gaul strongly seated. The other day he paid a dollar to a ueighbor for half a ticket No. 78,637 in the April Drawiugof The Louisiana State Lottery in the way of kindness, and a few days af ter had $15,000 shipped him in gold from New Orleans, La., He took it so hard that he postponed the remainder of his business for that day and sent his custom ers home. On June 13 Gen'ls G. T. Beau regard of La., Jubal A. Early of Va., will scatter over $500,000, and any one may have a hand in the affair on aplication ti M. A. Dauphin, New Orleans, La. WI10 is the next? THAT HACKING COUGH can be so quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. 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