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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1883.
THE NEW COURT HOUSE, The Two Petitions Before the County Court Considered Yesterday. The Questions Presented WeE "Bonds," or "Di rect Taxation." After a Full Discussion, Both Petitions Were Withdrawn. For months past, and even for years the citizens o: Set! alia and Pettis count, have been agitating the project of build ing a court house commensurate with the requirements and the demands of a county ranking scarcely second to none in the state in point of wealth, prosperity and business enterprise. Unfortunately for the welfare of the county and the people, there exists in our midst a little horde of would-be directors of all public enterprises, whose policy, thus far outlined, seems to be "rule or rum An election was once ordered fur the sub mission to the tax-payers of the question of the er.-ction of a new court house, the expense for such building to be defrayed by the issuing ot the bonds of the county to ine amount 01 siuu.wu. Uffine to some slight informality in the order made by the court, this election amounted to naught and the few votes which were cast were declared null and void. This was at the general election last No vember, and ever since that time spasmod ic bat seemingly ineffectual efforts have been made to present this all important matter to the county court in fcuch a shape that it can be acted upon by those honora ble representatives of the people and sub mitted for proper approval or rejection in some legitimate and legal jnanner. Recently this question has been reopened, hut owing to petty jealousies and bicker ings, no concerted action has been taken. Two petitions were several days ago pre sented to the court, praying that an election be ordered for a new court house. One of these petitions asked that the question of pledging the bonded indebtedness of the county the amount of $100,000 for the erection of a new court house be submitted to the people; the other praying the court to issue an order sub mitting the question of district taliation to the amount of $100,000 for court house purposes. Both of these projects have their enthusi astic advocates, and so high has party feel ing ran that it seems that supporters of the two different measures would rather see the county hold its courts in a barn for the next ten years than to. give in to the views of each other. Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by spe cial appointment, the county court proceed ed to the consideration of this question. Mr.-Frank Houston was the first speaker. He said that 'there were two questions to be considered, viz: that the county should issue bonds to the amount of $100,000, or that the people should be directly taxed to this amount for court house purposes. The principal argument in favor of the bond scheme is (hat these bonds can be sold at least at their par value, and probably at a premium. This would make the tax lighter and distribute the burden more equally. The speaker said that he knew there was a well grounded prejudice against the issuing of bonds, caused by the trouble and the litigation in which it had involved many counties in the state. Personally, he cared but little which plan was adopted, but was extremely anxious to see the question submitted in some shape, Mr. Houston, in a few brief but well timed remarks, called attention to the dire necessity of the county for a court house. Col. W. W. S. Snoddy next addressed the court briefly but pointedly. He said that he had not had the time to post himself on any previous action taken by the court, but that he appreciated the dire necessity for a court house ; that it was a disgrace to the county to be compelled to hold court in unpleasant and incommodious rooms, where it was almost impossible to admin ister justice properly As to the best means to be adopted to raise the money necessary for the erection of the building, he had not given much thought; but it seemed to him that the most feasible plan to submit to the people was the proposition of issuing bonds. The bonds could readily be disposed of and the county would haye the cash to pay for la bor and material, thus being enabled to secure it much cheaper than by the plan of taxation running over a period of years, compelling the contractors to wait for their money. There was a prejudice against bonds, owing to the manner in which the people had been swindled by voting ap propriations to railroads; there was, how ever, no such abuses to be feared in this case. Mr. Geo. P. B. Jackson being called on ior an expression of his opinion, stated that he had nothing to say which could help the court out of its present dilemma. He had always, he said, been in favor of di rect taxation in this matter. He had for a number of years discussed'this court house project with the people, and a large major ity of those with whom he had conversed on the subject were in favor of direct taxa tion. When the question is submitted, should it tie coupled with the question of bonds, a large number of persons not especially interested will vote against it on this ac count, The speaker went on to show by figures the advantage of the direct taxation scheme. He suggested the propriety of holding a convention of representative men elected by the tax-payers, who would suggest the best plan to he 'adopted by the county court, and thus intimate to that body the popular will in the matter. He said that he was opposed to paying $160 -000 for a $100,000 court house, as this was the amount the bond scheme called for, while by direct taxation the court house would cost bat $100,000. Dr. Conkwright wanted to know if both 'propositions could not be sub mitted to the people at the same time. Mr. Jackson said that this would le impracticable ; in fact impossible, and ex plained why. Mr. B. G. Wilkerson said that he had always been in favor of the bond scheme, but that in conversation with a number of country people, he had learned that, owing to the prejudice existing among them against bonds, he was satisfied that this proposition could not be carried He was for the court house, and for the best plan to secure it, which all things cons dered he thought was by direct taxation. Mr. Houston thought that it was the dutv of the court to decide between the two petitions, and that he was satisfied that the people were three to one in favor of the band scheme. Judge Gentry remarked that the court was only a machiue in the hands of the people, and therefore has no right to submit any particular plan. Mr. Houston insisted that it was the du;y of the court to decide upon the mat ter and submit one of the two propositions. Mr. Wilkerson again spoke in favor of the direct taxation scheme, which he de nominated the "cash system," because the country people were overwhelmingly in favor of that plan and he wanted a proposition submitted this time which would not fail to carry. Mr. Charles . Yeatex suggested that both petitions should be withdrawn and a convention called in accordance with the suggestion made by Mr. Jackson. Mr. F. A. Sampson thought that if either plan was submitted, the first one, viz: the bond scheme, would be voted down. Mr. Yeater said that having presented the first petition, viz: that for the issuing of bonds, he would withdraw it. Mr. Jno. D. Russell disputed the rieht of Mr. Yeater to withdraw the petition, stating that he had himself presented the petition to the court. Mr. Yeater thought not as he had himself made the draft of the petition and secured most of the signatures thereto. Upon in vestigation it was found that there had been two petitions presented which were subsequently tacked together and in this manner were filed in the county clerk' r office. At this stage of the proceedings Judge Taylor remarked sotto voce, "there will be no court house." Hon. George F. Longan addressed the court briefly and made some very sensible and forcible remarks on the question under i discussion. He said that after one proposi tion had been submitted by the court and voted upon that the authority of that bodv was exhausted. He supported his opinion by quoting from the statute, and a running discussion between the young legislator and the legal oracle ot the coun ty, Mr. Jackson, was continued at some length. Judge Taylor moved that the court or der an election on the first proposition, viz: that of issuing bonds. The motion was not seconded. Both petitions were then withdrawn, and the matter now remains just as it was be fore either was presented. The authority by which either petition was withdrawn may be questioned, and it looks very much like Judge Taylor was correct when he mourniuuy remarked : we will never have a court house." The petitions were withdrawn by the parties who presented them to the court, in the name of the petitioners, but by what authority is not known. Certainly the signers of the petition have not been con sulted. By the action of the court yester day the matter id left precisely in the same condition as it was before any petition was presented, and to the casual observer it seems that it will be a cold day when Pet tis county has a court house. Injured by aPaciflc Train. A special freight train on the Missouri Pacific, in charge of Conductor John Gaffney, with Engineer Gafst on engine No. 809, Sunday evening struck a colored woman named Harriet Gibson, who was sitting on the ties at the side of the track near the Big Blue, a few miles east of Kansas City, apparently asleep. The train was stopped and the injured woman picked up and placed in the caboose, where she remained until the train arrived in Kansas City. She was left in the waiting room of the Grand avenue depot, and an examination showed her left arm to be dislocated, while sne had two cuts on the forehead, just above the left eye She wae about twenty five years of age. She had nothing to say about her adventure, but had much to say about whisky, as she called repeatedly to have that beverage brought to brr.j A New Method of Stealing. A new method of stealing is being prac ticed in Missouri at present, about as fol lows : "The fellows watch the columns of the newspapers for estray notices. Ab soon as they learn that the farmer has taken up an animal one of them visits the place, ex amines the horse minutely, and says it isn't his. The other pal, being posted by the first, then goes to the farmer and de scribes the animal he has lost, which tallies so exactly with the one the farmer has taken up that he thinks the stranger must be the owner, and gives it up without fur ther proof. Then the supposed owner talks about the distance to his home, etc., and finally offers to sell it at about half its value. The farmer, often bites at the oppor tunity, and after he has gloated over his bargain for a few days the real owner comes along, proves property, and leaves the farmer where Joseph was." Death of Little Willie. On Saturday last Mrs. Robert Flynt, wife the well-known Pacific express messenger, accompanied by her six-months-old babe, Willie Wallace Flynt, left on the Lexing ton branch train for Flattsburg, Mo., on a visit to Mrs. Flynt's mother, and the same evening Mr. Flynt went south on his run to Dennison. Monday night a telegram came for Mr. Flynt, saying that his child had been taken ill at Lexington and death was momenta rily expected. Mr. Flynt had not returned from Texas, and the message was taken charge of by Wm. Wallace, an ex-messenger, for whom the babe was named. Yesterday morning Mr. Flynt came in on his regular run, and when handed the mes sage bearing the painful intelligence he was completely prostrated. Instantly he re paired to the telegraph office and forwarded a message to Ixington, inquiring as to the condition of his little son, and within an hour had received a reply that death had claimed its own. Mr. Flynt left for Lexington last night and it is the intention to bury the remains there to-day. The bereaved parents cer tainly have the sympathy of their many friends in this community in their hour of deepest affliction. SNEAKING SEMON. Tonsorial Artist Who Succeed- i ed in Beating His Benefactors. About three weeks ago there arrived in . the city a barner, wuo .gave his name as William Senion to several members of the craft to whom he applied for woik. He was accouipauied by a woman whom he represented to be his wife, and cl aimed that he had recently worked in Hannibal and Moberly. He soon succeeded in finding etuplovnient, being hired temporarily bv Tom Kerhby, an East Sedalia baroer Semon was utterlj penniless when he ar rived, and was furnished with funds suffi cient for his immediate wants by his em plover, who also agreed to board his new employe and his wife for a nominal sum until the impecunious knight of the razor could get a start. Mrs. Kerhby, however, soon sized up the alleged Mrs. Semon, and her company not being at all congenial, and as she failed to carry out the contract made by her husband that she should assist in the household work, the couple were requested to seek other quar ters. They spon succeeded in obtaining them, renting a room from Mr. Adam Wagner, a butcher in the employ of Mr. J. B. Hickman, and who rents a house be longing to his employer next door to the shop. In this room Mr. and Mrs. Semon set up housekeeping in a sina.l way. For two or three weeks all went well, Semon proving to be a good workman, and had it not been for his evident innate. ras cality, he might have done well. Sunday morning, Semon went to work, about 10:30 o'clock, but after shaving one customer seemed to grow uneasy, and in a stealthy manner b gan to pack up his kit of tools. Succeeding in this, at noon he applied for his pay, but his employer di vining his scheme only paid him a por tion of the amount due him for wages. De termined to leave, however. Semon skip. ped out Sunday afternoon, leaving his landlord to holdjthe bag to the amount of $4 for rent and also to mourn the loss of several articles of wearing apparel be longing to himself .and wife. Several other parties in E-ist Sedalia were caught for small amounts, among wnom are Syray & Mason, the grocers. Semon failed to leave his post office address. BERNARD IS BACK. The Personator of Isadore Fox Tries His Crookedness in Sedalia. Win. Bernard, whose shortcomings have been ventilated pretty thoroughly in the Bazoo, returned to Sedalia yesterday, after an absence of several months, during which time he visited Chicago, Louisville and Cincinnati, in each of which cities he en deavored to make a raise by questionable means. The last heard of Bernard by his former friends here was from Louisville, Ky., where be attempted to make a raise by personating Isadore Fox, formerly a res ident of Sedalia, now engaged in business at Pittsburg, Pa. The telegraph was brought into requisition, though, and Ber nard was exposed as a fraud, when he at once left the city, and his wanderings since then are only a matter of conjecture. When Bernard left Sedalia he gave a chattel mortgage on his household goods to Mr. Leopold Lovinger, by whom he was formerly employed, and the same has never been lifted. Yesterday, as above stated, Bernard re turned to this city, but kept secluded as much as possible, for he had a trick or two to turn aud the knowledge of his presence in the city wou'd have prevented his car rying it out. During the day, however, he set about to dispose of the goods on which Mr. Lovin ger held a mortgage, and was partially suc cessful. Before he had luliy accomplished his mission, however, Mr. Lovinger ascer tained what was going on, and at once had a writ of replevin issued, which stopped Bernard's game most effectually. The affair caused no little talk in He brew circles, and last night it was inti mated to a Bazoo reporter that parties in the east, who had been defrauded by Ber nard, have been telegraphed for and a warrant will be issued for his arrest in case tbey signify their willingness to come west and prosecute him. Killed on the Bail. The remains of P. S. Hoi 1 man, accom panied by friends, came in on the Lexing ton branch train yesterday morning and were taken to the narrow gauge depot and shipped to Cole Camp, where the corpse was met by relatives and conveyed a dis tance of ten miles for interment in Benton county. The deceased resided at Mt. Leonard. Saline county, and on Friday last started for Chicago with a couple of car loads of cattle. All progressed well until Rood house, 111., was reached, when Mr. Holl man, while looking after his stock, was in some manner thrown under the train and killed. The body was placed in a hand some casket and shipped to Benton county, the old home of the deceased, for burial. "He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another." People are constantly changing their homes from east to west and from north to south or vice versa, in search of a healthy state. If they would learn to be contented, and to use the celebrated Kidney-Wort when sick, they would be much better off. The whole system can be kept in a healthy state by this simple but effectual remedy. A Remarkable Escape. Charles Hankinson, a tramp, had a nar row escape from death yesterday morning at an early hour. He was too drank to know what he:was doing, and laid down by the side of the Pacific track, just east of the site for the new depot In his restlessness he rolled over close to the rail, and threw one leg and arm over it, unconscious, of course, of his perilous situation. A short time thereafter switch engine No. 1, with Jim Hogue at the throttle, came thundering along on the same, track on which the inebriate was sleeping, hut he moved not. Taking in the situation at a glance, Mr. Hogue reversed the lever and an instant later the engine was standing i-till, but only a few feet from where Han kii son was reposing. He was dragged off the rail and aroused from his stupor, but was too drunk to navigate, and a minute later wns again asleep, with the sun shin ing squarely in his face. Should Hankin son read this item, he will probably leave rd liquor alone for a few days to come. One voice all over the land goes up from mothers, that snys, "My daughters are so feeble and sad, iih no strength, ail out of breath and life at the least exertion. What can we do for them?" The answer is simple and lull ot ho pa. une to lour weeks' use of Hop Bitters will make th m healthy, rosy, sprightly and cheerful. COUNTY COURT. The Linton Dram Shop Li cense Case Called and Continued. n The Usual Amount of Routine Business Transacted by the Court. rrt v l ne county court met in aujournea ses sion yesterday ; all of the justices present A dram shop license was ordered issued to George T. Brown, of the Garrison house, ior the ensuing six months. It was ordered tfat hereatter the court snail grant no uraru snop license on any new application thenar until the peti tioner or applicant shall satisfy the court by evidence in addition to his affidavit that said license should be granted. The case of A. C. Linton, about which much has already been said and written, ml . ' next came tip. ine court at a previous session ot the present term had granted license to Mr. Linton to keep a dramshop on .casi rum street, in oioctc six. fcubse quently a remonstrance was hied by the property owners and residents in the block against the granting of such license, and it is charged that only a very few of the sig natures on Linton's petition are those of bona fide tax payers. Accordingly the re monstrators, by their counsel. Messrs. Wil kerson and Hoffman, moved that the license be revoked, not only on the ground that the signa . tJ a .. I ... Lures aiiacueu 10 ine petition were not those of tax-paying citizens, but that the correct number of the block was not incorporated in the petition. Mr. A. U. bcott appeared for the peti tioner. Alter considerable argument, the court held that as the law had not been complied with in several essential par ticulars, the license should be revoked. The following order of court was issued : "It is ordered by the court that the dram shop license issued to A. C. Linton, on the second day of this term, be and is hereby revoked, it being shown to the court that said application is irregular and not made in accordance with law." Mr. Frank Houston appeared as the representative of a number of citi zens interested in the new court house pro ject. Mr. Houston requested that the court appoint a time at which the question could be fully heard, giving the advocates of the several schemes abundant opportu nity to address the court. In compliance with this request, the hour of 2 o'clock this afternoon was designated by the court for the consideration of the court house question. A number of warrants were allowed, and some other unimportant business trans acted, when court adjourned to meet this morning at 9 o'clock. The question of the dram shop license heretofore granted to Mr. A. C. Linton was taken up and argued at some length bv the counsel on each side, Mr. F. A. Sanin.-on appearing for the remonstrators and Cul. W. W. S. Snoddy and A. C. Scott for the petitioners. It will be remembered by the readers of the Hazoo that the court yesterday revoked the license of Linton, but gave him an op portunity to renew his peti tion. It wa3 understood bv the remonstrators that this renewal would mean a new petition, but it was not so construed by he court, in giving the name of reeled, after which the presented to the court. The clerical error the block was cor- petition was again The attorneys for tl e remonstrators objected to this course of proceedure, but were overruled. A lengthy discussion then ensued as to which was the proper assessment list to guide the action of the court, the statute providing that it snail oe ine last previous annual assess ment." Finally the last "previous annual assessment" was decided by the court to be that of the present assessment being made by Assessor Caldwell. After comparing the list of taxpaying citizens on the petition with those on the remonstrance, it was found tnat the peti tioners were largely in the majority, most of those signing the remonstrance being non-residents. In this connection it may not be amis? to state that the law requires that the signers either to a petition or a remonstrance, shall be tax paying citizens, residing or doing business in the block. f f 1 Skinny Men. "Wells' Health Renewer" restores health and vigor, cures dyspepsia, Impotence, Sexual Debility. $1. Another New Paper. The first issue of the Nevada Daily Mail, published by Knott & Speed, made its appearance Monday afternoon, and is certainly a credit to the thriving young city in which it is published. It is a seven column folio, excellently printed, and well edited in its various departments. It shows a liberal advertising patronage, and a glance is sufficient to convince the reader that the mechanical department is in charge of a gentleman who understands his business. If the initial number is a sample of those to fellow, there is no ques tion but what the Mail will prove a Bon anza for its publishers and do much to ward building up the Gem City. Success, gentlemen, is the wish of the Bazoo. From Bminent Wilmer Brinton, M. D., Baltimore. '1 have used Oolden's Liq uid Beef Tonic in my practice, and have been much gratified with the result. ff T .... 1 As a tome in all caes of debility, weakness,anemia, chlorosis, etc, it cannot be surpassed." ( Take no ether.) Of druggists. AMES' ACCIDENT. He Fell from a Train Yesterday Forenoon and Was Crushed to Death. Another individual met his death on the rail in this city yesterday fo-enoon, between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock, the victim being George Ames, son of Mr J is. Ames, a prominent cuizeu of Otterville, a small town thirteen miles east of here. Young Ames, who was aged about nine teen years, was employed as time keeper for his father, who has the contract for macadamizing the new stock yards, nearly a mile east of the Pacific general office. He was seated on the end of a flat car load ed with telegraph poles, and the car was being backed last by a switch engine, with another car following. Ames, when near the stock yards, assumed a standing posi tion and at the same instant the engine took up the lack in the train, causing the young man to loose his footing. He fell between the car3 and alighted in the centre of the track, when one pair of trucks passed over him and he was crushed to deth by the brake beam. A couple of train men were witnesses of the accident, and at once went to the sistance of Ames, but he was injured yond recovery and soon the sparks of had fled. Coroner Overstreet was immediately tified, an an inquest was held early in afternoon, a verdict being rendered in as-be- life no- the ac- cordance with the above statement and the Pacific company exonorated from all blame. The deceased was a young man of much promise, and was known to many people of Sedalia. The remains were placed in a casket by Undertaker Lesure and shipped to Otterville last night for inteiment. ROUGH "ONROMBAUGH. The Enterprise Mills and the Res idence of Conn, the Raff Man, Burned. Shortly after 1 o'clock last night, the alarm of fire was sounded, and the fire de partment turning out with its usual promptness, was soon on the way to the conflagration which proved to be a small frame building on West Main street adjoining the Enterprise mills. The building being edtirely of frame and the fire starting on the inside, was beyond salvation when the fire department arrived as was also the Enterprise mills adjoining, to which the flames I. ad quickly communicated. in a very short time the dwelling house was a mass of ruins, and although the fire laddies worked heroically to save the mill, their enorts were unavailing, as the hre had gained the ascendency before they were able to direct a stream upon the doomed building Finding that it was impossible to save he mill quite a number of citiz ns and several officers began the work of saving the flour and gram in sacks in the mill. In )his effort they were partially success- ul, but the amount of stock saved from he flames is very slight in comparison to hat destroyed. The machinery in the mill was mostly new, and of the very latest pattern. The mill is valued by B. S. Rembaugh & Co. at $13,000. It was insured in the agency of Carpenter & Eider for $8,500. The contents of the dwelling house of Mr. Cohn were utterly destroyed, the efforts of Mrs. Cohn and the children to save any thing proving fruitless. Mr. Cohn was not at home when the fire broke out, being out of the city. The origin of the ire is unknown, but every indication points to it being the work of ?n incendiary. Married Yesterday Afternoon. Some three weeks ago Mr. Lon F. Hill, formerlv au engineer n the M. K., & T. road, now employed on .the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe, arrived in Sedalia, os tensibly on a visit. A few days thereafter it was intimated that his mission meant more than a visit was, in fact, to wed a popular young lady of Sedalia, to whom he had long been paying his respects. When interrogated on the subject, Mr. Hill said if he was to be married he did ni-t know it, consequently the matter was dropped for the time being. But Lon was practicing deceit, as yes terday's developments conclusively prove. At 2 o'clock p. m., at the residence of Mr. J. H. Fitzgerald, Mr. Hill was united in marriage to Miss Lisette A. Weyland, the ceremony being performed by Elder J. H. Duncan, of the Christian church. The bride has made her home with Mr. Fitzgerald's family for two years past, and has a large circle of acquaintances who will testify to her sterling worth and many accomplishments. At the conclusion of the ceremory Mr. and Mrs, Hill received the congratulations of a few friends, and then repaired to the depot, where they took passage on the west-bound train for Ann ville, New Mexico, where they will make their home. The Bazoo extends congratu lations, as da a large number of friends in the Queen City. Smith's Scare. E. J. Smith and his little son Bobby ar rived at the depot about ten o'clock yes terday morning, intending to go to Otter ville on the east-bound train, and after fishing two or three hours in Lamine river, return on train No. 1. Mr. Smith was just about to purchase tickets, when he made the discovery that his pocketbook was missing and what had become of it was indeed a mystery. He knew that it was in his possession a few hours before, for he had paid the Bazoo's circulator $2 on subscription and then placed the book in his hip pocket, as he supposed. Telling his son to remain at the depot, Mr. Smith started up town in search of the missing property, and fifteen minutes later again showed up at the de pot, his handsome "phix" wreathed in smiles. "Did you find the book, Mr. Smith?" asked the Bazoo man. "Yes, indeed.' "Where?" "Up the street. I had attempted to dace it in my hip pocket, but instead it ell'un the floor, and fortunately no one happened to discover it while I was ab seut." Mr. Smith was thus enabled to take the contemplated trip and returned with some thing les than fifty pounds of fish. Don't Die in the louse. "Rough on Rats." Clears out rats, mice, roaches, bed-bugs, flies, ants, moles, chip munks, gophers. 15c. LOVE IN THE DEPOT. Two Families United on a Very Short Acquaintance. A woman arrived here yesterday fore noon from the east with seven children in. tow. and at almost the same hour a man reached the same depot from the north with five offspring of various ages and sizes. She was a widow and he a widower, and the children had not been spanked more than once around before there was a sort of mutual sympathy that begot admira tion, and then friendship. One of the widow's boys offered one of the widower's girls a bite of his fried cake, which was ac cepted in the spirit tendered, and a ten year old boy belonging to the man made up to the two-year old belonging to the woman, and soon secured the privilege of wiping its nose and combing its hair. Presently the widower made feoid to in quire: "Madam, am I wrong in believing that you are a widow?" ''I have been a widow fourteen months to-day," she amweredt "Great Scots ! but its just fourteen months to-day since my Hanner died! Which way be you going ?" ' "To Hlanoy." "That's just where I am going, too. Did you promise your husband never to marry again?" "No." "And I didn't promise my wife, either. Fact is, I believe I shall unite as soon as I find some good woman." "And my children need a father's care,"' she sighed, as she pulled little John Henry off the window sill and bumped him into a seat The man got up and walked around the waiting-room and took a closer look at the children. Then he returned and said: "I suppose you've got a few hundred dollars, belong to some church, can wash and bake and mend, are of a mild and forgiving disposition ?" "Yes, that's me." "Well, I'm kinder religious, even-tempered and am worth about $2,000. I'm sort o' struck on you. There's something about your eyes that reminds me of Han- ner. "And jpm look like Alonzo around the mouth,"' she sighed. Then he benttover and whispered some thing about Chicago and getting married, and she nodded her head. He gathered his children under his wing, took them into a corner, and solemnly and impressively ob served : "Children, I'm going to get married to that woman over there and give you a new mother. If any of you is going to kick and boohoo about it, begin now, so that I ean tune you down befor the train goes. Henry, you are the oldest. Are you going to de clare you'll run away, or commit suicide? Let me know right now, for this is a good cool place to prance you around with a shingle." Henry said ha guessed it would be all right, and the rest of the crowd seemed to agree, and ten minutes later the widower and widow sat holding hands and trying to eat peanuts, and twelve children were bit ing pulling hair and kicking to see who should have a seat on the steam-heater. "This is kinder the work of heaven ! " chuckled the widower as he hitched a little nearer. "You bet, love ! " she replied, as she shucked another peanut with her teeth. "WORTHY OP PRAISE." Marsh's Golden Blood and Liver Tonic is a Good Medicine. "I suffered for years with general debili ty. My bloo 1 was bad, and my liver and kidneys were disordered. I am now well. Mabsh's Golden Blood and Liver Tonic cured me. It is a good medicine and worthy of praise." Charles S. Price, Kansas City, Kans. "Marsh's Golden Blood and Liver. Tonic has done wonders for me. It is a thorough Blood cleansing and liver regu lating remedv. I can cheerfully recom mend itv S."H. Rowley, Quincv, 111. - ll have never used a remedy for Costive ness, Biliousness, or Liver troubles, that could compare with Marsh's Golden Blood and Liver Tonic." J". R. An drews, Mexico, Mo. Marsh's Golden Blood and Liver Tonic, and Marsh's Golden Balsam, for the Throat and Lungs, are for sale at Thoa. J. Fletcher's Gem drug store, Sedalia. Large bottles 50 cents and $1. Spring chickens are only twelve cents each at Hartwell, Ga. 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