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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1884. SHIRK SAYS 'He Will "be the Sacrifice of the Sixth District Republi cans for Congress. .'Meeting Yesterday of the Con- to Place a Candi date Against Heard. vention .Full Account of the Proceedings of a Very Dry and Spirit less Gathering. Ahe republicans ot the fcixth congres sional district met in convention at the -city hall yesterday, for the purpose of plac xnga candidate for congress in the field. Hon. P. H. Sangree, chairman of the dis trict committee, rapped the convention to order at a little before the dinner hour, -and, after pointing out the seats to be oc cupied by the delegates, named J. R. "Vance, of Saline county, as temporary chairman Mr. Vance was elected, and conducted to the chair. He returned very hrief thanks for the honor conferred, and wound up by suggesting that the conven tion at once proceed to business. On mo tion of P. H. Sangree, August Schneider, of Sedalia, was elected temporary secretary. Col. J. W. Moore, of Moniteau county, oved that the chair appoint committees on permanent organization, credentials, resolutions and order of business. On suggestion, the committee on credentials was instructed to embrace the duty of the one on rules and order of business. Wallace, of Howard county, moved that the temporary organization be made permanent. Carried. Sangree, of Pettis, moved that the committee on cre dentials also be the one on resolutions. This met with warm opposition, and the motion, by consent of the second, was with drawn. The chair, assisted by the chairmen of the different county delegations, then ap pointed the following committees: CREDENTIALS. Benton S. W. Smith. Boone W. F. Mellier. Camden M. F. Ellis. Cooper K. W. Whitlow. Hickory T. H. Lower. Howard Ethelbert Ward. Moniteau S. E. Hoge, Morgan H. T, Talbott. Pettis Louis Hoffman. Saline John W. Blackburn. RESOLUTIONS. Benton W. J. Huse. Boone C. B. Rollins. Camden I. J. Ellis. Cooper J. F. Gmelich. Hickory A. J. Butcher. Howard A. J Bibb. Moniteau S. W. Moore. Morgan W. T. Bowen. Pettis P. H. Sangree. Saline E. Simmons. On motion, the convention adjourned to .1 o'clock in the afternoon. .AFTERNOON SESSION. It was after the appointed hour when Chairman Vance called the convention to order, and so intent were the delegates in caucusing, that a second call was necessa ry to remind the statesmen that business was business, and the convention had been called to order. The delegates sank into their seats, and Chairman Vance lapsed in to serene silence. Secretary Schneider, -wh:) has had more experience in running political meetings than has Mr. Vance, fi nally whispered to the chairman that a call ior the report of the committee on creden tials would be in order. Chairman Vance took the cue and quietly asked for the re port. Delegate Hoge, of Moniteau county, as chairman of the committee, made the report, and the following delegates were found to be entitled to seats in the con Tention : DELEGATES. Benton county Henry Mahnken, S. Smith, W. J. Huse. Boone county C. B. Rollins, W. Jdellier, (alternate), Jacob Gra7es. Camden countv W. F. Ellis, W. Patton. Cooper county J. F. Gmleich, Albert Munsell, Albert Ellis, Albert Elliott, E. W. Whitlow, Julius Sombart, W. C. Cul Terhouse. Hickory county T. H. Lord, A. J. Buckner. Howard county Geo. H. Wallace, E. Ward, Andy Bell. .Moniteau county S. E. Hoge, J. W. Jioore. Morgan county H. T. Tolbert, W. T. Bowen, G. Simmons. Pettis county P. H. Sangree, G. H. Shepherd, Louis Hoffman, J. M. Le, A. P. More?, August Schneider. .Saline county John R. Vance, John W. Blackburn, E. Simmons. .Mr. P. H. Sangree, for the committee on resolutions, submitted the following RESOLUTIONS : First: This convention heartily en dorses the national platform and candidates of the republican party, and we invite the co-operation of all those who are opposed bo the Bourbon democracy and British free trade, and who are in favor of the pro lection of American labor, and the dignity of American citizenship, in the election of joor candidates. Second: That we earnestly urge upon he republican fctate convention the propri ety of requesting all republicans to unite in supporting and voting for the Hon. Nicio 16 Ford for governor of Missouri, at the ensuing ekction ; and it is the sense of this convention that such a course will subserve the best interests of the state and ihe republican party. Third : That we heartily approve of the action of the republican state comniiltee ju changing the place of holding the state convention fioni Moberly to Jefferson City, as an expression of law abiding citizens of their condemnation of the prevailing seniiment of the Bourbon de mocracy of this state to make the notorious bandit, Frank James, a hero and martyr. Fourth That we invite the support of .all the voters of this congressional district, who are opposed to Bourbon democracy, ior the nominee of this convention. The resolutions were unanimously adopted without debate. NOMINATIONS. The chair announced that the critical ipoint in the work of the convention, that W. F. F. of nominating a candidate for congress, had been reached, and that the secretary would call the roll of counties, and such as had a favorite son for the slaughter would name him when the "turn was called." Mr. Wallace, of Howard, waited not for the call of the roll, but at once proceeded to place i nomination the chairman of the convention, J. R. Vance, of Saline county. Mr. Vance as sumed the perpendicular, and modesty, but firmly, declined the honor. He said that he hsd been in republican conventions ever since he had been in this state, but he had never desired any office, and for this position be felt he had neither the means nor ability to make a successful campaign. He was sure there were better men then he in the district. Mr. Wallace hinted of covert reasons for nominating Mr. Vance, and felt disappointed that the gentleman had declined. The call of counties began, and when Cooper was reached. Mr. Gmelich, of Boon ville, arose and in a few eulogistic remarks placed before the convention the name of A. C. Widdecomb, of Boonville. "Pettis county," called out Secretary Schneider, and P. H. Sangree, who was in the rear of the hall, came forward adn verv forciblv. and even eloquently, nomi nated Judge W. S. Shirk, of Sedalia. Mr Saneree's effort was creditable to himself and complimentary to Judge bhirk. Ihis closed the nominations, and Editor S. W. Smith, of Warsaw, arose and warmly seconded the nomination of J udge Shirk. The speaker paid a glowing tribute to the high qualifications of his long-time friend. Col. J. W. Moore, of Moniteau county, seconded Mr. Widdecoinb's nomination. He was warm in his praises, declaring that Mr. Widdecomb was the best organizer in the district, and was willing to contribute of his barrel, which was quite large and well lined. He obj-cted to Judge Shirk, because he was a railroad lawyer. Louis Hoffman spoke for Judge bhirk m very emphatic language. Ihis closed the speech making, and on motion an informal ballot was taken, which resulted in giving Shirk 24, Wide- comb 1-5 and Vance 3. The roll was then called, and the vote resulted as follows : COUNTY COUBT. Yesterday's Session An Unusual Large Number of Warrants Or dered Issued. COUNTIES. Benton.... Booone.... Cooper.... Camden... Howard... Hickory.. Moniteau. Morgan... Pettis Saline Total. I 4... 4;... 6 "I 3.... i ,.. o ..j o s ... 6... i 27,15 Col. Moore moved that the nomination of Judge Shirk be made unanimous. This was done. A committee consisting of Messrs. Wallace, Moore and Kollins, was appointed to wait on the nominee and bring him before the convention. This was done, faint applause greeting Judge Shirk when he entered the hall. He at once proceeded to address the convention, declaring that he had no acceptation speech, and that it was only within the past ten days that he had consented to be s candidate for nomination. He wanted Gen. Guitar, of Boone, but when he had declined, he agreed to make the race. He could find no language sufficient to ex press his thanks for the honor, but he would prove his fealty to the party by a loyal seryice. He woHld fight for victory, not for selash motives, but for the good of the republican party. He didn't believe in the rip roaring style of conducting a canvas, but he would ask Mr. Heard, if that gentleman's health would permit, to make a joint canvas with him. Judge Shirk here took occasion to pay a high tribute to Mr. Heard, and said that he was a gentleman of great ability. The speaker invited pro hibitionists, greenbackers and the la or party to come into the republican house hold and help him defeat his opponent. The judge was warmly applauded when he finished speaking. A call was made for Mr. Widdecomb, but that gentleman was not to be found. The convention then adjourned sine die. BIOGRAPHICAL. Judge Shirk was born in 1843, in Frank lin county, Pennsylvania. He was edu cated in Illinois. In 1863 he begun the the study of law, attending the law school at Albany, Y., graduating in 1865, after which, he came to VVarsaw, Mo. In 1878 he removed to Sedalia, where he still resides. From 1874 to 1877 ha was judge of the circuit court of the Seventh judicial district. He was also prosecuting attorney for that district for several years. He has held other offices of trust He is a mem ber of the I. O. 0. F., and is also a Mason. He wa3 married in St. Louis, in 1863, to Miss Prances Hastian. of Henry county, Missouri. 71.10 2.65 30 10 on East matinee them out of be distinctly Abused His Wife. A man named Bender, residing Third street has been having a with his wife oft and on for some time past, but not until recently h3s anything been said about the matter. A Bazoo representative was yesterday informed that Bender abused his wife shamefully Saturday night, by cursing arid striking her. Some of the neighbors in terfered and Bender ordered the house. The blows could heard outside the house. When sober there is not a truer gentle man or more attentive husband anywhere but whisky makes a perfect fiend of him, and when under its influence he does things which he would not think of doing if he was sober. It is to be hoped that for his own good and that of his family he will hencelorth let the fatal glass alone. It not only makes misery for him but for all around him. m Married. Mr. Buck Fleming, the popular yard- man, was recently married iiector, a charming youo to Miss Allie l?.dy of the northeastern part of the county. Ihe happy couple arrived in this city yester day evening and will make their future home here. Mr. Fleming has innumera ble friends in the city with whom the Bazoo unites in congratulations. County court met yesterday, al the jud ges and omcers present. Warrants were ordered hsaed as follows : to taupers Mrs. Young $4 00 Prince Laws. 2 00 Mrs. Ddnyre 7.50 Mrs. Hyde 2.00 Louisa Johnson 2 00 W. W. Cross 5.00 Mrs.Bradshaw 300 J. K. Glasscock... 6 50 Mrs. Pruitt 4.00 Mrs. Kepp 3.00 Mrs. Sanders 4.00 Mrs. Ervin 5.00 other ruRrosES. Wm. Gentry, assistance to paupers..$ 5 00 Jeff Rawlings, for bridge work 10.00 J. S. McFadden, superintendent of poor farm 86.40 W. Y. Evans, for building bridge in district 2S, township 46, range 22 156.47 F. M. Yeater, for 15 3 4 cords of wood J. A. Tomhagen, coffins for paupers W. O. Overetreet, for services as county physician W. O. Overstreet, for viewing bodies of William McCormack and Richard Ligo 10.00 August Aluir, mattresses ior prison ers 7 A. Meyer and Ella M. Long for rent of circuit court room 200 M. S. Conner, services as sheriff to date .. 79 John McNees, for road purposes 14 B. E. Priest, same 133 Willis Warren, same 25 Linza Rule, same 12 Joe Powell, same 5 E. O. Hansbrough, same 27 J. M. Jackson & Co., same 13 J. M. Jackson & Co., same 13 J. A. Mills, same 20 Blocher Bros., same lo Thomas & Hadden, same 2 P. H. Wheeler, same 103 C. E. Ilgenfritz 3 20 J. B. Gallie, same 11 20 J. B. Gallie, same 16 J. B. Gallie, iame 13 J. B. Gallie. same 11 C. E. Ilgenfritz, same 1 Wm. Lowerv, same 31 J. A. Lowerv, same 49 Sedalia Democrat Co., for blanks... 19 50 00 80 00 21 00 00 00 67 00 00 00 00 50 39 72 77 2S 50 S4 21 75 4( o 9 5 12 7 S 7 21 50 56 00 00 50 50 00 00 00 00 00 16 76 32 Meyer Bros , shoes for prisoners 1 65 A. Meyer x Co., ior lime 1 Bixby & Houx, for nails .- Ed. S. Harte, services as road over- S'ier 10 Peter Dump, road purposes 10 Bixby & Houx, same 6 BixbT & Houx, same 6 Bixby & Houx, Bixby & Houx, A.. Meyer & Co., A. Meyer & Co., A. Meyer & Co., A. Meyer & Co., A. Meyer & Co., A. Meyer & Co., Ed. S. Harte presented his resignation as overseer of district 4, township 47, range 20, which was accepted and E. R. Keeler was appointed to fill the vacancy. Ihe personal property assessment ot Rapbiel Df nny for the year 1S84, was re duced to $30.65, the same having been eroneously assessed. J. P. Boutsong was appointed overseer of road district 3, township 47, range 23 The bridge commissioners ordered to make estimate and plans hr building a bridge across the branch running between the lands of John P. Higgins and B. L. Porter and report at next term of court. Court adjourned uatil 9 o'clock this morning. Following are the names drawn for the grand jury of the November term of the Pettis county criminal court, 1884 : Geo. Spears, A. W. Blackburn, J. A. Brent, Geo. Shephard, J. M. Lee, Alex. Wright, Dan David, Joe White, A. B. Hos', John Spickert, Wm. JBaker, and C. E. Francis. The petit jury was chosen as follows : First Pannel T. EL Jenkins, A Moffiet, Metcalfo Smith, T. B. Price, R. E Guth rie, Jeff DeGarnett, John Banks, J. 31. Sneed, J. F. Budv, J. J. Yeater, B. Shobe, G. T Brown, R. A. Stanley, Joe Hillis, Chas. Ball, Clay Hatton, Thos. R-nfrow, Jas. Cole, James McCampbell, E. D. White, J. Elliott, Ed. Inhouser, Geo. Gregg, T. B. Anderson, John Burkhart, and H. W. Wood. SECOND PANEL. J. W, Greer, W. Hoffman, J. J. Gawr, Rodney Fisher, M. Garton, W. L. Cross, M. F. Ricks, Wm. Lee, Robert Taffender. A. P, Morey, Aug. T. Fieischmann, Matt Blair, C. C. Springer, Mike McGinley, W. Z. Baum, Ben O'Bannon, Chas. Powell, T. A. Nelson, David Ewart, Henry Beman, jr., Jas. L. Elgin, H. H. Marean. The following warrants were ordered issued : Wm, Gentry, services as county judge $- 58 32 J. W. Purdue, same 66.75 F. B. Taylor, same 65.52 J. C. Johnson, services as road and bridge commissioner 66.00 Dram shops licenses were issued to J. T. Derieux, of Houstonia, and Jas. Glass, jr., of this city. The bridge commissioner presented his repor, showing that the bridges across Reid's branch and Pinhook road had been built which report, was received and a warrant ordered issued fcr $454 to Wm. Manger, the contractor, for construc tion of .same. The bridge commissioner was ordered to make estimate of cost and specifications for building a bridge over Turkey crossing, over Sedalia and Marshall road, also for a bridge across the stream between sections 21 and 28, township 47, range 22, and re port at the next meeting of the county court. " ! A warrant for $71.66 was ordered issued to G. C. Heard, fortalnry as prosecuting attorney, for Augu-t, 1SS4, and fee in case of W, B. Riley, vs Pettis county. The matter of sewerage for the new court house was referred to a committee of three, consisting of G. C. Heard, B. G. Wilkerson and Samuel Stahl. A warrant for $88.25 was ordered issued to B. Bees for building bridges. A warrant for $40 was ordered issued to the Sedalia Democrat company for work. Court adjourned till first Monday in October. Horsford's Acid Phosphate, A Valuable Nerve Tonic. Dr. C C. Olmstead, Milwaukee, Wis., in i i -- says: l nave ubeu u in my practice ten t -i . , I. years, ami consiaer n a vaiuaoie nerve tonic." RATHER FARCICAL. The Investigation of Ocl. Rock well's Opinion of the Court House Foundation. Some time since there appeared in the Republican, an interview of Col. Rock well in which it was made to appear that the gentleman who had submitted to the repertorial jumping process, did uot be lieve the foundation of the court house plaintiff's costs except the defendant's wit ness fees, which are taxed against him. Christ Alday vs. A. L. Goodwin, appeal ; defendant appearing, cause taken up for hearing before the court ; heard and finding of judgment for plaintifi lor $2285. Alfred Lewis vs. John J. Kelly, appeal ; dismissed for want of prosecution. Bridget Griffin vs. Missouri Pacific rail road, garnishee of James Joms; continued generally by consent. C. M. A. Chaney vs. Everett White, at tachment ; ready, jury ; issue on plea in abatement taken up for trial ; evidence of plaintiff heard; defendant demurs to evi dence; demurrer sustained and plaintiff takes non suit with leave lo withdraw ex hibits, leaving copy. Adam Roth vs. Everett, attachment suit ; jury readv, issue on plea in attachment sub mitted to jury for trial. Nichols, Sheperd & Co. vs. George W. Purcell, replevin; dismissed by plaintiff Wm. Sickles vs. Isaac Heck, suit on con tract; defendant files amended answer. Harrietta Oohn et al., vs. Chas. Field, appeal ; deiendant hies motion to ararin CONPIDENCED. was sufficient to sustain the superstructure, J v i i 1 F and that the defect in that direction wasl Mar.10? V al., partit , i - i . n i- commissioner nies report nnt nnlv cHrirtncr hut. wnnm nrrnr fiiQnc. I . ' trous to the building. The fct that Col. Rockwell has ion : an ex perienee of many years in building heay structures, and has carefully s udied the nature and condition of foundations, as well as his prominent posi tion ou the railroad, gave much weight to his words, and at once there ensued a dis cussion as to the honesty of the work being done bv the contractor for the erection of the court house. It was maintained by many that loi. lioc&wen nau told me truth and thereby been a benefactor to the peo- Robt. McHuney ys. M. S Conner, et al., suit for damages : defendant files answer. Annie O'Bannon vs. C. F. Spray, suit for damages ; defendant files motion for secur ity for costs. THE COUNTERFEITER. Joseph Banks i3 Bound Over to The United States District Court. P. W. Eisenhour is Made the Dupe of a Sheming Scoundrel. A United States Marshal Who Plays Seven Up With His Prisoners. Joseph Banks, the man arrested bv Offi cers Gossage, Prentice and Fifer Saturdav j r- I r . . pie, while a larger numbered answered the niSai I0f urunuenness, and upon whose colonel and his adherents by charging that Perso tne counterien money and dies were it was nothing less than political animosity Jound, was arraigned before United States which prompted the adverse criticism on vmmiuuer ccuu yebieraay morning on the foundation, and that it was as good a job as anv ever done in the state. Be this as it may, the clamor was of such a character as to cause the county court to take cognizance of the charge, and to ask Col. Rockwell lo appear before that body in order that he might give furrier reasons for his belief as to the weakness of the foundation. Accordingly the gentlemen the charge of counterfeiting. He waived examination and vas bound over to the United Slates district court, which con venes at Jefferson City. Constable Mont Carnes escorted him to Jefferson City in the mornine-. Bt-f.ir train time Binks was confined in the cala boose. Here a Bazoo representative inter viewed him and with the aid of Derrrivp appeared yesterday afternoon as requested, Reynolds had the following conversation : the court house committee and architect Were those moulds made in the peni- McKean also being present. Ihe mvest;gation of Col. Rockwell did not amount lo much, other than to show that Mr. McKean was considerably nettled at haviug his work criticised, and that he fell no one had a right to question his ability. Col. Rockwell staled, after a des ultory seige of questions, many of them irrelevant, that the interview boiled down, merely expressed his opinion to the effect that a concrete foundation on which ihe footing walls should rest, ought to have been made. Whether the walls, as at pres ent constructed, were safe or not, he could not say, nor would lie attempt to pass judgment on such a subject. A few questions were asked Col. Rock well oy the court, and Messrs. Heard and Jackson, of the building committee, but tbev were of minor importance. After the talk was over, the par;y went out and took a lock at the walls. Col. Rockwell has onlv done what is his and every other citizens' privilege, that of expressing an opinion, and the attempt to brow-beat hiui was neither right nor fair. He is a gentleman and as such deserves to be so treated. Mr. Wilkerson wanted the contract shown to Col. Rockwell, but this was ob jected to. Why not publish that contract, mat me people may Know just wnat is re quired of those to whom they pay money lor building the court house. Mr. Wil- kerson's idea, and the above, are both good. Let the contract be published. Circuit Court. Circuit court conyened ytsterday morn ing, and the motion docket was claled. A number of papers were hied and entries made. When the petit jury was called, quite a number of those summoned on the regular pantl failed to answer to their names, and several asked to be excused. The judge excused them temporarily, and instructed the sierin to summon additional jurors. men," said his honor ; "no "We rant good a r j-t .t leniiary or cia you get mem alter you wer released ?" asked the newsmonger. "Well, that is a very simple Question but one whicb I decline to answer. I would not consider it an honor to sive the rest of the gang away simply because I made a fool of myself and got my foot into it," replied Banks. 'What time were v.w released?" asked the reporter. "Between eleven and twelve o'clock, on Saturday. I boarded the train and cinie straight to Sedalia." "Did you haye any money besides that which was counterfeit?" fYes, when I was released from the pen itentiary they gave me $9 and I already had about $20." "What became of that?" ' "Oh, I got in with one of your sharpers and he lleeced me-for my pile." Ihe reporter asked him several other questions, but he refused to answer them, saying he did not propose to lurnish the papers with another item. Detective Rey nolds then took him in hand, and succeed ed in eliciting the following from him. His home was in Massachusetts. He was in Oswego, Y., eight or nine years ago, at the time the Ballard gang was cap tured. The way he happened to set in the penitentiary before was this : He went to Lamar and met a man whom he had known in former years. Together they went to a saloon to get a drink, but the place was closed up. Banks was deter mined to have the whisky, and the two raised a back window. He got inside, and while he was getting the f,booze," the city marshal came up and arrested him. The case against him was so strong that he pleaded guiliy, and was sent to the pen for three years. When he was released be cime here with the mtentton ot coins to Warsaw, why, he refused to say. He denied that he had ever b-'en in the counterfeiting business before, but afterward told the de tective that counterfeit dollars were rolled and stamped with a steel stamp. The smaller coins were cast in plaster of Paris moulds. Ihe mould he had would not profi'ss onal jurymen." Vincent Terry vs. Menter Thomson et al., havenadevery m coins, as the mould suit ior damages ; jury renoereu a veroici has to be changed frequently. The prison tor plamtm tor -iaUdv. Lrc ;n tfc lmitonM,.,i- ha mnc nt arah E. Bradley et al., vs. Missouri Pa- were maki counterfeit monev right along. ohn rjuirnail cimnanv ? nlftintin nips renlv I rrt- t . - i t i?t . . : , j 1 r: . . v .LinKering was siricuv pronioitea mere, out to amended answer; ready, jury waived; stil, lt was done H'e fa nQt want lt I. An ... t - w V.nnwMrv nnffSWA ff Kl A AAll.t Wv ! . w consent ; stipulations filed, evidence heard and argument deferred. B. Ltvy vs. 5. N. Lewis, suit on note; judgment for want of answer, and cause heard, and finding of judgment for plain because he throw his tiff on nrsi count count for $112.46. per tint. interest. back to the Jefferson City pen, was atr.ud the omcers would second time up to him. One thing it very evident, he either got the moulds in the penitentiary, or else he . . . m m got mem in mis cut, because ne came nrsi coum ior ,on secona strai ht frQm there here that more years m .1 --- o - alu,5U1' """J mere uert Total, 234.86 at six mayi j3 good for as it and In the milter of assignment of AY. M. Mooie, A. P. Morey, assignee; motion for allowance of exemption overruled. D. Ousley, vs. J. H. Meriz; defendant files notice of appeal. Frederick jruger vs. City of Sedalia,suit for damaf.e-5; defendant files answer by consent. A- J. Tilherry vs O. H. P. Well; plain tiff files motion to affirm the judgment of the justice of the peace, for want of notice of appeal. G. M, Hoadley vs Michael Sullivan; de fendant files notice of appeal. Beedle & Kelly vs. R. A. Moffett, suit on note; judgement by default and made final for plaintiff on first count for $27 at 8 per cent; on second count, $77; on third count, $70; total, $170 at S per cent, in terest. J. F. McDowell ys. A. D- Fisher, et al. suit on note; judgment by default -against A. D. Fisherj; alias, writ ordered .for de fendant, H. D. Stinger. Huggins Cracker and Candy company vs George Brink, suit on note ; judg ment by default lor plaintiff for $16S 77, at 6 per cent interest. William Deering vs. D. W. Sims, suit on note , judgment by default and made fi nal for plaintiff for $41 at 8 per cent in terest. Everett F. Shackelford vs. James E. Bouldin, suit in equity; plaintiff files amended petition. State ex rel, S. N. Lewis, vs. John X. Dalby, suit on bond ; defendant files motion fur .security for cost. M. J. Smith vs. M. S. Conner, replevin suit ; defendant files answer. R. C. Spaulding vs. Jennie Daudson et al., appeal; dismissed by agreement at Officers Prentice, Gossage and Fifer de serve great credit for his arrest. IN BAD LUOK. "STounR Man in the City Asking Aid to Get to St. Louis. A young man giving the name of W. A. Baker was in the city yesterday asking aid to get to Su Louis. His story, as told to a Bazoo reporter waa as follows: For a number of years past he had been out west. The first day in Denver he and his pardner struck a rich lead, and in two months thereafter were offered $13,000 for it, but they refused the offer. They worked it for some lime and made a pretty good thing out of it. A little over a year ago, however, he met with an acci dent which lail him up. He was standing over a smelting pot and by some means fell into ir, being terribly bnrned on the back and one foot, from the effects which he has not yet recovered. When a man stakes a claim out west he must work it for $100 each year or it will be confiscated and some one else will take it. When he was burned of course he could not work and the consequence was he lost his mine. He was laid up for over a year and spent all his money for doctor bills. His home is in Lowell, Mass., but he has a brotlur in i?t. Louis, to whom he wishes to get. He succeeded in raising a sufficient amount lo get to St. Louis- and Officers McGhee and Fifer bought him a ticket and sent him on his. way iast night. One of the slickest confidence games ever heard of came to light last night, of which P. W. Eisenhour was the victim. The facts, as related by that gentleman, are as follows : He, with his wife and two children, were traveling in a covered wagon from Barton county, this state to Kansas, in quest of some place to locate. Yesterday at noon he was 22 miles from Ft. Scott and here the fraud began. A man giving the name of C." Meintz, and claiming to be a United States mar shal, approached him. and told him he wanted him. The reason assigned was that he, Eisenhour, filled the description of a man alleged to have stolen a large sum of money from Holden, and the marshal told the prisoner he would have to take him thither for trial. He showed the warrant and Eisenhour had no alternative but to follow. The marshal then searched him and took from him $270 in clean hard cash, giving me prjsoner a receipt meretor. This re ceipt was witnessed by two other men, W. H. Spart, claiming to be a farmer, and C. H. Trobridge, claiming to be a liveryman of Rich Hill. Eisenhour left his family, w3gon and three horses in charge of Spart, and getting into a buggy with the liveryman, was driven to Fort Scott, where the liveryman left him. Marshal (?) Meintz and his prisoner then boarded the train for this city, arriving here at 10:45. Ou the way here the marshal had his eye on two men whom he informed his prisoner were horse thieves, and stated that he intended to have them arrested as sood as he arrived in Sedalia and nnnld find the city marshal. He further told Eisen hour that if he would help him Doint them out to the Sedalia officers he would Day him $10 The two arrived here and cot off. They started up Osage street, but only got as far as the JFacibc Bar. Here the marshal bar tered some man to plav a game of cards for the drinks. They went inside and the same began, the marshal losing five games in succession. It was near twelve o'clock when the sixth hand was dealt and conse quently nearly time for the last train to St. Louis. The marshal suddenly became sick and asked the prisoner to play his hand while he went out. After the hand was played the prisoner went out to iook for his cap tor but the bird had flown and with him $270 in hard round dollars. Officer Gossage found him and asked him what be was dcing there. Eisenhour informed him that he was a United States ? 1 l i r .i v prisoner anu was looKing ior me omcer in charge. Jini took the whole thing in at a glance, and informed E.'sinhour that he had been duped. The man says he has a check on the bank for $500, which he left with his wife, but has no mean of getting to her. He will be lucky if he even finds the horses and wagon when he gets there, for the thieves are slicfc ones, and have doubtless been at the business too long to be easily taken. Eisenhour offers $50 for the capture of the man and his return to Sedalia. Following is a description of Meintz: Light hair ; light moustache and goatee ; bine eyes ; light complexion ; about 5 feet 10 inches high. When last seen he wore a black suit of clothes and a black felt hat. LATER. More facts were developed in the Eisen hour robbery case, yesterday. Tuesday morning at about 2 o'clock, Officer Gos- s.ige arrested Eisenhour, for carrying con cealed weapons, having found a Smith & Wesson, 32 calibre, double action revolver on his person. When he was searched at the station, a pocket book containing $2.50 in money and a ticket to Nevada were found. Yesterday morning he was dis missed. Eisenhour remained in the city all day looking for his man, but did not succeed in finding him, and left for Kansas in the evening. A gentleman who saw the bogus mar shal and Eisenhour together in the saloon says he knew the robber. His name is Mclntyre, and he used to work in the rail road paint shops in this city. He did not leave Monday night, as thought, but spent it near one of the switch houses. He could not be found yesterday. The reporter also .instituted inquiries about the two witnesses, and learned that Trowbridge was really a liveryman of Rich Hill, and was a citizen of high standing- The case is an extremely singular one, there being no head nor tail to it. It is very strange that a man bent upon robbery would search a man and still leave him in possession of a loaded revolver. that City. was Death of a Sedalia Boy. Sunday news reached this city Eddie Ive3 had died in Kansas Eddie was a former Sedalia boy and universally respected. In 1871 he entered the employ of the express company under G. L. Faulhauber as driver, and by his sober habits and strict attention to busi ness, step by step mounted the ladder of esteem of the company until he was given a position as cashier in the general office at Kansas City. Though but a youth in years he was a man in experience, and was thoroughly trusted by the company. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of innumerable friends in this, their great hour of trouble. The remains were interred at Kansas City yesterday. Forger Arrested. Constable Kelly, of Smithton, in the city yesterday, m quest of man who had forged the name of a arrived young promi nent gentleman of Smithton for $15 worth of goods. The constable had beep on the load two days, and when he arrived here hatl almost given up the chase. While walking aloig the street he spied his man, and arrested him. The forger was but a mere boy. He was taken back to Smithton in the evening. The constable was also looking for a negro, but did not succeed in finding him.