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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1884.
MIGNONETTE. Itlies before me as I write, This keepsake of a day Ling since gone onward from my sight Through lime's relentless way. This scented tuft of nignonette Its tintingjust a fair As when I placed it fresh and wet Within her sunny Jiair. low will I Tier thefccene again j he cheek where crimson burned The eyes that veiled themselves m vain The lissome form half turned. And bending o'er ber foolish fond, Myself with tremb ing hand Whose errand wove love's subtle bond In gold and purple strand. The lark sang up to God its song From out its leafy, j-creen, The daisies star-like bloomed among The meadow grasses green. And at our feet the garden-beds With all sweet flowers that bloom The butterflies in changing reds, The brown bee's timbrel boom. Ah me! since then what days of pain, Whet weeks of sad unrest, What months of toil and winter's rain. What years with woe opprest. "This little spraT of mignonette Came back o'er ocean wid Its message haunts my meui'ry yet "She sent you this with love she died." Bosa Pearlk. SOCIETY NEWS. I Any iten;8 of interest buiiable for this depart ment, iioiii bedalia or neighboring places, are re spectfully bohciteu. We want a vivacious, active and cheery lady correspondent in all the neighbor i ng towns uibutary to sedalia. Address all such communications to Kosa Pearle, society reporter Bazoo ohice, Sedalia, Ho. S ED Ail A. Pudding at lop of sieeves is now omitted. Plain velvet, velveteen, and rich corded bilk is lor dressy toilets. Miss Lizzie Hughes, of Georgetown, spent Monday in thic city. Mr. R. T. Gentry was the guest of rela tives in (Jlarksville last week. Handsome costumes are made o gros grAu combined with stamped velvet. A large number of family Thanksgiv ing diuuerb will be served in this city. Miss KatiTritt returned fioin a vioit vrith friends in Warreusburg Thursday. Mrs. Coi. Eddy w-s ihe guest ol Mrs. &eo. T. Brown for a lew days last week. Mr. Charkfi RLinehart, of New York, is the guest of Mr. F. E. iiofiman's family. Mr. aud Mrs.. Ed. Stevens returned from an extendtd bridal trip last VVednts .day. Miss Josie Webb, of Covington, Indi ana, is the guest ol her brother, Mr. Dave Webb. The I. 0. V. T. contemplate giving an amateur theatrical performance in the near iuture. The young people's society of the East Sedalia .Baptist church will soon be reor ganized. Mis. Ai. Dalby left Thursday for Illi nois ivhere she will spend the winter with relatives, Mjs. P. Rockwell left Friday morning ior a month's Viait with iriends in .bloom ing ton, ill. Miss Libbie Scedaker left last Thurs day ior Denver, Colorado, where she will spend the winter. Black velvet bounets are embroidered in relief in gold aud steel, and trimmed with pmk feathers. Mr. Augustas Floyd and Miss Lula J. Smith, ol Morgan county, will be married during me coining week. Mrs. W. A. McNees and sister left last Tuesday for SaaAntouia, Texas, where they will spend tne. winter. Astrakan fur, ana a pretty imitation of the same, likewise woolen lace are used as trimmings on woolen costumes. A musical entertainment will be given by the University pupils undtr the direc tion of Prof Rowe Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Hofiman as well as muny others from this city, expect to visit the World's fair at Xew Orleans. The;conttsts for the prizes of $50 in gold will take place under the auspices of the University on the evening of Dec, 12th. Prune velvet, combined with pale li lac, tiimmtd with appliques of velvet flowers, lorms a beautiful reception toilette. -Close fitting jackets are worn opening over a narrow waistcoat of either a fine broche woolen or dark silk dotted with :olor. Evening bonnets are made of white velvet or white Sicilenne, trimmed with gold lace and a pretty tuft of short feathers. Mrs. Maggie Owen, of Hillsgrove, Illi nois, arrived in this city Friday evening and is the guest of her brother, Conductor -r -m XT ' J5.jp. rtance. Mufis are carried the size worn some twenty-five years ago. One recently pur chased by a Detroit lady has a diameter of eighteen inches. A pleasant taffy party was given at the residence of Mr. W. H Wallace on Ver mont street, last Friday evening. About filteen guests were preseut. The ladies of the Episcopal church will give a tea at the residence of Mrs. Callie Hardcastle, 1106 Lamine, next Tuesday afternuon at 4 o'clock. Miss Jennie Grimes, of St. Louis, was the guest of Miss Ella Beck last week. "She left Friday afternoon for Lexington where she will be the guest of eld school mates. For trimming woolen costumes, there is a thick guipure called "Kartouin," which is made witn mohair braid, and arranged without fullness upon both skirt and bod. ice. Miss Maude Miller returned last week from a visit with Iriends in Malta Bend. She was accompanied by Misses Hat tie Blosser and Nina Meier who are still her guests. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bothwell re turned from a bridal trip of some weeks duration through Illinois and points in the east last Friday. They will soon com mence housekeeping. The Ladies Society of the Congrega tional church met last Thursday at the residence of Mrs. Paff, on Seventh street. This society will hold its meetings for one month with Mrs. PafF. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson and Mrs. Adams, mother of Mrs. Wilson, of Steu benville, Ohio, are guests of their rela tives, Krs.0. Demuth and Mrs. Lottie Hutchinson, of Hughes ville. Miss Kate Sloar-e, an intelligent young lady of t. Louis, accompanied her father Grand Scribe E. M. SI ane lei the Grand Encampment, I. O. O FV. IK the occasion of his visit here last luetday. Mr. and Tv' rs. O. Bannoreof Lamonte, have invited the faculty and students of the University to dine with them and their accomplished daughters Mary and Sallie on Inanksgiving day The Grand Encampment, I. O. V. T., were tendered a banquet and ball at Sicher's park hotel last f uefday evening. A large number of guests were present and a grand time was tne result. Mrs. Allen Van Wagner who has been quite ill for sometime, wil, if her health permits, leave during the coming week in company wiih her husband for Chicago and other points in Illinois. Miss Fannie Norris, of the university, and her mother, recently pleasant! enter tained Irt sident and Mrs. Met aughey, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. White, Prof, and J. H. Bo we, and Prof, and Mis. G. W. Ready. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Babbitt, of Dela- ware, unio, wno nave neen tne guests ot Mr. C. aud W. W. McNulty for the past few weeks left Wednesday for their home. They will probably locate in this city in the spring. Mrs. Julia Quinlan, who has been ab sent nearly all summer visitine with friends and relatives at Pilot grove, Fort Scott aud other points, returned to this city last night and will spend the winter with relatives. The new black stockings now come liutd with while fleece. Some of them are in squares or stripes in black aud white, black and vellaw. black and red. Cinnamon- brown, stained cnerry and smoke blue are among the new colors. The newest imported Jerseys are em broidered in little gold and silver hoops, two bc-ing interlaced. They are plaited in the back and have turn down collars. Some of the black aud dark blue ones are embroidered in thread of Ihe same coior. The society people will: give a grand ball on the evening of the 28th of No vember iu honor of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gal breath, Mr and Mrs. Frank Hatch and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Both well. It will take place at the Park hotel and will be the event o! the season. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Beaton and little son, of Columbus, Ohio, who have been the guests of their relatives, Messrs. S. aud Gto. Gold, will leave this evening for Corsicaua, Texs, From that point they will go to Florida, re'.urning by the way of New O leans, where tiiey will tke in the World's lair. Miss Kue, of Pennsylvania, who is stopping at Mrs. Little's, on West Seventh street, exhibits .-ome of the most exquisite specimens of aiateue embroidery ever seen m the city. Many ladies gazed upon them iu tht windows of the "Grand Cen tral" dry goods emporium yesterday, and expressed unqualified admiration. Cards will soon be out, reading as fol lows: "Mr. and Mrs. Wash Stark request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Cora, to W. A. Shelton, Wednes day eveniug, iecember 6a. at their resi dence near Windsor" The above are prominent people of their locality, and no doubt the wedding will be an exceedingly pleasant one. Charming little breakfast cops for young matrons are made on little frames of wire taste and are bent up into a sh.irp point in froat; this covers tlu head to the ears on r-Hit-r side and falls gracefully over the b :ck hair. The front is filled iu w ith delicate lace engine and the only trimming is a little bow of colored velvet ribbon set hish on the side. Rev. Beattie with his Ubuai zeal h arranged follows : EXPIATION. Bateman, the Brutal and Bloody Butcher, Hanged at Savannah. Throng of Ten Thousand Witnessed the Terrible Trapeze Act. As He Lived, So Died, the Blackest Criminal on Record. He Meets His Fate with Sto ical and Cool Indifference. The Monstrous Murder of the McLaughlin Girls Fxpiatsd. the University lecture course as The celebrated ekcutionist Prof. R. L Cumnock, is first on the programme and will appear Dec 18: Hon. W. H. Parson, Jan. 20; Mrs. Livermore, Feb. 10; Col. J. P. bantor;', sometime in March, aud the Boston Quintette Concert Co. May 19. - w m r" m -r- i Mr. ana Mrs. Aiait rieiier, who were married last Tuesday at Pleasant Green,the bride being the accomplished daughter of Dr. Beck of that pla-e, returned to "this city Wednesday and immediately went to housekeeping in a handsome home pre pared for them on West Seventh street. Mr. Heller ia connected with the Hye and Guenther dry goods emporium. Mis Eva Gentry, who is the guest of Mrs. Al. Smith, of St. Joseph, attended the Schuster Hengston wedding in that city last Wednesday. The Gazette says of her costume: ''Miss Eva Gentry, of Sedalia, a guest of Mrs. Smith, a tall, handsome young lady, wore a styiish costume of pure white silk, skirt composed of deep plisses. with drapery of silver brocade, Vandyke hat of white plumes and velvet, Duchesse lace and diamonds." WEDDINGS. Mr. Augusti Kahrs and Miss Melinda Helmig were united in marrie last Morday evtning, at the residence of the bride's parents on South Osage street The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Her man of the German Methodist church. The attendants were Miss Lizzie Otten and Mr. Henry Shuelz. Mr. Kahrs is a mem ber of the Sadaiia Silver Cornet band and af:'er the ceremony some choice selections were given by its members in honor of the newly wedded. A choice supper was serv ed to about sixty guest and a great mauy handsoim presents were received. Mr. and Mrs. Kahrs will reside on South Ohio street. Mr. Enoch Eihridge and Miss Alice Bayne were married at the residence of the bride's parents in East Sedalia, by Rev. Browne, 1-st Thursday evening. The at tendants w-re Mr. George Etheridg- and Miss Jennie Htndricks, Mr. M. S. Durell aud Miss Maggie Adams, ot Otterville. A fine supper was served, a number of pres ents were received and a large number of friends were present. The newly married, Mr. and Mrs. Etheridge, will go at once to house keeping. A magnificent wedding occurred in Deniscn, Texas, last week, the occasion being the marriage of Mr. Goram Meyer, a prominent drygoods merchant of Dallas, and Miss Fannie Eppstein, a prominent belle of Denison. Hundreds of guests were present at the reception, elegant presents were received, and the affair was grand in the extreme. The bridal party have gone to New Orleans in a special car. THE EXECUTION. St. Joseph Mo., Nov. 21. Special. Oliver H. Bateman was luoered at bavau- nah at 1 o'clock this afternoon m the pres ence of 10,000 spectators. Deth ensued m seven minutes, and thirtv mmute3 after the trap was sprung the body was cut down aud turned over to his lather, who had re mamed up town, not caring to witness thi execution. The doomed man professed religion yes- K?rday. but aver since his anvst he has m sifted that he was ready to die, and only regretted that there was to be any delay. He was attended on the scaffeld by Revs. S. Voss and Bone, who conducted the de votional exercises, and the onlv words he uttered were, "Lord bless us. .Receive my spirit." TEH CRTSCE. The readers of the Bazoo are loo famil iar with the sickening details of the hor rible murder and outrage of the two Utile McLaughlin girls, Austie and adella, to require its recipitulation here, lhey will also remember the mystery which so long surrounded the case, its great attrocitr rendering difficult any effort to fix so humous a cuilt upon anvone without tne verv strongest evidence. The crime was ccmmitted on bund ay, August 31st, 1884, while the children were on their wav to Sabbath school Their dead bodies being found the same evening Circumstjntial evidence pointed to Oliver Balemau as the criminal and he was are-ted, but so strong was public opinion, and so iut'iise the excitement, it was with dificulty a lynching was prevented, but as beforu stated, so great was the crime thai human nature revolted at fixing it upon any human, wi'hout ihe most positive evidence, and this not beinvj produced, Baumn wes released and returnel to his home. But mblic feeling was too strong to rest until the truth w-.s known, and the vigon us and uutinng investigation led to xJa'einans arrest and his voluntary confession of the errible deed, unon which he was ha-Uilv iemoved to St. Joseph for safe keeping, hud to prevent his being lyuched. On Uc ob r 3(1, a special term ol court was called atSavnuh to try the cafe, and the prisoner was taken there under i-tro: UHid. home l.oUU people irom the sur rounding country flocked to the scene and it was evident thai nothing but the prompt e-t action of theconrt, in trying the case i-nd couvicting ti e self-accusel wretch, would meet with approval or s'av an lm mediate lynching. The sheriff sunimored a special venire for a graud jury, consisting of John Gl breth. B. M.Daniord. J.J.Miller, S. E. v-eay. G W. Xeae, Ed F. Baird, G. M. Brown, J. L. Bennett, J. W. Brooks, John Fritchman, Z.F. Gilinore and John Guss- ley. After the grand iury was sworn bv tue clerk, S. E. Seely was by the court ap pointed foreman. Ihe court then g ive the usul charge to the jury, calling their at tention to the gravi.y o. the miners they would he called upon to investigate, and ct mpl'mented the people for their p.ttience and the iutell gem, law abiding course ta ken by t hem iu permitting a matter of so great importance logo to a calm, deli berate, dispassionnte investigation of the law. The grand fury then retired to consider, at about 11 o'clock, and continued their inves tigation until 4:04 o't lock p. m., when they returned the following indictments : two indictments found. State of Missouri,") County of Andrew. In the circuit court of Andrew county, state of Missouri, special icrai, A. D. 1831 Theprand jury for the stale of Missouri, em p.ine'ed, sworn aud changed to inquire within and for the bodv of the county of Andrew and the sUte of Missouri, upon their oaths present and charge that Oliver H. Bateman, oa the ."1st day of A gust, in the year ol our .Lord one thous-ind eight handred and eight-four, at the county of Andrew aud state of Missouri, in and upon" the hody of one Austie Mi Lauehlin. then and their. feloniously, willfully, deliberately, premeditatedly, nnd of his malice aforethought, did make an as sault, ad that the raid Oliver H. Bateman a cer tain re-volying pistol then aud there charged with gunpowder and leaden bullets, which pistol he, the said Oliver H li .teman, then and their in his ligh. hand had an I heid then and tueir, felon i ously, willfully, deltberatly, premeditatedly and of his malice aforethought did dhcharge" and shoot off o. against and upon her, tha said Austie McLaughlin, and that the said Oliver H Bateman, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol utoresaid, by the taid Oliver 11. Bateman, discharged and shot oil as aforesaid, then aud heir feloniously, wi'lfully, deliberately, premeditat edly, and of his malice aloietnouht, Lid strike. penetrate and wound h-r, tue saio Austie Mc Lnuiihlin, in and uj.on the 'right side of the belly of her, the aid Austie McLaughlin, giving to hei, the ."-aid A ustia McLaughlin, then and their with the leaden bullet, aforesaid, so as aforesaid dis c arced and shot out of the pistol aforesaid, bv thesa.-l Oliver II. BaUraan. in aud upon the rrcht side of the belly of her, the said Austie McLaugh lin, one mortal wound of the breadth 'of one-half an inch and of the depth of sis L.ches, and that the cam Oliver li Bateman, with the revolving pistol afbreraid, so asaloresaid loaded with gun powder and leaden bullets, which revolving pistol he, the said Oliver 11. Bateman, then and tteirin his tight hand had and held, did then and their feloniously, willfui'y, deliberately, premeditat edly and of his mali&? aforethought, dif charge and shoot off to, against and upon her, th rai Austie McLaughlin, and that the said Oliver E. Bateman, with one ot the leaden ballets aforesaid, out cf the revolving pistol aforesaid, then and their bv Jf rce of the gunpowder aforesaid, by he said liver H. Bateman, discharged and shot oft as aforesaid, then and their feloniously, willfully, deliberately, premeditatedly and of his malice aforethought, did sttiks, penetrate and wound her, the said Austie McLaughlin, in and upon the left sine of the head of her, the s id Austie McLaugh lin, giving to her. the said Austie Mughiln, with one of the leaden ballets afomaid. so as aforeeud shot off and discharged by the said Oliver H. Bateman In and upon the left side of the head of he r, the said Austie McLaughlin, one other mortal -wound of the breadth of half an inch and the depth of five inches, of which s&id nortil wounds she, the said Austie McLaughlin, then and there instantly died. And so the erand iurv afcraiaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that tne said ULver M. uatemao, her, the said Austie McLaughlin, in the manner and by the means aforesaid, feJoneously, will-lilly, deliberately pre meditatedly. and ot bis mlice aforethought did kill and murder, agaiost the peace and dignity of tncstate. uhakle-j r. buuhek, Prosecuting attorney. THIS SECOND INDICTMENT. State of Missouri, County of Andrew, ss. In the Andrew Circnit Court. (Special term thereof, October 5, 1SSL) The grand jurors for the state of Missouri em' paneled, sworn and charged to enquire within and lor the bodv ot tue county ot Andrew an siat19 aforesaid, ud n their oath, present and charge that ( liver M. Bateman, on the 31stday of August, in the year ofourLrdone thousand eight hun dred and eight y-iour. at the countT or Andrew and state of Missouri, in and upon one Adelia McLauchhu then and there, beintr feloniouslv. willuilly, deliberately, premeuitatedly, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault and with a certain knife of tne lenjth of six inches and of lha breadth of one .ach, which he, the said Oliver b. iiaieman, in his rigat hand then and there had nnd he'd her, the said Adella McLaughlin, feloni ously, willfully, deliberately, premeditatedly. and of his malice aTorethouht, did strike and thrust in aud upon the right siue of the neck, giving to her, the raid Adella McLaughlin, then and there with the kntfe aforesaid, in and upon the right side of tbeneu: of her, the said Auetla McLaugh Ha, one mortal wcund of ihe length of two inches. of the breadth of one inch, and of the depth of two inches, ami fiat the said Oliver II. Bateman, with the knife af resa.d, by the striking, stabbing and thrusting aioresaid, did tben and tt-ere lelont ously, willfully, deliberately, premeditatedly, and o! his malice aforethought, give to her, the said Adella McJ auihlin. In and upon the left side"of the neck of her, the said Adeila McLmughlm, oue otiie- m rial wound ot tne length oi two mi lies, of the b.ecdth of o.-einch and the epth oltwo inches, f which said mottal wound she. the said Adella McLaughlin did then and their instantly die. And so the grand jurors aioresaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do snv that the said O ivr Jl. Bateman, her, the raid Adella McLaughlin, in the manner and by the means aiore-ai-l, feloni ously, wililully, deltberaiely, pemediutedly, and of his ma lee aloretbought, di-i kill and murder against the peace and dignity of the Mate. CHaS. F. BOOHEB, Prosecuting Attorney. BATEMAN IN COURT. Bateman was cool and colkcied all day with an occassional expression evidencing that be is beginning to realize his si tui tion. The crowd assembled put in the day sit ting around in groups over town discus.-ing the situation, and speculating as to what course the case would finally take. The McLaughlin family were all pn-stnt, but none of Bateman's relatives were in attend ance. At exactly 4;05 o'clock Bateman was brought into the couit room, the cool est and most unconcerned person in the room. A ne cases were piacea on tne aocK- et, on motion ol Jfrosecutmg Attorney Booher. The court informed the prisoner of the nature of the charges against him. when he resuondtd in a slightly nervous but very prompt maimer thet he did not have an attorney and did oot desire one, He said that he h:id thought the .matter rer and was williug to leave everything to the court . Being entitled to forty-eicht honrs before answering alter receiving the copies ot the iodictmenl, court adjourned until Monday and the prisoner was t'iken back to j.nl. THE TRIAL. On the 9lb day of October the court re- assembltd an with it came almost as c v- " r- ..vv,.. among whom were r.pjrters for all the leadings papers of the st.tte. bomehow the impression had gone aoroad that Bateman had determined, at the last moment, to recall his former confession aud plead not guilty, and there was a rest less, anxiouse expression about the stern conntry meu tnat boded no good to the cbl prit and caused the court to feel a deep sense of thf responsibility and the critical position m which it was placed, it was well known to the court what a determined crowd were present from Flag Sprint's, the locality of the murder, and that they made no hesitancy in declaring if Bateman :ti tempted a defense they vould seize and hang him at once. But these facte did not prevent every effort on the part of the court to mauce Bateman to real ze the consequence of his continuing to refuse a tn-1 tud declaring his guilt. Judge Kelly appointed ex-Judge Heren as his council, and suggested to Bateman even a plea of insanity might hold good, but without avail, Bateman's only reply being, I am guilty and want to die." During all this the morning hours wore avay and the crowd continued to iucrease in the little couit room until it could hold no more. At eleveu o'clock a committee of physi cians consisting of Drs. W. H. Bryant and W. M. Kerr, both of bavannah. and Dr, E. A. Jones, of Rochester, waited upon the prisoner ior tne purpose oi maKing an ex amination as to his mental condition. riiese gentlemen had been requested by Judge Kellj earlier in the day to so act, and after some little time spent with Bate man injhis cell thej reported verbally that in their opinion the doomed man was PERFECTLY SANE and perfectly responsible for his deed. In he language of Dr. Bryant, "Just as re sponsible as anybody. He has a low order ot instiuctive desire, through animal lust. When asked how he came to kill the girls le said he did not know, aud that the de sire came upon him on seeing them in the cornfield. There is nothing in it just one oi ins stones It was generally thought this was all hat Judge Kellv had been waiting for, but it proved to be incorrect and the mul- ltudes were allowed to remain m idle and uncertain suspense until the afternoom, and it was five minuter after two when the udge entered, the court room, accomoanied by Dr. Bryant aud COURT WAS CALLED to order, and the judge sententiously S3id ; "The sheriff may bring the prisone'r into court" Sheriff Lincoln and Deputy Sheriff Elliott at once proceeded to the j il, auu iu ii icw lumuica uiuugiii JD.nieiuau ue ore his judge. Ihe miserable man looked oung. green and wild, His eye moment arily met that of the Memnonion statue eated near the corner of the room, the mother of the murdered innocents. Bate man turned nervously around and took his seat with his back toward the Mc Laughlins. "BATEMAN STAND TJP. said Judge Kelly, and the prisoner having recovered nis sen possession, complied. "You have had tune to consider your situation and the advice I have given you n regard to your rights before the law and his courL If you are ready to plead to the indictment you may now do so." After a pause during which Judge Kelly waited for anything in the shape of a jreply Bateman might see fit to offer, the court said: cMr Prosecutor, you may read the indict ment to the prisoner," Prosecuting Attorney Booher then pro ceeded to read, in a clear, firm and buain-.ss-like manner the first of the two indictments against Bateman that charging him with the murdur of Adella McLaugh lin. After finishing the reading Mr. Booher said ; "What say you, Mr. Bateman, guilty or not guilty?" "l AM GUILTY." . "Are there not two indictments against the prisoner, Mr. Booher?" "Yes, your honor, there is another indict ment." ''Read it to the prisoner." The prosecuting attorney read the second indictment, charging Bateman with the murder of Austie McLaughlin. It was similir to the first in form aud told in the cold terms of the law, simply yet all suffici ently. "What say you, Mr. Bateman, guilty or not guilty?" "Guilty," said Bateman with the perfect composure which one man might exhibit in pointing another his way alonga country ro'td. "Let the pleas be recorded," said Judge Kelly. The court then reminded the prisoner of the warnings, admrnition and advice he had already given hire. He would once more inform him as to his rights and privi leges given him by the constitution. He had a right to be heard in person and by counsel, to meet the witnesses face to face and to have compulsory process to compel their a tendancp. "The law does not ask .1 i m any man to waive tnese rights, lite pre emption of innocence surrounds every citi zen until that presumpteon is overcome by competent evidence. You are not asked to commit yourself, and if you do so it must be of y ur own free will and accord. I be lieve I told von the other day what the con sequences of your act of pleading guilty to these indictments woul I be." les sir. isateman replied, in as nrm a voice as ever man spoKe. "Well," the court returned, "when a man who has reached the vears of discretion has weighed a mattrr well and then announces his desire we may act upon his wishe. his say so about it. It is not necessary for me so dwell upon this, but I only want to know that you know what the consequences to you will be. Now, do vou want me to pro ceed to act upon your plea f "Yes.' "Do you want any other proceedings?" MRS. BLINKINS, And How She Polled a Ballot, tt NO, DTD T TIAV'T ' ' r:rr i . . ... me indictment cnarges you witn mur der. Now. vou may arise to vorjr feet again." This was at twenty-two minntes after two, just twenty minutes after court had convened. "Have you anything to gay ?" "No, sir; nothing at all." C,I will simply close the case by saying- that ths law provides that one who has committed so heinous a crime a3 murder shall suffer death. You cruelly took the lives of these poor children in iheir inno cence and purity. All who break the law must suffer the consequences. It was writ ten many years ago that the wages of sin is death. The law makes an example of you as a warning to all others who may be uisposea to transgress tne positive com mands of the law. THE JUDGSTJENT OF THE COURT is that yon be taken back to the jail from whence you were brought and there be con fiued until the twenty-first day of Novem ber, 1884, when vou will be taken from the jail to somt suitable public place to bs se lected bv the sneriff, and there, between the hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 4oJclock in the afternoon, behanged by the neck until you are dead. You may in the Meantime have the help and attendance of such men of God as you may select. It is never too late to make you peace with God. And may the Lord have meroy on your soul. The sheriff may return the prisoner t.o the jail." Thus, at twenty-nine minutes after two, just TWENTY-SEVEN 3HNUTE8 after Jurfge Kelly took his seat upon the bench, the cause celebre in which Oliver H. Bateman figured as a horrible criminal, deserving and receiving the execration of everything in human shape, came to an end. The law was satisfied, the people were satisfied, justice has appeased and the law which permits man to shed his brothers blood was approved. On his way back to jiil the prisoner seemed really cheerlul and expressed his satisfaction, saying that it was what he expected, what he deserved and what he desired. He was glad it was over, but said he wished that the execution could take place NEXT FRIDAY instead of seven weeks hence. When leaving the court in charge of Sheriff Lincoln and Deputy Elliott, referring to the hum of voices and shuffling of feet, Batemen observed, 4,'G d, don't they make a rattling" On get tiug back into his cell he complained of a bad headache, proba bly the result of large do?es of quinine re cently taken daring an ague attack. His Slippery Glass Eye. 'The Squire," says the author of "The Hoosier Scoolmaster," "wore one glass eye and a wig The glass eye was constantly slipping out of focus, aud .the wig turning around sidewise on his head whenever he addressed the people of the Flat (Jreek District." Sad spectacle. Parker's Hair Balsam preserves aud promotes the growth of the natural hair. It also restores the natural color to hair which has faded or become gray. Clean elegant, beneficial highly peri u rued. 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Mrs. Blinkins is a progressive woman a woman who, had she lived in the time when Boadicea led her armies to victory would probably have tried to emulate her example. During the late political campaign, she feit called upon to take an active part, and ks soon as she got out of bed in the morn ing, which is always the moment she wakes, her busy mind began to go over the ground. She would take off her nightcap, fold it into a square, and as she slipped it back under the pillow, her busy imagination would see in it a ballot, and she would be gin to draw off her night robe in a sort of a proud way as if she really had been to the polls and like "her Jonathan," voted for his favorite candidate. Before she would get her petticoats more than half on, how ever, she would come back to real life and with a sigh she would remainber she was not at the polU but right in her own bed room at No. Fourth street dressing for the day and it was already time the coffee pot whs on boiling and the ham "sizzling for breakfast. When her breakfast was finally prepared and disposed of her mind would again re vert to the great questions of the cUy i:-d she would lean on the broom handle and forget to feed the caoary while she pon dered whether it would be best for her to vote for Blr.ine or Cleveland. Blnine, ?he thought, was a family m.:n, nnd as she had no faith in those shot gun stories, perhaps he would make the best man for the place, but on the other hnnd Johnathan was a "dimocrat ," and had voted the straight ticket ever since Jackson's time, and it would nrobab'y tickle him mightily if she should throw h-r influence on his Ride of the question for it had come to that at last she "meant to vote. She would show women that they had rights, yes, twenty rights, or even patent rights, if they want ed 'em, and she was going straight to the polls and she was going to vote," and when Mrs. B. makes up her mind, by former ex perience, we all know 'tis as good as done. The night before the election she could, hardly sleep for thinking of the important event and several times she raked her toe nails across her husband's shins for the purpose of waking him that she might ask if it "wasn't most time to get up?" He got mad at last aud he told her that "if she waked him another time before morning there would be a picnic she wouldn't forget." Mrs. B. didn't retort as was her wont. Her mind was full of ideas far beyond trifles, but at the first glimpse of dawn, she sprang out of bed and in just thirty minutes called her hus band to breakfast. Af er breakfast Mr. B. said "he guessed he'd go down town" and no sooner had he started than Mrs. B. put on her black alpaca dress and her best bonnet a new one, by the bye, bought since she attended the exposition, made of black vel vet with three red plumes directly ou top and taking her reticule cn her arm she started on her important mission. As she went along, she felt good and no ble, but when a little boy ran out of a yard yelling " 'rah for Cleveland," and another little boy across the street yelled " 'rah for Blaine," she frowned and set her iips so tightly together that nothing but a grayish line showed beneath her rather lone: nose. When she reached the corner of Fourth and Ohio street she saw groups of men standing around, but she paid no attention until at last she found "herself being carried along with the crowd directly toward the polling place. She was npar the door, a trifle out of breath, tis true, but still deter mined, in spite of the manv curious glances and laughing comments which had been her portion, to cast her ballot. Just then a broad faced Irishman whose hair was very red, said to her, cbello ould woman and is it yourself that is afther votin?' "None of your business, you impudent paddy, what 1 am going to do," bravely answered Mrs. B. "Faith I'm not a "paddy," mum'" spoke the man crossly, nayther is it yourself that's a leddy." uGet out'u my way this minute you bog trotting, whiskv dn nking- spalpeen you," said Mrs. B. in a shrill voice or I'll show you that I'm a free born American woman if I'm not a ladv. Still the man held his ground impudent ly leering into Mrs. B's. excited face and then heslowly said : "Yez had bittr be at home mmdin7 the childers, ye ould omadhoun', instid of quarrehn wid honest mm like myself. Yez can't vote for the prisident at all, at all and divil a bit of good wull it do yez hangin around 1 " Mrs. B. had borne nearly all she was going to and once more she said, "are yon going to g-t out of my way ? " But the man did not move save to stoop down and breathe directly in her face, a blast, which seemed to her, was made up of equal parts of assafcedita and decayed eggs and with a quick motion, she swung her umbrella which it will be remembered she always carried on high and brought it down with a resounding "whack" on the red-haired Irishman's head. The man yelled "murther I" but would probably have planted his ugly fist in Mrs. B.'s face had not several men sprang for ward aud hustled him around the corner, swearing as he went. Mrs. B. triumph antly pursued her way, and, sliping her hand under the arm of a tali man in front of her1, she dropped a neatly folded slip of paper into the ballot box, and be fore anyone discovered what she had done, was threading her way back through the crowd. An overgrown boy "sassed" her, a big burly negro stepped on her dress and tore it out at the gathers, a democrat asked her to take a drink, a republican wanted to make a bet with her, a smart Aleck asked her for a kiss and a half drunken dutchman ran against her with his big featherbed of a stomach with such force as as to nearly knock her into the gutter. At lost, however, she was free of the throng and when she finally reached home and sat down in her favorite rocking chair, she gave a sigh of satisfaction so big that it traveled out of the back door and waked the dog, kept right on over the fence to the next yard, chucked a pretty servant girl hanging out clothes under the chine, and finally soared away up to the blue vaults ol Heaven, where it doubtless became a zephyr. But when the returns were all in, the name of "Belva Lockwood" shone and glittered among the thousands of Cleveland and Blaine ballots and Mrs. Blinkine honest and upright old ladyfelt that she had done her duty.