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THE SEDAXJA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1884. SEDALIA BAZOO Publisher: J. WEST GOODWIN. ERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : . including Sunday, per year.........8X0 00 Y edition, per year sio y 52 numbers, per year. 1 00 delivered, per iveek................ 25 NEWS DEALERS Rejrularl y suppled at cents per copy. All subscriptions payable in advance, and discontinued at tne end ot time paid lor. HOW TO SEND MONEY. Remittances may be made by draft, money order or registered letter, at our risk. Give postoffice address in full, including state and county, and address J. WEST GOOD WIS, Sedalia, Ho. WEEKLY BAZOO. SEDALIA, Mo.. Tuesday, December 2, i884. A BIT OF HISTORY. Without uudertakiug to discuss tbe wisdom or tbe efficacy of the threats and abuse of the one great party or the jests and sneers of tbe other great party as now being applied to the prohibitionists the Bazoo feels im pelled to say that if the oft repeated apiom "history repeat itself" has any foundation in truth it would be well for those who are only auxious to keep themselves on top the top most wave of the political sea to care fully note the following bit of histori cal coincident which we furnish free and with out comment and then make their own deductions. In 1840. The "abolition party" as it was termed after a series of vain attemps to have its sentiments recognized by either -the whig or democratic party, then the dominant parties, determined to break away from them and organize for itself. A convention was called and James. G. Birney placed in nomination for the presidency in the election which followed he receiv ed but 7059 yotes a number so small as to have no effect whatever on the general result Harrison the whig can didate carrying nineteen of the states. Of course the abolitionists became the butt and jeer of everybody. Notwith standing this they went courageously on working for the object they hud in view, the abolition of slavery. In 1844. James. G. Birney was again placed in nomination and this time polled a vote -of 62,300. At this time Henry Clay was legarded on all sides as the leading statesman of the nation, jusl as James G. Blaine is regarded to-day. After failing several times in his efforts to be made president, as Blaine did, he finally became the can didate of the whigs ia 1S44, just forty years before B:aine finally becanio the candidate of the republicans. When Clay was nominated his party was the dominant party, just as the re publican party was the dominant party when Blaine became the can didate. Forty years ago the whigs despised the anti-slavery vote, just as the republicans this year despised the prohibition vote, and in both instances the despised party made itself appre ciated and recognized. In 1844 New York was the deciding state, the same as it was in the contest just closed. Forty' year ago Birney received 15, 812 votes iu New York, thus allow ing Polk to carry the state by a plurality of 5,106, when both candi dates needed the vote of that one state in order to succeed. This year, St. John took the place of Birney, with the same result. Forty years ago, therefore, the anti-slavery party defeated the dominant party, and the country passed under the control of the democrats, just as it has again done this year. Up to this time, therefore, the his'tory of the anti slavery party and the anti-liquor party is similar. But to carry the analogy still further ; the 7,053 votes cast for Birney in 1840 increased to 156,149 in 1851. The prohibition vote this year is forty per cent, greater than the anti-3lavery vote was in 1852, and it is therefore safe to say that the prohibition vote in 18SS will be forty per cent greater than the vote cast for Fremont in 1856, which was 1,341,264. The prohibi tion vote iu 1888, therefore, will ap proximate two millions at the very least, while if it increases during fthe next four years in the same ratio as during the past fonr years it will be over four millions, or more than enough to elect a president. SIDEWALK ORDINANCE. The supreme court of Illinois lately rendered a decision in regard to side walk ordinances which i-s likelv if proven to be sound law to spread to other states and in so dome: create a wide spread revolution in regard to that class of legislation the cases in volving the issue were those of cer tain Darties who had been fined in 4 Chicago for neglecting or refusing to remove suow from the sidewalks in front of their property and were carried to the suDreme couit as test cases the grounds upon which the cases were decided advert Iy to the city as tated bv Judsre Scott were that the sidewalk is as much a public high way, free to the u.-e of all, as is the street itself ; and upan tne principle it follows the citizen cannot be laid under obligations, under our laws, to keep it fiee from obstructions in front own it be out of place for a chosen commit tee of Sedalia's citizens to investigate as to why our people are taxed 15 cents per pound for meat which can be bought for 6 cents per pound five miles from the city limits, twenty-five cents per pound for butter, can be had at 15 cents ten miles away, and other like necessities at proportionate high rates. We are for & horizontal reduc tion on internal tariff. PILFERING IN THE PEN. BOONVILLE BUDGET. Jno R. Walker Succeeds Mr. Heard as Collector of State Dues from Uncle Sam A Sad Mishap The Keithley Mur- & urder Gossip and Per sonal Mention. WALK En's LUCK. Boonville, Nov 29. Correspondence. of his nronerlv at hh own exnese John K Walker has received omctal in , , ... formation of his appointment as a can t for any more than tbe street itself either th collection of the claims of the state bv exercise of the police power or by against the United Slates government. He - A 4 'I J TTT T 1 mri 1 - 1 fines and jenalities imposed by or by direct legislative ac- uinauce, or tion. in relation to movmjr snow ana ice from sidewalks, Cheif Justice Scofield, succeeds iion. Jonn 1. weara, resigned on account of his election to congress. The appoiutment was made by the fund com missioner of Missouri and the appointee is to have a per cent, of ihe monejs collected. HAND SAWED OFF. Young SU wart, a brother of W. H. Stew art, one of the proprietors of the .hast Boonville saw mills, met with a serious ac- m in his opinion, said: 'Lr by exercise m the police power cident this morning. While assisting nf thu Qfui-p th nwnpr n.f nrpmiaps some work at the mills be caugni bis Jell I hnnrl nnHpr rjminiv rvnlcintr nnv nnrl it can be compelled to keep his side- was almost completely severed from the whIL- frPM frnm snv obstruction not wrist in a quarter of a second. He was ta caused by Ins own act, we must pre- quickly dressed. Stewart is a young tele Slime that he COUld be compelled by graph operator from Iowa and only visit he same authoritv to construct and 8 i - - ui- i i : j Keep in repair puuiic ruaus, unuges The Keithley killing has attracted much and culverts fronting upon or running attention this .week. There is a general through his lande, or the owner of a sympathy expressed for Keithley, who is a ' a hard-working' fcoD2r youner man. .hverv- city or village lot could 1 compelled body in Boonville , has a good word for to mnlrft nnrl rannir the strpftte in front JoP.di wn0 alwavs attentive to ousiness, 1 m . polite and accommodating. This, how- or his property. A. sidewaiK is a A X public highway, appropriated, it is true, to pedestrians alone, but still open and free to ail persons desiring to use and enjoy it as a public high way. It is as much a public high way in the way of its use as street itself. The difference in means of their use does not render one more public than the other." is out on his ever, does not prevent the community from wanting justice done, however unpleasant it may be. GOSSIP AND PERSONAL. are opening their Col. Bob Itigersoll new sheriff house ad- The merchants -i - . i . i.nnsimas gooatr. Hunting is a very popular amusement tjjg in these parts just at present. f i F. W. Bronaugh, of Clinton, was visit- lug U13 uiuiuct IU UUCI, l HI 3 TTCCA.. The next meeting of the Chautauqua circle will be hell December 9th mitten dav. Cooptr counlv probate court meets on usual annual tour of blasphemy for ofDeceaiber Jude B' a Clark the sake of gold, and the usual amount Capt. Less Smith-our nf frPP fliltTArfiaino- 15 hfincr fiirnmhpd now occupies the sherifFs ' V k.w.-0 .w a .... - . . ,. , j adioinincthej.nl. him by witless religious editors aud Juo . ,, . . J 0 "Parties so-called are becoming preachers. If these well meoillUg but frequent in the Vine Clud. The last was a near-sighted individuals would only loto party at Mrs. J. L. O'Bryan's last Stop to think, they would know that noxious nublic would rise to in- the bulk of Iugersoll's du oes and pat- quire how many oysters Morris Johnson rons were men aud women who never ?3n eat af what about the B L c Per" attend church, or attending, close We wonder why Ben Hutchison ex- their ears aud hearts to the truth, pressed a desire to he one of "Mother Lary s 1 t ii 1 :ii 1 . x r T.T rpt i i . -t I t-uiUKcur. aim win ucL'y w twine xauuic Ihe only exception being those whose j... i tir.i b " 1 11 111 1 ii" 1 lit: uu luiive .T t . It il curiosity nas oeen excuea Dy tueir it is saifi that 'Gone TranMihr. of thP tirnilp soflinst. him. Mr. Tticrersnll Pilot Grove Mirror is engaged to three . ., , , . , . , girls, all of whom he has premised to marry is tne oniv oeuenciary oy tneir aouse u0rn I V V 4 fcUW IVuWd VWUiV because it gives him an importance "Is your papa a democrat?" was asked he neither deserves or could gain fa liule three-year-old boy in Boonville 0 I the nthpr n-AV "Wnv nn hp'n a HpaqHv- , 1 1 i - n- 1 mi . I 1 "J r J tnrougn nis own enoris. ne irne terian, thought you knew that." Christian should not exceed the zeal Mrs. Ann M. Windsor died Thurtlay Of his Master, and SO loug as God orning a.ner rcsiae nee m m,s cny,ag u Va., and remove.! to this cUy in 1839. evil ways, let not man interpose, but Ed. H. Rodman is making a live paper x 1 i 1 . ,1 . out of the Boonville Republican. He is a leave him severely alone to that jus- rampant radical but a decent one; besides, tice and vengeance he courts and must he is a newspaper mac, who undersiancs meet in due time. wn" . " .ouu. ihe death 01 iVlrf. uibson, mother ot The St. Louis Chronicle says : J 01 mis city is regreuea oy J I Charlie s manv friends in this nlace. with What St. Louis needs rather than a manv of our elder citizens, who knew the cumbersome system ef cattle and meat Jad personally. J I o l tt r : : j u.. a r a 1 I iuyu e. r. iiupeuuuu u auvueu uy oaiuuw j te q (fae National Cattle- Hatch, of New Y"ork, is one large men's convention at St. Louis, which he at tended. It was one of the biggest things ever seen in this country. Emil Grcss will have charge of the theatrical performances at the Thespian hall again this winter. Emil is a genu ine old hummer and always gets to the front with good companies when he can. There is talk of a checker club in The Chief Clerk of the Kan sas Penitentiary Gets Away With $4,000. He Was Formerly a Resident of this City Where He is Well Known. Wine and Women the Cause His DownfallHis Where abouts Unknown. of Capt. F. P. Bronaugh brought heme public slaughter house where all li censed butchers would be required to have their slaughtering done. This would at once do away with the slaughter house nuisance, and bring flia animal -frtnl rP f Ii Q Jtt linInT , , j Boonville. We have some good players direct supervision oi tne Doara 01 here and a club of the kind mentioned hpnH), would be interesting. Judge T. M. Rice is . probably tbe best plaver though Wm. .iNow that tnesiaugnter nouse war is Maher and Geo. W. Adams hold him down oil in Sedalia. nerhaos this eupcrestion prettv well. E. D. Shackleford and Frank , f .... McKinlej are lively players and Pryor may be of use in settling the matter Slarke iB an earnest debovee at the draught in hprp board. Tt is oiioer the different infliip.np linnnr .... " ... . A poweriul pressure is being nas over men. Une Boonville gentleman ftu.ftn TI,.qI10tt la'Ks a blue streax when he takes too uluuSul - uruuuD- "J' much of the cup that cheers and inebri- of the supreme bench, to have him ates, also another does not say a word, resisu immediately in order that he " U1 anomer ni.s words 12 I shr.iil 1 1 L-a enmp mnnhma lino hiis-Tinro may be succeeded by a republican, man trots off home as soon as he begins to This is civil service reform with a eel tfleCl?. while another don't go w. . - norae iii morning, or 1111 tne lumes wear vengeance. YJaen even tlie.sanctity or 0ff. it an depends on the felWs wife, the ermine must be dragged into the Ju snow. slums of partisan preference it is high ueimiaxion. The following special telegram from Leavenworth, Kansas, to the Kansas City Times, of yesterday morning, will be read with interest by many readers of the Bazoo: "J . C. Pusey, clerk of the Kansas state raitentiarv, has proved an embezzler of state funds to the tune of between 82,000 and $3,000. Pusey has been absent from his place of duty for some days and the first knowledge obtained by War- 1 T" .... 1 aen Jones mat mere was any thing wrone in the accounts of Pusey was on Sunday last when his- picious were aroused by two cash accounts in which discrepencies existed. Statements oi funds are made out al the end of esch week, but on last Thursday a week vgo, Warden Jones, who was absent on busi ness, asked Pusey to make the cash ac counts out then, and as everything agreed with the books, nothing was suspeded. During the warden's absence Pus3? made out the regular statement, and on his re turn, Saturday following, the papers were compared and a difference of $200 found between them. Colonel Jones, after con sulting with his deputy in regard to this difference, came to the city next morning to see Pusey, but could not find bim. Monday HE COULD KOT EE FOUND. Tuesdav word was received bv the war den that he had gone to Topeka, and a tele gram was sent to arrest him to the chief detective of the Santa Fe Railroad compa ny, borne ot the prison omciais went to Toppka, but no trace of Pusey could be found. In the meantime the warden and book-keeper went over the books aud found deficits amounting to between $2,000 and $3,000. The books, however, had been kspt in a way to effectually blind them, and what the amount may reich cannot as yet be determined not at least until an expert is ob tained. Pusey is reported to be in debt in this city from $1,200 to $1,500 to various persons and merchants. Telegrams have been sent to Chicago, where he has a sister-in-l8w, and to Penn sylvania, where his mother lives. Colonel Jones left for Topeka this morning and no statement could be obtained Irom htm. Colonel Veale ana three other gentlemen of Topeka are Pusey's bondsmen. He came so well recommended from all qu&rleis that no doubt existed Jo the minds of Col. Jones or any of his assistants in regard to his honesty, aud it was ouly in the last few days that they have been made aware of j the life Pusey was leading in this city. ! WOMEN AND WINE. j For several months Pusv has been inti mate with Mrs. Devore, a woman of easy virtue, and in company with Marshal Shallcross, she was called on and question- j ed. It was knov,n that he spent monev freely upon her and whs reg irded as her solid man. 7 bhesnd thut he came to her house last Saturday night and remain ed there most of the lime until Mndrv morniiig, when he left, but returned in the evening with a crowd, all of v.hom were under the influence of liquor. He went away with them lint returned later in that night and remaintd until Tuesday morning, leaving about 9 o'clock. During the list time he staid there he told her that he had resigued at the penitentiary and had decided to come to the city and go into the saloon business, having purchased a $950 interest in a sa loon here. She had not seen him since last Tuesday morning. She said that la$t night a man from the state house at Topeka was at her house inquiring after Pusey and that he was wauted by his bondsmen there. Mrs. Deyore assertei that Pusey spe-it most of his money .on companions with whom he caroused and that he was not liberal in his expeadi'ures upon her. He'd lend money to any one who asked him for it when drinking, and would spend it with out any regard to its value. w . i . r t i it is learned that user borrowed con whom he associated. It is generally known that he pnrchised for her from Hershfield's jewelry store in Leavenworth a gold garter studded with diamonds. When he left the Santa Fe shops in 18S2 he posed as a mar tyr and a deeply iujured man. During his stay here he was looked upon by both his employer and acquaintances as a straightforward and upright business man, and his honesty was never questioned. He was a member of sever.al secret societies and was frequently seen at church in com pany with his family. He came to this city from Newark New Jersey, where he was employed in the Baldwin Locomotive works. HE LEFT THE HOUSE. An Associated Press telegram in yeser day's Bazoo, dated at Indianapolis, Ind., savs : ''J. la. Pussey, chief clerk at the sUte house, has been missing for several days, and he is discovered to be a defaulter, the amount being variously estimated from $1,000 to $4,000. He has debts in the city amounting to about $2,000. For the last few days he has been living a fast life. His whereabouts is uuknown." From a gentleman who is acquainted with tbe Pusy family the Bazoo learns that J. C. and J. L. Pusey 3re brothers. If this is true, they are a precocious pair, aid should be behind the bars of the institution in which James C. wa3 chief clerk. THE BOTTOM FELL OUT. (C Dreamer" Joyce Loses Money for the Springfield Insur ance Company. Q-. P. Harrison's Fire-Bus: Case Decided in His Favor. Knobnoster, Nov. 29. Corresjondence. Probably the most interesting and excit ing case before the Cass county circuit court, at the present session, was that of the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance company vs. George P. Harrison, of Knobnoster. It will be remembered by the Bazoo's readers that Harrison's saloon burned at Kobnoster on April 7, 18S4, un der very suspicious circumstances. The conflagration broke out about 2 o'clock a. m., Monday, at a time when there had been no fire in the houss for a corsidera- ble lnth of time. The building and contents were insured in the Springfield company, and through its agent, Mr. A. F. Dean, Mr. Harrison received an amount agreed upon as a com- promise, bo lar, so good, boon atterward a fellow who claimed to be A WONDERFUL DREAMER c tme to Knobnoster and excited the popu lace with recitals of supernatural deeds performed by himself. He claimed to be able, through the medium of dreams, to unravel all kinds of mysteries, and proposed to dream out who burnt the saloon. He dreamed r.nd next morning told that Harrison burned his house. The peo ple got excited and looked at each other in pantomime s?yle, while little knots of astonished humans gathered iu close com munion to discuss the advent of anotner Christ into therr midst. Everywhere it be came noised abroad that Harrison and his bartender, Ed. Love, had burned the saloon and excitement was at fever heat. Iheu DREAMER JOYCE went to Harrison aud bv some means ob tained monev to hush up his talking. Al ter blackmail. ng him a couple of times, Joyce left for Colorado. People about Knobnoster had almost for gotten hiui when it was noised abroad that through hi3 ingenuity, Joyce had succeed ed in getting a confession out of Harruon at Warrensburg, in the hearing of eaves droppers. Harri-on aud Love were arres ted and gave bonds for their appearance at criminal court. In the meantime the Springf'tld Insurauce company attached all of Harrison's property, ar.d in July an at tempt was made by the latfer to have it re leased. The preliminary examination was held at Harrisouville, Cass county, and the jury decidid that the evidence warranted the company in still holding the attach ment. Last wiek before the circuit curl of Cass county THE CASE WAS CALLED. About forty. five witnesses from Knob noster and eighteen from Warrensburg were taken along to testify and eat up Cass county provender. Attorneys W. AY. Wood, A. B. Logan and W. J. Tirrell had charge of the prosecution, while the de fense was ably conducted by O. L. fiouts, of Warrensbursr, Railey & Burney, of Harrison ville, S. F. Kelly and J. Kratis, of Two days were occupied in rr i . smeraun monev oi various persons in inis k- te3timonv 't the witnes,es and ciiv wunin uie ijsi lew uays oeiore ne leu. flnn.upr :n ..,:; th( rt He did not experience much difficulty in Montreal, Nov. 28. The deputation ap. time a new means something, should be inaugur- pointed by the carnival committee to wait otaA upon President-elect Cleveland and tender lt ?.. .l e i rn mm an invitation 10 me carnival oi l&do leave for Albany next week, Erastus Winan, of New York, will be asked to form one of the deputation. Now that the election is over and general reform is the watchword would getting it. as he had the reputation of pay ing his debts and usually having plenty of money. The latest report is that Pusey's em bezzlements amount to $4,800, and that his debts in the city amount to $2,000." HIS RECORD WHILE HERE. Pusey's sad downfall will no doubt be regretted by many acquaintances in this city where he is well Known, he being at one time a resident here. In 1872 he was employed as a fireman on the Missouri Pacific, and afterwards ran a switch engine in the yards. Later he kwas promoted to the position of time keeper and clerk in the master mechanic's office, winch position he held until 1877, when he resigned to accept a more lucrative position with the A. T. & S. F. road at Topeka, Kansas. This posi tion he filled to the entire satisfaction of the company until the opningof the Glick- St. John campaign. At that time he was Superintendent Haikney's chief clerk, and being a bitter enemy to prohibition, lie or ganized an anti-St. John republican club. Learning of his activity among the men in the shops, C. C. Wheeler, general manager of the road, wrole to Master Mechanic Hackney, directing him to allow no elec tioneering in the shops. Pusey, whose bus iness it was as chief clerk to open the let ters, read this, and handed his resignation with tne letter to Mr. Hackney, ihjsgaye rise to a report that 1,400 men had been discharged because they favored Glick and is given as one of the causes that led to St. John's defeat. After the success of the democrats there was some talk of making him Glick's private secretary. Finally he was appointed clerk to the penitentiary un der Warden Jones. He was very lavish with money and since his wife died last spring his life has been one of reckless dis sipation. This mode of living was stimu lated by a woman named Lou Devore, with another in arguiuff the case. A verdict was rendered for Harrison. THE DREAMER WA8 NOT PRESENT, but bad a deposition there long enough to have wrapped up a wholesale bill of dry goods. It was a complete net work of lies and was scarcely corroborated at all. AmoDg other witnesses for the prosecution were parties who wanted to see Harrison downed, while at least one of them avow ed openly that be was in the case for what money there war in it. A network of circumstance had been wound ho completely around the defend ants that there seemed at one time scarcely a hole for them to crawl out of, but they made it all right, as they should have done. Had the case eone against Mr. Harrison he would have been broken np completely. As it is he is all right. The chances are that the grand jury will finu no bill against Harrison, as the very strangest evidence was introduced and did not go to harm the defendant. The case has caused considerable excre ment at Knob Noster. The Springfield insurance Company ara out about 2,000 for costs in the case. Messenger From Gordon. A . P JLondon. iNov. zv. a messengen irom i Gen. Gordon, who was reported yesterday to have reached Merani, ha3 arrived here. He brings dispatches from Gordon, which are eight weeks old. After leaving Khar toum the messenger was captured and de tained some time at Shendy. Will Belnforce. Paris, Nov. 29. After the votes in the chamber of deputies yesterday, favoring a vigorous prosecution of the Chinese war, the government issued orders qnickening the despatch of reinforcements to Admiral Courbet and Gen. DeLisle, THE WABASH CANNON BALL. ixne ionowiDg complimentary poem wi written by Conductor C. P Malley, the "Cannon lall " between Peoria and Haun'bal. ' Here's to the Wabash, the fastest on the rail, 8ke beata the Flyirg Butchina-i, or the London Irish mall. From Chicago to Kansas City jou make no change at all, On the fastest train on record, the Wabash "Can non Ball." If east on tae Atlantic, or westward on the coast, Tbe Wabash route is all the rage, you'll find is net a boast. Her reclining chairs a d sleepers always beat thea all, For solid comfort erery time give the "Cannon Ball." Her trains throughout the campaign were truW very grand, And politicians everywhere took in the friendly hand. And, if they wished to "stuap" a place, or make a Buddea call, They were alwars sure to get there on the Wabash 'Cannon Ball." When H ndricks came to Spring6eld, he made of this a note. He there addressed 10,000 aen and told them how to vote. He said that -'he felt extra good, but believe him one and all He owed it to the ride he took on the Wabash 'Can non Ball.' " She leaves Chicago dailv, where do you want to go? Hannibal, Sedalia, K C. or St. Joe, Away down into Texas, or "any place at all," If you want a pleasant journey, take the Wabash "CauDon Ball." GAILY GOSSIP. Gaily, Mo., Nov. 29. Correspondence. Mr. j. G. White and Dr. McOaughey, of the Stdalia University, were here talking up the interests of that institution, one day this week. Thank-giving day passed very quiet in the country. Thee were terv?ces at the Baptist church, alihcugh pooHr attended. Mrs. L. F. flobbius, of JRed Mountain, Colorado, a lady well kuowuin this vicin ity, is expected in shortly, to pay her many friends a visit. Ben Deering will preach at New Beth el church to-morrow, at 11 o'clock. AU are cordially invited to come out and hear this temperance apostle. Rev. Jno.- W. God bey, of Smithtoo, is holding a series of meetings at Bethle hem church. Services each morning and evening. All who can are requested to at tend. Miss Lula Crawford, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, arrived last night and will spend the winter in this neighborhood. Her many friends will unite in giving her a warm welcome, and in wishing her a happy stay among us. Johnnie Ferguson and Ed. Crawford returned Thursday evening from Warrens burg, where they had bee i to visit a num ber of their young friends who are attend ing the Nornal. They report as having enjoyed a very pleasant visit. OSCEOLA ONDITS. Another Candidate Heard From Thanksgiving Persons 1 and General. Osceola, Nov. 29 Correspondence. Our city is overflowing w:th railroads. Work commences on the new railroad bridge this week. Hon. John H. Lucas, known as the "Little Giant of the Osage," was absent attendirg court at Jefferson City the past wtek. C. A. "SVisker and C. J. Harrison have formed a copartnership as attorneys and loan agents. Thanksgiving passed off nicely, the sporting club making n good score as hnnters. Tiie ladies give their grand sup per lo-nisht. Petitions are being circulated throughout this and all other counties in the south west askine Soy. Crittenden to appoint our fellow townsman, John H.Lucas, as re porter of the Kansas City court of appeals. Mr. Lucas is an attorney, standing at the head of his profession in southwest Mis souri, iu politics a leader, in civil life a noble hearted citizen. He is an attorney, am,)ly qualified for the position, and we think, in fact, we know that his ap pointment would meet the approbation of the legl br of tbe entire southwest, for all kuow Mr. Lucas as a kind and courteous gentleman, aud as such reporter the attor neys would receive that ready and willing courteous treatment that attorneys so like to meet in an official reporter. We sin rerely hope Governor Crittenden will make the appointment. Madame Hugues. Paris, Nov. 29. Public sympathy for Madame Hugues. who shot her traducer day before yesteiday, is intensified by the fact that both Hugues and his wife devot edly nursed the sufferers from cholera dur ing the prvalene of the epidemic at Mar seilles. M. Paul DeCassagnac, editor of Le Pays, considers the lady a heroine and urges the press to uphold her. Hugues says his wife proposed to partake of lover's breakfast before going to court. She was in excellent spirits during the meal. Be fore leaving her home she prepared a bun rflpnf nlnthes for use during her stay in prison. She has asked the prison author ities that she may be provided with materi al for modeling in clay. The Pedestrians. The sixth day of the pedestrian tourna ment, twelve hours a day, was concluded to-night at 11 o'clock. The score is Littlewood 405 Mason 384 Car tw right 357 MacCarty 348 O' Conn el 331 Franks 30o Wren Pettit 261 Increase of Bnly. Paris, Nov. 29. At the cabinet council to day it was decided to make the proposed increase of duty on foreign grain of two francs per centner. Will Continue to Fiht. Paris, Nov. 29. The Telegraphe says the cabinet has obtained certain knowledge that China intends to continue the war. It is probable that 15,000 reinforcements will be sent to China.