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THE SEP AT J A WEEKLY BAZOO. TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1 885.
BATTLE WITH BURGLARS! IFoiir Unknown Cracksmen Break into Barley Bros. xThey Bore the Safe and are Interrupted by Offioers. A Fight Ensues and Oneof the Cracksmen Dies. -Offlcer George Fifer Severely Wounded in the Engagement. crossed Barley Vermont rap Bros., street. again re About 2 o'clock this morning as tbe - 'watchman at Zimmermann & Harter's mills was making his rounds, he discover" ed lour unknown men creeping stealthily around the west side of the mill, and as the rays of his lantern fell upon them, they .raised up snd Idly over toward and started up He at oncecBmeio the conclusion SOMETHING WAS "WRONG and discarding his lantern he lay in wait to see what would develope this was not lorg in coming for the men soon returned down Vermont street and after inspecting the blacksmith shop on the west side of Barley Brcs., doubtless to see if any one was there, they crossed over to Barley Bios.' office window front ing Vermont street and opening the blinds endeavored to opeu tbe window, but failed to get it up. They then went round to the Tear of the office snd efiected an entrsnce through tbe back door. Satisfied of their mission the watchman returned to the mill and b.'owed his police call, In a moment the BURGLARS CA3IE OUT, hut falling to see any one, turned ineide. No policemen comiug the watchman hastened up town, and find ing Officers Fifer and McGhee, notified them of what was going on. The officers immediately started to the scene, and on reaching Main snd Kentucky streets they separated, Officer Fifer going south to the alley be tween Second and Main streets, passed through it to Vermont street while McGhee accompanied by Andy Gossfge, who had come down with ihem past up Main street to the office, keeping the middle of the street. They were not long in discovering what was going on inside and as Officer McGhee passed round onto Vermont street he came upon A MAN LYING DOWN. Throw up your hands I cried McGhee. Don't shoot '1 Don't shoot! cried the recumbent figure, rising to a crouching position and making slowly up Vermont street At this juncture Officer Fifer came round the alley, heading off the burglar, and as he came toward him to arrest him the burglar SUDDENLY OPENED FIRE nnng lour shots in rapid succession. The first one passed through Fifer's hat rim and so close was he to the burglar that the powder- burned the hat, but pair ox Oid wagon wheels inter vened, and before Fifer could reach the desperado two more shots were fired, the second one striking Officer Fifer on the right side of the mouth, the bal passing out at the back of the neck, barely missing the mam artery. FIFER FELL and as he went down called, "give h to him McGhee," but quickly raising to his knees just as the burglar fired his fourth shot. Fifer returned the fire, striking the burglar over the left nipple, the ball passing down into the heart and killing him instantly. In the meantime McGhee had been hastening toward the com battants AFRAID TO FIRE for fear of killing Officer Fifer. and as that officers fatal shot struck the hurglar and caused him to in his death agony. him and caught but seeing he him go and picking up his pistol, which had dropped from his hand, he started back to Main street in PURSUIT OF THE OTHER BURGLARS, who had come out, and one of them comingto the corner, fired at the officers. Fifer also came down but was too faint to foliew them and went to the station. The burglars who had come out of the rear door broke a paling from the Main street fence and passed through, ran east on Main street to Moni teau, and when in front of the livery stable, one of them FIRED AT rRANK GOSSAGE, who was coming down Main street after them. ''Don't turn the corner," cried Gos ssge to McGhee as he reached the stables where two of the men had passed south on lioniteau street while the third ran north across the railroad, and that was the last seen oj them. Officer McGhee finding it useless to attemat to fellow Ihem further, returned. to the station, anxious to care for his companion, Officer Fifer and learn the extent of his in Jiries. Dr. Small was summoned and ex .anixied the wound, but at the time of going to press to -learn if how it had been the bone was severe spring to his feet McGhee reached hold of him, was dead, let impossible broken or the wound was. but it is not believed to be at all dangerous Notwitstanding it was an hour when nearly every one was in bed, .it was but a few moments until quite a crowd had gathered about the body of the dead man which lay where it fell, with Officer Fifer stand ing guard over it. At about four o'clock. CORONER OVERSTREET arrived on the grounds, examined tbe body, turning it over on its back and found the fatal bul let -hole as described. The body was then removed to McLaughlin's undertaking establishment, where it is now ly'ng. So far no clue has been obtained to the identity of the deceased. He was a man aboat the medium size, rather fine looking, well dressed is dark clothes, and has been seen at the Wine Hall and at the depot by various parties at different times since Tuesday evening, at which time he is believed to have comd from the east. ON THE BODY was found a silk handkerchief -filled with burglar's tools, a large quantity ot keys of every description, asilver watch. $15.00 in money and some papers which have not yet been examined. An examination of Bar ley Brothers' safe showed that the burglars had almost completed their task when in terrupted, they haying BORED THE SAFE in front of the combination lock with a quarter inch bit to the depth of three and a half inches and the fu:e having been cut and the powder got ready to blow it open. Inside the office was found a screw driver, a chisel, some fuse and a few other articles. Just outside the door tbe thieves dropped their brace and bit, and at the corner of Moniteiu and Main strte's they dropped it t - tneir aarK jamern, wcicn is a new one just bought. Every ef- i lort is being made to appre hend the the three accomplices of the dead men, but up to this writing no trace or description of them has been obtained. OFFICER FIFER was not removed from the station house till after four o'clock this morning owing to his nervous prostration, but shortly after that time reaction set in and he was able to go home in a carriage in company with his physicians. Both the officers and the watchman at the mill deserve the greatest praise for their prompt and- effi cient action. And Officer Fifer espec ially so for the coolness and nerve displayed by him under such perilous cir cumstaaced. the inquest on the dead burglar will be held to day, when there is little doubt some clue to his identity and proba bly to that of his accomplices will be dis covered, and it is to be hoped the officials both in and around Sedalia will allow no effort to be spared on their part to trace out and; secure the daring desperadoes before they can get oat of the country. It is asserted by some, but upon what foundation has not yet been learned, that shortly after the shooting a person was heard rapidly riding away on horseback from m ar the corner of Second and Vermont streets, who h believ to have been one of the three burglars who escaped. ON THE SPOT. In order that the readers of the Bazoo may understand fullv the description given of the tragedy, as well as the evidence before the coroner, the following diagram is given of the ground traversed by the omcers as well as the scene of the killing and at tempted burglary. West, Vermont St. E D .... calities and took many strangers to v'ew the corpse, bnt signally f failed in dis over ing anything that could be depended upon. The first story set afloat that he was m em ploye of Chris Aiday faded away sheathe person alluded to appeared on the street in good health. One gentleman, however, CLAMED TO ENOW THE MAN and sta'ed to the Bazoo -scribe th-t he was in Sedalia about one year ago ; that he ap plied to Chris Alday fonvork, but was not employed. Shortly after he left 5? da'ia, and was not seen here until last Tue'd y, when he calltd upon the gentleman refer red to and saluted him as an old acquaint ance. The gentleman s?X s further tb.-t the deceased gave his name as John Lock man. " HAS HE A SCAR on his left erm, just above the e'bow?" asKeu a stranger oi me unuenaKtr aotiit noon yesterday. xes sir, was me reply, a. very d ep one." "Well, he looks just like a cowbry I knew two years ago out on the plains by the name of Ernest Barnhart," said the stranger: and n it is mm, he has a seir triers, received from an arrow wound in flicted by Indiacs." "The wound will answer the descrip tion," sa;d the undertaker. "Do yu wi-h to examine it?" "No, sir. He looks like the man though, but I could not swear t: his idenii y." At 10 a. m Coroner Overstreet, with Df-. Small, Schinit and Hunlock, held an au topsy, and it was determined to ke-p the body as long as posib'e, for the purple of getting it identified, if possible ; and th s closed the proceedings until The Inquest. At 1 p m. a jury was einpannelled com posed ol Messrs. James F. Glass, jr , C. F. Spry, T. F. Arnold, B. G. Masouh 1-, W. J. Blair and F. J. McClure, who, .-iter viewing the body, repaired to C r.mer Overstrtet's office where the following tvi dence was heard : IRA ZIMMERMAN. Am engineer at the Farmers' inil's on West Main stre?t. I noticed four nicn pa?s the engine rom about 1 a. in , in a few minutes after I hejrd a noise across the sereet at Ross' blacksmith shop. I went out to the front of the street and saw four mea over there. They come out and went over to Bailey Bros.' office windo.v on the west side. They struck some matches and lighted a dark lantern and thtn wn to ihe south window on the west side and after trying to get in failed, then th-y went around inside tne yard to the east do r and got in, I saw the 11 sh of tbe dark laniern alter they ent-red. I then blew a pjhee c-Il. The burglars cime out but seeing no one the weut back aft' r a few minutes, I tritn' went to the market house to find tw po'ice. Fndingnone, I went to the lunch sttud ai the Pacinc bar. I lound Prentice and Mc Ghee there. McGhee came out and I told him about the burglars. Andy GorSUge had come out with him, and we all time went to the corner of Main and Osage, win re we met Officer Fifer and told him. When we got to the foundry cne man was out ide watching. He is the one that got killtd. I did not go quite up. Officer McGhee went to tne lamp post, jl neiru mm say t-rw up your bandF. 'JheQ the e was shots fired, do not know how many. ThreS men jau out of Barley's office and down Mdn ttree', saw one of them throw away his dark lantern After the shooting I went over to the officers and they told me one man was k lied. Cros examined. Cannot describe the men who escaped, dou't know decessed. A man who looked like him used to work for Rs-, cannot say it was him, think the men came down Moniteau Etreet. Barley Bros. Andy Gcsage came out with me. The thre- of us ran up to the corner of Main and Osag stree s where we met Officer Fifer, who tsked what was up. I told him, and we all ran down to the cor ner of Mam and Kentucky streets. There we stopped, and I told him to go down the alley between Main and Stcood and come up in the rear of Barley's foundry, and I would go down Main street to thefront of the office. When I got to Mouiteau etree: I crossed Main street ?o the north side, and went down to Vermont street; then cros-ed back over Main street to the lront of of Barley Brothers' office. As I stepped upon the sidewalk I saw a man lying on tt.e weit side of t'ne office, under the south window, about fifteen leetltom me. I ask ed him what he was doing there, and when he moved I saw a p stol in his hand. I levelled my revolver on him and said, "dropyourgun and throw up your hands or 1 wi 1 shoot you." He got up in a stopping position aud said, "Don't shoot! Don't uuoot 2" I told him two or three times to drop his guu and throw up his BEAM'S BRIDE. Ben Blythe Bags a Bride Benton. Wedded at Warsaw They Wander West. Everybody in Sedalia knows Ben Blythe, the jolly, good humored narrow guege conductor, and almost every body knows the genial, whole souled Cel. E H. Bichardson, one of Warsaw's leading citi z ns and merchants. Butih-re are but few who ever dreamed Ben wsnted the colonel to be his pa. But yesterday morning when most Seda lisns pecefuliy s'urab?red the elegant mansion of Col.Bichardeon in Warsaw was ablaze with light and splendor and beauty, and the low hum of voics and flitting figures going in and out told plainly something was transpiring in that usually tui dem c le. KELK-HAUGHEY. Pleasant Wedding Last Nigrht Of Two of Sedalia's Well Known Young People. peaceiui dem c At 5:30 a. m. a carriage drnvp nn tn band--, but be wheeled around sudcenly front ga e and B n Blythe, accompanied by and started to run south. Officer Fifer "Rpv. Fnthpr D-tpL-mn nf was then coming up on that side, and about as clcse to him as I was. When the ourgiarsaw turn he opened hre on nim, at the tame time cryimj out, "Don't shoot me ! Don't shoot me ! ' Steing I could not shoot him without end ngerir; riler. I ran toward the deceased, wno fired three shots m rapid tuccrssion. At the second shot riter Irl l upon ins kr.ee, and at tne third shot rifer returned the burglar's fire. Just as I reachtd h m the burglar half turned and excluaied. "Oh, Lordv !" and fell. His pistol fell at my feet. At tha moment ;i s .ui time lowaru me ir ra me Main street corner, acd I h ard some call me. 1 picked up the burglar's pistol. inn ciainrr Hitv nnc rn hie tor ormn I I A r Tt 1 I 1 , r i ui.j w5 v w x - u5.nn, j. iirs. joiyme diu goou-oye to irieoas and r.n bacK to Main .-t-eet, and as I reach-d kindred and left on the evening train for a it I saw three men mnniog eist, and an- mo ih's tour throueh Co'oradn and thp o litj shot was hrrd bjet toward me. I Ure.t west, carrying with them the best mounted and entered the house. Half an hour later a Levy of int:niUe friends and members of the family were grouped in the parlor and Father Dieckman, in sacredotal robes, s'ood at one end of the room, book in hand, as Mr. B'ythe and Miss Maggie Bichardson enter ed iherrom arm in arm. In a few min-ut-s the words were siid which mde them man and wife, and at 6 a. m. the bride a d groom, accDmparied by Mrs. Anna 0'Nerl Mhs Mamie Bichardson, Mrs. A. ri Wriaht and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Campbll sartd to the narrow guace train, wlrch they bearded, and the party ar ived in Se nana in uue time last evening, iur. and F I j Moniteau St. ! r c o w as Osage St East. A. Lunch stand. B. Mills. C. Office. D. Burglar. : Fifer's course. McUhee'8 course. E. Wagon wheels. F. Stables. As the morning advanced and people be gan to stir about the first mission of each seemed to be to visit McLaughlin's estab lishment to take a look at the corpse of tbe dead burglar, and by 10 a, m. not less than 5,000 persons must have called and the one topic of conversation was the terrible tragedy. None, however, seemed aole to recognize the deceased and a careful ex amination of his person and effects failed to reveal any ciue whatever as to his identity. The reporter visited rariouB lo- ANDY J. GOSSAGE : I was at the Pacific bar luich stand about 2:45 this morning in c mpany with Officers Prentice and McGhee we were g tting a lunch. Ira Zimmerman came to the door and called McGh-e ou;. I went with him. Zimmerman s id bur glars had broken into Barley Bros, effice. We all three ran up to the corner of Man and Osuge streets, where we met Offiver Fifer and told him what was up. He neat with us. We all ran down to the corn?r of Main and Kentucky. Officer Fifer left us there and went to the alley betwten Main and Second, and wert down through it to Vermont street The rest of us ran down Main street to Moniteau : there we crjis-d over to the mills, and went down on thf north side to Vermont street. O&cer McGhee crossed over Min street t j Bar ley's. "When he got to the lamp post h saw a man laying down on the west ?ide ef the office. He pointed his pistol a: irm and said: "Throw up your hands or I will shcot you." He said that about a dczMi times. The man started to run sotrh on Vermont street. Officer McGhee followed him and kept saying throw up your hands. The man saw Officer .biter com -ing toward him and commence 1 shooting at him, at th same time calling "Don't shoot me. ! Don't shcot me!' I he man shot three times and then Officer Fifer shot just as McGhee grabbed the man and wrenched the pistol from his hand. It was light enough to tell one man from another. It was moonlight at that time. After the shooting I saw the other three men coming out of the east door of the office and through the ncth fence onto Main street. I called to Officer McGLee, who came back and followed them to the corner of Moniteau and Main streets. They fired three or four shots back at him. "When they got to the corner they st3ppcd around the stable and stopped, and one of them stepped back and fired again. I call ed to McGhee to look out when he turned the corner. Two of the men went south and one went north on Moniteau street. I could not recognize them. Two were me dium sized men. Officer Prentice came down the street just then, and McGhee called to him. He came over, and Mc Ghee told him Fifer had killed one of the burglar', and he expected the burg'ar had killed Fifer. We all went back and found the man dead. Officer Prentice went to look for Fifer and found him in the alley we afterwards found the burglar's tools. Some were inside the vard snd of fice and some with the dead man. Cross-examined All the shots fired bv the burglar were fired at Fifer. I saw Mc Ghee take the pistol from the deceased. I tound a bundle of burglar's tools about six feet from the bod of the dead man. The drill was in the yard, near the east door. OFFICER M'GHEE. About 3 o'clock this morning I was at the Pacific bar lunch stand, when Mr. Zim merman came up and called me outside and told me some one was breaking into fallowed on, and when 1 reached the livery stable another shot came lr-jm around the corr.er ou JkenuieKy street, ana some one called to me to lcok out and n t so arou d the corner. I went to the orner and lock ed south, but saw no one on the street. I r.tn back to rerinoot ttreet and s w the wounded man breath once hfter I got lh-re. 02 and 50c. i ptsseu on to rner and saw he was wounded badly. I me Pientlce and to d him to stay with deceased while I took Fifer to the st tion house. When we got to the station I went for Dr. Ed. Small, whocame down to see him. I then wtnt to back Barley's and found the min was dead. THOMAS PRENTICE was the rext witness. He testified to being at the lunch stand at the time that McGhee wss cal'ed. Xot expecting anything seri ous, he st rid to finish his meal, and as he came out on the street he heard firiog west on Mam street, rnd hurried to the scene. The balance of his testimony was corrober- a ive of that given by the others. This closed the testimony of the witne ses and the coroner then called Drs Small, beam its and Hunlock, who testified to teirg present at a post mortem examina tion wmch revealed inat the dece S'd came o his death hv a gun sliDt wound about four or five inches above the left nipple, penetrating downward and backward, frac turing the third rib and parsing through the left lung and her". The case was then g:vii to the jury who returned the follow ing VERDICT, We, the jury, find that tve deceased, his name not being known, came to ins death from wishes of a host of friends. the Bazoo is included. among whom "ROUGH OS PAINV Cures cohV, cramps diarrhoea ; external ly for aches, pains, sprains, head iche neuralgia, rheumatism. Forminor beast A BAD BREAK. A Granger Arms Himself With Gun, Revolver and Bowie. He Meets His Foe But Gets Van quished With Heel and Hand. From a gentleman who came in from the Hugresille neighborhood the Bazoo learns of a somewhat sensational and rather serious difficul'y whici occurred near that place Wednesday and was an outgrowth ot the stock penning law. It seems Irom tne st tements made that Wm. McKenzie and Thomas Wasion, wh reside on Muddy creek, near the Montgom ery Ford, though old and respected citiz-ns, are net on the best of terms with each other, but on the contrary, have for several vears past neia a on er gruage, aimost amounting to open warfare, toward each w other. .Recently, so ihe 6tory goes, L Kecz'e took it into his head to impound a 1 some oi tbe ca'tte running on thi prair.es be'ongine to Thomas Wassjn and his son u . Jesse. Wednesday the Wassons learned of mckenzie's neighborly conduct and visited his premises to demand their the effects of a' gun shot fired by stock, McKenzie, however, declined tode in Officer Filer dntr. fiable homicide. cM,o-0 nf Mcffip;i liver them until all cbarg s claimed by Tha, wVt ri th fnra Kmncr iiio,;. him lor teed, impounding, etc., was semeu . V J I . . flM 1 - Jm-l-r-i.s-i- s-x K V ivjlKUCUj .V. ... . . .xl J part ol the Wass ns, wno went iurtner ana James F. Gias?' hinted that they had come for their cattle and other jurymen aabovegiven. and proposed to have them whether or no. , ,, . . . , i rtot Using mis iuru ui an no ijnivcuic All the evening af er business hours the fdl fc k d order tQ hh house and streets were filled with mm discussing the hn fa Vasons proceeded to secure burglary, and it has been many years since theirslock be pr0Ceeded to arm and equip so much excitement has prevailed over any , . ,f ; fa ft selecting therefor a huge TVYO SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS had been seen in the southern suburb?, and in a ftw moments some 200 persens were s en hastening in that dirtCion. Tele grams had been ssnt out dnrirg the day in every direction, giving a full description of th gang, and it is not believed they can possibly evade arrest, bhor Jv alter dark a man giving the name of James Flanagan bowie koiK a colt s army revolver and a double barrelled sho'gun. Thus armor laden McKenzie proceeded to confront the Wtsson's, and approacning tne oiu man he presented THE GUN AT HIS BREAST and snapped it. For:unately for the earthly peace and happiness of both parties the gun tailed to hre. W heeling upon the r?TTi nntrtrr it tVso TPCfMlP :? rurp-jti-rl and htUl on siipnip.inn anil I . . ,r rr 1 t.j t- - - I I h.s-v (tnTlA I DUO Ul(l IIIU r I I II I m i niK a i iimi hi - i i- ii.ir- n.i 1 va ui c u m. a telegram from Warrensburg to Marshal Barnett stating that the largeat one of the three supposed BURGLARS HAD BEEN CAUGHT on the train by conductor Merrifield and turned over to Sheriff Kussell, only in crvased the excitement as it became known f his father, McKeDzie and this time with better success two shots from the charge hndmg lotgement in thigh. Seeing his son fall, and believing he had been killed, old man Wasson became Irenzied and rusned upon McKenzie threw down his gun and, facing Officer DcLong, who was up the road, was ns assailant, drew his revolver : but in a expected to bring the man down on the midnight tr?in, and a large thrdng had gathered at the depot to witness his arrival. Ureat was thir disappointment, however, when Mr. DeLong diembatked alone, and he was immediately beseiged by the throng. To a reporter he stited that tbe man rested admitted to having been IN SEDALIA "WEDNESDAY twinkling it high in Wsss n bad kick-.d the air and it descended far out ol the reach of its owner; but McKenzie still lelt himself aimed, and drawing his bowie knife attempted to clcse with Wasson, but ano her well directed kick ar sent that weapon to grass also, and before McKenzie could recover irom his astonish ment at niffht. but denied belondne to the THEMDiiSHAawx ir n?. Officer De Lon? further staled that of his aeed assailant, a well directed blow he had no warrant, and SberiH JKusseil icom vvasson s nst iaia mm aiso upuu me had declined to surrenderthe prisoner to now crimsanicg sward. 31ad wi h rage him. rtirnlv hf thnntht. nn thft pronnd linvond control. WtS30n SPrangUPOU blS " ' J o o I J . . , , i j . i that he was believed to have be n recog- prosirate victim and kicked him into a nized as a man wanted at Lawrence, Kan., state of unconsciousness bfore his maimed fnr mnnlpr. son could mterlere to stay the murderous another work, and when McKenzie was next car A. A A A dUnatrh war TPivpd from Otterville star- ried into his domicile, li was in & state mat ing one of the supposed burglars had ben brought weeping captured, and was btmg held at that place. All these things kept the excitement at ever heat until long after midnight, and , ... r 1 ' ana waning irom nis familv. It is not thought that either Was son or McKenzie are fatally injured, but both are seriously, if not dangerously dam- After the engagement both tbe r:.- f.v. ita Kniii tViTa I a?ed. ;nr whon it is npotd both th man Wassons surrendered to Justice Stirling, of arrested will be brought to Sedalia on proper authority. OFFICER FIFER. At midnight Officer Fifer was reported able to sit up and as feeling much better. His heroic conduct under the trying ordeal has made him the hero of the hour, and the heart ot every fcedalian heats in Hughesvulp, and gaye bond lor their ap pearance at the next term of the criminal court. And thus ends tne prst chapter m what came Bear proving a tragedy. Sweet Gum and Mullein. Very few realize that in the exudation hey see clinging to the sweet gum tree sympathy for him and the greatest interest bere is a powerful stimulating : expecto ii felt to know of his exact condition and rant principle, and in the old field mullein tn pp thit hp ha PPrv r.nmfort ski 1 and a niUCliagluoua oue mav ia vy ueanug iu money can provide. His physicians express to-night the strongest hope3 for his re covery but have decided not to undertake to remove the ball unless future develop ments should make it necessary. "KOFGH OX CORNS." Ask for Wells' "Bough on Corns." Quick complete cure. warts, buiions. 15c Hard or soft corns the lungs. These two principles presents in Taylor's Cherokee Kemedy of Sweet Gum and Mullein a pleasant and effective cure or Croup, Wboo ping-Cough, Colds and Consumption. Sold by all druggists at 25c and $1.C0 a bottle. g Stop m at Us burn Uros and see new 101 goods lust in and 1 1 buying elsewhere, get prices before 4-12dl&wllt, One of the most enjoyable weddings of the season look place last night at the resi dence of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. E Hoffman, on Broadway The contracting parties were Mr. Chas. T. K-lk and Miss Mollie Hiughey. Tbe groom is a m-mber of the firm of K-lk Bro3., carri ge manufacturers, and is noted for his careful business habits and. his genial, upright characteristics. The bride, who has for some time made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman, is handsome, amiable, intelligent, and has a host of friendr. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by t e Rev. Mr. Payne, of the Ch rist inn church. The bride wore an exqui-ite toilet of cobr b'ue silk made with full plaiting and rich draperies. The cordage was fin ished with p.int lace and at the left side was worn a large full bouquet of natural white rcse and half opened buds. After the ceremony the guests were in vited to the supper room where upon ap piopriately decorat d tables a royal ban quet had teen laid by Sicher. Tbe wed ding guests consisted of only the immediate fr.ends and relatives of the bride and groom, but a number of kindly testimonials were received. A beautiful feature of the wedding was tbe many 11 ral offeiings and also the Horal decorations of the entire house, hanging baskets and the "royal red ros s of June" being noticeable. Mr. and Mrs.Kelk, after receiving the congratulations of their friends and spend ing a delightful evening aruoig th-m re paired to the residence of Mr. J. B. Wilcox on Sixth st eet, where a suite of rcoms has been beautifully fittt d up for their occu pancy. The Bazoo joins with the many friends of the groom and his fair bride and withes them all the snnshine and the pros perity which life afford?. A New Conductor. J. K. P.Leffler, the narrow guage brake man has be-n promoted to the position of conductor during Mr. Bly.the's absence. Mr. Leffler will undoubtedly prove himself equal to the emergency. A Benton county hoy from childhood up he has proveG him self equal to every trust and every emer gency duriog his long residence there and 'hey have been many and arduous. The Gould system has to more faithful, com petent employe, and Beaton county no be ter citizen and his many friends in Sed alia as well as Benton county will be glad to know of his advancement and unite in wishing him future success. Another Garden Relic. Officer Mat Meyers yesterday dug up in Irs garden a United States copper coin of 1837 of p2culiar and rare make. On one side is a medalion head of the Goddess of Liberty with her hair done up in a knot be hind. Surroundiog the head is thirteen star?, and above it in a scrollthe words "E. PJuubus Unuoi." The head bears an olive wreath as a crown. On the reverse side is an olive wreath surrounded by the words 'Mil i'nsfor defence," within the wreath "Not one cent," bane -th it on a scroll "For tribute, Mr. Meyers states that about a. year ago he found near the same spot a lot ol caroded and rusty cartridges. How the articles came there or whose they originally were he has no means cf knowing. "ROUGH OX RATS." Clear out rats, mice, roaches, flies, ants, bed-bngs, skunks, chipmunks, gophers. loc. Druggists. A Sad Case. One of the sad cases of life has just come.- to light. In Sherman one week ago yester day, there appeared upon the streets a sad and time-weaned looking man, who had just pissed fourteen years of confinement -I TT. J 1- . in tne s ate prisjn. ne KicKeu a urunxenv man out of his restmrant over fourteen, years ago for refusing to pay for a meal. The fellow staggered down the street, fell down fracturing his skull and died soon after. It was charged that the kickmgpro- duced death. He was tried before Judge C. C. Binkley, with Judge Hrt to prose cu'e and Judge Hare to defend, found guilty and sentenced to confinement for life. He then retused a new trial, beliey- icg that he would be pardoned, as he was innocent, nui aitnougn justice is sure li is some'imes very slow, and this is one of the cases. He went to prison, and after burteen long, weary vears ot waiting, dur ing the absence of Governor Ireland to New Orleans, white robed justice sought out this unfortunate man and restored him o liberty. But to him Sherman is no more, it has so chmged, while his old riends and acquaintances are nerly all gone, liutsuch is me. juenison lexas- Gazctteer. Horaford's Acid Phosphate Hun' dreds of Bottles Prescribed. Dr. C. K. Daker Belleville, 111., says: "I lave prescribed hundreds of bottles of it. It is of great value in all forms of nervou3 disease which are accompanied by los of power. No Use for Normals. The Missouri school teacher has but lit- le show on his native soil when brought in competition with the teachers hailing; rom other states. This sad and startling; truth is borne out by the fact that there is, outside of the three large cities in this state, fourteen towns where the principal of he public school is paid upwards ol $l,2Utt per annum. Ten oi toese lourteen towns,. viz. : Hannibal, Trenton, Maryville, Chilli cothe, Carthage, Joplm, Independence, Se dalia, Columbia and Uarrolton, employ teachers from other states, completely ig noring Missouri's pedagogical talent, while oqly four, Mexico, Springfield, Boonville and Jefferson City, employ Missourians. If' our grand university and magnificent nor mal school system cannot turn out suffi cient talent of the right quality to take charge of our public schools, surely it is a mistake for the state to support them. Jefferson City Tribune. Horrid, yes, it is, that we must suffer from disease, but from heart disease, ner vousBess and sleeplessness, Dr. Graves7 Heart "Regulator will give you immediate relief ; thousand! say so. $1. per bottle at druggists.