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VkE SEDALIA WEEKiA' isAZOO, TL ESD A X JULY 27, 188O.
"TRIX, 1HE BEAUTY." A Pettis County Girl's Romance Otherwise he was to be re-arrested aud returned to the penrentiarv. O'BRIEN'S BOYS. Her Remarkable Advent ures and Terrible Death. It was perhaps thirty years ago that a polished eld Virginia gentleman set tled down in Georgetown with his family. It is hardly necessary to mention his name many of the old settler! will recall it -and there are those yet living over whom, the recital of what is to follow will cast a SHADOW OF REGRET. The life of everv man and woman has is clouds, and every home has its skeleton. Perhaps these contrasts form no unimportant factor in the hippiness we all are seeking. No jkrtist ever paints a picture without a shade to relieve the back ground or viviry the perspective, and perhaps no life could ever develop a l its capa bilities for good or evil without such accessories. In the fanrly of which we write there was several daughters, the youngest a child of twelve who grew up into a beautiful woman and whose life was as remarkable as her beauty was enchan'ing. Early in the war, when the countrv was overrun with soldiers aud when poverty stepped into homes that had never before known anything but iuxury, this lit- j tie Yirgiuian exotic set to bloom in j the west was It was further agreed that after the Thr.V Make Another Vigorous fulness escane Tn.v and Fool were to fro to nifk 10 fcMOree ineir his Hrst dollar and at the same time O . .1 111 ot. louis, wnere they could be cou stantly communicated with by theau- TInt monues at umaoa. i nese coimmon were complied with. Pool was placed in an unguarded cell, overlooking the outside walls of the penitentiary, and was furnished with means bv which he could secure his liberty. Demand. Insist That the Union Shall Decide in Kegartl to Apprentices. THE NEW APPRENTICE CAME, then a cloud came upon the brow of these noble philanthropic Knights. Here was another instance when an einbrvo citizen was allowed an oper- tunity to prepare himself to enter the BY HIS OWN HAND. J. W. Hardin Dies Own Store On Main Street. in His West Saturday Tragedy Accom plished by the Use of Powder and Ball. Some tinie firo James O'Brien .irwn. ed business in Sedalia in the tobacco afeua ? useful mnhod "d take the land cigar trade, being an energetic ! Place ot1one1 R them- when the g1 rk... u. - land industrious man. who L-neu h..u r reaper sno uid in the tulness ot time vli a biui my ouuuay uihiii, a nine , 7 . . . - - t ..1 c -c over t?n veare ago, he tore out the ? &7 W"f to hi, buboes. . . J th 5 n life busy tur bars which ntol the cell window. rl mechanic well verse.1 and ex-1 Here was an o,n.n? made by and bv means of a ladder reached the . penenced m tne tobacco busmen, he j 7 : 1 ? ground. Trix was waiting to receive , manufactured a good article and Knowing now 10 present 11 10 me DUO- 1 II. lie, ne uaturaiiv throve in business to him with a disguise, and a carriage in wh ch to carry him away. The esca pade was entirely successful, and the fugitives reached 8T. L0UI8 IX SAFETY, but in tne meantime tne rsebraska to fit himself when maturity arrived to take unto himself one of their daughters, or somebody else daugh rin? had learned of the manoeuvres of tation Sedillift he Iwftmp 9 aKimiitr marl- t". tuts guveruer p-xy, ami lur Hl phaftf? of the eQviou, trouble own safety determined to stir both breeders, Being an honest man him heaven and earth to balk it. If they,Mlfand uizi the rights of la could silence fnx the affair would k, ... .3..- v w ivj uum ui utuci i;c ptau 1UI lis an extent which soon gave him a live ler 45 a wife care for aUii support trade and a leading position in his! ?er bv " "nest toi, and leave as he had calling. I lel a lin in life's posterity to l i .1 n , "irrr An 1a kAnu tf.l ... K 1 1 A u nen tne great tidal wave ot agm- KllJ vt" tuy uuu"i " me vrreai tion and labor union craze struck Mater' vineyard. This was too mucn. Uid he not already have one such Hedgling? Had thev not con- ented 10 allow him to benefit A Brave Woman. At last the brazen-faced, swindling lightning rod peddler has found bis match in the person of a brave woman in Benton county. This lady, ft widow, had made a contract with the advance man for a rod to cost $15, but when the rod was up, the other fellow presented a bill for $45. This. of course, surprised the lady, and she against anv such demand. J. W. Uardin a man who is well knowu, and the proprietor of a small ! protested grocery store on west Main street, and stoutlv affirmed that the contract shot and killed himself yesterday, about four o'clock p. m. He leaves" a man- PLUCKED FROM ITS STEM Utt withered in that mortal death VhiVh blasts in their blossoms all the flowers os a young girl's life. Drift ing .it Into the world the current of h?r evil courses carried her far away, and now the young thing so tenderly nurtured, so carefnlly reared, became the jueen of a dissolute life and was knows among her associates as " TRIX THE BEAUTY." In St. Louis she formed the ac quaintance of a gambler named Pool and in time loved him dearly. To gether they went to Omaha and were recognized as man and wife. From there to Virginia City, San Francisco and then to the mountains. The wandering life they led preserved the v ban from dissipations into which J would naturally have drifted, and when two years ago they returned to Ctoaaha there was perhaps no woman all the west so singularly beautiful as this eratic flower which grew up and budded in.o beauty on the Pettis prairies. Possibly it was the very brightness of her life then, flinging out its beautv into such bold relief, in contrast to the awful darkness that was about to envelope it. Be that as it may, from that hour she left the brightness behind, and walked blind fold in the shadow and darkness. Pool engaged in his calling as a gambler aud one night in a dispute SHOT AND KILLED k rival ftnorf The VinmiVidi uo looked upon as a murder and Pool was tried for his life. Public sen- r t TV M I I I 1 i I VI III I I I I & I A I L ri i r : w. i w I iu m ku r ill 1 1 v t r wm-w rm r . w- A A La . . KM . r . & M w A W. I VI 1 1 i . i 1 I A i Jnent for life and death. It was in this hour of shame and misfortune that the woman who had loved him showed the quality of her devotion. She breasted bravely the storm of contumely that was heaped upon his head and clung to his side like a ministering angel. She pawn ed her jewels for money to fee his law vers fought every inch of the prose cu?ion carried the case from one Court to another, until the death pen alty was evaded and Pool was SENT TO THE PENITENTIARY. But the woman's persistency was only stimulated to renewed efforts 4o pro ms release, obe had saved his ifeandshp resolved that she should ret have his liberty. At this time Trix fell in with a dis tinguished politician in Nebraska, and resolved to use him in accomplishing her purpose. At first she only thought of obtaining his influence but as her acquaintance with him became more in t: mate and confidential she became POSSESSED OF A 8ECRET which she was sharp enough to per-c-ive could be used more effectually. The gentleman in question belonged to the famous Asylum Ring of Ne braska, which swindled the state out of nearly a million of dollars in money. The Legislature at that time had the matter under investigation and every effort was being made to discover a dffe to the enormous swindle. Trix saw her opportunity and acted on it at once, ohe sought an interview with the governor, and told him that she possessed papers and information that would expose thevilliany he was seek - i ri a j i ing to unravel, one aemanaea "full PARIK)N for pool in exchange for information. Her terms were agreed to, upon condition : Pool was not t be pardoned, but he would be permitted to escape. Both lie and the woman were kept in con stant survillance unt 1 after the arrest and trial of the swindlers. If, upon the trial, Trix should come forward h her papers and information and e testimony in the case, then Poors rdon was to be made absolute. come to an end. Emmissaries were put on her track and private detect ives hired to discover her hiding place. They found her at last. The prying eyes of a detective can find anything. And now commenced every species of importunit and per suasion. Her life was threatened un less she surrendered the papers iu her possession. They offered marvelous sums if she would only give up the pa pers and leave the countrv. But she persisted iu her refusal. Pool's liber ty was worth to her more than any thing else. She knew that if she proved false to the authorities her fugitive lover would be reclaimed and imprisoned. With ihis result in view she was as impervious as rock to their entreaties. But she had desperate O'Brieu uicii in urai mm, nuu mr uuuvi 1 beifan to J . ... . J - J I A .-J I ui.sinigiusneu poiiut'iuus uejeiHieu uu her silence ; and so they RESOLVED TO KILL HER. After a long interview with a de tective she was persuaded to meet her former lover and listen to what he had to say. He came and brought with him some wine. They drank and were merry. Trix never looked to see that while she ilrank from one bot tle, the glasses of her quests were filled from another. The interview closed at 1 2 o'clock an hour afterward. TRIX WAS DEAD. And here our story ends. It is use less to follow the excitement incident to the deed. The story of suicide was put out a landlady was found to swear tnat tne gin tooK morpnme ; but there were those who knew how the chance came to pass. U I - J 1 uns oeeu coDsiuereti an upngnt, in dustrious man, with no bad habits. Yesterday he seemed in his usual health and attending to his regular duties, when with no warning he stepped behind his couuter, and put- - k and the world, i tmg a revolver muzzle to the rear of But simplv be- the right ear he pulled the trigger, the abilitv ami d in a few moments the spark of provide for still " had fled to return no more. not, must not be insanity. It is protable that Mr. Hardin was consultation msane. Three vears ago he was he- was held and it was decided to again reft of his reason for several davs and 1 . I 1.1 m I remind M r. U 15rien that he was not ine county court had taken steps to the master or manager of his own send him to the asylum, but before !u:siness and that he must forihwith the officer had arranged to escort him put awav this ambitious vouth. even to Fulton his reason returned, much aly called for $15. The contact be:ng produce !, it appeared that the rot! was to be put up at 57 cents per foot, and, as the rod had been well extended over the house, the whole job footed up to $45. It is needless to sav that the lady trade. Since his residence here, he ! wa3 indignant, and, aiter st rmmg a ' 1 J I I . A. I toon ueai. sne weni 10 ner r ra ana wife and five children to mourn his tragic and untimely end. THE SUBJECT of this has resided in Sedalia about hve vears, and was a caroenter bv ' I r kind, the orphan to that extent ? cause he had the means to another he should allowed to do so. I ngniiui recognition ana oenent as guaranteed to it in this free countrv, ! he was disposed to yield to every de i maud within reason and law and soou I I IJ . mM m . , ueeame nienuneu as a mend to tne cause," and indeed fjr a while took an active part in its success, never dna ningof the ex ent to which it proposed to go or to the extremes to 1 i a a wnicn it was leading during the iate strike, his place became a sort of .LWnh' htlr l; t the 'rtV lit hi fatnilv ami friAnJu headquarters tor th-boys and he did aw a v from the household in oW and the triD was deferred. that tiuy might absorb all the bene- fcince that time periodically, it is said. hts of home he hps been out of his right mind r "km . i m. . i ii .nr. inen was notined. "l am aimniwo weeKs ajro ne naa a master of my own and know mv needs crazy attack and it was with dim' and my abilities. You must allow culty that his wife prevented him me to conduct my own hu-iuess fr001 taking his life. Since that time arfairs in my own wav. I give worn unt'l vesterdav he has seemed to be dl you can do aud pjv vou the wages only slightlv irrational at times, vou uemauti. nat l mav do tor oth- out. savs nis sorrowing wile to a ers or how I secure my money to pay reporter, yesterday he did not seem you. is no concern ot yours so long as to ne oi sound mind at anv time. J?. I i . I rrtt l i no ir nouestiv auu in contornutv ine cause oi nis msanitv was a with the laws of the land, do you wound he received during the war, your duty and allow me to do mine," the readily seen scar he having car iraa t Mrtlv NT-v .-v n tLn,i - - - 1 I ri fn Vita AoatU ' - IUL I I , JM TJ) iucf I "J ' ' 1 II CI J . I III.- uauu -runner vou win discharge the extra apprentice, or we will walk out. THEY WALKED OUT, and vesterdav when the Bazoo scribe called upon Mr. O'Brien, one lonesome looking employ was ail there - a . a . a as ai wora except tne two appren- BUNCETON. We have had no candidates this week. Dr. Harwood's mother is visiting him at present. Miss White, of Saline county is visiting relatives here. Mrs, T. B. Gode is visiting rela tives near New Palest' ne. Mrs. Fannie Heard, of Boon ville, visited relatives here last week. W. D. Wilson made a brief busi ness trip to St. Louis this week. Will Crawford, of Pettis county, is visiting J. A. Wallar's family. A large number of our citizens went to hear Sam Jones last Friday. Prof. Courtwright, of Nebraska, has been looking after the private school at this place. Messrs. Arnold, Neef, Moore and Ewing have been attending the camp meeting at Choteau Springs. A. A. Walker, jf Pleasant Green, was on our streets last Friday. He was on his way to Tipton to hear Sam Jones. Miss Mary Meisburger has re turned home, after a visit of several weeks to relatives in Boonville and Pleasant Green. Cooper county Normal Institute will be given Monday, the 26th. Ev ery teacher iu the county should en deavor to attend. Experts pronounce the water of the recently discovered spring near Bunceton to be equal to the famous "White Sulphur springs of Virginia." Messrs. Kerno, Miller, Floyd, Tutt, K net tie. Freeman, Stephens, Douglas and Arnold attended the Ma sonic ceremonies at Pilot Grove last Thursday. They report a splendid time. The tfuneeton Elevator Co. , have received 12,000 bushels of wheat this week and shipped out nineteen cars, about 11,400 bushels. If we had a few more energetic business men like Mr. John Coleman our town would surely prosper. Charlie Harwood died last Sun day morning after a brief illness of a few days. He was well known here and was a kind, obedient boy, ever ready to assist those in distress Everything was done for him that love or skill could prompt, but alas death could not be stayed. He was conscious to the last and seemed will ing to go. To the good Father above, who doeth all things for the best we commend the grief stricken family.' a our ii noi a verv naviiur busiuess with them, but as time rolled on, aud the designs of the leader- and schemers in the great agitation began to develope into the lawless tyrannical and bitter fruit, which was their natural outcome, and real object, Mr. eing a law abiding citizen, grow alarmed, and luke- warm in the cause. 1 his of course was quicklv noticed bv the leaders and the more determined of the com munistic outfit, and everv effort was made to keep him within the traces. About this time, A POOK ORPHAN BOY made his appearance in Sedalia, pen niless aud a cripple, the world looked dark and formidable to him, but with a spirit born of independence, he ctfd not propose to be a charge upon his kin t r the community, and sought for such work as he was able to do. He applied to Mr. O'Brien, and through the influence of friends and relatives secured a position as an apprentice, aud under the rules of this new asso- ciation, to oeuent ne laboring man, and to protect the orphan, the widow ana the cripple of the honest, but "downtrodden" yoemanry. Mr. O'Brien could not take but one ap prentice. Hi- men all belonged to this 'noble order," therefore thev went to him and demanded the dis charge of one of the apprentices. Thinking he knew his own business, its requirnients and needs better than they did, he declined :o acceed to the request. They remonstrated but wi hout avail. They threatened with the same result the apprentices staid. Then A BOYCOTT was instituted. Unfortunately for it, however, its palmy days had passed. Somehow the people of Sedalia had got it into their heads that they had a right to patronize whom they pleased, to eat and drink and chew and smoke and weir what thev pleased without asking the advice or listening to the whims or dictates of anybody whether thev styled themselves Knights plebians or peasantry. The atmos phere was not salubrious for the poor little boycott and it "died almost a boruin. The consequence was the men returned to their work and Mr. O'Brien was allowed to make their wages for them in the good old-fashioned wav bv close stick-to-itdveness, and seeing that his customers got their money s worth, and everything wa once more serene until vesterdav, when another terrible row was kicked up and the three employes of the es tablishment WALKED OUT ES MASSE. Recently the objectionable apprentice found other employment with Mr. Boutelle, where he believed he could better advance himself to a sphere of independent usefulness. He went with the best wishes of his late em ployer. Mr. O'Brieu, however, need ed some one to 611 the vacant place. His late employ's advancement had left a vacancy for some other poor, but good honest boy who desired to make himself a useful, productive citizen, and at the same time contribute his little mite toward the support of the mother, who bore him, the lather, who cared for him, the younger brother and sister not yet able to leave the parent nest. There are plenty such, thank God. in this grand, glorious free country where ever man, woman and child stand by the record they make for themselves, regardless of blue blood or plebian extract. Mr. O'Brien was not long in securing such, an one therefore whose young heart throbbed with pleasure at the thought of earning ro m came down with $15 and a shot-gun. She then assumed the offensive, and made the following startling proposi tion : "Look here, sir, that lightning rod was to be put up for $15. Here's your money you take that or take down your lightning rod, or I'll blow the top of your head off !" The lightning rod man took the $15 and made tracks as though a whole thunderstorm was chasing him up. All honest people in the country who admire courage should subscribe for a . onument to the memory of this lady when she comes to die. Let others of the opposite sex imitate her example, and the csuse of honesty will prosper. ( RAVING FOR A CIRCUS. J. W. HARDIN was about 44 -years of age. He was married in Blunt county, East Ten- July 5, 168. His eldest child, Andrew Hardin, aged ii years, when last heard from, was at rairmore. lass countv. Enthusiastic Admirers of the Arena and Hippodrome Yearn for a Tent Exhibition. tices, but Mr. O'Brien was as smiling but expected to be in Clinton, Mo., and urbane as ever. "If I cannot h in a few davs enroute to Little Rock. allowed to conduct my business ac- He was telegraphed to yesterday at j? i a m I "! a l .1 corning to us neeas ana in a manner v. union, in nopes mat a message suitable to myself aud to the advan- would reach him there tae ot my customers, he said, "I rourteen years ago Hardin left East mav as well close mv establishment lenuesee, and came to Clinton, Mo., and keep my reputation. If I must where he lived one year, rrom Heun vield to everv extortionate and unjust county he moved to Lamonte, where demand ot mv employes, it is clear that ne resided two vears. tie then took . - i i t . . . when they torce me into 1 1 legit i- up his residence at lresiieu, where he mate channels to carrv on my busi- 11 yed about one year, and, thence to ness I must retaliate bv u just and this city. - . extortionate aemanas upon the pub- the family. uc to me-t their requirements, ihis, frs. Hardin and hor small ehil oi course, me prone woum not or dren. were broken down with grief. L . . 1 I 1a. i J . 1 1 ' O ougiu uoi loug iupui mu 10, ana me j,e jatter, in most cases however, inevitable resuu would ne the rum ot being too young to realize the tragic uinu uj ir iuuiuuu ami my uusinew, event ot the dav. and that thev had and my consequent inability to sup. been bereft "of their protector. i . i. .... i, i -.1 i . - pi meui tr auvuuuy eiae wnu em ployment or myself with an honest living. I have enough of such non sense, and feel convinced that my cus tomers and the public generally will uphold me in a refusal to become the them tool of any such uninst and tyranical ( Wner Overatreet will hoM an procedures. uuest to-dav which will Drobablv s w . . i i l ii - r . xji course i expect tne usual ooy- develop anything additional from t, but 1 think the public are too m- fa, narrated above. The funeral will take place from The subject of offering inducements to some first class show to visit Sedalia, was fully discussed Friday, by quite a number of gentlemen, and a propo sition to raise funds to defray the city and county license met with favor, until the question arose as to what show should have the preference, when it was found quite a difference of opinions existed. Finally it was agreed that a vote should be. taken. August Fleischmann had no pre ference. Ed. Marvin wanted to 300 44 Happy Jack Lawson " with Fore paugh. Charlie Yeater said, anything, just so it was a circus, with plenty of good (female) riders. Capt. Gilbreatb had first longed for a circus, but was now willing to gaze on "The Adamless Eden," while Tom Mitchnm voted for ' Madam Renz Female Minstrels." B-liy Steele said, "Coup Bros.' circus by all means" evidently, wi an eye to his fee for defending Ed. Coup. BE4STLY BACON. With the Henry to Somewhat Xotoriot Crocker, He Goes the Conntj Jail. CO miliar with its pernicious results to give :t countenance. In any event my conscience is certainly clear of any blame for wrong to my fellow men, and shall continue to carry on my bu siness on business principles just so long as the public sees fit to give me any busiuess to carry on. and now would soon be at the mercy of an uncharita ble world. "May He who tempers the winds to the shorn lamb" remem ber this little family and care for in not the Struck by a Falling 8 tar. Lon 'on Time. As a gentlemau, a well-known pub lie official was pa-siug from Sr. James Park into Pall Mall by the garden wall of Marlborough House, on Sat urday last, June 12, at 4:45 o'clock in the afternoon, be suddenly receiv on the right shoulder a vio lent blow, accompanied by a loud crackling noise, which caused him great paiu and to stumble for ward as he walked. On recovering his footing aud turuing round to see who had so unceremoniously struck him, he found that there was no ne on the pavement but himself and the policeman on duty at the park end of it. On reaching home the shoulder was submitted to examination, but noth ing was at first discovered to account for the pain in it. But in a little while the servant who had taken away the coat to brush brought it back to point out that over the right shoulder the nap was pressed down flat in a long, straight line, exactly as if a hot wire hid been sharply drawn across the cloth. The accident is therefore ex plained as having been earned bv the explosion of a minute falling star or meteor. Take the Sunday Bazoo. the r irst Baptist church to-day at 4 p- m. Rev. J. B. Fuller will preach the funeral sermon and the obsequies will be conducted by rraine Lodge 1998, Knights ot Honor, of which lodge the deceased, was a member and in which he held a $2,009 life ioJicy. Stanley s Speeders. A very livelv runawav occurred at an eariv hour vesterdav morning. The team attached to Stauley Bros delivery wagon became frightened at the noise made by the escape of steam from the dye house adjoining and started south at a break neck rate of speed. The frightened animals dis tributed the wagon in sections along Lamine street, and did not check their speed until alter running to Broadway, from thence to Ohio street and finally coming to a halt on Seventh street Excursion to Sweet S primes. The excursion train to Brownsville, to the Sam Jones' campmeeting, left the depor promptly at 8 o clock yester day morning. About seventy-live ex cursionists were aboard. Thev re turned last night, all enthusiastic in their praise of the eloquent orator and reporfng a most enjoyable time. Capsized. Miss Sallie Garrett, while attending the picnic at Beaman yesterday, con cluded to take a boat ride, ana in do. ing so managed to capsize the bo .t. She was tished out without serious in juries, further than taking the starch out of her, or rather out of her cloth ing. George Bacon has become quite a .11 . noted cnaracter in r?eaana, not so much on account of any great deed he has done, either good or bad, but as a saloon bum and loafer his name has appeared time and again in the police court reports of the daily pa pers. Bacon, it is said, has seen better days, in fact, was at one time possess ed of considerable means, but those who have known him during the last few years know him only as a hard featured, desrepu table bum. having the respect of no one, and seemingly little respect for himself or any one else. Strange as it may seem, this beast, this ghoul, this animal in the lienaments of whose contenance, is presented the revolting -pectacal of human, and brule nature, mingled together, has a wife of comely appearance, and modest demeanor, and who though plunged into the very vortex of infamy during the past few years, has managed to earn a living for herself andci ddren; and for a greater parti of the tims, for her worth less husband and yet at the same time has maintained a reputation for vir tue which is above reproach. Thurs day the infamous wretch Bacon in com pany with an onery red-headed animal by the name of W. R. Crocker and almost as onery as Bacon, proceeded to steal a feather bed from Mrs. Ba con which they sold for $1.85 and succeeded in getting gloriously drunk on the proceeds. For this offense they were arraip nedJbefore(Kecorder Le vena yestenlay morning in his capacity as ex-offico justice o the peace, found guilty of the charge and sentenced to thirty days in the county jaiL Crocker has made a record for him self, as several years ago, while work ing in the capacity of a carpenter in the county jail, he assisted J. Volney Ryan, a noted sneak thief, and other criminals in making their escape. Sheriff Murray will do well to keep a close watch over the sneaking scoun dral, who abandoned his wife and family, and in company with George Bacon, proceeded to commit a sneak ing, contemptible robbery, for the purpose of gratifying his beastly appetite for liquor.