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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, JULY 27, 18fc. THE MILL1NS MURDER. The Body Exhumed and Wounds Examined by the Court. the have Coroner Overstreet, accompanied by Dr. Schilling, yesterday went to Hughesville to exhume the body of Henry Thatcher, who was killed last week, as is generally supposed, by Thos. Mullens. The object of the examination was to establish the correctness of certain testimony as to tne character ot cer tain wounds, and ascertain if any of or them were of a nature to cause instant death, and if so how many, this being regarded as important in establishing the assertion that he had, after being shot, ran some sixty yards. THE BODY, when exhumed, showed that decom position had already set in to an ex tent, rendering it impossible to state definitely to what extent the flesh had been burned about the neck where what is presumd to be the last shot, entered. It was found, however, that the ball had passed directly through the spinal column, severing it com pletely. The wound in the breast had penetrated the lower portion of the heart and the physicians were positively certain the deceased could not have lived long enough to run sixty yards after receiving either one of the wounds. The two wounds in his body were of a severe and neces sarily mortal nature, though it would have been possible, but not probaole, for a man to have gone that distance after receiving them. There are many persons who express the opinion that the man was murdered premeditated ly and no little feeling is created over it. Important Interests. As is probably well known, a com pany has teen tormed in this city tor A. the purpose of developing vast coal resources, which there is little reason to doubt exist near this city. The company should be encouraged in this effort by all progressive citizens, and all having the best interests of Se- dalia at heart If these coal fields, which experts have given it as their opmion, are more than usually promising are properly worked ; if sufficient interest is taxen in tne matter oy intelligent, energetic men : it tne capital neces- sary to a proper prosecution of the enterprise can be secured, and the work vigorously pushed, then the Queen City will cave a bigger boom than she has enjoyed for years. Other cities with not near the ad vantages of Sedalia are developing their mining interests, not only with great profit to those immediately inter ested, but causing a decided boom wherever they are pushed. The Bazoo does not for a moment wish to be understood as advocating any wild cat mining schemes, but in the case of the Sedalia company, there seems to be not only the shadow but the sub stance, The development of Sedalia coal fields will give employment to a large number of men and put in circulation a vast amount of money. By all means let the enterprise be pushed vigorously. Morgan's Mines. Messrs. Grey & Smith, who recently opened a new lead mine near Florence, in Morgan county, report they have struck some of the finest deposits ever found. They already have a number of fine specimens which they will exhibit at the coming State fair, and which they feel confi dent will carry off the palm for the finest ever produced. They say the excitement is running high in that locality, and it is being confidently asserted that Morgan county will take the lead for this mineral. If she does, however, she will have to hump herself as the fair association already have assurance that Joplin, Carthage, Butler, Webb City and many other mining localities will do their utmost to place their respective localities in the front rank. BOVINE SMILING 'THE STARS OF HEAVEN' Smith, the Notorious Crank, Has a Grand Fiasco at Holden. A Reminisence. Mr. Wm. Weise and Geo. Prell were out celebrating yesterday, the occasion being a war episode of 22 years ago when they were members of the Tenth Missouri cavalry. On July 21th, 1864, in company with th-ir regiment these gentlemen were on their way up the river from Vicks burgand at Mil tons bend the steamer, the B. M. Runyoo, struck a snag and went to pieces drowning 135 men and 132 mules aid horses and sinking the entire regimental equipments. Mr. Prell sprang into the river and clung to a bale of hay until picked up by a gun boat, and Mr. Weise, with a few other members of the regiment was rescued from the wreck and taken to Memphis where they arrived July 24th naked and penniless. They are, however, well and hearty to-day. Drunken Row at Lamonte. Deputy Sheriff Bowers returned last night from Lamonte, whither he went to investigate the particulars of a little scrapping match, which oc curred at that village yesterday. Pete Waybright and King Strole indulged in a little scrap ping match in a saloon, in which Waybright assaulted Strole. The latter leaving the saloon he was followed by Waybright, who hurled a stone at him. Frank Heinline and W. E. Heinline interfered for the purpose of keeping the peace between the Deligerents, and it is said that a general scrapping match ensued such as is caused by too free use of red liquor. Deputy She iff Bowers arrested and took the recognizance of all the parties for their appearance before a justice in SedaJia. Died Miss L. V. Priest, a sister of Col. Thos. Price, died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock. The funeral will take place to-day at Longwood, Rev. Jones, officiating. Charles C. Smith, the founder and grand mogue of the order of the "Stars of Heaven, who was recently in jail, and who is now under indictment for swindling a number of credulous in diviauais, attempted to lecture at Holden Tuesday night. From a gentleman of this city, who was present, a Bazoo reporter learned that the great crank made a financial success out of his effort, but succeed ed in deeply disgusting a very large audience. At an early hour in the evening a small boy was sent with a bell through the principal streets of the announcing that "The Great Star of Heaven" was about to hold forth at a certain hall. An audience of about 500 people assembled to hear what the windy crank had to say. but he was neither instructive or amusing and after listening to his insane mut- terings for a short time a gentleman arose and proceeded towards the door. This was the signal for a general exit, and "tue great apostle" in a very few moments was left with an audience of empty benches. Doubtless, however, he was satisfied, as he realized a very neat um from the sale of tickets. This rascally crank ought to be muzzled, but if people persist in en couraging him by paying their money to see him and ltsten to his idiotic mutterings he will doubtless continue to flourish. AT LAST The Cowardly Kaunas City Train Wreckers Bagged. ture. Alfred called at the court Furlong on Saturday for this charo nouse and introduced himself to the asramst Richard Hamilton Mte- rm . , . , Leary, O J. Lloyd, RoIrt cnta are I 1 n . i i snenn, giving tne grip, wnicn was re turned in true brotherly style, and they were immediately very friendly. i ne snerin saiu ne was giau to see Brother Alfed, and that Brother T 1 1 1 ' 1 who ii tin tm I ! 1 1 i . i ? r " 'icin ii-'iit LUii -f. inn semn v m rnpon pv ,prv u on Detective Thomas Furlong Gets he (u!d do all in his power to help licer also There was considerable YV in. osen. and Fret! N'pwnort All of thee men are Knights of La bor, Hamilton beiug chairman of thr executive committee oi the local a- in His Work in Grand Shape. lie Wrings a Confession From Lloyd and Traps the the hoys out. difficulty in making arrangements fo: a nan tamn Of wommmx. the eaprwi oi the men, and it wa Alfred said he was there as a secret j M o'clock thi evening when the las agent of Mr. Pnvderly, and had come official prejudice in favor of the ac here with insrruetions to see that the i cused was removed r.y the presenta Whole Ganjr. Furlonjr Interviewed. Detective Thomas Furlong, of the Missouri Pacific road was a passenger east on last night's train and for the first time in many days stood awhile upon Sedalia ground. Mr. Furlong looks very little older than when more than a year ago he used to be such a frequent visitor to this section. He was inclined to be very reticent in regard to his late grand capture, but said, "I am certain I have the right men." He took no credit to himself for the job, though of course, every one knows who was the leading spirit. In speaking of the capture he merely said, "the boys did the grandest piece of work ever done in Missouri. Too Heavily Loaded. The two story barn of Mr. George Crawford, near Hughesville, collapsed rather suddenly, Tuesday morning, the weight of the grain on the second floor of the building, causing it to give away. A horse in the barn was quite severely injured by the fall of the heavy material on the second floor, but was rescued in time to pre vent it suffocating, and will probably recover in time from the injuries sus tained. A young, colt almost sub- . i mergea in a snower oi oats, made a flying leap through the obstruction and escaped unscratched. Mr. Crawford is the democratic nominee for the legislature, in the Western district Son Papa, can a cow laugh ? rather No, my sou, not usually Son - But I this one has a broad grin on her count-nance. Father You don't understand the situation, my son. This dumb brute is smiling because Johnny Trim was deteated in Howard county, his na tive county. Son Papa, then, a cow can laugh? r ather It is the greatest and mos 1 m serious joke ot the season, son, and the animal will be pardoned for laughing. Son What will be done with Mr. Trim and the cow, papa ? rather ine dime museum man will take 'em both in alter August 10 The mu-se-um will take 'em in, Will take 'e n in and careful label. The one will say, "This cow did win The other, "Trimmer wasn't able." And folks will pay their dimes to see And, with the cow, will go to smiling, Because Trim's plant did ''gang aglee" And he can do no more beguiling. in her Officer in corn- Applying for Aid A woman with an infant arms yesterday applied to Kelly for aid, stating that panv with her husband and several children, they had started from Maria county, Ind., for the west ; that their team was just outside of the city lim its; that her husband was very sick and they were actually destitute. The officer regretted his inability to assist the unfortunate family, stating that the poor of the city required afi the means that could possibly be raised for that purpose. He had nu merous appeals for aid, to which, however much he might desire to re spond, he could not on account of the fund for that purpose being always ex hausted. Not Drowned. Marshal Jackson yesterday receiv ed a postal card from Mrs. J. W. Freeman, of Roanoke, Va., thanking him for his kindness in his efforts to find her son, Arthur M. Freeman, who created such a sensation a few days ago by leaving his old clothes and other effects on the banks of Flat creek, leading to a fear that he had suicided or been drowned. Mrs. Freeman states in her card that she has heard from him, but does not say anything as to bis whereabouts. Pests of the Kitchen. A band of confidence operators has been let loose in this city vicinity to prey upon and annov our housekeepers. The band composed of women, although employed aud directed by an agent of the other sex and their method of procedure, as explain iii- i ed by several ladies wno nave been vic timized, is as follows: liainin access to the kitchen, they introduce the subject of baking powders, inquiring the kind used in the family. Being shown the can, perhaps a fresh, full one, thev volunteer to "test" it to ascertain its qualities. Their "test" consist- in placing the can on a hot stove or over a lamp or gas jet, or in mix ing the baking powder with water both hot and cold. If the baking powder is good for anything the heat will, of course, ex pel tne eK winch, being ammoniacal, or carbonic, is apparent to the sense of smell lne claim is then made tnat ibis odor in dicates something detrimental, although, as a matter of fact, a baking powder that would give off no gas when objected to heat would be without leavening power and valueless. Thev will also mix the baking powder given them with water If pure it effervesces quickly. The baking powder the peddle being similarly mixed foams up slowly. This thev claim as evi deace of superiority, whereas it is the ex hibiuon oi a trick only, as the enect is caused by the presence of dour in the baking powder they are peddling. Of course the object of these fraudulent tricks is to destroy confidence in all other kinds of baking powder, and to sell the partic ular brand for which the women are trav eling. Were this the whole of the operation, housekeepers would not often be deceived. Every intelligent person knows that bak ing powdei is not made to be used in that way, but in cooking where its action is en tirely different from that produced by dry heat or by mixture with water alone. The chief object of this jugglery is to de stroy the baking powder given for testing ; or by heating it to drive off its leavening gas and so weakens it that when used it will fail to work. At the next baking there is heavy food, of course, and the "tramp" probably gets the credit of hav ing told the housekeeper a valuable fact, instead of having spoiled her baking pow der, as was actually the case. The aver age "tramp" will, in this way, destroy from fifty to seventy-five pounds of bak ing powder a day. A second method of spoiling for use the baking powder in a kitchen where they i re not permitted to experiment with it, is by dextrousiy throwing in the can a small quantity of salt, soda or powdered lime. Again, should there chance to be no bak ing powder in the house the operatorswill produce, of the kind used by the family, a sample that has been purposely adulter ated or "doctored" to make such an ex hibit as they desire under the so-called test. The only way to protect our food from being contaminated by tramps of this kind is to tarn all persons who wish or attempt to tamper with it unceremoniously from the door, and to use those articles only which experience has proved satis factory, or the official tests have estab lished as pure and wholesome. They All Prove to be Staunch Members of Powderly'9 Noble Order. Kuihts were relieved of any blame for recent alleged outrages. The tion ol the evidence -et'ured. O. Lloyd, who U familiarly known ....- -i ... l . l i ,.i i .i . - i .... j u . i A i uiaur, Bij & ivuim ui laoor, wu j vmnm uno i, nm laxen irom Im let into Alfred's secret, and he too i special car at Independence, anc said he would assist. Alfred was then i placed in jail in this city the let into the jail, and had an interview with Lloyd, proceeding at first to ini tiate Lloyd into the work of the order established since he had been incarcerated. Lloyd said that his case was coming up on July " and Alfred said that he had learned on the outside that the railroad com pany had a dead case on him for the Ramapoo matter, and would also prosecute him for the murder of the two meu killed by the ditching of the train at Wvanofotte. Lovd asked Alfreds advice, and it was given in a ! brotherly spirit, to wit : That the case should be continued, and that it wouid be a good idea to give a bond and skip. Loyd sent Alfred to his attorney, and that gentleman coincid ed with Alfreds views as to the des- case, and Yesterday morning's Globe-Democrat contained nearly three columns of particulars of the final unearthing and arrest of the entire gng of dastardly train wreckers, who, on the morning of the 26th of April, wrecked a train near the Wyandotte bridge, the par ticulars of which will be well remem bered by the readers ot the Bazoo. The Globe says in brief : "There was no clue to the identity of the men who did the deed, and none was forthcoming, though the railroads offered a reward of $2,500 for the capture of the men. The po lice worked in the cane, but gave it up. Detective Thos. Furlong, of the Gould system, looked into it, and from 1 perateness of Loyd's all the evidence he could rind conclud ed the crime had been committed by members of the Knights of Labor. Near the scene of the wreck on the day it occurred a WIG WAS FOUND, and this was identified by a Kansas City hair dealer as having been sold to one of the local Knights, of whom a good description was obtained. This man, Hamilton try name, said he wanted the wig, as he was going to slug scabs the next morning. He told the man it was done. Later it was 1 ear net 1 that a number of men had crossed the river from Kansas city to the Wyandotte side of the Kaw in a a. i ii i a ooat. ana nnailv tne man bein found who rented the boat, he gave description of the men who had cross ed in it, and one of them being dis guised by the wig. Oiher clews were followed up, and it was found that five or six men were implicated in the wrecking. They were traced to the verv spot where the wreck occurred, but whither they went after that is un known. A strong case of circumstan tial evidence was made out against them, but the feeling at the time was such that circumstantial evidence against Knights of Labor would not eo. it was necessary to nave direct and positive proof, and that it was de- termined to get as last as pomDie. Other, though petty, demonstrations followed the murderous work of wreck ing, and finally a number of strikers were arrested for throwing switches at Kamrooo, Kas. ON THE TRAIL. Among these was one Oliver J. Llovd. senerallv kuownasa bad man. one of the most desperate of those who favored the extreme and most dia bolical methods against the company He was lodeed in iail at Wyandotte. and the case was continued from time time, the authorities, many of tning in tne morning. A FATAL ACCIDENT. Team Collides With the N'eur Georgetown, and Young Lady is Prob ably Killed. Car? a to Stolen Horses. R. S. Ireland and John 8. Casebo latt, representing the Miami Horse Thief association, were in the city yesterday, in search of two horses stolen at Miami Saturday night from Richard D. Irvin. The mission of the gentlemen proved fruitless, they having failed to find any trace of the thieves, and they left for home last evening. The animals stolen are a large black, sixteen hands high, and a large bay, seventeen hands high. Messrs. Ireland and Casebolatt stated that while they were anxious to recover the stolen property, they de sired much more to capture the tbieves- Horsf ord's Acid Phosphate AS KZRVE POOD. Dr. J. W. 8mith, Wellington, O , says : in impaared m rrous aupplr I have and ' it to adr&ntaf" whom were favorable to the knights, reating him with marked courtesy. He was under suspicion for the wreck- ng, aud the facts upon which the sus picion was based were so strong that the plan was conceived of getting a confession for him. The memory of the murder, tor such the wrecking was, had faded out of the minds of the officials, and Detective Furl ing de termined on another stroke of detec tive skill that would put the Ding felder confession in the Maxwell case away back in the shade. The scheme set on foot was a daring one, but it was so skillfully handled that it worked out without a single hitch, and was crowned with success Friday morning in St. Louis. To this end Mr. Furlong, after gathering such information as he could, returned to St Louis, and every day for a week or two there was a ridiculously solemn scene in the office of the Gould detective depart ment. Master Workman Thomas Furlong might have been seen giving five or six of his employes the grip and passwords, and instructing them in all the business of the order of the Knights of Labor. They got to be adepts, and in their experience in the streets of St. Louis they found that they bad taken more degrees than some of the most rampant of the ag -tators in the late strike. Then the play began. On July 3 two of Fur long's operatives, named for the oc casion George Alfred and Thos. Mar tel, arrived at Kansas City, Kas. They made it a point to hunt up cer tain members of the Knights of La bor and give all the grips, signs, and passwords of the order in tne latest style. They were inrited to attend the difierent assemblies, and excused th Am nerve on the ground that they I had pressing business of another na- was 11. 1.1 1 w glad to see tnat ne mignt be released, and have time at least to prepare a defense. The attorney then said he would file an affidavit for a continu ance, and Alfred said that he was going to get a bond, which would be fixed in Sr. Louis by the attorney engaged by himself aud another secret agent, Mr. Thomas, at St. Louis, to help the boys out. Accordingly, two days afterward, there was deposited in the bank at Wyandotte 31,500, the amount of the bond, said inonev having been arranged for through the Mechanics' Bank by Mr. Furlong. About this time the inspector of the Gould system there, Mr. Frank Tutt, put in his appearance and made a vig orous protest against the release. He did this, he said, because Loyd was to be arrested on another charge. This news was conveyed to Lloyd, and he was more than anxious to get out. BROUGHT TO ST. LOUIS. un eunesuay, xur. lutt being in ignorance, Lloyd was bailed out, the bond being duly reduced to $1,000, Mr. Alfred going security. After the bond had been given, Lloyd and Brother Alfred got into a back. Lloyd. was terribly frightened by hearing of Tutt's remark that he was wanted on another charge, and he said that he wanted to go without letting even his family know about it. They took a circuitous route of several miles, and brought up at last about half a mile beyond the east end of the cable line. There the hack was discharged and the two brothers went to the Chicago and Altou depot at Grand avenue, where they met Brother Martel, and he and Lloyd were introduced. The Chicago and Alton train came along and they boarded it for St. Lonis They reached St. Lonis Thursday morning got off at the Main street depot and went to the St. Louis Ho tel, an North Broadway, Alfred tell ing Brothers Martel aud Lloyd that he was going to meet Mr. Thomas and Colonel Davis, the lawyer who was entraced by the secret agent to assist the Knights of Labor in trouble. THE CONFESSION. While Alfred was gone, Martel and Llovd srot confidential, and Llovd 4 J w J confessed to the train-wrecking. He said that he and sixteen others bad for some days prior and subsequent to the wrecking lived at a house, 1909 Union avenue, Wyandotte. On the night of the 25th of April he and four others got into a boat and rowed along the river bank to where the section boss' box of tools was standing. They found there the claw bar lying out side the box. The box was never broken open. They went to work about 2:30 o'clock and tore up the rails in a few minutes' time, got into the skiff, rowed back and went to the place where they had been lodging. They heard of the wreck the next morning. "I was,r hesaid, 14 tickled to death when I heard of the wreck, but I did't like the killing of the men. I said that it would hurt the order, but if my own brother was under that wreck I'm if I'd ?o a step to get him out if he was a " scab." He gave the names of his compan ions as Mike Leary and George Ham ilton and two others. There are other details filling al most three columns and the final wind-up says : ALL UNDER ARREST. By sunrise to-morrow all the per petrators of one of the most dastardly crimes that constitute the record of the great Southwestern railroad strike From R. T. Gentry, esq., who wa: a ptssenger on the west bound Lex ington branch train yesterday after noon and who returned last night, a Bazoo reporter learned the partial particulars of an accident resulting in the probable death of a young ladv and the serious injury of two other parties. As the train was approaching the first crossing this side of Georgetown, a man by the name of Daniels, ac companied by his wife and his ai$tr in-law, Miss Smith, atterapted' cross the track in ? farm wagon. The driver miscalculated the speed of the train and the engine struck the rear end of the wagon, hurling the occu pants violently to the ground. The team dashed off in a reckless manner through the woods and soon disap peared to view. The train was stopped and the unfortunate people were picked up, Miss Smith, it is thought, in a dyinij condition, Mr. Daniels badlv mangled, and his wife quite seriously injured. They were placed aboard the train and conveyed to Houston ia, where medical aid was im mediately summoned. The exact ex tent of their injuries could not, ol course, be obtained by the Bazoo's informant. RYLAJiD REN(MIINATEW Proceedings of the Democratic Convention for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Sweet Springs, Mo., July 19,1886. Pursuant to call of executive com mute the democratic convention for the 6th judicial circuit and Johnson county met at 2 p. m. On motion or Mr. Chiles, W. W. Wood, of Johnson county, was elected temporary chair man. On motion of Mr. Blackwell, Wm. H. Chiles, of Lafayette county, was elected temporary secretary. On motion a committee of creden tials was appointed, who examined the credentials of the delegates, reported' favorably on same, which was receiv ed and adopted. On motion a com mittee on organization and order br business was appointed' as follows : Johnson county, J. R. Grins tead ; Lafayette county, Jno. S. Black well ; Pettis county, it D. Kelly ; Saline county, Pope Higgins, who made re port as follows : For chairman, W. W. Wood, of Johnson county ; for secreta ry, Wm. H. Chiles; of Lafayette county. ORDER OF BUSINESS. 1st. Selection of candidate for criminal judge. 2nd. Selection ot executive com mittee for said district, one from each county, and that the delegates present be allowed to cast the entire vote oi their respective counties. Which report was received ajnd adopted. i R. T. Russell placed in nomination Judge John E. Kyland, of Lafayette county. Mr. , of Johnson county, moved that Judge Ryland be nomin ated by acclamation, which motion was carried unanimously. The following new executive com mittee was appointed : J. C. Higgins, of Johnson county ; Wm. H. Chiles, of Lafayette county ; John G. Se nior, of Pettis county, and Judge James Cooney, of Saline county, with power in Mr. Chiles to call said com mittee together at any time when necessary. On motion, the thanks of the con vention were tendered to the Sweet Springs company and Leslie Marqga duke, Esq., for use of hall and cour tesies. On motion, the secretary was di rected to notify the democratic papers of the district of the action of this convention. On motion the convention adjourned sine die. W. W. Wood, Chm'n. Wm. H. Chiles, Sec'y. A Rich Find. No little excitement has been creat ed in Sedalia by the alleged discovery of rich coal beds almost within the city limits. The matter is in the hands of the Sedalia coal and mining com nan v and thev are wrv Mtuwm 1 H 'W " I 1 f - J will be in custody, charged with mur- simply saying it is true but they fife der in the first degree. Warrants ; nol ready to make the particulars pi were sworn out by Detective Thomas lie.