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fflE SKDAXiiA WEEKLY BAZOO. TTjESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 188(3. WEEKLY BAZOO Sedalia, Mo. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, ISM. LOCAL LIXKS. Work on the depot progressed ripidlj -yesterdaj . Yesterday was warm and cloudy with an east wind which boded snow. Robert Clay was du missed from the hospital yesterday, convalescent. There was no let up in the general inertness about legal headquarter yester day. There was nothing out of the usual order in or about the railroad shop ye!ter day. Sixty revolvers of various brands were stolen by bu'glars Friday night from the store of F. A. Koch & Co. in Kansas City. The only admhsion to the hospital yesterday was a malarif 1 patient, George Buferrield, a section laborer from Miller, Kansas. Frank Sargent so badly sprained his ankle yesterday aorning when starting from St. Louis that he was forced to give np his train at Kitkwood. A switch engine was run ofi of an open switch in the Pacific yards last even ing and turned over on her sid. No one was hurt by the accident and as it was i n a side track no obstructiou to trains occurred. PERSONAL. E J. Davison left for Jeflerson City last night to see his old friend-. B. F. Reese will leave to-morrow for Witchita, Kansas, on a business trip. Colonel Ames was in the city jester day talking natural gas and oil well with some of the improvement company. T. E. Monogban, of West Chester, Pa., is in the city visiting friends and looking after real etate interests, Mrs. John Myers and Mrf. Robert Lester left for Kansas City lat night to attend the funeral of Richard Sullivan. Miss Dora Hall, daughter of J. W. Hall, of Sweet Springs, returned home from Indiana yesterday to spend her va cation. I. WL Campbell, of the Campltell Mer cantile company, had a front seat at the opera house last night. That button-bole boquet was immense. James O. Ives, the old time Sedalian, who is a major in a hotel, is now in New York connected with the Gedney House, corner Fortieth street and Broadway. Hon. James H. Crawford, representa . tive-elect for Grand and Rout counties, Colorado, and a resident of Steamboa: Springs, will arrive in Sedalia in a few days on a visit to his brother, J. IX C raw ford, and brother-in-law, Thomas Newton. He wiil be accompanied by his family, who expect to spend the winter in Sedalia. Among those who will leave Sedalia this morning for Kansas City to attend the funeral of Engineer Dick Sullivan are : Engineers H. D. Chae, Frank Cummings, Charles Meyers, Alex McCambridge, Rob ert Coombes, Wm. Ber.y, Bob Lester, Jake Smith, Hugh Curran, Walter Letts ; Mrs. Lester, Mjs. Meyers, Pat Suliivan, Jerry Sullivan and others. J. W. Hall, of Sweet Springs, return ed home from St. Louis yesterday. He .states that the sale of his celebrated ginger jde and carbonized Sweet Springs water has reached a point beyond the capacity of his works to fill. Last summer Mr. Hall started with a machinery capacity for twenty cases per day and recently increas ed it to 100 cases per day and now finds it necessary to make a still forther inerease which will be done at ence. Death by the Rail It was stated last night that an employe of the Missouri Pacific road had fallen from the Little Blue bridge and sustained fatal injuries. His name and the cause of the acci dent were not learned. It was also reported that another employe had been killed by the cars at Brown ville, and still another a Leavenworth, but no particulars could Ik? obtained. Resigned as President. Owing to ill-health, Dr. Edmonson yesterday sent his resignation as pres ident of the Sedalia University to the board of trustees. The board met yesterday afternoon and accepted the same, which takes effect at once. Dr. and Mrs Edmondson had charge of the boarding department at the university. What arrangements will be made for the future conduct of this port'on of the institution the re porter was unable to learn, if any was made. Prof. UK W. Beady, vice president of the institution will assume charge and be at the head in future. Horses Dying. The Mexico Ledger has the follow ing good advice to give to farmers and it is probably worth heeding : "Hundreds of horses in this part of Missouri have died within the past few weeks. The Ledger, to some ex tent, has investigated the cause, and e think we have found it. Stop feed ing corn-fodder to your horses and you will find no trouble. S. J. Gil pin, who lives just west of Mexico, called on us to-day and brought some corn tassels, and on examination we find them full ef worms. Several .horses have died near Gilpin's as well as in other parts of the county. All the horses which have died had been fed more or less of corn fodder. We think there is no doubt but what the worms in the tassels of the corn-fodder are at the bottom of all the trouble." Happy Hunters. the reports of the plentifulncss of game in the hunting grounds and anticipate a fine season's sport this winter. The bear story from Otter- 0 ville and the reports of wolves in Dade county have, however, set them wild, and it is probable the woods wiil soon le full of Sedslians and guns. The great lear hunters held an informal meetiug yesterday, and atter canvassing the matter, Jcou cluded that as the Otterville bear had killed nobodv and the Dade countv wolves had, that the latter was pref f rable irame on account of being the most vicious and dangerous. It was therefore decided to make an excur sion to Dade county with a view to extern) inatidg the vanuate. The party will consist of A. Farnham, Hanly PHkington, Sam Run and Dr. White, it was also intended to have secured the services of A. R. Futon, but a prior engagement with Mr. Dempsey's party prevented. Mr. Farnham yesterday had the breech of his gun well padded in order to prevent the recoil from its discharge dislocating his shoulder, as he projKsed, he said, 4to load her to the muzzle." Dr. White engaged him self brightening and sharpening up his veterinary surgical instruments, and says he proposes to give the boys anatomical lectures and dissected les sons on hydrophobia in wolves. Han ley Pilkiugton sent his hunting suit to the tailor to have extra padding and spring steei fenders placed on the vul nerable and salient parts. Sam K invested in two dozen steel traps which he is having fitted to a wire suit so as to cover all portions of his body. He claims that wolves will not molest a steel trap under any circumstances and that from behind such an ar mament he can proceed with impunity iuto their midst and dispatch them with revolvers. The boys got Bent Ingram to dispatch Governor Mar maduke a request for one of the state gatling guns which they ay they de sire to have to protect the camp at night. They have not yet received a reply from him but expect to do so to-day. The party will not be ready to leave before Monday morning. Another party left yesterday far a ten days hunt in the Osage hills. It consisted of Messrs. A. B. Demu sey, George McClain, Wm. Campbell, H. S. Dorsey of Gillispie, Illinois and A. II. Easton. Charlie Iloll declined to go, he says he is willing to help tackle the "bar" or the wolves, but he don't want to be in any party of which Mr. Easton is a conionent part, as he has a strong antipathy to the gun he carries. HYE & GUENTHER Hare the Largest and Choicest Stock of LADIRS'ayilMISBSS' WRAPS Ever Shown in Sedalia THE DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT Is unsurpassed in Latest Styles. In DRESS TRIMMINGS and STRIPED VELVETS, they earry the largest stork in the city. A cordial invitation is extended to the ladies to call and see. E M. M FOR B SUICIDED. An Employe of the Western Union Ends His Life. Fear of a Fellow-Operator Temporary Insanity the Cause. and An Old-Fashioned ' Terror" Does theory, and then thought a relative was poisoning the minds of the men at the telegraph office. I told him it would come out all right and to keep cool. He did not act crazy, but as if he had something on his " mind that was worrying him terrihlv." Mrs. Elizabeth Causino, bismothen-in-law,with whom he resided, was the next witness, and her evidence was substantially the same of his wife. """7 Mrs. Emma E. Mugford : "I am DASVIT) EAMSEY, Furniture and Undertaking Ho. 116 SECOND STREET. I have the cheapest line of Furniture ever oflered in Sedalia. Get my prices on Bureaus, Kxtenstion Tables. Cupboards and Kitchen Safes, lounges, Ac. The larjrest tock of Coffins Cat kets and Ilobes in the city. Night clerk always at store. M114w3h An Otterville Sensation. 2s o little excitement has been created in the neighborhood of Otterville during the past week, by stories of frightened denizens, in regard to the doings of a wild beast which is haunt ing the forests of that locality. The animal is described as being a large, powerful brute with a short chain about its neck and a muzzle on its mouth. Several persons claim to have seen it and to have been chased by it. The latest story is that told by a couple of wood choppers who were standing near a fire they had built to warm themselves, about dark Thurs day evening, just before start ing home, when a dog which they had with them begun to bark vicious ly not far away. One of the men went into the timber to see what he had, when he came upon the animal trying to fight off the dog. On see ing the man the animal started toward him, and the man ran back to the fire. The dog immediately attacked the beast and a furious struggle ensued. After it ceased, the men took their axes and went to the scene of combat, but found only the remains of the dog, which had been literally t rn to pieces. It is said that some' time last summer a party of gyp-i were in the neighborhord with six cinnamon Wars and that oue of the animals escaped, aud some express the opinion that it is the bear roaming about nearly starved from leing muzzled, what gives color to their theory is the fact that it is claimed that the animal whatever it is is so weak that it cannot follow any thing but a short distance. The Ba zoo's informant stated a hunting par ty was being made up to follow the trail of the animal and kill or capture it AKnnaway Girl Wm. Harraan was in the city yes terday looking for a runaway niece, whom he stated had left her fathers house near Beaman Friday evening. "Her name is Minnie Harman and she is twelves years old," he said. Officer Jake Shobe put in a good portion of the day trying to find her and finally discovered her near the fair grounds wandering aimlessly about the street She was turned over to her uncle who took her home. Burglars About. For a week past no little complaint has been made in all parts of the city of nightly visits made by prowlers, who enter houses and carry ofi almost any thing they can lay their hands on that is portable. In several instances the burglaries have been of a rather heavy character and the booty valua ble though in most cases petty thiev ing has constituted the depredation ft. So far operations have beeu mostly confined to private residences. The mode of procedure in gaining an en trance in almost every instance, how ever, denotes the work of skilled cracksmen, and forces the conclusion that the town is infested with a well organized gang of dangerous and skilled cracksmen who are liable at any time to extend their ojerations on a much larger scale. So prevalent ha- lecome this belief that many persons Have prepar ed lor an inroad by purchasing re volvers. Mr. Dempy yesterday statnl to a reporter that he wa sell ing more revolvers than he had ever sold before, iu the same length of time, and said he, 'everybody seems to want the best and largt.-t sizes.' The police seem to have their own opinion of the matter, but are ine lined to be close-mouthed though evidently on the alert, and the chances are a tiit class sensation, with probably a funer al or two, is on the eve of transpiring. The following depredati MM were re ported yesterday, aud doubtless there were others, but owing to the fact that there is an unaccountable disposition on the part of the victims of such affairs to keep them secret, they have not come to light. Between five and six o'clock Thurs day eveniug, some one carried off two fine hams from iu front of McCor macks grocery store. About midnight thieves attempted to enter the Kfldeace ot Mrs. Love in East Sedalia by priyiug open the rear window, they uccceded in getting it partly raised when it dipped and fell, causing her to awake, she sprang from the bed and called out, which so fiightened the would be burglars that they fled, She BSfe l that there were two men, one of whom she thought was a white man and the other a very black negro, or a white man with a mask on. Mrs. BL W. Gentry, lesiding at 906 Ohio street, yesterday morning miwul a very fine horse from her yard which she feels confident was stolen, as no trace of the animal could be found yesterday. An East End saloon keeper, who did not desire his name mentioned, stated to a reporter that some one had entered his saloon by a back window and helped themselves freely to the drinks, taking with them when they left two boxes of cigars and two piarts of whisky. A Bad Coon. Annie Phillips, accompanied by her fester father, appeared before Justice Halstead yesterday and se cured a warrant for the arrest of Mason Phillips, her husband, whom she charges with most cruelly beating and maltreating her, and if there is anything in appearances, Annie cer tainly bore evidence sufficient about her person to admit of a belief of her word if she had said she had been run through a threshing machine. Her father stated that Phillips' course, toward his daughter had grown, sim ply unbearable and that, being of a lawful disposition, he desired to ap peal to the law and see if its power would not induce him to amend, but if it would not he intended to take Phillips in hand himself. Patents. .List ot patents granted to the citi zen? of Missouri for the week ending Saturday, November 90th, as fur nished from the office of E. C. Seward, solicitor of patents anil counsellor in patent causes, 114 F street, Washing ton, I). ('. Henry Beemer, Chillicothe, car coupling. Adolphus M. Delany, Kingsville, tool tor working wire. Zachariah Foss, Washington, cora 1 -ition for coating corn cob pipes. George E. Harh v, Nashville, brace for chairs. Sidney C. M ihany and B. L. I railway siirnal. Philip Medart, St. Louis, machine for Btraurhteuinir metal bars or nines. T ! . f l.ll U ing machine. Carl Shraubstadter, Jr., St. Louis, font of printing type. Gfct outen the rye, you slicktail 'pos sum, You can't ketch a coon with a pokeberry blossom f Said a customer lo hi- druggist, when he handed him a bottle of iron bitters, i-t-tead of Brown's Iron Tonic his favorite medicine. Sold bv Mertz V Hale. Died. At his home in KflMM C ity, of pneumonia, at 10 p. m. Friday night, Kngineer Richard Sullivan, of the Missouri Pacific road. Mr. Sullivan wa formerly a resident of Sedalia i aud held a run on the middle divis ion but for the past four years has been engaged on the west eud running a train between Atchison and Omaha. During the recent cold -nap Mr. Sullivan was snow bound and contracted a severe cld from exposure to the sudden change which quickly culminated in his death as above stat. d. lie leaves a wife but no children. He was a careful and reliable engineer, and in his death the railroad company loses one of its most trusted employes, the com munity a good and useful citizen, and his wife a kind aud affectionate husband. The funeral will take plaee at Kansas City to-day and will le attended by a large delegation of the Brotherhood ot Locomotive En gineers from this city and many of his Sedalia friends its Work A Widow and Child ! the wife of deceased : got np this rn to Mourn His Death. ing at 7 :20 and built the tire. My husband had an appointment to meet oue t the employers of the Southern Pacific a? ! a. m. They had promised that when they had a job out ou the road they would let him have it, and he was going to see about it. I told him he need not get up till breakfast' was ready. He said, 'All right Atter I had cooked the meal I went went to the door and said : 'Ed., get up.' He replied: 'In a minute. I went back to the table, and as moth er was coming out of the pantrv I heard a sh -t, and asked her what it was. She said it might be something in the street. I opened the bed-room door and screamed, 'My God,1 I shot himself.' I started toward him, but fell to the floor before I could rack the bed. In about a half hour the officer came. Husband always s ept WITH A I'ISTOL mOia HIS HEAI. although he never carried it during the day. He and I always lived very peactabiy together. Four yean ago he and my brother-in -law had erae misunderstanding while he was .-ick in bed at my mother's in Leavenworth, but 1 Mppeeed the trouble was all over now. They have associated to gether, and seemed to be on good terms up to the time of his death. I have beeu married six years, and have known him for ten years. He has told me considerable about the plot ,he thought the operators had formed to take his life. Last Saturday he wrote me a letter, statiug that if he did not come home that night I might know he was murdered. But he did come home and I did not get the letter, which he left at a b k-store, with the request not to have it mailed un til the following Monday. In August he went to the office to work, in place of an employ 3e who had been put ut for a month examination, and when the man came biek he was displeased because my husband was there. There has been hard feelings between them ever since. I have never said, since we came here, that he was tired ef fife. He has been sick for several years with eonsu nipt ion of the liver but I never saw a man try harder to live than he has. I have a $2600 policy on his life t'rom a New York tirm. I have doue ail I could for him, and this is the very first crime I ever knew him to commit. I cannot tell why he did it." Dr. I. E. Cohn examined the body and swore that he found a bullet-hole Lo io'.to iCal. Triliirif, Nov. 14. Yesterday morning Police Officer Haskin was summoned by telephone to 17 Seventh strett, near Spring, where he found the lifeless body of ' Edward Mugford with a bullet hoiein his head the work of his own hand. Mr. Mugford WM '27 ears of a-re, a native of Sedalia, Mo. He came here only last July, aud has since beeu for the greater part of the time in the employ of the Western Union Tele graph Company. He eime from Buford, Wyoming, where he had beeu tation agent and telegraph operator tor the past two years. He was consid ered one of the best operators in the city, and has a record of eighty-five iik-sage.- in as many minutes, iu the i ffice of the Missouri Pa. ific at St. Louis. For four years he was manager of the I nion depot telegraph office at Leavenworth, Kan. Siuee his arrival here he had lived ou Ann street until la-t Wednesday, w hen he moved with his family and mother in law to Seventh street, where his death oc curred. He was very juiet and re tiring, shunning all but the very best of ciety. A STRICTLY TEMPERATE MAN. he was uncommonly well edueated.1 thoroughly versed in science, medicine an ! history. It seems that he had conceived the idea that one of his fellow employee in the office was contnvinjr to take his lire. Ihis im pression seems to have had no foun dation in fact, but it nevertheless so preyed upon h"s mind as to cause his temporary insanity upon the subjeet. He seems to have had no financial or family trouble waich could have led him to take so fatal a sep. He leaves a little girl and a heart-broken wife to bewail his untimely death, Friday he is said to have been present at the hanging of Hay n ton, ami this is thought to have made a deep im pression upon his over-taxed mind. Coroner McFarland being uua!le to attend, Justice Austin held the inquest yesterday at 2 p. m., at the undertaking rooms of Orr & Sutch. R K. Haynes, superintendent of the Western Union Telegraph com panv, was tne nrst witness. ni-a evidence was substantially as follows "I knew the deceased in his lifetime ; bv occupation he was a tele&rranh openter. I know uothiug ot the cause of his death ; saw him last alive - . rV T ' m the nnrt iarf nt the neninita rump. body when first brought here. r u , ' , . .. , r. , Tr A A, 6, . j , a little below the occipital protuberance Not Holes Only. Ckher plasters have holes, but Kenson'i Capcine Planters alone have genuine healing virtues. OTTEtt VILLE ITEJIs Miss Moliie Oollady is on the Mck list. Mr. J. R. Guyer has been visit ing relatives in Clarksburg, Mo. Profs. Curl in and McNeil atten ded the institute at Clifton City. A protracted meeting is in pro gress at the Cumberland Presbyteriau church. Robert Morris, a noted Masonic lecturer, delivered a series of lectures here last week. A Lyceum will be organized at the public school building on next Friday evening. Miss Florence Smith is quite sick. We trust that she may soon regain her usual health. Mr. I. W. Hupp, our genial poet master, has been confined to his bed for several days. The remains of Jesse Burkes and his step-daughter, Miss Mattie Ware, were laid to rest Thursday. Mr. B., the accommodating sta tion agent, seems to be greatly inter ested in the spelling schools. Ben Jenkins, of Sedalia spent the greater part of last week here. There seems to be some great attraction for him in this place. about two months, and up to Monday last, he has been iu the employ of the W estern L nion Telegraph company , he was a married man, and, as far as I know, perfectly sober. I lo not know it he was financially embarrassed, but do kuow the reason he alleged for leaving our employ ; it was that ill-feeling to ward him amonjr the aociates m the office had sprung up, and that, by many little things, they had made i; so unpleasant for him that he teude: - ed his re-i. nation; I know no eircum- strances further relating to the cau of his death, except the suspicion. formed in my mind by my last inter view with him, that he was crazy. This was induced by his statement to me on Wednesday last, as 1 have already given, in part ; only the charge was more direct than when he tendered his resignation. I have charge of the office" in which he was omnlnvpd and have no reason to - l -w- . . . m a . think his statement true, or that there aoout o : o a. m., ioouu me piswi was any feeing whatever against loaded wi.h Hve bulls aud one empty him in the office. Eve. thin ,' went j shell, on his right side. Mr. Haskius smoothlv, until last Sunday morning, I esMfeited the pistol, an old-fashioned when he handed me a letter to the "terror, " so called, also the letter effect that there was too much feeling written last Saturday to his wife, and flraint him in the offiec and he telt I a copy of the one tendering his resig- compelled to resign. The letter was ! nation to K. R Hanes. coherent and well written. I handed j The verdict of the jury was that de ceased came to his death by pistol shot, inflicted by bis own hand while suffering under temporary mental de- occipital proti in the median line of the body ; the bullet passed in ward and forward, and lies embedded in the brain. DEATH WAS INSTANT AN KO H The hair was singed, and the body lay iu a very unnatural position. He said that at first glance the position of the wound and its character looked decidedly like murder. This position of the body was a very unnatural one for suicide to take or maintain, lying Hat on his back, with his head slight ly turned to the left ; but the best authorities show that a person about to take his own life will use every precaution not to disfigure his face. "I was at first inclined to thetheory of murder, but siuce hearing the evi dence I think is a case of suicide. If the weapon had been any larger than the oue used 1 should have uuhesitat- it murder." swore that he was summoned to the house at ins nrono uneeu Officer C. H. Hask-ns it to the chief ojierator with in structions to investigate the mat ter. This he did aud reported that there was nothing in it, but Mugford still insisted upon resigning. Wednes day I met him he made the statement that a relative had tried to poison my mind against him. I did all I could to disabuse his mind of such a false impression. I had not seen nor did I know the relative to whom he re ferred. I have not seen him since alive." Chief of Police Davis was the next witness. He said : 4 'I have known the diseased from a few days back, when he came to me and said that some of the employes wanted to take his life. I Old him if that was true he had better swear out a peace warrant for them. I did not see him again till I met him TWO OR THREE DAYS AGO, when he said that he had a different rangement. E. V. Sinclair. J. D, Crawford yesterday received a letter from ex-Alderman E. W. Sinclair, who is now at Lyons. Colo rado, saying that his health had so far failed him that he was no longer able to attend to his business and was confined to his room. He had in tended to go as far as Steamboat Springs, but was now unable to go. This will be sad news to Mr. Sinclair's friends, of whom no man has more in Sedalia, Although it has long been known that Mr. Sinclair was suffering from consumption, it was hoped that his trip west would bring about his recovery, but from his own statement it would seem otherwise.