TL SttDAJLlA WEEKLY BAEOO. MAY 21, 1889.
To the Honorable County Court of Pettis County, Missouri:
I have the honor to report the Receipts and Disburse
ments of the funds of Pettis county for the year ending
April 30, 1889:
Mavl, 1SSS. Jv balance 5 S20 42
' By collection. . 42,103 itf
To warrants i .ssued
To iurv and witness scrip paid
To inquest bills paid.
Mav 1, 1SS-9.
Bx balance in treasury
Statement showing the
the above county warrants were issued:
Support and treatment of county patients at lunatic asylum $
Assistance to paupers
ColKns for paupers
Board and care of paupers at county poor house
.Supplies for same ----- -
Grading and repairing roads .,..,.....
Right of wav for roads -
Graders and tools -
Road overseers -
Repairs at court house ......... .......
Repairs at jail - -
Light at court house and jail
.Fuel at court house and jail v.......
Water at court house and jail ?
Supplies for courthouse
Supplies for jail
Blank books and records
Stationery for offices
Criminal "fee bills
Printing and advertising
Refunding bonded indebtedness .
Hn:inl of fmmli?!itinii
General election, 1SSS.
County surveyor and bridge commissioner
County physician and medicines
Livery for road and bridge commissioner
Special road commissioner
County school commissioner
Premium for county and St. Louis fairs
Livery for grand jury and sheriff
Circuit clerk's fees. "
Furniture for countv offices
31ay 1, 1SSS. By balance
To coupons ?11.317
To J. C. Thompson, commissioner -,740
3Iay 1, 1SS0. By balance in treasury
Sinking: Fund Account.
3Iay 1 , 1SSS. Bv balance $12,002 7S
By collections S.m: yi
Iiexinffton and St. Louis Railroad Interest.
.May 1. 1SSS. Overdrawn $2S.$03 G9
By collections 42 44
Tebo and Neosho Railroad Interest Account.
3ray 1, 1SSS. By balance $ --"?!
By collections 33 i2
3Iay 1, 1SS9. By balance in treasury i
Mt. Sterling Township Interest Account.
Hav 1, 1SSS. Bv balance 14.$47 00
By collections ,01S G
3Iav 1, 1SS9. Bv balance in treasury
Court House and Interest Sinking Fund.
3Tay 1, 1SSS. By balance
Bv collections 11,:3$ 39
To coupons paid
3Iav 1. 1SS9. Bv balance in treasury
Undistributed Road Tax Account.
3Iay 1. 1SSS. Bv balance $ 4,040 51
By collections 14,700 09
Total $1S?74G GO
To distributions 14,514 03
"ravl.lSS9. Bv balance in treasury
Undistributed School Tax Account.
3fay 1, 1SSS.
3Tav 1, 1SS9. Balance in treasury
Strays, Fines and
3Iav 1. 1SSS. By balance
By fines paid
To commissioner school fund
3Iay 1. 1SS9. By balance in treasury
Jury Fees Account.
3Iay 1, 1SS9. By balance in treasury -$
Funds of One Hundred and Three School Districts.
3Iay 1 . 1SSS. By balance $19,319 S4
By collections 20.591 7S
By state fund $.274 SO
By county fund 1.737 41
By township fund 1.844 S2
Bv sundries 784 Oft
To warrants paid.
3Tay l3 18S9. By balance in treasury
Funds of Seventy-Eight Road Districts.
3Tay 1, 1SSS. By balance 2,004 47
To warrants paid.
3fay 1, 1SS9. By balance in treasury
Public School Funds.
The county School Eimds, subject to loan by the coun
ty, the interest of which is distributed per capita among the
various school districts, has been increased during the past
year $1,283.46 by fines and licenses, and is as follows:
3Tay 1,1889. Common school fund 20,526 82
Swamp land fund 3,059 24
Land distribution fund , 3,479 30
amounts and for what purpose
2 202 22
- 1 s'r xx
. . - $ -V
. ... lO 00
o SOJl 03
$ G,433 00
6 4.232 57
$ --2,082 90
$ 3,579 10
Sixteenth section fund.
Total ?:G.G31 02
Of which there is now loaned at 8 per cent, secured by
lirst mortgage on real estate estimated to lie worth
double the amount of the loan, the following amounts:
Common school fund
.Swamp land fund
Land Distribution fund
Sixteenth Section fund
Leaving a balance in the treasury subject to loan:
Interest received during the vear. which is now in the
for distribution at
school year, amounts to
In Texas Breaks up a Peaceful
Dance in a Terrible
Denison. Tex., May 14. Last Saturday
nitiht a dance was given at the place of
Tom Davis, an Indian, who has a small
tract of land on the Washita river at its
confluence with Ked River. While the
dance was in progress, a whisky peddler,
named Frank est, a white man, appeared
on horseback and dismounted and
walked into the house, and asked tc join
the dance. West, who had two sis
shooters bnckled to his person, was
told to lay them aside and he might partic
ipate in the dance. This he refused to do,
remarking "1 am always fixed for the busi
ness end ol a United States marshal." The
fiddler, a negro named Press Curtis, stated
that he would not play for a man who
danced with pistols on. West pulled one
of his revolvers and shot the fiddle out of
Curtis' hand and then cleared the room of
the dancers. He then shot the fiddler
twice in the rieht arm, remarking with
each shot : "You will never refuse to play
another fiddle for a white man."
One ball shattered the bone near the
elbow, the other passed through the wrist.
After the shooting West ordered the negro
to hold the candle in his left hand, as he
wished to snuff the light out. The order
was obeyed, and West shot the candle out
of the negro's hand. He then mounted his
horse and disappeared in the Washita
woods. The negro's arm was amputated
yesterday. West is a Texas desperado.
He is a horse thief and whisky peddler and
"scouts" in Texas and the Indian lern
tory. On the upper Washita he is called
".Red West," as he invariably wears a
red silk Handkerchief around his neck.
A STATE'S DISGRACE.
The Cook County, Illinois, Asy
lum in a Terrible Condi
tion. Chicago, 111., May 13. The hearing of
the application for the release of Dora Wil
lartf, an inmate of the Cook county insane
asylum, was begun in the county court this
morning. Airs. Helen ivi. aneaa, oi toe
Woman's Protective association, testified
that the asylum was overcrowded ; that
there was not enough seats for the patients,
who were compelled to sit on the floor ;
that the county was paying 9c per pound
for hogs' snouts, which were being fed to
the patients ; there was much drunkenness
in the institution, and there had been some
cases of scurvy. Dr. Kiernan, the present
incumbent, had improyed the present con
dition of affairs.
Mrs. Dr. Hunt, of the asylum medical
staff; testified that there were over 1000 pa
tients in the institution, which is calculat
ed to accommodate 600 at the outside, aud
the number of- attendants was much too
Further evidence was to the efiect that
the patients were fed on pigs' heads for an
entire year frith potatoes for vegetables
once & week. There wrs no service and
the patients fought for possession of the
potatoes, with the result that the weak got
none and over fifty of the inmates became
amictea wiin scurvy, mis was unuer a
One of the medical staff testified that in
one ward there are twenty-eight violent
patients with ouly nine rooms to care for
them in, or an averrge of three in each
room. It was absolutely necessary to have
only one or two in some of the rooms, so
that four persons were crowded
into others. These rooms are 5ixl0
teet in size. The beds are 2A "feet
wide, but in many cases two patients
are forced to sleep in them. Under such
circumstances, with insufficient attendance,
the patients would climb over the cols and
fight and the medical attendant was fre
quently called up sir or eight times in the
course ot a single night to go to patients
who were attempting to commit suicide or
murder. This state of affairs was reported
to the members of the County Board again
and again, but nothing was done to
It was further m evidence that only one
and one-half yards of flannel to each pa
tient was furnished last winter.
Mrs. Shedd also testified that she had
heard that some of the male patients had
keys to the female wards. These things
she said had all been brought out in a
previous investigation by the Woman's
Protective association, and a copy of the
report of this investigation was put in evi
The board of county commissioners this
afternoon passed a resolution naming a
committee of citizens to recommend a suit
able person to be appointed medical super
intendent of the insane asylum, to succeed
Dr. Kiernan, whose management has been
so severely animadverted upon recently.
Symptoms Moisture :
and stidging : most all night : worse by
scratching. If allowad to continue tumors
form which often bleed and ulcerate, bet
comine very sore. Swavne's Ointmen-
stops the it chin 2 and bleeding, heals ulcer
ation, and in most cases removes the tu-
mors. At druggists, or by man, lor ou
cents. Dr. Swayne & Son. Philadelphia
$ 2,019 20
the beginning of the next
T. F. MITCHUM, Clerk.
LOST HIS HEAD
Because lie was too Eree
His Little Jokes.
Washington, D. D.f May 13. David L.
Gitt. of St. Louis, held his position in the
pension ofHce through five administrations
only to fall as one of Corp. Tanner's earl
iest victims. He was summarily removed
several days ago, creatly to his own and
his fellow clerk's surprise. Mr. Gilt's ser
vice dated from 1S69. He was, of course,
a republican. There was no question
about his efficiency. When the democratic
administration came in, Mr. Gitt expected
to co but he didn't. Commissioner Black
decided to retain him, especially afler Sen
ator Cockrell had called aud spoken high
ly ef the Missourian's abilities. The
Senator afterward said that when he found
BepublicAns were to be retained in large
numbers he concluded Gitt might as well
be kept as any of the others, because he
knew him to be a good man. Having sur
vived the democratic administration, Mr.
Gitt felt easy in mind, and the dismissal
without warning took his breath away. He
was holding the position of Assistant Chief
of the Mail Division, and was drawing a
salary of $2,000. The dismissal has been a
nine days' wonder at the pension office, but
an explanation is out at last. The s'ory
is that Mr. Gitt was removed on a
request from the "White House. Until
recently the venerable father-in-law
of the president, Rev. Dr. John W. Scott,
was a subordinate clerk drawing a sabry
of $1200 under Mr. Gitt. He is a digni
fied, placid old gentleman with a babit of
dropping into a nap at occasional times
during the day. The infirmity came upon
him quite frequently while at his desk in
the pension office. An easy-going chief
might have overlooked these little lapses,
but not so Mr. Gitt. He was a disciplin
arian 3nd a joker. He thought it a smart
thing, so the story goes, to call out loudly
to the old clergyman, when he caught
him napping "Baltimore, change
cars." Of course, the other sub
ordinates thought this a good joke
and laughed as often as Mr. Gitt perpe
trated it. He is also said to have referred
disrespectively to Dr. Scott as 'an old
stoughton bottle." Information of these
petty annoyances reached the WhiteHouse.
It was not carried by Dr. Scott, who is a
Christian gentleman and above small re
venges. Bnt this Administration does not
overlook small abuses, and Mr. Gitt's re
moval was called for in spite of hisEepub
icanism, his twenty years' service and his
The House Refuses f o Appropri
ate Money for "Soldier
Jefferson pity, Mo., May IS. Sorrow
will probably reicn in the camps of the
militia of this state for two yeais to come,
for to-day the house refused point blank to
appropriate even the email sum which the
senate had placed on the general appro
priation bill. The only explanation of the
action of the house is found in the fact
that the way-back members thought the
$17,000 given the stale by the national
The house committee on criminal juris
prudence submitted a favorable report to
day with an amendment on Dr. Crawford's
bill introduced last Saturday providing
for a state executioner to be appointed by
the goyeruor and to superintend all hang
ings in the state. The amendment which
was agreed to, simply provides a salary of
$10 per day for the executioner while en
gaged in performing the duties of his of
fice. The bill as amended was then or
dered to engrossment. It will be up in
the house for passage in a few days and
will very likely go through successfully.
The senate this afternoon refused to re
cede from its amendment to the eleomosy
nary appropriation bill allowing $30,000
to complete the lunatic asylum building
at Fulton. The house last Saturday re
fused to concur in this amendment and a
conference committee will have to be ap
pointed to devise some means of settling
Goyernor Francis to-day vetoed senate
bill No. 609, which repealed the session act
of 1SS7 compelling all cable car3 to provide
suitable guards on front platforms and en
acted that no person should be allowed to
get on or off the front platform of a cable
car while in motion.
YOU CAN SUPPRESS YOUR COUGH
and quickly subdue the irritation of your
lungs and air passages, with a few doses of
Dr. J. H. McLean's Tar "Wine Lung Balm.
25 cents a bottle.
The Twine Trust Busted.
The "Whiteley Binder and Mower manu
factured by the Old Champion Machine
Company embraces the latest and most es
sential improvements. They attracted the
greatest attention of all inventions at all
tke great expositions of 188S at which a
great number were sold. Sample machines
are now on exhibition at D. M. Williams'
206, West Main St., Sedalia, Mo. Farmers
are invited to examine them. The im
provements in connection with the material
used iu their constructiop places them far
in advanco of aU competition. The unsur
passed Bauer Walter buggies and first class
agricultural implements will also be found
M., K. & T. Stockholder's Meet
ing To day at Parsons,
Mr. Eddy Will be Elected 5a Direc
tor from Parsons aud J, C.
Thompson Will be Re
elected from Mis
souri. Parsons, Kansas, May 15. At the an
nual meeting of the stock holders of the
M. K. & T. railway held to-day, the follow
mg were elected directors lor trie ensu
ing year: .Rudolph 2s. Martensen, Henry
K. Enos, "William Dowd, E. Ellery An
derson; William Bond, Simon Stern, Jacob
Denenfield, Samuel Stoon, George J. For
rest, Herman Baltzer, Maynar.l C. Eyre
Harrison C. Cross, Benjmin P. McDonald
Lee Clark, J. C. Thompson and John Han
AH of the above are members of the old
board except Hurmann R Baltzer, May
nard C. Eyre, of New York, Lee C!ark, of
Parsons, and John Hancock, of Texas.
There were represented 332,000 shares cut
of 460,000 which was the largest representa-
ion since 1879. The board will meet in
New York, May 29th, for organization.
Parsons, Kan., May 15 A quorum of
the stockholders of the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas did not arrive till yesterday
evening, consequently the annual meeting
will be held to-day. President Martinson
is not here, he having returned to -New
York with the Dntch bondholders immed
iently after a hurried inspection of the
system. He and the foreign interest in the
road will be represented by John Tipper of
New York, who holds proxies for something
like 175,000 shares. These with those held
by Simon Stern, the great New York rail
road lawyer, make a good round majority
There will be some change in the pres
ent directory. Mr. Herndon, one of the
Texas directors ; Judge David Kelso, of
this city, and a New York director, all of
whom are connected with the Missouri
Pacific, will retire and new directors be
elected in their stead. A Mr. Hancock, of
Austin, will succeed Mr. Herndon and a
Mr. Enos will fill the vacancy of the New
York man. The successor of Mr. Kelso
has not yet been agreed upon, but it is not
improbable that it will be George A.
Eddy, of Leavenworth, one of the receiv
ers. He pleased the foreign holders very
much on their recent visit and they thiDk
it would be a good stroae of policy to have
him more thoroughly identified with the
company '8 interests. Messrs. inompson,
of Sedalia, Cross, of Emporia, and Mc
Donald, of Fort Scott, will aU be re-elected.
The present officers will also be re-elected.
In speaking of the plans of the different
interests of the system relative to the fu
ture of the property, Mr. Stern said : "Ne
gotiations have been pending for some time
to re organize the company, get it out of
the hands of the receivers and make it the
great system it should be. None of these
plans have as yet been agreed
to by all the interests, so can not
be made public. I have no doubt,
however, that an agreement will be reach
ed shortly, a thorough reorganization ef
fected, new stock and new bonds issed and
the road taken out of the hands of the
courts, put in first class condition and ex
tensions made first to Kansas City and if
the business demands it, to St. Louis. The
International and Great Northern will be
reorganized in the same manner and made
a part of the new system. The foreign
holders who went over the property a few
days ago are very much pleased
with its physical condition as compared
with one year ago. The receivers have
certainly worked zealously to build up the
property. Although they were told
that the earnings of the first week
in May exceeded the same period
of last year by $5,000, yet they do not be
lieve that shows the full strength of the
property. So much business was diverted
that the road has lost its influence and
may not yet have fully recovered from the
blow. The International is in an even
worse fix than under the Gould govern
ment." A Safe Investment.
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wheu used for any affection of Throat,
Lungs or Chest such as Consumption,
Inflammation of Lungs, Brouchites,
Asthma, Wtioopiug Cough, Croup, etc.
etc. It is pleasautand aseeable to taste,
perfectly safe, aud can always be de
pended upou. Trial bottle free at Mertz
& Hale's Drug Store.
To the farmers of Jfettis County
SedajuIA, Mo., April 30, 18S9.
P. Myers ef Sedalia. Mo., is no longer an
agent for the Continental Insurance Com
pany of New York and all persons are
warned against paying him any monies or
doing any business with him whatsoever on
account of this company from this date.
5-7w4t D. W, Graves, Special Agt.
BJatwcr cf . Life fe Mother &GluIc
Brutal Whipping or a Boy.
Clinton, Mo., May 14. Dr. R, B. Fuell,
of Montrose, Henry country, was arrested
this afternoon and tried before Justice
Cashman of this city, on the charg cf bru
tal whipping a little adopted boy. The
doctor had been in the habit of whipping
the child severly, and the little boy ran
away last week, comming to his mother's
in this city. The doctor drove up in his
buggy and made the boy walk home, a dis
tance of twelye miles. He then whipped
him in an unmercitnl manner, and his face
and body being terribly swollen and bruis
ed. The doctor W3s fined $40. and the boy
taken from his care.
All persons having D.ering Binders that
was to be overhauled on last year's con
tract will report to our office at once so we
will know when we can attend to the mat
ter. Please be piompt.
J. B. Gallie, Agent,
We also keep wagons, buggies, phaetons
and surries of latest styies and casts till
you can't rest, from $15 to $18. We will
trade for a good horse. 5-14w3t
Those unhappy persons who sufier from
nervousness and dyspepsia she uld use Car
ter's Little Nerve Pills, which are made
expressly for sleepless, nervous, dyspeptic
a i- n .
sunerers. rrice zo cenis, an aruggisis.
J. N. Datvby, Presdient,
A. P. Morey Vice-President,
R. H. Moses , Cashier.
W. H. Van Wagneb, Teller.
Capital, - - - -
Surplus and undivi-
This Bank does a general Banking Busi
ness and solicits the accounts of corpora
tions, firms and individuals.
Draws sight drafts on all principal citiea
of Europe and other Foreign countrie
J. N. Dalby,
J. H. Mertz.
R. H. Moses,
N. H. Gentry,
C. E.- Messerly,
A. P. Morey,
E. E. Hoflman,
Judge Wm. Boeker,
D. W. McClure,
R. H Moses. Cashier.
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Cyrus Newkirk, President.
J. C. Thompson, Cashier.
N ikipk. F. H. Guenthzr,
War. Gentry, J. C. Thompson,
J. R. Barrett, H. W. Wood,
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life Insurance Company,
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