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Trtft SEDAJaA WEEKLY BAGO. MAY 28, 1889.
HISTORICAL. A Valuable Contribution to the History of the Mexican War. Interesting Extracts From the Diary of a 8ahne County Volnnteer. . Capt. Wliicher of this city has iu his possession an old diary that is of historical iuterest to the staie of Mis souri, and Sihue county in particular. The note by the author written on the fly leaf correctly indicates the charac ter of its conteuts and is as follows : "Twelve months in the service Notes of an expedition to the provinces of New Mexico under command of Brig. Gen. Kearney in 1846. Writ ten by John Slieridau, volunteer from Saline county, M..t under command of John V. Keid." The book is in a fair condition hut the greater portion was written in blue ink aud has faded until almost illegi ble, a part however in black ink U as bright and clear as the day it was in scribed. It is an account of the daily transactions of the company from the time it left Saline county until its re turn 12 months later. From its pages a Bazoo reporter gleaned the folio w intere;jting account of the battle near El Paso on Christmas day 1846. "Adjutants Decourcy and Caldwell galloped into camp inquiring the reas on of the large dust now seen for the first lime. Horsemen galloped down returning breathless, and reported the Mexican army approaching by thous and. The bugles blowed, Decourcy galloped up and then down shouting companies, fall iu afoot I fall in afoot !" The first impulse was to make for the horses, but the adjutant's com maud, "fall in afoot," must be obeyed. Capt. Keid waa down watering his horse ; galloped up ; commanded every man who had a horse at hand to sad dle it up. I, among the rest, had my horse tied near ; mounted and formed j a squad of 16 men in rear of the line of infantry, being all the mn tht could be got. mounted,cordlI,S t0 SIZ' The ritrht of the line was formed in meFquite bushes extending up from the river. In the left wing there was only two or three compa nies, Hu son's being in the extreme left. 'A' company nexf. The Mexicans f rmed their line a mile and a half ff in the mesquite bushes and sand hills that overlooked our camp. After forming the line, a J i-i- it i.1 I soldier bearing a black Hag came to our camp. On being jisked his busi ness, he stated that his commander wanted to talk with ours. He was told if he would come half way he would be met by our commander. He said -lo; ue wuniea mm to go 10 me Mexican camp. He colonel would not go. would bring him told him to we were waiting. was tola tne He stated thev in. Caldwell come on ; He staled there should be no quarter shown, or uone expected. He returned to his camp. Then there was awful suspense for a half hour. Mmy thinking the time had come when they were to die. Looking at the vast line of the Mexican army ; then turning to the small front we presented, with the knowledge that half of our regiment was behind ; then looking at the small squad of mounted men we had, might have struck manv a heart with terror, but no, far different was the aspect suown by our men, laughing and cracking their jokes. Some cry ing out, "Give me a chew of tobacco. If I must die, let me die with a good chew in my mouth." At length they could be seen mak ing a movement along the edge of the! saad hills as if for a charge. After divesting themselves of every article of incumbrance, some of them dis mounting, their bugles sounded the charge. They charged, and such a charge (?) even Murat might have envied it. They scattered out in a m half m Je of our line, and as they fired, they would advance prancingly, but slow. Afcer firing three or four rounds, they were within about 100 yards of our line, and not showing a disposition 1o come closer, our left wing fired upon them. Then could "be seen h6rses falling and men dis mounting faster than they ever did before. As they charged, we could hear them showing, "Beuno beuno !" but after we fired, I reckon they shouted different. A party of forty of them charged over to the wagons, but the wagoners and assistant wagoners fired on them and killed a couple. Col. Doniphan then ordered Capt. Heid to charge, then our hearts beat high as Reid's manly voice shouted "Platoon, right wheel, charge! charge ! " The command was obeyed promptly. As we neared them we halted to fire our guns previous to using our sabers. Win. Lewis aimed at one on a fine horse and brought him from his saddie. Some of usj to threw away our guns aud charged on them killing some eight or ten and driving the balance from the field. We fo'lowed them eight or ten miles ud into the mountains but could nor. get near enough to do anything. I j since learned that a party of Apaches witnessed the fight aud as they fled into the roouutuius robbed and killed some of them. We returned to the camp and as we rode over the sand hills we could see lots of luggnge of every description blankets, bags of bread, shaving ar ticles, bunches of cigars and every little article that could be thought of I, for my booty, found a good blanket and a small keg of wine. It was first rate. I carried it to camp and it was drank up quicker than you could say Jack Robinson." The writer says their loss was but sven slightly wouuded while the Mex ican loss was 100 or more 40 were left dead on the field. T'o days following, the little army entered E1 Paso and the writer makes the following no'p : "We fouod the whole of tbem ex pecting to bo bia'Minl on tie cheek with the letM-s 4U. 6.' and the low sobbings of the females could be heaid ir m evei v quarter." He also notes h v Private Herkins was scientifically drummed out of the service for plundtri a house in Santa Fe after it nad sui rendered : "The regiment was formed in- a column of two ::iuk, open order, when he wa marched from the guard tent through the ranks and up again fol lowed by five or six of the guard and a filer playiug the rogue's march, and ) irom thence to tne guaru nouse wnere he was presented with his walking papers. Markets TImt Snpply the Table. Cabbage is 3c a pound. Kudishes are lc a bunch. Cauliflower is a dime a head. Good bananas are 20c a dozen. Five cents buys a new squash. Appl s are 50c a peck for the best. Six bunches young onions are sold for oc. Chickens are from 35c to 45c ac- New sweet potatoes from the South are 30c a peck. Asparagus is tough and sells for a nickel a bunch. Ei'gs 15c a dozen. Slow sale. By the case, 14c a dozen. Peas are plentiful and retail at $1 a bushel or 25c a peck. .Large fitst class oranges are 40c a duzeu- c5ma11 oues 8eU at 20c- f i,... . i a. on Creamery butter retails at 30c coun try butter, the best, at 20c. email goos3bernes are sold at two quarts for 25c. I Cucumbers are scarce. Those iu lbe marLcL are from piorid:i aud are sc e cu .Large red sweet cherries can be buugut for 30c a pound. They are from California. The price of new home grown beets is 5c a bunchs Eacn bunch contains ionr beets the size of small apples. Pieplant is better than ever before, the stalks being about two feet long. Five cents will buy two bunches. Lettuce is so cheap that it is hardly profitable to pick it. Euough to tup ply a good sized boarding house can be bougtit for 5c. Texas tomatoes of good siz3 and fairly fresh are on the market and sell siewly at 15c a pound. Two cane of toma.ees sell for 2oc. Fresh string beani are sold at 10c a pound or three pounds for 25c. The white or wax beans have a better sale than the green ones. New potatoes are $2 a bushel. They come from the South and are of good size. Old potatois of the best quality are retailed at 80c a bushel and poor ones ore sold at 50c a bushel or 15c a jecli. New turnips were on the market this morning, They were the first of the seasunand were about two inches iu diameter and dne up in bunches of four. Three bunches sold for 5c. Old turnits were 20c a peck. Strawberries are abundant, but the price remains tbe same, 10c. a box or three boxes for 25c The home growu berries are soli, of poor quality and not rij e. The iiequent rains and lack of sunshine are the causes. The best berries in the city are said to come from JBeaman. In these days when food adulteration is so common, it is a comfort to find an article for the table that is thoroughly re liable. Walter Baker & Co.'s breakfast cjcoa is eminent in this limited class. No chemicals are use i in its manufacture and it is absolutely pure. It forms moreover a del icious and healthful drink, as re freshing, and more nutritions, than tea or coffee, and free from the injurious effects that those beverages sometime3 prod nee. And it is very cheap withal. The house of "Walter Baker & Co., has maintained for more than 100 years a great and honored repute by the excellence and purity of its manufactures. . " ' , z , . Petr Kunns Eesolution. OLD TIMERS. They Again Come to the Front and Furnish Interesting Biographies. Several old timers have put in ap pearance this wtek and will greet Ba zoo readers this morning with some pleasant reminiscences. Among them is Mr James Powell of Uooper coun ty, who says : Overton, Cooper county. May 21. As I am oe of the old timers I will write you a little of ray pst life, as you rtquested. I was born in War ren county, Tenn., in 1825. Came to Missouri, Cjoper county, with my parents in 1828, stopped on Governor John Miller's farm nine miles south east of B onville, the same farm known as the "John K. Ragland farm." In 1884, Jolley's bottoms were overflowed and I worked nineteen days helping the people to get their stock and plunder out of the water. In Septem ber, 1849, I started from the neigh borhood of Larkin G. Pettis, Early Tucker and Syuey Gray, in Pettis county, with four hundred head of cattle belonging to Thomas Stephens, of Lancaster, Ohio, which was con trolled by Ed and Liudsey Carbleys. We drove their to Coles county, Illinois. In March I started with 150 head of fat hogs for Baltimore on foot. I was on the road with them three months and reached there with 149 head, only losing one on the way. The boss sent me back to Edgar county, III., to get 160 head of the same cattle and drive them on foot to Philadelphia. I got them there the 5th dav of October. I was with that stock thirteen mouths and only lost two and-a-ha'f d ys iu that time. I worked every Sunday except-i- g one and lurnished my own horse. I received fifty ceuis a day for myself aud h.jrse ami 1 made money enough to buy eighty acres of laud on Muddy creek iu Johnson county, Mo. In November '51 I bought fifty head of calves. When none buying they cost me 81.25 per head. In November 1351 I was maVried to Lucy E. Hawkins, in Cooper county, Mc., aud reaied three children, two girls and a boy. My wife nied May, 1873, and 1 married the second time September 11, 1879, to Mis3 Nannie L. Davenport, of Cooper county. No children have resulted from this marriage. I went through the war with Gen. Joe Shelby. There are two more "old timers" in this neighborhood, William E. Clayton and James Giveus. Jas. Powell. GEORGE CULVER HARTT M. D. Pleasant Green Cooper couutv. Mo. May 22. George C. Hartt M. D. of this couuly was born in the year of 1826 in the village of Boonville where he lived through his boyhood days enjoying until his seventeeth year, the benefits of its common schools which at that day taught not only the usual English branches but also mathematics and the Latin, Greek and French languages. He pursued the same studies at the St. Louis University and at the age of twenty entered upon the study o medicine, in his father's office. He attended medical lectures at the Transylvania University Ky., and Missouri medical college and gradua ted from the St. Louis Medical C .1 lege, having in the meantime availed himself of his brother's tickets (who was an invalid at Louisville) to attend lectures of the eminent professors of that city. In 1850 he married Miss Mary C. Stuart and in the same spring began a journey across the plains to California. On this trip he did his first practicing and continued it during his stay of two years on the Pacific coast, but also engaged in mining speculations. Upon his return to Missouri he entered upon the practice of his profession in Coop er county and continued it alter his removal to Little Rock, Ark,, in the winter of 1862. A few weeks after reaching this city he lost his wife of consumption the dread of which event and hope of benefit to her health had induced him to undertake such a longj)urney by laud in the winter season. During 21 years that he remained at Little Rock, Dr. Hartt enjoyed a long practice, was at different times a member of the Board of Health, vras appointed when the Board was estab lished and served until he left the state, as state examiner of applicants for ceitificates of qualification to prac tice medicine and when yellow fever was rife in the neighborhood and threatened the city, was appointed city physician. Iu 1879 a medical department was added to tneArkansas State Univers ity, in which Dr. Hartt continued as a professor from the beginning until 1882, at which time ill health compell ed him to leave the state and return to Missouri. Finding, upon his return to his native state and old field of la- bor,that his health was being restored, j again entered upon the practice which 1 he still pursues with the zest, if not' the vigor of thirty-five years ago. His first wife left him two children, daughter, who are living and a son born to his second wife whom he mar ried in Arkansas. This son has reached his twenty-second year. A daughter of this marriage died in childhood. Dr. Hartt (Pennine) writes occas ional articles fr the local papers which many read with pleasure. Of his attainments in medicine and lit erature all who will be interested by thi3 sketch, are wel: acquainted. The short time the writer was associ ated with Dr. Hartt in the practice of medicine, he found him agreeable. cheerful aud companionable, a warm friend and with all a verv fountain of knowledge." Mav he live manv years to cheer his daughters, sou aud man friends, with his cheery presence and pleasant sallies. F. W. Compton. A SAD ACCIDENT. Two Infant Children Drowned in Wakando Creek, Ray Coun ty. Two infant children of Samuel Wheeler and Charles Stratt-m of Ry county were drowned in Wakando cretk a few days ago. The two men with their wives and two children each started in a large wagon to visit friends distant. On account of the recent rains the creek was quite hi h. The women objected to crossing.but the men insisted that there was no danger. The flood, however, carried the wagon down stream aud overturned it. On coming to the surface the first object that met Strattoii'3 gaze was two childreu fl ating past him. He caught them and threw them upon the bank and made for his wife fifty yards down the stream He caught her, but their infant child was torn out of her arras by the current and Io3t. Wheeler succeeded in uvertaking his wife floating down the stream, but be ore he could get to her, her infant was also torn from her arms by some floating brush and lost. Mrs. Wheel er was rescued just as she wa3 sink ing below the flood for the third time. CYCLE GOSSIP. To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms. Must ride :i bicycle. In the evenius hour He feels a thrill of gladness, as he glides Into the waniuji suulight, with a still And gentle pedaling that steals away All weariness ere he is aware. The Wheel. Mr. V. G Wells, Knobnosur, Mo purchased a 52 inch Victor Light Koadsu-r while in this city during the bind tourna ment. The Stone-Lumsden race to be ruu in St. Louis on the 23th promises to be inter esting to western wheelmen. Both parties are in splendid training, and it will be dif ficult matter to "spot" the winner. Messrs. Fred Hoffman and Otho Jacobs will make a "run" to McAllister Springs nhxt Tuesday the 28th. The Springs hotel will be open after June 1st and the Cyclers will have the benefit of the baths free of charge. The best record to McAllister Springs last season was made by Fred Hoffman and Joe Kelly ; time, 2 hour?, 59 minutes. Several of the boys, including "Bug" Miles and Ernest Hnny,vay this record will soon be a thing of the past. A mile has been walked in six min utes, 23 seconds, run in 4 minutes, 16 1-5 Becond, skated in 3 minutes, trotted in 2 minutes, 9 seconds, and made on a bicycle in 2 minutes. 31 2-5 seconds. At 20 miles all other records are far behind the 'bike.J' The program for the Missouri Pacific "meet" to be held in this city July 3rd and 4th is completed with the exception of the races We give it below : FIRST DAY, JULY 3. Reception of wheelmen and escort to ho tel. Run to McAllister Springs, leaving hotel at 5:30 a. m. Dinner at McAll'ster Springs hotel. Return to Sedalia on sntcial train at 6:3). Supper. Social entertainment. SECOND DAY, JULY 4. Wheelman's parade, 9 a. m. Missouri division meeting at 11 a. m. Dinner. Races, 2:30 p. m. (Events not yet decid ed upon.) Banquet at Sicher's park hotel. mat Famons CInb. An effort will be made to secure the attendance of the famous Sedalia Flambeau club at least one day and evening during the firemen's tourna ment. -We trust the effort will be successful. The club has signified its willingness to come if arrangements can be niade.CJinton Advocate. Advice to Mothers. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup should o ) IT O trc Via ticArl fry rV i A ran tMthina Tt vrvnlViK tfiP liilfl cnftnn ihp onmQ nllavs ' nil pains cures wind colic, and is the best remeoy ior (liarrnoes. 1 weniy-nve cenis a bottle. 8-30eod&wlM IS IT MURDER? The Death of Mrs. James Berry Iminent. The Wife Beater's Victim a Precarious Condition Her Relatives Noti fied. in Mrs. James Berry who was so bru tally beaten by her husband Wednes day night was seized with violent con vulsions Friday evening at 5 o'clock. Dr. Bronson was called ani several times since has been at her bedside. Her condition became so serious that at noon yesterday her uncle, Ed Brown, telegraphed for her uncle, Hon. Walter Mitchell, of Broukfield, and her auut, the wife of C. P. Fur gurson a wholesale merchant at Kan sas Citv and thev will arrive this mornine. Dr. Bronson reported her condition more favorably last night. Berry was in the city jau yesterday, he was very uneasy and eagerly inquired about his wife at every opportunity. When he was told that she was bet ter and would probably recover, he was greatly relieved as tears of joy came into his eyes and he said, "Thank God." AGAIN BE FUND THE BARS. Tony Grant, a Desperate Tough, Under Arrest in Kansas City. - The Kansa.9 Citv Journal gives the following concerning a well know colored tui!h. who iunur!v was the hero of ma y disturb nces in ibis city T" a til Me 1 a Did ifarKev anil will even tual lv be caught up with : "Tony Graut.a well kn wn aud des perate colored character, was orrcs'ed ami lodged behind the bars ia police station So. 2 about 9:80 o'clock last evening, on the charge stealing iron from the Santa Fe r.tilroad company. Grant, or Touy,as he is more familiar ly known, has the blood of two men resting upon him, as far as known, and has done his best to send several others to the "kingdom come." He is the negro who assaulted and kil ed Officer Pat Joues about seven years ago. Jones tried to place Tony under arrest for some misdemeanor, when Tonv turned on him and shot him through the heart. As soon as it be came known, an infuriated mob started out to avenge the officer's death, and seized two colored men whom they suspected of the crime, and made hasty preparations to Ivnch them. Tonv Herring was hung from the Bluff street bridge, and his companion was swung up r.t once, but on .the intercession of somo friends wa3 cut down and permitted to make his escape. Two days afterward it was afterward discovered that the man who had been lynched was inno cent, and that Tony was the murderer. He was arrested, tried and sentenced to death, He obtained a new trial and was again sentenced to hang. Tiiis virdicc was Bet aside on some technical ground and on his third trial he was sentenced to two years' impris onment. About a year ago he pulled a pistol on Officer Patrick Bray, but the policeman was too quick for him and shot him through the body. He was taken to the city hospital, where he lay for several months lingering be tween life and death. When he had nearly recovered, he made his escape, but was afterwards recaptured and served three months for the assault on Bray. He has been hanging around Toad-a-loup recently, and it is suspected that he had a hand in a large num ber of crooked transactions that have taken place in that vicinity. Ser geant Sheehau and Officer Harring ton effected the arre3t last night. What is more attractive than a pretty face with a fresh, bright complexion ? For it use PozzonPs Powder. Y. JUL. C A. NOTES. The general secretary will conduct a prayer aud praise meeting this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the association parlors, for boys under 16 years of age. Every Tuesday night at 8 o'clock the general secretary "eipects to meet all the young men who are desirous of joining the clasfe for Bible .study. This class is design ed fur mutal benefit and cannot fail to ac complish good. Rev. A. H. Stephens, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, has very kindly consented to address the men's meeting held in the association hall this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Prof J. M. Chance wi 1 preside over the music as uasual. It t ou are nervous or dyspeptic try Carter's i Utle Nerve Pills. Dyspepsia ake- t u nervous, and nervousness ' makes you dyspeptic ; either on renders j"" i""c wine jiui? mrt . both Brail Wert AT Mesaeiiy&Meuschke's 232 Ohio Street. Thousands of dollars worth of choice newgood?. "to be slaughtered. The goods must go to make room for summer goods. 28 bolts of Double Width Tricot at 20c per yard. 20 bolts of Doubl Width Diagonals at 15c per yard. 20 bolts of Fancy Mixture light shades) at 20c per yd. 10 bolts of Debrige (plain shades) at 10c per yard. 20 bolts of Henrietta cloth in black and all the Newest Colorings at 25c per yard. We are headquarters for Imported Drrss Frbrics and our prices are always the low est. See our Albatros, Henri ettas, Camel's Hair, Mixtures, Strpes and Plaids. Our line of Brillianteen at 75c per yard. These goods are all tne rage now ana are selling like wild fire. We still have a good line of colors to s lect Irom. Come early and get your choice. Our line of Parasols comprise all the latest shapes; Plain Han dles, Gold Tip Handles Im ported Fancy .Natural Stick and our latest "LaTosca" with heavy gold or silver mountings. Just received 100 dozen Ladies' Kid Gloves at $1.00, $1.25 and?1.50 per pair. -Fully warranted and money refunded for any pair not perfact. White Goods Sale this week. Big Bargains this week at Messerly & Meuschke's NO. 232, Worlnil Tbiril Sit. P. S. Our store is open everp night until 8 o'clock. FLYING BULLETS. A Bullet Crashes Throagk Window in B. Mur phy's Store. Mr. J. B. Murphy was astonished Friday afternoon by a bullet crashing through the brick window of h is store -a; 113 Main street. The missile struck the cornice to the shelving, plowing out a piece of the wood and glanced across the room and dropped among some boxes. Murphy hastened to the rear of the store and looked in the direction from where the bullet as supposed to have come, but could not see any body. The second story of the build ing is occupied by Mrs, M. JB. Adams and at the time the shot was fired was aittiDg at a sewing machine in front of a window directly above the one "shot into and had the bullet struck two feet higher it would have killed or wounded her. The shot alarmed her and she arose from the machine and hastened to the door but could not see anybody. Murphy investigated the matter as closely as possible aud became satisfied that the shot was fired by some one in the alley back of HolcomVs China store, bnt whether it was fired by ac cident or design he could not " tell. The police have the matter under vestigation and will endeavor to asc tain who did the mischief. The b has not been found and its size is n known, but the mark left where struck on the shelving cornice shows it to have been one of the largest size. Eczema, Iccay, Scaly, Skin Tor tures. The simple application ot Swavne's Giutmeut," without an internal medi cine, will cure auy Tetter, Salt Rhume, Ringworm, Piles, Itch, Sores, Pimples, Eczema, all Scaly, Itchy Skiu Eruptions n i mutter how obstinate or long stand ing. It is potent, effective aud costs, but a trifle