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THE SEDAJVIA WEAKLY BAZOO, SEPTEMBER 3, 1889.
MILES STANDISH'S BONES. Harvard Historians Think They Half Found the Doughty Warrior' Body. Harvard historians think they hay found the grave of Captain Miles Standish of Plymouth Rock fame, and If, as seems probable, the crumbling; remains of the doughty warrior have been found, an interesting historical controversy will be settled. It was known that the body had been secretly buried somewhere in the old town, but the exact location has not been shown to the satisfaction of historians. A memorandum from a centenarian, Ben jamin Pryor, which had been given to him by his father, who, in turn, had been told by his father who attended the funeral, was to the effect that the grave was marked by two three-cornered stones. Harvard College his torians interested themselves in the matter, found the grave so marked after a prolonged search, secured per mission to open the grave, and last Monday they broke into the ancient burial place. The one marked by the triangular stones was opened first, and a number of bones found, those of the lower portions of the body being much decayed, while the skull was quite perfect, and from the presence of long hair coiled into a knot at the back it was undoubtedly that of a woman who might have been from thirty-five to forty years of age. A cloth of some kind had been pinned over the hair, and was secured around the face by pins similar to those now in use, which crumbled upon exposure to the air. Around the body was wrapped a cloth, apparently of wool and of home manufacture. It was woven in stripes of alternate colors, which was pro bably white and blue or green, al though age had changed them much. The position of the stones corresponded exactly with the head and feet of the skeleton. By sounding it was found that an other ancient grave existed five feet away from the first, and this, too, was opened. In it were found the bones of a man who was plainly much older than the woman, and whose tooth only one was found was so much worn as to indicate a person of advanced age. Near the skull was a small quantity of light hair, nearly white in color. A rough measurement showed the man to have been about five feet seven inches high, or a trifle below the ordinary stature. The bones were photographed and then put back and the earth replaced. Standish is spoken of as a short man by various writers, but what their authority is for the assertion is not known, for no reference to his height is mentioned in any book on Pilgrim history to which access has been had. Standish directed in his will that he be laid "as near as con enviently may be to my two dear daughters, Sara Standish, my daughter, and Mary .Standish, my daughter-in-law," and this may ac count for the female skeleton near the grave opened recently. If further in vestigation should show that another woman's skeleton was buried beyond the graves already examined, it would "be strong evidence in favor of the pre sumption that the last resting place of Captain Miles Standish had at last been found. Prof. Hart, of Harvard College was present at the disinterment. It is intended to make a precise statement of all the data bearing upon the sub ject, and communicate the same to some historical society for investiga tion, with a view of finding, if possible, the burial place of Miles Standish. Boston Cor. N. Y. Sun. Corn Fodder For Sheep. There is no way of disposing of corn fodder which affords me more satis faction than to give it to sheep. A flock of wethers will work cheaper than any cutting box and board them selves. What they leave on good, bright fodder is not worth bothering about husks, leaves, tassel, sheaths, even the soft upper ends of the stalks, are consumed. My custom was to put one bundle in a slatted rack twelve or fourteen feet long, dividing it into two halves and laying the tip end of each naif toward the outer end of the rack. This enables every sheep to get a fair portion of the foliage, not being re stricted to either butts or tips. If more than this amount is put into a rack at once the sheep can not pene trate it and pick clean the center of the mass. The stocks are thrown out every day, and the straw and oats be ing thrown over them fill up the in terstices and make under the constant trampling of the sheep, a solid bed which retains the liquid manure. In the spring this is covered over thick with straw and left until fall to rot It is then perfectly brittle and easy to handle. Christian at Work. "Deacon Rastus, Pse called on you for dem fifty dollahs dat you promised lor de new church,' Rev. Mr. Loffcue said I didn't primise to guv fifty dollahs,'1 rejoined Erastus. "'Yes yer did; Deacon." 4You're mistaken, brudder." "Why, Rastus, how's dat ar? I hearn vou stan' up in yer place in de church an' sa3T out loud i dat you'd give fifty dollahs." "No, yer didn't, Brudder Lof tus. Yer don't remember correctly. I said I'd head ' a 'scription wid fifty dollahs, an1 so I will. I did3t say Pd give no fifty dol-' lahs. an' I doajrt intend to..? . CONCERNING GOPHERS. 'Carious Animals to Which the Name Applied in Different States. Gopher is the common name of two very different American animals, the one comprising two rodent genera, the other the large land tortoise of the Southern States. Where the name gopher is used for the latter animal, the rodents are generally called sala manders. In Illinois and other West- I era States, the term gopher is also ap plied to other rodents, whose proper name is the prairie-squirrel. The rod ent gophers, or pouched rats, are char acterized by large external cheek pouches, large skull and lower jaw, short, thick neck, thick and clumsy body and short legs, with long, stout claws on the fore feet for aid in bur rowing. They are subterranean and nocturnal animals, rarely seen by day light, and their color varies with their age and the season of the year. In the winter the mature animals are reddish brown above and ashv brown beneath. In the warm season all wear the lead-colored fur of the young animal. They are mostly found east of the Rocky mountainsi are abundant in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, and are also found in Canada. In the region of the Upper Missouri they are commonly known as muloes. The Southern gopher there called salamander is a distinct species from that found in the Northern States. It is larger than the other, has forefeet longer than the hinder, a hairless tail and its color lead brown above and ashy white beneath. This species abounds in Alabama, Georgia and Florida Five other species of this genus (geomys), differing in certain minor details, have been found in different parts of the Western States, Mexico and Texas. There are also several species of gopher of the genus theomys, which are found principally on the Pacific coast. The California gopher is the largest of these. It is of a reddish chestnut brown above, paler beneath, with a gravish white tail. All the varieties of the genus theomys have small heads and fore feet that are considerably shorter than the hind ones. The gopher tortoise of the Southern States belongs to the family of testudinina, or land tortoises, which live entirely on the land, and when put into the water walk on the bottom. This variety is about fifteen inches long, has nearly a fiat shell, brownish yel low in color, with darker brown tints. The head is short and thick and cov ered with plates of a black color; the limbs are dark colored. It is found in Florida, Alabama and Georgia, but does not appear to go north of the Sa vannah river. Like the rodent gophers, these burrow in the ground, especially in sandy places. The live in numbers hrthe wastes called the pine barrens and subsist on vegetable food only. They are very fond of basking in the sun, though they can not endure its full summer heat, and they especially detest rainy weather. In winter they become torpid. The striped prairie squirrel, which in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Illinois is commonly called gopher, belongs tc the marmot family and the genus spermophilus. The head and earf are small, the legs short, the tail is long and squirrel-like, and the cheek pouches are well developed. Its coloi is dark brown above, with nine stipes of this color alternating with eight of a yellowish gray, the five central black stripes having on them yellowish dots and spots; the tail and lower body are brownish yellow. This species is found abundantly on the Western prai ries, out not often on timber land; it burrows in the ground, but nevei goes far "beneath the surface, so that a few pailfuls of water will readily drown out the animals. It lives upon grasses, roots, seeds and insects: ii often very destructive, especially ir newly cultivated fields. Chicago Inter Ocean. SELECTING SEED CORN. Some Valuable Suggestions by Prof. G. E. Morrow, of IllinoiK. In selecting a few bushels of seed corn with special reference to improve ment of the crop, as well as to having seed with strong vitality, I should pre fer selecting in the field before the crop is fully matured, because this will en able one to judge of the stalk as well as the ear, and of the early maturing of both ear and stalk compared with their surroundings. In preserving this corn I should se lect the most convenient method which would allow the ears to become quite thoroughly dried before severe cold weather, and then keep them dry perfectly free from marked variations in temperature. Artificial heat in moderate degrees is helpful, but not often essential in this latitude with fairly earl maturing varieties. I do not attach much importance to any one method. The old plan of 'brading up" the ears by their husks by pairs and hanging over wires, ropes or poles in a warm, dry place, is, per haps, as effective as any. A patented corkscrew-like wire to put in each ear is excellent. Cutting off th e tips of the ears, making a hole through them lengthwise, then stringing a dozen or twenty on a wire probably gives help in the thorough crying of very large ears. In all ordinary cases no trouble will come if the ears are spread thinly on the floor or in crates, if kept in a warm, dry place. THE MEXICAN CAMPAIGN. A Fire Thousand Mile March By General Kearney's Army. Interesting Notes From the Diary of Private Sheri dan of Col. Doniphan's Regiment. Friday Sept. 18. One of the men belonging to Company E came in from town (Santa Fe) drunk at 11 o'clock last night and began to abuse Lieut, Col. Ruff and shouting 'corpor al Ruff until he came opposite Capt. Stephenson's tent when he turned on the captain and began to abuse him. The captain ordered him to keep si lent and go to his tent when the sol dier drew a knife and made a pass at him. The captain drew his pistol and shot the soldier dead in his tracks. The baU entered about the center of hi3 breast. He threw up his hands, exclaiming "I am shot and can't help myself" and fell on the ground. He gave one or two gasp3 and expired. The soldier was a tough character and hadrepedatedly boasted of killing three men before he entered the service. He had repeat- edly threatened to kill his captain (Stephens) as revenge for some well! merited punishment and knowing his character the captain was careful not to let him get the drop. The boys are all glad he i3 out of the way as he was a bully and nobody liked him. The candidate for the vacant lieu tenant colonel position, viz: Maj. Gil pin, Capt. Eeid and Capt. Jack son, appeared before the regi ment and delivered ad dresses. The election was superin tended by Major Clark, of the light artillery, and resulted in a plurality for Maj. Gilpin, but Capt. Reid's supporters went to Jackson and de cided the election in hi3 favor. We hired a lot of jackasses in place of our hcrses at 50 cents each, or about one fifth of their value, and our wagons are now pulled by oxen, our horses having played out. We gathered up all our broken down horses, and de tailing a force to herd them, pushed on to Albuqurgue, according to or ders. We went into camp about sun down, haying traveled eighteen miles. Saturday and Sunday,J September 19 and 20. We remained in camp both days and were joined by a de tachment from banta Fe. They re ported that word had been received at Santa Fe that hostilities between the United States and Mexico had ceased, but nothing authentic could be learned. They also report that Capt. Allen is dead. Lieutenant Boust brought in a Spaniard from Santa Fe who he said had stolen his saddle and coat. Monday, Sept. 22. Traveled 12 miles to-day. The Pueblos and Spaniards complain bitterly of the Navajoes who they say, steal mule3 and murder the inhabitants every chance. They will behave better after we get through with them. These Navajoes don't respect the authority of the United States, never having had a contest uith us, they will change their minds after we have had a whack at them. Wednesday Sept 23. We traveled 5 miles and went into camp 3 miles of Albuquerque. The day was fair and a fine breeze to-night made us feel good. There was nothing to indicate a storm but it come and it was fear ful. The lightning began to flash in zigzag shape through the heavy mountains of clouds in the north and northwest. Somehow I was reminded of the storm in old Mis souri. The wind came suddenly and overturned dozens of tents, followed by a driving rain about midnight. It stampeded our jackasses and tore us all up. The wind howled and the rain poured down for hour3 and we were put to our wit3 end to keep our powder dry. It was a terrible night, but the sun rose as brightly next morning and enabled us to dry our clothes and tents and get ready to go to town. Of Forty-five Years' Standing. Kheujiatic Syrup Co., Jackson, Mich. Gents: For forty-five years I have been afflicted with blood poison, liver and rheumatic difficulties. Part of the time confined to my bed. My blood was badly diseased. Six bottles of Hibbard's Rheu matic Syrup did me more good than all the medicines X have taken. My friends haye taken it and in every case it has proven a wonderful remedy. I have known of some wonderful cures of dyspepsia and neuralgia. Mr?-. Mary Biddle. Hibbard's Rheumatic Syrup and Plas ters are remedies of great merit. I be lieve they have no equal in the cure of rheumatism and all blood diseases. Dr. H. Reichard, Druggist. Mitchillville, Iowa. W. E. Bard, Druggist. The Elegant Stationery Store is Beitler's, 408 Ohio street. Police Court. Charles Vaughn, Grant "Withers and Will Oliver entered a plea of guilty to a charge of being drunk, Vaughn was fined $2.50 and the other two $5 each. J. Meyrs pleaded guilty to trespass ing on the cars of the Missouri Pacific and was fined $5 with a stay on con dition that he left town at once. William Craig a young man 19 years of age was captured Friday night and lodged in jail on a 'charge of attempting to burglarize J. W. Seibe's saloon at the corner of Ken tacky and Main. The evidence showed that Seibe's family live over the saloon. Yesterday morning Mrs. Beibe was awakened by a , noise in front of the saloon and on going to the window she saw a man placing a step-ladder in position to enter the saloon through the transom. She called for the police andjthe fellow ran across the street and up stairway aboye the old Star saloon building. The officers followed and found Craig ly ing apparently asleep in the hall. No other person could be found. As Craig answered to the description of the man who ran, he was placed un der arrest. He claims that he came here with Sell's shows, and while Officer Gos sage was testifying, he interrupted him by calling him a d d liar, etc., anl gave other signs of being pos seted with an ugly temper as well as disposition. He was held for trial In the circuit court in bonds of 81,000 H was tumble to give that amount t.f bail, and was sent to fail. The effect of using Hibbard's Eheu nntic yrup is unlike all uiediciuts con taiuiiiii opiates or poisons, it being entire ly frte from them. It cures rheumatism by purifying the blood. W. E. Bard, druggiat." WON A FORTUNE. Herman Fischer, of 4161 Easton Avenue, Picks Up the Snug" Fortune of $30,000. The quiet neighborhood of Easton ave nue and Sarah street is all aog over the luck of Mr. Herman Fischer, a popular druggist, who lives at No. 4161 Easton av enue, where he is employed by Theodore Fischer. Mr. Herman Fischer, was fortu nate enough to strike It rich in an invest ment made in the Louisiana State Lottery. The July drawing brought him the snug fortune of $30,000. Mr Fischer has lived in St. Louis for nearly 20 years, and is a very popular man. Naturally, his congratulations are numer ous. He is about 45 years of age, and has a wife and four children. A reporter called on Mr. Fischer to-day and found him in unusually good spirits. "Yes sir, it is a fact," said he in reply to a question. "I am $30,000 richer than 1 was a week ago, and have received my money. Last month I sent a letter ad dressed to the New Orleans National bank, in which I inclosed $2 requesting them to send me a one-tenth ticket in the July drawing. 1 never joined any clubs as is usual. I preferred to go it alone. I re ceived one-tenth part of a ticket, number 42,758. 1 received my list, and I tell you I was surprised to find that I had actually struck the capital prize of $300,000, my ticket entitling me to $30,000. I then went to the First National bank, deposited my ticket, and in three days I received word that the money was waiting there for me. I must say for the institution that their payment is prompt and business-like as any uanK or mercantile nrm in the world. "I have my money, and, of course, will use it to the best advantage." Mr. Fischer is a business man and ac cepts the situation very calmly, just as it he was used to such things all his life. St. Louis (Mo.) Star-Sayings, August A Remarkable Reunion. Mr. J. L. Hall returned yester day from Knoxville, Tenn., where he went to attend a reunion of the de- acendents of Thomas Hall his grand father. Mr. Hall had not been back to the old home before for 40 years. The meeting was held in a pictur esque cove called Hines Valley 7 miles north of Knoxville. Over five hun dred were present some belonging to the 5th generation. The object of the reunion was to dedicate monu ments erected by the children to the memory of their ancestors, Thomas Hall and wife who have slept in the cemetery over a half century. The great crowd gathered around those graves and with appropriate exercises dedicated two beautiful marble shafts which now mark the resting place of pioneer couple whose descendents seek to honor to-day. After the dedication the assemblage adjourned to a bubbling spring in the ravine nearby and partook of a boun tiful repast. At the dedication exer cises the old bible belonging to Thomas Hall was used. Mr. Hall greatly enjoyed the trip which for the first time brought him in contact with numerous relatives. "M?ss Brown would be a charming girl," I heard a young man say, "If she had a good complexion, and those spots would go away ; But they spoil her looks completely." If Miss Brown would only take Dr. Pierced Gelden Medical Discovery, what a happy change 'twould make. It would drive out all the humors from her blood and make it pure, And the blemishes complained of disap pear, be very sure. This medicine is the great purifier of the j blood, and disfiguring eruptions and I blotches will soon vanish when it is used. UTKAGEOUS NEGLECT. Horrible Condition of William Archy, a City Patient, Startling Facts Learned By a Half Hour's Visit at the City Hospital. A report was in general circulation on the streets last evening to the effect that the inmates of the city hospital, commonly called the pest house, were inhumanly neglected by Dr. Hargett the city physician ; that in the case of Wm. Archy, the colored man who lost a part of his leg: in a railwav ac cident a few days ago, the stub of tne limo naa become failed with mag gotts and the flesh rotting away for want of proper care, and that the building had been allowed to become delapidated and filthy. A Bazoo reporter drove out to the so-called hospital last night and learned some facts that may startle the good people of thi3 city and will probably furnish something for them to think about to day. The old building is a sorry looking establishment hardly fit at best for a hospital, but in its dilapidated con dition it is a disgrace to a city of the size and wealth of Sedalia. Jtfr. Joe Peltier, who has charge of the place, answered to the reporter's knock and abmitted him to the room occupied by the colored man, the only patient in the building. The room is a barn-looking affair but has been trimmed up and made to look as neat as possible by Mrs. Peltier, but the air of poverty which abounds about the place, was distressing ne patient, William Archy, is a bright, young colored man mith o stalwart frame and that he is not dead is nim pnf-irolir fr T r i . lu - uia vvuDaerim con- stitution. He beat his way here from Wichita on the freight trains, and on Tuesday night of week before last, while trying to board a freight train, fell under the wheels and had his left eg crushed off about four inches be low the knee. The railroad refused to take charge of the man and after lying unattended several hours, he was taken to the city hospital, where his lej was amputated and dressed by Dr. Hunlock. assisted by Joe Peltier. Archy and Mr. Peltier say City Physician Hargett declined to perform the operation, claiming that it was outside of his duties. The doctor refused to furnish band ages and Mr. Peltier bought suitable muslin of Hye & Guenther paying for tne same out of his own pocket, Archey's fine physical con dition rendered medicine unnecessary and all that was required was a little saiye, but it is fumahed in such limited quantities that it does but little good. The wounded limb was never washed un ! 7? ih?.r3f3aJ when Archy claimed that he believed his sore was full of maggotts. The doctor Anally told Arcny to wash the limb himself if he wanted it done and when Archy re moved the bandages a full tea cup of maggotts fell out. Archy with the assistance of Peltier remove the worms and washed the limb as well as per sons unaccustomed fn rfQa could do. v""ua Yesterday Archy insisted on the wound being examined and dressed again and begged that he have more care so that he could get jell and cease to be dependant upon charity. The bandages were removed and the skin flap fell upon the floor, having com- fl a7 off- Mr3- ltier took the dead flesh out and buried it. The poor fellow is now in a worse condi- m luu ever, as another piece of aw ieg win nave to be cut off in or der to remove all of the dead flesh and on account of his necessarily weaker condition, it will take a longer time to get well. From the appearance of the fellow, there is no question but what if he had had half treatment he would have been out and able te go home before this time, but now there is no telling whether he will get away alive. If he is treated as the people of this city desire and expect, he will get along, but there will have to be a change. The reporter did not have a chance to see Dr. Hargett last night and all of his information was obfained from the patient and Mr. Peltier, his nurse. That the fellow has been neglected there i3 no doubt. It is true that Dr. Hargett is not paid a reasonable salary for the duties required and for the credit of the city a morer liberal policy should be adopted in providing for the un fortunates which it is its duty to care for. Advice to Mothers. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup should alwavs be used for children teetnine. It sooths the child, softens the gums, allays all paim cares' wind colic, and is the bes remedy for diarrhoes. Twenty-five cents? . bottle, S-30eod&wl First Complete Fall Stock. Messerly & Meuschke Are always the first to open new goods. This season we show subperb lines of Foreign Dress Fabrics and trimmings that will please you. Our Dress Goods Department is a big store in itself, containing low price goods as well as the high art fabrics and everything will be sold at rock bottom prices. For instance we show 18 dif ferent shades in 36in Henrietta cloth at 20c per yard, and about 20 shades of Twills and fancy worsted at 15cts, and 30 pieces of 40in Habit cloth in choice colorings all wool at 50cts. (This is a world beater)Beautiful lines of Henrietta of foreign manufactures at 50c, 75c and $100, and don't fail to see our elegant lay out of Imported Suitings in Plaids, Stripes Checks, Side Brands, Mixtures, etc. The latest styles in market. We have the stock and are prepared to make prices which will make competition quiver. Beltast, irelanfl, Hanteliefs. We show a mo3t beautiful line of Irish linen Handkerchiefs, we only ask you to visit our store and see the beautiful new goods, whether you wish to buy or not. 200 dozen Hem stitched Ladies' Handkerchiefs! in fancy borders at 5c each or 60 per dozen. Table Linen Department. Ladies, we call your attention to our Table Linen, Napkins and furn ishing Department ; special bargains await vou. See our real Tunkey Red Tablings at 19c per yard, or our all Linen, fancy border Tablings at 35c, 40c, 50c and 60c best value ever shown. Our stock is very complete in every department and courteous attention is shown all who visit our mammoth store. Yours very truly, Messerly &. Meuschkefs NO. 232, N. W. Gor.Oltio aM TMrfl Sis. A Complicated Case. On last Wednesday, at 3 p. m., sheriff Mitchell received a telegram from Sedalia containing a short, but exact description of a man, and re-. questing his immediate arrest for mur der. The telegram was signed by Thorj. C. Cranmer, sheriff of Cooper county, Mo. As soon as the telegram was received Sheriff Mitchell notified Marshal Chinn to be on the look out. Not over thirty minutes later Mar shal Chinn saw a stranger answering the description, strolling down Broad way towards the river. The dispatch said the man had "a bald head." Chinn stepped up to the man and took off his hat quickly. A baldhead was revealed. Nine men out of tea would have picked out this man as answering the description. The man gave his name as Willinm Kessler, and said he had been a section foreman on the M. K. & T. railway atStiingtown, I. T., and that he bad had been for two days in the M. K & railway , hospital at Sedalia. He showed a printed certificate, duly signed, for his discharged from the hospital, and said he was on his way to Norborne, Mo., where his wife's people lived, to see his wife and get over a bad attack of malaria. Sheriff Mitchell expected that Sheriff Cranmer, of Cooper county would either telegraph to him by him by 8 p. m. Wednesday, or arrive here on the train from Sedalia at 8;20 p. m. Neither sheriff or dispatch arrived. Jailor Wade gave Keller his meals at his own table and treated him with every kindness. On Thurs day morning, as nothing had been heard from the sheriff he was dis charged. About one o'clock Friday morning Sheriff Cranmer and a man supposed to be able to identify Kessler, arrived in Lexington and awakened Jailor Wade. He informed them that the man had been dis charged and they immediately left for Norborne. Kessler was supposed to be Fisher who recently shot a man while he latter was cutting a bee tree on his farm near Boonville. Nothing further has been heard from either Sheriff Cranmer or the prisoner. Lexington News. Hibbard's Bheumatic Syrup cares rheumatism by striking at the seat of'the disease and restoring the kidneys and liyer to healthy action. If taken a suffi cient time to thoroughly eradicate such poison, it never fails. W. E. Bard, drug gist, Base Rail. The St. Louis Browus were again beaten yesterday by the Columbus, OhIo club.