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TV - Sedalia Bazoo. (W) 1891 ( VOLUME 22. SEDALIA, MO, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1891. S354S 4 Wj BA MUTABLE NEW IORKERS. William M'Murtrie Speer, the Mayor s Secretary. Fellows Who Have to Work tor Their Living Make Him Tired. New York City, Jan-3. William McMurtrie Spfjer is the second indi vidu&l in hisury to'ne known as "a digger man than old Grant." Mr. Speer is not a notability of long stand ing, but bs was appointed private secretary to the Mayor a few months go. and tpnce then every mpn, wo man and child who wauts to see the Mayor, has been humping up against Mr. Speer. It is a portion of the official duty of the private secretary to be bumped against, by people who want to see the Mayor, Mr. Speer got down to the Mayor's office early, yesterday, and took his officii seat upon the pale lavender rag in the center of the large room where the Mayor Hits. Then he nod ied hiB head to the . 'nceman detailed to stand guard over1 the Mayor, and mid : "Let'em in." The fi..it one of "'em" "was a man nho had voted for Mayor Grant and wanted a job in the Public Works Department. He hid just dropped in to see if the Mayor would speak to Mr. Gilroy about it, and ran plump into the private secretary. Mr. Speer received him .with a vio lent afl&ftilitv hat took his breath away. Mr. ?peer has an explosive earnestness of manner, combined with an impediment in his sptech, which makes him truly terrifying to stran gers. By the time Mr. Speer had achiev ed the remark that "Well, now, you see, he'd like to do it, you know, but the Mayor has nothing to do with it," the man who had dropped in to see the Mayor dropped out of the first door he came to, paralyze and kwith a vague idea that he had bumped against a stOLe wall. After disposing of a few more case3 of th?5 sort Mr. Speer settled down to the business of the day, which was the registration of the Mayor's ap nroval uoon the pay-rolls of the var- ions departments. Frenzied clerks dashed in with their arms full of huge sheets of paper, with certificates ar ' seals and stamp3 of everr sort fluttering from them and variegating their appearance. They slapped them down on Mr. Speer s desk, and pranced around as if thefl )or burned their feet, while a lot more of stamps and signatures were attached, and then scooped up the whole batch, and dashed off to some other department for more certification, in wild anxiety lest there might be a hitch somewhere and the rolls get through five minutes too late for checks to be signed before New Year's day. After the third frenzied clerk had been thus disposed of, the private secretary took a few minutes off and remarked : "S-s-s-ay, those f-f-fellows make m-m-me tired !" Then he dragged a black cigar six inches long from his pocket, stuck it iu his teeth, unlighted, auej looked straight ahead with an air of vicious determination. Those who have never seen a six-inch black cigars'icking out from a square, blond beard cannot imagine the air of desperation it gives to ajface, To heighten the effect Mr, Speer thrust his thumbs iuto the armholes of his two-inch square-checked waist coat. He had two minutes in which to glare before another frenzied clerk rushed in. When he wasn't signing pay rolls, Mr. Speer was answering letters. iSverybody who hasn't time to drop in to see the Mayor personally writes to him. They all get an answer. It is Mr. Speer's business to see to that. A clerk brings in a bundle of let ters, at each of which the secretary glances in turn, mumbling fiercely in his beard the while and interspersing explosive remarks a3 each letter is ended : ' ' Um-m-m Young-men's-lTth- ward-Grant club can't come! re grets!! umum hole in pave- j. 1 1 ,t meni pumic worKsi! um-m-m garbage not removed Street clean ing!! um-m-m appointment as A l i H ft vierit comptroller : i um-m-m policeman No. 7653 assanlted-po- lice i 1 1 um-m-m printing your TMP.mrp. rn iho w 1 -v IO llC iUi Ollf .1 1 ft AO no, tnanKs 1 1- um-m-m subscribe to j fund for very sorry too many Calls!! Um-m-m dftad hnrs in street tell police ! The clerk makes an fanproDriate memorandum on each letter in accord-1 ance with the secretary's explosive comment and will presently typewrite n:ce little answers in accordance with the memoranda. In tne middle of this enters a man bound to see the mavor anyhow The po icemn deftly switches him into the' ! mivate secretary, who braces himself' for the encounter. The mayor sits at ni3 de3 wnic;, ,ack to back with that of Mr. Snepr. and it is nin and - s j tuck for a moment whether the caller throws thf secretary over the desk, or the s"cre ary breaks a tironchial tube in exp'aining to the caller that the mayor is very bus' arranging the final detrils of the budget with the compt roller, and must'ut be disturbed. The secretary gefe the upper band at last, talks the caller into a state of coma analyzed. A few minutes later another deter mined caller caroms against the sec retary's desk and is snatched just about as he is to fall upon the may or's neck and recognize him as the long lost brother of the Seventy-fifth Assembly District United Democracy Club. The secretary save3 him again, but the mavor discreetly retires with the comptroller, and the rest of the Board of Estimate to a distant window, where they talk budget in compara tive seclusion. By the time they have finished talking and have gathered around the big table to hold a regular meeting, the secretary's routije work is over and he has only to sit still, look im pressive and scare away the cranks and bores who hover around the may or's office Lke crows about a cornfield. His six-inch cijiar is only three inch long by this time, the rest of it having be n chewed up in the mad frenzy of signing payrolls and talking to cranks. The mayor and the board of esti mate were doing the hustling of the office for the rest of the day. They had just so much time in which to pass endless rsolu lions, sign number less certificates and close up all the other formalities attending the final disposition of thirty odd millions of city cash. As they labored amid the mass of scrolls and documents with which their tahle was heaped, the secretary swung his arm-chair around, stuck his thumbs in his arm-holes, watebed the shimmer of the dying daylight on gorgeous plaids of hia uais'coat, and gazing up in the toiling mayor and commissioners, remarked : "T-t-these f-fellows that have to w-work for t-t-their living m-m-make me t-t-tired !" SKIRMISH WITH THE REDS Hostile "Sioux Bring Fourteen Kiilerless Horses Into Camp. Omaha, Jan. 3. The correspond ent of the Bee at Pine Ridge telegraphs that after the arrival of the scout who brought the report that the hostiles had just brought fourteen calvary horses, with bridles, saddles, etc., into their camp, another scout brought word that a skirmish had occurred. The scout said that the Cheyenne hostile3 made a rush upon a squad of Cat r's fc ioux scouts on Grass creek, Thursday night, and killed several of them. Grass creek is a small and nearly dry stream which empties into White river eighteen or twenty miles north of Wounded Knee postomce, tnesignt or last Mondays uattie, m the near vicinity of which Carr is j reported now in camp. When the j scout asked whether any soldiers were engaged in the skirmish, he was told that there were, but that they took little part in it. The country seems io be alive with hostile scouts. As yet the authorities have been unable to get at the truth of the re port regarding the cavalry horses in the hostile camp. TROOPS SURROUND THE AGENCY. Instead of concentrating the troops iu a huddled condition in the center of the camp, as General Brooke had them, General Miles has thrown them out into permanent picket lines on top of the ridge that encircles the agency valley and is having rifle pits and uuaiu eiiciiei uuui iur iumu, tue uue for use in case of attack and the other to shelter them while of! duty. In other words, instead of the agency building surrosnding the soldiers, the soldiers are to surround the agency. Indeed, in the brief time since Gen. Miles arrived here the entire face of affairs has undergone a radical change. Two of the wounded hostiles, taken prisoners after the Wounded Elnee battle, died last night. The wounded cnl'n caaA mr."M a The attending surgeons say they never saw more frightful wounds in their lives, the close range at which most of the wounds were received having re sulted in unusual laceration. A daily bulletin will be issued by those in charge of the hospital. FATHEB CRAFT OUT OF DANGER. A correspondent called on Father Craft last evening and fiuud him sitting up in a chair and able to con verge, although not to any great len;tn. He now seems to be out of danger, very much to the surprise ol even his physicians. He is in the Cathlic schoo home, at the agency, and is receiving every atteution The body of Mider, one of the I government herdeis here who was . missing for three days, ha3 been fouud reveral miles west of the agency died with bulh ts. rid- Bicklen's Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Sslt Rhem, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapp d Hand, Chilhlains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi tively curta Piles, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 ceo'8 per box. FOR SALEBY Mrtz & Hale, Under A JLncky Scar. Havana, Jan. 3. Manuel Gareia, the brigand chief, was overtaken by troops Thursday night and sur rounded. His hoise was killed under him and be was wounded, but he succeeded in escaping. Sixto Var elia, Garcia's principal lieutenant, was shot and killed. 2so Dan per or a Flood at Pittsburg:. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 3. All dan ger of a flood in this vicinity has passed. The Monongahela and Alle gheny rivers are falling. Early this morning the lowlands in Allegheny and Pitisburg were flooded, but no serious damage was done to property. Wm. Courtney's. NEW STYLES IN Fine Shoes and Slippers Full Opposite Sicher's Hotel 228 OHIO STREET. TWO THOUSAND SKELETON: Some Wonderful Discoveries Recently Made Near Bee Springs, Ky. Boston, Mass., Jan. 3. Peter Brezedine of Bee Springs, Ky., writes here of some "wonderful paleontolo gical discoveries made by him in that nart of the state. He says: 4iI explored what is known as the Hun- of Mammoth cave. In it 1 found evi dences ot a race of human beings of a irreat antiauitv. Inside of the cave, I counted over 2.000 mummed skeletons or bodies of what must have been a force and verv suutrior race of men. ! targe ana very superior race ot men, evidently dating back beyond our his tory ot Adam and the Garden of Eden many thousand years. The bodies are in an excellent state ot preserva tion, and I intend to move about ten of them at once to Boston for the ben efit of the scientific wor.'d." Oil Wells Can Be Pumped Snnilny. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 3 In the county couit to-day, Oudge Stowe handed down an opinion on the pumping of oil welte on Sunday, that has long been undecided here. The suits were brought by the Law and Order society, but were dismissed by Judge Stowe, who maintained that the pumping of wells on Sunday was an aosoiute necessity since salt water generally ruins a standing well. A German residing at Shel by ville, Ind has fallen heir to 135,000. Highest of all in Leavening Power. ABSOLUTELY PVStS THE FLOKIHA SENATOKhHIP The Alliance Will Have a Ma jority in the Democratic CaGcns. Tallahassee, FJa., Jan. 3. - When the Florida Legislature meets mxt April it will elect a United States senator to succeed Senator Wilkinsou Call. The Legislature consists of thirty-two senat irs and sixty eight representatives. The combined vote of the two houses is 100. Of that number only one is a rejmblican Senator O. B. Smith, who holds over from the election of 1888. There will be ninety-nine votes in the demo cratic caucus, and it will require two At- i r ii i . , imp's or mat numoer to matte a nomination. Fifty-seven active working mem bers of the Farmers Alliance secured nominations on the Democratic ticket and were elected to the Legis lature, and there are our other legis lators who are affiliated with Alii auce. This giyes the Farmer's Alliance oi votes in tne democratic caucus - within five votes of being the two-thirds necessary to make a nom ination. Hibert F. Kocers, President of the Florda State Alliance, is a member ot tne estate senate ana nas oeen sug gested as its President. Senator Gill has canvassed the state THE in his own behalf and has many warm adherents who are working for him. The opposition, however, is strong and aggressive and its favorite candidate i3 State Senator John F. Dunn, of Ocala, who within the past year has amassed a fortune from the sale of phosphate lands. He is also the fav orite of the Farmers' Alliance, for he has expended more money for it than all others in Florida combined. Should the Farmers' Alliance members de cide to go into caucus and agree upon 'ail A 1 lio nnu na nA i?o f a a m nntr fltirilr an Alliance candidate, as many think they will do, their choice would doubtless be John F. Dunn, and in that event he would be the next senator from Florida, for he has sev- eml Avowed snnnorrpr amoog the legislators outside of Alliance, Sad Story of Mrs. Kcmpslcr, Minneapolis Minn,, Jan. 3. Mrs. M. P. Kempster, a lucil dressmaker, was arrested for larceny a few days ago, apd it now appears she is the divorced wife of Dr. Walter Kempster an expert of national reputation, who was for years and until 1884 'superin tendent of the Northern ?sylum in Wisconsin. Her extravagance cum pelted his resignation She was a leader in Wisconsin society, but since her divorce has been in reduced cir camstances. Her husband is weil known iu the east, and is now private physician in Washington to Senator bawyer, with whom he is interested in gold mines. --- Ex-Gov. Crittenden and Judge Fields had a war of words at Kausas City. U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 1 7, 1889, Baking Powder What Was Their Fate ? New York, Jan., 3 The Pacific Mail s'eamship Newport, arrived to day fr- m Colon, reports that in mid ocean i foui d the Nova Scotian bark, James H Hamlin, with the entire ciew id with fryer and wholly un able to work the sh p. All hands were delirious and cousd not give the destination of the vessel. The New- port sent its surgeon on boad with .medicines and fresh provisions. Nothing has since been heard of the bark. JUKI SAID HE WAS INSANE. And the Court Reasons That Young is in tne Same Mental Condition Nnw. Atlantic City, N. J., Jan 8 Tes timony was heard to-day by Judge Reed upon the rule to inquire into 1 he mentul condition of Joseph F. Youug, who was acquitted Dec. 11 of tbe charge of homicide upon the plea of in?auity. Youug was accompanied by the .sheriff and his brother. There were asso prtseni friends from Pni adelphia who anticipated his discharge lrom custody. Young has improved greatly in health, having recovered from the severe attack of m laria wi h which he was suffering when first incarcera ted He was iu buoyant spirits and greeted his friends by wishing them all a happy .New Year. Tne investigation was brief, only three witne;-8e3 being examined. County Pnvsicia'i Keiily testified that he considers the pri-ouer's mental con dition as good as at the time the crime was comm tted. He think hi- mind is sound. Dr. James, ot May's Land ing, who a' tended Young whde it jail, concurred in this opinin. Sheriff Lacy said that in his opinion Young is sound mentallv, aud dded thtt he has had the freedom of his home since his acquittal. He thinks that the liberty allowed Young had been .of great benfit to his hetith. Mr. Scovel, of the counsel for the prisoner, then aked for the discharge of Youug as no degree of insanity continues, as set forth iu the statute. The Court replied that a great deal of importance attwehed to the testimony submitted. No such condition of mind as emotional insanity is recog nized in the state. Although he had charged the jury clearly upon that point it had brought in a verdict of insanity, the testimony here is that he is still in the same condition mentally as at the time the deed wascimmitted. The only logica conclusion to be drawn is that he is still insane. Judge Reed concluded with the remark that he would render a decision upon the case next Monday. Young was immediately removed and taken to May's Landing shortly afterwards," This abrupt manner of dealing with the case surprised Young's counsel, and the J udge's remarks lead them to think that Young may go to the in sane asylum at Trenton, although he is in perfect possession of his mental faculties and appreciates his present condition. His friends express great Disappointment at net being able to take him borne to spend New Year's Day. Troubles el Mike JlcGintr. Decatu', 111., Jan. 3. Mike Mc Ginty, who lives in Decatur, must be a close relation of the noted gentle man of lyrical fame. Mike is a coal miner in the shaft here. This morn ing five tons of coal fell on him au left him in worse shape than the cele brated McGinty. Hi3 head wa3 bruised and both legs badly mashed, but he may recover. .Last spring coal fell on him and broke one leg. Patents. Higdon & Higdon, patent attor neys and solicitors of American and foreign patents, St. Louis, Mo., re port the folio wiug list of patents allowed during the past week . High resistance compound, (two patents) William G. Bremer, St. Louis, assignor to United Electric Improvement Company, Gloucester City, J. Car door, John W. Crumbangh and L. C. Prater, Kansas City. Wagon'bolster plate, Jno. Deitrick, Acaste. Machine for cutting irregular shapes, Francis H. Niermann, Jef ferson. Disintegrator, Robert N. Ross, St. Louis. Telethermometer, Charles Short and R. L: Short, St. Louis, said Charles Short, assignor to R. L. Short. Book binding, Robert Winzenburg, St. Louis. The Ohio River is rising fast, but a senou3 flood is not expected. HOW ABOUT THE FARMERS? What are They Likely to do in the Missouri Legislature? Jefferson Ci'y, Jan. 3. The town fills up with legislators very slowly. Bath Tuttle and Turner, the strongest candidates for speaker, are depending upon thaatrength they will b.ing with tnem, aud neither will be here to start the ball until to-morrow. Not more than a dzen members of the lower house are iu the city. Fole is making an active campaign for the speakership, and when a legis lator arrives in town it is into Fogle's h'inns that he fa Is first. "Farmer" Hickman, the father of the Missouri Alliance, nowever, says that Tuttle will be elected, and "Farmer" Hick man ought to know. Webb, the Jackson county candidates does not seem very enthusiastic over his chances, and it is possible that he will withdraw before the caucus meets. The question that is first ou the lips ol every new arrival is, "What are the farmers going to do ?" And it u a3 fruitful a theme of discussion as the query about the success of matrimony, 'lhe members of the alliance who are in the ciy are discussing the subject with mo.e interest than any one else. The farmers' alliance in Missouri has more lodges and a larger membership thin the organization has in any other state in the union, but it has not the political organization that was effected in Kansas under the name of the peoples' party, so that while a large majority of the lower house of the '1 hirty-sixth general assembly are members oT the alliance, not one of t 1 hem hasan idea of what the others think should be done. Representative Kelley, a republi can, al.iauce" mem her, said : "The thing to be avoids going too far We larmers want our si ce off the loaf, but we cannot antagonize the cities or mat the railroads unfairly or it will react against us. It will be hard to hold the farmers in line, how ever, as a farmer i3 the most independ ent man in the world, and each one wi 1 make an attempt to carry out his own ideas. However, I think tbe alliance men will be mre conserva tive than some people think." That there will be a great flood of bills on a multitude of subjects be comes more evident as each member arrives. A bill that will be introduc ed and that will receive strong sup port on the part of the farmers will provide that in assessing tax. 3 the amount of a mortgage upon the prop erty shall be deducted from the as sessed valuation of the property. Some of the members argue quite enthusias tically in favor of the idea, but there is much doubt if any such bill coald pass the senate. This branch of the legislature, in fact, is generally looked upon as a barrier which any radical bill that may get past the house is going to have a great deal of difficulty . in surmounting. The alliance men are men with ideas, and one alliance man can do a. great deal of talking. Such expres sions aa "If the government cannot control the corporations, then the government is a failure," and "The government must control theiailroads or the railroads will control the gov ernment," fill their mouths constaatly and are uttered with a settled tone of conviction that gives no encourage ment to argument. They talk about the recent victories ot the alliance vuters, and say that the man who comes out in favor of a low tariff, the abolishment of the national banking system, the free coinage of silver and governmental control of railroads and telegraphs will be elected presi dent iu 1892 by an overwhelming, majority. Govenor Francis is hard at work on his message. It is going to be of unusual length, and the govenor will give long drawn out opinions upon m ny of the questions of the day to come before the legislature. The message will review the Australian ballot system and suggest that tbe provisions' of the act be extended so as ts apply to the country as well as to the cities, and such a bill will un doubteuly be passed. The usual crowd of seekers after clerkships and places as doorkeepers are in the field, and each new mem ber as he arrives finds himself beset with them. No one except them selves, however, seems to be paying the least particle of attention to these campaign?. Mr. J. A. Price, Deputy Inspector State Tobacco Warehouse No. 5, Baltimore, Md.7 says : One of my children had been suf fering with neuralgia for. some time. A. friend recommended Salvation Oil, I pro cured a bottle and a few applications, to my surprise, effected a complete cute. I tak& pleasure in recommending it to all person similarly affected.