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I I THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO Established 1868. Published For The Peopls Now On Earth. Established 1868. VOLUME 26. SEDALIA, MO., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1893. NUMBER 30. A BOLD I T, Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Rcr He Enters the Farmers Merchants Bank at Green Ridge. and Draws a Revolver on Cashier Durand and Calls For the Cash. The Brave Banker Faces the iviusic and Gives a Timely Alarm. Pursuit and Capture Alleged Accomplice Arrested !n the Sedalia Jail. C;i:i:ekIIidk, Dec. 2'!. Special. An unsuccessful attempt was made this morning to rob the Farmers' and Merchants' hank, at this place, but the robber, not finding terror inspired by his presence and the revolver he flourished in the face of the cashier, attempted to make good his escape. He was followed by a posse of armed citizens, and captured,' fter a four mile chase. '" At 11 :4 a. in., as the cashier, E. E. Durand, was working at hi: books, a stranger entered presented u i I-, i i. , . -i- eanoer v-oits revolver ai rue win dow, and DKMANDEJ) MONEY. Instead of complying, Durand ran out at the back door and gave the alarm. The robber made a hasty search for money, but found none. Hearing the alarm given, he rau out, and to his horse which was tied to a hitch lack half a block away. Mount ing, he threatened several of his persuers with his revolver but did not fire. He rode -out of town, east, and made for the timber. In a few minutes he was followed nv at least nttv men, armed to the RoYal Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE followed them tothcjail. Sheriff Porter soon had them housed between iron and stone, .and the big brass keys turned upon them. INTKItVIEWIXO THE PANDITS. A few miuutes alterward a Bazoo representative called at the jail and was kindly admitted. Stevens was the fiiet man interviewed. He was crouched down m the Mumieasi cor- ncr inside tne stout iron cage, and held out his iiaud in greeting. Although he is only an alleged ac complice in the affair, he presented all the features and characteristics of the ideal bandit. He won- a broad-brimmed white slouch hut and weather worn dark clothing. His features are prominent nd his face is rather swarthy. ' He answered all questions freely ?nd fully. He said that his home is sixteen miles north of Monroe City, Mo., where up to four years agojie had worked on a farm. HAD KEEX SMIXTIMJ. Since leaving Monroe county he had been working in the smelting works at Nevada, Mo. About one month ago his wife and three children had gone to his "former home, and he was following them with wagon and team of horses, when he was arrested yesterday. He said that his team was hitched some distance macniuisl y trailc. lie denied ever having met Stevens before both of them were made prisoners. "Have you engaged a lawyer to defend you ? " ".No," he answered independently as he puffed at his pipe. "I am a pretty good lawyer myself." Smith is about thirty-six years old and lus about two weeks growth of beard. . V UII.VC at I J till yl II llVrUiil.UI 11 41111 bravado. When his true history shall have been learned, it will likely be found that he has a checkered "past behind him." THE GOVERNOR FIRM. oneof the most largely interested, bu shoud the decisiou be against us shotid it be shown that any law exist. aganst a glove contest the mat will lie at an end so lur as 1 am con ccrn;d. In that case there will be no contest and I should abide by the de- cisioi of the court?. Good for Drury College. SrnixoKiEU), Mo., December 2'i Sping5ld completed its portion of the Peaison fund ot 8100,000 for Druiy college anil made it S'50,000 in ordci to be on the safe side. 1 ear-on will ;ivc a second S2f,000 when 87o,- 1KK) nore is secured. .Judge wray, of St J-cuis lias already given S-;, 000 f this amount, and it is under stood that a like sum lias been secured from other sources, leaving only S2.- (100 i) be made up by .January 1. Mm tl- child's sets at Townsley's, 7"i centsiip. PuOl TO KIDNAP RUTH. The Contents of the Two Letters Discovered and Made Public. Will Do His Utmost to the Corbett-Mitchell Fight. -"ir.n.Kti:. Kas., Dec. 21 Up to last uiglit the police have found no tnueofthc recipient of the two Ict- f teri whkh contained tiie outline of a iplasto lidnap Ruth Cleveland, al- Prevent thoigh ticv think tnev can imicntitv teeth, and after an exciting chase, was captured four aud one-half miles east of town. TWO SHOTS WE11E FIItEII at him during the race, neither of which took effect. When overtaken he made no resistance. He was brought back to town and turned over to the authorities. After his capture, it was learned that the horse he rode was stolen last night from O. S. Johnson, a farmer living two aud one-half miles north of Windsor. Thomas Melntyre aud Will Elbert, of that place, were in pursuit of him, and were among the FOREMOST AT THE CAITURE, but did not know, at the time that he had attempted to rob the bank here, The robber gives the name of Ed. Smith, and it is thought lives! at Windsor. He is about 2(5 years old, five feet ten inches high, and wil weigh near 100 pounds. His facia; expression is pleasant and fairly in telligent. He was taken to the countv jail at Sedalia this evening to await action of the grand jury. A mover, giving his name as A. G Stevens, was arrested this evening on suspicion for complicity in the crime, and held for examination December 29th. HE ACTED SUSriCIOUSLY when the alarm was given. He can not give a clear account of himself, and, it is said, was seen with Smith yesterday evening. Smith claims that he knows nothing of Stevens, and that he was holding ur the bank alone. Cashier E. E. Durand showed ad mirable nerve in walking to the rear of the building, giving tCe alarm, and re-entering the bank, all the time in full range of the oirtlaw's revolver. The robber secured nothing. He took his capture almost as a joke, and was the gayest one in the crowd. ARRIVAL IJT SEDALIA. It was expected that the prisoners would be brought to this city on the 6:50 passenger train, but k was late, 'and they arrived here about 6 o'clock on a freight ia charge of officers from lireen ludee. A lare and curious w D hrowd awaited them at the depot andl Jacksonville, Fka., December 23. The Duval Athletic club re ceived a set-back to-dav in its eflbrts to pull off the Corbett-Mitchell fight. The attorney for the club appeared before Governor Mitchell at Talla hassee and made application for a charter. This the governor flatly re fused, stating that under cover of the charter the club proposed to violate the laws ot Florida. Of course this proved a surprise to the sports, and their consternation wii further increased by the knowledge that !1 strniKr Inttpr niin!iif. tlif (!!it frmn tUo Groan ULIgn hnnk building j lm(l bee written by flic iroveriioAo and he was standing upon the street, when, suddenly, he saw a crowd of men and boys running in the direc tion where he had left his outfit. TIIOL(iHT IT A RUNAWAY. He also stilted that he at first thought the excitement was caused by his team or some other team running away and he was going in that direc tion when arrested. Stevens stoutly disclaimed ever having seen or heard of Smith previ ous to yesterday and feels confident that be can establish his innocence at the preliminary trial. His story was frankly told and seems fair and plaus ible. HIE ROLI) BAD 1IANDIT. Lying in the door of a cell only two or three feet away was Ed Smith, who made fame in rapid fashion yesterday. He and his partner in trouble and another prisoner were engaged in a little game of cards. Smith wore a small, rust- black -soft hat, blue checked shirt, a dark ''weskit" and yellow overalls. He was- alto engaged in smoking a Mis souri meerschaum. He was quite r-ullen and morose and it was hard work to get much out of him. "You don't set up the cigars," said he; "the other fellow who was just here brought me a cigar along." He stated that his former home was in Heyworth, Illinois. He had trav eled all over the couutrv since then. having been .in Colorado and Texas a part of the time. Said he had been in Missouri thirty-six hours only. CLAIMS TO BE A MACHINIST. Asked as to what occupation he followed, he answered that he is a a prominent gcntle- 1 he letter is as lot JJr. 'I. li. lyscn, man of this city, lows : Mr. J. Jt. Ty.-en. Jacksonville, Fla, IVVKCLTIVi: IIWAKTMKXT. J ALI-AHAssE, Fla., iKtvmlwr III. Dear Sir: 1 am ili- rortitl lv the j;ovi-riior to ackumvlitlu tin; rweipt of your favor of the IStli int. anil to express to you his appreciation of the indorsement of the course lie has from the first announcement of an attempt to pro cure this prize fight to l lielil at Jac kson ville resolvcil upon. He will ue all law ful means should it Ihj necessary to prevent the light anil to bring to punishment every jierson who aids oralets any siielidisgrace ful breach of laws. A proclamation to ill the slierifls of the state, calling upon than to use all lawful mcan.s to prevent the fight, andjiromising them the aid of the entire civil and military force of the state in the proper execution of his order, has liven issued, and he relies uinyou anil all good law-abiding citizens to aid thu sherills in the enforcing of the laws of our state. Yours rcsectfully, D. J. J..VNO. Private Sccretarv. When the letter was shown to J. E. G. Bowden, of the Athletic club, he said : 11 IT.. 1 T .1- ,i mm i not oeen assured ny our lawyers that there was no legislation against such a contest, had I not known by a personal canvass of the city that we had the public .eiitiment, had not Mitchell since given me reason to suppose that he would inter pose no objection, I would have never gone into the matter. Hut now i am into it I must ivmain in it to the end. This question," continued How .i tii ueii, does not involve a 4 fight, the governor's remon strance to the contrary notwithstand ing. It has never been advertised, never been contracted for. as a h!?ht. but as a scientific glove contest for points. We fully realize that Gov ernor Mitchell is sincere in his atti ... a! . . . 1 . , . i iuuu uii uiu foniesi, uui we don t lie- lieve that when our courts shall have decided this matter, which will hi . very soon, mat nc will arrogate to himself any authority in the premises or mierporc nis inienereiice. 1 am liiit with a crank who was iu Abilene early in the week. He talked wildly abovt his projierty rights and said he would swn have bis share. Little at tention vas paid to him, and he went Eas. Wednesday inone of his haunts two, letUrs were picked up, but not until latt last night were they given to tie jxlice. The first letter is dated Minnenpilis, Kas., November 20. It savs: "I hav all our plans for the While House it good shape. All we have to (b is ;o get to work when the bu gal iouixls to '.ome on. We can send Grorerto his death and beat him out of his schemes in short order. Let us make a clean sweep and bust the whole thing up. We have everything theie that is needed. The time will beset after '.he bolidavs, and we will go up before F ebruary 'JO. If we get this done at least $15,000 is ours. You said for us to lnld for 20,000 and we make it out of the mi l. e will start for the White House when the word comes. Watch your mail. We have the assistance right in Washington. Adress me a? Tom in stead of II. F. Answer to Chicago. I will be there soon. Let us go to our places. He on vour guard and burn this. " It. F. Rock. The second is dated Topeka, Decem ber !"!, anil says: Since I wrote vu at Minneapolis we have concluded to make two jobs of the White House business. We will take the oldest child first. AVe can get her all right, as we have that arr.ui'rcil. Alollie At. will take ner ind hand her over to us, and Millie will keep her until the reward is of fered. ill wait until the ton figures ire reached. We must act our best to capture the child, which we can and will do. It means thousands to us. ( bcy orders and say as little as possible to Hubert. He wants to beat us in this trip to get this child. Huth, but we ran beat him if we play our part right, and will show Grover a trick or two. Answer to Chicago and meet me there. IJ. F. The letters are evidently written in an Mnccrnj-, and Had iieen through the mail, though the envelopes were torn so that the addrcs.- CIIKIS. JlYE, PnsiJtnt. J. 11. ROTllWF.r.L, ht-PruUtnl. F. SHULTZ, CesMer. Sedalia National Bank, SEDALIA, MO. Capital, Paid Up $100,000.00. Surplus Fund 10,000.00. Dmt:cTons: Chris. live. Pry Goods Merchant and Ex-CotiDtr Oaj. K Music, Importer anJ Breeder of Fine TrtMAUrpr. John H. RotliKt'll, Attorney. Wra l.f.ivtr, live Stock Doal-r. John V. Muqihr, Wholr-afc Uqtior Dealer. Hnrr Michte, f.f Messtrly A Meuschfcf .wan in i;cntfi, utf mack lilrr. Uoxjs IVaVn.. II. !. ("ark, Supt. Missouri facUc railway. H. IL ISalr, Merchant. Ir. I!. K. Brown, Livestock Dealer. Itenrr I a nun, Attornev. Dr. W. II. Evans Physician. F. W" .-cult. Cachier. " W e licit the scount oliadlviduala. flius, cori'oration.t and.othiT hanks on:iarorabIe t'ttllcriivn ill leceire prompt attention. Liberal accoinwudatioa extended to di-jositon. SEDALIA GROCER CO. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS. Applv the sine principles to the purchase of your Groceries as vou do to- the transaction of your business, and see what a difference it will make in tbe family treasury at the end of the week. Uuy where qualities arc kept up ind prices down. e can make it worth vour while to deal with us from a standpoint of economy, and while we arc saving you money we will see that vou iretab-oluielv t o best of everything there is in the market. No's. 106 and 108 E. Fifth St. Sedalia Mo., ATTHE WHITE HOUSE. Baby Ruth, Baby Esther and Other Little Ones Will Gather Around the Big Tree, GARVIN AND GUSSIE. Are Reunited and are Living Together as Husband and Wife. Washington, Dec. Cleveland is busy with shopping to fill the tockiuss 2.'. Mrs Christina of he Awarded Highest Honors-World's Fair DPRICE'S Used in Millions of Homes-40 Years the Standard. read. That the gang 'referred to means what is intimated cannot be doubted, but their ability to carry out the plot is problematical." The stranger who it is pretty certain had the letters was careful to give no name, and search for him r?cems unavailing after the delay. little daughters. Owing to the curi- ositymanifested by the public, how ever, she is obliged to make the rounds of the stores when they are de serted; she visits them just before closing time, when shoppers are few, mere will be a handsome Christinas tree at the White house this year, as has always Iieen the custom when there were children to enjoy it. The tree will be a large spreading one, brought troiu oodley, the president s country teat. Christmas toys are bcinniu'r to ar rive at the hite House, seemingly by the wagon load. There are all sorts and conditions of dolls babv dolls, debutante dolls, short hairei could not bi,!'trilc "li'idcd dolls, walking. dancing Jlt-Tlt-Haiis for f M.I.I Pen. Last Night's Entertainment. The Montgomery street M. E. church had two Christmas trees last night on each side of the altar. The middle was crowned with gold the spirit of Christmas. The enterf ainment consisted ot music, dialogues and recitations. Mr. W. H. Williams, a Missouri Pacific engineer, was presented with an elegant 885 gold watch and charm by his wife. the following younir ladies partici pated in the nroirramme: Hinlin McClure, Mabel Henderson. Jessie Neal, Birdie Ross, Lettie and Lillie Bratton Ira Hedges, Lula Garlwr, Mamie Dukes, Hattie Jump. McClellan's for Christmas Cards. 1 ind talking dul 'The dunlicate, are being set aside by Mrs. Cleveland (for the free ho-pitnls lor children (!...!.. ? .1 . I . , , , .i .-.f.T ,1 mi; KIUIIIUI 411 till UJI will be invited by Mrs. Cleveland to rally around the White House tree. Mrs. Lamouts three little daughters will also have a tree and a holiday party. Secretary uanisics nine grandson will come from Chicago to send Christmas with him. Little Margaret Bisscll will have her hrst Unnstmas tree. Secre tary Hoke Smith s little son will have a Christmas tree all to himself. Mrs, Cleveland nas ordered a miniature White House for little Miss Ituth, who will have an opportunity to burn I her liabv fingers making trial pies ami n-uuiug iu me uig piaynouse. -Mct'lellan's for Bargains. New England's Oldest Man Dead. Salem, Mass., Dec. 23. The man whom the people of this city claimed as the oldest in New Eng land, Daniel Haggarty, is dead at 104. He was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1789. Knrtn I lie iirliiil!fll Ixwftit Musican Garvitl, who left his organ playing ami piano tun:ng to serve s six months term in the county jail for living in a state of notorious cohabita tion with a woman who was known as Gussie Baker, has been rejppTc! from custody aud is now, living with the woman who now gjes under the name of Mrs. Garvin. Garvin pleaded guilty before Police Judge Bray to illegal cohabitation with Gussie Baker ami he was fined S300 and sent to the county jail, for six months. Gussie Baker, or Mrs. George Garvin, plead not guilty, but a jury thought otherwise aud she was sent to jail ibr a short term. On Saturday, the 16th instant, s document was filed for record with Recorder Wilson, stating that Gnrvia and Miss lleruet had consented and agreed to live together as husband and" wife, and that"thcy had so-agreed on the 17th of September. .Judge Jray says that Garvin re marked that he would go to prison for six years before he would marry the woman ; an expression he repeated to Officer Wade Hindmau, who escorted him to jail. It comes to this, however, that Judge Gideon has pardoning power ia cases not involving a felony, and as it tt-.,j 1. 1 n-.i ... 1. ! ... !.... " McClellan's for Children's Books. miuwii 10 mm mat. uarvin wa3 , very sick man, and that the law per mits the judge to discharge a ina from custody when he has been.ia durance lor a period covering the costs arising from his ar rest, trial and incarceration. and he has no funds, he may be dis charged under the pauper act. There sire other features which need not be introduced, as it was thought the two mentioned were sufficient for the oc casion, and Garvin was liberated1. He lost no time in aeekimr his tair en slaver, who hat! served out her term,, it seems, and under the authority and. protection of the common "law mar riage into which they had entered and of which the public was notified by document sent to Recorder Wibo, iwiejr re uuw repoeiBg unnerineir owb. vine and fig tree.