The Sunday Gazetteer. (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 5, 1883 Page: 3 of 4
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DR ELLEN KOLLOCK,
Special «Unit ion given to Obstetric*
and Diseases of Women and Children.
Office a* Lamar House. Sears street.
W. M. NAGLE,
Physician and S11*0®03**
at J. W. Blakely * Cf* Drag
“ "* “*"•**
occupied by Mrs. Redwood.
DR A. W. ACHESON7-
PlIYNICIAX AND 3UROKOV>
Odke at Price’s One Store,
No. »*s Mala Stmt,
DENISON, - TEXAS.
DR. D. A. OOOK,
Physician and Sdbgkon»
~ l Guttcau A Waldron’s Drug Store.
to the treatment of
A. Ce Williamson, M. D.
Will in connection with e general practice, rise
asocial attention to chronic end the
dlsseasa, each ea
osomlag aad evening.
-■*— - Seadty
MKTHODIS3'.—C. W. Hargitt. Paater.—1
-foW. V*7 »“n«»«y monring. and evening at
nlafit- kS^day a^^I ""o'clock. 7 *
WUM . eeell hoots, jgjw
at 3 :oo p. m.
.—A H. Kotrla, f
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OUce East Stairway. Mailer Block,
DENISON, - - TEXAS.
MASONIC.—Meeta every Tuesday evening at
that hail, ever Hanna, Ptattar * Co.’* wholesale
ODD htU.OVS.-MM every Friday night at
thak had ea Main street, over Haans, Platter A
Co.*a, aty o’clock p. as. W. n. Sieipaoa, Noble
Grand, H. G. McConnell, Secretary. .
SNCAMrMBNT__Meeta ftrat Monday night in
each month at Odd Fallows Hall. Phil Blumm.r,
Patriarch, S. C. O’Dair. Salt*.
- KNIGHTS ftp fiYTfilX^-Meeta svery Toes*
dap night, at Odd Fellows* Hail. Howard Hanna,
C. C-. Chaa. Llulnger, Secretary.
Ifciswmtat Bank No. JO. mtU the last Sat
•riky night in each month.
Mmoirrs OF HONOR.-Meets font and third
Friday evealaga of each month in Good Templars.'
. Hail, at 6 o’clock. W. F. Bennett, Dictatator, J.
KNIGHTS AND LAD IBS OF HONOR—
Meeta Mc<mda*d feurth Fridays In each month
ZfrAT*.*?** M S^dhch P^W.
HEBVm| ■ "IMMEll| SEWIf J»
ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORK-
MS N.—Meeta every Thursday evening in Odd
FaSaws Hall at S o’clock. John McHaasen, W. M.;
B. L. Shaw, Recorder.
ORDER RAILWAY CONDUCTORS.-Marts
drat aad third Seadayd in each month at Odd Fel
loam* Hall, at t p. m. Wm. Moan, Chief Cot, due.
tori W. M. Boggs. Secretary and Treasurer.
SKOTHliRHOOD LOCOMOTIVE ENGIN-
I—Meets svery Wedntoday afternoon at J
. at Hibbard* llatl. John O. West,
o'clock p. m. i
f*\ BROTHERHOOD LOCOMOTIVE FIRE-
MEN Meats every Saturday night at Good Tem-
plars Hall, at T o’clock p. m. John Mortimer,
. AMERICAN LEGION OF HONORr-Msets
tstmd sad fength Thursday evenings In each
I a cosh la Good IMuipIats* Hall, at S o'clock p. ra.
Wh>. Waits, Commander, Mary K. Brown, Sec re-
CH06EN FRIENDS-—Meetsaceoad aad fourth
TWCadhye in each month in Ckmd. Templars’ Hall,
aHI oTIockp. nr. Charles Campbell, Chief Com.
', Phil Smith, Secretary.
DR. T. B. HANNA,
Physician and. Subgkok>
OSei tit Main Street,
Residence Cor. Woodard St. and Miirick Avenue.
OPCall* Promptly Attended to day or night.
Geo. W. Williams, M. D„
0*ce, West Stairway, in the Muller Block,
DENISON, 1 EX AH.
Orders left at Guiteeu A Waldron’s Drag Store,
will receive prompt attention.
i Telephone Communication.
DR. JAMES RHEA,
Office Room, No. a. West Entrance
Of Toronto, Canada.
Has opened an office over First Nation*
al Bank, corner Main Street and Austin
Avenue, Dexison, Texas.
' ATTO BMKTi T
msm. - -v« sevm. s»..«.....wiidr ' "li« '<■
A. B. PERSON, v
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office over the City Bank,
DENISON. - - - TEXAS.
O O. RAXDtLL C. B. SAND ELL,
RAN DEJLL. BROS, -
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
DENISON, > W : TEXAS.
NAT. H. L. DECKER,
'4 ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLER AT LAW.
Office—In East Hall, Muller block.
L. L. MAUGHS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
And Notary Public.
No. aia Main Street, Up Stairs,
UU K9TATK AGKNTS.
A. -R. COLLlNS^"i" CO."* '
W. B. BOSS, MaynT
JOHN NEVIS 8, Recorder.
A. O. HALL, Marshall.
O. E. O'MALBY, Treasurer.
PHIL M. SMITH, Assessor and Collector.
EDWARD P. RADKLBFF. City Secretary.
N. H. L. DECKER, City Atteraev.
A. W. MIXON, Policeman. \
JAMES PRYOR, PnHcmnan
BUD BAST. Policeman
MARION BATON. Policeman.
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
ABSTRACT OF DENISON PROPERTY
Office in Muller Block over Postoffice
Denison, : : : : : Texas.
Red Estate, liswuce u4 Suker’s Office «f
A. H. COFFIN,
No. stS Main Street, np Stairs,
DENISON, - - - TEXAS.
~ . w. h. htjghes7~
Real Estate Agent
and General Broker.
WMnfces advancea on CollatesaU of any kind
and conducts a general agency heslnsea.
We. 3I» Bak Stmt, PPII80M. TEXAS,
J. T. MUNSON,
WELSH & AMMER,
FURNITUKE MADE AND REPAIRED.
GUN AND LOCKSMITH,
Vo. UE Main Krmt
DENISON, - - TEXAS.
Special attention given P-mpa. Steam and Wafer IOC Missouri Pacific railroad.
arTERMS CHEAP BUT CASH.-®*
Two Blocks from Union Depot.
DENISON, - . . TEXAS.
F. W. WELLS E BRO.. Pnora’a.
Have thoroughly refitted and refurnish-
ed. Rooms large and well ventilated.
Table supplied with the beat in the mar-
RAFF’S HOTEL, -• 1
L. E. RAFF, - - Proprietor.
, No. tit Main Street.
: i TEXAS,
ref any km
OUITBAU a WALDRON.
Table supplied with the best of everything
, in the market.
CHARGE AS REASONABLE.
O. K. RESTAURANT,
H. DAUGHERTY, Propr.
No. i to Main St. DENISON. TEXAS.
KpMetli served gt ail bourt^fil
IS AND SHOES.
Fine Boola and Shoes.
Shop on Austin Avenue,
DENISON, - - . - TEXAS.
J. F. MARSH.
A. B. JOHNSON,
No. 114 Main Street,
Onto u4 Patterns of the Very Latest Styles,
Perfect Fits and Sstisfsction Guaranteed.
J. M. HILL.
C. W. HOTCHKISS,
House and Sign Painter,
K. C. CLIFFORD.
*^1 ]£ i': ■'■••'S,
10H&B0TOB. XOOU * 00., Sultan,
Transact a General Banking Bnsinaae. Promt
tendon given to collections on all points. Ex-
on the principal cities of the United States
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
®"'"f>T ONSOBIAL ARnSTS<|^g
No. Ill Main Street,
had Ooia. Baths.
Showing Fifteon Oentn-gg
The Finest Reclining Barber Chairs in the City-.
«. I w-
| Fenrth Ward
H. TONE. Prmldsnt of Council.
Farm And Frail Land a Specialty.
°"s2r^ Denison, Texas.*'
SCOTT & FRENCH,
And Insurance Aar’s.
Office over Bank of Denison.
MRS. K. VENABLE, Thrid
MRS. MALCOLM, Feerth Grade.
MRS, M, BROWN. Fifth Grade.
A. COFFIN, Chairman.
JOHN D. OURAND.
M. C. HUSTED.
BATE & LOUDEN,
Contraotorn and Bulldern
Shop eft Mein Street, East at Tigoi
NEATLY AND QUICKLY DONE.
Door aad Window Boron ■ a
S. S. LEGATE,
Contractor and Builder
IN WOOD, BRICK AND STONE.
I Estimates furnished on application.
Shag on Woo
THE PACIFIC EXPRESS COMPANY.-©.
B. Ooodale, Agent.
THE TEXAS BXPRESS COMPANY.-Joa. | COXltl^CtOr &lld BlUldST,
THE ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY.—Joe.
IN WOOD. STONE AND BRICK.
Woodard street. Between An
DENISON, TEXAS. *
PETTIT * WALTZ.
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
t ■ ----.—ix ^ ■* : :-
Precinct No. GShenus.^. L. Bullock, Judge; 1 OPUUL SOTO C01F1CTOS1IT
* nB--. eS^mmgtJnm!"* I DAVID MEYER. Proprietor
1 No. », Boolean, J. M- Cook Judge ; W.
Constable. Fourth Monday in each
I for crimiruU cases at any time.
-Prad-et hfo. t, CbUlamUle. L W. Hmfoou. Judge
»- F. Mitchell, Constable. First SntsdAayrn
V- *, fo
Plain and Fancy Candies,
Fruits, Nuta, Eto„ Ete.
or da ir. McConnell a co.
_ - DEALER* IN
Coantrry Orders Solicited End Prompt
Precinct No. GordcoTille. G.^W. Crump, j 119 KaiB StfSgt,
C. P. PARRISH,
Denier in i
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
VEGETABLES AND PROVISIONS
a c o
HOT SPRINGS REMEDY?
Will cure, without pain, in three
to six days,
FILES, IN EVERT FORM,
Ckniic Seres Syphilitic dicers,
Chancres, Chancroid Herpes, and all
Abrations of the Cuticle yield rapidly
to ita healing influence.
It your druggist don’t keep it, order
direct from R. C. THOMASSON, manu-
facturer and proprietor. Hot Springa, Ark.
New York office, N0. 70 Maiden Lane.
I^T’For Sale by Guiteau ft Waldron.
BUREAU OF SEBS&AL UTOEMATIOH.
Parties desiring information on aay
subject, before the various Executive De-
partments, the Courts or Congress, can
obtain the same by writing letter of in-
quiry to me. “The Fee for each enquiry
is $1.00 In advance.”
• JAS. A. GEORGE,
•f 9®3 13th Bh N. W.
Send four three cents stamps for His-
tory of Public Lends with map. 3-tf
It la said that 50,000 people die annu-
ally in the United States alone from this
disease. In. some sections of the country
one death in every three is from consump-
tion. This can be and should hie avoid-
ed; our people are too careless about an
ordinary cough or cold, and other symp-
toms of throat and lung affection* that
lead to this disease. You should arrest
it while it is in the germ. Two or three
doses of Dr. Bouanko** Cough and Lung
Syrup Will relieve an ordinary cough or
add. It does not dry up a cough like
many preparations, and leave the disease
behind it, but acts directly on the throat
and broochial tubes, removing all the
phlelm and morbid matter that accu-
mulates in the throat aad lungs. It al-
lays all irritation, and renders the voice
clear and distinct. Trial aiae tree, bold
by Messrs. Guiteaa St Waldron.
1 frequently preceded by a 1
; in the back, loins and I
of weight in the hade, loins and lower
part of the abdomen, causing the patient
to suppose he has same affection of the
kidneys or neighboring organ*. At
timet, symptom* of indigestion are pres-
ent, as flatulency, uneasiness of the stom-
ach, etc. A moisture, like perspiration,
producing a very disagreeable itching,
particularly at night after getting warm
in bed, i* a very common attendant.
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Pile* yield
at once to the application of Dr. Bosan-
ko’a Pile Remedy, which acts directly
upon the parts affected, absorbing the
Turnon, allaying the intense itching, and
affecting a permanent cure, where all
lother remedies have failed. l>o not de
lay untit the drain on the ayatem produ-
ces permanent disability, but try it and-
bc cured. Price, 50 cents. Sent prepaid
on receipt of price. Address, The Dr.
Boeanko Medicine Co.. Pkjua, Ohio.
Sold by Messrs. Guiteau & Waldron.
1 up and estrayed before J. M.
Cook, I. P-, one chestnut sorrel mare
about fourteen hands high and seven
years old, and branded D within a circle
on the left shoulder, and appraised by
Thou. E. Young and Joseph Wilson at
$35. G. A. Dickesman,
• County Clerk Grayson Co., Tee.
I left home Jane 13th, 1883, wkb
a view of viaiting the sooth in search
of a milder climate. I reached St.
Louis the next day. After spending
• few days with friends, I left for
Denison, Texas. I reached Sedulta
on the morning of the 17th, then took
of the country is ( prairie. The
crops improved a* I went south and
I must say thru Oswego comety, Kan-
sas, contains as rich a body of land
and good crops as I ever Saw any-
where in the west. Then cornea the
Indian Territory, belonging to the
Cherokee*, Choctaws, Chickasaws,
Semi Doles, Shawnees, Delawares
mid Creeks. It is estimated that the
territory contains 21,000 acres of
land to each poor Indian, and of the
richest quality of toil. Stone coel is
very abundant in the territory and
costa the railroads about two dollars
per-ton. The distance across the
territory is about 300 miles,
mostly of the richest prairie land
along the line of the railroad. There
are a number of way stations and
some small towns. The largest I
think was Vinita, containing a pop-
ulation o i abdnt son, who from their
complexion showed that they wen
making rapid strides toward civiliza
lion, although the appearance of the
town did not indicate it as the im-
provements were rather of a low
order. Their land is mostly rented
tor gracing, and but little is culti-
vated, only here and there a small
patch in corn which show* that it
produces well in that latitude. Af-
ter leaving the Indian Territory we
crossed tbe Red River of the South,
which from the color of the water
derives its name. On both sides of
tjw rives there is a wide atrip of
heavy forest of black walnnt, hicko-
ry, pecan, ash, and hack^erry.
Wild grapes are very abundant on
the Red river bottoms mid make an
excellent wine. Denison is ibe first
place reached. It is about five miles
from Red river and located in the
timber. They claim a population of
8.000 and is tbe great shipping point
for s number of roads. The rail-
road a pay out $80,000, monthly and
this will be increased by tbe employ
ment ot 500 men at their car shops.
The soil around Denison is sandy
and well adapted to fruits and veg-
etables, (which has been proven by
their enormous growth and abun-
dance,) being shipped both north
and aoutb, find a ready market. I
visited a number 'pf ~*6HJhards near
the city and I never saw such a
heavy yield of grapes and blackber-
ries. I tasted some of tbe wine
which reminded me of the pure juice
that Noah took lor bis “stomach
sake." I enjoyed it hugely. Den-
ison is an enterprising and thriving
city and js tbe center of a large and
growing trade, with a prospect of
becoming a place of some import-
ance. The lar ge quantities of iron
ore lying on the surface of tbe
ground in and arouqd the city is tbe
best of evidence that there are rich
depoeits of iron not far distanL The
next place I went was Sherman, ten
miles south ef Denison and the coun-
ty seat of Grayson county. It h as a
population of 7,000. The business
portion of the city is well construct-
ed and of the most substantial ma-
terial. A court house, opera house,
and several large hotels add much to
tbe appearance of the city. A street
railway line rnhning from the rail-
road station to the southern limits of
the city is in operation. From the
number of churches whose spires
point heavenward indicate too strang-
ers that the morals of tbe city are well
protected ami advanced by an earn-
est effort on behalf of the ministry.
Sherman is well located and has
tome beautiful residences and nice
shady groves to protect it from the
wind and sun. I met here several
old friends from Missouri whose
friendship was appreciated ‘and who
gave me some valuable information,
respecting Texas. Among them
waa the Hon. Jos. Bledsoe, presi-
dent of the city bank, who has a nice
term outside the city. The Judge
has aoo hives of Italian bees which
during the horse mint season make
him 1,000 lbs of honey per day. and
one hive made him in one day 17
lbs. This I think is the greatest
yield ever known and establishes tbe
fact that Texas is the place to pro-
duce honey. Tbe Judge has a fish
pond which is full of tbe finny tribe
and capable of making Friday. sac-
red at least in hia domicile. Fruits
and vegetables are very abundant;
peaches, apples, pears, plams, grap-
es, blackberries, and strawberries,
are raised in abundance and of a
good quality making Sherman the
garden of tbe world and a paradise
this side of eternity. Grayson coun-
ty is about two-tbirds prairie, nine-
tenths of which is good farming fand
and about one-third in cultivation,
and is regarded as one of. the most
productive counties in tbe state.
From Sherman I took the train to
Ft. Worth distant 90 miles, in a
sooth-western! y direction. Tbe
country over which I passed was ex-
ceedingly beautiful and of the best
quality of rich limestone land.
Wheat and oats bad been Harvested
but the large growth of corn and cot-
ton proved ita productiveness. Ft.
Worth is the county seat of Tarrant
county, and claims a population of
15.000 it is located on the banks of
the Trinity river. Underlying the
city is a solid bed of limestone that
crops out in rocky bluffs; not even a
cyclone could shake its foundations.
The city must|contain some wisdom,
being founded on a roqE The city
is the commercial center of a large
and prosperous section of the conn-
try aad the headquarters of
of which they
tourist and makes
in Texas, that it
Ada as, Noaband Lott; down to the
evangelist Guiteau*. My ant point
was Waco, aboot 90 miles south of
Ft. Worth. It is tbe county seat ot
McLenooo county, aad claims a
population of 8,000. It
oa the hanks el the Brasos river,
the altitude being much above tbe
surrounding country. It it a new
place and in a thriving and prosper-
ous condition. I waa oa the earn
pension bridge balk by Mr. Grif-
fith, who built tbe Niagara and the
fire! St. Anthonp Falls and Minne-
apolis suspension bridges. It, like
die other*, shows the honesty - and
professional skill of the builders.
Waco has a large capital invested in
manufacturing, a cotton factory aad
also a cottas seed oil aaill el large
capacity, three fimtriag mills, two
iron foundries, plow factory, car-
riages, wagon*, aad agricultural im-
pUmenta made to order, aad in the
center of a large cotton trade which,
is compressed here for the
markets. I met Mr. C. M.‘ Seley,
president ot the Waco State Bank.
He was forroorally from Wisconsin,
and writ knows among the lumber-
men of the state. He came to Waco
for his health which improved. I
also met several intelligent tanners’
from the country who spoke in the
highest terms of ita productiveness,
and advantages for raisiag stock, i It
is e good sample of Texas lands. On
leaving Waco I took the train for
Austin which is one hundred and
ten Bides south, located on the beaks
of the Colorado river. It claims a
population of 15,000. Tbe business
portion of the city is well construct-
ed, mostly of stone and other sub-
stantial material, Tbe altitude of
Capital Hill is 650 feet above the
aee, and when completed the capitol
will occupy a very imposing posi-
tion over-looking tbe citjr and coun-
try for miles beyond. The 1 esident
portion of the city is rolling, broken
and covered with limestone, which
la so abundant in ahd around the city
in tect, along most of tbe riven in
Texas. Tbe capitol building when
completed will coat nearly $3,000,-
000. Tim contract for its construc-
tion stipulates that it shall be paid
tor in public lands, which have been
selected aad set aside for that pur-
pose in what is known as the Pan
Handle section of t ie state which is
rapidly settling up end must soon be
valuable. The state university is
located at Austin, which has an en-
dowment of i,2t90OO acres of pub-
lic land, cash notes, and state bonds
amounting to $503,364.30, provided
by law for its maintenance. I step-
ped in the office of the Texas Sitt-
ings, a paper that has a world-wide
circulation, which cannot be attri-
buted to tbe size of tbe editor, A.E.
Sweet, who is only a shadow behind
tbe thorn. He gave me a cordial
and warm reception as his thermom-
eter stood one hundred in the shade.
Though small of stature fee possesses
many of the principal qualities it re-
quires to make a professional and
successful journalist. 'I called at the
old capitol and had the pleasure of
meeting Governor Ireland whose
democracy I had no reason to doubt;
also met Col. N. S. Nortoo, former-
ly of Calloway coubty, Missouri,
who has the supervision of the new
capitol. T left berejfune 25 on my
way back and toek the tram for
Hearne, 90 miles from Austin, from
thence to Sherman, 208 miles. Pas-
sed through Dallas which is beauti-
fully situated on the banka of the
Trinity river and is regsrdsd as a
place of some prominence. It claims
a population of ,18,000., The coun-
try in the vicinity has no equal in
any respect. I did not stop* but was
favorably impressed with the appear-
ance of tbe place, aad also the coun-
try ell the way north to the line Cl
the state is good. Made a short vis-
it at Sherman and Denison and on
the 28th of June departed for my
old borne in Miasouri, where 1 was
kindly received by my relatives and
friends, whose acquaintance dates
back nearly fifty years. In closing
up my observations of the country
souri river south to tbe Gulf of Mex-
ico there is not any richer or finer
body of land in the world. With a
climate so well adapted to the soil
producing most of the elements of
agricultural, and mineral wealth,
Texss. I may say is still inker infan-
cy which is more attributed to a false
ple than any dislike to her soil or cll-
Tbe railroads are doing much
towards developing the country end
men of capital find that Texas is the
place to increase their wealth, either
in stock raising or agriculture. Land
is cheap which is owing to the large
The season was much later than
ual but cotr was from eight to ton
feet high the middle ot June and all
other crops in proportion. Tbe
araeometer ranged while I waa
there from eighty to jpte hundred,
and the nights ware pleasant, always
a good breeze Mowing from the sea
shore which fsaned Morpheus to
pleasant dreamt. Yours Truly,
conley Owen*street «S?BaJJ*t
t cans at M. C-
I * m W'^msssmmSBk
W. L Joyce
»■ *■! (Sedalla Bazoo, j
During tbe years 1875**76 W. L.
Joyce was a well-known passenger
conductor on tbe M. K. A T. rail-
way, with a run between Sedalia and
Parsons. At that time Col. B. S.
Stevens was general manager of tbe
road, hnd aa Joyce was a sort of prot-
ege of bis, of course he fared well,
being given a passenger run over
a even running a freight train.
It waa Joyce who waa always se-
lected to take charge of the pay car
on its monthly trips over tbe road,
and, in fact, whenever there was an
exceraion or a distinguished party of
railway magnates to pass oyer tbe
M. K. ft T. line, Joyce waa chosen
to run the special train. This tect,
ot course, did not win for him friends
among the older emplyees, and out
aide of a certain clique, he waa any-
thing but well liked,
When Joyce came to Sedalia he
brought wkh him his wife, a beauti-
ful ami accomplished lady whom he
had married in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Joyce was not long in winning
for herself a large circle of friends,
all of whom she retained (hiring her
sojourn in tbe Queen Cky.
Joyce, at that time, was probably
thirty years' of age. His persona]
appearance waa striking, to say the
least, and he was what might be
termed a “maaber" among the gen-
tler sex. His love for wine and
women soon became known from
one end of the road to the other, end
on more then one occasion, figured
in sensations which did not redound
to bis credit. His conduct at timet
was simpiv outrageous, but he
managed tff hold his position where
any other employee would have
been summarily dismissed. His
day of reckoning, however, came at
last, and the peojpfe of Sedalia saw
tbe man in his true colon.
The mock marriage at Baxter
Springs, Kan., wherein Joyce fig-
ured as groom, and one of the fairest
young ladies of that city as hia bride,
is still vivid in the minds of many
who read the 8edalia papers at that
time. It waa a dastardly case at
beat, and when ail the tacts were
made public, and it waa shown be-
yond doubt that Joyce bad won tbe
innocent young girl’s love while
passing ae a single man, the indig-
nation of the public knew no bounds
and the deceiving ticket-puncher re-
ceived a terrible and merited scath-
ing at the bands of the press of the
state. Even the St. Louis papers
devoted considerable space to tbe
matter, and Joyce finally concluded
that it would be well for him to
jqgk pastures pew.
,« The article which appeared in the
St. Louis papers denunciatory of
Joyce, were persued by his wife,
who was heart-broken^ at the con-
duct of ber husband, and within a
few weeks she was laid In the silent
Leaving Sedalia, Joyce spent a
shaft time on the Hannibal & St.
Joe road, his friend, Col. SteVens,
having secured foe him it passenger
train. Whil running into St. Joe,
Joyce made the acquaintance of one
of the most esteemable young ladies
in that city. He .wea her devoted
admirer for some months, which
eventually resulted in a marriage en
gagement between them. Neither
tbe young lady or her relatives
knew of Joyce's past conduct, and
the wedding-day was finally set.
Shortly after this event a gentleman,
who is now a resident in Sedalia,
had business in St. Joe,. and while
there be met an acquaintance who
informed him that Joyce, late of tbe
om which ! traveled *roro dm jfgfajffggffgR roccera,‘a.”us£f,
M. K. A T. railway, was then run-
ning a train on the Hannibal & St.
Joe road and was noon to be united
in wedlock to one of the belles of
the city. Then it Was the Sedalian
disclosed Joyce’s true character, and
within a few hours the affianced of
the libertine conductor knew the
past history of the man to whom
she had plighted her troth.. There
was but <me thing to do and this the
iadv did—summarily dismissed Joyce
the'next time he called and ever
after refused to see him.
Knowing that bis cake was dough
as it were, Joyce resigned his post-,
tibn on the H. A St. Joe end pro-
ceeded to Texfis where he whs given
a passenger train on the Internation-
al mid Great Northern Railway, with
Sen Antonio as one of tbe terminal
points of his run.
Located in a new field, with tbe
black past behind him, Joyce set
about making new aaififipiaffis The
poatmistrem of Ran Antonio was a
widow, and had been left a snug
fortune by her busbaqd. In addi-
tion, she was young and attractive,
and when Joyce met her he laid
Crowning his efforts as a wooer, and
in e brief period she was his bride.
The fortune the lady held io her own
name was rapidly squandered by
Joyce, and in a few months nothing
remained,..... « „ ..-y
All of the facte related aboye are
known to many people of Sedalia;
but for several months past the
whereabouts of Joyce have been
unknown to hia former acquain-
tances in ffitis city. On the 13th of
July, however, tbe scoundrel was
again brought prominently before
the public in one of hia old roles,
and special dispatches from San An-
tonio to the St. Louis papers tell the
Joyce according to dispatches,
hand .rot yet occupied. h*d, a few months ago, made tbe
Alex Casa, who’took her in
end Mat her to her parents,
she has since been without r
ing her reason.
The last hoard of Joyce
Palestine, Texas, where be
secure his arrest have proved of
avail. The outrage is one almost
without n paraded in any section of
indignation throughout toe Lorn
Star state, as the young Indy end her
family are among the oldest and
qtost respectable people of tbe coun-
ty in which they reside. j j, -V/
Tbe general supposition is that
Joyce has fled to Mexico, leaving hit
other wife, the ex-postmistress, to
provide for herself as best she can.
Should the authorities succeed in ef-
fecting Joyce’s arrest, k is more than
probable that his mashing days will
be oVer for at least some years, and
during that time he will be wearing
clothes furnished at tbe expense of
XV’tBE WBOVO BOOK.
Harrow Escape ef a flaUaat Major Fran
Bell Ho. 8.
In tbe last generation a Kentucky
wedding was tbe occasion of the
most lavish hospitality. Tbe boose
of a particular wedding described
bjr M sjor G- was packed with
. They were au jolly and
happy. The evening was one round
of gayety. At midnight when be
came to go to bed, tbe bead of tbe
Major waa racked and heavy with
numerous potations. He remem-
bered he. was to sleep in a room at
tbe end of the hall, 00 tbe third
floor. His bedfellow was to ba
tbe groom’s best man. When be
reached tbe end of the hall he could
not remember whether it wet the
right or the left bed room. He hes-
itated a moment and then chanced
on the left. f
Evidently he had made no Mis-
take, as the room was unoccupied.
He undressed rapidly,, tossing his
clothes in every direction. In a mo-
ment he was in bed, tbe light out,
and a second later he was sound
asleep. J -
SuddsfBly he was awakened by a
a lick in bia back, and then a femi-
nine voice said 1 “Wake up, Nelly,
I want to talk some before I go to
Then tbe Major did wake, end
trembled with horror. He remem-
bered that two belles of the county,
the handsomest women in Kentucky,
had the room opposite to him. He
bad got into the wrong room aad
bed, and the last comer had come
up and undressed in the dark,
and had stoiqn in by the side of her
The Major fairly shivered with
fright. At any time the real com-
panion might come, and then be
knew what would follow. The girls
bad several uncles, brothers and
cousins in tbe bouse, and. they shot
very well. A scene would merely
result in bis being riddled and al-
lowed to explain afterward.
After one second—an eternity of
thought—the Major resolved on a
bold course. He jumped from the
bed as if he were in tbe company ot
a snake. Then be said in a low
toner of voice:. “Miss, for God’s
sake don’t scream. There is a hor-
rible mistake here. I am going to
get my clothes and get out. For
God’s sake don’t scream.
Not hearing a word 4n reply, the
Major began to bunt for his clothes.
He did not dare to strike a light as
he was in tbe very short night gar-
ments of the period, and it could
not be too dark for biin. He found
his clothes with great difficulty, sad
dreading every moment to see tbe
door open and the other young lady
walk in. Finally be huddled ail his
clothes together, and but one stock-
, when a voice from tbe bed said.
sSe. ^ ' - .
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an intelligent yonng lady, who re-
sided on the Medina river, x few
miles southwest of San Antonio.
To see was to covet, and the liber-
tine set about to win her for bis own
base purposes. Again be was suc-
cessful, and on tbe 9th day of July
he penOaded Miss Caas to leave
her Some and join him in San Anton-
io, Whore tbey stopped at tbe London
bOuae. White stopping there, Joyce
read to ber s telegram saying that it
for him to go at on
telegram, and just
n was leaving, Joyce
t the young lady drank. This
chloroform or psorphine, ai Mrs
Cam knew nothing that occurred fro a
‘Hurry up, air.'’ j .
At this he bolted to the door.
Luck was on bis side. No one was
in tbe ball. He made a dash across
and arrived in his own room, where
his friend had not yet arrived.
Hfirdly had he closed the door,
when be beard tbe rush of flying
feet down the hall and the rustle of
skirts, as the room opposite was en-
tered by belle No. 3.
It was a Ricky escape. Tbe stock-
ing was afterwards discovered, hut
as no owner could be found no scan-
dal was created.
Last i»unday Dr. S. M. Bird, rec-
tor of Trinity Church, Galveston,
delivered e sermon on- toe Sunday
qustion, and it waa a very sensible
presentation of the subject, judging
from tbe following brief synop-
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The discourse was, in its entirety,
an enthusiastic appeal for the liber-
ty of the masses. Tbe speaker took
strong ground against arbitrary leg-
islation, which looks to the curtail-
ment of the personal freedom of toe
people at large, and particularly of
the working classes. He held that
such legislation was contrary to the
spirit of tbe free institutions of our
government. He protested strong-
ly against what be termed puritan-
ism, coostrasting it with infidelity,
and classing toe two as the greatest
enemies of true, broad, enlightened
and intellectual Christianity. He
held strongly to toe position that
no set of men, however intelligent
tbey might be, bad any right to de-
prive any other class of tbe com
munitv of the innocent or harmless,
employment of their day of rest,
and he further reasoned that intelli-
gent men and women were fully as
well able to judge for themselves
what was innocent and harmless
recreation or enjoyment as well as
t the den who sought to make
heard by an unusually huge audi-
ence, considering tbe inteisery warm
weather, aad as might be expected,
caused a sensation. A number of
gentlemen of liberal views have ex-
pressed their intention to request ibe
speaker to repeat bis - sermon at the
Phvillion at a .time when be can be
heard by a larger audience than that
which heard hint yesterday.
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