Clipped From Moberly Weekly Monitor
Death Of Editor Lalthis. Hardly had the announcement of W. H. Baltbis' sickness reached Moberly until it was followed-by the alarming statement that his recovery was very doubtfal. About Feb. 12 he hurt bis leg below the knee by str'king against something. It was nothing tnore than an abrasion of the skin and at the time wah given little attention. In a few days it showed unmistake- abla signs of blood poisoia and gr«w worse rapidly Last Friday Dr. Clapp was summoned at which tiim>, it was too late even to amputate the loot, Saturday there was no hope of his recovery. H« passed away at 12:30 a m. Sunday. W, H. Baltbia was a Virginian born May 2i, 1843. Grew to manhood in the Old Dominion, served in the Confederate army, was Capt. of Co. A 21at. Virginia Cavalry. He came to Missouri in 1866, to Huntsvilie 1878, bought Herald in 1878, and has conducted it since that time. He was a .writer of com-ideraole force and always stood tor his town and * its interests, whatever the i*eue might be. He leaves a wife &nd two children to mourn bis loss, who have the sympathy of a host of friends in their sad bereavement.