Fred Moecker in Decatur? Fred was 18.
Firs Oetobe an of Ballard at Qulnoy. A special from Quincy aya: "William Ballard, a Wabash Kailroad detective, got into trouble here to-da? through too tree flourishing of a revolver. He engaged in a controversy with Fred Moecker, an 18 year old boy, and a revolver, held it within aii inches head and threatened to shoot. Moecker knooked the revolver aside, then Ballard with his hands. Ballard was arrested and was bailed out by S. P. Barnes, the Wabash agent."