Clipped From Chicago Tribune
Col. Bob. Lawthtr. From the Muscatine Journal, Sept. 17. CoL Bob Lawther, of the secesh army, was captured in Missouri and brought into Sr. Louis a few days since by Lieut. Bunger. Bob was formerly a citizen of this city, being engaged engaged in the grocery business with Mr. James Jackson, who he swindled ont of eon-idera eon-idera eon-idera le money, ior which o ffense he was tried by the Presbyterian Church, and publicly read out the crime being conclusively proven against him. He was at the same tims city treasurer, which office he resigned in consequence of some reports in'circulation detrimental to his character, and the fear of an investigation into the circumstances. He was afterwards, through political influence, appointed to the post of township clerk, wnere he again showed showed hi6 agility. These ficts coming to the ears of the puplic were more than he could stand. and he was obi ged to leave Muscatiue. His departure was hailed with delight by the ma jority of onr citizens aud regretted by few.