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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, OCTOBEK 7, 1884,
SEDALIA BAZOO Mslisher: J. 7SST GOODWIN. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : ailv, including Sunday, per year.........S10 00 taay edition, per year. ..... 2 50 5'eekly. 52 numbers, per year.... .. 1 00 iaily, "delivered, per -week 25 FIVS DEALERS fegnlarly rappled at 2 cents per copy. AU subscriptions payable in advance, and Jtecontinued at the end of time paid for. HOW TO SEND MONEY. ' JBemittn.il ces may be .made, by draft, money JBder or registered letter, at our risk. Give postoifiee address in full, including state and meaty, and address J. WEST GOODWDT, Sedalia, Mo. WEEKLY BAZOO. SEDALIa MO. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1884. FOR .PRESIDENT: G ROVER CLEVELAND. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT: THOMAS A. HEXDRICHS. STATE TICKET. Governor Jobn S. Marmaduke. Lieut-Governor A. P. Moorehouse. Secretary of State Michael K. Mc-Grath. Treasurer James M. Seibert. Auditor John Walker. Register of Lands Robert McCullough. Supreme Judge Francis M. Black. Attorney- Genera! B. G. Boone. JRailroad Commissioner W. G. Downing. Congress John T Heard. Senator J. R. Saltonstall. COUNTY TICKET. Representative Eastern District W. D Steele. Bepreeentative, Western Diet. Wm. H. Emerson Attorney Henry Lamm. Sheriff L. S. Murray. Treasurer John L. HalL Collector M. R. Priest, Surveyor J. C. Johnson. Assessor Albert Capen. Coroner W. C. Overstreet, Jr. Judge Eastern District F. B. Taylor. Judge, Western District W. H. Anderson. Constable, Sedalia Township Moi t Carnes. ITS MORAIj effect. There are two standpoints from which to view the circus. One is the purely worldly or financial, the other comprehends the spiritual or moral. Without paueiDg to count the dollars and cents ; to ask if this form of amusement jays, let us put on our anoral spectacles and look at it in this light. First : It is the most popular and at iractive form of amusement the inge nuity of man has devised. It is al jnoBt as old as the human race, and has always kept pace with the advancing steps of civilization. Rome, in h r palmiest and proudest days entertain ed the populace with the circus, and their fame has hardly been dimmed 7y those of the present day. That it 3b so largely patronized is one point in its &yor. Second . There is nothing in herently immoral in the circus. The performances are not necessarily evil aior are they naturally corrupting. JJke all thiDgs of man's invention, this form of amusement may become Titiated and be turned into harmful -channels, but that is its misfortune, not its fault. The feats of skill in "horsemanship or in acrobatic per formances, are not wrong per se, hut worthy of praise and patronage. Third : The modern circus brings to our doors the representatives of the animal kingdom from all quarters of the globe, and for an insignificant sum we can take a trip through Aixica, Asia, Europe, our own mag nificent land, and touch at the far off islands of the sea. We see the creative power of the Creator in varied forms and man ifestations, and the curious, the strange, the wonderful, which one sees under the white tent fills the mind with lessons to be learned from no other source. The school child, after a visit to one of these menager ies, knows more of natural history, than can be taught through years in the school room. Even the patient Sunday school teacher can better in press upon the mind of the little one she meets Sunday after Sunday, the stories of the great beasts, the behe moths, of the scriptures, after that little one has seen a real flesh and -blood monster. The minister can more vividly picture out the genesis -and ancient history of the world, 4he amplitude and variety of God's power as shown in the animal king dom, the elevating and uplifting forces in the Christian religion, as he sees the lower forms of the human race, after a Tririt to the circus. And is there any irrong in his making this visit ? We inow it is popular to say yes; to MAup hands in holy horror at the idea of a preacher patronizing this form of diversement. but we believe that to visit a clean, well conducted, orderly circus, to see the animals from far off lands, to gaze upon the diversified classes of the human race, will harm no man's religion or con science. Jbtit, it may be argued, there are no clean shows. Granted, but there is no clean society ; absolutely so. xumisters waiK the streets ana are jostled by the lewd, the vicious, the depraved. Even in their churches creep the harlot and the debauchee. Is the minister to remain away from the street to be shut up in some clois ter, only to appear in his pulpit for a short hour one day of the week and then hurry back to seclusion, because of these thinsg ? And is not religion a mistress to rule in tne heart ana over the life, so that the evil may be driv en back and the harmful put to flight? And if good people may, and do, go to the circus, why not the parson ? People do not think the best represen tatives of the pew out oi place under the canvas of the better class of this form of amusement, and in this day of common sense, no man's influence for good would be curtailed by such visit. a There is something: wrone m the w cultured East, and the times seem sadly out of joint. Oil and water are mixing, and the plebeian and patri cian are mingling in a way "perfectly shocking." The coachman drops the reins to grasp m nuptial vows the hand of the daughter of his master, and the butcher lays aside his cleaver to cleave unto the fair maiden whose father was the butcher's most aristo cratic customer. The son of an officer of high rank in the navy falls in love with a damsel of maroon complexion and kinky hair, and dis graces the proud name of his family by marrying her. A mother attempts to immure her daughter in an insane ayslum, and the daughter flies to the far west where she perishes ou the , rugged mountain side in a snow 3torm. Society seems to have taken its abode over all sorts of scandal magazines, 'and the blowing up pro cess proceeds at a lively rate. There s a canse for all this disturbance, j but what it is we of the west, with j our simple ideas of social rights, du- ; ties and obligations, are unable to determine. Perhaps it is looseness in J home government, or it may be the logical and natural outcome of the false ideas of the proprieties prevalent n society itself. We cannot tell. We only note the fact3. The St. Joe Gazette says that the true temperance societies are, after all, the churches. If God Almighty's christian religion cannot reform drunkards, and teach men that the indulgence in alcohol to excess is a sin against the light, all the prohibi tion laws possible of enactment wil not save a single man more from the gutter. And yet, true as this is, there is less practical, earnest effort put forth by the churches to save men from drink, than by many secret societies. The pulpit runs largely to generalities. Drunkenness is the greatest foe to the christian religion, but it is treated on the same plane with minor sins. Gambling is an evil, so is sensuality, but these two combined and multiplied a million times, do not work the ruin, cause the wrecks, blast the lives, destroy the hopes, that this thing we call the serpent of the still does constantly. To fight it at lo ng range or in a gen eral way is to give it carte blanche to the fireside, and make it the owner of nme-tenth3 of the young men of the city. God knows what keys in the hu man heart to touch in order to draw out its sweetest and most perfect har monies. They may be the minor strains of sorrow and sadness ; they may be the loftier notes of joy and gladness. God knows where the mel odies of our natures are, and what discipline will bring them forth. Some with plaintive tongues must walk in lowly valeB of life's weary way, others in loftier hymns, sing of nothing Jmt joy, as they tread the mountaintops of life ; but they all unite without jar ; or discord a3 the ascending anthem of loving and believing hearts finds its way into the choru3 of the redeemed of heaven. The nrocress oi the pulnit was exemplified in this city, recently when the minister announced the coming of a celebrated artist, who was to appear at the opera house and ureed his people to attend the performance. Twenty, yes, ten years ago such a course would no only have shocked the pews, bu most probably led to an inquirendo de orthodoxo of the under shepherd of the flock. But, tempora mutan- tur, et nos mutamur in illis, and whut our fathers deemed breaches of the nroDneties and sanctities, we treat as being perfectly proper. There was nothing wrong in this an nouncement. The artist, genius trained and developed, if you please, was a famous musician, whose recitals are as elevating, pure and moral as anything can be, short of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the pity is that not more of the good people of not only this minister's congregation, but of all congregations, did not avail themselves of this spirit ual refreshment, for such is music of the higher order. In fact, the man or woman who has no music in their soul, is incapable of cultivating those higher and purer formB of christian thought which blossom into beautiful christian lives. Music is the handmaid of religion, and the heart-harp which is swept by this divine mistress, is capable of being touched by the weak hand of the starveling, the appealing hand of the distressed and the erring. The pulpit is not confined to the narrow sphere of one end of the church as an agency for the elevating and refining of human nature. Its field is a broad and sympathetic one, and he is a wise minister who can and will bring to his aid every force and influence which will enter into the solemn and esponsible work of separating the gold from the dross in humanity, and bringing men and women nearer t0 the idealities as well as the realities of the gospel. The christain could safely patronize Joseffy. Some two years ago the Bazoo suggested, in its mild but unmistak able way, that the county jail might afford a field wherein the ministers and other christians of the city, could toil with practical results for good. It was a new idea to the ministers, but they took to it kindly and wisely, and the result was that regular Sun day jail visitation by the ministers was inaugurated. But for some cause these visits have ceased; how long since we know not, and the Bazoo again comes before the pulpits of the city and pleads for the sinners behind the bars. They may be, doubt less are, there becauee they deserve to be, but, to err is human, and the nearest approximation to the man of Nazareth is to put one's self in close, practical sympathy with the vicious, the unfortunate, the erring, the man behind the grated door. Perhaps the heat of summer may have served as an excuse, or even reason, for a cessation of this jail worfc, but it didn't cause the devil to take a vaca tion, and hearts sorrow and conscien ces lash in summer's heart a3 in winter's cold. Think of these things. The ministers' alliance in Kansas City has disbarred all reporters, and selected one of its own number to act as official reporter. This is but the natural working of the law of the "eternal fitness of things," in Kansas City, and by the working out of the sime law in Sedalia, the newspaper men are hailed with delight by the brethren of the cloth, to their Monday morning meeting. It may be a little premature, or perhaps we are not informed, but fta friend at our elbow" suggests that a lecture course for this winter might not prove a bad investment. We trust that this little hint will not have to be enlarged to the size of a four story brick house. 1 Directories for Sale. Recently published complete and official directory books of the cityof Sedalia for sale cheap. Applyat the Bazoo counting roost. 3-19dtf The Bank Cashier. A Wall street friend of mine, who has just returned from the West, told me a rather good story a few day3 ago. He said : I went out to the Yellowstone with a party, and we had a curious adventure. There were in the crowd two brokers, a bank cashier, a rail read man and a couple of Englishmen. In a lonely spot we were suddenly held up by four mounted road agents, who, with carbines leveled at our heads, shouted to us to 'put up our hands.' Our party was pretty badly shaken up, I tell you. We were or dered to step out while one of their men ransacked the coach. "Look here, men' said one of the Englishmen, 'yon don't want anything of us. We are traveling with just money enough to pay our expenses. This gentleman here is the cashier of the bank ; but he doesn't carry the bank funds with him, you know." "The fellows looked at him a mo ment ; then one of them asked of our companion: "Are you really a bank cashier "Yes," said he rather faintly. "Then," said the leader of the gang, 'then, boys, we're off this hunt. Them gentlemen kin go. We recog- nize a professional when ws see him, and we take off our hats to a bank cashier because hes the boss m our line of business. You can have your wallets, gentlemen, and we hope you JI have a safe journey. "And by , sir, would yon be lieve it, the rascals actually handed back our things intact, lifted their hats to the cashier and dashed off like the mischief. We were rather scarey about traveling in hie company a'ter thst, but the poor fellow assur ed us on his soul he had never robbed a bank in his life, and he attributed it alJ to the fact that a few rascally cashiers had made the banking bus iness disreputable for a person of refined instincts." This is a BAZOO Price 10 Cents Directions for Using, &c. This wonderfuj musical instrument, for the people now on earth, imitates any bird or aniiual. With it you can play or sing any tune. It requires no "instruction to use it. Let one play a lively tune on a violin, Bazoo, piano or organ, and one or two oth ers drone an accompaniment with the Bazoo and you have a good bagpipe. You can. imitate "Puncn and Judy" to perfection by speaking in a shrill voice. Do not blow into the Bazoo ; but sing, speak or make some noise, as the cut-cnt-cut ca-da-cut of a hen the crow of a rcoster, the caw of a crow, the moo of a cow and hundreds of other noises. If the Bazoo does not work properly, place the lips over the four boles in the tin and draw the breath in and out a few times. Many imitations can be made better by speak through the three round holes in the wood, or covering three holes in the tin with the lips, leaving the fourth uncovered. A quartette or chorus singing through the Bazoo will bring don the house with great applause and invariably receive repeated encores. Buy four Bazoo's, organize a quartette and try it. It furnishes good dancing music for excursions, picnics, etc. Political Clubs find the Bazoo unexcelled for campaign purposes, as it is easily learned, and the music produced is new and taking. String and orass orchestras find the Bazio i very important addition. The Bazoo sell3 readily in stores, street and news-stands, at fairs, races, pleasure resorts, &c. Price, 10c , by mtil, 11c. Address J. WEST GOODWIN, Sedalia, Mo. FOOTLIGHT FLASHES. HAPS AND MISHAPS. Serious Derailments. FaxborGugh, M'ss., Oct. 4. A serious accident occurred on the Boston & Provi dence railroad last night between the east Fexboroug and Mansfield train. The empty dump cars became divided on the down grade near the crossirg, and the rear ror i'.n lelt the track on the curve and piled up about thirty cars, coveiing both tracks and totally wrecking the flagman's station. Fred li us who was sitting in th fl3gman'f house, was severely burned by a stove being hrown ui on bnu, and was also o'herwiie injurcd. The fipgman was thron a num ber of fed and several cars went upon him. Both men will die. Killed by Catching Trains. Detroit, Mich., Oct 4.-rP. J. Yarkey, married recentlv, has oeen ir tne haoit oi going to work Vy c itching on to freight cars on the Central road. This morning his head struck a bride0, and he W2S kneck-d under the train and cut in two. An Elevator Falls. Buffalo, Oct., 4 By the giving way of a temporary bu'khead at the2Ciagri ele vator thi morning. JJns. Daily was bur ied in the grun and iun(C3tid. William Rvan. John Ward and Micheal Ryan were cut and bruised and internally injured. It was Miss Carpenter. Newvark, N. J. Oct. 4 The parents of Miss Carpenter have received further news roin Liven oil which lully identities her as ftheir daughter, tke lady who was lost r .1 . 0-.T .1 J irom me sTe?mer xainnia upon me seuuuu day out as reported last night. Blown to Shreds. Cincinnati, Oct. 4. John Goodwin, em ployed at Diehl and Johnson s fireworks manufactory, was blown to shreds this morning by the ignition of a mortar of ex plosives, the substance of which he was mixing. A Kentucky Blaze. Mirerfburg, Ky.,OcU 4. A fire yester. day destroyed the business houses of J. B Miller and D. D. Conway, and the resi dence of Jno. S. Vimont. Loss, tweaty- five thousand dollars. Small insurance. Nearly Extinguished. Petf rsburg, Va.. Oct. 4. The forest fire- which have peen burning for the past week in Dinwiddie and Prince George counties, lave been, after much'difficulty, nearly ex tinguished. A Rajs: Fire. Boston, Oct. 3. A fire this morning de stroyed two large ship containing one hun dred tr.ns of rags and two va!uble horses were alo burned. Loss, $22,000 ; insur ance, $25,000. A Dead Cadet. "Washington, Oct. 4. A telegram was received at the navy depprtmeni announc ing the death, at Annapolis, of naval cadet F. S. Trang, of the fourth class Oregon. Mill Destroyed. Covington, Ohio, Oct. 4. The Green ville Fallls mill and barn, owned by S. Routzong & Sor, was burned to-day. Loss $20,000; insurance $18,000. Bodies Found. Galveston. Oct. 4. Three bodies were discovered washed ashore tc-night several miles down the island, which are supposed to be part of the crew of some vessel wreck ed in the recent storms oS the island. Kentucky. GRAVES FOB COKGRESS. Louisville, KyM Oct. 4. The greenback ers nominated 8. L Graves for congress from this district to day. Items of Interest to Play Goers from Everywhere. MOORE'S OPERA HOUSE, Kevada, ilo., Harry C Moore, Proprietor and Manager. Population 3,000. Seating Capacity 900. CITY HALL, CuNi on, Mo. Urannum A Weidemeyer, Proprietors. Full scenery. Seating capacity, 600. play "Mcnnries" is the title of a new by A. C. Guuter. Miss Louise Hutchison, the elocution ist, gave a very successful reading at Co lumbia, Kas., last night. Leonora Bradley is announced to star next seaEon in "Doss," a comedy writt n for her by Joseph Bradford. Salsbury's Troubadouw appear at Chicag , 111., this week. Nellie McHenry is still the bright light of the organization. Louise Sylvester played atbpringfield, Mo., last night, and is booked for Jopiio, to-morrow niht: Business lus tein vexy good. Annie Pixley and husband sailed fcr England, t;ept. 24th, and may be absent a vear. Her absence Horn the s?ge will be felt. Franz Rummel, who will be remem bered in music circles in this country, has accepted a prof tfS?o ship at the Sternsche Conservatorium, Berlin, Germans. Henry Irving with Ellen Terry ai.d the other mem I ers of the London Lyceum company, arrived at Q'ryr C-.rada, 29th, and begun their sascn ther the 30:h. Fav TeiLpleton's business t San Fran cisco the past wttk w s not :-s Urge as us ii il. "La Bel Coquefe" was produced tnd was wll r ceivt? . 4Faiinitzi" will be proluced week. Henry Abb y a? nounces the first per ormance of "Romeo and Ju:iet" at the Lyceum theatre, London, Eng., October 18th, wi:h Mary Anderson S "Juliet," and W m. lerriss as "Komeo." Frederick Warde begins a thrae nights engagement at Kansas City to-morrow night. On Monday, 13th, he appears in "Damon and Pythias." in this chy. London gossips have it that the Gar-moyle-Fortescue matter having been com promised, the lady receiving a very liberal balm for the damage inflicted upon her af fections, she is to marry her old lover, Harry Quilter, the art critic. Lillian Brown's Jollities played at the Gillis opera house Kansss City, the last three nights of the pat week to fair busi ness. Mr. Gr ham, manager, stttes that thty will p obbly play a rtturn date in t' is city soine time soon. "Saints and Sinners" by H. A. Jones, author of "The Silver King" wes produced in London, England, Sept. 25th. The play was well received, though the peiformance was marred by slovenly stage management. We are really to have an Irish operet ta. Mrs. Delia Parneil (mother of Char les Stewart ParneU) is writing the libretto of a Celtic operett?, which will be dedicated to and sung by Rose D'Erina, whose husband (Prof Vontom) is making the musical setting. Frank S Chanfrau. the well known :to", died from the effect of a shock of pferalysis received two days befcr?. He was known all over this country for bis celebrated impersonation cf "Kit, the Ark ansas Tr-veler ' in which part he starred for thirteen or fourteen years, it always ceing a draw ing cord. He leaves a wifp, Henrietta, and two Bons. He hid emassed quite a larga fortune. The downfall of McCullough is indeed a piliible affair. But 47 years of age, in the vry height of his popularity, with a prospect of continue! advancement, to thus be stripped of his powers, is a terrible blow to him. He was generally coostdt red to ba the greatest English sneaking actor of sublime cr heroic roles, such as Virgin ius," "Gladiator," etc From present prosrects his retirement from the stage will be a pernanent one Christine r jIsfoo met with an accident Sept. 27, while rising in a cab in Pall Mdll, London, Log. JLbe horse slipped and the vehicle was badly damaged, Mm. 2silsson being thrown violently to the pave ment. Her left hand was injured, as was the cae with he'r right arm and left leg. Nothing has been definitely settled between her acd Col. Mapleson, ? s yet, though it is quite likely she will again make a tour of this country this season. Connected with public establishments are many men who while their work is ap parent it is scarcely appreciated because they are not seen and so r ceive no credit for it. Such a one is Mr. Lon A. Watson, who has charge of the care of Wocd's Opera House. Mr. "Watson is a man of all wcrk. He attends to the repainting and carpenter work, the setting of the stage, movement of the scenery, lighting and heating, etc., in fact the general care cf the building. His work is everwhere ap parent, particularly the neatness every where seen, the stage always bsing free from dust as well as the auditorium. He ia a very reliable man in every respect and -is polite and agreeable. Mr. Watson is the right man for the place, and no doubt Dr. Wood fully apprecia'es his valuable services. POLICE SLATE. Fifteen Arrests Made by the iice Yesterday and Last Night.' Po- There had been fifteen r. rrests recorded at police headquaners up to 12 o'clock last night as fellows: Tom Smith, for a plain, unvarnished drunk. Chss. Mclntyre, drunk and carrying brass knucks. Jack Summers, drunk and di-turbin the peace. Jack says he would lead a better life if his wife would only let him return home. Lizzie Johnson, colored, for lewd con duct. Sallie Binn, also a ''lady of cullah" fcr the same offense. Joe Johnson, on suspicion of robbing Mrs. Gentry's house. Sam Bass, on suspicion of being an ac comp'ice in the robbery. John Lyons, druak and disturbing the jeace. Al Turner, drunk and disturbing the peace. Aaron Moss, drunk and disturbing the pe ce. Henry Stow, for a plain unvarnished drunk. H. Bender, the would-be detective, for vagrancy and impersonating an officer. J. D. Moore, for nil ug up with bad liquor. Gus Carr, drunk and disturbing the peace. Tash White, colored, an old offender,, disturbing the peace. BURGLARIZED. The Besidence of Mrs. Reuben. Gentry Visited by Burg lars Yesterday. L Yesterday morniug Mrs. Rueben Gentry and Mrs. Dannie Griffin, of Colorado, who is here visiting, came to town to at tend the show. When she left home she put a youn? colored man named Joe Johnson in charge cf the house, and warned him not to leave or let any one go inside under any circumstances. The two ladies returned to the house in the everting, when the discovery was made that they had had a visitor during their absence, and that he had made himself very familiar with the household effects. The property taken consisted of a $20 bill, a $10 bill, a $5 bill and twenty-five- cents in silver, besides a gold ring with a cluster of eight pearls for a set, all belong ing to Mrs. Griffin Johnson was in town at the time the discovery was made, and he was at once suspicioned. Word was sent to the police and before many hours had passed, Officer Gorrell succeed d in placing him behind the bars, and Officer Lum -Parker arrested another man named Sam Bass, on suspicion of being an accomplice. A Bazooite interviewed both men m the calaboose at a late hour last night. John son denies any kcowled; e of the missing property. He says when the ladies left the hous he did as he was told locked the front door, after which he went out into the field to drive a cow out. When he returned to the house he discovered that the hall door was open and a'so a door leading into one of tbe upstairs rooms, and he Siys he saw a man getting over the fence but he was too far away to tell whether he was black or white. A little while afterward a man named Martin appeared at the home and asked him if he could get into the house, and upon his replying in the affirmative, re quested that Johison Eet & bundle of clohe3, which Mirtin was carrying, inside the door, which he did. He came to town afterward and was arrested at the dance on Second street. Bass also denied any complicity in the crime, and said he was in town at the time the robbery was committed. The true state of affairs will probably be develcped to morrow. WnenViBitiriflr Nevada, Mo., don't fail to call on Sherman Bros., at their magnificent wholesale and retail whisky, wine and cigar establishment, situated next door to the postoffice, at Nevada, Mo., on the south side of the public square. We shall at all times be pleased to afford yoir the best of entertainment and to render your stay in our grand little metropolis pleasant and agreeable. Our establish ment has no superior west of St. Louis. Sherman Bros. ll-25stf Nevada, Mo- Cables Broken. New York, Oct. 4 The Western Union reports breaks in both the American or Gould cables 700 miles from Cansa, Novia. Scotia. Indications. Washington, D. C, Oct. 4. Missouri Valley, fair in the northern portion ; local showers and partly cloudy weather in the southern portion; variable winds and. nearly stationary temperature.