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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 ? 1884.
6 OUR FAIR, GOING FOR GAMBLERS. Continued from page three. James Hbux, first prpmium $5; also, sec ond $2. . . Best Dalr pigs, under six months old ; James Houx, first premium $5 j also, sec ond. $2. Polaa China or Magie. Best bofr two-ver-old and ovtr; H. C. Stol', Beatrice, Sebrask', first premium, $12. H. B. Scolt Sedalis-, second, S5. Btst boar one year-old and under tw ; JT. H. Scott, Sed lis, first premium $10 : H. C. Stoll, Beatrice, Nebraska, So. Best boar six months old and under one year; H. H. Allen, Sed.ilia, first and se ond piemiums, $10. Best sow two year old and oer; H. C StolL Beatrice, JNebrasKa nrst ana sec nu 1 - Mn premiums, xxj. Best sow one year old and under two; H. VB. Scctt, Sedali first premium, $6; H. C. Sto'l, Beatrice, .Nebraska second Best sow six months old : n i under one year; H. B. fctIl, first premium. $3; J1m Laaev, Ge;n Bide, sec nd i rem'u.n S2. Bsi pair pies ui dr s x month o!d; H. .B. Scon, Seda.ii, fir.-t premium, $5, H. H. Allen, Scdalif, second, &2. Anv other breed r or.s. Best boar two yearold and over; H. C. Sta!J, first pre mium, SlO. Best boar one year od ?n i under two; F. Craycroft, Set alia, firt prriniuin, S10. Best bear six months old -nd under out year old; H. C. Strl'', B-air,ce, Neb., first and second piemiums, S10. Bfst sow, two yeais old and over ; H. C. 'Stoll, first and .-ec md premiums $12. Best sow one year old and urdr two ; H. C. Stoll, Bca rice Nebraska, first pr emium $5 ; F. Cryi r At, fx dalia, secoud $2. Best sow fix months cH Mid under om r'.year; H. U.StoII, .Beatrice, iSeDra-K: ursi Best pair p'gs six months old : F. Criv croft. Sedalia, first premium S3 ; second, "H. C. S oil, Beatrice, Neb . S2. SWEEPSTAKES. Best biar any ag ; Jm. lioux, Industry, Mo diploma and $25. Best sow j-u aj:e. H C. toll, Beatrice, Neb., diplom t and S-0. Best, litter oi pis (no. less than six) under six months old, shown with sir and dam; dip'onn and $20, offer d by t? e county court of Pett s county ; H. C. JStull, Beatrice, Nebraska ENJOYABLE EVENT. .Anniversary Ball and Banquet of th8 East Sedalia Fire Department. The East Sedalia fire department gave their first grand ball and banquet at Sich er's park last night. There had been a large number of invitations sent out, and quite a number of tickets sold, but owing to the unpropitious weather there was only a small number in attendance, probaoly thirty or forty couples. The daDcing music was rendered by Prof. Gregg's , orchestra and was was duly appreciated. The merits of this orchestaa are too well known to need any commendation at this time. The fire laddies were in the heighth of their giniy. Tr ere is not a more gentle men y set of yi liiz men to be found any vhere, and it i Jieetiless to say that their guests were treated with due courtesy last night. t fcJnppe? was S2rved at 12 o'clock and was enjoyed by those in attendance. It was prepared by the people's caterer, J, D. Sicher. Eveiything passed cfF without a jar and v the East Sedalia fire department is to be congratulated upon the pre gram arranged and to successfully carried out. May it u mantr mnrp khpH pntprfninmprit.il flu tnP one given last night. Among those in attendance the reporter noticed : E. C. Cassiday and wife, James F. Glass and wife, Ed. Quilty and wife, Miss Mnt tie Burck, Mr. Shoemaker and wife, Mrs. Smith, Jos. Griffin, Tom Martin, Bob Campbell, Jerry Sullivan, John Collins, Miss Kate Kane, of Kansas City ; Miss Julia Sullivan, C L. Jackson, Andy Ed wards, Harry Newton and wife, Miss Jen nie Jefferson, Wm. Burnaugh, Miss Stella Ash worth, Miss Kate Collins, James Mur phy, Miss Lizzie Sherman, Miss Lizzie Shoemaker, Miss Barbera Brown, of Kan sas City ; Miss Lizzie Brown, Miss Maggie Newman, of Boonville ; Miss Nellie Fleck, Miss Haygood, John Brown, J. Frenden berger, Henry Heindrick, M. M. Stevenson, . -John Brockschmidt, Wm. Gearey, S. W. Hurst, John Burk, Chas. Taylor, John Weise, E. C. Bailey and wife, Wm. Dunegan nd ,wife, John Neville, Tim Sullivan, Paul Tillman, Chas. Conk wright and many others whose names the reporter was unable to learn. Following were the COMMITTEES : Invitation committee Charles Carroll, E. a Bailey, John Neville, A. P. Watkin?. Commiitte of arrangements Charles Carroll, E. C. Bailey, John Neville, A. P. "Watkins. Supper committee S. J. Wetherell, Jno. Neville, C. E. Bailey, James Richardson. Floor Managers E C. Bailey, S. U. Hurs E. Fleck. Beception comm'ttee E. Fleck, Geo. Hobrecht, Tim. Sullivan, Jim Wa'kins, Jno. Collins, Jno. Parle. Robbery. Some time during last week thieves en tered the residence of Ed Quilty, on La mine street, and took therefrom a gold watch chain beleeging to Mrs. Quilty, a .silver-mounted pistol belonging lo Mr. Quilty and a bank containing some $3 in money belonging to the baby. Mr. Quilty does not know exactly when the robbery was committed,, as he did not miss the things until Monday, but only knows that It was some time during last week. Truly, robberies are becoming numerous in Seda lia of late. Discussion of the Gamblinpf Ques tion by the Ministers' Alli ance Yesterday. Married. The wedding ceremony of Mr. L. D. Davenport and Miss Rosa H. Harrison was prononnced last night at 8 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents on East Twelfth street, J&Btice P. B. Riffe officiat ing in his happy manner. Mr. Davenport is a promising young man and fully deserving of the handsome and loving-wife he has been fortunate -enough ,to secure Mar their pathway be strewn with .rotes, ie iht sincere wish of th&'IUioOi&rjd fcliost of w&rsL friends. The Ministers' Alliance held its regular weekly meeting at the Ohio street Metho dist church yesterdr.y morning, the presi fltn , Dr. William Jone-, in the chair, and r he lollowing members present: Revs. PI ,nr.e', Van Wagner, Henderson, Payne, Stephens and Bruner. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rey Plancet. Rev, Van Wagner said that on account of the small attendance, and the business men not being able to be present, he thought it best to postpone the consideration of the special order of busi ngs for the day, viz, the gam'jlirg ques jinn. Rp. therefore, moved that the mat ter be 1 iid over till two weeks from that dav, a mss-meeting composed of business men and others to be held in the evening at 7:o0 o'clock. Rev. Henderion seconded the motion and made a few remarks in iU support, stafing that the subject was one of siif;n imnortance and presenting so many phases with which tha brethren were not .... v . . acquainted, tb-t he thougnt sumcieni lime hiu!d be granted them to inform theni svlve?. R v. Plannett thought that the proposed niee'ing would all end in talk, unless some pos t ye proof of the existence of the evil, or something tangible on which to work o-ild bf presented to the meeting. Ee . Van Wagner, Baid that he had evi dence sufficient in his possession which he would present at the proper time. Rev. Payne said that he was ready for this fuht, as he was for all others opp sed o sin and satan, yet all thirgs considered ae thought that action on the mttter should e de trred for twow eks " We know' s-id the ever-nd gentleman 'that gambling dens are not hard tD find. We will scarcely have to go a block to find one. Those men whom you have seen loafing on the streets for the past f w days, are gamblers, and they are e:e for the purpose of carrying on that but-imss.' Rev. Payne then read a section f the c.ty ordinance concerning gambling. Rtv. Stephens thought that this should n rtuKe more of the nature of a citizens' mowment, thun one made by the ministers, as the merchants would have an influenc- which the ministers could not exert in this matter. After some further desultory dis oii5iion the motion of Rev. Van Wagner prevailed and the matter wes laid over ii" il Monday evening, the 13th inst., at 7:30 o'clcok. On motion it was ordered that a program for the nuss meeting be prepared at the inee log oi the alliance next Mooasy. On motion Mr. Louis Hofiman was re quest i to address the"alliBnce next Mon day on the legal phases of the gambliug o tit-fit i.n. Rev. Payne was appointed to read a pa- per at the meeting oi tee alliance next Monday on "The duly of the church on ihe pambiincr auesiion." A communication setting forth the claims of the Sedalia Sundav-bchool Mis sion, was read and referred to a committee consisting of J. N. Dalby and Dr. Trader. The alliance adjourned. A DIVINE'S DILEMMA. Rev. Nesbitt Stopped by Foot Pads Willie on His Way Home. Rev. Nesbitt, pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian church, met with quite a thrilling experience last Friday, which, on account of his innate modesty, and dislike r M m 1 -t A - t oi newspaper notoriety nas mu? iar oeen kept out of the papers. It was only through one of the reverend gentlemen's friends to whom he had related the incident that a Bazoo reporter caught on. Mr. Nesbitt h8d been away from home tor several days attending pres bytery and came m on the branch train from Higginsville. He shouldered his grip and without any fore boding of harm took hU way to his ledg ings at the residence of Mr. John Mont gomery oa East Broadway. He had gone but a short distace on Broadway, when he was acosted with, "hello, Doc, Being fre quently called "Doctor," Mr, Nesbitt in voluntarily halted, when a man thrust a revolver in his face and demanded his monev and vtduables. tYou muBt be mis takeo" said the thoroughly terrified minis ter, with all the nerve he could command, "I am a Presbyterian minister, residing up here on Broadway and I have not enough to pay vou to go through me." The would-be robber advanced a step nearer to his would-be victim, and after looking at him, turned to his confeder ates, two or three in number, and remarked, 4Boy8,Jwe have got the wrong man," where upon they hastily lit out, and the minister was permitted to pursue his.homeward way unmolested. No doubt he mingled with his petitions to the Almighty that night his heartfelt thanks for his almost miracu lous deliverance from the hands of desper ate robbers Simply Superb. Beyond all question the most artistic specimen of the "art preservative of all arts," ever seen in this city, or, perhaps, in the west, are the invitations to the Veiled Prophet's ball to be given in St. Loui, the night of the 6th inst. These cards, if such they may be called, were gotten up in Paris, France, and represent, both in form and designs thereon, the hel met of a crusader, and the incidents in that historic period when Peter the Her mit marched to the rescue of the Holy City. A description of this rich and artistic specimen of printer's art is impossible. If you haven't received one you are "left." Three of these invitations were seen yesterday by a Bazoo reporter. They were sent to Misses Isabelle, Bessie and Vivia Dan;elF, bidding them appear at the Prophet's grand reception, arrayed as be cometh the occasion. The young ladies will honor the event A Corning Boom. Pilot Grove, Mo. Oct. 2. ISpecial. Great preparations are being made here for the grand democratic rally to take place to-morrow, and indications are for a large attendance, and much enthusiasm. The speakers will be Messrs. Heard, laj ors and Davis. Bazors Found. Tash White, one of th& colored boys ar rested for shooting crap, was released yes terday morning. As he was guing out of the calaboose door he dropped a quarter and it rattled down a hole in the fkor just at the side of the main entrance. Officer Kelly raised the boards in the floor to allow Tash to gelh:s money, when it was discovered that there were four razors concealed there. They were Uken out and examined and the name "Wilson" found on them. It is very evident that some of the prisoners hid them in the hole be fore they were taken into the cooler, fear ful lest they be fined for carrying con cealed weapons if the razors were found on their person. Ihev are all hrst-ciass ra zors, being of the Wade & Butcher mab The eeneral supposition is that they were stolen from some barber shop. They are cow in the hands of the police and the owner can have them by calling at police headquarters and identifying them. HOLLAND'S HOUSE Gutted by Bold Burglars at an Early Hour Last Night. GOOD FOR GOSSAGE. "Charley" Holland, as he is familiarlv called, lives on the northeast corner oi Cooper and Moniteau streets. Last nig'U be was at h:s place ol business, just cast Oi the postoffice, and Mrs. Holland and her two sisters, who are hereon a visit, came down town to witness tle trades proces ou. This was the festive buiglar's op portunity, and as the portion ot the city in which is the Ho'l nd residence is rather retired and entirely unprotected, he get in his work in elegant shape. After the procession, Mrs. Holland and her sisters returned home. On enter ing the domicile, the ladies, after lighting a lamp, were astonished to find that come one had made himself an uninvited visitor while they were away, and had made a scalteridg of the lans and pensntes, which was neither artistic nor desirable. Mr. Hollaed was sent for and he made a search through the house. He found trunks broken open, bureau? drawers, ditto, bed clothing on the floor, and a secretary broken open and the con tents scattered all about. In fact, it look-d as though a Kansas cyclone had been Iimv ing a little trade procession of its own within that domicile. Investigation showed that two silver wr.tches, on valued at $50, the other at $20. two pistols, one a Smith and Wesson, the other a British bull dog, a gold locket, in which was Mrs. Hoi lnd's picture, gold watch chain, golrl shirt studs and collar buttons, two sets of earrings, prized highly as gifts of a dying mother to Mrs. Holland, and probably a dozen or more shirts, besides $52 in cash, had bfen token. The loss amounts to over $200, and may foot up to $300, as it wss impossible to make a thorough investigation last night. Entrance to the honse was efPcfed through a front window, which was pried up, and the exit was by a back door. Every room was ransacked. As yet there is no clue. A Happy Event. Yesterday, at the home of that honored octogenarian, Mr. Absalom McVey, a few mfles east of this city, th re gathered a company of some seventy, composed of children and children's children to the third generation, and relatives, who had assembled to celebrate the eighty-first birthday of the venerable patriarch. There are few in all this section for miles around who does not know Mr. McVey. He was a pioneer to this countfy, and has seen it grow out of the wild prairie and forest to its present beauty and progress. To this city he has been as a foster father, and the addition which bears nis name is a monu ment to his noble character. Yesterday was a happy one to him, and as he mingled with those of his owa blood and name, his heart pulsated with glowing delight and his tottering frame took on re newed vigor. To such as he the Bazoo lifts its hat and joins in the general wish for the blessings of Providence upon him. Marriage Market. A license to marry was yesterday issued to Elijah Jackfon and Etta Beardon, of Sedalia. The document was not cold in the hands of the groom before it w?s transferred to Justice Bine, who tied the knot in his usml impressive manner. Charles E. Yunker and Miss Annie Clanfon, both of Pettis county, were made happy yesterday by the. permission granted them by the recorder to join their fortunes. Mr. William Leir and Miss Josephine Roberts aiter receiving the necessary docu ments proceeded to the office of Jude Mc- Cluny, who made them one before the bride had time to realize the fact that she had changed her name. He is Vindicated of the Senseless Charges Prepared by Johnny Claire. The case of the State vs. James Cio333ge charged with assaulting John Claire was called in Justice O'Brien's court yesterd-y and the parties announcing themselves ready, a jury ws empanelled and the trial piocteded with. Sevi ral witnesses were introduced, their testimony in reference to the difficulty be ing substantially he same as that heretofore published. The case was sub mitted without argument, and the jury after being out a few moments returned a wrdict of "not guilty." This was the verdict expected, and the only one that the jury could conscientiously render. The readers of the Bazoo are familiar with the particulars of this caEe, and it is not necessary to give a full synopsis of the case. Claire, who lives mar Officer Gossage. has, ever since the time when the officer armed with a wairant, found it necessary to arrest hi wife, endeavored by every means in his i ower to annoy the officer aud hs family, in leality provoking an assault, but the officer, with all of the provocation afforded him, would cot strike the whinning little wretch, who perjured himself by going btfoie a justice and swearing out an information against the officer, charging him w:th assault. The Bazoo dots not propose to uphold Mr. Gcssage or any other offic'al in wrong doing, but it do-s propose to stand by officials who do their duly faithfullv and fearlessly, and to this class Mr. Gossage be longs. That he Irs made enemies among the bums and lo fers, is to hU credit. Acquitted. The case of Thomas Carter, for .shooting "Nank" Jackson was called in Justice Halstead's court yesterday, and after a number of witnesses were examined, the case was eubmitted to the court who promptly discharged the prisoner, the evi dence clearly showing that Jackson had been criminally intimate with Carter's wife which, together with the fact that they were caught in the very act of crim inal intercourse, was deemed by the court sufficient provocation for the snooting. ALamonte Shootinpr. The Bazoo was yesterday placed in pos session of the facts in a shooting scrape, which took place at Lamonte early in the morning, between two ex-convicts, colored, named Griffin and Adams. It seems that Griffin could not get along with his wife and left her, Adams came along after ward and married the grass widow. Yes terday morning Griffin made his appear ance at the Adsms domicile and demanded his wife and property. Adams was out at that time, and when he went into the house Griffin commenced shooting at him. Adams returned the fire with interest, but neither one was hurt. At last accounts there had been no arrests made. Cooper Democrats. Boonville, Mo., Oct 2. Special. A rousing democratic meeting waa held at Highland school house near Overton, to day, which included a picnic and a crowd of about 800. Speech were made by Heard, Coegrove, Arnold and Shackle ford. The democrats are confident Joiiuccew. MADE A MASH. But was deprived of her Lover by Cruel Parents. Among thevi i'o-s to the county record ers office yesterday was a long, slim,gwky specimen of humanity with rather a pretty little lady fringing on his arm. Oi course the mission of ti e couple was at once ap- aient, and the gawky groom summoning all the courage which he could command, applird for a marriage license. Th re was no objection " on the part of the groom, he was old enough nd ugly enough to have a dozen wives, 'i he young lady, however, was a veritable rosebud and could not possibly have been more than seventeen years of age. "This young lady," taid Deputy Becord tr Isiles, gravely, "must produce a written ptrmission from her parents or guardains to marry." The tongue of the bridfgrcom was litd, but the little lady found voice sufficient to inquire if she was not big enough to get married if she wanted to. "Sufficiently large, madame," replied the blushing official, "and, pardon me, pretty enough, too, but we have a law which is inexorable, and must be complied with." "To Halifax with the law," replied the pouting maiden, "mamma says I may." "But it might be possible," observed the official, "that papa might say you musn't, consequently I must decline to issue you a license until I can obtain evidence sufficient to satisfy me as to your age." The young lady shid a few tears, and her lover muttered something about this being a h I of a free country. The unhappy pair refused to be comforted by the genial official, and went sorrowfully away. 'You bet I would not interfere with their little arrangement," remarked the official to the reporter, "hut I am powerless to help them." " JOINED IN JOY. The Meuschke-Mes8erly Nuptials LaatNisrht a Brilliant Event. THE PBEE DELIVERY. Wheher the little good Cupid, in the course of his summer ramblings uses his arrows with more latal results than at oth er times, is not proven, but certain it is, the months of September and October are the most productive of weddings. Several prominent ones have already taken place in this city and vicinity but the one latt night was of more than usual in terest, because of the large circle of friends who honored the occasion, if not with their presence, with a host of be3t wishes. The parties to the contract were Miss Anua Messerly, daughter of Mr. L. Misser- ly and siste: of ex-Mayor C. E. Mes .-erly, of this city, and herself an mt lligent as well es handsome young l.tdy and Mr. Henry Meuschke, one of the proprietors of the famous ew Store," whose business capabiliUes, al hough a young man, has been recognized by all. The ceremonv was nerformed at the resi derce of the bride's parents on Fourth street, by the Rev. Stanger. of the Evangel ical church, in the presence of a large number of intimate friends and relatives. After the ceremony the guests offered sincere congratulations and then adjourned to the supper room where was an array of meats, salads, fruits, creams, cakes, etc., not only goodly to see but delicious to partake oi. The bride wore a very handsome cobra green silk with ornaments of pearls and natural flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Meuschke were accomna nied to the e3st bound train at 10:45, by a pariy ol me weaaing guesis araiu m.iny expressions oi "Jeon vsyage" etc., departed tor bl. Louis wnere, alter a few davs so journ at the exposition and fair, they will proceed to Chicago. The Bazoo's congratulations are earnest and its wishes sincere, that no cloud may mar or storm destroy the happiness of thise manners down the stream of life. Robbery. LastMondav a man anulied fn Tn1 a, ' w ww Gosaage, at the Sedalia house, on Engineer street, tor wors. jur, vzoseage nad no work c i: t a. t -i. : 1 , A , . iuioiuj, put vu. uiui ana jet mm stay around the house. Tuesday night he was put to bed with one of the boarders. When the boarder awoke in the morning he discovered that hm room mate was gone, and after putting oil his pants made the discovery that his pocket book containing a five-dollar bill ana some silver money was also gone. The tief had not been appre hended at last accounts. . It has been but a few weeks since the welcome intelligence was received that Se dalia would have a free delivery system with five carriers. The system will go into active operation at 7 o'clock this morn in?. The names of the carriers and their routes have already been published, but for the convenience of the general public the Bazoo here reproduces them: B. F. Hughes, between Main and Fif teenth and Ken tuck v and Mooiteau streets. Bobart Ramsey, between Mas.achusetts and Marvin streets. George McVey, from Marvin street to New York avenue. V. E Stephens, all west of Kentucky street. - Fritz E'zbaugh, all north of the railroad. Of course there will be more or less con fusion at first , as many letters will come to the office with out street or number on the envel ope. In order that this may be obviated as much as possible, all patrcn3 of the office are again earnestly requested to in struct their correspondents to addies3 their lefers plainly to street and number. An other thing, all who desire their mail de livered bv carriers who have no numbers on the.r houses, should have them put on at once. Carriers will have a hard time for a few days and should receive all of the consideration and assistance possible. The system will doubtless be working like a charm in a few days and people will forget that they ever hid to go to the postoffice tor their mail. Thus ha3 rfedalia made another stride in the grand march of pro gress, which adds to her facilities and im portance as a metropolitan city. About fifty new letter boxes have been put up in di'fl- rent parts of the city during the past few days, and our mail faculties are now as full and complete as can be de sired. For the benefit of those who may not be aware of the fact, and have not seen notice to that effect, the Bazoo by request of the postmaster, states that postage on drop let ters delivered will be two cents. Blanks have been furnished te all citi zens receiving mail at this office, and in order to facilitate the successful working of the system, it is to be hoped that all who have received these cards wll fill them out legibily and return to the post office. Let every one co-operate with the postoffice officials to make the free delivery run smoothly. SEVEN SISTERS. After Years of Separation They Unite in a Lovinjr Celebra tion Yesterday. More than a century ago Griggsby Bush was a hale, vigoious young man in the state of North Carolina. He didn't wear Prince Albert coats, tooth pick shoes, nor a Cleve land hat. He never rode m a Pullman car, neither did he ever see the Wild West combination by electric light. It is doubt ful if he ever heard the Sedalia band, and it is pretty certain that he never had his mail brought to turn by a pretty gray uni formed free delivery man. In fact, there are a treat msny luxuries, comforts and blessirgs we enjoy to-day, of which neither he nor his generation knew nor dreamed. But then he never had to take his girl to an ice cream parlor, nor to a modern church festival. These were some of our miseries he escaped But this young man had a heart in him, and one day it fluttered like a partridge, yes, a covey of partridges, just Hushed, and when he examined the cardaij mem ber, he found one of Cupid' s arrows stick ing right in it In short, this lithe-limbed young continental had "fallen in love," and after a wooing he led to the altar(no cards) the rosy cheeked, fresh girl, to whom he vowed "the love and loyalty of his life. (There were no trains to Chicago, then.) He toiled in the inspiration of his new found life, and children came to bless the couples' hearts and to play around the door oi the log cabin they called home. One day they heard of the "land flowing with milk nd honey," which lay across the blue mountains, the tops of which shut out from them the setting sun. Wonder ful stories did the buckskin encased hunt ers tell of this lovely land, and curiosity grew into determination on their part to see for themselves this magic western para dise. They gathered their few crude household goods into the rough little cart, piled the babies on top, and the emigrants, bidding farewell to home, to father, moth er, brotl ers, sisters and friends, started on their long, perilous, 'onely journey. Bough? Yes. Full of privations? Yes. Without comfort? Yes, save the sacred comfort of their own companionship They braved, and battled against, the mountain stotm. Went hungry, no doubt, to sleep on the wet earth many a night; got loot-sore, wearied and worn. One day the baby took sick, and the mother's heart was bruised-more than her struggling body. But on and on, day after day, week after week, this little band climbed the unhewn mountain side, until they passed over the rarge; then adown the rugged side of "Old Baldy1' and thecce out into the matchless valleys, where the blue-grass waved a welcome, typical of that which greets the s'raager today, who'visits Ken tucky's big-heirted men and queenly wom en. They were in qod's country! Bight bravely did these young pioneers strike right and left to build another home. The husband awearied his muscles of steel, the wife was a helpmeet indeed, the Lairnirs toddled around in the sunshine and light into the (hearts of their loving pareuts. But, why linger longer in trying to tet forth the struggles of these brave hearts. "Who has not re id his old old story of the pioneers, their fights and their vic tory. The b3bes giew to manhood and woman hood ; manly men, womanly women. To the latter came lovers true, and out under the grand old trees, which stood like giants on guar.1 around the home of Griggs by Bush through the leaves of which Luna's soft light shimmered like benedic tine angels, there was whispered that old, but ever new, story, which has thrilled human hearts from Eden's, bower to the gilded court of tlrs proud time. Out from UNDER THE OLD ROOF TREE fluttered happy couples, with a father's blessing udou their head?, a mother's prayer of faith going with, them like the ark of the covenant. i?ew homes were founded, new struggles endured. One day the heart oi the young emigrant from over thfc range, had that hear freshly thrilled with that mystic toucbAapon ita chords which swtpt them f when first he held his baby girl in his big, sward hands. It was the day when a blue eyed, golden-haired baby grandchild nestled in his arms He was young again. And others came, and grandpa and grandma lived in the lives of these prat tlers the glad days of the past. But all is not sunshine. There are cloud3 and shad ows. The cypress grows as well the laurel. Mounds covered sleeping forms, and one day they bore out the aged forms of the once strong man and fair woman, and un der the sod , side by side, these two lie in sweet silence awaiting the resurrection morning. SEVEN OF THESE SISTERS net yesterday at the home of the oldest, ten miles due north of this city. They were: Mr3. Elizabeth Priest, the hostess; Mrs. Sarah Camp bell, of Lafayette county, Mo., Mrs. Abigail France, of Bates county, Mo., Mrs. Emiline Harris and Mrs. Miranda Jago, of Muhlenberg county, Ky., Mrs, Jane Gil bert, for twenty-five years a widow, of Tex as, and Mrs. Nancy Gilbert, widow, of Florida. Of these, Mrs. Priest is eighty-one years of age, and the mother of eleven children, eight of whom are still living, one an un married daughter. County Collector M.B. Priest, is her son. Mrs. Nancy Gilbert is 79 years of age. The youngest of these sisters has reached over three score. Mrs. Campbell has no children, Mrs. Gilbert two. She was here on a visit thirty years ago. This is the first time that Mrs. Elizabeth Priest's children, some of them over fifty years of age, have seen some of the aunts. Surely such a gathering is enough to touch into reverence the most silly of hearts, and call from all the holiest of adoration for these souls who stand so near the shore of the unseen sea. It must have been a meeting between these long separated sis ters like that which is told to us of the unseen meeting of the high priest and the Angel in the hoby of habies. It is too sacred for intrusion. May the light of the Glory of the Lord shine upon them. AS SHE IS. A Few Words in Regard to the Liveliest City in the West. The citizens of Sedalia do not realize the immense amount of improvement and un precdinted growth of the Queen Ciry this year. The spring had scarcely opened when the laborer and mechanic were sought for and given permanent employ ment, the demand being so great that it became necessary to get mechanics from other cities to supply (he active demand which has continued without any dimuni tion up to the present time. From this on the necessity for even more mechanics is ap parent to all. No poverty stricken laborers workingmen or mechanics in this, the live liest, most enterprising city of the west. Sedalia only t kes ofi her hat to Chicago, and Kansas City. Strangers visiting in the city are forcibly impressed with the ex tent and magnitude of the improvements and say when are they going to stop. The growth is marvelous and truiy wonderful. They see fine store rooms, extensive and beautiful priva'e dwellings and cottages going up all over the beautiful city and a fine court house, all this indicating plainer than any language, that Stdaha will always main tain her supremacy as the leading and largest city in central or southwest Mis souri. The day is not far distant when the Queen City will have the eapitoV custom house, and! all that she is justly .entitled tor and there is not one citizen of Sedalia but who feels proud of their home and her substantial and permanent growth, when other cities can boast of little or no improvement. Died. At 9:20 last night, Correnne, infant child of W. T. and A. B Murphy,, aged four months and twenty-one dava. Funeral at 3 p. m. this afternoon at tne residence of Jas. Tice, 420 West Fourth street, .